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Players control tribes of ants, fighting for candy, in this 60 minute strategy wargame for 2-4 players. Contains 41 metal miniatures.
Players control tribes of ants, fighting for candy, in this 60 minute strategy wargame for 2-4 players. Contains 41 metal miniatures.
40 backers pledged $2,547 to help bring this project to life.

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Picnic Panic: The Game of Ant Warfare & Candy Pillaging

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In Picnic Panic command a tribe of warrior ants fight other tribes for control of a stash of candy that has fallen on the ground. The game is easy to learn and quick to play. Best of all, you get to eat the candy that you capture!  

The game contains (41) 1-inch metal miniatures depicting the four ant tribes. It is the perfect introduction to miniatures gaming for children aged 8+! Or, substitute and adult beverage for the candy, and you have the perfect game to end a late night gaming. 

 An average game lasts about 60 minutes. Play with 2 to 4 players.  

 - Metal Miniatures (x41): 4 Unique sculpts, unpainted 

 - Silk Printed Board: optimized for ultimate portability and picnic transportation 

 - High Quality Chipboard Chits (x5) 

 

 - 10-sided Die (x2) 

 - Card Stock Player Aids (x4) 

 

 - Purple Tombstone and Orange Candy Chips (x12) 

 

 - Rulebook 

 

- Metal Tombstones Add-On ($2,000), $2 

 - Ants color dipped ($2,500), free option for all levels 

 - Unlock Candy Pieces Add-On ($3,500), $3 

 - Unique Horned Ant Champion Sculpt ($5,000), free for all levels 

 - Black Widow Sculpt and Card Add-On ($8,000) for $8

Schedule 

 Apr 18: Kickstarter Launch 

 May 9: Kickstarter finishes, components ordered 

July 9: All components received, begin fulfillment 

August 9: Ship Games 

 August 16: Games arrive to backers 

 Stonegate Forge was created as a way to produce fun, innovative games that have been floating around in our heads for a long time...and to keep a connection within our family since we live on both coasts and in the Midwest. All of us have been playing games since we could talk and going to gaming conventions since we could walk. 

Marc - A founding owner of Ral Partha and currently a co-owner of Iron Wind Metals. Has been playing games for 50+ years and has always had a passion for them. Favorite miniatures game - Ral Partha's Chaos Wars. Lives in Ohio with Suzi. 

Ben - First Convention - Historicon 1991. Professional historian specializing in the American Revolution. Favorite miniatures game - Shatterlands - a miniatures skirmish game set in the world of Atelon and the next game from Stonegate Forge. Lives on East Coast. 

Gabe - First Convention - Gencon 1998. Engineer building big public projects. Designed the predecessor game to Picnic Panic in 2003 when he was 11 years old. Favorite miniatures game - Picnic Panic (obviously). Lives on West Coast. 

Suzi - First Convention - Michicon 1984. Vice Mayor of small town. Favorite miniatures game - whatever the family is playing, as long as it gets picked up before dinner. Lives in Ohio with Marc. 

Freelancers: 

 Graphic Design - Stacey Kurzhals 

 Concept Art - Ari Ashpis 

 Hand Sculpts - Dave Summers 

 Digital Sculpts - Bobby Jackson 

 Video Production - Aaron Tivadar & Bailey Wussler

Risks and challenges

While we have done a lot of the work up-front so that we have a smooth kickstarter, the biggest risks and challenges we will face will be in self-fulfillment and the fact that we are working with new suppliers.

Since we are a brand new company, we are fulfilling all of the orders ourselves. To fulfill, we will be cutting and sealing all of the boards and dipping all of the figures by hand. We have come up with some pretty clever production methods, but it could be overwhelming if the project is very successful. If that happens, we will find a way to up our fulfillment capacity to meet the ship dates.

Lastly, we are a new company working with new suppliers. Other than our miniature manufacturer, Iron Wind Metals, we are starting fresh with some on-demand printers. That said, the game is being manufactured completely in the U.S. to avoid long delays and unforeseen issues and we believe that we have found the right companies to take us to the finish line.

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