SHASN - The Political Strategy Board Game

Created by Zain Memon

An epic game of politics, ethics, and strategy for 3-5 players. Capture, gerrymander, and maybe even betray your morals to win.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pictures, Please
2 days ago – Tue, Aug 11, 2020 at 06:11:09 AM

Hi friends,

We know you’ve been eagerly waiting for the pictures of our production prototype. We were holding out until we were able to complete a high-quality studio photoshoot. The images are out and they do a splendid job of capturing the game’s beauty.

I’m really proud of what our visual design team - Soumik, Alisha, and Maithili, have managed to achieve. They’ve spent a lot of time marrying visual clarity with razor sharp design, and the result is a game that looks great onscreen and even better in person.

We hope you love the look of the final product as much as we do. Please take a look here:

Also, please note that production is already underway. We will keep updating you on our progress. See you in the next update!

The Production Run Is Beginning!
13 days ago – Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 02:21:01 AM

Hey friends,

The manufacturing copy of SHASN reached our office on Monday. It’s exactly as beautiful as the pictures suggested it would be. After soaking it all in, we’ve spent the past few days poring over every inch of it.

A few very minor design changes aside, it looks fantastic. We’ve made the corrections and officially given the manufacturer the go ahead to start producing SHASN en masse!

High quality images and an updated How To Play video should hit your inbox in the coming week!

22 days ago – Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 08:20:47 PM

Hello friends,

The wait for the final manufacturing copy of SHASN has been excruciating - for you and us both. After some frustrating weeks of having nothing to report, I’m relieved to let you know that it has made it into the country at last. All it took was a small detour from Shenzhen to London to Delhi to get it in. A huge shoutout to Luke Moody, the author of the uproarious Brexit Deck, for helping us out of a tight fix!

The copy will reach us in Goa the day after tomorrow. We've already received pictures from the manufacturer, and they look absolutely amazing. The second it reaches us, we’re going to take professional grade photographs and share them with you. We will also kickstart the final production right away. Stay tuned!

Production Update
about 2 months ago – Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 06:00:35 PM

Hi friends,

We hope you’ve been keeping safe and healthy. The dust is still settling on the new normal, and it’s not been an easy transition for anybody. A part of us regrets not making SHASN sooner - it would have been a joy to have another game to stave off the quarantine cabin fever.

Unfortunately, we’re still waiting to receive the production copy of SHASN at this point. Due to the combined Coronavirus lockdown and the onset of monsoons, the copy is still stuck outside the country. Things are taking awfully long to clear customs right now, and if our copy doesn’t clear warehousing fast enough, it will most likely get damaged.

We apologise for this frustrating delay. However, as first time creators, we do not want to publish our game without feeling the paper and touching the components. I want to personally ensure that the final print and material quality - that will hopefully sit on your shelf for years - isn't compromised in any way.

We’re trying to expedite this process through a couple of channels. Given the state of things, it’s hard to be certain, but we should receive it by the end of next week. Everything after that should follow quickly.

Thank you for being patient and understanding. I remain committed to delivering the best possible version of SHASN to you, as soon as possible.

Production Update + Rulebook
3 months ago – Fri, May 08, 2020 at 12:32:18 AM

Hello everyone,

In the face of a global upheaval this past month, we have seen remarkable solidarity. Around the world, people have stayed indoors to protect the most vulnerable amongst us, while healthcare workers have fought at the frontlines tirelessly. It’s amazing to see people come together in a divided world, watching out for each other. COVID-19 is by no means over, but it is coming under control in many countries.

However, the lockdown in India continues, as the number of cases keep growing. Due to this extended lockdown, we are not able to receive the final manufacturing copy of SHASN from China at the moment. We need to approve this copy before we give a go-ahead for the entire production batch. As a result, we can expect a bit of a delay in production.

Although disheartening, our hands are tied. As soon as we can get the manufacturing copy, we will publish a grand photoshoot and an updated How To Play video. We’ll keep you posted on all future developments.

Also, since many of you have asked for the final rulebook, we are happy to share it! Please note that this is the standard edition rulebook. All Kickstarter Backers will receive a special Collector’s Edition rulebook with many more design elements! Check it out here:

Please listen to the experts, take care of yourself, and take care of each other. See you in the next update.