SAKSAME - Crazy Challenge Game for Fun and Noisy Gatherings!


A project in Rockwall, TX by Sandy Petersen

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Fast-paced, family friendly, easy to learn board game for anyone who loves outer space and building things!
Backers: 889
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funded: $64,832 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 2nd -> Jul 23rd (22 days)
Project By: Sandy Petersen
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Latest News

Final Stretch Goal Will Be Achievable In Pledge Manager

July 23rd - via:
Everyone has been absolutely amazing during this campaign! The Petersen Games team would like to thank all of our backers for an outstanding Kickstarter! We wanted to revise the information about the final stretch goal of the 3D Spaceship Round... (Read More)

In Startropolis, Everyone Will Hear Your Screams... Of Fun!

July 23rd - via:
WOW! Great job everyone! I have been informed that the Xenomorph Research module is now online. Once again, it is highly recommended to locate your research  in highly populated areas, for...reasons (mainly a food supply). Well fed research subjects... (Read More)

You've Been Asking For It, So We Answered!-Expansion Module Add-On

July 23rd - via:
Many backers have been asking if they would be able to add the stretch goal module pieces as an add-on so that there is a complete (toy) set of the game. You asked and we have listened. I introduce the stretch goal module add-on!  . Again, this... (Read More)

Warning: Radioactivity Detected in Core Module

July 23rd - via:
The core has become radioactive! Be advised all personnel adjacent to the core are required to evacuate as soon as possible! All modules attached will be super charged by the energy, but will decay over time. CEOs are advised to have all life forms... (Read More)

Security Protocol Established- Transmission Complete

July 22nd - via:
Transmission complete of Police module blueprints! Patrols will begin as soon as candidates are cleared by the Astro Corps HR department. . As you can see, your space station police module will have individual cells that are designed to hold a... (Read More)

No More Worries About All That Venge Drool On Your Module Cards!

July 21st - via:
Now that you have unlocked the Module Card upgrade, you can easily wipe all that Venge drool off before you set to work building your add-ons to the station. Great Job on unlocking the Card Quality Upgrade! . Law and Order: Alien IntentIn the... (Read More)

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Transmission!

July 21st - via:
The Fusion Reactor is now online. Systems are stabilizing. Guess we won't be needing those additional pylons after all. While we may have an excess of power for our station, it may be... well... a little unstable. Check out the module card to see... (Read More)

Power Supply Unstable-More Energy Required

July 21st - via:
The Glazaqtoq have landed! Great job on unlocking another alien to join in the building of Startropolis.  . With this much infrastructure being added onto the station and so many life forms needing support, we are going to need more power! Incoming... (Read More)

Incoming Transmission-Unknown Terrestial Organisms

July 21st - via:
Alien Blockade Detected! We have unlocked the Zevolt!  . This is probably one of the most fun cards to use against your friends. Being able to block that solar panel from stopping your next move, could mean the difference between winning and... (Read More)

Another Goal!

July 21st - via:
Another Alien Achieved!  . Great job on unlocking the Automata! Having the ability to purchase that second module is quite a nice power. Next alien will be the...  ZEVOLT! We are moving through these stretch goals pretty fast! Keep up the good... (Read More)

Chain Reaction!

July 20th - via:
I hope our nuclear core will hold and not explode our entire Startropolis! I step away from the office for 3 hours and I come back with not one but TWO Stretch Goals blown past! We hit the $39k AND the $40k. That means we have the FOUR BROADCAST... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Reached again!

July 20th - via:
 . What you just got: . What is coming up very soon!  . In case you missed it, we added estimated shipping prices as well: NOTE: these will be charged AFTER the campaign via the Pledge Manager.  .  (Read More)

A little bit of Tooling Progress

July 20th - via:
 . In case you missed it, I explained a little bit about what "tooling" is, and why it's exciting that we're already in the middle of it in a prior update here: The Zero... (Read More)

Starting to heat up!

July 19th - via:
We don't want the radioactive core of our space station to heat up TOO much, but this is gaining momentum! Here's what you just got:  . Up Next:  - Arthur  (Read More)

New Mission!

July 18th - via:
. Are you liking the multiple small stretch goals between the larger Modules?We are moving towards the last few days - we're very excited to get to more Modules! I think this is going to end very well - keep up the good work!! . Up Next: .  -... (Read More)


July 17th - via:
The Salvage Module is unlocked!  .  . This module looks awesome, and is awesome, says me. We have several more modules down the road we're excited to reveal, too!  I have high confidence we'll be unlocking them soon.  In the mean time... . New... (Read More)

Two SGs hit!

July 17th - via:
TWO stretch goals unlocked!150 likes on BGG and we got the Zepzeg:  . And the Venge from the $34k goal: . Next up:   (Read More)

Daldath is here - Venge is next!

July 16th - via:
 Daldath Unique Abilities Card:  . Here's what's next:IMPORTANT NOTE: The final version of the Venge portrait is likely to be altered (to be a little more kid friendly, as we are expressly marketing Startropolis as a family game).   .  - Arthur... (Read More)

How Do I Add-on?

July 13th - via:
 Our graphic designer (and one of the designers OF Startropolis) thought it would be useful to show you the steps of adding an add-on!Here it is: You simply adjust your pledge to include the $35 add-on. Sadly, you need to do the math yourself. KS... (Read More)

Space Station in a Box Toy Add-on!

July 13th - via:
 . Many have asked us about buying extra modules for their children (or even them!) to play with. So, we are now offering as an add-on, all the core game module types in all 6 colors (plus the core module in grey) as a $35 add-on.  There are no... (Read More)

Kent's Live Stream moving to Twitch! - Starting imminently!

July 12th - via:
We had technical difficulting getting the Kickstarter Live Stream actually live.  Please click here to see it on Twitch:  (Read More)

Live Stream of the Mendeku Today!

July 12th - via:
 . Watch Kent Hamilton illustrate the Mendeku Alien at 6pm CT (US Central Standard Time) here LIVE on this Kickstarter.. We've already unlocked tons of new advanced rules! . The Draft Rulebook now has the Advanced Module Card rules, the Mission... (Read More)

Tom Vasel mentions Startropolis + New Stretch Goals!

July 11th - via:
 . Tom also says: "Startropolis! Now this is an interesting game. This is a game we actually considered for Dice Tower Essentials because I was so fascinated with how unique it was. One of the difficulties was getting the plastic miniature parts... (Read More)

First Stage of Tooling pics!

July 10th - via:
Tooling in progressThis project is another first for Petersen Games in that we have begun the tooling process during the Kickstarter!  Tooling is the process by which 3D models are turned into steel molds for plastic injection manufacturing. The... (Read More)

New Social Stretch Goal!

July 6th - via:
 . Help us get the word out! For those who don't know what BGG is, it stands for and is a great resource and community for tabletop gamers.  Go to our page on it, here!  (Read More)

We're all Aliens now!

July 6th - via:
 . If you're getting the stretch goals (via the Astro Corps. CEO pledge level), then one of the advanced options you'll have available is for each player to be a specific alien species. There are four unlocked with this stretch goal: Broodmaster,... (Read More)

Jeff's Strategy Update

July 5th - via:
Let's talk Startropolis Strategy. In this first article, I will go over basic strategy with more in-depth strategies in later articles. First, there is no magic bullet to win the game each time because you never know what modules will be present on... (Read More)

Rahdo Rundown on Startropolis!

July 4th - via:
 . We sent Rahdo an early prototype of Startropolis and this is what he says:  .  - Arthur  (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Hit! - Zero G Stadium Module!

July 3rd - via:
 . You got the Stadium Module (if you're getting the Stretch Goals!). Here's the Stadium Module Card:  . Next Goal? - EVERYONE IS AN ALIEN!  . These give you unique abilities.  Sorry for today's short update, more coming tomorrow!  - Arthur  (Read More)

Sandy's intro story for Startropolis

July 2nd - via:
The Story of how this Kickstarter came to beThis game, while being Kickstarted and published by Petersen Games was NOT designed in-house (mostly not). This game was brought to us by Tony Mastrangeli and Jeff Petersen (no relation to Sandy!!). They... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached!

July 2nd - via:
 . Everyone at the Astro Corp. Pledge Level now has TWICE as many Module Cards!  Also, I need to correct a mistake - I wrote in the previous update that the Advanced Module deck has different backs - that's not true.  You can mix and match... (Read More)

We Made it!

July 2nd - via:
. Thank you for backing us!When you play Startropolis for the first time, we recommend playing it "vanilla" - that each type of module always operates the same as others of its same type. In other words, all of the basic habitation modules work the... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Build a Space Station in 'Startropolis'

July 2nd - via:
Startropolis coverThe Asteroid Consolidated Mining Enterprise (ACME) has found an asteroid with valuable mineral deposits, enough to sustain an entire space station. Now, you and other investors are constructing Startropolis, a corporate space station with market centers, habitation modules, and more. (Read More)

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