Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game is a semi-cooperative tabletop game inspired by 21st century protest movements, riots and popular uprisings. Out of Order Games is excited to launch this thoroughly updated 2nd edition featuring brand new art, streamlined gameplay, improved components and new objectives for the insurrection!
Gameplay Overview: In Bloc by Bloc, each player controls a faction of revolutionaries—Workers, Students, Neighbors, or Prisoners—fighting against the State in the streets of a city that change with each game. Build barricades, clash with riot cops, occupy districts, loot shopping centers, and liberate the city before time runs out and the military arrives! Bloc by Bloc features hidden agendas, deep strategy, area control, asymmetrical player abilities, and a special method for randomly generating billions of unique city layouts. Bloc by Bloc can also be played in fully cooperative mode!
Insurrections & Inspiration: In 2016, the first edition of Bloc by Bloc was published by Out of Order Games after a successful Kickstarter. The development of this provocative and educational game had taken more than five years, drawing inspiration from social insurrections in cities around the world such as Oaxaca, Athens, Oakland, Cairo, Istanbul, Ferguson, and many others. Upon its release, the game sold out in one month. It has been in demand and out of print ever since. Until now...
In addition to brand new art and updated visual design across all game components, Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition introduces a significant range of improved rules and mechanics. The result is an engaging and streamlined gameplay experience that takes the insurrectionary strategy and tension to the next level!
Here are some of the most exciting changes:
- Elevated semi-cooperative experience: A brand new agenda deck combined with new endgame rules vastly improves Bloc by Bloc’s semi-cooperative mode, making it the preferred way to play. Fully cooperative mode is improved in the 2nd edition as well.
- New objectives for the insurrection: The insurrection of the 2nd edition is less directed at seizing the state and more about spreading the insurrection to the entire city. Unless your faction has a vanguardist agenda…
Awesome 2 player mode: Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition features a highly improved two player experience with each player playing as one faction in fully cooperative mode.
Streamlined Occupations & Special Abilities: The types of occupations available to the Workers, Students, Neighbors and Prisoners have been overhauled. In addition, each faction now has a unique special ability they can utilize at any time.
Dynamic Police Morale: Police Morale rises more rapidly but is now lowered each time riot cops or riot vans are defeated in clashes.
Dynamic Countdown: Player decisions now affect the speed of the countdown marking the number of nights before the military arrives to crush the insurrection.
- Updated Deck Mechanics: The Police Ops and Manifestation decks have both been streamlined with improved mechanics and design.
- Variable difficulty level: Easily modify the difficulty of the game with one simple setup step.
Want to dive into the details?
Check out the complete 2nd edition rulebook and changelog.
Out of Order Games is committed to maintaining access to free print and play files of Bloc by Bloc for anyone interested in assembling DIY copies of the game. Final hi-resolution, full-color, print and play files of the 2nd edition will be released online free of charge later this year. Print and play files of the 1st edition are still available here.
Your support for this project helps Out of Order Games donate copies of Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition to social centers and community spaces around the world.
If this campaign is successfully funded, a limited supply of copies will be made available for donation. This supply will keep increasing as the level of campaign funding increases. Donations will be made on a first come, first served basis with priority weighted towards spaces with limited resources. All donation requests must be submitted by the end of the Kickstarter.
Are you part of a space that would like to add a donated copy of Bloc by Bloc to your library? Please read the requirements for participating in the donation program and fill out the form.
Gaming with Sidekicks: "Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game is the greatest board game I have ever played." Read the full review here!
Bloc by Bloc 1st edition Reviews, Videos, & Press
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- Kill Screen: Bloc by Bloc Aims to be the Board Game for Modern Revolution
- Pop Dust: Board Game 'Bloc by Bloc' Promises 21st Century Rebellion at Family Game Night
- Board Game Closet: Bloc By Bloc Kickstarter
- Gameosity: Bloc By Bloc: The Insurrection Game Review
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Undead Viking: Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game Review
If this Kickstarter campaign exceeds its base funding goal, your copy of Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition will get better and better. Check out the stretch goals below to learn more.
$15 + shipping: Upgrade Kit for the 1st edition
Only for owners of Bloc by Bloc 1st edition who want to upgrade their copies to 2nd edition rules and components. This is a Kickstarter exclusive and will not be available for retail purchase. Includes the fabric playing mat and all applicable stretch goals.
$45 + shipping: Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition
Get your copy of Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game 2nd edition. Retail price will be $60. Includes all applicable stretch goals.
$60 + shipping: Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition + Upgrade Kit Get your copy of Bloc by Bloc: The Insurrection Game 2nd edition + the Kickstarter exclusive Upgrade Kit for existing copies of the 1st edition (see above). Includes all applicable stretch goals.
$85 + shipping: Sustain the Donation Program
Get your copy of Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition while helping to cover the costs of donating and shipping copies to social centers and community spaces around the world (see above for donation details). Includes all applicable stretch goals and a special thank you card!
$350 + shipping: Collector’s Copy of Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition
A very limited quantity of Bloc by Bloc: 2nd edition Collector’s Copies are being produced with Top 100 Originals. Each Collector’s Copy will be hand assembled, signed, and numbered by TL, the artist and designer of Bloc by Bloc. Only 12 are being made available during the Kickstarter. Includes limited edition reaction die, occupation tokens, first faction marker, rulebook, faction cards, game box organizer, and all applicable stretch goals.
$400 + shipping: Global Distro Bulk Order
Only for backers in countries where shipping individual copies of the game is cost-prohibitive. This bulk order includes 12 copies of Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition at a heavily discounted rate. The backer is responsible for paying any import fees and taxes. Please message Out of Order if your country is not listed in the shipping options. We will calculate your shipping cost and add your country to the list of available shipping options if it meets the requirements for this pledge level. Includes all applicable stretch goals.
Out of Order Games is partnering with the fulfillment experts at Blackbox to make sure your copy of Bloc by Bloc arrives in perfect shape and on time. Fulfillment of Bloc by Bloc as part of this campaign is EU-friendly and Canada-friendly. In addition to those in the US, backers in Canada or the EU won’t have to pay any additional VAT or import taxes.
For backers outside of these regions, it’s possible (but very unlikely) there may be additional customs fees upon delivery, depending on country and delivery address. This can vary widely country by country (and even by individual zip code) and is unavoidable in a small number of cases. Out of Order has also made a special Global Distro Bulk Order available for backers in countries where shipping individual copies of the game is cost-prohibitive (see above).
Blackbox is unable to ship to the following countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Libya, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine. If you are a potential backer located in one of these countries, we apologize for the limited availability of Bloc by Bloc.
The design and development of Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition is now complete. Production is set to begin in July and your copy will be at your doorstep by November. By backing this Kickstarter campaign, you are buying into the initial printing. This helps reach the quantity of games necessary to produce this as a premium quality board game with domestic manufacturers while keeping the cost as affordable as possible. In return, you get the game before it’s available anywhere else and at a discounted rate available only during the Kickstarter campaign.
Out of Order Games was established in 2015 to self-publish Bloc by Bloc 1st edition. Specialties: tabletop game development, visual systems design, game publishing, and illustration.
Out of Order Games is based in Oakland, California.
Risks and challenges
All board game manufacturing and fulfillment includes the usual risks related to printing, shipping, customs, and other unintended delays. In the unlikely event that a problem emerges, Out of Order Games will maintain transparent communication about the state of the project and work towards a resolution of the issue. This is the second Bloc by Bloc Kickstarter and Out of Order Games has continued to fine tune its game publishing and distribution methods to ensure a smooth process. All manufacturing & fulfillment partners have been fully vetted and the timeline for this project has been structured to prioritize getting the game into your hands on time and as promised.
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