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In this colorful card game, players recruit gnomes, arm them, and attack their gnome neighbors to see who the top gnome household is!
In this colorful card game, players recruit gnomes, arm them, and attack their gnome neighbors to see who the top gnome household is!
143 backers pledged $7,546 to help bring this project to life.

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This is a 2-6 player, family-friendly game! With colorful artwork and quirky cards, this game is about an hour long.

In Battle Gnomes, each player controls a household of adorable but fierce gnomes trying to get control of the neighborhood! You get to recruit the gnomes with a variety of strengths and abilities to use throughout the game. After selecting your gnomes, you can arm them and fortify your yard to prepare for battle! You also have battle items and action cards to defeat your gnome enemies. Find out if you have what it takes to be the top gnome household. At the end of the game, whoever has the most defeated gnomes set aside has shown their might and wins!

  

 

 

Get it first! You get a copy of the game before the general public, retailers, and before it is sold at events. It will also be labelled a First Edition game.

Limited time items! While we are not guaranteeing that some items are only available with the Kickstarter run, some will definitely only exist for the first production run of the game which includes the Kickstarter.

Acknowledgement for backers! You will be acknowledged online and have our sincere appreciation for helping an independent game company. You may also actively participate in the development of potential expansions and items!

The options shown below outline what you get at different levels. Select your choice on the right side of the screen to support the game. While you can upgrade during the campaign, you only have until the end of the campaign to choose the reward you want.

If you get the Game Package reward or higher, you can also ADD EXTRA GAMES to your package for only $22. It makes an excellent gift for both adults and young people.

 

  • Updates on the campaign and the option to upgrade.
  • Heartfelt appreciation and acknowledgement on the website!
  • Pdf files necessary to print the game cards.
  • A limited time game item!
  • Updates on the campaign and the option to upgrade.
  • Heartfelt appreciation and acknowledgement on the website!
  • You get a copy of the complete base game! Be one of the first!
  • A limited time game item!
  • Updates on the campaign and the option to upgrade.
  • Heartfelt appreciation and acknowledgement on the website!
  • You get a SIGNED copy of the game!
  • 2 gnome counters for easily tracking points between players.
  • Card sleeves to protect your cards from wear and tear.
  • A limited time game item!
  • Updates on the campaign and the option to upgrade.
  • Heartfelt appreciation and acknowledgement on the website!
  • An 11x17 store poster.
  • 6 copies of the game!
  • Updates on the campaign.
  • Store promotion and acknowledgement on the website!
  • 2 Deluxe, signed copies of the game.
  • A gnome card based on you for your games.You will get one in each of your game copies, and a third to keep as a memento. They will also appear on the Gnome Wall on the website.
  • 10 minute recorded Q&A session with the Game Designer.
  • Publicity for you or the organization of your choice for a week.
  • A limited time game item!
  • Updates on the campaign.
  • Heartfelt appreciation and acknowledgement on the website!

Branum Games is offering a retailer option that comes with 6 copies of the game! We will also provide you with a fun poster, both to show our gratitude and continue getting the word out! U.S. shipping will be covered by us. If you want more than 6 games, just reach out to us and we can make those arrangements. After the Kickstarter is over, hopefully you will be pleased with the sale of the game and continue working with us moving forward!

 

 U.S. Shipping. We are offering FREE SHIPPING for U.S. backers! Branum Games is footing the cost of shipping in the United States to encourage backing and promoting the game. The cost you see at the reward level will be the cost you pay.

 
INTERNATIONAL backers:
 Shipping is +$15 USD. The best approach here is to purchase extra games with the $22 reduced cost per extra game. You can do this with friends who are interested in the game and the cost evens out, as it is a one-time cost. Bulk orders are the best way to go, see if your friends are interested and work together to get the game!

ALSO! Please contact us and we will attempt to post the rules in a language you choose on the website, and email you a copy directly. Yep, when asked, I will post rules and card guides that work for most languages!

 

Help us be successful beyond the funding goal! You can share the Kickstarter page with friends, encourage other backers, or upgrade at any time. Stretch goals benefit all backers, as everyone is rewarded for the continued success of this Kickstarter!

The gnomes will become bright and colorful with your support!

 

  

 

 

       

 

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After 12 years of involvement in Arizona’s gaming community, Tiffany Branum decided to start Branum Games LLC. Battle Gnomes is her first completed game.

"I wanted to make something that was silly but in a clever way. My favorite part was adding the humor and theming elements to the game. In making Battle Gnomes, I did a significant amount of feedback from people to make it smooth and cohesive. It was a wild ride but I look forward to handing it off to the public for them to enjoy it like I have with the people I care about!"
 

With a background in art, this is his first game artwork project. He will also be fulfilling the “gnomify me” image requests from the Kickstarter!

"Being approached to work on Battle Gnomes was an exciting proposition. It gave me a chance to challenge myself. I was asked create two dozen unique characters for this card game. The end result is some of the best art I’ve created in years. I hope the end result lives on for years to come."

This is Erik Vinal’s first time doing game artwork and he’s hooked! He is already working on another project for Branum Games that will be ready in 2017.

"The vibrant and quirky characters along with the yard theme worked very well in hooking me, as a I love to draw different kinds of plant life. I hope you all enjoy the time I spent giving these cards a little bit of my personal style! Have fun with Battle Gnomes!"

 Although Barry already works in the gaming industry, he also does freelance work. Fortunately, he was able to lend his talents to Battle Gnomes!

"Working in the board game industry for over four years now has taught me that there isn't a better industry to work in. Where else can you create items that people get to laugh and have fun with, let alone the fact that everyone I've met and worked with is kind, respectful, & fun. Every project comes with a new set of challenges. Who doesn't like a good challenge? So when I was approached to do Battle Gnomes I had no doubt that it was a project worth taking on. Working with Tiffany was great, she had a vision on what she wanted to do and worked collaboratively with me to come up with something that we were both happy to produce. I hope that others will enjoy playing it as much as I did working on it."


Other Acknowledgements!

Justin Pottenger - Branum Games Support Team
Shawn Dempsey - Branum Games Support Team
Denise MacIntyre - Social Media Manager
Corey Stillwell - Playtest and Demo Support Team
Whitney Stillwell - Playtest and Demo Support Team
Time Aldridge - Playtest and Demo Support Team
Danae Lofgreen - Demo Support Team
Jessica Leyva - Branum Games Website Manager
Monique Proffitt - Assorted Promotional Materials
Mat Montgomery - Kickstarter Videography
Emma Lysyk - Kickstarter Collaborator
Mollie Leonard - Kickstarter Collaborator

                                                                                                                   

                      

 

  

 

  


 

Risks and challenges

Battle Gnomes is my first game being run through Kickstarter. My team and I have done a lot of research and are prepared with our manufacturing and shipping companies to follow through on this project once funded. However, We recognize that with mass producing games there's a risk of delays in production. We do have quotes on both manufacturing and shipping to ensure we are ready for funding. Fortunately, the core game is almost production ready. Some feedback during the Kickstarter campaign may still influence cards in the game.

After the Kickstarter campaign is completed, there will be weekly communication at least until backers have received the game. The game does take longer for international backers to receive. Also, some rewards and stretch goals may take longer than the game to complete. Items taking significantly longer will be shipped separately from the core game. We will post regular updates and let backers know if there are any delays, and estimated reward time frames.

Further, in playing this game backers risk inciting gnomish rage among family and friends, who could actually start throwing lawn darts at each other to show their gnome might. We at Branum Games do not condone such aggression, regardless how adorable the gnomes or their weapons might be.

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    • 2 gnome counters for easily tracking points between players.
    • Card sleeves to protect your cards from wear and tear.
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    • 2 deluxe, signed copies of the game.
    • A gnome card based on you for your game copies!
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