About this project
The Kickstarter campaign for Windup War: The Cutest Combat Card Game 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?
Now that 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. If you would like a copy of the game (or if you would like to add another) but missed the campaign, you can pre-order them from our website. Out of respect for those who backed during the campaign, please note the difference in price & shipping.
This is just the beginning...
- Watch for our WEEKLY Kickstarter updates to hear about every step of the process of producing the game and delivering it to backers.
- Like the Windup War page on Facebook (and subscribe to receive notifications) to see periodical posts about the project, behind the scenes images and interact with other Windup War fans.
- Rate the game at Board Game Geek and upload pictures of your family playing the game.
- Email Dennis directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him through the Kickstarter system.
- Subscribe to the Bellwether Games newsletter to receive monthly updates about our efforts to get Windup War onto store shelves around the world, and to hear about other projects we're working on.
When the kids are away, the toys come out to play...and FIGHT! Program your toys; then watch them carry-out your orders in battle!
Everyone plays simultaneously. Will you be able to anticipate your opponents' moves or will you be caught off your guard?
It's a cute & chaotic card game for 2-6 generals. Grab your faction and jump into the fray! Can you outwit your opponents?
CHOOSE one of six toy factions to represent you in battle.
ASSEMBLE an army of three units according to each unit's unique strengths and weaknesses.
PROGRAM your actions secretly (5 at a time) to "wind up" your toys.
REVEAL your actions and watch your toys dominate!
SURVIVE and RELOAD the cards you need for the next round!
Read a copy of the print and play rules: click here!
The game includes:
- Magnetic clasp game box
- 174 custom-sized* (34x78mm) cards
- 6 match-stick-style faction boxes
PLUS all backers of the $16 level or higher will receive any Stretch Goals Reached (see WHY PLEDGE NOW).
Note: All contents are subject to change.
This Kickstarter Campaign is raising funds to produce Windup War. It is an "all or nothing" campaign, which means we must reach our $6,000 Goal by November 14 at 8pm CST. If we don't reach our goal, no pledges will be collected and we won't be able to make the game!
As if that isn't enough reason to pledge now, here are a few more...
*Every copy of the game pledged-for during the Kickstarter also receives every unlocked bonus listed below:
Windup War was a Top-10 game at Stonemaier Games Design Day 2015!
If you live in the United States, shipping is FREE! For all other locations, shipping will be added when you make your pledge.
For our friends in the European Union (EU): Imported products are sometimes charged a tax (VAT) when they enter the EU. This tax must be paid by the individual importing the good.
Note: Low cost products are often exempt from this tax because they don't meet a minimum threshold. You might consider using this Import Duty and Taxes Calculator to determine if additional taxes are likely for you.
We will be importing the games into the United States before shipping to backers. The declared value per game will be $16 worldwide.
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We know you're taking a risk when you back a Kickstarter project. That's why we're offering a money back guarantee. After receiving your copy of Windup War, if you decide it didn't meet your expectations, you can return it within 4 weeks for a full refund of your pledged amount.
Risks and challenges
We've successfully fulfilled over 3,500 Kickstarter rewards!
Still, there are risks to any campaign:
-Manufacturing risks: Windup War uses custom-sized cards and unique packaging that may require fine-tuning to get just-right. We've been in touch with several professional manufacturers to plan the perfect specs so you get the best game possible.
-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 3,500 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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