Ninja – Silent but Deadly!


ninjasoloSubterfuge is a Ninja’s greatest weapon! You’ve just lost at Ninja, SBD!

You’ve got three options going for you if you’d like to get this game and be a ninja too!

Ninja – Silent but Deadly the Print and Play and Paper Cut Edition is available entirely for free, from DriveThruRPG! That’s right, spend less money on this game than you’d spend on sitting at home on your couch not being a ninja, all from the convenience of your home or work computer! Also available right now, the first expansion Even Silenter and it’s free as well!dtrpglogo

Ninja – Silent but Deadly Just the Cards Edition is available from DriveThruCards! Want to play the game without the lovingly crafted box that the designer poured his blood, sweat and manly tears into? No problem! Order the cards from DriveThruCards for $1.50  which nets you 10 cards and gets you a download of the rules as a PDF! These cards are guaranteed to be higher quality than the ones I cut out at home.

tcgDeluxe Ninja Edition – The game box. The cards. The rules. The only way to prank your gaming buddies with an empty N-SbD box! Get it now from The Game Crafter for $11.99 and rejoice in your ability to fully utilize your inner ninja and have a sweet looking box to place on your gaming shelf. This edition comes with both the base game, and the Even Silenter expansion.

Ninja – Silent but Deadly!

Ninjas! Their very name conjures images of black clad, highly trained assassins. Or pictures on the internet of a bunch of empty chairs with captions like “Ninja convention LOL”. Now, the mystique, the power, the meme can be yours to use as you see fit.

You Lose!

You Lose!

How to Ninja

Ninja – Silent but Deadly is more than just a game. It’s a prank delivery system. A tiny little piece of tabletop gaming art. A meta-game to be played in the background, silently, with ninja like skills.

There are several ways to use these cards and this game box that are listed here, and most likely a hundred more that have not been thought of yet. Here you’ll find four suggestions on how to use Ninja! Silent but Deadly.

Basic Ninja

You’ve gotten your gamer friend a gift! A brand new game called Ninja! The box looks promising but there’s not much in the way of description on it. When your friend opens the box, they’ll find… nothing! An empty box.

The next part is up to you. In an hour, a day, a week… even a month, one of the You Lose! cards originally included in the box will suddenly appear where your friend can easily find it. They’ve just lost at Ninja – Silent but Deadly!

Ninja Advance

Perfect for a game night, casual party or other social gatherings. In this meta-game all of the players are aware of Ninja – Silent but Deadly. Hand out one You Lost! card to every player. Each player has until the end of the game session to slip their card somewhere where another player will be forced to find it. Amongst other cards of a game currently in play, in their chips or what have you. Be creative! When a ninja card it’s found by another player, that player is out.

Advanced Ninja Advance

Use the same setup as Ninja Advance, but with this twist. Players can accumulate more than one You Lose! card during the course of the event. They can also distribute more than one, should they have them. Again, be creative! The player with the least amount of You Lose cards at the end of the event wins.

Hardcore Advanced Ninja Advance

The Ninja – Silent but Deadly game that may never end. Distribute one You Lose card to each player. Players may not give these cards to other players that day. Starting 24 hours after each player has received their cards, Hardcore Advanced Ninja Advance begins!

It is up to each player to get their You Lose! card to another player. It must be given to them in a way in which they won’t know it’s a You Lose! card until they are holding it in their hands. Wrap it up as a birthday present, include it in a seemingly still sealed CCG booster pack, be creative in how you get it into their hands!

Points are awarded by the person who’s received the You Lose! card based on the following scale.

  • They got the card to me, but it wasn’t all that creative. 1 point.
  • Oh you! I should have guessed! 2 points. 
  • How the… did you have to hire that person? 3 points.
  • I never, in a million years would have thought a card was in that! 4 points.
  • Mr. President? What are you doing here… with a card in your hand? 5 points.



About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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  2 Responses to “Ninja – Silent but Deadly!”

  1. […] Troll and I kept getting Ninja’ed by my husband.  (Check out this cool card/prank game: Silent but Deadly!)  If you follow me on Twitter, you would have seen me freaking out about it.  Should have known […]

  2. I heard about someone printing some business cards and putting the ninja on a few of them.

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