For centuries, the Factions have been at war. However, it wasn’t until recently that they developed the ability to create a bomb so powerful as to destroy entire planets. Now the secret is out, and it’s a race to see which faction will be triumphant and become RULERS OF THE UNIVERSE!
Cosmic Kaboom is a dexterity flicking game where players fly around space collecting energy to power up space bombs which are used to eradicate the planets of their enemies. The dynamic play area allows you to play on any size surface.
This game will retail for $29.99 at stores worldwide soon after backers get their copies. We're giving you a 20% discount off the game and paying $6 more toward shipping! The Deluxe version will NOT be sold in game stores, so back it here!
- Ages 13 & Up
- 2-4 Players
- 30 minute play time
The ships are made of thick wood for easy flicking. The planets are made of heavy thick chipboard.
Each player controls three planets in their color scattered throughout the board. One of these planets will house an energy crystal which supplies players with an energy cube of that color when their ship is flicked into this planet. After an energy cube of each player color is collected, you may toss the space bomb onto the board in an attempt to blow up the other player's planets. Each planet is worth points (shown on the back of the planet) that you earn when blowing it up.
Advancement cards are given to players throughout the game which provide player powers or bonuses to aid in your conquest. The game continues until one entire color of planets has been destroyed, or the majority of the planets have been destroyed. Whoever has the most points becomes the ruler of the universe!
Download a PDF of the full rules here: http://www.MinionGames.com/rules/Cosmic_Kaboom.pdf
The League of Nonsensical Gamers:
"As far as dexterity games go, the key is to keep players engaged both physically and socially. Cosmic Kaboom does this with fast paced turns and just the slightest bit of take-that, highlighting all that is fun in the dexterity realm... Cosmic Kaboom is versatile and portable, allowing you to create a modular playing surface as large or small as you like based on the desired location or play time."
Theology of Games:
"My kids love playing it. There is so much laughter and cracking up, as flicks go wide, the Big Bomb flies off the table, and they destroy their own Planets."
"It can be surprisingly difficult to land on a planet even at the beginning of the game when there are a lot of them out there–but of course you don’t want to hit your own, so that limits your options."
DELUXE UPGRADE! Instead of the typical teaser stretch goals found in most campaigns, we have decided to release this game with the best materials already in the box. So we've created this Deluxe edition containing all the stretch goals originally planned.
For just $5 more you'll get a special Kickstarter foil box, 4 exclusive cards, stickers for the wood ship tokens, premium sleeves, and a velvet bag!
These will NOT be in the retail version of the game and will only be found in the Deluxe edition which will only be sold through Kickstarter, our few retail backers, and our own website.
4 Exclusive Collector cards:
Hidden goal cards for extra bonus points! ONLY comes with Deluxe edition backer levels.
Some extra art to add to your ship disks to make them really stand out.
Foil Signature Box:
A special collector edition box with foil logo and foil signature of the designer.
1 Custom Velvet bag:
Random color bag that will hold your bits in fashion.
A pack of sleeves to protect all the cards you get in the game.
We are paying around $6 toward shipping for all backers. That makes USA shipping included, but for other countries we must charge a bit more.
We have been publishing quality games and accessories for over 5 years and have run over a dozen successful Kickstarter campaigns including the highly rated game The Manhattan Project. Pledge with confidence that we will fulfill your rewards with the highest quality and in a timely manner. It is our goal at Minion Games to help new game designers get published (I blog openly about the process) and our company is setup internally with that goal. As such we don't see much financial return to build a cash reserve -- luckily we have Kickstarter here to help us all out.
Matt Loomis has also produced another game for Minion Games that we're making available in a discounted bundle on this campaign. Check out Dragonflame:
More information on Dragonflame can be found out our website:
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