Coming Soon to Kickstarter from Green Couch Game, Rocky Road a la Mode

May 28, 2016 - 1:36pm

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Green Couch Games has just announced their next Kickstarter game, Rocky Road a la Mode, a game all about operating your very own ice cream truck.  In the game you will be collecting treats, playing music to attract customers, selling your treats, or improving you ability to provide what your customers demand.  Turn order will follow a time track and it's always the turn of the person farthest back on the time track, so if you rush ahead to get something good, you may be waiting a while before you turn comes up again.  You will also be fighting over different territories like the beach, the pool, the park, and the ball field to earn even more points.  The game itself will be quick, clocking in a time of 20-30 minutes for 2 to 4 players, and is the first time design of Joshua J. Mills of the Board Game Designers of North Carolina.  Art for the game is also excellent and is being provided by Adam P. McIver from THE CRE8TIVE DEPT., a design studio that has provided excellent art for other games like Flip City, Best Treehouse Ever, and Dead Drop.  Look for the Kickstarter to launch on June 20th with an expected delivery of quarter 4 of 2016, also you can read the full press release below.

(Flint, Michigan) – Green Couch Games kicks-off Summer with a sweet new treat; Rocky Road a la Mode!

Get in the driver seat and feel what it’s like to live the life of a sweet treat trucker! Stock up your truck, attract customers, and serve a hefty scoop of tasty frozen delight! The best truckers get to know their customers’ favorite selections so they can always meet demand and gain an edge over the competition in the battle to claim the hottest locations. You’ll see the business of icy entrepreneurship is no day at the beach. Buckle up, turn on the loudspeaker, and take to the rocky road...with ice cream!

Rocky Road a la Mode is a game of managing time and resources to meet the demands of sweet-treat-seekers! The game features multi-use cards and a time track that determines the players’ turn order. The player whose ice cream truck is furthest back on the road goes next and may choose from several actions on their turn; stocking up on new treats, playing music over the loudspeaker to attract business, or passing out treats to fulfill customer desires. Every choice costs time and will force players to move ahead on the road track. Once a player is no longer in the rear of the pack, their turn ends until they find themselves lagging behind again. In addition to gaining loyalty points from happy customers, players can gain bonus treats in their permanent supply so they can meet demand a little easier. Throughout the game, players will also be fighting to earn the right to take over several of the different territories that make Summer great; the beach, the pool, the park, and the ball field. Rocky Road a la Mode is a full-fat filler with meaningful decisions and an approachable theme that will grab casual players and gamers alike.

The game is made up of 4 wooden discs and 54 cards including locations, a road track, and treat cards. Illustration and graphic design is being provided by the talented Adam P. McIver for his design studio THE CRE8TIVE DEPT. that provides high quality art services specifically for the tabletop game industry.

Rocky Road a la Mode is a game for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up and is designed by first time designer, Joshua J Mills of the Board Game Designers of North Carolina. The game plays in 20-30 minutes.

The game is set for a Kickstarter campaign launching on the first day of Summer, June 20, 2016 with plans for a Q4 2016 release. With the help of Kickstarter stretch goals, plans are in place to make this Green Couch Games’ first ever board game by upgrading to a folding board and custom ice cream truck meeples.

Green Couch Games was founded by Jason Kotarski to release great little games that make great big connections. Rocky Road a la Mode will be their 6th release following Fidelitas, Best Treehouse Ever, JurassAttack!, Avalanche at Yeti Mountain, and Wok on Fire.. Jason is also a game designer and co-host of 20 Minutes of Filler, a Dice Tower Network podcast.