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Rome demands BEAUTY! Deluxe edition of best selling strategy game, re-imagined with breathtaking elegance and top quality production.

Rome demands BEAUTY!

GLORY TO ROME by Carl Chudyk, presented in a new "Black Box" edition re-imagined by Heiko Gunther with breathtaking graphic design and top quality production to make GTR look as elegant as it plays.

We are talking about a real game with top quality card stock, etc. in an actual box complete with molded plastic insert tray and (some) overpriced Chinese air. It will be printed and produced by a specialist playing card / games manufacturer using “state of the art” card printing and cutting technology .

This edition will include both the original "Imperial" rules (matching the current Glory To Rome I.V edition) and the more stream-lined "Republic" rules based on the M.I.T. secret house rules published on BoardGameGeek in November 2007.

This is it, the real deal.  A beautiful, "geek quality" edition of the game to rival the versions coming out in French, German, Polish, Italian, etc. -

All we need are enough pre-orders for the initial print run!

WOW. Just WOW.

Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition hit its initial $21K target in just over two days and is continued to attract great interest and pledges!  Since then the project has been continuing to attract crazy support - we just broke $48,379 to become the most successful Board / Card Game Kickstarter project so far!

Sounds like a reason to celebrate!

Firstly, a cool benefit for everyone - if we hit this tier we will expand the Promo Cards to include 10 different buildings (36 cards) instead of 6 buildings (18 cards). By the way, THESE are the cards we're proposing - there's still time to vote for your favorite!

Secondly, another across the board benefit - everyone will get a boardgamegeek microbadge! These are exclusive, not for sale items that will be awarded based on your tier; Art to follow once Heiko gets back from vacation!

Thirdly, we are now up to six different choices for additional promotional items:

1) Limited edition badge (with pin)
2) Limited edition badge (no pin - use as leader token)
3) Promotional cards for "BLACK BOX" edition (36 total)
4) Promotional cards for previous "I.V" edition: Republic / Promotional Cards - Merchant Bonus Cards, Republic Conversion, Promotional Cards (57 total)
5) Player Mat "risers" - 25 clear plastic feet (so 5 per Camp)
6) "Travel" version of the player camps - 5 tile thickness 3.5" x 2.5" camps

Each backer who qualifies for a limited edition badge will receive the following picks - note that apart from "THINKER" these choices replace the limited edition badge mentioned in the tiers:

• Three choice if your first pledge is August 9th or later
• Four choices if your first pledge was before midnight EST on the day we reached $40,000 (August 8th)
• Five choices if your first pledge was before midnight EST on the day we reached $25,000 (August 3rd)
• Extra choices can be purchased for an additional $5 pledge

How it works:

THINKER / RUBBLE - your choices are in addition to the Badge / I.V promo cards since those are the main benefits from your tier.
WOOD / BRICK - see above. These are choices you receive instead of the limited edition badge. For BRICK both sets of choices are based on your first pledge date.
BRICK / STONE - you get one set of choices per copy of the game. Also the timing for all the copies is when you made your first pledge, even if it was at a lower level
CONCRETE - as an Architect your pledge automatically qualifies for the August 3rd tier. Thank you for your support!
STONE - You also get one set of choices per copy, based on the timing of your first pledge.
STONE (Honorary Patron) if you arrange pledges for 12 or more copies ($360) then your gets Honorary Patron status and all the benefits of MARBLE (see below); this includes every copy in your group receiving one of every promotional item!
MARBLE / LEADER - as Patron or Leader you'll receive one of everything. Thank you for your commitment to making this new edition a success!

From here to $75,000

From $61,000 to $75,000 we're going to do a sweepstake draw every $1,000K to give one choice of Heiko's limited edition poster, a personal letter of apology from me, or a copy of one of the international editions of the game (so up to 15 prizes total).

I'm really not convinced that we're going to get to $75,000 but if we do then it's going to be another HUGE milestone - these are the rewards we're offering:

1) Another promo choice for everybody. I'm running out of ideas so am open to suggestions for what this should be - so far my best idea is a compact mini-box to go with the travel camp sets

2) A one person "Factory Worker" flights + hotel trip to Shanghai for the weekend of Sept 17th including visiting the printer to help with checking the final versions, assembling the promo packs, etc. I will work out the specifics if it looks like we're getting close.

Detailed rules for both sweepstakes are in update #9 but the entry process is the same as before - Follow us on Twitter or Register for our Newsletter - so if you already entered the $60K sweepstake then you're included in the new ones too!

Thank you ALL for the incredible support!

Background info

CAMBRIDGE GAMES FACTORY is (and always will be) a development led company; we publish games, not jigsaws, and given a choice between producing games which are beautiful or games that are playable we will always, always choose playability. Always.

Glory to Rome is already in the TOP 100 on BoardGameGeek due to its ingenious mechanics and immense replayability - however our current edition is made with functional clip art and a 'lovable' plastic clamshell box to match our other games.

For years, serious Glory To Rome fans have been clamouring for a higher quality edition of the game.

The case was made superbly as an "INTERVENTION" by Endersgame at the start of his excellent review of BARONS (our latest release). I laughed out loud when I read it, but then found myself wondering seriously about how to support our "devoted friends on the geek" without compromising our business goals and strategy.

About the same time Pastabatman started a POLL asking for interest in  new edition of Glory To Rome using the artwork Heiko had just created - it was quickly clear that I wasn't the only one wowed by this new look for the game!

Every Backer supporting this release at the "THINKER" level or higher will receive a quality enamel badge from Termight Replicas with original artwork from Heiko Gunther.

TERMIGHT REPLICAS are a specialist producer of high quality licensed badges and other comic items run by Wakefield Carter, CGF Commercial Director

FAQ

  • There are other ways to get your game!

    We offer personal shipping straight to your house. The fee varies by tier. $3 for Thinker and Rubble backers, and $5 for Wood and Brick. Also, the fee is per address, not per game or per backer, so if multiple backers want to bundle their games into one shipment, the fee will only apply once.

    We also offer limited pickups at select locations around the world at no extra charge - Amsterdam (Netherlands), Oxford (England), Saarbrücken (Germany), Cambridge (MA), Ann Arbor (MI), Portland (OR) and Oakland (CA). Please send an email to kickstarter@cambridgegames.com with subject title "Black Box Local Pickup" to reserve a copy.

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  • We were unable to get the games done in time for Essen or BGG.con in 2011. If you had scheduled a pickup at Essen, we will ship to your personal address for free. If you had previously scheduled pickup at either Essen or BGG.con 2011, please send an email to kickstarter@cambridgegames.com with your personal shipping address.

    Christopher Rao will be at the Portland 18xx convention June 21-24, with a few advanced copies of Black Box for those who reserve pickups.

    Aside from that, we've no plans to be at other conventions anytime soon, but if things change we'll keep you posted!

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  • Yes, it is! It can get confusing since we have a presence on BoardGameGeek, Facebook, and Twitter. Feel free to contact us any way that is convenient for you, but all questions and answers to those questions relating to the Glory To Rome, Black Box Kickstarter project will be compiled here.

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  • Sadly, now that it is over, you can't get one through the campaign. But you can get one at your Friendly Local Game Store! A list of participating stores can be found at our website. Give them a call and see if they can hold a copy for you. If they don't have any more copies available or you don't see your game store on the list, give them a call anyway and ask them to make an order. If they know that their customers want a game, they are more likely to order iy.

    List of participating KS stores: http://cambridgegames.com/index.php…

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  • Send an email to kickstarter@cambridgegames.com with your new address, and we'll update our records.

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  • At the lower pledge levels, shipping is free to any FLGS (Friendly Local Game Store), world-wide. "Personal" shipping - to a non-game-store address - costs an additional $5 (if you get a copy of Glory to Rome) or $3 (if you don't). These should all ship with the "main" shipment to your region, typically by sea from Shanghai.

    At the CONCRETE pledge level and above, there is no more FLGS/personal distinction. Shipping is to any location, worldwide, period. Advance shipping is included in all of these levels except for STONE (in which it's $60 additional). The advance shipment will arrive to your region before the main shipment, by air. In the case of North America and Europe, the timing difference will be several weeks.

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  • We understand. It's a lot of detail.

    What makes the pledge levels complicated is that in addition to the games and some selected promotional items, such as the t-shirt, backers can select a number of backer rewards based on date of first pledge and amount of pledge. Details of each tier are detailed below.

    THINKER: 1 Plato 3000. 1 badge. Number of backer rewards: 5 (before Aug 4), 4 (between Aug 4 - 8), 3 (after Aug 8). Personal (non-FLGS) shipping: $3 additional.

    RUBBLE: 1 Plato 3000. 1 I.V. promotion deck. Number of backer rewards: 5 (before Aug 4), 4 (between Aug 4 - 8), 3 (after Aug 8). Personal shipping: $3 additional.

    WOOD: 1 Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition. 1 Plato 3000. Number of backer rewards: 5 (before Aug 4), 4 (between Aug 4 - 8), 3 (after Aug 8). Personal shipping: $5 additional.

    BRICK: 2 Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition. 2 Plato 3000. Number of backer rewards: 10 (before Aug 4), 8 (between Aug 4 - 8), 6 (after Aug 8). Personal shipping: $5 additional.

    CONCRETE: 1 Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition. 1 Plato 3000. 1 t-shirt. Advance shipping. Number of backer rewards: 5.

    STONE: 5 Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition. 5 Plato 3000. Free personal shipping. Number of backer rewards: 25 (before Aug 4), 20 (between Aug 4 - 8), 15 (after Aug 8). Extra copies of Glory to Rome: Black Box (plus accompanying rewards based on pledge date): $30 additional ea. Advanced shipping for $60 additional. If you purchase 12 or more copies this way, you automatically upgrade to Honorary Patron (below).

    MARBLE: 1 Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition. 1 Plato 3000. 6 backer rewards (1 of each). 1 t-shirt. 1 poster made by Heiko. 1 hand-written letter from Ed. 1 international edition of Glory To Rome. Rulebook credit. Advance shipping.

    STONE (Honorary Patron): 12 Glory to Rome, Black Box Edition. 12 Plato 3000. 12 sets of backer rewards. 1 t-shirt. 1 poster made by Heiko. 1 hand-written letter from Ed. 1 international edition of Glory To Rome. Advance shipping.

    LEADER: 1 Glory To Rome, Black Box Edition. 1 Plato 3000. 1 set of backer rewards. 1 t-shirt. 1 poster made by Heiko. 1 hand-written letter from Ed. All versions of Glory To Rome published before 2012. Rulebook credit. Advance shipping.

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  • Nope! That's because we added on backer rewards as the campaign grew. The list in the FAQ is the current and official list.

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  • The basic rewards are: Glory To Rome pin, Glory To Rome badge, Black Box promotion deck, I.V. promotion deck, set of mat risers, set of mini camp cards.

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  • Not a problem. Just $5 for each additional item.

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  • No.

    It is a limited edition hand screen printed poster, signed by a guy who is set to become one of the defining games illustrators in the 21st century.

    Alright, we may be biased but Heiko's stuff is incredibly good, and this Kickstarter campaign is the only place that this poster is going to be offered.

    The poster is great! Buy it!

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  • No worries. Drop an email at kickstarter@cambridgegames.com and we'll answer it there.

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    THINKER - Limited edition enamel badge, produced by Termight Replicas. Free shipping to any game store (anywhere in the world!). Please add $3 otherwise.

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    RUBBLE - Award losing graphic designer Ed Carter imfamously presents his final work - a 39 Card mini-expansion for GLORY TO ROME I.V (the existing edition) including: 6x Merchant Bonus Cards, 15 x Republic Buildings (Crane, Tribunal, Domus Aurea, Forum Romanum), 18 x Exclusive Promo Cards. Guaranteed gradients and garish colors. Subtle and understated need not apply. Free shipping to any game store (anywhere in the world!). Please add $3 otherwise.

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    WOOD - Black Box Edition copy of Glory To Rome plus limited edition enamel badge. Free shipping to any game store (anywhere in the world!). Please add $5 otherwise.

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    BRICK - 2 x Black Box Edition copies of Glory To Rome plus 2 x limited edition enamel badge. Free shipping to any game store (anywhere in the world!). Please add $5 otherwise.

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    CONCRETE - Advanced shipping of Black Box Edition, "Rome demands BEAUTY!" T-Shirt, Limited Edition Enamel Pin. Free shipping to any game store (anywhere in the world!). Please add $5 otherwise.

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    STONE - 5 x Black Box Edition copies of Glory To Rome plus 5 x limited edition enamel badge. Free shipping to any one location, anywhere in the world! Add $30 per set for each additional game and badge beyond 5 Also, add $60 if you'd like advanced shipping for the whole order!

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    MARBLE - All the benefits of "CONCRETE" support plus hand screen-printed poster signed by Heiko, handwritten letter of apology for bad art from Ed, rulebook credit as "Marble" sponsor, one foreign language edition of the game of your choice. Free shipping anywhere in the world.

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    LEADER - All the benefits of "MARBLE" support plus rulebook credit as "Leader" sponsor, provide player names for rulebook examples (subject to approval), one copy of every edition of the game published up until December 31st, 2011.

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