About this project
Escape: The Curse of the Mayan Temple is a brand new real-time cooperative dice game, where players are adventurers working together to escape from a Mayan Temple, avoiding pitfalls and completing challenges in order to make their escape before the temple implodes! Escaping the temple with ease? No problem! The game includes several expansion modules to up the ante, presenting new challenges to the players. The temple can be a very cruel place indeed!
Real-Time Game Play
Real-time game play means never waiting for your turn! All players are rolling simultaneously, frantically rolling their dice throughout the entire game! The real-time game play is enhanced by a soundtrack that accompanies game play, alerting players of events in the game as well as serving as the game timer. The soundtrack lasts exactly 10 minutes, at which point the temple goes boom! If you haven't made it out by the end of the sound track, it's all over for you!
All players are working together to escape the temple, so you will all either win or lose as a team. Players will have to rescue each other from curses and cooperate to efficiently complete challenges, all while frantically rolling dice while your heart gets pumping from the ever-suspenseful soundtrack. It's definitely a challenge, as you will constantly be balancing your own needs vs. those of the team. Try to go the adventure alone, however, and chances are the temple will become your tomb!
Each player will have a set of custom dice they will need to roll, roll again, and then roll some more throughout the game. In fact, any time spent not rolling the dice is precious time wasted! Need to run to an adjacent room? You'll need to roll some feet! Need to complete a challenge? You might need to roll some torches! But watch out, the dice also may come up cursed, in which case you'll need to roll a charm to cure the curses. Roll too many curses at a time, and you might be begging and screaming for the aid of one of your co-adventurers!
If you're going to preorder a game, no matter how awesome it looks, you'd best be rewarded for your faith in the game! Here's what we'll do for you for supporting Escape...
If you order the game here on Kickstarter, you'll get the game a full two weeks before the street date! No funny business; you will be the very first people to own the game. Guaranteed. Wave it around in front of your friends! Flaunt it on BoardGameGeek! Make yourself the envy of your game group!
If you choose any of the COLLECTOR'S supporter levels, you will receive a numbered special collector's edition of Escape, signed by the designer and featuring gold foiling on the box. Bling!
Limited Collector's Poster
If you pledge at any of the +MORE levels, you'll movie-style poster featuring some sweet artwork from Escape to make your game room a stylin' place!
If you pledge at any of the +MORE levels, you'll receive a bonus promo that won't ship with any other copies of the game. The promo will not be Kickstarter exclusive, but late adopters will have to pay a little extra, while you get it early and for FREE!
The bonus promos will consist of two new types of curse tiles (3x "Lost Treasure" & 1x "Really Cursed") and one bonus room, "The Pit".
When playing with curse tiles, the new curses add variety to the curses that might arise. "Lost Treasure" will do exactly what it sounds like it would do: you lose a treasure (if you are playing with treasures). If you don't have a treasure, lucky you! "Really Cursed" will force you to draw two curses for the remainder of the game whenever you get cursed!
"The Pit" adds a new potential room to the game. A player may activate two gems in the pit, but only by rolling 5 curses! This means he will definitely need assistance from another player to get back out of the pit again.
Additionally, we have three stretch rewards which will be announced when we hit the required levels. When these funding levels are hit, all backers at any level that contains a copy of Escape will receive the stretch rewards (one set per copy of Escape ordered). We think they're pretty cool, but you'll have to wait and see! So, tell your friends, and let's hit these goals! If you guys go really crazy for Escape and we blow away $60,000, who knows, maybe we'll add another stretch goal later!
Funding Bonus: The entire first expansion to Escape! See Update #5!
Stretch Goal #1: Explorer stickers and a copy of Roma! See Update #9!
Stretch Goal #2: Doomed and Stand-Up Curses! See Update #11!
Stretch Goal #3: Two new Rescue tiles! See Update #12!
Stretch Goal #4: A pawn and dice set for a 6th player. See Update #13!
Stretch Goal #5: $60,000 - TBA
In addition to the ability to preorder a copy of Escape, we're also giving you the ability to choose amongst seven other titles from our line-up at special Kickstarter prices! The first added game is $40, the second is $30, and if you spring for a third additional game, it's yours for only $20! Your choices are shown below. At the end of every Kickstarter project, there is a survey to collect your address and other information. You will get to choose your games in this survey.
Yes, all European orders will ship from Germany, so you will not have to pay expensive import fees as a European customer!
The components for Escape are language-neutral, and rules will be included in English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and German.
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