Your worst fear is the audience’s indifference. Your best weapon is a dazzling amusement. Your artists are your army. Behold, the circus came to town!

In The Amazing American Circus, you’ll build a circus empire from scratch. Flesh and blood opponents, as well as characters known from the American folklore, will stand in your way to success. You’ll come across violent crimes and social inequalities. As a novice owner of a small and run-down circus, you’ll have to face the historic giant of this industry - P.T. Barnum. Can you defeat him?

The Amazing American Circus tells a story of the most iconic entertainment in American history. The USA, during the Gilded Age, is a turbulent place. On the East Coast springs up a modern metropolis, while in the west, cowboys and robber barons fight for their business. The new era is coming, and this is the last right moment for the circus to flourish!

This is a place and time where you will have to write your own story and build a circus empire. You take the role of an impoverished owner of a traveling Circus. Through your personal and multithreaded story, The Amazing American Circus reveals mysteries behind a uniquely American form of entertainment, full of bizarre folklore, brutal crime, and social inequality as it depicts a story of a struggle between a newcomer and an industry giant - P.T. Barnum.

Explore the USA

The United States was a new, developing country with settlers steadily pushing the American frontier… To reach their public at the time, showmen had little choice but to travel light and fast. You will visit legendary places and meet real historical characters being a part of the American circus heritage. You will plan your trip and adapt your artistic offer to different groups of spectators in a constant struggle to provide hard-working Americans with the entertainment they deserve! The Amazing American Circus is a classic ‘travel’ game. Emerge from the South West and reach the progressive North East while seeking fame, glory, and fortune.

Entertain the Audience!

Deliver a perfect show in a special card duel between you and the audience. Their boredom is your enemy, and your performances and tricks are the best weapons. Choose your cards wisely and try to figure out the mood of the crowd. What’s attractive in the deep South won’t necessarily work in the industrialized North!

Gather a unique Troupe!

As the traveling Circus owner, you desperately need to look for new troupe members while competing with other circuses. You will gather an exotic crew of strange individuals who will perform for you, but can you deliver the best shows around while traveling from coast to coast? And remember, you will not become a Circus giant with a bunch of few selected performers. You will continuously have to replace entertainers to make your show attractive for different audiences.

Manage and Expand your Circus Camp!

The Amazing American Circus brings a unique blend of RPG, tycoon, and a card game. Build a strong deck of cards, improve your troupe’s stats, and manage your circus camp. Unlock new wagons and gain access to new skills, buffs, and items.

Unique story and hateful enemies, magnificent shows with challenging audiences and quests, all of this wrapped up in a writing style of the dime novels from the turn of the 20th century - that’s what The Amazing American Circus offers.

What The Amazing American Circus has to offer?:

  • Become a legend! Save a run-down circus, gather a troupe of performers, and dare to defy the greatest showman on earth - P.T Barnum himself.
  • Recruit and train over 15 different types of circus artists
  • Take part in exciting battles on the circus arena using the beautifully illustrated collectible cards
  • Upgrade your circus caravan thanks to different types of wagons offering over 100 possible modifications
  • Meet both historical and fictional characters deeply embedded in American folklore, such as John D. Rockefeller, Susan B. Anthony, or Nikola Tesla
  • Immerse yourself in a story taking place during the turbulent era of the fading Wild West and enter the beautiful and dark world of Native American folklore and the immigrant populace
  • Listen to a unique soundtrack inspired by classic circus music and American country & folk


The Amazing American Circus in numbers:

  • 170 hand-illustrated cards
  • Recruit and train over 15 different types of circus artists
  • 15 types of circus artists, among them mimes, strongmen, and acrobats
  • 12 different circus wagons unlocking new skills and options
  • 16 different types of audience, whom you have to attract and entertain
  • Over 100 modifications and upgrade options for your circus caravan
  • 90 cities and towns to visit
  • 4 distinct geographical regions - travel across the American continent90 cities and towns to visit
  • 1 powerful opponent to defeat - the legendary P.T. Barnum
  • 1 but epic adventure akin to Buzz Luhrman’s musicals, Ennio Morricone’s westerns, and the classic road movies
  • 60 minutes of a soundtrack inspired by country and folk music from different parts of the USA
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Klabater, a developer of Crossroads Inn, and Juggler Games - studio behind My Memory of Us, have announced their new collaborative production - The Amazing American Circus. The game is set to be released on PC and consoles in 2021.

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The Amazing American Circus is a unique blend of a card game, tycoon, and an adventure game. Build a wandering circus, collect a strong deck of cards, gather a fantastic troupe of artists and performers, and travel across the 19th century United States! Dare to challenge the legendary P.T. Barnum and make your enterprise the most incredible show of America!

At Klabater, we are fascinated by history. We develop and publish narrative-driven games that depict vital and thought-provoking moments in life. We are currently focusing on the turbulent times of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Amazing American Circus marks a bold third chapter in our ambitious project of games that combine captivating narratives from that era with eye-catching art and compelling gameplay. The best-selling games We. The Revolution and Help Will Come Tomorrow were the first two chapters.

Your worst fear is the audience's indifference. Your best weapon is a dazzling amusement. Your artists are your army. Behold, the circus came to town!


The Amazing American Circus tells the story of the most iconic entertainment in American history. The USA, during the Gilded Age, is a turbulent place with serious social problems and rapid economic growth with railroads and industrialization leading the way. On the East Coast, a modern metropolis springs up, while in the west, cowboys and robber barons and farmers battle for a piece of the new American dream… A new era is coming, and it may be the right moment for a traveling circus to flourish.


You take the role of an impoverished owner of a traveling Circus. Through your personal and multithreaded story, The Amazing American Circus reveals mysteries behind a uniquely American form of entertainment.
Deliver a perfect show in a special card duel between you and the audience. Boredom is your enemy, and your performances and tricks are your best weapons. Choose your cards wisely and try to figure out the mood of the crowd. As a traveling Circus owner, you need to look for new troupe members. During your travels, you will try to gather an exotic crew of performers, but can you deliver the best shows, win the audience’s approval, or will you fail?

A unique story filled with love affairs, hateful enemies, and magnificent shows with challenging audiences and quests, all of this wrapped up in a writing style that resembles the dime novels from the turn of the 20th century - that's what The Amazing American Circus offers.

What The Amazing American Circus has to offer?

  • Save a run-down circus, gather a troupe of performers, and dare to defy the greatest showman on earth - P.T Barnum himself.
  • Enjoy an original and challenging card game. You will battle against your greatest enemies, audience boredom, and stagnation.
  • Gather a group of extraordinary artists and twisted individuals, each with their own story to tell, and journey across the 19th century United States.
  • Indulge in a story set in the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution and the dusk of the Wild West era, and dive into the beautiful and grim world of the American folklore
  • 100+ real historical and legendary characters from the verge of the 19th and 20th century to encounter, such as John D. Rockefeller, Susan B. Anthony, or Nikola Tesla.
  • Experience an epic soundtrack inspired by classical circus music


The Amazing American Circus will be released in 2021. Please visit the Facebook page for more information.

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