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Forest Fighters

A deck building game that centers around tribes of squirrels harvesting acorns in preparation for winter.

Forest Fighters

A deck building game that centers around tribes of squirrels harvesting acorns in preparation for winter.

$12,087
pledged of $12,500pledged of $12,500 goal
76
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 5 2019 9:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Read our first review at  https://forums.saskgames.com/index.php?topic=8174.new#new

Theme: The winter is fast approaching and with the cold and snow comes a lack of food. The leaves are beginning to fall from the trees and with them the acorns. All of this means that it is time for the squirrel tribes inhabiting the forest to begin gathering food for the winter. There is just one problem! There is only one oak tree left in the forest making the much coveted acorns a source of warfare. The squirrel tribes have gathered their forces and have even resorted to hiring other forest animals to help them squirrel away as many nuts for the winter as possible. Gathering acorns is easy; protecting them from bands of raiders sent out by the other squirrel tribes is a different story. In Forest Fighters you will hire forest animals to help your tribe of squirrels gather and protect acorns while stealing acorns from your opponents. Once all of the acorns have been gathered, the game ends and the player with the most acorns wins.

Game Components:

  • 326 cards: including 21 different characters and 3 items
  • Game box
  • Rule book
  • STRETCH GOAL at $17,500 - An additional character will be added
  • STRETCH GOAL at $22,500 - A second additional character will be added

 Below are some examples of some of the characters/items included in the game!!!

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The people have spoken!!! 

We have heard you feed back and will be going with card design #1 Thank you all for your input!

How the Game Works:

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Card Breakdown: Most cards consist of four main components: an attack value, a defense value, a special ability, and the cost to add the card to your deck.


What a turn looks like: On your turn you may use each card from your hand once. Most cards can be used in more than one way so it is up to you to decide how to best use the cards in your hand to obtain victory! Below are three example hands.

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I hope this gives you all an idea of how the game works! Can't wait to get a copy to you!

What makes Forest Fighters fun?

In Forest Fighters there is a hunt taking place and depending on your hand you are either the hunter or the hunted. In other deck building games when you draw a bad hand the reaction is, "well that stinks, what a wasted hand." In Forest Fighters when you draw a bad hand you are instantly gripped with fear and silently wish that other players choose to ignore you this turn! There is no waiting for your next turn to play because you have to play the nonverbal bluffing game or the game of reading the other players in between your turns. This give Forest Fighters a suspense that keeps you engaged throughout the whole game even when you don't have anything to do with your current hand. In addition to this, because point cards (acorns) are constantly being moved from player to player you never feel like you are out of the hunt if you are loosing and you never feel like you are out of the woods if you are winning. This keeps players fully engaged until the game ends.

You might like Forest Fighters if: 

  • You enjoy games that involve interacting with other players. Because Forest Fighters involves attacking and stealing acorns from other players you will need to keep tabs on what your opponents are doing and plan your strategy accordingly.
  • You enjoy games with a strong theme. Forest Fighters captures its nutty theme through its vibrant art work and characters whose special abilities represent the natural instincts of the animals they represent.
  • You enjoy games that are easily learned and play in less than an hour. A game a Forest Fighters take roughly 45 minutes to play. It is not a difficult game to learn and offers players a good balance of luck and strategy.

TIMELINE: The funding campaign will end early August. Prior to that time the final game design will be completed and Forest Fighters will be ready to be produced. We have made contact with several companies in China and according to their estimates this process should take about a month. This includes them creating a copy for us to review for quality. To have the product shipped to the United States will take about another month. Once it arrives in the United States it will then need to be distributed to our backers. We estimate that Forest Fighters will be in your hands by December. That includes a one month buffer for any hiccups that may come up in the process.

Meet our illustrator! My sister-in-law, Katherine Jordan is the artist helping to bring to life the characters of Forest Fighters. She has been working diligently to capture both the natural characteristics of the different animals and the traits that they portray in their special abilities! This will be her first published work but will hopefully open the door for her to get more of her artwork produced. Her artwork adds a fun and full of life look to Forest Fighters! 

Creating Forest Fighters Credits: The idea for Forest Fighters was created while cleaning houses. As a source of income during my college years I spent many hours vacuuming. This mindless task provided me with lots of time to think and as my mind wondered the concept for the game Forest Fighters found its way into my head. I began creating Forest Fighters seven years ago. Since that time the game has gone through several drafts as we rigorously play tested it.


Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge for Forest Fighters is dealing with production over-seas. This is the first time I have done international business and are learning a lot about the process as we go. To help overcome these challenges I have contacted an overseas specialist that came highly recommended to manage our production.

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