Get Off My Land: Kickstarter Focus

Close quarter farming

Get Off My Land is a new board game currently being put through Kickstarter by First Fish Games.  They are based out of Vancouver, Canada and Get Off My Land is their first commercial product.  The game takes between 30 – 40 minutes and can be played by 2 – 4 people.  The artwork is extremely stylised and aesthetically pleasing and it already seems to be getting some good reviews.

Get Off My Land Cover Art

Get Off My Land

Get Off My Land puts players in control of a farm over the course of a year.  Players must work the land and expand their farm in order to compete and make the most money.  The forest surrounding each farm must be cleared before any work or construction can begin.  Not only does clearing the forest create room for new construction, but it also provides players with the wood they need for fences and other building projects.  Once the land has been fenced off the areas become available for raising animals or growing crops.

In order to raise animals and plant new crops players must head to the market.  The market however has limited supplies and other farmers may be after similar stock.  As the year progresses the crops grow and can be harvested.  Different parts of your farm will provide different kinds of income.  Crops for example can be harvested and sold but it then takes time for them to regrow before they can be sold again.  Players will need to watch out for their neighbouring farmers attempting to steal their produce or animals in order to improve their own profits.

Artwork

Considering that 2/3rds of the people behind First Fish Games are professional artists, it’s not surprising that the artwork for Get Off My Land is very impressive.  The character design and box art stand out in particular.  The top down artwork isn’t as obviously cartoony as the rest of the art but it is still nice to look at and does well at distinguishing the different tiles and their functions.  The cartoon characters on the cards really are exceptional with each looking having it’s own clear individual style.  My personal favourite is the weight lifting cow.

Get Off My Land Components

Kickstarter

Fish First Games are asking for CA$48,800 which is roughly $36,000 when I looked.  They are currently sitting at CA$19,424 as of the time of writing with 21 days left to go.  At just under half of their asking amount it’s still very possible that this could be funded.  So if you are interested in the game then it’s worth heading over and pledging your support to help them get to their goal.

Interestingly there are 2 types of stretch goal being used.  There are social and monetary stretch goals.  I think it’s unlikely that all the monetary goals could be reached but the social stretch goals are essentially free to contribute towards.  So if you feel like helping them out be sure to check out the Kickstarter page.

If the project is funded then Fish First Games are hoping to get the game out to backers by October 2017.  This will be the first game that Fish First have shipped so it is worth taking that into account when deciding whether or not to put your hard earned cash behind this.  Make sure to read the risks section on the Kickstarter page and be sure to ask them any questions you may have.  Production and shipping issues on Kickstarters are incredibly common and even more so among first time Kickstarter creators so it’s certainly worth considering.

Thoughts

Overall this game looks fun.  The artwork is fun and very appealing and I really like the theme (though I am a sucker for farm games).  This still has a way to go on the funding front but it looks like it might be able to make it though I would be surprised if any of the monetary stretch goals are fulfilled.  The game is getting good reviews so far from the initial copies that have been sent out.  If I manage to get my hands on a copy at any point then I will bring you a full review though that will certainly be after the Kickstarter has ended.

So let us know what you think about Get Off My Land and be sure to head over to the Kickstarter page to see more about the game.  If any other Kickstarters have caught your eye or you would like your Kickstarter featured in Kickstarter Roundup then leave a comment below or use the contact page from the menu above.