Ladder 29 is live on Kickstarter!

Ladder 29 is a hot game of ladder climbing firefighters extinguishing their hands of cards. Check out the campaign today.


Taking a cue from beloved family card games like Tichu, Clubs, and Haggis, Ladder 29 adds a new challenge to the familiar climbing/trick-taking genre. As experts in the time-honored business of firefighting, players attempt to extinguish their hand of cards while facing difficult challenges that hinder their abilities and choices. Players must decide when to play it safe and when to put it all on the line in this easy-to-learn game that is sure to turn up the heat around the gaming table!

Ladder 29 is played over several rounds in which players are dealt 13 cards each, pass 3 cards to the player on the left, and in reverse scoring order select a Hot Spot Card. The Hot Spot Card details the number of points awarded depending on the position the player goes out and a challenge that applies only to that player for the round. A player may choose to only lead singles, end runs in even numbers, or even limit the types of suites played in sets. The bigger risk taken will provide a bigger reward as the first player to extinguish their hand by playing all thirteen cards wins the round and earns highest points possible on their Hot Spot Card. Play continues until all players, except the player who goes out last,  earn points for their finishing position.


Ladder 29 is a game for 2 to 5 players, ages 10 and up and is designed by the seasoned duo of Ben Pinchback and Matt Riddle (Fleet, Eggs and Empires, Floating Market, and the upcoming Wasteland Express Delivery Service with co-designer Jonathan Gilmour). Each games lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

Back it today on Kickstarter!