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Treasures & Traps (Origins Nominee: Best Card Game of the Year) has TWO expansions ready to launch. Laugh out loud adventure is back!
Treasures & Traps (Origins Nominee: Best Card Game of the Year) has TWO expansions ready to launch. Laugh out loud adventure is back!
302 backers pledged $11,185 to help bring this project to life.

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Treasures & Traps: Random Encounters & Expanded Realms

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If you add +5 (per set of 2) you get will get NEW custom engraved special T&T dice. One die is engraved with special exit roll modifier indicated, and the other with entry roll modifier indicated. These can be used for in game rolls, or as a modifier token. They are custom themed to look like the entry and exit roll logos.

What is this project?

This project includes the creation of 2 NEW expansions for the Treasures & Traps™ game. Each expansion adds unique cards with new dynamics to the game world. These expansions are:

Random Encounters: In this distinct expansion we introduce a powerful new class of cards. The box includes these 13 special cards, 2 custom dice for their use, and a set of rules to show how they are used. In addition, this expansion is housed in a larger box ready to hold all your Treasures & Traps base game cards, rules, Random Encounters, Expanded Realms 1 & 2 cards, and dice (the base game box was not large enough to hold everything).

When drawn, Random Encounters cards are played directly into the wild lands. From there, they can be defeated by any player. The first player to defeat the card gains an ability as stated on that card. These abilities may expand your hand, allow you to search for treasure, gain powerful bonuses against creatures, and much more.

Expanded Realms 2: Like Expanded Realms 1, this expansion adds cards to put right into the deck (see examples below). These 26 new cards have unique effects. No additional rules are required with Expanded Realms 2.

What is Treasures & Traps?

Treasures & Traps™, is a lighthearted adventure card game that puts you in the role of the hero. Your quest is to collect three treasures before anyone else. Sounds simple enough, right? Now throw in a two-headed troll, a maze of dangerous doors, and a few cunning thieves. You never know what might happen next. With 100 different cards, each game is a unique journey of wild adventure never to be repeated again! 

The base game of Treasures & Traps—a classic!
The base game of Treasures & Traps—a classic!

Expanded Realms 1: This was the first expansion for Treasures & Traps designed to enhance your adventure possibilities. It has 12 new cards plus 5 class cards (double-sided) to give you a selection of 10 unique heroes with special abilities.

What sort of NEW cards are in this project?

Below are a few of cards included in Expanded Realms 2 or Random Encounters:

No one expects the INVISO CUBE of DOOM!
No one expects the INVISO CUBE of DOOM!
Store and protect lots of things in a Dimensional Box. WARNING: Never place a Dimensional Box in another Dimensional Box.
Store and protect lots of things in a Dimensional Box. WARNING: Never place a Dimensional Box in another Dimensional Box.
Use the Mind Flayer to limit your opponent's hand size!
Use the Mind Flayer to limit your opponent's hand size!
Lull the creatures in the wild lands with the Orc-Estra—for an easy defeat!
Lull the creatures in the wild lands with the Orc-Estra—for an easy defeat!
The Dark Tower is not easy to conquer but may hold the key to victory.
The Dark Tower is not easy to conquer but may hold the key to victory.
Need that rare treasure…try the Exotic Merchant!
Need that rare treasure…try the Exotic Merchant!
The Cursed Idol will give you that gold, but at a price!
The Cursed Idol will give you that gold, but at a price!
Current events are cancelled while the Sleeping Wurm snoozes—Shhhhh!
Current events are cancelled while the Sleeping Wurm snoozes—Shhhhh!
Mock-up of the Random Encounters box.
Mock-up of the Random Encounters box.

Stretch Goals

7500: High Quality Tokens: Silver Treasure Level [ACHIEVED]

This stretch level would add high quality tokens with a matte linen finish, color, double-sided, 2mm chipboard thick goodness. They would help serve as markers for used items like the ROBE, for tracking experience bonuses, as well as exit and entry bonuses.

12500: Custom Dice: Gold Treasure Level
This stretch level would add 2 custom dice made just for the Treasures & Traps game—16mm engraved goodness!

Add-On

If you want original art, or an extra copy of the expansions or games you can add-on at these rates: (then send me a message so i know which ones you have added)

  • Treasures and Traps— +13
  • Expanded Realms: T&T expansion— +6
  • Villagers and Villains— +23
  • Hero Versus Guardian— +25
  • Expanded Realms: 2 T&T expansion— +8
  • Random Encounters: T&T expansion— +10
  • The Borderlands: V&V Expansion— +7 
  • The Print-n-play V&V Mats and 6th player set— +5
  • Original Game Art Sketch— +50 (please specify the game: limited quantity)
  • Treasures and Traps: Custom Dice Set of 2— +5

Risks and challenges

This project is low risk. In case of any unexpected delay with the printer, delivery, shipping or otherwise, we will notify backers and do EVERYTHING possible to accelerate the process. We believe that communications with all our backers provides both the information and clarity necessary for project success.

Since I am both the designer and artist, reliance on others is kept at a minimum—making delays far less likely. Each game is edited and tested by my experienced and close-knit team of published writers, editors, and gamers to maintain strong game mechanics and a comprehensive set of rules. A high-quality game printing company creates and ships the finished product to us.

Once we receive the finished product, we use a high-quality international fulfillment house for delivery. They have over 30 years of experience and have been very professional with previous deliveries, with no complaints from us or our backers and game recipients.

Using KICKSTARTER for this project is helpful because we are facing a small financial hurdle to print our initial run. There are some refinements we would like to afford without getting a loan. We already have 75% of the resources necessary to complete this project making this an even lower-risk for you.

In addition, this is not a new process to us. We have created 4 previous game products and 2 campaigns on KICKSTARTER. All have been successful. In our campaigns, we actually completed and delivered ahead of the estimated delivery time.

Thanks for your support!
C. Aaron Kreader

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    TEAM PLAYER: You get a personalized adventurous email where we treasure your support. (100% Trap free!)

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    ONE NEW EXPANSION: You get (1) expansion of your choice. PICK: Expanded Realms 2, or Random Encounters. When we send the survey out, make your selection. (Tip: Get this if you own the Treasures & Traps game)

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    BOTH NEW EXPANSIONS: You get the (2) new expansions: Expanded Realms 2 and Random Encounters. (Tip: Get this if you own the Treasures & Traps game, and first expansion; Expanded Realms 1)

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    ALL EXPANSIONS: You get all (3) expansions: Expanded Realms 1, Expanded Realms 2, and Random Encounters. (Tip: Get this if you own the Treasures & Traps game—and want ALL of these expansions)

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    GAME AND ALL EXPANSIONS: You get the Treasures & Traps game and all (3) expansions: Expanded Realms 1, Expanded Realms 2, and Random Encounters. (Tip: Get this if you do not have the Treasures & Traps game)

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    RETAILER'S PACK (for stores): You get (6) Expanded Realms 2, (6) Random Encounters, (1) of the base game Treasures & Traps, (1) Villagers & Villains, (1) of it's new expansion The Borderlands, and (1) Hero Versus Guardian. You also get (6) sets of an EXCLUSIVE PROMO pack featuring 4 unique cards for Villagers & Villains.That is $185.00 SMRP worth of goodies.

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    THE BIG BOX: You get (1) of everything from Studio 9 Games. Treasures & Traps, its classic expansion, and both new expansions, plus Villagers & Villains, its expansion (and exclusive promo pack of 4 new cards), and Hero Versus Guardian.

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