The Kickstarter campaign for Mars Open: Tabletop Golf will be over VERY soon (or has already ended!). THANK YOU to ALL of our backers who pledged to help bring this game to life!!
Did you miss the campaign?:
When the campaign is over, we can't take any more pledges (and we won't be able to make any edits to this campaign page), but this is not the end. After we fulfill backer rewards, you will be able to find Mars Open: Tabletop Golf in retail stores around the world and on the Bellwether Games website.
Out of respect to our backers and all of our fans who supported us and sacrificed to help make this campaign a success, we are not planning to open a pre-order system for Mars Open: Tabletop Golf until rewards have shipped to our backers.
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You can reach campaign creator Dennis Hoyle or Bellwether Games directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mars Open: Tabletop Golf is the Flick-able Golf Game! Flick your golf "ball" card over obstacles and toward the crater hole box. Land your ball in the box in the fewest strokes possible. Reassemble the obstacles into the next hole and tee-off again. The winner is the player with the lowest score after nine holes!
If you are a fan of golf, mini-golf or disc golf, if you like dexterity games or if you are just looking for something FUN and DIFFERENT, Mars Open is for you!
1. Assemble the first hole on your table using the obstacles provided in the game.
2. FLICK your special "golf ball" card toward the crater hole box.
3. Count the number of flicks you used to land your ball in the hole.
4. After all players have finished the hole, mark your scores on the score pad and assemble the next hole.
5. Play through 9 for a full game!
Every copy of Mars Open: Tabletop Golf will include:
- 5 Specially folded Mars Open Golf Ball Cards
- 5 Punchboard Standees: 2 Plateau Obstacles, 1 Golf Cart Obstacle, 1 Golfer Obstacle,1 Flag Pole
- 1 Punchboard Golf "Tee"
- 1 Crater Hole Box
- 2 Game Box Plateaus
- 1 Putting "Green" Box Insert
- 1 Paper Score Pad
- 1 Rulebook (Featuring 27+ Holes!) + Infinite*
- PLUS: All unlocked "Stretch Goals" listed in the Stretch Goals section below.
* Infinite holes in one box!: There is effectively NO LIMIT to the new holes you can invent and play on your own. Design a course of nine ridiculous holes and challenge your friends to the gauntlet you've created!
Tables, chairs and transportation to Mars NOT included.
1. Receive the special discounted Kickstarter price.
2. There is a red-planet-load of bonus "Stretch Goal" content to unlock.
3. No late pledges or pre-orders will be accepted after the campaign until rewards have shipped.
4. We are a small indie publisher with a big commitment to fun.
We have successfully fulfilled over 3,800 total Kickstarter rewards - and to every continent on Earth except Antarctica.
Shipping prices for each pledge level are listed on the pledge level. Rewards bound for the EU will ship from within the EU. All other rewards will ship from within the USA.
Sorry, we don't ship to Mars, we only golf there.
Mars Open: Tabletop Golf is a community game! A large part of the experience is designing and sharing new holes and challenges with your friends.
In this spirit we've opened a COMMISSIONS pledge level ($94 + shipping). Select the "Commission a Hole" pledge level to Commission a hole of your own design to be included in the "Community Holes" section of the rulebook. We'll work with you to craft a hole that fits both your vision and the overall scope of the game, and we will list your name in the rulebook as the hole designer!
We know you're taking a risk when you support a Kickstarter project, so we've decided to offer a money back guarantee. Within one month of you receiving your reward, if you decide it didn't live up to your expectations you can return it to us for a refund of your pledge level.
The mission of Bellwether Games is to lead you to discover joy through the games we make and the interactions we share. Bellwether Games has produced 8 titles including Mars Open and run 6 successful Kickstarter campaigns.
The individuals responsible for Mars Open are:
-Dennis Hoyle (game, component, graphic & hole design, project operations, and customer service)
-Harris Fagotto (art illustrations)
-Katie Khau of Cow & Duck Studios (graphic design)
-Joachim Heise of Excision Games (Kickstarter video music)
Bellwether Games previous games are: Coldwater Crown, Antidote, Windup War, Swamped, Princess and the Goblin, Drop Site & Antidote: Lab Alliance
Risks and challenges
We've successfully fulfilled over 3,800 Kickstarter rewards!
Still, there are risks to any campaign:
-Manufacturing risks: We create all the files and send them to a third-party printer to produce. We've already sourced a manufacturer and printed production quality samples to make sure they can do it right.
-Logistical risks: After the games are produced, we'll be shipping them in bulk to our fulfillment facility. Delays and losses are possible during this stage of the process, but we'll keep you updated every step of the way.
-Fulfillment risks: We've fulfilled over 3,800 rewards successfully to backers of other projects, but sometimes things get lost in the mail. We are committed to getting you your reward despite any issues that might be encountered during in transit.
-Product risks: Finally, there is a risk that you may not be happy with the finished work. If this is you, you can return your reward within 4 weeks of receiving it for a full-refund of your pledged amount.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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