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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, April 12 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

$723
pledged of $300pledged of $300 goal
34
backers
23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, April 12 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Throne of Chickens is a card game in which you help the chickens choose their new leader.

  • Card Game
  • 2-4+ Players
  • 8-10 Minutes to Play
  • Kid Friendly
  • Language Independent
  • 29 Unique Cards (7 Might, 7 Wing, 10 Magic, 5 Leader)
  • 53 Card Deck

(5+ players requires additional deck)

Here is your chance to help design the game!

During the first half of the Kickstarter write in the comments section what kind of chicken you would like to see in the game. Your idea could be in the game!

Entry Format

1. Faction (Might, Magic, Wing)

2. Describe your chicken as clearly as possible.

3. Tell why your chicken should be included in the game.

Entries should be made public and written in the comments section.

Ideas should only be chicken characters so they can fit on a card. Ideas should fit with the theme and world of the game. Ideas should not include any backgrounds or other things that make it too complicated. 

Also comment and vote on the ideas you think are the best.

Winners will be announced during the campaign and their ideas will become part of the game. Humorous ideas are highly encouraged.


Elements that went into designing Throne of Chickens.


1. Card game with Chickens with Cauldrons

I like card games and I like chickens. And then add in axes, cauldrons, dead fish, and dragons and it's totally a game I want play. So Throne of Chickens became a game that I totally made.


2. Kid Friendly

I wanted to make a game for all ages. So the game to be light and fun.  What's a chicken with a potion plus a chicken with a spear minus chicken with one eye? See, you're having fun already.


3. Interactive Gameplay

Tabletop games give us a reason to hang out with our family and friends. This game involves constant talk with other players as we add up and count each other's cards. Although the game is competitive you'll find yourself working with other players throughout the whole game as you want to keep track of yours and your opponents cards. And you'll see how fun it is to launch a magic chicken attack against other players.


4. Language Independent

This game is intended to be played all around the world and to be suitable for all ages. Thus, the game is entirely language independent. In my first game, I connected with people from  all around the world and I am absolutely delighted to share this game with everyone.

Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color
Sketch --> Pencils --> Color

*Note final art is subject to change.

To win the game (1) have followers adding up to match the same number as your leader and (2) have exactly 6 followers.

Gameplay consists of drafting new followers each round. Turns pass to the left.

4 player gameplay
4 player gameplay

Initial game setup
Initial game setup

On your turn draft a chicken from the center. They will become your new follower.

Play Wing on the top row, Might on the bottom row, and Magic top or bottom rows
Play Wing on the top row, Might on the bottom row, and Magic top or bottom rows

Magic chickens can be played on your opponents' rows blocking them from winning or forcing them to drop followers
Magic chickens can be played on your opponents' rows blocking them from winning or forcing them to drop followers
New followers are always played on the left
New followers are always played on the left

If there are 3 followers in a row, the far right follower is dropped
If there are 3 followers in a row, the far right follower is dropped
After you have 4 followers choose a leader from the leader pile
After you have 4 followers choose a leader from the leader pile

Need 6 chickens (2 rows, max 3) adding up to match your leader
Need 6 chickens (2 rows, max 3) adding up to match your leader

As we unlock each stretch goal, every copy of the game will receive the rewards for free!



Living in LA, you randomly run into so many creatives. Last year, I had the happen chance meeting with Andy, part of the Brazilian team that makes the board game Zombicide; and Elan Lee, the creator of the card game Exploding Kittens. I had known that because of Kickstarter we are in a massive rebirth of tabletop games; however, actually meeting people who make these games really inspired me. Plus, both of them flat out told me to go and make my own game.

Less than a year later, my first game, Monster in the Woods was born. Monster was a success and it has launched me into making games full-time.

Throne of Chickens is the next chapter.

Chris Norlund is an independent creative. He has always been attracted to independent projects, because freedom allows maximum creativity. 

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Design: Chris 

Illustration: Ivona

Icons: Freepik @ flaticon.com 

Icons: Delapouite and Lorc  @ games-icons.net

Music: Royalty-free music from Kevin MacLeod @ incompetech.com

Risks and challenges

Fulfilling a successfully backed card game on Kickstarter is straightforward. I will order a print run from the factory to be sent to the distribution center and then they are sent out to all the backers. I've successfully launched and shipped a game on Kickstarter before and do not foresee any problems.

If the campaign gets a massive flood of backers, the print run might take a little longer than expected, but likely only a minimal delay.

I use reliable print and fulfillment companies. Plus, I've kept this campaign as simple as possible to avoid any messy or complicated problems.

If you support this Kickstarter, I'll send you my game.

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