Published by U.S. Games Systems, Backstab: A Macabre Card Game is an RPG adventure that involves elements from playing cards to create different zones in which players attempt to defeat the encounters, gather coins for themselves and backstab the opponents.

On a turn, an Encounter card and a Trump card are revealed to determine the number and suit of the turn. A current Zone card determines the trump ranks of the available weapon types. If a player can play a weapon card that matches or beats the Encounter, he or she wins 1 cent. Players can also invite each other to a one-on-one Backstab, in which each player reveals a weapon card and the one with the weaker card has to lose 1 cent to the winner. The first player to gain 25 cents wins.

Backstab: A Macabre Card Game plays 2 to 4 players in 20 to 60 minutes. Now available for purchase, MSRP $19.95.

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