Tricksters is a fast paced card game for 2-4 players, expandable for up to 8 players. The main goal of the game is to get to 7 points of either side: Light or Dark. But careful, opposite points cancel each other!
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Tricksters is great to introduce your friends to the vast boardgame world!
In the game, players must seek and absorb only light or only dark energy. If a player would gain the other type of energy, they get farther from winning; but either side can win. Energy is obtained by deciding which race of Annukuh - the creatures of the game - you want to favour each round.
All placed in a general pool made by all players and revealed once each round. So, the longer the game, the fastest the Annukuh will collect energy.
Teamplay mode is available in the instructions!
Inside this portable and colorful box you will find:
We are giving the Print and Play file for free so you can try the game! Rather than offering you a money-back guarantee that involves lots of time and trouble for both sides, we want you to try the game as soon as you wish so you can make up your mind right away if this is a game for you!
So go ahead and if you like the game, the art, or both, please consider joining to our campaign and get involved with the final design, art and gameplay decisions!
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Below you can find the rules of the game. English and Spanish were available in the beginning of this campaign. We are very grateful for having kind backers translating to French, German and Italian. And many backers helping with proofreading.
All reviewers used a Hand-made prototype which does not reflect the final quality of the product. We will keep adding reviews as the campaign progresses. Click on the images to see the full reviews.
There are many reasons for which we need your help and we are grateful for the trust you deposit in us. As backers, we have enjoyed many Kickstarter campaigns and shared the joy with the creators. As creators, we want to offer a very enjoyable campaign to all our backers.
From Elan Lee (from Exploding Kittens & Bears vs Babies) we have learned that Kickstarter shouldn't be used as a store, but as a bridge where creators and backers get involved in the making of an incredible product. So, we want to know YOUR thoughts about card/tokens design, gameplay and new artwork to make this game the best it can be, together.
In exchange for your support and your trust, we are offering the following rewards:
- For the Video, we have 2 options
- 2-Pack was added by popular demand to make it easier for backers to pledge for 2 copies of Tricksters (up to 8 players can join)
- 6-Pack is intended for retailers or grandparents with many grandchildren.
Gold backers and Fan #1 will be able to playtest our next game and we will fly to your location to spend an evening or two, playing games.
Fan #1 will receive the first official prototype of Tricksters with a letter of authentication.
We are very glad to announce that the Fan #1 reward was taken by the team of: What's on the Shelf?
And don't forget the Add-ons! If you would like some of this, just click on the blue button that says 'Manage your Pledge' on the top right corner of your browser and add the corresponding amount of those that you would like to receive. Alternatively, you can wait for our BackerKit survey for a smoother process.
Extra shipping fee for this items (the extra weight they add to your package) is already considered in these numbers, but you still need you to consider the base shipping to your country.
Example: For a USA-citizen pledging for an Early bird Game and wishing a 2nd copy of the game, it would be $300 MXN (Pledge) + $120 MXN (Base shipping) + $390 MXN (Extra game add on) = $810 MXN (~$40 USD)
Pledge + shipping + Add-on (The shipping for Add-ons is already included)
With the last Stretch goal, you made possible for us to model all 3 basic Annukuh. If you are interested in getting all of them, check the FAQ for some useful info.
Thanks to all of you, our components-related stretch goals have been unlocked within 1 week!
All Artwork Stretch Goals were unlocked with 4 days left!
And the last Stretch Goal was unlocked with 1 day left!
THANK YOU! Tricksters will be so much better thanks to all of you!
We want YOU to be part of the creation by voting and commenting on the updates of each extra piece of artwork/component design.
Thanks to your support many sketches and additional artwork were made and we will be able to produce a physical artbook with author's notes after the campaign. (We will let you know about any news regarding it)
Right now, you can also get the digital art compendium as an add-on :)
You can find us anywhere as @AetherTower
We are including the following achievements for all backers who want to contribute but for any reason can't submit any drawings, props or mischiefs:
In the game, players must choose an Avatar to favor a particular race of Annukuh, the mischievous creatures from Tricksters.
During this campaign, backers will also favor a particular Annukuh breed to complete certain mischievous tasks for each race.
The art used for each add-on will be defined according to the amount of posts for each race. Some Add-ons are Kickstarter exclusive.
With 5 Achievements completed, we will send a backer-exclusive, full-art (no symbols) signed-card (behind it) to all backers in any pledge level.
With 12 Achievements completed, that card will be oversized too!
Choose your Avatar!
(You may use any of these images as your profile picture, although it is not obligatory to participate in the Achievements)
We are shipping worldwide with Wayland Games as our fulfillment partner. This time we are going to help you in 3 different ways:
Surveys will be handled with BackerKit in order to give you confidence about the management of your pledge.
And in case you decide to increase your pledge or include some of the Add-ons after the campaign is over.
Æther Tower was born on December 2014, since then William Burgos, Juan Ramos and Hugo Thomas Huesca had been creating all kinds of things to follow their dream. It's always good to have noble and VERY talented friends like Jaime Hernandez, Irene Aretia and Dominic Goyzueta. Surely, this is just one of many projects to come.
Axolote Gaming will be modelling the 3D miniature (add-on). He is a good friend and has already ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. Irene and Jaime are very close to him so you can count that the model will be exactly as the illustration.
Keep in touch!