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Become a corporation. Manipulate the American people. Hijack the government. And maximize profits.

Corporate America is a political satire board game. It is a game about corporate influence over politics in the contemporary United States, with a tone similar to The Daily Show. A blend of comedy and unique mechanics create a lively and deeply strategic environment that's a ton of fun. You can expect plenty of hilarity and political discussions every game!

You are a corporation. Start businesses to make yourself lots of money. Negotiate with other players to manipulate the American people, determining which businesses make money. Use your personal fortune and charisma to become the president, deciding which laws the government passes. Above all, maximize profits.

Want more details? Read the rules (pdf) or watch the tutorials!

Don't trust us? I wouldn't either. But maybe you'll trust these guys!

Want more details? Read the rules (pdf) or watch the tutorials! Below is the main game details tutorial:

You can also see the game in action in the following two sample turn videos. They're long, but you can skip to the exciting points if you'd like!

Video 1:

0:00 Wall Street Phase

1:45 Main Street Phase

Video 2:

0:00 Campaign Trail Phase

7:50 Bid Rounds Begin

11:15 Campaign Trail Phase

Here's what you'll find in the box. Please remember that these are all prototype pieces - the real thing will look even better!

We're not expecting government hand outs here.

You get a print-and-play copy of the game as soon as the Kickstarter is a success! Enjoy the game as soon as you can make it to a copy store!

Corporate America is a silly game, and it's more fun when the president wears a silly hat. Ideally you'll come up with your own, just like these fans have, but at this level you get a stylish hat to get you started with your own print-and-play copy of the game!

For Canadian supporters, please add $5 for shipping. For other non-US supporters, please add $10 for shipping.

Be one of the first people in the world to own a beautifully printed copy of Corporate America!

For Canadian supporters, please add $5 for shipping. For other non-US supporters, please add $20 for shipping.

You'll get a copy of the game, plus a stylish hat to proudly wear while playing it.

For Canadian supporters, please add $10 for shipping. For other non-US supporters, please add $30 for shipping.

Order the game with a friend or get an extra copy for a gift!

For Canadian supporters, please add $10 for shipping. For other non-US supporters, please add $30 for shipping.

The people have spoken, and some of the more racy jokes in Corporate America just aren't that funny. The Moral Majority reward tier gives you a chance to help fix these problems while making the game a little more your own. You'll get a chance to work with the designer to rename one of the businesses. There are only so many businesses that need to be renamed, so make sure to check out these options quickly!

You'll of course get a copy of the game as well. If you want a hat, just add another $25. Note that international shipping is covered at this reward tier!

Want to leave your own personal touch on the game? Want to have a little fun? Want to shape how other people experience the world?

The pundit reward tiers allow you to name a business, protest, piece of legislation, or another card from the game. Each tier allows you to work with the designer to rename a specified card (within reason--nothing racist, sexist, homophobic, etc). Keep an eye on the tiers... they are limited, and new tiers will open up as old tiers get taken! They are individually priced.

Want to name a specific card, but don't see the reward tier available? Feel free to contact the designer, who might be able to help.

You will also receive a copy of the game. Shipping is included, even for international orders! And if you happen to want a hat with your copy of the game, feel free to throw in an extra $25, no matter where you live in the world.

Order the game with a friend or get an extra copy for a gift! Comes complete with two stylish hats.

For Canadian supporters, please add $15 for shipping. For other non-US supporters, please add $40 for shipping.

Get in on the action! Dive right into the mess! Make your voice heard, even if it means a little pepper spray to the face!

At the Political Activist level, Corporate America's talented artist Chrissy will render your face in her charming cartoon style to include on a protest card of your choice! Every copy of the game will feature your mug in it. Act quick--this reward tier is limited!

You will of course receive a copy of the game as well. If you'd like a hat, just add an extra $25. And international shipping is even included!

Get the game, a hat, and a piece of history at this level. The designer will hand make and sign a prototype version of Corporate America for you, just like how the game has been played for most of its lifetime.

For Canadian supporters, please add $15 for shipping. For other non-US supporters, please add $30 for shipping.

Think of it like a $1,000 ticket fundraiser dinner. You'll get the game, the hat, the signed prototype, and the designer for a night of pizza and gaming. Sorry, San Francisco Bay Area only.

If we raise more than our $20,000 goal we have a few treats in store for you!

At $30,000, we'll have special promo role cards for all of our Kickstarter supporters. These eight role cards will not be available to the general public, only available to supporters through Kickstarter, and occasionally at conventions or through Nothing Sacred Games promotions. You don't need them to enjoy the game, but they can add some additional spice. They are a special thanks to all of you who have helped make the project possible.

At $40,000, we'll be able to upgrade the Seal of the President for the game! The Seal of the President will become a beautiful medallion with the presidential seal etched on it for the president to proudly wear.

At $50,000, ... well, we'll let you know when you get closer! We've got something exciting planned, though.

Corporate America is nearly complete (some art is still being finalized), and your contributions will help bring the game to the presses. We're working with Panda Games, the same printer that brought you classics like Pandemic, so you know the production quality will be as high as possible.

But printing a board game is no small task, costing almost $20,000. With Kickstarter and Amazon taking 8-10% of the funds we raise, reaching our $20,000 goal will just cover printing and shipping costs.

Corporate America is the first board game by Nothing Sacred Games, a small studio based in Oakland, California (blog, other games). The game addresses some touchy issues, and we wanted to make sure it was able to address those issues without being watered down by a publisher worried about its bottom line. That's why we chose Kickstarter. We believe a lot of people (like you!) will be interested in the game in its pure form, and we're counting on you to help bring Corporate America to shelves!

If you want to know more, check out these other sources of information about the game!

Official website

Game Rules (pdf)

Video Tutorials

Board game geek page

YOU are helping make Corporate America a reality. We could never do it without your help!

So, please accept our heartfelt thanks!

A huge thank you to the many people who helped make Corporate America and this Kickstarter possible!

Karen Siebald - Cover Art

Chrissy Fellmeth - Game Art

Simon Miller - Graphic Design

Jonathan Potter - Photography

Mike Risse - Music and Movie Magic

Will Holleran, Sam Johnson, Eric Kaltman, Dan Reed - Acting

The many, many people to playtest and offer suggestions during the development of the game.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Making a professional quality board game is a big task, but Nothing Sacred Games is up for the challenge. The studio has produced two digital games previously, so knows how to see a project through to the end. Furthermore, the studio already has an established relationship with the printer, Panda GM, and knows the difficulties associated with printing and distributing a board game.

Perhaps most important, Corporate America is a complete (and awesome) game. The game has already been thoroughly tested and enjoyed by many players, has solid art, and even a few prototypes floating around. By supporting Corporate America, you're not betting on some long shot dream--you're helping someone take countless hours of hard work to the next level.

Whether there are issues or not, we'll keep you up to date on what's going on after the project is complete. You'll see the progress as samples come in, the main shipment arrives, and individual games are sent out to everyone who has helped make the game a reality. And if problems do arise, you'll know immediately what they are and what's being done about them.

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