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A strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics & critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.
A strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics & critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.
6,791 backers pledged $275,368 to help bring this project to life.

In which I do something drastic.

Posted by Saar Shai (Creator)
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I woke up today and thought wouldn't be it be fantastic.


So I did!

That's right, dear backers, I've gone rogue. I'm breaking protocol. The excitement has gone to my head. I can't wait any longer. It's gotta happen. I need to do it now. As of this moment, The Agents just went 100% PLASTIC.

I know you have all eagerly been hoping to hit the Stretch Goal, and I'm confident that we're going to hit $222k in the next 6 days, but I decided that I didn't want to make you wait one more day.

As we enter the final few days of the campaign I wanted to send all 5,000 (!!) of you a huge message of gratitude for your support, so whether we hit $222k or not, I wanted to show you how appreciative I am for you pledging to help make The Agents come to life. So letting you know now that this game is going plastic is my way of thanking you all for being a part of this.

Tell your friends. Tell your neighbors. Hell, tell your enemies! S**t just got real.

For a sneak peak of some shuffling action, on some test plastic cards, get a load of the video below.

Until next time, dear friends.


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    1. Karsten Spreen -- Vampire Panda Lord

      Thanks for unlocking the plastic cards early! Brand new backer at the Bureau level here as well!

      I just hope the illustration won't rub off from the plastic after 10000 shuffles... let's hope it's durable.

      The game sounds very fresh and interesting, as are the stretch goals. Good work, Saar!

    2. Caitlin on

      Brand new backer at the Bureau level because of this update. Good luck!

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      Shu Ito on

      Saar, your kickstarter campaign is a model for all other campaigns! Congrats on hitting some very major milestones and THANK YOU for including us, the backers, every step of the way!

    4. Sarah Reed

      That's heartening to hear it's not like the Gloom cards.

    5. Marco Schaub on

      Plastic is the way to go! I wish more card games were made out of plastic... Is this the same kind of plastic that's used for poker decks?

    6. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      The delivery won't be affected by plastic cards as I've been working with the printer to get plastic ready all along, as well as normal cards, in case we would need them!

      I can also mention that this plastic isn't like Gloom plastic, in my opinion. The plastic feels....fantastic!

    7. Sarah Reed

      @Brad - I dislike sleeves even more. They make the stacks too high and everything slides around.

      We have played with plastic cards before, Gloom, and do not like the feel of plastic. They slide around when stacked and we do not like shuffling them.

      But I know we're in the minority, so voicing my opinion won't have much weight, but it feels better to say my piece so I can let it go. :-)

    8. Jive on

      I went ahead and upgraded my package to include all the expansions cause of this. Thank man.

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      chrisinpm on

      This is great, but a word of caution - a lot of Kickstarters get burned by biting off more than they can chew with stretch goals. It's a noble cause that you want to improve the product, but please be sure you can deliver on promises. Congratulations on a highly successful Kickstarter campaign.

    10. ampoliros on

      don't forget to +1 the app to help it's search ranking

    11. ampoliros on

      blast... the app is mostly empty so far :(
      hopefully this afternoon the card descriptions will be there.

    12. ampoliros on

      @Muskatnuss - They launched the Android version this morning...…

    13. David Luk on

      Upgraded from base of operations to the bureau.

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      Muskatnuss on


      Are backers of the higher tiers able to view the expansion PnPs to help us decide which expansions to get?

    15. greaseDonkey on

      I just increased my pledge to include all expansions, because of this great news.

      While I'm at it, I would like to know I this stretch goal will have any impact on the targeted delivery date?

    16. Tabletop Together

      This is great news :) ... I was hoping for this all a long :)

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    18. Muhammed Dhalla on

      This was the bump I needed to add on the box. Well played sir!
      The only way for you take any more money from me is if you had specially designed sleeves for the cards. But please do not do this..... then again...

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      Tristan on

      YOU . Yes you Saar. You are the man.

      -Signed, everybody.

    20. GC, Frogdog Kennelmaster on

      "Sh_t just got real" Can't wait to see these plastic cards. Will be nice to have something truly durable and great to shuffle. Keep up the good work and wishing great success these final 5 days!

    21. Jeni Zook on

      You are amazing! I have eagerly been checking every day to see if that goal had been met. Thank you!

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      Thunder3 on

      OMG awesome!!! Another game I can play at the pub with "nacho fingers"!

    23. Jeremy Espinosa on

      There is a reason Kem Cards cost about 5x more than standard Bicycle cards. Because the quality is way better and more durable. I can understand if you are a magician and planning to do sleight of hand, you might want standard paper cards. But for a game that you want to last you for years and withstand parties where there are people eating and drinking while playing with your deck......plastic is the best way to go. So happy you unlocked this and to anyone complaining they still want paper, I suggest you just print it on paper stock with the PnP version.

    24. Board Game Closet

      I've never played with plastic cards. I'm excited to see how this all turns out. Thanks for unlocking the stretch goal!

    25. Brad McKenzie on

      @ Sarah - you could always sleeve your plastic cards, if you prefer that traditional card-in-sleeve feel...

    26. Porthoscrx on

      I think this is great news as I was hoping to hit this tier. For those worried about the plastic I wanted to weigh in on the quality, I have a couple of games that use them and they really are great. The print quality is as vibrant and sharp as any card stock but the durability is on another level. I like the feel of the card stock more but they get dog eared quickly and there is always 'that' person eating crisps and using his greasy fingers and (oh god that makes me cringe so hard).

      I would like the card stock ones for the feel in the hand but id take plastic so I can play this game 10 years (or more) down the line.

    27. Hobbes on

      That is seriously cool. Thanks! Now I just have one thing to to all backers and potential backers. Get me the Safe House! I want Safe House!! This game must be perfect and complete in its plastic glory ^_^

    28. Private Shopper

      First, I was intrigued by plastic cards. Then I played Gloom and shuffled those cards. Ever since, I've been peeking every few days hoping we hit the 222 mark. Thanks for making this happen either way.

      For those who aren't sure about them, my only complaint is that they can be a little slippery all stacked up. But they're 1000% better than any card in a sleeve. Color me super excited to get a durable, spill-proof, beautiful product that I can play with for years.

    29. Peter Allan on

      I think that there's only one way this game can get any better: instead of cards, we all get actual, living agents..........

    30. Brad McKenzie on

      Nicely played, sir. Pledge has been upgraded from PnP level to everything in plastic. You have my thanks and my compliments on a very well-run Kickstarter campaign.

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      David on

      Wow, this is awesome. Thanks Saar! You are the man!

    32. Scott Cook

      Thank you, this is awesome!!!

    33. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Alex - Yup. The Collaborator comes with 2 expansions included, so it's +$5 per added expansion.

    34. MalykaOfHearts on

      You're amazing!! :D
      I've been checking constantly to see if we unlocked the plastic cards, haha!
      Only recently started backing kickstarter projects and this by far has the best creator, so caring!
      Good luck on any of your future projects, Saar.

    35. Alex on

      Question: Since i upgraded from THE BUREAU to THE COLLABORATOR, do i have to add an additional $15 for all the expansions?

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      Geoffrey Heffernan on

      Wow awesome! Thanks!

    37. Alex on

      THANK YOU so much Saar! Just because I'm so happy you did this, i upgraded my package to the THE COLLABORATOR!

    38. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      And another heartfelt thanks for all your kind comments!

    39. Saar Shai 3-time creator on

      @Jacob - Of course the cards will be rounded edges!

    40. Jeroen Ninjacat

      Awesome!!! I'm going to increase my pledge anyway! :D

    41. Jacob Martin

      I am very greatful that you have decided to do plastic card. I hope it isn't to much to ask for rounded edges on them as well.

    42. John Hague on

      Drastic, but fantastic, sir. I just threw this to facebook to see if I can get a few more people in. This game deserves to hit that stretch goal no matter what.

    43. Kobi Eyal on

      You just made this (not so) little boy very, very happy! :)
      Saar, you are just incredible. We never asked (or would've asked) you to do such a thing as unlocking a tier we've not yet crossed - since each and every backer understands the costs involved. But you've done something amazing here - and as proof, look at how happy you've made the majority of those who backed this project.
      You are amazing, really am. Thank you for everything so far, and everything yet to come. :)

    44. Stu Ward on

      I'm with @Sarah R in hoping we wouldn't unlock this one. Hmm.. love the idea of the game, may have to reconsider some options.

    45. Daniel Cassidy

      well done agent as a reward were assigning you to the front.... no no need to thank us

    46. Handitan on

      Saar is teh best!

    47. Shawn George on

      I think that most of the people who are skeptical about plastic cards have never used actual quality plastic cards before. Seriously...pick up a pack of Bicycle Prestige, COPAG or KEM playing cards and shuffle and play with them. I have yet to meet anybody that's played with COPAGs and then wanted to go back to paper cards. They shuffle better, they don't split or chip, they hold their shape, and the graphics don't wear out nearly as quickly. Card sleeves suck, and plastic cards help ensure that we won't have to use them for this game.

    48. Ahmad Khan on