Backdoor Trade is a collectible Boost card that can be acquired from the Pudding Pack.
When used, the player performs a norma check as if they landed on a panel, then ends their turn. Can only be used by the player with the lowest norma level. Cannot be used at norma level 5.
- If multiple players are at the same norma level, (For example, 2 players at norma level 3) either player can use Backdoor Trade as expected.
- If the player is holding a gift card that blocks the player from norma checking at the time of activating Backdoor Trade, such as , norma level up will be not be granted, even if they had enough stars to fulfill the norma.
Backdoor Trade is a very situational card due to its play restriction: it can only be used by the player with the lowest norma level. Its primary use is to let players who get off to a rough start or have trouble reaching theircatch up to their opponents. It can also be used by win-collecting players to allow them to continue traversing the board or pursuing an opponent rather than having to stop to norma. is a great user of Backdoor Trade, as she often wants to put off getting her 4th norma in order to prevent a event from taking place, removing her precious panels from the board. Backdoor has an additional, rather niche use in stopping the player's movement. While expensive, stopping the player's own movement can save them from dangerous situations, such as moving in front of opponents who would attack them.
Backdoor Trade has no use to a player who is not in last place or is close to winning the game. In such situations, it becomes a dead card in the player's hand that could have been something more useful. Backdoor Trade is more effective for players who are going for win normas, as this card does have a star cost. Players going for star normas have to be careful that the cost of playing the card doesn't drop them below the star level required to norma.