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It's the middle of the eighteenth century and it is once again time for the Regata Storica di Venezia. All of Venice is eager for the festivities to begin! For hundreds of years this historical event has held races of different kinds of boats, the most popular being the Gondolini Regatta, the Gondola Race! In this challenging race the gondoliers take to the canals with the cheers of local supporters and visitors alike to see who is the greatest of their number. Great spoils and fame await the winner...and the coveted title of Canal Master!

In Gondola, each player becomes a gondolier racing to be the first through five checkpoints hidden in the maze of canals throughout Venice in an attempt to win the coveted title of Canal Master!

Gondola is a tile-placement game of Venetian canal racing for 2-5 players. All the information you need to play is on the tiles!

The game begins with the designated start tiles already in play which reveal only part of the Gondola racecourse. Players then take turns placing additional canal tiles over the course of play, revealing more and more of the winding lagoon. Players are never quite sure what the route will be and where it will take them. The tiles are designed to work together, so you end up building a beautiful map of Venice along the way!

Use cunning strategy and pivotal selections to outrace your opponents and become Canal Master. The winner is the player to reach 5 checkpoints first. So grab your remo and prepare to push your way to victory!

 

Gondola's large tiles are beautiful pieces of art where details pop.

When connected during play, they create lovely cityscapes of Venice.

 Custom wooden gondolas are included in every game.

 

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All stretch goals will be included in every copy of Gondola, including retail versions, unless stated as Kickstarter exclusive.

 ...and more to come!

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Prototype components shown.

 

Gondola is played over a series of player turns with little downtime. Turns consist of three phases; the Place Phase, Race Phase, and Draw Phase. Prove your worthiness to all of Venice by racing your gondola to victory!

These icons determine gondola movement and player actions during play.
These icons determine gondola movement and player actions during play.

 

 

We are working on providing rules in French and German, also.
We are working on providing rules in French and German, also.

 

 

 

                                  

   

 

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We are very happy to provide VAT free shipping to many locations. Though not perfectly ideal, we've worked hard to secure these low shipping costs. We are partnering with an EU based fulfillment and shipping company for EU-Friendly shipping. Based on costs and rates, many other destinations will be VAT free, as well.

 

Back of tile graphics.
Back of tile graphics.

 

We want to support game stores around the world by offering exclusive Kickstarter content to retailers during the campaign. Retailer backers will receive their rewards before we release regular retail games into distribution the same as other backers.

If you are a retailer, please contact Jason at jason@playBigKidGames.com during the campaign for pricing information. You can also reserve copies of Gondola after the campaign (where quantities allow).

Retailers will be verified.

Yes, we are new. We are small. But...we aren't going away. This isn't just about a game. This is about a future of providing fun and quality games to our hobby and industry for years to come. We've done our homework. And we look forward to the future. We invite you to walk, no, to run with us along the way. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT...and stay tuned. The future looks good! We can't do this without you.

Through this Kickstarter campaign we are teaming up with teamwork together as a team. (wink) (thumbs up & smiley face) (teeth gleam)

Risks and challenges

We at Big Kid Games strive to make your Kickstarter experience a great and disappointment free experience. You are helping to bring one of our games to life and the best way for us to show you our gratitude is to deliver a quality product in a timely manner. And we aim to do just that. This is Big Kid Games' first Kickstarter campaign and we thank you for trusting us to deliver a fun and top notch game to you. Though it is our first, it won't be our last. We want to create wonderful, enjoyable games for a long time to come. Thank you for supporting us!

Tabletop gaming is one of my biggest hobbies and a favorite activity among my family and friends. When I purchase or back a game on Kickstarter, it is my expectation to receive a product that was cared for and well made. I've been burned by a few Kickstarter campaigns and have received less than high quality products from others. It's a big downer to have anticipated and waited that long for something only to receive something that is less than what was promised. We don't want to be at the delivering end of this type of experience.

While no one can predict unexpected obstacles that are encountered throughout a process such as this, it is our pledge to you to be upfront, honest, and professional as we work through any unfortunate challenges that may arise. Suffice it to say, any type of mishap is not expected, but we do not want to pretend that all campaigns and journeys of this nature are infallible and problem free.

Previous to Big Kid Games I was a franchise business owner and the most important thing to me was my customers/members. Striving to make their experience the best was priority #1. That very same philosophy is in place here at Big Kid Games.

Thank you for jumping on board for what Big Kid Games has to offer. You are helping make our dream a reality - a dream of creating and providing fun, unique, and excellent games for you and your friends and family.

Game together.
Jason Moughon
founder | Big Kid Games

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