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Category: Bluffing, Card Game, Science Fiction
Time: 45 minutes
Designer: Richard Garfield, Lukas Litzsinger
Artist: Bruno Balixa, Ralph Beisner, Del Borovic, Gong Studios, Amelie Hutt, Henning Ludvigsen, Ed Mattinian, Adam Schumpert, Mark Anthony Taduran
Family: Android, Android: Netrunner LCG, Cyberpunk, Hackers, Living Card Game,
Mechanics: Action Point Allowance System, Hand Management, Secret Unit Deployment, Variable Player Powers
Ages: 14 and up
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games, Arclight, Edge Entertainment, Galakta, Game Harbor, Giochi Uniti, Heidelberger Spieleverlag, Korea Boardgames co., Ltd.