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Last updated August 9, 2015

Struggle: A Game of Deceit, Betrayal, and Survival

Struggle is a resource management board game that is based around making alliances, deceiving your friends, and above all surviving.

Struggle: A Game of Deceit, Betrayal, and Survival

Struggle is a resource management board game that is based around making alliances, deceiving your friends, and above all surviving.

$266
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 9 2015 3:59 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 9, 2015

About

Struggle: A Game of Deceit, Betrayal, and Survival is a game that my co-designers and I have been working on the past few years as a hobby. As gamers we have always had a passion for tabletop games and are now making strides to make our own games professionally. 

Struggle is a post apocalypse survival game where you, and up to five other survivors work together to survive until help arrives. While the shambling dead always persist, the real threat are your fellow survivors. Not everyone may want you to escape, or you might have your own agenda. One of the core aspects of Struggle is that you can lie, bluff, and deceive your way to win the game.

Struggle is a game where you must rely on fellow survivors to make it day to day. A dynamic that Struggle uses is backpacks that act as personal inventories which will hold resources everyone needs to survive. Backpack resources are hidden from your fellow survivors, Which allow everyone to lie about what they truly have. Your role as a survivor is to meet your own personal objective and escape alive by any means necessary. This may include killing other survivors by allowing them to starve, become sick, or pretending not to hear their screams as the dead tear them apart. Be careful who you betray, because the dead take grudges to the grave. 

This is just the start of what can be done in Struggle. You perform various tasks such as trading, scavenging, and even extortion. All is fair in the world of Struggle.

  • Players: 3 - 6 
  • Play Time: 90 - 150 minutes
  • Gameplay: Dice Rolling, Resource Management, Bluffing, Strategy, Voting.
  • Contents: 6 Screens, 6 Handouts, 126 Cards, 250 Tokens, 16 Markers, 1 Board, 2 20 Sided Dice, 1 Rulebook, 1 Reference Document, 1+ Backer Document.

I am asking for $20,000 to produce the game. Your investment will get us professionally created art assets for the entire game, including manufacturing and shipping. Your pledge will help make Struggle into a reality, and in turn help us to start a company to design more board games and expansions for Struggle.

What will you receive for supporting us making Struggle a reality? Well of course you receive the game, but we’re also giving out exclusive Kickstarter only deals and opportunities! You could even become part of the game! 

These stretch goals are made to be modular! They are not needed to enjoy your experience with Struggle, but to enhance it. At any point, you can add or remove these expansions in any order. For the ultimate Struggle experience, help us reach our stretch goals so we can make make these expansions into a reality!

The Locked and Loaded Expansion Pack will add a new spin on Struggle by adding weapon and item cards into the game. This will allow players to have bonuses to their rolls against zombies, help them with their scavenge rolls, or even to help or harm your fellow Survivors. 

In the Mutation Expansion Pack, the dead have become even more dangerous! A Nuclear Power Plant had a meltdown and has mutated the zombie population within the city, making them even deadlier than before. This will add another deck to the game to draw from when you encounter zombies. 

In the Scavenger Expansion Pack, take scavenging to a whole new level. This will add another deck to the game that will make scavenging more beneficial, but also more dangerous. There could be a year's worth of food around the corner, or a horde of zombies. 

The New Blood Expansion Pack will add 6 new survivors to the game, giving all new perspectives and play styles for the game itself. New Blood will also include a set of new objectives which adds new ways to win the game.

In the Survivor Clans Expansion Pack, the game will be turned into a team setting. With a minimum of 4 players and the maximum of 12, players are split in up to two to four Survivor Clans. These clans will fight to survive the dead, for resources, and each other. This Expansion will give a whole new rule set, objectives, additional tokens, and 6 new characters.

Risks and challenges

The major challenges that we will face is making sure the game is manufactured and sent out on time. With this being our first Kickstarter we are just getting our feet wet in the industry, but with a little bit of research and your funding, we will find the most suitable manufacturer to bring you the best quality game for your pledge.

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