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Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Welcome to the Officially Licensed Thunderbirds Co-operative Board Game Kickstarter by Modiphius Entertainment. A family friendly game of International Rescue by Matt Leacock.  Set in the year 2065, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of International Rescue: a secret organisation committed to saving human life, secretly founded and funded by the millionaire Tracy family. International Rescue has a host of technologically advanced land-, sea-, air-, and space-rescue vehicles and equipment ready to launch at a moment’s notice.  To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt “Brains” Leacock, designer of the hit games Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Forbidden Island.

They have been designing the game since the Spring of 2014, they have the sculpts and graphic design for all the components and after extensive playtesting the game is almost ready to go into production.  They are now raising funds to pay for the print run and to help cover the cost of the expensive plastics tooling for the cool ships and characters in the box. Since they are so well prepared the game will go into production in April.  The Thunderbirds the Co-operative Board Game will then ship in August 2015 and be released in retail in September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the cult TV show. The game will feature the detailed plastic models of the iconic Thunderbirds machines and a high octane world full of disasters for players to come to the rescue. You can expect the usual high quality design and components that fans of games produced by Matt Leacock and Modiphius have come to expect.


As of March 18th, this project has raised around £172,000 of their £20,000 goal. This project only has 11 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of £40, you will get one Thunderbirds board game.  For a pledge of £65, you will get one Thunderbirds game plus the expansions!  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: