This week’s kickstarter spotlight is a game currently looking to be funded for printing. It is a card game called THE AGENTS. In the game you take the role of several agents you assemble as a team, and the game uses a brand new card mechanic called double edged cards which makes you choose whether or not you score points or take advantage of a special character attribute. Be ware though your opponent will reap the opposite choice of your decision. Meaning if you take the points they will get the skill and vice-versa.
This game gets our weekly spotlight because it seems simple enough to learn and step into, but still provide plenty of room for strategy and intense gaming sessions. Our favorite kind of game!
A strategic 2-5 players card game of clever tactics & critical consequences, set in a world of spies, sabotage, secrecy and subterfuge.
Double Edged Cards
The Agents gameplay is based on a unique, new mechanic we like to call ‘Double-edged Cards’. Each Agent card features a ‘command’ on one end of the card and ‘points’ on the other end. However, the direction in which you place the card will determine from which asset you benefit. If you choose to perform the command, one of your opponents will get the points. If you keep the points for yourself, an opponent gets to perform the command.
Throughout the game, you’ll need both commands and points to advance. Commands will allow you to manipulate Agents, control your Factions, and influence other players. But you’ll need points to buy more Agents and Missions. And ultimately, the player with the most points wins.
Deciding how to place each card will require strategic precision and calculated foresight, as you try to further your own goals, and prevent your opponents from reaching theirs.