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Family Game DesignerBy Family Game Designer
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Family Game DesignerBy Family Game Designer
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About

From South America to Central America to North America there are remnants of large civilizations that have disappeared leaving behind only the ruins of temples, city structures and fragmented settlements. The Ancient Americas are shrouded in mystery and intrigue. The people were religious with a fashionable culture. Their cities were the central hub to life and these civilizations enjoyed much abundance and prosperity all while in the midst of conflicts that were trying to destroy them.

Family Game Designer has created from Ancient America a FUN card game with a very unique religious perspective. 

This game is ready to move from the design phase to the artwork phase. Your involvement will help us finish the ILLUSTRATIONS and the PRINTING. All of this must be done with exceptional quality. To show how much we appreciate your contributions, we have some great rewards that we know will interest you.

 When the illustrations and printing are done, putting this game in a box is going to be a fantastic accomplishment. Opening the box and playing the game will be a pinnacle of Joy!  Thank you Kickstarter and all Contributors for the opportunity to do this! 

Moralistic Game Design

One area of game design innovation that is important to us is the ability to customize a game to fill the needs of its players. These are both real world and imagined for game play experiences. Game Designer, David Coleman, took the challenge to create this game from a religious perspective.  The source of inspiration was an ancient spiritual record is called The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

This approach for a game was set to inspire followers of the book. Because of religious referencing being placed in this game, great care has gone into the unique game design with a moralistic approach that will appeal to all Christian followers and allow non-Christians to enjoy this game without being familiar with the referencing.

General Rules

This game is for 2 to 4 players ages eight to adult. Players build a 'city of promise' by building their civilization with important structures and with valuable characters that then defend the city from corruption's power. 

Building Cards

Throughout the deck are Building Cards. To build structures for the 'cities of promise' and to use important historical figures within the cities, a player  must try to collect specific cards and in the right amounts. Some cards cost more than others and the value of the cards vary in power. Players who gain the right building cards pay the cost of the card and a new part of the city is then added.

Game Timer

Corruption Cards play as timing cards and determine when the game ends. When the 18th Corruption Card is placed down the game ends for all players. 

Corruption Cards

New cards are drawn at the beginning of every turn. Any time a Corruption Card is drawn it must be played during the player's turn and added to the Corruption Card area (typically the middle between all players).

Building a City

Players that purchase City Cards with the Build Cards will be able to piece the city together in any combination left to right or right to left. As players strive to get the better City Cards it may be necessary to discard unwanted or undesirable City Cards in the hopes of gaining a better one on the next draw. 

Specialty Characters

Character Cards can be added to your city by purchasing them with the Build Cards and then placing them under the correct City Card they belong to. These cards also have a power point value so players can seek to add the best characters to their city to give it the best advantage. 

Bonus Power Points

Saints Cards, Resources Cards, and Faith & Works Cards can be stored under Character Cards for later purchases of City Cards and Character Cards. Unused Build Cards can add additional power points at the end of the game. 

How to determine who has won the game-

Each player add up their cities power points. If the total is greater than the total points of Corruption Power Points  then they have WON! Yes, that's right, there can be more than one winner in this game making it more rewarding for the whole family. And if the friendly competition is that HIGH you can find out who's city had the most strength and they can be the Grand Winner!

Acrylic & Canvas- More Depth & Meaning

We really wanted something special for the BOX ART. We thought it would be great to have something more naturally created through acrylic paint on canvas.  The artist in-charge of this has both spiritual grounding and Native American familiarity to help us capture the true spirit of this work which allows for a deeper & rewarding experience. Gayla Prince is widely known for her inspirational religious art and southwestern art.

This painting is being created during the Kickstarter campaign and we will be bringing you updates with captured images of the work as it progresses. The final artwork will be digitized and put on the Box Cover. We hope you will follow us in this fun process on Kickstarter and our website familygamedesigner.com 

Family Game Designer

We create and build both conventional games and video games. As a Game Developer for future interactive entertainment we specialize in moralistic game design

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    You automatically gain the benefits from the Faith & Works Award & will receive The Ancient Americas: Cities of Promise mini poster (full color 11 x 17) signed by the game art designers. You will also receive The Ancient Americas: Cities of Promise bumper sticker. Shipping for the United States is covered. For International shipping see FAQ before pledging.

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    You automatically gain the benefits from the Blessed Award & receive a special copy of the game. This copy of the game has all 100 cards signed by the game designers. The Kings & Judges Card Award gives you the opportunity to choose the pre-approved concept art in one of the six categories for the card game. You will be the final voice for those you pick and your choices will be what Family Game Designer sends to the printer. Your name will be placed in all first editions of The Ancient Americas: Cities of Promise Card Game instructions “how to play” booklet. Family Game Designer will spotlight your Pledge and your choices on our website. Shipping for the United States is covered. For International shipping see FAQ before pledging.

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    You automatically gain the benefits from the Blessed Award & receive a special copy of the game. This second copy of the game has all 100 cards signed by the game designers. A Bonus pack with 12 specialty cards and a bonus game piece will be added with instructions on how to use them in game play. You will become a secret beta tester for Family Game Designer which will allow you special privileges for 3 future upcoming gaming products. Sample Games will be sent to you from Family Game Designer for your feedback. Your name will be placed in all 1st editions of Ancient Americas: Cities of Promise Card Game “how to play” booklets. Family Game Designer will spotlight your Pledge on our website. Shipping for the United States is covered. For International shipping see FAQ before pledging.

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