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Michael CalamBy Michael Calam
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Michael CalamBy Michael Calam
First created
AU$ 1,922
pledged of AU$ 10,000pledged of AU$ 10,000 goal
24
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 18 2017 6:07 AM UTC +00:00

About

Fake News? Alternative facts? Foreign hackers rigging election results?  These are some of the challenges facing those who aspire to take on the role of the president of the United States of America.   Trumped, the board game takes you on that journey.

The aim of the game is to win the most amount of states before the election clock ticks over or until you reach the magical number of 26 states under your control.  But watch out, if you're not careful you may get Trumped.  Getting Trumped is when the person no-one thought could win takes the lead.

Trumped Box
Trumped Box

The game comes with 2 different options which we are including in every game box.  There is an easy to play Family version where players move their player token around the outside of the board, picking up #News cards, using debate and rallies to win as many states as possible.  

Here is a short video on how to play the Family version.

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The Tactical version of the game ignores the outside of the board and simply assigns an action for each player on their turn based on the roll of a single dice.  This version for players who are looking for a more tactical game play has players starting with their player token on a random state and then moving their tokens to nearby states to take control of them.  As a state is taken a state token is placed upon it, and the player can increase their support in that state by spending campaign funds to buy more state tokens on that state.  The more state tokens on a state, the harder it is for an opponent to take control of that state.

Board
Board

The states all have different campaign values, which reflect how much extra campaign revenue that state will provide to the player.  There are 4 x $3m swing states, 10 x $2m states and the remaining states are $1m each.

State Cards
State Cards

Both versions use debates and rallies to to take states from other players or from the state card deck respectively.

Landing on a Debate square or paying some of your hard earned campaign funds to organise a Debate will pit player against player to win key states.  No actual arguing is required though! The Debate will be decided on the roll of a dice. 

You will be at the mercy of the news as you land on the #News square and pick up cards which will influence the election.  Cards such as "Fake News", "Build a Wall", "The Lewinski Effect" and "That Watergate Scandal" are some of the media items which could make or break your campaign.  And then there is the Trump card.  The Trump Card is a game changer.  Getting Trumped is when the player everyone least expects to win suddenly has a change of fortune and becomes the front runner.

#News Card
#News Card

 We are Kick Starting this project in order to get the first full production run out.  By pledging AU$60 or more our backers will receive a copy of our board game when we go to print.  We have the Trademarks registered, the board designed, the cards written, the box designed and the game rules ready to go.  We just want to know that you want this in your life. 

Show me the money
Show me the money

While we are going through the Kick Starter process, we are looking for your feedback to help us to improve upon the game in any ways we can.  This could mean improving the layout or designs, changing the game cards or even improving the rules as our test groups play and re-play the game.  Don't hold back folks because we want you to have the best experience you can.

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories. A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to this project is called a "pledge." In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $60 to help back the project, we will offer you a copy of the game along with any stretch goals we achieve as soon as it is manufactured. 

You can become a backer in just three easy steps: Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering on this page. Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the video at the top of this page. Step 3: Enter your pledge amount, and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! It's really that simple! 

Thank you for backing! Once you've backed this project, we encourage you to share this page on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and share with your friends and family. Also, be sure to like Trumpedtheboardgame on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates about this project and more!

 

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Risks and challenges

The game has been designed and played amongst test groups as is. it works, it's fun and we love it.

But we can always improve upon it. Prior to production we are using further test groups to play the game and provide feedback so that we can give you the best possible experience.

The board and other items have been designed. As we gain exposure through Kickstarter we will receive more feedback. If the feedback improves upon what we have designed so far then the material will change.

We have suppliers in place. Provided we hit our minimum Kickstarter target, we can commence production.

Our IP has been trademarked and protected. We have sought legal advice and we have been very careful to ensure that this production is seen for the satire that it is. This game is about having fun and enjoying the rough and tumble of politics while at your kitchen table.

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $18

    #News and State Cards

    THANK YOU for your support. We will send you a boxed set of #News Cards and State Cards along with instructions on how to play Trumped as a stand alone card game.

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    Pledge $60 or more

    One copy of Trumped, the board game along with all stretch targets as met during the campaign.

    The boxed board game includes the board itself, Player Tokens, State Tokens, State Cards, #News Cards, Dice and Trumped Campaign Currency.

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    First Edition Members

    In addition to receiving what the smaller pledges receive, you will also receive your game one month earlier and it will be printed as a First Edition. You will also receive a bonus #News 50 card expansion pack.

    One First Edition copy of Trumped, the board game along with all stretch targets as met during the campaign.

    The boxed board game includes the board itself, Player Tokens, State Tokens, State Cards, #News Cards, Dice and Trumped Campaign Currency.

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    Join our Test Group

    In addition to receiving what the smaller pledges receive, you will be invited to join our product development team to provide feedback on the game, game play and the material we develop. We will send you "Test" versions for you to trial and work with us on as you provide your feedback. The game itself is ready to play but we can always improve upon it and we are working on expansion packs as we speak, so we can always use your help.

    You will also receive your game one month earlier and it will be printed as a First Edition. You will also receive 2 x #News 50 card expansion packs.

    One First Edition copy of Trumped, the board game along with all stretch targets as met during the campaign.

    The boxed board game includes the board itself, Player Tokens, State Tokens, State Cards, #News Cards, Dice and Trumped Campaign Currency.

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