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A board game for 1-7 players. Play as heroes defending Earth or aliens trying to take it over!  Co-op/PVP/single player. W/ comic book!
A board game for 1-7 players. Play as heroes defending Earth or aliens trying to take it over!  Co-op/PVP/single player. W/ comic book!
A board game for 1-7 players. Play as heroes defending Earth or aliens trying to take it over! Co-op/PVP/single player. W/ comic book!
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From the beginning Earth has remained unnoticed…until now. Various alien races desire Earth for their own reasons and will do anything necessary to dominate the planet and its inhabitants. For the first time in history; humans have a common enemy. Are you ready?

Money Back Guarantee! We feel so confident in Wanted Earth that if you are not satisfied with our game within 30 days after receiving it then you can send it back to us and we will refund the money that you pledged for the game.  

Wanted Earth is an epic miniatures strategy board game for 1-7 players that can be played in 60-120 minutes. Includes 4 modes of play: Normal mode, PVP-mode, Single player/Co-op mode, and a planned faction vs faction mode (this mode will be available with future expansion). Fight as the heroes defending the planet or try to conquer Earth as an invading alien race.

Enjoy an action-packed gaming experience without all the confusing rules, millions of tiny pieces, or long and tedious setup.

Every game will be a different experience. Discover unique abilities and play styles with each hero, hero combination, and alien factions that you will play.

As you immerse yourself in the Wanted Earth universe, you will discover out-of-this-world artwork, stunning miniatures, and powerful character abilities.

*Artwork not necessarily final & is subject to change
*Artwork not necessarily final & is subject to change

 

 

 

*If you're interested in purchasing any of these add ons, please add the appropriate amount(s) to your pledge and we will finalize the details via the pledge manager after the campaign is over.

*Artwork not necessarily final & is subject to change

Wanted Earth takes place in the not-so-distant future, where multiple alien races are trying to conquer Earth. Players will have the option to play as these invading factions if they choose to not play as a hero.  

The first faction released in the base game set are the Goigons - an alien race resembling salamanders who wander from system to system harnessing and depleting suns.

Goigon Underlords
Goigon Underlords

 The player controlling the Goigons will have the opportunity to play as one of the two Underlords:  

  • Wata - A Goigon lieutenant with a power solar rifle capable of picking off players from long range.  
  • Baskk - A hulking Goigon that becomes more and more powerful with each additional round.
Wata and Baskk Miniatures
Wata and Baskk Miniatures

 

Painted 3D Print of Prototypes of Wata & Baskk
Painted 3D Print of Prototypes of Wata & Baskk

After the sixth round, the faction Overlord will rain down from the sky. The Overlord is typically the most powerful faction unit and is controlled directly by the faction player.

Moba Bo Bataar Miniature
Moba Bo Bataar Miniature

Players will have an additional six rounds of play once the Overlord appears. If the heroes manage to defeat the Overlord within six rounds, the invasion will be stopped. If the heroes run out of time, or if they all die in battle, Earth will be forfeit.  

Will you be the one who defends Earth? Or will you be the one to destroy it?

 

All modes of Wanted Earth consist of twelve rounds.

In the original mode for 2-4 players, the heroes have six rounds of play to prepare to battle the enemy Overlord, followed by six rounds to defeat him/her. The Faction wins by killing all the heroes or keeping the Overlord alive through the 12th round.

In the PvP mode for 3-7 players, the heroes not only need to defeat the Overlord, but another team of 3 heroes! The Faction wins by killing both hero teams or keeping the Overlord alive through the 12th round.

In the Solo/Campaign mode for 1-3 players, the heroes use the 12 rounds to complete objectives and ultimately destroy the Faction portal to win the game! The Faction is controlled by the game itself!

In the faction vs faction mode (this last mode is only available with the expansion), fight as aliens vs aliens to take over Earth.

To start, players will pick from diverse cast of characters:

For the first six rounds of the original and PvP modes, players will use and combine their unique abilities to defend themselves from waves of enemies commanded by an alien Underlord.

The base game comes with a two-sided board!

 

Modular Board
Modular Board

 

Set Environment Board
Set Environment Board

As heroes defeat enemies, they'll obtain credits which are used to purchase new items and equipment. Use your hero abilities to gain every advantage possible. Solve enigmas to buy yourself extra time or bring in new heroes if one has died.

Do whatever it takes to prepare yourself for the arrival of the enemy Overlord - a formidable enemy that will challenge even the best equipped players.

Once the enemy Overlord appears, players will have an additional six rounds of play. Defeat the Overlord and the heroes win. If all of the heroes are killed in battle, or time runs out, then the battle for Earth will be lost. Will you be the one defending Earth? Or will you be the one who destroys it? 

Faction Overlord Card
Faction Overlord Card

 

In the single player and co-op mode, the heroes objective is to solve all six enigmas (one appears each round) and then destroy the Faction portal before the end of the 12th round.

Whenever a hero kills a Faction unit, they gain an enigma card. When the heroes have one of each of the enigma cards, they can solve an enigma.

Faction units are placed on the board at the beginning of each new round just like in the original and PvP versions, but the exact units that appear are determined by drawing Faction unit cards and spawn at the portal and randomly on the board using the d24! On their turn, they move to attack heroes that are in range or move to a defensive position at the enigma closest to the heroes.

Ultimately, heroes must destroy the well-armored portal after solving all the enigmas. They don't need to defeat the Overlord but the Overlord will still be there to defend the portal!

Rulebook! Click here to see the rulebook for the Original Mode and the basic mechanics of the game. The PvP and Solo/Co-Op rules will be soon to follow. This rulebook is a work in progress and as such still has editing to be done and art, layout, graphics, and other aspects will be improved upon and changed.

  

Character prototypes being shown at Gen Con 50
Character prototypes being shown at Gen Con 50

 

 Pinck -  A pretty normal guy until he was abducted by aliens, probed, and without consent, given a powerful robotic arm. With this arm, he is a master at controlling movement on the board. 

 Watch Ben from Watch It Paint It HERE as he paints our 3D printed prototype Liefe!

Sass - A high-ranking military officer who combines beauty and brains. Her air strike can devastate weaker units and her area heal can save lives.

 Frass -  A fun and fearless soldier that loves killing aliens. His ability to dual wield two-handed weapons makes him a force to be reckoned with.

Liefie - A mysterious half-human alien prince, who is on an odyssey to save his mother from the Goigon invasion. His unique ability to glitch in and out of existence, allows him to disappear and reappear all over the board.

 Watch Ben from Watch It Paint It HERE as he paints our  3D printed prototype Liefe!  

Effa - An alien mystic who is the last member of her species. She's able to tap into the minds of her enemies to control them and turn them against each other.

Thiago - A strong and dependable junkyard owner that has a knack for creating things out of scrap metal. He stacks armor, which makes him nearly indestructible.

Gavin -A charismatic and cunning smuggler. His ability to move items and credits between players for no actions, makes gameplay a lot easier.

Sass Example Dossier
Sass Example Dossier

The back of each card contains a character dossier showing a short background story about the character as well as some insight into their strengths and weaknesses.

   

 

*All unlocked stretch goals will automatically be included for all levels that include the base game.

*Shadow Squirrel Games reserves the right to sell remaining Kickstarter Exclusive stock from our minimum production run not used for the campaign. 

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Review & Roast

"I can honestly say I had a blast being a part of this...I can honestly say that you will never play the same game twice. If you are into the miniature, strategy, combat genre, this game is definitely going to be of interest to you. Especially if all of the stretch goals are met. I won’t give anything away here but, you will want to head to the Kickstarter page and give this a look."

Written Review            Podcast Review 

Unfiltered Gamer

"I really really like the component quality and the art and the miniatures - all wonderful stuff...Its always fair in this game...you never feel like your going to win."

Poke Your Eyes Out Games

"Wanted Earth is a blast to play! The end of the earth couldn't be more fun. Great replay-ability, and an experience we'll love to share with more friends."

George Jaros

"Overall, I found Wanted Earth to be a very solid playing game with a good theme, some innovative components, some interesting mechanics, accessible rules, and really cool miniatures."

Geek Dad

"All in all, if you like this type of game—fancy miniatures, different player powers, tactical strategy with a good dose of luck—then Wanted Earth seems like a fun title with relatively easy entry." -Jonathan Liu

League of Nonsensical Gamers

"Wanted Earth offers players a streamlined tactical, dice chucking skirmish game full of cinematic standoffs. The numerous combinations of hero abilities, unique timing mechanisms and high quality miniatures provides an experience which fans of the genre will certainly enjoy." -Dan

Shadow Squirrel Games highly values and supports local game stores. We are happy to provide retailers with the same benefits as normal backers in terms of both Kickstarter game contents and making sure they receive the games before normal distribution.

If you are a retailer, please contact the Wanted Earth Team at info@wantedearth.com during the campaign for more information on pricing and logistics.

 

Shipping will be charged after the project finishes through our pledge manager.

Following is a list of rough estimates for shipping. Keep in mind that these are estimates, and costs will be based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any optional add ons you choose.

US :$10-$20 to most states. $50 to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico

EU: $20-$30

UK: $15-$25

Canada : $15-$30

Rest of World : $30-$65

*Shipping rates for the Super Hero pledge level may be slightly higher than these quotes as the weight doubles to include two base games (as well as any potential add ons and stretch goals you would like). We don't, however, anticipate this cost going much higher than the higher end for each location.

*Unfortunately at this time we are unable to fulfill orders in Russia.

 

Eddie and his wife Anneke (pictured above with their two children James and Natalie) have loved games their entire lives in all forms. However, they had never played a miniature boardgame before, and honestly didn't really care to try until a friend brought over one of his favorite miniature board games and invited them to play. Instantly they were hooked! ​ Since Eddie had been creating his own worlds in his head since he was a boy, thinking of the Wanted Earth world was effortless and he soon realized that his ideas in his mind could potentially become something great. He started working on Wanted Earth and as time passed his friend Phil joined him and they started to gain real traction. Finally, and after many talented and supportive people joined our now amazing team, here we are and the dream that Eddie had is what you see here. 

 

Phil Vestal
Phil Vestal

Phil and his wife Erin have played board games since they first met, their first experience coming when they battled with Erin's brother in a game of Risk. The way that first game ended is still a source of debate to this day. Phil is an equal opportunity board gamer, enjoying everything from Monopoly and Chess to Werewolf and Catan. Anything that brings people to the table to have a great time! When Eddie shared the world and vision for Wanted Earth with Phil, he knew this was a game that people would love and has enjoyed helping bring it to life.

 

Risks and challenges

Wanted Earth is nearly finished and we have an agreement with a manufacturer to produce the game. The biggest challenge is the miniatures. We have been printing them using Shapeways for a year and are working with 3D artists and the manufacturer to make sure they are of the best quality.

The other potential challenges are any delays in manufacturing and/or shipping that happen with many projects. Any such delays will be clearly communicated with backers and will be solved using our partners both in manufacturing and fulfillment. These partners have extensive experience in making sure projects are completed. We are building in some extra time on the delivery date to account for any such challenges that may occur.

We also have a refund policy where once you receive your game, if you are not fully satisfied with the game, you can return the it to us and we will give you a full refund for the price you paid for the game.

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