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Published on February 27th, 2017 | by Luke Turpeinen

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Food Truck Champion

Now Available On Kickstarter

Food Truck Champion– the game where you play as the owner of a food truck out to earn some popularity at a mobile food meet-up event. Food Truck Champion plays from 2-5 people and takes 45 – 60 minutes to complete a game. Designed by Nicole and I, with input from hundreds of play-testers from game stores and conventions all over the Pacific Northwest.

Food Truck Champion has taken a long time to develop- its first convention debut was at Evergreen Tabletop eXpo (ETX) in Tacoma, Washington in 2015. What started as a design experiment gathered steam and pushed us into a publishing deal with Daily Magic Games, which has finally culminated into the current Kickstarter (which has already reached its funding goal at the time of this posting).

Nicole and I would like to thank all of the people that helped us get to this point and made a dream of ours come true. We hope to take what we’ve learned from you and continue to make fantastic games. We’d like to specially thank:

Isaias, David, Levi and Sarah of Daily Magic Games for being the coordinators and the facilitators of this whole endeavor. None of this would be possible without you. Claire for her colorful and mouth-watering food illustrations. Dylan for his impeccable graphic design and catchy Kickstarter video.

Sean, Thomas, Alice and all of PlaytestNW for your criticism, advice, suggestions and design theory. Your tough questions helped shape how Nicole and I analyze games now.

Eric and Amy at Raygun Lounge for hosting our monthly playtest events and the occasional drunken party they turned into.

Nick, Dom, Scott, Andrew and the rest of the Family who listened to us talk about our game during the years we hammered away at it.

All of the playtesters that sat through the many different iterations of the game at conventions or other events. Your input was invaluable.

Thank you everyone who has supported us over the years and helped us achieve this awesome goal!

Thank you! Thank you all!

Right now, thanks to all our wonderful backers and supporters, Food Truck Champion will be made. We hit our funding goal of $15,000 on day two and now we’re heading to unlock unique art, a bigger active player token and more!

Do you want to learn to play Food Truck Champion? Do you want to ask us a question about the game? Tune into our livestream tomorrow on Kickstarter at 3:45pm PST. You can even subscribe and receive a notification when we go live!

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About the Author

Luke Turpeinen

was raised by lava wolves deep in the Vesuvian sulfur jungles. He played board games with his family often. The discovery of games like Risk led him to the 1993 TSR classic Dragon Strike which fueled a life long love of games. Luke tends to like games that have high production values, quick-to-learn rules and hard-to-master strategies. Current Favorite Game: Argent: the Consortium.



3 Responses to Food Truck Champion

  1. Joseph E. Pilkus III says:

    Luke & Nicole,

    Congrats on your game hitting KS! I’ll head over to pledge now…

    Cheers,
    Joe

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