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Cooperative 1-4 player card game with a comic-book theme and a combo building core.
Cooperative 1-4 player card game with a comic-book theme and a combo building core.
117 backers pledged $10,160 to help bring this project to life.

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Beatdown: Streets of Justice

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Beatdown is a co-op beat-em-up wrapped up in board-game format with a comic-book theme and a unique combo system at its heart. Every enemy brings a new challenge to the table, and every attack gives you a new way to plan your combo. 

  • "[Any child of the 90's who grew up with comics and arcades is in for something special with Beatdown: Streets of Justice.]" - BoardgameMonkeys 
  • "Beatdown revolves around the Combo mechanic ... and it’s pretty fun, especially when you manage to pull off an awesome combo." - A Pawn's Perspective
  • "This game is Awesome. It's so well balanced, the gameplay a mix of turn by turn strategy and a good element of lucky Dice roll." - BoardgameGeek Users
  • "10/10 buy, play, ask out in date, raise a family with it." - Facebook Reviews

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What's In The Box?

  • Player Mat (4)
  • 6-Sided Damage Dice (4)
  • 10-Sided Damage Dice (4)
  • Large Boss Enemy Cards (10+)
  • Hero Cards (6+)
  • Attack Cards (60+)
  • Enemy Cards (20+)
  • Enemy Attack Cards (15+)
  • Tracker Cubes (25)
  • Enemy Health Trackers Mats (10)

Items marked with a "+" in the count can be increased by everyone through either backers commissioning extra content OR stretch goals that are already planned.

Push Your Luck And Manage Your Risks

Attack enemies with powerful combos built from your attack cards. With each card you play, the combo rating rises, making it harder to land your next blow. Push too far and your enemies can take advantage of your openings to strike back. But each attack is unique and can help you plan your curve, massage the odds, fix your mistakes or go for broke. It's your combo. Play it the way you want to play it.

Theme Meets Mechanics: Fighting Styles

Each hero comes with their own stats and special ability in addition to a limited attack deck that emphasizes their role and play-style. When you choose your hero, their cards are shuffled into the main attack deck that all players draw from. Want to play a more controlled, protected game? Play one of the wrestler heroes and help your friends shrug off the blows. Want to string together insane high-damage combos? Bring a boxer and watch the hits flow. Prefer manipulating the odds and getting tricky? We've got several kung fu heroes for you to choose from

 Bad Guys and Bosses

At the start of the game, players choose a Boss that looms over the whole game. In addition to acting as the game's final encounter, the bosses each add their own rules the the game, forcing you to adapt your playstyle and strategies.

Boss Newman, who runs Piston City's most successful den slips an extra die to any "Low-Life" enemies when they attack. The Ringmaster brings back criminals from the brink of death for an encore. Reflecto the Brilliant bends perceptions and leaves you never quite sure who you're really fighting.

More-over each individual enemy threatens the heroes with his or her own critical attacks and special effects. Choose carefully how you divy up the damage! Picking the wrong first target can be the difference between success and defeat!

Online Rulebook

Better than a PDF, Beatdown features a fully searchable and linkable online rulebook made by the game's developer. Mobile friendly and easily shared, these online rules put the book in every player's hands simultaneously. A functional FAQ section allows players to directly ask questions or clarifications.

Risks and challenges

We want to ship a high quality game, both in components and gameplay. That means we WILL be doing a test print of the game and readjusting if we're not happy with the components. This may affect our ship date.

As far as finances, we aren't hiding any costs. This Kickstarter covers everything from printing to shipping to 10% returns. Art and design is done in-house. If this gets funded, it will get made. Guaranteed.

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    Add an ENEMY to our final game. We'll use your likeness or original character and build out a special enemy that everyone can enjoy punching their way through.

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    Commissioned Hero [Wave 1]

    Save the day by becoming one of Piston City's guardians! We'll use your likeness or custom character to build a 6-card playable set for all players to enjoy. Includes 5 custom illustrated attack cards and 1 custom illustrated hero.

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    Commissioned Hero [Wave 2]

    Missed wave 1? Here's wave 2!

    Save the day by becoming one of Piston City's guardians! We'll use your likeness or custom character to build a 6-card playable set for all players to enjoy. Includes 5 custom illustrated attack cards and 1 custom illustrated hero.

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