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$1,367
pledged of $16,000pledged of $16,000 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 22 2012 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Aloha:  The Spirit of Hawaii is the story of Hawaii from the Polynesian migrations all the way through its journey to US statehood in 1950.  Unlike some games out there, Aloha is a game where the theme  and the mechanics of play really tie together.   You will guide your Pure Hawaiians, emigrating and settling in the Prologue.  In the three main chapters of the game, you will migrate from island to island, vying for control of the islands and their resources such as commerce, aloha and people.  You will be able to play event cards based on the history of the islands, and you will elect chiefs and kings and a even a queen.    Between chapters you will score victory points and generate the actions necessary for success in the next chapter.   In the Epilogue, all of your planning will come to fruition as you try to become elected governor, the most valuable position in the game.  

The game takes 10-15 minutes to learn, and 60-90 minutes to play.  It is recommended for ages 10 and higher.   It plays well for 2,3 or 4 players due to the scaling of the scoring – to keep all the games tight and fast paced.   The theme is inviting and a great experience for hobby gamers and those just getting into euro-style games.

The funds from the Kickstarter campaign will be used to market and to make the game out of quality components.  The more money we raise, the better the quality will become.

Blue Panther LLC is an American company.  Norv and Brad Brooks are the designers of the game.  And I, Steve Jones, am publishing it through our company, Blue Panther LLC.   We have been making games and high quality components for our games, and our customers since 2006.   We manufacture many of our own game components from raw materials made in the USA.  We source locally what we cannot make ourselves.  That means just about every component in Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii will be made in the USA. 

This is what allows us to get the game out so quickly to you.    No long wait!   Support  Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii and get your game before the holiday season!  Makes a great present too!

Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii is our most ambitious project to date - and we'd like your help to turn this great game design into a great game that you can share with your family and friends.

Thanks.   Mahalo.   Aloha.

Steve Jones,  Blue Panther LLC

Here's some of the artwork from the game starting with the card art...

Here is the anatomy of an Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii Event Card.  There are three decks of them in the game, a total of 76 cards.

And the scoring / action tracker / turn tracker mat.

This is one of the sets of player tokens and island hexes.  Island hexes are approximately 5 inch across.

Here is a link to the rules for the game....

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/82561/aloha-the-spirit-of-hawaii-prototype-rulebook

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    All the benefits of the lower reward levels plus: A full color knockdown Dice Tower in the Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii theme.

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    Download 5 Hawaiian / Pacific songs from Gregg DeCastro, noted Polynesian recording artist. (you can hear his music in our videos) One complete STANDARD copy of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii.

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    YOUR NAME as "Key Advisor to Chief / Governor

    " on one of the 24 Chief/King/Queen Cards in the game.

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    All of the benefits of the lower reward levels (except $55 "Advisor" level. TWO complete STANDARD copies of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii. US: Postage Included. International: Add $25 for Postage

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    FOR RETAILERS ONLY.

    Four complete copies of the STANDARD version of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii. 4 DiceTowers with Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii artwork and YOUR STORE NAME on it.

    A special premium, only available to retailers who order from Kickstarter, "King Kamehameha First Player Disk (Ceramic Custom Printed Poker Chip)" will ship with each copy of the game. Features King Kamehameha on the front and YOUR STORE NAME on the back.

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    All the benefits of the lower reward levels (except retailer $100 level) plus: One complete DELUXE copy of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii. This is the upscale version that will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign. It includes a wooden box with most components made of laser cut and engraved wood, laser cut and full color images directly on the wood, six Custom Engraved Dice and a 12 page guide of key historical events that shaped Hawaii on the way to statehood.

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    All the benefits of the lower reward levels (except retailer $100 level) plus: One complete DELUXE copy of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii. This is the upscale version that will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign. It includes a wooden box with most components made of laser cut and engraved wood, laser cut and full color images directly on the wood, six Custom Dice and a 12 page guide of key historical events that shaped Hawaii on the way to statehood.

    Your copy will have your name Laser Engraved on the cover and the designers, Norv & Brad Brooks, will sign your copy of the game.

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    Two complete DELUXE copies and Four STANDARD Copies of Aloha: The Spirit of Hawaii. This is the upscale version that will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign. It includes a wooden box with most components made of laser cut and engraved wood, laser cut and full color images directly on the wood, six Custom Dice and a 12 page guide of key historical events that shaped Hawaii on the way to statehood.

    Your copy will have your name Laser Engraved on the cover and the designers, Norv & Brad Brooks, will sign your copy of the game.

    The designer and publisher will come to your house / convention / favorite game store dressed in the Hawaiian style and play the game with you and your friends.

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Funding period

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