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The Terminator™: The Official Board Game

Created by Space Goat Productions, Inc.

The Terminator™: The Official Board Game
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2,126 backers pledged $220,456.00 on Kickstarter

An asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards based off of the iconic 1984 James Cameron film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Raised in Kickstarter
$220,456.00 / 2,126 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$102,807.50 / 2,037 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

183% Funded!! Thank you so much!!
8 months ago – Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 11:38:20 PM

Attention Resistance Soldiers:  

Thank you so much! With your help we are now able to make Terminator: The Official Board Game a reality! We couldn't have done it without all of your help and support. We even broke one last stretch goal in the final hours!

Next Steps:  

  • Kickstarter will be processing payments over approximately the next week, so be sure to have your credit card information updated within Kickstarter. 
  • We are talking with our manufacturers and fulfillment partners to get weights and shipping costs figured out. When that's done, we'll be sending out pledge managers via Backerkit for everyone to confirm their optional buys and shipping. 
  • Lynnvander is going to be hard at work making sure all of the games and add-ons get the living bejeezus tested out of them, and we'll be updating you every step of the way. 
  • We've seen requests that some of the stretch goals that weren't reached get turned into optional buys. We will probably do an informal survey soon to see what ones you all would be interested in. But in the meantime, please let us know in the comments of this update what ones you'd like to see!  

Again, thank you so much for all of your support for this game! We couldn't have done it without you. We're going to go silent for the weekend as we recharge and regroup, but expect another update next week!  

We'll be back,  

Team Space Goat

 P.S. Locked Social Stretch Goals are still fair game ;)

More Gameplay Info and Last Few Hours!
8 months ago – Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 09:33:48 PM

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 Stingers (2029)  

The T-800 forms the core of any Skynet force. Slower than Resistance units, the T-800's toughness and raw firepower give it the edge. However, if the Resistance characters in 1984 can keep tight control over mission cards, the resulting lack of resources for Skynet in 2029 can make building an army of T-800s difficult.  

Complimenting the T-800 is the Stinger: a small flying hunter-killer robot that can cross the battlefield quickly and obliterate the Resistance from above. It's not as tough as the T-800 and can only attack at short range, but its ability to swoop in and wipe out a couple Resistance soldiers makes it a valuable asset in keeping the Resistance away from supply caches.  

Missions:  

Every mission in the game occurs in 1984. 

Each faction has a Core Mission card: Skynet must kill Sarah Connor; The Resistance must destroy the Terminator. A deck of additional mission cards provide minor objectives for Skynet and the Resistance to fight over, and each has an immediate ripple effect on the 2029 board.  

Take Defense Contractors for example: if the Terminator can hunt down and eliminate these engineers, it immediately makes progress on developing the 2029 HK-Tank. If the Resistance can protect the contractors instead, development of the HK-Tank stalls.  

Similarly, the Aerial Drone R&D mission directly impacts Skynet's ability to field Stingers in 2029. If the Resistance manages to destroy the prototype, the Stinger's existence is set back and 2 are immediately removed from the 2029 board. Otherwise, Skynet fully develops the Stinger and immediately places several of them in 2029.  

 There's only a few hours left, so be sure to get the word out on the campaign! Share it via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Smoke signal, Myspace, Friendster, or *shudder* actually pick up the telephone and call someone about it.

Some other notes for our new backers:  

  • If you use the Kicktraq browser add-on while commenting on the site, it helps us in ranking and gets the project in front of more eyeballs. If there's a stretch goal you have your eyes on, this is an easy way to help: https://www.kicktraq.com/tools/ 
  • If you're interested in any optional buys on the front page, but aren't sure how to adjust your pledge, there's a great video here explaining the whole process.

Thanks again for all of your support!

We'll be Back,

Team Space Goat

Kyle Reese Gameplay and Photo Card Unlocked!
8 months ago – Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:59:22 PM

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 pledges $60 and above!

 Since Kyle has been brought up, we might as well give some details on how he plays from game designer Josh Derksen!

Kyle Reese:  

Sent back in time to protect Sarah, Kyle begins the game in 1984. His dedication to protecting her is represented by his Bodyguard ability, allowing Kyle to take wounds instead of Sarah if they occupy the same location. 

As such, Kyle should always be looking to stay close by. In addition to carrying a "Sawed-off Shotgun" and helping Sarah construct some "Homemade Pipe Bombs"

 

Providing valuable offense, Kyle has a number of powerful utility cards for making quick escapes and holding the Terminator at bay.  

Sarah Connor:  

As the Terminator's primary target in 1984, Sarah Connor must play the most carefully of all the Resistance characters. Losing her skews the odds heavily in Skynet's favor, as they gain many victory points and a slew of resources in 2029 for defeating her. 

While Sarah has a number of abilities to make a quick getaway from the Terminator, she does have a few combat-related action cards such as "You're Terminated - Fucker!" to help her stand her ground when necessary.

Where Sarah really shines however is at completing missions in 1984, and supporting the Resistance with information and Supply caches in 2029.  

Now for general campaign updates, we're in the last 24 hours, and can use your help getting the word out there!

To start with, we only have two social stretch goals left! The first is Lynnvander's Twitter, if you haven't already, go give them a follow!

 Next is the Board Game Geek subscription goal! About 600 have subscribed, and with your help we can get to 1000 and unlock more Torso Endoskeletons!

 Some other notes for our new backers:

  • If you use the Kicktraq browser add-on while commenting on the site, it helps us in ranking and gets the project in front of more eyeballs. If there's a stretch goal you have your eyes on, this is an easy way to help: https://www.kicktraq.com/tools/ 
  •  If you're interested in any optional buys on the front page, but aren't sure how to adjust your pledge, there's a great video here explaining the whole process.

That's it for tonight, thank you so much for all of your support!

We'll Be Back,

Team Space Goat

Last 48 Hours and more Gameplay Info!
8 months ago – Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 04:24:49 PM

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 help get more eyes on the campaign as well. If you all know of any more places we can share out the game, let us know in the comments!

But in the meantime, we have more info on the 2029 Resistance Units:

Resistance Soldier & Heavy

The backbone of the post-apocalyptic forces of the Resistance, the Soldier unit has the odds stacked against it. They are cheap to recruit, and are relatively weak. The Resistance players usually hope to overwhelm the defenses of Skynet with numbers before larger units are built. 

On the other hand, the Resistance Heavy packs a Bazooka with a punch suited for dealing with the tough T-800 Terminators and HK-Tank.  

General Housekeeping:

  • If you use the Kicktraq browser add-on while commenting on the site, it helps us in ranking and gets the project in front of more eyeballs. If there's a stretch goal you have your eyes on, this is an easy way to help: https://www.kicktraq.com/tools/  
  • If you're interested in any optional buys on the front page, but aren't sure how to adjust your pledge, there's a great video here explaining the whole process.  

We will be be bringing more updates tomorrow with details on gameplay, so keep your eyes peeled!

We'll be back,

Team Space Goat

Welcome New Backers!
8 months ago – Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 11:45:41 AM

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 the optional buys on the front page, you can check them out here.

2. Here are some samples of the combat coin! They'll be 24mm diameter/ 2mm thick.

3. If you'd like to see the game in action, you can click the below picture to see the game getting played at ECCC.

 

4. We also have an animated gameplay video and prototype gameplay video to get you acquainted with the gameplay.

5.If you use the Kicktraq browser add-on while commenting on the site, it helps us in ranking and gets the project in front of more eyeballs. If there's a stretch goal you have your eyes on, this is an easy way to help: https://www.kicktraq.com/tools/  

6.If you're interested in any optional buys on the front page, but aren't sure how to adjust your pledge, there's a great video here explaining the whole process.

Thanks for your support! See you tomorrow with more updates.

We'll be back,

Team Space Goat