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The firefighting game expands and improves. Help support new expansions 2nd Story, the re-release of Urban Structures and more!

About this project

Be sure to stop by and see Flash Point: Fire Rescue in your local hobby game store, Barnes and Noble & Select Target Locations.  If you are going to GenCon, we will be in booth 2051 and will be happy to demo any of our games there!

Visit www.IndieBoardsAndCards.com to learn about more games from Indie Boards and Cards.

Keep your eyes out for more exciting kickstarter projects coming soo from Indie Boards and Cards.  If you are a backer - watch for updates to get notified right away when new projects start and get in early for special rewards.

2nd Story – a new expansion for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

2nd Story was created by Lutz Pietschker, one of Flash Point: Fire Rescue’s biggest fans. Lutz is a firefighter in Germany, and helped support Flash Point at Essen 2012. His creation is first of what I hope to be many fan created expansions that Indie Boards and Cards release.

2nd Story includes two new buildings to use with Flash Point: Fire Rescue. Each building is on two boards, each board representing one floor of the building. The boards are double sided, and mounted and will fit into your Flash Point box.

Also included is a token sheet with Ladders, Windows, an explosion marker, extra Doors & POI placement tokens that are added to use in the 2nd Story expansion. Ladders and Stairs provide access to the upper building level, and Windows are a great way of getting in and out of the building without causing structural damage. Combined these making exciting new strategic and tactical choices for firefighters!

Finally, all the supporters of this expansion will get a set of the new firefighter figures. These oversized miniatures will replace the game’s wooden pawns in the 2nd Edition of Flash Point and help make the game a much more thematic experience. I am really excited to be able to get these figures included in this project, and hope that you’ll be even more excited to play the game with your friends and family once you get them.

2nd edition - Firefighters, bonus for all supporters
2nd edition - Firefighters, bonus for all supporters

Urban Structures – re-release the 1st expansion for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

Urban Structures was done as a limited release for our kickstarter project last year, and included two new buildings, a new firefighter specialist and some variant rules/scenarios for Flash Point. Feedback has been great, and through kickstarter we hope to be able to release this (and the rescue meeples) again.

So if you are so excited about these expansions, why do you need funding to get it made? 


Three reasons really. First – while sales of Flash Point to date have been strong and I am very optimistic that they will continue to get even stronger for the rest of 2012, there just aren’t enough copies out in the market to make printing an expansion economically viable without direct support from kickstarter. The game just isn’t popular enough (yet!) to print 3,000 more copies of Urban Structures or 3,000 copies of 2nd Story and sell them via distribution without losing a lot of money. That said I know there are enough people that really want these expansions if I can reach them directly to make this at least break even, and that is what kickstarter is all about.


Secondly, it is all about what we call cashflow. The time between when I pay for games (now) and when I get paid for them is upwards of 7 months, and that is in the best of circumstances. That takes a lot of money sitting in inventory, and that isn’t something that we have a lot of right now.

Thirdly, I really wanted to be able to get these cool firefighter figures into your hands as quickly as possible. Kickstarter really is a great platform to do that through.

So I hope that you support this project and help bring these expansions to market.

Details on Pledge Levels – Early Bird Specials, Rush Delivery & International Delivery.


For as long as I have them I will send out copies of the firefighter figures, Urban Structures and rescue meeples right away. That means as soon as you are charged you get these sent to you right away. The sooner you pledge your support the more more likely you will be getting these early bird specials because I will go in order of pledge time.
Note – Many of the Early Bird specials are limited to US supporters, unfortunately international postage costs are high and out of my control. I appreciate international supporters but can’t control postage rates. Thanks for understanding.


Essen Pick Up - Due to many complications of years past I will not be taking pre-paid Essen orders this year. Sign up at this level and I’ll reserve a copy of 2nd Story, Urban Structures, Flash Point, and the firefighter figures for Thursday pick up at Essen. Kickstarter will send a survey at the end and will ask you how many you would like to reserve. Essen prices will be similar in Euros at the event. If you are picking up at Essen, do not pledge at one of the other levels.


$15 - 2nd Story
– you’ll get the 2nd Story expansion and the firefighter figures at this pledge level. 


• Early Bird Special #1 (Closed): As long as I have stock of the firefighters I will send them out right after this project funds to people in the US. The sooner you order, the more likely you are of getting these firefighters right away – but even if you don’t get them early you will get them with the Expansion. Canadian & International supporters – if you want the firefighters sent early please add $5 to your order, otherwise I will wait and send the entire order together.  Closed - I will try to get more of these figures as soon as possible and ship when available - don't worry everyone will get them, but it might not be right when the project ends.


• Early Bird Special #2 (Closed): Updated - anyone that supports in the first 24 hours  at this level will get Rush Delivery (see below) included at no extra charge! (international supporters included) Closed - Rush delivery is still available for an additional fee (below) to cover expenses.


• Rush Delivery: Want your copy of the expansion up to a month sooner? Pay $5 extra and your copy of 2nd Story will be sent to the US on a plane instead of a boat and I will send out as soon as I get them. Note – I am not making extra money, just passing the cost of expedited service.


• International Delivery: Please see restrictions below. Add $5 for delivery to Canada, and $10 for international delivery. This is in addition to Rush Delivery charges (if desired) Note – I am not making extra money, just passing the cost of service.


$25 - Urban Structures & 2nd Story – you’ll get both expansions and the firefighter figures at this pledge level. 


• Early Bird Special #1 (closed): As long as I have stock of the firefighters I will send them as soon as this project funds to supporters in the US. The sooner you order, the more likely you are of getting these firefighters right away – but even if you don’t get them early you will get them with the Expansion. Canadian & International supporters – if you want the firefighters sent early please add $5 to your pledge (increase to $35), otherwise I will wait and send the entire order together. Closed - I will try to get more of these figures as soon as possible and ship when available - don't worry everyone will get them, but it might not be right when the project ends.


• Early Bird Special #2 (Closed): The first 300 US supporters at a level that gets Urban Structures will have their copies of Urban Structures sent to them right after this project funds. Your copy of 2nd Story will be sent later as a separate delivery. International supporters – if you want the Urban Structures sent early please add $5 to your order for Canada and $10 for other countries, otherwise I will wait and send the entire order together. Closed - you will still get Urban Structures at this level, but it won't be sent right away - it will be sent with 2nd Story.


• Early Bird Special #3 (closed): As long as supplies last I will send a set of the Rescue Meeples in addition to your firefigthers. These special meeples were offered as a supporter bonus for our first kickstarter project and people have really liked them.  This is now Closed, I will not be re-ordering these and will send out to the supporters in the order that kickstarter reports that pledges were received.  Please do not ask if you will get, I don't have any more information than you do and can not give you an answer.


• Rush Delivery: Want your copy of the expansions up to a month sooner? Pay $10 extra and your copy of 2nd Story & Urban Structures will be sent to the US on a plane instead of a boat and I will send out as soon as I get them. Note – I am not making extra money, just passing the cost of expedited service.


• International Delivery: Please see restrictions below. Add $5 for delivery to Canada, and $10 for international delivery. This is in addition to Rush Delivery charges (if desired) Note – I am not making extra money, just passing the cost of service.

$65 - Flash Point, Urban Structures & 2nd Story – you’ll get the Flash Point (with the new firefighters included in the box) and both expansions at this pledge level. These will be sent as one package. 


• Early Bird Special #1 (closed): As long as supplies last I will send a set of the Rescue Meeples with your game. These special meeples were offered as a supporter bonus for our first kickstarter project and people have really liked them. This is Closed, I will not be re-ordering these and will send out to the supporters in the order that kickstarter reports that pledges were received.  Please do not ask if you will get, I don't have any more information than you do and can not give you an answer.


• Rush Delivery: Want your copy of the expansions up to a month sooner? Pay $10 extra and your copy of 2nd Story & Urban Structures will be sent to the US on a plane instead of a boat and I will send out as soon as I get them. Note – I am not making extra money, just passing the cost of expedited service.


• International Delivery: Please see restrictions below. Add $10 for delivery to Canada, and $25 for international delivery. This is in addition to Rush Delivery charges (if desired). Note – I am not making extra money, just passing the cost of service.

$80 & $90 Pledge Levels - International Shipping is an extra $10 to Canada, $25 for international

Note: you can buy Flash Point right now from our local hobby game store, and soon from select Barnes & Noble and Target locations for same price or lower. So why wait? Support your local game store by buying Flash Point from them, and support this project by getting Urban Structures and 2nd Story.

Triple - 2nd Story – you’ll get the three copies of 2nd Story expansion and three sets of the firefighter figures at this pledge level. Rush Delivery – add $15. International Delivery – add $8 for Canada, and $20 for rest of world. Early Bird #1 – Firefighter figures will be sent early as long as they are available, otherwise will be sent with your expansion. Early Bird #2 - Now Closed - anyone that supports in the first 24 hours  at this level will get Rush Delivery (see below) included at no extra charge! (international supporters included)  at this level will get free rush delivery. See above for Early Bird details and restrictions. 


Triple Urban Structures & 2nd Story – you’ll get the three copies of both expansiona and three sets of the firefighter figures at this pledge level. Rush Delivery – add $30. International Delivery – add $12 for Canada, and $30 for rest of world. Early Bird #1 – Firefighter figures will be sent early as long as they are available, otherwise will be sent with your expansion. Early Bird #2 Now Closed - The first 300 US supporters at a level that gets Urban Structures will have their copies of Urban Structures sent to them right after this project funds. Early Bird #3 Now Closed- As long as supplies last I will send a set of the Rescue Meeples in addition to your firefighter figures. See above for Early Bird details and restrictions. 


Triple Flash Point, Urban Structures & 2nd Story – you’ll get three copies of Flash Point (with the new firefighters included in the box) and three copies of both expansions at this pledge level. These will be sent as one package. Rush Delivery – add $30. International Delivery – add $25 for Canada, and $60 for rest of world.

$160 & $170 Pledge Levels - International Delivery - add $25 for Canada, and $60 for rest of world.

Due to licensing agreements with our international publishing partners, we are not currently accepting mail orders from The Netherlands - but I still ask that you support our partners and their plans to release the game and expansiosn in these languages:  German, French, Czech/Slovak, Japanese.  If you are going to Essen, we still hope to see you there!

About Flash Point: Fire Rescue
The call comes in…”911, what is your emergency?” 


On the other end is a panicked response of “FIRE!” 


Moments later you don the protective suits that will keep you alive, gather your equipment and rush to the scene of a blazing inferno. You must face your fears, never give up, and above all else work as a team because the fire is raging, the building is threatening to collapse and people are in danger.
You must succeed – lives are on the line!


FlashPoint: Fire Rescue is a cooperative game that is fun to play with friends and family. All the players are on the same team - everyone either wins or loses together. With four levels of play (Family, Recruit, Veteran and Heroic) there is a challenge appropriate for players of all skills and ages. The game was released on Kickstarter just over a year ago. For a very brief time it was the largest board game project on the site – but now several games have raised more than 10 times what Flash Point did.

We are very excited about all the support we have had from the people that supported that first project, and those that played the game since. We are also very excited about all the support we have from hobby market retailers around the world, and this year really excited that Flash Point will be stocked in select Barnes & Noble and Target stores. As the market for hobby games expands it is really exciting to have a game that has captured so many people’s imaginations and we hope that the 2nd edition of the game and the two expansions featured in this project will help make Flash Point a modern classic enjoyed by families around the world.

About Indie Boards and Cards


Indie Boards and Cards started in 2009 as an independent publisher of great game designs. In 2010 we released three games, all of which have been well received by critics and fans alike. Our biggest seller has been The Resistance - a game of secret identities, deception and deduction that is now or will soon be available in 20 languages around the world. Haggis has been a very popular card game –rewarding strategic play and outstanding artwork. Triumvirate is my own design. If you like interesting card games for two player you’ll want to pick this up soon as it’s out of print. Be sure to look for The Resistance, Haggis and Triumvirate wherever games are sold. If your favorite game store doesn’t carry our games, please ask them to!

FAQ

  • Lots of questions on international shipping. First - International shipping should be added to the Pledge amount. So for example if you are International supporter pledging for the $25 Reward, pledge $35 and select the $25 reward level.

    Second - If you want to order more than the $150 level (ie, you want to get 5 triple everything and 2 2nd story) then the max additional international shipping is $60. So if you want more than a "triple everything", then add the pledge amounts of what you want together and add $60 max international shipping to get your total. In our example you would add $150 for 3x triple everything, $130 for 2x triple (2x$65), and $30 for 2x 2nd Story total of $310, plus $60 as max international shipping for a grand total of $370. Pledge $370 and select the $150 reward level. When the project closes I will send survey and figure out exactly what you wanted.

    The $60 max requires that all the games are sent together in one package - if you want games sent separate for any reason (ie, customs) then the $60 max applies for each package.

    Remember that International shipping is not the same as Rush Delivery. Rush delivery is getting your order sent earlier, and requires an extra charge per item as described in the project's description. There is no max on Rush delivery. Examples of adding Rush Delivery:

    1) add Rush Delivery to the $25 pledge level for US supporter; pledge $35 ($10 extra for rush delivery) and select the $25 reward level.

    2) add Rush Delivery to the $25 pledge level for International supporter; pledge $45 ($10 extra for Rush Delivery and $10 extra for international Delivery) and select the $25 reward level

    3) add Rush Delivery to a Special order (2x triple everything) for International supporter: Pledge $420 (2x$150= $300, add $60 max for international shipping, add 2x$30 for Rush Delivery).

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    123 backers

    Essen Pre-Orders.

    I won't be taking pre-paid Essen orders this year, so if you want to reserve a copy of 2nd Story, Urban Structures or Flash Point at Essen pledge at this level.

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    582 backers

    2nd Story - one copy of the new expansion, and a set of firefighter figures.

    Includes US shipping - more details, early bid specials and international shipping details to the left.

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    1,049 backers

    2nd Story & Urban Structures - one copy of both expansions, and a set of firefighter figures.

    Includes US shipping - more details, early bid specials and international shipping details to the left.

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    25 backers

    Triple 2nd Story - three copies of the new expansion, and three sets of firefighter figures.

    Includes US shipping - more details, early bid specials and international shipping details to the left.

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    470 backers

    2nd Story, Urban Structures & Flash Point 2nd ed. - one copy of both expansions, and a copy of the base game Flash Point: Fire Rescue, 2nd edition.

    Includes US shipping - more details, early bid specials and international shipping details to the left.

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    17 backers

    triple 2nd Story & Urban Structures - three copies of both expansions, and three sets of firefighter figures.

    Includes US shipping - more details, early bid specials and international shipping details to the left.

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    9 backers

    2nd Story plus an extra game and set of expansions - one copy of the new expansion, and a set of firefighter figures and one copy of both expansions, and a copy of the base game Flash Point: Fire Rescue, 2nd edition. Combines the $15 and $65 pledges into one pledge. Includes US shipping - more details, and international shipping details to the left.

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    11 backers

    2nd Story, Urban Structures plus an extra game and set of expansions - one copy of each expansion, and a set of firefighter figures and one copy of both expansions, and a copy of the base game Flash Point: Fire Rescue, 2nd edition. Combines the $25 and $65 pledges into one pledge. Includes US shipping - more details, and international shipping details to the left.

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    18 backers

    Triple everything - 2nd Story, Urban Structures & Flash Point 2nd ed. - three copies of both expansions, and three copies of the base game Flash Point: Fire Rescue 2nd edition.

    Includes US shipping - more details, early bid specials and international shipping details to the left.

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    2 backers

    2nd Story plus an three extra copies of the game and expansions - one copy of the new expansion, and a set of firefighter figures and three copies of both expansions, and the base game Flash Point: Fire Rescue, 2nd edition. Combines the $15 and $150 pledges into one pledge. Includes US shipping - more details, and international shipping details to the left.

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    4 backers

    2nd Story, Urban Structures plus an three extra copies of the game and expansions - one copy of each expansion, and a set of firefighter figures and three copies of both expansions, and the base game Flash Point: Fire Rescue, 2nd edition. Combines the $25 and $150 pledges into one pledge. Includes US shipping - more details, and international shipping details to the left.

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