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NZ$ 3,068
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 10 2018
Metropolis Game WorkshopBy Metropolis Game Workshop
First created
Metropolis Game WorkshopBy Metropolis Game Workshop
First created
NZ$ 3,068
pledged of NZ$ 21,673pledged of NZ$ 21,673 goal
39
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 10 2018

About

Designed and Illustrated by Julian Hindson, Metropolis is a zany property board game for 2-4 players, suitable for the whole family.  

The gameplay is laced with a generous dose of quirky, irreverent humour to bring huge laughs from young and old alike. 

Metropolis is easy to learn, kid friendly and provides hours of fun. 

We think you’re going to love it.

About the designer Julian Hindson is a game designer, graphic artist and illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand, over the past 26 years his professional experience has seen him working across several creative industries, including Advertising, Graphic Design & Print Management, Photography, Video, Illustration and Web Design. 

Julian’s passion for gaming goes way back to the early 80’s when he used to modify board games for fun. With other successful board game launches under his belt for clients, now it’s his turn to launch his first game Metropolis into the world.

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Panda Games is lined up to produce the game, they have a great reputation and are responsible for some great games, so we are confident that we're in safe hands. 

Panda Game Manufacturing was founded in early 2007 to provide tabletop game publishers with high quality overseas manufacturing services. They are a western managed company with production facilities based in Shenzhen, China. 

Being avid gamers, the Panda team understand that attention to detail is required to produce games that will satisfy both casual consumers and hardcore hobbyists. Panda Game Manufacturing’s control is their core focus and they have developed a strong reputation for problem-free manufacturing by identifying and solving common issues in game production. 

We are allowing a 26 week +/- production schedule, plus shipping and local delivery time, if anything changes with this we will be keeping all backers up to date on the Kickstarter page, as well as regular email updates with production progress.  

FULFILLMENT
We are currently in discussions with Black Box (Cards Against Humanity) to ship our orders into your hot little hands, so we're confident everyone will receive Metropolis in a timely manner. 

Choose a player to be the banker.  

You begin by choosing a PLAYER FIGURE and placing it on the START space. 

You receive your STARTING CASH: 4x each of the bank note denominations. 

You are dealt 7 RESOURCE CARDS to start. 

You receive an INCOME SHEET, fill out your name. Keep a running total of your income on this sheet.

 The person with the next birthday gets to start the game.  

STEP 1. Pick up a new resource card and choose any card to discard from your hand, if the new card is not wanted the player may discard it immediately. (Wild cards are your ‘Friend’)  

STEP 2. Roll the dice and move your character around the board in a clockwise direction. If you pass or land on the Start space you collect the income written on your income pad for the round. 

STEP 3. Complete Property, Golf Course and Toy purchases, or any Risk or Deal transactions.

OPTIONAL
You may negotiate with other players to swap or purchase any of the following: Resource cards, Risk cards, Deal cards, Properties, Golf Courses or Toys.

START SPACE 

Players place their game characters here to begin the game.

PROPERTY SPACES 

If you land on one of the properties you may purchase it, only if you have enough cash and all of the resource cards required. The resource card requirements are printed on the player sheet. If the property is already owned, you must pay the income amount written on the card. 

GOLF COURSES 

If you land on one of the Golf Courses you may purchase it, if you have enough cash. If the Golf Course is already owned, you must pay the income amount written on the card. 

TOYS 

If you land on either the Super Car or Super Yacht space you may purchase it, if you have enough cash. If the Super Car or Super Yacht is already owned, you must pay the owner the income amount written on the card. 

RISK SPACES 

The player must pick up a Risk card from the pile and follow the instructions. Some cards may be kept to play later in the game. 

DEAL SPACES 

The player must pick up a Deal card from the pile and follow the instructions. Some cards may be kept to play later in the game.

The game can end at any agreed upon time throughout the game play.  

The player with the highest total asset value, including: Money, Property, Golf Courses and Toys is declared the Winner. 

If a player is clearly winning and no chance of catching them looks possible the other players may elect to resign from the game. 

The tables can turn so don’t quit too soon.

To speed the game up you can choose one of the following options:  

Option 1 - Quick mode Remove the Resource card requirement from the game.  

Option 2 - Fast track Allow property purchases any time throughout the game with the correct resource cards and with enough cash, not only when you land on the property itself. 

Option 3 - Risky Business Each turn a player must take either a Risk or Deal card at the beginning of their turn, landing on a Risk or Deal space allows the player to take an additional card.

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Thanks for your support 

I look forward to hearing all about your experiences with Metropolis in the coming years.

Julian Hindson

Game Designer

Risks and challenges

Production of the board game will be fairly straight forward, as we have chosen production and fulfillment partners who are very experienced, we also have over 26 years of print production and management experience, our aim is to keep the campaign and project as simple as possible to ensure it runs smoothly.

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    METROPOLIS - DELUXE - EARLY BIRD

    One copy of the METROPOLIS board game
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    METROPOLIS - DELUXE RETAILER 5 PACK

    5x the METROPOLIS board game
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    5x All applicable stretch goals
    PLUS! Print promotional materials
    PLUS! Digital promotional materials

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