Heist - A 3 Minute Active Card Game
Steal a famous piece of art before security catches you in 3 minutes! A quick, engaging art heist for 2-4 Thieves. Get exclusive cards!
In Heist, players compete to commit the ultimate art heist. By using special tools to break through top level security systems, players progress towards the big haul. But you have to hurry, as you'll only have 3 minutes to steal the prize before the security systems fully trigger, and you're unable to complete your heist.
The game can be played with 2-4 players and takes EXACTLY 3 minutes to complete. Set up begins by randomly laying out a series of rooms that players must progress their pawns through in order to reach the Vault and steal the prized art. Each room has a coordinating color and symbol-coded tool that can be used to bypass the security in that room and move on to the next. But you can use other cards in your thieving arsenal to make vital Hand-Offs, stop your opponents with Security Guards (or pay them off with Bribes), Sabotage your buddies and more!
Since each of your special thieving techniques requires you to do more than just play the cards (as you make alarm sounds, laugh evilly, and shout "Stop!"), this game of stealth will be anything but stealthy.
Heist is being manufactured by Panda Game Manufacturing, and will be using high quality components. We are working with Panda for their excellent reputation for quality and service.
Heist will retail at roughly $20 in stores, which means you save 50% by supporting this project and its production now!
With many variants included, such as solo-play, drinking game rules, co-operative play and more, Heist will have you practicing your break-in skills every opportunity you can get! Even more variant rules are included in the available mini-expansions (see below).
This is the first entry on Kickstarter of the Pair-A-Dice Games Pocket Series. Heist is designed to fit easily in your pocket or bag, so that you can carry it with you, and its rules are easy and quick to teach to friends, allowing you to bring it out in between events, conversations, or even other games, for a quick, fun, social experience.
There are two mini-expansions being released with Heist. Each adds new variants and new rules to play the game with. Though the game may only take 3 minutes, you'll never be bored no matter how many times you play it! Want to help design one of the mini-expansion cards? Check out The Artist pledge level to the right.
The first mini-expansion, Blueprints, adds 2 new room cards, and their tools to the game. Each new room card can be added to the game or swapped for existing rooms, and includes new rules for what must be done in those rooms, and how to pass them.
The second mini-expansion, The Gallery, adds 8 new pieces of art, that all change the way the game is played, and may be swapped for the base game art card, or may be added to the deck for even more chaos!
Want to know more about how to play the game? Check out the Heist Print & Play, which includes a rules sheet with the base game (no variants) and the black and white text cards. Full color cards are also available for all backers, and at the $1 backer level an updated version will be sent out to you at the end of the project in June!
If anything from the Print & Play is difficult to understand, and you have any feedback on how we can make the cards or the rules clearer to understand, we appreciate any critiques we receive! Thank you!
We want to reward our backers for finding our project and sharing it, so we've created a number of exclusive cards that will be available to add to your game for free via codes. And what better way to be rewarded on a Tabletop Game Kickstarter than to play a game? Find and collect the codes, share them with your friends, and get free exclusive cards! Codes may be found by backing this project early, visiting other sites, and more!
Number of unique codes currently available: 10
Current Hint (Difficulty: Easy): Check the Project Updates for our new Partners in Crime series of card codes.
Keep checking back for more!
We want to bring you the best game we can, at the lowest price possible, so Stretch Goals are vital to making this game all that it can be. We also want you, the Kickstarter community, to collaborate and bring your input to the game to make it the game you want it to be.
You can start voting now for two branching sets of Stretch Goals: Backers and $. Additional content can be unlocked at each further stretch goal we hit, including new ways to sabotage your friends, upgraded components, Kickstarter exclusives, and even making every copy you buy on Kickstarter a completely Kickstarter exclusive set! Throughout the campaign, you'll get to vote for what you want us to add to the game!
Ben Nagy is a board game designer based is Orange County, California. He has a passion for creating unique board game ideas, and discovering new ways to recreate and improve on the old. He currently attends Chapman University, studying Business Entrepreneurship and Creative Writing, and writes a blog on games and business called Game Zen Mind.
Pair-A-Dice Games is a proud part of the Chapman University eVillage Business Incubator of Orange County.
We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received so far, and also want to thank you, our backers, for your support with this campaign.
We want to produce the best game we can, but as students, we need funding in order to make our first minimum order of products, and to make this game the best it can be, and have the features you desire. We have poured our time and money into making this project a reality, and we are excited to see it take off! Thank you again for your support!
We are pleased to announce that we will be able to offer Heist internationally! However, there will be an extra charge for shipping for all orders outside the US. This is due to an increase in cost for us to ship products to those areas, and Heist's already extremely low margins to keep its Kickstarter price down.
Our cost to ship Heist internationally is roughly $13. However, since our pledge levels include about $3 shipping for each game (within the US), we would like to extend the discounted shipping to our international backers, which means there will only be a $10 extra charge for orders outside the US. Thank you.
Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter campaign! If you still have questions, feel we haven't covered something, or just want to give us a shout out, we'd appreciate it! We would love to hear from you and talk about Heist or other upcoming projects. You can always email Ben at email@example.com, or visit our Facebook page. Thank you all!
Risks and challenges
I have been researching the manufacturing and delivery process with Panda GM for over 9 months, and I feel confident that this game will be released on time. Still, I have allowed some buffer to accomodate for unforseen lags in the production process. All of our estimates have remained very conservative, and include top quality components.
Pair-A-Dice Games is a proud part of the eVillage Incubator in Orange County. I have been working with the mentors there and receiving guidance for some time to make sure this game is as ready as possible for Kickstarter. Heist has been playtested and approved, and I'm excited to finally release it to all of you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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