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Each player steers a unique rescue ship to complete a cooperative mission in the Arctic.  Save the Polar Bears together or we all lose!
Each player steers a unique rescue ship to complete a cooperative mission in the Arctic.  Save the Polar Bears together or we all lose!
Each player steers a unique rescue ship to complete a cooperative mission in the Arctic. Save the Polar Bears together or we all lose!
861 backers pledged $55,297 to help bring this project to life.

Plastic is OUT! Resin is IN!

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The Resin Polar Bears are Back!!!

As promised, we listened to the feedback from all of you when you said you were unhappy with the look of the plastic polar bear meeples. We also know many of you really love the original resin meeples in the current version of the game and over the last few days we've been working hard to make this happen for you...

For this Kickstarter print run only, we are doing the original resin polar bear meeples!!! That's right! These will be the adorable-faced original resin polar bear meeples you have all seen and come to love! 

This will be a LIMITED print run. Only 2,000 copies will be made with these resin polar bear meeples! So if you want to make sure you get this English translation with these resin polar bear meeples...this Kickstarter is your way to do it! 

We are SO excited that we are able to do this, and that's the good news! 

The bad news is that any reprints for retail after these 2,000 copies will be the plastic polar bear meeples. We don't know what the final design will be. They very well may be the "mustache version." So here's your chance at the adorable-faced resin meeples!

New Stretch Goals!

Along with the resin polar bears, we have been able to work out a couple of stretch goals! We will be adding a $50k stretch goal and a $60k stretch goal! 

Those stretch goals will be "Ice Dice." 

So what exactly are "Ice Dice?"  Well, The game comes with a 20-sided die and a custom 6-sided die. The stretch goals will be translucent blue "icy" versions of those dice! At $50k you would unlock the custom 6-sided "Ice die" and at $60k you will unlock the 20-sided "Ice die!"

We will be posting the graphics for those stretch goals to the main campaign page ASAP!

Fun Polar Bear Facts!

Did you know that the Polar Bear is generally the largest in terms of average size of the breed. The males usually stand between 8 and 8 1/2 feet and weigh between 900 and 1500 lbs. The largest male weighed 2,210 lbs. 

That said, however, the largest bear found was a male Kodiak (a brown bear): he was 14 feet tall and 2500 lbs. On average, however, the Kodiak is 800-1500 lbs and stand 5-10 feet tall. Overall, they're much more dense than Polar Bears, but Polars are still bigger.

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      Danimal13
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      those plastic bears were nightmare fuel. much happier with the resin

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      jd_strand
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      I really like these resin bears! However, I agree with Scott Preston, having an add on option for the plastic bears, or even additional bears in general, could be a good way to appeal to both backers!

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      Chong Tze Liang
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      Good to see the original designs back :)

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      Tim on

      I agree with you Stuart. I had specifically invested because the bears were going to plastic and not fragile non-recyclable resin. Perhaps a poll would have been a better way to gauge interest in such a significant change to game components.

    5. Scott Preston on

      I agree with Mozilla. Whatever is sturdiest is best for the game components.

      Is there or will there be an opportunity to purchase extra polar bear meeples? I found with the version at PAX Unplugged we ran out of some. It'd be nice to be able to add on a few bucks to help support the game and get more bears. Maybe an option to buy the plastic ones too as an add on for those interested in both?

    6. Cindy on

      Thank you 😄

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      Olaf Starke
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      THANK YOU!

    8. Don Riddle
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      I’m happy to have the chance to get these adorable resin pieces *AND* upgrades gameplay! Thanks for making it happen!

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      Stuart Richmond
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      Disappointed. Did the majority of pledgers ask for resin? If I'd known you were "listening to feedback" I'd have said, but shouldn't need to voice my acceptance of something I've effectively already paid for should I?

    10. OATS
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      I prefer these bears; Thank You so much!

    11. Mozilla on

      I'm not buying this game for the eco-theme, and regadless of any eco-activism inherent in its production. I just want cute, well-made polar bears, durable cardboard components, and a fun game. Looking forward to excellent production quality and a quick delivery of it.

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      Alexis on

      Will the resin used to make the pieces be Jesmonite? It is still a plastic base, but it is water based and non-toxic. If so, will the dice be made of the same material? Will the cardboard be recycled? Just given the theme of the game and the donation to the WWF I think it would be nice if it was as earth-friendly as possible.