Briefest Write-Ups continue… dark days of limited rambling ahead! ⛈️🌪️

**QUICK ALERT – THIS GAME SHIPS FREE in the contiguous United States!**

Hello all! It has been a hectic and fun summer… and well… now it’s already fall?!?! Where is my life going? Anyway, existential crises aside, I just HAVE to get a ton of new stuff onto the site… and so… September 2023’s write-ups will be yet another entry into the “my shortest ever” tour books. I’m starting to sound like KISS with their “FINAL WORLD TOUR… number 47!!” schtick. I miss that band being on the scene. Ah, memories…

KISS ARMY for life! ❤️🫡

Anywho… Sorry for the lack of poetic ramblings and video links and such! 😅

I’m doing the best I can…

“…and I guess my best wasn’t goooood enough” [thank you James Ingram and Quincy Jones… now I’m teary eyed…😉]

Did I already use that in another listing? Yes… I did. Wasn’t there a Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) version of that? Oh heck.. I don’t know. 🙄

Hey… what’s that over there?

SQUIRREL! 😆 <attempts to distract people from his clear laziness in copying that last bit from another listing… again>

“Bundle” details?

This Upstart “bundle” includes the 3 Ring Circus Main game box! And uh.. well… that’s it! 😂

And of course as any of you who may have been here a while are thinking… this is not a Kickstarter or Gamefound campaign game! What the heck?!?!

Well, sometimes a game is just fun enough.. and just cool enough.. that well.. I have to have it in the shop – even if it’s a little off “brand” for me… hehe. Of course this is especially tricky since I have to try and compete with mass distribution channels and what not. So, this game includes free shipping… I mean.. I’m trying to pass on the good vibes here!

The free shipping for this game will automatically take place in the cart at checkout… although you’ll have to pay for other games in your order – sorry folks.. it’s tough to keep Upstart alive on the minimalist margins and all. Thank you for your understanding!


Ages: 12+
Players: 1 – 4
Play Time: 45 – 75 minutes
Publisher: Devir
SKU: Devir 001
At the time of this listing (SEP 2023) this game was selling for
at or around $31.99 on a variety of sites… but let’s toss in free
shipping to try and get things on an even keel around here.
I can’t go lower in price due to the Minimum Advertised Price
(MAP) requirements… sorry folks!
Upstart Price: $31.99 
Link to BGG:

7 in stock


3-Ring-Circus-Front-of-Box-WEB-FINAL3 Ring Circus by Devir… is HERE!

And it is every bit as awesome as you have heard! I got to play this one at this year’s Gen Con (2023)… and loved every minute of it. Soooo… I had to have it in the shop! Let the 19th century US circus tour begin!

Also, this one ships FREE in the contiguous United States!!

The circus has come to town! Under the tent, jugglers, clowns, magicians, strongmen and wild beasts capture the curiosity of a dedicated audience that applauds non-stop. After each performance, your little troupe accumulates fame and may one day pique the interest of P.T. Barnum, the greatest circus mogul of all time.

In 3 Ring Circus, players take on the role of a circus director who tours the United States at the end of the 19th century. Your objective is to hire artists and offer performances in various towns and cities with the intention of gaining fame. In towns, features are easy to set up and give you starting resources to upgrade your cast; small cities are somewhat more demanding, but they allow you to come into contact with better artists; audiences in big cities are even more demanding and want to see very specific numbers, but performing there brings you much more fame!

On their turn, players can hire an artist or host a performance. At the beginning of the game, each player’s circuses are empty, so it will be necessary to contract to form the company. The artist cards grant more or fewer benefits depending on the order in which they act, so one of the keys to the game is planning the shows that will be offered.

If they decide to act, the players must move to a free space on the map. If it is a town, they receive the most basic currency cards as a prize. If you perform in a small city, depending on the number of pedestals you have in your company you can claim more or fewer entry cards (the second most valuable) or fame points. In the big cities, you get a lot of fame points, but the public always demands a specific type of artist.

While your little circus tries to survive, the great and splendid Barnum Circus travels across the country, and when it arrives in a big city, a score is held in that region, and the circuses that have given the most performances there will gain even more fame.

—description from the publisher

Additional information
Weight 4.8 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 5 in

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