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The campaign may be over but we're still around and not giving up on Illuminatus yet - register your interest to pre-order Illuminatus and be the first to hear about availability here. 

'Illuminatus' is a conspiracy-themed, satirical strategy board game that is set in the modern world. 2-6 adults (aged 14+, if accompanied by a member of the intelligence services) each take on the role as a member of the illuminati, the legendary and mysterious organisation made up of old, powerful families and secretive factions.     

Safe within the walls of your secret hideout, you pull strings to manipulate events across the entire world. Things don't just happen; as an illuminatus, you make them happen. Achieve your hidden agendas before the world ends, whilst doing everything you can to stop other players from achieving their goals.

Perform False Flag attacks to destabilise regions and eventually compromise or replace governments around the world. Influence events, research technologies to get an edge on your fellow players, declare "War on.." something and reap the benefits. Be careful though: every action has a cost and moves you that much closer to the end of the world. Play your hand too openly and you risk being exposed!  

You are the conspiracy! Well, for a night of gaming at least...

After five years of development, the game is almost ready to go. We are doing final game balancing, making design tweaks after recent updates and editing the text. Now we need your help to get the game printed and distributed. In return for your support, we've got some nice bribes… oops we meant rewards for you.

 

You decide! Chemtrails? GMOs? Fluoridation? Weather control? Currency manipulation? Suppressed technology? Deadly viruses? Hired assassins? Dead witnesses? Shadow Government agents? Corrupt politicians? Shoddy journalism? Collateral damage?  

Gameplay reveals conspiracies with each card played and roll of the dice edging you ever closer to the doomsday scenario that marks the end of the world.  

Is it just a coincidence that the attack your fellow player made last turn was remarkably similar to one on the news the other night? You're probably just reading too much into it, right? Right? Right!? Shhhh… what was that sound?

 

 Illuminatus base game box is chock full of conspiratorial goodness containing the following components:

 

 

For the technical gamers amongst you here's a detailed breakdown of various mechanics in play under the hood. 

For those that don't care and just want to have a good time playing the game/ruling the world, well we've got you covered too so feel free to skip the section. We've put a little bit of effort into making your illuminatus experience a fun and engaging one that you can keep coming back to again and again... 

 

What are you waiting for? Bag yourself a reward before they run out! Yes, some of them are limited so act now!

 

 

 

 

We want to give you, the players, the best possible Illuminatus experience.  

If we hit additional stretch goals after our campaign is funded, we will unlock special Kickstarter exclusives and bonuses. These exclusives and bonuses will be included in all reward levels from the ++ ZERO DAY ++ level upwards. We can’t wait to share them with you as our campaign unfolds!  

Don’t forget—we need your help to make these a reality. If you haven’t already done so, get your personal conspiracy link here and start sharing.

 

More to be revealed once we have funded...

 

 We've worked hard to keep the base game components pricing down for some of you out there though cardboard might not cut it so please check out these game enhancing add ons.  

Add each of the following to your pledge to pimp your illuminatus board game experience out that much more: 

 

 

 

If that wasn’t enough, then perhaps we can interest you in Illuminatus' first booster box containing even more content for massive replay-ability and fun, conspiratorial confrontations with which to enlighten your friends and family.  

Has something been a bit off of late with the world? Have you noticed that a hell of a lot of things have started to smell a bit fishy out there? That's not fish you smell, rather the distinct rotting scent of.... New World Odor! 

Yes we went there and now you can too! Stink up your mate's place with Illuminatus Booster 1: New World Odor:    

  • Enjoy the pungent aromas emanating from 5 new Player factions  
  • Taste the moist scent of world domination with 50 new Agenda Cards
  • Love the smell of napalm in the morning with 50 new Event cards
  • Breathe deeply the effects with 54 new Research cards  
  • Sniff out more False Flag attacks with 80 new Black Bag cards 

With all of that added to your conspiracy arsenal what could possible go wrong? 

 

New World Odor will be unlocked once we reach our campaign target and is available for all reward levels from the ILLUMINATED ONE level upwards.

 

With over 300 unique cards in the base game, over 250 cards in Booster 1 and many many more in the pipeline, we have a lot of amazing conspiracy-themed artwork to share. Our talented illustrator, David, was given the brief to think “old-school Mad Magazine-style illustrations meets political satire". We think he's hit the mark and then some!  

Tickle your conspiracy bone by checking out just a few here...

 

 

 

We have had plenty of fun designing and playing Illuminatus, but don't just take our word for it! As part of the development process, we have tested the game at numerous unpub events, at GenCon Indianapolis in 2014 and more recently in PAX Australia in 2016. Check out some of our playtesters' feedback below:

 

 

 

We've managed to gather a few HUMINT oops independent game reviews of the prototype game so hear and see what they have to say below:

 

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Want to check out the game rules? Why not start with the Quick Start Guide first? Not enough for you, heh? What are you—some kind of rules lawyer or something? Fine! You can check out the full (Draft) Games Rules Booklet here. The rules are in draft form as we are still putting the finishing touches on the game. If you spot typos, feel free to get in touch to let us know.  

When you start playing, we recommend just grabbing the Quick Start Guide and going for it to get straight into the conspiracy! As an illuminatus, you don't play by the rules in real life so just get into it already!

 

We'll be adding some short gameplay egs  of how you can mess with your fellow players in the next few days. Watch this space!

In the meantime here's the fly-through of what's involved in the overall game play:  

 

 

We recorded a play though to give you an overview of gameplay. We have made some tweaks to the rules since this was recorded, updated some cards and adjusted the gameboard Doom/Infamy tracks to make them more easily used, but we figure you will enjoy it nonetheless, since it features Dark Mushroom’s fearless leader and also our original two slaves…err, playtesters slugging it out for world domination.

 

 

If being part of the problem isn't enough, here are a few more reasons for why you should back us right now:  

  • Pledge now, pay later: Thanks to the magic of crowdfunding, you pledge your support now but you won’t be charged until the end of the campaign and provided we hit our target. 
  • Limited First Wave Shipping: If you get in early and back during the first few days of the campaign you will get your rewards shipped before everyone else.
  • Everyone is really busy these days so you'll probably forget to back at a later date - take action now! Remember you don't get charged till after the campaign ends so zero risk to back now.
  • Early-Adopter Discount: Kickstarter backers get early access to Illuminatus for 75 AUD (approximately 57 USD | 75 CAD | 51 EUR | 45 GBP | 445 HKG) and Booster 1: New World Odor for 25 AUD (approximately 19 USD | 25 CAD | 17 EUR | 15 GBP | 149 HKG) . This represents a 25% discount off recommended retail price (MSRP AUD 100 for Illuminatus, AUD 33 New World Odor) as an appreciation of your early support.
  • Join the conspiracy: We see our backers as collaborators and we really value your input. When we hit our funding target, stretch goals will unlock that allow you, the backers, to create content for the game! You truly will be part of the conspiracy! Get your unique conspiracy link here and become part of the problem!  
  • Support an independent games company: We need your help. We have spent years developing Illuminatus and have covered the cost of design and artwork for the game. However, as a newly-launched startup, we can’t manufacture and ship the game without your support. Help us get Illuminatus into your hands much faster than we would ever be able to do ourselves.  
  • Limited Availability: If developing this game has taught us anything, it’s that the next doomsday scenario could be just around the corner, so you may never get another chance to have this much fun! Jump on it whilst you still can!

 

We picked Kickstarter because we wanted to reach a game-loving community and it is by far the best platform out there for games and gamers. We have been playing card, tabletop, board, computer and console games for well over three decades and more recently backing the community and 89 projects on Kickstarter thus far...  

Despite being an experienced gamer, this is Nick's first designed board game. Designing and planning Illuminatus has taken time and development has been self-funded over the past five years. Kickstarter now helps to fast-track that last big financial hurdle—namely production and distribution—so that we can share our passion with you, our fellow gamers. With your help, we can make Illuminatus a reality!

 

As mentioned above, we have self-funded development to date. Over the past four years, we have created the initial concept, developed the game design, researched conspiracy theories/facts, briefed illustrators and refined all artwork, written and rewritten the rules many time over, playtested the game mechanics internationally, sculpted custom game pieces, sourced manufacturers, distributors, etc., etc. ad infinitum. Needless to say, it has been a labour of love so far!

Funds raised during this campaign will be used to put the finishing touches on the game (updating the rules, game balance, etc.) and then produce and distribute the core board game, as well as Kickstarter exclusives, bonuses and other add-ons. 

Other expenses include subsidising the shipping costs, since we don’t want to pass on the full cost (given how heavy the game is, it is expensive to ship!), and paying Kickstarter fees, card processing fees, survey costs and taxes.

 

The base game alone is a weighty 2kg and booster 1 another 1kg - yes truth seekers that's right, conspiracy facts weigh heavy on both the mind and postage!

The good news is we've worked hard on our shipping and logistics to ensure we can deliver Illuminatus to you in the quickest, most efficient and most cost-effective manner. Although we are based in Australia, manufacturing is handled in China. We then ship to central distribution points in Australia, Asia, UK, mainland Europe, USA and Canada to reduce tax and shipping costs to you, our amazing supporters.

 

We'll be sending out a post campaign survey to confirm all your base pledges and extras are accounted for correctly. 

In other great shipping news, the global fulfilment company we will be using has confirmed that in July they will be adding even more distribution warehouses for greater world coverage! What does that mean for you - even more savings! 

We know that some may still be concerned with shipping so to give you an early indication here are approximate shipping rates for the ILLUMINATUS Base Game (2kgs!) as things currently stand: 

Australia 12 USD  
Canada 13 USD
Hong Kong 17 USD
France 14 USD
Germany 10 USD
Ireland 17 USD
Italy 18 USD
Netherlands 10 USD
New Zealand 24 USD
Singapore 37 USD
Spain 18 USD
Sweden 20 USD
United Kingdom 12 USD
United States 12 USD

Again we are working through distribution and fulfilment so will continue to try and improve on the above to get you our supporters the best possible rate.

(As a rough guide: 1 AUD is currently approximately 0.76 USD / 1.07 CAD | 0.59 GBP / 0.68 EUR | 5.94 HKD)

 

Have you joined the conspiracy yet and got your special link to refer friends? If not go here now! Be part of the problem now!  

Spreading the word is crucial in the success of our campaign so please connect with us by  

1. liking our Facebook pages here and here  
2. following Dark Mushroom Games on Twitter @DarkMushroomAU
3. subscribe to our Illuminatus YouTube channel
4. subscribe to our email list here for news and special offers 
5. check us out on boardgamegeek.com here and here 
6. following our campaign's progress and stats on Kicktraq

 

 

 

      

Risks and challenges

We have backed plenty of Kickstarter campaigns and learnt a lot from our first attempt. It is also the first board game we have produced. There have been many challenges to date and no doubt there will be some more along the way.

The good news is that we are most of the way there. After a few years in development, we are now fine tuning the design before we print. (For those that have helped to playtest earlier prototypes, you will see plenty of improvements!) Funding is mostly for production and distribution, not game development.

There's always a chance of complications with logistics. We're manufacturing overseas, but have partnered with a reputable company with a solid track record, which helps reduce this risk.

Shipping products around the world may involve potential issues. We are partnering with a reputable company with expertise in shipping to assist us with that. We're setting up to be able to scale as and when necessary, which means working with a distribution and fulfilment company with regional presences to ensure you get your games as fast and as cost-effectively as possible.

We are here for the long-haul and want to keep releasing expansions and additional booster content in future. To that end, we have set up as a company for illuminatus and have registered trademarks to protect our hard work and ensure it continues into the future. Dark Mushroom Games owns the registered trademarks for illuminatus and You Are The Conspiracy.

In terms of currency fluctuations, the Australian dollar is all over the place of late, which is challenging for us as a publisher, given many of our costs are in foreign currencies. If the game is really successful, we will look to hedge against adverse currency moves to ensure we aren't caught out!

If any other issues arise, we'll keep calm and keep at it till we get it done and you have your games in your hands! We'll update you ever step of the way. Rest assured we will be 100% transparent with any delays and we are committed to turning the game around ASAP.

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    Added to that, get all the plastics to pimp out your game - 8 more custom attack dice for those big rolls, 120 plastic false flags & government pyramids to domination your board, 100 replica gold bars (an illuminatus never relies on cash!) to run your hands through and US dollar bill inspired all seeing eye pyramid active player piece to intimate all around you.

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    Added to that, get all the plastics to pimp out your game - 8 more custom attack dice for those big rolls, 120 plastic false flags & government pyramids to domination your board, 100 replica gold bars (an illuminatus never relies on cash!) to run your hands through and US dollar bill inspired all seeing eye pyramid active player piece to intimate all around you.

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    If that wasn't enough we include a Dark Mushroom Games coffee mug and distressed t-shirt. Wearing the official t-shirt and drinking from the official mug while playing Illuminatus will (optional rule pending!) grant you in-game bonuses.

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    Got a favourite conspiracy-related world event, asset or useful research item you'd like to see appear in the game? This is the level for you! Use your influence and/or conspiracy expertise to help develop content for the game! Help design an Event or Black Bag or Research card that we'll include it in either the Illuminatus board game or New World Oder expansion. (We'll survey you for a few options and the illuminatus game designer will work with your idea but reserves the right to amend if required)

    You also get a physical copy of ILLUMINATUS, a physical copy of BOOSTER 1: NEW WORLD ODOR, and any KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES/BONUSES that are unlocked during the campaign. Added to that, get all the plastics to pimp out your game including extra dice, false flags & government pyramids, replica gold bars and US dollar bill inspired all seeing eye pyramid.

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    Enjoy shared conspiracies with that special someone and lower shipping at the same time!

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    Double the truth seeking goodness with two times the fun! Get a full set of everything for yourself plus a few extras to give to a friend. And the truth shall set ye (and a friend) free!

    You get a physical copy of ILLUMINATUS, a physical copy of BOOSTER 1: NEW WORLD ODOR, KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES/BONUSES unlocked during the campaign, extra set of custom attack dice, set of the plastics, a coffee mug and a t-shirt. A buddy can use the extra ILLUMINATUS game, BOOSTER 1: NEW WORLD ODOR, and KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES/BONUSES set.

    Enjoy shared awakening with that special someone and lower shipping at the same time!

    (275 AUD is approximately 209 USD | 277 CAD| 187 EUR | 164 GBP| 1635 HKD)

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    • PERSON OF INTEREST rewards plus
    • 2x Illuminatus Boardgame (Boxed Product)
    • 2x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (Boxed Product)
    • 2x Unlocked Kickstarter Exclusives/Bonuses
    • Dice Fest (1x set of 8 custom Illuminatus dice)
    • Fool's Gold (Plastic: 100 gold bars, 1 golden pyramid)
    • Plastic Pwnage (1x set of 60 plastic false flags & 60 pyramids)
    • Dark Mushroom Games t-shirt
    • Dark Mushroom Games coffee mug
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    Pledge AU$ 320 or more About $244

    ++ COMPLICIT RETAILER ++

    For the cutting edge trusted games stores and retailers out there this level is for you.

    Be the first store in your town to get 4 copies of ILLUMINATUS base game and NEW WORLD ORDER: BOOSTER 1 well before anyone one else and in time for the Christmas rush!

    Also thrown in to this level is a Retailer Bonus Swag of conspiratorial and Dark Mushroom goodness to thank you for your support.

    We know you are busy so this level also includes a one on one skype call with the creator to get you up to speed on the game and answer any questions you might have.

    GAMES STORES/RETAILERS ONLY - we will be verifying stores.

    (320 AUD is approximately 244 USD | 322 CAD | 218 EUR | 191 GBP | 1903 HKG)

    ** NB Shipping will be charged separately post campaign. See Shipping section for details.

    Includes:
    • 4x Illuminatus Boardgame (Boxed Product)
    • 4x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (Boxed Product)
    • Dark Mushroom Games Retailer Discount
    • 1x Retailers Bonus Swag
    • Limited First Wave Shipping (Shipping charged separately)
    • One on One Skype time - 30mins+ chatting with the game creator
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    Pledge AU$ 400 or more About $305

    ++ DOPPLEGANGER ++

    Be immortalised in every game! Our talented illustrator will create a cartoon likeness of you which will be included somewhere in the game - your choice of cards (excluding player factions).

    You also get the lot! A physical copy of ILLUMINATUS, a physical copy of BOOSTER 1: NEW WORLD ODOR, KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES/BONUSES unlocked during the campaign, extra set of custom attack dice, set of the plastics, a coffee mug and a t-shirt.

    Everything will be shipped to you early.

    (400 AUD is approximately 305 USD | 403 CAD | 273 EUR | 239 GBP | 2378 HKD)

    ** NB Shipping will be charged separately post campaign. See Shipping section for details.

    Includes:
    • PERSON OF INTEREST rewards plus
    • Cartoon likeness of you somewhere in the game (excluding Player)
    • 1x Illuminatus Boardgame (Boxed Product)
    • 1x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (Boxed Product)
    • Unlocked Kickstarter Exclusives/Bonuses
    • Dice Fest (1x set of 8 custom Illuminatus dice)
    • Fool's Gold (Plastic: 100 gold bars, 1 golden pyramid)
    • Plastic Pwnage (1x set of 60 plastic false flags & 60 pyramids)
    • Dark Mushroom Games coffee mug
    • Dark Mushroom Games t-shirt
    • Limited First Wave Shipping (Shipping charged separately)
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    Pledge AU$ 600 or more About $457

    ++ GRAND MASTER ++

    Be immortalised in every game! Our talented illustrator will create a cartoon likeness of you which will be included on your choice of player faction cards (only one per faction, so get in quick before someone nabs yours!).

    You also get the lot! A physical copy of ILLUMINATUS, a physical copy of BOOSTER 1: NEW WORLD ODOR, KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES/BONUSES unlocked during the campaign, extra set of custom attack dice, set of the plastics, a coffee mug and a t-shirt.

    Everything will be shipped to you early.

    (600 AUD is approximately 458 USD | 605 CAD | 409 EUR | 358 GBP | 3566 HKD)

    ** NB Shipping will be charged separately post campaign. See Shipping section for details.

    Includes:
    • PERSON OF INTEREST rewards plus
    • Cartoon likeness of you included on a player faction card
    • 1x Illuminatus Boardgame (Boxed Product)
    • 1x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (Boxed Product)
    • Unlocked Kickstarter Exclusives/Bonuses
    • Dice Fest (1x set of 8 custom Illuminatus dice)
    • Fool's Gold (Plastic: 100 gold bars, 1 golden pyramid)
    • Plastic Pwnage (1x set of 60 plastic false flags & 60 pyramids)
    • Dark Mushroom Games coffee mug
    • Dark Mushroom Games t-shirt
    • Limited First Wave Shipping (Shipping charged separately)
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    Pledge AU$ 1,300 or more About $990

    ++ 13 BLOODLINES ++

    Do you represent or aspire to be one of the 13 bloodlines of the Illuminati? We know that the standard board game is not appropriate for someone with your lineage. Instead, we'll work with you to develop a customised Agenda set (5 cards) to match your current plans. In addition you'll get a standard set of everything for your first born and a limited special version of the game, with a custom-designed box and game board - uniquely numbered between 1-13 for each bloodline. A strategy call to work on your Agendas included! Strictly limited to 13 backers only, so get in quick to secure bragging rights over lesser beings.

    You get 1x custom-designed and numbered versions of ILLUMINATUS and BOOSTER 1: New World Odor. Plus an extra set of standard versions for your first born or trusted henchman. Also includes all KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES/BONUSES that are unlocked during the campaign and some branded merchandise.

    Everything will be shipped to you free of charge.

    Includes:
    • 2x Person of Interest Rewards plus
    • Help design a set of Agenda Cards
    • 1x Illuminatus Boardgame (13 Bloodlines limited)
    • 1x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (13 Bloodlines Limited)
    • 1x Illuminatus Boardgame (Boxed Product)
    • 1x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (Boxed Product)
    • 2x Unlocked Kickstarter Exclusives/Bonuses
    • 2x Dice Fest (1x set of 8 custom Illuminatus dice)
    • 2x Fool's Gold (1x plastic replica 100 gold bars, 1x pyramid)
    • 2x Plastic Pwnage (1x set 60 plastic false flags & 60 pyramids)
    • 2x Dark Mushroom Games coffee mug
    • 2x Dark Mushroom Games t-shirt
    • Shipping Included
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    Pledge AU$ 6,666 or more About $5,079

    ++ NO SUCH ACTOR ++

    Dear intelligence agencies, military/multinational corporations, central bankers and other suspect individuals: Have you been a poor global citizen? Did you accidentally invade another country? Has someone leaked details of your illegal surveillance? Did you cause the previous global financial crisis? Do your products kill thousands? Did your oil spill just destroy the environment?

    Don’t worry, we get it and we are here to help. Select this reward level and we won't mention you or your organisation’s name in the board game at all. Add AU5K and we may even frame one of your competitors instead...unless they got in first, of course…

    Exclusive DMG whitepaper on False Flags in Modern Society, 4 workshops (digital) to help review your latest psyops/disinfo campaigns and 4 sets of everything - Illuminatus, New World Odor, Kickstarter Exclusives/Unlocks, plastics, dice, mugs, t-shirts all sent to you for free.

    Use these sets to better train your henchmen and agents.

    Includes:
    • 4x Person of Interest rewards plus
    • Dark Mushroom Games White paper: False Flags in modern society
    • 4 online workshops reviewing your latest Psyops/Disinfo campaigns
    • 4x Illuminatus Boardgame (Boxed Product)
    • 4x lluminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (Boxed Product)
    • 4x Unlocked Kickstarter Exclusives/Bonuses
    • 4x Dice Fest (1x set of 8 custom Illuminatus dice)
    • 4x Fool's Gold (1x plastic replica 100 Gold bars, 1x pyramid)
    • 4x Plastic Pwnage (1x set 60 plastic false flags & 60 pyramids)
    • 4x Dark Mushroom Games coffee mug
    • 4x Dark Mushroom Games t-shirt
    • Peace of mind
    • Shipping Included
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    Pledge AU$ 13,000 About $9,905

    ++ ILLUMINATUS ++

    As a wise man once said: there can be only one. This is for the person at the top of the pyramid. The person who is asked, “What do you get the person who has everything?” and knows that the answer is “More!”

    We will work with you to design a bespoke version of the game which will only be available to you. Think custom materials like a wooden box, carved game board, metal pieces, highest quality card stock and more.

    The game will be hand delivered to you in any major city, where the designer will run the game for you and your friends over the course of an evening.

    It may take us a little longer to pull together your bespoke version of Illuminatus but the wait will be worth it for such a unique item. We want you to get right into the conspiracy so you will get the standard copies (as per NO SUCH ACTOR rewards) delivered up front.

    Includes:
    • NO SUCH ACTOR rewards plus:
    • Maniacal laugh/evil soliloquies: voice coach session
    • Dark Mushroom Games Guide: Evil Overlord's 20 essential tips
    • 1x Bespoke version of Illuminatus Boardgame (signed Physical Box)
    • 1x Bespoke Illuminatus Booster 1: New World Odor (signed Box)
    • Unlocked Kickstarter Exclusives/Bonuses
    • Hand delivered to you by the game designer himself (major cities)
    • Games evening for you and your friends with the game designer
    • The envy of your closest friends/worst enemies/favourite cult
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