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Slaughterball - Brutally Deluxe Sci-Fi Sports Board Game

A project in Redmond, WA by Frog the What Games
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A board game of brutal sci-fi sports mayhem for 2-4 players with smooth rules, sizzling art, deluxe components, and large miniatures!
Backers: 326
Average Pledge Per Backer: $172

Funded: $56,180 of $30,000
Dates: Sep 16th -> Oct 19th (34 days)
Project By: Frog the What Games
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Latest News

Legion arena

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! My artist Tom Edwards just sent over the latest work in progress for the Legion arena. I thought you'd like to see it ASAP! Work in progress Legion octagon Stay crunchy, my friend, Erik  (Read More)

Last 22 hours! Free wallpapers! Fury arena art!

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Less than 22 hours left in the Kickstarter and we're nearly to the $55k stretch goal! Thank you! No matter what our final total, Shari and I are overjoyed that we'll be able to get Slaughterball into your hands! Wallpapers Instead of delivering... (Read More)

48 hours left!

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! We’re very pleased and thankful that you trusted and supported us enough to ensure that Slaughterball will be produced! Woot! I can’t wait to get the game into your hands. It’s going to be epic! In the last month we’ve funded... (Read More)

Reduced Canadian shipping and Gibraltar

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! First, my shipping company has been working with me on Canadian shipping and we've been able to reduce shipping costs to Canada! Instead of $58, it's now $36! I've updated the front page with the new rates. Remember, don't add your shipping costs... (Read More)

Slaughterball Kickstarter ends on Sunday!

October 17th - via: slaughterball.net
Slaughterball is in its last weekend on Kickstarter! We’ve come a long way from where we started! We funded in the first three days and have unlocked 10 stretch goals! We’re looking forward to unlocking even more in the final days with your help! (Read More)

Another stretch goal unlocked: Warren Johnston!

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! You did it! You unlocked another stretch goal! Say hello to Warren Johnston! The butcher from Beasts of War! He will now be included in the Butcher Pledge level! That makes 6 extra maverick athletes you get at that level! Work in progress of... (Read More)

Ryan Metzler reference card

October 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Ryan Metzler is one of your extra celebrity athletes you'll get in the Razor and Butcher pledges.  Ryan is a board game reviewer for The Dice Tower, and along with Tom Vasel he makes up the Dice Tower Duo in Slaughterball. Ryan helped me come up... (Read More)

Community suggestions guide team arena rules! Gruesomes arena!

October 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Wow! Thanks to a bunch of very creative backers, we have a lot of great ideas for the special rules for the team arenas. Both here in the comments and the BoardGameGeek thread, backers have been very generous with ideas and suggestions for the... (Read More)

Two more arenas announced: Valkyries and Katanas

October 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Whether you want to cry to Odin in Viking heaven, or get all Bushido in a Japanese dojo, we've got your venue! Two more team arena add-ons are now available: the Valkyries and Katanas team slaughterdomes! Each one is a 27" double-sided game board... (Read More)

New social stretch goal for Warren Johnston maverick

October 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! We’re down to the last week of the project! Thanks to you, Slaughterball will be a reality! But we want to make it even better by hitting as many stretch goals as possible. To that end, we’ve added another social stretch goal. When we hit 250... (Read More)

Carnage arena and Fury art

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! You wanted more team artwork? You’ll find some in this update! Carnage arena But first, here is the finished Carnage Octagon arena by Tom Edwards. Sweet! Fury Thirteen official plexes grace the continental jewel that is India. The largest is... (Read More)

Legion artwork

October 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Here's some more artwork for Legion. Legion is one of the few teams in the Global Slaughterball League that is completely owned by a regional government. In this case, the Metroplex Roma subsidiary SPQR. Current SPQR CEO Tiberius Antonius... (Read More)

Legion ref card and Gruesomes wallpaper

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! I’ve got the Legion reference card to show you tonight, as well as the first Thunderclap stretch goal reward desktop wallpaper. Legion Legion is a disciplined team of genetically-engineered super athletes, each with their own skills to... (Read More)

Plastic injury tokens, dice bags, Thunderclap, Spanish interview

October 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Four tidbits tonight! Plastic Injury TokensI’ve added a new optional add-on, the plastic injury tokens! These cool little knives were created by Andy Monks! Dice bagsChris Baginski did some photo design and manipulation to create the digital... (Read More)

Katanas! Carnage arena work in progress

October 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! I hope you're feeling all crunchy, this morning! I just have a couple bits for you: Katanas The Katanas are a well-armored, disciplined team of warriors. Their butchers are a terrifyingly swift and brutal. Watch out for their frequent chops and... (Read More)

Three more stretches unlocked! Another great review! Gruesomes!

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi!You’ve been getting very crunchy! Three stretch goals unlocked! Let’s see what they are! 3 more stretch goals unlocked! Yep, Dice Tower game reviewer Ryan Metzler is now an official Slaughterball athlete! Thank you for getting @FrogtheWhat up... (Read More)

By popular demand: More team add-ons!

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Throughout this Slaughterball project I have been very open to suggestions from backers and players. You have given me some of my best ideas ;). My strengths are game design and writing, not necessarily product marketing. So, when someone... (Read More)

Team arena add on! Valkyrie paint job! Teams before Cheerleaders?

October 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! I hope your weekend is going crunchy! I’m working on a new gameplay video of an exhibition game, so you should see that this week. Now, let’s get into it! Team arena add-on Want more arena options when you play Slaughterball? Now you can play... (Read More)

Thunderclap! New stretch goals! Angry Joe gameplay video!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi!  Just a few updates for you on this Friday night. Thunderclap! Have you heard of Thunderclap? Thunderclap is the first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together. If we reach our supporter goal, Thunderclap... (Read More)

Great review #9, Angry Joe streaming, and another stretch goal unlocked!!!!!

October 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! The great reviews keep rolling in! 9 positive reviews out of 9! “great game” “exciting” “best fun” “unique” “tense” “furious fun” “can’t recommend it enough” “Back this game NOW!!!!!” “fast and furious”... (Read More)

Introducing Luly

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Here's a look at the stretch goal athlete: Luly. When we hit the $50k stretch goal, she'll be added to all Butcher pledges. Luly is one of the most sought after maverick razors in any league and is often called the Ultimate Athlete. She combines the... (Read More)

Slaughterball, Kickstarter Preview

October 2nd - via: boardgameauthority.com
Slaughterball, as many of you will already know, is currently an active Kickstarter project, and fully funded I might add. That means that by backing it you’ll get the game and a lot of cool stretch goal add-ons. But, should you back it? Definitely. (Read More)

Great Review #8! Fury 3D model! 8 Team Peeks! More cheerleader squads!

October 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! We had another great day today! The pledges continue to rise! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies! Tell strangers! Let's get everyone on the Slaughterball wagon! Geeked Up Gaming ReviewI am very happy that all our reviews are going so well! At... (Read More)

2 more great reviews, Fury cleaver WIP, teams sneak peeks, cheerleader onslaught!

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, We had two more great reviews since yesterday! Please share these with your gaming friends who haven’t pledged yet!  Crotchety Old Gamer reviewhttp://crotchetyoldgamer.com/2014/09/30/slaughterball-bloody-fun/ “Bloody, freaking fun” "It... (Read More)

Gruesomes and tigers and cheerleaders, oh my!

September 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, Multiple announcements in this update, so it’s a little long: TEAM GRUESOMESThe just announced $60k pledge level will unlock the Gruesomes team! When we hit this goal you can choose the lumbering team as your extra team in the Butcher pledge... (Read More)

Slaughterball, Bloody Freaking Fun

September 30th - via: crotchetyoldgamer.com
Recently, thanks to Erik at Frog the What games, I had the chance to play through a two-man game of Slaughterball. It is an inventive and exciting game about a futuristic game, based on handball and combined with genetic mutants and freaks. (Read More)

2 more stretch goals unlocked this weekend!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! You unlocked a total of THREE stretch goals this weekend! That is super awesome! Thanks a lot! It’s backers like you that are making Slaughterball better and better! My last update talked about breaking the first Facebook stretch goal. But... (Read More)

Facebook social stretch goal reached! New MVP pledge level unlocked!

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Thanks to all you backers out there working on the social word-of-mouth for Slaughterball, we've hit 1100 likes on Facebook! You're all awesome! This means you'll get 20 collector cards (instead of 10) in the Butcher pledge level! MVP pledge... (Read More)

Player locator map and nearly to team Fury!

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, We’re less than $1000 away from unlocking the tiger-man team Fury! We only need 8 or so more backers! If you know anyone who might be interested, please tell them about Slaughterball! Here’s a little bit of Team Fury artwork to pique your... (Read More)

Mid-Season Report #1: Rankings

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The Slaughterball Playtest Summer Season includes 16 teams all vying to become the Slaughterbrawl champions! Half the season is over, and here is episode one of the Mid-Season report: Howard: Hello, everyone, welcome to the Global Slaughterball... (Read More)

Three great Slaughterball reviews so far this week!

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the reviews for Slaughterball are starting to get published and they are great! I know you’ve already pledged, but maybe you have some friends who are on the fence. Just send them links to these reviews to... (Read More)

A map of the Slaughterball world

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
(Sorry about that last update #13, folks. I can't figure out how it got posted. I did not hit publish. Kickstarter project user interface and functionality is less than optimal. Anyway, don't try to read update #13, it's just a messy block of text.... (Read More)

Great demo last night!

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Last night I had the pleasure to meet the fine folks from Across the Board at the Raygun Lounge in Seattle. Nicole, Luke, Paul, and Alex played a demo game of Slaughterball and they all had fast and furious fun. "This game is brutally fun!" was just... (Read More)

First social stretch goal unlocked!

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Over the weekend while Shari and I were at Rose City Comic Con, the Slaughterball Kickstarter campaign passed the 250 backer mark! For the breaking that milestone I’ll be creating an e-magazine that will be included for all backers at every pledge... (Read More)

Rose City Comic Con day 2

September 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi! Shari and I just finished up at Rose City Comic Con. We're really tired but I thought I'd post this update to give you some pics and report. We started with 900 buttons, and are now down to about 30. The Nemesis cleaver button was by far the most... (Read More)

Rose City Comic Con day 1

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Slaughterball (Erik and Shari) spent the day in Portland, OR at the Rose City Comic Con. Very busy and tiring but we saw a masquerade menagerie go by our booth all day long! We gave out free stickers, free buttons, free flyers, free candy, free... (Read More)

Exclusive athlete Sandy Petersen

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Sandy Petersen has designed or work on a host of board games, roleplaying games, and video games including Call of the Cthulhu, Runequest, Darklands, Age of Empires, and more! His most recent design was Cthulhu Wars, the massively successful... (Read More)

Slaughterball is FUNDED!!!

September 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to the trust and support of over 230 great backers like you, Slaughterball will become a reality! We hit the $30,000 funding goal in just three days! Awesome progress! We have another 30 days to unlock as many stretch goals as possible! Teams,... (Read More)

Slaughterball Kickstarter flyers for your local game store

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
If you'd like to help get the word out about Slaughterball, here are a couple flyers you can print and hang up in your local game store! Find the JPG file in the PnP folder here. Slaughterball flyers Thanks for helping spread the word! Erik  (Read More)

$27,000!!! Almost there!

September 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for helping make the first couple days of the Slaughterball Kickstarter campaign so successful. Over $27,000!!!! We are almost to our funding goal!!! It's better than tilting a neorhino! As a small, new, independent game company, we can... (Read More)

Exclusive athlete Angry Joe

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Angry Joe Vargas is the host of the Angry Joe Show, a brutally honest video review show that you can find at www.AngryJoeShow.com. He's been blessing fandom with his channel since 2008, and has achieved a near mythological reputation for insightful... (Read More)

Exclusive athlete Tom Vasel

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Items identified as exclusives will not be available at retail or online stores. These items will only be available through Kickstarter, at conventions, or through promotions (such as from the celebrities themselves). There is no guarantee that... (Read More)

Designer and artists

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
I've been playing role-playing, board, card, console, and PC games for decades. I've written two sourcebooks for Dungeons and Dragons: Arsenal and Factory, contributed to Dungeon magazine and Deadlands Rascals, Varmints, and Critters. I've written... (Read More)

Print and Play before you pledge

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Want to try it before you pledge? Sure thing! Just visit this Dropbox folder and download the Print-n-Play files for Slaughterball. You can read the rulebooks and play the game. You'll have to sub in your own six-sided dice, but that shouldn't be a... (Read More)

Game rules overview

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
You can download PDFs of the 20-page Scrimmage Rulebook and the 52-page Exhibition and League Rulebook from the PnP Dropbox folder. You'll also find Print-n-Play files so you can print out and play the game yourself. Once you play the game, I'm sure... (Read More)

Interview: Slaughterball

March 2nd - via: belloflostsouls.net
Erik from Frog the What Games offered to answer some questions about his Slaughterball Kickstarter. (Read More)

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