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Survive Et Al! Rocky Mountains Survival Boardgame

 
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The game invented on the floor of a boat in the Amazon jungle!

The ONLY realistic, family-style, guided role-play experience about wilderness survival on the market!  There is nothing else like it out there, anywhere.



Survive Et Al! Rocky Mountains is a game for 1-6 players.  It imitates real-world survival situations where players must adapt and improvise in order to survive. Facing the elements is only part of the challenge, as players find creative ways to splint a broken bone, re-sharpen their knives or confront dangerous perils—meanwhile, searching for a way to signal for rescue, build shelter, and find their bearings.  The only defeat is death.

No two games are ever the same.  Escape from Blackfoot Indians, barefoot and on the run, in Colter’s Run.  Search for friends and family in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Whitewater Wash.  Or, work together with a friend in Whiteout! to make it home in the dead of winter.  

Two decks of cards determine your fate: resource cards and condition cards, which can be sorted for season and elevation, and may educate you on survival uses for plants and other events in the wilderness.  Pace beads help you keep score of thermal energy, calories, and hydration.  The weather ticker tracks temperature, relative humidity/precipitation, and wind speed, which can change at a dice roll.  Day/night cycles are tracked on the turn spinner.  Only your mind, plus a paper and pencil, do the rest.

Get drawn in by the breathtaking panorama of the Rocky Mountains to experience their harsh majesty from the comfort of home.  Or, play around a campfire with friends and family.  You can even play alone!

Imagination is the core of the game, and your mind is the only limit.  What you don’t know you will learn, because if you don’t—well, it could kill you.

Test your mettle to see if you have what it takes to Survive Et Al! Rocky Mountains!  

Good luck!

Kickstarter opens Sept 28th:  Kickstarter preview page

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The game invented on the floor of a boat in the Amazon jungle.

“Genius! Awesome! Everyone needs to check out this game.” —Karen Hood, Survival.com.  

I spent my twenties traveling the country, learning from many of the best survival Instructors in the field.  Teachers like Ron Hood (Woodsmaster Survival DVD series), Christopher Nyerges (How to Survive Anywhere), Jack Spirko (The Survival Podcast), Paul Campbell (The Universal Tool Kit), Cody Lundin (Dual Survivor), Jason Hawk (History Channel's Mountain Men) and various S.E.R.E. and military survival instructors.  I even taught at Rabbitstick.

This idea for this game came on a two-week boat trip up a tributary of the Amazon Jungle. My goal was to make a game to both teach and get people talking about survival. During many long, hot hours of boredom on that small boat, I sat thinking, drawing, and just plain scratching my head. I scribbled on playing cards and notepaper, carving pieces of wood as tokens. In that 100+ degree heat, between meals of beans and rice, I came up with the idea which was the seed for the most realistic family style survival board game to date.  

For anyone who enjoys survival reality tv, brace yourself for a learning adventure that will pit you and your friends against the beautiful brutality of the Rocky Mountains. Much like these shows, you and your friends will find yourselves stranded in various situations with only your wits and what is around you to survive.

Please support our Kickstarter:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lifegames/survive-et-al-rocky-mountains-boardgame
 
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This game has been ant approved and tested!
 
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I don't have much money to spare, but I put in my $1 and am sharing it on my local homesteading group. I really hope this succeeds as I would love to play it with my kids when they're older!
 
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This looks like it could be very worthwhile.  I'm sad to see it hasn't gotten much traction on KS so far, though.  Here's a bump!
 
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