Swamped Update #18: Assorted Items and More Moving

This update was originally posted to Kickstarter on 6/29/15.

Assorted Items:

Hi everyone! We’ve been knocking out a lot of small details in the past week for Swamped. Its been good! I’ve listed the things we’ve worked-on below:

    1. Shipping Drop Site: For those of you who added-on for Drop Site and contacted us wanting it to be delivered early, we sent it out this past week. You should be getting it soon!
    2. Proofing: We’re continuing to knock-out card artwork proofs. Proofing is just the process of double/triple-checking the artwork for print. Its important and time consuming work. :)
    3. Artwork: We’ve already finished-up the Executive Adventurer Card based on the likeness of our Executive Backer so now the last card that still needs to be designed is the Herbologist Adventurer Card. We have received a photo from our Herbologist backer are are beginning the process of stylizing it for Swamped.
    4. Rule Editing and Expansion Testing: I’m floored by the quick response from so many of you wanting to help play test the expansion rules for Swamped! I’m even more amazed (and thankful for) how quickly some of you were able to do this and give us feedback already! This helps our process move more quickly. If you are still hoping to provide feedback, it is not too late. More is still needed!
    5. Analyzing Manufacturing Quotes: Although we received several quotes prior to planning the Kickstarter campaign, we’ve been contacted by several more manufacturers in the time since we launched. I’ve been spending a lot of time communicating with these folks, obtaining additional quotes, comparing prices and quality and making decisions about who to go with. As of today, I’ve narrowed the field down to two! I’ll make the final decision when the artwork is done.

More Moving:

If it wasn’t enough that I (Dennis) have spent considerable time moving over the past couple of weeks, now Jonathan (our artist/graphic designer) is about to begin a big move as well! Fortunately, we’ve been planning for this for a while, so it won’t put our projections back, but you can imagine there will be less art/design progress to report to you over the next couple of updates.

official swamped adventurer


I don’t think we ever shared a close-up of the above-pictured Adventurer Card with you during the campaign, so here is a quick look at the “Official.”



-Dennis Hoyle

Final 48 Hours for Swamped!

For the last 28 days, and together with over 800 backers, we’ve been blazing a trail with Swamped! Not only is this a fun and truly unique card game of adventure and peril, our backers have been hard at work voting on and unlocking awesome new content for the game that ALL backers will get.

This includes everything in the base game:

Plus at least 8 UNLOCKED stretch goals including:
-Bonus Adventurer: The Engineer
-Kickstarter Edition Pilot Card
-Alternate Start Map Card
-Waterfall Mini Expansion
-Spot UV Coating for the Box Cover
-Create Your Own Adventurer Card
-Upgraded Boat Meeple
-Upgraded Croc Meeple
(Check the campaign page for images of all the unlocked goals.)


And we’re fast approaching the Swamp Tiger Expansion at $17,000 in funding, which will add 4 complete new Pounce Cards and updates to every Swamp Card!

If you’ve been thinking about backing Swamped, now is the time to join! Every backer helps us make Swamped even better! Go here to pledge!

Swamped Update #10: Swamp Tigers and Lonely Jungle

This post was originally posted on Kickstarter on 5/31/15. It was updated on 6/3.

Swamp Tigers:

Firstly, thank you so much for your continued support of Swamped! We’ve UNLOCKED the Waterfall Mini Expansion and now we’re on to the Swamp Tiger Expansion. In the Swamp Tiger Expansion we’ll be adding four Swamp Tiger “Pounce” Cards and adding tiger icons to all the existing map cards.

Pounce Cards act like regular Coordinate Cards. When you play a Pounce Card the Swamp Tiger attacks the surrounding spaces in the Swamp. If your boat is attacked you’ll need to feed the Tiger to escape alive! Pounce Cards are also like wild cards and can be played on any color pile or even change the color of a pile! The tiger icons on the maps represent the locations the tigers are located in the swamp. These icons are only necessary for play with the Swaped Tiger Expansion.

This stretch goal will be unlocked if we can raise $17,000 by the end of the campaign!


Voting is live now for the next stretch goal! Go here to cast your vote.

There are four options: Artwork Variants, Endangered Species Expansion, Rugged Survival Expansion, or Croc/Boat Meeple Silkscreens

Consider discussing the different options in the campaign page comments section.

Kickstarter Edition Bonus Card:

We’ve just reached 800 backers! This means we’ll add a Kickstarter Edition Pilot Card. This Pilot Card acts the same as the current Pilot Card but will only be included in this first edition of the game as a “thank you” to our early supporters! In case its hard to see, the side of the engine says “Kickstarter” in the chrome.

Rules Update and Lonely Jungle (Solo Play) Rules:

So we’ve received a number of comments and edits for the Print and Play Rules and took the time this past week to complete the updates. I’ve uploaded the new set of rules to the website and the campaign page. Remember if you’re a backer to go back to Update #1 to find the link to the Print and Play files.

Please note: We fixed a rule in the book that confused several people by seeming to indicate a round in Swamped ends with the playing of only one Let’s Move Card. This is not correct! Each round ends after three Let’s Move Cards. This has been highlighted in the updated rules.

Also included in this updated rule set is a set of rules for a variant we’re calling “Lonely Jungle.” These are rules that allow you to play Swamped as a solo-game instead of with other players. Its a little bit more contingent on the luck of the draw, but you will still experience a lot of similar decisions as you would with the 2-4 player game. Would love to hear your thoughts about it after you play it!

Thank You!:

That’s all for this update! This is the last 72 hours for the campaign! I really hope we can reach the Swamp Tigers!

Thanks for backing!

-Dennis Hoyle

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