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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 3 2018 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

CA$ 7,263
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
61
backers
15days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, December 3 2018 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

"One of those games you want on your shelf, if only so you can point it out to friends and say 'Dude, let me tell you about this one...' It's Ticket to Ride for the Two Girls One Cup generation. Sphincter-tighteningly good." 

-James Wallis, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen  

"It's highly unusual for a euro-inspired game to reward you for going up an animal's butt, but here it is! With the chance to evolve into an even cooler Visitor, this game can get vicious as it plays out. Check this game out if you like a little spite in your life!" 

-Christopher Chung, Lanterns

We're making a board game!

The hilarious and disgusting Newgrounds smash hit about an alien slug who dives into creatures butts to eat them from the inside out can now be shared with friends and family across your gaming table.

The Plot

Alien slugs from beyond the stars have crash-landed on earth. These “Visitors” only know how to do two things: feed, and evolve.  

At first, their prey are small – a frog, a bird, a cat – but as they grow larger so too does their hunger. Before long they’ll need something much bigger to satiate their appetite.

Once unleashed, they’ll tear across the countryside, ever evolving into new and more dangerous monstrosities. They can’t be stopped; even their death only seems to slow them down. In fact, the only thing that stands in their way of becoming the top of the food chain is each other…  

Humanity’s days are numbered.

How to Play

The Visitor: The Board Game is a competitive dice-allocation game for 2 to 4 players that puts you in control of an alien slug who eats other creatures in order to evolve.

Each round you will draft different coloured dice from a shared "DNA pool" based on your strategy. The red dice are aggressive; they help you get to your food and eat it faster. The blue dice are speedy; they allow you to rush around the board with ease. The green dice are smart; they solve puzzles with superior efficiency. There's also the black dice, which are gross. Typically, having one or two gross dice in your hand is no fun at all, and may even slow your progress! But if you go "all-in" on ramping up your slug's gross-factor, you can dive into a creature's butt and eat it for free.

Travel around the board, solve puzzles blocking your path, and eat your way to the top of the food chain. Evolve faster than your opponents, and you win.

There's a little more to it than that; there is a human character that everyone wants to eat (and the one who does automatically wins), a handful of cool mutations your slug can develop to help you in your path to victory, and even rules for player-versus-player combat (if they are willing to dive into a butt for a meal, do you think they care about cannibalism?), but the elevator pitch doesn't need to go into all of that. If you're interested, the full rules are available for download here. Bear in mind that these rules are an early draft only, and do not represent the final rules of the game.

What's in the Box?

  • 1. Game board
  • 2. Player aids (x8)
  • 3. Human meeple
  • 4. Player tokens: small visitor meeple (x4), medium visitor meeple (x4), and large visitor card + stand (x4)
  • 5. Player mats (x4)
  • 6. 32 dice
  • 7. Creature tokens (x18)
  • 8. Small creatures deck (x8 cards)
  • 9. Medium creatures deck (x8 cards)
  • 10. Large creatures deck (x4 cards)
  • 11. Human cards (x4)
  • 12. Human dice (x3)
  • 13. Puzzle deck (x30 cards)
  • 14. Weapon tokens (x7)
  • 15. Visitor corpse token
  • 16. First player token
  • 17. Butt token
  • 18. Three puzzle minigames (not depicted)
  • 19. Rulebook (not depicted)

 All dollar ($) amounts are in Canadian funds (CAD).

In addition to the rewards listed at each pledge level, all backers will receive credit in a special thanks section on our website. Even if you back us for only $1, you will still be credited.

It's raining stickers! Back us at this level to get both the Visitor logo and the KS Exclusive Chaotic Rogue Meteor stickers.
It's raining stickers! Back us at this level to get both the Visitor logo and the KS Exclusive Chaotic Rogue Meteor stickers.
Prefer roleplaying to board games? Back us at the $25 level and you get a PDF tie-in adventure inspired by The Visitor for the 5th Edition of the world's greatest role-playing game.
Prefer roleplaying to board games? Back us at the $25 level and you get a PDF tie-in adventure inspired by The Visitor for the 5th Edition of the world's greatest role-playing game.
The Deluxe version of the game will have swanky, all-new box art, a tray insert for keeping your components tidy, the "high-roller" slug art, and more; plus any expansions we unlock that would normally be sold separately from the base game.
The Deluxe version of the game will have swanky, all-new box art, a tray insert for keeping your components tidy, the "high-roller" slug art, and more; plus any expansions we unlock that would normally be sold separately from the base game.

Retailer Pledge

If you own a brick and mortar game store and want to be one of the first to carry our game (and maybe only, depending on how the Kickstarter goes), we'll sell them to you in bulk at 50% off the MSRP. Select this pledge level as a "down-payment" and we'll sort out the rest in our pledge manager. You'll be able to select as many copies of the game and/or the deluxe version as you require, but there will be minimum orders based on units per crate (probably 8 units). If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out and we'll discuss your specific needs.

 Retail - These stretch goals will impact the retail version of the game.

Deluxe - These stretch goals, as well as the retail stretch goals, will impact the Deluxe version of the game.

Pledge - These stretch goals will become new pledge levels/add ons. 

 All add-ons will be available in the pledge manager after the campaign has closed successfully. More will be added to the list as we hit our stretch goals!

Like stretch goals, only better. 110% more likely to elicit community involvement from your backers according to no study ever. Achievement hunters, unleash your hounds! Conditions apply, full disclosure in this update.

Unlocked on October 29th, 2018
Unlocked on October 29th, 2018
If we get funded in October, we'll add rules for a 1 Player mode to the game
If we get funded in October, we'll add rules for a 1 Player mode to the game
Send us your Jack O'Lantern pics to unlock voting on names for the Visitors
Send us your Jack O'Lantern pics to unlock voting on names for the Visitors
Help us get on Kicktraq's top 10 list to unlock unique player powers for each visitor character
Help us get on Kicktraq's top 10 list to unlock unique player powers for each visitor character
Help us reach 100+ comments and get a cool felt bag to hold your game dice, plus a randomised setup variant
Help us reach 100+ comments and get a cool felt bag to hold your game dice, plus a randomised setup variant
Complete any of the previous achievements to unlock 2 more!
Complete any of the previous achievements to unlock 2 more!

 This Kickstarter wouldn't be possible without all our wonderful partners helping us along. We'll be doing some partnership spotlight updates within the next coming days to tell you all about these fantastic people and what they are doing for us, and this list will expand with each new addition. Stay tuned!

Shipping will be charged after the completion of our Kickstarter campaign, through our third-party pledge manager provider (Backerkit). As Chaotic Rogue Entertainment (that's us) is based in Canada, we can personally guarantee that all Canadian orders will ship from within the country.

For orders outside of Canada, we are currently in talks with third-party distributors to ensure that your shipping costs remain competitive and that they are presented up-front wherever possible (no surprise customs charges). At present time, we are prepared to ship all EU and US orders from within their respective countries. It is our hopes to be able to offer the same to Australia, China, and Mexico, but we will need to see at least 100 game level backers from each of these countries before it is feasible for us to do so. If there is a large influx of orders from specific countries outside of those listed here (at least 100), we will absolutely look into what it would take to make those orders as friendly by working with local distributors.

Here are some initial estimates for the shipping costs depending on your area of living. Please bear in mind that these costs are average estimates only and may rise depending on changes to global shipping prices, unlocked stretch goals which will increase the weight of the parcel, and any add-ons you supplement your initial pledge with during the pledge manager phase.

CANADA: $12

USA: $20 to most states, $30 to Alaska, Hawaii, and all remote islands.

EUROPE: $20-$35, depending on what part of the EU you are in.

REST OF THE WORLD (all unlisted countries): $40 to most other countries. We cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally.

Please note that these prices do NOT include the possible brokerage and/or customs fees and/or local taxes that may apply to your country. These fees are at the customer's charge (i.e. you). If your country is listed among the friendly shipping icons above, you will have no import fees to pay. All of these estimates are in a constant state of flux and could change at any time, but we are committed to finding you the best possible shipping rate available and have/will continue to spend considerable time and resources towards getting you your game with as least hassle as we can.

Risks and challenges

Although this is our first Kickstarter, we have the experience and advice of industry professionals guiding us along the way. We've received feedback from great designers, and have done two years of play-testing to get up to this point, so the path ahead is clear.

The largest risk is that we don't hit our deadline - while we believe we have all of our ducks in a row, there are many steps to this process and every single one carries the possibility for unforeseen delays. You can rest assured though that we will do everything in our power to keep delays to a minimum, and that where we can't we will communicate that with you.

No matter what, we are dedicated to providing an amazing game, and we will keep the lines of communication open at all times. No buts (or butts) about it.

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    All of the above PLUS a Kickstarter exclusive The Visitor t-shirt with "Alien slugs do it in the butt" printed on the back.

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    Upgrade your copy of the game to this Kickstarter exclusive Deluxe edition, which has fancy alternate box art and additional components not available in the base game!

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    Own a board game shop and want to see The Visitor on your shelves? Then this option is for you! Back this level and your store will be among the first to the Retail Edition and/or the Deluxe Edition of the game, 50% off the MSRP (minimum quantities based on units per box)!

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    The Worst Human

    Immortalize your pet as a unique creature card in the Deluxe game (and then eat it while playing to evolve)! We promise we won't judge you (but your pet might).

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    The Best Human (to eat)

    Immortalize yourself as a unique human card in the Deluxe game (and then eat it while playing to win)! Self-portraits go best with barbecue sauce (don't ask us how we know that).

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    • Chaotic Rogue Meteor sticker (KS Exclusive)
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