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The microgame that will have you and your friends saying, "Please sir, may we play some more?"
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Oliver Twist is on the streets of London trying to escape from the crime and vice of the city. Only through money or luck will Oliver find his coveted sanctuary. Will you be the first to help Oliver escape?

"Who will buy... this great microgame?"  

-Some street kid in a high pitched voice

  • Limited Edition backers will receive a hand-numbered sticker at the level you back at with your game.
  • Cheap price! Twist of Fate will retail for at least $12-$15, but you are getting it for much, much less. You'll be saving some shillings by backing today (more so if you get two).
  • Cheap shipping! We're subsidizing the shipping for all of you so shipping is extremely affordable.
  • Early delivery to your door! Backers will get this game several weeks in advance of the store release date, or even earlier!
  • Great components! ...including a book-shaped, hinged box that is truly unique, as well as wooden tokens and some great extras!
  • Amazing Artwork! The art on this is going to be off the hook, it will make the game very immersive.
  • Stretch Rewards! We're offering some great stretch rewards for this campaign so back now and spread the word to help us get the word out.

Limited Edition Stickers

Mayday is offering Limited Edition stickers to Platinum level backers. Be one of the first 500 backers to back Twist of Fate at the Fated or Platinum level and get a hand numbered Platinum sticker with your game!  

These stickers come separately with your game so YOU can choose what to do with it. Inside of your box? Sure! On your box so your gamer friends know you supported this game on Kickstarter? Why not?!

As copies disappear, additional levels will open up; including gold, silver, and copper at 500 copies each. Once all of those are gone, too, the unlimited copies won't come with any limited edition stickers.

Twist of Fate is a microgame where two to four players work to be the first to help Oliver Twist find sanctuary through gathering shillings and luck. The first player to reach eight sanctuary points has saved Oliver from the streets of Industrial London.

                                    

Twist of Fate is graced by the classical art stylings of the talented Fabrice Weiss.    We felt this theme deserved the best touch we could find.


Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercises, even over the appearance of external objects. Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

                                    

 “There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist   (Yes... but this is DEFINITELY not one of those!)

Twist of Fate will also come in a lidded box made to look like a book. Perfect for the game shelf or library!

Measurements: 4.5" x 5.85" x 1.8" (11.43 x 14.86 x 4.57 cm)*​

 “Some people are nobody's enemies but their own.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

For the rest of his life, Oliver Twist remembers a single word of blessing spoken to him by another child because this word stood out so strikingly from the consistent discouragement around him.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Full rulebook can be found HERE.

                                      

Shipping is calculated based on your country, so please pledge and enter the country you want your rewards delivered to. 

$1 USD to: USA, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan

$2 USD to: Canada

$3 USD to: Rest of World

Note that shipping will be from the USA for all US backers and all other rewards will ship directly from our fulfillment warehouse in China.  We will state the direct manufacturing replacement cost on the customs form for all non-USA shipments, which means that even on a 2-pack shipment that your reward will fall well below the VAT/CUSTOMS/DUTY thresholds for you!

We have fulfilled several other projects in this same manner and our backers have happily had no issues getting their rewards duty-free due to the low cost of our games.

We've had a lot of previous successful Kickstarter projects in the past. You'd think by now that we'd be set and not need to run such a project any more, right? Well, not so much. While Mayday has been successful, we're still very small with our cash is tied up in other projects. In fact, if you look at Mayday's early publishing history, we introduced just three new games in 2010 and 2011 before we discovered Kickstarter.  

Since utilizing Kickstarter, we've launched over 20 new games, and that is ALL thanks to backers like you. By using Kickstarter, we're able to gauge interest and get the game made in much larger quantities and with cheaper prices to our customers. This is a large part of why we were able to offer our last few projects at such a low price point. With this much stuff in the game and such a small company, this would only be possible with the support of the Kickstarter community.

For a full update of all of our projects that are not totally fulfilled yet, check HERE.

Risks and challenges

This project doesn't have any risks to speak of if we meet our goal. The factory is ready to publish and the art and layout has been completed. Any additionally needed changes should be completed prior to the end of the campaign. We have launched 25+ prior Kickstarter projects.

Anyone missing anything at all from any prior project please send us a message here on Kickstarter and we'll get you replacements sent immediately. We've had over 15,000 backers, so we expect a few of you may have slipped through the cracks. Thanks again for all of the support!

We have a few partially undelivered KS projects at present, but we expect to have this one delivered on time. We're putting extra time into our forecast for delivery to ensure this project will NOT be delayed beyond the estimated delivery date.

Check the status of any of our previous projects here:

https://www.maydaygames.com/pages/kickstarter

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    FATED BACKER! Get one copy of Twist of Fate, all stretch rewards and a special limited edition Platinum Sticker that's hand numbered at x/500 for ONE DOLLAR. Available to the first five backers.

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    Platinum Level Backer: The first 500 backers at the Fated and Platinum levels will get a copy of Twist of Fate, all stretch rewards AND special limited edition Platinum Sticker that's hand numbered at X/500.

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    Gold Level Backer: The first 500 backers at the Fated and Gold levels will get a copy of Twist of Fate, all stretch rewards AND special limited edition Gold Sticker that's hand numbered at X/500.

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    Silver Level Backer: The first 500 backers at the Silver level will get a copy of Twist of Fate, all stretch rewards AND special limited edition silver sticker that's hand numbered at X/500.

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    STORE BACKER: Physical retail stores and distributors only; no online stores. Back for just $50 and get nine copies of the game in advance for your store and a bonus demo copy.

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