"ROYALS" is a fast-paced one versus one card game where players fight it out with the most legendary puns around. From the fearsome undead bartender "Count Drankula" to the greatest witch in the sea "Mer-lin". Players can enjoy colorful characters while easy-to-watch game mechanics slowly ruin their friendships.
The game is designed from the ground up to be easy to watch and just as simple to play. No Health or Mana amounts to keep track of, no chain reactions of cards setting off other cards, and there's no such thing as a hundred. As a simple game of numbers, spectators can easily follow along without ever having played.
Players take turns drawing cards, playing "Royal" characters, and then arming them up with numbers from the same flag as that character, then using their numbers to remove the other player's numbers or Royals. And when your "Friend" is out of Royals to defend themselves with, take out their Shields one by one until you win! They'll still be your "Friend" afterwords, they just won't like you as much.
Because the real secret to "ROYALS" is that, despite how simple it is, every simple move is also a choice between two simple options.
Risks and challenges
This will be my first kickstarter project and I've been excessively cautious, not wanting to risk revealing the project until I was certain it could be done.
So I'm just hoping to see this do better than I expect.