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Indie Boards & Cards started in 2009 with the hand-made release of 100 copies of Triumvirate. Over the years, Indie Boards & Cards has become a multi-million dollar business with over one million games sold by focusing on the simple motto of “Making games that people enjoy playing.” Indie Boards & Cards best known titles include classics like The Resistance and Coup. In 2018, Indie Boards & Cards merged with Stronghold Games, creating Indie Game Studios, becoming one of the largest board game publishers in the world.

This year’s Indie Game Studio’s contributions are Bravo!, Crossed Words, and the classic Coup!

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Bravo game components


Designed by Inka & Marcus Brand, art by Leon Schiffer

Bravo! is an ingenious, addictive roll & write game featuring a special die with exciting effects and a scoring pad with many routes to score points!

Use bombs to check off a block of boxes anywhere. Collect hearts for extra points. Unlock more uses of the special die. Race your opponents to finish columns, rows, and colors. Collect the most points and your opponents will have to say “Bravo!”

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Crossed Words board game

Crossed Words

Designed by Evan Davis & Nick Little

Crossed Words is the brain-bending party game of crazy categories and wackier words! At the start of the game, the board is populated with three column categories and three-row categories. This forms a 3 x 3 grid. Players will try to come up with answers that fit both of the categories that form one of the nine intersections on the board. Players have nine discs to write answers on. Players fill out answers as quickly as they can and place those discs facedown on the board. Players score points for each intersection where they have placed an answer no one else

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Designed by Rikki Tahta

You are head of a family in an Italian city-state, a city run by a weak and corrupt court. You need to manipulate, bluff and bribe your way to power. Your object is to destroy the influence of all the other families, forcing them into exile. Only one family will survive…

In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area. You can take any action in the game… unless another player calls your bluff! This classic game of deception and deduction returns!

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