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An action-packed social deduction board game for 5 - 8 players. Order Now!
An action-packed social deduction board game for 5 - 8 players. Order Now!
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Bank Heist is a social deduction game that promises action and suspense, deception, and most importantly - loads of fun.

No early eliminations and an explosive action phase are the things that set Bank Heist apart in the social deduction genre.

Our goal was to create a game that groups could play over and over without the  frustration of being targeted without any ability to prevent elimination. That's why Bank Heist is played in two primary phases: 

In the Robbery Phase, players are loading cash into the truck and taking actions based on their role. There are no eliminations during this phase. Instead each player is gathering items for later use and observing the actions of other players to figure out who's Crew and who may be Agents or Rivals.

Bank Heist includes the best elements of social deduction games such  as suspense and deception but adds an explosive action element. That's  where the Getaway Phase comes in.

You will now use the items collected during the robbery to eliminate those you don't trust. In Bank Heist, eliminating a player isn't as easy as a majority vote or pointing your finger. Some players may have a bulletproof vest or use cards to avoid attacks.  This makes for an action-packed finale and is truly what sets Bank  Heist apart from other social deduction games.

Another pain point in many games is the lack of creativity when deciding  who goes first. Rather than having the start player be the last person  to have a birthday or get their oil changed - we decided to go a  different route. In Bank Heist there is a quick process where players  must "Crack the Vault" to begin the robbery. The player who solves the combination first gets to kick things off.

There are 3 roles in Bank Heist: Crew, Agent, and Rival.  We wanted our game to be fun for every player regardless of the role  you're dealt. Whether you're rushing to finish the robbery as Crew,  waiting to pull off your double-cross as a Rival, or preparing to take  everyone down as an Agent—you're guaranteed to have a blast and want to  play each role again and again.

One of the most fun aspects of Bank Heist is the in-game player mods called Attributes. Some Attributes such as Martial Skills are very good, while others such as Hush Money are not so good but totally satisfying when passed to that player you just really need to shut up.

These modifications also help keep Bank Heist new exciting each time you play. One game may feature a Trigger Happy Agent while the next leaves them Gun Jammed.

*The video above is NSFW.

One of the biggest reasons we cancelled our previous campaign was shipping. We wanted to make sure we were able to take care of our international backers properly which was not possible prior to now.

We are shipping the Bank Heist pledge level internationally according to the following chart. If your country is not listed please send us a message and we will try our best to accommodate all of our potential backers.

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge for us has been learning on the fly. We had a previous campaign for Bank Heist which we canceled in June 2019. We feel that canceling this previous campaign helped build trust with our backers. This new campaign has allowed us to lower pricing for ourselves and our backers. In addition to that, we now have a better solution for international shipping through a third-party logistics company.

An additional challenge is gaining trust as a brand new company releasing our first game. We have sent our game to multiple outlets for previews and worked hard to get it in front people in the "real world." We have attended Origins, Gen Con, and many smaller conventions which have allowed us to put our game and ourselves in front of hundreds of potential backers. Showing our proof of concept to as many individuals as possible has helped us build a foundation of trust among our supporters.

We have invested nearly two years of our lives as well as thousands of dollars in creating and marketing the game. For this reason, we are dedicated to this game and seeing it come to life. Our backers can rest assured that we will deliver our game in a timely manner. We have been working with our manufacturer since the cancellation of our last campaign to get the ball rolling ahead of schedule.

With any project there is always the risk of unforeseen circumstances. If there are any delays or hangups throughout this process we promise to quickly communicate with everyone and work as hard and as fast as possible to correct these issues.

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    YOUR NAME IN THE VAULT + PRINT & PLAY

    As a 'Thank You' for supporting Bank Heist your name will be in our Backer Vault on the Bank Heist website. Your name will link to a web address of your choice.* That means your social media, website, a funny GIF, meme, or even your own Kickstarter campaign.

    You will also receive immediate access to our Print & Play version of Bank Heist.

    *Some restrictions apply to the type of link you may provide. If your link is denied we will work with you until an appropriate link is agreed upon. You may use a nickname if you'd rather not have your full name appear there.

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    BANK HEIST

    Receive one copy of Bank Heist.

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    VAULT PACK - (Retail Special)

    Want to see Bank Heist on your store's shelves? Select this option to receive 4 copies of the game at a discounted price.

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    BANK HEIST + ADVANCE DEMO COPY

    Can't wait around for our final product to ship? Choose this reward and we will ship a demo copy similar to what you see in our videos as soon as the campaign ends. That means you'll be robbing banks 3 months before our final manufactured version ships. With this reward you will also receive a normal copy of the game once they ship in January 2020.

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    CHIEF OF POLICE

    You don't just enforce the law - you ARE the law. Now show the world just how much the "good guys" love this project! Select this reward and be listed at the top of the Backer Vault on the Bank Heist website as the "Chief of Police." You will have your photo, name, and a few words of your choosing cemented on Bank Heist's website along with a link of your choosing. Additionally you will receive a custom framed board with an image of your choice replacing the "vault logo" to hang on your wall.

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    BANK MANAGER

    You've worked your way to the top of the banking food chain. Now you can use your wealth to show the world just how much you love this project! Select this reward and be listed in at the top of the Backer Vault on the Bank Heist website as the "Bank Manager." You will have your photo, name, and a few words of your choosing cemented on Bank Heist's website along with a link of your choosing. Additionally you will receive a custom framed board with an image of your choice replacing the "vault logo" to hang on your wall.

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    CRIME BOSS

    You're the one now. You run these streets and now you can use your power to show the world just how much you love this project! Select this reward and be listed at the top of the Backer Vault on the Bank Heist website as the "Crime Boss." You will have your photo, name, and a few words of your choosing cemented on Bank Heist's website along with a link of your choosing. Additionally you will receive a custom framed board with an image of your choice replacing the "vault logo" to hang on your wall.

    Sorry, this option is only available to US backers.

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