About this project
Break your flock of Chickapigs free while dodging opponents, hay bales, and an unruly pooping cow in this strategic board game. Chickapig breeder and game creator Brian Calhoun joins forces with his farming buddy Dave Matthews to bring this game from the farm to table.
How it works.
Watch our video to get a good overview of Chickapig. If you want detailed instructions you can find them on our website, or look for our full length instructional video which will be ready soon.
I've sought advice from a lot of experienced business owners during my journey to launch Chickapig. Every single person I talked to in the gaming community said the same thing: Kickstarter is a phenomenal platform and the best place to launch a new board game start-up company. This advice is backed-up by everything I read online. Kickstarter has a massive gaming community and the success rate of great games using the platform is impressive.
Kickstarter allows us to reach a fantastic audience of board game lovers. We believe in our game and we are very happy we have the opportunity to use the Kickstarter platform to bring Chickapig to life.
Risks and challenges
Chickapig is Made in the USA, even our dice!
When we first introduced Chickapig to people outside our circle of friends and family, a community of local support quickly developed. We strive to keep Chickapig a locally driven project. Every Chickapig game has over 70 individual parts, 50 of which are made in Charlottesville, VA! These include each Chickapig, the Hay Bales, the Cow, the Cow Fence, and the Poop! In our 2.0 version, all the Chickapigs and Cows are individually handmade by local crafters.
Also made in Charlottesville are the wood boards for our 2.0 and 3.0 versions. The instructions, the cards, 1.1 version boards, dice, sand timers, and burlap bags are made in the US and shipped to Charlottesville where the games are assembled and shipped to customers from our fulfillment center.
With so many components in every game, there is a huge challenge to keep the quality up to our high standards. There is also a risk, turning away from the lower price parts that we could get over seas in favor of keeping things local. We believe these risks and challenges will be worth it when we deliver the final products to our supporters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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