After the cold war, boom years and then great recession, new superpowers emerge to contest the old...
Six superpowers battle for global supremacy in this tense yet simple game of nuclear brinksmanship. Compete in international trade for vital resources: minerals, oil and grain. Speculate and trade commodities on the world market. A strong economy fuels the arms race as you build armies, navies, nukes and a ‘star-wars’ defense system. Borrow money from the world bank or invest in bonds to increase your income. Don’t borrow too much or the crushing interest will bankrupt you!
As conflicts and nuclear arsenals grow, the world becomes a much more dangerous place. A nuclear strike may vanquish an enemy but will the retaliation trigger a nuclear winter destroying the world? To win, you will need a delicate balance of diplomacy, economic and military strength. You must form alliances, negotiate, threaten and bluff. Many strategies can lead to victory but only one superpower will achieve SUPREMACY.
This complete re-design of the classic cold war game has an updated map, currency and countries for the 21st century! We have corrected and streamlined the rules to make the game faster, easier and more intense.
Players: United States, Commonwealth, European Union, Russian Federation, China and Japan.
Includes: map (44" x 22.5"), deck of cards (100), dice (8), rules, money, strategic reserve cards (7) and plastic game pieces (492) . -caution, choking hazard for little ones.
Scale: Army / Grand Strategic-Global
Complexity: Simple / Medium
Looks great but how does it work? Check out this demo:
You can find more details along with interesting articles on game play and strategy on our website:
What are the real game pieces going to be like?
We are showing pieces from the original game used in our demo. The actual pieces will be square and oblong blocks similar to the original. We are planning to make them slightly bigger and in the new colors to match the game board.
The new cards are made out of clear see-through plastic! Don't worry, you can't see through to tell what they are from the back. They look soooooooooo awesome!
-Updated deluxe sized map for contemporary accuracy and realism.
-Updated modern players: United States, The Commonwealth, European Union, Russian Federation, China and Japan.
-Updated currency: A billion dollars? Seriously? That is so 1980’s. How about Trillions? Now we’re talking.
-Fixed: Market trading system. Brilliant idea, but it never worked quite right. We nailed it down now and it is a thing of beauty. This is what 1 reviewer had to say: -"Supremacy 2020 is a tremendous revamping of the original! We love the updated map, the market is fixed and allowing players to perform more actions each turn is fantastic! The rules are streamlined, simple enough to get into action immediately and intricate enough to allow multiple paths to victory. BRAVO!"
-Speed: The old Supremacy took hours just to get going.No more. We have reconfigured the setup and sequence for rapid development. Conflicts will break out on turn one! Major wars or resolution by turn 2-4. You can play this in 1 night!
-Easy: 1 page Quick Start Rules included to get you playing fast. Play this game tonight!
What about the expansions?
Many of the expansions aren’t needed anymore. The game is fixed and works well on its own without them. Some of the old expansion ideas are incorporated into the basic game: 2nd resource deck, Mega Map, Neutral Zone forces. Accounting for these, our basic game is actually much cheaper than the original! You don’t have to buy a bunch of extras to get a game that actually plays well. It is a great value.
We have plans to add an all new expansion soon: Rising Crescent. This will add an exciting new Terrorist player to the game. The Terrorist player can build special Terror Armies and Pirates, launch suicide attacks and steal nuclear weapons. The Terrorist starts with nothing: no forces, no companies, no money. Can you unite all the factions in the Middle East and grow them into a real Islamic Superpower? A Superpower that just happens to be sitting on the world's oil supply! This expansion also comes with a new add on Superpower: Brazil! (completely unrelated to terrorism) This is almost done and getting a very good response. Watch our website for release.
Down the road, we are looking into a possible new ‘Fortuna’ and a Cyber War deck. We are also currently playtesting miniature rules that could add: MBTs, Fighters, Carriers, Strategic Stealth Bombers, SSNs and SLBMs.
Supremacy T-shirts are top quality. Available in Men’s and Women’s cut. White or Blue. Specify Mens or Womens, Blue or White, S M L XL XXL
Make sure to read the rewards carefully for what they include.They do not automatically include all the lower rewards.
- Strategic Reserves: As a special thanks to Kickstart Backers, we will include 1 large capacity Strategic Reserve (supply) Card with every game. This will look and work the same, only you can have 14 of everything! You won't automatically stomp everybody with this but it is a nice little edge.
- Discounts: You guys were here for us when we really needed it! As another special thanks to all Kickstart Backers, we will include coupons for discounts on future products. These coupons will save you money and bring your overall cost down. They will also get you first wave release later on for expansions! You will have the new expansions before they are even available to anybody else!
- Custom Company Card: Only Kickstart Backers will be able to purchase a custom company card to use in the game and get their name in the rules. This is an extra reward, (not automatic) but it will only be available here and now!
Blue Ocean Map:
We have an exciting New Exclusive!!Some people have been expressing an interest
in blue oceans. This was an option we
considered earlier. We checked with our
printer. We can pull this off now in a
Kickstarter without too much disruption.
This is an awesome collector’s opportunity. For slightly more, you can get a limited quantity, blue ocean collectors version of the map!!Only the standard white oceans will be used later. These should be worth tons later. Only Kickstart Backers can get them now!!! Correction -Blue Ocean Map w/ Card for $180 is due out Feb, 2015 not 16. Drop down button slipped to the next year accidently. Can't change it now!
Don’t worry. If you were an early backer (already got a game) and you want this instead, send me an email:email@example.com. We will send you the collector’s blue ocean instead at no extra charge!
- Custom Named Navies! Name a ship after you! i.e. HMS Drake, or USS Woods.We can fit up to 12 characters on a Navy.We can customize these to your specs.You pick the national color.We can leave it plain or color fill the engraving in:Blue, Black, White or Gold.We like to give ‘named’ ships a double fire in combat for fun but you don’t have to.This is a separate item.You don’t have to buy the game to get this. This is a special 1 time chance to get these for Kickstart backers. We won't offer these later.
MSRP for this later will be $35. God (Yvonne) wants to almost give this away with a game as stretch goal for only $15 extra to Kickstart backers. Product Description:
The 1980's were the height of the cold war. Though a strategic nuclear exchange remains a threat today, terrorism dominates the international arena of conflict. The Rising Crescent, updates Supremacy with the primary political threat of our times: Terrorism. This expansion breathes new life into this cherished classic; restoring that contemporary, modern, cutting edge feel that Supremacy always mastered.
With this all new expansion, the global struggle for Supremacy gets very messy as the Superpowers must contend with a new subversive power at play: the Terrorist. The Terrorist player can build special Terror Armies and Pirates, launch Suicide Attacks and steal nuclear weapons! Terror Armies don't preform well in a stand up fight against a Superpower but they do have special abilities. Terror Armies can attempt to retreat before combat. They can also infiltrate: move into and through areas containing Armies without fighting.
The terrorists are insidious. As the Superpowers expand and grow, the Terrorist collects money. The harder the Superpowers pursue them, the more money they get. They can never be defeated or conquered; only beat down to a manageable size, for awhile, and at considerable expense.
As the Terrorist player, you start with nothing: No forces, no cards, no money. Starting with nothing, you can certainly grow into a major nuisance. Do you have what it takes to unite all of the Islamic factions around the Middle East and grow them into a full blown Superpower? A Superpower that just happens to be sitting on top of the world's oil supply?
In addition, (and completely unrelated to terrorism) we are including another complete set of yellow playing pieces with this expansion. You can use these to add a new Superpower to the mix: Brazil! Brazil has the GDP to pull this off. What if they build up a military, industrial machine to catapult themselves into Superpower status? How would this change the balance of power around the world? Adding both together allows you to play larger 8 players games as well.
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Supremacy Eagles instead of 6's! We will have 4 white dice and 4 blue dice with gold. Very classy and imperial looking. Here is a quick graphic, just to give you the idea. You'll have to use your imagination a little here. We have this quoted for laser engraved eagles with a gold ink fill -not just printed on the dice. The basic game later will not come with these. We may sell the remaining ones off separately. These will be included with every game for Free but only if we reach this goal.
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Don't worry. Not for all of them. The black color actually goes best with the map board and pieces. You will still get all the regular clouds in black. We will include 3 extra pieces as a novelty item to add to each game. Just for a fun Stretch Goal. We will use a few for promotions later but we don't plan on making lots of these. These should make a nice collectible later.
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The Sino-Russian Pact. Chinese territorial aggression with it’s neighbors has been steadily growing. Even worse than the appeasement of the 30’s, the world’s response is a sigh. The media doesn’t notice or report the escalating violations, but Russia notices. They soon begin to employ the same tactics: Death by a thousand little cuts. Russia first moves on Georgia. Then the Ukraine. After the Baltic States, attention turns towards Poland. As the world community denounces their aggression, the growing isolation brings Russia and China closer together. They both vote to block UN resolutions against each other. United they form a new Axis power, threatening to dominate the world.
The Western democracies are slow to react and form an effective alliance. Democracies require support and votes before they enter into direct military confrontation. Much like the previous World War, the New Axis powers must strike hard and fast, before the Allied giant awakens and mobilizes. Will it be too late? Will the Allies be able to stem the tide and roll the Axis back?
This scenario makes a great 2 player or team game. It is best as a straight up conventional slugfest to the death: No nuclear weapons. Alternatively, players can restrict or delay their use.
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A first big step towards e-Supremacy 2020: Computer Assisted Supremacy! Let the computer do all the number crunching. This frees up players for the fun stuff: strategy & diplomacy. This is a very nice Excel 2007 spreadsheet. It handles all the dirty work. Robert Thompson has volunteered to help us program it with VB buttons! Make sure to give him a Thank You! It will keep a running score of current points during the game. It also calculates the salaries for you and automatically deducts it from your cash. It takes into account interest for your bonds and loans. It is also flexible enough to allow you to alter cash amounts for private trades. Very handy. It has columns for Brazil and an Islamic player. Robert programmed a handy reset button to automatically start a new game.
It saves tons of time. You don’t need money or Strategic Reserve cards with this. Just the board, company cards and your forces. The Banker will run it on a laptop for everybody. It won’t sync yet to mobile devices. That will be our next step.
Since it is Microsoft VB macro buttons, I don’t think this will work on an ipad or droid. We will make a basic spreadsheet of this in open office so that at least the basics will work that way. Send us your email, and we will send you a copy of this to use for FREE, with the backing of a game.
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Be fully prepared with this official and complete Diplomatic Kit:
- Conference Maps: (8.5” x 11” B&W) These are very handy to have while discussing your plans and agreements in private. Plan your coordinated offensives and post war border demarcations.
- Diplomatic Forms: You agree to our terms? Good. Sign here. No more denying things later. It’s in writing. These are also great tools to encourage and engage new players in diplomacy. Often times, they don’t know where to start or what they can do. Use these tools to prompt good relations and clarify your communications and goals. They include: Non-Aggression Pact, Alliance, Declaration of War, Surrender, SALT Agreement and Free Trade Agreements. They will all be emblazoned with the official Supremacy Eagle.
- Supremacy Eagle Pencils: Make it official and sign your documents with a classy Supremacy Pencil. These will be in Navy Blue with Gold print. We will include 3 with each game. These will be fun to use at work too! ;)
If we hit this Stretch Goal, we will include hard copies of these with each full Basic Game. You have our permission to copy these for your own use. Upon request, we will also email you a docx, pdf and jpg version to keep. These will allow you to access and use them on your ipad during diplomatic meetings.
Kicking It Forward
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Risks and challenges
We have 20+ years experience in contracting, running small businesses, wargaming, computer software training and graphic arts. An amazing graphic artist is working with us. He does stunning work! He has experience and connections from working in print shops. We also have an experienced project manager lined up to help us with purchasing, printing, packaging and shipping.
We have planned this project conservatively. Our goal has been to under promise and over deliver. We have put up our own money for the rights and the graphics. The stunning results, demonstrate our abilities to overcome obstacles, complete projects and our commitment to excellence.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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