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Carl Chudyk in cooperation with Czacha Games strikes again with his newest creation – a card game, full of awesome combos and chaos, called “The Bird Told Me To Do It!”. Seriously, the Birds told us to do this Kickstarter! They are so powerful and awesome! In August 2016 we managed to run a successful wspieram.to Birds invasion campaign (something similar to Kickstarter, but for Poland) and now it is time to let loose The Birds on the whole world (the Birds told us to do it, really!). Our cooperation with Carl Chudyk started a long, long time ago, in a galaxy… erm, it actually started not so long a time ago. We successfully ran a campaign for the Polish edition of Impulse with awesome, redesigned graphics created by Zak Eidsvoog. Thanks to Zak, Impulse was changed graphically and it became a “very hot” game in the Polish market (before you ask – yes, you can get your own redesigned Impulse. It will have Polish text, but… who cares?).
We are a young, Polish company. We work with Carl Chudyk, Asmadi Games, TMG and many others. We decided to take care of Carl’s The Bird Told Me To Do It because (no, this time they did not tell us to do it!) we think this little game (as all Carl Chudyk games) is really awesome. It is very interesting – when have you had a chance to build your own branch of a tree? And a branch with many birds and twigs on it! Besides, all the time Birds tell you what you have to do… In the game there are 48 unique twigs from which you create a branch. Every card is also unique! Each card has some Birds on it. And they tell you what you must do. Each card tells you to do something else. So considering we have 48 different actions and taking into account we can (or even must) combine some of them together the number of possibilities is too big to be written here. With each new card added to the play area the situation on the table changes. Of course, as in many Carl Chudyk’s games, players can boost actions to achieve even more devastating/point-gathering combos. Read further if you want to know more about the rules and you can even download a ready-to-print rulebook. The Bird Told Me To Do It is already a complete game. We have all the cards ready for final touches and printing etc. Some time ago, about half a year back, we received the first prototype of this game. It looked…
Well, see for yourself!
Awesome, right? We have no idea if it is Carl’s awesome paint skill or maybe someone else drew this… But what we, Czacha Games, did with it looks like this:
We have put a lot of work into the graphic design of The Bird Told Me To Do It so the game could stand its ground against many players in Poland with different tastes and of different ages. What we want to do now is to let loose The Birds to the whole world with consistent and pleasurable graphics created by Polish artist Dawid Wiącek. Mostly thanks to his skills The Birds look like… birds. And that is not all – all Birds appearing on cards are based on real animals!
So we have our main characters:
After we fulfilled our Polish campaign, we received a lot of positive comments about The Bird Told Me To Do It. Not only regarding graphic design, but also about great gameplay, overpowered combos and a lot of possibilities during play! That is why we want to deliver to you the same thing – great gameplay and wonderful design, just in the English language.
We are very happy with our cooperation with Carl Chudyk. He is an awesome game designer, business partner and great person as a friend. We feel rewarded by working with such a man and by the possibility to show you all his new creation. We hope you will help us by backing our project and since this is our first kickstarter ever please be reasonable with harsh words. But we are open for any suggestions and constructive criticism! Hopefully we have a great campaign and we are counting on you to support us.
Below you can see what this little box hides inside:
In this tiny box you get:
* 48 Birds cards, 6 x 8 Cards in each bird color/type
* 6 Plumage cards, in each bird color
* 1 Trunk card
* 1 Pass card
You may ask – why is the box is so tiny? Well, when we were designing it we took into account shipping costs. That way The Birds can spread to the whole globe cheaper!
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The main thing during playing The Bird Told Me To Do It is adding new pieces to a commonly built branch of a tree. Each twig (part of a branch, aka card added to the play area) is a home for some Birds. But that is not all! When extending a branch you may want to grab a plumage card in the just-added Birds color (needed for scoring), or you may instead add another twig. Or maybe fill your hand with more cards so you will have more options next turn? After you have added some card(s) to the branch, you must do something… What exactly – The Birds will tell you what to do now!
Follow the branch from the trunk to the card you have added last and do everything that Birds on the branch tell you along the way!
Birds will tell you to do many different things (remember – there are 48 cards in the game and each has a different action). Easiest will be to take some plumage card or draw more cards into your hand. Other Birds will require you to cover one part of a branch with a card from your hand – possibly changing your path on the branch! Now you should see (using your imagination) how positively chaotic this game can be.
You may, and will use cards in many different ways (you expected something else from Carl Chudyk? think again…). There are also earlier-mentioned Plumage cards. You want them! Just like Pokestuff - you want it all!
They are needed to score points. But those cards do not give you any points by themselves. You must play smart so on the Branch there will be a plurality of Birds in a color you have Plumage. Only this color will be scored at the end of a round! And the owner of this plumage card will get all Birds from the branch of that color as points. Do not worry; someone may always steal your plumage card from you… And you just spent the last 5 turns to build up a lot of red Birds since you had this red plumage… Lesson learned! The game ends when someone achieves or passes the 30-points mark or when the Birds deck is depleted for a second time (then the player with the most points wins).
(no, you will not get a Skull Card with this game)
Since you have some idea how the gameplay looks - we assure you it is dynamic, each time you play is a different experience and certainly you will not get bored after many playthroughs! Some of you may now think that it is complicated, chaotic, luck driven. You are wrong, just play it and after a few games you will see that there is strategy in it! An experienced player should have no problems defeating a newbie. So you prefer to be this newbie who loses all the time or maybe you want to become an experienced player, a mentor to new gamers who want to delve into Carl Chudyks’ realm? During gameplay Birds’ colors and actions associated with them are very important. But not solely – combo, baby, combo! That is what matters. Your skill and expertise in how to connect certain, available to you right now, cards into powerful combos. And do not think you can play it as a multiplayer-solitaire game! Be on your toes and carefully watch what your opponents are doing (Remember that stolen plumage card right before scoring? Yeah, that was an awesome move at the proper moment.). You must be aware of the table situation as a whole.
The Bird Told Me To Do It can be played with 2-3 players. When you combine 2 sets you can play 4-5 player games! Game mechanics discourage kingmaking - there is almost no possibility that it will be a game 2 vs. 1. The situation on the table changes very often and it is very hard to cooperate with another player against a 3rd player. So better prepare your own, winning strategy according to the cards you have in hand! We, the Czacha Games team, really like the mechanics used in this game. Also gameplay is a pleasure to us (although it requires some brain-burning sometimes). You will definitely love The Bird Told Me To Do It and you should back this project right now. We want to deliver this great game to other countries beyond Poland, and we want to do it together, with you.
You can also take a look at the almost-final rulebook. It also contains a card appendix created by Carl describing how exactly each card (of 48) works. No more need for asking fellow gamers “how this exactly works”!
Unboxing, component summary
Gambit TV review
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Shipping is EU-Friendly, USA-Friendly and Canada-Friendly. We ship this game around the world (Asia, Australia and the rest of the world). Game weight will be about 0,5 kg. Please add shipping costs to your pledge accoridingly. There will be no pledge manager.
If you do not know how to add shipping costs to your pledge please see this update with detailed instructions: Update #10
I am Przemysław Kochowicz (aka. Przym) from Czacha Games, Poland. Gaming with people has been my hobby for almost 25 years. I started by playing old, pen’n’paper, RPG games and later I evolved and started playing board games and card games. In 2014/2015 I co-created a company named Ogry Games along with Polish editions of board games Metro 2033 and Bright Future. Working with games (and of course playing them!) gives me a lot of satisfaction. That is why I decided to go my own way (remember the awesome song “My Way” by Frank Sinatra? I love it!). Now I am looking for games worth printing in Polish and vice versa - I want to deliver to you, in your language, games that so far have been only in Polish. That is the genesis of Czacha Games, in short. I am confident, that all backers will be very happy with this game and with our standard we want to deliver.
If you have any questions regarding this project or game do not hesitate to contact us directly via email: email@example.com, our webpage http://czachagames.pl or via message on kickstarter. Also you may find us on Facebook www.facbook.com/czachagame - stay connected with us and share!
We are also participating in www.kickingitforward.org where you can find many other great projects and great community.
Risks and challenges
Since we have a lot of experience with crowdfunding (in Poland), we are aware of all the risks for you and us. That is why right now, when the campaign just launched, we did everything that we could to minimize those risks.
We have already booked a printer for February 2017. We will send PDFs to the printer by the end of 2016 so we can be sure to solve any issues before the booked printing time. You will receive The Bird Told Me To Do It by April 2017. Of course manufacturing a game is not a simple process, so always something may go wrong, but it is outside our power. For now - we have done everything possible to be sure to fulfill by the end of April 2017.
- (35 days)