Steal your way to fame and fortune in Swindler by Matthais Cramer

August 8, 2022 - 3:44pm

London can be a difficult place to live if you’re poor. It’s ruled by rich “moneybags” who have the burden of having all the power and wealth. But, as a swindler or cutpurse, you have the opportunity to relieve them of some of that burden and make yourself some money in return. Swindler, by Glen More designer Matthias Cramer, with artwork by Lisa Forsch, is being published by Edition Spielwise and distributed by Pegasus Spiele.

In Swindler, players are swindlers and cutpurses trying to steal from one of the five moneybags of London. You draw tokens, representing coins, jewelry, and other types of loot from a bag in a press-your-luck mechanism. However, if you draw a skull from the bag you not only lose what you’ve earned this round but also all the other loot you have previously stolen from that moneybag. Sell your ill-gained loot for cash, or turn them in to complete orders for points. But be careful, your opponents may send their accomplices to slow you down and complete the orders before you can.

Swindler plays 2-4 players, ages 10+, and has an estimate playtime of 45-60 minutes.

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