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Intrepid Games wants to bring the board gaming world closer together through collaboration. Our vision is to channel the excitement of Kickstarter into 'brick & mortar' gaming venues, by giving players the ability to 'back' their local game shop and play pre-released games before they pledge.


To this end, we are engaging cafes, game shops, reviewers and you (the public) to playtest Lander. The feedback we receive will enable us to work with our manufacturer to ensure that the quality of the components meets expectations and the game creates the best possible experience for you, the backer.

Ahead of our Kickstarter campaign, we've enlisted the help of 130 top-rated board game venues around the world. As of August 2019, they have all received a demo copy of Lander and will have game gurus available to help you get started playing. 

You can use the Lander Play Before You Pledge map to find your closest venue, learn more about each venue on our partners page and view Play Before You Pledge campaign updates.

In February 2020 we released a version of Lander for Tabletop Simulator, so those of you who are too far from one of our Play Before You Pledge partners, have an opportunity to play the game before the official Kickstarter campaign launches.  


You can support us by rating us on BoardGameGeek, following us on social media @Landerthegame and using the hashtag #PlayBeforeYouPledge on any relevant social media posts.

PBYP Overview

PBYP World Map

Click on an icon in the map below and you'll see the venue's name, address and website. For the best viewing experience, we recommend you open the map in Google Maps by clicking the icon in the top right hand corner.

Click on the image below to launch the Play Before You Pledge map in Google Maps. You'll then be able to click on an icon or type a venue's name into the search bar to find it on the map and see it's address and website details.

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PBYP Partners

Lander is currently available to demo in 4 continents and 13 countries. You can play Lander by visiting any of the board game shops or cafes that are supporting us in our Play Before You Pledge campaign (see regional breakdown below).

  North America


  • Across the Board Cafe (Winnipeg, MB)

  • Domics' GG Gaming Cafe (Mississauga, ON)

  • Mancala Monk Board Game Cafe (Hamilton, ON)

  • Snakes and Lattes Annex (Toronto, ON)

  • Snakes and Lattes College (Toronto, ON)

  • Snakes and Lattes Midtown (Toronto, ON)

  • Storm Crow Alehouse (Vancouver, BC)

  • Storm Crow Tavern (Vancouver, BC)

  • The Boardwalk Board Game Lounge (Peterborough, ON)

  • The HXGN Board Game Cafe (Calgary, AB)

  • The HXGN Board Game Cafe (Edmonton, AB)

  • The Loft Gaming Lounge (Ottawa, ON)

  • The Sentry Box (Calgary, AB)

   United States

  • At Ease Games (San Diego, CA)

  • Bard and Baker Board Game Cafe (Troy, NY)

  • Board and Brews Board Game Cafe (Manchester, NH)

  • Board Game Barrister (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Board Game Republic (Lakewood, CO)

  • Board Room (Washington, DC)

  • Bonus Round Cafe (Chicago, IL)

  • Carolina Tabletop Games (Pineville, NC)

  • ChicagoLand Games (Chicago, IL)

  • Commonspace Game Cafe (Norman, OK)

  • d4 Cafe (New Orleans, LA)

  • D20: A Bar with Characters (Dayton, OH)

  • Dice House Games (Fullerton, CA)

  • Emerald Tavern Games (Austin, TX)

  • Empire Board Game Library (Albuquerque, NM)

  • Evanston Games & Cafe (Evanston, IL)

  • Everything Board Games (Georgetown, KY)

  • Friendly Ghost Games (Casper, WY)

  • Funkatronic Rex Board Games and More (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Game Chest (Sioux Falls, SD)

  • Game Empire (San Diego, CA)

  • Game Goblins (Little Rock, AR)

  • Game Haus Cafe (Glendale, CA)

  • Game On (Augusta, ME)

  • Game Point Cafe (Nashville, TN)

  • Game Theory Board Game Lounge (Fort Worth, TX)

  • Game Vault El Paso (El Paso, TX)

  • Gamers Heaven (Phoenixville, PA)

  • Gamers N Geeks (Mobile, AL)

  • Gamescape (Tallahassee, FL)

  • Geek City Games (North Liberty, IA)

  • Giga-Bites Cafe (Marietta, GA)

  • Gnome Games Green Bay East (Green Bay, WI)

  • Goliath Gaming (Boise, ID)

  • Good Games (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Haunted Game Cafe (Fort Collins, CO)

  • Hawkwood Games (Milford, CT)

  • Hex & Co. (New York, NY)

  • Isle of Gamers (Santa Clara, CA)

  • Java Games Haus (Jacksonville, FL)

  • Jokers Are Wild Game Cafe (Lehighton, PA)

  • Knight Watch Games (San Antonio, TX)

  • Legendary Games (Richmond, KY)

  • Legion (Birmingham, AL)

  • Lodestone Coffee and Games (Minnetonka, MN)

  • Lost Legion Games & Comics (Vienna, WV)

  • Lost Legion Games & Comics (South Charleston, WV)

  • Lucky Dice Cafe (Huntsville, AL)

  • Mac and Chess (Miami, FL)

  • Meeples Game (Seattle, WA)

  • Meepleville (Las Vegas, NV)

  • Oasis Games (Salt Lake City, UT)

  • Pawns and Pints (Kansas City, MO)

  • Pieces (St. Loius, MO)

  • Play the Game Read the Story (Syracuse, NY)

  • Quarterstaff Games (Burlington, VT)

  • Red Castle Games (Portland, OR)

  • Rook's Games and More (Bozeman, MT)

  • Room and Boards Cafe (Boise, ID)

  • Spielbound Board Game Cafe (Omaha, NE)

  • Tabletop Board Game Cafe (Cleveland, OH)

  • Tabletop Game Cafe (Columbus, OH)

  • Tea + Victory (Houston, TX)

  • The Arena (Salina, KS)

  • The Board and Brew (College Park, MD)

  • The Board Room (Middletown, CT)

  • The Castle (Beverly, MA)

  • The Cellar (Bartlett, TN)

  • The Compleat Strategist (Falls Church, VA)

  • The Compleat Strategist (New York, NY)

  • The Game Parlour (San Francisco, CA)

  • The Game Table Cafe (Mechanicsburg, PA)

  • The Loaded Die (Ferndale, MI)

  • The Rook & Pawn (Athens, GA)

  • The Side Deck (Lexington, SC)

  • The Uncommons (New York, NY)

  • The Watch Tower (Salt Lake City, UT)

  • The Wayward Kraken (Biloxi, MS)

  • Thirsty Dice (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Ticket to Play Board Game Cafe (Salem, OR)

  • Top Tier Board Games (Hattiesburg, MS)

  • Tower Games (Minneapolis, MN)

  • Tower of Games (Virginia Beach, VA)

  • Tucson Games & Gadgets (Tucson, AZ)

  • Tucson Games & Gadgets (Tucson, AZ)

  • Wizards Asylum (Tulsa, OK)

  • Zulu's Board Game Cafe (Bothell, WA)



  • Bastard Cafe (Copenhagen)


  • Cafe Boardgame (Helsinki)


  • Moi J'm'en Fous Je Triche (Lyon)


  • Brettspiel-Café Wuerfel & Zucker (Hamburg)

  • R.P. Space Escape Room & Board Game Cafe (Bonn)

  • Spielcafe Osnabrett (Osnabrück)

  • Spielwiese Berlin (Berlin)

  • ZAMgwürfelt - the Board Game Cafe (Munich)


  • Alea Jacta Est (Stavanger)


  • Dragon's Lair (Stockholm)

   United Kingdom 

  • Board Exeter (Exeter, ENG)

  • Board in the City (Southampton, ENG)

  • Chance and Counters (Bristol, ENG)

  • Chance and Counters (Cardiff, WAL)

  • Dice Saloon (Brighton, ENG)

  • Draughts - Hackney (London, ENG) 

  • Edinburgh Game Hub (Edinburgh, SCO)

  • Engage Gaming (Aberdeen, SCO)

  • Fan Boy Three (Manchester, ENG)

  • Geek Retreat (Leeds, ENG)

  • Ludoquist (Croydon, ENG)

  • Ludorati Cafe (Nottingham, ENG)

  • Meeple Mayhem (Birmingham, ENG)

  • West End Games (Glasgow, SCO)

  Middle East

   United Arab Emirates

  • Back to Games (Dubai)

  • Back to Games (Abu Dhabi)


  • Good Game (Kuwait City)



  • BrainHackr (Prospect, SA)

  • Game Laboratory (Melbourne, VIC)

  • Good Games (Perth, WA)

  • The Games Cube (Parramatta, NSW)

PBYP Updates

  • August 2019 - the North American wave of PBYP partners received their demo copies of Lander via Quartermaster Logistics

  • July 2019 - the European wave of PBYP partners received their demo copies of Lander via Spiral Galaxy Games

  • June 2019 - the Asia-Pacific and Middle East PBYP partners received their demo copies of Lander via air shipping

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