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by (Unpublished) (2012)
Player Count
2 to 4

Player Ages

Playing Time
20 minutes
  • Card Game
  • Designers
  • Adam Thompson
  • Mechanisms
  • Campaign / Battle Card Driven
  • Hand Management
  • Dice Rolling
  • Artists
  • Adam Thompson
  • Family
  • Crowdfunding: Kickstarter
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    Backcountry takes the thrill of a big mountain event and transforms it into a fun and exciting board game for the kids to share with friends and family. Take on the role of one of four unique characters, and compete in the uncharted backcountry of the mountain for ultimate bragging rights. With five cards in hand, can you devise the best strategy to cross the finish line with the most points and claim victory over your friends, and the mountain? A simple yet fun game, with high levels of social interaction, make for a great experience for anyone ages 7 & up.

    Basic Game Play:

    1. Roll dice
    2. Move piece
    3. Play cards, if available

    Types of cards:

    • Trick - Single action; double combos are possible for 5 extra points; triple combos can be done for 10 extra points.
      • Grab
      • Spin
      • Flip
    • Knockdown - Opposing player looses a turn and you get the space; can be used to defend against Knockdown card and both players loose a turn.
    • Boost - Advance down the track the indicated number of spaces.

    How to win:

    • Total Trick Points (consider combos) + Points per place finished = Total Points
    • Highest total wins.

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