Automated Alice: A Cooperative Dice Game


A project in Newtownards, UK by Backspindle Games

Cancelled by Creator

An adventure game steeped in the myth and magic of Irish Folklore
Backers: 363
Average Pledge Per Backer: $89

Funded: $32,287 of $39,000
Dates: Mar 22nd -> Apr 12th (21 days)
Project By: Backspindle Games
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Latest News

MourneQuest Competitions.

April 6th - via:
For those of you who were eligible for the competitions and draws announced during the campaign.  Unfortunately we can not supply MourneQuest as a prize at this time but the draws will take place as planned and the lucky winners will be contacted... (Read More)

An honest assessment of our chances

April 6th - via:
It has been a very exciting, yet challenging few weeks for us at BackSpindle Games. Our campaign began by attracting over $25,000 in just over 24 hours. The next few days saw that figure rise to over $33,000, with 350 backers moving us within $6,000... (Read More)

MourneQuest in Full Colour - correction.

April 5th - via:
We must appologise to our friends at Painting Knights,  the link we previously posted was incorrect.This is the correct link where you can see the true quality of their work. sorry guys.Leo... (Read More)

MourneQuest in Full Colour

April 2nd - via:
We are glad to be able to offer a very limited number special Deluxe copies of MourneQuest which will include all minis painted to Tabletop + level by Painting Knights. The pledge will include a full Deluxe edition of MourneQuest with all 27 minis... (Read More)

Grab a copy of the MourneQuest book, signed by the author.

April 2nd - via:
In response to requests from some of our backers we are delighted to announce we have spoken to Garry McElherron and he has agreed to sign and dedicate a limited number copies of MourneQuest, the Secret of the Silver Orb.  These are now available as... (Read More)

You alone can defeat the Shimnavore!

April 2nd - via:
Solo Play Rules Now Included. A few of you have been asking if there will be a solo player option included in MourneQuest. The good news is that we have been working on this over the last week and we can how confirm that there will be a one player... (Read More)

A Whiter shade of Pale

April 1st - via:
MourneQuest's own little Ice Queen gets the full colour treatment from artist and sculptor Alan Perry.     You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Visual concept and line art by... (Read More)

Time to meet the cast!

March 31st - via:
A brief video of everyone you will meet in MourneQuest? A rare bunch they are, and no mistaking!  (Read More)

Then came the Nightmares!

March 31st - via:
No it's not a dream - These bad boys are real! The MourneQuest Nightmares painted by their sculptor Alan Perry.  (Read More)

​When the Going Gets Tough​ -

March 30th - via:
The Tough Get Gaming!  Hi everyone, It has been hard going over the last few days on our wee quest. We have had many new backers joining us every day (Yay! welcome onboard) unfortunately, in some part due to mistaken perceptions and historical... (Read More)


March 27th - via:
One for all of our Friendly Local Game Stores!You are the backbone of our industry and it is our pleasure to help you keep your doors open so we gamers have places to meet and play!  (Read More)

The Origins of Mournequest.

March 27th - via:
Garry McElherron talks about the story of the story.  (Read More)

#IloveMourneQuest COMPETITION!​

March 26th - via:
​FREE ENTRY to the #IloveMourneQuest COMPETITION!​Starting today, we are running a #IloveMourneQuest competition to win a FREE copy of MourneQuest. Just click on the links below and retweet, share or both our #IloveMourneQuest Competition Posts... (Read More)

Now there's a fine thing!

March 26th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 A closer look at Finias Brogan, the ancient king of the Northern Leprechaun Clans.  (Read More)

Newry man's MourneQuest Kickstarter Campaign already topping

March 26th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign has just been launched to produce Garry McElherron's very first board game. The game MourneQuest is based on his novel of the same name and even though the campaign just launched on Thursday past, it already has 369 backers pledging over  (Read More)

350 backers onboard!

March 25th - via:
 Ok guys,   its still less than 3 days into the campaign and we just hit the big 350. So everyone say hi to Jerry , he's the guy who took us to that great number!  Hats off to you sir! But he couldn't have done it with out all of you who went... (Read More)

Meet the Author online.

March 25th - via:
Hi everyone,So, here he is. Garry McElherron, the man who started us on our own quest to publish this game. An amazing guy with a head that's chock full of amazing stories just waiting for him to get them onto paper.  I've had a quick chat with him... (Read More)

Just Jack!

March 25th - via:
The year is 1847 on Jack Turner's 11th birthday. It is the awful day that his father is lost at sea, and despite great grandma Tess' belief in the power of the dandelion wishes, Jack knows no amount of magic will bring him back — but he tries... (Read More)

Inside the mind of an artist.

March 24th - via:
Hi everyone,  our talented concept artist, John Farrelly, has kindly shared some of his thought proceses with us as he work on creating the fantastic creatures and heroes for Mourne quest. Here are his thoughts on the Snipe.  (Read More)

Early-Bird Offer Closed

March 23rd - via:
Hi everyone, As we have now reached the allotted time we have now closed the Early-Bird Pledge Offer. For those who have pledged for that up until now, congratulations, you will all receive your download code and instructions on how to download your... (Read More)

Can we hit 300 backers on day one?

March 23rd - via:
Just 25  minutes left of our first day, and we are just 2 backers short of 300. Now wouldn't that would be a nice round number to end day one on. Finger crossedLeo  (Read More)

Here come the Heroes!

March 23rd - via:
Say hello to our little friends! Just a few of the MourneQuest hero minis painted by the sculptor himself.I know!  He coloured the 2d art, he sculpted the minis for us,  and now he's producing amazing paint work like this . . . . some folk are just... (Read More)

Our Quest Begins.

March 23rd - via:
Hi everyone.So, 15 hours in and a new day begins. It's a little after 7.30am here in Ireland and I have to say . . . You have no idea how hard it was to not title our first update "Top of the morning to you!"We have just hit 55% funding on... (Read More)

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