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Douglas Boyce IIIBy Douglas Boyce III
First created
Douglas Boyce IIIBy Douglas Boyce III
First created
$286
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 9 2018 1:08 AM UTC +00:00

About

Stages is a 2 - 4 Player Card Game simulating a 21 Stage Grand Tour Bicycle Race, (like the Tour De France) where players assemble teams and battle for stage wins. 

Stages consists of 130 beautifully designed larger Tarot Card size (70mm x 121mm, 2.75" x 4.75") made of 300gsm professional quality card stock with a wonderful smooth finish.

The Overall Winner is the Player who after the Last Stage, controls the Leader’s Yellow Jersey, just like in the Tour de France.

Stages Leaders
Stages Leaders

... but That’s Easier Said Than Done ....

Just Like the Tour de France, Each Stage Takes a Team to win and riders needs special skills to win each Stage.

Copyright of Tour De France
Copyright of Tour De France

However you can Crash Out of a stage or have teammates Traded to Other Teams.

Stages Card Game - Action Cards
Stages Card Game - Action Cards

This means a card you are planning on using for a Stage win might not be there on your Next Turn.

To win a Stage you Need Between 1 - 5 Specialized Riders. 

Stages Card Game - Stage 1 & 5
Stages Card Game - Stage 1 & 5

The Riders Are :

The Captain, necessary for key Stage Wins

The Sprinter, necessary for Speed

The Climber, necessary when the Race Enters the Mountains 

The Domestique, the loyal rider willing to do anything to get the job done 

The Super-Domestique, the Rider Capable of Being any Type, and Thus the Wild Card 

Stages Card Game - Rider Cards
Stages Card Game - Rider Cards

Each Stage has Points Towards the 3 Leader’s Jerseys

The Leader’s Yellow Jersey is the Overall Winner, Every Stage has Yellow Points 

The Green Jersey is the Sprinter’s Overall Leader 

The Polkadot Jersey is the Climber’s Overall Leader 

The Blue Jersey is the Most Aggressive Rider by Winning any 3 Consecutive Stages 

Stages Card Game - Leader Cards
Stages Card Game - Leader Cards

With Hours of Play Testing, we Have Made Stages Easy to Learn and Quick to Play Taking Only About 30 Minutes for a Full Game. 

Stages Card Game - Players Battling
Stages Card Game - Players Battling

You can simply build your team for the Current Stage

or you can carefully plan your next few moves while you building your team for the more difficult upcoming stages.

With stages, you can play with as little or as much strategy as you want to put in it.

Whether you are 6 or 106, everyone will have fun collecting riders and winning stages

In the Fall of 2015 for Jayden's Webelos Game Design Merit Badge, he had the idea to make a game based on his favorite event, the Tour de France.

"I’ve Watched Every Tour for the Past 10 Years With Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwin, and Bob Roll. My dad taught me about the different types of Race Stages, Types of Riders, and how to win the Race." - Jayden

"Being a former bike racer myself, and a card & board game fanatic, I loved the idea of bringing the excitement of the Tour de France to our family."- Douglas

Stages Card Game - D3 on Saturn
Stages Card Game - D3 on Saturn
Stages Card Game - D3 at Nationals
Stages Card Game - D3 at Nationals
Stages Card Game - 1st Edition
Stages Card Game - 1st Edition

So we took out some Printer Paper, our Colored Pencils, and began to Draw Cards.

We just started making cards and sometimes we needed more of one type of rider and sometimes we needed less.

After playing the game about 10x, we were able to get the rules just about right.

And as they say, the Rest is History. 

We've Spent the Last 2.5 Years working out the Gameplay Mechanics, Designing the Artwork, and Play Testing the Game With all of our Friends, Family Members, and Fellow Scouts .

We've poured all of our talents into this game and it's so incredible to see it come to life everything that needs to be designed for the game is 100% complete and it has been extensively tested. 

Stages Card Game - Finish Line
Stages Card Game - Finish Line

However we’re not at the Finish Line yet and we can't get there alone we need your help so pledge now to make our dream a reality for the fans that do pledge, we have some really amazing rewards graphic showing the levels.

Stages Card Game - Rewards Levels
Stages Card Game - Rewards Levels

There are Print & Play Versions of the Game Available Immediately After we Close, 

High Quality Decks (Just Look at These, Aren't They Beautiful)

A special Boy Scout Game Design Edition Only Available Through This Campaign. 

Boy Scout Game Design Merit Badge
Boy Scout Game Design Merit Badge

We are so thankful for the Overwhelming Support we Have received in the Past 2 Years as Stages would not have made it to this point. 

We Love Kickstarter because everyone has a chance to participate and be a part of the Stages Community 

Kickstarter
Kickstarter

Your support is what it is going to take to get stages across the finish line from idea to reality thank you to everyone who has made stages possible.

DON’T FORGET TO PLEDGE NOW

DON'T Forget to Pledge Now
DON'T Forget to Pledge Now

Risks and challenges

In developing the game we have been obsessive with the details throughout designing, prototyping, and planning for production so we can get the game to all of you ASAP. Unfortunately, there is always the chance that things can go wrong.

In the event that there are any changes, whether it's a delay in the manufacturing timeline, shipping date, or something else, we promise to communicate honestly with you and work around the clock until we correct the issue.

All of the artwork is 100% done and we already ran a small batch run to see how the quality was and the turn around time.

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    Welcome to the Stages Community.

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    Stages Game (Early Adopter)

    Early Adopters REJOICE ! You will receive the full 130 card Stages Card Game and your game will be shipped first.

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    Stages Game (Full Edition)

    A complete set of the 130 Cards Stages Game.

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    Boy Scout Game Design Edition

    We designed this for the Boy Scouts Game Design Merit Badge. You will get a Full Copy of Stages plus our Design Documentary showing how this came to be and tips for doing your own.

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    Double Stage WIN

    2 Copies of the Complete Stages Card Game

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    Stages Team Edition

    When you are looking for the perfect gift for each member of your cycling team (or family). You we get 10x copies of the game. Plus the person ordering the game will get a Skype call with the Designers.

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    Initial Design Edition

    You will receive the original first hand drawn edition of Stages, the first run of the printed copy, digital copy, and Skype Conference call with the designers.

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