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Two great games in this Kickstarter Special. "Cubo" a new and innovative dice game and "Metro" one of the classics from Queen Games.
Two great games in this Kickstarter Special. "Cubo" a new and innovative dice game and "Metro" one of the classics from Queen Games.
350 backers pledged $19,256 to help bring this project to life.

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Cubo is a fast paced dice rolling game played in 6 rounds with all players rolling simultaneously. The game is for 2 to 4 players ages 8 and up and plays in 20-30 min.

And what about those colors??? The colors and pallet of Cubo are inspired by the Holi Festival of Colors, Happiness and Peace. This festival celebrates a wonderful message and ties in very nicely with the social and friendly event of boardgaming.

Cubo has a real-time mechanic that is brought forth not with a timer, but rather a limited resource - the four dice in the center. Gain as many points as possible with your nine dice by composing Straights and Trips. 

Gain as many points as possible with your nine dice by composing Straights and Trips. This video will explain how it is done.

Every player has 9 dice: 4 red, 4 blue and 1 white. White is wild. All players are rolling there own dice simultaneously until they get a roll they like. A player arranges his own roll in a square with the white die in the center, creating Trips, 3 dice of the same value in a row or column and Straights, 3 dice with successive values ascending or descending.

When you are happy with your arrangement or "Cubo" yell out Cubo! And cover your dice. Now grab a die of your choice from the four dice in the center. This die may help you increase your score during the scoring phase. Be quick, or a fellow player may yell Cubo and snatch the die you want.

How does scoring work?

The points gained are based on the highest number in your Straights and the number used in your Trip.

If you are lucky and skilled enough to create a Trip or a Straight in the same color that score will be doubled.  

Take the appropriate point chips from the center and prepare for the next round!

Metro is a game for 2 to 6 players ages 8 and up and plays in 45 min. Designed by Dirk Henn (yes, the guy who designed Alhambra :-)) In Metro players are laying lines of track to connect stations, either to their own stations or other players' stations. If you can connect your line to the central station you double your points!

The object of the game is to make the rail lines as long as possible when you are connecting stations (so basically you are laying out inefficient routes...just like a government run railway!). You can connect to your own stations or other players' stations (connecting to another player's station may award you more points.). At the beginning of the game players are assigned stations and place their subway cars on the game board to indicate ownership. 

When a route is complete, meaning there is track connecting a start station to an end station, that player scores one point for each tile along the route. For creative planners, a single tile may be scored multiple times if the route loops back on itself. If you can connect your line to the central station you double your points!

When laying track there are 4 requirements. These requirements add even more strategy to the game.

- Tiles must be placed next to an existing tile.

- Track cannot begin and return to the same station with one tile. 

- Red arrows on tiles must be oriented in the same direction as the arrows on the game board.

- It is possible to place a tile at an opponent’s station, but all of the placement rules apply.

And one last thing. A player must always place a tile on their turn even if it helps another player!

Lucky Loop is a light dice game from Karsten Hartwig (Chinatown) and Wolfgang Panning (Fresco and almost every Queen Games expansion!). The Lucky Loop game box is in Dutch. The components are language independent (the card names are in English) and English rules will be included.

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SHIPPING

!!!Please note!!! Backers should add the respective shipping charges to their pledges. If shipping is not included this may cause a delay in shipping. Thank you for your help with this. :-)

United States, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium

Shipping is Free.

Canada, European Union, Norway and Switzerland

$15 for shipping and handling charges.

Brazil, Russia and Ukraine

Due to the high customs charges and delivery challenges we no longer ship to Brazil, Russia or Ukraine. We apologize for this inconvenience.

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES

Please add $35 for shipping and handling charges. All shipping charges are per shipment.

Combined shipment of multiple backed projects of Queen Games

Due to the high time investment needed to keep track of combined shipment, going forward, we can no longer offer this option for US, Canadian and European backers. 

Combined shipment is only available for backers in ALL OTHER COUNTRIES. 

When campaigns are combined, the later date of fulfillment will apply. 

1. Shipping cost: Backers can save on shipping cost for this project if combined with other unfulfilled projects of Queen Games. The shipping cost is charged only once not each campaign. If shipping cost is paid in an earlier campaign please add $10 as shipping cost for this campaign. 

2. Delivery: When combined the latest expected delivery date will be valid. This may cause delays for the fulfillment of earlier backed projects. If you do not want any delays, this option of combined shipment will not apply.

3. Survey: We will ask in the survey for the combined shipment.

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Disclaimer

A small quantity of Cubo will be available for purchase at Spiel in Essen, Germany October 16, 2014 - October 19, 2014 before the estimated release date of November. 

Games will be released once they are available in their particular region. The games will first be available in the EU. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch. All additional costs that may occur because of custom duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.

Risks and challenges

Orcs, Orcs, Orcs is at the printers and on schedule.

Alhambra Special edition components have been ordered and production is on schedule.

Escape Big Box is at the printers and on schedule.

Thebes, Dragon Valley, Neptun are ready to be shipped and expected to be in transit in 2 weeks.

Kingdom Builder Big Box is on the boat en route to the US for shipment to North American backers.

Chicago Express - The Nickel Plate expansion is almost completed and once finished this campaign will ship.

Our toughest challenge with our previous projects has involved the coordination of production when a game is made with components from different manufacturers. This creates some logistics and shipping challenges that we want to improve upon. Going forward our plan is to minimize this situation so that we can better manage our production timeline and delivery.

Due to shipping time (ocean transit, customs, rail/truck, and final delivery), our release policy for Kickstarter Games releases is that they will be released in the EU when they are available since we produce in Holland. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch.

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    Pledge $32 or more About $32

    Cubo: You will receive Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Metro: You will receive Metro + funding reward.
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    Kickstarter Special - Early Bird: You will receive Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Kickstarter Special: You will receive Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Escape! - You will receive Escape + Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    Alhambra and Escape - You will receive Alhambra + Escsape + Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Escape Big Box (without Queenies) - You will receive Escape Big Box + Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Escape Big Box (WITH Queenies) - You will receive Escape Big Box + the Escape Big Box Queenies + Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Everything Alhambra and Escape Zombie City - You will receive Alhambra Big Box + Alhambra Big Box Special Edition + the two sided Board + the 6 wooden lion Fountains + the 6th expansion for Alhambra (Falconers) + Queenie #1 (6 magical buildings) + Queenie #2 (6x Medina buildings).+ Escape: Zombie City + Bonus module: More Zombies! + stretch rewards + Cubo + Queenie 1 "Combinations" + Queenie 2 "Special Dice" + Metro + funding reward. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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