About this project
About The Game
Temp Worker Assassins is a fun, strategic and quick multi-player game. Each player takes turns placing assassins in a fantasy office with the aim to steal as much stationery and kill as many full-time employees as possible.
Each employee has a toughness you must overcome in order to gain the gold bounty on their head. The player with the most gold at the end of the week wins the game!
The game is a new deck building, worker placement game for 2 - 4 players. Played over 5 days (rounds) it will take you around 40 minutes to steal the stationery, sneak around the office and kill the employees.
With so many Department Cards to choose from and so many Targets that could be eliminated, there's a lot of variety between each game. And even then it's up to you to decide what strategy you would like to follow in order to win!
What's In the Box
In return for your support you will get a first edition copy of Temp Worker Assassins at a discounted price with free shipping to the UK and USA. In each game there are the following.
35 Target Cards: The dreaded full-time employees you will be attempting to assassinate.
22 Department Cards: Where you go to "work". Here you will place your assassin meeples to steal stationery, draw and trash cards, or simply annoy your fellow co-workers.
4 Starting Decks of 10 basic Stationery Cards: What you manage to smuggle into the office as weapons. You can do a surprising amount of damage with pencils, but you will need more and better items to take out your colleagues.
60 Stationery Supply cards: The coveted treasures of the Forbidden Stationery Cupboard. Ranging from Fully Loaded Staplers to Sadistic Safety Scissors.
5 Turn Marker Cards: The Daily Bulletins. These are added to the game each day (turn) so you have from Monday to Friday to get your contract fulfilled.
20 Meeples (5 red, 5 green, 5 blue and 5 black): These represent your team of assassins that you control to cause havoc in the workplace. There is also a Starting Player Marker for deciding who managed to get to work on time.
How To Play
Playing the game is simple. Once the game is set up (see Example Set Up image below), each player chooses their starting deck and corresponding meeples. There are no differences between the sets other than your colour preference for assassin office-ware. Shuffle your deck and draw five cards.
Each player takes turns placing an assassin in the office until all assassins have been placed (the end of the day).
When placing an assassin a player has two main choices:
1) Occupy a Department
Place an assassin and the effects of the space are activated. E.g., Pete places an assassin in the Spiteful Statistics Dept., so he draws two cards.
2) Attempt an Assassination
To attempt an assassination a player places an assassin on a face up Target Card. That player then plays cards from their hand one at a time until either their total attack is equal to or higher than the Target Card’s defence score, or until they can play no further cards.
Play continues until the end of Friday, after which the player with the most gold wins the game and becomes this week's top assassin!
As the campaign progresses, the following stretch goals will be unlocked and added to your pledge for no additional cost! Three extra "Hard Mode" Department Cards have been unlocked by the community as the Temp Worker Assassins Facebook Page has reached 1000 likes. In addition we have already unlocked the 10 new departments that you as a community get to design, and 10 backers will get to add their likeness to an employee card.
Each expansion that gets unlocked will increase the depth and replayability of Temp Worker Assassins.
Playthrough and review from Board Gaming At Home: "A great game, one that is going to stay in our collection and get played many times". Final ratings and comments are at 39:17. Kelly gave the game an impressive score of 9.5!
Review from Toucan Play That Game: "A really good, really interesting game". Final review comments are at 9:30.
Preview from Kwarenteen: "A pretty cool blend of a worker placement and a deck builder, which winds up being incredibly fun". Final thoughts can be found at 8:28.
Review from Club Fantasci "I have really enjoyed playing Temp Worker Assassins at various player counts, and found it worked equally well with 2, 3 or 4 players". Click on the image for the full review.
Review from Starburst Magazine "A great little game for killing time after a stressful day at work. 8/10". Click on the image for the full review.
Review from First Time Through "Great replayability and amazing strategy, Temp Worker Assassins sets up quick and plays fast. 8.4/10"
We have listened to the great feedback from reviewers and this really helped the game's finishing development. We have completely reworked the Stationery Deck art to the much more gory new look! Also the suggestions in expanding the game have helped shape the stretch goals.
Free Shipping to the UK and USA!
We will be working with Wingo Games to both print and individually ship to all non-EU countries via DHL.
For UK and EU, games will be shipped from Wingo to the UK by Shippo directly to an Amazon Fulfilment centre. The games will be sent to you by Amazon from within the EU to avoid any VAT or import fees. Delivery cost for European backers outside the UK will be charged a flat fee of £4 (approximately EUR 5).
Games sent to the USA will be individually couriered by DHL using the HS Code 9504904000, which both Wingo and DHL have confirmed there are no import taxes for you to pay.
We really have worked hard to keep the cost of delivery down to the minimum so that it is as easy as possible for you to get a copy of the game.
Board Game Geek: boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/198791/temp-worker-assassins
Risks and challenges
The game has been in development for the last three years and after hundreds of play tests it is now ready to share with the world.
All art has been completed apart from the Your Face in the Game and Create Your Own Department cards. Templates for these have been created and Adam Bolton is on hand to design these as soon as we receive the required information from backers.
A manufacturing company (Wingo Games) has been selected with quotes valid beyond the campaign end date.
We have had extensive discussions with fulfilment companies and they are ready to deliver the game as soon as the game is printed.
Temp Worker Assassins has had multiple independent reviews all of which have been positive.
This is a completed game and just requires your help in this move into production.
We aim to get the game to you by December. High-level timescales have been calculated based on estimates from all companies we will be using. End-to-end creation and delivery timescales have been quoted at one month for creating a sample copy, one month to manufacture and two months to ship. This leaves one month as contingency.
If the Your Face in the Game and Create Your Own Department backers provide their details early on in the campaign we can begin the process even sooner.
We have completed as much as physically possible ahead of launching this Kickstarter to minimise the time between your investment and getting the game to you.
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