Fans of the classic strategy game Risk may be excited by a new Kickstarter fundraising campaign launched this week by Bungled Board Games. The company is raising capital to facilitate the release of 15 Havoc Boards — new expansion boards for Risk — including a Seattle-area map.
As of Thursday morning, with fewer than four days of fundraising complete, the company had already raised 65 percent of its initial goal of $20,000. They say that amount of money will enable them to release three of the maps that they’ve designed – New York City, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
The company said any money raised in excess of the initial goal will enable them to produce additional maps, including Seattle, Portland, Austin, and Chicago. Ultimately, the company says it will need to raise $64,000 in order to fund the production of all 15 boards they’ve designed.
In the event the company fails to raise all $64,000, Havocboards.com is promising contributors a vote in deciding which maps are released.
Havoc Boards and Bungled Board Games are not associated with Hasbro, the maker of Risk, in any way.
The company, operated by North Carolina residents Luke Costanza and Mac Stutzman, recently released a YouTube video concerning the boards and the fundraising campaign.
The tongue-in-cheek video asks: “Have you ever visited a new place and asked yourself, ‘What is the best way to conquer this territory?’’’