KnA Games is proud to present the first set of expansions for Space Movers. If you are a returning Space Movers backer, thank you and welcome back. We know you will love these expansions. If you are finding Space Movers for the first time, thanks for taking the time to check us out. If you decide to pledge on this new expansion bundle you’ll be able to add on a full version of Space Movers as well. Here is a short video interview and review by Burky at Board Game Theater. (More reviews listed below in the Previews & Reviews section)
So let’s start this new adventure by letting you know what Space Movers is all about. If you are familiar with the game feel free to skip ahead to the “THE STORY CONTINUES” section to learn what is new.
What Space Movers Is About
Are you ready to go on an adventure?
Space Movers is a cooperative science fiction board game that is a tribute to classic sci-fi. 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!
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!
Ever-Changing Story - 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.
The first edition of Space Movers also includes an exclusive Objective Card set, as well as an additional roll mat.
So what's new?
Ok so now that you know a bit about Space Movers let’s take a look at what’s new with this Kickstarter. Each mini expansion in this bundle challenges players in a unique way. These expansions each add more variety to the base game extending the challenge and replayability of Space Movers. These expansions are offered here together exclusively, saving you nearly 50% off the future retail price of the individual components.
Here are the details on each mini expansion!
Challenge Expansion Card Pack
In the year 2202 the UO is becoming more aggressive in their pursuit of Movers. The UO Commander has dispatched his best Scouts to hunt down and bring in Movers they feel may have some information about an object that was stolen from one of their warehouses (See comic book story for more, don’t want to give any spoilers!).
This 15-card expansion can be used to replace some of the cards in the main Space Movers Game Deck to add more difficulty to the base game when you are ready.
The pack includes:
10 More difficult UO Pursuit cards
4 More challenging Event Cards
1 Rules Card
Bounty Hunter Expansion Card Pack
The UO Commander is growing impatient in his quest for the stolen cargo. He has contacted one of the most feared Bounty Hunters in the system to assist him in finding the Movers carrying the cargo he seeks.
This 15-card expansion can be used as an add-on to the base random Objective card deck offering a major challenge to the Liberty crew. The Bounty Hunter Divad X is after members of our crew. Will we be able to avoid capture? If not, can we escape?
This pack includes:
3 Bounty Hunter Objective Cards (for random Objective deck)
7 Wanted Poster Cards
2 Captured/Escaped Player Reference Cards
2 Bounty Hunter Story Trading Cards
1 Rules Card
Objective Expansion Card Pack
Need more variety and challenge? This pack includes 14 new difficult Random Objective Cards to add to the Space Movers Random Objective card deck. With the Bounty Hunter Expansion and this Objective Expansion, the size of the Space Movers random objective card deck nearly doubles!
This Pack Includes:
14 Challenging Objective Cards (for random Objective deck)
1 Rules Card
UO Mouse Pad Roll Mat
This optional special mouse pad roll mat was designed to be used during UO Pursuit skill checks. It will offer more of a challenge with 4 large automatic fail targets. Just drop this roll mat into the box bottom when attempting to escape from the UO Scouts if you want to increase the difficulty level!
*Early bird game ships December 2015, Expansion July 2016
Note: The 7k stretch goal is digital files that can be used to create retro style iron on's. Iron on transfer paper and t-shirts not included.
What Others Say About Space Movers!
NEW “Space Movers is a great Game Night game as well as a gateway game to get new players into the mix. It’s definitely replayable, and can be one of those games that’s not so easy to win each time. Of course that only makes you want to play it more, and the space time continuum loop continues. Before you know it you’ll be on your 115th playthrough of the game as its sucked you into its black hole of fun!” – Initiative Table Top
NEW "It was our pleasure to meet Kevin and April at Gencon this year. I think it’s important that we have quality games in our industry and Space Movers certainly is that. It is very well produced and a ton of fun, but the people who make the games we play are important too. The attention to detail, the passion for this project, and the hobby in general is evident at KNA Games. I’m excited for the many offerings that will be coming our way from this quality company." - Burky, Board Game Theater
NEW "Space Movers 2201 brings some roguishly fun sci-fi action to the table. With a mish-mash of homages to our favorite space operas."
“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
NEW "Great game, great mechanic and they built around it. That's how games should be done." - Board Game Closet
SEE THE FULL BOARD GAME CLOSET 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
NEW "Play Space Movers 2201 with a combination of focus and a somewhat mischievous mood, and you will be surprised by the unexpected level of entertainment which can be found in this game!" - Kulkman's Gamebox
“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
"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
"SPACE MOVERS feels both familiar and new at the same time, something that truly works in its favor… I played SPACE MOVERS with friends as well as family, with my 6-year-old daughter enjoying the game just as much as the adults... 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
HEAR WHAT SOME OF OUR SPACE MOVERS KICKSTARTER BACKERS HAD TO SAY
"Played a two player game with my 11 year old son and we had a blast! He was kind of hesitant at first (I pulled him away from his playstation) but I gave him the comic to read while I finished setting up the game. By the time he finished the comic he was eager to play as Eli and off we went. It came down to the last turn to complete the objective or we were toast because we were on our last resource. We got some high rolls and then I almost botched it by throwing the blank die too hard and almost screwing up all my good rolls (which elicited a lot of laughs) but the dice held and we won the game. I can't wait to get the other kids to play now and I know they will love it. Great job KnA games! This is truly a special game in my collection." Hector, TX
"Space Movers is a great game! I usually don't go for co-op games but I love the unique dice mechanic in Space Movers. The unique mechanics of game make it a rare co-op game that I look forward to playing!" - Loren WIBAI Games
"Great game! Win or lose you'll have a great time and be talking about the great rolls, and not so great rolls, made during the game. The continuing story line makes for a great replay factor." - Chris, NC
"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'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, FL
For all backers pledging on only the expansion bundle and available add-ons, the shipping is included no matter where you are located.
Any backers that pledge on a level that includes a copy of Space Movers, please refer to the chart below and add the applicable shipping to your pledge:
US – none
Canada/UK – add $10
Western EU – add $25 (includes AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, IRELAND, ITALY, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, or SWEDEN)
Central EU – add $35 (includes BULGARIA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, ESTONIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, MALTA, POLAND, ROMANIA, SLOVAKIA, or SLOVENIA)
Any location not listed above - add $50
If you are a retailer that is interested in selling Space Movers and/or the new expansion bundle, please send us a message for details on how to order. Please include your store/site name and location when you contact us.
Kevin and April Cox – Owners/Game Designers
KnA Games 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 Machi Koro (April’s). It was our love of the gaming hobby that led us to game design.
Although we have published a few games for very specific markets (disc golf and mini golf), Space Movers was our first tabletop board game. We are hoping it will help us to transition our love of creating unique games into a career.
Here is a video our local bank did about KnA Games.
Jon Hrubesch - Illustrator
Jon has created artwork for Fantasy Flight Games and has been featured in, the 100th anniversary issue of ImagineFX, Ballistic Publishing’s Expose 11 and Dopress Books Digital Art Techniques & Process. Some of his artwork was recently used in the new hit SyFy show Dark Matter.
We have huge plans for the future of Space Movers. We have the full story arc mapped out for the next few years. Some of the story will be told through expansions and comics but it has always been our plan to offer a good bit of it for free!
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.
Digital Objective Card Sets for Space Movers - To enjoy a Digital Adventure simply load the following on your smart phone then place your phone on the Objective Card Spot of the Space Movers Game board. More Digital Adventure Objective Card sets coming soon so stay tuned!
Original Space Movers Back Story - This brief history and character profiles were the very first things written when we began working on the game. Due to the size restriction of the comic book, a lot of this information could not be used. We are proud to present this information for the first time and hope it adds to your enjoyment of Space Movers. Click the banner below to view the PDF.
Game Designer Notes - This pdf gives some of the inside information on the game design process. Click the banner below to view the PDF.
Space Movers Avatars - Help spread the word!
Risks and challenges
We will do everything within our power to deliver everything on time. If there are delays due to circumstances beyond our control (production issues, etc.) we will communicate these to you and let you know when you can expect your shipment.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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