Christmas Mystery

Fireball Island - 80's Board Game, Reignited and Restored

A project in Sunrise, FL by Restoration Games

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Fully updated look and play. A highly interactive game of press-your-luck, card play, and set collection -- but mostly GIANT FIREBALLS.
Backers: 23325
Average Pledge Per Backer: $120

Funded: $2,810,298 of $250,000
Dates: Apr 3rd -> May 3rd (31 days)
Project By: Restoration Games
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TENTACCOLADE Awards - Best Kickstarter Tabletop Games of 2018

January 3rd - via:
2018 was full of surprises, huge projects and changes on tabletop gaming related Kickstarter sections. Some creators appeared out of nowhere, others lost popularity and some rose to power, by completely obliterating the competition. Today we (Read More)

We were cleaning up and found one more stretch goal!

May 3rd - via:
Well, that didn't take long. Doesn't matter where we put the bar, you all fly over it. I'm just going to say it: Our backers are the best! Anyone who disagrees can take it up with Old Vulkie. First things first, we figured you'd like to get a peek at... (Read More)

We'll Show You Ours If You Show Us Yours!

May 2nd - via:
We're headed downhill and pickin' up steam. We've reached two more stretch goals, so let's have a look. At $2.3m, we unlocked some additional cards for the Wreck of the Crimson Cutlass expansion that'll put some wind in your sails. Some folks have... (Read More)

Tick, Tick, Tick - The Final 60 Hours!

May 1st - via:
We are quickly approaching the end of this amazing journey. We want to thank you. You didn't just join us for the ride. You made it happen. Yes, you! The final couple of days can be a wild, fun time. So soak it up. The campaign officially ends at... (Read More)

Show Some Respect!

April 30th - via:
We're gearing up for the home stretch. We'll be tweaking the campaign page and ramping up the buzz. You all have been great, and anything you can do to help spread the word in these final few days is greatly appreciated. I wanted to take a quick... (Read More)

Fireball Island is Making A Comeback And We Want It Right Now

April 30th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign is updating the classic 1980s game Fireball Island for a new audience and they've already met their goal. (Read More)

Reading the Fine Print!

April 26th - via:
I had this clever little preamble worked out, playing up the bit about how you signed an agreement to get on the island and how Ember Corp keeps modifying the language. Blah, blah, blah. You want to see all the updated game play, I know. First, a... (Read More)

The Home Stretch!

April 25th - via:
The end is in sight. Eight days to go. The rarefied air of $2 million is in sniffing distance. The final, bonkers, last 48 hours is right past the weekend. We've hammered out some exciting stretch goals to put some fuel on the fire. So let's get... (Read More)

Hello, Gorgeous!

April 23rd - via:
We're heading into the home stretch. If we finish as strongly as we've started, well, you folks will have been part of something truly special. We've already broken through $1.8 million and 15,000 backers! The Hangry mini-expansion and cooperative... (Read More)

Why Stretch Alone When You Can Stretch Together!

April 19th - via:
Let's get right to it: We're talking stretch goals! For starters, we've got the updated graphic. . We're awfully close to hitting $1.7 million -- still am not used to saying those kinds of numbers. That unlocks the golden idol treasure. JR is playing... (Read More)

RETAILERS: Pledge Level Explanation and Information

April 17th - via:
This update is just for retailers. It outlines all of the information you need to know in one spot. We’ll also treat these comments as an open FAQ. So, if you have questions, please ask them here, and I will answer. If you need further assistance,... (Read More)

Business in the Front, Party in the Back - Cards and Sleeves!

April 16th - via:
Let's jump right in: We've got card backs and card sleeves to show off, and yet again, Jason proves why he's one of the best in the business. He knows how to take obstacles and constraints and turn them into advantages and invention. We have... (Read More)

How the Magic Is Made!

April 13th - via:
I've said many places: Fireball Island is a truly unique game. A large part of that uniqueness, of course, comes from the components themselves. And because the components are so unusual, I'm sure it will come as no surprise that the development... (Read More)

Ain't No Party Like a Vul-Kar Party!

April 10th - via:
We’ve broken $1.3 million, which -- let’s be honest -- is ridiculous. Truly amazing. We’re only a week into this thing, folks. We’re entering that middle stretch of the campaign. Things tend to slow down a bit. But we look at that as an... (Read More)

Kickstarter Recap April 6, 2018

April 8th - via:
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Live, from PAX East, It's Fireball Island!

April 7th - via:
Another great day in the books. You all are continuing to blow us away. I want to give a special shout-out to our backers who are being so active in the comments and helping to answer questions from other folks. It's exciting for me to dive into the... (Read More)

We're Sorry!

April 5th - via:
No, not about breaking the one million dollar mark. We’re unbelievably ecstatic about that. Really proud. And, of course, immeasurably grateful for our backers, who got us here. We are now one of only a few dozen tabletop games to hit that magical... (Read More)

Paper Cut!

April 4th - via:
Another great day for the campaign. Thank you all for continuing to support us. There’s an old line by Mel Brooks to the effect of: When I get a paper cut, it’s a tragedy; when you get mowed down by a giant fireball, it’s a comedy. So when we... (Read More)

Fireball Island returns: How do you top a board game that was already larger than life?

April 4th - via:
Board game designer Rob Daviau and the team at Restoration Games faced a huge challenge when they decided to update Fireball Island, a classic board game from 1986. How the hell do you recreate a game that is remember as being so much larger than life? (Read More)

Fireball Island, One Of The Coolest '80s Board Games, Is Getting A Reboot

April 4th - via:
If you had the board game Fireball Island in the '80s, odds are you never forgot it. Not just because it was a wild game that let you race marbles around... (Read More)

It's Vuvuzela Time!

April 3rd - via:
I hit the “launch project” button. And now I have some idea of how Saul from Boca feels. You all knocked us over and burned through our funding goal like … well … like a fireball straight from the mouth of Vul-Kar. So, first things first: We... (Read More)

FIREBALL ISLAND Makes an Explosive Return

April 3rd - via:
Assembling a molded 3D game board is a kind of satisfying you can't get from any other activity. I feel accomplished when the plastic peaks of Fireball Island are in place and ready for action. I didn (Read More)

'Fireball Island' Rises Like a Phoenix to Ignite Tabletops Once More

April 3rd - via:
Restoration Games has improved the art, components, and game play. The fireballs tumbling down the slopes are unpredictable, but now players have more control over their actions, and can make meaningful choices that affect gameplay. (Read More)

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