The Majority is a card game by a Japanese indie game designer, Muneyuki Yokouchi. In this project, Ninja Star Games is releasing a fully English translated version of two of his popular games, The Majority and The Majority 2, for the first time in the international market!
The player is a leader of a political party in the assembly of darkness. His or her objective isn't to fairly play the games of politics. The sole goal is to manipulate others and abuse the powers to earn the most money!
The Majority is playable with 3 or 4 players. In a 4 player game, the game is played in teams of 2, forming a 2 versus 2 game. In this game, each player will be playing a card from his or her hand to form political parties. Cards have different special abilities as well as strengths in the political party. Players will be using these cards to form a strong and powerful party. However, in this game, having the strongest party won't make you the most money. Instead, being the second most powerful party will grant you more money! Remember though, that getting some money is always better than getting nothing. You must carefully coordinate your plays with your partner so that you and your partner will end up with the most and second most powerful party!
In a 3 player game, the game is played almost identically. However, you will not have a partner, so it will be a 3 person free for all. You will need to play cleverly to ensure that you will end up with more money than your opponents!
How much money can you earn in this world of pandemonium where briberies, assassinations, and betrayals are the norm!?
Designer's site on The Majority (Japanese page)
The story continues on in the assembly of darkness. Briberies, assassinations, and betrayals are means of the past. Nowadays, politicians are forming political factions aiming to gain grant.
The Majority 2 is playable only with 2 players. In this game, a player's goal is to create more political factions with higher authorities than his or her opponent. Board members are the various residents of the pandemonium, including Witches, Demons, Dragons, Angels, and Reapers. These inhumane creatures are equipped with exciting and powerful special abilities that can aid their factions or hinder their opponents. The game has a very unique card drafting mechanics where the hand of cards are shared between the player and their opponent. Therefore, player must carefully decide when and which politicians to hire for their factions, as those left behind may comeback as a member of the opposition!
Can you utilize the special abilities to their full extent, and form a stronger faction than your opponent?
Designer's site on The Majority 2 (Japanese page)
We are calling this the Complete Edition as we are releasing a combined version of The Majority and The Majority 2 as a single game. The Majority is a 3-4 player game, and The Majority 2 is a 2 player game. The two games share the same background story and settings, but they are different games each with very different gameplay. We are certain that you will enjoy them both!
You will be getting 2 games for the price of 1! This is possible since, really, printing more cards does not add much to the production cost. We strongly believe that combining these two games gives better value for you.
If you like two player card games, then The Majority 2 is a must own. It will hit your table plenty of times. The game has enough thinky bits for players that enjoy strategy and its 20 minute average play time is short enough that it won’t overstay its welcome.
I was pretty impressed with The Majority 2. It is a light game, but a light game with interesting decisions almost every turn.
Something you can play very easy as an entry-level game with anybody. For a $25 pledge level, you’re getting 2 games, which is a really nice idea. For these two games packaged into one, with unique artwork, I would say “Kick it off!”
It’s easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to clean up. No matter how many times that I play, no two games ever play out the same. This is a truly unique offering and I am grateful for having had the opportunity to play it.
Boardgame Cube (Japanese website)
Review of The Majority: Interesting drafting game where being the second place grants you more points. Special abilities are simple but exciting, which takes cards away from opponents or giving cards to them. You aim on becoming the second place by using these special abilities effectively.
Review of The Majority 2: Game is filled with interesting special abilities, but the mechanics is simple to understand. Cute illustrations add a lot of characteristics to the game.
BGG Users Reviews
- Really neat drafting / hand management game. The abilities on a few of the cards keeps every round interesting. Having to fight over 2nd place also keeps the tension super high. One of my favorite pure card games.
- Another excellent card game by Yokouchi which shines when played in teams of 2 vs 2.
The Majority 2:
- Interesting 2 player game. One of the most interesting aspects is that you will be passing your left over cards to your opponent after your turn is over. Looking forward to playing more.
- Excellent two player game which plays in 30 minutes once you get the hang of the game. The tension in the game really comes down to the unique drafting style where one plays cards from a hand and then must give the remainder of the hand to the opponent for them to play.
Wooden box and tokens
Shipping cost is included in the pledge level. If you are a US backer, no additional shipping fee is requested. For Canadian, and international backers, we ask for an additional fee to cover our shipping cost. For all international shipments, the backer is responsible for all local duties and taxes.
At this time, we are not able to offer shipping from within EU. However, we may offer it if we reach a funding level that allows us this option.
Two very talented individuals made The Majority and The Majority 2.
Muneyuki's Website (Japanese page)
Both games have been previously released in Japan and are very well received, but they are barely known outside of Japan. We strongly believe that these are two excellent games that needs to be seen by gamers worldwide. This is why we chose Kickstarter so that we can show this game to an international audience.
We believe that the game mechanics and artworks do not need much modifications as they are already great as is. However, the original game's components quality is not satisfactory when compared to other US and European games. In order to bring these games to the international market with superior components and professionally translated cards/rules, we need your help in raising the funds.
We have invested $2000 into the project, but we need about $12,000 to manufacture the game and ship them to backers. All the fund we are raising through this campaign will be going towards the manufacturing cost.
Risks and challenges
The games are already released in Japan, so there is no risk in creating the games.
There are risks in manufacturing English copy since this is Ninja Star Games' first project. Rest assured though, we have very talented people working on manufacturing the game, translating Japanese to English, and communicating with various stakes holders involved in making this project a success.
The game will be manufactured in China, so there will be the usual risks in shipment delay, customs delay, and such. This is why we have a conservative estimated delivery date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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