About this project
LATICE is a strategy game for 2-4 players where you match tiles by color and shape. You win by being the first player to play all your tiles, taking advantage of special tiles and squares on the board. Latice has no language, culture, age or gender barriers and can be played by just about anyone. It takes 20 minutes to learn, 20 minutes to play a game, and a lifetime to master.
LATICE has been extensively play-tested, but we still want your feedback to make it even better. Try out the Print & Play version of LATICE for free and let us know what you think:
If you like the game, please back us on Kickstarter! We are working with Ludo Fact, one of the best game manufacturers in the world, and your pledge will be used to print this game using molded acrylic tile racks and tiles, rounded translucent acrylic stones, cloth tile bags, a 14" (35.6 cm) folding board and the printed box you see above. If you back our project, you’ll get the exclusive Kickstarter-only First Edition of the game, and you’ll be one of the first to own it.
What other people are saying about LATICE
“LATICE is a game that does a fantastic job of bridging young or casual gamers with older, more experienced players. I can count on one hand the number of games that my 13-year-old, my 8-year-old, and I can play together. LATICE is a thankful addition to that rarefied group.” — GeekDad
“This game looks really cool! It’s hidden player info & abstract strategy, which I love. Also, gorgeous.” — Stephanie Straw, On Board Games
“It’s a perfect game to play with friends and family or for team-building.” — BoardGameKing
“LATICE is very easy to teach and well-suited for gamers of any age, not to mention colorful and easy on the eyes.”… “this game will encourage players to think ahead so that they can possibly set themselves up for something bigger later on.” — Dad's Gaming Addiction
“LATICE is beautiful and its gameplay simple.” — Purplepawn.com
“Someone that might not always lean toward casual games, but have casual gamers in their life, this is something they can definitely play with those people.”...“This is a solid game: I highly recommend it.” — All Us Geeks
LATICE rules and strategy
LATICE comes with a game board, stones, and wooden tiles. Most of the tiles contain one of six images (e.g., turtle, leaf, lizard, dolphin) in one of six colors. There are also a small number of special wind tiles. The game is for 2-4 players, who will evenly split the tiles. You win by being the first player to play all of your tiles.
The first player selects one tile from their rack and places it in the center square on the board. The next player, and then each in turn, can add one tile to the board, but that tile must be set adjacent to one or more existing tiles, and it must match each adjacent tile based on either color or shape. If you match more than one tile, or you place your tile on one of the sun squares on the board, you get stones that can be traded in for extra moves, allowing you to get rid of your tiles faster. You can also use the special wind tiles to slide a tile already on the board over by one square.
As you play LATICE, you’ll learn to plan your turns and extra moves ahead of time. You’ll strategically use wind tiles to alter the layout of the board, and play both offensively and defensively based on your knowledge of the remaining tiles.
At Adacio, we love games, and our goal is to create the next great board game that you’ll play with your friends and family for years. LATICE was created by the team at Adacio (Brent Vincent, Justin Heidenreich, Takbeom Heogh) with special thanks to Shane Levine for design and Thor (Thomas Thorspecken) for illustrations. We think the world needs more games like LATICE and we put together this Kickstarter campaign because we can’t build it without you. So if you like colors, shapes, family, fun, strategy or just designing your own stuff, please help us make this game a reality. We think you’ll love it as much as we do.
Very best wishes,
Brent, Justin, Tak The Adacio Team
Stretch goal #1: $14,000
At this level we’ll have enough funding to use even nicer materials exclusive to the Kickstarter edition of LATICE: premium tile finishes, blue linen bags.
Stretch goal #2: $18,000
One game donated to a children's charity for every $100 pledged to our Kickstarter campaign. Backers over $100 will be able to choose which charity (from a list) and the donated games will include the wording "this game made possible by (your name) and Adacio."
US: FREE shipping (including Alaska & Hawaii)
Anywhere else in the world: $20
* Patent Pending. LATICE is a trademark of Adacio Inc.
For more information about the game: http://www.latice.com
Once this Kickstarter is funded we'll be using 5% of profits to support other Kickstarter projects. For details see Kicking It Forward.
Risks and challenges
Our most pressing challenge is getting the word out about LATICE and then delivering it to you as quickly as possible.
Given previous work experience in e-commerce (including at Amazon & Proflowers) producing this game is a normal thing for us. To ensure reliable delivery we’ve partnered Ludo Fact (one of the best board game manufacturers in the world). We've made all the necessary deals and just need a big enough number of orders so that components can be bought in bulk. The biggest challenge for us would be if your demand blew us away, in which case we’d bring on a second manufacturer. We've committed to doubling mobile premium access (to two years) for any backers who do not receive their game by December 25th and will take whatever additional steps are necessary to ensure customer satisfaction.
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