THANK YOU FOR A RESOUNDING SUCCESS FOR SWEET SPOT! We did so much better than we had hoped for!! This was a really tough theme in the board game world to fly, but apparently many of you have still managed to see it for the superb game play it presents!
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FINAL STRETCH GOAL AT $7,500!
Take it to the courts with your trusty racket as you battle it out in an intense tennis game. Sweet Spot is a tactical card game that sees players take on the role of a tennis pro battling it out in singles or doubles matches. Through all our reviews and feedback from public sessions, Sweet Spot has blown the minds of many, creating that exciting rush and sense of adrenaline which real pros feel on the court! Tennis fans love it, NON-TENNIS FANS LOVE IT! Check out our GenCon public feedback video in the Review section below.
Try it to believe it! Our trial PnP is FREE for you to download. Support us for just about 20 USD, and you can own what we will be hoping is going to be the top Sports Tabletop game of the year 2017!
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PnP HERE: CLICK HERE
Download the game manual here: CLICK HERE
This game has great depth, but can still be taught in under 5 minutes. Don't believe us? Here is a tutorial video teaching the game, in exactly 2 minutes and 30 seconds:
Our Pink Meeple team dedicated an episode to show an actual game of Sweet Spot. No worries, the humor is there as always:
Our friends over at Board To Death also made a really clear tutorial video for us just in case you prefer real life tutorial videos instead of animated one! Shouting it out here: THANKS GUYS!
Players have to play the right card at the right situation as they rally it out on the court. But beware — stamina management is a critical part of the game! If you are not careful enough, you might end up breathless too quickly. Sweet Spot uses a uniquely designed 'numbers system' to simulate the tennis ball's position and allows players to feel a realistic strength control of their swings where they can literally hit the ball lightly or drive it down hard.
During games, you also need to decide your playing style! In between rallies, players are allowed to do a 'blind draft' of their hand using any combination of the 3 deck types available (Service, Tactic, Return) Many will want to lean towards the Tactic cards, which is really where the most powerful moves in the game are. However, they are risky because many of them rely on modifying Return cards, which are staple and a player without Return cards simply cannot react to even the simplest of balls! The trick is to manage that fine balance between having a lot of Tactic cards, and then enough Return cards to tide you through.
Powerful Tactic cards can tilt the balance and are at the same time highly thematic - Bench allows one to regain more stamina in between rallies, Crowd Cheering allows one to perform better at critical moments and Egg Shot hits the ball so high in the sky that the opponent cannot take an accurate read on its position when it comes down.
Yes, this game is fully compatible for a game of 2-on-2! It brings a different level of excitement. While it is highly tactical in Singles mode, it becomes very much more teamwork and communication in Doubles mode. The game plays exactly the same, except that players have a smaller hand size of 8 instead of the usual 10. Also they have to alternate hitting the ball on their teams. However, this restriction can be ignored if a player pays 2 extra stamina on top of his move requirement. This simulates the player going out of position and rushing over to assist. While players cannot share what cards they have with their teammate, they can talk and discuss on whether a player is able to 'handle' the current incoming shot better. In this manner, players of Sweet Spot can expect a realistic and highly exciting experience where a player can shout 'Let go!' or 'Mine!', only to find out that his partner was actually better equipped to handle it afterall - just like in real life! The better team is the one with better communication and teamwork!
Yes and yes, we have revealed the SOLO mode! You can expect exciting battles against an AI player! This AI is no pushover, and will be sure to entertain you with intense matches whenever you are home by yourself!
Download the SOLO rules here: CLICK HERE
A video sample of what a Solo mode session feels and plays like:
There are more than 100 cards and components in the game, including cubes and jumbo sized player cards - featuring more than 30 real Tennis moves and skills!
We took this game for a ride at GenCon 2016, with complete strangers and public players. This video captures their feedback in pure verbatim...
"This game absolutely blew my mind. This game is outstanding. I mean, this game is Outstanding. Outstanding!" -Eduardo Baraf, publisher of Herbaceous
Undead Viking Review
"Fun, challenging and exciting, Sweet Spot mirrors playing a tennis match without having to get up from the gaming table." -Undead Viking
Tantrum House Review
"One of our friends who really likes Tennis was able to pick up on some of the characters as likenesses of real players and even how some of their quirks and their habits were portrayed in the game." -Melissa Delp
"If you like head-to-head competition, I really do think you will enjoy Sweet Spot!" -Kevin Delp
FATHER GEEK FULLY APPROVED!
Sweet Spot won the hearts and minds of all 3 judging groups to get the honorable 'Approved' badge!
"The Gamer Geeks were surprised and delighted at how fast the game was played and the level of tactical and strategical thought it took to out play their opponents." -Father Geek Review
FULL FATHER GEEK REVIEW HERE: CLICK HERE
This game has been featured by International tabletop magazine CASUAL GAMES REVOLUTION!
Link to full review: CLICK HERE
"...Several moves can also be done in secret to surprise or psyche out opponents. All these elements end up creating a card game that is highly strategic yet mechanically simple." -Jesse, Casual Game Revolution
A very sweet testimonial from our friends over at Games4Good who believe in doing good in the form of charitable work and helping the needy, all while playing tabletop games! That's gotta be the most perfect combination in the universe!
"Sweet Spot blew our minds! It is the first game ever that utilises numbers in such a fun and addicting way. This is definitely among the best addition-and-subtraction games out there. Kudos to Dominic." -Games4Good.com
The following items can be added during this campaign. Simply increase your pledge value by the SGD amount stated below according to whichever item(s) you wish to add. Note: All Add-Ons SHIP FOR FREE! However, add-ons are only available to backers who purchase at least 1 physical copy of Sweet Spot.
UPDATE: We have added a new add-on for an uber Play Mat that can be used in place of the 4-card ball value Tracker, with a scoreboard at the side of the mat.
Note that our highly rated Queen of the Hill & Little Monsters are the exact same game, but different art and theme. Weapons of the Hill is the expansion to both sets. You will only get these at a much later date than the original backers who had pledged for them during our last campaign.
Yes, we are EU friendly. At our price tag as well as the size of the box, you will not be expecting any extra VAT or tax coming your way from the blindside! (At least that's what we know from everything we checked so far) For shipping everywhere, we will be subsidizing everyone worldwide by 5 SGD. So you will notice that your shipping cost is really very low for this fantastic game~
Quick Update: We have some backers messaging us directly that their country VAT limit is not as high as 20 USD! Some are as low as 5USD, which means they will still hit the VAT! Please reconfirm with your own local authorities on the limit.
Risks and challenges
This will be our 5th product on the market from Medieval Lords, and we have a lot of experience by now. The game development is also 100% complete, so there is minimal risk to everything.
The only step missing is our funding to get this game into MASS production! Should we miss a deadline or see a potential threat to having it delayed, we will not hesitate to inform all backers and attempt immediate rescue actions - as always!! If you have been an ardent supporter of Medieval Lords, you will know we put maximum respect to all our backers and attempt to go every mile for everyone of you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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