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The Terminator™: The Official Board Game

A project in Bellingham, WA by Space Goat Productions, Inc.

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An asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards based off of the iconic 1984 James Cameron film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Backers: 2126
Average Pledge Per Backer: $104

Funded: $220,456 of $120,000
Dates: Feb 15th -> Mar 16th (30 days)
Project By: Space Goat Productions, Inc.
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Latest News

More Gameplay Info and Last Few Hours!

March 16th - via:
Attention Resistance Soldiers: We've gotten even more new backers since last night! Thank you so much for all of your support.  We're in the last hours of the campaign, so we wanted to share some more gameplay info with you all! Skynet T-800 and... (Read More)

Kyle Reese Gameplay and Photo Card Unlocked!

March 16th - via:
ATTENTION RESISTANCE SOLDIERS: Welcome new backers, we're excited to have you! Thank you for supporting this game, we can't do it without you wonder folks. Congrats on unlocking the Kyle Reese Photo Card! This card will now be included with all... (Read More)

Welcome New Backers!

March 15th - via:
Attention Resistance! We got some new backers tonight, so we wanted to say welcome! Thanks so much for supporting this game, we really appreciate it. Here are some stuff you might want to check out now that you're here: 1. If you want more info on... (Read More)

Last 48 Hours and more Gameplay Info!

March 14th - via:
Attention Resistance!We are now entering the last 48 hours of the campaign, and we're going to need your help to get the word out there! Sharing the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, etc. are always a big help. Tracking the game on Kicktraq can also... (Read More)

New Gameplay Video and Sarah Connor Card

March 14th - via:
Attention Resistance!Thanks to your help, we've unlocked the Sarah Connor Social Stretch Goal! Remember, there are still a few social stretch goals left! Be sure to follow Lynnvander on Twitter and Facebook to get those unlocked. Plus if you're on... (Read More)

Terminator Fans & More Gameplay Breakdown

March 14th - via:
Attention Resistance! It's been incredibly important for us to get the Terminator lore right for this game, so we brought in Michael Chadwick, head of The Terminator Fans. His wealth of knowledge and support has helped guide the making of this game.... (Read More)

Terminator Characters & Missions: Gameplay Breakdown

March 13th - via:
Attention Resistance! There was a bit of confusion with yesterday's video: we sent the fancy prototypes and figures home with Lynnvander after ECCC. BJ Shea's Geek Nation are prominent figures in the Pacific Northwest's nerd culture community and we... (Read More)

Livestream Gameplay & Stretch Goal Terminated!

March 13th - via:
Hey Resistance! Taylor Smith and JD Boucher of Space Goat Productions played The Terminator with the amazing guys over at BJ Shea's Geek Nation. Check it out! Quick disclaimer: some of the rules may have been fudged a little bit. If there's any... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Incoming!

March 12th - via:
Attention Resistance! We're so close to breaking $200k! The T-50, a little death machine developed before Terminator models really got bipedal motion down and a tiny predecessor to the iconic HK-Tank, is just around the corner. This unit rolls out... (Read More)

Now Showing: Terminator Action Gameplay

March 10th - via:
Incoming video feed from the front lines: We have a new gameplay video walkthrough! Using 3D and animated assets, this video focuses on actions and interactions in both 1984 and 2029. Next quick bit of news! JD Boucher and Taylor Smith of Space Goat... (Read More)

Optional Buys: Easier and Cooler for your Convenience

March 8th - via:
Attention: Resistance! We've overhauled the campaign page: reorganized, condensed, and generally cleaned up everything. Check it out, let us know what you think, and share it around your social media groups! The biggest change is to the optional... (Read More)

Foil Box!!

March 7th - via:
INCOMING RESISTANCE TRANSMISSION: Hello everyone! Thanks for all of your support, with your help, we've unlocked foil printing on all Termination boxes! As you all may have seen today, Rising Sun happened. A ton of backers today bailed for that... (Read More)

Hyperalloy Combat Coin and Resistance Vehicle!

March 7th - via:
INITIATE: SKYNET TRANSMISSION Thank you so much for your support everyone! With your help, we've unlocked the resistance vehicle! Ride on! Shiny and Chrome!  This is a figure we're super excited about and we're hyped that it's going to be included... (Read More)

Evil Dead 2/Terminator Tier

March 6th - via:
Hello Everyone! The Terminator and Evil Dead 2 tier is now live! This tier includes the Deluxe Version of Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game with unpainted figures and all stretch goals except the Kickstarter Exclusive Comic Book. Actual Shipping... (Read More)

ECCC Aftermath & Tomorrow's New Tiers

March 6th - via:
Quick action report coming in from the front lines: We're all wrapped up and heading home from ECCC. It was a really great show, but we're excited to get back into the office tomorrow. We're happy to hear you're for an Evil Dead 2 tier! We'll be... (Read More)

ECCC Pictures!

March 4th - via:
Attention: Resistance Soldiers! Hope you all are doing well, this update is coming live from a hotel room at ECCC and things are CRAZY. But I (JD, the Mohawk'd sales guy) broke away to share some cool stuff with you. First off pictures of the game in... (Read More)

Emerald City Comicon: Day Two!

March 4th - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters! Real quick update for tonight—it's just about 3AM here in the Emerald City. Feedback on the games has been really great so far. A couple common comments have popped up, as we hoped from demoing among such a diverse crowd as... (Read More)

Emerald City Comicon: Day One!

March 2nd - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters! We're at ECCC this weekend with some of the Lynnvander team doing demos and promotions. Josh and his dev team are still hard at work: refining, building, tweaking, and patching any errant time paradoxes that arise along the... (Read More)

Massive Info Cache Now Dropping (PUGSLEY!)

March 1st - via:
Hey Resistance Soldiers! We've got big news today and that rules! Speaking of, we have updated print-and-play rules. Download the new PDF here: Updated Rules As always, we're constantly working with our manufacturer and vendors to get you all the... (Read More)

This One's On Us

February 28th - via:
Hello Everyone, We have a big update today, but we wanted to start it off with a more serious note. This past weekend, iconic actor Bill Paxton passed away. The New York Times has a write-up of all of the wonderful work in movies and TV over the... (Read More)

Traveling from the Future to Bring a New Expansion Early!

February 27th - via:
Hey Fighters, This new expansion is a bit of a dark horse, containing some exciting and new features from Dark Horse Comics' Enemy of My Enemy storyline!  Farrow Greene joins the cast as a new playable character. She was around in both 1984 and... (Read More)

New Expansion: Let's Hit the Road, Troops!

February 27th - via:
Howdy Soldiers, Resistance Fighters and killer cyborgs alike take to the streets with tonight's expansion: Road Rage! Soldiers: put the pedal to the metal! Robots: put the metal to the pedal!  This is another mega expansion, like our first... (Read More)

New Expansion & Unlocked Stretch Goal

February 26th - via:
Hello there, Resistance! Happy announcement tonight: New stretch goal has been terminated! More action cards means more ways for Skynet to crush humanity's feeble attempts to survive. These are now added to the core game for everyone to enjoy. We're... (Read More)

New Expansion: Resistance Fighters' Best Friend

February 24th - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters, All soldiers need a companion and who better than mankind's best friend, dogs? They're all good dogs, John. This new expansion adds canine units that can sniff out Infiltrator model Terminators, giving the Resistance an edge... (Read More)

Social Stretch Goals Unlocked!

February 24th - via:
The Resistance thanks you for your help, soldiers! We've blown through a few of our social stretch goals and making good progress on the rest.      These Space Goat Exclusive photo cards are in addition to the regular illustrated cards that come... (Read More)

System Upgrade: Expansions Incoming!

February 23rd - via:
Good evening Resistance Fighters, Thanks for stopping by the comments for our Q&A session with Josh from Lynnvander! These will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 3PM EST to 5PM EST in the main comments. We got a lot of great questions and... (Read More)

Developer Q&A Schedule (Starting Tomorrow!)

February 23rd - via:
Hey everyone, Just a short and sweet missive from the front lines this evening! Lynnvander will be taking on gaming Qs and supplying some As twice a week from now until the end of the campaign. These will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm EST... (Read More)

160k Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 22nd - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters! Edit: Whoops! Posted the wrong stretch goal. Unlike the T-800, we are only humans. We've unlocked the 160k Stretch Goal! The T-500s, a new unit made by Space Goat just for the board game! “T-500 models were 6’ tall and... (Read More)

More Social Stretch Goals Info!

February 21st - via:
Resistance Fighters! Great Work! We posted social stretch goals yesterday and you've already unlocked the first one! Now all pledges $60 and above will be getting an additional T-800 photo card added to your pledge! These don't affect gameplay, and... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Shuffle, New Tiers & Prototypes

February 20th - via:
Incoming transmission, Resistance! We have a big update for you today—we've been bursting at the seams to share it with you. First up, we've been looking over our stretch goals and decided to move things around to get you all what you want sooner.... (Read More)

Alert: Additional T-800s Approach!

February 17th - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters! New optional buys available! Optional buys are a great way to build out your game with additional goodies, both functional and good-looking. Think of all the robots you could have.  If you're looking to get a second copy of... (Read More)

Print-and-Play & Gameplay Video

February 17th - via:
Calling all Resistance Fighters! We have a print-and-play ready to be printed and then played, as well as a video to help out with that process! Let's get to some links.  Josh and Cameron from Lynnvander play a few rounds to show you how everything... (Read More)

To the Future: Stretch Goals!

February 16th - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters! Act now to preserve our future! We mean stretch goals, of course. We keep saying exciting things are ahead—how about we show you some of them? The standard box will have two different sculpts for the cops.  Police officers... (Read More)

100% Funded! Thank You All!

February 16th - via:
Hey Resistance Fighters, We're funded! Thank you so much for your support, we couldn't have done this without you! We're so excited to be able to bring this game to life and continue to grow it into the best possible thing it can be. This is just... (Read More)

A New Terminator Board Game is on the Way

February 16th - via:
A new Terminator board game based directly on the 1984 original has hit Kickstarter and it looks very promising. (Read More)

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