Thug life is a fast paced, urban action game where players take on the role of Bosses battling for respect in the Streets!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, August 13 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00.
Thug Life is a 2-6 Player Board Game
Play as a Boss! Take control of a gang of Thugs fighting for money, power and respect. The first Boss to earn 13 Respect wins the game and becomes “the King of Streets.”
Thug Life is a love letter to the urban struggle across America. Inspired by the street culture of Los Angeles, Thug Life combines dark humor and "take that" gameplay into an action packed board game experience.
The object of the game is to gain 13 Respect. Thug Life is played in rounds. Each round, every Boss takes a turn. On their turn Bosses may take up to 3 actions. There are 5 types of actions: Jump In, Grind, Upgrade Hood, Pick a Fight, and Attempt a Crime.
Game rounds continue until a Boss earns 13 Respect.
The Hood Board lets you organize your criminal empire. Store Dollas in your Stash and Jump in your Thugs. Colored slots let you place your upgrades... hold down your Turf, call in your Homies and park your Rides!
To survive on the Streets you are going to need all the help you can get. With over 150 pieces of unique art, the Street Deck offers a fresh experience every time combining asymmetrical strategies with devious mechanics.
The drama is real! Drama cards come into play at the beginning of each round. They temporarily change the game state and are only in play for a short time.
The Street Board is where your Thugs go when they Grind, Fight, Commit Crimes or get their Hustle on! Track your Respect here, keep an eye on the Cops and take over the Streets!
To enhance your power on the Streets, call in your Homies! Homies are the unique heroes and villains of Thug Life. Back our campaign now to help us unlock more Homies along with a block party of extra stuff!
As we gain funding we can add even MORE content to the game with Stretch Goals! While some goals will be available for all, many will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign and will ship in their own special packaging.
As we continue to gain funding, we will add more goals to this section so you can behold the extra bling headed your way when we ship!
If you need a more in-depth look at our world, check out the following reviews and play throughs to see the game in action:
But wait, there's more... with your support we will be offering optional buy miniatures! Bling out your Thug Life and show them who the Real Boss is, with miniature Thugs, Homies, Cops and even Rides!
We will be collecting shipping costs AFTER the campaign ends to make sure we give you the most accurate pricing possible.
Our current estimated shipping costs are as follows:
$15 - Continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii. (USPS Priority Mail)
$25 - Canada (USPS First Class International)
$30 - Mexico (USPS First Class International)
For quotes to any other countries please inquire directly.
Shipping to the continental US will be via USPS priority mail and will include tracking and insurance.
Shipping to Canada and Mexico will be via USPS First Class Package and will include tracking.
We will be using Backerkit to properly collect and organize all the data and shipping needed to get your rewards to your door.
We can refund you within 60 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that your refund will still be possible, no questions asked but it will be minus Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from Kickstarter after 60 days). If packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date) has begun, no refunds will be possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we will refund that portion completely, including fees.
Jason Serrato. Game Designer. Thug Life is Jason's follow up to the hit dice game, Army vs. Aliens. Jason is a native Angeleno, storyteller and gaming producer. When he isn't doing one of those things he is neck deep in board games, or on the payload. Reinhardt main.
Roberto Anguiano. Art Design. Roberto is a native Angeleno, artist, game developer and toy designer. Rob's youth was a kaleidoscope of Mexican culture, urban struggle, gaming, and street art. A love of art and technology combined into a career in video game development and toy design. When Roberto is not drawing, sculpting or crawling through dark alleys looking for "reference material", he can be found with his partner in crime playing board games & playing music too loud.
Risks and challenges
Horseshoe Games is dedicated to quality and keeping our promises.
Due to the ambitious nature of this project and the varying levels of funding, it would be impossible to predict or plan for all the challenges that will surely face us. We will continue to take feedback from our backers, interact with our community and update our socials to keep you informed every step of the way!
Our small staff have shipped dozens of projects and are no strangers to hectic production schedules and curveballs. We are more than confident we can bring Thug Life to market, and more importantly, to you, our loyal fans.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter