Roll up and play a deck building game like no other! Gather weird and wonderful performers, amaze audiences, explore Gilded Age America, and transform your run down circus into an entertainment empire. Play your cards right and you could claim the crown of greatest showman from P.T .Barnum!
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Sep 16, 2021
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Reviews

““Overall, The Amazing American Circus deserves to be a classic. It’s a fresh spin on an idea that is getting tired, and I really appreciate not only its unusual theme, but its dedication to making the era of traveling circuses come to life through art and music.””
Third Coast Review

“The Amazing American Circus is a game for all those who love deck-building games, and are in search of something new and different with total attention to detail. They just made you feel like a real circus.”
8.5/10 – Turn-Based Lovers

“The Amazing American Circus (from Klabater and Juggler Games) was more in-depth than I had anticipated. It’s not that there are walls of text or overcomplicated mechanics – there’re just many factors to pay attention to. Is that a bad thing? No. There are lots on offer, and the management side is arguably as important as the actual deck-building elements. Time to join the circus.”
3.5/5 – Vulgar Knight

About This Game



Your worst fear is the audience’s indifference. Your best weapon is a dazzling amusement. Your artists are your army. Behold, the circus came to town!

About the Game

Roll up! Roll up! Come and take charge of your very own run-down circus and navigate a uniquely American form of entertainment, full of bizarre folklore, brutal crime, and social inequality as you battle to establish yourself amongst industry giants Ringling Bros., P.T. Barnum and Buffalo Bill:

Build your troupe, manage your circus camp, explore Gilded Age America, and amaze your audience to become the tycoon of an entertainment empire the likes of which the world has never seen!

Explore Gilded Age America


Dive into a story set during the dying days of the Wild West where history mingles with magical realism and ethnic folklore. Listen to an atmospheric soundtrack inspired by classic circus music and American country & folk as you travel to 90 cities and towns across 4 vast regions of the continental US. Encounter mythical creatures from such as the Wendigo and Bigfoot alongside historical figures including Susan B. Anthony, Nikola Tesla, and Queen Victoria. Play your cards right and you might be able seize the crown of greatest showman from P.T. Barnum himself!

Amaze the Audience


Deliver a perfect show in a special card duel between you and the audience. Beat their boredom with an arsenal of performances and tricks presented on over 200 beautifully hand-illustrated cards. Strategize carefully and gauge the mood of the crowd before playing your hand; what provokes cheers in the deep South might provoke jeers in the industrialised North!

Build Your Troupe


As the budding tycoon of a travelling circus your success depends on the variety of weird and wonderful acts you can get into the ring and the range of spectacular feats they can perform! With over 15 unique performers to recruit, and 32 audience types from across gilded age America to amaze, you’ve got your work cut out as you try to create the greatest show on earth!

Manage Your Circus Camp


As a showman you will have to travel light and fast, managing your resources and building the camp that supports your show as it grows, enabling you to drop jaws from coast to coast. With 8 different circus wagons, 18 unique upgrades available between them and over 100 modifications for the circus caravan as a whole, there’s a range of options to keep the show on the rails as diverse and varied as the performers in it!


What The Amazing American Circus has to offer?:

  • Become a legend! Save a run-down circus, gather a troupe of performers, and dare to defy the greatest showmen on earth - P.T Barnum, Buffalo Bill, and more!
  • Recruit and train over 15 different types of circus artists
  • Take part in exciting battles on the circus arena using the beautifully illustrated collectible cards
  • Upgrade your circus caravan thanks to different types of wagons offering over 100 possible modifications
  • Meet both historical and fictional characters deeply embedded in American folklore, such as John D. Rockefeller, Susan B. Anthony, or Nikola Tesla
  • Immerse yourself in a story taking place during the turbulent era of the fading Wild West and enter the beautiful and dark world of Native American folklore and the immigrant populace
  • Listen to a unique soundtrack inspired by classic circus music and American country & folk

The Amazing American Circus in numbers:

  • 200+ hand-illustrated cards
  • Recruit and train over 15 different types of circus artists, among them mimes, strongmen, and acrobats
  • 8 different circus wagons to upgrade (18 unique upgrades altogether)
  • 32 different types of audience, whom you have to attract and entertain
  • Over 100 modifications and upgrade options for your circus caravan
  • 90 cities and towns to visit
  • 21 story-related side quests
  • 10 Grand Finale finisher actions
  • 16 Misfits to collect in Bizarre Baazaar wagon
  • 4 distinct geographical regions - travel across the American continent
  • 4 powerful opponents to defeat (one per region) - the legendary P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill, Queen Victoria, and more...
  • 1 but epic adventure akin to Baz Luhrman’s musicals, Ennio Morricone’s westerns, and the classic road movies
  • 60 minutes of a soundtrack inspired by country and folk music from different parts of the USA

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains references to the use of alcohol and general content considered mature.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 7870/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Integrated or dedicated DirectX 9 compatible soundcard

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