About this project
Building Giza is a tabletop game for 2-4 players that only takes about 20-30 minutes to play, no matter how many players there are!
Pharaoh needs his newest pyramid to be built, and he turns to you, the various government contractors and architects to help him build it. The game is broken down into levels, rounds, and stages. There are three levels in the game, one for each layer of the pyramid. As the pyramid gets taller, the game gets more challenging. Each level is broken into rounds, one block is built each round. And each round is broken up into 5 stages.
Stage 1 - Raise Funds: Roll your silver dice to determine how much extra silver you have to work with, this silver is to be spent on your bid and to do the work later.
Stage 2 - Rewards and Prices: A block is placed in the next location, and the price and reward for that block is determined.
Stage 3 - Bidding: each person spends a certain amount of money on a bid, whoever spends the most win's Pharaoh's favor and gets to build the pyramid.
Stage 4 - Building: The person who won Pharaoh's favor get's to spend as much of the remaining money they have to see if they can provide enough resources and people required to build the block. If they fail, the person who spent the second most amount of money gets to try to make up the difference where the first failed.
Stage 5 - The Payment: The person who completed building that block gets all of the reward!
The game comes with 14 pyramid blocks, 32 dice, and a pack of 100 cards. The cards are custom designed and the quantities of types of cards have been optimized for best game play!
The Pyramid blocks are used as a counter to help you know what round you are on, but also, the rules change as the pyramid gets higher!
The cards are all custom drawn and printed. The cards represent the gold and silver coins that are earned for points and for making secret bids.
For helping to fund Building Giza, there are 3 different reward values.
$1 - Thank you so much for your donation! We will keep you up to date on Building Giza progress!
$25 - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! - When you contribute at this level, you will receive a copy of Building Giza with all earned stretch goals. This includes free shipping to anywhere in the US. Shipments will only be made to US addresses.
$29 - THE GAME! - When you contribute at this level, you will receive one copy of Building Giza with all earned stretch goals. This includes free shipping to anywhere in the US. Shipments will only be made to US addresses.
1500 game level backers - Reference game play cards with trading ratios, and overall game-play rules for each player to hold in front of them during the game.
2000 game level backers - Pharaoh Player piece to keep track of who's in charge of setting up each round.
2500 game level backers - Play board for block placement and price and reward dice placement.
3000 game level backers - Winning Bidder Player piece to keep track of who won the bid, and who came in second!
$???,??? - We will develop the game as an android game for your phone or tablet!
My wife and I love playing board games in our free time! We play games and we both work hard at our day jobs. We have a comedy podcast that airs every week called Fun Bustin'.
Risks and challenges
This is my first big Kickstarter campaign. I have been in communication with the Panda game manufacturers, and shipping companies who have all done this stuff before for other Kickstarter board game campaigns. Hopefully there aren't any hiccups as all of the components are straightforward to build and I am only shipping to the United States. Because this is my first big campaign, I worked hard to remove as many extra complications that there could be.
While this is my first large campaign, I am a problem solver, fast learner, and a risk-reducer at heart. I am not trying anything risky, and I am working with companies that have more experience with larger campaigns than this one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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