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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About this project

Off the Rails is a strategic, competitive, tile placement, risk / reward, roller-coaster of a board game for 2-4 players of ages 12+.

In Off the Rails, players control teams of gem-hungry Goblins racing their unstoppable mine carts underground to retrieve the most jewels and return them safely to the surface before the earth collapses into the deadly chasm below!

Easy to pick up and play but with a compelling strategic puzzle for players to master, Off the Rails combines thoughtful tile placement and planning with cut-throat racing and out of control collisions! Culminating in the total destruction of the board, can you leave your opponents eating your gold-dust and escape the chasm with the most expensive gems?

£13,500 - UNLOCKED! - FUNDED!

I can cover the print run and shipping to you lovely backers for your copies of Off the Rails!

£14,000 - UNLOCKED - PRINTED SOLO RULES

I will be able to add the Solo Rules to the printed manual included in every game. Otherwise solo rules will be purely available digitally once the Social Stretch Goal is met.

£15,000 - LINEN FINISH

At £15,000, I can upgrade all the game cards, tiles, board and tokens to a linen finish which will help with knocks during the game and give them an even nicer tactile feel.

£16,000 - SPOT GLOSS FINISH

At £16,000, I can afford to upgrade all game boxes with a spot gloss UV finish to really make the logo and goblins punch and give the game an even more professional finish!

£17,000 - CARD STOCK

At £17,000, I can upgrade everyone's cards to a thicker, more durable card stock.

£17,500 - DELUXE JEWEL BAG

At £17,500, I can upgrade the quality of everyone's jewel bags! Purely aesthetic but a very nice addition to your game.

VISIT FACEBOOK AND TWITTER (@FLIPPIN FRUIT) TO HIT THIS STRETCH GOAL!

A huge thank you goes out to the lovely Off the Rails community who are in the process of translating the UK rules into a number of languages which will become available for download during the campaign!

                         ENGLISH (UK) - PDF (8mb)

                            GERMAN - PDF (8mb)

                            SPANISH - PDF (9mb)

                            DUTCH - PDF (11mb)

                                      FRENCH - COMING SOON!
                                       SWEDISH
- COMING SOON!
                                          ITALIAN - COMING SOON!
                                         GREEK - COMING SOON!

 

Each player takes a turn in sequence, until all Minecarts have fled the board or all Chasm Tokens have been placed. The player who successfully retrieves the most Jewels wins!

Sounds simple, doesnt it? Well, it would be, if it wasn’t for all the other Goblin Clans trying to get to the most precious Jewels first and the tiny fact that when the Minecarts are set going, there’s actually no stopping them - not until they either make it back to the Surface, derail horrifically in a collision or meet their doom in the endless depths of the Chasm!

--- JonGetsGames 4 PLAYER PLAY-THROUGH inc MISSION CARDS ---

--- SLICKERDRIPS 2 PLAYER PLAY-THROUGH USING 'BUMPER CARTS' VARIENT ---

                                       RULES QUESTIONS?
           CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FAQ ---

                            --- BOWER'S CORNER PREVIEW ---

                --- SLICKERDRIPS FIRST IMPRESSIONS VIDEO ---

             --- LEARN TO PLAY GAMES PLAYTHROUGH VIDEO ---

                               --- GAMING KNIGHTS PREVIEW ---

Now available on Tabletopia.com, play Off the Rails on one of the fastest growing Tabletop Simulator sites!

Or download our brand new B&W Print & Play version of Off the Rails!

My name is Andrew Platt (Spin to my friends) and I am the sole designer, artist, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, animator, web designer and passionate creator of Off the Rails.

I have worked on a number of successful Kickstarter games including artwork on Creative Differences, Dice and project design for Stunty Dodge Dice and my first successful solo game Flippin' Fruit which funded in 2014 and distributed over 200 copies worldwide.

After Flippin' Fruit shipped, I began developing ideas for a more complex strategy game, and after some time, Off the Rails was born. With over a year of game and visual development, Off the Rails is ready to roll and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have designing it!

Being a professional illustrator, I take great pride in my artwork. Below are some examples of the art featured in Off the Rails at a slightly higher resolution for you to enjoy. All images have been created by drawing directly into Adobe Animate, transferred to Adobe Illustrator for colouring and layout then exported for print.

Box artwork
Box artwork
Game Board Detail
Game Board Detail
Deposit Cards
Deposit Cards

Shipping costs will be added depending on location automatically with each pledge. The breakdown is below:

The finished games will all be shipped duty free from hubs around the world. We have agreed production with reputable manufacturers in China, then all games will be shipped to Gamesquest Fulfillment in England before forwarding to different GQ hubs to post to backers.

For those interested, the stock and sizes of printed components are as follows:

Game box - 2mm greyboard - 230mm x 230mm x 60mm
Game board
- 2mm greyboard - 420mm x 420mm
Rules booklet - 210mm x 210mm
Deposit cards - 300gsm - 44.5mm x 63.5mm (Ticket to Ride size for sleeves)
Mission cards - 300gsm - 57mm x 88mm (Bridge size)
Track Tiles - 2mm greyboard - 35mm x 35mm
Stockpiles - 2mm greyboard - 110mm x 64mm x 42mm
Chasm Tokens - 2mm greyboard - 30mm diameter

For more information on Off the Rails or to get in touch through social media, check out the links below:

Email: offtherailsgame@gmail.com
Website: www.offtherailsgame.weebly.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/offtherailsgame @offtherailsgame
Twitter: www.twitter.com/flippinfruit @flippinfruit

Show your support for Off the Rails by proudly displaying one of our social media icons as your profile picture! Click on the image below to take you to the individual files.

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Risks and challenges

This is my second sole KS project and thus I know how things can go. So with Off the Rails, I have tried to address most of these things before the campaign has even begun. I have had plenty of risks and challenges to this point, but those are all done with now. All the artwork is ready and signed off by the manufacturers - I even have a proof print of everything! So the game is ready to print, then ship to Gamesquest for fulfillment. All this is arranged and costed, so should be a very quick turnaround post KS!

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