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Last updated July 26, 2014

Spiders!

Play as a spider racing to build webs and catch flies, but don't let the humans spot you! A competitive board game for all ages.

Spiders!

Play as a spider racing to build webs and catch flies, but don't let the humans spot you! A competitive board game for all ages.

AU$ 2,892
pledged of AU$ 4,700pledged of AU$ 4,700 goal
46
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 11 2014 11:05 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 26, 2014

About

Fly - by Liz Gridley
Fly - by Liz Gridley

Spiders!

Spiders! is an easy-to-learn game of plotting, sneaking and snacking on delicious flies. Build up your webs to increase your chances of catching the flies - but watch out, the bigger your web the more likely you are to be spotted by humans!

The objective is to be the first spider to catch three flies... or to be the last spider standing - it all depends on how you set the difficulty!

The game plays in a simultaneous strategy mode where each player plays a card that may affect humans, flies and spiders - then all actions occur at once.

Humans can move from room to room, opening windows (letting new flies in), searching for spiders, cleaning webs and spraying fly spray. If they spot you they may scream, catch or squish!

Flies buzz around the house, annoying humans and becoming tasty prizes. Occasionally they reproduce into a buzzing swarm of deliciousness!

Spiders build webs and scurry from room to room attempting to catch flies and avoid the humans.

Players: 2 - 4  

Ages: 10 +  

Duration: 15 - 30 minutes

What's in the Box?

Each set contains:
* 1 game board
* 36 action cards
* 4 wooden spider tokens
* 40 wooden web cubes
* 3 wooden human meeples
* 20 wooden fly discs
* 1 six-sided die
* 1 cardboard first player token
ADD ON - add $2 to a standard Spiders! pledge for card sleeves. (see reward descriptions)

Wooden pieces to be found in a standard set of Spiders!
Wooden pieces to be found in a standard set of Spiders!
Action card example
Action card example

Download the draft rules from Boardgamegeek here

Pledge to receive a copy of Spiders! before December 20th and you will receive a special electronic certificate of adoption!

Receive this under your name or send us a message if you would like a special person's name on it to give to them for Christmas!

Spiders for Christmas - it's what all the cool people are doing.

Adopt a spider today - by Liz Gridley
Adopt a spider today - by Liz Gridley

$8,000 Bonus pieces!

We'll add in some bonus content including: special player reference cards, a trash can card (for your unused flies to hang out in, extra cubes (spares, or so that you can go crazy decorating the whole house), a special Spiders! die (with a spider in place of the one) and a second, alternate board to add some variety!

$13,000 Custom Dice!!

Spiders! uses a D6 that you use with a table to determine whether movement is North, East, South, West, Stay or Adjacent. If we reach this level we'll be able to do away with the movement reference table and have it printed on the dice themselves!

$19,000 Spider Meeples and Printed Boxes!!!

This is the one we really wanted to start at, the Quality Edition.

Not only will you receive the bonus content and custom dice, but if we can achieve a bulk order of 500 sets of Spiders! we will be able to upgrade the spider pieces from generic 'bowling pin' token to special wooden spider-shaped meeple tokens.

Also, we will be able to have our boxes upgraded from sticker-label boxes to fully printed boxes.

Designer: Ben Hughes

Ben is best known for Zombies, Aliens & Monsters (oh my!) published in 2012 and successfully crowd funded through Pozible. He has also achieved popularity with Significant Quest - a Discworld fan game featured at the Australian Discworld Conventions.

Ben founded Ambivalent Overlord Games to produce independent Australian board games.

Artist: Liz Gridley

Liz Gridley is an emerging artist who marries her hunger for large scale paintwork and contemporary colour with practised Graphic Design skills. Liz works to commission and brings skills from many media together to create dynamic and clean work for her clients. Emphasis on dynamic design, staying true to concept and communication with clients is essential to her work! 

A large range of her work is visible on http://fizzart.tumblr.com
If you'd like to have a chat or coffee please email lizgridley@gmail.com 

Together, Ben and Liz successfully published 'Zombies, Aliens & Monsters (oh my!)' in 2012 through Pozible.

Zombies, Aliens & Monsters (oh my!) was Ambivalent Overlord Games' first published board game, successfully crowdfunded through Pozible in 2012.

Now in it's second edition, you can grab one of the limited copies of ZAM we still have available in our private stock.

For more information about the game itself, please check out its Boardgamegeek page.

Zombies, Aliens & Monsters (oh my!)
Zombies, Aliens & Monsters (oh my!)

Thanks in advance for all support, great and small!

Support comes in all forms, money is great, we can't do this without money! But if you can't spare much (don't forget the $1 pledge) please be sure to share, share and share on all the social media sites you can find!

We're aiming high to be able to produce Spiders! in large quantities to make it affordable and attractive!

And remember - if this project fails, you will make a spider sad. We don't want that do we?

Risks and challenges

This is our second crowd funded board game - view the first at Pozible: http://www.pozible.com/project/5123

Through our first project we learned many things about crowdfunding. In particular: budgeting; confirming contacts for resources and services before the campaign; and the difference between saving a few dollars and cutting pieces ourselves or having them done for us, saving weeks worth of work!

Therefore, upon starting this campaign we have sourced printers and have quotes for two - one for a smaller run and one for the intended bigger, better run. We have also sourced pre-printed boxes and have half the components in stock already and the others confirmed to be readily available.

If any of these resources and services are unexpectedly unavailable we are confident that alternatives will be easily organised.

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