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Survival of the Fattest

Created by Dirty Rascal Games

Foraging fun for 1-4 critters using action selection, hand management and unique abilities to survive the winter!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Happy Easter and Wild Fruit preview
24 days ago – Mon, Mar 25, 2024 at 05:26:55 PM

Hi Backers, 

With Easter around the corner we hope you get some time to spend with your family and friends and maybe even get a few games to the table! Huni & Bunz love this time of the year but they're not particularly fond of sharing their Eggs!

We're still waiting on Mass Production Samples (the last check before the games go into full production), but we did receive samples of the new Wild Fruit cards. We wanted these cards to be a little special and make them pop, so we had a nice foil effect applied to certain areas of the image. We're very happy with the result and it gives these special cards the extra attention they deserve.

We also just wanted to give people a reminder to check their address details are up to date in Backerkit. We're not too far away from locking down addresses (we will give another reminder before we do so) as we want to make sure that everyone gets their game without any issues.

You should have a previous email from earlier in the campaign with how to access your pledge in backerkit, but if you have any issues please get in touch and we can provide you with a new link.

Thanks for reading, stay safe and keep gaming!

You can find out more about Dirty Rascal Games and Survival of the Fattest on our website or via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Chinese New Year & Translations
about 2 months ago – Wed, Feb 28, 2024 at 12:42:10 AM

Hi Backers, 

Just a quick update on our progress. As many of you would know many factories in China close for up to a month to celebrate Chinese New Year. So while we wish all of our Chinese friends a Happy New Year and good fortune for the year ahead, it does mean we have had to wait for manufacturing to begin as soon as they return.

We haven't wasted this time though as we have been hard at work completing the downloadable translations. We received the German, French, Italian and Spanish translations of our rulebook and cards thanks to The Geeky Pen. We have been busy laying out the translated text in the rulebook and putting together a card glossary for each language. We are happy to say that all these translations are now available on the Survival of the Fattest BGG page & soon to also be available via our website.

This process has involved a lot of copying and pasting translated text into the design template and adjusting the layout for differing word counts. As we are not able to read any of the translated languages, it is very easy to make a mistake in this process. So for our German, French, Italian or Spanish speaking friends, if you do notice anything that seems a miss in the translated rulebooks or card glossaries please let us know and we will do our best to correct it and upload a new version.

I also found myself with a little time to finish painting Oakley, the last of my miniatures to complete the full set of characters. Here's a couple of photo's to show off how cool the miniatures look once you paint them!

LongPack, our manufacturing partners are due back to work in the next few days so we will be looking forward to sharing more news in another update soon.

Thanks for reading, stay safe and keep gaming!

You can find out more about Dirty Rascal Games and Survival of the Fattest on our website or via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

Welcome the New Year
3 months ago – Fri, Jan 26, 2024 at 09:04:32 PM

Hello Backers,

We hope you have all settled into the New Year. We have some exciting details to share with you in this update.

We have received factory samples from LongPack. We are thrilled to say that things are looking great! We have a couple of minor revisions to make but these should be quick and easy adjustments.
-Changes to the depth of the insert in a couple of spots. This will allow enough room to fit sleeved cards. 
-A Couple of aesthetic changes to the rulebook and box cover.

In the meantime you can check out some of the exciting photos of our sample box below...

It's finally here!
The artwork produced for the Standard Edition hasn't gone to waste as it makes a great cover for the rulebook.
The sides of the box bottom give a rundown of each of the 7 different characters you can play.
Standees are available for those that would prefer them to miniatures, each game also comes with a sticker sheet featuring all of the characters in the game.
Top level of the insert holds the large 6-fold game board.
Underneath the game board are the wooden components, a card slot and 4 2-fold player boards. Once the standees are punched they fit flat underneath the player boards.
Bottom layer of the insert keeps all the miniatures safe and organised. Plenty of room for card storage whether sleeved or not. There is room under the scorepad to hold all of the standee clips and solo mode card decks.
The large game board gives Survival of the Fattest a great table presence when all set up.
Very happy that we got to unlock individual artwork for each of the player boards.
Some chonky mini's (and some smaller critters too!)
The back of the box showing what you can expect when you crack open your copy :)

Thanks for reading, stay safe and keep gaming!

You can find out more about Dirty Rascal Games and Survival of the Fattest on our website or via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

End of Year Update
4 months ago – Wed, Dec 20, 2023 at 11:19:32 PM

Hello Backers,

As we edge towards the end of the year we wanted to update you all on where we're at. All game components are now in the hands of LongPack for manufacturing and while that is a great relief at our end, it also means ongoing progress is now largely in their hands.

We are in constant communication with LongPack though and we have managed to obtain some information from them about where we fit into their production schedule. Below is a rough outline of the estimated timeframe for completion.

  •  December 25th: Commence Digital Print Samples Production
  •  December 30th - 1st January: National Day Holidays
  •  January 2nd - January 10th: Continuation of Digital Print Samples Production
  •  January 11th - January 17th: Verification of Digital Print Samples
  •  January 18th - January 29th: Commence Mass Production
  •  January 30th - February 25th: Chinese New Year Holidays
  •  February 26th - March 29th: Continuation of Mass Production
  •  March 30th - April 3rd: Mass Production Sample Verification
  •  April 4th-April 6th: Chinese Holiday
  •  April 7th - April 8th: Continuation of Mass Production Sample Verification
  •  April 9th - April 23rd: Mass Production Assembly
  •  April 24th: Commence Shipping & Distribution

Obviously the above dates are a lot later than we originally planned and in being so we have run into the heavy holiday period in China. We apologise for that and accept that the delay is a direct result of us under estimating the time it would take to complete the design work on this project between the Kickstarter completion and manufacturing commencement. This is our first project and we will strive to learn from this and streamline the process in future. We do want to thank you all for your amazing patience, support and encouragement as we try to get these games to you. As prolific backers of games on Kickstarter ourselves we know how frustrating and difficult it can be when projects take longer than planned to deliver, we really appreciate your understanding.

As we mentioned in our last update we won't continue with a strictly monthly update but rather continue to share news as we have it. We will still maintain communication and transparency in our progress and make sure you all know what we're up to. If you would like any information or want to get in touch between updates please feel free to post comments on our campaign page or send us an email at [email protected]

To finish we would like to wish you all a very merry festive season and all the best for the year to come. We absolutely can't wait to see Survival of the Fattest on gaming tables all over the world in 2024! 

Thanks for reading, stay safe and keep gaming!

You can find out more about Dirty Rascal Games and Survival of the Fattest on our website or via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

November Update
5 months ago – Mon, Nov 06, 2023 at 04:47:20 PM

Hello Backers,

We are getting closer to the constantly shifting goal of commencing manufacturing! It is an exciting stage for us but unfortunately also means we don't have a lot news to share with you until the end of the process when we will start to see samples of finished products. This doesn't mean we haven't been busy though with the arduous task of proofing, revising, re-proofing and approving files. 

Don't despair though, we have saved a little bit of unreleased art to share with you in this update. Below we have the finished custom artwork for the individual player boards (unlocked at our $100K stretch goal) featuring a range of environments from the game. Now you will be able to find a suitable stashing location for any critter you choose to play!

Due to where we are in the process, we will move away from our monthly updates and instead update you whenever we have new information to share. As always we are available via email at any time and will regularly check in on comments to answer any specific questions you may have.

Thanks for reading, stay safe and keep gaming!

You can find out more about Dirty Rascal Games and Survival of the Fattest on our website or via Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.