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Cross Hares: Testing Ground New Board Game from 1A Games

A project in Oakland, CA by 1A Games LLC

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Cross Hares is an exciting new interactive adventure board game for 2-4 players. Think Watership Melt-Down (apologies Richard Adams).
Backers: 649
Average Pledge Per Backer: $82

Funded: $52,978 of $15,000
Dates: Nov 29th -> Jan 6th (39 days)
Project By: 1A Games LLC
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Latest News

A Day Late, but $40k Ahead!

January 5th - via:
I know you all saw Update #28 which revealed the $40k stretch goal, but you went ahead and unlocked it! So, to be clear, and make sure none of you missed anything, here's where we stand: Everyone who is pledged at one of the following levels - the... (Read More)

unique sculps scrubbed more game content at 40k

January 3rd - via:
here at 1 Games our motto is we recognize and listen to our fans.Once again we have heard you and we are responding first we deleted the 35k stretch goal in favor of going to 40k for 6 unique figures. this did not make you happy.So we brought back a... (Read More)

Trying to Make It Right Again...

January 2nd - via:
The Story So Far...At the beginning of this week I posted Update #24 in which I removed the $35k stretch goal and said we were now just aiming at a final stretch goal of $40k. If we got to that level (which I admit was ambitious, even then, and more... (Read More)

Help Cross Hares to Become One of the Most Anticipated Games of 2014

January 1st - via:
This came to us from one of our backers and we wanted to be sure you all knew about it: Go check out the bgg thread for most anticipated games of 2014 and thumb the Cross Hares entry! Nomination phase ends tomorrow. We need 70-90 more votes to make... (Read More)

A Closer Look at Some of the SG Swag...

January 1st - via:
Here's a closer look at some of the items which everyone who is pledged to get a boxed game will be getting: Story TimeHere is a link to an excerpt from the Clean Getaway light novel which will now be included in each and every boxed game we produce... (Read More)

Kicking Off thew New Year Right!

January 1st - via:
Third Stretch Goal UnlockedJust before midnight (EST) YOU pushed us over the $30k mark and unlocked Stretch Goal #3! Now, everyone who is pledged at a level which gets them a copy of the boxed game - the Early Bird pledge levels: The Hare, RF... (Read More)

Second Look at the Custom Characters!

December 31st - via:
Wow! Who knew that the 'You Dirty Rat' characters would go so fast! I know there's not much point in this, since there aren't anymore for you to pledge for, but I thought you'd all like to see. Here's a second look at Kevin's character and a first... (Read More)

Two more Dirty Rats Just Became Available!

December 30th - via:
I told you I would, and I just did; I have increased the number of 'You Dirty Rat' pledge level availability from two (sold out) to four. Get yours before these two new slots are gone! Chris w/1A  (Read More)

First Look at the 'You Dirty Rat' Characters

December 30th - via:
Since Day 1 of this project we've had a pledge level at $500 entitled 'You Dirty Rat.' The lucky two backers who got in first (and they went fast) are both getting custom designed characters which will be fully playable in the game. The two backers... (Read More)

You Want Figures? We'll Give You Figures!

December 29th - via:
OK, so we keep adding characters with each stretch goal. And every time we do, you all want to know if you can get them as add ons as the 3d Sandboxr figurines. Well, now available as add ons, here they all are (note: some of this is not new, but I'm... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 Unlocked and SG #3 Revealed!

December 28th - via:
OK Folks! Last night we passed the $25k mark and unlocked Stretch Goal #2. Now, everyone who is pledged at a level which gets them a copy of the boxed game - the Early Bird pledge levels: The Hare, RF Canadian/EU/Global Hare ($40-$43) & and the... (Read More)

Shameless Cross Promotion!

December 24th - via:
Hello all! We (that is to say I) here at 1A Games are friends with a lady in San Francisco by the name of Serena Valentino. Serena is a writer of no small talent is is known for her creations Gloom Cookie, Nightmares and Faerie Tales, as well as... (Read More)

Our Holdiay Greeting to You, Our KS Supporters

December 23rd - via:
I had been thinking about asking Jesse for something along these lines, but he beat me to the punch... Here it is: You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00  Holiday Schedule - I'm around to answer questions and such... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked; Second Stretch Goal Revealed!

December 20th - via:
Woo Hoo! Sometime during the night we passed the $20k mark and unlocked the first stretch goal. Now, each and every boxed set of Cross Hares: Testing Ground will contain the following new materials: 1) a copy of the illustrated 'light novel' A Clean... (Read More)


December 18th - via:
Some of you have mentioned that we have too many pledge levels now (yeah, we kind of do...). So, I'm going to be cleaning a little house. As of today, the Bunny Team  6 pledge levels (for the various shipping regions) have ceased to exist. Those of... (Read More)

Today in Board Games podcast

December 18th - via:
Hey gang! Over the weekend, Jesse and I recorded an interview with Roger Hicks of Today in Board Games. for his Week in Review segment. It's live now. Check it out and hear what we had to say about Cross Hares.... (Read More)

First Look at the 1" Bunnies

December 17th - via:
The guys out in California got the prototype of the 1" bunny (Constance) yesterday. Here, for your perusal, is a first look: Taken with Bill, Jr's iPhone  We'll get you guys a better quality photo soon, but we wanted you to see it NOW. Chris w/1A  (Read More)

New Stand Alone Add-ons!

December 16th - via:
Once again living up to the motto, "We recognize and listen to our fans!" we are pleased to bring you the new stand alone add-ons which you've all been clamoring for! First up, the Kickstarter Exclusive Character KANE! He made his debut in Tier #3 at... (Read More)

Many Questions, Many Answers

December 15th - via:
OK, so this morning we posted our new tier pledge levels. That sparked a ton of questions on your part, and I see why (mostly). So, here's a whole bunch of answers to hopefully clarify the situation. 1) The tiers DO NOT replace any existing pledge... (Read More)

New Pledge Levels aka A Tier System NOW Available!

December 15th - via:
Some of you were confused by our existing pledge levels and wanted tiers, plus we wanted to give you all as much bang for your bucks as possible. Now that we have reduced our shipping costs, we wanted to start getting you MORE STUFF! And here's what... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Revised (slightly)

December 14th - via:
Jesse mentioned that we would, and I just posted the new graphic for it, but we've updated the first stretch goal at $20k. In your favor, I might add... Now, when we reach that goal, each boxed set of Cross Hares will include a 'light novel' of short... (Read More)

100% Funded!

December 14th - via:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls; 1A Games is pleased and excited to announce that last evening we hit the $15k mark. We're down the rabbit hole now, folks. Time to push for stretch goals! And, to help us do that, we'll have even more cool stuff... (Read More)

Customize Your Profile with Cross Hares Avatars!

December 13th - via:
1A Games is pleased to announce that working in conjunction with we now have a series of Cross Hares themed avatars and badges for you to adorn your profiles with. provides a fun way to discover and... (Read More)


December 12th - via:
After some diligent searching on our parts, and in direct response to your comments about international shipping costs being prohibitively high, we have found an answer! 1A Games is now partnering with Game Salute to use their Ship Naked fulfillment... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Highlights

December 12th - via:
If I understand the translation correctly, the Cambod’jeu 2014 project is raising funds to enhance toy and game libraries, and train librarians, at orphanages in Cambodia. C’mon, gamers! It’s not a zombie miniatures project but surely it’s worth your support. (Read More)

Postcards from the Edge...

December 8th - via:
Hi all! Some of you have been asking what the postcard looks like; well, here you go! NOTE: This is one possible version of the postcard; Jesse may draw us another on to actually use. This is mostly to give you an idea of what to expect.  (Read More)

And here is another Cross Hares avatar, as requested!

December 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Cross Hares rulebook – see how the game plays

December 3rd - via:
We've received numerous requests to post the Cross Hares rulebook, so here you go:  (Read More)

Here is the Cross Hares avatar you've been asking for!

December 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Pledge Levels added!

December 1st - via:
You asked and we listened. Many of you have expressed interest in getting both the boxed game and all six of the Sandboxr bunnies; we had originally been telling you to just pledge for the one and 'add-on' the other. But, so many of you expressed... (Read More)

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