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$1,158
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 1 2016 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

BATLHEX (pronounced bat'l-heks) is a novel strategy board game played by two opponents who battle against one another with game pieces on a hexagonal board. To win, a player must be the first to capture all of the opponent's pieces. Each player’s ability to move or return a piece to the board is determined by rolling a die. This highly-replayable tabletop game, which features a game board, die, twelve regular game pieces, and a rule sheet, incorporates a unique method of play that makes the game both easy to learn by the youngest players and a challenge for mature gamers.

BATLHEX
BATLHEX

What makes BATLHEX unique is its novel game mechanic and design. As shown in the video, BATLHEX can also be customized with different sets of pieces, including your own. We are looking to offer game sets based upon various popular themes (from history, movies, fiction, ...). We also plan to offer future expansions that allow more than two people to play as well as optional rules that slightly modify the basic game making it more complex and challenging (one being the Commander variant offered as a Stretch Goal below).

BATLHEX has now been playtested by well over one hundred people ranging from children to avid gamers (many at Madness Games in Plano, Texas), demonstrating the game mechanic is sound. You can read the rules for BATLHEX on our website. One game between two players typically takes less than five minutes, and a standard match (best of five games) about fifteen minutes, so the game can easily be played during breaks at work, between classes, or in a large-scale tournament-friendly format.

Every $25+ pledge comes with one copy of BATLHEX and every $40+ pledge comes with two copies of BATLHEX. We need your support by backing this project!

If we reach $25,000, the rules for the BATLHEX Commander variant and two Commander pieces will be included in every copy of the game. No additional shipping costs.

BATLHEX Commander is a variation of the basic game that removes the die and adds a Commander piece to the corner hexes on both sides. The object is to be the first to capture the opponent's Commander. You can read the rules for BATLHEX Commander on our website. All of the pieces (with the exception of the Commander) share the same unique movement capability, and both players have a chance to bring a captured piece back during a turn if they occupy a certain hex. BATLHEX Commander allows both players to think several turns ahead and develop various tactics and strategies.

BATLHEX Commander
BATLHEX Commander

The following video explains the rules for BATLHEX and shows a complete game being played.

This next video explains the rules for BATLHEX Commander and shows a complete game of this variation being played.

You can learn more about BATLHEX at Batlhex.com and join discussions about the game on BGG.

Brad Corder was inspired with the idea for BATLHEX while his two children were playing one evening. After he created the first prototype for them, his son Hudson was quick to pick it up and helped Brad to bring the rules from the conceptual to the functional. Learn more on our website.

The estimated shipping date is November of 2016 to ensure there are no major manufacturing or shipping delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Risks and challenges

The design of the game and its components is complete, so once the campaign closes the printing process will immediately begin. Manufacturing issues or shipping delays due to unforeseen circumstances are possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Batlhex Games via Batlhex.com/contact.

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