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Drop Bears

A project in Melbourne, AU by Platypus Industries

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DROP BEARS: A cooperative survival game for 1-4 players. Drop Bears lurk in the Aussie bush every night, can you survive until dawn?
Backers: 1772
Average Pledge Per Backer: $101 AUD

Funded: $179,206 AUD of $85,900 AUD
Dates: Jun 28th -> Jul 19th (21 days)
Project By: Platypus Industries
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Latest News

Thank you + Next Steps

July 19th - via:
THANK YOU'S So firstly the Thank you's!!!   To you to all of my family, my partner (who is the love of my life, my rock and taskmaster) who has put up with my ludicrous game creation ideas, all of my children who have had to put up with daddy being... (Read More)


July 19th - via:
The final Unlock - is yours! FINAL STRETCH GOAL #18 - UNLOCKED Meet Feryl and Sheryl, the mom and baby combo that is terrifying to behold. Drop Bears even from a very young age require vast amounts of raw flesh and blood. Without these things they... (Read More)


July 18th - via:
Keep track of the important things. STRETCH GOAL UNLOCK #17 Custom designed tracker tokens.  Sick of the cheaper trackers that were around and wanting to add something luxurious the trackers got the treatment. With a custom design and refinement... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #16 - Unlocked

July 18th - via:
Batteries now included Stretch Goal #16 - Unlocked  Now with batteries included there are items that can now be used alternatively. There will be more uses for them as well. So try and not discard them to easily.   Loot cache update  All... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #15 - Unlocked + A new Camper joins us

July 17th - via:
Stretch Goal #15 - Unlocked + A new Camper joins us "I sure hope no one needs any medical attention. I haven’t had any real-world experience yet, but I think I pretty much memorised the texted books, well mostly. I’m not even sure how I feel... (Read More)


July 17th - via:
It's so fluffy I could die! STRETCH GOAL #14 UNLOCKED This adorable toy koala is a great companion for a camper on this dark night. Cuddle him close, close your eyes and hope the big bad Drop Bears are nothing but a myth. Sadly, we all know that's... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #13 - UNLOCKED!

July 17th - via:
Stretch Goal #13 - UNLOCKED!  A secure hiding hole for the campers to hide. It’s dank old and overgrown, but it’s got to be tough enough to repeal a drop bear, right? Now, does anyone know how the heck we are going to get the door open? Loot... (Read More)

STRETCH GOAL #12 - UNLOCKED! - Another camper joins the adventure

July 16th - via:
Quack! Unlock #12 - Another camper joins the adventure ADDED FREE TO THE OL'BRUCE EXPANSION Welcome the Tabletop Gamer.  "I think I am the most useful person in the party. I have the mostXP with these sorts of situations. First, we must explore the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #11 - UNLOCKED + Special Guest camper reveal

July 15th - via:
Stretch Goal #11 - UNLOCKED + Special Guest camper reveal Not the tastiest option, but it contains everything that your body "needs" to survive. 2 copies of the Ration pack are now in every copy of Drop Bears. Thank you everyone.   Special Guest... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #10 - UNLOCKED! + Retailer Registration

July 14th - via:
A fan favourite - Unlocked Stretch Goal #10 - UNLOCKED! The cream of the functional board game upgrades - The custom storage tray.  YES, The insert will hold sleeved cards. (tested using a variety of sleeve brands)  The expansions will NOT fit in... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #9 - UNLOCKED

July 13th - via:
Stretch Goal #9 - UNLOCKED Welcome little Bluey, A hapless little blue heeler puppy, she is curled up a tattered backpack and and raises onto her hind legs when you arrive. How can you leave her here? Not with those big sad eyes you can't. Blue is... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #7

July 13th - via:
Stretch Goal Unlock #7 Whoa, so many stretch goal unlocks and reveals in 24hrs. You are some dam-hard working campers! Ok so adding the "Neglected Q Station" Endeavour tiles. These old quarantine stations have long since fallen out of use. But there... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #6

July 12th - via:
Stretch Goal Unlock #6 + ALL IN Pledges A Radio is a handy survival tool no doubt. Now if only you could find some batteries to get the dam thing to work. A great source of survival points the campers will get repeated rewards out of this item. So... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #6

July 12th - via:
Stretch Goal Unlock #6 Well, now you've done it. All that noise and carry on celebrating the stretch goals being unlocked now you've attracted another one of the monsters. "Howler" is a Drop Bear renowned for its terrifying sound. Deep from within... (Read More)

Something Ancient has awoken - Ancient Oonah.

July 12th - via:
Something ancient has awoken - Ancient Oonah. The Ancient Oonah An ancient of its species and truly the last of its kind, the Oonah strives to stave off extinction. These Campers threaten the Oonah’s habitat, its instincts tell it that all... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #5

July 10th - via:
Stretch Goal Unlock #5 Yet another stretch goal down. Well done campers. and now you have the thicker more luxurious tiles in the game to show for your hard work.  Current goodies cache:  What's next?  A very exciting Stretch goal is next, well... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlock #4

July 9th - via:
Added to all Drop Bear core sets Stretch Goal Unlock #4 Good to see you all again (well most of you at least) so soon again. So here is the first component upgrade, snazzy dice. If you are familiar with Ratcatcher these dice will mimic the frosted... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked #3

July 8th - via:
Stretch Goal Unlocked #3 Well hello, again campers. Let me introduce you to a new face in the crowd. The "Garbo" camper. This fella is a handy one to have as he has a mind for recycling and reusing. Cleverly used this camper can allow the group to... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 - Unlocked

July 7th - via:
Stretch Goal #2 - Unlocked Hello Campers, Glad to see so many of you still intact. So here we are again, this time with some treasure from nature. Location tiles are the giver and takers of the camper’s face. Early game can be harsh as you race to... (Read More)

The legend was true! - Week 1 Reveal

July 5th - via:
WEEK ONE REVEAL - OL'BRUCE EXPANSION  Congratulations, with this expansion you have made life even more miserable for yourselves. A rarer and more dangerous predator now stalks for the lives of your Campers. As if the fight for survival in the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 - Unlocked

July 4th - via:
Stretch Goal #1 - Unlocked Good Day Campers,  So glad to be sharing more happy news with you especially considering the looming toothy death monsters that are sharing the bush with us.  Now this is exciting news. The first of what I hope is many... (Read More)

Drop Bears is FUNDED!

July 3rd - via:
FULLY FUNDED So Drop Bear is now fully funded and this once idea is now going to become a fully-fledged board game on tabletops around the world. So for the chance to do this, I thank you all. Now, as promised if we fund within the time frame all... (Read More)

48hr Progress report

July 1st - via:
Good evening campers,  Wow, what a day! So many new faces, anyone would think you're all keen to go running aimlessly into the drop bear infested bushland.  So, this is the current standing of the campaign. I like to keep you all update with how... (Read More)

Welcome campers

June 28th - via:
Welcome campers one and all, I know you have seen and heard things about these fearsome Drop Bears, the fearsome reputation is not to be underestimated, but I am here to reassure you that we can all survive this camping adventure if we all just... (Read More)

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