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A real-time cooperative board game set in a high pressure Medical Center.
A real-time cooperative board game set in a high pressure Medical Center.
1,352 backers pledged $71,604 to help bring this project to life.
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About the Game

You are one of the doctors that were just hired for the brand-new, cutting-edge Medical Center. Alongside your colleagues, you have to cooperate well to admit, diagnose and treat various patients who need your help. Combine your strengths and treat efficiently the patients arriving at hospital, but be careful, because mistakes can be of the highest value in Rush MD!

Rush M.D. is an innovative, real-time, cooperative board game that simulates the challenging and high-pressure nature of medical professions. A worker placement mechanism, using hourglasses as workers allows, but also limits, players to perform a multitude of actions. Each player handles 1 Doctor hourglass running around the hospital, admitting patients, providing immediate medical care, performing different kinds of exams as well as surgeries. 

Labs and Diagnostic Imaging Department
Labs and Diagnostic Imaging Department

Additionally, there are 4 more Nurse hourglasses, which can be used by all players. Nurses provide medicines to patients, supply all necessary drugs and equipment that you need to carry out all your exams and medical procedures. Any worker placed on an action space may not be used elsewhere before the sand within the hourglass runs out, making each decision important as time is limited.

Patient Admission and Outpatient Clinic
Patient Admission and Outpatient Clinic

The game plays with 1-4 players and lasts for 4 rounds of 4 minutes each. That means you only have 16 minutes in total to treat various patients, overcome many difficulties and challenges and manage to cooperate efficiently with your teammates, combine your forces into helping as many of your patients. A highly thematic experience that is equally rewarding for gamers and families, filled with lots of fun, many challenges and sharp decision making!

In Rush M.D. pressure is high as human lives are upon your hands! Can you handle the Rush, doctors?!

The Operating Rooms
The Operating Rooms
When a Nurse needs to transfuse blood during a Surgery, tweezers must be used, too!
When a Nurse needs to transfuse blood during a Surgery, tweezers must be used, too!

 Spiel 2019 pick-up option, available through our pledge manager after the campaign ends.

  For card quantities, please check the FAQ section of this campaign.

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 Playthroughs- Static Camera

Rush M.D.  is scheduled for production at Germany's largest game manufacturer, ensuring high quality materials. Additionally, there are no additional costs like additional taxes or customs costs for USA backers, due to the game being produced in Germany.


 Please note that the published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities, colors and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments. Please back this project only after taking this information into account.

Any stretch rewards generated through this campaign are not exclusive. They may be available to acquire in the future at an additional cost. Backers of this campaign will be receiving those rewards for free.

We expect to have the game shipped to backers within December 2019. Please keep in mind though, that there is always the chance of the production and handling process getting delayed for various reasons.

This will be the second project where we are able to offer faster shipping & tracking to all backers! 


 All orders will be shipped from Greece (EU member). If you have any concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders, please contact us with a Kickstarter message or an e-mail at support[at]artipiagames.com and we will assist you on that.

Please note that you may be receiving the games/items you pledged for in more than one package.

 Shipping costs will be collected after the campaign’s end, using a pledge manager. The calculation will be based on our past experience in previous campaigns’ fulfillment, taking into account our new faster shipping solution which also includes tracking information for all destinations! 



MEDICAL DOCTOR PLEDGE 

  • United States/Canada/EU/UK/ Luxembourg/Switzerland/Iceland/Norway: 14-16 USD 
  • China, Macao, United Arab Emirates, Russian Federation, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Brazil: 18-20 USD 
  • Rest of the world: 16-18 USD 

David Turczi is a board game designer from Hungary. David has been designing games for the past years having established himself with Redacted in 2014. Since then, he has designed many games including Anachrony, Dice Settlers, Days of Ire. Artipia Games and David Turczi have collaborated in the past with our cooperative, real-time hit Kitchen Rush and its expansion Piece of Cake.

Anthony Howgego is a new board game designer and Games Executive from the UK. The first games he designed are NewSpeak and Sarah’s Vision before co-designing Rush M.D.

Konstantinos Kokkinis is a board game designer from Greece. He is also the CEO of Artipia Games. Konstantinos has always had a passion for games, both as a player and a designer. He managed to materialize his passion into a job, when he created Artipia Games back in 2011 with his first game Drum Roll. He is also known for Project: ELITE, A Thief’s Fortune and New Dawn.

Vangelis Bagiartakis is a board game designer and board game developer from Greece. He was involved in the development of Rush M.D. He discovered card games in his teenage years and his passion for games has been steadily increasing since. He is known for Among the Stars, Fields of Green and Dice City.

Risks and challenges

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING ON THIS CAMPAIGN.

PAST CAMPAIGN STATUS

The Pursuit of Happiness: Experiences expansion is currently in production and it will be fulfilled within December 2019, as planned.
All other previous campaigns have been successfully delivered.

VERSIONS
All items offered through this campaign are English versions. All texts are in English.

PRODUCTION RISKS
Items and colors shown in this campaign might differ in the final product due to supplier/manufacturer error. In addition, the production may get delayed due to various reasons. Supplier shortage, holiday traffic and weather conditions are just a few of examples. Artipia Games should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties. We will do everything in our power to deliver you the best possible product as soon as possible.

MISSING / DAMAGED ITEMS
If after receiving your whole order, there are missing/damaged items please inform us by sending us a Kickstarter message or an email at support[at]artipiagames.com including some photos of what was damaged. We will send you replacements for the missing/damaged items as soon as possible.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS
We will re-send any packages returned to us undelivered after we will inform the backer. If a package was not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), we may request additional shipping fees to re-send the package.

DELIVERY DATE
We are happy to inform you that we have chosen to include tracked shipping in this campaign, in order to reduce possible shipping problems with packages being delayed or lost. Estimated delivery is December 2019. However third parties involved with the production of items needed to fulfill the campaign may cause unpredictable delays. After shipping the packages, further delays may occur due to your local customs and postal services traffic that are out of Artipia's control. Please note that delivery dates that involve shipping refer to the month we expect to dispatch the items.

DELIVERY ADDRESS
After the campaign is over you will be requested to complete a survey and a pledge manager including your shipping address. Please provide us a shipping address that will be valid around November 2018. If after filling the survey and pledge manager you wish to alter your shipping address, please send us a Kickstarter message.

ORDER FULFILLMENT
A while after the campaign ends you will get access to our pledge manager. Your order will get fulfilled only if you have completed the pledge manager before campaign fulfillment. Please note that due to weight limitations in the shipping methods we use, your order may be delivered in multiple packages. Even though all of your packages most probably will get shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.

REFUNDS
We generally do not offer refunds unless we are unable to deliver the project. We will not offer refunds because of delays in delivery or changes/adjustments to the game's components, layout etc. or for damaged components that we are able to replace. We will examine any request for a refund separately and may refund only the cases we feel the request for a refund is justified.

UPDATES
Through this campaign you may receive updates on Artipia Games’ other upcoming projects. Such updates will be rare.
BY MAKING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.

REST ASSURED THAT EVEN IF SOMETHING UNPREDICTABLE HAPPENS, WE WILL DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO DELIVER YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE GAME IN EVERY ASPECT!

Please note that all material depicted in this campaign is a work in progress. Various elements and layouts might differ when the game gets produced.

We thank you for your support!

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