About this project
First came the cardboard version of the game, then expansions, followed by the 2nd Edition, along with even more expansions, and now with your help we introduce to you Police Precinct: Online - The Mobile App!
NEW & UNIQUE
DIGITAL: As we will explain in more detail, the app is like no other out there!
CARDBOARD: Though the App is the star of this show we do have some cardboard available too, which includes NEW, never seen before content for the game AND rare collectors' items!
YOU: Without your support we will not be able to carry out our vision for the future of Police Precinct which involves this beautiful marriage of cardboard and digital!
So, come join the fun, and...
Making an entire app from a cardboard game is VERY costly, and that's a big part of why we need your help.
The way we built this app makes it a true pioneer! In fact, we're not aware of any other app out there that's a pure co-op boardgame that can handle 1-6 players in BOTH Pass-And-Play Mode AND Multiplayer Online functional with BOTH iOS AND Android for BOTH smartphone AND tablet!
The vast majority of smartphones and tablets will work well with this app (Recommended: iOS 8.0 or later & Android 4.4 or later).
Now YOU can play Police Precinct any time you want and with friends all over the world!
And let's not forget the strong Law Enforcement theme that has brought Police Precinct much of its renown.
Not to mention, playing a game is going to be FASTER and EASIER than ever because the app does a ton of the work for you in terms of setup and game play!
Also, unlike a cardboard game, if time runs out and players need to stop, you can save your game. In fact, MANY sessions of the game can be saved! You could be playing the game with numerous groups at the same time while carrying this around in your pocket. You can't do that with any cardboard game!!!
Take a look...
Here's an image showing character selection during the set-up of a 3-person game...
And here's what the difficulty adjusting screen looks like...
Here's a picture of the Vancouver-based App Development team at work. Notice that they're playing with cardboard (it actually makes sense if you think about it)...
PRICING: We believe that the best way to get the app is via this campaign. This is true for a bunch of reasons including PRICE! When it does become available in the App stores we are planning on offering it at $8.99 with special pricing at certain times (for example we expect to do a Holiday special deal later this year for $6.99). During this campaign we are offering you the opportunity to get the app EARLY (before it's available to the public), and the ability to buy it from the app stores at a reduced rate (lower than the general public).
A quick review...
THANKS: We really appreciate you taking a look at this NEW Digital aspect to the award-winning game that so many have come to know and love! We hope you give it a try!
For you cardboard fans, we are making the 2nd Edition available to you (depending on location) along with NEW never-seen-before treasures!
Note: Available quantities at each of the reward levels may be limited and/or fluctuate during the campaign (for details see Quantities section here).
For details, see Pack C + D below...
ON THE FORCE -- Pledging at this level is a great way for YOU to get involved in the community, to stay up-to-date on how things are going, and to do all of this for a very low commitment. Then once you see and hear enough, you can hop on one of the other Packs if you want. BUT, no matter what you end up doing in the end, THANKS a TON for getting involved!
YOU'RE HIRED -- YOU get to "Serve and Protect", as a member of CPD (the Commonville Police Department!!!)
If you back at this level, you become a member of the E-Club. With the E-Club, "E" stands for "Electronic" (thus, all of your rewards will be delivered to you digitally).
This level does not include the app directly, but it does include a package of goodies that we think are worth MUCH more than $3 and does give you the opportunity to buy the app for $2.99 (thus a total cost of $5.99 for the app along with all the other goodies).
You get all this...
E-CLUB MEMBER BENEFITS:
APP BUYING PARTY -- Another benefit that comes with your membership and also involves the app is something we're calling Priority Access, which is basically a buying opportunity. Think of it as a private party for buying the app. This will be a One-Time 24-hour window where you can buy it for $2.99 (regular price is $8.99). For more info on this member-only benefit, see the 24-Hour App Sale section.
NAME IN THE CREDITS -- How else can you live on in infamy for just $3!?!
Yes, it's true that A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Digital (the app maker) will add your name to the credits for the app if you become a member of the E-Club during this Kickstarter!
SNITCH PNP -- If you back at this level, we'll give you a PnP for our game SNITCH! ($4 value) Learn more details!
TABLETOPIA -- If you back at this level, you'll get a FREE 30-day Premium Membership with Tabletopia. For details on this offer see Tabletopia section. By the way, if you are not familiar with them, please do explore this amazing digital world of tabletop games known as Tabletopia!
SELECT STRETCH GOALS -- Though the $3 level does not generally get Stretch Goals in this campaign, YOU WILL get access to some very critical ones! One such goal involves us allowing you full access to play the app during the kickstarter! For details on why this is a challenging undertaking that has some chance of not happening, See Early Access section.
FINAL THOUGHTS -- We tried to come up with a nice assortment of membership benefits that make this pledge level a "no-brainer". Our hope is that you'll be saying to yourself something along these lines of... "Hey, wow, it's only $3, how could I not do that!?!"
In the past, getting copy of Police Precinct has been very hard to do (the print-runs always sell out so fast, and supplies overseas have been especially thin), BUT now through the app anyone anywhere in the world can get it at an affordable price ($8.99 -- or $2.99 through this Kickstarter -- AND best of all, NO shipping charge of course!).
At this level, you get to go on a little shopping spree!
Just select any combination of add-on items that totals up to $25 or more (if more, just add the additional cost to your pledge -- thus pledge the total amount of your custom package of goodies).
Note #1: Some of the items have limited quantities, if by chance we do run out of an item you selected, we will refund 100% of your pledge if we can't find some other solution that you like even better.
Note #2: Yes, you DO get a 100% FREE E-Club membership when you pledge at this level. For details about E-Club membership, please see the $3 Pack-B section of this Kickstarter page.
Note #3: The way you tell us what you want is via the Kickstarter Survey which will be sent out to you VERY quickly after the Kickstarter ends.
Ready, Set, Go... Shoppin' for Extras!
This level is perfect for anyone who is new to the game and wants to get, not just the game itself, but also all of the expansions that have come out over the years!!!
In addition to this, you get All Stretch Goals from this campaign, access to fun thematic add-ons, along with guaranteed availability & rapid shipping! (for details see "Rapid Delivery" section)
A copy of the 2nd Edition of Police Precinct!
5-Pack of Extra Characters!
5-Pack of Mad Men!
Rocket Launcher Card!
Dirty Bomb Card!
* Yes, you DO get a 100% FREE E-Club membership when you pledge at this level. For details about E-Club membership, please see the $3 Pack-B section of this Kickstarter page.
If you pledge at the C or D levels, then you will be able to participate in the Stretch Goals ($25 and higher). The B level backers ALSO get some of the critical Stretch Goals. For details on all this come see THE PLAN!
By the way...
Last time (The UPLIFT Campaign) we reached 29 individual goals and created many new aspects for the game from this process! We think this campaign will be similarly VERY EXCITING!
Please come join in on the fun!
Yes, we got 'em!
If you're getting Pack C, well...
It's sort of ALL-ABOUT Add-Ons!
If you're getting Pack D, then...
You're already getting just about everything, BUT there are a few add-on options for you too!
Either way, if you haven't yet, Come Take a Peek!!!
Let's take a look at what's being said about all of this, meaning Police Precinct as a game, the App specifically, and Common Man Games as a company!
MR. VASEL: Come see what Tom thinks about Police Precinct!
GAME BOY GEEK: Discusses the App! (Don't miss his video at the bottom of this Kickstarter page)
SUZANNE FROM BOARD GAME BREAKFAST: "I think the app looks great!" (and more!)
BETA TESTERS: Come hear what folks are saying who really used the app!
PRIOR BACKERS: Want to see what prior backers are sayin' about the experience of being involved in a Common Man Games Kickstarter? Come See!
TRY IT YOURSELF: Want to play Police Precinct before you commit to this campaign? Great idea! Assuming you have access to Tabletopia, YOU can play Police Precinct NOW! To learn more about Tabletopia and hear our thoughts Come HERE.
WORLD-WIDE CARDBOARD LOVERS: Do you wish you could get some? See "Non-USA Options"!
GUARANTEE: If you back this project, YOU will be happy you did, we guarantee it! For details see Guarantee section.
JUST THE NEW STUFF: Do you already have the game along with most of the extras, and just want the new stuff? See Item #: CC2 = $26!
SEASON II: Want to know more about the upcoming LARGE BOX expansion for Police Precinct? We recently created a page on our site designed to showcase special links that ONLY pertain to Police Precinct. One of those links is about Season II, but there are others that you might find interesting. We plan to add to this page over time (some before the campaign, some during, and some after). Please come check out the Police Precinct Links Page!
COMMON MAN GAMES: Want to learn more about what makes us unique in today's golden age? Come Join The Discussion!
Let us know if YOU can think of something that's missing on this list, or anywhere on this campaign page. We're listening!
Karl Fenner, Founder Common Man Games
Thanks for visiting, we hope you stick around!
We'll leave you with Dan King's thoughts on the app...
GAME BOY GEEK:
Risks and challenges
We recognize the risks and you should too, but at the same time, we encourage you to look at our track record on Kickstarter and judge for yourself if you think we can handle this one.
This is the sort of thing that we would NEVER want to be cocky about, because situations that are out of your control as a game publisher can pop up out of the blue bringing you to your knees very quickly. This can be quite humbling. That said, we're very confident!
In fact, we would go as far as to predict early deliveries this time around!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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