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Everyone's favourite party game gets a farmyard twist! Hungry Foxes versus brave Chickens - who will survive?

Check out the AMAZING video by Alan Gerding and Sean McCoy!

Down on the farm, something’s happening. Something bad. The chickens normally have such a happy life scratching around for corn and laying the occasional egg. Now they’ve noticed that their numbers seem to be thinning out. Most nights, a chicken disappears without warning and no-one knows where they go. Well, no-one apart from the foxes who live in the woods just beyond the henhouse…

FULLY FUNDED AND ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!

So we funded in 22 hours and 51 minutes. That was pretty quick! Like, unexpectedly quick! We had no idea that our little project would turn out to be so popular and we've now maxed out our Stretch Goals. Here's what you'll be getting with Fox & Chicken...

Want more? Check our ROOSTER PACKS

These are entirely optional card sets that will enhance your Fox & Chicken experience! We're sure you're going to love them... We currently have three available - Barn Wars, The Geek Pack and AWESOMEIFICATION. If you'd like them, add £3 to your pledge for each set!

How do you play Fox & Chicken?

Fox & Chicken is a (slightly) more family friendly take on the classic party game Werewolf. You may also know it as Mafia but, however you play, the idea is the same. Players are handed a card at the start of a game that gives them a secret role, splitting them into two teams – in the case of our game, you’re either on the side of the nasty Foxes or the innocent but tasty Chickens. You win or lose as a team – it’ll either end up with Vulpine Victory or Cheering Chickens! Before play starts, everyone must close their eyes tight, then one player – the Storyteller, who is in control of the game – asks the Foxes to reveal themselves as secretly as possible. Now it’s time for the fun to start!  

Turns take place over two phases: Day and Night. During the Day, everyone gets to discuss who they think the Foxes are. Of course, you shouldn’t admit to it if you are – you’re ACTIVELY encouraged to lie about it! After a certain amount of time, decided by the Storyteller, all players must choose a single player to be eliminated. This is followed by a vote where, assuming there is a majority, the player reveals what their secret role actually was. If all the Foxes are revealed over the course of the game, the Chickens are victorious! 

No matter if someone is eliminated or not, Night must always follow Day. This is where the Foxes get to be mean and nasty. Everyone must close their eyes and go to sleep, but the Storyteller will then ask the Foxes to quietly wake up. Between them they must decide on a poor unfortunate Chicken to eat by using a combination of pointing, staring and sign language. When they’ve decided, they close their eyes again; Day breaks, the Storyteller reveals which Chicken has disappeared and the next round begins. If all the Chicken players are eliminated (well, eaten), the Fox team wins. 

Full rules are available by clicking this link!

And that is it! Fox & Chicken is a game that encourages discussion, duplicity and deviousness. Anyone can play as long as they’re able to keep a straight face and speak the occasional bare-faced lie; we’ve had great success with everyone from geeky grown-ups to kids as young as six or seven. We suggest that you choose someone who can spin a tale well to act as The Storyteller for each game but, aside from that, absolutely anyone can get involved! 

With simple rules and gloriously cute artwork, Fox & Chicken is the perfect party game for any group who enjoy a bit of silly interaction and light confrontation. It can be taken and played anywhere – each copy comes in its own drawstring bag, meaning that you carry it with you wherever you go. Camping? Perfect! Lunchbreak at the office? Ideal! You have everything you need to play with up to TWENTY-SIX people! Include the Rooster Packs and that number increases to THIRTY-SIX! You’ll also get an exclusive button badge with each copy of the game, too – just what you need to show off your love of Fox & Chicken

What do I get with Fox & Chicken?

The basic game comes with twenty cards; 

  • seven regular Chickens, each with unique art!
  • five standard Foxes, each with unique art!
  • the Egg, which will always be safe from harm!
  • the Little Chick, who has the power to tell whether or not there’s a Fox nearby!
  • the Mother Hen, who offers protection!
  • the Prize Chicken, who could cause everyone's downfall!
  • the Rooster, who could potentially chase anyone away!
  • the Chicken in a Fox Suit, working on both sides!
  • the Den Mother, a vixen with an appetite!
  • the Fox Cub, an over-excitable little thing!

And now there's a whole pile of extra cards, too!

  • the Little Metal Hen, our first Stretch Goal!
  • the Zombie Chicken, Stretch Goal number two!
  • the Mad Scientist Chicken is Stretch Goal three!
  • the Vegan Fox is our fourth Stretch Goal!
  • The Cunning Fox is Stretch Goal five!
A few of our special roles - Den Mother, Prize Chicken and the charmingly derpy Chicken In A Fox Suit. Oh, and so you know, the cards will come with rounded corners - these are just representative images.
A few of our special roles - Den Mother, Prize Chicken and the charmingly derpy Chicken In A Fox Suit. Oh, and so you know, the cards will come with rounded corners - these are just representative images.

Fancy other awesome stuff? Well, we’ve got plenty for you. If you like the look and style of Fox & Chicken, our wonderful artist Stephanie Burrows Fox will be delighted to provide you with exclusive signed sketches. Whatever side you prefer, you’ll know that your picture is a one-off… but if you can’t decide, why not grab one of each? All sketches are approximately A5 size and will come on high quality bristol board, sent directly to you in super secure packaging. Stick it in a frame and put it on your wall! 

Marvellous minigames!

We also plan to reveal some extra secrets during the campaign - entirely new minigames you can play with your Fox & Chicken deck! While Michael has already come up with a few, we'll be looking for your help with this as well, rewarding those whose ideas we really love with free copies of the game and credits in the rules - at the moment we have three that are tested and officially declared fun:

- CAPTURE! The Foxes are on the march but those Chickens are awfully quick. Only by surrounding them can you catch your dinner...

- CHICKENS MIGHT FLY! Now the Chickens get their revenge, divebombing their enemies from the sky. Will you deliver the coup de grace to knock out a Fox?

- FULL METAL CHICKEN! As one Chicken goes on the rampage, Foxes and Chickens must team up to stop them from destroying the henhouse for good!

Full rules for these games will be revealed during the campaign along with more as we (and hopefully you) develop them!

What about Retail Support?

If you're interested in bulk copies for your Bricks and Mortar store, we would be delighted to hear from you! If there's demand, we'll introduce a retailer pledge level so you can stock Fox & Chicken in the future, no matter where you are in the world! Drop us an email on michael@littlemetaldog.com and we'll see what we can do.

Like Fox & Chicken? Spread the word!

Thank you for checking out our little Kickstarter. If you like the idea, we'd love it if you backed it and spread the word amongst your friends, family and social networks! There's even a Fox & Chicken avatar you can use...

Get in touch if you have any questions or comments - we'll do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Whether you’re a Kickstarter veteran or a first time backer, you don’t want to wait too long for your stuff to arrive. Some projects take months to be completed and we’re determined for that NOT to happen with Fox and Chicken. Every component has been sourced from UK providers which means that we’ll be able to turn things around in a much quicker time than projects reliant on overseas printers. We know precisely how much we need to spend to get Fox & Chicken to your door and our target will cover that

Being gamers, we also know how much of a pain it can be when your package doesn’t contain everything it should, so we’ll be instigating rigorous checks to ensure that you get exactly what you backed us for. Seriously, we’re talking OCD levels of checking here.

All art and layout for the cards has already been completed, so we won't be waiting around for Steph to do it. Of course, any new cards for Stretch Goals will need to be designed, but we've already begun working on those should we be lucky enough to surpass our goals.

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