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Philosophia

An epic, odyssey, sandbox adventure for 1 to 6 players. Dare to be wise in this unique tabletop experience.

Philosophia

An epic, odyssey, sandbox adventure for 1 to 6 players. Dare to be wise in this unique tabletop experience.

£18,248
pledged of £20,000pledged of £20,000 goal
273
backers
22days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 10 2019 1:02 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Final game components may vary slightly


Acropolis Disks give big one-time benefits when visiting the Acropolis
Acropolis Disks give big one-time benefits when visiting the Acropolis
An image of the game, setup for 3 players
An image of the game, setup for 3 players
Some examples of the cards in the game there are over 140 in total
Some examples of the cards in the game there are over 140 in total

Super Detailed Miniatures 

From left to right: Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, Heraclitus, Homer and Aristotle
From left to right: Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, Heraclitus, Homer and Aristotle

 We have made our full rulebook available to download below and if you scroll down you can watch our full how to play video:

Rulebook is still in prototype form
Rulebook is still in prototype form

Overview of Philosophia

In Philosophia you are aiming to be the first player to achieve 3 Victory Conditions. You do this by moving around Ancient Greece and performing the 13 different actions available in this Sandbox experience. Here are some examples of the kind of actions you can perform:

Please be aware all components shown are prototypes and not as polished as the final game will be!

Tutor to gain Drachma

This action can be powered up by unlocking Wisdom Cards
This action can be powered up by unlocking Wisdom Cards

Gain Followers around the Ancient World

Gaining followers is one of the many paths to victory in Philosophia
Gaining followers is one of the many paths to victory in Philosophia

Build Schools

Schools are expensive but powerful, they can gain you money, block your opponents and are a potential Victory condition
Schools are expensive but powerful, they can gain you money, block your opponents and are a potential Victory condition

 Unlock Ancient Wisdom 

The Wisdom Cards are all unique and contain real teachings from your chosen character. They are well worth a read!
The Wisdom Cards are all unique and contain real teachings from your chosen character. They are well worth a read!

Battle it out in Public Debates 

The innovative card battle mechanic used in debates contains nearly 100 cards. But can be learned in under two minutes.
The innovative card battle mechanic used in debates contains nearly 100 cards. But can be learned in under two minutes.

Visit the Oracles to gain Powerful Cards

Oracle cards use an interesting card drafting mechanic. Getting them early gives you the widest choice, but going later can mean more crucial information on other players... choose wisely! Spontaneous combustion is not part of the game (hopefully!)
Oracle cards use an interesting card drafting mechanic. Getting them early gives you the widest choice, but going later can mean more crucial information on other players... choose wisely! Spontaneous combustion is not part of the game (hopefully!)

Progress the Timeline to End the Game

The 'Timeline' Font in this image has been updated to 'Trajan 3 Pro' to help readability and match the rest of the game.
The 'Timeline' Font in this image has been updated to 'Trajan 3 Pro' to help readability and match the rest of the game.

After the timeline reaches 146BC, all players who have gained three Labyrinth Tokens (gained when you achieve Victory Conditions) will battle it out in a tense final debate using an innovative card battle mechanic. If only one player has gained the Labyrinth tokens then they are the winner, however Philosophia has been carefully balanced in a way that makes this event uncommon.

Our game board is based on a map by Robert de Vaugondy from 1752

How to play Videos

The Full How to play Philosophia Video

Additional Information for the Solo Mode

Board Game Spotlight - 2 Player Playthrough!

Rulebook Reviews

Click here for the full rulebook review
Click here for the full rulebook review
Check out @BGRulesReview on Instagram for the full review and loads of other great content
Check out @BGRulesReview on Instagram for the full review and loads of other great content

Still have questions? Ask the designers directly: joe@philosophiagame.com 

 We have been very privileged to have some of the industry experts create previews of the game. Please check them out!

Man Vs Meeple

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Roll for Crit 

Board Game Spotlight 

90 Second Nerd

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Board Game Quest 

Check out Board Game Quest for great game review and Tabletop News!

 When marketing Philosophia we decided we wanted to be very upfront and honest in our approach. There are no poorly play-tested add ons and extras, designed to squeeze a few more dollars from our backers. We wanted to make each copy of the game as perfect as possible, as such there are no add ons, hidden fees or extras. Pledge at the 'Full Philosophia Experience' level and pay the shipping for your location and you will receive the full Philosophia experience at a cheaper price than MSRP. You will get all the stretch goals, you will be getting the game first and will miss out on nothing! Simple!

*See pledge levels in the top right for other currencies. Prices estimated from 57GBP.

 We are very confident that you will love Philosophia, so we have put together a variety of methods for you to try the game before you decide whether to back us on Kickstarter. 

Tabletopia

We have built a full digital version of our game and imported it into Tabletopia. This is free to play on their website which you can reach via the link below. 

Note: Our Miniatures are extremely detailed so are too complex to work well with the Tabletopia Game Engine. As such they are not available in this version of the game. 

Tabletopia edition does not contain philosopher miniatures.
Tabletopia edition does not contain philosopher miniatures.

Philosophia can be played on Mobile devices and tablets (again for free) using the amazing Tabletopia app which can be downloaded here: 

Played using the Tabletopia App
Played using the Tabletopia App
Played using the Tabletopia App
Played using the Tabletopia App

Tabletop Simulator on Steam

The Tabletop Simulator Version of the game contains simplified Miniatures and can even be played in Virtual Reality. Please be aware that to play on this platform you will need to purchase Tabletop Simulator. However once you have done that we will not charge any extra to play Philosophia.

Ownership of the Tabletop Simulator software is needed for this version of the game.
Ownership of the Tabletop Simulator software is needed for this version of the game.

Print and Play

Feel free to download and make our Print and Play edition of Philosophia. You will need to find suitable replacements for the Miniatures and coins. This Print and Play allows up to 3 players. 

Print and play plays up to 3. Pledge now to get the full 6 player edition
Print and play allows up to 3 players. Sorry we can't give everything away for Free!
Stretch Goal Overview

   We have worked hard with our partners to make sure that you pay as little as possible for your shipping and to make sure that there are no hidden fees for Philosophia!  


We're working on New Zealand too!

As we have already completed the artwork, playtesting, marketing and partner negotiations, we are ready to send Philosophia off to our Manufacturers shortly after being funded. As such we plan to get the game to you very quickly. Please see our proposed timeline below for our best estimate as to when you will receive your backer rewards.

Timeline is an estimate but we have attempted to overestimate the time it will take to get the game to you!
Timeline is an estimate but we have attempted to overestimate the time it will take to get the game to you!
'School of Athens' by Raphael

Risks and challenges

This is our first project on Kickstarter so we are are being very careful to make sure we can manage it. As all the artwork, marketing and playtesting of the game is complete, the biggest issues we will face are Manufacturing and Shipping.

As such we have decided to team up with experienced partners. Whatz Games (7 Wonders Duel, King of Tokyo, Assassin's Creed The board game) will handle the manufacturing of the game and we aim to use Quatermaster Logistics, Games Quest and Aetherworks for our worldwide shipping. All of these companies are well respected in the industry and have consistently proven their ability to deliver on projects like Philosophia.

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