Project image
)}
$716
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 30 2016 2:00 AM UTC +00:00
$716
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 30 2016 2:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

It is Halloween night and you have to get as many of your trick-or-treaters back home to safety while avoiding getting killed by the very real vampires who are out hunting in your neighborhood.

You do this by rolling 3 dice for your color and one of your opponents' dice. 1, 2, 3 on your color dice, allows you to move your trick-or-treaters (t-o-ts). V1 or V2 allows you to move the vampires. On your opponent's die, 1, 2, 3 allows you move one of their t-o-ts. V1 or V2 and they get to move a vampire. If you roll a plus on any of the dice, you take a different opponent's die and roll that. This keeps everyone involved throughout the game and stokes up the competition. Trash talk typically ensues. 

Each player starts in the corner and has to guide as many of their t-o-ts to the center as they can while using the vampires to eat their opponents' t-o-ts. 

It is also possible that nobody will make it to the center and then I win...I mean the vampires win.

Take a look...

What you see is what you get.
What you see is what you get.

You can check out a free DIY version of the game. It includes printable game board, instructions on how to use regular 6 sided dice, and the colored candy of your choice so you can try it out before you pledge. 

You can also take a look at the rule book, final artworkadditional photos and how the idea came together.

The game is designed and tested. The prototype copies have been delivered, and final adjustments to the design have been completed. The game is ready for production. Planned retail price is $39.99.

If the minimum goal is reached, I will ship these to you myself. If we are able to get to the stretch goals, fulfillment will be outsourced to Amazon. 

Since this is my first game, I don't want to go crazy with stretch goals and add-ons. But I do have an expansion planned where you can play as the vampires. If we can get to a large enough order where the cost per copy of the game comes down, then I will include the expansion free for everyone who gets the game. 

I thought about adding in custom miniatures instead of the generic pawns as a stretch goal, but that will add another layer of complexity (and cost) and as I said above, first time up to bat, want to keep it simple. However, if the game gets a lot of interest, I do have plans on how to add custom vampires and trick-or-treaters. 

Goals:

$5000 - Base Funding Goal.
$5000 - Base Funding Goal.
$15000 - Play as the Vampires Expansion included free.
$15000 - Play as the Vampires Expansion included free.

Pledge Levels:   

 
$1 or more - You just want to help me live the dream.
$1 or more - You just want to help me live the dream.


$30 or more - Just the game please.
$30 or more - Just the game please.

Development Backer

You don't just want a copy of this game, you want to kick in some money to help me develop more games. So far I have 5 that I have made at least hand made copies of and tested. I have a bunch more that are ideas waiting to be developed into real games.

$50 - Level 1 Development Backer
$50 - Level 1 Development Backer
$100 - Level 2 Development Backer
$100 - Level 2 Development Backer
$250 - Level 3 Development Backer
$250 - Level 3 Development Backer
 

Collector

You think Vampire Cul-de-sac is gonna be huge and want to own a piece of its history bigger than a copy from its Kickstarter run.

$500 - Collector - Get one of the original prototypes
$500 - Collector - Get one of the original prototypes
#1 - The first printed copy. The art is darker, the box bottom has temp art, and the rulebook is an earlier version. Also includes original version of Play as the Vampires expansion. Will include a thank you letter and certificate of authenticity.

#2 - Second printed copy. The art is closer to the final, the back has barcode, the board has a different image, with the grid on top of the image instead of mixed in with it. Includes 2nd version of Play as the Vampires expansion. Will include a thank you letter and certificate of authenticity.

#3 - Third printed copy. The art is closer to the final, the back has final art and barcode, glossy finish instead of flat, the board image is closer to the final version, upgraded printed dice (that cost more than the rest of the game parts combined), upgraded Play as the Vampires Expansion version 2. Originally planned this as a special edition, but the total cost made it not practical. Will include a thank you letter and certificate of authenticity.

Retailer

You own a book store, game store, hobby shop, online store etc. and want to buy a bunch of copies to sell in your establishment. I think that is awesome. Send me a message, we can discuss bulk discounts and shipping. Also, let me know if you want to be a local pickup location as described above.

Risks and challenges

Kaiju. That is a big risk. The game is being printed in China. We have the whole Pacific ocean between us. Kaiju could eat the shipment as it crosses the ocean. Kaiju could attack Hong Kong and destroy their distribution center. Kaiju could even destroy the factory on the mainland. If it does, Now I want to create a new game called Board Game Factory Kaiju Defense.

Vampire Cul-de-sac is not the first game I've created, but it is the first game I am going to publish. I am sure there will be things I haven't thought of, but I have done a ton of research, and have budgeted to try to cover overages. Starting with a small order, hence why the goal is relatively low, but have plans to scale up as needed by the level of interest.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You just want to stay up to date on the project. You don't need more stuff. Maybe you have no love for board games, but lots of love for me. The reward here the warm glow of helping your fellow human live some silly dream.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Just the game please. Planned MSRP $39.99

    LOCAL PICKUP - NO SHIPPING

    See the FAQ for list of locations you can pick up from.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Just the game please. Planned MSRP $39.99

    Ships to USA 10$, Canada $15, EU $20.

    Other locations or group shipping please ask for shipping quote.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    1st LEVEL DEVELOPMENT BACKER

    You get a copy of the game and a password to access the Intergalactic Innovations Games In Development Page. Here you will get to see future projects go from an idea to completion.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    2nd LEVEL DEVELOPMENT BACKER

    You get a copy of the game, access to the development page, and beta access for the Vampire Cul-de-sac Video Game, plus a copy of that game on the platform of your choice (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    3rd LEVEL DEVELOPMENT BACKER

    You get a copy of the game, access to the development page, Vampire Cul-De-Sac Video Game Beta access, and you get to playtest my next tabletop game and get a free copy when that game is finished.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Collector #1

    You get a copy of the game, access to the development page, Vampire Cul-De-Sac Video Game Beta access, playtest my next game, and you get a one of a kind playtest copy of Vampire Cul-de-sac.

    This one is the first printed copy I had made. The art is darker, the box bottom has temp art, and the rulebook is an earlier version. Also includes original version of Play as the Vampires expansion. Will include a thank you letter and certificate of authenticity.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Collector #2

    You get a copy of the game, access to the development page, Vampire Cul-De-Sac Video Game Beta access, playtest my next game, and you get a one of a kind playtest copy of Vampire Cul-de-sac.

    This one is the second printed copy I had made. The art is closer to the final, the back has final art and barcode, the board has a different image, with the grid on top of the image instead of mixed in with it. Includes final Play as the Vampires expansion. Will include a thank you letter and certificate of authenticity.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Collector #3

    You get a copy of the game, access to the development page, Vampire Cul-De-Sac Video Game Beta access, playtest my next game, and you get a one of a kind playtest copy of Vampire Cul-de-sac.

    This one is the third printed copy I had made. The art is closer to the final, the back has final art and barcode, glossy finish instead of flat, the board image is closer to the final version, upgraded board materials, upgraded printed dice (that cost more than the rest of the game parts combined), upgraded Play as the Vampires Expansion.. Originally planned as a special edition, but the total cost made it not practical. Will include a thank you letter and certificate of authenticity.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)