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A 2-4 player area control board game where players scuffle over breadcrumbs in a city park as ducks, pigeons, squirrels or chipmunks!
A 2-4 player area control board game where players scuffle over breadcrumbs in a city park as ducks, pigeons, squirrels or chipmunks!
663 backers pledged $33,473 to help bring this project to life.

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Crumbs is an award winning competitive area control game for 2-4 players. Play as the ducks, pigeons, squirrels, or chipmunks as they fight over breadcrumbs in a city park. Sweet Granny sits alone on the city park randomly distributing crumbs to the local fauna, blissfully unaware of the vicious war raging on. Each animal will use asymmetric powers to gather the most resources. The game involves lots of strategy mixed with the chaos of crumbs and animal meeples actually dropping onto the board every round. 

CRUMBS is a game for 2 to 4 players taking on the role of park animals competing for the most bread crumbs, with a single game taking between 30-60 minutes.

It’s yet another sunny day in the city. Children play ball just across the pond, tourists stroll along the paved paths admiring the local foliage, and granny has just settled herself on a bench with a plastic baggie full those long-sought-for bits of stale bread.

Players begin by choosing one of four maps to play on!

The game comes with two boards each with two unique maps on it for maximum replayability! In order from left to right and top to bottom are: the standard map, the harder variant map, one based on the Boston Public Garden, and the other based on Central Park.
The game comes with two boards each with two unique maps on it for maximum replayability! In order from left to right and top to bottom are: the standard map, the harder variant map, one based on the Boston Public Garden, and the other based on Central Park.

Players choose which of the four animal armies they'd like to control. Each animal has its own unique abilities and powers that let it dominate the map in their own way. The four animal armies are: 

They're mean, they're loud, and they're wet. The ducks are comin' in hard with airstrikes and a strong naval force.
They're mean, they're loud, and they're wet. The ducks are comin' in hard with airstrikes and a strong naval force.
There's a lot of em...and they LOVE eating your trash. They'll overwhelm you with numbers and flutter back to where they came from.
There's a lot of em...and they LOVE eating your trash. They'll overwhelm you with numbers and flutter back to where they came from.
These ace stealth operatives hide away in the treetops dropping down at the opportune moment for covert attacks... Easy as taking crumbs from a baby.
These ace stealth operatives hide away in the treetops dropping down at the opportune moment for covert attacks... Easy as taking crumbs from a baby.
Their cheeks can hold...unfathomable amounts of crumbs. No one knows the true maximum capacity of this hording bunch.
Their cheeks can hold...unfathomable amounts of crumbs. No one knows the true maximum capacity of this hording bunch.

Players will take their respective animal sheets and critters (our custom animal meeples) and prepare for battle! Play begins with the starting critters dropping onto the board to randomly determine the starting positions. The first player then takes their turn by drawing and resolving a Daily Buzz card, and performing as many actions as they want/can afford to. Their first movement is free, but all other actions require crumbs to perform. Those actions include:

  •  Movement - Cost: 2 Crumbs
  •  Spawn a Critter - Cost: 5 Crumbs
  •  Dog Drop - Cost: 2 Crumbs
  •  Dog Placement - Cost: 5 Crumbs

After taking all the actions they can they pass their turn to the left, and the next player takes their turn in the same way, and so on. Once all players have taken their turn, whichever animal has Granny's Favor then drops 20 crumbs onto the board! 

Play continues like this until one player reaches 5 game points (or 7 for a longer game) at which time the round finishes, and crumbs are dropped and scored for a final time before deciding the winner. The animal with the most crumbs wins the game!

Crumbs won Best in Show at the Boston Festival of Indie Games in 2018
Crumbs won Best in Show at the Boston Festival of Indie Games in 2018

 You can find FULL RULES: HERE

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All art, images, design, components, game mechanics etc. shown of Crumbs are subject to change per manufacturer's requirements and/or the publisher's preference for what is in the best interest of the game and the backers.

Risks and challenges

This will be my first ever Kickstarter and I am excited for all of you to join me on this journey. I am still learning the ropes of running one, but believe I have all the necessary resources and logistics to carry this through. I have spent years designing this game to get it where it is today, and many months preparing for its manufacture and distribution through this platform.

Board game publishing is a costly and complex affair involving many different processes and partners in order to achieve the designer's vision, and create a quality game. My primary goal is to provide a fun experience that everyone who plays the game can share with those around them.

To help with manufacturing and logistics I am partnering with an experienced manufacturer, Grand Prix International, whose record stands for itself. From Avalon to Bananagrams and everything in between, GPI has the experience with making great tabletop games that gives me the confidence that they'll work wonders on Crumbs. Quartermaster Logistics is an experienced warehousing and fulfillment company that has been responsive and helpful in estimating the details and costs of bringing Crumbs to your front door.

I will be available daily during the campaign to communicate directly with backers as often and as transparently as possible. Due to the ever-looming possibilities of hiccups and delays, I've included a lot of cushion in the November 2019 fulfillment estimate to insure the game arrives as or before expected, and, of course, in time for the holiday season. Due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

Thank you for to everyone for all their help!

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    ➤ CRUMBS

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    ➤ CRUMBS [Rest of Asia Only]

    *This pledge level is intended for those getting a SINGLE GAME shipped to Rest of Asia ONLY. (Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam). If you are shipping to Rest of Asia and would like the group bundle, you can select the regular group bundle option.*

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    ➤ CRUMBS Custom Pet Illustration Bundle

    With this bundle you'll get a copy of CRUMBS as well as a custom illustration of your pet drawn in the style of the CRUMBS by the game artist! You will receive high-res phone backgrounds of the animal art, campaign updates, and a special place in the Super Backers thank you section of the rulebook.

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    ➤ CRUMBS Handmade Prototype Bundle

    In addition to a standard copy of CRUMBS, receive one of just a few currently existing HANDMADE physical copies of the game in prototype form with the alternate cover... AND receive it well before the standard copies of Crumbs are available! These prototype versions with the alternate cover are a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE and will never be produced again! You will receive high-res phone backgrounds of the animal art, campaign updates, and a special place in the Super Backers thank you section of the rulebook.

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