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A fast-paced, fun card game for 4 players. A must-have if you love games like Love Letter, BraveRats, Coup and Council of Verona.
A fast-paced, fun card game for 4 players. A must-have if you love games like Love Letter, BraveRats, Coup and Council of Verona.
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En Passant - Card Game

In a distant kingdom, the royal palace is in turmoil.  After one of the king's tasters dies of poisoning, the king no longer knows who to trust within his closest circle of confidants.  

There is the Queen, who he married to secure the relationship with the neighboring kingdom, but who does not share the love he has for her.  Their daughter, the Princess, next in line to inherent the crown and friends with enemies of the king.  The Bishop, who has spoken aloud that the king should be replaced by a spiritual leader.  The Knight, just back from war with the neighboring kingdom and in a rage that the war had ended through marriage and not bloodshed.   The Rook, who has become senile in his old age and now wandering the halls of the castle aimlessly.  And the Pawn, ready to rise up in the ranks of the royalty by any means necessary. 

Can you help protect the king through the seasons of time and ensure that he remains atop his throne?  Or will the tyrants prevail and take his crown from you?

En Passant (from French: in passing) is a special move in chess that allows an opponent to capture another pawn "as it passes" which was the inspiration for this game.  

In this 16-card playing card game each player is dealt four cards.  The player with the King card in their hand goes first.  Starting with that player, each player plays a card and performs the action listed.  For example, one card may have you steal another players card.  Or another card may have everyone pass their hands to the player on their left.  

Your goal is to keep track of the King Card as he travels from player to player.  Once someone is only left with one card the round ends and the player with the King Card gets a point.  The first player to 3 points wins the game.

If you enjoy other small deck games like "Love Letter", "Coup" or "BraveRats" then this is a great game to add to your collection.  

This game also travels well since it is a 16-card game that can fit in your back pocket, which makes it ideal as a starter game at game nights or family events.

$1,000 = Two expansion cards will be added to the game.

$5,000 = Same as above plus a custom sticker.

$7,500 = Same as above plus a new custom card back will be designed and will be exclusive to our backers.

$10,000 = Same as above plus a free expansion pack will be designed and included to expand the game to 5 players.

There are seven unique designs and 16 total cards in the game created by GameTheori studios.  The large character images make it easy to distinguish between the seven designs.  Each card also has an easy-to-read description of the action that is taken when the card is played.

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Every game designer has that moment where all of the pieces finally come together and their ideas becomes a reality. En Passant has crossed that line and is no longer just an idea but is now an actual game. The card designs have been finalized, the printing press is ready and all that remains in your interest in playing this new and exciting addition to small deck card games.

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    One copy of the En Passant card game + any stretch goal additions.

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    Two copies of the En Passant card game + any stretch goal additions. One deck will be signed by the game designer. Play with one deck, save the other as a collectible in your game collection.

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    Show your loyalty to GeymTheori Studios. You will receive twenty copies of the card game to stock up your game shop, pass along to your friends or give to your local hipster coffee shops (plus any stretch goals). One deck will be signed by the game designer.

    You will also receive a free copy of our current games (Prisoner's Dilemma, GardenScape and Wordcraft) and a copy of any future games we produce. Learn more about our games at www.geymtheori.com.

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