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By John Franklyn
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‘Yuni’ is a two to four player board game, based around satirical experiences commonly associated while attending University. As a student, the main objective for each player is to travel around the track which represents the three years of a degree. Aim to stay out as much debt as possible as you try to reach the finish and be better off than your friends. Throughout the journey each player is met with a variety of situations; choosing which accommodation they wish to stay in each year, paying rent, doing a weekly shop and numerous events in which a player could possibly lose money to their friends or even receive money. Those who have been to university will find these witty and humorous moments all too familiar.

As you travel around the three years of the track, you will find yourself landing upon Y1, Y2 and Y3 event cards. Each card you pick up has an individual and unique scenario in which you have to act upon. While some determine whether you should move forward or back from your current position, most event cards demand you payout certain amounts to your friends or the bank, although others give you the chance to win money back. Each year has different topics, while Y1 cards look upon the excitement of the first year of university, Y2 cards concentrate on the all too familiar panic and realization of university itself and finally Y3 cards focus on the pressures that finishing the course brings. 

 Another element that comes with travelling upon the track is the possibility to pay out rent throughout the three years. While the first year is set to paying a fixed amount, the other two years give you the chance to choose which accommodation you want. Do you pay a higher rent with the chance to receive a larger deposit at the end of the game or do you pay a smaller rent, receiving a reduced deposit? 

  Playing the biggest part within the game is the money itself, paying out for rent, food shopping and to your friends, money can become fairly scarce within the game. As your money starts to deplete, you can choose to activate your debt cards which allows you to receive certain amounts letting you to continue to pay money. If you come to the point you’ve used all your debt cards then you’ve been eliminated, university just isn’t for you. While the game is a race to finish the 3 years of your degree, the main objective however is to stay out as much debt as possible, and best your friends by having more money available at the end.       

The final piece to the game and surely the most important is the board and dice. Measuring at 46cmx46cm the board is spotted with 285 spaces in which to potentially land on, determined primarily by your roll of both dice. While some bring you luck others will surely bring you misfortune. Racing to the finish quickest will also bring financial gain. Finishing in 1st place will award you a first class honours and the largest payout. 2nd a 2.1, 3rd a 2.2 and 4th a third class honours with the smallest payout of them all. So hold on to your money and get to the finish as quick as you can!

Risks and challenges

This will be my first Kickstarter project to launch and first board game I have come to design to date. Although I don’t have the most experience in this field at the moment, I feel I have produced the necessary artwork and designs. The problems that may occur within this project are the concerns with being a one man team.

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