A project in San Diego, CA by Wiggity Bang Games

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ALPHA BANDITS – A devious little word game!
Backers: 186
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $10,350 of $7,500
Dates: Jun 17th -> Jul 31st (45 days)
Project By: Wiggity Bang Games
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Latest News

Last day of ALPHA BANDITS!

July 31st - via:
A couple of things to remember as we close in on the last day of our campaign: Your basic game pledge of $25 or more gets you the game and either the black or white tiles. If you'd like an extra set of the opposite color tiles just add $10 to the... (Read More)

After Comic-Con and Gam3rCon I am totally and completely...

July 28th - via:
..exhilarated (and exhausted). Four days from 9am-Midnight, 100's of demo games and meeting more than 1,000 people at our booths, I am totally and absolutely confident that ALPHA BANDITS will be the most amazing word game brought to market. Game... (Read More)

$10,000 Almost Achieved - CATEGORY CARDS LIST (please comment)

July 23rd - via:
As we head in to the last week of our campaign and with Comic-Con and Gam3rCon this weekend I'm hoping we work our way towards our first reward level. At $10,000 funding we unlock the Category Cards to ALPHA BANDITS! The last week I've been hard at... (Read More)

Comic-Con and Gam3rCon here we come!

July 23rd - via:
At the 2006 Comic-Con, Robb Earnest, Jeremy Fifer and I (Matthew Rivaldi) launched our first board game Quelf which has forever redefined the word ‘Random’. This year we are launching ALPHA BANDITS on the world... Wiggity Bang loves Gam3rCon At... (Read More)

ALPHA BANDITS trademark issue explained. We are all winners!

July 17th - via:
Did you know that the ALPHA BANDITS name was the subject of a trademark dispute? In blog posted today fellow game designer Joshua A.C. Newman gives a very behind the scenes story of how he and I worked together to save both of our campaigns (the... (Read More)


July 15th - via:
I can't express how I feel right now in words, so I'll let Chistopher Walken express it in dance:  Everybody dance now!  (Read More)

7 year olds and cats love ALPHA BANDITS!

July 14th - via:
Two videos showing that a 7 year old and yes, even cats love playing ALPHA BANDITS! Here's a video of my 7 year old son and me playing a kid-friendly version of ALPHA BANDITS where we split up all the tiles behind our masks and play until we finish... (Read More)


July 11th - via:
LOTS OF BACKGROUND STORY LEADING UP TO WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU IN THE HEADLINES BELOW... Earlier this year I sent out a handful of ALPHA BANDITS prototypes to prospective retail store buyers. I was hoping for at least one company to commit to... (Read More)

Tile colors update and some awesome news for the campaign!

July 8th - via:
Hi everyone! I've been super busy over the weekend gearing up for the last 23 days of the campaign. Looking ahead at all the exciting stuff planned will make the first half of this campaign seem like a warm up lap! The super exciting awesome news is... (Read More)

Happy Independence Day everyone!

July 2nd - via:
It's July 4th and a day to celebrate! I believe I'll celebrate with a game of ALPHA BANDITS and the freedom to choose either the white or the black tiles! What are you choosing to do today? -- Matthew  (Read More)

Last day to get the $5 demo game shipped DURING the campaign.

June 30th - via:
Today, June 30th, is the last day to get the $5 demo game mailed to you during the campaign. If you know of anyone that likes word games, be sure they know about it by posting this link on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media outlet:... (Read More)


June 26th - via:
Spruce up your KS, Twitter, Facebook profile pic with an ALPHA BANDITS avatar! Because nothing says that you are the most dedicated hardcore fanatical ALPHA BANDITS supporter like replacing your profile pic with one of these images: To save, just... (Read More)


June 25th - via:
Yesterday we received samples of the game tiles from our manufacturer and WE COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED! They look soooo amazing! ALPHA BANDITS tiles in white. We originally wanted to make the letter tiles in white (and still are moving forward in that... (Read More)

Letter tiles are coming!

June 23rd - via:
In between World Cup games we spent some time over weekend doing some serious "Research and Development" of the game. And unlike other games that don't finish well (uhem U.S. vs Portugal), our conclusion is... THIS GAME ROCKS! So we are excited to... (Read More)

ALPHA BANDITS is off to a great start!

June 20th - via:
Wow! I'm blown away by the support of everyone coming to back ALPHA BANDITS! It's my first Kickstarter campaign, so I was very nervous (i.e. "scared") to launch a game using this platform, but at over 20% funded already and over 40 days left in the... (Read More)

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