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About this project

Objective   

Hooch is a game set during the Prohibition Era of the 20th Century. Players build a Criminal Syndicate from the ground up, earning Respect Points by completing missions, attacking opposing Store Fronts and making bathtub gin. From back alley deals to buying your way into City Hall, Hooch has it all. Play your cards right and you'll run the streets of Temperance Town.

 Lethal Ladies added in at no cost to the backers!

 Kickstarter Exclusive

Each Syndicate comes with 54 cards. You get 4 Syndicates in the base game for a total of 216 Syndicate Cards!

UPDATE plus Lethal Ladies Expansion 54 Syndicate Cards, crew, counters and dice!

UPDATE plus backer funded Syndicate. That is another free Syndicate 54 more cards!

Total of 324 Syndicate Cards and 105 Crew Cards! #GoodDeal

Here is the break down 

Player Deck  40 cards

  • 7 Syndicate Focus Cards -Unique for that Syndicate - Unique Art
  • 22 Common Cards - Special Scoring for each Syndicate 
  • 5 Event Cards -In creases your Respect Points 
  • 6 Influence Cards - Use to push an event or combat in your favor

Payroll Characters 10 cards

  • 5 double sided Syndicate Characters
  • 5 Public Characters
  • Your Politician can become the Mayor!
  • Payroll characters preform missions 
  • Promote Syndicate characters to be more efficient 
  • Use Syndicate characters Talents to increase productivity 
  • Public character help in sticky situations

Store Fronts 2 cards

  • Each Syndicate has 2 unique Store Fronts 
  • Each Store Front in the game has a unique ability 
  • End the game through economic dominance 

Undead Viking

"I played it several times in my gaming group and enjoyed it a great deal"

"hear are all these cool add on decks that are really well made, and they are really well balanced. You get to combine all of these things together and it creates a new and different game each time I play the game. That is one of the big reason why I like this game"

See the Full Video - Here

 Board Game Duel

"If you like highly interactive and thematic games, Hooch is definitely one to pick up". full review here

David Lowry of Club Fantasci

"Hooch is an amazing card game that plays like a board game with a strong thematic feel that pulls you into it's universe. The game play is fairly deep but yet easy to understand, strategize and leads to great table talk and completely unique gaming experience. I highly recommend you back Hooch!" - David Lowry - Club Fantasci

Video Interview with Club Fantasci - See it Here

Club Fantasci - Full Review Here

ALL Us Geeks

"Worth backing" "I would love to see this game made!"

Video Preview of Hooch with All Us Geeks 

Podcast Interview with Jeff King From All Us Geeks Find it Here

Give A Geek A Game

"Hooch, a phenomenal game, Got a chance to play it and loved it!" - Morgan Hillsman

The Cardboard Jungle

"This game is awesome" "A Mafia themed game done right" - The Cardboard Jungle

Eat Your Comics

The design of the game is FANTASTIC! - Eat Your Comics

Hai Kulture

"It has a nice blend of Euro management meets Ameritrash ‘take that’. The asymmetrical syndicate play seems well conceived and integrated. The price point bang is definitely there" - Complete Comments

The Chalk

UNBOXING of his Prototype hand made by  Talon Strikes.

 We played the other night with some folks who have played before and some who have not. We got their thoughts about the game right after we played. Here are there thoughts.

Nathan long time gamer / First time player

 Jay long time gamer / Return player

 Andy light gamer / Return player

 They had so great things to say about the game and how they enjoyed the play and the theme.

Link to the Rulebook

 link to a Video Rulebook and Video Overview of how to play

 The Hooch Campaign is an immersive experience unlike any other on Kickstarter. By Supporting the campaign, you are engaging in the gritty underworld of Hooch

 Each week backers will have the opportunity to participate in Live Missions in an effort to unlock Kickstarter avatars and personal rewards.

Looking to get into a crew and make a name for yourself, you get your friend Tommy to make introductions. The Kickstarts are known for their commercial interests, something you know a ting or two about from your days as a contractor. Heck you built half the stores in this town. Tommy tells you to meet him at the Pool Hall. A Syndicate Member is waiting at the back table

This is only the beginning of your story. How big your web of deceit grows and who you pick as your informants will determine your ability to uncover a secret plot. Complete missions to earn your rewards as you climb the ranks inside the Kickstarts Syndicate. Personalized rewards await those clever enough to complete all 10 missions.

 Throughout the campaign you will get updates in the story format of "Black Mask" which will give you background on the Hooch world. Learn about characters and how they fit into this rich and diverse world of Temperance Town.

 During the Campaign you will be given updates in "The Flapper", a 1920s-inspired tabloid. "The Flapper" will provide key information about the nine different Syndicates. Pay close attention because gossip can be a powerful source of information when you’re working in the shadows. Anyone looking to please their Capo should take notice.

                                                    

Jason Washburn

Mike Wilster

  • Co-Designer of Hooch - long time gamer and developer
  • Follow Mike's Blog Here
  • Follow Mike on Twitter

Julaine Stark

  • Video Editing and Collaboration
  •  Follow Julaine on Twitter

Chris Renshall

Craig Cillessen

  • Writer IP Development

Kyle Olson

  • IP Development
  • Game Development

Risks and challenges

This is Talon Strikes' First Project to become funded and is thus huge responsibility. We take our responsibility to provide a quality product with engaging gameplay very seriously. Through consultation with other publishers such as Crash Games, we have learned a great deal about project management and applied what we learned in earnest. Should delays find their way into our project, we plan on handling them with grace and full transparency.

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    The Don - Everything from the Syndicate Leader Level. PLUS you will get to design a Syndicate with the creators and this Syndicate will be rolled out through the game for Kickstarter backers. Custom Art through out the Syndicate.

    All the Temperance Town Tales printed in a book along with the art and back story about the Hooch project, along with the art from your Syndicate showcased.

    Exclusive Level for that backer looking to claim their own territory in Temperance Town!

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