Alien Run - Race For Riches
Alien Run - Race For Riches
Alien Run is a family game full of fun, excitement, surprise, mystery, twists, and turns. The secret to success is strategy.
Alien Run is a family game full of fun, excitement, surprise, mystery, twists, and turns. The secret to success is strategy. Read more
Hi! My Name is Brooke Klinker-Birdsong.
Thank you for taking the time to review this AMAZINGLY fun game! Alien Run has so many fun twist and turns. This game has been designed for ages 4 and up with up to 8 players.
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The secret to success is strategy. During the race each player can be detoured by an opponent. Think you have a plan? Think again! A Trump Card, Mystery Card, or landing on a wormhole may send you into a galactic U-turn.
The game board has several different components that are designed to throw each player off track. The first detour a player may face is a wormhole.
There are several wormholes throughout the game board. The green wormholes represent a positive passage or forward advancement. The blue wormholes however represent the negative passage or backward movement. The player can either land on a wormhole by the roll of the dice or be sent there by an opponent.
Each 'Roll Red Die' space allows the player to roll the red die and move forward the amount of spaces specified by the die.
The 'Go Back (Roll Red Die)' space on the board forces the player to roll the red die and move his or her game pawn back that number of spaces.
'Lose Next Turn' forces the player that lands on the space to forfeit his or her next turn. A player can only overcome this loss if he or she plays the Trump Card 'Free Turn'. The player can present the 'Free Turn' Trump Card at his or her next turn, the game then will resume as normal and the 'Lose Next Turn' space is no longer valid for that player.
The Mystery Card Space shows the $5 denomination and the word 'Mystery'. The player collects $5 (Orbs) and draws a Mystery Card. The Mystery Card can either be positive or negative for that player.
Trump Cards are used to throw your opponent off track and/or advance yourself. Anyone can purchase a Trump Card! Trump Cards are purchased from the bank and must be done during the players turn but BEFORE he or she rolls the dice. If the player rolls the dice then he or she cannot play or purchase a Trump Card until the next turn. The player can possess more than one Trump Card at a time however the player can only purchase and/or play one Trump Card per turn. The Trump Card that is purchased during a players turn cannot be used until that player's next turn. Once a player has used his or her Trump Card the card must be returned to the bank. Each player is supplied with a price list. The price list allows the player to financially and strategically plan his or her next move.
Finish Rewards are offered at the end of the game. The player who has the most money at the end of the game wins! The bonus structure is an incentive for finishing first, second, third, or fourth. The bonus adds a substantial amount of money for each player to cross the finish line.
5 denominations of money are used during the play of the game. The Orbs are $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. I hope you enjoy this incredibly fun game!
Hudspeth Family: "This game is a GREAT game! We had so much fun playing as a family. It was fun watching your children plan several moves ahead."
Lindsey Family: "Alien Run is a game of quick wits and crazy fun! I got to play the prototype and can't wait for the production model."
Sleigher Family: "What a blast. We played three times in one night!"
Harris Family: "Can we get ours now???. What a CRAZY fun game. My 9 year old daughter gives this game a 'TEN'!"
Wolf Family: "This is a great game for our grandchildren. I loved watching those little brains turn as they scheme against another. Hysterical!"
The funds raised will be used to manufacture the game Alien Run. As many of you know the cost to manufacture a game is VERY expensive and next to impossible for a first time inventor. I have found a company in Las Vegas, Nevada called Board Game Design, LLC that is willing to manufacture the game for me. The minimum amount to begin manufacturing totals $25K. I have read success stories on kickstarter and I am hopeful that kickstarter.com will be what gives me the break I need. This game has brought so much fun and joy to our family game night. Our friends and family have ranked this game one of the 'TOP 5' games that they have EVER played. I hope I can share this excitement and joy to your family too!
Risks and challenges
Everything is in place for this project. I currently own the patent, trademarks, and copyrights for Alien Run. I have also been accepted by the WBENC committee. Furthermore, the manufacturer selected to manufacture my product has been in business for 20+ years and has a great reputation for quality products. This manufacturer is located in Las Vegas, Nevada so resolving overseas issues with the manufacturer will not be an issue. The only potential challenge would be if large quantities such as 200K or more of product have been ordered and all products are requested to be delivered before Christmas.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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