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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 1 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00.

Lucas RichardsBy Lucas Richards
First created
Lucas RichardsBy Lucas Richards
First created
$1,576
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
24
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 1 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hello and welcome to Bloody Christmas. The holiday themed drinking game for anytime of the year. 

My name is Lucas Richards and creating this game has been a passion project for more than a few years now. The idea came from my good friend and roommate at the time, Jeffrey. He was tasked in one of his college design classes to create a board game themed around a movie. The movie assigned was LA Confidential, hence the name, Bloody Christmas, a prison riot that occurs within that film. Back then the gameboard consisted of spaces in the shape of California but you still had to get to the bar and back home and fight playing cards.

It was good clean fun, so over the years I started to redesign the game to fit more of a holiday theme, rather than a prison riot one. Don’t worry though, we kept plenty of that edge with our awesome FIGHT system that only requires a roll of the dice. We use to play with cards from a standard playing deck but now there's a cast of unique characters you may encounter on your way to the Bar to fight with. 

Bloody Christmas: The Board Game
Bloody Christmas: The Board Game
Gameboard and Cards
Gameboard and Cards
Krampus and Santa Posters
Krampus and Santa Posters
Bloody Christmas: The Table
Bloody Christmas: The Table

Here are some process pics from throughout the years.

Screenprinted Press Sheets
Screenprinted Press Sheets
Ice Cold Exterior Packaging Labels
Ice Cold Exterior Packaging Labels
Glueing
Glueing
Game Components
Game Components
Playtesting, The best part of the process
Playtesting, The best part of the process

Risks and challenges

I've spent years developing, making prototypes, and play-testing this game. That was a blast.

If the kickstarter succeeds, the goal is to ship games out before Christmas of this year. That means a very tight production schedule for all the components of the game. Luckily there's plenty of great printers around the Twin Cities. Keeping the production local makes it easier to ensure for a premium product.

*A little disclaimer.
There are a fair amount of moving parts with this project. Timing is very important to me and my hope is to get these games into your hands before Santa comes to visit this year. I unfortunately can't 100% guarantee that but by golly we're going to try our hardest. The worst case scenario would be a delivery date sometime in January.

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    Welcome to the Naughty List!

    Nothing physical here, just gratitude from us and your name printed and honored on our Naughty List which will ship out with all Bloody Christmas game orders and also live on our website as an ode to all the wonderful folks that helped make this game possible.

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    Krampus and Santa Poster Set

    These two striking 8 x 12 inch prints feature the most powerful fighters in the game (You Excluded). They're printed with red, black, and a diabolically sharp metallic silver on heavyweight paper. These beauties will be signed and numbered in an edition of 1,000 each.

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    Bloody Christmas: The Board Game

    Printed right in the Minnesota territory of the USA, it's Bloody Christmas! Uncut, unfiltered, and printed on nice paper! Like a hug from your grandmother or a really nice sweater, this game will create a lovely warm feeling throughout your body... or maybe that's just the hot chocolate coursing through your veins.

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    Bloody Christmas: Game & Posters

    The game and 2 posters. All wrapped up neatly for just for you ; )

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    The Bloody Christmas 6-pack

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    Bloody Christmas: The Game Table

    Take your game on the go! This screenprinted wooden game table features collapsable legs and a convenient handle. We handcrafted this one-off fine piece of furniture. Dimensions are 14" tall x 15 5/8" deep x 24" wide. In addition to the table get 3 copies of Bloody Christmas the actual game!

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    Design Your Own Fight Card

    The ultimate way to immortalize yourself in the land and lore of Bloody Christmas. With this option, we'll work together to make the most awesome FIGHT card in the deck. Not only that but we'll send 10 board games and a large 25" x 38" oversized screen print of your card. You'll be first on our Naughty List and live in infamy.

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