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In this game, 2 to 6 powership pilots race through our solar system, maneuvering their powership the best to finish first.
The unique dice mechanism, with 3-sided dice, was first implemented in our game Powerboats in 2008 (sold out). It simulates accelerating and slowing down, with both control and freedom to take risks. Find the best paths for the speed of your powership!

The 3-sided dice are about 19mm.  ///  The powerships are about 26mm.
The 3-sided dice are about 19mm. /// The powerships are about 26mm.

Powerships uses the Powerboats mechanisms in a new theme. The main changes are:

-- Average speed is higher (there's more 'space'), which adds depth to the game.

-- Special spaces are implemented on the game board tiles, partly comparable to the Powerboats expansion tiles. Those were a great improvement to Powerboats, as seen by comments at Boardgamegeek:
 > "I was really surprised at how much fun this adds to the base game."
 > "If you like Powerboats, you need this."

 > "A highly necessary addition to the base game - makes it so much more fun!"
 
 > "just sooooo much fun''
 
 > "The few tiles added to the game by this expansion really liven up the game."
 
 > "This drastically improves the main game." 

-- Damage limits your maximum number of dice. You can repair a bit in each turn that you don't change your speed.

Yellow pilot's speedometer. 5 die spots, no damage yet.
Yellow pilot's speedometer. 5 die spots, no damage yet.

A constellation of planets is set up easily. 501645312000 different courses are possible. A race takes only about 25 minutes, but IMHO the planning depth is extreme. :)

The 78cm (30 inch) gameboard consists of 16 tiles that build the ecliptic plane of our solar system.
The 78cm (30 inch) gameboard consists of 16 tiles that build the ecliptic plane of our solar system.

On the game board you see: 
 - Dark blue hexagons = Space. 
 - The Sun in the middle. Planets, from closest to furthest from the Sun:
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus NeptunePluto (dwarf planet) 
 - Space dust hexes (with white border) = Impossible for powerships.
 - Yellow hexes = Move powership in arrow direction before continuing your turn.
 - Orange hexes = Rotate left before continuing your turn.
 - Green hexes = Rotate right before continuing your turn.
 - Blue hexes = Double speed.
 - Purple hexes = Double speed and escape from the ecliptic plane to skip all obstacles during the rest of your turn.

A part of the solar system, with planets, space dust and some of the special hexagons.
A part of the solar system, with planets, space dust and some of the special hexagons.
Click to read. English, German, French and Dutch rulebooks get included in each game.
Click to read. English, German, French and Dutch rulebooks get included in each game.

The production number of this crowdpower edition will be only 1000 or 20% more than the number of backed games.
Joining this crowdfund saves you money on the cost of the game and for delivery.

(Probably 21 or 22 dice instead of 20, will test to determine the best number.)
(Probably 21 or 22 dice instead of 20, will test to determine the best number.)

At Mastermoves you can play a 2-player version of Powerboats, the precursor of Powerships. The dice system is the same. The online board is smaller (for 2 players). Play Daily>>Weekly>>Monthly>>Yearly Championships, the leagues Competition or in the Pyramid! Your number of turns and tournaments per day is limited, but as Powerships backer you will get a 6 month membership to play more (also the other games at the Mastermoves site!). (Normally 1 year membership (Master) costs EUR 19,-.)

With EUR 20K the game gets produced!!! 
This game is "heavy" and has special game parts.

To be revealed when the fund goal gets reached. Possible stretchgoals, in order of likelyness (see discussed at Update-1) :

- 3 comets, 1, 2 and 3 spaces long. The comets move and are obstacles. They get moved 1 space in their (fixed) direction each time when respectively a '1', '2' or '3' gets rolled with one of the used dice. So their future places are "half predictable". They start at sides of the board (small marks in hexagons will show where to place them) and move towards the opposite side.

In above prototype photo the 3 comets (white arrows) accidentally gathered in front of the finish planet. (Planet hexagons are marked by green stickers. The powerships are boats from Powerboats.) 
In each test race the comets did bring interesting situations, without being overly important. I don't see it as a must, but I personally like it a lot. Best let one player move them each time dice get rolled, because some will forget it.

- Double-sided gameboard tiles.

- 7th player powership, plus dice.

- An extra space buoy, so buoy-4, for if you want to build a longer race course.

- Print on the wooden space buoys instead of stickers.

- Plastic box inlay, instead of cardboard inlay.

-- 'Speedship pilot' EUR 28.00: 
1x *Powerships* boardgame including all reached stretch goals. 
1x 6 months Master member at mastermoves.eu. 
Add EUR 25.00 per extra game (and Master membership). (No extra delivery costs!) 
For example, 3 games to Italy makes EUR 28 + 25 + 25 + 11 (delivery) = EUR 89.

-- 'POWERSHIPS + HABITATS + SAMARA' EUR 111.00 (only 4 available):
Same as 'Speedship pilot', plus 1x *Habitats* boardgame plus 1x *Samara* boardgame with Expansion 1 & 2.

-- 'Transportship pilot' EUR 222.00:
10x *Powerships* boardgame including all reached stretch goals.
1x 6 months Master member at mastermoves.eu.

Extra dice:
By adding EUR 2,- to your pledge, you add a separate set of 8 3-sided dice. (There will be enough dice in the game, but the dice are just cool.)

Flat shipping rates, no matter which pledge level or how many games you choose!
--- Essen-fair or other pick up: EUR 0.00 Fill in country "Antarctica"!
--- Netherlands / Germany / Belgium: EUR 8.00
--- European Union: EUR 11.00
--- Rest of the World: EUR 16.00
Once you choose your pledge level, these shipping costs are added automatically.

The real average shipping costs are higher, especially to far-away countries. Above rates are what we calculate to you.

You can let us pack other Cwali-games in your rewards package. No extra delivery costs!
Just raise your pledge and message me which games you add.
*Powerships* is the 10th Cwali game in the 34x23x5cm box. The former 9 in chronological order:
*Gipsy King*: Add 22,-
*Powerboats*: Not available, but for the expansion tiles only: Add 3,-
*BasketBoss*: Add 23,-
*Sun,Sea&Sand*: Add 27,-
*Meltdown2020*: Add 24,-
*Tweeeet*: Not available.
*Samara*: 4 available, see the EUR 111,- combo pledge level.
*Factory Funner*: Not available, but for the expansion tiles only: Add 3,-
*Habitats*: 4 available, see the EUR 111,- combo pledge level.
Or add other Cwali-games, like:
*Mayday!Mayday!*: Add 15,-
   *Mayday!Mayday! 9th/10th player expansion*: Add 4,-
*Champions2020*: Add 24,- *StreetSoccer*: Add 20,-
*Mondriaan 2020*: Add 14,-

This project reached this stage by the dedication of:
Steven Tu (artist)
Corné van Moorsel (author)
Ron van Dalen (animation video)
Christof Tisch (rulebook layout)
Erik Foltin (German rulebook translation)
Michel Relet (French rulebook translation)
Russell Grieshop (English text corrections)
You! And many others.

Risks and challenges

In past years as author & publisher, challenges have always occurred and have always been overcome.
The project is well well for a quick production preparation progress after the funding campaign ends. Production and shipping normally takes 2 to 3 months.
Cost calculations were carefully made, so that hopefully many backers join.

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