Game On: Taco Fight!
“Game On” is a series in which we examine the companies, creators, and games in crowdfunding. We look at the journey, ideas, and concepts the creators wanted to bring to market with their product.
Taco Fight! was created by El Dorado Games- three friends who wanted to make games they could enjoy together at game night. Daniel Aronson, Michael Howard, and Nick Tompkins had launched two successful Kickstarter campaigns previously and started designing Taco Fight in January 2018. They went through over 3,000 prototype cards and even went on a four-month nationwide playtest tour before presenting the final version of Taco Fight!
Their campaign on Kickstarter began March 12, 2019, and was fully funded in 8 hours. Within the next 3 weeks, they were able to reach 6 of their 8 stretch goals including extra boss cards, taco proverbs, and an organizer board to keep the table tidy. By the end of the campaign on April 7, 2019, 1,189 backers had pledged $32,375 of their $10,000 goal. They finalized the design by June 2019 and were able to ship around the world in January 2020.
Taco Fight is a fast, interactive game where everyone works together to beat a 30-second clock. Players are first dealt a hand of attacking tacos and they must create a strategy to beat them before the 30-second timer begins. In 30 seconds players must work together to find ingredients, build their tacos, and “punch”, “block”, or “eat” the attacking tacos. If a player survives all six waves of attacking tacos, they win. If a player loses to an attacking taco, they must play one-handed until someone can help. If a player fails too many times they go into a “food coma” and are out of the game.
The game can be played with 2-4 players and is a fully cooperative and easy to learn game perfect for the whole family. Each round only lasts 6 minutes. Players are able to choose between multiple strategies and work together. As they get better they can scale up the difficulty. The ingredient cards allow players to build their own tacos and make them spicy enough to block the attacking tacos.
Check out the links below for more information about Taco Fight, their kickstarter campaign and El Dorado Games.
Number of player: 2-4
Suggested Play Time: 6 minutes
Suggested Age: 8+
Included in the box:
4 folding plate boards
1 taco board
1 sink box
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: March 2019
Ship Date: January 2020