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A semi-cooperative game by Nathan Mehlhorn


In Crisis Council a disaster has struck a major city. The Mayor of the city has put together a council of 3-4 players that are hopefully capable of handling the various emergencies. Civil Unrest is on the rise, the threat continues to worsen, and you need to figure things out quickly before it’s too late! The only problem is that everyone on the council has a secondary agenda, to turn a tidy profit once things settle down. Can you overcome your greed and save the city?

The full version of the game contains:

  • 45 Six-Sided Dice
  • 22 Emergency Policy Cards
    • 1x - Unexpected Setback, Emergency Funding, Policy Revisions, Options, Redistribution, Reassignment, and Proxy
    • 2x - Outside Aid, Emergency Vote, and A Moment of Peace
    • 3x - Emergency Tax, For The People, and Blank cards for replacements or create your own.
  • 10 Council Member Role Cards
    • 3x - Standard
    • 1x - Philanthropist, Angel Investor, Traitor, Banker, and Contractor
    • 2x - Blank cards for replacements or create your own
  • 8 Mayor Role Cards
    • 1x - Basic, Level, Stockpile, High Tax Rate, Investor, and Prepared
    • 2x - Blank cards for replacements or create your own
  • 1 Table Aid Board

This storefront will sell the digital version of the game for print-and-play purposes but a physical version of the final product should also be made available at a later date. Please stay tuned for more information.

What's in the Box (BASIC Version)

Currently you are provided with the full 7 page rulebook for both BASIC and ADVANCED play. This should give you an idea of what the full version will look like while still allowing you to play the BASIC game. You'll also be given the following:

  • 3 Standard Player Roles (Color & BW)
  • 1 Basic Mayor Role (Color & BW)
  • 1 Table Aid Board (Color & BW)

The above comes in PNP formats but also include Tabletop Simulator files so you can import them right into that. Since the game requires so many dice to play, I figured this would be much more convenient for people.

What You'll Need

For the BASIC version, you will need 35 six-sided dice and some friends. Do not worry if all the dice are the same size or color, this will not impact gameplay (though it is suggested you play with 35 identical dice when able). If you are playing the ADVANCED version of the game, you will need closer to 40 dice as some roles and cards allow you to have more dice in your pool. Optionally, a copy of Tabletop Simulator for all players will also work as you can import the assets provided into that quite easily.

What's the Cost?

Due to the amount of time and effort I put into this project I can't afford to release it for free. As a result I have required $1.50 purchase minimum with a suggested price of $4.99*. Each purchase of the game will also add one free community copy for those who cannot afford it.

The BASIC version of Crisis Council is completely free and yours to keep forever. This version will remain available forever as it is a watered down iteration of the game to begin with. Still, the BASIC version has enough legs to stand on its own and will give you an excellent idea of what the final product will feel like.

*Patrons at my $5 tier receive this game for free and contribute one community copy to the pool automatically. There is no need for you to do anything as I will email you the game free of charge.


This game was designed and created by Nathan Mehlhorn in association with Jon Spencer Reviews.

Jon Spencer Reviews

Thank You & Feedback Request

Thank you so much for checking out Crisis Council, I hope you enjoy it! Be sure to rate and share. If you have any feedback on the game, I gladly welcome it, though I ask you keep it as constructive as possible. Saying, "Great game!" or, "I really hated it!" doesn't tell me much about what I did well or not.

I created this game while under lockdown during the Covid-19 outbreak in order to stay active and to provide entertainment for friends & family, as well as all of you of course! As a result, there may be some rough edges in the both versions of the game but I will still support any changes should they become necessary (spelling/grammar/clarifications/etc..).


Buy Now$1.50 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Crisis Council - Full Game.zip 56 MB

Community Copies

Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.

Community Copies

For every purchase of Crisis Council a free community copy will be given out for those who would like them. Ever since I learned about these community copies I thought they were a lovely idea, so hopefully this can help some of you out. I sincerely hope you enjoy the game and thank you for considering to pay it forward!

Download demo

Crisis Council - BASIC Package.zip 7 MB

Development log


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I had a lot of fun playing this with a new found friends. I love that it's a little shorter, and gives you the opportunity to get your head into the "role play mode".  I imagine it would be an awesome start to any game night! Will be playing again!

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the game and appreciate your support :)