The Battle of Red Cliffs is the new 1-9 player edition of Tien Zi Que, the popular Mahjong card game, which includes exciting team play
The Battle of Red Cliffs (2012 Edition) is the new one to nine player edition of Tien Zi Que (TZQ http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/39710/tien-zi-que), the popular Mahjong card game. Like Mahjong, each game plays over several rounds as players collect sets of cards. What makes TZQ unique is that when players collect sets, they save a card from each one to form a Master Set that is used for scoring once any player has collected five or more sets.
Players can also “Peng” to form a set using two cards from their hand and a discard at the beginning of another player’s turn, they can use unique Command cards, special actions and wild cards and the game even allows for two or three player teams. Join the Battle of Red Cliffs now!
Time: 30 Minutes. (45 minutes when playing with 5 or more players)
63 cards ranked 1 to 9 (18 Red, 18 Blue, 18 Green, and 9 White)
24 Beauty cards in four types (7 Red, 7 Blue, 7 Green, and 3 White)
9 Zhuge Liang cards (Black)
2 Event cards
9 Player Aid cards
1 Score Board
7 Player Score Markers
*** Box size is 7 5/8 x 4 x 1 5/8 inch, different from the video.
It has been a great pleasure working with E.R. Burgess and many Tien Zi Que fans such as Kristen McCarty and Simon Wilcock to prepare the Battle of Red Cliffs. It certainly is as fun as the original Tien Zi Que, and now it can be played solo or with as many as nine players. Plus, I find it a little more strategic with the team play option and Command cards.
Kristen's A Preview of The Battle of Red Cliffs
Kristen's The Battle of Red Cliffs - Solo Play Review
Boardgame Babylon Podcast
The Battle of Red Cliffs is different than the original TZQ in many ways. Red Cliffs adds a solo option and the opportunity to play in two or three player teams. During the game, players also interact more directly through the Peng round as well as beauty, command, and event cards that carry special actions and abilities.
Four Beauties: Red Warrior, Blue Damsel, Green Maiden, and the White Lady.
At end of the round, each player scores his/her Master Set according to the score card. Red Cliffs also introduces a new score level system where players must reach a certain score level or they will drop back to the previous level.
The Battle of Red Cliffs comes with great Kickstarter rewards such as Allegiance cards, Command cards, and Origami Score Tower.
Reward 1 - Allegiance Expansion
The Allegiance Expansion comes with nine cards. In the beginning of a cooperative game, players are evenly divided into teams of two or three. Each player takes an Allegiance card which represents his/her team so players know who is also sworn to their alliance.
In addition, during the end of round scoring, the Allegiance cards gives players one extra colored card for scoring. How about that? :) Note: Allegiance cards do not count towards the end of round condition.
Reward 2 - Command Expansion Set #1
Command Expansion Set #1 comes with Command cards #1 to #9. The Command Expansion adds to the game for advanced play. During setup, players are given a random Command card and it gives each player a unique ability once per round for the entire game. Command cards add more strategy into the game and allow for more variation in the game.
Example: Command Card #5 - When creating a set of Beauty cards, you can take the Set action from any card in the set, not just the one you keep..
Reward 3 - Command Expansion Set #2
Command Expansion Set #2 comes with Command cards #10 to #18. When backing six or more copies of Red Cliffs, each copy will receive one Command Expansion Set #2. Backers may also pay additional $5 to purchase a set.
Command card #18 - If you have a full house, every other player drops a level before scoring.
Reward 4 - Origami Score Tower
Origami Score Tower is a uniquely-designed and beautiful board game component to add to your Battle of Red Cliffs game. It is also a great way to keep score when playing with a larger group because players can see who is leading the game from far away. Backers can order an Origami Score Tower for an additional $10.
The dimensions of the score tower are 13cm height x 10.5cm width. Please note that the Score Tower is UNFOLDED when delivered.
Reward 5 - Exclusive Mug
This beautiful Kickstarter exclusive mug recently becomes available, and it is now part of the limited Collector's Edition level. For more information, please check the post http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tatewu/the-battle-of-red-cliffs-reload/posts/279033
(Note: mug is not suitable for microwave and dishwasher)
Essen Pickup. Our booth is located in Hall 4, booth number 4-414. Please come any time to pickup your rewards and let's take some photos too :)
Babylon Pickup. If you are in the Southern California area and you know Boardgame Babylon host E.R. Burgess, you can buy at this level and arrange local delivery. Even if you don't know him but attend local gaming public gaming events, he can probably get the game to you.
Trip to Red Cliffs:
As I was finishing up the design on The Battle of Red Cliffs, I traveled to the real location referenced in the game. Red Cliffs was one of the major battles in the Three Kingdom era of Chinese History. More interesting details on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Red_Cliffs
While waiting for my last Kickstarter game, Di Renjie, to arrive at a Shanghai warehouse, I boarded a train to visit Red Cliffs.
I also got the chance to try out the local snacks! This photo shows a cold noodle dish that can be served with many different ingredients in it. I added everything that is NOT spicy. ;)
Hope you will be among the awesome backers of the Battle of Red Cliffs. Thank you for your time and support on my second Kickstarter project :)
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Jul 20, 2012 - Aug 19, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $25 or more
Taipei Pickup. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, and (4) one Command Exp set #1. Pickup at Jool's Board Game Cafe.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Essen pickup. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, and (4) one Command Exp set #1. Pickup at Essen Spiel 2012 in Hall 4, Booth 414.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Boardgame Babylon pickup. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, and (4) one Command Exp set #1. Pickup from the infamous Boardgame Babylon host E.R. Burgess.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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US only. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, and (4) one Command Exp set #1. Ship anywhere in the USA.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan only. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, and (4) one Command Exp set #1. Shipped free of charge anywhere in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Worldwide. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, and (4) one Command Exp set #1. Shipped free of charge anywhere in the world.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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21 backers Limited (59 of 80 left)
Collector's Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Red Cliffs Mug. (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) one copy of The Battle of Red Cliffs personally signed by me, (3) one Allegiance Exp set, (4) one Command Exp set #1, (5) one Command Exp set #2, (6) one Origami Score Tower, and (7) one limited Kickstarter Exclusive Red Cliffs mug. Ship FREE to anywhere in the US and all pickup locations. Please add $10 to ship anywhere else in the world.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
US Retailer Only - (1) A warm Thank You card, (2) ten copy of the Battle of Red Cliffs, (3) one copy of the Battle of Red Cliffs for demo, (4) ten Allegiance Exp sets, (5) ten Command Exp set #1, (6) one limited Kickstarter Exclusive Red Cliffs mug. Ship FREE to anywhere in the US.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012