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Take on the role of an adventurer in the Old West competing to handle various challenges.  Will you become the next Legend of the West?
Take on the role of an adventurer in the Old West competing to handle various challenges.  Will you become the next Legend of the West?
Take on the role of an adventurer in the Old West competing to handle various challenges. Will you become the next Legend of the West?
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Players take turns moving around the main board, carrying out classic activities of the Old West, like taking on cattle-herding jobs, bank robbing, or engaging in horse-breaking; if you are good at riding, you might end up with a nice stallion to sell! Gunslingers can go searching for wanted outlaws in the badlands or take on jobs to escort stagecoaches or deal with gangs of Desperados. Hunters will seek out wildlife in the forests (be careful as some animals might hunt you instead), while others might seek fortune by searching for gold in the mountains or gambling in the town saloons. Be careful though, as you never know when other players will challenge you to a duel and try to rob you!

Spurs: a Tale in the Old West is an adventure game for 3-5 players that plays in 30-60 min.

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Every copy of Spurs: A Tale in the Old West includes everything needed to play. Let's take a look at what's inside the Core Game Box!

The Core Game includes: 1 Game Board, 24 Equipment Cards, 36 Challenge Tokens, 16 Desperado Cards, 15 Saloon Cards, 30 Event Cards, 5 Character Boards, 5 Bullet Bags, Some Bullet Tokens, 4 Six-sided Dice, Lots of Wanted and Spurs Tokens, Rules and 5 Cowboy Miniatures!

The 6-Player Expansion adds everything you need for a 6th player to the game, such as another character, the Gambler, as well as another Bullet Bag, some Bullet Tokens, new Equipment Cards, and a Cowboy Miniature!

The 6-Player Expansion includes:The Gambler, a Bullet Bag, 3 new Equipment Cards, some Bullet Tokens, and a Cowboy Miniature.

Spurs is developed, playtested and almost ready to go into production, but we need your help to get it to the finish line. That is why we chose to do the game here at Kickstarter.

We have some really cool ideas to enhance the quality of the Core Game and decided Stretch Goals would be the best way to add miniatures, custom dice, and wood bullets to the game. We hope you will help us expand the experience, and overall gameplay into something so much more.

Thanks for looking at our project, and we hope you consider pledging!

Here is a link to the word doc of the rules                                                         http://mrbgames.com/catalog.html

Here is a video overview/review with Eric Martin from BGG News!          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQg1TMEywmc

If you would like to learn more about us, please visit our website: www.mrbgames.com 

Check us out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mrbgames

Our first review! Check it out - http://geek-craft.com/wordpress/?p=1391 Thanks to the good folks at Geek-Craft for their kind words!

Here is a nice podcast from the folks at All Us Geeks - http://www.allusgeeks.com/2014/01/aug-the-game-of-crowd-funding-01-07-2014/  Thanks to some of our backers for helping on this one!

A cool little interview with Mr. B. about Spurs - http://www.indiecardboard.com/spurs Thanks to Jason for the support.

Thanks to the good folks at the Boardgame Pirate Podcast for having me on the other night. Super cool guys and a fun time! http://www.boardgamepirates.com/episodes/Episode16.mp3

That's at least 25% off the expected MSRP (maybe even more) and may include some FREE items to KS backers (see unlocked goals below). The KS items we unlock will be available later, but at a fee, so please consider backing today, and help us get even MORE cool FREE items!

That's at least 25% off the expected MSRP (maybe even more) and may include some FREE items to KS backers (see unlocked goals below). The KS items we unlock will be available later, but at a fee, so please consider backing today, and help us get even MORE cool FREE items!

Buy 3 and SAVE! Idea for game groups or retail stores! Early Bird Pricing when you buy 3 - plus all Stretch Goals.

 Below is the start of some plans we have to improve the quality of the game. While cardboard is fine for most things, we REALLY want to do plastic cowboys, wood bullets, and custom dice. What better way to add these things to the game than via stretch goals!

 Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your support, we have added a new item to the game, the Improved Ammo Card. This is a 4 card upgrade to all copies of Spurs. The Improved Ammo can be purchased in Towns (but is limited in quantity) and used in your Bullet Bag to increase your chances as a one-time special!

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

 As an added BONUS, if we unlock the 32k Goal, we will add 4 White Wood Bullets to each game as well!

Kickstarter Backers Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Unlocked

Thanks to your support, we have added this BONUS GOAL. Kickstarter Backers will get Custom Dice with their copy of Spurs!

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

The above picture is of laser cut dice. As an added BONUS, all copies of Spurs will have upgraded Custom Dice (made from a mold), if we unlock the 33k and 40k Stretch Goals! Backers can't lose on this bet. If we unlock the goals, YOU get nicer Custom Dice. If we don't, you still get nice laser cut dice! - (Note: 33k and 40k Goals will replace this goal, meaning backers will get 1 set of dice, not 2 sets).

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status:  Unlocked

Thanks to your support, we now have plastic miniature cowboys for EACH character in the game in their player color! This is an upgrade to all copies of Spurs, and replaces the player tokens.

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

BONUS GOAL UNLOCKED - As an added bonus, we have added a miniature to the 6th player expansion! -- Available to backers OUTLAW and Above.

 What a cool figure! Dave really nailed this one. I absolutely LOVE it!

 We both learned so much working together last time on minis!

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your continued support, we can produce a mini expansion called Henchmen & High Noon! This is a FREE mini expansion for Kickstarter Backers that will be available at some point in the future for non backers, but at a fee (such as sold via the BGG store or Cons).

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

Thanks to Sarah for the inspiration on High Noon. We have playtested this originally for a 2 player item, and realized its pretty fun, and could work with any number of players, but ESPECIALLY with 2.

 Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status:  Locked

With your support, we can produce wooden bullets for the bullet bags! This is an upgrade to all copies of Spurs and will replace the standard cardboard bullet tokens currently used. If we reach this goal, we will add White Bullets for the Improved Ammo Cards as well (20k Goal).

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

BONUS GOAL- As an added bonus, we will also add bullets to the 6th player expansion! -- Available to backers OUTLAW and Above.

Thanks to all the backers funding us in less than 72 hours, we have decided to upgrade this Stretch Goal with Meeple Bullets!!

 We love Meeple Bullets, and we hope you will too!

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we will produce Plastic Riding Dice. This is an upgrade to all copies of Spurs and will replace the standard D6 dice currently used. These Thematic Dice offer a great feel to movement.

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

Super cool for theme, these riding dice have inspired us to make new riding rules as well!

Core Game Stretch Goal Announced - Status: Locked

With your support, we can produce Plastic Direction Dice. This is an upgrade to all copies of Spurs and will replace the standard D6 dice currently used. These Thematic Dice offer easy identification for direction, instead of using the D6 and a chart.

Available to all backers BANDIT and above.

Super cool dice indeed!

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Want more Stretch Goals? So do we! Check back each day to see what all we can unlock together!

We have some cool Add-Ons we are finally able to offer. After much discussion and back and forth, we are quite happy with them!

This set of 4 Horse Dice and 4 Movement Dice can be used to replace the D6 dice in the Core Spurs game for Movement and Cattle Rustling, and gives players a cool, thematic experience. The dice are engraved Anodized Red and Blue Aluminum and are available by adding $45 to your pledge.

Note: Above picture is just a sample of what Aluminum Dice look like.

This set of 4 Horse Dice and 4 Movement Dice can be used to replace the D6 dice in the Core Spurs game for Movement and Cattle Rustling, and gives players a cool, thematic experience. The dice are laser cut Red and Blue Plastic and are available by adding $25 to your pledge!

Still planned as a Stretch Goal, we are offering extra dice here in Plastic.

Note: The image above is close to final, but the finals will be white icons, not black as pictured.

All Pledge Levels include shipping (except Name a Desperado). All you have to do is click on the Pledge Level that best describes where you live, and your all set! No more complicated charts, adding to your pledge, or shipping questions as we have figured it all out for you. We will ship your rewards within the USA, EU or Canada which also means you will have no surprise customs, or VAT fees upon delivery either!

We have tried our best to get the lowest possible rates, while at the same time using a reliable, and reputable service. This has proved very challenging with lots of international customs laws changing, as well as a lack of providers. We are quite happy with the service we have put together, and if you, or someone you know has a Kickstarter project and would like help with Worldwide Shipping and Fulfillment, please email us and we would be happy to help. (Please send inquiries during the middle of the campaign, or after it ends if possible, and we will do our best to get in touch with you as fast as possible).

5th Street Productions has announced SPURS -- a new Western Series -- is now in development!

SPURS – A Legendary Saga in the Old West, but with a new twist! Stay tuned for upcoming details!

Yeehaw!!!

Super cool right? I was so excited when I got the press release from 5th Street Productions about this. For those that do not know, 5th Street has done all of my Kickstarter videos and are a local video/film company who have been hard at work with their western tv show, Spurs for quite some time now. Good luck ladies, and we are so proud of you both! 

 I could not resist making this! What a great way to kick off 2014!

If you have made it down this far, GREAT, I hope we may have convinced you to help us. Here is a little info about who we are.

Ole Steiness - Game Designer, of Spurs: A Tale in the Old West. Ole has been making games since 2009 and his last design Police Precinct has just recently Kickstarted a reprint, and new expansion!

Sean Brown - President of Mr. B. Games and Developer/Co-Designer of Spurs: A Tale in the Old West. Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 10 years, most of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Age of Empires III, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm (and all of its expansions), Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World (and all of its expansions), Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.

Mr. B. Games is a one-man publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. After a few small card games (Teraforming, Stoplights), Mr. B. Games went on hiatus from publishing from 2009 - 2012 but has resumed publishing once again, and is excited to have the next title in the 2014 lineup with Spurs!

Our Sculptor - Dave has worked for some BIG miniature companies overseas (and here in the states), on their "Games" from inside his "Workshop" for over 10 years. We decided to hire him again to create real miniature "green" sculpts vs. 3d computer renders. When it comes time to produce the game we can go directly to the mold process, speeding up our manufacturing process, and helping us control the quality of our pieces, (something we can touch and see, vs. a 3d render on a PC screen). This costs a little more to Mr. B. Games, (and some folks may say is a little "old school") but we are confident in Spurs: A Tale in the Old West, and this is kind of like our pledge into the project ourselves (investing in these making of Greens). We hope you will be confident in the project too! Please Pledge today and perhaps we can make even more cowboy sculpts!

Our Artists - Jason has been fantastic to work with during this process. We all LOVE what he has done with the gameboard, and how he has brought the different Towns to life in his own style. Gino, thanks for your work on the cover piece and for also being so easy to work with. We could not have the "feel" of this universe without both of you talented gentlemen!

Our Video Crew – 5th Street Productions has done an outstanding job yet again on another fantastic video. I could not have done this project without them!  Check them out on facebook if you would like to have them do your videos!

www.facebook.com/5thStreetProductions

THANKS EVERYONE  FOR TAKING THE TIME TO VISIT OUR PROJECT!

Risks and challenges

With every project there are risks, but I hope that my past track record in publishing, as well as my design and development work at Eagle Games will put everyone's minds at ease. Many of the folks on Kickstarter are just learning all the ins and outs of the industry, and while this is only Mr. B. Games' second Kickstarter, I am not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2005. With my previous experiences I can pool on the 8+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. I hope that you will help support me in my solo publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games!

Some of you may have been backers of our last project, Alien Uprising. For that, we thank you! Alien Uprising is in final stages of file preparation and the miniatures are just getting started. We look to be right in line for an on-time or even earlier deliver schedule, and we hope to be able to deliver Spurs very close to the same time. Please visit our Alien Uprising Kickstarter page for bi-monthly updates on the progress there (as well as any question or comments you may have - as we wish to keep the two projects separate from each other).

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