Kickstart This: The Agents



The Agents is “a strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics and critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.” The gameplay consists of a mechanic called “double-edged cards.” Each player will be taking turns playing cards that feature a variety of special agents. The direction you play these agents facing matters. On one edge of the card will be points while on the opposite edge will be an ability called a command for you to make use of.

When you play an agent card, you will gain the benefit of the side facing you – the points or the command – but at the same time, the edge facing one of your opponents will grant that bonus to them. You have to make a choice between keeping the points for yourself and giving your opponent a command to use, or finding strategic value in the command for you to make use of and award the points to your opponent instead. Players will use these points to acquire new agents and special mission cards in order to ultimately amass more points than the other players and win the game.

The Kickstarter goal for The Agents is a mere $6,000. At the time of writing this, the campaign has blown this goal out of the water with pledges currently at $201,893 from 5,258 backers. This means that the funding will go through, and we can hopefully expect the game to be published and shipped to backers. Additionally, the campaign has hit nearly all of its stretch goals, meaning backers are being treated to a wealth of additional content including more cards, higher quality materials, some free Kickstarter exclusive versions of point cards and the game box, and more.


The campaign also features a very flexible setup for backers. While there are a multitude of tiers to choose from just like other Kickstarter campaigns, The Agents is also sporting a number of optional add-ons to your pledge to get specific rewards no matter what tier you’re pledging at. These range from expansion packs to t-shirts to an artbook and more. The name of the game here is options aplenty for you to customize your pledge and your rewards to your heart’s content.

There’s only a few days left on the Kickstarter campaign. If you’re interested in the game, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page (linked below) for more info and, if you feel so inclined, to make a pledge. There’s quite a lot of Kickstarter exclusive content and goodies that should not be missed, and if you’re certain you want the game and don’t mind the inherent risk in crowdfunding, picking it up now is definitely your best bet.

Check out The Agents Kickstarter page here.

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