Asking for Trobils

A project in Houston, TX by Christian Strain

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Asking for Trobils is an easy to learn, fast-paced Worker-placement and pick-up-and-deliver game for 2-5 players! Play time 45-60 min.
Backers: 887
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $36,944 of $25,000
Dates: Jul 28th -> Sep 2nd (36 days)
Project By: Christian Strain
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Latest News

Plastic Ships!!!!

September 1st - via:
Wow!  We made it to plastic ships with less than 3 hours to go!  That's 4 of 7 different designs totaling 28 plastic ships in the box!   We still haven't decided on all 7 designs!  This means you can still give us your thoughts.  So far, only... (Read More)

Sooooo Close!

September 1st - via:
We're getting so close to the plastic ship stretch goals!  A ton of awesome backers have added $3 - $7 on their pledges just to get us up there.  You guys have really been inspiring! Evil Intent TierAfter receiving a cache of extra dicebags we... (Read More)

I'm Just Going to Leave this Here

August 31st - via:
An Awesome Day! This weekend is proving to be our best!  So many new Backers!  We succeeded in reaching the double sided board stretch goal!  Now we're heading towards the one we all want, plastic custom ships! Here's your clicks!If you give us... (Read More)

Cookies, Riffraffs and more!

August 30th - via:
Space Carrot Cookies!Because of the ridiculousness that is the Comments section, Erin got inspired and baked Space Carrot Cookies!  They're pretty awesome actually.  It's like carrot cake cookies.... only in space.  We'll share the recipe later.... (Read More)

68 Hours to go!

August 30th - via:
Oh wow, how crazy to see it counting down by hours!  Quick update tonight guys.  New Riffraff! I'm drawing these as fast as I can trying to get everyone involved.  I said I'd hold the vote tomorrow, but I'm going to push it for right after the... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Round-up: Pack O Game, Monster Deck 55, Sovereignty of Dust, Slap .45 & Much More

August 29th - via:
Has a month really passed since I last wrote one of these? Indeed it has, but everything has been Gen Con, Gen Con, Gen Con the past few weeks with news about Spiel now starting to dominate my attention. (Read More)

4 Days, Click Twice!

August 28th - via:
4 days left!Hey guys, I would really appreciate it if you would give me two clicks.  Look for either the Twitter link or Facebook link below and click on one.  Then either click the Retweet, or the Share button.... (Read More)

A New Riffraffer

August 28th - via:
Another Riffraff! We'll open voting up on Saturday night so the weekend can be full of votes.  That means you've got just a couple of days to try and get in the running to win and be on a Riffraff card in the game!  For details, see this Update.... (Read More)

New Cards to Quote!

August 27th - via:
Hey guys!  Wow, less than a week to go to make it to those stretch goals!  Tell your friends, tweet, and all that! Riffraff QuotesFor those of you who are new, we have tons of Riffraff cards that we are leaving up to you to give us a quote for them... (Read More)


August 25th - via:
Something ridiculous I drew while waiting for funding.  He may or may not be in.... wait... I can't announce that yet. Anyway.... WE MADE IT!  Now let's head towards getting those ships! If you're at the $1 level and you're waiting to see if the... (Read More)

One Ship Chosen and New Rules!

August 23rd - via:
We've decided to go ahead and choose one of the ships you guys voted on here.  It was the most loved, so the choice was easy, but the next 6 ships to pick are going to be tough.  Go over there and state your case if you really want one over... (Read More)

New Ships, Riffraffer, and Quotes!

August 21st - via:
New Ships!Since we opened up the 6th and 7th players, we realized we need two new ship designs.  I went a little crazy and made 6 lol.  So, we decided to put them, along with the original 5, up on BGG to be voted on by you.  Click here to tell us... (Read More)

HUGE NEWS! 2-7 Players Unlocked!

August 17th - via:
That's right!  We've been talking it over with each other and some of you guys and decided to figure out a way to get the game started at 2-7 players.  We played again last night with 7 players and it was so easy and fast paced we decided it would... (Read More)

Quick Update

August 16th - via:
Hey guys, quick update here.  I'll be starting the new Mini-Goal on Monday for the 1st print edition foil stars on the box. GenCon was an attention grabber for most Kickstarters this week unfortunately, but we're doing well and will hopefully hit... (Read More)

Time to Make the Riffraffs Talk!

August 13th - via:
Riffraff QuotesOkay guys, now it's time to get something you've contributed added to the game!  We've posted 5 different Riffraffs on the BoardGameGeek forums.  If you go to these links, you can give us a quote for each of them! Pirate 1 Racer 1... (Read More)

Two Games, Shipping Prices, and Mini-Goal Adjustment

August 11th - via:
TWO GAMES - INTERNATIONALWe made a mistake when making the current TWO GAMES tier.  We accidentally selected U.S. Shipping only.  We aren't able to edit that, so we had to make an identical tier for International backers.  It's the same price as... (Read More)

Quick Amendment

August 10th - via:
Some have expressed concern that the Mini-Goal may make pieces that are easily broken.  As per their suggestions, we thought this might be better.  What do you think? Also, we're adding a 5th Stretch Goal to the page!  Thanks!  (Read More)

Another Mini-Goal Completed, Another One to Take On

August 10th - via:
Whoohoo! The last Mini-Goal was accomplished!  Now I have some art to start working on. Here's a start. Our Next Mini-Goal!Our next Mini-Goal is to add puzzle locking cutouts to the Ship Cards.  We've had some concern that if the table gets bumped... (Read More)

An Interview Tomorrow and RiffRaffs!

August 8th - via:
Back It!Tomorrow I'll be interviewed live on Back it talking about Asking for Trobils.  I'll join JR to talk about designing and publishing the game, and will answer questions live during the broadcast. Join us at 2:30 CST tomorrow to watch live!... (Read More)

Success and Continuation!

August 6th - via:
Mini-Goal Success!We met the Mini-Goal of $18,000 a day early!  Seems we made it too easy this time heh.  The game will now come with the Riffraffs as punchouts with stands to place on the board! Our Next Mini-GoalI have another surprise lined up,... (Read More)

Mini-Goal 2 and a New Riffraffer!

August 2nd - via:
New Mini-Goal!We didn't make our first Mini-Goal of getting the art on the back of the Ship cards, but we'll come back to that and try to get them again. I think, lesson learned, we shouldn't have them over weekends that are inherently slow on... (Read More)

Ship Cards and Mini-Goals

July 31st - via:
So here's a question no one's asked us yet, "what's on the back of the Ship Cards? Answer? Nothing. Truth is, we just planed to have the same thing on both sides.  But why do that, when we could create awesome art for the backs?  But this is a lot... (Read More)

Good News Mates!

July 30th - via:
We just got the Australia warehouse set up to use, so Australia is now free shipping!  If you're in Australia and you've already paid for shipping, go ahead and go back to the page and manage your pledge.  Wait... that means we're going to go down.... (Read More)

Icons and RiffRaffs

July 29th - via:
45% in less than 2 days!  Looking pretty good so far!  We want to hit those stretch goals so make sure to tell your friends! IconsThere's been some interesting discussion on the Comments section about taking the text out of the RiffRaff cards and... (Read More)

Day One and RiffRaffs!

July 28th - via:
Wow, what a great first day!  Thank you all so much for jumping in!  Some cool stuff to discuss: UpdatesI'm not the kind to send out a ton of updates for every little thing.  If I send out an update, there's going to be something important enough... (Read More)

Welcome and Print and Play!

July 28th - via:
We're so excited to start greeting everyone!  As the tiers say, you're all entitled to the print and play PDF.  You can download it here.  Even if you don't print it, you can still see all of the artwork in the game.  If you're having trouble... (Read More)

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