About this project
Cobras are overrunning the village! To encourage people to get rid of the pests, the authorities have put out a bounty. Seizing the opportunity, you have come up with a clever plan: Breed more cobras! It’s a great and profitable scheme, but be careful: When the authorities find out and cancel the program, you might get more than you bargained for...
The historical anecdote that inspired this game is known among economists as the “Cobra Effect," referring to a solution to a problem that backfires spectacularly and actually makes things worse.
Cobras is a trick-taking game for 1-5 players where knowing when to win a trick is key to winning. Players must lose tricks to collect cobras, then win a trick to exchange them for points. Timing things just right is the game's core challenge, and if you push your luck too far, you might get bit!
Each trick, the losing players divvy up the cobras shown on the cards played that trick and place cobra tokens on their basket. The winning player empties their basket for points, according to a scale that rewards more points for more cobras—then drops off steeply if you've pushed your luck too far!
Cobras also features a King Cobra card that allows players to either share the win or share the loss for one trick each hand. Use it wisely!
- 52 cards (4 suits of 13)
- 5 King Cobra cards
- 5 Basket cards
- 42 Cobra tokens
- 5 Scoring cards with scoring rings
- 1 Solo token
Cobras will have a suggested retail price of $20, so our Kickstarter backers will receive a 20% discount.
Also, every Kickstarter backer will receive $3 off their shipping charge! For international backers, Cobras is customs-friendly!
We're supporting local game stores by offering the Kickstarter version of Cobras to retailers during the campaign. Just like other backers, retailer backers will receive their rewards before we release the game into distribution. Email email@example.com if you’re a retailer with a U.S. address or a U.S. freight forwarder and you’re interested in getting Cobras at wholesale pricing for your store.
To ensure maximum success, we have invested money out of our pocket to complete all of the necessary graphics and illustrations to immediately print this game as soon as it is funded.
By backing Cobras on Kickstarter, you're ensuring that we'll have the money to manufacture the game and bring it to players around the world.
We appreciate your time and investment. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
What are the risks involved in our project? Minimal. Although this is our first publication, we have been deeply involved with the board game industry for more than four years in our roles as bloggers, designers and advocates for the hobby.
Further, our game is completely designed and is ready to print. No extra time will be needed for development or design.
We will be working with our manufacturer to ensure that you receive a high-quality game with excellent components. We are more than confident that you will be happy with the game.
We plan to keep you apprised at every step of the way, from Day 1 of the campaign to the moment we start shipping Cobras to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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