Trailblazer the John Muir Trail Board Game KS Backpacker Pledge w/ Add-ons


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Embark on a journey of exploration and discovery along the amazing John Muir Trail through the High Sierras of California. Explore the majestic mountains and lush meadows, the picturesque waterfalls and alpine lakes. Scale the heights of Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome or Sequoia’s Mt. Whitney. Enjoy meandering through Evolution Valley or Tuolumne Meadows, pausing to take in the beauty of Ediza Lake or cooling your feet in the King’s River. Be humbled beneath a giant Sequoia tree or catch (and release) a Golden Trout. Listen to the song of an Ouzel, watch Marmots at play or or spot the rare Snow Plant. All this and much, much more comes alive on your tabletop through the magic of award-winning artist Andrew Bosley. 

The Trailblazer The John Muir Trail Board Game takes place over the course of twelve days/rounds of hiking and backpacking along the John Muir Trail (JMT). You will experience daily trail encounters, choose to explore destinations along the trail, acquire and manage natural and personal resources, discover and observe the sights and sounds of your environment, adapt to ever-changing weather conditions, and move along the entire trail, all while wisely using the items in your backpack to maximise your experience.

You can earn trail points in several ways along the route, such as placing workers on your tracks, collecting sets of field guide cards, scoring instantly with destination cards, and using your backpack gear efficiently.

Note this is the Trailblazer The John Muir Trail Board Game Backpacker Kickstarter Edition with Extras and includes the following:

  • Trailblazer: the John Muir Trail Base Game
  • Black Bear and Bluebird Mini Expansion
  • Advanced Solo Mode by John D Clair
  • All unlocked stretch goals from the 2022 campaign.
  • Add-on – Upgraded First Player Marker
  • Add-on – 16 New Trail and 4 New Skill Cards ($175,000 Locked Stretch Goal)

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Weight 2.75 kg
Dimensions 29.5 × 29.5 × 8 cm



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Minimum Suggested Age 14
Average Play Time 30 - 120 minutes
BGG Complexity 3.33
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