Recreate World War Two in 20 minutes! Here's the perfect wargame for non-wargamers, designed by Paolo Mori (Pandemic: Fall of Rome; Libertalia; Dogs of War; Pocket Battles). Blitzkrieg! allows two players to battle across the war’s most iconic theatres, winning key campaigns and building their military might.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRETCH GOAL! If we get 200 fans for the game on Boardgamegeek, we'll add Paolo's Nippon Expansion for you all FOR FREE! This adds a second board to fight over with its own special rules, two new special weapons and a brand new army to command! Head over to BGG now and help us to unlock this stretch goal: BLITZKRIEG! ON BOARDGAMEGEEK.
Blitzkrieg! will publish in Chinese, English, Italian, and Spanish language editions.See the Languages section for more details of non-English language pledges.
RETAILERS: Scroll down to the Retailer section for info on joining the Blitzkrieg! campaign.
ABOUT THE GAME
Refight the whole of World War Two several times in one evening!
In Blitzkrieg! two players, acting respectively as the Allied and Axis coalitions during World War Two, battle for control of the main theatres of the conflict in a challenging game with simple rules, a short playing time, and many tough decisions!
Players draw unit tokens from a bag to determine their starting forces and to replenish their losses. Rather than fighting battles with dice or cards, players allocate their military resources to each theatre’s campaigns, winning war victory points, gaining further resources and special weapons, and exploiting strategic advantages as they play.
We know that some of our backers will want to read through the rulebook to explore the rules in more detail. You can check out the rulebook HERE:-
Please note that this is a draft file of the rules – the same version of the rulebook that we sent out with our prototype copies – so a number of small changes will be made to the final, published rulebook.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
- 1 x rulebook
- 1 x game board
- 22 x Axis unit tokens
- 22 x Allied unit tokens
- 16 x special weapons tokens
- 2 x player screens
- 5 x battle markers
- 2 x war victory markers
- 2 x cloth bags
Please note that we're making a few cosmetic changes to the board and hope to unlock some new counter art as a stretch goal, so the prototype images you can see on this campaign page may get upgrades!
As the amount of funds pledged rises, we'll unlock the following stretch goals:
SOCIAL MEDIA STRETCH GOAL @ 200 FANS ON BOARDGAMEGEEK - UNLOCKED!!
Head over to Boardgamegeek and become a Blitzkrieg! fan HERE. If we get at least 200 fans during the Kickstarter campaign, we'll include Paolo's brilliant Nippon Expansion FREE FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS! This adds a second board to fight over with its own special rules (we'll tell you where you're fighting over when we unlock this goal - maybe not where you think!), two new special weapons and a brand new army to command! Only Kickstarter backers will receive this expansion for free! After the Kickstarter campaign ends, you will have to purchase the Nippon Expansion separately if you wish to own it.
Stretch goal 1: Icon reference sheet @ GBP £4,000 - UNLOCKED!!
As a Kickstarter Exclusive, we'll give you a two-sided icon reference sheet, showing you the different units and battle space effects at a glance. We'll give you one reference sheet for each copy of the game you order!
Stretch goal 2: Plastic war victory point and battle track markers @ GBP £5,000 - UNLOCKED!!
Another Kickstarter Exclusive! We'll supply you with a sprue of World War Two soldiers selected from The Plastic Soldier Company's range of finely detailed 15mm-tall miniatures. Cut them off the sprue and use them in place of the game's wooden cubes for added battle vibes. You'll get one sprue for each copy of the game you order!
Stretch goal 3: Upgraded counter art @ GBP £6,000 - UNLOCKED!!
Currently, both players share the same artwork on their counters - at the level of warfare represented by Blitzkrieg!, a tank is a tank and an aircraft is an aircraft. However, this stretch goal will unlock different art for the Axis and Allied tanks and aircraft, commissioned to show some of the most iconic weapons of the war. We'll also commission new art for the special weapon armies, navies, and airforces, to make that stand out too!
Stretch goal 4: Solo mode added to core game @ GBP £6,500 - UNLOCKED!!
A cool new solo mode designed by David Turczi will be added to the core game
Stretch goal 5: Double-sided screen @ GBP £7,500 - UNLOCKED!!
On the rear of the player screens, we'll print the rules for the units in the core game - making it super easy to work out what the units in your reserve can do.
Stretch goal 6: Colour printed bags @ GBP £8,500 - UNLOCKED!!
We're upgrading the draw bags to show the fantastic box art on both sides rather than a plain fabric. This should be very colourful!
Stretch goal 7 @ GBP £11,000: A new game! - UNLOCKED!!
We thought we would do something a little different...… Blitzkrieg! is such an excellent little game with a solid engine we thought it would be a great idea to use that engine to create a new game with a different theme and let you lovely backers decide the theme by way of a survey! If this stretch goal is unlocked we will send all backers a poll where you select one of five choices, the choice with the most votes will be created sometime in the near future:-
1. Ancient Rome
5. American Civil War
WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY ABOUT BLITZKRIEG!
We sent out preview copies to a number of people; we'll add reviews below as the campaign progresses.
Board's Eye View: "Despite its apparent simplicity and ease of play, Blitzkrieg! is a surprisingly tense tussle between the players... Although it involves neither dice nor scribbling, if you enjoy playing roll & write games then you’ll almost certainly love Blitzkrieg!" Read the review HERE.
Watch this space for more reviews!
Our thanks go out to these reviewers for offering their honest opinions on Blitzkrieg!
HOW TO PLAY
Blitzkrieg is super simple to play - the hard part is out-thinking and out-playing your opponent! Check out our intro video at the top of the page, and our turn-playthough video below to find out more.
To add any of the 'Optional buys' shown below, click the 'Manage your pledge' button on the Kickstarter page and add the correct amount of funds to cover the optional buys you wish to add. You will be able to select what this extra money is spent on when we send out our pledge manager survey after the Kickstarter campaign has closed.
You may add any (or all!) of the following optional buys to your pledge:
- Daniel Mersey's Battle Ravens @ GBP £30 (MSRP GBP £35)
- Ian Brody's Quartermaster General: The Cold War @ GBP £45 (MSRP GBP £50)
- Ian Brody's Quartermaster General: 1914 @ GBP £40 (MSRP GBP £45)
- Richard Borg's The Battle of Britain @ GBP £40 (MSRP GBP £60)
- Richard Borg's The Great War Centenary Edition @ GBP £60 (MSRP GBP £70)
- Richard Borg's The Great War Tank Expansion @ GBP £32 (MSRP GBP £40)
- Richard Borg's The Great War French Army Expansion @ GBP £40 (MSRP GBP £45)
Blitzkrieg! will publish in Chinese, English, Italian, and Spanish language editions. English and Spanish can be pledged for in this campaign.
Our Spanish partner is Maldito Games. You may pledge for the Spanish language game on this Kickstarter page.
Non-English language games are being published and shipped to you by our language partner companies. PSC Games is responsible for the English language edition, and our language partner companies will be responsible for receiving the games from the manufacturer and then shipping them to you in a timely manner.
By choosing a non-English language version of our game, you acknowledge that PSC Games is not responsible for the shipment of your games. All responsibility and liability rests on the publisher of the non-English language game that you choose.
English language shipping: We are delighted to announce that we have dedicated Kickstarter fulfilment hubs in place for Blitzkrieg!, offering cost-effective local shipping for our backers in the following locations: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA. In other destinations, taxes and import duties may be charged by your local postal service.
Shipping will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign ends. When the Kickstarter campaign ends, we will send you a shipping survey asking for your shipping address, and our pledge manager will use this to calculate and charge you for shipping. We cannot ship to PO Boxes domestically or internationally.
Please note that the prices shown below are our current shipping estimates (which may change) for a single Kickstarter copy of Blitzkrieg!. If you add optional buys to your pledge, your shipping cost will increase.
- UK: GBP £2.95
- USA: GBP £7.50
- EU: GBP £7.50
- Canada: GBP £10
- Australia: GBP £5.75
- New Zealand: GBP £8.95
- Rest of the World: GBP £11
Spanish language shipping: The prices shown below are our current shipping estimates (which may change) for a single Spanish language Kickstarter copy of Blitzkrieg!. If you add optional buys to your pledge, your shipping cost will increase.
- Spain: GBP £2.95
- EU & Rest of the World: GBP £12.95
Other languages: Your game will be shipped direct from your language edition's publisher. Shipping prices are shown on the Banana Games and Giochix Editions campaign pages.
Paolo Mori has completed the rules and playtesting. Our components are all complete and ready to send to the manufacturer - although we hope that a few changes might be unlocked as stretch goals! Our manufacturer has been appointed and is waiting to begin production.
We have already produced a small number of prototype copies for our reviewers, just like the one shown in the photo below. This gives a good idea of how the final product will look, although we hope to unlock some changes through this campaign (see Stretch Goals).
Retailers can join the Blitzkrieg campaign! You can order one or more cartons of games (10 copies) at the MSRP price, with an additional 10% discount on top of your standard trade terms, and will receive one set of stretch goals for every copy of the game you order. You can also order the games listed under the ‘Optional Buys’ section of this Kickstarter campaign.
Please email Anita at PSC Games (firstname.lastname@example.org) within the duration of the Kickstarter campaign (5-21 March 2019) to confirm your order and make your payment, and to discuss trade terms if you are a new customer.
I’d like to add some of the optional buys, how do I do that?
All you need to do for now is to increase the amount you’re pledging in Kickstarter by the cost of the additional items you wish to buy. When the Kickstarter campaign ends, you’ll be able to select your extra items using the pledge manager survey we’ll sent out. Optional buys will be sent out at the same time as the Kickstarter product ships.
When will shipping be calculated?
Shipping will be calculated via our pledge manager survey. Our Kickstarter campaign shows our current estimates.
When are PSC Games planning to ship Blitzkrieg?
The estimated shipping date for the English language edition is October 2019, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. We will keep our backers updated on any changes. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in some regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others. Optional buys will be sent out at the same time as the Kickstarter product ships.
Risks and challenges
We are a seasoned Kickstarter publisher, with 12 successful campaigns under our belt. Blitzkrieg! is our 13th Kickstarter campaign.
Unexpected delays may affect any production schedule. In our case, these would most likely be associated with shipping, manufacturing, or customs processes. Should any delays occur, we will endeavour to keep our backers up to date every step of the way.
Please keep in mind that the shipping date shown in our Kickstarter campaign is only an estimate. Items ordered as Optional Buys will be shipped at the same time as the Blitzkrieg! core game. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in some regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.
Please note that our game's stretch goals and final design may differ from those shown in our campaign – sometimes we need to make technical changes as we go, improve our designs, or find a better way to do things. Items offered as a Kickstarter Exclusive are produced for Kickstarter backers, with remaining stock available at conventions and through special promotions only.
If you’re unsure about committing to our Kickstarter, please remember that you’ll be able to buy the game once it hits the shops, but without any Kickstarter Exclusives or the benefit of special Kickstarter prices.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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