Shindig Machine: a game of collaborative absurdity

A project in Downers Grove, IL by Travesty Games

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A series of quick, collaborative storytelling games for 3-8 players.
Backers: 102
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $3,688 of $2,500
Dates: May 28th -> Jun 30th (33 days)
Project By: Travesty Games
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Latest News

Thank you all so much

June 30th - via:
We did it!  Thank you all so much. We'll keep you all updated right here on what's going on with Shindig Machine, but if you'd like to follow us some other places here is our Facebook page and Twitter. Again, thank you all so, so much.  It really... (Read More)

This is it

June 28th - via:
The last weekend.  As of Sunday evening, our project will be over. Thank you so much for your support.  It means the world to us. And if you'd like to do a little bit more, please share the project.  We've worked very hard for a long time on... (Read More)

Interview Example of Play Up!

June 26th - via:
Just scroll down the main page to check it out... and please check it out, the Kickstarter website was fighting me tooth and nail the whole time I was trying to post it. Please like us on Facebook if you haven't already.  Here's the link. We're... (Read More)

New Write-up for Shindig Machine!

June 25th - via:
This one is from Epic Slant Press!  Check it out here! And a little bit of new art for you all...  (Read More)

We're into the home stretch now...

June 24th - via:
This is it.  Less than a week left. This Sunday at approximately 8:30pm central time, our project will be at an end. Between then and now, we'd like to get as many additional backers as possible. And that's where you come in. If you're reading this,... (Read More)

We're over $2500!

June 20th - via:
We are currently over our goal of $2500 with 10 days still to go!  Thank you all so much for getting us here. We aren't done just yet though!  Please continue to share Shindig Machine, we've got 10 more days to get even more backers! Thanks again... (Read More)

Dice Tower Preview!

June 19th - via:
Check it out, Ryan Metzler from the Dice Tower previews Shindig Machine, and gets into the rules from a couple games we haven't covered here yet!  (Read More)

Deluxe Box

June 18th - via:
Check out its majesty...  (Read More)

Do you want 2 copies of Shindig Machine?

June 18th - via:
Now you can get two easily!  We've added 2 new reward levels: $35 gets you 2 copies of the game. $40 gets you 2 copies of the game plus the Kickstarter exclusive cards! (and you can add $20 to these to pick up whichever pieces of swag you want) If... (Read More)

Rad Tote Bag Art

June 15th - via:
Just wanted to share the awesome art that's going on our tote bags and give you all a heads up that we're going to be updating a little more frequently as we get into the final two weeks of our campaign.   These updates will include rules and... (Read More)

Over $2000!

June 13th - via:
We're over $2000! Less than $500 to go! Please share this project. A few more views and we hit our goal, no problem. Thanks all, and I'll leave you with a little more awesome artwork. Something festive...  (Read More)

Over halfway there!

June 6th - via:
Creeping along steadily toward our goal, awesome. If you haven't already checked us out on Facebook, come do so! Our Facebook Page Thanks again, and please tell your friends or anyone else you think would like our game!  (Read More)

Over $1000!

June 1st - via:
Thank you so much!  We've only been up a few days and we're well on our way to our goal! We could still use some help though.  So please tell your friends and like the project on Facebook.  We would really appreciate it!  (Read More)

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