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Brutiful GamesBy Brutiful Games
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Brutiful GamesBy Brutiful Games
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$2,944
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64
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Plant and manipulate evidence to frame other players and maintain your own credibility. Frame-Work is a game of strategy and deception for 2-4 players. 

  • Game cards are currently standard Bridge Size (  2.25" x 3.5" ) on 300gsm Smooth.
  • Credibility tokens are currently plastic ( 19mm x 1.5mm ).
  • Rule booklet is currently an accordion fold Tarot Size ( 2.75" x 4.75" ) booklet.
  • Box dimensions are currently 5.5" x 4".

A printable version of our game and rule booklet is available  in a PDF format  here (Print-N-Play).  The credits page will be adjusted to display the names of applicable backers.

Objective

In Frame-Work, you and your friends are suspected of committing a crime.  Your goal is to prove your innocence by undermining the credibility of the other suspects.  

Each suspect starts with Credibility Tokens.  These tokens are lost at the end of each round of questioning if the suspect is unconvincing or busted.  When a suspect runs out of Credibility Tokens, they are convicted and are eliminated from the game.  You win the game when all other suspects have been convicted.

 Dossier 

In front of each suspect is an open space known as their dossier.  During a round of questioning, files are placed into a dossier side-by-side, from left to right.  In different situations, files in a dossier will be face-up (revealed) or face-down (concealed).

The order of the files in a dossier can only be changed by file effects.  Upon having three adjacent revealed Evidence files in your dossier you are busted and lose the round of questioning. 

 Turns 

When your turn begins, perform one of the following actions:

  • Draw and Play a File
  • Reveal a File in Your dossier
  • Plead the 5th (Pass)

Draw and Play a File

If possible, you draw one file from the deck and then must either use an Evidence file from your hand or plant a file in any suspect’s dossier.  

Using an Evidence file

To use an Evidence file, pick one from your hand and place it face-up in front of your dossier.  Read the effect aloud and follow its directions. When finished resolving all effects, move the Evidence file to the end of your dossier, keeping it revealed.  If the Evidence file has stars on it, it is a Direct Evidence file () and is placed at the end of the targeted suspect’s dossier instead.

Planting an Evidence or Alibi file

To plant a file, move one from your hand to the end of any suspect’s dossier.  Planted files always enter dossiers concealed and remain so until revealed.  Alibi files can only be played from the hand in this way.

Reveal a file in Your Dossier

Pick one concealed file in your dossier and reveal it.  

Revealing an Evidence file

When an Evidence file is revealed, its effect does not activate and it remains revealed.  

Revealing an Alibi file

When an Alibi file is revealed, carry out its effect and leave it revealed.  If the effect of an Alibi file reveals another Alibi file, the owner of the newly revealed file then carries out its effect. Once all file effects have been resolved, resume the initiating suspect’s turn.  If an Alibi file is the fifth to be revealed, no effects are carried out and the round ends immediately.  

Plead the 5th

Take no further action for your current turn.

End of a Round of Questioning 

A round of questioning immediately ends when one of the following occurs:

  • All suspects consecutively Plead the 5th.
  • All 5 Alibi files are revealed.
  • All but one suspect is busted.

At the end of a round of questioning, the suspect with the most revealed Alibi files is the winner of the round and loses no Credibility Tokens.  Any suspects who were busted during the round lose two Credibility Tokens.  All other suspects are considered unconvincing and lose one Credibility Token.  In the case of a tie for winner, all tied suspects win the round.   

If any players have zero remaining Credibility Tokens, they are convicted.  The winner deals the next round of files to all suspects who are not convicted. The next round of questioning begins with the suspect on their left.

Each tier includes ALL of the previous tiers

 Each copy of the applicable tier will come with 1 of each sticker, 8 in total.  Stickers will be 2" x 2" and made of 4 mil. White Vinyl Gloss (UV).

Each copy of the applicable tier will come with 1 microfiber cloth bag for Frame-Work on the go!  Bag dimensions are 7" x 3.5".

 Each copy of the applicable tier will come with 1 turn indicator magnifying glass token.  Item dimensions are 3" x 4.5".

 Each backer of the "Credible" tier or higher will have their name listed under the "Special Thanks" category within our rule booklet.

 Each backer of the "Forged Documents" tier or higher will receive their own customized Frame-Work ID card.  ID is made from composite PVC, dimensions are 2.25" x 3.5".

 One backer will be able to have their likeness immortalized in our art style as the image on the "Stolen Identity" card in every release copy of the game, until the end of time.

Brutiful Games is a small indie studio based in Dallas, TX. We started as a group of students from the University of Texas at Dallas with a passion and a dream. Since then, we solidified our team, registered as an official company, and began a project that we believe in. 

We are trying to fund our first production run of the game with your help.  With a goal of $8,250.00, we will be able to afford the production and sale of 1,000 copies of Frame-Work.

After a year of planning and testing, Brutiful Games is finally ready to break out into the world with our Kickstarter project for Frame-Work.  We are hopeful that our brief explanation of the rules are enough to pique your interest and are thankful to those of you who have decided to support us!

If you would like to contact us with questions, please feel free to shoot us an email at:  board@brutifulgames.com

Risks and challenges

Fortunately, our game is fully designed and ready for production; however, we are collectively faced with the common roadblock of lacking the funds to support an initial run. We have budgeted out the goal to ensure that we can support all fees for things including purchases of backer tier rewards as well as an average shipping cost for each item.

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    Get a special "Frame-Work" turn indicator token as well as a Frame-Work microfiber travel pouch for the game!

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    Get your name on a custom Frame-Work ID as well as all previous tiers!

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    • Microfiber Frame-Work Travel Pouch
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    Stolen Identity: IN THE GAME!

    Get your likeness immortalized in our art style on every copy of the "Stolen Identity" card as well as all previous tiers!

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    • Copy of Frame-Work
    • Frame-Work stickers
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