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The fine line between genius and madness gets blurred further in the ultimate game of intelligence and strategy.
The fine line between genius and madness gets blurred further in the ultimate game of intelligence and strategy.
150 backers pledged $16,290 to help bring this project to life.

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Evil Genius: Deathray

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First review of the game is in:

https://musingsofmischiefandmayhem.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/review-evil-genius-deathray/

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Here is what has been unlocked so far!

UPDATE: Fan review of the game at Treasure Coast Comic Con!


About the game:


Our goal is to bring people of the world together around the wooden portal of wonder…the gaming table.

There are 180 playing cards, 10 minion tokens, and 6 Deathray playing mats in each game set. Each piece has a purpose in your strategy to build your personal Deathray.

The Vile Genius Games team are a collection of long-time gamers who are transforming their passion into a series of challenging board games.

CREATED FOR THE EVIL GENIUS IN ALL OF US!

Marlon The Moonian
Marlon The Moonian

Each Evil Genius player competes in the greatest arms race of all time. Geniuses sabotage and steal from each other and draft schematics to upgrade the threat level of their Deathrays.

Deathray 1.0
Deathray 1.0

Have you ever dreamed of being an Evil Genius?

Perhaps you’ve already begun your career by experimenting with lasers and uranium. Every Evil Genius needs a Deathray to make global leaders bow to his or her every whim. Every Deathray needs specific components in order to function properly.

The Guidance system grants your Deathray the ability to target foreign governments and capitol buildings. 

Spynet
Spynet

Ammunition is required to hurl explosives and radioactive projectiles. 

Banana Clip
Banana Clip

Three Weapon upgrade slots provide every genius with ample space for lasers, rockets, and other devious methods of threatening domination. 

Fffffazers
Fffffazers

No Deathray would function without a Powerhouse to push powerful currents to all the working components. 

Fuel Cell
Fuel Cell

Finally, every evil genius demands ultimate comfort while treatening global domination. The almighty Throne upgrades provide such a perch.

The Egg
The Egg

Vile Genius Labs produces quality components and weaponry for your domination needs. Your Deathray 1.0 enables you to design and craft a devious machine of global domination!

Using Action Cards, Evil Geniuses battle by attacking opponents' Deathrays, stealing components, breaking weapons, calling in political favors, and sending their Minions in to perform other covert operations.

Action cards
Action cards

More powerful upgrades come with the risk of malfunctions. Some components and weapons generate unusual magnetic fields, shower opponents with sparks, shear from their bolts from meltdowns, shake loose, or burst from the great pressure they exert.

Malfunctions
Malfunctions

Your nefarious imagination has no limits when it comes to the weapons and components you add to your Deathray.

From guidance systems and power sources to weapons and ammo, you and your minion plug each piece into place, while competing against and sabotaging other Evil Geniuses to complete your Deathray first.

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

Let the darkness flow through you as you build a Deathray to your exacting specifications and make your dream (someone else's nightmare) a reality.

Dream! Build! Dominate!

How to play:

Evil Genius: Deathray is a competitive game for 2-6 players. The light-hearted Sci-Fi parody and strategy are appropriate for players of ages 8 to 88.

The Vile Deck is NOT appropriate for younger audiences. We recommend ages 16+ for access to the content contained herein.

Stretch Goals! You asked for them you got them! 2 new stretch goals added!

At $20k we will give you the flickable minions for free. This will only be free to Kickstarter backers.

At $25k each minion will get a special ability like the evil geniuses do.

Now here is a mock up of what the minions will look like:


FUNDING STRETCH GOALS!

UNLOCKED! Beta Half-Life Unlocks: Dippity Doom

COMPLETED!

Unlocked! Beta Breakdown Unlocks: Ultrabot

Uberbot
Uberbot

Completed!

UNLOCKED! $3000 Unlocks: Bru

Completed!

Bru
Bru

UNLOCKED! $6000 Unlocks: Goof n Smirks

COMPLETED!

Goof n Smirks
Goof n Smirks

UNLOCKED! $9000 Unlocks: Carl Say-in

Carl Say-in
Carl Say-in

UNLOCKED $12,000 Unlocks: ElementresS

Unlocked! $15,000 (100% Funded) Unlocks: Al G.

Completed!

$20,000 Unlocks: She-Goth

Another female joins the ranks of Evil Genius-hood!

$30,000 Unlocks: Madam and Hineyman

Brad’s favorite Evil Genius duo comes to life! The Myth of their existence has been busted!

Social Media Stretch Goals

Unlocked! 500 Facebook Likes Unlocks: Faceless Gauntlet

Faceless Gauntlet
Faceless Gauntlet

Unlocked! 1000 Facebook Likes Unlocks: Charcoal Skullcap

Charcoal Skullcap
Charcoal Skullcap

Completed

1500 Facebook Likes Unlocks: Pavlov

He is a parody of a famous Sci-Fi parody! 

2000 Facebook Likes Unlocks: New Action Card

A new action card added to the base deck. Like the other action cards there will be 3 copies added to the base deck. 

You can like us on facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vile-Genius-Games/1550954415159391

Extra Stretchy Goals

10 of Evil Genius Mastermind Levels backed unlocks: Destructo

Since his head is metal he has an affinty for the Mastermind case!

20 of  The Truly Vile Collections backed will unlock: Inky

He is the artistic masterpiece of an Evil Genius! 

50 Flickable Minions pledges will unlock: Graham R. Knotz
(This pledge level combines all pledges from Yes Boss, 1337 Genius, The Truly Vile Collection, Elite Genius: Creator, Evil Genius Mastermind, Ego, and all hail you level!)

Another awesometastic Evil Genius! (Graham R. Knotz)

Risks and challenges

Vile Genius Games has a wide range of experience among many fields, including Kickstarter, we are confident we will deliver a high-quality and on-time game. Our printer is already set and the only remaining obstacles are getting the finances required to make this project come to life. Hurry minions and spread the word!

Thank you so much!

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    With your $5 pledge, you will receive a signed postcard from the creators of Evil Genius: Deathray. Brad’s beautifully flowing signature and Mark’s illegible chicken scratch are yours to adore.

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    Throw Me a Freakin' Bone:

    Because we realize that some people have access to a high quality printer, gorgeous cardstock, brilliantly colored inks, and the ridiculous funds to print a single copy of the game, we’ve offered the print-and-play version. You get .pdf files of all cards, the placard, and rules to download upon successful funding. We offer no guarantees on print quality or formatting. You wanted to do-it-yourself, so do it yourself. No stretch goals are included in the Throw Me a Freakin’ Bone pledge level.

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    Genius Beta level:

    One copy of our deviously crafted and enjoyable, Evil Genius: Deathray. That’s 180 beautiful color cards, 6 play placards, 10 cardboard Minion tokens, and Official Rule Book all in an amazing box with space planned for all your upgrades! You’re also eligible for all stretch goals. For rewarding yourself with Evil Genius: Deathray early, you also get it five bucks cheaper!

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    Genius 1.0 Level:

    One copy of the award winning, Evil Genius: Deathray. That’s right, award winning (if they don’t give us one, we’ll steal it ourselves or make one of our own). You get 180 beautiful color cards, 6 play placards, 10 cardboard Minion tokens, and Official Rule Book all in an amazing box with space planned for all your upgrades! You’re also eligible for all stretch goals.

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    Vile Genius Level:

    You receive a copy of Evil Genius: Deathray plus the 45-card Vile Deck. We’ve really let the darkness flow in this NSFW add-on. Join the Vile Genius crew on the express elevator, going… down. Plus all stretch goals!

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    Genius Mini Retailer Level:

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    Yes, Boss Level:

    Now you’re really committed to global domination. You get Evil Genius: Deathray, the Vile Deck, plus 12 upgraded, flickable, abusable Minions. Two Yes, Boss exclusive Minions are added to sweeten the deal. These adorably masochistic flunkies replace the cardboard tokens found in the base game. Don’t worry; we’ve planned space in the original box to keep them safe until you choose to punish them yourself. Plus all stretch goals!

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    Padded Cell Level:

    Cardstock play placards are nice but the Padded Cell includes Evil Genius: Deathray, the Vile Deck, and 6 rubberized mouse pad-style play mats adorned with the original placard artwork. Step up your game and your style! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Vile Retailer Level:

    Genius Retailers run stores who carry only the best products (like ours). We honor you with special discounts for buying in bulk. The Genius Warehouse package includes 2 copies of the base game Evil Genius: Deathray as described in the Beta pledge level, plus 2 copes of the not safe for work Vile Deck. Each copy you receive will include all stretch goals we achieve. We thank our Retailers for your support!

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    1337 Genius Level:

    You’ve reached Elite Genius status. Your title guarantees you one copy of Evil Genius: Deathray, the Vile Deck, 12 flickable Underlings, and 6 play mats. We've planned space in the original box to house all your upgrades and goodies. There’s nothing worse than getting an add-on or upgrade that you have to store separately, any genius knows that! Plus all stretch goals!

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    The Truly Vile Collection Level:

    Everything the Elite Genius expects with 1337 status, plus a signed copy of the Vile Collection is now yours. It’s a high-quality graphic art compilation of all the art used in the creation of Evil Genius: Deathray and the Vile Deck. Since you’ll want this on display in your lab or game room, it won’t fit in your original box. Plus all stretch goals!

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    Genius Retailer Level:

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    Elite Genius: Creator Level:

    You’re still entitled to your 1337 swag, but you get to create your own Component Card to be included in every copy of Evil Genius: Deathray or Vile Deck (as appropriate). Our artist will work with you to custom design your piece. We guarantee it will be one of the most powerful Components in the game! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Vile Retailer Level:

    Genius Retailers run stores who carry only the best products (like ours). We honor you with special discounts for buying in bulk. The Genius Warehouse package includes 5 copies of the base game Evil Genius: Deathray as described in the Beta pledge level, plus 5 copes of the not safe for work Vile Deck. Each copy you receive will include all stretch goals we achieve. We thank our Retailers for your support!

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    Top Secret: Evil Genius Mastermind Level:

    You get everything! Evil Genius: Deathray, the Vile Deck, 12 flickable Minions, 6 play mats, and the Vile Collection graphic art compilation all in a foam lined aluminum lab case. You’ll impress everyone at your game table when you whip out this massive and stylish case with all your goodies safely packed in the pre-formed foam lining. Kickstarter exclusive! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Genius Warehouse Level:

    Genius Warehouses are run by retailers who get special discounts for buying in bulk. The Genius Warehouse package includes 10 copies of the base game Evil Genius: Deathray as described in the Beta pledge level. Each copy you receive will include all stretch goals we achieve. We thank our Warehousers for your support!

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    Elite Genius: Ego Level:

    You’re still entitled to your 1337 swag, but you get to create satisfy your egomaniacal side and have yourself immortalized as an Evil Genius to be included in every copy of Evil Genius: Deathray. Our artist will work with you to custom design your piece. You’ll be one of the coolest Evil Geniuses ever! You will also get the original art of your Evil Genius! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Elite Genius: Ego Level 2:

    You’re still entitled to your 1337 swag, but you get to create satisfy your egomaniacal side and have yourself immortalized as an Evil Genius to be included in every copy of Evil Genius: Deathray. Our artist will work with you to custom design your piece. You’ll be one of the coolest Evil Geniuses ever! You will also get the original art of your Evil Genius! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Elite Genius: Ego Level 3: Last Chance!

    You’re still entitled to your 1337 swag, but you get to create satisfy your egomaniacal side and have yourself immortalized as an Evil Genius to be included in every copy of Evil Genius: Deathray. Our artist will work with you to custom design your piece. You’ll be one of the coolest Evil Geniuses ever! You will also get the original art of your Evil Genius! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Elite Genius: Ego Level 3: Last Chance 2!

    You’re still entitled to your 1337 swag, but you get to create satisfy your egomaniacal side and have yourself immortalized as an Evil Genius to be included in every copy of Evil Genius: Deathray. Our artist will work with you to custom design your piece. You’ll be one of the coolest Evil Geniuses ever! You will also get the original art of your Evil Genius! Plus all stretch goals!

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    Vile Warehouse Level:

    Vile Warehouses are run by retailers who understand the darker needs of their clients. The Vile Warehouse package includes 10 copies of the base game Evil Genius: Deathray and 10 copies of the Vile Deck as described in the Beta pledge level. Each copy you receive will include all stretch goals we achieve. We thank our Warehousers for your support!

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    All Hail, THE GAMES! Level:

    We bow to you and your commitment to being truly vile! You get the Mastermind Box, plus your own Component Card, and your likeness in Evil Genius: Deathray. Then we will fly you to Dallas, Texas for Board Game Geek Con! You’ll be our guest to BGGC with the treatment a Vile Mastermind deserves. We’ll take you out to dinner each night, and cap each evening with private game sessions of Evil Genius: Deathray with the creators of the game, and you! (While we recognize the vile potential of younger prodigies, Masterminds at this level must be at least 21 years of age.) Plus all stretch goals!

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    All Hail, YOU! Level:

    We bow to you and your commitment to being truly vile! You get the Mastermind Box, plus your own Component Card, and your likeness in Evil Genius: Deathray. Then we will fly you to gorgeous Fort Lauderdale, Florida and put you up in a resort for a two-night, two-day stay. You’ll be pampered with the royal treatment a Vile Mastermind deserves. We’ll take you out to dinner each night, and cap each evening with private game sessions of Evil Genius: Deathray with the creators of the game, and you! (While we recognize the vile potential of younger prodigies, Masterminds at this level must be at least 21 years of age.) Plus all stretch goals!

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Funding period

- (31 days)