Sideshow Swap!

Created by Cannonball Arcade, LLC

A THRILLING deduction game based on cunning and chance. Almost always has surprise endings! From the underbelly of the circus world.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Updates Galore!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 09:54:06 PM

First, a little razzle dazzle with some pictures of our Production Prototype!

New box! Isn't she gorgeous!?
Unboxed component spread!
Self-aggrandizing dramatic shot on an angle

She's a beaut, ain't she? 

We're really happy with the quality and feel of all of the components. It's nearly perfect. We made a couple minor adjustments to ensure this comes out just right and we know you'll love it!

Overseas Shipping Cost Update!

Regarding EU / UK / Oceania Shipping, we were surprised at how the costs crept up for the Showman bundles and have been working hard since to get this as low as possible. It was never out intention to make money from shipping, and we are happy to announce we made a deal to save between $5-10 for each order.  

For those of you who have completed your BackerKit survey, we credited your BackerKit accounts with the savings.  

For those of you who have NOT completed your BackerKit survey, we will check once the survey is in, but before we lock to ensure you get the savings too.

If you have any questions, feel free to message us.  We will double-check all orders before we lock to make sure no one misses the savings.

Timeline Status

We've been in communication with our manufacturer and they've let us know that unfortunately we got stuck behind a massive order. They promised us they are going to do their best to get the run of Sideshow Swap! games produced as soon as possible, but it's now likely that our game won't be on the boat before Chinese New Year. We are in constant communication with them and will let you know more as we do.

- Adam and Phil

Backerkit has been sent - Your Questions Addressed
about 1 month ago – Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:05:55 AM

Hey backers! 

We are happy to report that we sent out all the Backerkit surveys this morning. 

North America

We did receive some questions about shipping.  The shipping estimate we provided during the campaign was for the base level pledge - which is what you'll find.  We are happy that so many of you saw the value in getting the expansion and playmat in our Showman level.  That said, it does contain an extra three items, one of which necessitates a larger box and bumps us up to the next weight tier (for North American shipping, it is $2.50 more.)  


For non-North American backers, the Join the Cast shipping  cost is also what we estimated.  But for the other tiers, prices went up quite a bit with added weight / size beyond just the game.  We will look into options to see if there is anything additional we can do to address this concern.  We appreciate the feedback and will continue to communicate any new information we have.

Local Pickup

For those of you who want local pickup, you also have to select "Local Pickup" in the dropdown on the first step and for the country on Step 3: Shipping.

- Adam and Phil

Production Proof Copy!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 10:33:07 PM

Super exciting update!  The manufacturer sent over a couple a pictures of the Sideshow Swap! proof and Sideshow Swap! Shenanigans Expansion proof.  They don't arrive at my doorstep until Monday, but I couldn't wait the entire weekend to share my own pictures, so here they are:

Production Proof Copy

I hope you all are as excited as we are. We'll show more pictures when we get to open the packs up a bit.


Production Update
about 2 months ago – Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:23:58 PM

Hello Sideshow Swap! backers - 

We have really enjoyed the photos and messages from the backers who received and have been playing the Producer Editions of Sideshow Swap! that had advanced, small-batch production and shipping.  It's a surreal feeling knowing that something we created has made its way to the gaming tables outside of our immediate testing circles.

It's been a while since we've had any backer-related news, and maybe it's been too long since we posted an update for everyone, so we wanted to let you all in on what's been going on with the production of the game.  As we mentioned on the previous updated, we regrettably admit that things are taking longer than we originally thought.  As such, we worked with our manufacturer to include a little hidden something in each copy.  It's a small way of saying thanks for your patience.  We spent a bit of extra time getting the colors and production of the game absolutely right, and we are certain that working with a world-class game manufacturer like Panda (they manufacture Scythe, Wingspan, Feudum, Root, Downforce, and many of our favorite games), this will be a game that you'll be able to enjoy for years.  Digital proofs have passed, and we are waiting the physical proof from Panda.

Adam and Phil

Timeline update
3 months ago – Fri, Sep 06, 2019 at 09:56:47 PM

Hey everyone!  We got a great question about delivery timeframe in our comment section and thought everyone should hear the answer:

We should have a digital proof from our manufacturer soon, and as soon as we get it we will share it with you all.  The entire process has taken a bit longer than we anticipated, due to fact of re-sourcing / re-quoting with various manufacturers (avoid the tariffs, etc).  We are on board with Panda and moving forward, but as we see it right now, it is unlikely that we'll hit October as predicted.  We will continue to be transparent about these kind of things and will let you know more as things evolve and when we have a firm target date.

- Adam and Phil