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Heinous GamesBy Heinous Games
First created
Heinous GamesBy Heinous Games
First created
$3,368
pledged of 11.000 $pledged of 11.000 $ goal
116
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 9 2016 2:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

 The Basics

Build-A-Burger is a quick to learn, quick to play, burger-building game that pits friends & family against one another in a race to finish the most valuable burgers.  

The game is a mixture of preparation, timely execution, and sabotage. When you play an ingredient is just as important as where on the table you play it. Focus on constructing mighty burgers of your own or on tearing down another player's prized creations. Just remember to watch your back; the cockroach is always lurking.  

Proper control and avoidance of the cockroach card can make or break a game. Holding on to the cockroach card might temporarily guarantee your safety, but you may miss the opportunity for satisfying burger destruction if you wait too long. Try not to make too many enemies, though; once the cockroach card has been played a new one is immediately shuffled into the deck. And you know what they say about karma...  

As the deck dwindles, and the end of a game nears, players must make crucial decisions. In a rush to finish burgers and utilize remaining action cards, players must use their turns wisely. You never know when another player may lay multiple "Draw 2 Cards" cards in a row, instantly depleting the deck, and intentionally ending the game before you get a chance to finish your most valuable burger. These lost points could mean the difference between victory and defeat.

The Team

The Heinous Games team is comprised of two main game designers, Levi Fink and Ben Hemesath. The two formed the company while attending Iowa State University with the intention of creating fun, visually captivating games. They have been prototyping and testing tabletop games for a couple years and are excited to share with you their most recent creation, Build-A-Burger.

 The Birth of Build-A-Burger

Having prior developed more in-depth strategy games that were difficult to pick up and play, we wanted to try something new. We set out to create a unique game with great replay value that appeals to all ages and demographics. After many months of prototyping and playtesting (with some borderline terrible looking cards), an early version of Build-A-Burger was born.

Had a tough time choosing between these and our final prints...
Had a tough time choosing between these and our final prints...

Throughout the play testing period we had to remove some of our favorite mechanics in favor of more cohesive gameplay. Some of these included grills & uncooked burgers, drinks, and sides.

At Heinous Games, one of our core principles is creating visually captivating games that catch a person's eye from across the room. Build-A-Burger is no exception. As the game mechanics became more refined, we shifted our attention towards design. We started on paper, opting for edge-to-edge graphics, that seamlessly flow from one card to the next.

Self-printed, hand-cut prototype cards
Self-printed, hand-cut prototype cards

After hours of design tweaks, minor changes to game mechanics, and the addition of a final action card, we placed a first test print with our manufacturer. Since then we’ve ordered many more decks to ensure the highest print quality.

Why We Chose Kickstarter

Kickstarter offers us the ability to produce a quality game at a larger scale than we would be able to on our own. It also lets us use your feedback to improve our future games.

 

Risks and challenges

If we're extremely fortunate and the project happens to be more successful than we're expecting, packaging could take additional time. We are planning to ship the game out to backers before the holiday season. Because of this, we are choosing to run a simple campaign without many reward tiers or additional frills. This allows us to focus on the highest quality, while maintaining a speedy project turnaround.

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