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Lead a circle of magical druids, explore a mystical world, and bend its destiny! A board game for 1-4 players.
3,503 backers pledged $147,762 to help bring this project to life.

One Year Anniversary

Posted by David Chott (Creator)

The Lagoon Kickstarter campaign went live one year ago today. I was optimistic, but had no idea the project would fund in just 3 days and eventually blossom to 3,503 delightful backers. The warmth and kindness of backers has been a blessing ever since. I absolutely love meeting backers face to face at conventions, and appreciate all your supportive messages. Thank you for making Lagoon a success and being a wonderful backer community!

Personally, the past year has been transformative. Of course I changed careers and learned a lot of new skills in the process. More profoundly though, the empowerment of my Kickstarter success sparked unprecedented personal growth for me. Your support has enabled me to positively alter the course of my life, not just my job, and I'm sincerely grateful for that.

Unpub 5

Next week I'll be bringing two prototype game designs to Baltimore for Unpub 5, a convention dedicated to as yet unpublished game designs. It's totally open and free to the public, so if you live in the area come say hi and try out any of more than 100 different prototype games!

Lagoon Promo Tiles

I created two Lagoon promo tiles that were available at BGG.CON this past fall. There's been a lot of interest in them by folks who couldn't attend the convention. I'm working on making these available to you via a promotion I'll roll out in February. Stay tuned!

Connect with 3 Hares Games

Illustration by Eduardo Garcia for an upcoming game
Illustration by Eduardo Garcia for an upcoming game

I'm finally starting a monthly email newsletter in February! Each issue offers a Lagoon puzzle, reveals some Lagoon lore, and shares the latest 3HG news. There will also be art previews, like the one above. If you haven't already opted in to receive the newsletter, send an email to support [AT] indicating you wish to subscribe.

You can also find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@3haresgames).

Honors and Reviews

Below are some recent reviews. If you haven't already, please give Lagoon your honest rating on BoardGameGeek.

  • The Long View podcast review (begins at 1:27:30)
  • Punching Cardboard podcast review (begins at 59:35)
  • Finer Things Review (video review)

Customer Service 

If you have any customer service issues, like missing or defective parts in your copy of Lagoon, please send an email to support [AT] 

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    1. C3

      Cool. I curious about if and not so much when. Diversity is usually wise. I look forward to see what you come up with.

    2. David Chott 2-time creator on

      Cole: I would definitely like to do expansion tiles at some point, but am focusing on a new Lagoon game first. :-)

    3. C3

      :) Glad too. I answer this question on just about every project I back. KS does not make it obvious where this stuff is.

      Are there plans for expansions with more tiles?

    4. David Chott 2-time creator on

      Many thanks for the support and praise, everyone!

      Cole: I really appreciate you jumping in to help Referee.

      Tom/Brisingre: I'm working on a stand alone Lagoon card game, though I'm hopeful that it can serve as an expansion to Lagoon as well. Time and play testing will tell!

    5. Grumpy Old Man on

      In light of other Kickstarter projects I'm backing: Thank You in return, David!

      Not just for the great little game that Lagoon is, but also for an exemplary campaign, not only keeping everybody in the loop, but actually delivering your game to us in a timely manner, high quality components and all!

      This definitely seems to be the exception more than the rule around here, so it deserves special mention, and is much appreciated.

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      OK, seems I refused. E-mail sent to correct the situation. :)

    7. brisingre on

      I'm looking forward to that promotion.

      You should know that I would absolutely buy a Lagoon expansion. If that's being considered, there's definitely interest.

      (I'll also probably buy anything you design, at this point, because I'm super impressed with lagoon.)

    8. Tom van der Spek

      Again a beautiful illustration!
      Is this 'upcoming game' a Lagoon expansion, or a complete new game?


    9. C3

      Bah, oops. The pledge level you chose isn't green anymore, its sort of a soft blue color.

    10. C3

      @Referee It was an option in the post project survey.

      To view your survey click on the Story tab and scroll down until you see the green pledge option on the right hand side. This is the pledge option you chose. At the bottom of that pledge option it will have a link to see the results of your survey. Click it.

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      Now I don't know if I was subscribed to the newsletter or not... Is there a way to check?

    12. Paul Bauman on

      This campaign was exemplary and I'm glad to hear it's had such a positive effect on your life. I'm very interested to see what you design next. All the best!