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About this project

Metras is a game for 3-4 players with an approximate duration of 15 minutes per player. You are the head of a Noble Family of the Empire of Metras seeking the favor of Emperor. You will hold lavish parties, resort to intrigue and corruption, or face epic missions on behalf of the Emperor. For your Family to succeed, you will have to place and use allies in key positions to collect iInfluence (IP), a measure of your power at the Imperial Court. The winner is the Family who earns the most influence.

PLAY METRAS RIGHT NOW ON TABLETOPIA!

3 Player Game                           4 Player Game

 

 We are filling Metras with all sorts of goodies!

Check in with the campaign every day to see what else we might be able to add to Metras via Stretch Goals (listed below). 

Our friends at Gaming Trend have done an excellent preview of Metras below!

Below is a short spot we did at the GAMA Trade Show in March with Eric Martin of Board Game Geek!!

 We hope you enjoyed checking out Metras!

Metras is fully developed and the art is finished. We have some things we would really like to do to the game to increase the experience and have decided to use Stretch Goals to reach for them!

FUNDING GOAL - Status - LOCKED!

Crossing our fingers we can get enough support to make Metras a reality!

16k STRETCH GOAL -Status - LOCKED!

 

With your support, if we hit 16K, we will add the Incompetent Servant Tiles to all copies of Metras! This Servant will be used to replace an assassinated starting family member, making the Assassin Action that much more lethal, yet for the target, a little more tolerable. 

20k STRETCH GOAL -Status - LOCKED!

 

With your support, if we hit 20k we will introduce the Kings Nephew, a variant to play Metras with 2 Players! During Development, we found the game worked best with 3 or 4 but the designers really wanted to make it work with 2. They have been working on this for awhile now, and if we hit 20k we can make it a reality! Metras is not possible for solo play.

25k STRETCH GOAL -Status - LOCKED!

With your support, if we hit 25k we will make miniatures for the bidding tokens! There will be 8 minis total (two for each player).

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Want more Stretch Goals? So do we! Check back each day to see what else we might be able to unlock together! 

 

Shipping is now added to your pledge via the Kickstarter shipping system. Simply pledge to the proper level and it will prompt you to the proper shipping fee.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Damage may occur during transit by the various shipping carriers used. We wish this was not the case, but it can happen. Shipping Carriers pass their fees along to us, we do not set high postage rates. We subsidize all shipping and handling costs from our profits to help lower these costs for you, our backers, because it is important to us to help spread the word about our project and help our games and our company grow.

We are a small business who relies on shipping companies to fill our Kickstarter campaigns. PLEASE email our Customer Service (mrbgames.cs{at symbol}gmail.com) if you have any major issues with delivery/loss/damage that cannot be resolved with the carrier (IE always try your local post office first) and we will help assist you in resolving them. We will need your backer number, address and backer name in the email.

We will try to make the best shipping choices (ie EU/UK/CANADA friendly) for your rewards when possible, but reserve the right to ship parcels from the USA or China if quantities ordered outside the USA are not large enough to facilitate pallet shipments. We will let folks know via an update if we ship from the USA and offer invoices to help with customs if need be.

 

Here is a link to the Metras Rulebook. The rules have been recently translated and not quite final.

No project from Mr. B. Games could be possible without a team of folks to help us. Metras is no exception. Below are just some of the folks who are making this project possible:

Designers - Eletria Games

Eletria Games is a young game studio created in 2015 by Luca, Giovanni and Enrico, three friends who decided take the challenge of creating their own boardgame, after a lifetime of gaming. We have combined the rich history and style of our country, Italy, with intrigue and bluffing to recreate the atmosphere or a Renaissance court. Our vision is to offer players the experience of living in a world with the beautiful, yet deadly, adventure, art and mistery of the Borgia's days. Enrico is the mind of Eletria Games: from his creativity spring the wondrous worlds and stories we use in our games. Giovanni is the heart of the studio that turns ideas into reality creating a solid, enjoyable mechanic. Luca is the body of the company: he liaises between mind and heart making sure everything runs smoothly setting present and future goals.

Artist - Fabio Porfidia

Fabio Porfidia - Illustrator - After a Degree in Economics attained at the University of Bergamo, he's decided to run after his dreams an so he applied for the “Scuola d’Arte del Castello Sforzesco” Art School in Milan, where he graduated in 2009. Now he's become a teacher of Illustration at this school.

Developer and Project Lead - Sean Brown

President of Mr. B. Games, Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 10 years, most of them for Eagle 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, 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. 

Distribution/Co-Publisher - Mr. B. Games

Mr. B. Games is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. Mr. B Games will be handling Sales and Distribution of Metras. 2017 is starting out strong with Madness at Midnight, Days of Ire, Zothren Invasion, WarQuest and now Metras !

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.

If you cancel within 45 days of the end of the Kickstarter, we are able to do a complete refund via the Kickstarter payments system (including KS fees!)

After 45 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 job will put everyone's minds at ease. Mr. B. Games has delivered on 11 of its 13 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 2005. With our previous experiences we can pool from the 12+ 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 !

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