An alternate history game of the Axis invasion of the U.S. Features 200 beautiful minis compatible with many games. For 2-3 players.
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New Map Art in the works!
Stretch Goals Announced!
New Add-On info has been added!
We have REDUCED THE COST OF SHIPPING TO CANADA AND PARTS OF EUROPE! Please look for the NEW CANADA AND INTERNATIONAL Pledge Levels and choose the one that best fits your shipping situation. We appreciate your patience during these adjustments, but we are doing our best to save you some money. Thank you to those that gave us help fixing this!
CHOOSE EITHER RANGER CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, MECHANIZED INFANTRY UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, JET FIGHTER UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, or HEAVY TANK UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL AND SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL SECTION FOR FULL DETAILS AND HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS.
The year is 1946... Things did not go as planned for the Allies. Germany has crushed the British in Europe, splintering her Commonwealths all over the globe. Canada and Australia cling to the Americans while India and South Africa find themselves cut off and abandoned. The Russians have made peace with the Axis powers and made many concessions in an attempt to avoid total defeat. The once great Red Army now cowers in the shadow of Nazi power.
Japan's successful November '41 attack on Pearl Harbor caught the U.S. off guard, costing America several battleships and carriers. While the Japanese land on the beaches of Hawaii, German U-boat Wolf Packs roam free in the Atlantic. The United States, while strong, finds herself without help in the struggle against Axis advance. There is but one choice left.
The Manhattan Project is born...
Both sides are determined to succeed. Both sides have developed advanced weaponry. But only one can be victorious.
Video of Gameplay (approximately 16 minutes)
Choose your side…
In AMERIKA, players choose to either take the side of the Allies, attempting to fend off Axis forces long enough to produce long-range nuclear weapon technology that will surely turn the tide of war; or the side of the Axis powers who seek to invade the United States itself and drive the final stake in the Allied resistance. From Vancouver to L.A., Ottawa to New Orleans, battles rage across North American soil for control of technology, wealth, and power!
Build your army…
What sets AMERIKA apart is the ability of commanders to build their own custom invasion force. Following the army build rules, each side can customize their force to suit their own strategy. Utilize your Build Points to purchase the first wave of units. Each miniature is worth a certain number of points. The first step is to determine how much to spend on Infantry Units. There are two types available, Foot Infantry and Mechanized Infantry. Players spend between 25 -50% of their Build Points on these, but may choose any mix of the two.
With the remaining points, players determine what they want to spend on Tactical Units like Self-Propelled Artillery, Medium Tanks, and Jet Fighters; and what to save for Special Units like the fearsome Heavy Tank, trustworthy Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun, and the deadly Heavy Bomber.
Deploy your forces…
Each Commander also controls how the forces are deployed at the start of the game. The Allies carefully build their defense perimeter with the limited force they have at the start, while the Axis look for a way to exploit any weakness and strike fast.
Face difficult challenges…
In AMERIKA, each side faces a duel challenge. The Allies must defend their cities to avoid losing control of the continent and the game, while simultaneously retaining control of their nuclear research facilities to ensure advanced weapon technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. The Allied player is awarded Victory Points for each research facility that remains safe each turn. When 100 points are accumulated, The Weapon is complete…
The Axis in turn, must capture a number of Allied cities to win the game. Easier said than done. Axis forces continue to land on the beaches in steady numbers, but the Allies can raise additional defense forces based on the number of cities in Allied hands. Often they out produce Axis forces in the first few turns. Therefore, it is imperative the Axis strike fast to capture as many Allied cities as possible before the defense has a chance to dig in and turn the invaders back. Axis control of the research facilities will buy them additional time, a strategy that must be carefully balanced.
Learn quickly, study for years…
AMERIKA introduces beginners to this great genre of board gaming. Games with plastic minis are great to look at and fun to play. Our minis really make a game come alive! With just 8 types of units to learn, new players will be up and running in no time. Rules are kept simple and fun with plenty of player aids to help everyone stay on track. Veteran game players will get to experience a variety of new units like jet fighters and self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, while being challenged to build “The Ultimate Force” to counter opponents.
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What comes inside the AMERIKA Box?
200 playing pieces which consist of the following:
All Kickstarter Backers will receive for FREE the Following:
Minis that really stand out…
HBG has a proven track record of beautiful plastic minis that have even the most experienced metal minis gamers rethinking their game table setups. Our minis match perfectly in scale and color to other popular games on the market, making them fully compatible expansion pieces as well as beautiful looking pawns for AMERIKA. Our pieces even look great painted since each piece is molded using 3D modeling technology. Each of the three forces in AMERIKA receives their own set of custom pieces depicting actual vehicles or concepts found in use or in historical literature. Extensive research was done on all of these to bring the most realism possible to this fictional conflict. All 24 unit sculpts are unique to this game and cannot be found elsewhere.
Show us the MINIS!
We have 3D models already completed and awaiting production for each of the 24 sculpts found in AMERIKA. Here they are in all their glory:
Infantry are cheap and good in defensive situations.
Mechanized Infantry are an offensive weapon compared to foot infantry.
SP Artillery units are mobile artillery that can keep up with tanks and Mechanized Infantry.
Medium Tanks are the backbone of the assault force
Jet fighters are used in defense of bombers and as ground support during engagements.
Heavy tanks represent the latest technology in ground warfare.
SPAA Guns allow for quick AA defenses.
Special to this unit is its devastating heavy payload.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED WITH AMERIKA
While much of the design work, CAD 3-D models of units, play testing, artwork, and advertising are already done and paid for, your pledges are needed to go directly to the cost of physically producing the game. We have carefully chosen a variety of pledge levels so that anyone can get involved no matter your budget. A game like this with a large number of uniquely sculpted figures is costly to produce. HBG is able to put up a good portion of what is needed to ensure the best odds of this Kickstarter being funded and fulfilled. However, we can’t do it alone, but we can meet you half way!
In order to help determine the right pledge level for you, here is a brief summary of what you will receive at each level:
RANGER: One copy of the game + free shipping in the U.S.
MECHANIZED INFANTRY: One copy of the game + free shipping in the U.S.
INFANTRY: One copy of the game + free shipping in the U.S.
JET FIGHTER: Two copies of the game + free shipping in the U.S.
TACTICAL UNIT: Two copies of the game + free shipping in the U.S.
HEAVY TANK: Four copies of the game + tee-shirt + free shipping in the U.S.
SPECIAL UNIT: Four copies of the game + tee-shirt + free shipping in the U.S.
Be sure to maximize your AMERIKA experience and give us extra help by purchasing some of our ADD-ON items. These are specially designed to enhance game play, or just be a cool memento of this great project. Most of these will not be available again.
PLEASE NOTE: Some pledge levels have different delivery dates than others. If you pledge a level with a later date than your add-ons, you will be shipped these items separately by the listed dates.
PICTURES OF ALL THE GREAT ADD-ONS WILL BE POSTED VERY SOON! WE ARE FINALIZING DESIGNS FOR EACH OF THESE.
For those of you familiar with HBG, you know we do not compromise when it comes to quality. Our tee-shirts, dice bags, and dice trays will all be of the highest quality. Pictures and descriptions for each of these will be available soon and posted here.
WHAT IF YOU WANT MORE THAN ONE REWARD?
We can help with that! If you would like to add additional rewards to your reward level, simply choose the highest pledge level you want to back, and then add additional funds to that pledge level equal to the other reward or rewards you want. These are called ADD-ONS.
You will receive a questionnaire from us after the Kickstarter is over to determine which add-ons you would like to include with your additional funds. You can change you total funding amount, choice of Add-ons, and pledge level at anytime while the campaign is active. You don’t have to tell us how you want to spend any additional funds above your pledge level until you respond to the questionnaire. If additional shipping charges apply to you, don’t forget you need to add that in as well.
Add-Ons are a great way to enhance your copy of AMERIKA!
Many people like to customize their games to make it their own. The GIVE AN INCH pledge level, HIGH ROLLER pledge level, AMERIKAN PRIDE pledge level, and BATTLE TRAY pledge level can all be treated as Add-Ons. Be sure to take advantage of these now as some Add-Ons are Kickstarter exclusives and may not be offered again! You can purchase as many additional Add-Ons as you want, including copies of the game, as long as the total number of games purchased does not exceed 10. If you live outside the U.S., don’t forget to include the additional shipping charges for each of your Add-Ons in the amount of your total pledge value.
NEW ADD-ON OPTION: REINFORCEMENTS!
We know many of our customers are "piece junkies" just like us. We like extra pieces to modify other games without separating the original components; or even adding a huge pile of extra pieces to a game so we don't have to use chips. This add-on is for you! For an additional $15 per faction, you can purchase additional pieces. Quantity is the same as what comes in each of the faction's sets. The best part is no additional shipping! Order as many extra sets as you like so long as you pledge for at least one copy of the game. So to double the number of pieces that come in the game, just add $45 ($15 X 3 factions) to your pledge. When purchasing Reinforcements, simply add the additional funds to your pledge and we will collect the information on which factions you want after the Kickstarter ends in our questionnaire.
We have completed a mock-up of what the BATTLE TRAY will look like. It's 7" square wood frame, with a full-color sublimated 1/8" thick soft bottom dice rolling surface. Sublimation is used so the color is injected below the surface (as apposed to screen printing) for much better durability. This is an improvement over our old design making much quieter to roll dice into. The bottom is solid with some anti-skid feet.
Here's our way cool dice bag! It features two-sided sublimated printing with box art on one side and logo on the other. Nice and soft with a drawstring.
Here are some examples of calculating your pledge amount with Add-Ons:
INFANTRY ($90) +HIGH ROLLER ($12) +2D12 ($1) = $103 pledge
RANGER INT'L ($105) +AM. PRIDE ($20) + int'l ship ($15+12) = $152 pledge
We've rolled out a few stretch goals to get things moving along. We sure hope that we have to come up with more!
$25,000 Stretch Goal
(4) Custom D12 Dice instead of the plain dice. There is a "Bullseye" in place of the "1" for the Luck Shot and the "12" is replaced with the "Amerika" logo to remind you about the attacker retreat rule.
$35,000 Stretch Goal
10 additional sculpts with 5 of each = 50 additional units. $20.00 add on with backed game.
Check back daily for updates
For all backers outside the U.S., PLEASE ensure you have calculated your shipping costs correctly and included enough funds in your pledge to cover the additional cost. Contact us with any questions or help with this at email@example.com and we will reply promptly.
----HELP ON CALCULATING INTERNATIONAL PLEDGES----
FOR CANADA ONLY:
Choose either RANGER CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, MECHANIZED INFANTRY UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, JET FIGHTER UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, or HEAVY TANK UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL to receive the game with the new lower shipping price INCLUDED. Each copy of the game will now cost only $25 to ship instead of $40 like before. That's $25 shipping right to your door ANYWHERE IN CANADA. We have made special arrangements with a Canadian company to help us with Kickstarter distribution inside Canada. Be sure to recalculate your pledges and tell your friends AMERIKA just became more affordable! As an example, the RANGER CANADA / INTERNATIONAL pledge shipped to Canada is now $105 ($80 + $25). Barely more than expected retail.
FOR EUROPE ONLY:
Your games will be shipped from our partner in Germany. Choose either RANGER CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, MECHANIZED INFANTRY UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, JET FIGHTER UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, or HEAVY TANK UNIT CANADA / INTERNATIONAL, and ADD the following amount PER GAME to your pledge:
Germany / Netherlands: +$5 Per Game
Italy: +$15 Per Game
Other Countries: +$15 Per Game (we are still trying to lower costs in other countries)
As an example:
RANGER pledge shipped to Germany is now: $105 (Ranger Int'l Pledge) +$5 (Germany shipping) = $110.
HEAVY TANK UNIT pledge shipped to Italy is now: $385 (Heavy Tank Pledge) +$60 (4x $15 Italy shipping) = $445.
A note to our International Backers:
Thank you for your interest in our game AMERIKA.For your better enjoyment of this game, we will provide you with an electronic file in PDF format containing our rules and battle board in German, French, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese. Files can be downloaded from our website when the game is officially released.
Nous vous remercions de votre intérêt pour notre jeu AMERIKA. Pour une meilleure compréhension de ce jeu, nous fournirons un fichier électronique en format PDF contenant les règles et le plateau de jeu dans les langues suivantes : portugais, allemand, français, italien & espagnol.
Les fichiers pourront être téléchargés à partir de notre site Web, lorsque le jeu sera officiellement disponible.
Vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse an unserem Spiel "AMERIKA". Sobald das Spiel offiziell freigegeben ist werden wir die Regeln und das Kampfbrett ("Battle Board") als Datei im PDF-Format auf unserer Webseite zum Download zur Verfügung stellen. Diese Datei enthältunsere RegelnundKampfbrettin [Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch, Portugiesisch].Dateien könnenvon unserer Websiteheruntergeladen werden, wenn das Spiel offiziellfreigegeben wird.
Dank uvoor uw interesse inons spelAMERIKA. Om meerplezieraan dit spel te beleven, zullenwij u voorzien vaneen elektronisch dossierin pdf-formaatmetonze regelsengevechtsbordin[het Duits, Frans, Italiaans, Spaans, Portugees]. Bestanden kunnenworden gedownload van onzewebsitewanneer het spelofficieelwordtuitgebracht.
Grazie per il vostro interesse nel nostro gioco Amerika. Per un migliore apprezzamento del gioco da parte vostra, forniremo un file elettronico in formato PDF, contenente le nostre regole e la plancia di combattimento, in lingua italiana. I file potranno essere scaricati dal nostro sito, una volta che il gioco sarà ufficialmente distribuito
Gracias por su interés en nuestro juego AMERIKA. Para su mejor disfrute de este juego, le proporcionará un archivo electrónico en formato PDF que contiene las reglas y el tablero de batalla en español. Los ficheros pueden descargarse de nuestro sitio web cuando el juego es lanzado oficialmente
For any questions or help, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and challenges
While AMERIKA is not Historical Board Gaming’s first game, it is our first complete boxed game for the retail market. It has taken countless hours by the HBG staff just to get us ready for this Kickstarter, let alone the hours ahead that we face to complete and perfect your game. Game board design is nearly complete. Rules have been heavily developed and play tested, and will soon be ready for layout. Player aids have been designed and are ready for artwork. Our greatest challenge that faces us now with AMERIKA is simply to collect the funds needed and ensure our Backers receive the quality product we aim to deliver.
We have years of experience working with plastics manufacturers. We have spent 6 months carefully planning and preparing each stage of development. We have received quotes from several manufacturers and have a full understanding of the costs involved. We have created and grown a successful game company over the last 3 years that is already profitable in the face of a difficult economy. We do not enter into this venture lightly. We enter into this venture to produce the games you want to play.
Customer service and satisfaction has always been #1 at HBG. Ask anyone who knows us. So we pledge the same to our faithful Kickstarter backers. We will ensure your satisfaction with this project is met through open communication, product updates, inside info about the game and HBG. We encourage questions and comments as our “door is always open”.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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