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About

Circuit Breaker is a casual strategy game that can be played with up to four players. All players attempt to successfully re-wire their own houses in time for a hastily scheduled house party, and they score points by connecting a variety of quirky electrical doodads to their home circuits. Set collection, tile placement, and crafty rodents will be put to use in a fun and cheeky race to be the most "happening" place on the block.

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Reference your hidden objective card, the appliances on it will score you more points during the game.
Reference your hidden objective card, the appliances on it will score you more points during the game.
Place tiles out onto your play area to form your network. Only appliances placed on your network will score you points at the end of the game.
Place tiles out onto your play area to form your network. Only appliances placed on your network will score you points at the end of the game.
Discard wires and appliances to cover cards you think your opponents may want. This gives you cheese, which is used for manipulating other players' mice.
Discard wires and appliances to cover cards you think your opponents may want. This gives you cheese, which is used for manipulating other players' mice.
Place your mouse on any opponent's appliance or on any tile (but cheese) in the marketplace, use your mouse to claim tiles you want.
Place your mouse on any opponent's appliance or on any tile (but cheese) in the marketplace, use your mouse to claim tiles you want.
Use your cheese to defend your appliances from other players' mice, or to lure them off of tiles you want. Cheesed mice always return to the appliance stack.
Use your cheese to defend your appliances from other players' mice, or to lure them off of tiles you want. Cheesed mice always return to the appliance stack.
Advance the round counter when all players have taken a turn. When the round counter lands on a space with a symbol, each player is dealt a tile of that type.
Advance the round counter when all players have taken a turn. When the round counter lands on a space with a symbol, each player is dealt a tile of that type.

Below is our stretch goal section. As the goals in the maze are unlocked, the mice will cover them, tapping the little pressure plates. The light will come on next to that goal illustrating it has been unlocked. When enough of the goals have been unlocked to meet or exceed a number on the switchboard below, that stretch goal will be unlocked for everybody!

Due to 3 social achievements being met by all of you, we have unlocked our first stretch goal! It is an adorable alarm clock meeple used on the round counter in place of a standard blue cube!

Freshwater Game Co is committed to making fun, family friendly games that can be enjoyed over and over again. We pledge to use sustainable materials whenever possible, including the use of corn based shrink wrap and recycled paper stock. Components and materials are also purchased by local companies whenever possible, and all units are assembled in Minnesota. Circuit Breaker is our second release, and we have learned an incredible amount from and since Sectre, our first release with regards to production and fulfillment processes. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/87707751/sectre-0?ref=created_projects) We love what we do and are grateful for your support.

Hannah and Peter are Minnesota residents with a passion for art and gaming. Circuit Breaker is the second (and most adorable) project they have worked on together, and was inspired by their interest in quirky storytelling found in children's books. They have a love for each other, their two wonderful dogs, and designing games together.

Thanks for going on this journey with us.

Happy gaming,

Hannah and Peter, Freshwater Game Company

Risks and challenges

We have learned so much since our first release SECTRE with regards to the production process. We will be using the same production companies local to the Minneapolis area to source the product, utilizing our familiarity with their process and eliminating the risk of overseas shipping. In addition we have allotted 9 months for the fulfillment of Circuit Breaker, but we hope to fulfill early if all goes to plan. International backers should not experience any VAT tax, and if in the unexpected case they do, Freshwater Game Company is prepared to reimburse the difference.

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