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The ship is going down. Will you find the last escape pod? Pocket-sized deduction for just $10. Free US shipping.
The ship is going down. Will you find the last escape pod? Pre-order at Buttonshygames.com
The ship is going down. Will you find the last escape pod? Pre-order at Buttonshygames.com
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The starship is going down. You (and everyone else!) need to find the last working escape pod before it’s too late. You know the ship like the back of your hand, but you also know that most of the pods are either gone or broken. You have to act now or you’ll be going down with the ship.  

Pod-X was designed by Daniel Solis with art by Fabrice Weiss and Ben Toz. Graphic Design by Adam McIver.

 

In Pod-X, you try to deduce the secret win condition card, while also trying to meet it. You will do this by playing your cards publicly (to the table) or keeping them private (in your hand). The dealer role passes to a new player each round. Only the dealer knows the secret, so players can also examine her actions for clues. Use your best deduction and wile to maximize your score!

Pod-X can be played with 3 to 4 players. It’s recommended for ages 12 and up. 

RULES (Unedited / Unformatted):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xv0j6tw6q4x08zd/Rules.pdf?dl=0

REFERENCE: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6duzlyj6uywzfl4/AABIbapu9MwIF-m4n6ciBVi1a?dl=0

 

You can print the full game right here. It's only 2 pages long with just black ink, and a few colored icons. The rules are another few pages, and you can even make it work by just viewing them online.

(Mostly) black and white Print and Play (with some orange and blue for reference)- with rules included: 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6duzlyj6uywzfl4/AABIbapu9MwIF-m4n6ciBVi1a?dl=0

Gameosity - POD-X Kickstarter Preview – A Bluffing Game For Anywhere
http://gameosity.com/2016/07/12/pod-x-kickstarter-preview-a-bluffing-game-for-anywhere/

"It is a bluffing game where you don’t have to speak at all, a deduction game without an exact answer, and a manipulation game where one person theoretically has all the advantages in the world but cannot simply win without wresting control of the game from his opponents."

"Pod-X has more going on within its simple design than it has any right to. It’s a vicious little game, full of unspoken betrayals and breath-holding tension…for a few seconds, at least, and then it’s on to the next round."

Australian Tabletop Gaming Network reviews Pod-X http://atgn.com.au/pod-x-review/

"The beauty of this game is its ability to make you feel like you are part of a starship going down, as you are trying to better the dealer and your fellow crew members to win and find the last remaining pod."

"I never realised how much my friends can’t be trusted and how sketchy some of them can truly be. If you like psychological games such as Werewolf and Resistances and the bluffing and card playing element of the Sheriff of Nottingham, this is the game for you."

Pod-X - A Forensic Gameology Preview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFmaRuzRBfo

 

The game consists of:

8 Port Cards

8 Starboard Cards

1 Port / Starboard Card

Fold Out Full Color Rules

Wallet Packaging

It's technically a microgame and will be packaged in a small vinyl wallet, perfect for taking it on the go. It's pocket-sized, portable and protective... and has proven itself with our growing line of wallet games.

 

 $1 - Board Game of the Month Club Rate - Join our Board Game of the Month Club to get promo cards, exclusive microgames, and special rates for our Kickstarters and website sales. Details at https://www.patreon.com/buttonshy

$3 - Print and Play - Print your own copy of Pod-X using our full bleed, full color, press quality Print and Play files. You can also add-on any other print and play from our library for just $3. 

$10 - Pod-X - One copy of Pod-X with free US shipping and reduced international shipping. Add additional copies of Pod-X for just $9 each.

$19 - Pod-X Plus A Wallet Game Of Your Choice - One copy of Pod-X plus one of the following Wallet Games from our library:

Avignon: A Clash of Popes, Movie Plotz, Movie Plotz: The Standalone Sequel, Super Pocket League Extreme Wrestling, Cunning Folk, Smoke and Mirrors, Pickpockets, Cow Tiger Santa Claus.

Full details on each game can be seen at buttonshygames.com.

$28 - Pod-X Plus Two Wallet Games Of Your Choice - One copy of Pod-X plus TWO of the following Wallet Games from our library: 

Avignon: A Clash of Popes, Movie Plotz, Movie Plotz: The Standalone Sequel, Super Pocket League Extreme Wrestling, Cunning Folk, Smoke and Mirrors, Pickpockets, Cow Tiger Santa Claus.

Full details on each game can be seen at buttonshygames.com.

$35 - Pod-X Deluxe Edition - One copy of Pod-X plus a huge 14" x 24" playmat with 15 tokens to track pods and wins. Free US shipping.

*Playmat art isn't final yet.

 

Daniel Solis is a multiple award-winning game designer. Creator of Belle of the Ball (Dice Hate Me Games); Kodama: the Tree Spirits (Action Phase Games); Princess Bride: As You Wish (GameSalute); Spycraft: Need To Know (Crafty Games); and many more self-published card games.

Daniel has been featured or interviewed on NPR’s On the Media, Wired (three times), WGN Radio, and numerous podcasts. He created the Thousand-Year Game Design Challenge to encourage long-term thinking and sustainability in game design. This work has been recognized by Jane McGonigal, the Long Now Foundation, and Tor. Daniel releases self-published games at SmartPlayGames.com. Several of these have been licensed internationally and translated into Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, and German.

Button Shy is the little guy in the big competitive board game world. Instead of trying to compete with the many great publishers out there, we decided to do things our own way. We order Wallet Games in parts and assemble them here in the US. It's an old fashioned mom and pop style operation, releasing high quality, yet personal little games. 

We release a new game each month and have a great following of repeat customers. As a result, we've built the Board Game of the Month Club, a subscription service where you receive unreleased microgames, promo cards, a newsletter with interviews and game-related comics, and big Kickstarter discounts.... every month.

Don't miss out! Subscribers have had a print and play of Pod-X for a few weeks now and one lucky subscriber got a reviewer copy of the game.

https://www.patreon.com/buttonshy

 

 

Risks and challenges

We've done our homework and have as much ready as possible before even launching the Kickstarter, but there are always challenges once it's completed. There may be factory delays or errors, which can cause delays for fulfillment. We've had this issue previously and managed to turn it into a positive thing by providing extra content in the final version of the product.

All of our previous projects have been fulfilled as close as possible to the intended date, most have been on time or within one month of the delivery date and some even early.

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