With a new promotion in sight, try to look better than your fellow coworkers in this game of office antics.
Hurray! Your boss has just handed in his 2 weeks notice. Even better you are now a candidate to take his old job, big paycheck, and corner office.
The only problem is a few of your fellow coworkers (the other players) are just as eligible for the job. So for the remaining 2 weeks of your boss's employment you must win that promotion by looking like the best possible candidate.
You look like the better employee by completing your assigned tasks. Tasks require hours, skill points, and luck to complete. Your task may be an easy one like fetching the boss his morning brew, as laborious as updating the company manuals, or as silly as finding a pen somewhere in the office.
Players also receive action cards throughout the game. You may use these to do something special to make your tasks easier, like hiring an overpaid consultant. They can also make the lives of your coworkers much harder, like distracting them by talking about their favorite reality TV show for a few hours.
Finally, after 2 full weeks of office tricks, absurd tasks, and draining overtime hours one player gets to be called "boss" by everybody else.
Rat Race Contains:
- 10 Different Player Cards
- 81 Unique Task Cards
- 53 Unique Action Cards
- 5 Player boards
- A day counter board, place keeper chips, a die, and instructions
Rat Race Is:
- A 2-5 player game
- Takes approximately 30-60 minutes to play
- Recommended for players aged 16+
- A fun, humorous, easy to learn game to share with your friends
Still want to know more about Rat Race? Have a read through the instruction manual: http://www.boardtocheers.com/kickstarter/instructions.pdf
Rat Race has already been designed, developed, and play tested. We decided to self-publish Rat Race. We selected our manufacturer, warehouse, and made a marketing and distribution plan. Once produced, Rat Race will then be offered to local shops in and around the Western New York area and over the Internet through Amazon.
Since we are relying on ourselves to publish this title, what we need is some seed money to manufacture our very first batch. This is where we are asking for your help. Oh, and here are a few incentives for helping us out...
Most of our contributors will be the proud owners of the very first copies of Rat Race. They will be shipped to your door the day we receive it from the manufacturer.
If you happen to be a retailer (or you have too many friends), you can be the first to have Rat Race on your shelves. We have wholesale options just for you.
We will also credit everyone in the instructions who back $45 or more. Our backers, should you choose to be, will be listed as:
Vice Presidents ($85)
Board Members ($150)
Principal Investors ($250)
We are also offering a suite of Rat Race office products for many of our backers. These promotional gifts will arrive about in about 3 weeks after the campaign completes. They include:
Note Pads (4"x5.5" - 50 pages)
Sticky Notes (3"x3" - 50 sheets)
Rat Race's illustrator Jason Strutz (www.strutzillustration.com) is making exclusive custom "Office Raterizer" commissions for any of the above office items for a few Kickstarter contributors. We'll just need a description and a picture of yourself or maybe your favorite coworker.
Shipping costs are included for copies of Rat Race and the promotional items (which will ship separately) if they are being sent to the US.
International backers please add $15 to your pledge to cover additional shipping costs.
If we double our goal ($11k), Rat Race will already be considered a success, so much so that we'll start work on the Rat Race Expansion right away. Any contributor who receives a copy of Rat Race will be asked for suggestions for new player, task, or action cards. Anyone who makes a suggestion gets a free copy of the expansion. If your suggestion is picked you will optionally receive named credit on the card and/or appear somewhere on the card ("Raterized" of course). The Rat Race Expansion will roughly double the Player, Task, and Action cards that you have to play with.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 6, 2012.
Jun 6, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012 (30 days)
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A copy of Rat Race, delivered to any US address.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A copy of Rat Race, plus a promotional gift of your choice, delivered to any US address.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A copy of Rat Race, plus all 3 promotional gifts, shipped to one US address.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A copy of Rat Race, plus 1 customized promotional gift of your choice, delivered to any US address.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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A copy of Rat Race, plus all 3 promotional gifts with a customized image, delivered to any US address.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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10 copies of Rat Race, all delivered to one US address. Plus, your company's name will be added to the credits in the instructions.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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25 copies of Rat Race, all delivered to one US address. Plus, your company's name will be added to the credits in the instructions.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012