Trial By Trolley

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Cyanide And Happiness

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A party game of moral dilemmas and trolley murder.
Backers: 55024
Average Pledge Per Backer: $64

Funded: $3,538,065 of $69,420
Dates: Jul 8th -> Aug 7th (31 days)
Project By: Cyanide And Happiness
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Best Kickstarter Tabletop Games in 2019 – Trends and Numbers

March 5th - via:
Analysis of tabletop gaming category on Kickstarter. Which games collected the most in pledges? Did more projects get funded than last year? (Read More)

2019 Board Game Award Winners - TENTACCOLADE

January 3rd - via:
Tentaccolade is the name of the award we decide on every year to promote best board games, their creators and publishers. Here are the winners of 2019. (Read More)

Final Hours - Live Stream and Stretch Goal Update!

August 7th - via:
Hey Trolley fans! Thank you to everyone for jumping on this out-of-control murder Trolley with us. It's been a crazy thirty days, but the reaction to Trolley Tom and all of the enthusiasm for the game has made all of the late nights and early... (Read More)

Tram Sam's Last Will and Testament

August 6th - via:
Dearest Kickstarter idiots, In the event of my untimely death at the hands of some trolley driving nerd with a white beard, I bestow my entire collection of mini figures of myself (TRAM SAM!!!) to the stupid "Derailed Edition" backers, the worst... (Read More)

TROLLEY TOM EPILOGUE & a final stretch goal!

August 5th - via:
What an adventure it's been! When we began this Kickstarter, Trolley Tom had a clean conscience and an even cleaner outfit. Thirteen terrible decisions later, he's ready to take a break for a while with your help. Find out which way you sent Tom in... (Read More)

Who Should You Kill With a Trolley? A New Board Game Lets You Argue Your Case

August 5th - via:
Richardson company Explosm Entertainment is making a board game based on a philosophical dilemma of which path a trolley should take to avoid tragic carnage. So far, the company has raised 2.5 million from Kickstarter donations. (Read More)

Backer-Submitted Cards - Gen Con Update

August 4th - via:
Hey there Trolley Fans,  While the fate of Trolley Tom's immortal soul is being decided in the comments of yesterday's update, we're here to lighten the mood a bit with some good news! Here are the winners of the backer submitted cards: Guilty... (Read More)


August 3rd - via:
We're almost at the end of the Kickstarter, which means Trolley Tom's almost out of track! Find out the result of the last vote, and help Tom fulfill his destiny in today's very, very special Trolley Tom decision. Bring the kids in the room for this... (Read More)

Oh dear oh me, we're at Gen Con!

August 1st - via:
Hello Kickstarts! Tom here. While you all are voting whether to send my trolley over Hitler or Tram Sam, I decided to hop tracks and do a quick detour to Indianapolis for Gen Con! It's amazing what trolleys can do these days. Anyhoo, if you come to... (Read More)

Loodo Ninja

August 1st - via:
A new set of reccomended board games funded through Kickstarter now or in launching in August. Everything selected by our friend Loodo Ninja. (Read More)

TROLLEY TOM DECISION #12 and a new stretch goal!

July 31st - via:
Hey there loyal trolleyers! We’ve got a big update for you today, and another major decision for Tom, but you should probably say goodbye to your loved ones before you watch this next video: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content.... (Read More)

Backer-Submitted Cards: Social Challenge Update

July 30th - via:
Hey there Trolley drivers! Looks like History just managed a win on Social Challenge #8. That means that we're adding a bunch of cards inspired by world history into the Kickstarter Exclusive expansion.  Here are just a few of the excellent... (Read More)


July 29th - via:
Wow, this one was a landslide. Find out who's getting trolleyed in the face in today's Trolley Tom Decision video. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 And keep working on Social... (Read More)

The Trolley Wars: Social Challenge Update

July 28th - via:
Oh hello young internet friends! Trolley Tom here! The good folks over at Cyanide & Happies and Skyband games asked me to write this here update so that I could thank you all for trusting me when I was stuck on the tracks for the last 72 hours. ... (Read More)


July 27th - via:
Holy cow, this one was a real nail biter! At the time we stopped counting it was literally within 20 votes. Find out which way Tram Sam is going, and see what's coming next, in today's decision video: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

Trolley Tom answers your questions!

July 26th - via:
Tram Sam here (AKA the best trolley driver)! I decided to let that doddering old moron Trolley Tom answer a few of your questions before I destroy your entire Kickstarter. Here are his dumb answers: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this... (Read More)

Ask Trolley Tom anything (before I CRUSH him)

July 25th - via:
TRAM SAM HERE! All you dummies seem to be voting right, just because Trolley Tom says to trust him!? Do you think he has a plan!? Because he doesn't. He's as bad at getting run over as he is at driving a trolley. In other words, I'm hitting that... (Read More)


July 24th - via:
I'M TRAM SAM AND I'M RUNNING THIS KICKSTARTER NOW! Trolley Tom sucks!!! Here's my decision video. WHATEVER, BYE. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 EDIT: Oh wait, also here's... (Read More)

Live streams tonight! Social Challenge Update

July 23rd - via:
Wow, we're still counting votes, and you people are really split over killing Bob Ross or Tom Hanks.  Hopefully after killing one of these national treasures, we'll be able to return to our regularly scheduled programing of making people vote for... (Read More)

TROLLEY TOM DECISION #8 and a statement from the creators

July 22nd - via:
WOW! This one was really close. It was within 50 votes at the point where we had to cut off the count, so that Tom could pull his lever! Find out which way Tom went and where he's going next, and then scroll onward to read a very important statement... (Read More)

Trolley Tom in History: Social Challenge Update

July 21st - via:
Hey there Trolley Fans,  We're keeping close tabs on the votes in Update #13. It's a tight race and every vote counts, so if you have strong feelings about patricide, go vote in the comments! In the meantime though, Social Challenge #7 is well... (Read More)


July 20th - via:
Tom heard you loud and clear on that last one. It was a landslide decision! Time to find out where Tom and his trolley lever of destiny are taking us next in today's decision! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with... (Read More)

New Gameplay Video: Social Challenge Update

July 19th - via:
We have a winner in our '90s vs '80s challenge! And here's our next social challenge: And If you've been curious to see some real live people playing Trial by Trolley, then today is your lucky day! You can watch some lovely people making horrible... (Read More)


July 18th - via:
Trolley Tom has heard your votes, pulled his lever, and ended up in another pickle as usual. How long even is this track!? It seems this Kickstarter is an actual living nightmare for poor old Tom. Help him decide where to go next! You'll need an... (Read More)

Trial by Trolley - A Game of Running Over and Family Fun

July 18th - via:
We preview a party game by the creators of Cyainide & Happiness, inspired by the famous "trolley problem". Lots of running over and family fun for everyone. (Read More)

Loodo Ninja - Which Board Games to Back in July?

July 18th - via:
There are hundreds of tabletop games funded on Kickstarter this July. LoodoNinja has created a list of his reccomendations and we're... sharing it with you. (Read More)

Trolley Tom Movie Posters! Social Challenge Update

July 17th - via:
Trolley Tom is still speeding toward that mystery box or terrorist, and the fight between the '80s and '90s cards is still going strong!  Here are the current standings: '80s might be slightly in the lead, but it's still anyone's game! In the... (Read More)


July 16th - via:
Tom's back with another decision! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 OKAY BYE!  (Read More)

Trolley Tom Memes! Social Challenge Update

July 15th - via:
Hey there Trolley Conductors! Trolley Tom will hit Santa or the Anti-Christ tomorrow, but in the meantime, you all just completed Social Challenge #5! Check out the final standings here: And with Challenge #5 in the past, we're ready to start working... (Read More)

TROLLEY TOM DECISION #4 and another stretch goal!

July 14th - via:
Tom's back with the results from Friday's decision, and ready to move on to the next one with your help! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Also it's official! We reached... (Read More)

Trolley Tom Cosplay! Social Challenge Update

July 13th - via:
The first week of the campaign is almost behind us, and boy what a week it's been!  In just five days, you've left a family without a father, unleashed future-Hitler on our children's generation, and are probably going to set airborne super-Ebola... (Read More)

TROLLEY TOM DECISION #3, some important backer info, and MORE SOCIAL GOALS!

July 12th - via:
I hope you guys are happy! You made Tom run over yet another hapless individual, for the simple crime of standing on train tracks. Find out who gets the trolley treatment, and see Tom's next decision, in today's video: You'll need an HTML5 capable... (Read More)

A Trolley Tom Video Game Mod!? Social Challenge Update

July 11th - via:
Hello again to all of you lovely murder philosophers!  The Trolley hasn't quite reached that Doctor vs. Kid Hitler dilemma yet, but in the meantime we have a quick update on the ridiculous things you all have accomplished since yesterday. ... (Read More)

TROLLEY TOM DECISION #2 and a special Joking Hazard bonus pack!??

July 10th - via:
Hello, backers (all 20,000+ of you)!! Trolley Tom has heard your votes, and the lever is about to be pulled! Watch the below video to see the outcome, and find out what your next horrible decision is. This is only going to get worse.  You'll need an... (Read More)

Two Trolley Songs and Social Challenge #2!

July 9th - via:
Day 1 is behind us now and this Trolley isn't slowing down! Thank you to everyone for jumping on this out-of-control murder machine with us! Trolley Tom is still speeding toward that poor father of five and your evil twin. He'll probably hit one of... (Read More)

New Table Top Game Announced From Cyanide and Happiness Creators; Trial by Trolley

July 9th - via:
The creators of Cyanide and Happiness and Skybound Games have teamed up to launch a morality based decision game called Trial By Trolley on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Funded in 44 minutes! Here comes TROLLY TOM DECISION #1!

July 8th - via:
Well, we reached our $69,420 goal in 44 minutes. THANK YOU from Skybound and Cyanide & Happiness! This game is happening! Now it's time for stretch goals! We're doing things a little differently than most Kickstarters... First of all, you guys... (Read More)

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