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By XYZ Game Labs
$9,962 pledged of $3,000 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

About

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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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.

United States: 

FREE SHIPPING all Tiers

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Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom & European Union: 

$7 for "Nature's Emissary" / $10 for all other Tiers

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Everywhere Else: 

$12 for "Nature's Emissary" / $16 for all other Tiers

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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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