Death From Above

Raid & Trade

A project in New York, NY by MAGE Company

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A post apocalyptic game of negotiation, exploration, & tough decisions. Be the last one who will survive and enter the Golden City!
Backers: 723
Average Pledge Per Backer: $69

Funded: $49,699 of $15,000
Dates: Nov 3rd -> Dec 4th (31 days)
Project By: MAGE Company
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Latest News

Thank you Survivors!

December 4th - via:
Thank you everyone for your support! We will send the survey very soon and in there you will note what you have pledged as well as if you need any additional items from this campaign. Until we deliver the game, we will keep you updated with the... (Read More)


December 3rd - via:
You did it. You unlocked all the Stretch Goals! Cora is now available. As soon we have ready the cards and the miniature of Cora we will post them here. What's new with Cora? This character has a new ability, the Detonation! She has 2 detonation... (Read More)

Global Events!

December 2nd - via:
2 new and unique Global Events have been unlocked! Thank you all for your support. Images and effects will be posted in the next update! One more Stretch Goal to go, plenty of time to get there!  (Read More)

Game Rules!

November 29th - via:
This should be good enough to get an idea of the game. This is not the final rulebook and it will be professionally edited and re-written before it is released. You can see now how it will look like, the set-up etc. DOWNLOAD RULES  (Read More)


November 29th - via:
We reached the Double Sided Map Tiles stretch goal and now we will be able to add the Wasteland on the other side of the tiles. Here is a sample map tile (wasteland theme): Next stretch Goal! 2 New unique KS exclusive Global Events:  (Read More)

L'As de jeux Contest!

November 26th - via:
Hi everyone,  L'As de jeux store is running a contest: We have selected these five board games from various categories - now it's up to you to let us know which of these games should get our support! Your opinion could get you a copy of this... (Read More)

Live to trade; raid to live!

November 25th - via:
Welcome to smugglers' paradise where everyone can find what they want or should we say what is available. The Black Market is a place that provides specific types of Resources and in each new game the Resources can be different. During the game,... (Read More)

The Golden City offers new Stretch Goals & a prize!

November 22nd - via:
Our next 3 stretch goals are: 1. Double Sided tiles and we need less than 3K to reach this one!  2. New Global Events. 2 new Events will be available! 3. New Character Cora! This Stretch Goal includes a variety of components. The special thing about... (Read More)

Resource Pouch!

November 22nd - via:
Hi everyone, Here is the picture how the resource pouch will look like. Enjoy it and if you want recommend it on BGG:  In our next update we will reveal the next stretch goals!  (Read More)

Choose your Quest!

November 19th - via:
Before the game begins, you shuffle the 11 Quests and then you place them face down in an area accessible by all the players. Next you draw as many cards as the number of the players and you place them face up. Now you can all see those cards and... (Read More)

"Deadbeats! Run for your lives!"

November 18th - via:
The first scenario of the game is now available.  MISSION: Fix the Helicopter and escape the city before is destroyed. The Golden city is ruled by the Coalition.  The Coalition built "Outposts" in radio active areas in order to use this power for... (Read More)

Open Poll and new images on BGG!

November 18th - via:
Recommend these pictures, and maybe we will get them to the front page of BGG: (Read More)

Mission: Raid the Houses!

November 17th - via:
There are three different types of Raid cards. The Green, the Yellow and the Red. At the beginning of the game, you make 3 piles of Raid cards (one pile for each type). When you Raid a Green House, then you draw a Green Raid card. The Green cards... (Read More)

Painted Minis Option

November 16th - via:
Recently we finished the prototype models for the minis of Raid & Trade but we have not yet some painted samples to see how they will look like. We hope that we can post some photos before the campaign ends. In order to help you decide if you... (Read More)

Final Art

November 16th - via:
THE HOUSES: To raid a Green House you need 6 Action Points, for a Yellow one you need 8 Action Points, and for a Red House you need 10 Action Points. When you raid a House, you draw a Raid card from the equivalent pile. The Raid cards award you with... (Read More)


November 15th - via:
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Designer's Diary Part 2 - Wheels and different paths to victory

November 15th - via:
Hi everyone. Today I am going to digg a little bit deeper into the design process. As I mentioned before, I started developing with the board, the houses and the resources. After that was done, we started intense playtesting. The early version of the... (Read More)

Metal Power!

November 15th - via:
We reached the Metal Credit Discs Stretch Goal. Now you can pre-order them by increasing your pledge level by $4. Next mission: Escape the City Target: $28000 Plot: You must find and fix the Helicopter. You will need a variety of specific Resources... (Read More)

Designer's Diary Part 1 - How it all began

November 14th - via:
Hi everyone! As you might have noticed, I recently developed further a game, that is now running here on Kickstarter, yes... is Raid and Trade. For the gamers out there this is just another Kickstarter project but for me it's much more than that.... (Read More)

Hopes in a ruined city!

November 14th - via:
We reveal the next 3 Stretch Goals. Beside those SG, we have planned more such as new characters & Items.  (Read More)

Pow! & Backpack

November 13th - via:
Pow! and Backpack, a unique Incident card is now available! Next goal: Metal Credit Discs. We will be able to make the molds for the Metal Credit Discs, 3 different designs. As soon we reach this goal, we will add this item to the Black Market and... (Read More)

Radio Message: New Quests

November 12th - via:
Pow! 3 New Quest cards  Complete 3 Quest Cards, collect 20 AP, and you win the game. Each Quest requires 3 different conditions. Example: Spend 6AP, discard 2 Incident cards and Raid 2 Small Houses. You must meet the 3 different conditions and then... (Read More)

Radio Message: Visit Outpost!

November 10th - via:
Outpost is now available!  If you want to collect Favor Points then Outpost is the place you must visit. The cost to enter Outpost is 5AP and when you get in, you can make several actions like test a new medicine or buy a Credit Disc. Both actions... (Read More)

Pow! Funded

November 9th - via:
Pow and over! It's time to choose your character and survive this war. No, it's not over yet. Now it begins... Let's expand the game starting from the Outpost at 18K. That's the place you will visit if you want to collect Favor Points. For those who... (Read More)

#4 Day / Zoey's Color-coded Happiness

November 8th - via:
Electronic repairs are always more expensive when you have to fight to survive. Zoey was always an outsider. She wore her hair short, and her pants long. She was always more interested in her resistor's color coding than that of her clothing.... (Read More)

Dice Tower, Undead Viking, BoardGaming & Board Game Quest join us!

November 8th - via:
Finally our new previews-reviews are available: BOARD GAME QUEST: Raid and Trade ended up being a fairly unique game that boasts a lot of player interaction. Between the resources, the trading and the crafting, I almost felt like I was playing in a... (Read More)

#3 Day / Jake the Grease monkey

November 7th - via:
Getting around in a post-apocalyptic world can be hard,  but not for Jake.  He can turn a few scraps of metal into a bike, and a bike into a heap of scrap. Having been around workshops his entire life, Jake picked up a few skills along the way.... (Read More)

Poll: Which person would you like to have on your side in a post-apocalyptic scenario?

November 5th - via:
The question is: Which person would you like to have on your side in a post-apocalyptic scenario? Join us on BoardGameGeek, choose your favorite Raid and Trade character and leave a comment. Why this one!  Follow this... (Read More)

#2 Day / Mayu is looking for Lab Rats!

November 5th - via:
If you get sick, then you should hide from Mayu. The last you want is to become a lab rat! She is quite tough and clever. Using the skills her father taught her, she can survive easily. All this time she managed to learn how to create quite powerful... (Read More)

#1 Day / Carter attacks!

November 4th - via:
If there is one person who can survive this war is Carter the Bodyguard: A guy like him needs some really heavy equipment, and that's what we did. We made some pretty cool stuff for him: A helmet that helps break walls and it allows to defend himself... (Read More)

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