The CopyCat is a social deduction game like Mafia, Werewolf, and The Resistance but with a word element like Taboo and Codenames. Awesome 5-20 minute party game for 4-12+ players!
Why The CopyCat?
Joseph and I constantly hunt for fun, new games to play with our friends, often making our own. When he introduced The CopyCat concept to us, I knew we had to share this with the world.
This smart card game combines the limitless potential of word-based hint-feeding and the mind-boggling manipulation of hidden-identity psychology.
It's an incredible mix because it teases 2 key components of the intellect: speech/language and social deduction (or, IQ and EQ).
Everyone can love The CopyCat. We've gotten really positive feedback from family, friends, and game reviewers. Plus, Kublacon Game Convention loved us!
Real Quick - How Do You Play?
Everyone is secretly dealt an identity: Human or CopyCat. Humans secretly see a Topic (a random word or phrase) on a Topic Card, and CopyCats secretly see Hint(s) (words/phrases) on the same card.
Everyone describes the Topic, and CopyCats try to blend in. For example, if the CopyCats saw "Savory" and "Spaghetti" as their Hints for the secret Topic "Ramen", they might say "Delicious", "Food", or even "Noodle". They'd sound like they're talking about "Ramen" without them even knowing it's the Topic!
Note: We've spent months meticulously crafting the Hints (often intentionally disconnected) to make them just helpful enough for CopyCats to get by without giving away the Topic.
Humans win by eliminating the CopyCats via group voting, while CopyCats win by staying alive via trickery!
Learn how to play in just 2 minutes by watching the video below!
Detailed How-To-Play here.
Come and get these sick rewards.
Check out the official Rewards section on the right for more details!
When we hit new funding thresholds, stretch goal achievements are unlocked. They're really cool - special abilities, extra cards, new designs, etc - so please, please (and pretty please): pledge and share our Kickstarter to unlock them!
Level 1: KICKSTARTER GOAL - Full funding for our campaign through your help! Reaching this mark allows us to produce our game, and we'd get our game to you swiftly as promised! Super happy to have our dream become a reality.
Level 2: SLANG + 20 TOPIC CARDS - At this level, you help us unlock the "Slang Category" of Topic Cards and add 20 additional cards to every Kickstarter game sent out. This brings us to a total of 7 categories and 140 Topic Cards!
Level 3: MYSTERY CAT + 3 HUMAN DESIGNS - A new mystery CopyCat design and 3 new unique human designs will be added to the game! This new CopyCat will also introduce an optional *special ability* to the game (Ooo!). With these 4 new cards, The CopyCat can now be played with 16 people, or you can play with 2 groups simultaneously. Double the fun and craziness!
Level 4: +20 NSFW CARDS - Bigger NSFW expansion! 20 extra NSFW Topic Cards will be added to the NSFW expansion, making a total of 50 NSFW Topic Cards! All backers pledging $35+ will have a grand total of 190 unique Topic Cards. That's 2800+ minutes of unadulterated ecstasy!
Level 5: 300 GSM CARDS - By this point, you'll be doing a lot of card-sliding and card-passing. It's only fair to upgrade the material to premium 300 GSM, the cadillac of playing-card quality. Now, on to your slipping and sliding with peace of mind!
Level 6: [SECRET!!] - It's a secret for now, but here's a hint: stuck. (The curiosity burns doesn't it).
Level 7: [SECRET!!!!] - Oh my goodness, this stretch goal is so awesome, you'll wet your litterbox. Really hope we can make it here - c'mon guys!
Help reach our goals together by sharing this Kickstarter page with your friends, family, coworkers, and school peeps!
What's In The Box?
Featured Video Reviews
Cloak And Meeple
- Full Playthrough Video by Joey - Note: The CopyCat would have won had he guessed the Topic correctly upon elimination via the 9 Lives ability, which is in play for 5 players.
- Game review by Cloak And Meeple (video)
- Game review by Gamer Node
- Game review by Fluff N' Crunch
- Game review by Big Box Gamers (Bulgarian)
- Game review by L'École Du Jeu (French, video)
- Promo video - When You Hire A Cat At Work
- Promo Video - What I Actually Do At Work
Art by Shaun Ellis. Videography by Joshua Yeh.
Risks and challenges
This is our first shot at launching a card game on Kickstarter, and we can't wait to share the excitement and fun of The CopyCat with you! Pledge now and help us bring this game to life.
Challenge: Is the game good enough?
Answer: You bet! We've spent months of quality sessions furiously debating and carefully balancing our Topics and Hints. Follow that up with more months of comprehensive play-testing. The amazing artwork on the box and Identity Cards gives that exact feeling of cryptic and catty that everyone yearns for in these hidden-identity adventures. Each box guarantees fun, pleasant surprises, and good ol' deceptive laughter.
Challenge: Will rewards be delivered on time?
Response: Yes, planning on it! Months researching manufacturers and shipping methods means you getting this game during our estimated delivery time - no matter where you are in the world (that has a mailing address). Throughout the campaign, we aim to keep you updated on our production process as well!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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