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The Big Shuffle is a film noir card game where you are trying to make your way in an uncaring city. You play a classic noir character who is trying to set up the perfect scene for their agenda. You have to play smart though, as it is easy for someone else to change the scene for their benefit also. Full of role playing opportunities, The Big Shuffle pairs well with a cigar, whiskey, and smooth jazz.

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Pick your Character

The Big Shuffle is a competitive 2-4 player film noir card game, where you play as 1 of 6 characters each with their own agenda and unique abilities.

  • ThePoliceChief-PlayerCharacter
  • ThePrivateEye-PlayerCharacter
  • TheFemmeFatale-PlayerCharacter
  • TheMafiaDon-PlayerCharacter
  • TheGovernor-PlayerCharacter
  • TheCatBurglar-PlayerCharacter
It's your turn, Kid.

Set the Scene

The Who, What, and Where cards reveal the opening scene, but things don’t last forever. Change the scene cards and the rules using your influence. 

Draw from

The Noir Deck

You’re gonna need friends and a stiff drink– not to mention informants, loot cards, and action cards to help give yourself an edge in the big city.

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Hold it!

Not on My Watch!

Be careful as other players have their own agendas and may hire goons or play reaction cards to stop you in your tracks. 

Complete your Agenda First to Win

That's a Wrap!

You’re gonna need all of your wit, guile, influence and a nice fedora to get what you want from a city that will swallow you whole.  

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Coming to Kickstarter

Why back our project? Not only do you get a unique stylish film noir card game, but we also have Kickstarter exclusives!

Now on Tabletop Simluator

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Let's Investigate

What's in the box?

Noir Deck x100 | Scene Cards x30 | Character Cards x6 | Helper Cards x4

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Reviews

What The
Players Say

“The Big Shuffle is a game dripping with style, where players have the adapt to the ever changing rules. The variety of cards paired with the dynamic scene change mechanic make each game feel like a fresh experience.”

David Arce

“I really liked the art style. The game was really fun too! There was lots of way to get back into the game even if you were behind!”

Anna Luong

“The game is pretty simple to learn but there are a lot of layers to play. I liked how the rules kept changing as I’m a lovable rogue with no regard for the rules.”

Josh Shuey

FAQ

Find answers to all of your questions here

What is Film Noir?

Film noir was a term created in 1946 to describe American thriller or detective films made. Hallmarks of the genre are the dark and pessimistic themes, the brooding anti-heroes, the dreary rain soaked streets with mysteries or danger, and captivating femme fatales. Check out some of our favorites: The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, and The Maltese Falcon.

How do I play this game?

TLDR: The Big Shuffle is a competitive 2-4 player film noir card game, where you play as 1 of 6 characters, each with their own agenda and unique abilities. Players must use their wit, guile, and influence to outmaneuver their opponents and set their desired scene. But be careful as it is easy for someone else to change the scene for their benefit.

 

Here is the Rulebook for more information: https://previouslypluto.com/the-big-shuffle-instructions/

Why “The Big Shuffle”?

The Big Shuffle is inspired by classic Film Noir movie titles. We were looking for a name that both embodied that genre and card games in general.  With many famous Movies, like “The Big Sleep”, we decided on “The Big Shuffle”.

 

“The Big Shuffle” is an event that is initiated when the cards run out from the Midtown row. When this happens, you take the cards from the Uptown and Downtown rows and shuffle them together to make a new Midtown row!

I am new to Kickstarter, so how can I support this project?

  1. Click the green “Back this Project” button.
  2. Select the reward you want to support the project, and hit the green “Continue” button.
  3. Create an Account if you haven’t done so already
  4. If the campaign is successful on Jan 10th, you will see a transaction on your credit card and we will reach out to you soon!

What is in the box?

  • Scene Cards(x30)
  • Players Character (x6) 
  • Noir Deck (x100)
  • Instruction Cards (x4)

What are the card sizes?

  • Scene Cards
    • 5.5 x 3.75 in
  • Noir Cards
    • 2.5 x 3.5 in

What is the estimated date of delivery?

We are planning to ship in Aug 2022. This is an estimated time of arrival given potential shipping delays and/or material shortage. We will inform you as soon as possible if any factors arise delaying the timeline.

Where will this game ship to?

We intend on having the game shipped worldwide but the terms and conditions are still being reviewed and finalized with our suppliers. We will update the listing of countries applicable for shipping.

How can I contact you?

You can forward your inquiries to contact@previouslypluto.com. If email is too old school, you can visit our socials @previouslypluto, including our new Discord!

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