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A pocket-sized solo sci-fi saga. 1 player, 18 cards, 396 possibilities.
A pocket-sized solo sci-fi saga. 1 player, 18 cards, 396 possibilities.
A pocket-sized solo sci-fi saga. 1 player, 18 cards, 396 possibilities.
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Twin Stars: Adventure Series I - A solo game system

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Two cosmic adventurers are in a tricky scenario and must work together. By rolling and manipulating dice for special abilities and combos, you can be the one that guides them to victory.

Over the course of the last year, we've released over 3000 copies of tiny Twin Stars sets (a full game is 1 scenario & 2 characters) via Kickstarter stretch goals and Patreon monthly rewards. Some were sent out in huge numbers (Rule The World) and some were in very limited numbers (Stop The Virus). 

Now we have gathered everything together, packaged it all up and added some new cards for Twin Stars: Adventure Series I. This group of 6 scenarios and 12 characters, makes for 396 unique combinations and tons of solo replayability. 

 The game comes in a few versions. 

  • Wallet Game (above) - Including 12 Characters, 6 Scenarios, provide your own dice and tokens. (4 dice and 10-12 coins/tokens)
  • Deluxe Game (below) - Including 12 Characters, 6 Scenarios, 4 dice and 30 custom printed punch out tokens.
  • Catch Up Packs - Custom orders to pick up anything missing from your existing collection.

Here's a quick run through the actions of a turn. 

You will continue until you fulfill or fail the scenario requirements.

For a full game walkthrough, check out the video below.

Check out the complete rules here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mujbdswca30lq7l/TS-Rules.pdf?dl=0

And try the print and play of Escape the Brig here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bvp7c2gwigayu8j/TWINSTARS-PNP.pdf?dl=0

"The game is incredibly well balanced, providing that you remember to do the skill checks when called for and actually play by the rules (I may have messed up a couple of times). The game forces you to make tough choices." -Jeremy Davis, Everything Board Games

http://www.everythingboardgames.com/2017/07/twin-stars-collection-kickstarter.html

"I enjoy the system a lot. It’s got a good challenge to it, and can be played very quickly in a small space. I think it’s great that there are a number of scenarios and characters out there – this system lends itself to expansion. My favorite of the scenarios right now is probably Stop the Virus because I think it’s the most different, but they’re all good (at least the four that I’ve tried). If you’re interested in solo microgames, this is definitely one to check out when the Kickstarter goes live on July 19." -Jesse Hickle, Boards and Bees

https://boardsandbees.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/0676/

"For anyone that regularly plays board and card games solo, Twin Stars is a no-brainer, especially at its price point. With twelve characters, six scenarios, and multiple difficulty levels, Twin Stars provides hours of unique, fresh, engaging gameplay for the solo gamer." -Eric Buscemi, The Cardboard Hoard

https://www.punchboardmedia.com/home/2017/7/19/the-cardboard-hoard-review-of-twin-stars

Our stretch goals are below:

 

 

 

  

 See below for full detail on the rewards. If you have any questions, please contact me.

 

 

You can add-on any game in our library. There are a whole bunch. :)

Some are new enough that they aren't even shown in the picture above. 

Here's how to add-on games:

  • Visit buttonshygames.com and add the games that you would like to your cart.
  • Checkout with the coupon code JULYBACKER and you will not be charged shipping.
  • In the notes section of your order, add your Kickstarter name and/or your backer #.

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: If you ordering more than 3 games total, please contact me to arrange shipping costs as they increase after 8 oz. 

There are lots of great games to choose from. Here are a few notable  promotions.

You Fool is a limited, hand numbered print run of 250 copies. We released it last week and we are down to about 85 copies at the time of this campaign. https://buttonshygames.com/products/you-fool-patreon-pre-order

Our April Kickstarter campaign (Circle The Wagons, Mint Julep, That Snow Moon) has a deal going now where you get the expansion packs for free. Starting on 8/1/17 they will be sold separately. https://buttonshygames.com/collections/pre-orders

We have an awesome following of repeat customers. As a result, we've built the Board Game of the Month Club, a subscription service where you receive unreleased microgames, promo cards, expansion content, a micro newsletter with industry interviews, and big Kickstarter discounts.... every month. Supporters will receive from $1, $2, $5 to $10 off of EVERY GAME. 

Details here: http://patreon.com/buttonshy

We've released Twin Stars scenarios every few months as part of the $5+ rewards at Patreon and we hope to continue in the coming months.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Releasing games each month has established a groove with the manufacturer. We rarely see delays on their end, but we can see delays before it goes to the manufacturer. We are spending time making sure the rules are 100% right and you will be invited to join in on that process.

With a lot to juggle and it being mostly one person, we will occasionally see delays. A few previous projects were a little behind schedule so we've adjusted our schedule accordingly. Our April project is shipping out right now, leaving no unfulfilled projects.

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    Deluxe Game (Wave 2)

    [NOTE: We split this into two waves because it went much better than planned. This is exactly the same, but is being listed as September shipping just to be safe. We're going to try our best to get these all out as quickly as possible.]

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