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[–] WowAFreeBeer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Congrats on your success! I don't really have anyone to play board games with, but if I did this sounds like a fun one!

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[–] xiaotianchun [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is the first sample of in-game artwork we've been able to release and I'm incredibly excited to share it! Especially after a year of play testing with cards that don't look anywhere near as good as those featured here.

Swamped is a game for 2-4 players, taking 20-30 minutes to play, ages 8+. I suppose you'd call it a micro game because it'll be around 40 cards and three tokens when done.

In the game, players navigate their shared vessel through a dangerous water-logged jungle in search of lucrative natural resources. Your expressed goal is to help “save the world,” but as time runs out, your own secret motives may lead everyone into deadly peril.

The game ends when players escape the swamp with three herbs (and other treasures), when the swamp crocodile attacks the boat, or when the card pile is exhausted (leaving players stranded in the swamp). You can still download the slightly outdated Print and Play game/rules from BoardGameGeek up until the Kickstarter goes live.

In designing this game, we took a lot of the elements we love from much larger games (Co-ops like Castle Panic and semi-co-ops like Dead of Winter) and boiled them down to the bits we liked most. Different characters, cooperative overarching goals with hidden win goals for each player, even a little bit of a traitor-type mechanic too. All of that in 20-30 minutes and a bunch of multi-use cards that form an ever changing swamp populated with wildlife and a changing cast of characters.

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[–] xiaotianchun [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks! It really is a great little game, though I'm admittedly biased. :) There's enough oomph in it that serious gamers can play it and enjoy making strategic decisions. But it's quick enough and fun enough that inexperienced gamers (and kids, like my 9 year old) can really enjoy it and understand the rules and mechanics after just a round or two of play.