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About

Best Friends Forever is a tabletop role playing game for 2-6 players of all ages. In it we tell a story about a group of young friends hanging out, having adventures, and exploring how our friendships change and grow. 

Each Boxed Set includes...

  • 17 Friends to represent our characters in the story 
  • 35 Charms to represent things our Friends like about each other and how we change and grow 
  • 6 Charm Bracelets to hold the charms and serve as a rules reminder 
  • 1 Hangout Guide spiral-bound with instructions, 13 hand-painted hangouts, a hangout map, and a yearbook to sign at the end of each session
  • 52 Friendship Cards with narrative prompts to guide us in the creation of our story 
  • 1 Six–Sided Die to help us track how long each hangout will last. You might roll it to see if Ms. Wei kicks us out of her backyard, or use it as a counter to track our pizza supply. Each hangout is a little different!
The Hangout Map shows each of the 12 different hangouts we can choose from.
The Hangout Map shows each of the 12 different hangouts we can choose from.
Each hangout has its own set of scenes for us to choose from, plus its own rule for how long this hangout will last.
Each hangout has its own set of scenes for us to choose from, plus its own rule for how long this hangout will last.

Based on Fall of Magic

Inspired by the award-winning rpg, Fall of Magic, BFF uses evocative visual and verbal prompts to inspire creativity and build meaningful connections between players as they build their own unique story together.

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Pledge any amount to get access to the BFF! – Print and Play Preview. The preview includes print and play files so you can try BFF right now! To access the preview, back at any amount, visit the BFF! Print and Play update in the updates section.

For your generous support we offer the following rewards:
For your generous support we offer the following rewards:
Shipping costs will be collected through our backer checkout at the time of fulfillment.
Shipping costs will be collected through our backer checkout at the time of fulfillment.

You can add extra copies of BFF! Click the green "Manage Your Pledge" button on the top right of the campaign and add $50 to your pledge for each extra copy you'd like us to send.  

Reward Descriptions

BFF! – Boxed Edition

This is it! The complete physical version of BFF!

BFF! – Digital Edition 

Each digital edition includes: 

  • Print and Play Files
  • Online Play Files you can load onto Roll20.net or another virtual tabletop for online play. 
  • Song Download of "Best Friends" The BFF! theme song written by Adventure Time composer Ashley Ericksson and performed by LAKE

Taylor's Sketchbook Page

Own a piece of BFF history with a page from the Taylor Dow's development sketch book. Sketches will be distributed randomly among all backers who pledge for this reward.  

Veta's Watercolor Painting

One of the 14 original watercolor paintings by Veta Bahktina that went into the hangout guide.  Each painting measures 17"x11" and is delivered rolled in a mailing tube. Pick order will be determined randomly among the backers who pledge for this reward.  

Actual shipping fees will be charged at the time of fulfillment through our webstore. Current estimates are $10 U.S. shipping and $20-30 international shipping for the boxed set. 

We will be partnering with a European distributor so all goods shipped to the EU will be shipped from the EU avoiding extra customs charges!

We love local game stores! Your Retailer pledge is a placeholder order that you will have the option to increase at the time of fulfillment. In addition if you want, we can list you as a pickup location for your local community, bringing new customers to your store and saving everyone on shipping expenses. 

Local Store Pickup Participants

The following stores have agreed to serve as a pickup location for your Kickstarter rewards! You will have the option to select these stores for a minimum discount of %50 on shipping. 

Do you have a local store you would like us to reach out to? Let us know in the comments!

BFF! Would not have been possible without these amazing humans!
BFF! Would not have been possible without these amazing humans!

 not pictured: Grace Duda - Photography, Marketing, Videography

Risks and challenges

We are a publisher that also does most of our own manufacturing, and with our past projects, unexpected production delays have been our biggest challenges.

One example of this is that this past winter we unexpectedly had to move our entire production facility to a new space. This put us behind in the production of our previous game, Night Forest. The project is now completed, all digital rewards have shipped, and all physical rewards are expected to ship by May 15th.

To prevent something like this from happening with BFF! we are partnering with Panda Game Manufacturing: producer of Dead of Winter, Scythe, and many others high quality games. PGM has an excellent track record of delivering high quality product on time, and we are confident they will do a great job with BFF!

If delays do occur, we will keep our backers updated and make sure they get the best version of BFF! we can produce.

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    BFF! plus a mystery page out of Taylor’s Sketchbook!

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    BFF! + Painting

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