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A board game of seeking out UFO evidence across the globe.  Investigate rumors, publish your own rumors, research crash sites.
A board game of seeking out UFO evidence across the globe. Investigate rumors, publish your own rumors, research crash sites.
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You are one of many researchers hoping to uncover enough evidence of the UFO phenomenon that the world must at long last believe.

In the board game UFO Hunter, each player travels across the globe looking for tangible, extra-terrestrial evidence. In order to beat the competition to this acclaim, players must carefully choose the best time to travel, buy just the right equipment, conduct the proper research, and publish rumors of new sightings.  Rumors may turn out to be nothing, or even a trap set by governments or private individuals.  Even exposing hoaxes can be beneficial to leading you to the truth and ultimately to victory.

Researchers and publishers may choose to back their own discoveries by placing a “stake” or amount of money on their rumor.  In this way they may share in the evidence that may be discovered by another player.  Or it may be possible that they are leading other players into danger.

Players keep a stable of contacts in case they run into problems.  Benefactors can help them get back to business if they become stranded.  Aviators help them travel farther.  Inventors help them build more and better detection equipment.

UFO Hunter is a game for 3 to 6 adventurers, ages 12 and up, designed by Mark Hanny, designer of Joe Magic Games since 1990.

UFO Hunter will not be available in retail stores.  Only Kickstarter supporters will own it.

• 36 Action Cards, 6 for each player to choose an action simultaneously in secret.  This also includes a bidding card for open trading.

• 36 Map Cards, that show where the rumors occur.

• 40 Rumor Cards played face-down so only researchers and publishers know what they are.

• 160 Tokens: 55 evidence tokens, 48 equipment tokens, 30 small money tokens, 15 large money tokens, 12 map tokens.

• Miscellaneous Components: 6 player cubes, 6 bidding clips, 18 contact hexes, 1 draw bag, 1 tie breaker pawn.

• 2 Game Boards: Open trading board, Map board.

If you would like to read the complete rules to UFO Hunter, visit the Joe Magic Games website here.

Father Geek Says, "I continue to be impressed with the Joe Magic Games."

”This game strikes just the right balance of difficulty and fun with speed and action!”

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Board Game Barker Says, "UFO Hunter is a great game..."

"I was pleasantly impressed at how well the mechanics meshed together and even more impressed at how much my gaming group enjoyed UFO Hunter."

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Risks and challenges

There are always risks with making a board game. The most significant one I see is delivering on time if the game goes bigger than expected. In that case we will have to choose an alternate production method and have the games produced overseas. That will slow the delivery time by a couple of months. Never the less, that would be a great problem to have. We look forward, as always, to making this fun game for you!

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