Neon Dawn is a character building, open-world, post-apocalyptic adventure board game for 1-5 players. It is set in the waste, a post-nuclear land steeped in radiation and brimming with danger, adventure, and treasure to be found. The Great War happened long enough ago that no one alive remembers what the world used to be like. Those that still cling to life work hard to simply survive, overcoming challenges within the waste every day.
Sounds bleak and dreary, but you have no issue with your current situation. You're naturally suited to this lifestyle, and have already begun to make a name for yourself. However, local celebrity status is just the beginning. Your goal is to become the most famous wasteland adventurer, ensuring your name will forever be enshrined in wasteland legend!
"I have played many games of many different types and genres over the years, and I can say that this has been some of the most fun I’ve ever had playing a board game." ~ Dark Star Library
"I was a little intimidated when I saw everything in the box, but the game was so easy to get into and so fun to play, that I didn't even notice an hour go by." ~ Duane, Play Tester
"At first I felt like there were a lot of aspects to Aftermath that were confusing, but playing through the first round quickly brought it all into perspective. In fact, as we played that first 90 minute game, all 3 of us playing realized there were so many things we wanted to explore. By the end of the game, I didn't believe we'd played for so long and it seemed like we only scratched the surface. This is one that we'd want to play over and over to experience the variety of stories, situations, outcomes, and ways to play." ~ Alex, Play Tester
"Aftermath is a brilliant game! I have played many games on the PC that are made in a similar theme and I thoroughly enjoyed playing IRL moar! Once you figure out your approach and strategy, the next hour or two go by in a blink and leave you wanting more. Having taken a many-year break from board games, Aftermath reinvigorated my interest and renewed my passion for playing with pieces rather than pixels. Any easy 5 stars for #Aftermath. Thank you @caldwellgames !!!" ~ Matt, Play Tester
There are many companies out there with goals to control a market, or dominate the competition. Caldwell Games is not one of those. Instead, Caldwell Games has an overarching goal of "World Elevation". What is World Elevation you ask? World Elevation is making the world tomorrow a better place for everyone than it is today. It's a goal that is always worth chasing.
My name is David Caldwell and I have been involved in gaming my entire life. When I was young, I gravitated towards video games with a few dabbles in board gaming, but as grew older, board gaming emerged as my preferred play medium. Since then, I've played tons of board games with so many amazing people! One day I had an idea for a board game rattling around in my head and it was just stuck there. The only option was to sit down and start putting the idea on paper. Needless to say, it passed the initial tests and been in development for over a year. Countless play testing sessions with fantastic tester feedback has refined the original idea into the immersive and engaging play experience that Neon Dawn has become.
Neon Dawn is a labor of love and I hope you will join me in this wild adventure of self publishing a board game. The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled for October 12th through November 12th 2018!