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Spirit Island

A project in St. Louis, MO by GreaterThanGames

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The cooperative settler-destruction strategy game!
Backers: 1178
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $84,176 of $40,000
Dates: Sep 22nd -> Oct 16th (25 days)
Project By: GreaterThanGames
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Latest News

COMING SOON! - Spirit Island's Upcoming Expansion Will Be Huge

August 21st - via:
Spirit Island's creators revealed some early details about the game's upcoming expansion, including the fact that it will add a whopping eight new spirits to the game. Spirit Island is a popular cooperative board game in which players assume the role of island spirits attempting to ward off hostile explorers from settling on their island. Each spirit has its own strengths and weaknesses, with some focused on attacking towns and cities and others focused on defending the indigenous people or protecting the land from the blight that comes when settlers ravage the land. (Read More)

What a rush!

October 16th - via:
 $84,176 1,178 backers We are pleased as can be. I know I've said it a lot through the campaign, but every one of you is amazing. We could not have done as ambitious a project as this without you. From here on out, we won't be doing daily updates,... (Read More)

Wow! $80k, and Scenarios!

October 16th - via:
Just when I think crazier things couldn't happen, you all go and blow away two stretch goals in less than 24 hours! So now, not only will there be new Scenarios in the mini expansion, but it will also have two Spirits! We got some questions about... (Read More)

Stretch goals new and old, and meet your Adversaries!

October 15th - via:
Wow, today's update is going to be really huge. First of all, I'm going to say more amazing things. When you want a stretch goal, you really get it! We hit that 48 hour mark running, and it shows. You've managed to unlocked not just one stretch goal,... (Read More)

Champion of the Dahan just got better

October 14th - via:
I've heard from several backers that, while they like the Champion of the Dahan tier, they feel that it could use a little something extra. After some talk and number crunching, we definitely agree! As we mentioned in the comments, the playmat that... (Read More)

More videos! Spirit Overviews!

October 14th - via:
We're just a couple hours away from that wonderful 48 hour mark. To that end, I want to celebrate everyone who's been here from the beginning and welcome all the new backers! I can never say enough how grateful we are to have you on board. You've... (Read More)

A correction, and TWO Spirits!

October 13th - via:
Hey, everyone! We're closing in on that exciting 48 hour mark, and there's still plenty of room for new people. Let's really talk it up and make sure people know what they're going to get! First of all, I have a bit of a correction to make. In the... (Read More)

$60,000 Stretch Goal Reached!

October 12th - via:
I can never talk enough about how amazing everyone here is. You've gotten us to the $60,000 stretch goal! Every backer will now be getting the Events mini-expansion! You must really be ready for some advanced play. We still have some other good... (Read More)

Live streams and powers!

October 9th - via:
Good afternoon! I don't have a story and strategy reveal for you today, but I do have some things that are just as exciting. First of all, Eric is going to be doing a live stream of Spirit Island this Saturday! For this event, he intends to show more... (Read More)

Eric talks stretch goals and expansions

October 8th - via:
The main campaign page lists the $60K stretch goal as “All backers receive the Spirit Effects and Events Mini-Expansion! This contains new tokens and an Event Deck!” You may wonder: what exactly is that? It's more than you might think from the... (Read More)

A New Adversary Appears! Sweden!

October 7th - via:
We reached the $55,000 stretch goal! That's really spectacular. At this stretch goal, we'll be adding Sweden as a third Adversary to Spirit Island. Paul is personally very excited about this, since he's quite the history buff. He was so excited that... (Read More)

Actual play videos, and who will like Spirit Island.

October 6th - via:
We've heard a lot of requests for a video of some gameplay in progress. Well, Chris Burton, one of our friends and playtesters, decided to make exactly that. They're playing a game against The Kingdom of Brandenburg-Prussia using Vital Strength of... (Read More)

In-depth look: Vital Strength of the Earth

October 5th - via:
Say hello to another Spirit from the core game: Vital Strength of the Earth! Eric wrote up more goodies for you wonderful backers. If you stay tuned, you might even get to see this one in action tomorrow... But I'll save that for tomorrow's update... (Read More)

In-depth look: Ocean's Hungry Grasp

October 2nd - via:
The seas around Spirit Island were not always so dangerous as they now are; when the Dahan's ancestors first arrived, the journey was no more (or less) perilous than any other voyage between islands. Several centuries ago, between the Second... (Read More)

In-depth look: Lightning’s Swift Strike

October 1st - via:
Another day of this fantastic experience! It's great to see so much activity and talk about Spirit Island happening here and elsewhere. Speaking of talk about Spirit island, Eric has written up another Designer Diary that is timed rather nicely with... (Read More)

Stretch goal #2: unlocked!

September 30th - via:
 You knocked down the stretch goal to include the canonical and thematic map on the back of the map tiles! We've talked quite a bit about what that means in the last couple updates, so I hope you are as excited as we are! We've got, at the time of... (Read More)

Balanced vs. Thematic: The Designer Chimes In

September 29th - via:
Good afternoon! I was thinking we might squeak up to the $50,000 stretch goal this afternoon, so I held off posting this update. But it's just time to connect with you, and we'll handle that stretch goal as it happens. R. Eric Reuss, the designer of... (Read More)

Stretch goal #1 down!

September 28th - via:
Over this weekend, our first stretch goal was reached! This is a really super exciting one, since it's really going to help the unique and thematic feel of the game. We can't thank you backers enough for all your support. We've heard a lot of... (Read More)

We funded!

September 25th - via:
 Thank you all so much! You're amazing in your support of this project. Let's keep it up and get some of those stretch goals!  (Read More)

Promos and map goodness!

September 24th - via:
Hey, everyone. Things are continuing to chug along here. We're so close to hitting that funding goal! Just a wee push is all it would take. I figured we could give you a little teaser about that promo today: Serpent Slumbering Beneath the Island.... (Read More)

What a great start!

September 23rd - via:
Seriously, every one of you backers is fantastic. We're closing in on the end of the first 48 hours, and we could barely be happier. Thank you so much for all you've done.  It's been great to see all the discussion happening, and I hope most of your... (Read More)

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