Push your luck games are all about risk and reward, and Daredevil from Jeff Siadek aims to distill that down into a quick playing card game. In this game you are a hot shot daredevil trying to make their mark without dying, and so you will be taking on various stunts in order to increase your renown. At the start of the game you will be given a character card that gives you a special ability, like re-rolling a die on certain stunts, or allowing you to succeed on doubles regardless of the total. After getting a character card then several stunt cards will be put out for players to attempt. Each stunt will have a point value in the form of stars, a number you have to meet or beat on a dice roll, and consequences should you fail. You will pick a stunt and then make a single roll of the dice, with a re-roll if you have the applicable special ability, meet or beat the number to claim the stunt, else suffer the consequences. Consequences can come in the form of lowering die values, forcing you to re-roll dice, barring you from trying certain stunts or even death. But don’t worry the first time death comes out, that was only a brush with death, but the second one will fully take you out of the game. Once everyone is dead or retires then you total up your stars and the person with the most is the winner.
This is a game with not a lot of strategy or nuance to it, but those games can be fun too, like Roll For It or Tumblin’ Dice. Plus the art is cute and the theme fits right in with the push your luck mechanic. So if you enjoy a quick push your luck style game all about being a daredevil, check out the Kickstarter page.