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Fully cooperative tile-based exploration and resource management survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world for 1-6 players.
Fully cooperative tile-based exploration and resource management survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world for 1-6 players.
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    1. Dave Schroeder Creator on November 5, 2016

      David: I'll message you so we can figure it out.

    2. David Przybyla
      on November 4, 2016

      I never got my copy of the game as a backer. Any idea what I can do?

    3. Dave Schroeder Creator on September 13, 2016

      Michelle: Those are important, no ammo or barriers could make for an interesting game! We will send you replacements today. In the meantime, there are a few proxy tokens in the punchboard sheets that might help.

    4. Michelle Kennedy on September 11, 2016

      Just unboxed my game and missing the red and black squares. Any way to get my hands on them or are they not that important? Don't know as we haven't started trying to play yet...

    5. Dave Schroeder Creator on July 6, 2016

      Timster80: We made it hard on purpose, but the goal is that you feel like you are always just a couple turns from losing, not continually hopeless. Don't be afraid to tune the difficulty to your liking and then make it harder later once you have some wins under your belt. If enemies are a particular problem but you want the same overall difficulty, use one less enemy and 4 more hazards. I would definitely suggest starting with at least 3 survivors, the 2 survivor variant is balanced mathematically, but requires you to worry a lot more about positioning and timing. Also make sure that you're not using the Elite enemy tiles. Again, they are balanced, but can require strategies that you may not have picked up yet.

    6. Timster80 on July 5, 2016

      I played it four times now - and had to give up every single time. It's pretty hard. Okay, I played alone today, with two survivors, and missed that both characters get two additional AP and an armor. But there were so many enemies and two spawn pits, I had no chance at all. Especially without enough ammo.

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      Iris Clark on June 12, 2016

      Awesome!! We played our first game last night and were impressed with the gameplay. The game was very atmospheric, simple to play and learn, yet complex in its strategy. It's very fast paced and every aspect of it is well thought through, starting from the graphics, the box, every single component, gameplay, missions, etc. I just hope we will be able to survive in the future: We were playing a Difficulty 2 rating and had our hands full with blazes close to our base, a brute chasing us around and food running low! Very much looking forward to playing more! Wonderful game! I hope there will be an expansion! Thanks a lot for all the effort you put into this!

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      Iris Clark on June 10, 2016

      I just got mine. Very excited! Going to spend the evening unboxing and then have a game night tomorrow night. Thanks a lot for all the effort you put into this! Kudos!

    9. Paul Gelder
      on June 10, 2016

      Received today, here in the UK. Looking forward to unboxing & playing. Thanks.

    10. Timster80 on June 10, 2016

      I got my game yesterday and immediately played the beginner mission - I love it, it's a great game!

      I noticed that one or two page indications in the manual are wrong. For example on one site it says go to page X for more information. But actually it's the page Y, just like stated in the subject index on the back of the manual. And there is another mistake in the text (can't remember that one at the moment). But that's okay, I figured it out.

      Maybe I'll continue my translation work from the english manual into a german pdf, just to make it easier to read for german players. The version on your website is an old one.

    11. Thomas Aigner on June 3, 2016

      Thank you for the info Dave!

    12. David Yost on June 2, 2016

      Hey guys! Loving having the game to play. I'm actually taking the game to board game club tomorrow at school to try to teach it to teens. By any chance can you upload a final version of the rules to either your site or bgg?

    13. Dave Schroeder Creator on June 1, 2016

      Thomas: The games were delivered to the warehouse a few weeks ago, but the checking in process has been taking far longer than it should. We are not very happy with them right now, but they assure us that it will be complete tomorrow and we can start shipping then.

    14. Thomas Aigner on May 31, 2016

      How far is the shipping process in Europe? Did anyone get it yet from the UK? :D

    15. Michael Kruckvich
      on May 22, 2016

      Got my copy! Looks amazing and can't wait to try it out. :)

    16. Dave Schroeder Creator on May 21, 2016

      Carolyn: You can ask here, either through a message or comment, or send a Facebook message to the Rob and Dave Games page. The last option *might* even buzz our phones and get you an immediate response, though that is as yet untested.

    17. Carolyn Smith on May 20, 2016

      Got mine Wednesday and love it - I played a test game by myself and will play with friends tonight. Is there a good place to ask for rule clarifications?

    18. The Redheaded Pharmacist
      on May 20, 2016

      My copy arrived in the mail yesterday. I enjoyed unboxing everything. I'm impressed with the quality of the components. I'm looking forward to playing this game soon.

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      Curtis stapleton on May 19, 2016

      Just received mine in Houston Texas. Unboxing was an amazing experience. The side of the inner box? Oh no you didn't. What an amazing unexpected suprise. Thank you for making kickstarting Unknown such an amazing experience. I will be playing this with the wife for the rest of the day and will keep my eyes open for the expansions.

    20. aaron heil on May 19, 2016

      Mine came today and i have to say everything is even better quality then expected!! Love the insert. can't wait to teach my game group.

    21. Sasaki Chasofito
      on May 18, 2016

      Got the game! We decided to try straight off the deep end by mixing all of the monsters in. This went rather well.. at least until encountering a party of Behemoths and Strangers. :p

      Thank you!

    22. Dave Schroeder Creator on May 17, 2016

      Michael: Thanks for the heads up! You (and a few others) will be getting their second copy shipped out today. Sorry for the delay.

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      Joshua Labrecque on May 17, 2016

      Just got my shipping tracking information. I'm hoping I can get it before the end of the day on Thursday. :D Otherwise I'll have to wait until Sunday to check it out.

    24. Michael Trygg on May 17, 2016

      Hey guys,

      I received a shipping confirmation yesterday, but it only shows a Quantity of 1. I backed at the rewards tier that included 2 copies of the board game. I just wanted to be sure that both copies are being shipped and that this didn't get lost in the shipping order at Amazon!

      Thanks. :)

    25. Matt Bateman on April 8, 2016

      Any new updates?

    26. aaron heil on March 29, 2016

      Are you guys using a fulfillment company? or if your shipping em out yourself, any chance at local pick up for those of us in the area? or a launch party/ roll out at any local gamest ores?

    27. JW on March 9, 2016

      How would you prefer we update our addresses? The last update mentioned updating your address if you have moved, but provided no link or instruction for doing so. I don't even remember filling out a survey, although I'm sure I did at some point, but I cannot find a link for it.

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      Joshua Labrecque on March 7, 2016

      Hey, just wondering if there are any updates.

    30. Leonardo on February 22, 2016

      Any news to report?

    31. Dave Schroeder Creator on January 15, 2016

      Sorry for the silence, we've had a string of sick kids since the holidays ended. Production has started, and we should have a more detailed update soon.

    32. Kiki Flutterby on January 15, 2016

      Has production started yet?

    33. Mike V.
      on January 9, 2016

      What @Adam said... Update?

    34. Anna Haag
      on January 6, 2016

      Everything sounded great from your last update, have the wooden samples all been approved / the timeline started for getting everything across the ocean? :)

    35. aaron heil on December 24, 2015

      they are nominated for the 20 most interesting games coming in 2016 on BGG go and give em a vote!!

    36. Leonardo on November 4, 2015

      What's going on with this game?

    37. aaron heil on October 20, 2015

      Address comformation was a suprise!

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      Scott Hudon
      on September 28, 2015

      Any update on this?

    39. Kiki Flutterby on September 7, 2015

      Any update? The last thing said 5 months from February. It is now 7 months.

    40. Cal Davidson on August 30, 2015

      Please send an update with status of printing & shipment. Many of us don't have time to check the comments, but we do check our e-mail where the updates come through. Thank you.

    41. Leonardo on August 8, 2015

      Can we have an update please?

    42. Leonardo on July 4, 2015

      Can we have a look at the newest version of the rules?

    43. Robert Cutter on June 18, 2015

      @Judy Krauss : Just posted reply to comments. Been buried in photoshop and illustrator, I forget there are other things in the world :). Thank you.

    44. Judy Krauss on June 12, 2015

      @ Dave Schroeder:

      Important: Please read the comments for your update: Missions, Box, and Schedule. Thanks.

    45. Dave Schroeder Creator on June 10, 2015

      That's an understandable sentiment, and we agree. I can't say it's done, but it's close, and we will have an update soon with more details.

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      TheMichael on June 8, 2015

      I think I'm not alone in saying that our patience is at an end.

      It's time to produce a game.

    47. Leonardo on June 1, 2015

      Update please. Is the game already off to the printer?

    48. Dave Schroeder Creator on May 4, 2015

      Leonardo: The short answer is late summer or fall. We have mission and minor objective cards, the last parts of the manual, and the bottom of the box to finish and then it's off to the printer.
      We went into a bit more detail of the timeline in a previous update ( if you want a longer answer.

    49. Leonardo on May 2, 2015

      When exactly are you going to ship the game?

    50. Matt Bateman on April 28, 2015

      Anything new these days?

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