Pimp: The Backhanding

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Pimp: The Backhanding
Pimp: The Backhanding packaging
Pimp: The Backhanding packaging
Designer(s) J.C. Lira
Publisher(s) White Wolf Publishing
Players 2 to 4
Setup time < 3 minutes
Playing time 60 to 90 minutes
Random chance Some
Skill(s) required

Card playing


Pimp: The Backhanding is a card game published in 2004 by Arthaus Games, an imprint of White Wolf Publishing.[1]as part of their One Hit Wonders line. Game design by J.C. Lira, with art by Skottie Young and Brian Glass. Pimp: The Backhanding can be played by two to four players using a single box set, as it contains the all the cards and game pieces required, with the exception of dice.[2] Release of Pimp: The Backhanding created some controversy over the game's subject matter by individuals from the White Wolf Publishing Community Forums who felt the game was disrespectful to women and advocated workers in the illegal sex trade industry.[3]

The game represents a media-stereotyped passage of 1970's American pimp culture, with players assuming the roles of typecast pimps who seek consolidation of their criminal holdings and prostitutes to become the largest criminal ring in the city. Score points are symbolized as profit earned from prostitutes peddling their trade.[4]


  1. ^ White Wolf Publishing. "February 14th Releases". Retrieved 2008-05-14. This Valentine's Day, we bring you the hilarious card game Pimp: The Backhanding... 
  2. ^ J.C. Lira. "Pimp: The Backhanding Rules". Retrieved 2008-05-14. Have the card bitch shuffle each deck and fetch a couple six-sided dice. (Not included. Raid your little sister’s Sugar Chutes game). 
  3. ^ Mike Tinney. "Pimp Criticisms and Protests". Retrieved 2008-05-14. Well this game has certainly stirred the pot a bit. 
  4. ^ J.C. Lira. "Pimp: The Backhanding Rules". Retrieved 2008-05-14. If this is the end of round three, total up the street value of your ho’s and compare it to other players’. Whoever takes home the ho’s who earn the most is declared Mack Daddy, the Lord of Labia Lease, the Potentate of Pimping, the Count of.... You get the idea. 

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