Pandante: Light & Dark

A project in Emeryville, CA by David Sirlin

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This is a Panda-themed gambling game about getting away with lying and laughing about it. Expansion and new base sets available.
Backers: 648
Average Pledge Per Backer: $95

Funded: $61,446 of $50,000
Dates: Mar 12th -> Apr 11th (30 days)
Project By: David Sirlin
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Latest News


April 9th - via:
Hey everyone, here’s some news about add-ons. A lot of you asked about add-ons, and now there finally will be some! Unfortunately kickstarter has no actual feature to support it, so the ONLY add-on we’ve had for the whole campaign is that you can... (Read More)

Pandante exhibition games archive

April 8th - via:
Yesterday we hosted a stream of the fan-made online version of Pandante at Here's the archive of those games, if you missed it: Game 1 Game 2  Game 3  Game 4  Game 5  Game 6  Game 7  Game 8 (qauz, of Chess 2 fame, crashes... (Read More)

Pandante online exhibition, streaming now

April 7th - via:
We're streaming an exhibition game of Pandante now at Watch and see how the lying pandas do! This would also be a good time to tell some friends to watch. If they're interested, maybe they'll jump in on the kickstarter and get... (Read More)

Pandante Online

April 5th - via:
Big news everyone! Pandante is now playable online for free at It runs instantly in your broswer and does not require a download. It supports 2-6 players, so try it out with your friends, or join the friendly players already hanging... (Read More)

Pandante at Fantasy Strike Expo

April 1st - via:
I want to invite you all to this year's Fantasy Strike Expo, this June in San Francisco. There will be a Pandante tournament, as well as other tournaments and casual play for all my games, including games still in development such as Codex and... (Read More)

Upgrading Components

March 27th - via:
I’m going to make a change with the stretch goals that benefits you all. Pandante is such a great game that I want to put out the best version I possibly can components-wise, no matter what funding level we reach. Even if we only raise a portion of... (Read More)

Pandante Casino Cards, Part 2

March 26th - via:
Pandante has a fun new feature called "casino cards" which I covered before, here. Casino cards let you visit a new casino in the Pandalands each gambit, each changing the rules in some way.  Here are three of them: Bunny Hop Hotel. At this casino,... (Read More)

Codex-themed Pandante Deck

March 22nd - via:
Codex is an upcoming customizable (not collectable) card game that does things very differently from the rest of the genre. It's themed after RTS video games such as Starcraft and Warcraft 3. You command heroes who each have their own spells and you... (Read More)

Print-and-play free this weekend

March 20th - via:
Hi backers! The Pandante print-and-play and Flash Duel print-and-play are FREE to you this weekend. (So far, the proceeds have gone toward paying for ads on Boardgamegeek, to try to get us more backers for more stretch goals.) Print-and-play versions... (Read More)

Making the Golden Panda Coin

March 18th - via:
Winning by lying is the highest honor in Pandante. When you do that in poker, it’s usually best to keep your bluff secret, but in Pandante we want to showcase that exciting moment. We want you to show everyone that you got away with it and gloat... (Read More)

Podcast about Pandante Design, New Pledge Levels

March 16th - via:
PodcastHere's a podcast about the design behind Pandante. We talk about how and why we made changes to the core rules as well as discuss all the new content. By the way, that links to my Patreon, and I just wanted to give a shout out to my... (Read More)

Option for new Pandante Deluxe without chips?

March 15th - via:
Hi backers, some of you have suggested various changes or additions to the project. A big reason I was able to ship my previous three kickstarters on time is keeping addons and special cases as few as possible. There's one suggestion that I think we... (Read More)

Casino Cards

March 14th - via:
The new Pandante has a great feature called "casino cards." Each gambit (each time you start a new hand), you visit a new casino in the Pandalands which has slightly different rules. Here's three of them: Jokers Wild Resort. This is probably the most... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

March 14th - via:
Hey, we're doing good so far. We have a fair way to go to get this project funded, and even when we get to the $50k level, the real costs are actually much higher. About 2.5x that to truly cover the costs. This is partly because Pandante Deluxe is... (Read More)

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