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:

Submitted all files to manufacturer!
26 days ago – Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 04:40:53 AM

 Great news backers! We've finished and submitted ALL files to our manufacturer for review. 

During this step, the manufacturer will need a little bit of time to review all components and create a digital proof for us to approve. How long this takes typically depends on how many edits we need to pass back and forth. Once we are happy with the digital proofs, we will receive a quote and then we will need to accept both the proofs and the quote . 

Once we get through this step, we will be ready to send out our BackerKit Surveys which will allow you to:

  • Submit your mailing address (you will be able to edit this until we lock orders to ship)
  • Add items to your order (extra copies of Rental Rumble, 1999 Expansion, Mini Return Box, ect.)
  • See how much shipping & handling will cost in your region

*At this stage we will not be charging cards just yet, you'll have time to customize your orders for a few weeks/months before that happens.

We are beyond excited to graduate into this step as we get closer to finishing Rental Rumble. Your patience as we navigate this all for the first time has helped us stay positive and productive. Thank you.

Here's an updated review of where we are in the process:

New Game Box Art!
about 2 months ago – Sat, May 29, 2021 at 08:24:08 AM

Hey friends, we hope everyone is having a great week so far! 

As we communicate with our manufacturer and submit all final assets and measurements we wanted to share out our refreshed box cover art. We made a lot of significant style and color changes to match the game board and card art so it has a more consistent feel. 

Since we are still working out the dimensions of the final VHS boxes that the game will be housed in, the cover art may change slightly. It'll be one sheet that will slide into the VHS case along with the spine and back design all on one sheet. We'll share that out once it's finalized.

We're getting close friends. Your patience means the world to us first-time board game designers. Just bare with us a little longer as we get a the pieces in place and navigate the wild world of manufacturing. It's an education for sure so far. 

Stay tuned, more to come. Let us know what you think in the comments here!

Jason & Josh

Player Cards Sneak Peek
3 months ago – Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 02:44:29 AM

Happy Friday everyone, we hope you are staying safe and healthy out there. 

We've been sending files (Cards, Board, 3D Game Pieces) to tour manufacturer as we get closer to finalizing a quote. There have been a few delays on their end but we are moving forward nicely now.

Currently we are sending over the Player Cards and we wanted to share a few things with you.

The above image is more of a layout shot (not final art) where you can see the placement of the tabs that will mark when you "Watch" and "Return" a VHS.   

The below shots are the final art versions featuring our group of 4 players! Check em out.

We made sure the art style was consistent with the card and board art design and overall color palette. Which one do you want to play as?

And for anyone who played our prototype (thank you!), you will see a significant improvement. And the kids are now teens! Seemed more thematically appropriate and cool. Here's a look at our prototype design from way back when for a comparison. 

I hope you like this new look. Finalizing how the tabs will function is a small challenge, but we are on track for them to be really cool and sturdy. 

Let us know what you think while we are sorting out this quote with our manufacturer. We are excited to be getting close to the finish line here.

Jason & Josh

Game Board is Finished, Take a Look!
4 months ago – Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 01:07:11 AM

Hey gamers! Over the weekend we put the finishing touches on our game board and wanted to share the final design with you all. For anyone that played our prototype this should be a huge improvement! Please let us know what you think in the comments below :)  

We're currently working with our manufacturer to deliver all the necessary files in order to get a quote. As mentioned in previous updates, this is taking much longer than we would like. But the good news is, we're using any extra time to polish all our designs. So in a weird way, these delays have contributed to a much better game board and player cards. So at least theres' some long term value. Here's a reminder of our current timeline. 

As always, thanks for being so very patient with us as we navigate the game design and manufacturing process for the first time :) You all are so great! We are getting much, much closer to getting this on the manufacturing line. Hope everyone is having a great week so far. More updates soon.

Jason & Josh

Manufacturing update and new timeline
5 months ago – Wed, Mar 03, 2021 at 01:45:28 PM

Hey gamers. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. I wanted to give y'all an update on our manufacturing progress and provide you with an estimated timeline to show you what things will look like from now until we ship :)

Working with our manufacturer has been a lot slower than we would have liked. As always, we appreciate you being patient with us as we push this forward. This is our very first game, and the first time we've went through the manufacturing process. We are learning A LOT about the process. 

The good news is that we've spent this extra time polishing the game art and all the game components, especially the game board. The end result will be a much cooler looking game than what you see on the campaign page. We are sinking every penny we earned during the campaign into making the final product the best we possibly can. We'll have a game board update soon.

Below I drew up a rough timeline of where we are at with manufacturing. I'm being very transparent and hopeful here. It may take a little more time, or it may take less time. I'm just not 100% sure, but I will update everyone as we check things off this list. 

Based on conversations with our manufacturer this week, this timeline reflects where we are at. It's a process, and taking longer than we would like, but it is moving forward with no big speed bumps so far other than delays outside of our control.

We will send updates whenever we check something off this list. We will also be sharing some fresh visual updates for game components soon. And keep in mind, we will be sending out BackerKit Surveys to all backers after we get a physical proof and finalize. This survey is where you will be able to update your address, add items to your order, and pay for shipping. You will have at least 3-4 weeks to complete that survey and I'll be actively sending reminder updates when we get to that step. 

Stay tuned everybody, we're getting close. We will be renting and rumbling in 2021, get excited!

Jason & Josh