Shiver Me Timbers

Lift Off! - Get me off this Planet

A project in Mountain View, CA by Eduardo Baraf

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Lift Off! is a 45 minute, semi-cooperative game for 2-5 players. Race to get your aliens off the planet before it explodes!
Backers: 1013
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $50,423 of $35,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Aug 28th (29 days)
Project By: Eduardo Baraf
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Latest News


August 28th - via:
Team Awesome™ There is one more hour in this campaign. 60 Minutes. Absolutely enough time for us to hit 1000 Backers, $50,000, Custom Dice, and you know what, I think there is even enough time to show up Mr. Potato Salad! If you are awake and on... (Read More)


August 26th - via:
Team Awesome™ This is it! The FINAL day of the Lift Off! Kickstarter. We are at 876 backers and $43,186. Let's break 1000 backers and $50K! At this point it is about outreach and word of mouth. Direct contact, phone, and DMs are the most... (Read More)

We Hit $40K!

August 25th - via:
Team Awesome™ We broke our first stretch goal! Flippin' awesome. To celebrate I made a short little video for you guys. Faces are much better, huh?  We are on Backer 826 on Our Mission To Break 1000 Backers! Keep spreading the word! Here is the... (Read More)

Kickstarter Of The Week - Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet

August 25th - via:
Lift Off! Get me off this Planet is a 45min, semi-cooperative game (2-5 players). Race to save your aliens before the planet explodes! (Read More)

The Final Stretch!

August 24th - via:
Team Awesome™ This is it. The Final Stretch! It's time to see how far into the sky we can launch this rocket! There are Alieneeples on the line, folks. We need to spread the word and bring more people to the game. They don't even have to worry... (Read More)


August 23rd - via:
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$225 To Go!

August 23rd - via:
Team Awesome™ One of my boys, Evan, decided to wake me up at 6am to start our weekend - at least that kid is darn cute! I checked my email and there was an explosion of new backers last night (~20). We are $225 away from making Lift Off! Get me... (Read More)

$1000 To Go!, Fun With Other Games :)

August 22nd - via:
New Backer? Welcome to Team Awesome™! - Thank you for your support! Team Awesome™We've had three, massive days and are less than $1,000 away from funding!! Will it be tomorrow? Let's make it happen! Quick Notes- There have been a TON of new... (Read More)

Kickstarter Presents "Lift Off" - A Game Full Of Adventures

August 22nd - via:
Like adventures? If yes, then you will totally love this game. In this game, you need to get off the planet as someone tripped over the coolant cord and due to this the planet is now going to explode. Though out the game, “Get me off this planet” can be heard. The main objective of players is to be the first one to get their Aliens off the planet with the help of action cards, resource cards and phases of the moon to escape. If you failed to get everyone off the planet before it explodes, then the player who saved most Aliens will win the game. Kickstarter’s “Lift Off” is a fun to play, easy to learn and fast paced game, where every player feels engaged in the game until the planet explodes or someone wins. (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup: Gen Con Edition

August 22nd - via:
You know how much I love Kickstarter board games, and Gen Con was a great opportunity to sit down and play a lot of prototypes with designers and publishers. Some are on Kickstarter now, and some will be launching later this year (or even next year). I’m sure there are plenty that I missed, but here’s a quick run-through of the current and upcoming Kickstarter games I saw last weekend. (Read More)

Amazing Day - Let's Keep The Momentum!

August 20th - via:
Team Awesome™ Yesterday was an absolutely huge funding day for Lift Off! We raised over $2,000 making it easily that best day we've had since the opening 3 of the campaign. I believe it was a combination of good will / awareness from the GenCon... (Read More)

Thumb Up Campaign on BGG Review

August 20th - via:
Team Awesome!Here is a great writeup about Lift Off! Get me off this Planet on Board Game Geek by Justin Gortner who played in person at GenCon and is now a backer (thanks Justin!!) This is a great moment to "Thumb Up" this review and drive... (Read More)

GenCon Recap and the Road Ahead!

August 16th - via:
Team Awesome™With 9 days to go, we are now in the final stretch of this campaign. Many, many of you have helped keep Lift Off! out of a slump so far - Thank you!! We have $7,657 to go, which can be hit with just a small portion of the backers we... (Read More)


August 15th - via:
Team Awesome™The majority of you are not at GenCon right now, but I was hoping you could help me identify the best photo from the show for the Purple Alieneeple Photo Challenge. As of last night around 6pm, I started handing out the Purple... (Read More)

GenCon 2014 Specifics

August 13th - via:
Team Awesome™The following information can be found at the bottom of the Kickstarter in the FAQ section. That's where I will update with the latest. When I do, I'll make a note in comments as opposed to a backer update. Cheers! What's Going On at... (Read More)

Papercraft Thank You!!

August 12th - via:
Team Awesome™Today I'm heading off to GenCon! I'm driving my kids to Grand Ma and Granda Pa's house in Woodland, then flying on a redeye out of Sacramento. I arrive in Indianapolis around 6am on Thursday, check-in, and then head to the convention!... (Read More)

GenCon! Get me off this Planet :)

August 10th - via:
Team Awesome™We've hit the halfway mark (time-wise) and continue a steady climb to funding: 483backers, $23,160, 66% Funded! Even better, yesterday we funded $1289, which was the second best day since our launch spikes (first 3). This is a big... (Read More)

Hey, You Are All Awesome!

August 8th - via:
Team Awesome™I was working on the Kickstarter today and was struck by how awesome all of you are. Had to just say and send it.  (Read More)

Backer Event Today (CA) and 1-To-Fund

August 7th - via:
Team Awesome™Rockin' work battling back the Kickstarter slump! 406 Backers, $19,609, 56% Funded! More impressive, we've managed to keep pledges above $1K / Day! That's a tall order, but if we hang in there...$1K x 19Days = Funded!  South Bay... (Read More)

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August 6th - via:
Lift Off is an easy to learn, fast-paced game, where everyone feels engaged and “in it” until someone has won or the planet explodes! (Read More)

Lift Off!, Devious Extra-terrestrial Boardgaming

August 5th - via:
As kids, my brothers and I loved to play board games, and when we played they got rowdy. With five of us all told, whether we started fighting or not, it was always an interesting game. Granted, my oldest brother always made up new rules, so my second oldest brother was always the one consulting the rule book to shoot him down. Rainy days, snow days, days we didn’t feel like going outside: any reason would do to ransack the attic looking for one of the numerous boxes of board games that my parents kept around. (Read More)

49%, South Bay Backer Event, 1:1 vs 1:Many

August 4th - via:
New? Welcome, Thank you! See Update #1 and Update #2 to get oriented. Team Awesome,Absolutely fantastic work staving off the slump! 352 backers, $17,442. Yes, we certainly have dipped, but compared to many projects, we've held our numbers... (Read More)

Interview met Eduardo Baraf - Lift Off!

August 4th - via:
Momenteel loopt de campagne voor dit semi-coöperatief spel op Kickstarter. De planeet waarvan je altijd al dacht dat het je eeuwige thuis zou zijn staat nu op ontploffen! Een scenario dat niemand had kunnen voorspellen, je zal dus al je krachten uit de kast moeten halen om je tien aliens te helpen ontsnappen. (Read More)

Lift Off! - Get me off this Planet

August 4th - via:
Lift Off! is a 45 minute, semi-cooperative game for 2-5 players by Eduardo Baraf. Race to get your aliens off the planet before it explodes! (Read More)

Let's Work Together and Stave Off the Slump!

August 2nd - via:
New backer? Welcome, Thank you! Check out Update #1 to get oriented. Team Awesome™280 backers, $13,881 pledged, almost 40% funded! That's fantastic progress. Thank you! At the same time, as you can see on Kicktraq, we are now rolling into slump... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet!

August 1st - via:
Don’t you hate it when somebody trips over the coolant cord in the planet core and you only have a matter of days to get off the planet before it explodes? Yeah, don’t act like it hasn’t happened to you. Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet! is a very cute game about impending planetary devastation. (Read More)

Five Things On Friday

August 1st - via:
It’s been an incredibly quiet week on the majestic HMS Rollin’ Dice and that’s due to several reasons none of which are entertaining or humourous. However there are plans for more great content next week including (and most importantly) Episode 3 of our podcast. Aside from that we’re still grateful for all the views and comments we are getting about the website and we’d love to know what you’re playing this weekend! Let us know in the comments! (Read More)

Solid Start, and A Long Way To Go...

July 30th - via:
Team Awesome™First and foremost, Thank You for your backing and support - at any level and in any way. Some of you may be backing the game Lift Off!, me Ed Baraf, or Kickstarter projects and independent development, or all of the above. Whatever... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Alert: Lift Off!

July 30th - via:
Lift Off!, a charming semi-cooperative game from Eduardo Baraf, has gone live on Kickstarter today! You and your fellow players are racing to get your terrified little aliens off of a doomed planet. The catch is that a lot of the lift off points require you to cooperate with your fellow players to get them up and running- even though your goal is to get your aliens off first! (Read More)

Lift Off! – Get Me Off This Planet Kickstarter Preview

July 30th - via:
Lift Off! is an space themed modular board game by Eduardo Baraf. Players work semi cooperatively order to get their aliens off the planet before it explodes. Players take turns placing their alien meeples on lift off points. Each lift off point costs resources to either lift off or get on (or sometimes both). It’s possible to lift off on your own, but often you’ll have other opponents aliens hop on, creating temporary alliances! Lift Off! is a lighthearted, colorful, and creative board game for the whole family. (Read More)

[PODCAST] Indie Talks Episode 51 – Ed Baraf and Lift Off

July 30th - via:
Ed and I talk about Liftoff – Get me off this Planet! The new board game being Kickstarted right now! We go into game design, running a good Kickstarter campaign, shoot down the rabbit hole of Kickstarter and your local game shop, hop back up and then go into great detail about Liftoff – and why it’s a game you’ll want to back. Liftoff has a few things going for it that set it apart from other worker placement (or worker evacuation) games. A set time for the game being my favorite – when the world explodes, the world explodes and that game is over. It also has cute little aliens, and lots of replay ability thanks to a modular board. (Read More)

[PODCAST] Episode 11 – Get Me Off This Planet With A Corona In My Hand!

July 30th - via:
On this episode of the board games and beer podcast: Morgan and I are joined by Eduardo Baraf for the launch of his kickstarter game: Lift off! We discuss his game in length, how he thought of it and of course what beer goes with it! All that and much more on episode 11 of the board games and beer podcast! (Read More)

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