The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game – Kickstarter Pick, 042016

Evil Hat‘s getting into some new kinds of game design, leveraging their access to the Dresden-verse to do an exciting cooperative card game.

Play Harry Dresden & his friends in this tense, strategic co-op card game from Evil Hat, based on Jim Butcher’s NYT bestselling novels!

Play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario—what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story?

What’s This Game? 

The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (or DFCO) is a game where the players work together to solve cases from the bestselling Dresden Files novels in the ultimate what-if scenario! Play Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas in the first five novels, or take on Side Jobs in a random scenario generator based on the short story collection of the same name. 

Play your hand, clear the board, and beat the odds in the final showdown at the end of the book. Use teamwork, strategy, and a wee bit of luck to win the day. 

And yes, expansions are a possibility—but we need to get this thing funded before we can talk about those!

What’s Cool About It? 

DFCO is hotter than pyrofuego and cooler than Mab in a snit. Who doesn’t want to be Harry… or Karrin…Michael…we could go on, but you get the picture. The game has plenty of in-jokesand references for Dresden fans (like the unreliable range of the Blue Beetle), but it’s accessible to people who haven’t read the books. 

This is a tightly tuned, strategic, cooperative game that feels intense, vital, and a little bit risky (thanks to dice and other factors) throughout play. At 30 minutes per session, gameplay is fast-paced and down to the wire. You can learn how to play further down this page (cleverly hidden under the “HOW TO PLAY” header).

And all of this awesomeness is set off by the original novel covers and gorgeous box art by Chris McGrath, plus dynamic card art by Tyler Walpole. It’s a feast for any Dresden fan, and a visual treat for folks new to the series!

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