Game On: Overtime! The card game of no work and all play!
“Game On” is a series in which we examine the companies, creators, and games in crowdfunding. We look at the journey, ideas, and concepts the creators wanted to bring to market with their product.”
Dazbog games is based in Serbia and is an association of board game designers that has been making games for over 5 years. All of the founders worked previously in board game design. Their company has created many different projects together. The company was started to allow board game designers in Serbia a place to work together to help publish each others work, and share their ideas with the world. Their team is comprised of four members Damjan, Pavle, Vuk, and Milan.
They released their first game “Overtime!” on Kickstarter on October 16, 2018. The team thought that it would be a great idea to add some cards that were born from the ideas of the backers. They asked them to share a frustrating experience that they had at work. By October 28 they had reached the halfway point with their campaign. The team went to Essen and advertised for their game by handing out t shirts and sample game cards. They highlighted a few of these cards for the backers to see. Their project was completely funded with 48 hours left on the clock.
Overtime is a humorous game where players try to get rid of their work. "In the game, players take the roles of office workers, trying to finish up their assignments and go home. Everyone starts off as an Average Joe, the ordinary white collar worker, but as opportunities present themselves, you can show your true nature by becoming those Employee stereotypes like the Office Buddy, the Slacker, or the annoying Energy Vampire! Be the first player to get rid off all your assignment cards to win: You can achieve this by working hard and honestly, or be shady and play foul by passing off your assignments to the other players… play the cards dealt to you as best as you can! Of course, everything happens under the watchful eye of the Boss, so plan carefully.”
Overtime is a satirical take on real life situations people regularly experience at work. All of the players draw from a deck of cards and manage resources that they have. During their turn they get to rest and during other players turns they get to interfere with their work. The more that a player “works” the more tired that they get and it makes it harder to recharge. To find out more about Overtime or to view their Kickstarter campaign please visit the links below.
Suggested Players: 3-6
Suggested Play Time: 30-45 minutes
Suggested Age: 12+
Included in the box:
120 main deck cards (the white backed cards)
30 Assignment cards (the black backed cards)
6 starting Employee cards (The Average Joe/Joanna)
6 reference cards
1 time counter card and 8-sided die
1 6-sided Work die
40 Snooze tokens
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: October 16, 2018
Ship Date: September 20, 2019
Website: Dazbog Games