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About

I was a bit "speechless" when my son showed me the first game board he created. He was filled with so much excitement that I had to play it immediately. It didn't take long to realize that he had a fantastic idea. We developed and tested the game to create a fun and exciting board game for families to enjoy.

The funds raised through Kickstarter will be used to cover the printing costs of 3,000 units. It will be printed in the U.S.

GAME PLAY
Train Powers™ is a thrilling, unpredictable board game all the way to the end. A combination of strategy and luck creates a new experience every time it's played. The video above highlights the game play.

The object of the game is to be the first player to advance all four trains from the Train Yard to Final Stop by exact count.

Game Board
Game Board

With a roll of the dice, players move their trains around the track while maneuvering the detours. If a train lands on a detour, It must pull into the corresponding station in the center of the board. The train is delayed until the player rolls the release code (specified dice combination) to leave the station.

Detours
Detours

Also by rolling special dice combinations, players may buy and activate eight (8) different train powers to move their trains ahead or slow down their opponents' trains. Each train power has a different advantage, for example: the Express Train Power will take a player's lead train all the way to Final Stop; the Crusher sends an opponent's train back to the train yard to start over; the Skipper allows a player to skip a detour; and the rocket sends an opponent's train to the Repair Boiler station. After a train power is activated/used, it must go back on the game board where it can be bought again by any player.

Train Powers
Train Powers

This game is for 2 to 4 players. Each game lasts up to 25 minutes depending on the amount of players. This game is for ages 5 to adult.

GAME COMPONENTS:
Train Powers Board Game contains:
1 20" x 20" game board, which folds to 10" x 10"
1 set of dice
16 game pieces (trains in 4 different colors)
1 sheet with 8 punch-out 2" x 2" train powers
8 train power holders
1 booklet with rules and instructions

REWARDS:

The complete Train Powers Game

 
Children's Five-Book Set
Help your children dream about all the possibilities that life has to offer. Each inspiring book has colorful pictures and is written in an enjoyable, rhythmic style. All books are hardbound, 24 pages, and 7 5/8 x 7 3/4. Recommended for children up to age seven.

Five-Book Set Reward
Five-Book Set Reward

I Am CD
This CD features fun, energetic music with an island flair. The original songs will be loved by both children and adults. Tracks include Mango Tree, I Am, Rock and Rolling, Get Up! Move! Have a Great Day and This Little Light of Mine PLUS instrumental versions for karaoke fun!

I Am Children's CD
I Am Children's CD

Risks and challenges

Producing a board game is a difficult task. Finding an affordable board game manufacturer in the U.S has been a challenge, but we have found one that we feel will do a great job. Distribution and marketing may also be challenging depending upon demand. However, I have tackled similar challenges with my children's books, and my experience will help manage those issues.

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