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Kwintessens - Triangular Alchemy Tactics

Short game. Timing is essential. Create triangular patterns with cards. Every card on the table can be used by all players.

Kwintessens - Triangular Alchemy Tactics

Short game. Timing is essential. Create triangular patterns with cards. Every card on the table can be used by all players.

€1,620
pledged of €7,000pledged of €7,000 goal
69
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 15 2017 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

In this fast, tactical game, you take a role as an alchemist. Each player tries to outwit the others by being the first to distill four pure elements, also using cards played by the others, sometimes even transmuting these cards.

Can you create your fourth pure element before one of them is destroyed?

Latest news... Unfortunately we did not make it this time. We plan to give this a 2nd try. Keep updated here:  https://www.facebook.com/cradleofgames

You recieve  

  • 80 triangular elemental cards (D)  
  • 5 triangular kwintessens cards (E)  
  • 16 player tokens (C)  
  • An elemental compass (A)
  • Starting player token (B)  
Game components
Game components

 

Any unlocked stretch goal will be included in the Kickstarter version of the game! And... if you order the game you can...

 

 

You must distill four pure elements. A pure element is a card surrounded by cards of the same element: i.e. the middle card of a big triangle.

Pure element
Pure element

 

The player has created his first pure element and gets to place a token to marks it.  

Other players can destroy the pure element by transmuting one of these cards, seizing the token and temporarily gaining control over it.

 

Pure element before mutation
Pure element before mutation

 

Broken pure element. Token is stolen.
Broken pure element. Token is stolen.

Each player starts with a set of triangular cards, that consists of 4 times 5 cards: of each element (water, earth, air and fire) there are 5 cards numbered from 1 to 5. Shuffle and take 6. Each round of the game consists of three phases.

  • Hand management
  • Element and player order selection
  • Playing cards

When playing cards, you can play more cards in one turn. The cards must be connected by at least a corner though.

Linking cards
Linking cards

 

The game ends when player distills his or her fourth purified element.

Download the complete rules below.

In this video Bert and Sander from Cradle of Games introduce themselves. Alchemist Bert has a brief look at the game play . And… we actual have images of the King summoning you to his court to enter his alchemical contest!

 

 

 

Geekmom - "Kwintessens ticks so many boxes for our family. It’s quick; it’s strategic; it’s active; it’s beautiful to look at; it’s the kind of game you can easily pull out and play without too much hassle in setting up."

Read the complete review.

 

Nox Spellenzolder - "The game is higly interactive, we are playing on the same board. These triangluar tiles are great fun to play with, you have to think differently."

Dutch version / Nox Spellenzolder in het Nederlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl-4bmA7t5A

Undead Viking - "I had a lot of fun figuring out how to win. It makes for a challenging puzzle."

 

 

Shipping costs are not included and will be charged when the Kickstarter is successful. See shipping below for details.

Reminder, if you order the game, you can receive a poster of the kings tapestry if you donate 5 euro extra.

 

     

Shipping costs will be charged when the Kickstarter is successful via a pledge manager.

 

We will ship to the Netherlands ourselves and offer pick up at various game fairs in the Netherlands and Essen.
Please note: We cannot guarantee the game is ready for Essen 2017. This is what we really want to archieve! If not, pickup Essen 2018 is possible, as well as shipping of course.

Other shipping will be handled by GamesQuest.

Price for shipping one game Kwintessens

  • 6 euro - United Kingdom
  • 7 euro - France, The Netherlands
  • 8 euro - USA, Belgium, Germany
  • 9 euro - Japan, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden.
  • 10 euro - Canada, Rest of Europe
  • 12 euro - Rest of the World

Price for shipping two games (Kwintessens + Puerto Diablo)

  • 6 euro - United Kingdom
  • 7 euro - The Netherlands
  • 9 euro - France
  • 10 euro - USA, Belgium, Germany 
  • 11 euro - Japan, Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden. 
  • 12 euro - Canada, Rest of Europe 
  • 15 euro - Rest of the World

Price for shipping 3 games is somewhere in between price for 2 games, and for 5 games. It is true!

Price for shipping 5 games Kwintessens

  • 7 euro - United Kingdom, The Netherlands  
  • 15 euro - Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, France, Germany
  • 20 euro - Rest of Europe  
  • 25 euro - USA 
  • 30 euro - Rest of the World

Here you find illustrated rules (11 pages).  

You are invited to try the game. The print & play version is free (7 pages)!

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter, and, with regards to production, a much easier one. We have found a number of printing houses that can produce the triangular cards, so we have a lot of options.
The biggest challenge is to be ready before Essen, in october 2017. We did book a stand, we have faith we will make it. Our latest delivery date is december 2017. Think Christmas!

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