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About

We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported Little Pig and pledged to help us get the game made. It was an honor to work on this campaign with you and we plan to either find a publisher for Little Pig or relaunch on Kickstarter in the next year. To stay informed visit the Weird City Games website or email me at info@weirdcitygames.com to join our mailing list and keep up to date with Little Pig’s progress.

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"I am very pleased with this little game. There is much more going on than the game’s title and components would suggest at first glance. It caught all of us by surprise and we were delighted by what we found. The game plays very well with Child Geeks and yet keeps even the most elitist Gamer Geek engaged."

                                                                      - Cyrus, Fathergeek.com

Little Pig is a strategic, social game of bluffing, trickery, and double-think. The theme is brought to life through highly evocative artwork and amazing components inspired by the classic fairytale. The heart of the game is the Gather phase—you send your pig to collect resources (straw, wood, and brick) through hidden action selection. Players reveal their cards simultaneously: cheers erupt from some as they’ve outwitted their opponents while others watch their little pigs run for their lives. Fairy tale friends, treacherous wolves, and an interactive, dynamic game of deduction await you in the world of Little Pig.

Is Little Pig a Kid's Game?

We get asked this so frequently that we wanted to highlight it right up at the top of the Kickstarter page. Little Pig is not a kid's game, but you can play it with kids, and kids love it. What does that mean? Well, one of the things we love about this game is that the complexity is not in the rules or the mechanics, but is in the people at the table with you. Like poker, it can be played as a game of luck and whimsy, but it also can be played as a game of deep strategy, risk evaluation, and bluffing. 

 Try it Out!

We know we have a great game on our hands, and we'd love to give you a chance to try it out. Here's two ways you can:

Print and Play: Just download it, print it out and sleeve it up!

Tabletopia: A really cool digital platform for board games that just finished its own Kickstarter!

  • 1 Game Board
  • 3 Player Boards
  • 36 Wooden House Sections (12 Straw/Wood/ Brick)
  • 36 Single Resource Tokens - 15 Straw, 12 Wood, 9 Brick
  • 12 Multi-Resource Tokens (4 Straw/ Wood/Brick)
  • 20 Guess Cards
  • 9 Gather Cards
  • 9 Friend Cards
  • 3 Pig Tokens
  • 1 Starting Player Token
  • 1 Wolf Token
  • 1 Rulebook

"You're not worried about the rules so much anymore, you're actually pitting your mind against the other people at the table...that high intensity, that immersion...that's the kind of thing I enjoy in games and Little Pig has that in spades." - Undead Viking

 Watch the Undead Viking video review here:

If you enjoy games where the objective is simple, but the path to reach it is anything but, then do sit down and play Little Pig. It’ll demand much of your mental power to be competitive, but it won’t be a pig about it." - Cyrus, Fathergeek.com

"If you are obvious about what you'll be doing, you're going to help others win." -Child Geek  

"I thought this was just a light weight gateway Euro game at first, but now I see it's so much more." -Parent Geek

"This is a game that is played on two tables. The first is the one in front of all the players. It gives everyone information, but not everything. The second table is the one in every player's mind..." -Gamer Geek

"The key mechanic is the guessing and gathering–figuring out where other players are headed, and using that knowledge to your own advantage." Jonathan Liu, Geekdad.com

"Little Pig reminds me of the classic eurogames they don’t make enough of anymore. It has a great theme and great art; it’s accessible, interactive, and just plain fun." - Andy Mesa, Founder of Dice and Drinks Boardgame Meetup

"Psychological, highly interactive, thematic and immersive... I actually feel like I am inside a dark fairy tale." Ryan Spangler, co-designer of Sol: Last Days of a Star

The Simultaneous Reveal: Each round of Little Pig begins with the Gather Phase in which each player secretly chooses which location they will send their pig to. If your pig is alone it will collect all of the resources in that area. If other pigs are present you will have to share.

The Guess: Use your powers of deduction and bluffing to outwit your fellow players by playing Guess cards during the Gather Phase. These cards let you boost your own gather or impede other players. You must guess correctly as to where the other players are headed to use the cards effectively. The Guess cards let you pull off sneaky maneuvers like pig pocketing other players who are gathering with you, visiting your secret stash, or tipping off the wolf. You may play one Guess card at the same time as you play your Gather card. If you can correctly guess what the other pigs are up to, you will come out ahead.

Little Pig game in progress (prototype components)
Little Pig game in progress (prototype components)

Fairy Tale Friends: Lucky for you, many Fairy tale friends from other classic stories will come to help you build your house. Each friend has a powerful ability that will aid you in out-building the other pigs. Rumpelstiltskin can transmute straw to wood or brick, the Fairy Godmother provides plenty for all the little pigs in need (but more for you), and Puss in Boots is so cute the other pigs can't resist giving you some resources. Each time you build a wall you will gain a new friend, and then choose whether to keep that friend or send them to another pig's house, forcing them to discard any friends they had.

Resource Management and Building: All of the pigs are racing to complete three houses. Successfully gather the resources you need and spend them wisely to build your houses. Any three houses wins the game, so an accurate analysis of what resources are available and what the other players are looking to build coupled with savvy use of your own resources and Guess cards, will lead you to victory.

Family Rules: In the family rules for younger children the game is played without the Guess cards and with a reduced number of Friend cards. With older children, or children who are familiar with the game, all of the Friends can be used with a simplified version of the Guess deck that contains the more easily understood Guess cards.

Little Pig Rulebook (Second Draft) Link

  • Pledge at the This Little Pig Had Fun! level or higher and you will receive the game before it is available at retail.
  • Help make this game great! You will get the opportunity to propose and vote on which new Fairy tale friends and tricky Guess cards will be added to the game. Your input and participation is invaluable.
  • We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the game return it to us within 30 days of receiving it and we will give you a complete refund.
  • Your Support is Essential: We have done all of the work designing and creating original art for this game and need your help to make it a reality.
  • Awesome Stretch Goals: By pledging now for $25 or more you are eligible for any and all Kickstarter stretch goals.

Little Pig is already a great game with fantastic artwork, high quality components and exciting gameplay; we are confident it can become even better if we all spread the word, rally the board gaming community, and exceed our basic funding goal! 

$22,000 - A New Friend
While the three little pigs are the heroes in this game, they are not the only Fairy tale characters who take part in this story. Indeed there are many friends you will meet as you build your way to victory, and as our first stretch goal, we'd like you choose which one to include!

$25,000 - ?????

$30,000 - The City
The four player game keeps the core gameplay and mechanics of Little Pig, but adds The City as an additional area for the pigs to gather resources. One of each resource is added to The City each turn. With four players the resources are even tighter (as The City adds diversity, but not that much of it). Can you keep your eyes on all the other pigs?

Our games are shipped by freight to fulfillment centers across the globe to eliminate customs fees & import taxes and keep our shipping prices low. Backers in these regions will not pay any additional fees or taxes.

The This Little Pig Had Fun! Pledge level includes $8 for the shipping of the game. We calculated the cost of shipping to each country by subtracting $8 from the total cost of freight shipping and postage.

Backers in countries outside the USA will have the below amounts added to their pledge at the time of check out.

  • $8 Canada, Puerto Rico, China, Hong Kong
  • $10 Australia, Western EU (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.)
  • $15 Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia
  •  $18 Norway, Switzerland, Central Europe (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia),
  • $30 Everywhere Else

This project would not be possible without all of you, our wonderful backers. We seek to honor your vital contribution with our solemn promise that backer copies of Little Pig will be shipped out before the game is available for purchase from retailers or at conventions. You know what they say: the early pig got the game first…or something like that.

We also pledge to make this Kickstarter campaign fun, interactive and participatory. During the March of the Ants campaign our wonderful backers helped us choose new insects and ant species to add to the game. They also helped us design the wooden round marker and active player marker. It was amazing to work together with so many amazing backers and we look forward to doing it again.

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My name is Tim Eisner and I am the founder of Weird City Games. I created this company because playing games with friends and strangers is one of my favorite pastimes, something I've enjoyed throughout my life. Our first game, March of the Ants, was a great success on Kickstarter and has been well received by the boardgame community. I love the depth of interaction that table top gaming promotes and am very honored to be sharing my second project with the world.

Little Pig was designed by myself along with our troupe of super secret playtesters and fringe designers known as the Homnifriends. It features amazing original artwork by Jason Reynolds and Ryan Swisher. We have worked on this game for over two years, crafting the rules, creating the original artwork and playtesting endlessly. We are thrilled with the final product and cannot wait to share it with you all. Thank you for building with us!

Onward,
Tim Eisner

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Risks and challenges

This is our second project on Kickstarter and while we feel very confident in our ability to produce and deliver an amazing finished product, there are a number of potential challenges that can occur in any project that are important to acknowledge and understand.

Manufacturing

We have been in contact with our production partner and have mapped out the entire production process. We are working with one of the most diligent and highest quality manufacturers, and feel confident that they will deliver our project on time and to the highest standards.

Shipping

Providing a good product is not only about making a great game; it is delivering it to our backers in the best, most cost-effective manner possible. During our last project we built relationships with shipping companies and delivered our first game around the world. We will continue to grow those relationships to insure that Little Pig will reach all customers as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Playtesting

We have been testing and tweaking Little Pig for over two years. It has gone through countless revisions and we are very confident and happy with the final product. We have played it over 200 times. We have tested it at conventions in Portland, Seattle and Los Angeles as well as local gaming meet ups. The game has been blind playtested by more than ten independent groups of gamers. We have used all those playtests to create a game we love and our playtesters have responded with enthusiastically!

Art

I have had the great pleasure to work with Jason Reynolds and Ryan Swisher to design all of the art for this game. It has been a joy to watch these very talented artists bring the fairy tale world to life. We have more than 75% of the art completed and we are on schedule to be finished by the end of our Kickstarter campaign. We are passionate about the art and the way it enhances the design and immersive theme of the game.

We are putting as much love and intention into our second project as we put into our first and we are confident that we can deliver a great project. We are excited to learn from and work through any difficulties that may arise. Thank you for your support!

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