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Open Ocean

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Joel Bodkin

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A reef building card game for 1-5 players that combines the dynamics of drafting with the puzzley creative strategy of tile placement!
Backers: 589
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35

Funded: $20,891 of $9,800
Dates: Jun 2nd -> Jul 2nd (31 days)
Project By: Joel Bodkin
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Latest News

Update #15: Thank you for making the Open Ocean campaign a success!

July 2nd - via:
Wow! With the help of 589 amazing backers we:¬† ūüź†- Fully funded in under 24 hours! ūüź° - Unlocked 10 awesome stretch goals! ūü¶Ä - Began translating the rules into 5 (soon to be 6) languages! ūüźô - Raised $20,891 which was 211% of our funding... (Read More)

Update #14: Unique Tiny and Medium Fish Layouts Unlocked! Less than 12 hours left!!

July 2nd - via:
You all are AMAZING!! ¬†Thank you for sharing Open Ocean with all of your friends and family. ¬†You have all made this campaign amazing and I'm so grateful for all the support. THANK YOU!! ¬†ūü¶Ä Less than 12 hours left!! ¬†Think we can unlock the... (Read More)

Update #13: All the friends who've made this possible

July 1st - via:
Hi Friends!¬† So we're in the home stretch of the campaign and we just broke 200% funded and are rapidly closing in on the next stretch goal of Unique Tiny and Medium Fish layouts! ¬†You all are amazing and I appreciate all you are doing to help... (Read More)

Update #12: New Stretch Goals Unlocked

June 30th - via:
Well that didn't take long! ¬† You all just unlocked both of the social stretch goals in just a few hours! ¬†Congrats! So here they are:¬† 3 Additional Bonus Goals These additional bonus goals are a bit more challenging than the ones in the past... (Read More)

Update #11: Final few days! Who's getting excited?

June 29th - via:
Happy Monday! ¬† I can't believe it's already the final week of the campaign!! ¬†We have unlocked so many stretch goals, but there's still time to unlock some of the ones we have left!¬† 90/100 BGG Fans! ¬†10 people left, we got this!! ¬†If you... (Read More)

Update #10: $18.5K, 450+ Backers and 5 days left!

June 27th - via:
Happy Saturday! ¬† We've got 5 days left in the campaign! ¬†How many stretch goals do you think we can unlock? ¬† We're really close on to unlocking the additional Habitat Bonuses for BGG fans! (70/100) Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to... (Read More)

Update #9: Rainbow Coral and Shark Art Done!

June 17th - via:
¬†Happy Wednesday Everyone!¬† Wanted to give a huge shoutout and THANK YOU to everyone who has been helping translate the rules into additional languages! You all are amazing and I really appreciate it! ¬†¬†We're over halfway now on the BGG fans, but... (Read More)

Update # 8: 400+ Amazing Backers; $17K and Stretch Goal # 7 - UNIQUE CORAL ART!!

June 15th - via:
Wow! ¬†Congrats!! ¬†We made it to $17K and 400+ backers!! ¬†You all know how to have an amazing start to the week!! ¬†¬†We're almost halfway to our goal on Board Game Geek fans so remember to go click the heart and let's unlock those 3 additional... (Read More)

Update #7: Great White and Shark Art Update!

June 11th - via:
Hi Friends! ¬†¬† So last night we unlocked our 6th stretch goal the GREAT WHITE by hitting 300 followers on Instagram! ¬† Great White - The Great White adds an element of anticipation and immediate surprise to the game! ¬†Whenever the Great White... (Read More)

Update #6: Solo Playthrough and Shipping Estimates Updated

June 10th - via:
Hi Friends! ¬† I am excited about the momentum we keep building every day and am loving creating new art with you all! ¬† Solo Playthrough: I had a request from Ginalaurie to show what the solo play through was like, so last night I did a quick video... (Read More)

Update # 5: 2 New stretch goals unlocked, and additional founder's pledges opened!

June 9th - via:
Hi Friends!!¬† Seriously? ¬†2 Stretch Goals in 1 day? ¬†You all are amazing! ¬†We just unlocked Crab Cards AND 2 new shark designs! ¬†¬† Crab Cards: Crab cards allow you to take any card from the ocean! ¬†These 5 cards can be used in two different... (Read More)

Kickstarter 8. 06. 2020: Merchants of the Dark Road, 1822: The Railways of Great Britain, Relicblade: Storms of Kural, Hellenica: Leaders & Legends

June 8th - via:
Ovo je pregled Kickstarter kampanja koje imaju preko 1000 bekera, blizu su ostvarivanja cilja, ili nisu ranije bile prikazane u ovoj rubrici. (Read More)

Update #4 : Stretch Goal #3 Unlocked! - 6 Event Cards + Rainbow Coral Art Update

June 7th - via:
Happy Sunday Friends! ¬† So we reached another exciting milestone last night and hit $14,000 and 300 backers!! ¬†High fives all around!!¬† Event Cards - event cards add additional variability to how you can choose to play Open Ocean. ¬†These cards... (Read More)

Update #3: Rainbow Coral Update and Closing in on New Stretch Goals!

June 6th - via:
Hi All!¬† Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday! ¬†I wanted to give you a few quick updates and then show you some art for the Rainbow Coral Stretch Goal! ¬† 6/6/2020 Updates:¬† Translations: ¬†I have had many wonderful backers generously offer... (Read More)

Update # 2 - Stretch Goal 2 : Rainbow Coral Sketches!

June 4th - via:
Hi friends! ¬† So Lily and I spent some time working on the Rainbow Coral sketch last night and wanted to share progress. ¬†¬†So I've sketched multiple corals as I tried to find ones that were perfect for the cut paper feel I was going for with the... (Read More)

Wow!! What an amazing start to the campaign!!

June 3rd - via:
Hi Everyone!!¬† I'm so excited to be embarking on this voyage with you!! ¬†Day one has been nothing short of amazing; fully funded in the first 24 hours, our first stretch goal unlocked, and well on our way to unlocking 2 more!! ¬†THANK YOU!¬† Open... (Read More)

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