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District 9: The Boardgame

District 9: The Boardgame

District 9: The Boardgame

District 9: The Boardgame

$110,170
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
886
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 26 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

ABOUT THE GAME

From Weta Workshop and Trishula Entertainment comes District 9: The Boardgame, a competitive 2-4 player game based on the classic sci-fi film. Return to District 9 and relive the three days of the film from a whole new perspective. Lead your Faction through the alien slum in a search for the tech that will give you the edge. Salvage the most technology, take control of the district, and claim your victory!

District 9: The Boardgame is a Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE!

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There are three phases in the game that represent the same three days in the film. There are key moments in the film which act as a timing mechanism for each phase. 

Day 1: Wikus is moving around the District evicting Prawns from their homes. When he locates and is infected by the Alien Canister the day will come to an end.

Day 2: Wikus starts transforming into an Alien and roams the District hiding and looking for answers. Other Characters from the film appear including Christopher Johnson, the day ends when the both of them meet.

Day 3: The Alien Dropship crashes into the District and Wikus suits up in the Mech destroying anything in his path. The day and the game will end when Players take down the Mech. 

You need to make sure you are fully equipped before entering the District. Spend Influence to add Crew and upgrade Equipment on your Vehicle to increase your Strength and Defense stats.

You will need to get around the District in your search for Alien Technology. Spend an Action to move your Vehicle and Units around the District, Zone by Zone.

Tensions in the District are rising. As an action, Players may engage other Factions, Units and Prawn threats in your Zone.  There are no dice in District 9: The Boardgame, the fate of combat is resolved through the flip of a card.

The Evict and Claim actions allow you to pick up the Alien Technology and add them to your Vehicle. Prawn will start to emerge and may get hostile as you evict them from their homes and claim their technology. 

Check out our Rulebook!
5-6 Player Expansion rules
For more details, see Update #13.
The scale of the pieces in the game alongside a card. From left to right: Prawn, Vehicle, Mech, Human, Standard Card (63.5mm by 88.9mm).

READ

Written review from Tyler Williams at Meeple Mountain

WATCH

Meeple University are reviewing the UPDATED game:

This Beasts of War review is based on the first version of District 9: The Boardgame: 

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  •  Single Game: Dimensions 480mm x 380mm x 280mm | Weight 9kg
  •  Riot Pledge: Dimensions 770mm x 490mm x 570mm | Weight 32kg
  • All shipping costs are estimates based on the actual cost of shipping your game, and any extras you've chosen, to your address.
  • Shipping for District 9: The Boardgame will be charged once the Kickstarter campaign has ended.
  • Our Pledge Manager opens a few weeks after the end of the Kickstarter and will guide you through the process of finalising your order.

* We have put the United Kingdom separate from the European Union as we are conscious the UK's customs status is currently under review. If at the time of shipping, the UK is still within the EU customs zone, shipments to the UK will follow the rules for the EU.

We regret to advise that we cannot ship to these territories: Russia, Central African Republic, Comoros, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Falklands, Guinea Bissau, Iran, Johnston Island, Kiribati, North Korea, Mayotte Island, Myanmar, Nauru, Niue, Saint Pierre Et Miquelon, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, St Helena, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tokelau Islands, Republic of Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Wake Islands.

Pledges confirmed after our Pledge Manager closes will be shipped from our New Zealand hub at backer cost, later in the year. We recommend you keep an eye on your Kickstarter updates for information about the pledge manager due date.

Got a question about your game? You can reach our Customer Service team at support@wetanz.co.nz. To help speed things up, please quote your order number in your email.

Risks and challenges

We’ve put a lot of careful planning into this, our second Kickstarter. We’re ready to kick off the production of District 9 the moment our campaign has been funded, but it’s important to note that there are no guarantees in this process. There is always the potential for unexpected delays or issues that affect production, manufacture, or shipping.

We’ve been working hard to minimise any potential issues. Our Consumer Products division is managing the production of the D9 Kickstarter. They’ve been successfully creating and shipping all sorts of incredible products for 20 years. Our production and distribution channels are well established and firing on all cylinders. We’re committed to keeping you updated and in the loop, every step on our journey back to the District.

REFUND POLICY
No-questions-asked refunds will be issued up to 14 days after the close of the Kickstarter. After this period, store credit will be offered in lieu of a refund.

After the Pledge Manager has closed, offers of refunds or store credit will be at the discretion of Weta Workshop, acting in accordance with applicable consumer law.

In the event that we are not able to deliver your game due to an error or mistake on our part, we will refund you in full. If we are unable to deliver your game due to change of address or backer error, we will redeliver at backer cost or issue store credit.

Refunds will be issued in USD, at the exchange rate applicable at the time of the refund.

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