Primal: The Awakening

Lord of the Fries

A project in Seattle, WA by Cheapass Games

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A deluxified fast food card game from Cheapass Games
Backers: 1349
Average Pledge Per Backer: $60

Funded: $80,513 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 10th -> Apr 3rd (25 days)
Project By: Cheapass Games
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Latest News

Would You Like Brains with That?

April 3rd - via:
Backers: Such excitement! We have only 5 hours to go, we've passed the Pairs Deck threshold, and now the race is on to unlock one more restaurant: McPubihan's Irish Pub and Brewery. This is a long shot, but we've gone on rushes like that before, so... (Read More)

9 Hrs to Go, and What is Pairs?

April 3rd - via:
Howdy, backers! It's getting close to the end... We have only 9 hours to go, and we're getting close to the $75k stretch goal, unlocking the Lord of the Fries Pairs deck. So Many Decks! We posted many lofty stretch goals in this campaign, stretching... (Read More)

AMA and What Is Dead Money?

April 2nd - via:
Backers: Just 30 hours to go! James Ernest on Reddit: Today at 6:00 Pacific, James Ernest will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Reddit, in /r/boardgames. Come ask questions about game design, Lord of the Fries, poker, videography, juggling,... (Read More)

New Double-Meat Pledge Levels

April 1st - via:
Dear Backers: We have only 56 hours to go!  It's genuinely unnerving when the campaign starts counting down in hours. Even moreso when it gets to minutes. On the other hand, when it gets down to seconds, it's fun again. Who knew? New Double-Meat... (Read More)

What Is Give Me the Brain?

March 31st - via:
Greetings, Zombies. Just 3 days to go! We thought this might be a good chance to tell you more about Lord of the Fries' sister game, Give Me the Brain. It's included in our highest pledge levels: the Frying Dutchman, the Meat Munch, and the Master... (Read More)

We've Unlocked Brazil!

March 30th - via:
Happy Monday! Cheapass Games spent the weekend at the Emerald City Comic Con. James was running game demos and sitting on panels, and Carol was working at the Girl Genius booth for Studio Foglio. Now we're back home, energized, and ready for the... (Read More)

Coins and Cons

March 27th - via:
Attention, Zombies: Today we put together a design for the Lord of the Fries Collector Coin. This design still needs to be reviewed by our friends at Campaign Coins, sculpted by their expert coin makers, and then crafted in limited quantity for our... (Read More)

Meet Kublai and Jolene

March 26th - via:
Hello, Fry Cooks! We just got Brian's pencil art for the second Button Man character, and now she has a name: Jolene. She also has a preliminary recipe: 6 6 10 18 Z. The "Z" is a swing die that can vary from 4 to 30. Her recipe will, of course, get a... (Read More)

Las Cabezas and an Exclusive Button Man!

March 24th - via:
Hello, Zombies. Today we crossed the $50k threshold, unlocking the printed version of our first bonus restaurant deck, Las Cabezas. We've also added two new intermediate stretch goals, a pair of Kickstarter-exclusive Button Men trading cards.... (Read More)

How to Play and Some Italy Art

March 23rd - via:
Happy Monday! Today we posted a quick How to Play video on YouTube, and we're showing off some of the artwork from Ghicciaroni's Italian Buffet. How to Play: Nearly all the game rules are in the pitch video, but here's a slightly more detailed How to... (Read More)

Balancing the Numbers!

March 22nd - via:
Greetings, Friedey's Staff. We've just passed the halfway mark, and we're looking great so far. However, we could be doing even better, so we have made a few adjustments to the reward levels and stretch goals. Balancing the Reward Levels:  The Meat... (Read More)

A Successful Trade Show!

March 20th - via:
Lord of the Fries Backers: It may seem as though we have been absent from this campaign for a while, and that's basically true. This week was the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, where we made sure that retail stores knew where to get our fabulous... (Read More)

Hello from Las Vegas!

March 16th - via:
Happy Monday! This is a short update from the site of the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas. It's the hobby game industry's annual trade show, where Cheapass Games will pitch its wares to distributors and retail stores. People are saying great things... (Read More)

Art from The Long Wok

March 13th - via:
Dear Backers: Here's some more artwork! We've crossed the second stretch goal threshold, so we've unlocked the art for Friedey's Long Wok. And we've added eight more art slots to our Master Chef level! Art in this deck includes Noodles, Pig Meat, Sea... (Read More)

Meople News: The Noble Fries of Mars

March 13th - via:
Among Nobles is the first Kickstarter project by Danish publisher Among Meeples – a name I can’t help but love. (Read More)

Art from Las Cabezas

March 12th - via:
Dear Backers: It's the 48-hour mark and we have nearly passed stretch goal #2. Hooray! Today we'd like to share some of the artwork you've unlocked, and also talk about some game developments. We played a bit of the Coffee Shop deck last night, and... (Read More)

A Magical World of Possibilities

March 11th - via:
Good morning, backers.  Thanks for an amazing day! It's been less than 24 hours since we launched the Lord of the Fries campaign, and we've already busted through our funding goal and Stretch Goal #1. Let's keep the momentum going. Plenty of people... (Read More)

How Do You Play?

March 10th - via:
Hooray for Friedey's! Wow, this has been a busy launch. The first few hours of a Kickstarter campaign can seem like days. A giant Zombie-style thank-you to everyone who has backed us already, more than 300 people in the first three hours. Thanks for... (Read More)

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