Nothing Now Games LLC has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Panic!, a new card game co-designed by James Ernest.
In Panic!, players are billionaires who know it’s not how much money you have, but how you got it that counts. The Panic! card game consists of ten cards, numbered one through ten, in each of nine suits represented by commodities including coffee, diamonds, and fluffy bunnies (everyone’s favorite). Players decide which cards to hold, which to pass, which to commit for scoring, and which to throw away.
The game comes with three complete and independent rule sets. Bull Market was designed by James Ernest, Greg Parsons, and Mick Sullivan. Bear Market was designed by James Ernest and the Cheapass Games team. Inside Traders was designed by Jeff Horger.
“Designing ‘Panic!’ was a hoot,” says James. “I met up with Mick and Greg at the Buckeye Game Fest in October 2011, and we each had a half-baked game that needed work. We took our favorite parts of all three games and stitched them together (in one evening) into a stock trading game called “Insiders,” which eventually became ‘Panic!’.”
Panic! is for 2-8 players ages 14 and up, and takes approximately 30-60 minutes to play. It includes 90 commodity cards, nine demand tracking board cards, nine wooden commodity tokens, one first player market, and one rule book. The Kickstarter price is $20, and both consumer and retailer tiers are available. Fulfillment is expected to delivered in March of 2018. The Panic! campaign will end on Oct. 31st at 11:59 AM Eastern/8:59 AM Pacific.