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Gavin VanceBy Gavin Vance
First created
Gavin VanceBy Gavin Vance
First created
AU$ 14,096
pledged of AU$ 30,000pledged of AU$ 30,000 goal
215
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 7 2018

About

Hey we'd like to thank all our backers out there, you won't believe this but the health inspector has SHUT SCOFFTON DOWN until further notice. This is a disappointing development but we are going to go away and figure out how to make your dining experience even better.

Retain your reservation by signing up to our mailing list here

We'd love you to stay connected with Scoffton while we get the industrial cleaners in (well, Manny in one of those plastic boiler suits with a tub of Gumption). 

Go on hit the logo now! 

OR check us out over at BGG

Welcome to Scoffton, can we get you some bread? 

You have just stepped back in time into the worst All You Can Eat buffet in town, Scoffton. Nothing has changed here since 1985, including the prawns! 

Will you have the intestinal fortitude to bring home the bacon in this souper restaurant romp by gaining the most Value For Money points?

Prawns are worth 3 Value for Money Points
Prawns are worth 3 Value for Money Points


Plan ahead by matching recipes on the Menu Selection cards to score serious Value For Money!

Push your luck at the Claw Machine for the chance to win RAD prizes!

You never know what you might find in the Claw Machine!
You never know what you might find in the Claw Machine!

Not having a good time? Complain! Become the first player or get everything cleaned for free coffee!

"Oh sorry, cherished Patron! We'll serve you first!"
"Oh sorry, cherished Patron! We'll serve you first!"

Win the game by being the player to extract the most Value For Money from this less than salubrious establishment all whilst avoiding Management’s shameless attempts to fill you up on bread. 

 And whatever you do don’t eat the poisoned prawn!

There are 4 prawns in the game, but only 1 is poisoned!
There are 4 prawns in the game, but only 1 is poisoned!

Gameplay and Rules

Players begin each game of Scoffton with a Belly board, 3 diners and a sneeple. 

Some diners play dirty!
Some diners play dirty!


A round in Scoffton takes part in 3 phases. 

Phase 1: Players take turns placing their three diners at various available action spots in the restaurant, on their Belly board or on a Lost N Found card. 

Phase 2: Once all diners are placed, Management will have their turn to try and slow you down. A Management card is turned over. Maybe they’ll clean something? Maybe you’ll get some fresh bread?

Phase 3: Lastly, you get to activate your diners. Take turns resolving the actions of each diner according to where they were located; 

  • bring food or coffee back from the restaurant floor to your table
  • complain at reception
  • make more room in your stomach at the restroom
  • take a turn at the claw machine for a chance to win more VFM points
  • utilise the unique ability of your chosen Lost N Found item
  • OR perform 2 table actions for each diner placed at your table

Once any player has filled all three sections of their stomach that round is completed and the game ends. The player with the most Value For Money points wins. 

Check out the videos below for more in depth discussion of rules and gameplay.

Current Scoffton rules can be found by clicking here 

(Please note: these are not the final version of the rules, as improvements will be made based on feedback)

Jack Eddy from The Cardboard Herald previews Scoffton!

 Meeple University give an overview and chat to Art Director Jonathan

Ben and Leeandra from the Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast get silly with a comprehensive How To Play video for Scoffton! 

The Cardboad Kid weighs in with her review of Scoffton

Australian Tabletop Gaming Network PAX Australia 2018 focus

Dez Maggs of Gotogame gets all nostalgic over Scoffton

The Meeple Street reviews Scoffton

The Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast wax lyrical about Scoffton for a full 25 minutes in Episode 26 (~40 minute mark)

AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps gives you the low down on Scoffton at Board Game Quest including gorgeous token photography!

 Scoffton is funded!

A brand new Menu Selection Card sponsored by Dank Frank’s Coleslaw, out of business since 1982!

Spills upgraded from punchboard to wooden tokens!

Another new Menu Selection Card from the mind of Marcus’s eight year old son (plenty of chips and soft serve ice cream)!

 The only linen you’ll ever find in Scoffton!

 Prevents cross contamination of your food tokens!

 Make your complaints count!

One of our design goals was to make Scoffton fit into as small a box as reasonably possible. This avoids us shipping unnecessary oxygen around the world and gives you a whole lot of game in one small package. With a target box size of 260x170x45mm (internal dimensions) weighing just under 1kg we are aiming to keep shipping costs down as far as reasonably possible.

For United States customers the game plus shipping works out around $42USD!

If you are a retailer who would like to carry Scoffton back us at the $2AUD level and we will make arrangements to fill you in on wholesale pricing once we have verified you as a wholesale customer.

Melbourne backers who wish to pick up Scoffton: 
You can do so by pledging the standard amount for the game (ie $46=1 copy) or multiples thereof through the $2 tier, drop us a line and we will manage it.

If you are outside of our currently selected shipping zones please get in touch and we will see what we can do! 

Shipping is calculated based on your location:

  • Australia $13AUD
  • United States $13AUD
  • Canada $14AUD
  • European Union $16AUD
  • United Kingdom $12AUD

About Vamoose Co

Vamoose Co is the creative partnership of old mates Marcus Finlay and Gavin Vance.

After being told to vamoose too many times Marcus and Gavin formed Vamoose Co to make sure you can't escape their unusual take on creating tabletop games.

Marcus is one half of Vamoose Co, the half with the maths brain. Taking the wild untamed notions of what should be a game from Gavin he massages the stream of consciousness into something that can be translated onto a table top. For Scoffton, he delved deep into his past as a cartoonist to bring the shabbiness of Scoffton to life.

Gavin is the other half of Vamoose Co, the half with sole naming rights. His numerous roles include: Chief Theme Setter, Prototype Production Perfectionist, Logistics Leader, File Management Insister and Primary Communications Expert.

Marketing mentor and Art Director extraordinaire Jonathan has pulled together all the wild ideas of the two Scoffton designers to be able to present this game as close to the vision of Vamoose Co as is possible, given the limitations (our limitations that is, not his). 

Prodigious play tester, Maddie was in the wrong place at the right time to bring you the cover art for Scoffton. Thanks Maddie!

Antone worked his 8 bit magic with animations for the Scoffton video presentation, taught new tricks to old dogs and is not shy of writing the odd review of local buffets.

Follow Vamoose Co on FacebookTwitter and Boardgamegeek

Risks and challenges

We aim to fulfill this project through the third quarter of 2019.
The artwork is 95% complete and just needs to be finalised and prepared for production.

We hope that the attention to detail that went into our hand crafted pre-production prototypes speaks to the type of production value we ourselves expect to see from Scoffton. Gavin has quite a few years experience in coordinating manufacturing projects in the field of electronics so suffice to say that attention to detail is high and the Value For Money extends from the restaurant floor to the factory door.

We will always endeavour to be up front in our communications about every aspect of the project's fulfillment. If and when issues arise we will be quite open in the way that we deal with them.

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