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You are a humble yet musically astute mayor with one goal in mind: Be the first to the Big City by building a road of epic proportions! Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 14, 2014.

You are a humble yet musically astute mayor with one goal in mind: Be the first to the Big City by building a road of epic proportions!

About this project

 
Players: 2-4
Average Game Time: 20 mins
Recommended Age: 8 and up

Mechanics: Drafting, Tile Placement, Route/Network Building, Simultaneous Action Selection.


Enter Groovopolis – the world in which the 70’s never died. You are the humble yet musically astute mayor of a small local town with one goal in mind – to be the first to the Big City and make sure your favourite music, Disco or Rock ‘n’ Roll, is crowned the greatest tune maker of all time! But the mayors of the surrounding towns all have the same goal in mind. 

The game is split into rounds. During a round, play follows in a clockwise direction starting at The Foreman, then followed by each other player, one at a time, until everyone has played a tile. Each round is broken into 3 steps – Plan, Play, Pass. The three P’s, baby! 

You PLAN by selecting a tile from your hand, 

Then PLAY it, 

And PASS on the rest. Simple!

Play takes place on a variety of maps that can be customised to add or decrease the difficulty. Objects may also be placed on each map, creating a new game experience every time!

The first player to reach all the designated locations is the winner! 

HOW TO PLAY VIDEO

http://blueroom.labvc.com.au/wiki/images/3/3e/Hh-instructions-V4.pdf - LINK TO DOWNLOADABLE PDF INSTRUCTIONS (REQUIRES ADOBE ACROBAT TO VIEW)

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Each base set of Highway Hustle comes with: 

  • Set of game tiles and tokens 
  • Two starter maps – Far Out Central and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Ridges
  • Instructions

*ROAD TILE GRAPHICS ARE NOT FINALISED. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS THE CAMPAIGN PROGRESSES

COMPONENT LIST:

  • 86 x Wheelin' and Dealin' tiles
  • 4 x Maintenance tiles
  • 1 x Foreman token
  • 10 x Roadblock tokens
  • 12 x Bridge tokens
  • 4 x Local Attraction tiles
  • 1 x Double-sided game board
  • 1 x Instruction manual

 FAR OUT CENTRAL

This groovy landscape is for all the laid back cats that want a cruisey ride to the finish line. Helpful Boogie recommends players new to Highway Hustle (or board games in general) pay Far Out Central a visit.

ROCK 'N' ROLL RIDGES

Try this map if you feel up to the challenge of traversing this dangerous landscape. The Rock 'n' Roll Ridges are known for their falling boulders and river moats. You'll need to know a few things before you visit this treacherous place.

Local Attractions add a level of complexity and variety to basic gameplay. They are one of the many ways you can customise Highway Hustle to your desired difficulty and playstyle.

COMPONENT LIST:

  • 4 x Mayor tiles
  • 12 x Mayor ability tiles 
  • Instructions

After discovering the ineptitude of their workers, the mayors have come out from behind the scenes in this new bustling expansion! Use your power of influence to sway the race in your favour!

*MORE INFORMATION AND GRAPHIC PREVIEWS WILL BE POSTED AS THE CAMPAIGN PROGRESSES

 COMPONENT LIST:

  • 16 x Blackout tiles
  • 12 x Power plant tiles
  • Instructions

Groovopolis is experiencing technical difficulties, with power shortages occurring throughout the land. You'll need to find a solution - and fast - if you're going to boogie outta this one!

*MORE INFORMATION AND GRAPHIC PREVIEWS WILL BE POSTED AS THE CAMPAIGN PROGRESSES

*Both expansions will be shrink wrapped and included in the base set box with their own set of instructions

Blue Room Games is an independent board game design team founded in 2012. Last year we launched and successfully crowdfunded our first release - NinjitZoo. Shortly after delivering to our loyal pledges, Blue Room managed to stock NinjitZoo in stores all around Australia - including the well known and prestigious Good Games.

Now the boys in blue (sorry, couldn't resist) are back! We have the experience, we have the technology. We just need your support!

We could give you all the logical reasons - we've done it all before, we're experienced, we know what we're doing. But really, it all comes down to crowdfunding being a necessary part of our existence. Without your support, we can't exist as independent game designers. We simply don't have the resources - but the more games we release, the less that becomes a problem.  

Our main setback is a lack of exposure. We don't have the budget to launch a viral marketing campaign that EVERY gamer sees. So we rely on word of mouth, sites like these, and of course - YOU.  

You, and you alone, have the power to say whether designers like us live or die in the industry. If you care about indie game design, if you believe in it, please help support this project and help us continue doing what we love - making games!  

Thank you.

To ensure our pledges receive the best possible value, 80% of all costs has gone straight to production.

We have calculated the cheapest possible production costs without suffering a loss in quality, ensuring you will receive an industry-standard game - the same as any you would buy in your local game store - at a fair and affordable price.

We understand the frustration high postage costs cause our international customers. Because we are based in Melbourne, Australia - this unfortunately cannot be avoided.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Who knows what the future will bring? Maybe one day we will see Blue Room Games hit international shores! But for now, our dreams rest with your care and support.

UPDATE:

After receiving feedback from our international fans we have decided to reduce the cost of shipping by $17, bringing down the total cost to $18 on all tiers (SEE UPDATES FOR MORE INFO). Any international fans that have already pledged will be refunded the difference.

We always try and keep the environment in mind when manufacturing any of our games. 

For this reason, all components will come pre-wrapped in biodegradable shrink wrapping, and 3D printed tokens will be produced with a biodegradable polymer. 

We have not faced any delays in the past and aim to keep that record clean. 

All of our loyal pledges can expect delivery by September 2014. 

You will be updated every step of the way, knowing everything we do.

Your patience is greatly appreciated, and with your help we will ensure you receive the best quality game we can provide!

LAUNCH PARTY VIDEO COMING SOON!

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Risks and challenges

We always strive to minimise the risks faced during the challenges of crowdfunding - production and shipping being the most pertinent. Working with the same manufacturing company - who have been prompt and professional in the past - will greatly reduce any chance of production/shipping delays or errors.

However, when shipping such large quantities of a product there are elements that can be out of our control.

But you can rest assured that any and all risks we can personally affect are handled with professional care.

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    MAYOR - Highway Hustle base set, Mayors of Groovopolis Mini Expansion, Blackout Boogie Mini Expansion, and a personalised mayor in YOUR OWN LIKENESS (or custom design). [+ ALL ACHIEVED STRETCH GOALS]
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