Smoking Aces is a smart, fast and fun game of constant strategy based on the familiar backbone of the classic card game Poker.
Players start by selecting one of the three different setups (Stud, Draw, or Hold 'em). Players then take turns playing one card from their hand into their pocket (a collection of cards face up on the table in front of them that will be scored at the end of the game). Each card may resolve an effect triggered on a variety of situations. Players will need to adapt to an ever changing and highly competitive game state in order to assemble the best possible pocket by the time all players have played all cards from their hands.
Every copy of Smoking Aces will come with:
- Game Box
- Rules Document
- 54 card Poker Deck (including Joker cards)
"When we were able to memorize a few of the mechanics the rest came easy..... it was a blast...... Pawnjoker Games delivers a new perspective to poker and it is one I’d consider worth playing." - Indietabletop
"An interesting Poker experience...... plays like a blend between Poker and more modern card games..... I think you will like Smoking Aces." - GeekyHobbies
A great review from Justgotplayed!
Another great review from Cloak and Meeple!
Another Awesome Review by AllUsGeeks!
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Smoking Aces is the first of many planned productions from PawnJoker Games. While Smoking Aces is nearly entirely complete; from asset creation to play testing to fully functioning prototypes; a mass, or even limited, printing of any game from a professional manufacture costs a lot of money. This Kickstarter campaign is not only to raise the money needed for a limited printing of Smoking Aces but also to help secure the successful startup of PawnJoker Games.
Meet the Team!
Nicholas Markgraf - Designer
Born and raised in Minnesota, I grew up playing classics from Risk to Monopoly and, at one point in time or another, had owned every Nintendo console ever released. Gaming has been my largest passion for as long as I can remember. I studied Digital Entertainment and Game Design immediately after high school with hopes and dreams to create games for a living and not just a hobby. Since that time I've been developing several "home games" with nothing to show for it but prototype after prototype. Smoking Aces is my first real attempt at bringing something fun and exciting to other people worldwide. I've been blessed to have an enormous amount of support from family and friends but to go any further in chasing this dream I need either a miracle or a platform like Kickstarter.
Backers - The Heart and Soul
Without the generosity of backers, many quality independent productions would have never existed. That would have been a shame. Hundreds of designer's dreams would have been squashed and that would have been an even larger shame. Without you, the backers, Smoking Aces would be nothing more than a prototype I play with my friends and family when we get bored of rolling dice or moving wooden cubes across the table. It is because of the monumental importance of your role that I consider everyone who backs Smoking Aces a member of this development team. A member I look forward to working with to create Smoking Aces and many other PawnJoker Games in the future.
Thank you and please support this wonderful game.
Any backer(of at least $15) that refers ten(10) or more backers(of at least $15) will receive their copy of Smoking Aces SIGNED and FREE! (well, reimbursed really.) Information for this promotion will be retrieved from the end-of-campaign survey.
At least for now. This Kickstarter campaign is first and foremost about funding. Nothing else matters until that happens. When the $1500 funding goal is reached, I will happily add stretch goal(s) to the campaign per backer request.
Risks and challenges
No amount of research or education is a substitute for experience here. This is the first of many Pawnjoker Games productions so I expect a degree of setbacks involved with learning and the typical production cycle. The largest risk I face is the uncertainty of unpredictable circumstance within the manufacturing, fulfillment and shipping process. I am working with a well known and professional manufacturing company and I understand the importance of a timely production. I will strive to keep each and every backer informed of any delay or updates as I work with industry professionals to complete the manufacturing and fulfillment/shipping in a professional and timely manner.
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