Created by Lay Waste Games LLC

In this combat strategy game for 2-4 players, you are cursed humans, battling underground.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

ETA + New Campaign!
1 day ago – Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 01:53:37 AM

Hello cursed!

Your games have crossed much of the water and are soon arriving at fulfillment locations worldwide within the next week or so. Once there, they will be processed and begin shipping out! Processing may require about 2 weeks for each location, so please be patient. With the unexpected delays from China as of recent, we are insanely lucky that these games made it here in a timely fashion.


Also, we just launched a new Kickstarter campaign...Dragoon: The Might and Magma Expansion! As a previous backer of ours, you will receive a free pin of your choice if you back at any reward tier. Any of these three beauties:


Also, we will be at PAX East in both TT51 Feb 27 - Mar 1. It is possible copies of Life Siphon will arrive in Boston in time for us to bring them to PAX East, but we did not know with 100% certainty, which is why we are not offering PAX pickup. We could have gambled, but this would have potentially delayed your shipment if games did not arrive in time. So we opted for no pickup. In the meantime, come say hi, check out Might and Magma, and another new game in very early prototype stages.

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Games are on the water!
21 days ago – Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 01:04:15 AM

Hello cursed,

Small but sweet update! We have received confirmation that all copies of Life Siphon (and add-ons) are on the water, bound for the US, Canada, Australia, and the EU (where the rest of the world will be fulfilled from). The journey is long and delays could occur due to weather, so fair warning. But for now, sleep tight knowing everything is where it should be for a late February delivery to your hands :)


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Get your shelves ready!
about 2 months ago – Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 04:19:54 PM

Hello cursed!

We are super happy to say that Life Siphon is hitting the ocean on-or-before January 15th. Production is wrapping up, and barring any major, last minute issues, games will begin shipping to you mid-to-late February.

ADDRESS LOCK: 1/10/20 at 10am EST


If you do not fill out the survey or have an inaccurate address, you run the risk of not receiving your game, or needing to pay for shipping multiple times.

That is all. We leave you with this photo of our artist and cofounder Nick Nazzaro, holding a rat plushie, with questionable facial hair choices. Our guess is he was cursed and now must rock this stache.


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Timeline + PAX Unplugged
3 months ago – Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 09:25:32 PM

Hey cursed!

Let's get right into it with a timeline update. We tried our best to get the game into your hands before the end of the year but it unfortunately did not work out. It may have been possible if we rushed through some quality checks, but we opted to prioritize quality first, as we do with everything. We only have one chance to get you the best possible game.

A lot of companies are trying to get games finished before the tariffs kick in (Dec 15), which caused some delay. However with the extra time, we were able to make some final changes to the rulebook, fabric board, sleeve, and punchboards.

The games are currently getting onto the ocean in January, but we do not have an exact date yet. Longpack has confirmed they will be doing everything as quickly as possible while maintaining their high quality standards. Which we support!

We are keeping a very close EYE on how production is progressing, so if we hear anything further, we will definitely let you know.


We are going to be in Philadelphia for the third PAXU with preproduction copies of Life Siphon in hand! Come by to check it out and also get to play a new Dragoon expansion we have been working on. It's quite explosive!

Thank you all for your patience with Life Siphon! We think you're going to be very happy with what we've created :)


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Order Lock Date + Life Siphon in all its glory!!!
4 months ago – Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 01:24:18 AM

Hello cursed humans,

First, let's get this out of the way...

OCTOBER 29 at 9am EST - Orders Locked

NOVEMBER 1 at 9am EST - Cards Charged

This means you need to have your full orders in by October 29, and have your most up to date credit card input by November 1. There will be time to resolve credit card issues after. No set date on when that runs out, but please do it ASAP. Any delays with resolving addresses and credit cards will result in delays to your game shipping and potentially prevent you from receiving your reward.


We could not be more excited to finally show you Life Siphon in its (nearly) final state! There are some minor changes that will occur, but this is about 95% final. Check it out!

The table presence is truly amazing when you first see it!  We have poured so much time and energy into this game to ensure you are all happy when you crack it open. Everything is bright, fun, and heavy. The box clocks in at 12"x12"x3" and can hold all components, including the metal! We even left some extra room for the future, whatever that may hold ;)

Thank you all for you patience with Life Siphon. We have powered through a lot on our end to bring this to life and we fully understand that waiting isn't easy or fun.

We are speaking with the factory this week about our notes and should have some solid date estimates soon. Right now, it looks like we are straddling 2019 and 2020 for receiving the games, but Longpack has worked magic for us in the past. We will report back once we have word from them.

In the meantime...get excited! Life Siphon is almost here!!!


Lay Waste Games