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Hawk GamesBy Hawk Games
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Hawk GamesBy Hawk Games
First created
$2,037
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78
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 1 2016 7:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

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!

They Said 

 

Demo session at Kublacon Game Convention 2016 (Burlingame, CA)
Demo session at Kublacon Game Convention 2016 (Burlingame, CA)

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!

How-To-Play Video

Learn how to play in just 2 minutes by watching the video below!

Detailed How-To-Play here

Rewards

Come and get these sick rewards.

 

Check out the official Rewards section on the right for more details!

Stretch Goals

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

GamerNode.com

Cloak And Meeple

 Links

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!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    SPECIAL THANKS (+ PRINT N' PLAY)

    Thank you so much for supporting us! You are helping our dreams come true. For that, we'll send you an abridged, Kickstarter-Only Print N' Play version of The CopyCat. Be on the lookout for a special Thank You email from our Secret Agent CopyCat!

    + Print N' Play

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    THE COPYCAT

    Get 1 copy of The CopyCat card game Kickstarter edition along with all the relevant stretch goal bonuses unlocked in this campaign!

    + 1 The Copycat Gameset
    + Print N' Play

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    THE COPYCAT + NSFW EXPANSION

    Get 1 copy of The CopyCat card game along with a Not Safe For Work (NSFW) expansion of 30 additionally scandalous Topic Cards.

    *smirky face emoji*

    + 1 The Copycat Gameset
    + 1 NSFW Expansion
    + Print N' Play

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    THE COPYCAT SUPER BUNDLE

    Get 2 copies of The CopyCat card game, each with an NSFW expansion. Keep the first for yourself and give the other one to a friend, family member, or co-worker. Or, keep it as a backup when everyone keeps borrowing your first one!

    + 2 The Copycat Gamesets
    + 2 NSFW Expansions
    + Print N' Play

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    THE COPYCAT UNIQUE

    Everything from previous The CopyCat Super Bundle.

    PLUS we'll also throw in a different 3rd gameset: the Limited 1st Edition. Along with beautiful first prints, you'll get to play with cards that never made the final cut. Your Limited 1st Edition will also be personally signed by the oh-so-cool-cat creators.

    And as if that weren't more than enough, you'll receive 40 blank template Topic Cards to explore your own fun topics and hints, making your games the ultimate one-of-a-kinds!

    + 2 The Copycat Gamesets
    + 2 NSFW Expansions
    + 1 Limited 1st Edition Gameset with creators' autographs
    + 40 Blank Topic Cards
    + Print N' Play

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THE COPYCAT CREATOR

    Everything from previous The CopyCat Unique reward.

    PLUS you get to be a creator! Collaborate with the OG creators of the game to design 2 Topic Cards of your wildest imagination, which will be credited to you on the printed cards and included in every copy of The CopyCat card game in this entire campaign. You'll be famous!

    Get those creativity juices flowing and show everyone your stuffs!

    *Free Shipping*

    + 2 The Copycat Gamesets
    + 2 NSFW Expansions
    + 40 Blank Topic Cards
    + 1 Limited 1st Edition Gameset with creators' autographs
    + 2 Topic Cards of your design on every single game
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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    THE COPYCAT, LITERALLY.

    We meow into a soft ball of fluff in your generous presence.

    We render you everything from previous The CopyCat Creator reward.

    PLUS we, the creators of The CopyCat, will literally immortalize you, your cat, or your non-cat loved one into an official character in the game - graphically drawn and printed on a card in every.

    single.

    game.

    LITERALLY.

    (or shall I say, *litter*ally. he he...)

    *Free Shipping*

    + 2 The Copycat Gamesets
    + 2 NSFW Expansions
    + 40 Blank Topic Cards
    + 1 Limited 1st Edition Gameset with creators' autographs
    + 2 Topic Cards of your design on every single game
    + You or your cat as a special character on every single game
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Funding period

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