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Gather your army, defeat all who stand before you, and become the Evil Overlord you deserve to be!
Gather your army, defeat all who stand before you, and become the Evil Overlord you deserve to be!
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Unlocked: Free, Kickstarter-Exclusive 18-Card Mini Deck for all Backers at the $20 Tier or higher!
Unlocked: Free, Kickstarter-Exclusive 18-Card Mini Deck for all Backers at the $20 Tier or higher!

You are an Evil Mastermind, just waiting for your time at the top! 

Of course, you're not alone in that, and you'll have to defeat the others if you want to rule the world as the Evil Overlord!

Unfortunately, your rag-tag army won't fight together, so you'll have to go to the "Evil Minion Market" and trade away the minions you don't want!

  • Evil Overlord is a Deck Building game condensed into 5-10 minutes
  • It is for 3-10 players of ages 6+
  • The cards represent the troops in your army
  • You can only play one army type, so you trade away the cards you don't want to the other players!
  • Everyone gets to trade, not just the loud people!
  • Doesn't require a moderator or phone app!
                                       

Download the rules from here, free! 

The rules to the game! Click to download.
The rules to the game! Click to download.

Here are a few videos to give in-play examples!

Here's a detailed explanation of the Battle Phase, for those who want more information: 

If you want a little more visibility of the cards themselves, we did a table view video as well! 

Finally, here's a second Battle Phase resolution as an additional example! 

Visit our YouTube Channel for an introduction to each army and a note about advanced tactics!


 

Note: These are not available for the Evil Mastermind Tier. All other Tiers receive them automatically!

"Black Vortex" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"All these choices and layers to the trading come together to create a lightning-fast game with some fun lightweight decisions as you manage your hand. It's delightful, satisfying, and a lot of fun."

Casual Game Revolution Review of Evil Overlord

"A fun, fast-paced game. It takes around 5 minutes!"

Getting Geeky with Gamer Leaf Preview of Evil Overlord

"Evil Overlord is quick to learn, simple to follow, and fun with family/friends but also reaches some depths that are not achieved by similar games. For these reasons and more this game will keep you returning in succession." 

- Expand Your Game Review of Evil Overlord

"I love the concept and the artwork. The rules are short and straightforward!"

- Dice and Stuff

Dice At Dusk's Evil Overlord Review

Father Geek (endorsed by both Child Geeks and Parent Geeks!)

Risks and challenges

This is Shades of Vengeance's 31st crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and third game which involved cards.

While we haven't been mistake-free, we've always delivered on or ahead of time (except for two occasions, where a delay was agreed with Backers to give them more content!). We use each successive Kickstarter to build on the lessons learned from the previous, and we learn fast. At this point, we're confident in our ability to deliver the rewards we're committing to and to keep you informed if there are any delays.

The game is already completed and 100 packs have already been created for playtesting and demonstration. All we need to do is run a larger print run for the backers who pledge to this project and then distribute the packs - something we have a lot of experience in!

We're dedicated first and foremost to continuing delivering you the best material we can, and secondly to bring it to you on time. We hope you'll support our efforts to do that!

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    Evil Mastermind

    Get the game for free. Yes, really!

    You get to enjoy the game for just the postage costs (which have been adjusted to account for the $1)!

    All we ask is that you please tell others about it!

    However, you won't get any of the Stretch Goals, and the pack will not include the box or the rules booklet (the rules are downloadable!).

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    Overlord

    Get the Evil Overlord Base Deck!

    It's everything you need for hundreds of runs at world domination!

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    Champion and Overlord

    Get not only Evil Overlord, but also the prequel game, Champion of Earth (for 1-6 players, age 6+)!

    Defend the Earth from an alien invasion, then take it over to rule it as overlord - it's the complete experience!

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    Robot Champion and Overlord

    Get the Robots and Cyborgs expansion to the critically-acclaimed Champion of Earth, along with the Base Deck for both games!

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    [RETAILERS] Evil Overlord 10-Pack

    10 copies of Evil Overlord (RRP $200)

    Note: No Stretch Goals, Base Deck only!

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