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Work w/ your opponents to score points through matching suits, but be sure to play the better card! A game of sneaky teamwork for 3-4.
Work w/ your opponents to score points through matching suits, but be sure to play the better card! A game of sneaky teamwork for 3-4.
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Like to try before you buy? Try the Cahoots App for FREE! We are that sure you will love this game! Visit the Apple App Store (sorry Android users!) and download it free HERE. This app will only be free during the month of October! Install it, play a few times and then back this campaign! We have worked with Josh Edwards to allow this to happen ONLY during the campaign! After the campaign is over the app will go back to a paid app. Just click on the image below to download it!

 

Watch the designer Jay Treat teach the game at GenCon 50 with BGG:

  

 

Welcome to the world of Cahoots, a trick-taking card game in which you are forced to conspire (be "in cahoots") with each of your opponents to win. Cooperate, negotiate, backstab, and bluff your way to a win in this world of noir and espionage. You can't trust anyone, but you've got to work together to score points because even though you win by yourself, you can't win alone!

 

We are trying something totally new on this project.  We are offering the base version of the game for just $10 but also giving you backers the option of upgrading to the deluxified Kickstarter-only version.  The Deluxified version will not be available in stores and the only way to get it is straight from us!  Here are just a few of the reasons to BACK NOW!

 


 *Kickstarter Limited Exclusivity - Deluxe content will not enter regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, online at the BGG promo store, and directly from Mayday Games on our website. 

 

 

 

  

 

**Please note the card quality will be 300 GSM grey-core interior cards.  This is a high-quality card designed to last through many, many plays!

 

Click HERE for the complete rules. This game is extremely easy to learn, check out the designer teaching it at GenCon 2017.  It takes just 3 minutes to learn!

You can watch a full walk through of the video with lots of commentary and fun with the designer HERE.

Here is a full video of how to play the game by Dan King of the Game Boy Geek Network:

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

                                                               

 

  

 

 

                                                                   

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

Shipping is calculated based on your country.  Just pledge and Kickstarter will determine your shipping based on your country.  Shipping is between $2 and $6 dollars so it is extremely affordable. 

The game is lightweight and durable so the game will fit easily into a bubble mailer. We are also shipping all the rewards outside of the USA directly from our fulfillment warehouse in China to you. That means the rewards will get shipped quickly and efficiently.  

Note that shipping will be from the USA for all US backers and all other rewards will ship directly from our fulfillment warehouse in China. We will state the direct manufacturing replacement cost on the customs form for all non-USA shipments, which means that even on a 2-pack shipment that your reward will fall well below the VAT/CUSTOMS/DUTY thresholds for you. We have fulfilled several other projects in this same manner, and our backers have happily had no issues getting their rewards duty-free due to the low cost of our games.  

Please also note that we are not responsible for any dents or dings caused due to shipping. We've ensured that all of our product is double bubble wrapped at our Chinese fulfillment center and we offer you the option of shipping in a box (which takes a bit longer to ship out due to moving product to another facility). If the game box is destroyed or the game components are damaged due to shipping, despite the added protection, contact us at kickstarter@maydaygames.com with photographs of the damage for replacement assessment.

Will my shipment be traceable?  I want a tracking number when it ships.

No, your shipment will not be traceable, it will show up as a first class package through your post office and those do NOT have tracking numbers. We can say that your reward will arrive in 7-30 business days after it ships. We can send you a screen shot of the shipping notice, and confirm that it went out if it doesn't show up, but there is no tracking number. That is how we are able to offer such low shipping rates.    

If you want a tracking number, you can pay a little extra on your shipping service to get a tracking number. Here are the rates:  

Tracking Number Add On:  

  • Just add $1 more to your pledge for a tracking number on your shipment, worldwide.

I want my game shipped in a box instead of a bubble mailer.  

We're quoting very cheap shipping because of the weight, and this specific game comes in a nice sturdy box. It's tough and we expect it will be able to handle the rough ride through the mail. Shipping the game in a box will add about 150 grams and another $0.30-0.60 in packaging to the cost of your shipment.  

If you want your reward to ship in a box rather than a bubble mailer, here are the rates:  

Shipping Box Add On:  

  • Add $2 to your pledge to have it shipped in a box rather than a bubble mailer.

I want both a tracking number and a box for my shipment.  

No problem, just add both the costs for the shipping box and the tracking number. Just add $3 to your pledge and we will ship it in a box and with a tracking number.

Note Regarding Late Surveys And Shipping

We won't ship rewards more than six (6) months after we finish shipping Cahoots from our warehouses. We'll be sure to make several attempts to reach any stragglers over those six months, but after that period of time, we'll consider any remaining pledges with an incomplete survey a donation to Mayday Games and any copies set aside will be sold through game stores and conventions.

What if my rewards arrive damaged or don't arrive at all?

If you paid for the tracking and it doesn't arrive we'll send you a new one.  if you paid for a box and it arrives damaged we'll send a replacement.  Don't want to pay for tracking or a box?  That is ok with us, but we won't replace it without charging you for replacement shipping & tracking on the second package.  We recommend you get the box AND tracking!

 

We've had a lot of previous successful Kickstarter projects in the past. You'd think by now that we'd be set and not need to run such a project any more, right? Well, not so much. While Mayday has been successful, we're still very small and our cash is tied up in other projects. In fact, if you look at Mayday's early publishing history, we introduced just three new games in 2010 and 2011 before we discovered Kickstarter.  

Since utilizing Kickstarter, we've launched over 30 new games, and that is ALL thanks to backers like you. By using Kickstarter, we're able to gauge interest and get the game made in much larger quantities and with cheaper prices to our customers. This is a large part of why we were able to offer our last few projects at such a low price point. With this much stuff in the game and such a small company, this would only be possible with the support of the Kickstarter community.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Mayday has successfully handled 40 prior projects, so we know what we are doing. With this particular project, we have minimized the risks involved with our advanced preparations. If we meet our goal, this project is print ready. The factory is ready to publish, and the art and layout has already been completed. Changes to the project, if any are needed, will be completed prior to the end of the campaign.
But with our experience comes wisdom. We also know that we cannot control every factor in the chain from manufacture and printing to delivery. That is why we have built in extra time into our forecast to account for any unforeseen events that could arise. We believe the addition of this extra time will ensure that delivery of this project will NOT be delayed beyond the estimated delivery date.
We have had over 33,000 excited gamers back our previous projects, and as always, we stand behind our campaigns. We understand that there may be an occasional glitch in the delivery. If you are a previous backer, and have any missing or damaged parts, just send us a message here on Kickstarter and we will work with you to rectify the situation. Thanks again for all the support!

We have a few partially undelivered KS projects at present, but we expect to have this one delivered on time. We're putting extra time into our forecast for delivery to ensure this project will NOT be delayed beyond the estimated delivery date.

For a list of prior campaigns please check here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bkBCeeQtxuCHymJ3-L1Bu9L26i_TqGQnNILzAe9Uafk/edit

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    You will be required to provide State Sales Tax ID Exemption Certificate and State Business Entity Verification or we will cancel your pledge.
    Note this $35 will hold 9 copies of the game + bonus 10th copy for your store to demo, plus a small display for the game too!

    We will bill you another $40 directly when the rewards are ready to ship, you must pay the balance in full before we can ship it. So you are paying $35 + $40 = $75 for 10 copies of the game, delivered to you. Note these will be deluxe versions which will not be available through distribution. You can only get them through us!

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