Working with a good friend, I’ve designed a board game: Shuriken is a board game of ninja warfare that comes with 250 plastic ninja. This is what I spent the majority of my free time on in April and May (end of May trough June I was moving from Minneapolis to Boston and starting a new job). Today we finally launched the Kickstarter to get the game printed!
For those of you into tabletop games, Shuriken is a fast-paced combat game using an action point system. It has a modular board that can be destroyed during gameplay, and a timer mechanic that limits the length of the game (and that timer mechanic is also adjustable). Combat is simple and effective and that game includes 4 different ninja sculpts for unarmed, sword, shuriken, and master ninja. The game has been through extensive blind playtesting and the rules are available for download. Shuriken is easy to learn with good depth of strategy and plenty of ninja flying through the air fueled by awesomesauce.
If you’re at all interested in board games, please take a moment and check out the Kickstarter page. There’s tons of images of the game graphics and some better explanation of how the game plays (alternatively, you can ask Michele Morrow, who got to play a prototype). If you like what you see, consider backing. The first several days of a board game Kickstarter campaign are huge — people want to see that the Kickstarter has big momentum before they’re willing to back, and the difficulty is getting that momentum started.
And if you’re not at all interested in board games, please consider sharing the Kickstarter page on Facebook or Twitter to help spread the word!
And for my part I’ll do my best not to bug you guys too much about board game stuff while the Kickstarter is going on!