Rental Rumble

Created by Late Fee Games

Indie board game celebrating video rental stores and movies from the 80s and 90s. Be the first to rent, watch, and return 3 VHS movies before your opponents. Watch out for late fees and always be kind and rewind. Comes in a retro VHS box! 📼

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Baby's Day Out...literally. And some new card art!
about 1 month ago – Sun, Aug 16, 2020 at 08:31:40 PM

Oh boy... I mean for real, it's a boy! I'd like to introduce Desmond Wolf Furie to all you rental rumblers out there! Also know as the reason for the update delay! As always, we really appreciate you patience. Between BOTH Josh and I having babies this year, the pandemic, and the overall state of things, it's been a wild ride. But rest easy knowing Rental Rumble is coming along smoothly.

Here are a few things we've completed:

  • Almost ALL of the main 56 action cards are complete and we will be rolling out an update soon to reveal all of the movie references we are including along w/ the border design and back-side design.
  • Our 8 Expansion card references are all chosen (2 voted in by our backers!) and Josh is hard at work creating those art assets. Almost done :)
  • We've chosen and paid our manufacturing partner for the game creation. This is a bit of a process we are learning (first-time game designers here) but it's moving along smoothly. Soon we will share images of what we are working on including: Player pieces, VHS tokens, Late Fee Tokens, and the optional VHS Return Box piece.
  • We are laying out the final designs for our player cards, box art, game board, and rule book. Of course we will share images as we get them in.
  • Tweaking the game board and rule book designs a little to include more retro goodness and classic movie references. I'm 100% confident this game is going to far exceed your expectations. 

To tide you over until the next update, here are 3 new pieces of card art inspired by E.T., Home Alone, and Happy Gilmore. 

Hopefully Josh and I will be throwing some more updates at ya soon, but until then, I need some sleep! So very excited to get the final game in your hands as soon as possible. 

Until next time...

The votes are in and we've chosen our final 1999 Expansion Pack References!
2 months ago – Sun, Jul 12, 2020 at 01:02:43 AM

Hey Rental Rumble backers!

Last week, we let our backers vote for TWO movies from 1999 to make it into the final version of our 1999 Expansion pass. Special thanks to all the backers that cast their votes! The results are in and we have our winners:

OFFICE SPACE and GALAXY QUEST

These two iconic films from 1999 will now inspire TWO cards in our 1999 Expansion pass! Keep in mind, the votes were ONLY from movies that released in 1999 from a list of 20. And we didn't let folks vote for STAR WARS EPISODE 1 or THE MATRIX because we had already developed those cards inspired by those iconic films.  

We started with a list of 40, yes 40, movies we would totally reference. We then narrowed that list down to 20 and let backers vote for their top 2 choices.

Here's the rundown of the backer vote for those curious:

  • (24) Office Space
  • (23) Galaxy Quest
  • (19) Fight Club
  • (14) Austin Powers
  • (11) American Pie
  • (9) The Iron Giant
  • (8) The Blair Witch Project
  • (6) Mystery Men
  • (6) Sleepy Hollow
  • (5) 10 Things I Hate About You
  • (3) The Green Mile
  • (3) The Mummy
  • (3) The Sixth Sense
  • (2) Being John Malkovich
  • (2) Drop Dead Gorgeous
  • (2) Wild Wild West
  • (1) America Beauty
  • (1) Eyes Wide Shut
  • (0) Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • (0) Three Kings

Ok, so there is NO WAY to please everyone here as we only have EIGHT 1999 cards. So we thought allowing our backers to pick 2 was a cool way to get y'all involved in our decision-making process. The remaining card choices were a balance of our (Jason & Josh) preferences, cultural impact and popularity at the time, genre balance, and basically references we think will make cool card art. 

So without further ado, here are the final EIGHT 1999 Expansion Pack card inspirations:

  • STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE
  • THE MATRIX
  • OFFICE SPACE (Backer Choice)
  • GALAXY QUEST (Backer Choice)
  • FIGHT CLUB
  • THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
  • THE MUMMY
  • THE SIXTH SENSE

This was a tough choice, but ultimately it is an amazing lineup that we are proud of. We will share final card art as it develops so stay tuned! We have a lot of fun updates coming soon.

Now let's head to the comments section and discuss, please be nice, haha :) 

Jason & Josh

Backer Only Poll: 1999 Expansion Card Art!
3 months ago – Sat, Jul 04, 2020 at 10:46:23 PM

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Small Update Now, Bigger Updates Soon!
3 months ago – Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:45:09 AM

Hey friends! 

Wanted to send everyone a super quick update letting you know that our main Kickstarter profile will be getting a profile name change from Late Fee Games back to its original name Jason Furie. Hey, that's me! 

There's no wild reason this is happening, the game Josh and I are creating is still called Rental Rumble by Late Fee Games. This change is really only affecting this Kickstarter profile page and the original URL of the Rental Rumble campaign page. No biggie.

The change is mainly due to potential long-term plans. There is a possibility, after Rental Rumble is 100% complete and delivered, that I may launch different Kickstarter campaigns not directly affiliated w/ the Late Fee Games brand. Maybe enamel pins, maybe a toy, maybe a documentary/movie, maybe an old school sci-fi paperback. Who knows!? Plus, I've backed 170 projects since 2012 on this account and I'm sentimental like that. 

As for Rental Rumble progress, Josh and I are still full steam ahead. We are chatting Wednesday to decide what we will share as our next big update. Lots of exciting things finally coming together and near ready to share. This game is going to be so very epic!

Stay tuned friends, and as always, I really appreciate all your patience as our deadlines and delivery dates have been pushed. Your patience is really awesome, and helps us focus on making Rental Rumble even cooler than we imagined.

Jason

Rental Rumble Art Update!
4 months ago – Sat, May 16, 2020 at 01:18:55 AM

Happy Friday everyone! We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

Now on with the update! It's been awhile since we updated everyone on the card art so we thought we'd share a few images with you to give everyone and idea of what to expect. The above shot gives you a solid idea of what our final card art framing will look like. Of course these are just rough shots and the title and descriptions below them will be cleaned up and edited a bit to match the art showcased. But this is the best look yet at the final design. Personally, I think it's looking sharp and a step forward compared to our prototype designs.

And here are a few of the raw art files that will populate the card design above. We are planning to create 34 unique drawings between our base cards and our 1999 expansion cards. So more updates coming soon sharing more of these images referencing our favorite flicks from the 70s, 80s and 90s (movies you would find at the rental stores in the 80s and 90s!)

Stay tuned for more updates as we finalize the design and art for Rental Rumble. We're moving forward smoothly now after a rocky few months. Expect a small delay from our projected July delivery date. As of now, we're likely moving toward manufacturing in July rather than delivery. As always we appreciate your patience here, and we will always be transparent with projected delivery dates. 

Also, don't worry about updating your address just yet. As we get closer to shipping, we will deliver a BackerKit survey to collect that updated information and give you one last chance to customize your order. 

Thanks, and have a safe weekend! 

 Jason & Josh