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Exploits - A Hacker's Card Game

Take on the dual roll of attacker and defender in a unique card game.

Exploits is a card game that takes players into the exciting world of cyber security. Players play both as a hacker, using exploits to run payloads through to an opponents server, and as the defender, keeping your own firewall as secure as possible.

Be warned though, you won't have time to do both!

The game focuses around how cyber attacks are developed . Each player has a set of target servers, protected by a firewall that slowly grows vulnerabilities over time. You will spend your resources examining your opponent's firewall as well as cleaning your own. Then, when you find a critical vulnerability, you can exploit it and deliver a payload to steal data, vandalize websites, create botnets, and most importantly, score points!

Here is some praise from playtesters: "Clever and well written mechanics." "Plays in a perfect amount of time." "Feels like actual hacking."* "I can't wait to share this project!"

*Student studying software vulnerabilities

The game has also been endorsed by HackBack gaming who teach cyber security incident response.

In today's world, cyber crime is a daily issue, and while this game will by no means make you an expert, it will serve as an excellent gateway into the world of cyber security.


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Why buy this?

  • Great for teaching the abstract ideas behind cyber security
  • Chaining card mechanics provide a focus on critical thinking
  • Easy to learn, even if you are not a gamer or hacker




Average Rating 2 reviews
Publish Date March 07, 2015
Edition First
Department Card Games
Genre Science
Theme Hacking
Setting Modern / Present
Audience Students / Teachers
More Info Exploits - A Hacker's Card Game web site

Scott Wambold

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Own It Played It Fun Priced Well High Replay Value Well Written Rules Nice Artwork


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