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    Un juego sencillamente muy divertido de Stephen Birch y Juan Rodriguez

Game Components and Box  / Componentes del juego y la caja
Game Components and Box / Componentes del juego y la caja

                                     

Front & Back of typical theme card showing Qs and levels / Dorso y Reverso de una tarjeta temática con sus preguntas y respuestas en ambos idiomas.
Front & Back of typical theme card showing Qs and levels / Dorso y Reverso de una tarjeta temática con sus preguntas y respuestas en ambos idiomas.

 

Bids Board - bidding chips are placed on the question level lines / Tablero de pujas donde se colocan las fichas de las apuestas en los niveles elegidos.
Bids Board - bidding chips are placed on the question level lines / Tablero de pujas donde se colocan las fichas de las apuestas en los niveles elegidos.

  

Individual LIMBO - chip control board / Tablero individual para el control de las fichas.
Individual LIMBO - chip control board / Tablero individual para el control de las fichas.

 

6 Sets of silver, colored bidding chips / 6 sets de fichas plateadas coloreadas
6 Sets of silver, colored bidding chips / 6 sets de fichas plateadas coloreadas

   

Joker tokens allow players to atempt answering all 5 questions on a card and take a short cut to win a set / Fichas joker para contestar las 5 preguntas de una tarjeta y así atajar para llegar a la meta y ganar un set o un juego.
Joker tokens allow players to atempt answering all 5 questions on a card and take a short cut to win a set / Fichas joker para contestar las 5 preguntas de una tarjeta y así atajar para llegar a la meta y ganar un set o un juego.

      

Example of Gold bidding chips / Ejemplo de las fichas doradas para las pujas
Example of Gold bidding chips / Ejemplo de las fichas doradas para las pujas

 

Set winner tokens and game winner token / Fichas de ganador de set y fichas de ganador del juego
Set winner tokens and game winner token / Fichas de ganador de set y fichas de ganador del juego

   

Set winner crowns - Fun element for adults and kids to wear after winning a set / Coronas de ganador de set, elementos divertidos para llevar puestos y "fardar" de ser ganador de un set
Set winner crowns - Fun element for adults and kids to wear after winning a set / Coronas de ganador de set, elementos divertidos para llevar puestos y "fardar" de ser ganador de un set

 

  

Rules / Reglas
Rules / Reglas

Final Bid: A dual language, universal game of Specific Knowledge. Created by Stephen Birch and Juan Rodriguez.

Final Bid: un juego universal de conocimiento específico en dos idiomas. Creado por Stephen Birch y Juan Rodríguez.

Final Bid allows players to take advantage of their knowledge of very specific universal themes.

 Final Bid permite a los jugadores llevar ventaja con su conocimiento de muchos temas universales específicos.

You may be a Trivial Pursuit whizz or a trivia buff but it won't necessarily help you in this game. Players with limited knowledge but who are shrewd bluffers can outsmart the know-alls. The many varied themes and the bidding system are great levelers. 

Puedes ser un genio de Trivial Pursuit o un fanático del trivia, pero eso no necesariamente te ayudará en este juego. Los jugadores con conocimiento limitado pero con astucia pueden ser más astutos que los demás sabelotodos. Los muchos temas variados y el sistema de puja son excelentes niveladores.

And with the economic App. version the 200 theme cards are on a downloadable application. The access code comes with the pack.

Y con la versión económica App. las 200 cartas temáticas se encuentran en una aplicación descargable. El código de acceso viene con el paquete.

Total participation: No frustrating wait for turns, no dice to decide your luck, this game puts your fortune in your own hands.

Participación total: no hay espera frustrante para los turnos, no hay dados para decidir tu suerte, este juego pone tu fortuna en tus propias manos.

      BIDDING STRATEGIES: ESTRATEGIAS PARA LA PUJA

  • You can bluff-Bid simply to make opponents risk using a higher value chip or to take a higher level of question. 
  • Puede marcarse un farol: haga una puja simplemente para que los oponentes se arriesguen utilizando una ficha  de mayor valor o para coger una pregunta de mayor nivel.
  • Miss a turn to 1) recuperate a chip from LIMBO or 2) pass the onus of bidding to another player.
  • Puedes perder un turno para: 1) recuperar una ficha de LIMBO o 2) pasar la carga de pujar a otro jugador.
  • If everyone else passes on a theme and abandons the auction you could take the opportunity to Bid on a level 1 (Yes or No) and easily convert a silver Chip to Gold.
  • Si todos los demás pasan en un tema y abandonan la subasta, puedes  aprovechar la oportunidad para pujar en un nivel 1 (sí o no) y convertir fácilmente una ficha plateada en otra dorada.
  • The first bidder should always go for a low question level, test the water, see how the opponents react. There's no need to start high because you can always up your bid.
  • El primer postor siempre debe elegir un nivel bajo de preguntas, para tantear y ver cómo reaccionan los oponentes. No hay necesidad de comenzar alto porque siempre puede subir la puja.
  • Use the Total Bid chip on themes you are confident of answering all 5 questions. OR as a tactic to block a set/game winning question going to another player. Total Bids cannot be outbid BUT they can only be used once per player per set.
  • Utilice la ficha Total Bid en temas con los que esté seguro de contestar las 5 preguntas. O como una táctica para bloquear una pregunta ganadora del set / juego para otro jugador. No se puede pujar contra las fichas Total Bids, y SÓLO se pueden usar una vez por jugador por set.

Created to bring together people of the world in the spirit of competitive fun. It has taken us years to come up with a mechanic that is truly original, and with one dual language universal version open to most of the world.  BUT it still needs the invaluable support of Kickstarter backers to set it free. Please help us lift anchor and let it sail around the world. 

Creado para unir a personas del mundo con un espíritu de diversión competitiva. Nos ha llevado años crear una mecánica que sea verdaderamente original y con una versión universal en dos idiomas abierta a la mayor parte del mundo. PERO todavía necesita el apoyo inestimable de los patrocinadores de Kickstarter para liberarlo. Ayúdenos a levantar el ancla y dejar que navegue alrededor del mundo.

A new game needs to fulfill the expectations of the buyer, giving them novelty, a challenge and to be different from any other game. I've travelled a long road to finally come up with something that  manages to meet these criteria. This is not just another "trivia game". Far from it, it's a new game concept that guarantees fun for almost anyone who plays it. NOTE: There are no metal parts. The metallic effects are the result of high-definition printing on UV treated spill-proof 3mm pvc board, and plastic protected cards. It's a game that's built to last.

Un nuevo juego debe cumplir las expectativas del comprador, ofreciéndole algo novedoso, un desafío y  que sea diferente de cualquier otro juego. He recorrido un largo camino para finalmente encontrar algo que logre cumplir con estos criterios. Este no es solo otro "juego de trivia". Lejos de eso, es un nuevo concepto de juego que garantiza diversión para casi cualquier persona que lo juegue. NOTA: no hay partes de metal Los efectos metálicos son el resultado de la impresión de alta definición en placas de PVC tratadas a prueba de derrames de líquidos, de 3 mm y tarjetas protegidas de plástico. Es un juego creado para durar.

Backers' certificate / Certificado de patrocinador
Backers' certificate / Certificado de patrocinador

The Following 60 sec clip gives a basic outline of gameplay - English only.

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The following 30 sec clips show the funLos siguientes clips de 30 segundos muesrtrán la diversión

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The Game Basics: Los básicos del juego:

  • Theme cards - each card has a very specific theme and 5 relating questions with levels ranging in difficulty from level 1 - Yes or No answers to level 5 - Master.
  • Las tarjetas temáticas: cada tarjeta tiene un tema muy específico con 5 preguntas relativas a ese tema con niveles que varían en dificultad y que van desde el nivel de respuesta: 1 - Sí o No,  al nivel 5 - Master
  • Players make bids to get a question from a card.
  • Los jugadores hacen sus pujas para obtener las preguntas.
  • The highest bidder gets the level of question they have bid on.
  • El postor que apuesta más alto consigue el nivel de la pregunta por la que ha pujado.
  • Correct answer = exchange silver chip for gold.
  • Respuesta correcta= se cambia la ficha plateada por la dorada equivalente.
  • Incorrect answer = silver chip goes to LIMBO.
  • Respuesta incorrecta = la ficha plateada se queda en el LIMBO
  • When you have 5 gold chips you can bid for questions to win a set / game. BUT there is a short-cut...
  • Cuando ya has obtenido las 5 fichas doradas, puedes pujar por una pregunta para ganar el set/ juego. Pero hay un atajo...
  • Total Bid chips (jokers) allow players to go for all 5 questions at ANY time during the game. Answer all 5 correctly to win the set.
  • Las fichas Total Bid (jokers) permiten a los jugadores ir a por las 5 preguntas de una misma tarjeta en cualquier momento del juego. Si  contestas las 5 correctamente, has ganado el set/juego.
  • Duration: 30 minutes + per set depending on the amount of players.
  • Duración: 30 minutos o más por set dependiendo del número de participantes.

For 2-6 players: 6 individual player boards (LIMBO) + 1 Central bidding board + 6 sets of 12 bidding chips + 6 Total Bid chips + 6 set-winner tokens + 6 silver crowns that set winners wear, and a game winner token Master King and a gold crown for the game winner to flaunt.

De 2-6 jugadores: 6 tableros individuales (LIMBO) + 1 tablero central para las pujas + 6 sets de 12 fichas de puja + 6 fichas "Total Bid" + 6 sets de fichas de ganador + 6 coronas plateadas para que se pongan los ganadores de un set y una ficha "Master King" y una corona dorada para el ganador.

The questions are well crafted, building in humor and surprises with the aim of providing a great deal of fun. This can be seen in the two play-test videos 1) a group of English players  and 2) a group of Spanish players.

Las preguntas están bien elaboradas, hechas con mucho humor y con muchas curiosidades y todo con el objetivo de proporcionar una gran cantidad de diversión. Esto se puede ver en los dos vídeos de prueba 1) un grupo de jugadores ingleses y 2) un grupo de jugadores españoles.

Risks and challenges

NEGATIVES:
VERSION App: To counter high shipping costs we have recently added a version that, for the theme cards, uses an app. This reduces the weight and size of the box.
We can only deliver the first 1,000 games by May 2018; thereafter, first come first served. In all cases the backers will be contacted with precise delivery dates.

POSITIVES:
The game has been fully play-tested with the many different test groups formed by students, professionals, blue collars and white, and developed over a period of 1 year.
The wrinkles we encountered have all been ironed out.
It's ready to manufacture and it's ready to play.
We've sourced all manufacturing and shipping needs.
We don't expect to have any hitches but our experience and flexibility will enable us to overcome the unforseen.
We are fully conversant with the demands of manufacturing and with the complications of international shipping.
We will keep backers updated with production progress and delivery dates.
We have a website that facilitates post KS contact.
We are professionals.

THRESHOLD GOALS:
1) 1,000 Games: 8 clear plastic card boxes improve the efficiency of
card use. Help to avoid repetition of used cards.
Delivery May 2018
2) 2,000 Games: 6 boxes for the chip sets, 1 per player. Very handy for
managing your bidding chips during play.
Delivery May/June 2018

3) 3,000 Games: Box for the crowns that protects them when stored.
Plus a central slot for the game winners' Master King
token.
Delivery TBA at campaign end.

4) 4,500 Games: Internal structure in polycarbonate to support/anchor
all the elements inside the box.
Delivery TBA at campaign end.

We have invested in prototypes, design, materials and shipping research to the point of exhausting our funds but not our enthusiasm.

Thanks for your time and for your interest.

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