Title: Trust me, I'm a Superhero
Created By: Jack Ford Morgan
Published By: Half-Monster Games Pty. Ltd.
Released: Coming to Kickstarter October 27th, 2020
Player Count: 3-6
Time to Play: 30 Minutes
Have you always wanted to save the world, help those in need, or defeat the bad guys? Here's your chance! In Trust Me, I'm a Superhero you and your friends will get the chance to fulfill all of your childhood dreams. Trust Me, I'm a Superhero is a party game for 3-6 players where you take on the role of B-list superheroes trying to help your city's citizens. The A-list supers were in charge of the major crimes that plagued your home, but now that it's (mostly) cleaned up, it's up to you and your fellow lower-tiered supers to step up to the plate. Do you have what it takes the save the day?
In Trust Me, I'm a Superhero, players will take turns being the citizen or the superheroes. The person who last watched a superhero movie is the first citizen. To get started each player draws five "Super" and five "Power" cards. All players, except the citizen, create a superhero using one super and one power card. What are you being tasked to assist with? No one knows yet!
Once everyone has placed their chosen cards face down in front of them, the citizen draws three "Call for Help" cards and picks one. The "Call for Help" card is revealed to the group and then everyone else takes turns revealing their superhero. Players then try to explain why they are the best superhero for the job.
This is one of the best parts of the game, as some superhero combinations have seemingly no relevance to the call for help. Players are encouraged to get creative and improv reasons for how their potentially useless power can actually be of use. We had such a good time trying to provide rationals for why we were clearly a better superhero for the job than our opponents.
Similar to Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, arguing, heckling, and accusing others of fraud is highly encouraged. Players are welcome to try to discredit other supers and share why they would be a better fit for the call for help. Just remember with combinations of superpowers like Ghost Tentacles or Cloaks of Friendship, helping the citizen who forgot they were lactose intolerant and ate a whole wheel of cheese, won't be a simple task for anyone!
The first player to be chosen to answer three calls for help is the least terrible superhero and wins the game!
Trust Me, I'm a Superhero is bound to create a memorable game night full of laughs. It is family-friendly and could easily be played with kids (with a little reading assistance for younger children). It makes a great game for those who enjoy improv, debate, and proving why they are awesome. Trust Me, I'm a Superhero is a must-have for anyone who ever wanted to be a superhero.
Trust Me, I'm a Superhero will be coming to Kickstarter on October 27th, 2020. You can check out the preview page and subscribe to be notified when the campaign goes live! You can also keep up to date with Half-Monser Games on their website!
Note: the artwork for Trust Me, I'm a Superhero is still in development and much of what you see in the pictures is placeholder art. Follow along with the Kickstart campaign to see more!