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Seek out lost adventurers across the World of Arzium in this quick strategy game from the creator of Near and Far.
Seek out lost adventurers across the World of Arzium in this quick strategy game from the creator of Near and Far.
4,916 backers pledged $221,927 to help bring this project to life.
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Welcome to Arzium,

land of ancient civilizations, bizarre creatures, unexplained wonders, and vibrant characters. A great sleeping sickness has spread across the land, sending every type of creature to wander for hundreds of miles in a dazed, incoherent march. It’s your job to seek them out and wake them from their sleep, recruiting them to help you find even more lost souls! 

Arzium is the setting of other games including Above and Below, Near and Far, Islebound, and City of Iron.

We will send a survey to the email associated with your Kickstarter account using the CrowdOx pledge manager system. You will be able to choose add-ons and provide your shipping information at that time. If you change addresses before we ship your rewards, you will be able to access your survey at this link (after we have launched the pledge manager): https://app.crowdox.com/retrieve/953146955/roam-0  

Search the land of Arzium and rescue lost adventurers

  • Use adventurers in your party to search in unique patterns.
  • Claim land cards and add rescued adventurers to your growing party.
  • Spend coins to purchase artifacts that grant unique abilities.
  • 2-4 Players, 30-45 Min
  • Ages 8+

In Roam, you and up to three friends compete to find lost adventurers. Tarot-sized adventurer cards include characters from Near and Far, Above and Below, City of Iron, and Islebound. The opposite side of each card depicts a landscape split into six squares, and two rows of three of these cards are placed in the center of the playing area to make the board.

Each turn, you may activate one of the adventurer cards in your party by flipping the card face down. Activating an adventurer allows you to place search tokens on the board in the shape depicted on your adventurer card. When every square on a landscape card has been searched, the player who did the most claims the card, finding the lost adventurer and adding them to their party. Each adventurer you add to your party gives you points and a new search pattern that you can use.

When searching, you also claim coins, which can be spent to use special actions or purchase artifacts with useful powers. When one player has ten adventurers in their party, the game ends, and the player with the most points wins.

Read the full rule book here. (This rule book is not final.)

What special bonus do you get if you back?

If you back for a copy of the game, you'll also receive a special Animals promo pack with 5 additional cards!

 What are people saying about Roam?

-Rahdo Runs Through


"I’m very enthusiastic about Roam, so, I’d recommend it. If you enjoy that kind of spatial area-control or you like deckbuilding-esque games, I’ve really enjoyed this one..."

-What's Eric Playing


"We really enjoyed it. It's more than beautiful -- which of course it is -- it's very charming (we loved the flavor text for finding each wanderer) and it's the smoothest engine-builder imaginable." 

-Alf Seegert 


"Roam goes beyond a traditional area control game by adding the unique perspective layer. Having to not only anticipate and plan for an opponent’s next move, but to do so from a completely different perspective, is a nice twist on a pretty simple concept. Plus, finding and saving familiar characters from their bizarre behavior is an enjoyable, thematic element that brings Arzium to life!” 

-Spencer Williams

Each of these add-ons will be available separately in the pledge manager after the campaign funding period ends.
Each of these add-ons will be available separately in the pledge manager after the campaign funding period ends.

What are people saying about Haven?

"It’s about the joy of peeling back layers of mastery and discovering that there’s more beneath the skin than first met the eye.

It is, in other words, Alf Seegert at his absolute best."

-Dan Turot, SPACE-BIFF!

Read the full review!


"If you are on the lookout for a great 2-player game, this is definitely one to consider and is among the best games released in 2018."

-David Wiley, Cardboard Clash


Stretch goals complete!
Stretch goals complete!

Rewards shipping to addresses within the US, EU, and Canada will be shipped from within the US, EU, and Canada.

The cost of shipping will be charged after the campaign has ended. When the pledge manager goes out you will be asked to fill our your backer survey and you will be charged for shipping at that time.

Here are the estimated shipping costs. (Prices listed are estimates only and may be subject to change.)

Estimated shipping costs are for the base game only. Combo-packs and add-ons will increase the cost of shipping, usually by a few dollars. 

International Shipping: As per Customs law, we cannot label the game as a gift for shipping. International shipments will be subject to customs charges depending on the country to which you are shipping.

Retail Version: The standard retail version of Roam will have an MSRP of $29.99. It will not include the Animals promo pack.

Rulebook: Find the rulebook here

Changing Backer Levels: For this project we are unable to change or accept alterations to the backer level rewards. After the project ends, backers can add additional copies and a few other limited Red Raven products to their rewards through the pledge manager.

It is possible that this game will be printed later by international publishers in various languages. Please take this into consideration when deciding if you would like to pledge.

Risks and challenges

This is my sixteenth Kickstarter project, and with each project, I could not have printed and produced them without our Kickstarter backers. This game is almost ready to be printed, but not without your support!.

There are many other challenges to making sure any Kickstarter project is successful. Because of occasional unforeseen events, it is common for board game production to be delayed. I've done all I can to ensure that this game will be delivered on time if funded. Of course, delays can happen, but the majority of my projects have been delivered early.

Another challenge is making sure that all the files and rules are correct when sent to the printer. I've done the graphic design and artwork for many games. My experience helps me ensure a smooth pre-production process.

With your help, we can have the funds to print the game, deal with any obstacles, and make sure you are delivered a quality product.

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    Roam

    One copy of ROAM plus the Animals Promo Pack. Shipping will be charged after the campaign through the pledge manager. See shipping estimates on the campaign page.

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    Roam + Gem Maps Expansion

    One copy of ROAM plus the Animals Promo Pack and the gem maps expansion. Shipping will be charged after the campaign through the pledge manager. See shipping estimates on the campaign page.

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    Roam Complete

    One copy of ROAM plus the Animals Promo Pack. This combo pack also includes a set of metal frog coins and the Gem Maps expansion. Shipping will be charged after the campaign through the pledge manager. See shipping estimates on the campaign page.

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    Roam Ultimate Combo Pack!

    One copy of ROAM plus the Animals Promo Pack. This combo pack also includes a set of metal frog coins, a copy of Haven, the Gem Maps expansion, and a box of over 20 Red Raven promo cards. Shipping will be charged after the campaign through the pledge manager. See shipping estimates on the campaign page.

    Includes:
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    • Animals Promo Pack
    • 40 Metal Frog Coins
    • Haven
    • Red Raven Fan Box #1
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