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Citizens | the Prohibition boardgame (Canceled)

Citizens is a strategy based board game for 2-4 players, it's extremely competitive, with a compelling historical background.

Citizens | the Prohibition boardgame (Canceled)

Citizens is a strategy based board game for 2-4 players, it's extremely competitive, with a compelling historical background.

€5,041
pledged of €28,000pledged of €28,000 goal
116
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 21 2019
Last updated May 21, 2019

About

The American Prohibitionist Period have been marked by a terrific escalation of violence and by pointless limitation of citizen's freedom.

Will you be able to take advantage of this situation and to emerge from anonymity? 

Will you be able to build up your legacy? Will you fight for your interest or will you follow the law? 

Citizens is a strategy based board game for 2-4 players, it's dynamic with a compelling historical background.

 Citizens has been a project developed by myself as a hobby for many years. I amended, discarded and insert an huge amount of different options in order to reach a result I'm proud of. I am very satisfied either by the mechanic and the graphic design and by the historical setting and the game ergonomics.

This is the perfect Kickstarter project. Kickstarter was born for that! 

You will be able to own Citizens only supporting this campaign! The game will not be released to retailers.

Thanks you all, Marco. 

(You will love it!)

Estimated delivery: December 2019

The game is fully developed and ready to be released. It has been played and tested at many exhibitions and with in boardgamer community. The production phase will last 3 or 4 months and I plan to start shipping it to the backers no later than December 2019.

Click to download Citizens rules (english version)
Click to download Citizens rules (english version)

Download the italian rules here: **REGOLAMENTO ITALIANO**.

 The original Citizens table cloth is included in the Deluxe edition.

1. Amazing game mechanic

An original 9 square scheme in which the player can activate or freeze other players for his own advantage. 

2. Who wins?

The player who reaches the opponent on his left along the Victory Points Track wins instantly. 

This condition will create, for all the length of the game, an huge sense of urgency to keep scoring points in order not to be caught up, and hence defeated, by your opponents.


1. Draw a 'TURN CARD'

The player draws a TURN CARD and activates some of his opponents. Only these can perform the same action as the player, while the others (not activated) will have the chance to do only makeshift action.  

The performed action will not be available until the following year change.

2. Choose and perform an action between those still available

 Here below the  Citizens' available actions:

3. Score any Victory Points, Legality Points or money gained

  • with the new started business the player owns the largest number of businesses in the neighbourhood (Domain): the player scores 5 VP 

  • the player scores 2 VP (4 players) or 3 VP (2-3 players) for every barrel sold and earns the money according to the selling price.

  •  Buying from legal market will raise the legality level of 1 point (regardless of the amount of barrels bought) while buying from illegal market will lower the legality level of 1 point.

After  setting up the game the active player draws a 'TURN CARD'

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Video details of 'ACTIONS CARDS': 

Start new business

This action will allow you to increase your area of influence and, thanks to the original game mechanic, to have gaming opportunities also during other players' turn.

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Buying barrels

In Citizens the game assets are booze barrels legally or illegally sold. Get rich and increase your influence! 

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Selling barrels

 The sales of barrels will let you earn good money and Victory Points. You win as soon as you reach the next opponent on your left. 

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Get help

The HELP cards give you power and allow you to earn fight points. Use them to defend yourself or to heavily hurt your opponents.  

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When the round is completed, you proceed with the Year Change action

Change year

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if the 'ACTION FORCE' card does not appear ...

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Each round represents one year in the game.  

When an 'ACTION FORCE' card is drawn, players can fight each others with direct actions to steal resources, money or businesses to the opponent. Since these actions will be very expensive in terms of money or resources, they'll need an accurate and strategic planning.

 Wealth and influence will make you a terrific contender. The relationships between players will be deeply and suddenly affected by the power of the weapons.

"Power does not make right, it only makes history"

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 Preview on  Geek.pizza:  https://geek.pizza/2019/03/02/citizens-presto-su-kickstarter/ 

Preview on Board-games.it:  https://www.board-games.it/news/su-kickstarter-citizens-united-states-of-america-1920-1933/ 

The players opinions after Play Modena 2019

First release of game mechanics and rules (2014)
First release of game mechanics and rules (2014)

The project was born in 2011 by a initial idea of 9 sectors game mechanics. The main rules and the historical context came me in mind only in 2015. In 2017 I started my The Noble Experiment journey report on inventoridigiochi.it web site. 

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Evolution of the neighborhood tile

In 2018 i exibited in Modena Play with the first release of the game and the final rule book. Since then I mainly worked on the optimization of the game.

  • More than 150 test matches each one with a unique outcome. 
  • Chances to change the initial setup in a random way. 
  • Perfect fit for 2, 3 or 4 players.

Shipping cost

The shipment  cost depending on your country. You may have to pay additional taxes or duties.

 Final prices depending on the unlocked stretch goals.

If you live outside this zones, the actual shipping prices may potentially be higher, up to 50€ in certain areas (Middle East, Africa, Central and South America).

A special thank to all the boardgamers communities, to the exibitions and to their organizers and to all those who helped me to make Citizens what it is now. I'd like to mention the special support given me by Dadodadodici and La Gilda dei Bardi Associations:

Thanks to my special partner for the realization  of the table cloths Bandiere.it and Flagsonline.it

Risks and challenges

All game's components are standard and available materials. The boardgame's production will be in Europe to guarantee more limited production times

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