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Looking for playtest groups for a PnP social card game

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Prezzer
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Hi all,

New to this board so not sure of where to start, so I'll just jump right in I guess! :-)

Myself and a colleague have been working on a social card game for the best part of half a year or so now and we think the time has come to open it up to a wider testing forum. The game is called The King's Favour and is probably best described as a cross between Dixit, The Resistance and Once Upon A Time with added points for creative brown-nosing.

It's a game that works best with anything between 4 and 10 players - and we'd like to see it given a go by groups of all sizes within that range. There's a full playtest package put together, but it will obviously require printing and card assembly at your end.

The basic idea is that one player is 'the King' (or Queen), while the others are Courtiers looking to win his favour. The King uses topic cards to describe a recent event or interest he's experienced, then the Courtiers use their topic cards to create fascinating/intriguing/ridiculously untrue items of information related to the King's tale. The King awards points ('favour') based on how interesting he finds each tale and the Courtier with the most favour points at the end is deemed the winner. BUT! One player is secretly an Assassin attempting to worm his way near enough to the King to strike, meaning the King has to root that player out before the end of the game to win.

The rules describe it all in much more detail and the full playtest package can be found here: www.continuemag.com/TKF-Playtest-Pack.zip (11.2MB) - The pack contains the rules, all the cards, favour tokens and some notes on what areas we're looking for feedback on from playtesters.

Obviously, it's all prototype-stage design quality. Once we' have the game down, then we'll start going to town on the visuals.

Happy to answer any further questions if you guys have them! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Paul

richdurham
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Sounds good, but...

I'd love to have a group or two around here play this, but the link you provided took me to a 404 page.

Prezzer
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Fixed link

Oh! Sorry, looked at the filename, got it slightly wrong (one letter out!). Apologies. Fixed now, link should work ok.

Sorry about that.

Prezzer
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Also...

Just wanted to add that I've made a minor alteration to the rulebook and reuploaded the file again. same link as above.

Prezzer
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One other change

Not sure if anyone has taken a look at this as yet, but just in case, where the rules say the 'King' awards from 0 to 3 points to each player, it should now be from 1 to 3 points (meaning everyone scores at least one point per round).

Reason for this is to prevent a loophole where unsporting Kings simply only awarded points to the same player each round and no one else, while simultaneously only naming that same player as the Assassin, thus preventing the Assassin from having any chance of winning at all.

Hope that's clear?

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