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By Malachi Ray Rempen
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We've also put up a robust official website with detailed rules, FAQs, videos, and anything else you might need.

  

 

PASSED! $25k - 13 more country cards! We're going to DOUBLE the amount of countries in the game, and YOU vote on which ones we put in! (New countries will be printed on the rear side of the current 13 countries - so we can double the amount of destinations without affecting the 90-card limit! And don't worry, country cards don't have regular card game symbols on them)

Click here to vote on the countries you want to see included! Voting will close on Wednesday, August 16th, so vote now!

PASSED! $27k - Free Amikumu one year gold membership! Our friends at Amikumu, the Tinder-for-language-learners app, have offered everyone who pledges $24 or more a free gold membership for a full year! Here's a fun video that explains everything.

PASSED! $35k - 6 more passport cards! We can now afford to put the rules on a small leaflet in the deck instead of printed on cards, giving us enough cards to design and print 6 more passports for variety and fun! How should we choose which passports? If you have a good idea, let us know in the comments!

PASSED! $40k - Signed deck reward! New limited reward to get your copy of Itchy Feet: the Travel Game signed by me, Malachi! It covers shipping and handling to put me in a big box and send me to the fulfillment center.

PASSED! $45k - Itchy Feet t-shirt and Kickstarter-exclusive Omnibus Anthology Book of comics! New combo reward!

  • A t-shirt with a brand new, just-for-you Itchy Feet-themed design (I'm still working on it, but here's a peek at the current WIP version. Feel free to give me feedback in the comments!)
  • A big fat Kickstarter-exclusive Itchy Feet book with every comic from the Vol. 1-3 anthology, plus Volume 4, PLUS the yet-unreleased Volume 5, including all 30 mini-comics from Itchy Feet Month! It's literally every comic released up until the end of the campaign, and it'll only be available this way to you backers!
  • FREE worldwide shipping for both!! Waaahoooo

 

 

Read the full review at: http://www.geek-pride.co.uk/tabletop/itchy-feet-travel-game/

 

 

 Read the full review at: http://pawnsperspective.com/preview-itchy-feet-the-travel-game/

 

Review and how-to-play (print and play version):

 

 

Casual player reviews:

    

For your lovely and generous support, we've got the following rewards:

$1 - Drifter. We understand, you're not into card games, but you find us handsome and interesting and want to support us. Well, thank you! In return you get:

  • Our everlasting thanks
  • Stay updated on our progress throughout and after the campaign


$5 - Shoestringer.
 You'd love to play the game, but you're saving up for your next adventure. Fear not, we've got you covered! For this you'll get:

  • A digital copy of the deck to print and play yourself (cut 'em out, put into sleeves or sticker them on a normal deck)

$24 - Globetrotter. This is the game! 

  • One copy of Itchy Feet: the Travel Game
  • ALL five extensions
  • Limited run, Kickstarter-exclusive, playable character card with a unique ability
  • FREE worldwide shipping because you're awesome
  • (If you want more than one copy, just add another $24 to this pledge amount for each copy you want)

$39 - Glamper. This is the full game, signed by Malachi Ray Rempen, co-creator of the game and author of Itchy Feet

  • One copy of Itchy Feet: the Travel Game - signed by Malachi
  • ALL five extensions 
  • Limited run, Kickstarter-exclusive, playable character card with a unique ability 
  • FREE worldwide shipping because you're awesome 
  • (Limit one signed copy per backer. Add $24 for each additional regular copy you'd like. If you want the book, please change to this pledge level and add $25 for the book. Thanks!!)
  • If you pledged at the $99 level, DO NOT CHANGE! You already have the signed deck, woo hoo!)
 

$49 - Itchy Feeter. What is this Itchy Feet comic, anyway? Well, now you can find out. At this amount you'll get:

  • One copy of Itchy Feet: the Travel Game including ALL extensions and limited run Kickstarter-exclusive character card
  • One copy of the first Itchy Feet anthology book featuring 150 pages of full-color comics to tickle your itchy feet (shipped separately)
  • FREE worldwide shipping for the cards AND the book!

(If you want more than one copy of the game + book, just add another $49 to this pledge amount. If you just want more copies of the game, add $24 for every extra copy you want.)

$89 - Super Itchy Feeter. By popular request, the ultimate fan package!

  • One signed copy of Itchy Feet: the Travel Game including ALL extensions and limited run Kickstarter-exclusive character card
  • One copy of the Kickstarter-exclusive Itchy Feet Omnibus, a 250-page tome of color comics including Vol. 1-3, Vol. 4, the as-yet-unreleased Vol. 5 AND every mini-comic from Itchy Feet Month
  • One Itchy Feet t-shirt with a brand new, never-before released design guaranteed to jumpstart your wanderlust
  • FREE worldwide shipping for everything (everything will ship separately, however)

(If you want just the omnibus book, add $44 to your original pledge. If you want just the t-shirt, add $21 to your original pledge. If you want to add more normal (unsigned) decks to this pledge, just add another $24 for each copy you want.)

If you are confused by all this, don't worry! At the end of the campaign, we'll have a pledge manager (CrowdPilot) which will help you sort out exactly what you want. No stress!

 

 

$99 - Trailblazer. For those who want that personal touch, you'll get:

  • One copy of Itchy Feet: the Travel Game including ALL extensions and limited run Kickstarter-exclusive character card
  • I will design a character card based on your likeness (you'll have to send photos and a description of what you want) including your own unique ability (shipped separately). Also makes a terrific present!
  • FREE worldwide shipping!
  • Limited to 36!
  • (If you want extra copies of the game, add $24 to this pledge amount for every copy you want. If you want the book as well, add $20 and send me a message so I know to include it! Only valid for this pledge level)
  • $40k Stretch Goal UNLOCKED: Great news! Now your deck comes signed by Malachi Rempen, co-creator of the game and author of Itchy Feet!

 

$299 - Sponsor. You're a company or organization and want to appear IN the actual deck - that's cool with us, and it won't bother players, either:

  • We have a "Sponsored By" card with 3 spots on each side (6 total). Your logo (and accompanying text, if you wish) will appear on one of these slots, delivered inside every copy of the game!
  • We'll also put your logo on the website, where players go to consult the rulebook, in a special "Sponsored By" section. The logos will link to your content.
  • And you get a copy of the game, of course!
  • Note: Itchy Feet's audience is travelers and language learners. If your company or organization shares that audience, then this is the reward for you!
  • Update Note: the text in the reward box above on the page says there are 24 slots on 2 cards, but we have reduced this to one card with 6 total slots to make room for more passports as per our $35k stretch goal.

 

$999 - World Conquerer. You own us. This lucky duck will get:

  • An entirely customized Itchy Feet card game: I'll make an Itchy Feetized character in your likeness, then replace every instance of the Itchy Feet guy on the cards with your cartoony doppelgänger. The ultimate, one-of-a-kind, personalized deck from yours truly, with 1,000 thanks!
  • Free worldwide shipping, because duh

 

I'm Malachi Ray Rempen (above right), the creator of Itchy Feet: the Travel and Language Comic (new one every Sunday!), and I've hand drawn all 90 cards in the deck in the Itchy Feet style (AKA bulgy-eyed potato people with stick figure limbs). Most cards also feature:

  • Humorous made-up quotes
  • Silly objects
  • Visual puns

If you're opposed to these things you will NOT like this game.

When someone suggested I make an Itchy Feet-themed card game, I loved the idea but had no idea where to begin. Lucky for me, Canadian game designer, polyglot, traveler and all-around lovely human being Maxime Rioux (above left) volunteered his services. 

For more than a year and a half we've been brainstorming, designing, scrapping, re-designing, experimenting, tinkering and testing, testing, testing.

We started long distance (I live in Germany, Maxime in Quebec), using a half-defunct web-based software called Tabloro to fiddle and test, including many very fun sessions with Itchy Feet fans over Skype (thank you, friends!).

Then we played with handwritten flash cards, refining and re-jiggering and trying new ideas. We've been absolutely ruthless with it, only hanging on to the very best parts and cutting away any and all fat. 

We wanted to create a game that was: 

  • Simple to learn
  • Interactive
  • Fun to replay again and again

Neither of us are huge gamers, so this was a high bar. It had to be something that we would love. With Itchy Feet: the Travel Game, we really believe we've succeeded. Our testers have been knocking our door down, wanting to keep playing. Everyone who's played it has been bowled over by its charm, simplicity, and good fun.

We really think you're going to enjoy it, too.

 

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Risks and challenges

The game is finished and ready to go, so I'm confident we can make this happen. We are working with experienced manufacturers and fulfillment companies that have done Kickstarter card games many times before, so we've already figured out our production and shipping strategy.

I mean, all we're doing here is printing a deck of cards, so there's not much that can go wrong. But you never know, which is why I've kept our campaign as simple as possible. No complicated rewards, no overreaching stretch goals - just the game and a few bonuses that only rely on me to deliver.

But that said this is my first card game and first Kickstarter campaign, so I'm learning a lot, and I'll probably make mistakes. Luckily I've got incredible support from colleagues who have already completed successful Kickstarter campaigns (looking at you, Awesome Shield and Amikumu), as well as the fantastic community out there that I've pestered so much with my questions and requests over the past year.

But if you've got any questions or worries, please get in touch!

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