Releasing in June, Lawyer Up pits two players head-to-head as lawyers arguing a criminal case. One player assumes the role of prosecutor trying to make a case while the other will be the defense attorney trying to prevent conviction. In the Discovery phase, both players draft evidence cards to support their case or bury damaging evidence. Then, during the Trial phase, they call witnesses and present evidence by chaining card play. Successful card play provides Influence to sway the jury.
The launch will be supported by two expansion sets, coming out one a month:
Then, in August, Lawyer Up – Witch takes the game back to the infamous witch-trials of the 17th Century. In this version, the jury is disposed of, replaced by an angry mob that the prosecutor hopes to inspire to hang a trio of witches while the defense tries to keep them from running out of control. MSRP is $15.00.
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Rock Manor raised funding to produce the game through a Kickstarter campaign in April 2020 that attracted $189,284 in pledged support from 4,365 backers (an average of $43.36 per backer).
Gnade’s Maximum Apocalypse launched in 2018 (see “Face the End of the World in ‘Maximum Apocalypse’”).