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Outlast your neighbors when mutants, famine, ammo shortages and other calamities make life difficult for your nuclear family.
Outlast your neighbors when mutants, famine, ammo shortages and other calamities make life difficult for your nuclear family.
Outlast your neighbors when mutants, famine, ammo shortages and other calamities make life difficult for your nuclear family.
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End of the Line - Post-Apocalyptic Family Survival

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End of the Line is a game of post-apocalyptic family survival. Your goal is to outlast your opponents as you experience mutant attacks, dehydration, starvation and some of the worst pop culture references the end days has to offer. 3-5 Players (1st social stretch goal met), ~70 min, Ages 13+ brought to you by Fight in a Box.

In End of the Line, you experience the end times from the perspective of an everyday citizen. With your Dad, Mom, Boy, Girl and Dog your family must stand in line waiting for food, water, fuel, and ammo. Meanwhile, terrible things (played by you and your opponents) are happening trying to make collecting those resources difficult. It's worker placement gone horribly, horribly wrong.

End of the Line is a project 5 years in the making. Has been a convention favorite at events like Adepticon, Warmachine Weekend, CaptainCon, Convergence, and Con of the North. Now we're finally making it available to you in this Kickstarter.

Take a look at the full color rule book (stretch goal) here.  Find us on BGG here.

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 "You had me at 'kill the last human in the Food Line and add Spicy Pork to the menu.'" - Craig Gallant, The D6 Generation

"End of the Line is a terribly fun game with neat interactions, great components, and a riotous storyline. I had a great time playing it; you will, too." - Jeff Tidball, Game Designer

"What's not to love about stealing you friends wife and children and then watching him send an incompetent hitman that shoots his own father instead of me....it's awesome. Just promise me if you buy it you name each meeple...it really makes the game when Sally gets attacked by mutants and fluffy dies of dysentery!!" - David Farr, Nerdherders

"A great passive aggressive way to tell your friends how you really feel about them." - Mattew Alix, Nerdherders

Since we're into the last 48 hours, you may not have time to watch one of the better/longer videos below.  Here's a 3 min overview of game play.  We cover each phase and what happens in each.

Undead Viking walks though the game and gives his thoughts:

Your Turn Go talks about their experience playing and also walks through of some of the stretch goals (sorry, Seppy says "tiers" when he's talking stretch goals.)

Nick from Board Game Brawl does a great job of summing up End of the Line in 11 min.

 An entire game play video with commentary and opinions by All Us Geeks.

  The base game for EotL will come in a box. Ooooh....a box!

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Included in the base game, you will find: 5 game boards - 4 different lines and 1 graveyard; 32 Now Cards (Blue); 48 Event Cards (Green); 24 Calamity Cards (White with Gray Backs); 16 Law Cards (White Cards); 1 First Player Button (Yellow); 5 Families in Purple, Green, Blue, Red & Orange including 1 Home Plate, 1 Pass Card, 1 Dog, 1 Dad, 1 Girl, 1 Boy, and 1 Mom; 21 resource cubes of each type: Water, Food, Fuel, and Ammo.

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Also, you can purchase additional copies of End of the Line for $50 per basic copy or $55 per premium just add that amount to your pledge.

Premium Edition - Everything in the base game, plus a Kickstarter exclusive set of 12 cards to add additional variations   

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Adopt a family - A chance to name each family! You could just call them the Orange Family...or they could be named after you! (Or named something of your choice...within reason! This is a family game, people!)

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Plus! As a Kickstarter Exclusive, you can buy our first game, Squirrel or Die! In the exclusive color of Radioactive Green! Please add $25 to your pledge for this add-on item.  Find out more about Squirrel or Die here.

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 Calamity Cards

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 Resource Cubes

Families: Each family has 1 Home Plate, 1 Pass Card, and 5 Family Members: 1 Boy, 1 Dad, 1 Mom, 1 Girl, and 1 Dog.

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$22,500 - 3rd set for the Unique Family Variant - New rules for your families to provide variations in strategy and play.

We did it! The 3rd Set of Families has been unlocked.
We did it! The 3rd Set of Families has been unlocked.

$24,500 - Hope based calamities and color rulebook. Sometimes a disaster can open paths previously blocked.

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$27,500 - Home Plates and Double Sided Boards. We're going to upgrade the home plates from playing cards to nice mini boards. We'll also double side all the playing boards to read "closed" on the reverse side (like in the videos.)

#1. Help us spread the word! If we reach 100 shares of this project's Kickstarter video on Facebook we'll add the 5th family to the game.  That means 5 more meeples, 1 home plate, 1 pass card, and 12 resources (3 of each.) And a total player count of 3-5. COMPLETED.

The 5th family is now in the base game.
The 5th family is now in the base game.

 #2. We want to trade you for the Black Market. We'll trade you 100 "Secret Stash" Selfies tweeted to @fightinabox #EndoftheLine or messaged to Fight in Box on FB. What makes it a "Secret Stash" Selfie? We not only want a picture of you making your best post apocalyptic face, but included is an object you'd want in your fallout shelter. Since any trade at the Black Market is a one-for-two, we'll also use the best selfie as an inspiration for a card in the Inevitable Machine Revolt(IMR) - the first End of the Line expansion (more on IMR later.) One selfie per person will be considered for the stretch goal/inspiration. Also, nothing too awkward please. COMPLETED.  Congrats to Edward for inspiring the most likes - mmmm beer.

The Black Market is now in the base game.
The Black Market is now in the base game.

 #3. The Blitz - Part 1 Complete. Less waiting, more gaming. We unlocked the Print-n-Play for all backers of the base game and above.

Stay Tuned! We'll send the PnP out with the early versions to the manufacturer
Stay Tuned! We'll send the PnP out with the early versions to the manufacturer

#4. The Blitz - Part 2 complete. We made our goal before the final 48 hour email reminder. We'll include another set of families for the unique family variant in the base game and above.

The Blitz is complete!
The Blitz is complete!

Risks and challenges

As with many boardgame projects there is risk in production timelines slipping. We have set a date that allows for time for the unforeseen to occur and to allow us to produce the best possible version of the game to deliver to you.

If any delays should occur or should we have enough backers that we believe the timeline may slip we promise to be transparent with the reasons, the solutions and updated timelines as we progress.

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    Premium Edition: Includes the base game as well as a pack of Kickstarter exclusive cards to add to the game. Meant as an extra challenge, the Premium Edition cards include the "resource restrictions variant" and an additional set of family cards for the "unique family variant." These cards are not required to play.

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