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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 25 2018 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

$923
pledged of $790pledged of $790 goal
45
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 25 2018 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Sprout paws and scavenge through the neighborhood's glorious garbage! Snag your own scratcher, fine salad, or colossal cheeseburger. But don't get carried away. You might cause a commotion and go scurrying! Packed with family fun, Scavenge is the all-ages travel game where it's fun to press your luck! 

YUM! Trash burger!
YUM! Trash burger!

Play Scavenge in between big games to refresh for 15 minutes. Bring Scavenge with you to the restaurant to keep you and your friends entertained just long enough for your food to arrive. Take Scavenge with you on that road trip because it's only cards; no counters, pieces, or dice to get lost. Perfect for all ages, each round lasts up to 15 minutes and then kids are ready to play again unsupervised!

Protospiel Chicago 2017 loved Scavenge! We also delighted players at Indy PopCon 2017, Anime Iowa 2017, Gamicon Iowa 2018, and GENCON 2018.
Protospiel Chicago 2017 loved Scavenge! We also delighted players at Indy PopCon 2017, Anime Iowa 2017, Gamicon Iowa 2018, and GENCON 2018.
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Choose a can to dig in!
Choose a can to dig in!
Draw cards until you choose to stop or a card tells you to stop. If you press your luck too far, a card may make you discard all the nice points you just pulled this turn!
Draw cards until you choose to stop or a card tells you to stop. If you press your luck too far, a card may make you discard all the nice points you just pulled this turn!
Uh oh! Spotted by a spotlight? Grab all your tasty treats you pulled this turn and quickly scurry away!
Uh oh! Spotted by a spotlight? Grab all your tasty treats you pulled this turn and quickly scurry away!
Yikes, you knocked over the can! Drop everything you dug out this turn and end your turn. No points for you!
Yikes, you knocked over the can! Drop everything you dug out this turn and end your turn. No points for you!
If you voluntarily end your turn, take all point valued garbage into your hand and discard any non-point valued cards.
If you voluntarily end your turn, take all point valued garbage into your hand and discard any non-point valued cards.
On your next turn, you can choose not to dig in cans and instead store your points in your raccoon stash. They now count as points for the end of the game! But remember, you skipped a whole turn. Was this the right time?
On your next turn, you can choose not to dig in cans and instead store your points in your raccoon stash. They now count as points for the end of the game! But remember, you skipped a whole turn. Was this the right time?
The rules are so travel-ready that they fit on 3 front/back cards!
The rules are so travel-ready that they fit on 3 front/back cards!
Three separate decks of cards!
Three separate decks of cards!
72 Rounded corner cards. 12 point 305gsm black-core matte card stock.
72 Rounded corner cards. 12 point 305gsm black-core matte card stock.
 
Cards are UV Coated!  -Scratch and scuff resistant     -Water and moisture resistant     -Dirt and smudge resistant     -Professional semi-gloss finish
Cards are UV Coated! -Scratch and scuff resistant -Water and moisture resistant -Dirt and smudge resistant -Professional semi-gloss finish
 
Play Scavenge now on Tabletopia! Available on desktop and mobile!
Play Scavenge now on Tabletopia! Available on desktop and mobile!
  • Step 3: Once everyone is in a 'Seat', click 'Start'.
  • Step 4: Download our rules PDF and enjoy!
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Try our physical print and play
Try our physical print and play

Are you more of the crafty type? Download our PDF of the original version 1 prototype and try it at home with the family or after work with the buds. 

  • Step 1: Download these PDFs.
  • Step 2: Print them on paper, I suggest cardstock.
  • Step 3: Cut and play!

Click on a photo to go to the Reviewer's website and read the full impression yourself!

"Scavenge is really quick and easy, it's really simple.. It's fun for the family, our nieces and nephews loved it!"
"Scavenge is really quick and easy, it's really simple.. It's fun for the family, our nieces and nephews loved it!"
"Our family couldn't love this game more! We love playing press your luck games. There isn't a lot of thinking and strategy involved and there are always surprises that induce crazy amounts of laughter."
"Our family couldn't love this game more! We love playing press your luck games. There isn't a lot of thinking and strategy involved and there are always surprises that induce crazy amounts of laughter."
"We’ve quickly become fans of this fun and easy game and I recommend it for families. It’s amusing and helps kids learn the balance between being too aggressive and being too conservative in a game of change."
"We’ve quickly become fans of this fun and easy game and I recommend it for families. It’s amusing and helps kids learn the balance between being too aggressive and being too conservative in a game of change."
"Gameplay is quick, light-hearted fun; it's a good game to take to a restaurant or doctor's office to fill the time. It's a little addictive—we often played three or four or five games in a row!"
"Gameplay is quick, light-hearted fun; it's a good game to take to a restaurant or doctor's office to fill the time. It's a little addictive—we often played three or four or five games in a row!"
"It's a nifty little card game that I would highly recommend to push your luck lovers, new gamers, and families above all. If you get the chance to try it out - don't pass it by!"
"It's a nifty little card game that I would highly recommend to push your luck lovers, new gamers, and families above all. If you get the chance to try it out - don't pass it by!"
"I liked that some cards made you end your turn and other cards could make you end your turn and discard the cards you had picked up.  I liked this game a lot, I’d pull it out of the garbage!"
"I liked that some cards made you end your turn and other cards could make you end your turn and discard the cards you had picked up. I liked this game a lot, I’d pull it out of the garbage!"
"The leaf rating I would give it? Over 1,000. One of my top ten!" -Medium Sized Gamer Leaf
"The leaf rating I would give it? Over 1,000. One of my top ten!" -Medium Sized Gamer Leaf
"A fun theme that can get kids to laugh. It’s very easy to teach!"
"A fun theme that can get kids to laugh. It’s very easy to teach!"

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Every game gets upgraded to linen-finsh cards and box! Fancy!
Every game gets upgraded to linen-finsh cards and box! Fancy!
Every box ships with a sticker of our happy friend with a BIG OLE cheesburger! Stickers will be die-cut to be the shape of the design! Approximately 3inch x 2inch
Every box ships with a sticker of our happy friend with a BIG OLE cheesburger! Stickers will be die-cut to be the shape of the design! Approximately 3inch x 2inch
We can now afford to increase the number of cards per box! The game will feel more beefy while you shuffle!
We can now afford to increase the number of cards per box! The game will feel more beefy while you shuffle!
Printed and shipped from Madison, Wisconsin!
Printed and shipped from Madison, Wisconsin!

 US Domestic shipping costs are included in your pledge. 

International Backers outside of the USA will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, VAT/custom fees, or applicable taxes that may be levied after we have shipped your package. For Canadian pledges, $5.00USD will be added to your pledge and for all other international pledges, $9.00USD will be added as you pledge. We are utilizing UPS Mail Innovations to lower the cost of international shipping as low as possible.

We hear you that shipping to our international fans can be expensive and that there are other campaigns that have figured out how to partner in countries to reduce many fees and costs. At this time we handle our own fulfillment and must reluctantly pass parts of our shipping costs on to our international backers to afford the product at the reward level listed.

Some of our fans playing one of our other games Merchants of Medieval Europe.
Some of our fans playing one of our other games Merchants of Medieval Europe.

CHOU! Games is a board game designing group and publisher in Iowa. We design casual board and card games that we'd love to see on the market. We are a very proud group that feel satisfaction from operating the board game business from idea conception to fulfillment, so that is why we self-publish and utilize Kickstarter. 

We successfully Kickstarted our big-box game Security Council in 2015. We have 5 self-published games on sale right now. Our team is 2 designers, 1 copy editor, and several artists. Our most popular game by sales is actually an educational game for colleges and universities called Behind Closed Doors in 70+ institutions in the US and Canada. Before CHOU! Games, the CHOU! brand created a series of other successful ventures such as a screen printing business, web development, podcasts, etc. 

A Message from the Artist: “I’m a cartoonist originally from Detroit, MI. I am primarily influenced by the classic Hanna-Barbara style with addition influences from Craig McCracken, Butch Hartman, and Genndy Tartokovsky. At this point, I have worked exclusively with CHOU! Games. It was a blast to work with the CHOU! games team and design characters for the Scavenge card game! With Scavenge, I wanted to design characters and a setting that would appeal to children and adults alike. I hope you enjoy my art!” - Henry Hammond 

Scavenge is a 72-card travel card game. It's every player against the game. There are no player vs player attack mechanics. Feel the joy when someone finds something great and the angst when you had it all but you pushed your luck one card too far. Scavenge is great for young gamers, families, and good-natured friends who want to take a break from the take-that and head-to-head competitive nature of the market's most popular games.

This Kickstarter is actually for the second edition of Scavenge. Our first edition was published in 2016 and had black and white iconography instead of colorful artwork. Please help us recruit more raccoons by pledging today.

The development history of Scavenge is rather interesting. Design began May 2015 and was originally themed as a post-apocalypse survival press-your-luck co-op game. Players scavenged through an abandoned hospital for life-saving medical supplies. If they caused noise, they would add to a counter and if they exceeded a number of noises, all players would lose. There were equippable items, PVP mechanics, and stats. Then one night while browsing alpha artwork, a raccoon digging in a garbage can was found. At that moment, it was clear that the theme could be changed and appeal to a wider audience. With the theme change came design changes as well and a focus on travel/family. Scavenge entered its beta in 2016 and was playtested well into its 1.0 version, released in late 2016. From late 2017 to 2018 artist Henry Hammond completed new artwork for Scavenge, ushering in this campaign for Scavenge 2.0. Balance changes such as the total number of cards, quantity of each type of card, and even the introduction of a new card also accompany 2.0 proving there's something here even for fans who have 1.0.

Risks and challenges

We are launching a modest campaign. Our goal is to get a box to you and, due to bulk pricing, earn extra boxes to send to more reviewers. This can only happen if we reach our goal, so we hope you will join us and become a raccoon, too!

Our supplier produced and fulfilled our last campaign, Security Council and everything went great. We look forward to working with them again.

One improvement from our last campaign is that we already have the artwork completed prior to launch. There is nothing left to do regarding the game, just to order it at the minimum quantity that only this campaign can enable.

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