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An elegant pattern-matching game of strategy and constellations, for 2-6 players. May the stars align for you. Projects of Earth.
An elegant pattern-matching game of strategy and constellations, for 2-6 players. May the stars align for you. Projects of Earth.
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Gridstones: Night Sky

Welcome to the world Gridstones: Night Sky - the 10th anniversary edition of the original award-winning Gridstones game, by designer (and Game Artisan of Canada) Tim W. K. Brown.

Gridstones: Night Sky is a beautiful, elegant, and gripping game of strategy and visualization. Set in the night sky and featuring 49 of the modern constellations, the game is more engaging and entertaining than ever.

Constellations art by Jamie R. Jones
Constellations art by Jamie R. Jones

This abstract strategy and puzzle game is quick, thought-provoking, easy-to-learn and can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels, ages 7 and up. Gridstones is great for casual players, and especially in its two-player mode, is perfect for more serious gamers who enjoy a quick strategic challenge. 

On their turn, players place (or remove) Star Stones on (or from) the Sky Board to create a match to the pattern on Constellation Card(s) in their hand. But be careful, opponents will be trying to match their cards too, and the board will change with every turn.

Though the core of Gridstones: Night Sky is quick to pick up, it's not a game that is easy to master. The more you play, the better you will become at seeing patterns and visualizing how to strategize your play. The game adapts to whoever is playing - a nice light game for casual players, or a high-strategy game for more serious gamers.

Examples of real astrophotography that may be used in the game
Examples of real astrophotography that may be used in the game

Other exciting additions to Gridstones: Night Sky include:

  • fresh new design;  
  • real astrophotography;  
  • special Shooting Star cards which give players an added element of strategy and control; and
  • beautiful synthetic Sapphire Star stones.

Real Sapphire Star stones are among the most rare and valuable precious stones on earth, and these synthetic gems are the perfect compliment to this elegant game.

So if you’re up for the challenge, grab a few friends and get hooked on this engaging, strategic game of pattern matching. 

Gridstones: Night Sky… to be victorious, you must make the stars align. 

Here is what is included in each copy of Gridstones: Night Sky...

  • Box (8" x 8" x 2")
  • Sky Board (matte finish cardboard)
  • 49 Constellation Cards (see samples below)
  • 7 Shooting Star Cards 
  • 20 synthetic Sapphire Star Stones 
  • Velvet bag 
  • Illustrated instructions
Here are 12 of the 49 Constellation Cards
Here are 12 of the 49 Constellation Cards

Components will be upgraded as Stretch Goals are reached, so help spread the word.

Eric Martin from BoardGameGeek and Fabio Del Rio from CSE Games preview Gridstones: Night Sky:

Learn to play with Stephane (The Games Teacher) and Tracy (The Gaming Maven):

Enjoy this quick time-lapse video of Gridstones in action at Gen Con 50:

Gridstones in action at Gen Con 50. Prototype pictured.
Gridstones in action at Gen Con 50. Prototype pictured.

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Download the Gridstones: Night Sky rule set

Click image above to download the latest version of the rules
Click image above to download the latest version of the rules
 

The rules of Gridstones: Night Sky are simple, but the game is very challenging. The more you play, the better you get.

The original Gridstones game earned The Dice Tower's Seal of Approval and the Major Fun Award!

More reviews of Gridstones...

Special Celebrity Review

Tamsen McDonough (voice of Lucy from the show Killjoys on SyFy and Space Channel) had a chance to play Gridstones: Night Sky. Here's what she thought of the game...

Full Written Reviews

Ding & Dent's Raf Cordero's full review

Andrew Bucholtz' full review

Video Reviews

Below is Tyler Anderson's (The Bearded Meeple) full explanation and review of Gridstones: Night Sky:

Check out the full explanation and review of Gridstones: Night Sky by Brian's Got Game:

@425Suzanne gives us an overview of Gridstones: Night Sky on The Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast:

The guys from Sounding Board review Gridstones: Night Sky:

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Here are the Reward levels with shipping:

NOTE: There is an option to pick up at Snakes & Lattes College location in Toronto, ON for all Reward levels

NOTE 2: the playmat fits inside the box, and measures 7.5" x 7.5"

Here are the some exciting stretch goals that we'll add to your game. Help spread the word to make your copy even better. Use the URL gridstones.com.

More to come...

40 Retweets of the following Tweet (17/40) - French rules added
https://twitter.com/dinganddent/status/902483990447366144

50 Hearts on BoardGameGeek Gridstones page (15/50) - Spanish & German rules added
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/36478/gridstones

250 Twitter followers for designer @TimWKBrown (197/250) - Spot Foil on box

250 Likes of the Gridstones Facebook page (COMPLETE) - Spot UV coating on box

Excited about Gridstones: Night Sky? Visit our friends at Geeky Goodies and check out the awesome astrological sign Gridstones t-shirts.

Check out these super-cool Gridstones: Night Sky astrological sign t-shirts from our friends at GeekyGoodies.com
Check out these super-cool Gridstones: Night Sky astrological sign t-shirts from our friends at GeekyGoodies.com

Visit: https://www.geekygoodies.com/csegames

Tim W. K. Brown - game designer and Game Artisan of Canada

Jamie R. Jones - artist, graphic design, game development and Game Artisan of Canada

Trevor Jones - photography, audio technician

Andy Jewett - graphic design

Jordan Richer - videography and animation

Fabio Del Rio - game development, publisher

Risks and challenges

Gridstones: Night Sky is our third Kickstarter project, we love this game and we strive to make it our best one yet.

We are very happy with how Gridstones: Night Sky is progressing. We have demonstrated the game at such events as The Gathering of Friends, Origins Game Fair and Gen Con and have received great feedback and very strong reviews.

The gameplay and rules are very close to complete, while the art and graphic design are still in progress. We strive to make this a beautiful and entertaining game.

There are inherent risks whenever undertaking a project as complex and large as producing and distributing a board game, but we have been developing and producing games for over 10 years.

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