Escape from Pandemonium is a fun, chaos filled board game for 3-4 players. Collect artifacts while reacting to the changing landscape!
Can YOU Survive the Chaos?
"Welcome to Pandemonium! Apparitions, lost souls, and other frightful beings call this chaotic place their home. You are a "servant soul," the lowest life form in Pandemonium. After centuries of being at everyone's service, you've had enough. You would leave, but you are bound into servitude by the Chaos Medallions fastened to your neck. There's no way to free yourself from the curse ... until now. "
Play this "race to freedom" game with 3-4 people looking for an exciting evening of fun for around 30-90 minutes! With simple, easy to understand rules, you use your "Willpower" cards to FLIP, SWAP, and TWIST your environment in order to help you move around, or play tricks on the other servant souls to slow them down in order to collect powerful artifacts that will eventually lead you to freedom! Not only that, you will have to survive the very land you stand on changing at a moments notice! So:
"The prize: Freedom. It takes the Altar Room a century to gather the power required to break such a binding curse and it will only work on one medallion at a time. Will you finally gain your freedom? Or will you be forced to clean demon-droppings with the others that were too slow for another 100 years? Control the Chaos!"
Check out the how-to-play video!
What are the funds for?
The funds raised by this kickstarter project will go towards the manufacturing of Escape from Pandemonium and getting them out onto your tabletops. We at GeekyGizmoGames believe that we have a fun and innovative game with an interesting setting and unique mechanics that will keep you entertained for many plays. We can't wait for you to play it! The rules are easy to learn, but there are plenty of tricks and strategies to discover in order to keep the other players off balanced while you make a mad dash to collect your artifacts first.
*Note* The game shown is the collector edition prototype, the manufactured
- 6 "Servant Soul" Player reference cards
- 6 "Servant Soul" tokens
- 10 "Goal Medallions"
- Relic markers for each color: Red, Green, and Blue
- 9 Double-sided room tiles of various colors: Red, Green, Blue
- 16 single-sided pathway tiles
- 60 "Willpower" cards
- 1 Pandemonium 6-sided die
So How Do I Play?
Here is the RULEBOOK !
This game was designed to be easy to learn, but still have many opportunities for strategy and clever maneuvering.
Objective is to collect your 3 artifacts shown on your goal medallion. Every player will have their own combination to collect:
To collect the artifacts, you have to end your turn in a room that matches the color and icon of one of the options on your goal medallion.
End your turn in the room that you need, and you collect an artifact! Do this for each of your artifacts, and be the first to end your turn in the portal room, and you win!
No! All the other players are trying to collect artifacts too! To further spice things up, the pathways can be rotated at a moments notice and rooms change right from under you by the willpower cards of the other players. Before you know it, pathways disappear and you may even find yourself being swapped within a moving room!
No! Finally, at the end of every round once everyone has had a turn, Pandemonium itself will shift using the Pandemonium Die.
Whatever color is rolled, every other room color is flipped to the other side! You are never too sure what rooms will show up!
This is just a taste of the cool things you can do in this game. Over the coming days, I will give updates with little tricks you can try or ways to mess with the other opponents.
What are Servant Souls?
Servant souls are at the very bottom of Pandemonium society. They are chaotic, shadowy apparitions able to take on almost any form, with the only consistent part being their protruding faces.
They generally take the form of birds in order to best suit their primary purpose; pick up after everyone else.
You can help back us and receive a poster or postcard of these beautiful servant souls. Illustrations are done by talented SCAD concept artist Amanda Roberts. There's even a chance for 6 generous backers to each name one of the servant souls!
How did it all start?
Escape from Pandemonium was created by 5 interactive design and game development SCAD students during a fundamentals of game design course. Eventually, the lead designer Douglas Wilson demonstrated it at Dragon*con, where it was thoroughly enjoyed on the massive table-top gaming floor. Shortly after, GeekyGizmoGames was born to become a catalyst for innovative, unique table-top games that attempt to break the boundaries while breaking the boardom with Escape from Pandemonium as their first game. The success of this kickstarter will determine if their award-winning second game , "Ariadne" will follow in its footsteps.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 25, 2012.
May 26, 2012 - Jun 25, 2012 (30 days)
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[Helping Hand] Thank you for backing GeekyGizmoGames' first game!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[Beginning Immortality] Forever be remembered with your name in the Rule Book on a special Kickstarter thank you page, like a tag cloud!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[YOU GOT MAIL!] Postcard of a random Servant Soul + name on the special Kickstarter thank you page in the rule book, in a slightly larger font than the previous pledge!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[I LIKE ART!] 18x24 poster of a Servant Soul of your choice + Postcard of a random Servant Soul + name on the special Kickstarter thank you page in the Rule Book in a larger font than the previous pledge!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[Me First!] your own copy of Escape from Pandemonium + Name on the special Kickstarter thank you page in the Rule Book in a font larger than previous tier. ($72 for Canada) ($82 for International)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[Support the Troops edition] a copy of Escape from Pandemonium will be sent on your behalf to men and women serving our country in overseas locations + name on a special "Support the Troops" thank you page. All "Support the Troops" backers for that week will be personally thanked by creator Doug Wilson in the updates.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[I HAVE FRIENDS!] your own copy of Escape from Pandemonium for you + One for a Friend + your name on a special Kickstarter thank you page in the Rule Book in LARGER font than previous pledges. ($137 Canada)($157 International)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[HOARDER] 5 copies of Escape from Pandemonium + your name on the special Kickstarter thank you page in the Rule Book larger than the previous pledges. Good deal for retailers!! ($200 Canada)($215 International)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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[I NAME THEE!] collaborate with the creator to name one of the six Servant Souls + your own copy of Escape from Pandemonium + name on special Kickstarter thank you page in Rule Book in larger font than previous tiers + First come first choice(Only six Servant Souls!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[Beautiful Centerpiece Collector's Edition] One signed, hand crafted collector's edition of Escape from Pandemonium that will look like the original prototype + your name on special Kickstarter V.I.P thank you page with a special message from you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[Lucky 7s] Great deal for retailers!! 25 copies of Escape from Pandemonium + your logo on a "Sponsor" page in the Rulebook. ($920 Canada)($950 International)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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[ESCAPED FROM PANDEMONIUM!] get THE first hand-crafted prototype shown in the video signed by the GeekyGizmoGames team who made it + your own special THANK YOU page in the Rule book. One of a kind! Absolute first game ever created by GeekyGizmoGames.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012