About this project
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What Space Movers Is About
Are you ready to go on an adventure?
Space Movers is a cooperative science fiction board game adventure. As a player, you become a crew member of the spaceship Liberty. Together, you and your fellow crew mates will complete a series of objectives to win the game. Sounds easy, right? Well, there’s a bit more to the game. Every turn, you lose a resource from the Resource Bar on the board. If this ever reaches the bottom, you will lose the game. The way to replenish resources is to deliver cargo. You’ll be burning resources as you travel around the board to make this happen. Still, not so hard. But…quite often the evil UO Scout ship will appear to chase you across the system in an attempt to interrogate one of your crew members and temporarily remove them from the game. Each time they show up, a UO Eye Marker is added to the planet the Liberty is located on and these are tracked by a UO Presence bar on the board. If this ever reaches the top, you lose the game. Now things are getting interesting. Just when you think you have everything under control, you draw an Event card that prevents you from being able to move Liberty or one that doubles the UO Scout ship’s movement on the board. So if you can manage all that and a few other surprises while completing those objectives, you win Space Movers! See video below for a demo of Space Movers in action.
What Makes Space Movers Unique
Skill Checks - Many of the cards that are played in the game require Skill Checks to be completed as an Action on your turn. Skill Checks are nothing new, but is the WAY they are completed in Space Movers that makes it unique. Let’s say 3 dice are needed for a particular Skill Check: black, red and any other-we’ll choose blue. We will roll onto the special roll board in the bottom of the game box. And we won’t throw the dice in all at one time. We roll them one at a time and because each player controls a die, multiple players will likely participate in the check. So the player controlling black rolls his 10-sided die, looking for a 5 or higher for success. It lands on 5 – great! The player controlling red then rolls her die and it only lands on 1, which is a fail. But not to worry! The player controlling the blue die will aim his die at the red one, attempting to hit it and change the result. He changed the red die to a 2, which is still a fail and his blue die lands on 5. So it seems we failed the check. But…the current player gets one final attempt with a blank 6-sided die to change the result of that failed red one. He hits the red die and it lands on a 5. All 3 dice are successes so the Skill Check is passed. Check out the skill check example video below.
Comic Book - While developing the Characters for Space Movers, we created a back story for them that could be included in the rulebook. The more we thought about it, the more it seemed like they needed more than just a paragraph in the rulebook. So we thought of the comic format and our awesome illustrator Jon agreed to help with it. It was a lot of extra work for Jon and for us, but we are really happy with the finished product.
LINK: FULL COMIC PREVIEW!
Every game of Space Movers tells a different story and there are two ways to tell that story. The first is with different sets of 5 Objective cards that continue the adventure that began in the comic. The base game will come with one of these sets.
For those who need more variety, we have added a 20-card Random Objective card deck to the base game. If you don’t want to follow the story line, you can complete 5 randomly chosen objectives from this deck. (Or more if you’re feeling lucky!) If we’re comparing these to your favorite TV show, the Objective card sets (5) would be the continuing story arc and the Random Objectives would be the standalone episodes that are woven through the series.
It’s not just the Objective cards that determine the story told during a game. Each time you play, you will be forced into new scenarios based on the way cards are drawn from the deck and on the choices you make as a team. Because of this, no two games of Space Movers is ever alike.
We are also including a Kickstarter Edition exclusive Objective Card set in this printing, as well as a stretch goal for a new Objective card set that will further the original story. Future expansions for Space Movers will introduce even more Objective cards (sets and random), new characters (maybe not all of them will be good guys?), new comic books and new game boards with other locations for our crew to explore. New roll boards will offer exciting new challenges for Skill Checks. We have tons of ideas. We just have to get the base game made first!
Soundtrack - Because Space Movers is above all else about story, we’re including a soundtrack for the game. Think of it as musical wallpaper, it’s just there in the background to add to the experience. It is available on our website to stream for free as you play the game.
What Others Say About Space Movers!
"In the realm of galactic tabletop gaming, this is surely one of the most interesting and immersive new releases in some time." - Tony Nunes, Starlog
LINK: FULL STARLOG MAGAZINE REVIEW
“When I play a co-op game I want to NOT care one bit whether I won or lost, I want to look back and say that was fun regardless of the outcome, and that’s what Space Movers does for me. I think this game is awesome, I think it’s going to be a hit. If you like co-op games you should get it. If you like co-op games in the Sci-fi setting it’s a must buy!” - UndeadViking
SEE THE FULL UNDEAD VIKING VIDEO REVIEW BELOW
“This game has some new twists that I have not seen before!” - Ryan Metzler, The Dice Tower SEE THE FULL DICE TOWER VIDEO PREVIEW BELOW
"If you don't back this game, then you don't know a good game when you see one! This fully illustrated co-op game has amazing new dice roll mechanics that will blow your mind! It is SOOO much fun and will spark lots of laughs and cheering! Also this game comes with a comic book that takes you right into the story of the game!! WAY COOL!!!" - Geekedupgaming SEE THE FULL GEEKEDUPGAMING VIDEO PREVIEW BELOW
“Cleverly conceived and skillfully designed, Space Movers is a cooperative game for people who don't play coop games; it's an RPG for gamers reluctant to roll-up a character or make a saving throw. At its heart, Space Movers is a sci-fi adventure, and like the long-lived genre itself, it's easy to love.” - Z, GeekDad
LINK: GEEK DAD FULL SPACE MOVERS REVIEW
"Finding a good cooperative game can be difficult, especially if it seems too easy. It needs to have a hook to get my attention, and that’s the case with Space Movers 2201." - Keith, Gaming Trend
LINK: GAMING TREND FULL SPACE MOVERS REVIEW
"the best Kickstarter game I’ve been asked to review." - DaisyDoodleDIce
LINK: DAISY DOODLE DICE FULL REVIEW
“The dice throwing mechanic adds a whole world of fun to the game. Rather than rely on boring and tired checks, Space Movers puts the players in a much more active and engaged role. And thats a good thing.” - Geekinsight, gfrobot.com
LINK: GEEKINSIGHT FULL SPACE MOVERS REVIEW
"It is engaging, fun and really, really well done. The components are even in the prototype are very well done as well. The folks at KnA Games have gone out of their way to send out a very high quality prototype. It gives me great hope in the final product." - David Lowry, Club Fantasci
LINK: CLUB FANTASCI FULL PREVIEW / REVIEW BY DAVID LOWRY
"Another fun aspect is the potential for more and more comics to come out for the game which would allow for new and interesting different scenarios..." - Dawn, Beasts of War
LINK: FULL BEASTSOFWAR.COM PREVIEW
"The most fun I've ever had with a sci-fi/comedy/adventure television show that's not actually a television show. It kept everyone engaged throughout, with lots of tension and fun. Can't wait to play again!" - Troy, Manager Sci-Fi City, FL
"I really enjoyed playing Space Movers! It has a lot of interaction with other players and a very fun story line that is good for all ages. A really great game." - Samantha, NC
"I've played plenty of co-op games, but never one that extended the concept to rolling dice the way Space Movers does. It's an incredibly clever mechanic that's more than just a gimmick, and it had us on our feet for every roll." - Richard D., FL
Here you can view examples of some of the game components. Character Cards, Objective Cards, Cover Art and more:
Check out the Space Movers Rulebook in advance here:
Extra Copies - For extra copies of Space Movers please message us after you pledge at the appropriate level for 1 copy of the game. Let us know how many extra copies you would like and we will message you back with the amount you will need to add to your pledge. You also have the option to pledge at the International 3-pack level.
Space Movers Sponsor - To be a sponsor please increase your pledge by $25 or more. You will be listed in the Kickstarter Edition rule book as an official sponsor of the game! Thank you for considering this option, every little bit helps.
We have structured the game pledge levels to include shipping. Please select the appropriate pledge level for your area. They are:
Space Movers US - $45
Space Movers Canada/UK - $55
Space Movers Western EU - $70
Space Movers Central EU - $85
Space Movers International - $95 (this is for all outside levels above)
Space Movers International 3-pack - $200 (saves shipping costs on 3 copies of the game to one address, ships from US)
For those looking to add copies but not interested in the 3-pack option, please pledge at the appropriate level for 1 copy of the game and send us a message for shipping charges on additional copies.
We have an EXCLUSIVE OFFER for Retailers that pledge on Kickstarter. Each copy of Space Movers includes the comic book Finding Liberty, which tells the back story of the characters in the game. Upon funding, you will receive an additional Exclusive Kickstarter Edition of the comic for each copy of the game that you pledged to purchase. This allows you to provide something to your customers they will not be able to get ANYWHERE ELSE EVER AGAIN, and they can only get it if they go through a store. Plus, you will be receiving the copies of the comic well in advance of the game (these should be delivered to you within 2 months of funding). Our hope is that this will allow you to get pre-orders for the game and minimize or even eliminate your investment.
Note:One copy of the comic will be shipped to your store for each game copy (1 Retailer Pack of 5 copies of Space Movers = 5 Exclusive Kickstarter Editions of Finding Liberty). This is in addition to the copy of Finding Liberty that will be included with the game.
The Retailer Pack reward level includes shipping to any store within the US. If you are a Retailer outside the US, please contact us for shipping charges before pledging.
Kevin and April Cox – Owners/Game Designers
KnA Games is not a major, established game company. It is comprised of two people - Kevin and April Cox. We live in NC and our passions include movies, Disney and gaming.
We love board games and have an extensive collection (over 100 games) to prove it. Our collection includes everything from vintage finds like Dogfight and Voice of the Mummy to new classics like Ticket to Ride and Pandemic. Some of our current favorites are Battlestar Gallactica (Kevin’s) and Letters from Whitechapel (April’s). It was our love of the gaming hobby that led us to our newest hobby, game design.
Although we have published a few games for very specific markets (disc golf and mini golf), Space Movers will be our first tabletop board game. And hopefully it will help us to transition our love of creating unique games into a career. We hope you will see our energy and passion in this project and give us a chance to deliver Space Movers to YOUR game table. We believe you will love it as much as we do. Trust us when we say we have big plans for the future. This edition of Space Movers is just the beginning. We hope you will go on the adventure with us!
Jon Hrubesch - Illustrator
I am the artist who is helping to design the look of the Space Movers board game with the direction of Kevin and April Cox of KnA Games. I am married to Julie and have three children, Allen, Nick and Liana. I live in Wisconsin and work for a local NBC affiliate T.V. news station as a graphic artist, director and production assistant which I have been doing for the last 25 years. In my free time I create artwork depicting images of science fiction and fantasy.
I have created artwork for Fantasy Flight Games and have been featured in, the 100th anniversary issue of ImagineFX, Ballistic Publishing’s Expose 11 and Dopress Books Digital Art Techniques & Process.
The characters of the Space Movers board game are from an image I created of a starship crew that I posted on DeviantART. That image caught the eye of Kevin Cox from KnA Games as being a perfect fit for the 80’s style science fiction board game he had been working on. This Kickstarter is the result of the collaboration that began after Kevin sent me an email asking me if I would be interested in having my starship crew characters be the stars of his game.
Risks and challenges
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