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30min competitive Card Game of intrigue, betrayal, and victory in Ancient Rome. 2-4 players fight for favor in the Emperor's court!
30min competitive Card Game of intrigue, betrayal, and victory in Ancient Rome. 2-4 players fight for favor in the Emperor's court!
144 backers pledged $4,084 to help bring this project to life.

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Why Back This Project?

  • Great Gameplay! - Fast and easy to learn, gamers of all skill levels can play (and win!). 
  • Amazing Art!- Beautiful renaissance art creates a dramatic look for this game on the table. 
  • Quality Components - Produced in the United States by The Game Crafter. 

In Ave (Ah-Vay), each player represents a powerful Roman General, Senator, Noble, or Priestess battling for favor in the Emperor's court. Using deceit, backstabbing, diplomacy, or simple violence, rise to the top and annihilate your rivals.

Ave is a fast-paced competitive card game for 2-4 players. 

Ave is a great game for the casual or hardcore gamer, as it's simple mechanics are complimented by a huge variety of card effects that change the game in an incredibly fluid way.  Actions are played, countered, and diverted, secret cards are revealed and plans are hatched.

Combined with 8 unique character cards that give players special abilities and alternate paths to victory, and you've got a game that never plays the same way twice.  This is a competitive card game in a single box!

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The Basic Edition is the full game, but with thinner chits and a glossy, full-color rules sheet.
The Basic Edition is the full game, but with thinner chits and a glossy, full-color rules sheet.
The Deluxe Edition includes a full-color rulebook, as well as 3mm thick cardboard Chits
The Deluxe Edition includes a full-color rulebook, as well as 3mm thick cardboard Chits

Download the Rules here! 

Download the FREE Print & Play Cards here!

Click to read The Board Game Authority's review of the Ave prototype!
Click to read The Board Game Authority's review of the Ave prototype!
            
(I just couldn't resist using this great quote as the pull... but seriously their review is very well done, please click to check it out!)
(I just couldn't resist using this great quote as the pull... but seriously their review is very well done, please click to check it out!)

 An interview about Ave with On Board Games' Isaac Shalev and Stephanie Straw.

 (Stay tuned for the English Video!)

 

Follow us on Twitter @Vitsikagames

https://twitter.com/vitsikagames

And check out our website for more free PnP's! 

vitsikagames.weebly.com 

Shipping costs are a flat $5 for any location in the United States.   

Unfortunately due to the low volume of items being shipped, international shipping is costly, but available for $25. 

Ave was (and is) a labor of love for me.  I first designed this game as a bunch of index cards and some poker chips, played only by me and some friends, and it remained that way for almost a year before I felt like it was ready for strangers to play.  Now, thanks to an amazing outpouring of support from friends, family, and internet strangers, I'm happy to say that Ave is finally ready to be unleashed on the world! 

That can't happen without the incredible platform of Kickstarter.  For a new designer such as myself, breaking into the industry without crowdfunding is extremely difficult, and communities like this have opened that door. 

Risks and challenges

Like any tabletop game, the challenges that face Ave include printing, organization, and distribution.

Luckily, ALL of those services will be handled by the incredibly professional GameCrafter team, who are based in the US, and are capable of producing and distributing games extremely quickly (usually within a month!)

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    Gratias tibi, fellow Roman.

    Thank you for supporting the project. At this level you'll receive updates and a warm, glowy feeling for helping make this game a reality.

    In addition: If you see me at a con or on the street, I owe you either:

    1 Hug

    1 Fistbump

    1 Dance-off

    To be redeemed upon finding me.

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    Gladiator:

    Get the premium Print and Play! While the black and white PnP is free (and always will be), this full color, high quality version is a great way to show support without shelling out your hard-earned Denarii for the whole game.

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    Basic Edition (Legionnaire):

    You get the game!

    You get the complete Legionnaire Edition game.

    The Basic Edition has the EXACT same cards as the Deluxe Edition, but has the following changes:

    It uses cardstock shards instead of cardboard chits for in-game resources

    It uses a rules sheet instead of a rule book.

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    Deluxe Edition (Senator):

    You get the DELUXE game!

    You get the complete Deluxe Edition game, with premium components!

    These include thick cardboard chits for in-game resources and a high quality rules booklet.

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    EMPEROR!

    You get:

    2 Copies of the Deluxe Edition (Senator Pledge Level)

    Full-color Print and Play

    A 4' x 2.5' poster of a card of your choice

    Your name in the Credits as an "Emperor" contributor.

    Undying Glory

    AND:

    You can name one of the Characters! We'll work together to "Latinize" your name of choice, and place it on any character you want.

    (Available characters will be on a first come, first serve basis!)

    AND!

    You get all future add-ons and stretch goals for free!

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