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Trolltem Poles


Hello young hero,

Word around the Ancestral Grounds is you're looking to make a name for yourself in the Proving Grounds. Well, Atomic Automaton is looking for a few dedicated people like yourself to have some fun, give your insight, and playtest Trolltem Poles. 


Trolltem Poles is a 3-6 player card game where players take turns giving offerings to ancestors, collecting them, and then stacking them to create Trolltem Poles. You'll also be building/losing rep with other troll clans and engaging in trades and displays of strength. The troll clan with the most notoriety at the end of the game wins. In Trolltem Poles, every action you take affects your opponents (both bad and good), which will alter their progression. 

Key Mechanics

  • Card drafting

  • Hand management 

  • Set building

  • Cause and effect mitigation


We're looking for players that have 3+ friends that can get Trolltem Poles to the table at least 3 times over the course of a 1 month period. Here's some key criteria we're looking for in our playtesters.

Key Criteria

  • Ability to print and cut a copy of the game

  • Ability to record playtest sessions

  • Have at least 3+ players present at each playtest session

  • A willingness to give constructive feedback

  • An upbeat attitude and a love for the gaming hobby


If this sounds like something you'd like to do, feel free to reach out to us at We'll send you further information regarding the process, a code to obtain a copy of the print and play, and our unyielding gratitude. All our playtesters will be credited in the Trolltem Poles rulebook, and we'll  immortalize you on our website with a special thanks as well. You'll also get to troll your friends that you got to play Trolltem Poles first!

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