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Pick the Lock is a game of chance and strategy. Attempt to obtain priceless treasures and outwit the other players.
Pick the Lock is a game of chance and strategy. Attempt to obtain priceless treasures and outwit the other players.
Pick the Lock is a game of chance and strategy. Attempt to obtain priceless treasures and outwit the other players.
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Pick the Lock is a game of chance and strategy. Players take on the role of a thief attempting to obtain priceless treasures and outdo their fellow gentleman and lady burglars. Two to four players take turns stealing valuable items from the vault or each other. The thief with the most treasures at the end of the game is the winner.

Each treasure obtained puts you closer to winning. However, each treasure has a special negative effect that makes your collection vulnerable. Steal wisely, certain combinations of treasures in your possession could make it easier for other thieves to steal from you.

The main mechanic of Pick the Lock has a small amount of wit and a lot of luck. Players attempt to steal treasures from each other or the vault by using one of their five number cards. These cards are numbered four through eight and are a finite resource in the game. On your turn, you may choose to steal from the vault or another thief. If you choose the quick and easy path by stealing from the vault, you place 1 card from your hand on the table and target 1 treasure in the vault. The player to your right must set the vault lock by using the combination deck and placing 3 cards that must be less than or equal to the number you played. Once these cards have been chosen, you must guess 1 number. If the number you chose is among those in the lock you have picked the lock and you take the targeted treasure. If you choose to steal from another player this can get interesting. This works similarly to stealing from the vault. However, a lock set by a defending player has only 1 number instead of 3 making guesses much harder. However, you may use that thieves treasures special effects against him. Using a combination of the right cards against the right treasures just might ensure your victory.

Contents: 54 poker sized cards (2.5" x 3.5")

Base Price US: $10 with free shipping to the US (Add $7 for each additional copy)

Base Price International: $10 and add $3 for shipping anywhere in the world (Add $10 for each additional copy)

Players: 2-5

Suggested Age: 6 and up

Delivery: February 2016

As a Christmas Gift
Though Pick the Lock won't arrive in time for the holidays, these printables will.

Simply download and print out the PDF’s below and use these cards to prove that you did not forget about them or order their present late! (Please note that if you have added additional copies they will all be delivered to the same address)

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Review by Legends of Tabletop

Review by No Games No Glory

Trick your friends outside of the game with these false top boxes that only you know the secret to open. Currently, there are 3 types of wooden Trick Pick the Lock Boxes with limited availability. Ash is priced at $50 with only 20 available, Walnut is $60 with 10 available and Wenge is $70 with only 5 available. These are hand crafted beautiful pieces of work from Dog Might that were custom built for Pick the Lock.  Each of these levels comes with a full Pick the Lock game. The limited edition Wenge wooden box is an exclusive individually numbered box that come with a personalized metal plate.

 In response to your request, we asked Dog Might to come up with an additional box and they delivered with yet another amazing product. Made of exotic African padauk, the rich red color is beautifully offset by silver colored hardware and an actual padlock. This lock adds another level of trickery to this box's secret.

We have partnered with a number of board game stores to deliver Pick the Lock games to our backers at a reduced cost. Check the list and see if there is a location near you. If so save some money and back at the In-Store Pickup Level. This helps us and the stores we love.

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Our goal is set at $1000, with this we will be able to make a first run of our game however with enough support we can provide a better quality game to all our supporters. All of our backer levels above $1 include all the benefits outlined in our stretch goals.


We designed Pick the Lock to pack a great experience into very simple components. With 54 cards in a standard poker size, the physical aspect of this project is relatively simple. We have a veteran graphic designer on the team and all of our artwork is complete. We should have no trouble getting to the printer directly following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Our printer, Print Ninja, gives excellent service and great turnaround times. Our shipping fulfillment service is efficient and has customs friendly service for international delivery. We selected Pick the Lock to be our first official game project for its logistical simplicity. With a straightforward and simple project, we can deliver an awesome experience for gamers and quickly get ready to bring more fun to your table through other upcoming projects.

Risks and challenges

Pick the Lock is a completed game. All we need to do is send it to print. We are using a printer based in the United States so there are no expected delays. Once we are funded we will send the project to print. After the proofing process and production, the products will be shipped to our facility and distributed to our backers. It is a simple product that comes completely packaged from the manufacturer. Or first priority is to build a community that loves our games and with that in mind we will always work our hardest to fulfill our promises.

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    IN-STORE PICK UP - This level comes with the full Pick the Lock game delivered to one of our partner store locations. See the list and MAKE SURE a store is near you. (Add $7 for additional games)

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    PADAUK THIEF - This level comes with the full Pick the Lock game in a hand-made exotic African padauk box and free shipping for US supporters.

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