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Asking for Trobils is an easy to learn, fast-paced Worker-placement and pick-up-and-deliver game for 2-7 players!  Play time 45-75 min.
Asking for Trobils is an easy to learn, fast-paced Worker-placement game for 2-7 players!  Play time 45-75 min.
Asking for Trobils is an easy to learn, fast-paced Worker-placement game for 2-7 players! Play time 45-75 min.
887 backers pledged $36,944 to help bring this project to life.

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2-7 PLAYERS - 45-75 MINUTES - AGES 10 & UP!

Asking for Trobils is a unique looking game with a round board, strong colors, and original art.  The game has seven different resource pieces, three different types of cards, and hexagonal ship cards.

What is a Trobil?  Trobils are space vermin that appear out of nowhere and begin destroying worlds.  

Recently, they've appeared on the planet, Paradise, located in the O-Renj star system.  Paradise is in peril, and it needs Trobil Hunters to help!

In Asking for Trobils, Players are competing Trobil Hunters trying to gather resources like traps, crystals, space slugs, ore, and more in order to capture the Trobils plaguing Paradise.  Gather resources wisely, capture the most troublesome Trobils, and become the most successful Trobil Hunter in the galaxy!

Rahdo Runsthrough

"It introduces a strong dose of interaction between players without the need to make that interaction violent, conflict laden, and confrontational." -Rahdo, [0:40 in the Final Thoughts video]

"So if you like, or at least don't mind worker-placement, and you're looking for a great interactive game that is not all about just punching people in the face... ...then you might want to check out Asking for Trobils." -Rahdo, [6:45 in the Final Thoughts video]

UndeadViking Review

"Just that one little rule adds so much interactivity to the game that it was a ton of fun!" -UndeadViking, talking about the bumping mechanic and decision processes [16:20 in the video]

UndeadViking was excellent enough to give us a great review!  He is reviewing an older copy of the art, but the game play is the same.

Backer Reviews

Jim Baird, one of our Backers, was kind enough to print and play Asking for Trobils and review it on boardgamegeek.com.  Here's the unedited review (3rd post).

"Overall, I really like Asking For Trobils. It has a wacky-fun appearance and the art is certainly unique. Turns play very quickly, so you are almost always doing something. I think different strategies start to become apparent after the first game." -Jim Baird, [Print & Play review on BoardGameGeek]

Mr. Avers (GhundiPI) created their print and play and was wonderful enough to post his thoughts on BGG!

"Asking for Trobils is a surprisingly fun game, with quite a lot more 'meat on the bone' than may seem on initial impressions. " -Mr. Avers, [Print & Play review on BoardGameGeek]

"Both the RiffRaff cards and the Connections add the variability, flexibility and interaction needed to make this game very interesting and unique in its kind." -Mr. Avers, [Print & Play review on BoardGameGeek]

Another great review by Mathew Sanchez on BoardGameGeek!

I would happily recommend the game to families who like worker placement. It's more interactive than some worker placements that have been accused of being group solitaire.  [Matthew Sanchez - Print & Play review on BoardGameGeek]

A wonderful review by another print and player, Kevin Lester!

"The ability to upgrade a worker spot is amazing. And this seems to work hand in hand with bumping strategies." [Kevin Lester - Print & Play review on BoardGameGeek]

On a player's turn they either place one ship on a location of the gameboard and interact with that location, or pick up all of their placed ships.  Turns are quick, and the game moves rapidly while every decision can make or break you.

You go to locations to grab resources needed to either create more ships for you to place, add to your connections around the board, or pick up Trobil cards which have points and ultimately decide the winner of the game.

 Note: The game will have ship tokens, not the plastic figures shown above, unless the stretch goal is hit.

DOWNLOAD THE RULES HERE!

  • Backers get the game cheaper!  MSRP is starting at $50, but may go up depending on which stretch goals are reached.
  • Backers get the game first.  We will not let the games be sold to anyone before Backers get theirs.
  • We aren't a large company, and the game simply can't be made without reaching the funding goal.
  • The more we receive here, the better the game will be with stretch goals.  If you wait until after the Kickstarter to buy the game, it may not be as awesome without your support now.  It'll still be pretty awesome though.
  • We have a proven record of delivering with our last campaign, Evil Intent.
  • We believe in open and direct communication, but we won't be spamming you with emails.  Our updates will have reason and purpose.
  • Some children in certain countries may weep if you don't back us.  We can't say for sure which children or which countries, but a sad song will be playing and they will be looking directly into the camera.

Evil Intent was our first Kickstarter game!  Everything has been sent and received by our backers!  We offer backers of this project to grab a copy of Evil Intent in one of our tiers.

Why is it only open to the United States?  The games are currently sitting in a warehouse in the United States.  Shipping them internationally would be costly and not friendly for customs to both ourselves and our backers.

We will be shipping from several warehouses around the world making it cheaper and easier for us to ship internationally.  That being said, some countries are still difficult to ship to.  Please check below to see your shipping costs that may already added to the corresponding Tier.

United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia: Free shipping

Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands: Add $10

Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland: Add $15

Austria, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand: Add $25

Norway: Add $40

Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Switzerland: Add $45

Other countries: Please contact us directly about your location with your current address and we can give you an accurate shipping cost to add to your pledge. WE NEED A REAL ADDRESS TO TEST

MORE THAN ONE GAME

There's tier for two games and some have asked on international shipping, do they need to add the shipping cost twice?  No you do not.  Only add the shipping cost once per tier.

If you want more than two copies though, send us a message with your address and the amount of games and we'll give you an exact amount to add to the basic $42 tier.

Kraken Games was founded by Christian Strain and Erin McDonald and has already published their first game, Evil Intent!  Asking for Trobils is their second game design with two more right on its heels.

 Christian Strain is also a member of the League of Gamemakers.

                                                           
            

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Risks and challenges

We've completed an entire Kickstarter for our previous game, Evil Intent, and the backers of the project now have their games and accessories. We know that with each project comes different challenges, but we are growing and connecting with other individuals to minimize those risks.

We have a proven record of delivering with our Evil Intent campaign. We've connected with other designers who use Kickstarter (mainly the League of Gamemakers) who can offer advice and aid if needed.

Most importantly, we've listened to our backers about what we should or shouldn't be doing, and we will continue to do so.

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    TWO GAMES: Double your Trobils with two Asking for Trobils games --- includes all stretch goals and print and play --- UNITED STATES, CANADA, UK are free shipping. OTHER COUNTRIES check shipping on the left for the amount added required for shipping.

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    BOTH GAMES: You receive both Evil Intent and Asking for Trobils --- US Shipping Only --- Evil Intent will be shipped separately right after funding. Includes all stretch goals and print and play.

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