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Three to four players battle to consume questionable rodents and tape limbs to limbless reptiles in the name of serpentine supremacy!
Three to four players battle to consume questionable rodents and tape limbs to limbless reptiles in the name of serpentine supremacy!
Three to four players battle to consume questionable rodents and tape limbs to limbless reptiles in the name of serpentine supremacy!
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The Greatest Snake - A Card Game

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The Greatest Snake shrugs off the idea of using numbers and counters to keep track of score. As the game progresses, you’ll see the whole battle physically unfold in front of you! Eaten rats become new body cards, empty body cards can be filled with equipment, and equipment can be covered by rats. So rev up your jetpack, tape on your crab claw, and get ready to become...
The Greatest Snake!

If you want to look at the full rule sheet for the game, you can read it here.

Exact card ratios may change slightly for the final release
Exact card ratios may change slightly for the final release

If you're a retailer and you'd like to purchase multiple copies of the game at a bulk discount, contact us for details.

The basic idea behind our stretch goals is to add value to the game for as many backers as possible without dramatically raising shipping costs. These are what we have in mind for now, and if we manage to hit these we'll add more!

The Greatest Snake is designed by Darren Urmey and Joshua Kurtz, and illustrated by Max Kay. Darren is an alumnus of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Game Design and Development program, and Joshua has a deep passion for snakes, games, and snake games.

If you liked the music in our video, you can find more of Hunter's stuff on his SoundCloud. And if you liked Dom's voice and want more of him, you can find him on Youtube.

Risks and challenges

We've seen where other Kickstarters have made mistakes that caused delays, and done our best to avoid those pitfalls. All the art for the core game is already finished, and we've printed test copies of the game at the full quality that will be shipped to backers (as seen in our video). We also avoided reward tiers with things like t-shirts and posters that just complicate the fulfillment process and force goals to be higher.

If we hit stretch goals, there may be small delays while we finish the relevant materials, or there might be longer production and shipping delays if we get an extreme number of backers. Aside from those, there's always a possibility of other delays with the manufacturer/shipping that could be out of our hands. We're doing what we can to make sure things go smoothly, but sometimes bad things happen to good snakes and we'll adapt to those types of problems if and as they arise, and keep backers updated every step of the way.

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    The Greatest Snake

    One copy of The Greatest Snake (real snakes not included). Free shipping in the US.

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    The Even Greaterest Snake

    One copy of The Greatest Snake, and a Kickstarter exclusive 18 card booster pack that brings the core game up to 5 possible players. Free shipping in the US.

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    Two Greatest Snakes

    Two copies of The Greatest Snake, for when one copy just doesn't do it for you. Free shipping in the US.

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    Two Even Greaterest Snakes

    Two copies of The Greatest Snake, and two copies of the booster pack. Free shipping in the US.

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    The Picturesque Snake

    Be drawn on a special Crowdfund card (with up to 2 other backers) that will be in all copies of the game. Includes all previous reward tiers. Free shipping.

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    The Well-Equipped Snake

    Get the game, the booster pack, and 2 copies of a custom card you come up with (one to play, one to display). Free Shipping.

    (Any type of card that's in the game. We'll help you decide its effect to keep it balanced.)

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    The Retail Snake

    Ten copies of The Greatest Snake, for our more store-shaped backers. Free shipping in the US.

    If you're looking for a different number of copies at bulk pricing, contact us and we'll give you the details.

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    The Snake Producer

    Get the game, the booster pack, 2 copies of a custom card (one to play, one to display), and your name on every box of the game as a Producer! Plus, get a personally made 3D-printed action figure of one of the snakes (see reward graphic for reference). Free shipping.

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    • Booster Pack
    • Custom card
    • Producer credit on box
    • 3D-Printed Snake Figure
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    The Executive Snake Producer

    We'll send you a one-of-a-kind version of the game (with your input for some details), plus a copy of the regular game and booster pack, 2 copies of a custom card (one to play, one to display), and your name on every box as executive producer! Free shipping.

    We will also owe you a life debt, and if you are ever in snake-related danger we will do our very best to come to your aid.

    Includes:
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    • The Greatest Snake - Core Game
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