An explosion of creativity and violence erupted in the Aegean Basin in 800 B.C. that defined ancient Greece. This combination of science, mythology, development, and war was led by powerful city-states like Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Troy, Byzantium, Corcyra, and Thebes. These states vied for control over their rivals and dominated the lesser states around them. In time, some of them became so well known that they are remembered even today.
Hellenica: Story of Greece is a 3.5X civilization game in which you harness the powers of one of seven beginning city-states to dominate the world around you. Your goal is to become the preeminent symbol of Greece for all posterity by completing a combination of secret and public goals. Will you be remembered as a warmonger or a peaceful philosopher? Great priest or apostate? Will you develop a devotion to the gods or focus on the advancement of your people? Can you guide your civilization during these turbulent times? Will your vision of Hellenic civilization be remembered for all time, or will you merely be a stepping stone for another…?
Hellenica is going to be MASSIVE! We cannot wait to show you more!
The Limited Edition Core Game of Hellenica will not be available outside of this campaign and direct from MR. B. Games and will feature solo play and support up to 7 players. Rather than make those expansions, we are including everything we have in the Core Game (think of it as the the Core Game AND the first two expansions already bundled together!)
The Limited Edition Core Game includes:
The idea for the Mythic expansion was to add even more minis to the game to represent the invading forces and make the game even grander.
The Mythic Expansion includes:
Thank you for considering supporting us - every bit of support helps us keep spreading the word of our games!
A HUGE THANK YOU - This level will give you access to our updates and reserve you a spot in our Pledge Manager after the campaign, should you decide to upgrade your support later.
1 Copy of Hellenica with all STRETCH GOALS** - We look to add all sorts of great Stretch Goals to this Limited Edition Release!
**Does not include additional miniature stretch goals.
1 Copy of Hellenica and 1 copy of the Mythic Expansion plus ALL STRETCH GOALS (including new minis) - Our hope is we will unlock several items for the Mythic Expansion via Stretch Goals.
If you would like to Add the AI Decks to your pledge, click 'Manage My Pledge' and add $39 to your to your pledge. We will include it with your rewards!
For those of you who are as excited about the AI in Hellenica as we are, we have added this very cool bundle. All 7 of the city states in Hellenica will have a custom deck of cards to operate their own AI - themed to how the city state likely would have reacted or played! There is nothing wrong with the current AI that is already included in Hellenica, but these decks will add EVEN MORE theme, surprises and fun to your games. Want to play a 5 player game with 2 themed AI decks? Now you can! Full solo and 6 themed opponents? Go for it!
For Our Retail Partners Only
For Retail Stores Only - This level will reserve you 2 copies of Hellenica AND gain you access to purchase more Hellenica and the Mythic Expansion directly from us with all Stretch Goals and retail perks (similar to all our previous campaigns). A Tax ID is required for this level.
PLEASE NOTE - This is NOT a discounted pledge or a 2 copy pledge - it is a package for our retail partners to help promote the game with us.
The Hellenica Core Game is already packed with extras, but we wanted the game even bigger! Our intent is to improve the quality of the Core Game (since it already has solo play and supports 7 players from the start) via Stretch Goals. We also hope to add more miniatures to the Mythic Expansion with any extra funding earned. Help us spread the word and expand the game!
20k - UNLOCKED - With your support, Hellenica has become a reality!
27k - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica has improved card stock!
35k - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will get a double sided map and 56 new tiles to build, explore, expand and exterminate on!
42K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have thicker tokens and punchboards!
50K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have HEROES added to the Core Game, and those with the Mythic Expansion will have minis added!
54K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have more chaos event cards added to the Core Game.
58K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have The Cyclops added to the Core Game, and those with the Mythic Expansion will have a mini added!
62K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have Linen Finish added to all the cards in the Core Game!
66K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, the Mythic Expansion will have even more minis added! ***Please note, this goal is only for the Mythic Expansion.
70K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have dual layer recessed player boards!
75K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have a minotaur!
80K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have historical events added - the persians!
85K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have a Hydra!
90K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have historical events added - the Egyptians!
95K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have a Sphinx!
100K - UNLOCKED - Thanks your support, Hellenica will have a larger and recessed AI board! - This will go GREAT with the new AI theme decks (sold as a separate add-on - AVAILABLE NOW!!!!)
107K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have official rules for using the build-able map as an EXPLORABLE map!
114K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have the Medusa!
121K - LOCKED - With your support, Hellenica will have official co-op rules, starting with a scenario designed by Scott!
128K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have a Cetus!
135K - UNLOCKED -Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have 10 more Deity Cards - Each City-State will now have its own set of Gods to choose from.
142K - UNLOCKED - Thanks to your support, Hellenica will have a Scylla!
As a final thank you, Scott has designed this special card for everyone in the campaign!
Want more Stretch Goals? So do we! Help us spread the word and lets see what other great things we may be able to unlock together!
Dice Tower - Mark and Randy discuss Hellenica!
Heavy Cardboard 4p and 1 Ai Playthrough
Gaming Trend - An in depth preview of their many plays!
A video set up and walkthrough by Scott DeMers:
Dice Tower Gama preview with Suzanne Sheldon!
Boardgame corner playthrough video with Mark and Sean
Mark and I had a blast playing the game on Caffeine - if you have not done so, check out Marks channel there, it is chalked full of awesomeness!
Sounding Board preview
Always fun to see Scott squirm!
Board Games Unlocked runthrough of Hellenica (NSF - adult language)
Always fun to see these folks' playthroughs!
Here is a link to the DRAFT RULES The final rules are still being layed out and will be updated when available
PLEASE NOTE: The Limited edition of this game will not go into traditional distribution - consider pledging today to ensure you don't miss it!
Shipping will be collected after the campaign via our Pledge Manager and include a sizable subsidy from Mr. B. Games to help keep your costs lower than they would be otherwise - Hellenica is a big, heavy game!
WE WILL BE EU FRIENDLY! We expect the cost to be around $12-$16 in the USA and $20-$28 in the EU/UK, Canada is looking around $20-$28 and Worldwide prices varying from $30 - $70 depending on your location (most of those fall in the $35 - $45 range but some destinations are outside our control).
Countries Excluded: We are no longer able to ship to Brazil, Russia, Mexico, or the Middle East due to high postage prices, and lost parcels. If you live in one of these areas, we recommend you use a USA address and have the game forwarded to you via a relative/friend or postage forwarding company.
We continue to work with different fulfillment centers all over the world to ensure better and more affordable delivery each campaign but none will guarantee delivery to these countries. We use 3rd party fulfillment houses and cannot control the speed of delivery to some areas but will always use the best options available. Damages may occur during transit - you should always try to work with your local carrier if possible and contact our customer service if you have any issues (mrbgames.cs(atsymbol)gmail)
Our goal is to use Pledge Manager for this campaign. We will send links and info in an update as well as to the emails you provide when backing this campaign. There are many advantages to using a Pledge Manager, such as late add ons, the ability to change your address as much as you like until we lock them (usually a few weeks before delivery) and a more accurate cost for you, the backer, on delivery costs. We also plan to ship in 3 waves. The first will be to those who fill out their pledge managers by our announced cut off date. Wave 2 will follow shortly after, with a final Wave after that. Those who do not fill in their surveys by the wave 1 cutoff are subject to vat and shipping fees outside the usa if we do not have quantities remaining in our EU facility to fill orders (IE they are sent from China or the USA instead).
PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE JUST ESTIMATES
No project could be possible without a team of folks to help us. Hellenica is no exception. Below are just some of the folks who are making this project possible:
Designer - Scott DeMers - Scott has been involved with gaming for as long as he can remember going all the way back to his brothers tricking him into losing his Marshall in his first game of Stratego. Outside of board gaming, Scott has a lengthy background in the software industry where he has worked in visualization, data, artificial intelligence, NLP, and video gaming, having founded and started his own video game company. His experience with AI was one of his key reasons for including solo play in Hellenica out of the box. Scott would like to thank the many playtesters who helped fine tune this game starting with the original crew in Wisconsin all the way to the Prototopia gang in Denver.
Project Lead and Developer - Sean Brown - Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 12 years, many of them for Eagle Games and Mr. B. Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on Alien Uprising, Spurs, Realm of Heroes, Zothren Invasion, Posthuman, Days of Ire, Madness at Midnight, WarQuest, Liars Dice, Prospectus, Helionox, and Clockwork Kingdom as a designer, developer and/or graphic artist for Mr. B. Games as well as the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Age of Empires III, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm and all of its expansions, Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World and all of its expansions, Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.
Sales and Production - Mr. B. Games - Mr. B is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs, that has grown to include 6 studios and worldwide distribution.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By pledging to this campaign you agree to the following terms and conditions:
If for any reason, you find that after the Kickstarter has ended, you need to cancel, we will work with you to best make that happen. Email our CS for help (mrbgames.cs(at symbol)gmail). If you cancel within 30 days of the end of the Kickstarter, we are able to do a complete refund via the Kickstarter payments system (including KS fees!) After 30 days and up until the month before we ship the rewards, we are able to do a 90% refund (less Kickstarter and CC processing fees) via paypal. For a refund request after shipping addresses have locked (aprox. 2-3 weeks before shipping), we ask you email us at mrbgames.cs (at) gmail.com and we will try to work with you for a partial refund if possible, but you will be responsible for return shipping. If for any reason you feel you have a missing item or damaged item, please email us at mrbgames.cs (at) gmail.com with photos of damage, your backer number, backer name, and complete address and we will work to replace the missing or damaged items ASAP. Do not post in the comments, or other forums as we may miss them or be delayed in replying.
The following Terms are accepted by you, the backer when you pledge, so we can ensure smooth delivery for all. Surveys not filled in after 2 months of final delivery (from the "we are shipping" update) or missing reward requests after 2 months of your game shipment will be treated as a no reward pledge. Please help us get you your rewards by emailing our CS with any issues you may have in a timely manner and filling in your survey in a timely manner! Watch for updates on all shipping statuses. All our major communications will be via Updates.
By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look and materials of the project and hence the rewards, are subject to change and may differ from what is presented while the Kickstarter campaign was active. If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the possibility of a general release copy. We will always do our best to provide exactly what was pictured, but sometimes small details change or a card is removed and replaced with another, ect. The above campaign depicts our plan, but all plans can change at a factory level. Pledge with confidence, as we rarely alter our contents, and to date have only updated or added from development.
Risks and challenges
With every project there are risks, but we hope that our past track record in publishing, as well as Sean's design and development work at his previous publishing jobs will put everyone's minds at ease. Mr. B. Games has delivered on 13 of its 15 Kickstarter projects on time or early with only 2 being late (none more than 2 months). We are not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2001. With our previous experiences we can pool from the 15+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. We hope that you will help support us in our publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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