Ba$tard$ Inc.
The satirical boardgame by Marc Röder and Nikolaus Ruf

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Ba$tard$ Inc. is a satirical boardgame for 2 to 6 players (playing time about 40 to 60 minutes).  The players control international mega corporations using their power to  manipulate politics, the economy and the media.
Sometimes it even happens that someone starts a civil war in some less developed region of the word for the sake of profit.


Ba$tard$ Inc. is distributed under the terms of the Open Gaming License (OGL). It may be distributed and copied freely.

Finally: version 1.3 of the rules is available! It now conains a description of the starting configuration. (changelog)


All you need in order to play (apart from some tokens and counters) is available in postscript or .pdf format at the download page.
There are also some war counters at the download page.

Furthermore there is an (automatically generated) online version of the rules for those of you who want to take a look first.


The game is completely translated into English. A German version is also available at the download page.


The English translation is almost complete. The last corrections will be applied in the next days. At the present time only the German version is available at the download page.


Did you play Ba$tard$ Inc.? Did you like it? What do you think about it? Will you play it again? Tell us about it! You may also write questions or suggestions or any other kind of feedback (except flames) to There is also a newsgroup for Ba$tard$ Inc. at Yahoo.

What's next?

The photos have to be taken yet and will probably only be available at the newsgroup. As for the counters and billions there are plans but nothing more yet.

What we wish for

For the first point suggestions are welcome. As for the graphical part there isn't much hope yet. Applications for the job are accepted gratefully at

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Last modified: Wed Jan 11 15:53:26 CET 2006