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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 8 2015

Wok Star: 3rd Edition (Canceled)

The third edition of the famous co-operative board game where you and your friends run a real-time Chinese restaurant!

Wok Star: 3rd Edition (Canceled)

The third edition of the famous co-operative board game where you and your friends run a real-time Chinese restaurant!

$10,328
pledged of $26,458pledged of $26,458 goal
287
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 8 2015

About

We're heating up for another printing of one of our favorite games, Wok Star! This will be the third edition of the co-operative cooking classic, and we're spicing things up with some re-opening specials for customers who would like to place a pre-order of the game.

The Dice Tower nominated Wok Star for Best Family Game. Tom Vasel says, "It's a great deal of fun. Works for the whole family. I give this one a very enthusiastic two thumbs up!" - have a look at his full review below!

The Game Boy Geek reviewed the 2nd Edition of the game and said, "I really like it, its an excellent, excellent game. It's one that's easy enough you could play with families, but it's still fun enough for gamers." - watch his full review and game play explanation below.

Wired Geek Dad gave Wok Star their coveted Seal of Approval for "innovative game mechanics and the sheer fun of playing it"!

The Glass Meeple provides an illustrated article on Wok Star's game play and says "The cooperative play mechanics make it great for families, friends and team-building exercises. I don’t see any reason why younger kids couldn’t play."

In Wok Star, you and your family (your fellow players) have opened a Chinese restaurant!  However, with a review from your investor looming, you must rush to satisfy customers, prepare ingredients, and learn new recipes so that you can build your business and make your restaurant a sizzling success!

Wok Star is a deliciously different cooperative game that serves 2-4 players. Racing against the timer, you'll have to deal with demanding customers who each what something different! Each customer gives you only 20 seconds to fulfil their order but if you serve too slowly the customer gets up and leaves. Everyone has a different role to play, whether you're the bus boy who collects more tips or the chef who's good at stretching the ingredients just a little farther, and everyone will be working on the meals at the same time from different angles.  With just four days to impress your investor, you'll need quick thinking, clever investment, and brilliant cooperation.

With an event deck and recipe choices that change from game to game, no two games of Wok Star will be exactly the same flavour. 

Learning Wok Star

 Game Play Video

Designer Tim Fowers tells us all about the game:

"I started Wok Star back in 2009 as a realtime cooperative zombie game, inspired by “Space Alert” and “Left 4 Dead”. It quickly evolved into a restaurant game (since fast food customers are a lot like zombies). After a year of courting publishers, I decided to do a small run of the game on my own. I went to Origins 2010 and it sold out. I did a limited pre-order that fall and got it into players hands. Wanting to get it in stores, I signed with a previous publisher, but that ended up delaying the printing until I signed with Game Salute. I’ve used the time to improve the game and make it quicker to play, but still maintain the tough choices and frantic pace. Also I feel the addition of an electronic timer will make the game fantastic. I’m excited to finally get it out to everyone that has been asking for it all these years. The game is a unique experience that transforms a group of players into a team."

WARNING!: Wok Star may well result in high fives.

Why Kickstarter?

Between printings and editions of games sometimes we like to go back to Kickstarter to give us as a guide on how many copies to print, or indeed in some cases if we should reprint a game at all. As a reward for helping us work out this tricky question and supporting the game, we are happy to give you a saving on the retail cost of the game.

Should we hit our funding target, we will consider stretch goals. As in the olden days of Kickstarter we won't be planning the campaign out before hand, or unfurling the game based on that plan, but we will genuinely look at the potential for stretch goals based on how the campaign goes. Obviously with a game like Wokstar that has already got great components and has been tried and tested through two previous editions, there isn't a lot we can add without bloating the game, but perhaps with your help we might be able to think of some thing, if the time comes.

Risks and challenges

Wok Star is ready to go - we plan to send the final files to the printer within a week or two of the project's close. That means we hope to have it available for release in May 2016. Every game project is subject to potential production delays, but we feel that this goal is reasonable and achievable.

The final challenge is getting the game and rewards out to the backers. We are well versed in reward fulfillment and we are prepared to meet this challenge for Wok Star.

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