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Shuriken Board Game

A project in Minneapolis, MN by Awesome Enterprise

Cancelled by Creator

A fast-paced board game of Ninja Warfare with 250 plastic ninja miniatures.
Backers: 326
Average Pledge Per Backer: $92

Funded: $30,110 of $95,000
Dates: Jul 5th -> Aug 19th (45 days)
Project By: Awesome Enterprise
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Latest News

Pulling the Plug on the Shuriken Kickstarter

August 4th - via:
With Shuriken raising just over $30k at 30 days in and with 15 days to go, it is clear that the project will not be funded, and so we are regretfully pulling the plug on the Kickstarter today. It's been a heck of a ride, we've learned a lot and tried... (Read More)

Ninja Haiku Contest

July 29th - via:
Shuriken is having a ninja haiku contest! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment in the comments area with your ninja-themed haiku -- or you can leave a bunch of them; there's no limit to how often you can enter. If you're not a backer, you... (Read More)

Shuriken will Not be available through distribution

July 28th - via:
One of the frustrating comments we keep hearing about the Shuriken Kickstarter is people saying they'll pass on backing and just pick it up at retail -- including some people who seem convinced that the game will be published regardless of the... (Read More)

Clan Preview: Clan Akemi

July 22nd - via:
A clan of smoke dancers and illusionists, Clan Akemi was formed in the Decade of Silent Water, before the War of Jade Arrows. The leaders have never been captured throughout the history of the clan. Also known as the Mad Clan, Clan Akemi is always... (Read More)

Hour of Night Preview

July 21st - via:
In Shuriken, the Hour of Night cards act as a timer for the game, and also introduce a new global effect each round that players must adjust their strategy around. The game comes with 20 Hour of Night cards, but only eight are used in any given... (Read More)

Shuriken Gameplay Video

July 19th - via:
Shuriken co-designer Jon Cazares has just posted a gameplay video of Shuriken in action for us! This video is using a very early prototype (with the components & cards from before the blind playtest), but while many cards have changed along with... (Read More)

Kickstarter: Interesting Projects. Or, More Ways to Spend Money

July 19th - via:
So, in order to get a few of them some more exposure, and to help you spend more of your hard earned money on games, I’m to be compiling lists of projects that I find interesting, and worth funding. (Read More)

Zen Garden & Getting More Eyes

July 18th - via:
Here is some more of the fantastic Shuriken board art -- the Zen Garden. This is one of the two starting tiles in the game that any Clan can infiltrate at any time, and one of the only safe places on the board. Mechanically the starting tiles serve a... (Read More)

New Shuriken Review

July 16th - via:
We've got another great review of Shuriken, this time from Superfly Circus, which you can read here. Be aware that there is adult language in this review. Highlights include: "I really dig this game, as did my cadre of ninja warriors who played it... (Read More)

Stretch Goals Achieved!

July 14th - via:
We had some nomenclature mix-ups with our discussion of stretch goals, and because Kickstarter won't let us edit updates, this is a clarification with some additional good news. We were using the word "unlocked" to mean "revealed", and it has been... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals Unlocked!

July 13th - via:
With 100 Facebook Likes and 200 backers reached on the same day, we have unlocked the first two stretch goals: The Temple of the Oni and Emperor of the Mountain are two scenarios with Kickstarter-exclusive components, available to any backer reward... (Read More)

The Tea House

July 11th - via:
It's not all death and destruction being a Ninja in Shuriken. Sometimes you gotta stop for a nice cup of tea... unless a rival ninja clan is there, then it's death and destruction and tea all at once. Here is the Tea House tile, both normal and... (Read More)

Shuriken Avatar

July 9th - via:
Support the Shuriken Kickstarter by wearing the Shuriken avatar! Just right click on the image and choose "save as" and then use this image as your signature or personal Avatar on Kickstarter, BoardGameGeek, Facebook, and anywhere else you post. To... (Read More)

Stretch Goals?

July 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Mini Size Comparison & Father Geek

July 7th - via:
We've had several requests to see the Shuriken ninja miniature sizes compared to something else, so I snapped this quick shot of a couple of the Shuriken ninjas next to a zombie from the Zombies! board game, and next to a Pathfinder miniature. The... (Read More)

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