- Limited Edition Backers will get a hand-numbered sticker included with their game. Only 1,000 copies will have the Platinum Level Backer Sticker, so back now!
- Early delivery to your door! Backers will get this game several weeks in advance of the release date, or even earlier!
- Huge Savings! We expect the game to retail for $25-$30 USD, so you're getting the game at a significant savings off of the retail price.
- Cheap Shipping! We're subsidizing the shipping for all of you so shipping is extremely affordable.
- Great components, including a voodoo doll player marker and scoring track built into the box insert.
- Stretch Rewards! We'll be doing some great stretch rewards for this campaign, including an expansion.
What's with the Limited Edition stickers?
Mayday is offering Limited Edition stickers to Platinum level backers. Be one of the first 1,000 backers to back Voodoo at the Magic 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?!
OK, let's get this out of the way first: this game is campy and fun. If you're looking for a heavy euro strategy game, this isn't it. Voodoo will have you laughing out loud and doing crazy antics with your friends. If you take yourself too seriously, this game isn't for you. ...or maybe this is exactly what you need!
Ancient sorcery, dark omens and endless curses — you'll become one of the adepts of the dark magic of the Egyptians, a follower of the ancient art of the Badly Dead Druids, or an arcane sorcerer of Voodoo rituals! Prepare yourselves for the biggest dispute of black magic ever. The Voodoo tournament has just begun!
In Voodoo, the players act as the most wicked and malicious sorcerers of all time, and they want to use their curses and black magic to make the lives of their enemies impossible to prevail! Each turn, you:
- roll five dice,
- collect your ingredients,
- choose whether to take new cards, and
- take new items or cast a spell.
Each spell has a powerful and tricky curse attached to it that forces your target to play in a specific way. For example, talking with his tongue out for the rest of the game, using only a single hand, or even running around the table each turn!
Each curse grants you points when you cast it and even more points if your target forgets to obey or becomes too exhausted to continue. Collect as many malediction points as you can to reach the final tile of the scoreboard before anyone else!
- 5 ingredient dice
- 6 score spheres
- 36 curse cards
- 13 artifact cards
- 1 voodoo doll player marker
- 10 permanent curse cards
- Box with built in scoring track
You can download the rulebook HERE.
Here's a video of how the game works from Essen 2014:
"Party Game with a good dose of joviality, it requires attention and a bit of concentration and manages to entertain gamers who don't take themselves too seriously for a hilarious thirty minute game! Thanks to the excellent and self-deprecating illustrations by Guido Favaro." Mauro Di Marco, Firenze, Italy, full review HERE.
"10/10 -Insane fun party game." -Tobias Wilker from BoardGameGeek, HERE.
"9/10 - ブードゥー" -Kenny Imoo, Japan from BoardGameGeek, HERE.
"We had a really good time playing this game with four guys. One of us had to cross his fingers and legs and I myself had to keeop my arms long. Plays quick and you're in action for about 30 minutes. If you're looking for a little crazy partyish filler, this game is in the right corner. A little bit like dancing eggs (not that reaction based) or dungeon fighter (not that long)." -Knut K Zottelmonster, Germany, from BoardGameGeek, HERE.
"Vudù is silly and fun, its price is fair, it can be given as a gift to non-gamers; I wouldn't think about it too much. On the other hand, if you are a gamer like me you play to win. Can you endure playing with your elbows touching while your arms are fully stretched out? Hisssssss? Ouch!" -Antonio S., RPGNet HERE.
"Super party game with very funny moments!" -Jany Vanderlinden, Belgium from BoardGameGeek, HERE.
"The game is suitable for groups of up to six players, the more the better. Couples can play the game also requires you have the rule 'not the same player twice curse' exposed. Officially it is for 3-5 players, and the specified playing time of 30 minutes is gripped a little high. We were done usually after 15-20 minutes, so the game an excellent nightcap or as a filler is excellent." -The Roach, Germany, The Roach's Board Game Blog, HERE.
ALL STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED!
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Note that shipping will be EU and USA Friendly, meaning each copy shipped to the EU or USA will be from within the EU/USA, respectively. For all other countries, your order will be fulfilled from the EU or USA.
Let's face it, we've had a lot of previous KS projects and all of the games have been successful. In fact, we've never had an unsuccessful game on Kickstarter. 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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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