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Burglar - a game so fun it's criminal

A game of skill, tactics and memory wrapped up in one neat little 1920s themed package - a great family game for 6 years to 101.

Burglar - a game so fun it's criminal

A game of skill, tactics and memory wrapped up in one neat little 1920s themed package - a great family game for 6 years to 101.

£7,069
pledged of £7,000pledged of £7,000 goal
174
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 29 2019 1:37 PM UTC +00:00.

About

STRETCH GOAL ACTIVATED!

Wow!  Phenomenal!  We've reached full funding in 11 days!  

**Massive thanks to all our backers!**

Which means our first stretch goal of £9500 has been activated.

See details below...

Burglar is a whole new twist on family board games.  

It's a game involving skill, chance, memory and tactics as you hunt for loot and get the chance to block opponents from reaching their own target items or escaping undetected.

The game board and tiles themselves have the simple elegance of 1920s sophistication and it's one of those games that's simple to learn but different every time you play.

It's a family friendly game that lasts around 30 minutes which gets more devious every time  as you learn tactics to frustrate opponents and use your best negotiating skills to gang up on players.

What's in the box....

The board - which is a plan view of a sumptuous country manor house living room.

18 valuable "target" cards - which clearly identify the items you're looking for.

18 valuable cards and 2 dog tiles -  which are hidden in the room at the start of game play.

7 furniture tiles - which are moved around by players during the game.

6 people counters

1 dice

How do you play...

In essence it's a simple turn taking game.  But the skill is in remembering where your objects are and in blocking your opponents.  

How good are your friends poker faces when their valuable is found?  Can you move the furniture to make it as awkward as possible to get to their targets while making it as easy as possible to get to yours or escape?

It's a little addictive and children love it because it's so easy to understand.

Taking a turn

· Youngest goes first

· Roll the dice and move your playing piece around the room. You may not land on or jump over furniture. You can move up, down, left,right, or diagonally.

· If you roll a 1 or 2, you can either move 1 or 2 squares, or move an item of furniture (see below).

· If you land on a treasure tile, turn it over for all the players to see.

     - If it’s a piece of treasure you’re trying to collect, show your ‘Burglar’ tile to the other players, and remove the treasure tile from the board. Keep the treasure tile with your burglar tile and leave your Burglar tile face up in front of you to show that you’ve found it.

    - If it’s not a piece of treasure you’re trying to collect, turn it back over and leave it in the same place on the board.

· Play then passes clockwise to the next player.

Moving furniture

· If you roll a 1 or 2 you can choose to move 1 piece of furniture instead of moving your playing piece.

· You can put furniture anywhere on the board but it must not be put on top of treasure tiles, other furniture, or other players.

· Furniture must not be positioned so that it creates a complete barricade across the room or around a player. There must always be a way around (even if it’s the long way round!).

Landing on a guard dog

· If you land on a guard dog, you’ve woken him up!

· Ask a player of your choice to return 1 treasure tile back to the board (anywhere they choose). Turn your own burglar tile back over. You must now go back to that item on the board and find it again.

· Turn the guard dog tile back over but put it back in a different place on the board (this can’t be on top of furniture, another treasure tile, or another player).

· If none of your Burglar tiles are face up when you wake up the guard dog, put the dog back face down somewhere else on the board and return to your entry point. It’s then the next player’s turn.

Winning the game

· The winner is the first player to find all their items and exit through their colour coded Enter/Escape point.

What are the rewards?

Well, first and foremost the game itself! These games make a great present for families of all ages.  

We also have some nifty crime scene socks, and a swag bag to keep your tiles in.

This is a brand new game, with new game mechanics.  Let's face it - there are very few "new" games for families.   It's 2020 next year and this is a great 1920s themed game to celebrate 2020!

My own kids loved this game when they were 7 and 9 but it's taken so long to get it to market that they've grown up into grumpy teenagers.  I'd love to see this board game out in time to please my nephews and nieces! 

 STRETCH GOAL - £9500

If we can get to £9500 worth of funding all backers who pledge for the board game  (and any level above that) will also receive a small additional card game "SWAG" which uses the same graphics.

SWAG is a simple enough game to learn.  The idea is to collect 4 matching objects.  It's for groups of 3 - 7 players and play is fast and furious.

All players are dealt 4 cards, and each player passes 1 card left simultaneously.  the goal is to collect 4 of the same card.  

As soon as you have 4 matching cards you must slam their hands down on the "dog deck" which is kept in the middle of the players.  All players must immediately also slam their hand down on the dog deck whether they have 4 matching cards or not.  The last person to put their hand down has to take a dog from the pile.

4 dogs= you lose!

YOU WILL GET THIS GAME FREE if we meet our stretch goal of £9500.  So please continue to share our project with friends.  

Delivery estimate?

It takes 35-40 days to manufacture a board game - obviously as soon as we've hit our target goal we'll be sending word to the factory to get going - but unless it's fully funded in the first few days it will be hit and miss as to whether you'll get it for Christmas.  You might.  And we'll do our best - the sooner we reach our funding goal the more likely you will get it in time!  But sadly we can't guarantee it. 

We feel it's always best to be honest.  I've backed numerous campaigns at this time of year expecting a Christmas delivery and been disappointed - so I don't want to over-inflate expectations.  We've put the delivery date on all rewards as January 2020 - but obviously if we CAN get it to you for Christmas we'll let you know as SOON as we know! 

The sooner we get to our target amount the sooner we'll hit "PRINT" with our manufacturer - so if you want it for Christmas - back our project and tell ALL YOUR FRIENDS!  The sooner we hit our funding goal the more likely a Christmas delivery is!

SUPPORTERS:

Matt Knott [Illustrator and Game Consultant]

Matt is trusted with top visitor attractions and the worlds most popular gaming and entertainment brands because he cares that fans, audiences and players get exactly the experience they deserve. He designs and produces creative, interactive and immersive playful experiences with best-in-class creative and Hollywood production values.

Matt runs the Game Creation Accelerator programme, working with game designers and publishers, turning their ideas into beautifully illustrated, toy-fair ready products.

Risks and challenges

As with all items going into production for the first time there are the risks of delay in shipments. We have worked with Ingenium games during the development and to act as our advisers throughout the process to make sure we pick the right manufacturers to ensure delivery is on schedule and to specifications.

We have set the funding level to fund the manufacturing process of this first run of games. Once the goal is met we'll press "go" on the manufacturing and will be able to provide a timetable for delivery as soon as our manufacturers get the "go" order.

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