Four Kings One War - 3D Strategy / Chess Game
Four Kings One War is a TWO player strategy game, played on a beautifully architectured 3D terraced combat arena, inspired by Chess
Welcome to the wonderful world of Four Kings One War.
This KickStarter campaign is all about bringing the amazing game of Four Kings One War, to the world. Not just the board game but our rapidly growing community and culture as well. Anyone who enjoys Chess and / or strategy games, will absolutely love Four Kings One War!
Our vision for Four Kings One War, is vast and exciting and as we build the community, it is part of our mission to put back into it, at every opportunity. Should we reach our stretch targets, we will eventually be hosting up to 1 million dollar tournaments for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. It is our wish to make as many people successful on the back of this amazing project, creating a channel for you, our community, to develop your own revenue streams, under the Four Kings One War brand. This will be in the form of your own unique ‘strategy downloads’ as well as custom ‘board designs’. So, early adopters can secure themselves the inaugural collectable, our KickStarter ‘Coliseum Series’ which will offer a detailed, high quality, plastic injection moulded combat arena, at an affordable price.
Already, Four Kings One War has a large team of amazing professionals behind it, all of them committed to bringing this awesome game to the masses. The company we have partnered with to manufacture the plastic injection moulded boards, are based in Auckland, New Zealand and have a proven record in plastic injection moulding. Their global reach, production facilities and expertise in this field as well as their intimate knowledge in manufacturing Four Kings One War boards make them a solid choice for this next step in our journey. They also have an experienced team in the field to assist with quality control, shipping and logistics. We want you to have your board and be playing Four Kings One War as soon as possible. To achieve this, we only need 1500 standard pledges, which given the enormous size of the global Chess market we are confident in exceeding fairly easily.
The Online Game Hub
Should we reach our stretch targets, then we will be in a position to also start building the online gaming hub where you, our community, can log on and play other Four Kings One War gamers, around the world. This experience will not just be via your desktop or mobile but also will be in the amazing new virtual reality and augmented reality world too! The online gaming hub is where we can rapidly start to scale the size of the competitions we will host annually and this will allow us to give you the platform to create your own revenue stream.
Lets hear from some of the people that play Four Kings One War
The Four Kings One War series boards are a true collectable. They all come with their own ownership papers, serial numbers and the owners details are held on the Four Kings One War data base for future sale. These stunning architecturally designed combat arenas are truly a thing of beauty and absolutely have the ‘wow factor’ whenever people lay their eyes on them for the first time. Designed to have the presence and feel of a coliseum encounter, when playing on them, you can’t help but feel like you are at the cutting edge of strategic game play. No detail has been missed with regards to the look and feel of these amazing boards and they are available as both a high end furniture piece as well as a plastic injection moulded replica.
A brief introduction to getting started.
Watch more of these instructional videos at www.4kings1war.com
The Furniture Piece Boards
The Furniture pieces are made from timber with aluminium columns which are sprayed and detailed to appear to have a concrete appearance. The checked battle service is finished in a ‘peach skin’ felt veneer which feels like you are playing on a pool table surface and has the Four Kings One War Kickstarter series water mark in the middle. This is the mark of a true collectable and a rare piece of history. They command awe and attention as a centre piece in any home and will make a sort after family heirloom. As you look over its beauty you can’t help but be drawn into its alluring and formidable arena, where you will want to test your strategic might and be measured accordingly.
This board comes fully assembled and is as seen in all images and promo video.
The Plastic Injection Moulded Boards
The Beauty in these boards is really the price point. New Zealand made, high quality and impressively detailed. The Four Kings One War Combat Arena is designed to have a concrete coliseum appearance and everywhere you look there is something to admire with its endless detail as well as its formidable and staunch presence. Black and white checks cover the surface of the Combat Arena and feature a Four Kings One War KickStarter water mark in the centre. This will be the mark of a true collectable in years to come and a confirmation that you were part of bringing the greatest game of all time into reality.
A small amount of click together assembly is required with these boards.
The Four Kings One War series boards offer a smorgasbord of strategic combat environments. Whatever your strategic urge, you can get your fix. Traditional Chess or 3D Traditional Chess, Four Kings One War will not disappoint. The nervous tension of standing on a hill at the dawn of battle. Heart beating as you gaze through the fog at your opponent. An exhilarating and exciting atmosphere is what the Four Kings One War arena commands. Its formidable and staunch appearance adds a whole new flavour to your experience however it is the fluid and balanced game play that will really get you hooked. If it’s the next level of strategic warfare that you are looking for then the Four Kings One War Combat arena and Battle of the Bridge will give you the awakening you are searching for.
Stretch Target One
When we reach 10,000 pledges we will be in a position to not only produce the first in the Four King One War injection moulded boards but we will also be able to build the online gaming hub. This is where we can really start giving back to our community as we will be able to offer an online rating or handicap system for our players. Once we can rate you, we can then offer big dollar tournaments online in all categories including, Under 16, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. We want everyone to have an opportunity to change their lives. The online gaming hub will provide its community the ability to create their own brand and revenue stream through strategy uploads and board design functions. Via mobile apps or a desktops version through to the fully immersive world of VR and Augmented Reality, the Four Kings One War online gaming hub will continue to push the boundaries and offer mind blowing experiences. Our vision and passion has been driving the landscape of possibilities to the forefront of imagination, we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for this.
Stretch Target Two
When we reach 30,000 pledges this is where we not only will have the online gaming hub fully functional and fluid in its experience, we will then be able to start hosting these tournaments. Given that the active and registered Chess market alone equals 605 million then the potential for truly life changing prize pools are available with only a small slice of the market. This is what is getting us really excited!
It's as much about the game as it is about the Culture
As the Four Kings One War community grows, there will be the ability for our players to start their own chapter (club) whereby we will offer ‘New Chapter Packs’ with apparel and club collateral. These will be dual branded with the Four Kings One War branding as well as your own chapter’s name and logo. Our focus is as much on the community as it is on the product itself and it is a global movement we are in the process of creating, rather than just a new variant product line. The ethos of Four Kings One War is to stay pure in your intentions, celebrate and nurture success both in yourself and in others. We encourage you to take what you believe in and most importantly always give back.
The Four Kings One War journey has been nothing short of amazing due to the incredibly gifted and talented people that have joined us along the way. From video and music production to board manufacturing, we have some of the leaders in their field invested in this amazing project due to their belief that this needs to be shared with the world. This entire journey has been driven by pure intentions and a commitment to giving back to everyone that helps us along the way, as well as being a leading example of a successful business giving back to the community. When designing Four Kings One War, it was imperative that anyone playing it would have no doubt that this games DNA was straight from the core of traditional Chess. When you play Four Kings One War, you still get to enjoy the wonderful way in which Chess pieces move and complement each other, yet you have an unchartered and unsolved battle field to exercise your strategic abilities.
We have a massive vision for this game and we want to be able to provide a board type for every price point. As the community grows, our goal is to be the number one contributor to the Chess culture globally and as soon as we are in a position to do so, we will start donating boards into lower socio-economic schools and 3rd World countries, teaching them the game and talking to them about the journey. As our market share grows, we will be giving a large portion of the profit back into the community so that we can create wealth opportunities on an ongoing basis by way of tournament prize money. We will do this for multiple age groups and skill sets to ensure all levels of ability can have an opportunity to change their lives and we will be driving home the Four Kings One War culture of paying it forward so that we have a community of people equally committed to positive change.
If you love Chess, you will absolutely love the balanced and measured way Four Kings One War plays, as well as the atmosphere and tension the combat arena offers with its incredible design and flavour. We invite all game enthusiasts and strategy practitioners to become a Four Kings One War warrior. Pledge now and get yourself a (what will be extremely rare in years to come) Kickstarter collectable. Not only that but please help us get this to as many people as we can to insure we reach our funding target and be in a position to deliver on that board.
Founder and Creator
Hi, I am the founder and creator of Four Kings One War and have been designing and inventing things my whole life. Since 1999 I have been living and breathing the Four Kings One War journey and my vision and passion for this game is endless. I have years of experience in customer service, creative design as well as off line and on line marketing. This, combined with my passion and drive for this incredible game will ensure that Four Kings One War will take its place on the global stage. I am a family man with two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife. To me it is all about giving back. I am a firm believer of the law of attraction and believe that if your intentions are pure, you are honest and sincerely committed to helping others as your own success grows, then you are half way there. My dream is to be a philanthropist and create a successful formula that I can share and use to assist other like-minded people to achieve their dreams, so that they too can give back. I want to create a culture that is committed to positive impact, focused on our environment, focused on each other and continually encourages, nurtures and celebrates success.
A Message To Our Funding Family
Thank you so much for your support and pledge. You have just purchased the greatest strategy game of all time. Your pledge is such an important first step in getting this to market however there is another, equally as important, step we need your help with. To ensure you receive your board, we need to reach our minimum goal of 1500 pledges. Every Chess player knows more Chess players and what we need from our community is for you to share this with your entire network. Show as many people as you can this amazing game and encourage them to also pledge for a board. If we can get your assistance in making this the most successful KickStarter campaign EVER, then not only will we be able to fulfil the delivery of your boards but if we hit our stretch targets we will instantly be in a position to host up to a million dollar tournament or a series of hundred thousand dollar tournaments so that any early adopters (you) have a huge advantage as this battle field, and the strategy needed to dominate, is uncharted. This is exciting and with your help, sharing it with like-minded family and friends, it can become a reality.
Boards are 800mm X 800mm wide and are 175mm at their highest point (corner turrets)
Risks and challenges
The last thing anyone wants to see, is an epic idea like this fail to make it to market, through bad execution. That is why we’ve worked extremely hard to ready this product for KickStarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfilment but here are what we see as the risks:
Creating the tooling to manufacture a product like this is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 60 day lead time to create the moulds for a product of this size and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility we're working with tooling manufacturers and partners with a track record for prompt quality.
As we start sinking our teeth into pre-production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. We are committed to testing and refining the Four Kings One War product with enough time to allow us to incorporate any adjustments discovered or suggested by our experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.
Sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we are manufacturing the entire Four Kings One War boards locally in New Zealand where we will have our fingers on the pulse through the entire process. Our experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our factories to you our consumers.
We will be working with seasoned manufacturers who have years of experience delivering top quality products in large quantities. There are always surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise and a good dose of ‘Chess logic’ to achieve an overall goal of making the best possible product for you, our Four Kings One War family.
Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make Four Kings One War a Global culture by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page. To all of you who pledge, we salute you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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