About this project
Off the Rails is a strategic, competitive, tile placement, risk / reward, roller-coaster of a board game for 1-4 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 - UNLOCKED - LINEN FINISH
I can now 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.
£15,500 - UNLOCKED - SCORING APP
I will soon be releasing the iOs and Google Play versions of the Off the Rails Scoring App! It will be free to download and not only makes scoring the end of the game more fun and dramatic, it'l make it easier for those smaller folks who just love smashing their Minecarts Off the Rails!
£16,000 - UNLOCKED - SPOT GLOSS FINISH
I will upgrade all game boxes with a spot gloss UV finish to really make the logo and diamonds punch and give the game an even more professional finish!
£16,500 - UNLOCKED - KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE TRACK TILES x 4
I will include in EVERY game pledged 4 Exclusive to Kickstarter Track Tiles for use in your games! What will these do and look like? More information to come!
£17,000 - UNLOCKED - CARD STOCK
I will upgrade everyone's cards to a thicker, more durable card stock!
£17,500 - UNLOCKED - DELUXE JEWEL BAG
I will upgrade the quality of everyone's jewel bags! Purely aesthetic but a very nice addition to your game.
£20,000 - UNLOCKED - CUSTOM BOX INSERT
I will upgrade the plain card insert in everyone's games to a custom designed plastic insert! This not only improves the tidiness of the game, but improves practicality of sourcing tiles and tokens from the box. The image above is only a mock-up and does not represent the final design.
£25,000 - KS EXLUSIVE CUSTOM SPEED DICE!
Due to popular demand, at £25,000 I can afford to upgrade all the dice in the game to custom engraved speed dice! This will be a single custom side on each of the 8 die in the game. This is a Kickstarter exclusive upgrade too for the last 24 hours of the campaign.
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!
FRENCH - COMING SOON!
SWEDISH - 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!
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--- SLICKERDRIPS FIRST IMPRESSIONS VIDEO ---
--- LEARN TO PLAY GAMES PLAYTHROUGH VIDEO ---
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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.
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
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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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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