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A fast-paced, competitive card game about building a giant robot and blowing up someone else's. (15 - 30 Minutes, 2 or 4 Players)
A fast-paced, competitive card game about building a giant robot and blowing up someone else's. (15 - 30 Minutes, 2 or 4 Players)
82 backers pledged $3,739 to help bring this project to life.

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With designs taking inspiration from mecha anime and video games, Wreck-A-Mecha let’s you live out your mecha customization fantasies in a quick, 15-30 minute card game.

In Wreck-A-Mecha players build a giant robot (mecha) from a randomly assigned head and core part along with arms and legs from their decks. Destroying opponent parts earns you victory points and the first to gain 10 points wins. Destroying the core will get you all 10 points, but it's hard to hit. Players can use an arm to defend, forcing an attack to target it instead of anything else (until it is hit).

Since you are only able to take 3 actions per turn, managing your offense and defense is key to survival. And with a weapon triangle causing weaknesses and resistances along with tons of unique special abilities for each part, you'll need to install parts strategically to get the upper hand.

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After randomly assigning heads and cores, players continually swap out arms and legs as the game progresses, destroying each others parts until they can reach 10 victory points. Using 3 actions each turn, you can attack, defend to force your opponent's attack to target a specific arm, draw new arms and legs into your hand, install new parts, or use unique part and faction abilities. Watch a full explanation of the rules in the video below, get a quick overview in the pitch video at the top of the page, or take a look at the rules document.

From the experienced player who wants the maximum synergy between each part of his mecha to the kid who just wants to make the coolest looking giant robot, we've seen the eyes light up in both.

Of course, even those who didn't grow up watching Gundam and playing Armored Core can enjoy the quick decision making in each 15-30 minute game. There's strategic depth, yet the rules are simple.

We've been working on Wreck-A-Mecha since 2014. We've been printing one-off prototypes and taking them to conventions, implementing player feedback, and improving the game over time to reach our current near-final prototype. But to get finished copies out to game and mecha lovers everywhere? That's going to take the support of you.

Thanks to the support of the community, we've hit our funding goal even faster than we anticipated. So we're working on how we can make the rewards even better.

Thanks to you, we've reached our first stretch goal and we'll work with our artist and designers to double the amount of core parts from three to six (two for each weapon type) in every copy of the game, further expanding the strategic combinations possible.

Our next stretch goal upgrades the short story contained in the digital supply box into audio form as a Radio Drama. Author Jonah Gregory's past writing has already come to life in audio through the narrative podcast, SAYER, so it's a perfect fit! Not familiar? Check out episode 2.

Help Wreck-A-Mecha get made while grabbing some sweet wallpapers and a short story in the universe of the game written by Jonah Gregory. Jonah is known for his work as a writer on the Sci-Fi narrative podcast, SAYER, and the comic, Here There Be Robots.

Get a grayscale print & play version of Wreck-A-Mecha as well as the wallpapers and short story from the Digital Supply Box. Stretch goal cards will not be included in the print and play version.

Get 1 copy of Wreck-A-Mecha and duke it out with a friend in the game's 2-player duels. This is the original Wreck-A-Mecha experience. You'll also get the wallpapers and short story from the Digital Supply Box.

Get $5 off a second copy of Wreck-A-Mecha and expand the game to include epic team battles for 4 players. You'll also get the wallpapers and short story from the Digital Supply Box.

Upgrade your 2-Player Pack with a beautifully illustrated Wreck-A-Mecha game mat (24" x 14" x 1/16") for you or your opponent and the print & play files. Includes 1 copy of Wreck-A-Mecha for 2 players and the wallpapers and short story from the Digital Supply Box. Note: The image above is a work in progress (even though it's already gorgeous).

YOU MAY ADD ADDITIONAL GAME MATS AS ADD-ONS.

Upgrade your 4-Player Pack with a Wreck-A-Mecha game mat and the print & play files. Includes 2 copies of Wreck-A-Mecha enabling 4-player team battles and the wallpapers and short story from the Digital Supply Box.

YOU MAY ADD ADDITIONAL GAME MATS AS ADD-ONS.

Get everything in the ULTIMATE 4-PLAYER PACK plus a copy of our previous game, Inglorious Space (for 1-4 players). Play solo or with friends as you try to get the highest score in this semi-cooperative, Galaga-inspired arcade card game. Read more about it here.

YOU MAY ADD ADDITIONAL GAME MATS AS ADD-ONS.

The DELUXE 2-PLAYER PACK, ULTIMATE 4-PLAYER PACK, and WELCOME TO SPACE tiers all come with 1 game mat by default. If you would like to add additional game mats, add $27 ($30 if you're shipping outside of the U.S.) more to your pledge and make sure to select it in your Kickstarter survey. You must be in one of the tiers mentioned above to add additional game mats to your order.

Trailer Background Music:Time Flux by Revolution Void
'How to Play' Background Music: Blaster 47 by Glass Boy
Digital Supply Box and Stretch Goal Image made using icons by Freepik, Roundicons, and Dave Gandy from www.flaticon.com

Risks and challenges

Wreck-A-Mecha already has a near-final prototype. In fact, we've been playtesting the game since 2014, before we had even begun work on our last game, Inglorious Space. We've taken each new prototype to conventions and improved the game over time with player feedback to make it what it is today.

This our second Kickstarter game and the smaller form factor will make it easier to ship out. That said, we're hoping to get Wreck-A-Mecha to an even wider audience which means fulfilling units to more people.

We want to share Wreck-A-Mecha with as many game lovers as we can and we need your help to do it.

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    DIGITAL SUPPLY BOX

    Get some Wreck-A-Mecha wallpapers and a short story written by Jonah Gregory (SAYER, Here There Be Robots)

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    Print & Play

    Get a grayscale print & play version of Wreck-A-Mecha as well as the Digital Supply Box. Stretch goal cards will not be included in the print and play version.

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    2-PLAYER PACK

    Get 1 copy of Wreck-A-Mecha and the Digital Supply Box. Duke it out with a friend in the game's 2-player duels. This is the original Wreck-A-Mecha experience.

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    4-PLAYER PACK

    Get $5 off a 2nd copy of Wreck-A-Mecha and expand the game to include epic team battles for 4 players. Also everything in the Digital Supply Box.

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    • Digital Wallpapers
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    DELUXE 2-PLAYER PACK

    Upgrade your 2-Player Pack with a Wreck-A-Mecha game mat for you or your opponent. Includes everything in the 2-Player Pack and Digital Supply Box.

    YOU MAY ADD ADDITIONAL GAME MATS AS ADD-ONS.

    Includes:
    • Wreck-A-Mecha Card Game
    • 24" x 14" Game Mat for 1 Player
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Digital Short Story
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    ULTIMATE 4-PLAYER PACK

    Upgrade your 4-Player Pack with a Wreck-A-Mecha game mat. Includes everything in the 4-Player Pack and Digital Supply Box.

    YOU MAY ADD ADDITIONAL GAME MATS AS ADD-ONS.

    Includes:
    • Wreck-A-Mecha Card Game
    • 24" x 14" Game Mat for 1 Player
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Digital Short Story
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    WELCOME TO SPACE

    Get everything in the ULTIMATE 4-PLAYER PACK plus a copy of our previous game, Inglorious Space (for 1-4 players).

    YOU MAY ADD ADDITIONAL GAME MATS AS ADD-ONS.

    Includes:
    • Wreck-A-Mecha Card Game
    • 24" x 14" Game Mat for 1 Player
    • Inglorious Space Card Game
    • Digital Wallpapers
    • Digital Short Story
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