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Hack

A fast, head-to-head game set in a 1999 LAN party

Friday night. The year is 1999. Teenagers around the country are gathering around in basements and living rooms, bringing with them their monitors, computers, keyboards and network cables. The party is starting.

But this is no ordinary LAN. These kids aren’t here to snipe each other with the Golden Gun, or blast each other with Siege Tanks. They’re not going to watch Anime or bootleg MP3s. They’re here to prove which team has the best hacking skills. The winner gets bragging rights for a week. The loser gets a blue screen of death. So switch on the power strip. Fire up the router. Queue the techno.

And get ready to

Hack

Hack is a turn-based, two-player game of spatial reasoning with deceptively simple mechanics and short, intense rounds. Assuming the roles of opposing teams of hackers at a LAN party, players advance their hacking programs (dice) to either crash their opponent’s programs (eliminate their dice) or gain access into their opponent’s computers (the back row). A game is played over four to seven rounds, until one player has caused a Blue Screen of Death on each of his opponent’s four computers.

Also watch a playthrough with the designer's thoughts on the match.

Coming Soon:

LONE WOLF - a solo-play expansion to HACK!

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Why buy this?

  • Fast Gameplay
  • Easy to Learn
  • Intense, Strategic decisions

Requirements

<30
1-99
12+

Vitals

Average Rating 4 reviews
Publish Date May 27, 2019
Edition First
Department Board Games
Genre Popular Culture
Theme Computers
Setting Modern / Present
Audience Casual Gamer
Primary Mechanic Strategy
If You Like Chess

ADShrum Games

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Notes

  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.
  • This game contains a premium upgrade where the printed components will be embossed with a linen texture.
  • This game contains laser cut components. Laser cut items will have a slight amount of soot around the edges, which can easily be wiped off; and will have a campfire smell for about a week after you open them.

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

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