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New York City, the center of the theater universe! If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! A fast-paced card game!
New York City, the center of the theater universe! If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere! A fast-paced card game!
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 Will you be the king of Broadway?

New York City, the center of the theater universe! If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. You are a Broadway producer and your goal is to open three (3) smash hit shows before your rival producers can. Can you get the cast in place and keep your shows open? Will you be the toast of Time Square? Who will be the King or Queen of Broadway?

For 2-5 players, ages 8+, approximately 30-60 minutes per game

Game Objective

Be the first to get three (3) complete Cast Sets: 

  • Diva 
  • Leading Man 
  • Ingenue 
  • Antagonist 
  • Chorus x2

Game Setup

Deal one card at a time face up to each player in clockwise rotation until someone receives The Diva. The first player to get a Diva goes first. Shuffle all the cards back into the deck and deal six (6) cards to each player. Put the rest in center for the draw pile.

Round of Play

Each turn a player may take up to three (3) of the following actions: 

  • Draw three (3) cards from the draw pile. Pick them up one at a time and do any immediate action if necessary for the Diva, Leading Man, or Scottish Play. You may do this once per turn. 
  • Play a card from your hand and perform the action listed. 
  • Replace a missing card from a Cast Set previously affected by the Break A Leg card. 
  • Lay down a Cast Set. Your turn ends with this action. 

A turn ends when the player has concluded three (3) actions, they lay down a Cast Set, or they draw The Scottish Play card. At the end of any turn a player can not have more than ten (10) cards in their hand and must discard any extras to the discard pile. Continue play until one player has three (3) Cast Sets in front of them.

Cast Sets

You must lay the Cast Set down all together, NOT one (1) or two (2) Cast member at a time. A Cast Set is comprised of: one (1) Diva one (1) Leading Man one (1) Ingenue one (1) Antagonist and two (2) Chorus cards. An Understudy can replace any of the roles. Once a set is placed you can not change it. (ex. If you played an Understudy instead of a Diva and then draw a Diva you are NOT allowed to replace the Understudy with the Diva.) Your turn ends when you play a Cast Set.

About the Creators

Stephen Hayward
Stephen Hayward

Stephen is the creator of Casting Call: The Card Game. Stephen is the game creator of casting call: the card game came up with the concept, rules, and game play. Stephen is an amateur magician, balloon artist and juggler. He is an avid table top game fan and spends most nights playing games with friends. He is also a local performer for many local theatre groups.

Erin Murphy
Erin Murphy

Erin is the designer of Casting Call: The Card Game. She designed the cards and drew each of the illustrations. Otherwise, Erin runs her own freelance graphic design business and performs with her local community theaters including musicals, straight plays, interactive murder mysteries, and even as a princess at children’s parties.

Casting Call: The Card Game is a labor of love for Stephen and Erin. Please consider donating to the production of the game, including preordering to get your own copy once the goal has been met. 

Risks and challenges

There is virtually no risk associated with this project. The game has been designed, prototyped, played, tweaked, and perfected. A printer has been acquired who will provide a quality product. All we need is enough pledges to bring the printing costs down enough to make the game affordable to you, the player.

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    ★ Illustrated poster of YOU as your favorite Broadway character
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    ○★○HEADLINER○★○

    ★ YOU become the Chorus character in EVERY deck produced
    ★ Pizza party for 5 paid by game creator Stephen Hayward to enjoy the game with your friends
    ★ Five (5) decks of Casting Call: The Card Game BROADWAY
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