Rabbit Island is marked as 13+ due to the length and strategy involved in a standard game. It's definitely family-friendly, and especially if your kids have grown up playing other lengthy tile-laying games, they will most likely enjoy the gameplay! We are not intending on marketing it as a children's game, though, since it is just a little too long and involved for most children's attention spans.
As a creator, I've done a LOT of research on what could go wrong post-campaign. It is with that in mind that we picked a very conservative delivery date, with the hope that we will be delivering at least on time, if not early.
Our preference is for you to use Kickstarter's system, but if you're unable to do so for any reason, you may submit a payment at any time during the campaign via PayPal to etalia.leslie[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include a note with what reward you're getting, your shipping address, and your contact phone number.
If, for whatever reason, the campaign doesn't fund, I will refund your pledge.
Your overall strategy may change based on the number of players. In a 2-player game, you have more direct influence in blocking your opponent's plans. In a 4-player game, Action Cards become easier to combo, allowing players who are behind a bit more advantage in trying to thwart a dominant player's position. Ultimately, it preforms well in a duel game or group game setting.
4x stands for explore, expand, exploit and “exterminate.”
Though Rabbit Island is a competitive game, there is no mechanic to outright wipe your opponents from the board (though the Earthquake helps!). There are still plenty of strategic ways to slow down and impede your opponents, though, and for this reason, we're sticking to a "light 4x" definition.