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If you are reading this, you have been abducted and are now waking up aboard an alien space station orbiting somewhere on the far side of the solar system. Your new alien masters have chosen you to compete in a twisted game for their amusement. Not all is lost, however: there's a single seat left on a taxi that will take you home - if you can afford it!

Alien Labyrinth is a light strategy game by Robert Huss in which players are lost in an Alien Labyrinth made up of randomized room tiles. Throughout the game, these tiles can be turned by players in order to open up new passageways and force their opponents to either take a different path or waste time turning back around. Players will explore to find item cards and look for vendors that will purchase these items in exchange for money needed to get a taxi home. 

                 

The board is modular and made up of 24 square tiles which are randomly placed in a pre-configured shape at the start of the game. One tile will be labeled sleeping pods, which is where all players start the game. All of the other tiles are facedown and hidden.  

On your turn, you have 4 moves. Each move allows you to rotate your room or an adjacent room clockwise one turn, or move one space. Exploring a new room spends all remaining movement, but also allows you to draw an item card. Item cards represent clothing, specimen, food, or occasionally an event. When you end your movement on a tile, you may perform the action depicted on that tile once. Most tiles allow you to trade in an item of a specific type for 1 credit, 2 credits, or 2 more cards. Some tiles allow you an additional movement, some allow you to draw a card if your hand is empty, and others have no effect at all.  

Once you have 10 credits, you need to race to be the first player to the space taxi to escape and win! 

Table for Two Show - You Be the Judge:

 To the Table:

Symphony of the Pantless Nerds (first 10 minutes of show): 

WARNING - LATER PARTS OF THE SHOW CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE (BUT NOT UNTIL AFTER THE REVIEW)

http://www.pixlbit.com/feature/3607/episode_74_symphony_of_the_pantsless_nerds

Sorry Man, I Farted:

Meeple Mechanic:

  Coming Soon: Reviews from Whiskey Board Gamers, Podbean and more! 

We've learned a lot about shipping projects and we'll be using that to make sure that shipping Alien Labyrinth is as perfect as possible. For the first time, we will be offering EU friendly shipping on this project too!

Here's how much shipping Alien Labyrinth will cost:

United States: FREE ($5 - $5 shipping subsidy)

Canada: $4 ($9 - $5 shipping subsidy)

Rest of World: $9 ($14 - $5 shipping subsidy)

THIS PROJECT IS EU Friendly! European orders will be shipped from within the EU. All other orders will be shipped from the United States.

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Alien Labyrinth is brought to you by a collection of awesome individuals, each of whom has previously been kidnapped and trapped in an labyrinth by beings of extraterrestrial origins:

Robert Huss (Designer) 

Robert Huss has been designing tabletop games professionally since 2012, and as a hobby since he was 4 years old. His game The Shadow Over Westminster was a finalist in the original Tabletop Deathmatch and was a featured Indie selection at PAX Prime, South, and East. Robert can frequently be spotted teaching new players at game conventions across the country.

Cynthia Lee (Illustrator)

Cynthia Lee is an illustrator based in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, PA. She is part of City of Play, a group that plays and playtests board games and outdoor games. She has also done board game art for Bunny, Money, and Gunny, Cool Table, and Rocket Cats.

Ben Shulman (Graphic Designer)

Benjamin Shulman is a game artist, graphic designer, and a life-long gamer based in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with his work with Alien Labyrinth, he recently contributed graphic design and illustration to the games Tiny Epic Galaxies, House of Borgia, and his own game Vici.

Andrew Zorowitz (Project Coordinator and Owner of Foam Brain Games)

Andrew Zorowitz owns Foam Brain Games, one of the most prominent game stores on the convention circuit. He's run 11 Kickstarter projects for Foam Brain, producing everything from metal dice to licensed tee shirts and is excited to be producing his first board game.

Risks and challenges

Alien Labyrinth is Foam Brain's 11th Kickstarter, so we have a significant amount of experience fulfilling various projects. While this is our first board game, we're working with an established manufacturer (QPC Inc) and don't anticipate any issues. As always, we remain committed to ensuring our customers are happy with our products, and while we have occasionally run slightly late with various campaigns, we are extraordinarily proud of the things we've produced.

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    LABYRINTH INSIDER'S GUIDE (Gen Con Edition) - You and a friend can join Andrew from the Foam Brain Games team and possibly other special guests at Gen Con 2015 for dinner and gaming on one of the show nights. Plus get a signed prototype copy of the game, a copy of the released game, and a credit in the rulebook. (Includes dinner, but not transportation to or a badge for Gen Con 2015)

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