Full Moon Jacket Board Game Up On Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 24th, 2017
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My dad was drafted for Vietnam. He never went in-country, but he did train to head over there. I’m sure many of you have relatives (or possibly you, yourselves) fought in the conflict. But as hellish as that war was, at least there weren’t werewolves stalking the jungles. Unfortunately, such is not the case in Full Moon Jacket, a new cooperative board game that’s up on Kickstarter. Will your squad reach their goals and make it back to base? Or will they be dog chow?

From the campaign:

Full Moon Jacket is a fast paced co-operative squad based miniature game that is easy to pick up and play for new players and provides tactical depth for seasoned war game veterans.

Your goal as elite soldiers is to locate, defend and extract the Colonel. Use your unique abilities and signature equipment to find bigger more powerful weapons, set traps and craft items to survive the night as endless Werewolves spawn throughout the Vietnam Jungle.

Each game is unique, with reversible modular boards, random supply drops, werewolf spawns and the location of the colonel changing every game.

As a team you must work to change and adapt your plans and tactics to achieve your objective.

The campaign’s around 1/4 of the way to their goal, but there’s still 29 days on the clock.

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  • Davos Seaworth

    The Vietnam War still has enough emotional baggage that using it as a goofy boardgaming theme seems risky. But who knows, maybe the raw feelings are far enough in the past for new eyes to see it differently.

    • Well, no war is without its awful nightmare situations happening on a regular basis. And we’ve got plenty of Weird War II games out there. It’s only inevitable that more-recent conflicts get the same treatment.

      • Davos Seaworth

        Agreed, at some point Vietnam becomes “just another war.” But the amount of public atrocities committed (with video & photographic evidence therein) makes approaching it a delicate matter.

        • Agreed. Vietnam was really the first (and last) “televised war.” While there were certainly newsreels and such for wars such as WWII and Korea, it wasn’t nearly to the extent that Vietnam had. (and I could go waaaaaay further into this, digging back into my time taking classes on the war back when I was getting my degree) The atrocities of WWII didn’t really come fully to light until after the war (at least, they weren’t fully acknowledged until afterward). Whereas for Vietnam, people were literally seeing them every night on the news.