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Armored Panda LLCBy Armored Panda LLC
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Armored Panda LLCBy Armored Panda LLC
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$16,122
pledged of $34,900pledged of $34,900 goal
404
backers
17days to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 15 2019

About

TACTIKI is an innovative board game and excellent memory trainer for two players, recommended for ages 8+ with an average game time of 30 minutes. 

Tactics and planning are the lifeblood of this game, which will fascinate and attract players of all ages from all over the world - all securely packed in a mysterious box!


OBJECT OF THE GAME

Make your way to the opposite side of the board and build a TAC or TIKI statue with 5 of your pieces on one of your opponent’s start fields. The first player to build a 5-high statue wins the game!  

TACTIKI is an AMAZING ADVENTURE with endless possibilities provided by the nearly infinite number of situations that appear during the game. 

TAC

Born from fire, TAC laughs in sparkling sunshine rays. 

The Sun god is full of golden wisdom and calming warmness. Harmony runs through his mighty veins. The island tribe lives in peace and harmony under his blessings, celebrating light, life, and happiness. The beauty of life radiates from their hearts and leaves no place for clouds. They admire his teachings on the art of living in eternal love and light. The people of the tribe have pure hearts and creative minds open to the ancient lessons of building a harmonious world. 

TIKI

When TIKI appears, every living creature quakes with fear. 

The God of Rain is the powerful lord of storms, lightning, thunder, and flood. This maleficent god strikes unmercifully on the inhabitants of the island like a bolt from the blue. The tribe worshipping him desires victory, dominance and the entire island to be under TIKI’s hand. They move like shadows in the dark and their conflicted relationship with the other clan quickly escalates into a war to conquer their greatest enemy. Their goal is to destroy the neighboring culture and rule the island! 

GAME BOARD

The square, 5x5 game board is the island where the war of the gods will take place. The first row of fields on opposing sides represent the start fields, while the three rows in the middle make up the battlefield

Both players put each of their ten pieces on their own start fields, placing exactly two figurines on each field. You can position the pieces as you wish on the start fields in any combination of ranks, including two of the same rank on a single field.

Based on your game strategy, there are thousands of different ways to set up and arrange the figurines. 

On the back of each piece there is a number, ranging from 1 to 5. At the beginning of the game, the players should place their pieces so that the numbers are only visible to them, and not to their opponent. 

The number on the back of each piece represents its rank.

The strength hierarchy ranges from 5 to 1 - with the unexpected twist that a rank of 1 is stronger than 5. 

The strength hierarchy:

  • 5 is stronger than 4, 3, 2
  • 4 is stronger than 3, 2, 1
  • 3 is stronger than 2, 1
  • 2 is stronger than 1
  • 1 is stronger than 5

During the game, you will move and stack multiple pieces on top of each other, forming columns and initiating attacks against your opponent. Because TIKI has started the war, the player controlling TIKI takes the first turn. 

On your turn, you may either move pieces or reincarnate a defeated piece.


You can move a piece 1 field forward, left, or right, but not backwards or diagonally: 

 each player’s turn consists of two moves: 

1.) One piece can move twice (1/a, 1/b)

                                           1/a                                                                        1/b


2.) Two pieces can each move once (2/a, 2/b)

                                           2/a                                                                        2/b


When a piece moves into a field with 1 or more already existing pieces, it is always placed directly on top of the other piece(s).

Also, once a piece has reached an opponent’s start field, it may not be moved anymore, neither by you nor by any action of your opponent.

Note: If choosing to move on your turn, you must use both of your moves! If there is only 1 move possible, the second move is omitted. 

Once defeated, a piece is not entirely out of the game. On your turn, you may choose to reincarnate a defeated piece by placing it on one of your empty start fields. 

However, reincarnation comes with a price - you may NOT move any pieces this turn if you reincarnate a defeated piece. If you have multiple defeated pieces, your choice of which one to reincarnate is secret and the rank of the piece is kept hidden as in the initial setup.

Note: You may not reincarnate a defeated piece on top of another active piece - the start field must be empty. 

 HOW TO WIN 

You win the game by being the first player to build a statue of 5 pieces on an opponent’s single start field. 


Here are a few strategy ideas to think about during your next game:

THE INITIAL SETUP

You’re free to arrange your starting pieces however you wish, so finding good combinations and predicting how they will move are extremely important.

OCCUPY YOUR OPPONENT’S START FIELDS

If you’re able to occupy all of your opponent’s start fields, they will no longer be able to reincarnate defeated pieces and bring them back into the game. They’ll be effectively blocked and you’ll be in an easier position to build your statue and claim victory! 

THE ROLE OF MEMORY

Each player keeps the rank of each piece facing only to themselves until two opposing pieces clash on the same field. However, it’s in your best interest to remember the revealed rank of the exposed pieces. From this moment on, the MEMORY part of the GAME kicks in! The more ranks you can keep in mind, the better strategy you can develop. 

For more details about how to play TakTiki, check out our Gameplay video here:


NOTE: The deluxe edition includes 1 game board from quality PVC material, 1 foam tray insert and all of the "Deluxe Only / Kickstarter Exclusive" Stretch Goals. The components are for Kickstarter backers only and will not be available in retail. 

Projected Timeline

1. February 5th, 2019 - Kickstarter Campaign Launch

2. March 6th, 2019 - End of Kickstarter Campaign

3. March 7th - 26th, 2019 - Final tweaks and finishing all production files including stretch goals.

4. March 27th, 2019 - Production of TacTiki starts

Production can take up to 6 months (based on number of products ordered and stretch goals unlocked)

5. October 1st, 2019 - Production of TacTiki is DONE! Shipping to our AMAZING BACKERS starts.

6. November 21st, 2019 - Shipping DONE! All BACKERS have received their copy of TacTiki.

7. November 22nd, 2019 - We eagerly await your feedback, reviews, and comments. The official project is complete and now it’s time to play TacTiki!

Risks and challenges

Every Kickstarter board game comes with its own set of obstacles, from simply designing a great game to handling international logistics. This may be our first game on Kickstarter, but we’ve done our homework and we’re ready to meet all challenges.

To ensure you’re happy with TacTiki, we’ve spent 2 years taking it from an original idea and turning it into a full-fledged, engaging game with tons of replayability that will earn its place on your permanent shelf.

For production, we’re working with Easter Game Manufacturing (Lords of Hellas, The Edge: Dawnfall, Village Attacks, etc.). They’re experienced pros and we anticipate a flawless production. In a similar manner, we’re using established fulfillment companies in several key regions of the world.

We’ve developed the game, the art, the production partners, the logistics solutions, and everything else we could think of to minimize risks. No matter what challenges TacTiki faces, we’re committed to getting this amazing game into your hands!

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