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$777
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
43
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

With your help, Kuzushi "Hugs & Kisses" will be our 5th board game release and our second successful Kickstarter. We're running a short 15 day campaign and hope to ship rewards in time for Valentine's. The game, rules, and artwork are complete and we're ready to manufacture. We'd love your support!

Rewards

There are three rewards starting at $12 (US). All ship worldwide and free inside the US:

Kuzushi is a clever new strategy game that's perfect for two

Kuzushi (coo-zoo-she) is easy to learn and challenging to master. It's a portable game of balance and control that keeps you on your toes. You and your opponent place "Hugs & Kisses" (X & O cards) on each turn to build and control a 6x6 board. Win with more cards of your color on the board or be the first to play your last card.

  • Unique influence and control mechanics
  • Build & control a 6x6 board in any direction as you play
  • 20 Minute game for 2 players
  • Portable, pocket-size box
  • 40 Cards in all: 19 Red cards, 19 Black cards, 1 starter card and 1 rules card

PLUS: Combine 2 copies of the game to play a longer, more involved game on an 8x8 board.

How to Play

FIRST split the cards up by color, one set for each player. Players will use their color cards to build & fight to control a 6x6 board (or an 8x8 board if you combine two copies of the game). Each of their cards has a base side and a flag side, use whichever you need on your turn.

TO START player 1 place a city card as your first turn. This card counts toward your score, but doesn't influence any cards around it. It evens the odds between players.

ON EACH TURN place a base card next to any other card or flip over one of your flag cards to promote it to a base. THEN use flags to mark who controls each of the 4 spots next to a base. Control a spot by having more base cards next to it. Return flags to their player if they no longer control that spot.

TO WIN fill the board with more cards of your color or run out of your cards.

Reviews

We've had great reviews so far for the original Kuzushi and Kuzushi "Seasons" and the "Hugs & Kisses" edition plays with the same rules.

Down the Vent Review:

Unfiltered Gamer:

Gameosity:

"Kuzushi is a sublimely simple abstract with the sort of minimalism that will really appeal to some players, myself definitely included. It’s a perfectly portioned helping for two, providing a few minutes of quick strategy. Considering its price point, form factor, and portability, I think Kuzushi can easily fit into anyone’s collection (and pocket), and will add plenty of game opportunities for those who appreciate its accessible design." — Andrew Fisher for Gameosity

The Inquisitive Meeple:

"Kuzushi is one of the best pocket games I have played. It would make a great gateway abstract to introduce people to the genre, who may be interested in abstract games, but don’t want to get into ones that have lots of rules or piece movement variations like Chess or Hive. Though let me say, even if you are into abstracts (like I am) that Kuzushi is still worth being added to your collection, as it is quick, very portable, and a great price."Ryan Sanders for The Inquisitive Meeple

Meeple Mountain:

"Kuzushi is a pleasantly peculiar example of smart design decisions. A true pocket-sized abstract strategy game is hard to come by (sorry, Hive) and Kuzushi is a lovely thing to pull out for those in-between times. If you enjoy abstract strategy games (or, like me, have an ongoing fascination with the very small) Kuzushi is a fun treat to add to your library."Kurt Refling for Meeple Mountain 

Tested and tested and tested

All versions of Kuzushi play with the same rules. We've tested and played hundreds of games with hundreds of players. We've also simulated hundreds of thousands of games on computer to help hone the rules and gameplay. We've gone through a year of development to make Kuzushi fun, solid and re-playable. 

Players trying the original Kuzushi on 6x6 & 8x8 boards (RinCon & GameOn Expo earlier this year)
Players trying the original Kuzushi on 6x6 & 8x8 boards (RinCon & GameOn Expo earlier this year)

About Gobico

We're an indie game company focused on portable tabletop games. We make games that are:

  • Quick to learn
  • Easy to setup
  • Fun to play again and again

Our first Kickstarter funded with over 150% and we were able to fulfill every reward on time. This is our second Kickstarter and we're ready to start production as soon as we're funded!  

Questions?

Check out the FAQ, post a comment or drop us a message. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Thanks!

-- Ann & Dave XOXO

Risks and challenges

This will be our fifth game to go to production and we're confident in our manufacturer and shippers. That said, the biggest potential risk would be a shipping delay. To reduce this risk, we've over-estimated ship times and also have contingency plans for additional fulfillment help if needed.

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    Single Copy of Kuzushi "Hugs & Kisses"

    One lonely copy of the game for you to share with your favorite player. Kuzushi is a clever new game for two that's easy to learn and challenging to master. It's a game of balance and influence that keeps you on your toes. You and your opponent place hugs & kisses (X & O) to build and control a 6x6 board. Win with more cards of your color on the board or be the first to play your last card.

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