The latest entry in our series Why You Should Kickstart Somewhere Under The Rainbow Board Game Kickstarter. The theme and different mechanics working together look like a great mix. The game launches on Kickstarter on October 21, 2021. Check out the link below to go directly to The Somewhere Under The Rainbow Game Kickstarter page or continue on to read the interview with the creators.
1. How would you describe your product in a few sentences?
Somewhere Under The Rainbow is a family-friendly abstract strategy game for 2 – 4 players, where you take on the role of a winged resident of Glistening Grove and partake in the mysterious process of creating colorful rainbows. It’s a blend of many familiar mechanics, such as set collection and grid movement, with added complexity from three-dimensional triangular movement. It’s an engaging spatial puzzle with intuitive and easy-to-learn gameplay!
2. Introduce the team bringing this to market. What is your background that brought you to launch this?
Our names are Lara and Kiwook, and we are the two people behind Tickle Bear Games. Both of us come from a business background but we love all aspects of tabletop gaming, such as board games, TRPGs and more. Through our mutual passion for the hobby, we started Tickle Bear Games three years ago in hope of creating games that encompass all groups of gamers.
3. What existing games would you compare your game to?
Amongst playtesters and reviewers, Somewhere Under The Rainbow was most often compared to Azul due to the colorful tiles and set collection aspect of the game. The nature themed artwork and light-hearted story of crafting rainbows are somewhat comparable to Everdell, but the core gameplay of Somewhere Under The Rainbow really is a category of its own. The triangular movement in a multi-layered grid presents a unique three-dimensional spatial puzzle for players. Can’t forget about the plungers too!
4. What sets your game apart?
Many aspects of Somewhere Under The Rainbow are unique; starting with the plungers, triangular grid and vertical stacking of tokens for that “rainbow look”. It is an inviting game set in a magical world, where you are a tiny winged critter, flying around the grid collecting unicorn poop to make rainbows! That is a pretty rare theme for a game.
5. How can everyone be assured that they are going to get quality components and you are going to deliver on all the promises you are making?
Currently, we are in talks with a few reputable manufacturers from China, all of which have a history of producing many popular titles for Kickstarter and retail. We simplified the pledges as much as we can by keeping them straightforward, and without offering unnecessary expansions and many add-ons to avoid any confusion later during fulfillment. We are also focusing on not spreading ourselves too thin and only making promises we are able to fulfill.
6. Why should someone back your project?
Somewhere Under The Rainbow is a refreshing strategy game with an inviting theme and beautiful components. Its simple ruleset makes it a great introductory game for someone new to the hobby, yet it offers complexity and strategic depth for heavier gamers to enjoy as well.
Well we are satisfied!
Great insight and enthusiasm from a passionate design team. This seems like a colorful and vibrant abstract strategy game perfect for players of all ages. It has clearly been guided by passionate hands and looks like it is going to be a top-notch product. And anything that uses something as delightfully sounding as “tasty points” can’t be bad. Take a look at their Kickstarter or website for more info!