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Last updated October 26, 2016

Avoid the Void: a board game of chaos and survival

Sectors all over the galaxy are disappearing, being replaced by black holes that threaten to destroy it all. Can you avoid the void?

Avoid the Void: a board game of chaos and survival

Sectors all over the galaxy are disappearing, being replaced by black holes that threaten to destroy it all. Can you avoid the void?

$2,405
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
90
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 12 2016 2:57 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 26, 2016

About

"I've had a lot of fun with this one, because of its quick ruleset, quick teaching time, plus its combative nature."  

- UndeadViking

"This is the perfect game for groups that thrive on messing with each other and laughing at the chaos they sow."

- Engaged Family Gaming

Sectors all over the galaxy are disappearing, being replaced by black holes that threaten to destroy everything within! You and representatives of other spacefaring species are trying to grab everything you can get your hands (or hand-analogues) on before you get sucked into the darkness. Survive the longest, and see if you can… Avoid the Void.

Avoid the Void is a chaotic, tactical card game with an ever-changing board. Sectors will get changed, shifted, and destroyed. Your resources should be spent quickly before they get stolen or disappear. Manage your position and cards carefully, or you might be the next one to fall victim to the void!

Also, one of the pledge levels gives backers the opportunity to design their own aliens! Each created alien race will be included with all copies of the game, as alternate playable races.

Your copy of Avoid the Void will come with:

Examples are taken from our prototype artwork. The final products will be even better!

In Avoid the Void, you win by controlling the last remaining alien race. Your race loses if you ever run out of resources (cards in hand), or if you can't move away from your current sector at the end of your turn. Every turn, you gather resources based on your current location, use their special abilities by playing half of your hand, and move if you can. The resource cards' effects will often dramatically shift the landscape of the game. Some will give your spaceships permanent boosts. Some will alter the shape of the galaxy's sectors directly. Some will sabotage your opponents' attempts at survival. It's up to you to manage what you're dealt and steer clear of the black holes that will eat you alive.

If you don't make it, you still get to participate. You will become a Void Beast, causing more trouble for everyone still there, exacting your karmic revenge on those who survive. Or better yet, you might get resurrected, if another player thinks they can profit from your survival.

Get the full rulebook here, and check out the How To Play video!

  Check out the full backing details!

This project lasts just 21 days, start to finish, so get that pledge in fast! Thanks to your early support, you'll get this at a significant discount compared to retail, and with free shipping to boot!

We've also got some add-ons available to anyone pledging at the $25 level or higher. These will come along with your game and feature FREE SHIPPING! Get more Avoid the Void or any of Geek Fever Games' other sci-fi inspired games.

To get any of these, select the pledge level you want, then add the appropriate extra amount to your pledge. You can add multiple add-ons, so for example, to get both Awesome Bots and the promo pack, add $36 to your pledge. We will confirm with anyone pledging over the standard amounts which add-ons they want to receive.

UndeadViking's Review & How To Play

 "I've had a lot of fun with this one, basically because of its quick ruleset, quick teaching time, plus its combative nature."

"This is definitely a game that I can throw into the game bag that I bring to work to play over a lunch period, because it's easy to teach, it can satisfy a large number of people, and it doesn't overlast itself."

Engaged Family Gaming Preview

"Avoid the Void is the board game equivalent of tripping your friends while a hungry bear is chasing you."  

"The perfect game for groups that thrive on messing with each other and laughing at the chaos they sow."

Check out the whole preview from Engaged Family Gaming here!

Purple Pawn Review

"I always love a game where I can destroy half the board on the first turn." - Purple Pawn

"The rules are super simple, and the cards give you a lot of depth. They also produce some pretty crazy results." - Purple Pawn

Check out the full review here!

Playtester comments

"It manages to be quick, light, and casual, but still has the depth to have high replay value." - David S.

 "A game of strategy, failure, betrayal, cunning, and the desire to eliminate everybody." - Steve A.

"It's a great feeling when you pull yourself out of a hopeless situation, and when you put someone else in one." - Tim A.

"I liked all of the plotting... and the inevitable thwarting of plots." - Erin F.

"I love that the game can completely change on one card and then, the very next card played, reverses your fortune once again." - Mark M.

"Try as you might to make alliances with other players to avoid being their target, there can only be one victor in the end. The cutthroat, think-on-your-feet strategy keeps Avoid the Void engaging and fresh with each play." - Kayleigh M.

"It's never the same game twice." - Dan P.

"I love the swap hands/seats/identity cards. You don't see features like that in other games. I think it can also help as an ice breaker in games with larger groups: forcing people to sit near other people." - Nick P.

"Two words: Black. Hole." - Paul B.

 Here's the team involved in the creation of Avoid the Void:

Risks and challenges

Fulfillment is being provided by AdMagic, a printer with a long track record of high quality production and turnaround. They've provided many great games in the past, both crowdfunded and in-house, and we have complete confidence in their ability to provide a top-notch and on-time completion.

Delays are sometimes inevitable when working with printers and creative teams, but we will strive to keep backers in the loop if timelines shift.

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