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Build a team of elite ninja to compete for honor and glory against rival clans.
Build a team of elite ninja to compete for honor and glory against rival clans.
Build a team of elite ninja to compete for honor and glory against rival clans.
3,282 backers pledged $531,829 to help bring this project to life.

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Ninja All-Stars® features fully assembled, high quality miniatures and exciting community-building, league-style gameplay! 

Build a team of elite ninja and compete for honor and glory against rival clans. Games pit 2 - 4 players against one another in a series of challenges to earn the favor of the Moon Princess. Between challenges, ninja earn experience to gain new abilities and combat aptitudes. As leader of your clan, you guide the growth of your team, including hiring powerful Heroes and Ronin to aid your cause.

Pick Your Pledge!

Backers have an option between two exciting pledges: the Ninja Master pledge, and the Elemental Master pledge.

The Ninja Master pledge is the perfect way to enter the world of Kagejima! The Ninja Master pledge includes all of the contents of the retail game box, which includes four Ninja Shrine Teams, each with a unique quick start reference card that lets you start playing immediately. It also allows you to choose two of your favorite Clan Boxes to use in your games with your shrine ninja.

  • 4 Shrine Ninja Teams in four different colors. 
  • 2 Unlocked Clan Boxes of your choice. Clan boxes provide fun and unique sculpts for your favorite ninja clan! 
  • All unlocked Free Stretch Goals! 
  • Ninja All-Stars Rulebook. This packed book includes the complete rules for playing Ninja All-Stars, background on the history of Kagejima, the clans, and its characters; rules to build teams from 6 diverse clans, 30 unique Heroes and Ronin; league rules, challenges, and over 20 skills to customize your ninja! 
  • 16 Ninja All-Stars Elemental Dice. 
  • Double-Sided Game Board featuring two unique tournament grounds. 
  • 2 Sideboards to track the phase of the moon, keep score, and provide your team with their own personal dojo with a House of Healing and Training Grounds. 
  • 56 Card Moon Deck of traps, smoke bombs, and cunning tricks. 
  • Tons of Game Tokens! 
  • Team Scroll Pad to build your teams and track their progress in the Moonlight Tournament. 
  • 6 Samurai Sentries to sneak past (or stab)!
  • Super Dungeon: Ninja Pack! Click for more details.

*Note: The Ninja Master pledge is an upgrade of the original All-Star pledge. If you don't want to switch your pledge manually, at the end of the Kickstarter we will upgrade your All-Star pledge automatically with the extra content. You don't need to worry about a thing!

The Elemental Master pledge is for players who already know exactly which clans they want, and are ready to jump straight into the Moonlight Tournament, swords swinging. The Elemental Master pledge contains all of the gameplay components from the retail box without the shrine ninja. Instead, backers may pick from any four unlocked Clan Boxes of their choice.

  • 4 Unlocked Clan Boxes of your choice. Clan boxes provide fun and unique sculpts for your favorite ninja clan!  
  • All unlocked Free Stretch Goals!
  • Ninja All-Stars Rulebook. This packed book includes the complete rules for playing Ninja All-Stars, background on the history of Kagejima, the clans, and its characters; rules to build teams from 6 diverse clans, 30 unique Heroes and Ronin; league rules, challenges, and over 20 skills to customize your ninja! 
  • 16 Ninja All-Stars Elemental Dice. 
  • Double-Sided Game Board featuring two unique tournament grounds. 
  • 2 Sideboards to track the phase of the moon, keep score, and provide your team with their own personal dojo with a House of Healing and Training Grounds. 
  • 56 Card Moon Deck of traps, smoke bombs, and cunning tricks. 
  • Tons of Game Tokens! 
  • Team Scroll Pad to build your teams and track their progress in the Moonlight Tournament. 
  • 6 Samurai Sentries to sneak past (or stab)!
  • Super Dungeon: Ninja Pack! Click for more details.
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Stretch Goals are unlocked every time we reach a new funding goal. 

Free stretch goals are available to all pledges!

Shojo's Shop stretch goals are optional purchases that you must increase your pledge amount in order to receive.

YA-HOOOO! IT'S A FREE RONIN, BAKUSHO MONDAI ! HOOOOO!

Shop at Shojo's!

Items in Shojo's Shop are optional purchases. If you want to receive any of the items Shojo has for sale, you need to increase your pledge by the amount shown.

Click here to view our pledge management tutorial!

In Ninja All-Stars each player builds a team of ninja to compete in the Moonlight Tournament. During the Moonlight Tournament each game represents a challenge given to the opposing teams by the Moon Princess. The winner of the challenge earns the favor of the Moon Princess. But before you are ready to draw a blade you must learn to walk.

Below is a growing series of gameplay articles to guide you on the path to mastering Ninja All-Stars!

Gameplay Articles

Gameplay Concepts | Combat | Game Board | Ninja Types | League Play | Building a Team | Team Growth

Beta Rules

Want to download the Beta Rules? Join the Ninja All-Stars Public Beta!

Model Spotlights

Ronin: Yagyu Jubei | Arashikage | Shojo | Dark Kitsune | Komuso | Jorogumo

Heroes: Byakko | Akkorokamui | Tamamo No Mae

Elemental Dice

The Ninja All-Stars dice use six different icons, which represent the sacred elements of Kagejima. Each ninja has an Affinity with one or more of these elements.

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Moon Deck 

The Moon Deck represents the many dirty tricks, strategies, or mystic traps that a team of ninja prepare and use to win a Challenge. The strength or abilities of a Moon Card may change, depending on the phase of the moon when it is played. Cunning use of Moon Cards can be the difference between victory or defeat!

League Play

Ninja All-Stars really shines when you play it over many games with your team changing and growing over the course of a full Moonlight Tournament.

After each game in the league, ninjas earn experience and gain abilities. Sometimes ninja are injured and may have to sit out the next game. Players can also spend Koban to recruit new ninjas, including powerful Clan Heroes and Ronin!

Demo Videos

These gameplay videos take you through a three round demo game between designers Dave Freeman and Deke Stella. Watch as Dave destroys models and Deke proves his Janken mastery.  

*Note: These videos represent the game in its Beta format. No components or rules used in the video are final. 

The game board that you receive with your pledge is double-sided, providing you with two unique tournament grounds to play your games on. The first side is shown on the pledge graphics. The Ninja Village is the opposite side!

When Ameratsu dipped her jeweled spear into the world’s sea it is said that each blessed droplet, falling like pearls from the blade as it was withdrawn, became the lands of man and beast in the dark waters. Among these hallowed pearls, a black pearl formed and fell away into the sea—unseen and obscured. The shadowy isle of Kagejima was thus born into the world shrouded in darkness, moonlight and magic.

The first explorers of this mystical land immediately felt the island’s influence. Hardy and rugged explorers, far from the powers of the Imperial Court and fiercely independent, the people who made Kagejima their home were touched by the island’s magic and the six mystical powers: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Spirit and Void. Learn more about Kagejima.

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Clan Tora are, much like their totem the Tiger a proud and haughty people, always ready to pounce, taking the initiative or advantage. Learn more about Clan Tora.

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Clan Ika revere the kami of the oceans. They are also famous for being even more secretive, cryptic, and distrustful of outsiders than other clans—which is a lot. Learn more about Clan Ika.

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Clan Ijin value strength above all else, and have made common cause with the monstrous oni. Their clan is founded upon the belief that might makes right. Learn more about Clan Ijin.

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The Yamazaru are hardy, fierce, spiritual, and good natured people, capable of feats of toughness unmatched by the other clans. Learn more about Clan Yamazaru.

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For many on Kagejima, the difference between the Kitsune and the kami inhabitants of the dark forest is nonexistent. Learn more about Clan Kitsune.

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The Tanchyo have close ties to the many spirits of the air and earth that they share the great forests with. Learn more about Clan Tanchyo.

Ninja All-Stars has a range of beautiful miniatures representing the vibrant diversity of Kagejima's clans and wandering Ronin. Each clan comes in their own unique color. Hobbyists can take this one step further and paint their models to reflect their own unique vision for their team. The following gallery includes Ninja All-Stars miniatures in both their "out-of-the-box" plastic color and some stunning painted versions.

Fire Shrine Ninja are one of the two starter ninja clans in the Ninja All-Stars Board Game. Arriving in red plastic, they are also perfect for adding variety to your Clan Tora team.

Water Shrine Ninja are one of the two starter ninja clans in the Ninja All-Stars Board Game. Arriving in blue plastic, they are also perfect for adding variety to your Clan Ika team.

While Ninja All-Stars is superficially similar to our popular dungeon adventure game Super Dungeon Explore, Ninja All-Stars is a stand-alone game in a wholly new world. Creating cross-overs of every ninja clan, Hero, and Ronin in Ninja All-Stars would run counter to the very exciting plans we have for the Wandering Monk Mountain region of Super Dungeon. However, just like our fans, we could not resist the idea of brave Heroes battling ninja in beautiful temples and mist-haunted wilderness. So we created the Super Dungeon: Ninja Pack. 

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The Ninja Pack includes a new Elemental Affinity mechanic. This allows players to choose an Elemental Affinity for their ninja at the beginning of the game, granting them new and interesting abilities. This mechanic allows you to easily represent any (or every) Ninja All-Stars clan in your games of Super Dungeon. The Hero profiles and Elemental Affinity allow you to choose any Ninja All-Stars Hero or Ronin model to represent your Master or Mystic. 

Super Dungeon Ninjas includes: Wandering Master and Wandering Mystic Heroes, Elemental Affinity reference card, Oni mini-boss, Elemental Shrine paired spawning point, Classic and Arcade Mode Chunin, Kunoichi, Madoushi, Kaiken, and Yajiri cards.

The Super Dungeon: Ninja Pack is included for free with your All-Star pledge!

Karate Fight is a fast-paced, speed matching card game in the tradition of Slapjack, Egyptian Ratscrew, and Snip-Snap-Snorem. Karate Fight already has a popular Takoashi University Edition, but we couldn't resist making a Ninja All-Stars version, so our adorable and awesome ninjas could battle it out!

Karate Fight: Ninja All-Stars Edition is available as an optional purchase in Shojo's Shop for $10.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign through our store-based pledge manager, based on the actual cost to ship your pledge and the additional rewards you select. We only charge the actual cost to ship. We do not charge any additional handling fees.

We are happy to say that we have secured fulfillment options in multiple countries to reduce your shipping costs significantly. We will have shipping hubs in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia. This means that you will not be required to pay the customs or VAT fees usually incurred by shipping from the United States.   

Our current estimate for shipping costs are (in USD): UK $10, US $15, Canada $20, Europe $20, Australia $25, Rest of World $30. Please note that these are estimates only and may change as we unlock more items or if you purchase additional rewards. 

This Kickstarter has no exclusive models! Every ninja, Ronin, and Hero we unlock will be available in some form at your friendly local game store or the Soda Pop Store. You and your friends can play the complete game no matter when you discover it.

So what do you get for backing? You will help make Ninja All-Stars a reality. Funding also determines how many models and new units we can produce. That's right, your help will make Ninja All-Stars have more models, more art, and a bigger world far sooner than we could without you. You also get a ton of models early, at incredible Kickstarter prices, in a swank Kickstarter Edition game box. That's pretty fantastic!

Shrines are pieces of terrain that players can place on the game board before each challenge. When a shrine is placed on the game board the player decides one status effect that the shrine radiates. Curse, Poison, and Slow are detrimental status effects. Haste, Lucky, and Protect are positive status effects. When a ninja moves within one space of a shrine that radiates a detrimental status effect, they must make an affinity test. If they fail the test, the ninja suffers the detrimental status effect. When they move within one space of a shrine that radiates a positive status effect they may make an affinity test. If the test is successful they gain the benefits of the positive status effect.

The Ronin Yagyu Jubei is available for hire at Shojo's Shop. 
The Hero Akkorakamui is added to the Clan Ika Box. The Hero Byakko is added to the Clan Tora Box.
The Ronin Dark Kitsune is available for hire at Shojo's Shop. 

Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Ronin Howl & Yip for FREE!

 Clan Kitsune is now available as one of your Clan choices.

 One Oni is added to each Clan Box.

Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Kitsune Hero Uzumaki for FREE!

Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Ika Hero Mizuchi for FREE!

 The Ronin Komuso is available for hire at Shojo's Shop.

At 1750 Backers Clan Tanchyo will be available as one of your clan choices.

Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master will receive the Ijin Hero Yobuko for FREE!

Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Tora Hero Ryu for FREE!

Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Tanchyo Hero Karura for FREE!

 The Ronin Jorogumo is available for hire at Shojo's Shop.

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Yamazaru Hero Mizaru for FREE!

  Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Ronin Onryo for FREE!

  Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive a Moonlight Tournament trophy for FREE!

 The Ronin Mochizuki is available for hire at Shojo's Shop.

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive a Ronin Tengu for FREE!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Ronin Hanzo for FREE!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive a Ronin Kappa for FREE!

 The Ronin Blind Swordsman is now available for hire at Shojo's Shop.

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive 6 Lanterns for FREE!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive a Ronin Inu Clan Kaiken for FREE!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive the Ronin Onibaba for FREE!

 The Ronin Yokozuna is available for hire at Shojo's Shop.

 All Clan Boxes now have two Oni!

The Ronin Sun Empire Wandering Samurai is now available for hire at Shojo's Shop.

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master receive a Ronin Ondori Clan Kaiken for FREE!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master Pledges will receive the Ronin Benkei for FREE!

 The Ronin Musashi is now available for hire from Shojo's Shop!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master Pledges will receive the Moon Princess for FREE!

 Both Ninja Master and Elemental Master Pledges will receive the Ronin Goemon for FREE!

Risks and challenges

This is Soda Pop Miniatures & Ninja Division's second Kickstarter.

Our estimated shipping window is December 2015 (not Christmas). However, there is always the possibility of delays in any project, including:

Development Delays
Manufacturing Delays
Shipping/Customs Delays

Soda Pop & Ninja Division have done everything we can to minimize any delays before starting this Kickstarter.

Every model sculpt is done—yes, every single one. We will not increase the planned size of the Kickstarter, even if it succeeds beyond our wildest imagination. Rules have been in playtest for some time (both internal and external) and will begin layout during the campaign to get them done in a timely manner.

If you would like to see how we manage our Kickstarters, we encourage you to visit our first Kickstarter, the highly successful Super Dungeon Explore: Forgotten King. Forgotten King's first wave of product is currently heading to our warehouses to begin shipping.

During the entire year of Super Dungeon's production, our communication with our backers has been of primary importance. We provide weekly, in-depth updates and have never missed one. We make that same commitment to our Ninja All-Stars backers. You will know what is happening on the project, every step of the way!

REFUND POLICY
Refund requests made within 60 days of the campaign’s end are made through Stripe, directly to your credit card, fees included.

Refunds requested after 60 days are made through Paypal only, less Kickstarter and payment processing fees, which we cannot get back.

No refunds are possible if requested six weeks before the Kickstarter's actual shipping date, since at that point we have already begun packaging pledges.

If, for some reason, a component cannot be delivered, a refund for the cost of the component will be made in full.

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    ALL-STAR!

    Ninja All-Stars Miniature Board Game + Clan Ika + Clan Tora + Momotaru + Kunoichi Candy + Stealth Cola + Super Dungeon: Ninja Card Pack + All-Star "Free" Stretch Goals.

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    NINJA MASTER!

    Ninja All-Stars Core Game + 4 Shrine Ninja Teams + 2 Unlocked Clan Boxes of your choice + Momotaru + Kunoichi Candy + Stealth Cola + Super Dungeon: Ninja Card Pack + All "Free" Stretch Goals.

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    ELEMENTAL MASTER!

    Ninja All-Stars Core Game + 4 Unlocked Clan Boxes of your choice + Momotaru + Kunoichi Candy + Stealth Cola + Super Dungeon: Ninja Card Pack + All "Free" Stretch Goals.

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