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The final chapter in the Walk the Plank & Get Bit story line. Our stupid pirate trilogy ends by diving down the deepest w/out drowning!
The final chapter in the Walk the Plank & Get Bit story line. Our stupid pirate trilogy ends by diving down the deepest w/out drowning!
The final chapter in the Walk the Plank & Get Bit story line. Our stupid pirate trilogy ends by diving down the deepest w/out drowning!
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Hold Your Breath Card Game & 3-in-1 Walk the Plank & Get Bit

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Welcome to Hold Your Breath!

(See Hold Your Breath on BoardGameGeek)

The base game pledge levels starts at just $18 but if you want something really special the BEST VALUE is at the $70+ level where you get all 3 games in one special Collector's Edition Box!  Only 1,000 of these will be made and it won't be reprinted!

This is the final chapter in our "Get Bit Trilogy".  Never heard of it?  Get Bit was designed by Dave Chalker and won the 2012 Origins Award for Best Family, Party or Children’s Game (HERE).  Check out the game with lots of videos and reviews HERE. And Tom Vasel's latest review of the Deluxe Version HERE.  It was played on "Tabletop" with Wil Wheaton (starting at 19:27) HERE.

So on the heels of Get Bit we recently released Walk The Plank! as a prequel to Get Bit! It was designed by Shane Steely Jared Tinney and raised over $70,000 on Kickstarter! It has been met with universal praise!  Check out tons of reviews and videos HERE

Now comes the sequel to Get Bit.  In Hold Your Breath you play the pirates getting pushed off the ship into the water, in Get Bit we find the pirates swimming away from a shark in the open ocean.  Hold Your Breath features the same great artwork by Mike Groves, the popular tattoo artist who did the art for Walk the Plank, but by designers Christopher Urinko and Daniel Jenkins.  

What is "Hold Your Breath!"?

First and foremost Hold Your Breath! is a great game! But don't take are word for it, this game was the 2013 Ion Award Winner awarded each year at SaltCon.  It is also a Board Game Designers Guild of Utah approved game.  

While Hold Your Breath! is the final Chapter in the "Get Bit Trilogy", it is its own unique game and doesn't require any prior knowledge of Get Bit or Walk the Plank to play.  It stands on its own merits and has a different mechanic than either of the prior two games.  You play as a pirate treading water in the ocean.  A very stupid pirate.  You have decided to play a game with the surviving members of the crew to see which of you can Hold Your Breath the longest.  Why?

Components

  • Game Box - 15.5 x 15.5 x 6.5 CM Full Color matt pp lamination; embossed linen pattern box (the same size/quality as Walk The Plank!) + Cardboard Insert
  • Score Board (1pc) - 14 x 28 CM  full color matt pp lamination, embossed linen pattern board
  • Deck of 68 cards - 59 x 92 mm; full color playing card varnish; shrink wrapped.
  • Rule Book - 14.5 x 58 CM folded full color rule book (See draft rule book HERE)
  • Wooden Pirates :21mm x 23mm x 8mm 100% Wood Meeples in 4 colors: Light green, Orange, Red, and Light Yellow **Same color as Walk The Plank meeples.
  • All Kickstarter Bonuses (see below).  Backers at the $18 pledge level and up will get access to stretch rewards as outlined below!

While Walk the Plank! and Hold Your Breath! could easily retail for $25, $27.95 or even $29.95, we are committed to keeping the retail price to just $20, thanks in large part to your help here on Kickstarter!  For this to work we need to make a large initial print run and your pledge will help us do that!  We are offering Hold Your Breath for as little as $13 + $5 shipping = $18 delivered to your door!

Rewards Summary

We have summarized all rewards and add-ons available below:

Gameplay

Hold Your Breath! is played over two phases.  In the first phase players play cards to dive ever deeper into the ocean.  "Air" and "Swim" cards must be played in combination to dive deeper each turn, with "Panic", "Shark" and "Wild" cards also coming into play and being able to be played onto other players as well.  A player may stop diving at any time but the phase ends when the deck runs out, or when the last player elects to stop diving.  

Some sample cards from the game
Some sample cards from the game

At the end of the phase the depths of each player are noted on the board and the 2nd phase is played in the same way as the first, only players are now swimming toward the surface.  The winner is the player that dives the deepest AND makes it back to the surface alive.  Since other players can play cards to impede one anothers' progress, the player who dove the deepest will inevitably have the toughest time resurfacing. 

14 X 28 CM Game Board included in the game
14 X 28 CM Game Board included in the game

The game ends when the deck runs out to end the second phase.  The winner is the player who dove the deepest and made it back alive, or if all players drowned, the player who swam the farthest total distance.  Check out the draft version of the rulebook HERE. We will be finishing up the graphics for the rulebook shortly!

Yes, this is a stupid, stupid gaggle of pirates we are talking about.  Some of them literally charged off the end of the ship or pulled their own teammates to their doom in Walk the Plank.  They were torn limb from limb in Get Bit (literally!), and yes it is a stupid, stupid thing to play a game where you will very likely end up drowning.  It is just who they are.  It is a simple, fast, easy game that fits very well into the Get Bit world, and we are very excited by the prospect of bringing it to life, with your help!

Rewards

Note that EACH "Unit" of Hold Your Breath will receive the following items. We will update this image as the project progresses and more bonus items are unlocked:

Each unit of "Get Bit" from the pledge levels below includes ALL of the following:

 And each "unit" of Walk the Plank includes ALL of the following:

PIRATE BOOTY ($18): Receive One Copy of Hold Your Breath!  Includes ALL Stretch Rewards unlocked during the campaign too, even for extra copies!  $20 for Essen Pickup, $23 to Canada, $28 Worldwide.  

Extra copies may be added fro the same per unit price above.  For example 2 copies to the USA = $18 X 2 = $36.

DOUBLE BARREL ($47): Receive One Copy of Hold Your Breath! AND one copy of EITHER Get Bit Deluxe Tin Edition OR Walk The Plank! The games will include all Kickstarter Rewards from their respective KS Campaigns too! $59 to Canada, $64 Worldwide.

Extra copies may be added fro the same per unit price above, and it is mix and match. For example 2 copies of Hold Your Breath and one copy each of Get Bit and Walk the Plank (4 games total) to the USA = $47 X 2 = $94.

 TRIPLE BARREL ($65): Receive One Copy of Hold Your Breath! AND one copy of Get Bit Deluxe Tin Edition AND one copy of Walk The Plank! All three games will include all Kickstarter Rewards from their respective KS Campaigns too! $83 to Canada, $90 Worldwide.   

Extra copies may be added fro the same per unit price above, and it is mix and match. For example two copies of Hold Your Breath and one copy of Get Bit and 3 copies of Walk the Plank (6 games total) to the USA = $65 X 2 = $130.

BEST VALUE!

LIMITED EDITION BOOTY ($70): One Copy of our Get Bit Trilogy Limited Edition Game (just 1,000 will be made, EVER!) +all Kickstarter Stretch Rewards from all 3 projects! That is 3 games in one in a great "dominion sized" commemorative box. Only 1,000 of these will be made, Draft version of the artwork is below, final product may differ somewhat! $88 to Canada, $95 Worldwide.

Included in each copy of the $70 box pledge is also a bonus chipboard with a newly designed PIRATE SHIP, an additional "Captain" Stand Up Starting Token, and even some Hunger Tokens to go with the now included "Sharkspansion" for Get Bit.  That's right, the 3-in-1 game will now also include the bonus Sharkspansion for Get Bit, that includes the Hunger Tokens and the player cards for the Shark player, allowing one player to play as the Shark in Get Bit!

These are limited to TWO box sets per pledge, you can double your reward but that is all.  No TRIPLING or more allowed.  We only have 1,000 of these EVER and just can't offer more than 2 per backer.  For example, 2 copies of the Limited Edition Booty Reward to the USA would be $70 X 2 = $140.

CAPTAIN & CREW ($90): 6 copies of Hold Your Breath! delivered to your door within the USA. Works out to buy 5 and get the 6th FREE! $115 to Canada, $125 Worldwide.

Sorry but you cannot double this reward!  Only add-ons are allowed. Yes each copy of the game will include all stretch rewards for each copy!  That is 6 of everything!

PIRATE KING (Store Level: $99): 10 copies of Hold Your Breath! plus a bonus copy as a "store demo".  Note you MUST be a verified retail store to pledge at this level.  We will confirm your store exists and includes a commercial address, only stores allowed here!  To Canada for $116 and Worldwide for $136

Sorry but you cannot double this reward!  Only add-ons are allowed. Yes each copy of the game will include all stretch rewards for each copy!  That is 11 of everything!

 Add Ons

One of our most frequent questions is "how do add ons work?"  All you have to do is add on the amount shown to your pledge amount but keep your REWARD the same as the reward you want.  At the end of the campaign we will email you and ask for your mailing address and ask which (if any) add ons you pledged extra for.  It is that simple!  

Add On Group #1:  Get Bit and Walk the Plank Accessories

4 bonus players with extra stickers for them for Get Bit.  Note the cards for these will all be the new, updated card backs that match the Get Bit Tin version. NOTE ONLY BLACK is already included in the TIN VERSION, THE GREEN, ORANGE and PIN ARE NOT in the game.

 Sharkspansion: (NOT IN BUNDLE ABOVE) $5 and no shipping charge add-on even internationally! Sharkspansion rules you can find HERE.  Note the backs of these are the old card graphics from our original card board version of Get Bit.  The cards work perfectly fine though for the Shark player.

 Extra Sharks, because you can never have too many sharks! (Get Bit Game Comes with a Grey Shark Already!)

 Note this playmat will NOT ship internationally, it is too big and too expensive!  BUT due to popular demand, if you want to do your rewards as Essen 2014 Pick up then we CAN let you add the play mat to your Essen Pick up copy of the game!  WOOT! Play Mat is NOT included in the bundle rewards unless you add it as an extra.

You get the Squid/Dolphin Die expansions with the Get Bit game pledges above, but if you are not pledging for Get Bit or want extra dice you can pledge for more separately as below.  Squid Die Rules can be found HERE and Dolphin Die rules HERE.  Variants for Walk the Plank are also possible!

Add On Group #2:  Games! Games! Games!

Get our hit deckbuilder game called Eaten By Zombies ($25.95) + In Cahoots EBZ Expansion ($15.95) + We Have The Bomb Promo ($5.95) + Weapons of Mass Destruction Promo ($10), all together a $57 value.  Get it for just $40 and FREE SHIPPING w/in the USA!  Add $7 shipping to Canada and $12 shipping worldwide.

Bootleggers BUNDLE VALUE ADD-ON for $70

Get the base game and expansion as well as the poster and promo cards from our Kickstarter Campaign for Bootleggers at a steal!  Get it bundled with your Hold Your Breath shipment w/in the USA for the price of the base game for just $70.  International?  Wow, this is a HUGE bundle and you'll have to add $35 shipping to Canada or $50 shipping worldwide just for this bundle!

You must be a backer to find the details of this add-on:

Backer-Only details available on Update #14
Backer-Only details available on Update #14

 We are offering a detail that is too go to offer to the general public, you MUST be a backer to even see the details HERE.

Add On Group #3: Accessories

Hold Your Breath will have 68 cards and they are sized 59 X 92 MM, the same size as Dominion.  if you'd like card sleeves, well you've to the right place.  You can get standard or premium card sleeves right here.  The retail for over $2 per pack but we can include them with your rewards for just $1 per pack.  You'll need 1 pack of "standard" sleeves (100 per pack) or 2 packs of PREMIUM sleeves (50 per pack).  You can buy up to 5 packs of either for just $5 on your reward, no extra shipping cost, even worldwide.  

Want to sleeve all 3 games?  Easy, there are 68 cards in Hold Your Breath (59 X 92), 43 cards in Get Bit (63.5 X 88) and Walk the Plank has 50 cards (63.5 X 88 MM).  To sleeve all three then you would need:

Standard:  1 pack of MDG-7028 and 1 pack of MDG-7041 = $2

Premium:  2 packs of MDG-7029 and 2 packs of MDG-7077 = $4

There will be more backer-only offers as the campaign winds down, with some really incredible add-on opportunities, but you will have to back the project to check them out!

Stretch Rewards

New stretch rewards just announced, if we get to $45,000 we will add in 4 promo cards to every copy of the game!  check update #8 HERE for details about it!

This is in ADDITION to all the stretch rewards at the bottom of the page!  

Start your engines folks, we think we have what it takes to really get this project to take off!  Here are our stretch rewards!  

  • First and foremost all copies of the game(s) will be shipped 3 weeks before we ship them to any distributors/retailers.  You will get your game EARLY! Note that this is SHIPPED only, so if you are in Australia for example and your shipment takes 2-3 weeks to get to you and your local game store pays to have it overnighted to them from a distributor, it could conceivably be that you only have it a week ahead of the store.  But we will hold all store/distributor shipments for 3 weeks after we send the last KS reward out!
  • All stretch goals up to and including the $35 k reward will be upgrades to the game itself or extras for all reward levels over $18.  
  • The $60 k stretch reward is FREE to backers at the $65 or $70 levels, all others will have the chance to pick it up for just a $5 add-on! These other items MAY be available at a later date on a limited basis, but they will cost future buyers something extra and they will have to wait to get it too!

 $35 k reward explanation

After the campaign ends we will send out a survey asking each of you which type of sleeves you prefer, the standard or premium sleeves.  The standard sleeves come 100 per pack and are somewhat thinner while the premium come 50 per pack and are much thicker.  If you want the thicker ones think about adding on another pack via the Add-ons option for one more pack so you will have enough to sleeve the game.  

We will also ask you in the survey if you want your copy(ies) of the game signed by the Designers of the game. Note that if you choose this option the shrinkwrap will be pulled back on your game far enough for them to both sign the box.  You do not have to choose this option but it will be available to you.  

Also at the end of the campaign we will send each of you a link to the PnP version of the game so you can begin playing it and enjoying it right away while you wait for your rewards to come!  Of course all of these are only for backers at $18 and above.

$60 K HUGE REWARD:  

If we can get to $60 k on this project we will unlock a 5/6 player expansion, that is more than 50% more cards and 2 more player tokens (with stickers of course) and two more anchors.  The extra 2 colors will be BLUE and WHITE.  This expansion will retail for $10 but will be included at no extra cost for all $65 and $70 reward level backers, or it may be added onto your reward at other levels for just $5 per copy of the 5/6 player expansion.

How cool are our rewards?  We pack A LOT into our rewards and want to give you the best value we can!  Here is one backer's opinion of his rewards from the Walk The Plank:

 Here is a photo of the prototype at BGG Con last week:

Risks and challenges

We have had 13 prior Kickstarter Campaigns in the last two years and know what it takes to succeed. Of these 13 campaigns we have had over 7,000 backers from all over the world. Of these 7,000+ shipments there are 9 still waiting on signed artwork from our Bootleggers campaign and less than 5 from our Swan Panasia Card Sleeve Campaign that may be waiting on some things.

Because Click Clack Lumberjack and Walk the Plank were shipped so recently we may well have 5-10 backers that will need replacement shipments if some items were lost in the mail or overlooked somehow, but other than that all rewards for every project we have ever run have been fulfilled, we are very happy to say!

Our biggest challenge will be getting in on the schedule at the factory and finishing up the artwork for the rulebook and game box layout, but we expect these will be pretty easy to finish up.

We are experienced and know what it takes to fulfill your rewards and hope it will go pretty smoothly!

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    DOUBLE BARREL: You are getting 1 copy of Hold Your Breath! + one copy of EITHER Get Bit Deluxe Tin Edition (plus all original KS rewards), or Walk The Plank! (plus all original KS rewards). Manually add $12 shipping to Canada, worldwide is $17 shipping.

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    LIMITED EDITION BOOTY: Get Hold Your Breath!, Walk the Plank! and Get Bit Deluxe Edition, all in our limited edition (1,000 copies only) box set + all KS Rewards from all 3 projects! That is 3 games in one in a great "dominion sized" commemorative box. Only 1,000 of these will be made so it likely will never be sold in stores! Canada to add $18 shipping, Worldwide for $25 shipping.

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    LIMITED EDITION BOOTY -ESSEN PICKUP: Get Hold Your Breath!, Walk the Plank! and Get Bit Deluxe Edition, all in our limited edition (1,000 copies only) box set + all KS Rewards from all 3 projects! That is 3 games in one in a great "dominion sized" commemorative box. Only 1,000 of these will be made so it likely will never be sold in stores! You pay no shipping if you select this because you must pick it up at our booth in Essen 2014. You CAN add the play mat to your Essen Pick up rewards too!

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    PIRATE KING: Do you own an independent game store and want to sell this game in your store? Pledge at this level and receive 10 copies of the game to sell at retail + a bonus DEMO COPY to show in your store (labeled Demo Copy, not for sale!), Free shipping within the USA, add $17 shipping to Canada, Add $37 shipping worldwide. You must have a commercial address and we will verify your shop address, so do NOT pledge here unless you are a STORE! Are you a store and want something in addition to this? Send us a message on KS and ask us and we can work it out!

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