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A game by Richard Launius, designer of last year's Run Fight or Die which is nominated for a Dice Tower Award this year!
A game by Richard Launius, designer of last year's Run Fight or Die which is nominated for a Dice Tower Award this year!
A game by Richard Launius, designer of last year's Run Fight or Die which is nominated for a Dice Tower Award this year!
882 backers pledged $84,047 to help bring this project to life.

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Defenders of the Last Stand - Adventure Board Game

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HELP GET US TO NUMBER 1 ON KICKTRAQ THIS FINAL DAY BY CLICKING HERE http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1545517208/defenders-of-the-last-stand-adventure-board-game/

For a limited time, reserve your copy of Defenders of the Last Stand at 35% below retail of $100, and also get FOUR miniatures (character heroes and character cards) that won't be in the base game -  and 12 new Adventure Cards.  A fourth miniature will be unlocked at 75k!

Defenders plays between 1-5 players. It is cooperative, meaning all players are on the same team against the game "engine".   It can take 2-3 hours to play, but since it is scenario based that time will vary.   It is of medium complexity.

Lance Myxter tells you all you need to know about Defenders of the Last Stand in this long review. Look towards bottom of this page for his review.

ORDER MORE GAMES FROM 8TH SUMMIT BELOW.  PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ADD TO YOUR PLEDGE TO REQUEST ANY OF THE GAMES BELOW THEY WILL SHIP WITH YOUR COPY OF DEFENDERS OF THE LAST STAND NEXT YEAR (IF YOU ARE IN THE USA).  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING GAMES SHIPPED TO YOU AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE, IF EARLIER, PLEASE CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC TO ORDER DIRECT FROM OUR WEBSITE.  EMAIL US WITH QUESTIONS TO SUPPORT@8THSUMMIT.NET

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS - If you want to add our other games (non Defenders titles), they incur a larger shipping expense since they will ship from the USA.  For the first game added (listed below) you must also add $65 additional shipping.  $30 for each additional title beyond the first.

Richard Launius talks about Defenders of the Last Stand in the video below:

ABOUT THE DESIGNER RICHARD LAUNIUS

Richard Launius has been active in game design since the late 70's, when he designed many games for his personal enjoyment. His first publication was in 1987 with the original Arkham Horror from Chaosium .  Arkham Horror may very well be the first hobby co-operative board game.  Since 2005 when Fantasy Flight picked up and published the latest version of Arkham Horror, Richard has been prolific as a designer and now designs full time. His designs include Run Fight or Die!, Defenders of the Realm,  Elder Sign, Pirates vs Dinosaurs,  Ace Detective, Alien Uprising and one of my (Jason Maxwell) personal favorite's,  Dragon Rampage.  8th Summit has two upcoming titles of Richard's in the works entitled Gods of Adventure and Saving Time. 

ABOUT 8TH SUMMIT

8th Summit started with the publication of Agents of SMERSH in 2012, designed by the President of 8th Summit, Jason Maxwell. Agents of SMERSH sales have increased every year, instrumental to 8th Summit's continued success. Jason Maxwell is also the lead designer and co-writer behind the upcoming LIttle Adventurers' Club and the previously published Swagman's Hope, with Dan Booth. Most of his time is spent publishing the designs of others, including Wolfgang Kramer's Expedition:Famous Explorers and the soon to be released, Coven, by Paul Saxberg. Look for many titles to come!

Jason is a huge fan of Mad Max and in anticipation of the new film he canvased designers over the past three years, hoping to create that perfect game. Just over a year ago we came together with Richard to start work on Defenders of the Last Stand. This is a HUGE game and has been a daunting task and we are sure you are going to love it.  The game is a result of long hours of work and a passion for theme and storytelling.

SHIPPING TO THE EU

EU BACKERS: We are currently using a fulfillment service in the UK, which makes us EU friendly. We plan to continue to use this service for this game, however in the unlikely event we cannot keep or obtain fulfillment we will make no guarantees that this game will ship from inside the EU. There is a small chance our best laid plans will be disrupted, and we then have to ship from within the USA. See below for our policy on refunds.  If we do have to ship from the USA,  we will for EU backers offer full refunds, instead of 90%.  Thanks for supporting our games.

REFUNDS:   Yes, we will refund.  However, Kickstarter will not initiate refunds, so any refunds after Kickstarter come directly from 8th Summit.  We will refund your money any time before you game ships minus the 10% fees charged us by Kickstarter.  Exception for EU backers -if you request a refund because we must ship your pledge game (not other games previously published games) from the USA, we will refund you 100% if you want a refund.

Risks and challenges

Making sure we get the most out of our costs, and staying competitive in this growing market, has been a huge challenge. We've built a network of connections to help us meet these challenges. Since most of our games are BIG games, it would be very difficult for us to print without the use of Kickstarter. We have established solid ties to manufactures and retailers within the industry. You can trust that this game will be top quality. but we need Kickstarter to remain competitive.

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    RETAILERS ONLY - Reserve now but pay only when we are ready to shp the games. We don't want to sit on your funds a year as you wait. Pledge $5 for first case (4 or 5 copies per case) then $1 for each additional case you would like to reserve. If you own an online hobby game shop or a brick and mortar store, select this level to RESERVE the Kickstarter version of DEFENDERS OF THE LAST STAND. We will settle up later. There will be a shipping charge for international orders, also collected later. USA retailers there will be no shipping charge, but you must order 1 Case Minimum. Note that money pledged here will apply to final order. Pledge cannot be refunded if you back out when we are ready to ship. Game will retail between $65-$80 dollars.

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    Level 1: Radioactive Dreams Level. $65 + shipping for the game of Defenders of the Last Stand. Inside are over 100 miniatures, which include 4 large clan leader sclupts, 4 unique sets of minion sculpts, and 5 Heroes PLUS 3 Kickstarter Bonus heroes. All Kickstarter stretch goals. Additional copies of base are $65 each for USA/Canada/Mexico buyers. EU buyers add $75 per additional copy (helps with shipping) and world buyers add $85 per additional copy. Shipping prices below remain the same no matter how many copies you order.

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    Level 2: Def Con 4 Level: Additional Dice Pack Addon included with game. 18 Dice! These dice replace standard D6 dice in base game. All stretch goals included.

    Additional copies of base with addon dice are $81 each for USA/Canada/Mexico buyers. EU buyers add $91 a copy and world buyers add $101 per additional copy of base game with custom dice. Shipping prices below remain the same no matter how many copies you order.

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