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Downsize - A Competitive Card Game for 2-6 Players

A project in Southampton, UK by Lewis Shaw

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Fire employees, make investments, and destroy your rivals in this delightfully simple game.
Backers: 1842
Average Pledge Per Backer: £17

Funded: £31,952 of £5,000
Dates: Mar 20th -> Apr 24th (35 days)
Project By: Lewis Shaw
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Latest News

A Bone of Contention

April 21st - via:
(Sorry for the radio silence, I wrote this yesterday but forgot to press Publish) Hello all, and thank you for your continued multi-thousand-pound support of this sweet little card game all about bureaucracy what I made up. (There's a sentence I... (Read More)

Introducing... Market Movements

April 12th - via:
Things are never quite as simple as they seem. Business is no different. With Downsize, we've tried to encapsulate all the ruthlessness of the world of big business into a fast and fun experience. Market Movements is another step in this direction,... (Read More)

Boardroom Edition Unlocked

April 9th - via:
Good news everyone! We've reached our £13,000 stretch goal for the Boardroom Edition! The box will be more resilient, fancy, and will have enough space to fit the next stretch goal: the Market Movements expansion! Want to find out more about the... (Read More)

Linen Cards & The Trump Card Vote

April 2nd - via:
Hooray for Stretch Goals!That's right folks, we've reached another goal! This one means that your copy of Downsize will be printed on deliciously-textured linen cards that would make Patrick Bateman break a sweat. In addition, there has been some... (Read More)

It's time to Make Downsize Great Again!

April 1st - via:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am happy to announce the first expansion for Downsize: a free, 1-card expansion entitled Make Downsize Great Again! I know what you're thinking: an expansion before the game has even been released? That's not even a Day One... (Read More)

Now Open For Business!

March 31st - via:
 I have a confession to make, KICKSTARTER. In the past few weeks, I have texted the word KICKSTARTER in capitals to my friends and family so many times, that my phone now automatically corrects the word to having all capital letters every time I... (Read More)


March 29th - via:
Hello, I woke up this morning and realised I made an error in the update. Yesterday I wrote that Kicktraq had us targeted for £15,000, and the expansion stretch goal was £20,000, whilst Kicktraq actually has us targeted for £14,000 and the... (Read More)

Update #2 is brought to you by... the Public Relations Specialist

March 28th - via:
Public disgusted by a high profile firing? Be the good guy and give that person a job.  Hello Kickstarter! We're almost a quarter of the way through our campaign and things are going amazingly! We're 60% funded, and have even started to receive... (Read More)

Update #1 is brought to you by... The Marketing Department

March 22nd - via:
Hello Everyone! Thank you so much for your continuing support and interest. It has been so gratifying to watch this idea that was once only a midnight scribble in a notebook turn into a global community of people who want to make it real. I'm... (Read More)

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