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Hike It! – The Backpacking Board Game

A project in Cincinnati, OH by TJ Swing

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A mid-weight thematic board game that puts you in the Great Smoky Mountains with nothing but your backpack and your wits.
Backers: 1123
Average Pledge Per Backer: $49

Funded: $55,058 of $24,000
Dates: Oct 25th -> Nov 15th (22 days)
Project By: TJ Swing
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Latest News

Our Final 24 Hours on the Trail!

November 14th - via:
HIKE IT! HAS OFFICIALLY GONE “ALL WOOD”! WE DID IT!!! We have upgraded all possible components to wood thanks to our backer-packers unlocking the latest stretch goal! Let’s recap the outstanding component quality the game will have: 163 wooden... (Read More)


November 12th - via:
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Our Final 72 Hours on the Trail!

November 12th - via:
Hello again, backer-packers! We had a lot to be enthusiastic about for our last update, but for this one we're ecstatic: we unlocked two stretch goals and everything indicates that they won't be the last! Let's get into it! ANOTHER TWO STRETCH GOALS... (Read More)

Day 16 on the Trail!

November 9th - via:
Hello again, backer-packers! We've had a lot to be enthusiastic about over the past couple of days: we met our funding goal; we unlocked another stretch goal; and we were given plenty of trail magic*  from board game reviewers. Let's dive into... (Read More)

Two Weeks on the Trail!

November 8th - via:
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November 7th - via:
HIKE IT! REACHED 100% OF ITS FUNDING GOAL TODAY! (with 8 days to go...) Ron and I would like to give a huge thanks to all our backers who got us here through funding as well as helping spread the word. And since we met our 72-hour blitz goal (thanks... (Read More)

Special Message to Our $1 Backers!

November 6th - via:
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Day 10 on the Trail!

November 4th - via:
We have an important update for you today, backer-packers! FUNDING PROGRESS Hike It! is almost 85% funded and less than 70 backers away from becoming a reality! We’re still climbing, slowly but surely, and soon we’ll be reaching the summit. PAGE... (Read More)

One Week on the Trail!

November 1st - via:
Good day, backer-packers! We’ve been on this journey for a week now, so it’s a good time sit down for a moment to tighten our boot laces for the final push! FUNDING PROGRESS While preparing this update we passed 75% in funding! Later today the... (Read More)

Day Six on the Trail!

October 30th - via:
Good evening, backer-packers! It’s time for a late Sunday night update! FUNDING PROGRESS We’re two-thirds funded! Now we need fewer than 150 backers to fund the game and get started on our stretch goals! SOLO MODE Speaking of stretch goals, the... (Read More)

Day Four on the Trail!

October 28th - via:
Hello again, backer-packers! It’s Ron here this time, I’m a co-designer of Hike It! as well as the cartographer who created the map for the game. Now that we’re 72 hours into the campaign, it’s time for another update – and a sincere... (Read More)

Day Two on the Trail!

October 26th - via:
Hello and thanks to all our backer-packers! We have a quick update for you on Day Two of our Hike It! campaign. FUNDING PROGRESS WOO-HOO! We’ve reached 40% funding in just over 24 hours, and have lots in store to push the campaign forward. We’re... (Read More)

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