Underdog Games recently released its Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming game Trekking the World, which has a $32,200 funding goal by April 7. The game will allow 2 to 5 players to explore the world collecting souvenirs on a path of colorfully diverse destinations.
Our goal is to make games that spend more time on tables than shelves. No big rulebooks, no long setups, no hoping you might someday play that game you bought if only you could find new friends and ten more hours per week.
18 months ago, we published our first game with this philosophy, Trekking the National Parks, which has since sold more than 80,000 copies.
Trekking the World is a sequel, but not a re-skin. Charlie Bink, the designer of both games, studied what folks liked and disliked about Trekking the National Parks, then created a new system about world travel based on what he learned, to amplify the good and avoid the bad.
In fact, Charlie has been developing and refining his travel game system for 6 years now. When you play Trekking the World, we think you’ll agree it shows.
Trekking the World is a route management game where you travel the globe to fantastic destinations, collect souvenirs, and race to become the most seasoned traveler.
Along the way, you score points in a variety of ways such as by collecting special souvenir sets or traveling to locations indicated on the oversized Destination cards.
Each Destination card illustrates a real location on one side and tells you about that location on the other. Playtesters have told us they’ve planned trips based on these cards.
You can still back Trekking the World on Kickstarter today, and a pledge of $40 or more will guarantee a copy of the game. Check out Mike’s preview of the game, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.