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Big Easy Busking is an area control game for 1-5 players about being the best street musicians in New Orleans, also known as The Big Easy. The game is played over three days (rounds), where players choose which crowds to entertain. Music takes time to play, so players decide on their next turn whether they're going to use all of their energy at their current location or to only use some of it to save the rest for later songs. 
  •  Thematic Actions: Players are rewarded greatly for playing the songs that the crowd wants to hear and songs that your band members don't want to play require extra energy to play. 
  •  Partially Known Information:  While you know where the other musicians are playing, you're never quite sure how much energy the other players will use until the end of their next turn. 
  •  Escalating Rounds: The game starts with three locations, but by the final round, there's five so players have to choose where to play wisely!
  •  Engaging Gameplay: Players determine how much energy to use at each location after seeing how other players play, so players must pay attention to what happens between their turns.
Decide whether you want to try to get a few tips from every crowd or if you really want to win over a particular crowd in this musical game of area control! 
The Big Easy is a  Nickname for New Orleans, USA, referring to the easy-going, laid back attitude to life that jazz musicians and local residents indulge in there. 
Busking refers to the act of performing music on the streets for tips. 

Pledge Levels

  • Big Easy Busking
    Be the best band on the streets of New Orleans in this 45 min area control game for 1-5 players!
  • Two Copies of Big Easy Busking
    Get a game for you and a great gift for a friend!
  • Big Easy Busking: Deluxe
    The Deluxe includes custom meeples, custom sleeves for the Song cards, and the French Quarter mini expansion!
  • Two Copies of Big Easy Busking: Deluxe
    Get a deluxe game for you and a great gift for a friend! The Deluxe includes custom meeples, custom sleeves for the Song cards, and the French Quarter mini expansion!
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  • Big Easy Busking HQ Print and Play
    Big Easy Busking HQ Print and Play

Big Easy Busking Extras

  • French Quarter Mini Expansion
    This Mini Expansion includes three new ability songs! Play the Mardi Gras Variant in style!
  • Extra Set of Sleeves and Meeples
    This is just the sleeves and custom meeples.

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Accessories

  • Meeple Lamp

    Meeple Lamp

    $25.00
    Meeple Lamps light up your life with Meeples!
  • D20 Lamp

    D20 Lamp

    $25.00
    D20 Lamps light up your life with Dice!
  • Sticker Pack

    Sticker Pack

    $4.00
    5 random Weird Giraffe Games stickers! Which will you get? Only time will tell!
  • Meeple Earrings
    Stainless steel meeple stud earrings. Show off your player color!
  • Meeple Necklace
    Meeple Necklace
  • 2 pairs of Dice Earrings
    Stainless steel meeple dice earrings.
  • D20 Coasters

    D20 Coasters

    $10.00
    Coasters perfect for D&D or game night!
  • 4 Meeple Ornaments
    Celebrate the holidays with meeples!
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    Celebrate the holidays with dice!

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