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By the creator of OrganATTACK and Heart and Brain, this fast-paced intense board game anxiously pits 2-6 players against one another.
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From the creator of OrganATTACK (more than half a million dollars raised by 13,000 backers) and the New York Times Bestselling creator of the Awkward Yeti (Heart and Brain), comes a family-friendly intensely competitive board game where players send each other spiraling into an Anxiety Attack!

Play cards to move opponents closer to the Anxiety Spiral and yourself closer to safety.

The last person to be sent to the Anxiety Spiral is the winner!


How to Play:

Choose a character and start in the peaceful Oasis. Deal 5 cards to each player face down. The most anxious player goes first by playing a card from their hand.

Trigger Cards (circle symbol with number) are numbered 1-7 and move characters ahead toward the Anxiety Spiral. 

Defuse Cards (cloud symbol with number) are numbered 1-3 and move characters back toward the Oasis. Play either card type on any player, including yourself. Playing one of these cards completes the player’s turn unless they want to play an Instant card.


Instant Cards (flame symbol at bottom) can be played at any time according to the function on the card. Play them quickly before another card is played or a player moves.


If a player lands exactly on a space with an arrow, move to the space indicated. Landing on the same space as another player bumps the player who was there first ahead one space. Use Trigger and Defuse cards strategically to find safer routes for yourself and move opponents faster!

Red and Orange split paths may have certain advantages and disadvantages, choose wisely!

Landing on a Panic Room or Retreat space for the first time sends a player to a safe haven. For the next round, that player may not play nor can they be played on. After their next turn they are sent out according to the arrow, where they will be vulnerable to play. If all opponents are in safe havens a remaining player MUST play a card on themself. 

The first player to be sent to the Anxiety Spiral loses. But they are not out of the game because misery LOVES company! The losing player may now move one space in either direction EVERY TIME a card is played. If the losing player lands on the same space as a remaining player, the remaining player is sent directly to the Anxiety Spiral and then begins to go after other players in the same fashion until there is only one active player. 

The last remaining player WINS!

Included with the game:

  • 1 Board
  • Deck of cards (approximately 80)
  • 6 character game pieces*

Suitable for ages 8+ 

REWARDS:

Select a reward tier to be eligible for Stretch Goals!

Anxiety Attack: A Comic Compilation by the Awkward Yeti, comes with $50+ reward tiers
Anxiety Attack: A Comic Compilation by the Awkward Yeti, comes with $50+ reward tiers


  *Game piece construction may vary from the examples shown


Help us choose the theme of the FIRST EVER Anxiety Attack Expansion Pack:

REVIEW the 3 options SELECT your favorite  VOTE using #AnxietyGame


OPTION 1. DREAMS & NIGHTMARES EDITION

nightmare
nightmare

This expansion pack would feature Nightmares with a comical edge to push your opponents into the Anxiety Spiral, and Sweet Dreams to gently deliver you to a more peaceful state of mind.   

flying dream
flying dream

OPTION 2. POST APOCALYPTIC EDITION

This expansion pack would present players with varying degrees of Post Apocalyptic situations that would send them running into a pit of despair or toward hopeful salvation.  

this is not good
this is not good

Take your vote to Social Media!

OPTION 3. CHOOSE YOUR OWN!

Not super excited about the first 2 options? Write-in your own Expansion Pack theme and gather likes on social media to create your own expansion pack!
 

Risks and challenges

With our experience creating games, we have come to expect certain challenges. Usually the main challenge is the timing, because there are many factors that can delay shipments. We will work hard to be as close to the estimated ship date as possible, but may not be able to guarantee it.

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    Anxiety Attack Board Game

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    Anxiety Attack Game + Signed Book

    You get the game, plus a signed copy of Anxiety Attack: A Comic Compilation by the Awkward Yeti, a new compilation containing dozens of comics about anxiety.

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    Game Night Party Pack

    Gear up for an Awkward Yeti themed game night with OrganATTACK (including the TEAMS expansion pack), Heart and Brain: the Party Game, and Anxiety Attack! Includes a stress toy of the Anxiety character.

    Includes:
    • Anxiety Attack Board Game
    • OrganATTACK! Card Game
    • Heart and Brain: The Party Game
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    You'll get all three of the Awkward Yeti's games, a sketch of a character of your choice by Nick Seluk (creator of Anxiety Attack and The Awkward Yeti), Heart and Brain plushies, a Thank You with your name printed on the Anxiety Attack game box and a Special Thanks on the next Heart and Brain animated short. Includes a stress toy of the Anxiety character.

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    • Heart and Brain: The Party Game
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    Mega Supporter Pack + Original Painting

    The same as the Mega Supporter Pack, plus you'll get an original 12x12 acrylic painting of an Awkward Yeti character of your choice by creator Nick Seluk.

    Includes:
    • Anxiety Attack Board Game
    • Heart and Brain: The Party Game
    • OrganATTACK! Card Game
    • OrganATTACK! TEAMS Expansion Pack
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    • Original Sketch
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    EARLY ADOPTER: Anxiety Attack Board Game

    Early pricing for one copy of the game plus an Anxiety character stress toy exclusive to Early Adopters and higher tiers!

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    EARLY Anxiety Attack Game + Signed Book

    You get the game, plus a signed copy of Anxiety Attack: A Comic Compilation by the Awkward Yeti, a new compilation containing dozens of comics about anxiety.

    Includes:
    • Anxiety Attack Board Game
    • Anxiety Attack: A Comic Compilation
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