The deed to Grim End lies unclaimed after its last occupant met an unexplainable demise. Luxury manors like these are hard to come by and are worth killing for, the rules are out
the window, it's time to play dirty!
Use people to your advantage to hinder your rivals and accumulate enough gold to claim the manor for yourself! Will you take the road of fame and fortune by
rubbing shoulders with lords and ladies to gain your riches or will you rise your way to the top using the
working folk to earn an honest revenue. Maybe you will Influence your rivals pawns to execute your master plan or maybe, just maybe, you will take the darkest path of all; killing and stealing from your competition to assure your victory!!!
2-6 players will take turns playing cards from their hand that represent their associates expertise to affect how others play. Your cards are secret but nothing stops you from revealing them or lying about what you have if it gains you an ally... until you stab them in the back!
The rounds are short, intense and fierce. One moment you may think you have the winning hand until it all comes crumbling down, while other players sneak up from the shadows to take the lead.
The deck size is dependent on how many players are participating, providing the optimum spread of cards which keeps the game strategic and fast paced. Each card can be as valuable as the other, presenting a different tactical advantage to each game. Knowing what you are passing on can influence your play style.
Target the strongest player or take the pressure away from you by aiding another, its all up to you.
An average game lasts around 15 minutes where longer games can last up to half an hour. We can insure that you have an enjoyable, tactical card game which has been balanced through countless play tests.
The deck is customised to suit the number of players who are dealt six cards each. If this is the first turn, a card is placed from the deck into the graveyard. Players choose two of these cards and pass the rest in a direction chosen by the starting player, then do the same again with the cards just passed to them, When the last two cards are passed to the players they choose one and discard the last card.
In player order, beginning with the starting player and continuing clockwise, each player plays one of their cards in front of them and uses the ability on the card if applicable. Play continues until all cards have been played, ending the round. End of round actions are resolved starting with the last player and returning anticlockwise to the starting player. If someone has ten gold or more, they have won!
If no one has reached ten gold or there is a tie, a new round starts. The starting player card is passed to the left and the discarded cards and deck is shuffled *Any cards killed remain dead and aren't shuffled!*
Six new cards are dealt to each player and a new round is played out.
I explain how in this two player game video covering the basics.
*Please note* This uses the concept art, This is NOT the final product!
Want to have a go yourself? - Here is the link to the 2 player PnP demo below
(please note, this uses the concept artwork, also there will be more cards then the ones shown)
@KickTheTable - "An interesting little card game with card drafting, bluffing, and multiple uses for each card" - "a deep tactical game with a small footprint and quick playtime." (BBG Blog)
NVS Gameplays - "You've got a great game on your hands, your game is good enough that it deserves to reach its funding and more. Great ideas, great presentation, nice and simple and almost a little addicting. It's a great package!"
"The more people that you get, the less you know, and the more its going
to come back and bite you in the butt. As you think you have the
perfect strategy, laying out your cards and somebody just comes in and "kill this character" "discard this character" "you dont get his character" "I'm stealing this character" and your left with nothing... meanwhile, they won the game. It can turn very quickly on you!"
((Game play video coming soon))
Andvaranaut - "It's a quick and tactical card game for 2 to 6 players, in which you try to become the next owner of a luxury mansion... while keeping your head in the process."
"The rules are really simple - it's basically "play a card from your hand" - but the interest comes from the cards themselves. Each card is a character with a particular ability; the abilities are designed to make the cards have interesting interactions between them. Played characters stay with you until the end of the round (or until killed...), thus influencing the game from that point on: some have abilities which take place at the end of each round, and some are referenced by other cards."
Littlemetaldog - *Currently playing*
Want to give us your review of the full game? That's cool, get in touch!
By backing on kick starter you will receive an exclusive queen card with a unique ability. This will NOT be available after this Kick Starter!
*Please note* This is the concept art, This is NOT the final product!
Want to be a part of this and own your own copy? Take a look!
Collie - Just want to support us?
Thank you for your support! Your name will be up on our website as a backer not to mention getting updates about whats going on!
Gardener - Like making things yourself?
Well here is the full color PDF for you to print and play plus get your own copy and your name on our website to show you backed us!
Scholar - Want the special level for backers who start everything off?
The Scholar is up early to grab a copy of the game, PDF and your name on the site.
Guard - Just want a copy of the game? here you go!
The Guard has everything covered, PDF, Backer name on the site and of course a copy of the game.
- *All Stretch goals are included from this point on*
Nurse - Fancy something a little extra? this is for you!
The Nurse level comes with the Game, the PDF and your name on the backer list, A Mini print of a card chosen by the backers signed by the artists.
Coachman - Want more than one copy?
The Coachman drives up with everything in the Nurse level and an additional copy of the game to hand out as a gift, or combine the two for your own crazier larger games!
Executioner - Two copies are still not enough?
The Executioner comes forward to cut down the cost, bulking up with six copies of the game! Grab all stretch goals for each one as well!
Is a case of six still not enough? Well the executioner is the only tier that can be brought multiple times! great for independent retailers!
Lord - Become part of the game!
Get a copy of the game, the PDF, your name on our backer list and in the rule book, a mini print of your card signed by the artist and a sealed letter from the creator addressed to you! Plus work with our artist to create the Freemason card in your image. This card will then be included in every copy of the game!
DISCLAIMER: This is a creative reward and will require you to work with the artist. Artwork can only be made of people to whom you have permission for doing so. Also please note that if we feel the picture provided does not suit the theme (such as multiple piercings) these will be removed to keep within the theme of the game*
King - Can I make my own card?
Work with the game's creator to create your own card that will be illustrated in your likeness. This card will appear in every copy of the game plus you will receive a signed mini print of your card, a wax sealed letter of thanks from the creator, PDF, Your name on our backer list and in the rule book and a copy of the game!!!
- There will be two of each card in the game.
DISCLAIMER: This is a creative reward and will require you to work with
the artist. Artwork can only be made of people to whom you have
doing so. Also please note that if we feel the picture provided does not
suit the theme (such as multiple piercing) these will be removed to
keep within the theme of the game.
What happens if we beat our initial goal? - Stretch goals of course!
- £9,000 - Game is funded and will be produced!
- £10,000 - New Character card added to every copy of the game!
- 11,000 - ??? - Will be revealed when we reach initial goal
- 300 Shares - New Character card added to every copy of the game!
Keep checking us for updates and once again thank you for your support!!!
- *SHIPPING FROM WITHIN THE EU*
- UK - Shipping is included in all applicable pledge levels.
EU - Shipping is included in all applicable pledge levels.
- USA+Canada - Please add an additional £5 on your pledge.
- World - Please add £10 to your pledge level to cover costs.
Semaphore's user page - Main song used