Keramikos - The Card Game
Keramikos, which is the Greek term for pottery, is a press-your-luck, set collection card game for 2-4 players from Bow Tie Games.
Welcome to the exciting new card game Keramikos. The game is for 2-4 players, ages 10 and up and plays in about 20 minutes. Keramikos is the Greek term for ceramics and pottery, and in the game, the players are all archaeologists at a newly found excavation site in the hills of Greece. Large pieces of ancient pottery lie beneath your dig sites. Will you take it slow and cautiously to try to preserve your dig site? Or will you excavate with reckless abandon and try to dig as quickly as you can to be first the claim them?
Standard Edition Game Components
The Standard Edition of the game comes with the following:
- 54 Keramikos game cards
- 6 wooden discs (used as site markers)
- 2 dice
Deluxe Edition Game Components
The Deluxe Edition of the game comes with the following (and is only available through this Kickstarter campaign:
- Larger game box
- 54 high-quality Keramikos game cards
- 6 replica metal Greek coins (used as site markers)
- 2 handmade dice from RedStarArts
Custom Deluxe Edition
There is also a top reward tier that includes the Deluxe components and allows you to upload 4 photos of your friends or family. We will use those photos and their names to create 4 3.5x3.5 custom archaeologist player tiles. The reverse side of the tile will also contain a reference guide for each player.
Here is a quick overview of the setup and game play.
1. Find the seven (7) dig site cards and place them in a straight light in the middle of the table from lowest dice roll value to the highest.
2. Draw a pottery card and place it under a matching dig site based on the "level" value on the pottery card and the dig site. Repeat until you cannot place a card in an empty dig site.
3. Roll to see which player will go first.
1. ROLL. Roll the two (2) dice.
2. MARK. Place a marker on the top-most pottery card (nearest to the dig site) on the matching dig site.
Rolling Doubles. If you roll doubles, you can choose to place the marker on the matching dig site or place the marker on a pottery card below a card that already has one of your markers on it. Continue your turn.
Dig Site is Empty. If there are no pottery cards on that dig site, place the marker on that dig site and take any level one pottery card. Continue your turn. If there are no cards in Level 1, continue your turn.
Burning a Card to Reroll. You can discard one of the pottery cards in front of you (face up in the discard pile) to reroll the dice. Continue your turn.
Card is Already Marked. If there is already a marker on that dig site, your turn is over and you do not to collect any marked pottery cards. Draw as many cards as you had placed markers and place them on dig sites. You must distribute the pottery cards as evenly as possible. It is now the next players turn (skip step 3).
You can roll again and repeat step 1.
- Or -
You can end your turn.
End Your Turn. Take all of the pottery cards that contain a marker and place them face up in front of you. Draw as many cards as you had placed markers and place them on dig sites. You must distribute the pottery cards as evenly as possible. It is now the next players turn.
End of the Game.
The game ends once the last card is placed on a dig site. That player finished their turn. Once complete, all players count up the points on their pottery cards:
- Incomplete pottery sets are worth 1 point for every two pieces.
- A complete pottery set is worth a total of the number of points in the top-right corner of the card.
Example, if you have three (3) matching pottery cards that complete the set, that set of cards is worth a total of 8 points (it is not worth 24 points).
In the event of a tie, the player with the most pottery cards wins (do not count incomplete sets in this count). If there is a still a tie, include the incomplete set cards in the count.
These additional stretch goal rewards will be included for every reward tier that receives at least copy of the game:
$5,000 - Each game will include a glossy photo insert of the Keramikos logo.
$10,000 - Each game will include a fun custom first player token that fits the theme of the game.
$50,000 - The wooden disc tokens for the standard edition will be upgraded to glass markers. The deluxe edition markers will be upgraded to custom miniature shovels.
$100,000 - We will host a virtual tournament of the game with some exciting prizes. The tournament will only be open to Kickstarter supporters.
Learn more about Bow Tie Games at www.BowTieGames.com.
Risks and challenges
At Bow Tie Games, we have successfully funded and shipped five games on Kickstarter. We have a proven track record of delivering on our promises. For Keramikos, the game design and graphics are complete and we are ready to print and distribute the game once it is funded.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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