Power Vacuum: the Treasonous Trick-Taking Game

A project in Ravensburg, Germany by Malachi Ray Rempen

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Conspire, manipulate and scheme against other household appliances to claim absolute power for yourself!
Backers: 3113
Average Pledge Per Backer: $47

Funded: $145,370 of $11,500
Dates: Apr 9th -> May 2nd (24 days)
Project By: Malachi Ray Rempen
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Latest News

The Magnets are Coming! 🧲 Final Vote! 🗳️ Final Review! 📝 Final Live Stream! ▶️ FINAL HOURS ⏰

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
A common horror scenario in this universeStretch goal smashed!! Bring on the magnets! 🧲⚡️You did it already!! You made magnets happen, and in record time, I'd wager. Sure, we're in the final hours now so we'd expect an uptick, but WHAT an... (Read More)

🧲⚡️ Final Days: Stretch Goal!! ⚡️🧲

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, marvelous megalomaniacs! Hope you had a great weekend. So we're in the final stretch here. And I think a final stretch deserves... A stretch goal.Click to view the gif if it's not movingYes yes, you have questions. Let's answer them! I... (Read More)

Final Week! 🚀 Penultimate Vote! 🗳️ White Box Peek! 👀

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Mysterious....Greetings, terrible tyrants! Yesterday I received a white box of Power Vacuum in the mail. If you don't know, a white box is an unprinted prototype produced by the factory which is meant for me to check component quality, paper stocks... (Read More)

Today's vote is about card art! 🖼️ Livestream playthrough tonight!

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, ministers of misery! Yesterday I read you loud and clear: why cut SOME unnecessary components when we can cut ALL unnecessary components? So, fine, all right, good idea: we'll cut out all unnecessary power tokens and all unnecessary solo... (Read More)

Another Vote! And it's weird! And that's it!

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Good day to you, machiavellian machinery! Well folks, Green has pulled ahead. Red and Yellow are going to struggle to overtake Green at this point. You wanna be ruled by a telephone, is that it?? Is that what you want?! (Yes Mr. Telephone, if you... (Read More)

Double Upgrade! 👍👍 New Vote! Interview! Play Power Vacuum online!

April 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Noteworthy achievement?Greetings, devious devices! I have a confession to make. Unlike the dearly departed Supreme Vacuum Cleaner, who could do no wrong and never made a misstep in their entire glorious life, I am not infallible. In fact this weekend... (Read More)

Playthrough stream in 1 hour! ▶️ Last vote of the week! 🗳️

April 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Brass: Birmingham isn't just a great game, it's a great camera mount!Autocrats: roll out!!* As a reminder, on the hour (in 25 min or so) we're going to be playing Power Vacuum live! Come for the gameplay, stay for the technical difficulties! We... (Read More)

Peek at the new control board! 🔌 Voting Day 8! 🗳️

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Autocrats...assemble! Today the factory sent me an unboxing video of their latest white box sample for Power Vacuum, which includes the awesome control board with the new recessed sockets that YOU voted on last week! Thanks for that. I think it looks... (Read More)

New Day ☀️ New Vote 🗳️

April 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, great future leaders! May your power cords never fray and your wiring remain shiny and conducive.  Yesterday you helped me decide on golden 5-point tokens - much appreciated. I heard a lot of comments about changing the shape to something... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Roundup

April 17th - via: geekdad.com
What do you know, it’s time for another roundup of tabletop projects! I’ve got several games that I’m reviewing this month already (see my reviews of Tiny Epic Game of Thrones and One-Hit Heroes as a start), but it seems it’s the season for lots of projects again—every week there are several games that I’ve heard about or wanted to check out. As a reminder, these are games I haven’t gotten to play myself, so caveat emptor: they just caught my attention! (Read More)

Today's vote, #6, needs some explanation! ⚡️ 🗳️

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello power grabbers! Today's update is all about the vote, so let's jump right in.  As you know, we usually vote on upgrades during our daily vote. But today I need help with a different sort of decision, so I want to put it to you: To fully... (Read More)

Big milestone reached! ⚡️ New streams scheduled! 🗓️ Vote #5 is up! 🗳️

April 15th - via: kickstarter.com
All hail the Great WindbagGreetings, party stooges! Hope you had a great weekend while, oh, I don't know... We passed 1000 backers and $50k!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️This sucks!! Meaning, obviously, that it a brilliant milestone worthy of the Supreme... (Read More)

Drawing Live Stream tomorrow! ✍️ Last day of voting until Monday! 🗳️

April 12th - via: kickstarter.com
News on the march!Happy Friday, megalomaniacs!  Right up front: tomorrow (Saturday, April 13th) at 11am Eastern / 2pm Pacific / 8pm CET I'm going to do a one-hour live stream art session of Power Vacuum card art! I don't stream often so there might... (Read More)

Day 3! Vote on the box lid! Your card art ideas are amazing!

April 11th - via: kickstarter.com
"You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese behind the Iron Curtain?"Your card art ideas are so good.Based on your ideas, I've already started sketching some of the new card art, all the while chuckling, giggling, and also chortling. Every... (Read More)

Day 2 of voting! 🗳️ Submit your card art ideas! 💡

April 10th - via: kickstarter.com
And a good Day 2 to you, ya power-hungry tyrants! I'll cut to the chase up top as a TLDR: 👉 Help me out by adding your punny card ideas to the Power Vacuum Card Art Brainstorming Spreadsheet!As you've seen in the photos and videos, I've already... (Read More)

We're funded!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ Let's get this vacuum....powered??!

April 9th - via: kickstarter.com
It can be hard to parse his political doublespeak, but I think he's excitedGuys slow down, I can only internet so fastSeriously, we launched at 4pm CET and this whole time I've been furiously sharing, posting, answering comments and emails, sharing... (Read More)

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