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YOU are the Maniac! The Horror Movie Card Game. A campy Social Slasher to enjoy with your Twisted Friends.

*All Backers: If you would like an additional game deck you may add $37.00 to your pledge to receive a 2nd game deck. ( add $4.00 more for shipping outside the United States) 

After the campaign ends, we will send a survey to confirm the second game deck for your order.

Update: $25,000 - Such Sights To Show You - Premium Card Game Components - Achieved!

Update # 10

Next up... $30,000 - Spicy Unrated Version

A Game Mag - Interview with a Maniac! by Mike Williams   

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The End of Summer - Preview

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The Ultimate Card Game for Horror Fans

YOU are the Maniac! is a horror movie themed card game where you play as The Maniac. Gameplay is fast-paced with a surprising mix of strategy and dark humor. Slash your way through a horror film trilogy with 2 - 4 players, complete with a familiar cast of slasher movie stereotypes we hold dear to our bloodthirsty hearts.

Photo of YOU are The Maniac! 120+ Card Sneak Preview Edition
Photo of YOU are The Maniac! 120+ Card Sneak Preview Edition
Photo of YOU are The Maniac! 120+ Card Sneak Preview Edition
Photo of YOU are The Maniac! 120+ Card Sneak Preview Edition

A game consists of 3 movies. During each movie, 13 Victims, including 1 Final Girl, are lined up on The Wall. Players take turns playing Maniac Cards and capturing Victims. After the third movie, players tally up the body count. The Maniac with the most points wins!

YOU are the Maniac! is played with 4 game decks, featuring 120 unique cards
YOU are the Maniac! is played with 4 game decks, featuring 120 unique cards

The Victim Deck contains 5 classic horror stereotypes: Bimbo, Athlete, Fodder, Suspect, and Nemesis.

The Maniac deck is where the game’s horrific scenes unfold. It also contains Instant Play cards which equip weapons and conceal your hideous deformities.

The Plot Twist Deck contains cards that alter the direction of the movie, in unexpected ways.

Saved for last, the Final Girl must confront The Maniac at the end of each round. 

Don't be frightened... YOU are The Maniac! is easy to learn!
Don't be frightened... YOU are The Maniac! is easy to learn!

DOWNLOAD THE PDF RULEBOOK FOR COMPLETE GAME RULES  

The game design is final and the card art is two-thirds complete.  A successful Kickstarter means we can finish the card art, pay for printing and packaging, and get the game in your hands as soon as possible.

Pledge now to ensure YOU are the Maniac! has a horrifyingly happy ending. Thanks for Giving Us a Hand.  

The Official YOU are The Maniac! 'Give Us A Hand' campaign
The Official YOU are The Maniac! 'Give Us A Hand' campaign

$50,000 - Locked

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$45,000 - Locked

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$40,000 - Hideous Deformities

When we get to $40,000 we'll unveil 3 all new Masks to hide your hideous deformities and make the Victim's SCREAM!!!

$35,000 - The Nerd

Maniacs eat nerds for breakfast. The nerd will be added to the Fodder group as a "key player" 5 point card. When we get to $35,000, we'll announce how this card will influence a fun new rule. Let's add a new Victim card to the game!

$30,000 - Spicy Unrated Version

Select Victim cards appear without clothing. This unzipped add-on feature will be delivered as an *optional* digital booklet for mature backers who have pledged at least $25.00.

$25,000 - Such Sights To Show You

Premium Quality Cards and Printing for ALL backers receiving a physical card game! 

"Such Sights To Show You" includes:

* Premium 30gsm Bluecore Casino Cardstock for the playing cards (the best cardstock offered)

* Linen embossing (We love the look and feel of this premium addition)  

* Aqueous coating (double-sided shiny protective coating) 

* 2-pc box (higher quality paperstock / not a tuckbox) 

* Glossy full-color rulebook (saddle stitch stapled)

$20,000 - Tools of the Trade - UNVEILED!!!

What's a horror movie card game without a nice selection of grisly murder weapons?  When we get to $20,000 we'll unveil 3 all new tools of the Maniac's trade.  

3 New Shiny Sharp Murder Toys ENJOY!
3 New Shiny Sharp Murder Toys ENJOY!

Inspired by popular slasher films: Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and modern classics like The Cabin in the Woods, YOU are the Maniac! is a horrifyingly fun card game to play with your twisted friends.

YOU are The Maniac! Retro-Nostalgia Poster Art
YOU are The Maniac! Retro-Nostalgia Poster Art

Stay tuned for updates including much more to see throughout the 'Give Us a Hand' campaign.  We have such sights to show you! 

Mythos Labs is a boutique game and technology development studio located in Nevada City, California. Offering technical and creative solutions for the game industry. 

Mythos Labs from left to right: Josh Engebretson, Todd Wahoske, Lara Engebretson
Mythos Labs from left to right: Josh Engebretson, Todd Wahoske, Lara Engebretson

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Mythos Labs is primarily a video game development studio. YOU are The Maniac! is our first physical card game. We printed a 50 deck preview edition to get experience proofing, shipping, and receive feedback on the game's design.

We're competent and seasoned professionals who have worked on projects for major game studios. We welcome new challenges and look forward to expanding skills and tapping into years of game development knowledge.

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