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Strategically draft cards and build your custom bridge to win a lucrative contract in this light, but deep, micro-game for 1-4 players.
Strategically draft cards and build your custom bridge to win a lucrative contract in this light, but deep, micro-game for 1-4 players.
Strategically draft cards and build your custom bridge to win a lucrative contract in this light, but deep, micro-game for 1-4 players.
1,390 backers pledged $36,710 to help bring this project to life.

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Bridges to Nowhere is a fun, strategic, card drafting micro-game where players build unique bridge designs!  This dynamic game challenges players to keep their wits about them at every draw of the card. Players gain points for their bridge based on construction, height, aesthetics, and completing contract objectives. The player with the highest scoring bridge wins!

What will you build today?

 

 

 

Help us to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Kicktraq to unlock a new mat design! 

First, take turns drafting bridge cards and building your bridge! Pick any card you want, but be aware your opponent will get to pick next. Look for high-point cards and those with excellent synergies like matching bridge types and symbols. Bridge cards can be built onto to your pillar cards so long as they match the bridge type.

Each round, draft new bridge cards and add them to your bridge! Try to draft cards which fit your bridge or cards you know your opponent needs! When building, you can add more pillars to give your bridge great diversity and height for scoring bonuses.

In the final round, finish your bridge by completing all the segments! Draft your last cards and build what you can to finish your bridges, then attach your last pillars to complete each bridge segment. Only completed segments can score.

Determine the winner! Score points printed on each bridge card, multiplying them by their level (x2 for second level, and so on). Award bonus points for each set of adjacent matching symbols. Finally, award points if you met the Contract requirements!

Time for a new match! The player with the highest scoring bridge keeps the Contract card as a victory token. Set up a new game with the loser deciding which player goes first, then play again. The first player to win two Contract cards wins the game!

The Challenge

Bridge parts can only be attached in certain ways and how you navigate these restrictions while striving to fulfill the Contract’s building requirements ultimately determines how well your bridge scores.

For the current rules, click here, or watch our How to Play video below.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    

The following is a breakdown of the components of the base game, deluxe game, and the promos.  They also include any unlocked or forth coming stretch goals.

 

                              
                                                                                             

You can be a part of bringing Bridges to Nowhere to life by making a pledge to this Kickstarter!

Pledge $12 or more and we will send you one copy of Bridges to Nowhere! This pledge also entitles you to:

  • any unlocked stretch goals for the base game
  • one of our limited promo packs
  • the high quality Print and Play

Pledge $22 or more and get one copy of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition! You’ll also get:

  • any unlocked Deluxe stretch goals
  • TWO of our limited promo packs
  • the high quality Print and Play

Pledge $30 or more and get one copy of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition AND one copy of Bridges to Nowhere! You’ll also get:

  • any unlocked stretch goals
  • THREE limited promo packs
  • the high quality Print and Play  

Pledge $35 or more and we’ll send you one copy of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition including

  • any unlocked Deluxe stretch goals
  • two of our limited promo packs
  • the high quality Print and Play

and our beautiful 14" x 24" game mat to play the game on! This sturdy fabric mat with rubber backing is perfect for protecting your cards, enhancing the look of the game, or just for collecting!

Pledge $100 or more (US and CAN only) and we’ll send you one copy of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition and 

  • our beautiful game mat
  • all unlocked Deluxe stretch goals
  • the high quality Print and Play
  • two limited promo packs

and an 11"x14" canvas wrapped print of our game cover artwork to hang wherever you love to see beautiful art. Add $20 to your pledge and we’ll increase the canvas print to 16"x20"!

Pledge $5 or more and receive a high quality version of the Deluxe Edition Print and Play. If you are in an area we don't ship to, please see our note to you in the Shipping section near the end of the page.

Pledge $50 or more (US and CAN only) and receive 

  • THREE copies of Bridges to Nowhere
  • THREE copies of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition
  • NINE limited promo packs for you or your customers
  • all unlocked stretch goals

You must have a valid retail license. Additional game copies are available upon request and can be handled after the campaign is over.

 

  

After we reach our funding goal, we would love to add content, upgrades, and promos to Bridges to Nowhere. Each stretch goal has a funding level which unlocks specific upgrades outlined below.

 

 

                                                                                        

 

                  

 

 

Other Great Reviews!

We want to thank each reviewer for their time and efforts in showcasing our game on their websites and feeds! We hope to have many more to send you!

 

 

Bridges to Nowhere features multiple ways to play the game! 

 This is a two player dueling card game where players compete to be the first to win two contracts. This mode features the greatest strategic depth as players must decide with each draft if they will focus on making the best bridge possible or prevent large scoring plays by their opponent. 

The solo game uses the same components as the dueling game and requires the player win two contracts within three matches. Instead of scoring against an opponent, the player scores against an escalating point requirement predetermined by their skill level. The solo game captures the strategic challenge of the two player game while remaining a streamlined and fun solitary experience.

3 to 4 players compete with one another to be the first to win two contracts. It features a unique drafting method to keep options tight which keeps the game fast while maintaining maximum strategic depth. This mode is great for players of any skill level!

Bridges to Nowhere in Action!
Bridges to Nowhere in Action!

 

 

We offer several add-ons that can be purchased in addition to your pledge.

Bridges to Nowhere Game Mat  (14" x 24" x 1/16") - Add $13 to your pledge (+$3 shipping outside the US/CAN) to receive our beautiful, high quality fabric game mat with rubber backing. It's large enough to support your best bridge designs. (limit 4 total mats with any pledge)

One additional copy of Bridges to Nowhere base game - Add $10 to your pledge to receive one additional copy of Bridges to Nowhere base game. (limit 1)  

One additional copy of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition - Add $20 to your pledge to receive one additional copy of Bridges to Nowhere Deluxe Edition. (limit 1)  

Additional retail copies (US and CAN only) - If a retail owner would like to purchase additional copies of either version of the game, please pledge at the $50 retail level and contact us directly for rates.

We are offering free shipping to backers in the United States and Canada. This free shipping extends to everything offered with the specific pledge plus any add-ons purchased with the product.

We offer EU friendly shipping for $8 and $10 shipping for countries outside the US/CAN/EU for the base game, Deluxe Edition, and the Deluxe Combo. +$3 shipping for every game mat included for outside of the US/CAN.  We are shipping the product through a UK fulfillment company which will facilitate delivery and reduce external costs.

Below is our expected timeline for production of the game including the expected delivery dates.

To our supporters outside the US, Canada, and the EU  

We are grateful for your patience with us as we explored options to be able to ship the game world-wide. We are pleased to offer you the ability to purchase the base game, Deluxe game, Deluxe Combo, and now Deluxe Plus. We sincerely hope you enjoy our game.

Doomsday Robots Game Company is a board game design and publishing company based out of Dallas, Texas. The company was founded by John Olson in 2013 and includes co-designers, Brad Shankle and Josh Geimer.

Our Vision - We see games as art and creativity as the cornerstone of great design. Our passion is to create fun, high-quality, innovative board games that harmonize mechanics, theme, and presentation into a beautiful tabletop experience!  

We believe we've accomplished this goal with Bridges to Nowhere and hope you will help this project to become the first of many more great tabletop games!

The Doomsday Robots Team
The Doomsday Robots Team

If you'd like to know more about us or subscribe to our mailing list, please go to our website and follow us on Facebook

We couldn't have done this alone.  Special thanks to:

The following people and entities have helped us get Bridges to Nowhere to Kickstarter and they deserve special mention. We are grateful for their help and hope they will continue to serve as amazing resources for others.

Dallas Designer Group

 

 Daniel Zayas

 

 Jamey Stegmaier

 

 James Mathe

 

 James Hudson

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Being the first Kickstarter project for Doomsday Robots, there is much we are learning as we go. While we have a pretty good handle on some elements, like our art, rules, and play-testing, we are still learning how to optimize both manufacturing and fulfillment and expect that we will experience challenges along the way. This is one of the primary reasons we were slow to offer shipping world-wide, to reduce the risks to deliver our product as expected.

We also recognize that we must also provide good customer service and as such are offering a money back guarantee for our product. If you don't like the game or if it arrives damaged, please contact us to coordinate its return and we will refund your money.

While we bring to the table strong planning and financial skills due to our day jobs, there are likely still surprises we are in for, so we are prepared to front additional capital needed to cover any of these unexpected financial issues that may arise.

While we recognize our weaknesses, we must also recognize one of our greatest strengths - we have a solid, amazing game that has been rigorously tested, and we are confident you will enjoy it thoroughly.

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