Project image
)}
€4,007
pledged of €35,000pledged of €35,000 goal
60
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 10 2016 9:59 PM UTC +00:00
€4,007
pledged of €35,000pledged of €35,000 goal
60
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 10 2016 9:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

It’s about your soul! Loose it at the most insane funfair you’ve ever seen and try to earn it back. Meet the Forgotten and try to evade insanity!

Welcome to the Fayre of the Forgotten! Oh please don’t tell me you looked in the mirror! In that case your soul is shattered in pieces – in twenty tiny soul shards. And you are stranded… forever… or at least until you reassemble a soul to make an escape.

The upside is: YOU are not alone… The drawback is: You are NOT alone! So, if you are not able to gather all shards of YOUR soul, you can simply steal shards from others. Or visit the Hall of Mirrors and exchange your scrappy soul remnants with the shiny shards of another player. If you won't, the others will definitly do.

Enjoy a board game, in which you 

  • collect insanities like cotton-candy
  • take your pick from 7 proprietors of the Fayre, each a real character...
  • take possession of fayre attractions and experience frequent exorcisms
  • benefit from extensive testing sessions with amazing testers

The Fayre was especially designed for two players, with great gameplay for up to five players and an overseeable playtime of about 30 minutes per match. 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

 Find here our Print&Play files.

"I just can´t get enough!... A Fayre-tale!... Pure magic!... I just can´t stop collecting soul shards!" - Magnus, former official tabletop judge  

"An amazing game, which is much more complex than you would think on first glance!" - Timm Vohwinkel, game tester (i.a. Shadowrun, 4th Edition)

"An emotional rollercoaster! Enthralling till the last shard!" - Florian Uske, enthusiastic board gamer

Review from Roachware.org (in german)

Review from Wartime Dignity (in german) - Livestream: Playing the Fayre with Pink Panther

Nick from Bord Game Brawl (in english!!!) made a Preview of the Fayre - as we love his Channel we did not want to miss the chance of being shown there

Test it yourself with this Print & Play

Work in Progress of Bill Bones, one of the player characters. The graphics are done during the campaign. Your input is welcome!
Work in Progress of Bill Bones, one of the player characters. The graphics are done during the campaign. Your input is welcome!

We don't do early bird discounts. The whole Kickstarter is an early bird discount compared to the MSRP (49,99 € for one copy of the game). You all are early adopters and we do not want to punish those that happen to see our product a few days later than others. You all can make this game happen.

10 € VISIONS !!!
  • Get our exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies

40 € INSANITY PACK

  • One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten

50 € PREMIUM PSYCHOSIS PACK

  • One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten
  • an exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies

120 € GROUP HYSTERIA PACK

  • Not one, not two, THREE copies of Fayre of the Forgotten. Pay Shipping just once

500 € UNDIAGNOSED SOCIAL PHOBIA PACK

  • One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten
  • an exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies
  • dinner & gaming night with the designers in Berlin (travel and accommodation NOT included). At the moment, we are not decided whether we cook for you or show you our favorite spot in Berlin. Nevertheless, both will be an experience...
  • all you can eat: Kasimir's mood-changing chocolate brownies 
  • No shipping costs! The Fayre will be handed over personally in Berlin 

Limited to 3 backers

1500 € DELUXE INCURABLE MADNESS EDITION

  • One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten - signed by the game designers
  • an exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies
  • the central section of our cover art painted in oil by our artist Nebil Abdulgadir, 80 cm x 80 cm. This painting will be an original. It will only be done once!!!

Limited to one and only one backer

Stretch Goals are one of the reasons to be on Kickstarter. Together, we can make this game more awesome. We prepared several levels of stretch goals and will reveal them during the campaign. 

Sketch of Asra - she already knows the future of this game
Sketch of Asra - she already knows the future of this game

Producing apps, programming tools and gamifying the world is what we do in our everday life. And we love that life. But we also love board games! So we use all of our experience in game design, balancing and user experience to make this game great.

Thoughtfish is not a bunch of nerds... well in fact we are a bunch of nerds, but we made a business out of our nerdiness. As game developers and specialists in gamification, we already released different apps and products (take a look at "Trucify!"). At the moment we work with a team of about 10 enthusiasts, but Thoughtfish is still growing. Besides Fayre of the Forgotten, our next big project (a CCG with epic PVP battles, hundreds of creatures and a unique twist for mobile devices) will be released this summer.

In their previous lifes members of the Thoughtfish team worked on titles like Drakensang, Spec Ops: The Line, Desperados 2 or Dreadnought.

We often work with freelancers and while we have our own artists, we wanted something special for this project. So we hired Nebil. Nebil Abdulgadir has worked for companies like Game Forge and showed his skill in Crytek´s Crysis. Now he works as freelancer and shifted to oil paintings. Here he shows his special talent to catch the emotions and flair of the scene. He conducted two successful exhibitions with his paintings and is in preperation of his third. He is so excited by our project, he offered to paint a part of the box art in oil for our final pledge level.

Kickstarter is a two way communication platform for us. We can show you the great product we have and listen to you, how to make it even better. The graphics are finalised while the campaign runs and your input will have influence on them. 

Stretch goals are another great way to enhance the game experience. The more stretch goals we reach, the better the game will be. As "Thank You" you will get the game before it enters the traditional distribution channels, with the option for an early bird discount. Of course retailers can be backers too. 

Finally, we covered the costs for game & graphic design, art, development and testing of the Fayre, but we cannot bring up the funds to manufacture and ship the game without your support.

Sketch of one of the attractions of the Fayre - the Tunnel of Horrors
Sketch of one of the attractions of the Fayre - the Tunnel of Horrors

We do nothing fancy about shipping. There are lots of companies out there who offer their services. We chose established ones and let them deliver the game to you. Plain and simple. To reduce prices for you, we use a combination of delivery directly from the producer and shipping bulk to fullfillment centers around the globe. A true and tested system we copied from established game companies. When you are the new kid. It is smart to learn from the big ones.

You pay the full cost of shipping - and to be fair with every project ever you pay the full cost of shipping. We just do not include the shipping in the game price and reduce taxes and toll by this.

However, to reduce shipping cost we added the "Group Hysteria Pack". You can pledge for 3 games, which will be shipped together for the same shipping cost as one copy of the game. Find friends or family and order together.

GROUP HYSTERIA PACK

Not one, not two, THREE copies of Fayre of the Forgotten. Pay Shipping just once

GROUP HYSTERIA PACK

Not one, not two, THREE copies of Fayre of the Forgotten. Pay Shipping just once

Risks and challenges

Fayre of the Forgotten is our first board game, but not our first game. The members of our team have created several award winning games and you can trust in us for a high quality product design. For production and shipping we only work with well known companies that have lots of well known references. So you can trust in them for the final steps.
Of course there is always the possibilty of an earthquake, civil uprising or pandemia, but our company is located in Germany and for several decades we had no such thing.

We are nerds. We love games. We will deliver.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.12

    HEART & SOUL

    Thanks! In addition to your money you add a little more soul to the game. As “Thank you” we will toast you on camera.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 11

    VISIONS!!!

    Get our exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    2 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 45

    REGULAR INSANITY PACK

    One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    25 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €50 or more About US$ 56

    PREMIUM PSYCHOSIS PACK

    One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten
    + an exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €120 or more About US$ 134

    GROUP HYSTERIA PACK

    Not one, not two, THREE copies of Fayre of the Forgotten. Pay Shipping just once

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 559

    UNDIAGNOSED SOCIAL PHOBIA PACK

    One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten
    + an exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies.
    + dinner & gaming night with the designers in Berlin (travel and accommodation NOT included)
    + all you can eat: Kasimir's mood-changing chocolate brownies

    No shipping costs! The Fayre will be handed over personally in Berlin.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €1,500 or more About US$ 1,677

    DELUXE INCURABLE MADNESS EDITION

    One Copy of Fayre of the Forgotten
    + an exclusive digital artbook with comments of the game designers, early sketches and Kasimir’s secret recipe of mood-changing chocolate brownies.
    + the central section of our cover art painted in oil by our artist Nebil Abdulgadir, 80 cm x 80 cm

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (24 days)