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Title Bout II offers the best simulation of professional boxing available for your table top. Accurate, exciting, fun & easy to learn.
Title Bout II offers the best simulation of professional boxing available for your table top. Accurate, exciting, fun & easy to learn.
185 backers pledged $14,485 to help bring this project to life.

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Title Bout II promises to take you inside the ring for the action and into the corner for both strategy and damage control. If it can happen in boxing, it can happen in Title Bout II . . . including biting!

It's the perfect solo or two player game that not only allow players to quickly learn the rules but can be played in under an hour; and, if you are lucky enough to score a quick knockout, under a few minutes!

All Pledges $50.00+ will Receive a Free .pdf "The Title Bout II Companion", a publication with applicable articles to enhance you gaming enjoyment: How to rate your own fighters; Setting up a Double Elimination Tournament; AI tables and rules; and more.

  

Boxer Card Back
Boxer Card Back

 

   

Boxing Action Card Back
Boxing Action Card Back

 

 

20" x 20" Game Board with Tables
20" x 20" Game Board with Tables

The large game board puts all the most used tables at your fingertips to assure that the game flows like a real fight, with constant action throughout each round. Nothing kills the verisimilitude of sports simulation like constant starting and stopping to flip through a rule book, looking for a table or reference. With Title Bout II, you'll feel like you're in the ring!

PLAYING THE GAME

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Setting up Title Bout II

Playing Title Bout II is a simple but involved process due to myriad possible outcomes that lead to branching actions. For example, a punch that lands could lead to a knockdown, which could lead to a knockout. That same punch, if it failed to produce a knockout, might open a cut over the opponent's eye, which could lead to a technical knockout if the gash were bad enough. If no stoppage occurred, the fight would continue but "killer instinct" might now be in effect.

So you can see that a single action can lead to a wide variety of possibilities.

All of this, however, is the result of an interaction between the fighter cards, the Boxing Action deck and the tables. It's quick, easy and fun.

Here is an overview of how the game proceeds, once started.

For a complete understanding of the game, please go to www.straightjabmedia.com and download the complete rules, with illustrated example on how to play Title Bout II.

The fighter who is considered the Aggressor at the beginning of a round is in control. He flips the next card on top of the BAC deck and make an “ACTION” check.  

Determining an Action Once a fighter has gained control

Flip the next BAC and apply the RN to the fighter’s Action Section on his individual card. This will result in a wide variety of results, many of them leading to branching steps:

Action Section on Boxer Card
Action Section on Boxer Card

  

Punches Landed: if a punch lands, a fighter scores points and may trigger an additional result, such as a knockdown, a cut, a foul or an injury.  

Punches Missed: if a punch misses, no points are scored and the opponent may receive a chance to counter-punch.

Clinching: the fighters clinch, holding each other and preventing any action from taking place. The fighter who was in Control makes a new Control Check.  

Ring Movement: the fighter is moving about the ring, trying to establish position. The fighter who was in Control flips the next card and checks Ring Position.  

OTHER POSSIBILITIES THAT CAN ARISE DURING THE ACTION CHECK:

Foul: The fighter in control has possibly committed a foul.  

Injury: The fighter in control may have been injured.  

Special: The fighter in control may be involved in a rare occurrence.

Once an Action has been determined and the results of that Action seen through to its completion, the sequence begins again by establishing whether the fighter who was in Control remains so or if the fighter’s opponent gains control.  

A Sample Strategy Card
A Sample Strategy Card

 

GETTING YOU YOUR GAME!

New Shipping Prices have been Added to the Rewards!

Quick, Safe and Money-Saving Shipping
Quick, Safe and Money-Saving Shipping

 

 

  • Amazon Fulfillment which means 2-Day delivery for most backers!
  • European Friendly Shipping so that postage isn't more expensive than the product itself!
  • Wide Choice of Pledge Levels so that you don't have to pledge more to get what you really want!
  • Virtual 'Risk Free' Backing on a Finished Product that depends only upon Your Pledges!

 FROM THE DESIGNER OF TWO PREVIOUSLY SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER GAMES FROM NOCTURNAL MEDIA . . .

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STRETCH GOAL ADDED TO KICKSTARTER

Middleweight Greats
Middleweight Greats

Stretch Goal: $10,000.00 and we'll discount the 100-boxer Middleweight Card Set from $20.00 to only $15.00 and shipping paid in the United States and greatly reduced to anywhere else in the world for this under 1lb card set. The cards will be placed in a 4-color graphic flip-top box for easy identification and safe keeping!

Stretch Goal #2: $11,500.00 is designed to say thank you for exceeding my expectations, while at the same time offering you value without (1) overextending myself and (2) making you wait for 1/2 a year to receive a Stretch Goal. If we hit Goal #2, anyone wishing to purchase the Middleweight Card Set, will receive an expanded 125-card set for $10.00, printed, laser cut and flip-boxed or for a flat fee of $5.00 receive a .pdf of the same 125 middleweights.

Stretch Goal #3: $13,000.00 is crazy but if in the last 10 days we can somehow raise the amount via Kickstarter, everyone who has purchased Title Bout II in either the ($25.00 pledge) .pdf amount or the ($40+ pledge) amount will receive the 125-card, printed, laser cut and flip-boxed set FREE except for $2.00 shipping and handling in the Continental US and Canada and $5.00 anywhere outside the U.S.

Risks and challenges

The only "risks" are if the project fails to achieve funding or a natural disaster strikes that prevents Bang Wee from creating the physical product and getting it to Straight Jab Media LLC (and that's me!). The product is completely designed and a production bid in place. With your backing, Title Bout II will not only be produced but you'll have the .pdf versions almost immediately and the awesome print version in early February.

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    Pledge $5.00 and receive a thank-you in the form of a "designer autographed" Title Bout II Wallpaper for your kind support.

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    Ring Debut

    In addition to Reward #1, a $10.00 pledge also gives you a sparring session with Title Bout II. You'll also receive a .pdf version of the 8.5" x 11" rule book and .pdf versions of 10 heavyweight fighters.

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    Top Contender

    Climb in the rankings with a $25.00 Pledge and get the Reward #1 plus a complete .pdf version of the basic game, including rules, charts and boxing action deck, as well as the Top 50 rated heavyweights! Print as much or as little as you want, in any form that you want.

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    Champion

    You won a title and as a Champion will receive all the previous rewards and a full shrink-wrapped retail copy of Title Bout II, the successor to the award-winning Title Bout board game. THIS PLEDGE is $5.00 below what will be the suggested retail price of $44.99.

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    Defend the Title

    You successfully defend your crown! Receive all the Rewards offered to this point and the exclusive "Black Heavyweight Champions and Contenders" high-quality printed 20-card set, featuring never before released fighters like Elmer "Violent" Ray and Obie Walker, as well as all-time greats like Harry Wills and Sam Langford.

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    Multiple Belt Champion

    When one belt just isn't enough, unify the title by becoming a multi-belt champion. Receive Rewards #1 through #5 plus the "Heavyweights: More Contenders", a high-quality printed 20-card set of top fighters not included in any other offer. Add fighters like Nathan Mann, Bert Cooper, Alexander Zolkin, Young Jack Johnson, Corrie Sanders, Michael Grant and 14 more to your stable of fighters.

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    Lineal Unified Champion

    You've reached the pinnacle! You own all the belts in the division. Now add to Rewards #1 through #6 a card set that always proves to be extremely popular: "Heavyweights: The Trial Horses and Gatekeepers". Twenty more fighters like Charlie Polite, Johnny Prescott, Bepi Ross, Lorenzo Zanon, Brian "B-52" Yates and Duke Sabedong to round out you fighters, top to bottom.

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    Boxing Hall-of-Fame

    You're immortalized in the Boxing Hall of Fame! You receive all the rewards - the .pdfs, the retail boxed game, all three special decks . . . and a second 100-card Boxing Action Deck, speeding up your fights and reducing wear and tear on an important game component!

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    Fighter and Intellect

    You not only proved your worth inside the ring but also outside it, using both your skills and your brain. Receive everything above, Rewards #1 through #8 and a print copy of BOXING BY THE NUMBERS: The Heavyweights, the book on which the fighter ratings in the game were based.

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