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£1,931
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 19 2016 4:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Bitcoin Empire is a card-based building and resource management game. We developed it in a board game cafe after playing Dragon's Hoard.

It's designed for board game geeks and bitcoin enthusiasts. It's a great way of introducing your friends to cards and crypto-currency.

We've beautifully designed all 54 full colour, poker sized cards and play tested it extensively. All we have left to do is raise some capital, print it and ship it.

 

Each player selects a character card. The characters are pretty evenly matched but you can use a dice roll or coin toss to settle fights over popular characters. Next, each player is dealt two cards from the deck. Each turn is comprised of three phases: The mining phase, the draw phase and the action phase.

The Mining Phase

Your character and exchanges generate one bitcoin each. Draws one card, secretly looks at it and place it face down under each of your exchanges/character. Each exchange/character has a card limit denoted by bitcoin icons.

The Draw Phase

Add one card to your hand. You can either draw a card from the deck or pick up a face down card from your exchanges/character.

The Action Phase

Reveal one card from your hand to the other players and resolves it's function. During the action phase, you have a lot of options. You can:

Build an exchange by placing it face up to the right of your character.

Employ a professional to work for you by placing a skill card under your character card.

Claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto - increasing all of your skills.

Sign a message from the Genesis block - increasing all of your skills and causing all of the Satashi Nakamoto cards to be discarded.

If your law skills are greater than another player; you can play a lawsuit card against them causing one of their face down cards or exchanges to be discarded.

If your coding skills are greater than another player; you can play a hack card against them causing one of their face down cards or exchanges to be discarded.

If your marketing skills are greater than another player; you can play a smear campaign card against them causing one of their face down cards or exchanges to be discarded.

The headhunter card allows you to take a skill card from another player's character and add it to yours.

Bribe Cards

Lawsuit, hack, smear campaign and head hunter cards played against you can be negated by revealing a bribe card. Both the bribe card and the attacking card are discarded.

End of The Game

The game ends upon completion of the player's turn drawing the last card from the deck. The player with the most bitcoin (face down cards in front of them - not including the cards in their hand) wins the game.

We're offering customised character cards in addition to the standard game characters. Become a character in the game! Send us a photo of yourself (or a friend) and we will illustrate you and create a character card with your chosen statistics. But be quick as we only have four cards available.

Thanks for your support

We're excited to deliver Bitcoin Empire to you before Christmas. You can buy our games for as little as £20 (that's about $30) with free international shipping!

Share our campaign and help us to reach our Kickstarter goal.

External links

Read more about our game in this excellent article on bitcoin.com, written by Tervor Hill. Read about us on CoinReport and follow @BitcoinEmpireCG on Twitter.

 

Risks and challenges

The cards, the tuck box and the instructional booklet have been designed already. There are no big risks.

We might encounter problems with our printing company but we've used them before for personal projects and they did a really good job. We plan to print more games than we sell so if you are missing cards or you receive a damaged game; we can send you a replacement.

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    Digital Download

    All backers will receive a link to download all 54 card designs for you to print and play at home.

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    Classic Set (Early Bird Promo)

    The early bird catches the worm! One deck of Bitcoin Empire cards in a tuck box with an instruction booklet.

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    Classic Set (Late Bird Promo)

    The late bird catches another worm! One deck of Bitcoin Empire cards in a tuck box with an instruction booklet.

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    Double Classic Pack

    Get one, give one. Build your empire with two decks of Bitcoin Empire cards.

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    To the moon! Three decks of Bitcoin Empire playing cards.

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    Advertise your product or service with us!

    Your full colour artwork in a full-page of our instructional booklet (63mm x 88mm, 2.5" x 3.5").

    Plus a banner advert linking to your website on our Kickstarter page (680px by 340px).

    Plus regular tweets from our @BitcoinEmpireCG Twitter account

    Plus two Classic Sets.

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    Entrepreneur

    Become a character in the game! We will illustrate you and create a character card with your chosen statistics (six skill points or bitcoins).

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    Entrepreneur (God Card)

    Break the game! Send us your photo, we will illustrate you and create a character card with unfair statistics (nine skill points or bitcoins). It will be difficalt to loose as this character.

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    We secretly hope no one buys this!

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