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Foodfighters is a creative 2-player battle game ideal for gamers of all ages. Command your Food Fighters to rule the table top!
Foodfighters, a 2-player battle game, is ideal for gamers of all ages. Command your fighting Food Factions to reign supreme in the kitchen!
Foodfighters, a 2-player battle game, is ideal for gamers of all ages. Command your fighting Food Factions to reign supreme in the kitchen!
448 backers pledged CA$ 29,234 to help bring this project to life.

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Players: 2 Ages: 8+ Duration: 20-30 minutes 

Foodfighters was designed by husband & wife team Josh & Helaina Cappel: 

  • JOSH - an experienced game designer (Wasabi, Bomb Squad Academy) and popular game artist (Belfort, Garden Dice, Scoville, Kings of Air & Steam, Pandemic, etc.)
  • HELAINA - an educator and founder of Kids Table Board Gaming; an enterprise dedicated to child development through modern tabletop gaming.

Gamers are drawn to games with novelty and a strong tactile component. Therefore, Foodfighters will be stocked with oodles of great custom components. The most obvious examples of this are the four totally original custom wooden bits in the game:

  • spoons - enable fighters to attack at a distance
  • crackers - protect fighters as shields
  • beans - act as money for the gear and power-ups
  • pans - allow a fighter to attack any enemy 

Your play experience is important to us. Instead of cards, the fighters are nice thick tiles that are resilient and easier to pick up off the table to move. We've even included a reference card for the cost of items in the Pantry, so that you don't need to refer to the rules.

The three dice in the game are all custom embossed with splats and beans on them—and each die has a different configuration of outcomes! The Power cards for each faction are totally unique and themed to the type of food; adults call this asymmetrical player powers ...kids call it pure awesomeness!

Here is a look at our prototype components:

 …and some closer details for you on what these components are all about:

Well, there's a pretty good overview in the campaign video above. Check it out again! If you prefer to read about it, here's the game in a nutshell:

You and your opponent each control a faction of fighting foods. On your turn, you can do one of three things:

  • Move a fighter (and collect 1 free Bean).
  • Roll dice to Attack an enemy in reach that your fighter is thinking about. Splats mean hits. If you roll no Splats, earn Beans!
  • Roll for Beans. Beans are the game's "money".

At the end of your turn, you can spend your Beans (if you want) to buy awesome gear from the Pantry or even awesomer Power cards that are unique to your team. Then it's the other guy's turn. Keep going until you've knocked out three of a kind from your opponent's team, and you've won! That's it!

Interested in learning more about Foodfighters in detail? Check out the rulebook below.

Right now, like this minute? Not so easily. However, if you are handy with the scissors and you have a printer, some tape, and some assorted bits to stand in for the wooden pieces, you can slap together our super duper PnP (Print n' Play) version of the game and take it for a test toast!

Totally reasonable! We have begged, bribed, coerced, and tricked a bunch of qualified tabletop game reviewers into taking our handmade prototypes of Foodfighters for a spin. Check out their thoughts below!

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Yes, every Kickstarter campaign needs something to strive for. In the case of Foodfighters, we have some pretty neat Stretch Goals lined up for you. Check out the Bean Counter below to see how close we are to our goals; below that you'll find details about the various possibilities!

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Greeting Cards for the Holidays

Foodfighters probably won't reach you by the holidays, but that shouldn't stop you from buying it for your loved ones. Below is a preview of the greeting card that you can give to said loved ones to let them know that their very own Foodfighters is on its way. Once the campaign is funded, we will send you the pdf that you can print out and give to as many people you would like.

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Well, it makes sense that you'd want to! And it's very sweet of you to ask! As a backer, you'll want other people to become backers and help us reach our amazing Stretch Goals. So, please do the social media thing with us, and help spread the word! 

Share the campaign page 

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The more backers we get, the better everyone's rewards will become!

 Thanks folks! Together we can take this thing all the way!

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All text and imagery is ©2015 Kids Table Board Gaming.

Risks and challenges

The risks in the creation of Foodfighters are real but minimal. We are working with seasoned tabletop game artist and designer Josh Cappel, as well as renowned games manufacturer Panda Games Manufacturing. Components for Foodfighters will be top-of-the-line, from the fighter tiles to the wooden bits. With the experience of everyone involved, Foodfighters production will run smoothly.

The one major challenge that we face is that we really want to get Foodfighters to you before Christmas... but telling you that we will send it to you before Christmas is cutting it pretty close. We absolutely can't guarantee it. The responsible choice is to set the delivery goal for some time in February, and strive to beat it.

Aside from that, the challenge is that this is Kids Table's first game and first crowdfunding project. We have done our best to be prepared for every eventuality, and if we encounter any bumps in the road we will handle them quickly and with the backers' interests in mind.

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.80

    JUST A NIBBLE: Thanks for your support! Every dollar brings us closer to finding out which team will reign supreme in the kitchen. You'll receive our updates as the Foodfighters campaign progresses... maybe you'll decide later to bump up to a higher pledge level!

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    THE MAIN COURSE: You will get the full Foodfighters game and all of the Kickstarter stretch rewards.

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    Pledge CA$ 29 or more About $23

    THE MAIN COURSE SUPER SAVER: You will get the full Foodfighters game and all of the Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    $6 CAD shipping will be added at checkout for Canada, US, UK, Germany, and France.

    $10 CAD shipping will be added at checkout for Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Sweden.

    For anywhere else in the world, shipping is $20 CAD.

    For each extra copy of Foodfighters add $30 to your pledge. After the campaign is over, you will be sent a survey to find out how many copies you have pledged for.

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    TEE TIME: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    It will also get you a LIMITED EDITION Joshua Cappel Foodfighters t-shirt. These shirts will only be available to Foodfighters Kickstarter backers. Once the campaign is over, the shirts will no longer be available.

    You will have the opportunity to choose your size and faction when you enter your shipping details.

    Shipping will be added at checkout.

    For each extra copy of Foodfighters add $30 to your pledge. At checkout, please make note of how many copies you have pledged for.

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    Pledge CA$ 65 or more About $52

    TEE TIME SUPER SAVER: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    It will also get you a LIMITED EDITION Joshua Cappel Foodfighters t-shirt. These shirts will only be available to Foodfighters Kickstarter backers. Once the campaign is over, the shirts will no longer be available.

    You will have the opportunity to choose your size and faction after the campaign - we'll send out a survey.

    $6 CAD shipping will be added at checkout for Canada, US, UK, Germany, and France.

    $10 CAD shipping will be added at checkout for Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Sweden.

    For anywhere else in the world, shipping is $20 CAD.

    For each extra copy of Foodfighters add $30 to your pledge. After the campaign is over, you will be sent a survey to find out how many copies you have pledged for.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $64

    THE LUNCH BOXER: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    Your game will ALSO come with a LIMITED EDITION Foodfighters lunch box. These lunch boxes will only be available to Foodfighters Kickstarter backers. Once the campaign is over, the lunch boxes will no longer be available.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $64

    THE LUNCH BOXER SUPER SAVER: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    Your game will ALSO come with a LIMITED EDITION Foodfighters lunch box. These lunch boxes will only be available to Foodfighters Kickstarter backers. Once the campaign is over, the lunch boxes will no longer be available.

    $6 CAD shipping will be added at checkout for Canada, US, UK, Germany, and France.

    $10 CAD shipping will be added at checkout for Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Finland, and Sweden.

    For anywhere else in the world, shipping is $20 CAD.

    For each extra copy of Foodfighters add $30 to your pledge. After the campaign is over, you will be sent a survey to find out how many copies you have pledged for.

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    Pledge CA$ 199 or more About $159

    THE CULINARY ARTISTE: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    It will ALSO get you a custom Foodfighter illustration by Josh Cappel; any food you want!

    Your custom signed Foodfighter print will be mailed to you with plenty of time before the Winter Holidays. What a great gift idea!

    The Foodfighters game will be shipped at the same time as games from the other pledge levels.

    Worldwide shipping is included.

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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About $281

    THE MEAL MAKER I: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    It will ALSO get you the opportunity to work with the designers of Foodfighters to create one new expansion team. Your name will appear in the credits of the rulebook.

    IF we reach the $40 000 stretch goal, your faction will be included in every Foodfighters Kickstarter package that is entitled to stretch rewards.

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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About $281

    THE MEAL MAKER II: Pledging at this level will get you the full Foodfighters game with all Kickstarter stretch rewards.

    It will ALSO get you the opportunity to work with the designers of Foodfighters to create one new expansion team. Your name will appear in the credits of the rulebook.

    IF we reach the $48 000 stretch goal, your faction will be included in every Foodfighters Kickstarter package that is entitled to stretch rewards.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $801

    THE KITCHEN COMMANDER: Pledging at this level will get you ...

    * 2 Foodfighters games with all Kickstarter stretch rewards
    * 2 LIMITED EDITION Joshua Cappel Foodfighters t-shirts
    * 2 LIMITED EDITION Foodfighters lunch boxes
    * A private KTBG game night (play our prototypes, play your prototypes, play already published games - it's your night, so whatever you'd like) and gourmet dinner in Toronto, for you and up to two guests
    * our eternal thanks!!

    ** Travel expenses are not included. Scheduled at our mutual convenience.

    Worldwide shipping is included.

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