Moa, a Martin Wallace Board Game of Birds & Mammals for 3-5

A project in Cypress, TX by APE Gamer

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Fend off the wretched mammals with your tribe of noble birds in this strategy board game for 3-5 players aged 14+.
Backers: 531
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $22,027 of $18,000
Dates: May 5th -> May 31st (27 days)
Project By: APE Gamer
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Latest News

Last Day Update - German Spieleschmiede to Host Moa + Polish CUBE

May 31st - via:
There are only a few hours left in the campaign and we're pushing toward $20K! I wanted to let German backers know that a Moa will be run on the German crowdfunding site Spieleschmiede, starting possibly as soon as next week. Note that Moa is largely... (Read More)

Update 21 - Last Night + Added Retailer Level

May 30th - via:
We're funded! We zipped by the funding goal yesterday, and didn't slow down. Thanks for all of your support - let's end this thing with a bang! Retailer Pledge LevelBecause several stores have asked, I added a retailer pledge level. This is intended... (Read More)

Update 20 - BGG Con & The Last 48 Hours

May 29th - via:
I got to show Moa to a lot of folks at BGG Con, and had the chance to play with several of them - what a great weekend! It appears to have generated interest, as there was a nice spike in pledges the last few days. I got nothing but compliments on... (Read More)

Update 19 - Lots New + BGG Con Spring

May 24th - via:
Project ChangesI created a new section on the top of the project page to track new changes that I've made. This will make it easier for people who periodically look at the project to see if their concerns have been addressed. Changes made yesterday... (Read More)

Day 18.5 Update - Moa + Petrichor Shipping

May 23rd - via:
There were a lot of comments back about last night's update. Since not everyone will see the comments that I wrote, I wanted to drop another quick update to say that I'll do what it takes to make the combined shipping with Petrichor work out. This... (Read More)

Day 18 Update - Moa Project Reboot Announcement

May 22nd - via:
I've mentioned over the last week that we're looking at various ways to give our Kickstarter a kick, possibly going as far as rebooting the campaign. Well, that's exactly what we're going to do. This post will attempt to answer questions that you... (Read More)

Day 17 Update - Heavy Cardboard Video Live

May 21st - via:
Edward, Amanda and the Heavy Cardboard team taught and played Moa live earlier today!  (Read More)

Day 16 Update - Heavy Cardboard to Play Moa Live Tomorrow

May 20th - via:
Edward and the team at Heavy Cardboard will be playing Moa live tomorrow at noon MDT (2:00 p.m. Eastern) at! Jump in and watch if you're free - I know I will! I will run another Moa teaching game on Tabletopia at a later time.... (Read More)

Day 14 Update

May 18th - via:
My cold is kicking my butt tonight, so I'm going to make this brief. It's good to see that the Dice Tower Crowd Surfing video, along with the game going up on Tabletopia have created a nice increase in pledges. I've taken your input here on improving... (Read More)

Day 13 Update - Tabletopia Live Game Results

May 17th - via:
I taught a 3-player game of Moa on Tabletopia to 'supman' and 'geekman' tonight. The experience was recorded on Twitch, so we finally have a gameplay video for you to watch! I explain the rules starting at the 3 minute mark. You can get gameplay... (Read More)

Moa on Tabletopia Starting Soon!

May 17th - via:
I'm teaching Moa on Tabletopia in just a few minutes - join in here! You can play as guest - no account required.    (Read More)

Day 12 Update - Moa at Ettin Games

May 17th - via:
I just got back from a Moa session at Ettin Games in Humble, TX. Ettin was busy, so we had enough for a five-player game. It was a pretty tight game, with a lot of selling to mammals. (Sold territories are those with the pieces on top of the mammal... (Read More)

Day 11 Update - Moa at Ettin Games & Tabletopia

May 16th - via:
Just a short update today to say that I'll be at Ettin Games in Humble, TX tomorrow at 7 to play Moa. Please stop by! Also, if you're free at 7 p.m. Central on Wednesday evening and want me to teach you Moa on Tabletopia ( then please... (Read More)

Day 10 Update - Moa on Tabletopia

May 14th - via:
It took all weekend, but I got Moa added to Tabletopia! So anyone that wants to play the game can do so! This is a picture of the 3-player setup, but there's also a 4- and 5-player variant. Now I just need to figure out how to tell you to get to the... (Read More)

Day 9 Update - Martin Wallace Moa Design Notes

May 13th - via:
Today we have a really special treat! Martin took a bit of time from designing great games to share his thoughts on Moa! Julia and I moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2013. I’m always on the lookout for game themes and thought it would be... (Read More)

Day 8 Update

May 12th - via:
A short post today. I wanted to point folks at the Moa teaser tweet from League of Nonsensical Gamers. We'll point you to their full preview as soon as it's available. Martin Wallace is back from vacation and has put together some designer notes and... (Read More)

Day 7 Update - Card Sizes & Tabletopia

May 11th - via:
We were asked what size the cards will be. For you sleevers in the listening audience, there are two card sizes: Blackjack - 63mm x 88mm (80 cards)Mini Size - 44mm x 67mm (30) Moa on TabletopiaWe've been working to add Moa to Tabletopia, an... (Read More)

Day 6 Update - New Petrichor + Moa Pledge Option

May 10th - via:
You may have noticed a PETRICHOR + MOA pledge option that was shut down right after it opened. It is intended for folks that missed the Petrichor Kickstarter project so if you'd like to add Petrichor to your pledge and save a bunch on shipping, then... (Read More)

Day 5 Update - KS Promo Painted Leader Stretch Goal Added!

May 9th - via:
The base Moa game will come with custom solid-color bird and leader meeples. We just added a new stretch goal for painted leader meeples that will look something like this: This is a $36K goal and is listed as a Kickstarter Promo. Note that... (Read More)

Day 4 Update

May 8th - via:
Yesterday at this time we were at $7.5K and I was optimistically thinking we'd hit $9K today. Well, we're knocking on the $11K door - 60% funded! I leave you with the honorable kiwi!    (Read More)

Day 3 Update - Moa for Petrichor Backers

May 7th - via:
So, we're almost at $7.5K. Maybe we'll possibly hit the halfway point tomorrow? We reduced shipping to Australia today! There's still more work to do with New Zealand and Asia! PetrichorI'd like to give a shout-out to our friends from the Petrichor... (Read More)

Day 2 Update

May 7th - via:
Almost $6K in 1.5 days isn't bad, especially considering the Kickstarter crash yesterday. Shipping prices have been reduced almost across the board - some more than others, and we're still working on lowering costs where we can. The emphasis is in... (Read More)

Day 1 Update

May 5th - via:
We're a few hours into the project and have passed $3K. That's not bad at all! Thanks to everyone who pledged. While it's always been possible to pledge a small dollar amount to stay informed about a project, we added a $1 PARK IT pledge level for... (Read More)

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