Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
As a time jockey, your job is to go back in time to get cool items and videos. Make the most money doing it to win! Oh, and stay alive.
186 backers pledged $7,798 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

Time Jockeys project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

$7,798

186

    Bid against other time jockeys for contracts to acquire objects or videos from the past. Complete these contracts as best and as efficiently as you can. Bid also for access to specialists that will help you or the other time jockeys (and potentially hinder others.) To win, finish your career as a time jockey alive and with the most money.

    This is a 2 - 6 player game, for ages 12 and up, taking 15-45 minutes to play depending on the number of players.

    The TITOR Corporation has invented time machines. Rather than being a philanthropic entity, though, they are interested in only one thing. Money. (Their company motto is “Time actually is money.”) Although the company has a policy of sticking to the basic rules of time travel, there is a rumor that they sometimes bend the rules. TITOR entertains contracts to retrieve video evidence or objects from the past that no longer exist in the present. These are always auctioned off to the highest bidder. The time machines are actually inserted into humans, as are Rosetta chips (enabling time jockeys and their specialists to communicate in any language.) There have only been a limited number of time machines made. Due to your skills and aptitudes, you have been chosen to be a time jockey. There is risk involved! It has been determined by unfortunate experience that anyone traveling to the past can only survive spending a maximum of 15 days in the past. Research has determined that a temporal destabilization on an atomic level occurs after that timeline. The result is inevitable and immediate death. 

Quotes about the game:

"Time Jockeys is an interesting twist on the time travel genre. Manage your time wisely, interfere with your opponents, press your luck, and steal cool stuff!" - Eric Summerer of the Dice Tower Network

Actual quotes from GenCon attendees:

"Time Jockeys was an absolute blast to play. While the dice add a bit of chancy zing to the game — the bidding and card selection are pure strategy. I gamed the bidding and as a result was able to come from seemingly far behind and end the game with triumphant victory!" - Gary Dickson

"While Time Jockeys has some intriguing cooperative elements it is a fast and furious battle. The game is loaded with sharp wit and wry humor which reminded me of a party game. But don't be fooled this is also a gamers game. I am looking forward to getting a copy!" - Vicki Conlon Dickson

"Loads of fun, easy to learn." - Andrew Javorski

"Wonderful! I have friends at home who I'm going to love playing this with." - Stephen Johnston

"Great game! Easy to play." - Brian Wisconsin

"Very fun! Hope it funds, I'm backing it!" - Andrea Westbourne

Here are a few sample contracts:

Here's a link to the written rules:

http://bakshagames.net/TimeJockeysWrittenRules.html

Here is the rules video!

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Expansions info:

If you go for one of the backer levels that include the expansions, we will also send you the Myths and Legends Expansion. (See a list of new contracts below in the Original Art section!)

Ever wonder if the most famous myths and legends in the world are real? Time jockeys can find out!

If you go for one of the backer levels that include the expansions, we will also send you the Vatican Expansion. (See a list of new contracts below in the Original Art section!)

At first the Vatican paid the Titor Corporation to not let anyone gather any items associated with the Bible. After much deliberation, they decided that their faith was strong enough...

Original Art!

You may add $30 to any pledge level per piece of original watercolor of any of the contract art by artist Scott Tackaberry. Time Jockey contracts are approximately 7" x 11" and the expansion contracts are approximately 9" x 12". First come first served! Rather than post all of the art here, e-mail me which you are interested in and I will e-mail you photos. Here is a full list of the contracts available:

Time Jockeys contracts:

Cleopatra's Brassiere

Video Evidence of the JFK Assassination

Video Tour of the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Taken)

Tyrannosaurus Eggs (Taken)

Video Tour of the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

Video Tour of Machu Picchu at the Height of the Inca Empire

Video Footage of the Tunguska Event

Video of the Origins and Carving of the Moai

William Shakespeare's Inkwell and Quill

Video Footage of the Vikings Arriving in America

Video Compilation of Casanova's Seduction Techniques

Video/Audio of Alexander Graham Bell's First Telephone Call

Video Tour of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Video Footage of the Titanic Versus the Iceberg

Video Evidence of Jack the Ripper's Murders

Video Evidence of the Construction of the Pyramids at Giza

Video Tour of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

Video Evidence of the Destruction of Pompeii

Nero's Fiddle (Lyre)

Davy Crockett's Coonskin Cap

Video Evidence of D. B. Cooper's Heist

Video Tour of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Video Evidence of Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance

Video Footage of Columbus Arriving in America

Video Footage of Amelia Earhart's Last Flight

Video Footage of Stonehenge During Summer Solstice (Taken)

The Venus de Milo's Arms

One of Hannibal's War Elephants

Video Tour of the Colossus of Rhodes

100 Live Dodo Birds (Taken)

Viking Longship 

Manfred "Red Baron" Von Richtofen's Flight Goggles

Abraham Lincoln's Stovepipe Hat (Taken)

Video Evidence of the Boston Tea Party 

Myths and Legends Expansion:

Video Confirmation of Bigfoot

Excalibur (Taken)

Video Confirmation of the Loch Ness Monster

Baba Yaga's Hut (Taken)

Video Tour of The Lost City of El Dorado (Taken)

Water from the Fountain of Youth

Video Tour of Atlantis

Robin Hood's Bow and Arrows

Vatican Expansion:

The Cross

Video of the Resurrection

Video of Noah's Flood

Video of Moses Parting the Red Sea

Video of Moses getting the Ten Commandments

Video of The Last Supper

Video of the Sermon on the Mount

Video of Jesus Turning Water into Wine

Shipping: 

Free to the USA.

$10 to the EU and Canada (Backers in Winnipeg can get free pickup at a local game store.)

$20 to all other countries.

Risks and challenges

We have an experienced team of people to do printing, to do shipping and on the organizational side of things. We have used Quality Playing Cards & Games before. This is a relatively small project, and its scope is such that it's not too complex to get out of hand. We're subscribing to the "Keep it simple" school of thought here.
This isn't our first rodeo. Apart from forces impossible to predict such as ship shortages and dock strikes, we can do this in a reasonable time frame without a doubt.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    Our sincerest gratitude! Every dollar helps!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    One copy of "Time Jockeys" and all of the stretch goals attained.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    37 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    One copy of "Time Jockeys" and both of the expansions! $30 value! Also all of the stretch goals attained.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    120 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Two copies of "Time Jockeys" and twice all of the stretch goals attained.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Two copies of "Time Jockeys" and two sets of both of the expansions! $60 value! Also all of the stretch goals attained.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Original Art!
    One copy of "Time Jockeys" and all of the stretch goals attained. Also, an original watercolor of the contract art. See below for details.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    Original Art!
    One copy of "Time Jockeys" and both of the expansions! Also, an original watercolor of the contract art. (See below for details.) Also all of the stretch goals attained.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Retailers Only! Six copies of "Time Jockeys" and all of the stretch goals attained. (You pay for five and get the sixth as a demo for free!) Must be a brick and mortar operation.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Retailers Only! Six copies of "Time Jockeys" and six copies of both of the expansions. Also, all of the stretch goals attained. (You pay for five and get the sixth as a demo for free!) Must be a brick and mortar operation.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (31 days)