Hey guys! My name is Steven and Halloween is my favorite holiday. It’s also the favorite holiday of my 5 year old son, Tyler.
One afternoon he asked me if I wanted to play a board game with him. I wanted to play with him but I was sick of playing the board games we have in our house (as we’ve played them what feels like a thousand times). I agreed to play with him anyway. He asked me which game I wanted to play.
I paused....and then I had a thought...... "Hey buddy, what if we made our own game?” My son's eyes lit up because he loves art projects and making things. He said “Yeah dad!! What kind of game?” I replied “What if we made a game about Halloween and spooky stuff?” My son was sold.
We started running around the house gathering our supplies.... We pulled out some boxes we had set aside for recycling, some printer paper, a pencil, scissors, markers, and scotch tape.
We spent the next 8 hours building a homemade prototype of a family friendly Halloween themed board game. We made up rules, designed players pieces, and started playing the game to try it out.
We spent most of our day making this game, but more importantly, we made great memories. We used our imaginations and we made our own fun.
Now we need your help to take our little game out of our living room and get it into the real world so other families can have as much fun as my son and I are having.
About the game
2-4 players ages 4+
Object of the game: Be the first Trick or Treater to collect all 4 pieces of candy to win the game.
1 colorful Gameboard
4 Trick or Treater Character Pawns
54 Treat Cards
Open the gameboard on a flat surface.
Shuffle the cards and deal them out to the houses on the gameboard, going around until each house has a stack of 9 cards. Each player picks a trick or treater character pawn and places it on the START space on the gameboard.
The youngest player goes first. Play then passes to the left.
Players will move their character pawns around the board in a counter clockwise fashion.
On their turn a player will roll the die and move their character pawn the appropriate amount spaces.
When landing on a house space the player must say "trick-or-treat" before they draw a card from the pile. If the player does not say "trick-or-treat" they automatically lose a turn and the card they have drawn goes to the bottom of that pile. It is now the next players turn. If you do say "trick-or-treat,” draw a card and see what treat you have received.
Types of cards
There are 4 different candy cards: chocolate bar, lollipop, candy corn, and bubblegum. A player must collect one of each type of candy to win the game. A player can only hold one of each type of candy card at a time. Ex: if a player draws 2 chocolate bars, the player must discard one card in the center of the game board face up.
Lose a candy card.
If a player draws one of these cards, they lose the candy displayed on the card. Ex: If a player draws a lose a bubble gum card, and the player has a bubble gum card, they must discard the bubblegum card face up in the center of the board and discard the lose a candy card in a separate discard pile.
Other Treat Cards
There are 5 other treat cards a player could receive. These cards were added to make the game more challenging while adding some humor.
There are 5 different Other Treat Cards: plastic fangs, spider rings, a tooth brush, raisins, and pennies.
Pick up a candy card
If you get one of these cards it allows you to pick up a discarded candy card from the center of the board. You can only use this card when it’s your turn. Once it’s your turn you have the option of using the pick up candy card or rolling the die. You cannot do both.
2 or more character pawns may occupy the same space at the same time.
There are spaces on the board that will make you loses a turn. There are also spaces on the board that will advance you to the nearest house.
When a house runs out of cards, they have run out of treats. If you land on an "out of candy" house you receive no treat and your turn is over.
If all the houses run out of cards before there is a winner, collect all of the discarded cards, shuffle them, and redistribute them amongst the houses. This is only done if every house has no cards left.
Copyright 2018 (C) Steven Bendler
We are currently working with an artist to create the official designs for the board, box and other components of the game. We have already received some of the designs which we will be posting in the next few days.
We have also selected a manufacturer for the game, so once the designs are complete, we will be all ready for production.
Risks and challenges
The game will not be put into production until the completion of the campaign. At that point it will take roughly 2 months to manufacture. We will keep you updated on the process as we move forward.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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