Meeple Quest(TM) is an exploration game for 1 to 5 players that stands out for being easy and entertaining. While playing you will have the feeling of diving into a fantastic world, but without the complexity of rules that is usually found in this kind of games. You will explore a dungeon that is dynamically built up and it is different in each game. You will open chests, will fight against villain minions and will compete against of the heroes that are looking for fame and wealth that only belongs to you. All of this, added to an artificial intelligence that is eager to defeat you and take the control of Meeple Land.
Another outstanding feature of this boardgame is that the time between players is very fast and, with the experience, players get to learn more interesting strategies and the fun increases a lot.
To sum up, Meeple Quest is a game to enjoy from the beginning not only for usual players but also for casual ones. Also it is an ideal way to introduce children into this fantasy world.
Content of the basic game:
- Game box (315x225x55mm)
- Rulebook (letter size)
- 6 color wooden dice (16mm)
- 25 standard meeples (20 black and 1 per player color) (16mm)
- 5 big black meeples (19mm)
- 1 extra-large custom meeple (23mm)
- 1 pink "female" meeple (16mm)
- 1 wooden hex column (14x14mm)
- 11 wooden cubes in six colors (10x10mm)
- 25 character cards (21 with double gender illustrations) (bridge size)
- 20 equipment cards (mini-size)
- 25 treasure cards (mini-size)
- 32 exploration cards (mini-size)
- 5 summary cards (over-sized, 120x70mm)
- 5 player mats (120x240mm - 1mm thickness)
- 1 game dashboard (120x240mm - 1mm thickness)
- 21 different board sections (120x120mm - 1mm thickness)
- 1 Avatar of Meeple Lord token (40x40mm - 1,5mm)
- 1 First player token (40x40mm - 1,5mm)
- 1 Evil token (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 25 sacred relic tokens (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 27 trap tokens (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 5 bonus tokens (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 5 relic blessing tokens (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 5 magic backpacks (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 10 teleport tokens (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 5 summon portals (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 5 treasure chest (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- 5 skeleton tokens (28x28mm - 1,5mm)
- These cards represent the feared bosses that command the forces of the Evil Meeple Lord. They offer the characteristics that these bosses have, as well as their type of attack and the rules that must be applied when they enter into play.
The character cards represent the heroes that the players can use throughout the adventure. They show the basic features and the habilities of the hero, along with their equipment card. The main features are the number of squares they can move, the power points they start with and the life points they have that also are the limit.
The equipment cards are the starting weapons of each hero. Each player has a set of cards of his own color. On one side they show the starting equipment (white border) and on the reverse (golden border) they show the upgraded equipment that indicate the level increment of the hero.
During the exploration of the dungeon, valuable treasures can be found. When opening chests or carrying out some actions, you can get a treasure card. These cards are always good for the players. They usually have monetary value that will allow you to exchange them for Sacred Relics. The items that can be used only once are indicated with the potion icon, while there are events that are indicated with the ray icon.
These cards are taken and shown when the heroes are exploring the dungeon. Before starting to play, the exporation deck must be prepared acording to the indications in the rulebook. This system makes the dungeon totally different in each game.
Each player has his own board to control the life and power points. In addition, this player mat has a space for the hero card, the equipment card and two extra places for two extra equipment cards.
The game board is built up placing the tiles during the game. There are several types, and for each type there four tiles with different details (non of them are the same).
There are different tokens that represent a great variety of objects of the game, for example chests and portals.
The Villain dashboard allows to control the life of the Boss and there is a space to place his card. In addition, this board shows the progress of Corruption of Meeple Land. Besides, there are two spaces for the exploration and treasure decks. In this way, the area of the game feels tidier. (1) Evil Level of Meeple Land, (2) Starting Evil Level according to number of players, (3) Victory square of Evil Meeple Lord, (4) Bosse's life track, (5) Bosse's card space, (6) Space for the treasure and exploration decks.
The game has six dice with the colors of the players and one side with the color of the villains. Also, there are little cubes of the color of the players used for marking the power and the life. There is a wooden octogonal counter to mark the level of the Corruption of Meeple Land and another little black cube for counting the life of the Boss.
Download the rulebook in PDF from BGG (you must be registered):
The game will be distributed entirely in English and Spanish. Although the game is not very dependent on the language, we intent to translate the rules and, the whole game to a different languages, as long as we get the support of the backers.
Unfortunately we cannot deal with all the existing languages. Therefore we will focus on the languages that Kickstarter offers as a crowdfunding platform, as well as Italian. Other languages will be considered if there is a substantial demand of backers. There will always be the possibility of obtaining the translation of a language if there is an agreement with publishers of the origin countries. Also, if there is an important increment of support from online and physical stores, the translation will be an option.
Note: If the additional languages do not get unlocked, the pledge will be sent in English.
Here we introduce you to one of the most interesting and amazing things of the crowdfundings. Not even the Evil Meeple Lord could avoid that through this project you get a great amount of free material that will make you spend entertaining moments with friends and family. I must stress that in the core set, there are some extra materials that were not meant to be at the beginning. That is way we present them as stretch rewards if we reach the necessary funding. It will not be a condition to reach a certain aditional amount, as there are not gimmicks, the meeple traps only for the game.
NOTE: These stretch rewards (from New Treasure Pack #1 to Killer Dwarf) are now a special add-on (it doesn't come with a box, check update #7). Although, it's still possible to get them for free if we reach the necessary funding. In this case, each backer that adds this expansion, he/she will receive a refund according with the unlocked stretch rewards in the Pledge Manager.
- The backers with the pledge level Fantasy Editions will have the chance to acquire the expansion for 19 euros (about 25% discount).
- The backers with a pledge level Crowdfunding Edition will have the chance to acquire Crazy Quest for 13 euros (about 50% discount).
Extra material will be offered when reaching certain objectives in social networks, such as the Boardgamegeek or Facebook. However, it is important for us that all rewards are to be used in the game. We hope that you like the fact that we avoid the merchandising.
- Printed cloth bag (exclusive) to mix and hide the Sacred Relics. At least 1000 shares in FB and 1000 tweets related to this project by using the options available in this platform (own options of Kicksarter that you can find below the main image of the project). TWITTER | FACEBOOK
- The Author's Golden Age consists of a lot of material that pays tribute to those people who made the author of this game enjoy fantastic and unforgettable moments and adventures during his childhood. Unfortunately, there is no place for all of them, but this is an acknowledgement to the own likes of the author that he is eager to share with all of you. It is exclusive and free material that will not be available for sale. Check the Shipping section for further information.
To be honest, these add-ons are not a must in order to enjoy and play with the Meeple Quest. However, we would like to offer the opportunity to acquire extra material for those who are eager to expand this game. At the same time, this will help us obtain a better funding and will allow us to offer a great amount of free rewards. Of course, these are great, amazing, beautiful and wonderful add-ons.
Well, if you acquire the two creatures and the two heroes add-ons, you will pay 21€ instead of 28€ for this pack.
To have everything, 39€ (core set) + 21€ (exclusive pack of creatures and heroes) + 7€ (extra treasure deck) = 67€ in total. There is also a special crowdfunding pledge that includes all mentioned above plus 6 extra dice for 69€ in total.
The shipping cost is about 12 euros for USA (only states in North America excluding Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico), Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium and Netherlands (will be charged at the end of the campaign). For the rest of the countries or parts of the World the cost will be around 20 euros. The price is a bit expensive, therefore we commit ourselves to do everything we can to reduce the prices as much as possible by negotiating thoroughly with fulfillment companies.
Wait! We certainly know that a crowdfunding project is mostly affected negatively by the shipping cost. This is because a project that can be attractive not only for its content but also for its price, it can lose this charm. Since we can not summon a magical portal to bring your games, I WISH!, we will make up for it by adding an exclusive reward that we hope you really like:
- Cthulhu (great boss card) + 5 tentacle tokens
- The Red Dragon (great boss card) + 5 fire tokens + 2 treasure cards
- Giant Cyclops (great boss card)
- "The Great Meeple Boss Ones" rules
- Great black meeple
- Wooden token (another life counter) + carboard token of extra life
- Special tile for the Great Bosses + special exploration card
- + the rewards unlocked by accomplished social stretch goals.
And this is not all! In addition to this exclusive reward The Great Meeple Boss Ones!, also we will add the amazing and exclusive rewards of The Author's Golden Age as they get unlocked. These rewards consist of extra tiles, extra great bosses, extra bosses, extra treasure cards, extra tokens...
To learn more about these social rewards and make some comments, you can visit the following url: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1561823/free-and-exclusive-material-meeple-quest-tribute-m
Note: If you are from Spain or you happen to visit Spain for some reason (perhaps Essen also), in some cities as Barcelona or Madrid you will be able to pick it up yourself.
About the author
He has as guarantee the fact that he has developed a boardgame community more than 10 years old and about 9000 registered users. He has created altruistic material during more than a decade and he has even developed web applications (on his own) such as a complete MMORPG Webrowser or virtual rooms that emulate boardgames. He is also the creator of the project HeroQuest Remake: www.heroquestremake.com, which is hosted in the Spanish boardgame community HeroQuest.es: www.heroquest.es . This project has always been greatly accepted and thanks to the community members it has been developing and growing year after year.
About the illustrators
Also we count with the guarantee of great illustrators as Jonay Martín Perdigón, José Gabriel Espinosa and Pedro Soto. These illustrators are responsible for giving color to this game with their amazing art, from the basic game to the incredible and numerous free rewards and some splendid add-ons. Pedro Soto is also the graphic design of the game.
- Pedro Soto: www.pedrosoto.es
- José Gabriel: www.artofjosegabriel.com
- Jonay Martín: www.jonaymartin.com
In addition, we may find some other guest illustrators that will charm us with their art. In this case we introduce Sandra Tirado who made some treasure cards for the Extra Treasure Deck that we show:
We are eager to show everything this game can offer with your support.
About the exclusive rewards
All the material that is tagged as exclusive will never be available in stores. However, it could be found in ludic events and also in future crowdfunding campaigns related to this project.
The exclusive material in this campaign is specially thought in order to kindly thank all those patrons who give us their trust and with their support make the production of this project a reality.
About the languages
For production reasons we only can offer the game in English and Spanish initially. As the manufacturer oblige us to a minimun of copies (and each language is a different print run), then we would need a minimun of backers wishing to acquire the game in such a language. It is not a whim and we would love to be able to guarantee any languages from the start of the campaign.
It is important to point out that the requirements for the translation could be cancelled if a publisher gets interested in the production and distribution of the game. In this case the game could be translated into any language even not listed in the campaign.
Are you a store and you want to acquire the game in bulk?
Send us a message indicating the name of the store, if it is physical or online, and also the amount of games you are interested in. In this way, the core sets will be cheaper.
E-mail contact (in Spanish or English): stores (@@@@) meeplequest . com
I am not a store but I want more than one pledge, is that possible?
Due to the uncertainty related to the shipping cost, it is not possible to add several core sets in the same pledge. Once the Pledge Manager is open, you will be able to add new ones and at the same time you will be able to see the shipping cost.
No Early Birds?
This campaign is not meant to be for Early Birds, but for all the backers who support us and that will have exactly the same privileges. However, if the campaign is successful, at the end of it there will be a chance to get two prototypes among the first 100 backers, two more among the first 200 and other two among the first 300 (all those who support any of the two pledge levels). In this way, the first 100 will have 6 chances to get a prototype created, numbered and certified by the author.
They will be sent free of charge during the month following the end of the campaign.
This is subject to meeting the rules of Kickstarter, which does not allow projects that make use of draws for encouraging backers. This is simply an incentive that the creator wants to share as gratitude. However, if this becomes cause of conflict with them, I will be removed straight away.
All images shown in this campaign (except the ones owned by Kickstarter platform and the several logos of the social networks and friendly shipping) are property of Meeple Quest. Also, Meeple Quest is a trademark of the author. Is not allowed the use of these by third parties for lucrative purposes without permission.
Para hallar toda la información de la campaña en español, puedes visitar el siguiente enlace:
También podrás obtener soporte en castellano y resolver cualquier duda que tengas.
Enlace de actualizaciones: updates.meeplequest.es
Risks and challenges
Why a Kickstarter? With the aim of getting the money to produce it, as Meeple Quest is totally designed and illustrated (as core set and most of the add-ons and stretch rewards). Nevertheless, a higher funding would also allow us to illustrate and design new elements for the game.
About the estimated delivery: It is well known the fact that many projects have had problems to comply with the estimated delivery times shown in their crowdfunding campaigns (some of them because of the extra rewards throughout the campaign). Therefore, the delivery date for Meeple Quest is estimated taking into account a margin of error due to production and distribuition problems that could occur in the making and delivering of the core set and some extra material. However if there were a big amount of extra material this estimated delivery date could change. If you decide to support this project you should bear in mind that, when adding extra material (most of it free), the production times could change considerably. So, I recommend you only support this project if this is not an inconvenience for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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