The natural forces in the South Pacific are out of alignment. The balance of power between the Tiki gods is in chaotic disorder. The Tiki families are at war with one another. Be the first player to collect a complete family (5 different Tikis of a single color) and bring peace and harmony back to the South Pacific.
Created by Brian Bollinger
Illustrated by Greg Scott (former Design Manager at Hasbro)
Game contents: 88 Tiki cards (with black core paper and linen finish) in the tuck box, instructions, and the retail box.
You will have a three card hand. Each turn you will draw one card then play 1 card. The cards on the table in front of you are referred to as your tiki family. At the beginning of the game there are no cards in front of you so your first 5 turns are spent building your family. They do not need to match to have them in your tiki family. You just can't win until you have 5 different tikis with the same color. After your first 5 turns your tiki family may look something like this...
As the game continues, you will draw cards from the top of the draw pile or the top of the discard pile. You can then either place a card from your had onto the discard pile or into your tiki family. When you place a card into your tiki family, the card you are replacing then goes to the top of the discard pile. (Make sure you don't discard something the next player can use.) After a few more turns your tiki family may look like this...
Nice! It looks like you are one card away from winning! You just need a Green Laka or a Green Kane. That card with the flower on it - that's a wild card. These are the only cards that you can place in your tiki family OR in someone else's tiki family. Ah, but why would I want to place a wild card tiki in someone elses' family? Wouldn't that help them out?
...uh oh! One of your opponents has just placed one in your tiki family. It looks like it's not so helpful after all. Now you are 2 cards away from winning instead of 1. Here is what your tiki family looks like now...
Bummer! But not to worry. It's a good thing you were saving another wild in your hand for just such an occasion. On your turn you place your Maui - Any Color card over the Any Tiki - Yellow and place the yellow card into the discard pile. You are back to needing 1 of 2 cards - a Laka - Green or a Kane - Green. Now your tiki family looks like this...
A few more turns pass and it looks like you have the blessings of the tiki gods. You draw a Laka - Green and win the game!
Here is an overview video of the rules. You may need to pause the video at some points to read all the text.
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Want to check out the rules? No problem. Just download a low res copy of the rules: http://wildeastgames.com/pdf_files/itt_instructions_ks.pdf
More info on Pie Rats: http://www.wildeastgames.com/pie_rats.html
More info on Lightning Dice: http://www.wildeastgames.com/lightning_dice.html
As shown above, we already have had the cards produced in tuck boxes. There they are sitting on a pallet in our garage. Now we are getting ready to have the retail boxes produced. That's where you guys come in. The company that makes our retail boxes is just a couple of hours from our shop and typically has completed any production for us in less than 8 weeks. We're just raising money to get the retail boxes made then everything will be ready to ship.
As the cards are already printed - there are no stretch goals for this particular game. Just the low price of $9.
If you are a retailer and are interested in Ill-Tempered Tikis we have teamed up with Hit Point Sales to take care of all our distributor and retail orders. You can reach them at: https://www.hitpointsales.com
Risks and challenges
We learned from the delays on our last kickstarter (Pie Rats of the Carob Bean Farm) issues that cause delays. We have tried to solve some of them by having some of the components already ordered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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