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A strategy board game about being the lowest crook on the criminal food chain, the goon!
A strategy board game about being the lowest crook on the criminal food chain, the goon!
200 backers pledged SEK 107,291 to help bring this project to life.
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 Try a new thrilling career as a henchman! Throw yourself into the heat of the fire and join in on different villains daring schemes. Earn as much cash as possible, get the snazziest gear and rise in respect with the local villains. Perhaps someday, you’ll finally be the one calling the shots!?

Goons will have full language support for both English and German!

Goons is a strategy board game for 2-4 aspiring henchmen (1-5 with addons) that combines character development, action selection, area influence and eurogame mechanics in its own very special way! The ultimate goal is to build up your goon by getting new gear, manage your precious energy, as well as participating in as many and lucrative villains schemes as possible for tasty rewards! 

Will you go the more safe route to minimize risks, spread out and put your eggs in every basket, or will you go all in for a chance at the big bucks? Goons lets each player approach its challenges differently with several uniquely themed villains accommodating different play styles and strategies!

Render of a 3 player game! *Non-final design*
Render of a 3 player game! *Non-final design*

* Please note, all displayed components in the campaign are non-final. The design, color and size shown here may differ from the final product *


The deluxe mini poker chips are a very nice component upgrade to the Energy Markers in the game! Here is a rendered example of how they'll look in action!
The deluxe mini poker chips are a very nice component upgrade to the Energy Markers in the game! Here is a rendered example of how they'll look in action!


The game consist of three rounds in which players take turns choosing Actions by using an Action selection system that lets them draw Action Cubes from an ongoing scoring grid. 

The center grid both provides the players with a puzzly Action selection system, as well as determining the VP value of the Villains schemes!
The center grid both provides the players with a puzzly Action selection system, as well as determining the VP value of the Villains schemes!

The players then combine their Action Cube with another Action by covering an Action space on their Goon Board.  

The Goon Board keeps track of the games turns and rounds, as well as challenging you to be creative when combining your actions!
The Goon Board keeps track of the games turns and rounds, as well as challenging you to be creative when combining your actions!

Actions include going to The Dojo to increase your Energy, shopping for new gear at The Supermarket, earn a little extra at The Local Diner, and mixing things up at The Night Club!

The different colored Actions correlates with the colored corners of the Game Board as well as the Villains residing in them!
The different colored Actions correlates with the colored corners of the Game Board as well as the Villains residing in them!

But most importantly, Players will use their Actions to Commit to different Villain Schemes by placing Energy Markers on them to increase the chances of success and reward! This is the main way to score points, get money and new energy in the game! 

Being there at the right time is key when committing to Mary Klyde's schemes!
Being there at the right time is key when committing to Mary Klyde's schemes!

Each villain has an unique theme and scoring mechanic, and every scheme has different requirements, risks and rewards! 

The four Villain Decks in the game! *Stretch goals not included*
The four Villain Decks in the game! *Stretch goals not included*

Will you take a chance and go all in, will you play it safe, or will you let others do the heavy lifting and benefit from your opponents crumbs?

For goons seeking the thrill of the dice, Kid Random is definitely your guy!
For goons seeking the thrill of the dice, Kid Random is definitely your guy!

At the end of each round, all villains schemes gets resolved and the results will depend on how much Energy players committed to the schemes! 

Not much for odds and risks? The good ole Doctor got you covered and you'll get exactly what you came for!
Not much for odds and risks? The good ole Doctor got you covered and you'll get exactly what you came for!
Unlock new handy abilities for your Goons by getting items! Items are also worth a whole lot more VP than plain old cash, so don't pile up!
Unlock new handy abilities for your Goons by getting items! Items are also worth a whole lot more VP than plain old cash, so don't pile up!

Check out the work in progress rules!


 HOW TO PLAY GOONS IN 2 MINUTES!

PLAYTHROUGH OF A ROUND OF GOONS!

* Please note, the video features a prototype version with non-final components, and gameplay elements are subject to change *


All shipping will be made from Sweden, therefore there is no risk for additional custom fees or taxes within the EU. Outside of the EU however, we can't guarantee or be held responsible for any additional costs that may occur, such as custom fees and taxes.  Please be sure to check out your country's specific import policies to know what applies to you!

ESTIMATED SHIPPING COSTS:

SWEDEN: 50 SEK

EUROPE: 140 SEK / $15 / €13

REST OF THE WORLD: 180 SEK / $19 / €17

PICKUPS:

It will be possible to pick up your pledge in Stockholm (SWEDEN), and to have it sent with an order from www.allpaettkort.se within Sweden.

SHIPPING FOR RETAILERS:

180 SEK / $19 / €17 FLAT RATE

Risks and challenges

We have previously done two successful Kickstarter campaigns (Dicetopia and the expansion Roll with the Punches), and the experience of using Kickstarter has been wonderful! It lets us create the games we want to make and the level of support and feedback you get is absolutely unparalleled. We have learnt a ton from our campaigns and are dedicated to keep up the level of commitment and passion with this new project! But a game production is always a risk for anyone, and a small hurdle can easily become a big problem and cause unwanted delay and extra costs. But we are better prepared than ever and will do our very best to deliver the best product possible!

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