1000 Ways to Lose card
1000 Ways to Lose counter card
How to win 1000 Ways to Lose
How to play 1000 Ways to Lose

What Is 1000 Ways to Lose?

The goal is simple: don’t lose.

The execution? That’s a little more difficult. Just about every card in this game is designed to make you or someone else lose. But, play your cards right and you just might be the last one standing.

How Do I Play?

The dealer deals four cards to each player. The dealer is rotated in each new game. Play moves clockwise.

Players play one card on their turn, if they’re able to.

Players draw a card at the start of their turn if they have no playable cards in hand. If that card can’t be played, that player passes their turn. Otherwise, players only draw when a card says to.

Counter cards can be played whenever their trigger condition (written at the top of the text) is met. That includes cards that can be played at any time being playable on your turn instead of a non-counter card.

The beauty is in trying to survive people’s card effects by making sure to draw cards (but be careful, there are traps!) and getting those good, defensive ones, while striking when you know people don’t have a way to defend!

What Does The Deck Contain?

  • 36 cards, most of which cause people to lose.
  • A percentage of all cards are “Counters” which can be used to survive losses and turn things around!
  • If crowdfunded, 18 expansion cards will come with the game!
  • An included rule card. All the rules can fit on one card!

Who Is The Game Recommended For?

The game is recommended for 2-4 players. Gameplay should take under 2 minutes for most games. Repeated games can be done very quickly.

Development Stage

1000 Ways to Lose is being tested and refined.