Alewood is the 30 minute bounty hunting drinking game where your pint is your pistol! In a town over-run by outlaws, you and your fellow citizens are deputizing yourselves and entering dangerous shootouts to reclaim your home... and collect your bounties. Alewood is the game where you are never forced to drink and your wit is as powerful as your pint. Drink to alter your shooting speed, play skills to forge your reputation & perform hilarious prompts to maintain a winning edge!
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$60 - Set Of 6 Measuring Guns: 1 for each Character. Cut from 1/8" basswood with 1mm engravings to measure your pint glass in style. Exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign.
$12 - Set of 20 Alewood Pulp Board Coasters: Host your Alewood games with these bar-style coasters featuring your favorite original outlaw! Throughout the campaign we will host a poll to vote for which design and which one of the six original outlaws you'd like to see on a these durable, reusable coasters.
Full Tutorial Video
Each game will have a gang Leader with a unique ability and a barrier outlaws to protect them.
You and your fellow citizens will enter a series of shootouts to claim outlaw bounties and eventually capture the Leader, ending the game. The Leader's bounty is always the highest, making your placement on the speed tracker incredibly important. Being first isn't necessarily the best shot.
In Alewood, your pint is your pistol. Drink to alter your shooting speed - each character has a different Grit meter which is hidden information until a shootout initiates.
Play Skills to forge your Reputation & improve your shot.
Each card in your hand represents +1 Damage during shootouts. Discard any number of cards from your hand to unleash a barrage of bullets to capture multiple outlaws.
But be careful! Your "fellow" citizens will be keeping you in check by playing Hinder cards onto your Reputation. These will replace your Skills and give you difficult prompts to act out during the game. If you ever fail to fulfill your Hinder prompt, players can call you out and as a punishment, you must discard - weakening your firepower.
Keep your cards by acting foolish in front of your friends or by playing Skills to remove them! How far will you go to keep the winning edge?
Gain permanent upgrades when you finish your pint or by discarding $100 worth of collected bounties.
Watch as your table evolves into a motley crew of eccentric pint slingers with strange mannerisms and outlandish behavior. Fueled by justice and a few craft beers.
Every card in Alewood is unique with the box contents totaling 115 cards, 6 colored player pieces, dice, rulebook, reference card and a 4" active player token!
You will all work together for the common good to reclaim your town, but it doesn't mean you have to like each other. Players need each other to battle the outlaws but only one will win the towns respect.
These outlaws are a tough breed & they won't go down without a fight! These are the 6 readymade bandits for the game - the other 8 will be crafted and named after you!
Shipping will be added at the end of the campaign through BackerKit when you are sent the post campaign Survey. This is to ensure you are billed the exact amount dependent on your address. Below is a reference to approximate costs. For any specific destination questions, feel free to contact us: https://www.alewoodthegame.com/contact
- USA: $5-$10
- CANADA: $15-$20
- EUROPE & ASIA: 25-30
- EVERYWHERE ELSE: $30+
Shipping will be added at the end of the campaign through BackerKit, so that 100% (other than the 13-15% of fees) of the campaign goal will go to funding the manufacturing by Whatz Games & the freight shipping from Hong Kong to the United States.
Alewood has had the honor of being crafted by some of Chicago's most unique artists - check out their sites below!
Alewood Games, LLC
Game Designer: Rhodrick Magsino
Game Artist: Pietre Valbuena
Cameo Artist: E. Robin Magsino
Game Mechanic Consultants: Alex Cheng & William L. Cox
Manufacturer: Whatz Games
Holiday Hinder Card Printing: DriveThruCards
3D Print Designs: Nathan Aldredge
Laser Cut & Engraving Service: AOKO Studio
Alewood has been under development and beta-testing for about 3 years. First launching on Kickstarter 3 years ago and failing; we went back to the drawing board. We cleaned the mechanics, streamlined the components and now we're back with a whole new sexy version - ready to be a part of your game night! Cheers!
Risks and challenges
Alewood is a complete game with only a few pieces of art remaining to be finalized. We have signed on with Whatz Games to manufacture 1000 units upon the completion of this campaign + any remaining art as a result of Kickstarter pledges for custom cards which can be anywhere from 30-90 days. Once we conform all of our component specs with Whatz Games' guidelines, production will take about 30 days and international freight to our shipping facility will be an additional 30 days. From there it will take 6-10 business days to reach domestic backers in the United States and longer time for international backers.
There is the risk of running into factory production queues and import customs which can lead to further delays. And the fulfillment of certain stretch goals may also extend the final delivery date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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