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Long ago, the forest's most enlightened creatures, the Inoka, clashed in a game of strategy & wits to become Nature's Emissary.
Long ago, the forest's most enlightened creatures, the Inoka, clashed in a game of strategy & wits to become Nature's Emissary.
Long ago, the forest's most enlightened creatures, the Inoka, clashed in a game of strategy & wits to become Nature's Emissary.
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Long before the age of man, the most enlightened of the forest's creatures, the Inoka, competed in a contest of strategy and wits to determine who will be Nature's Emissary. 

Once every generation each village sends their brightest competitors to clash in a ceremonial game called ‘Achkai’. The winner is decided by retrieving the most sacred stones and claiming the Leaf Totem. The champion controls the ebb and flow nature itself by becoming Nature's Emissary.

Inoka is a portable, pocket-game for 2-4 players that combines roshambo, beautiful art, and a simple scoring system to create a fun, quick game that can be played anywhere and anytime.

Inoka comes with 36 Premium Quality, Tarot-Sized Tactic Cards, 9 double-sided Sacred Stone chits, 1 double-sided wooden Leaf Totem, and a full-color Rules Book, all in a Spot Gloss Finished Box.

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Ultra Portable

We specifically designed Inoka to be the perfect quick-play travel game. The whole package fits in the palm of your hand and can be played almost anywhere!

                                  

Check out the XYZ Game Labs website for more information about us.

                       

A Pawn's Perspective - Preview Link

Casual Game Revolution - Review Link

Unfiltered Gamer - Review Link (YouTube) 

 Everything Board Games - Review Link

 

You can download the Inoka Rulesheet at this link if you want to take a closer look for yourself.

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Reminder: All tiers include all applicable unlocked stretch goals.

For all Add-Ons: Just adjust your pledge amount to include the total cost of the add-ons you'd like to purchase. You will be able to select the specifics of those add-ons post campaign in BackerKit. 

Note: Due to the possible variance in shipping weight for your order the shipping charge for Add-Ons will be handled post campaign in BackerKit. However, we will continue to provide the most cost effective but reliable shipping options available.

UNLOCKED - $7,500 Stretch Goal: Rules for 5 to 8 Players

Hit the image above OR this link to check out the 5-8 Rules.

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UNLOCKED - $15,000 Stretch Goal: Expanded Art

Below are the 6 new sketches for the art unlocked by hitting the $15,000 Stretch Goal. The final full color pieces are being worked on now.

Our mission is to make gaming more accessible. Not only have we gotten the price of Inoka down to only $9, but we're also offering FREE SHIPPING to anyone in the US. For other countries, we're doing the best we can to get the shipping cost as low as possible.

The cost to ship add-ons, the "Spirit of Nature" & "Achkai Champion" tiers will be handled post campaign in BackerKit. Rest assured we will continue to offer the best price we can.

United States: 

FREE SHIPPING all Tiers except "Spirit of Nature" & "Achkai Champion"

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Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom & European Union: 

$7 for "Nature's Emissary" / $10 for "Challenger Pack", "Shaman's Lore" & "XYZ Bundle Pack"

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Everywhere Else: 

$12 for "Nature's Emissary" / $16 for "Challenger Pack", "Shaman's Lore" & "XYZ Bundle Pack"

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What's a game without a good story? We've created some original short fiction to go along with Inoka. Just before her anointment as Nature's Emissary, Ino goes on a journey of spirit to learn of Tela - the first of the Inoka to connect with the Spirit of Nature.

Story by Jordan Miller. Art by Amy Nagi.

Read the Story Here or hit the images below.

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Inoka Links:

XYZ Game Labs Links:

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Risks and challenges

This is XYZ Game Labs' second Kickstarter campaign (the first was RobotLab: The Card Game). Having been through the process before, we are familiar with all the steps involved.

Inoka has been playtested extensively at local meetups and regional Protospiel conventions. The rules are final and the game is complete. We have our art and rule sheet finalized, so as soon as the campaign is over, we will be ready to begin the printing process.

We have been working with our printer over the past few weeks to finalize our quote, and they are ready begin printing as soon as we give the word. Since we are through the quote process, we know that the project is feasible from a financial perspective. The biggest challenge we face when working with an overseas printer is the time difference; questions take longer to be answered because they are sleeping when we are awake, and vice versa. But we experienced this with our first project, and have adjusted our schedule to include some extra margin.

We have our fulfillment partner lined up and ready to go as well. So after the print run is complete and we receive the games, we simply take them to our mailer and our backers should receive them shortly after that.

We are fully confident that, should this campaign fund successfully, we will be able to deliver on time.

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    Softcover 24 page Art & Lore Book, One copy of Inoka + All Stretch Goals

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    Limited Edition Hardcover 24 page Art & Lore Book, Two copies of Inoka + All Stretch Goals

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    12 copies of Inoka + All Stretch Goals
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    Achkai Champion

    I WANT IT ALL!
    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Hardcover 24 page Art & Lore Book
    Softcover 24 page Art & Lore Book
    Set of seven posters (printed on 11x17" 100lb)
    Inoka T-Shirt (Anvil Jersey)
    Two copies of Inoka + All Stretch Goals

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