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!
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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Want to play right now?
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.
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.
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.
You know what would be cool? If everyone got real stickers to customize their hangout guides with! Here is how we can make this happen:
- 1. Post something you like about one of your friends on facebook or twitter with the hashtag #100BFFs
- 2. Link your post back to this campaign bit.ly/bffks
- 3. (Optional) Leave a comment with what you wrote so the rest of us can see it!
If we get up to 100 shares we’ll add real stickers to the Boxed edition AND your friends will know how much you love them! It is totally cool if you share to multiple friends.
You know what else would be cool? A box to keep all of the charms in! If we can get to $24,000 we will add a beautiful illustrated Jewelry box to each boxed edition of BFF!
Can we get to $28k? For the stretchiest of goals we will add an actual separate yearbook to the boxed edition for you to sign at the end of the game. The yearbook will have class photos of all the friends and 24 pages so you have space for many, many autographs!
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.
- Baltimore, MD – Games and Stuff
- Olympia, WA – Gabi's Olympic Cards and Comics
- Athens, GA – Tyche's Games
- Your Friendly Local Game Store here!
Do you have a local store you would like us to reach out to? Let us know in the comments!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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