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A beautifully illustrated adventure game of strategy and fortune where everyone dies in the end.
A beautifully illustrated adventure game of strategy and fortune where everyone dies in the end.
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1,117 backers pledged $35,695 to help bring this project to life.

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Gauntlet of Fools

An adventure game of skill and fortune for 2-6 that plays in under 30 minutes. 

Choose your hero from hundreds of possible combinations.  You'll make ridiculous boasts to get the best hero.  And every boast comes at a cost.  How awesome is your knight with a flaming sword after you boast that he'll fight blindfolded with a hangover?

You'll find out in the gauntlet - 50 encounters that will kill you.  That's right. You will die, fool!  But even a fools wants his gold, and the monsters have it.  Roll a handful of dice, slay a monster, get its treasure.  Die with the most gold and win the game.

Contains: 30 dice, 90 beautifully illustrated cards, over 200 tokens game rules and play examples.  This is going to be a very heavy box!

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If you are so excited about this game, why do you need kickstarter funding to get it made?

It is all about what we call cashflow. Making board games is a cash intensive proposition.  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.  I have invested thousands into making the art as good as the game.  I simply do not have the money in the account right now to get these games made in time for Essen without your support - and I really don't want to miss having these games at Essen, the biggest game show of the year!

So I hope that you support this project and help bring this very exciting new game to market.

Promo cards:  To thank you, all support levels will receive special promotional cards

Promotional Encounter, Class and Weapon cards
Promotional Encounter, Class and Weapon cards

International Shipping - add this to your pledge if you want rewards sent outside of the US or "rush delivery"

$28 reward - add $7 for shipment to Canada, $12 for international. Example: pledge $35 and select the $28 reward level to ship this to Canada.

$70 reward - add $14 for shipment to Canada, $20 for international Example: pledge $90 and select the $70 reward level to ship this to the UK.

Rush Delivery - get your games sent early! Rather than wait for your games to be sent on a ship to me, have them airmailed instead. Rush Delivery charges are in addition to any international shipping charges.

$28 reward - add $7 for rush delivery.

$70 reward - add $20 for rush delivery.

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. Be sure to look for The Resistance, Flash Point: fire Rescue, Haggis and Triumvirate wherever games are sold. If your favorite game store doesn’t carry our games, please ask them to!

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    Essen Pre-Orders. I won't be taking pre-paid Essen orders this year, so if you want to reserve an English copy of The Resistance: Avalon, or The Resistance 2nd Edition pledge $1 at the this level.

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