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M.A.D - Mutually Assured Destruction (FREE Rulebook)

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This is only the Rulebook for the game. Full Game requires Security Tokens, Tension Deck, and Research Deck, and free digital rulebook.

M.A.D - A game about cold war, hot conflict, and ending the world

This is a strategy game about sneakily building your "Superweapon" to eliminate all other players.
The manner in which you do this is through interesting and strange research types, those being based on
Physics, Biology, Psyche, and the Occult:lang="hi-in">, along with abusing your power and using underhanded, dangerous techniques.

It can be easily played with only 2 players, and plays often better with 4 to 6 players. All players must draw and use cards from the same deck, often trading, discarding and stealing from each other to try and get the upper hand!

This game is a 2 phase game - Cold War and Hot War - that is controlled by a central 'Tension’ mechanic, placing the pacing and speed at which the game takes place entirely in the hands of the players, where they can force their enemies into a war state, or bring their arms to bear.

Players can, and will, use Security Actions and Deterrents to disrupt the plans of the other players - because at the end of it all, there can only be one! Bluffing, lying and manipulating your competitors is to be expected, and intimidating an opponent to fold is a viable method of playing. It just pays to remember, if you try hard enough, almost any situation can be crawled out of.


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File Last Updated:
June 26, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on December 19, 2020.