Game Company No. 3 have started a Kickstarter project to raise funds to publish their Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head game.
From their announcement:
The creators of the board game Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head. The Game of International Diplomacy have regained the publishing rights and launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its manufacture.
Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head is set in an alternate-history version of the 1920 inaugural meeting of the League of Nations, when mad axe-jugglers disrupted the diplomatic proceedings.
David Fooden formed Game Company No. 3, LLC in 2011 to publish Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head and future titles. Previous games by co-designers David Fooden and Chris Adams include Continuum: Roleplaying in The Yet™ and The Chi-Chian Roleplaying Game.
Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head was previously licensed by Bucephalus Games in June, 2008. After holding the license for over two years and repeatedly pushing back the release date, Bucephalus returned the publishing rights to Fooden and Adams.
Game Company No. 3 has offered to provide Bucephalus with copies of the game at cost to fulfill any un-refunded pre-orders they took while licensors, if ordered during the Kickstarter support campaign. Bucephalus has not responded to the offer at this time.
The project is off to a strong start. The official Kickstarter blog has featured Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head and the International Game Developers Association lists the project on the IGDA-curated Kickstarter page.
Game co-designer David Fooden will be demoing Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head at PAX in Seattle, August 26-28 and throughout August and September at Seattle-area game stores Gamma Ray Games on 8/21, The Dreaming 9/4, and Card Kingdom date TBD.
What people are saying about Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head. The Game of International Diplomacy:
“I love this game. I played it at a con a couple years ago and I’ve been hoping for another opportunity for a while. It’s all the fun and strategy of something like Catan, with the flavor text and kill-your-friends joy of Munchkin.”
– Warriorsmurf (aka Susan G), commentator on reddit.com
“A lot of detail went into every aspect of the game, and every rule and minor element fits the humorous theme, as well as the vintage-style art. This is a quality game that is light enough to appeal to casual gamers, with enough strategic elements to interest the more competitive such as myself.”
– Ashley Cook, Giant Fire Breathing Robot (gfbrobot.com)
“The positional play on the board, with the probability curve, push your luck mechanism, alliances & treaties, and special card play all blend themselves in a wonderful mix. …if you get a chance to play it then do so, but set aside some cash beforehand because you’re going to be picking it up right after you play it. It is REALLY good. ”
– Bryce Lynch, Fortress Ameritrash (fortressat.com)
“The artwork looks a lot like what would happen if John Kovalic and Winsor McCay made an art baby, which is to say it looks really cool. So check it out, pre-order a copy, and seriously, who wouldn’t want to play a game called Oh My God! There’s An Axe In My Head?”
– Cindy Au, Kickstarter Community Team
“This is a really great game, both in theme and execution. The designers have managed to capture the nonsense of post-World War I diplomacy with… axe throwing?”
– Andrew Asplund, board game play organizer—Gamma Ray Games