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The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby

A project in Aptos, CA by Brandon Raasch

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A Space Opera board game featuring worlds created by the famed sci-fi illustrator Josh Kirby
Backers: 568
Average Pledge Per Backer: $80

Funded: $45,349 of $8,000
Dates: Feb 3rd -> Mar 6th (32 days)
Project By: Brandon Raasch
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Latest News

Join us on our live show Thursday night. Play Mat Unlocks. Story Update #3

March 4th - via:
Join us on live Thursday, 7pm PST Help us celebrate! Join our Facebook Event tomorrow night and be part of the show.  Click here , then join the event, there will be prizes! Play Mats Unlock Stretch Goals... ...If you pre-order yours now The Ark... (Read More)

Now 50 Card Sleeves. Unlocks by Thursday? Join us live on Thursday, 7pm PST

March 2nd - via:
Now 50 Card Sleeves We have unlocked enough World and Event Cards (42 so far...) that you will need more customer sleeves!  We are rounding it up to 50 sleeves, because we want you to have back ups. If you want to protect your game with sleeves that... (Read More)

What is a Space Opera? Campaign Mode Explained!

March 2nd - via:
This update is taken from our company blog. Find more articles at What is a Space Opera? Emerging in the 1940’s as a new genre of science fiction, the space opera was a piece of creative storytelling that... (Read More)

Countdown Show - Thursday at 7pm. Titan Cards Unlocked

February 29th - via:
Countdown Show - Thursday at 7pm The team at BARD Games has partnered with so many reviewers, designers and players over the years to make The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby. So, we are celebrating your Kickstarter success with a live stream event! Click... (Read More)

Final Week Starts Tomorrow. Story Update #2

February 26th - via:
Final Week Starts Tomorrow If you are an experienced Kickstarter backer, you know how important the final week is to every campaign. We have many potential backers waiting for the 'final week alert' to decide which campaigns to back. With over 50,000... (Read More)

Play mat + Card Sleeves = Josh Kirby Unlocks

February 23rd - via:
Thank you for launching The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby! You will be proud to add the game to your ‘shelfie’, wow your friends with Space Opera mode, and lose yourself in the Mission Log. BARD Games has more World Cards and upgrades planned, if we... (Read More)

Did you miss these extras to expand your Space Opera?

February 23rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Unlock update. Why Card Sleeves. Social Goal on Facebook

February 17th - via:
Unlock Update 11 Unlocks! Our growing funding allows us to add and upgrade more components;   Champion Meeple- We will design our own "Space Opera Meeple", then add 5, color coded Champions to your game +3 World Cards - The robots of the Sentient... (Read More)

Quick update from DunDraCon

February 16th - via:
We are celebrating The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby at DunDraCon in San Ramon, CA. The gaming is still going on, so here is a quick update to explain why we are a little slow to update our unlocks today. Playing some Kirby We had 2 tables and 12 hours... (Read More)

Page Peek Unlocked! Coloring Page from the Mission Log

February 13th - via:
Can your color like Kirby?  Find out with this Page Peek from The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby - Mission Log. The Mission Log is one of several, awesome extras we are developing for our Bundle Backers. In addition to puzzles and art (more later), we... (Read More)

Josh Kirby and Ray Bradbury - Part 2

February 11th - via:
Correspondence discovered from Ray Bradbury to Josh Kirby Researching the archives of Josh Kirby for art and information used to design your game has uncovered personal letters between these two powerhouses of science fiction! The Kirby Estate, in... (Read More)

Josh Kirby and Ray Bradbury - Part 1

February 10th - via:
Josh Kirby and Ray Bradbury a few of the covers Josh Kirby painted for Bradbury's books In the 1960s, Josh Kirby was engaged to create cover paintings for famed writer Ray Bradbury. He eventually created covers for several Ray Bradbury books,... (Read More)

So Much Loot! 16 of 75 Titans... Story Update

February 9th - via:
So Much Loot! What a crazy week, funding fast and expanding our game content with backer support is exciting, and sometimes dizzying for backers to follow. Here is a what we have unlocked so far:  +6 World Cards- 24 so far, each with a new Josh... (Read More)

Titan Faction Spotlight + New Social Goal

February 7th - via:
As promised in our last update, here's a little bit more about The Titans — one of the five epic factions you can play in the space opera mode of The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby. New Social Goal:  We'd love for you to share The Lost Worlds of Josh... (Read More)

Factions of the Space Opera campaign

February 5th - via:
Who is competing for The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby?  Meet the five Factions featured in the player art and central to the Space Opera story. The Human Alliance - Responding to a mysterious beacon, the curious people of Earth enter Hyperspace to... (Read More)

100% Funded! Thank you!

February 4th - via:
The Lost Worlds of Josh Kirby is now funded! Thank you so much for a great opening day. We can't wait to bring this retro sci-fi adventure to your play group! To celebrate, check out this Retro Sci-fi playlist! - Chris Playlist Link:... (Read More)

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