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Jamal Jamie GreenBy Jamal Jamie Green
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Jamal Jamie GreenBy Jamal Jamie Green
First created
$5,392
pledged of $14,000 goal
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 31 2013 12:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Keep the Crown is a casual strategy game for 2-6 players ages 8 to adult.

Players take turns putting pieces on the board trying to earn points by making sets of coins or gems. The crown and its special power go to the first to score, but keeping it is tough as other players want nothing more than to steal it away by scoring more points. Wizard pieces are wild and the Thieves can re-arrange the board or serve as blockers. The board slowly fills up, and when it's full -- whoever has the crown claims victory! 

Keep the Crown is easy to learn, yet also includes pattern recognition, tile placement tactics and hand management strategies for those a bit more serious about gaming. Average play time is 45 minutes per game. 

The updated board design now includes a Score Track. Players may now opt for this method of scoring for more casual games, or normal scoring for more serious games:

** The player with the blue token wins via the Score Track! (prototype board and components.)
** The player with the blue token wins via the Score Track! (prototype board and components.)

For more detail about the game, check out the Rules PDF or watch this "How-to-Play" video:

Crtis Happen Preview:

Extensive preview from the team @ I Slay the Dragon
Extensive preview from the team @ I Slay the Dragon
           

"An enjoyable game that I think could be one of the next big 'gateway' games." 

- Forrest @ Bower's Game Corner

"Keep the Crown really bridges the age gap between kids and adults...its familiar set collection mechanic and whimsical theme will prove welcoming to all ages." 
 - Jason @ I Slay the Dragon

"A great family game, and with the right strategic minded group, pretty cutthroat of a game."  - Tox @ Crits Happen 

"I could play this game with any kind of gaming group."
  - Jarek @ GotGameTesters.com

"Original, lively, and very addicting."   - Mark @ Cassava Films

The Standard Edition ($40 Pledge):

• Folding Game Board
• 150 Playing Piece Chips
• 2 Dice
• Crown Marker
• Wand Marker
• Rulebook 

All in a standard box. Components/art not final -- but close!
All in a standard box. Components/art not final -- but close!


The Royal Edition ($60 Pledge):

The Royal Edition of the game comes with an aluminum carrying case and the upgraded Crown marker. These high-end components make for a good-looking game.

Royal Case (prototype) and premium Crown Marker
Royal Case (prototype) and premium Crown Marker
inside the case
inside the case

The Mini Edition ($25 Pledge):

The mini edition of the game comes with smaller, hand-crafted components all in a small bag. These smaller components are perfect for playing Keep the Crown on the go -- but less than ideal for anybody with big hands or poor eyesight! The bag helps hold the Vault when there's no room to stack. This limited-quantity set was refined during the prototype phase and was popular with players familiar with the game looking to play at local coffee shops. It's basically one of the fanciest "Print 'n' Play" games you will find... delivered to you before the manufactured standard edition.  

smaller board and 1" playing pieces
smaller board and 1" playing pieces

Here's the plan for adding more goodies to the game via Stretch goals:

Send me a message to let me know what else you'd like to see or if you have ANY questions about the campaign or the game.

Thanks so much. 

Risks and challenges

With any production comes risks. For games those risks frequently impact quality and schedule. I've intentionally padded my delivery schedule because I want to make sure I have the time to work closely with the manufacturer to get it just right w/o being under "need-to-ship-now" pressure. I know there are unforeseen issues lurking out there, but I hope my extra time and dedication to product will allow me to flush them out so that I can under promise and over deliver.

Thanks!

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