Lawyer Up from Rock Manor Games Lets you take on the role of either prosecution or defense in an asymmetrical two-player board game.
Lawyer Up from Rock Manor Games is a complex, asymmetrical card game for two players. The game features a unique theme in the board gaming world, as you and your opponent take on the role of two attorneys working in a courtroom. It’s not every day that we get a theme in the board game world that I’ve yet to see, but this one does just that. If you’re on the look-out for something with a different flavor, but rock-solid gameplay, give Lawyer Up a look.
Lawyer Up reached its Kickstarter funding goal in less than two hours. Granted, the initial goal was relatively small; however, it’s still a cool milestone for the company. And, it’s not like the backers have slowed down since. It’s not surprising, considering how great the game looks.
As mentioned above, Lawyer Up is a two-player game where one player takes on the role of the prosecution, while the other is the defense. Through a nifty system of card-drafting, players gather evidence, and then the trial begins. You must use the evidence you’ve drafted to build the strongest case as you interrogate each witness. The basic box comes with two separate cases and you can add on a few extra as optional buys. Personally, I think the optional cases are worth as one takes you back to Salem Witch Trials, while the other puts you in Atlantic City during the 1920s for a mafioso-filled courtroom drama.
If Lawyer Up sounds up your alley, the game is available for backing on Kickstarter for 20 more days. You can get the base game at just $29 while adding all the optional cases will run you $49. As always, Kickstarter delivery is something of a moving target. That said, the team plans to have the game in backers’ hands by March 2021.