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In this game, 2 to 5 climbers race to complete their climbing challenge. Use the different dice (4, 6, 8, 12, 20 sided) smartly!
In this game, 2 to 5 climbers race to complete their climbing challenge. Use the different dice (4, 6, 8, 12, 20 sided) smartly!
921 backers pledged €22,731 to help bring this project to life.

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All stretch goals reached!

See the stretch goal explainations at section 8, and the added video review and playthrough below section 8.
See the stretch goal explainations at section 8, and the added video review and playthrough below section 8.

GOAL OF THE GAME: Fill in all the squares on your Challenge sheet. 
RULES: Fill in numbers from the bottom to the top, with each new number higher than or equal to each number underneath.
Each game round some of the 5 dice get rolled.
Simultaneously all players can use the rolled dice to fill in their numbers. 
The squares can contain a number from 1 die or the sum of 2 or more dice. 
You can also skip 1 or more dice.
Before each round, the next player (clockwise) adds/removes a die before rolling.
Use the capricious 4, 6, 8, 12 and 20 sided dice the best!

The 4, 6, 8, 12 and 20 sided dice. These are the only 5 possible dice with all their sides and corners equal.
The 4, 6, 8, 12 and 20 sided dice. These are the only 5 possible dice with all their sides and corners equal.

It's quick to start, but building up fast is challenging. The key is creating the best opportunities. After about 1000 games I am still learning tactics. It has lots of luck, but also very interesting choices to anticipate chances, similar to the earlier published Cwali-games StreetSoccer/Champions, Powerboats/ships or Factory Fun(ner).

The different Challenges demand different skills to play well.
The different Challenges demand different skills to play well.

You can't take away a dice number that an opponent wants to use, but during the game you will realise that you want to know your opponents' "climbing situations" and adjust your tactics and risks to the competition. Interaction is high once you know the game well.
That's why we like 2-5 players the most, in theory the number of players is unlimited.

Try out your climbing skills with *Roll-to-the-Top!* online. Play 2-player-matches with others or practice against the computer-AI. The skill factors will surprise you. It may seem easy at first, but you will soon discover new depths.

click to play
click to play

After the crowdfund period, full online access will cost USD 2.99, but backers receive free full access!

The rulebook will be UK/DE/FR/NL.

Click to enlarge this English rulebook.
Click to enlarge this English rulebook.

Contents text (not the picture) adjusted by reached stretch goals, like 30 instead of 25 sheets per Challenge.

---- 6 different Challenge pads:
- 30 Burj Khalifa sheets
- 30 Pyramid sheets
- 30 Eiffel Tower sheets
- 30 Matterhorn sheets
- 30 Tree sheets
- 30 Space Needle sheets (reached stretch goal, not shown in below picture)

---- 5 dice: D4 / D6 / D8 / D12 / D20
---- 1 other die with 2x ' + ', 2x ' - ', 1x ' +/- ' and 1x exchange sign

---- 5 black markers (reached stretch goal, not shown in above picture)

---- 5 Special Challenges pads:

- 30 Wooden House sheets: With long or wide squares.
- 30 Art to the Top sheets: Long, wide and both longer&wider squares.
- 30 Heydar Center sheets: Partly Increasing mode and partly Decreasing mode.
- 30 Roll Your Own sheets: Make your own Challenge, random or by own choice, by striking out some of 60 squares.
- 30 Green Building sheets: With mostly non-rectangular spaces (reached stretch goal, not shown in above picture)

---- With each game you get the backers' exclusive Challenge pad: 
30 Roll Through Africa sheets.

---- Backers keep full access to Roll-To-The-Top! online. (USD 2.99 for everyone else)

---- Only backers can download each Challenge in their pledge level (plus the 'Arc de Triomphe' Challenge (reached stretch goal)) at rolltothetop.com to print extra sheets when needed.

---- Backers get the boxed game plus online game plus exclusive Challenge pad, by contributing only EUR 10,- to the project! After the Kickstarter the boxed game will cost EUR 12,- or more and the online game USD 2,99.

The EUR 10K made that *Roll-to-theTop!* gets produced!!!

box is 20x11x4cm
box is 20x11x4cm

Party at the Joustra family, it will be Peter's first game! :)

Latest prototype version, with Special Challenges (below), without the backers' exclusive Africa Challenge sheets.
Latest prototype version, with Special Challenges (below), without the backers' exclusive Africa Challenge sheets.
So all dice will be engraved!
So all dice will be engraved!
So there will be 6 Challenge pads in the base game! (7 for backers because of the backers' exclusive Africa Challenge pad.)
So there will be 6 Challenge pads in the base game! (7 for backers because of the backers' exclusive Africa Challenge pad.)
The markers make it easier to see what's happening at the other players' sheets.
The markers make it easier to see what's happening at the other players' sheets.
So all 11 Challenge pads (the 6 in the base game, 4 in the Special Challenges pack, and the backers' exclusive Africa Challenge) get 30 instead of 25 sheets.
So all 11 Challenge pads (the 6 in the base game, 4 in the Special Challenges pack, and the backers' exclusive Africa Challenge) get 30 instead of 25 sheets.
You will be able to design your own structures with simple click interface, submit for others to view, rate, and use in 'Play a Friend' matches.
You will be able to design your own structures with simple click interface, submit for others to view, rate, and use in 'Play a Friend' matches.
The 'Arc de Triomphe' Challenge is exclusively in the online game, but will be printable for backers only.
The 'Arc de Triomphe' Challenge is exclusively in the online game, but will be printable for backers only.
In this Challenge most spaces aren't rectangles, but shapes alike tetris pieces.
In this Challenge most spaces aren't rectangles, but shapes alike tetris pieces.

RAHDO'S FINAL THOUGHTS

"... incredibly sharp design, I am superduper impressed by this game." 
"... so fast and so compelling, so compulsive and so deceptively simple." 
"... and blew my socks off.
"

RAHDO'S GAMEPLAY RUNTHROUGH

First Pledge Level:
*Roll-to-the-Top!*
EUR 10,-
INCLUDES:
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* dice game
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* online game
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* backers' exclusive Challenge pad
Delivery costs, EUR 5,- worldwide, get added automatically. Fill in Antarctica if you want to arrange a pick-up with me.
Add EUR 12,- for 1 extra of everything from this Pledge Level. Possibly multiple times. This includes the extra delivery costs!

Second Pledge Level:
*Roll-to-the-Top!* + the Special Challenges 
EUR 15,-
INCLUDES:
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* dice game
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* online game
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* backers' exclusive Challenge pad
1x *Roll-to-the-Top!* special Challenges pack
Delivery costs for your country get added automatically. 
Add EUR 17,- for 1 extra of everything from this Pledge Level. Possibly multiple times. This includes the extra delivery costs!
Add EUR 12,- for everything from the First Pledge Level. Possibly multiple times. This includes the extra delivery costs!

+ *Powerships* Pledge Level (maximum 10) EUR 59,-
INCLUDES:
The same as the Second Pledge Level, plus *Powerships*.
Delivery costs for your country get added automatically.

+ *Habitats* Pledge Level (maximum 10) EUR 59,-
INCLUDES:
The same as the Second Pledge Level, plus *Habitats*.
Delivery costs for your country get added automatically.

+ *Powerships*&*Habitats* Pledge Level (maximum 5) EUR 100,-
INCLUDES:
The same as the Second Pledge Level, plus *Powerships* and *Habitats*.
Delivery costs for your country get added automatically.

10x *Roll-to-the-Top!* EUR 90,- 
INCLUDES: 
10x *Roll-to-the-Top!* dice game 
10x *Roll-to-the-Top!* online game 
10x *Roll-to-the-Top!* backers' exclusive Challenge pad 
Delivery costs for your country get added automatically. 
Add EUR 5,- per *Roll-to-the-Top!* special Challenges pack. This includes the extra delivery costs.

You can add extra Challenge sheets.
Add EUR 3,- (including the extra delivery costs) per extra Challenge pad (30 sheets), for:
- 30 Burj sheets 
- 30 Piramid sheets
- 30 Eifeltower sheets
- 30 Mountain sheets
- 30 Tree sheets
- 30 Wooden House sheets
- 30 Art to the Top sheets
- 30 Heydar Center sheets
- 30 Roll Your Own sheets
- 30 backers' exclusive Challenge Roll Through Africa sheets
- 30 Space Needle sheets 
- 30 Green Building sheets

Shipping rates differ at different pledge levels, but don't get any higher by adding more games or Challenge pads to your pledge level.

First Pledge Level:
--- Worldwide: EUR 5.00 

Second Pledge Level:
--- Netherlands / Germany / Belgium: EUR 6.00
--- European Union: EUR 7.00
--- Rest of the World: EUR 9.00

+ Powerships or Habitats Pledge Level (which makes more than 2kg):
--- Netherlands / Germany / Belgium: EUR 10.00
--- European Union: EUR 14.00
--- Swiss/Norway/Liechtenstein: EUR 17.00
--- Rest of the World: EUR 22.00

+ Powerships&Habitats Pledge Level (which makes much more than 2kg):
--- Netherlands / Germany / Belgium: EUR 11.00
--- European Union: EUR 15.00
--- Swiss/Norway/Liechtenstein: EUR 18.00
--- Rest of the World: EUR 23.00

10x Roll-to-the-Top! Pledge Level:
--- Netherlands / Germany / Belgium: EUR 11.00
--- European Union: EUR 15.00
--- Swiss/Norway/Liechtenstein: EUR 18.00
--- Rest of the World: EUR 28.00

Once you choose your pledge level, these shipping costs get added. If you want to arrange a pick-up with me, then select 'ANTARCTICA' as your delivery country. Then you don't pay delivery costs. (So then extra games are 10,- and together with the special Challenges pack 15,-.)

You can add other Cwali-games in your package, no matter which pledge level you choose. No extra delivery costs! Just raise your pledge and message me with which games you add.
*Gipsy King*: Add 23,- 
*BasketBoss*: Add 24,- 
*Meltdown 2020*: Add 25,- 
*Champions 2020*: Add 26,- 
*Sun,Sea&Sand*: Add 27,-
*Mondriaan 2020*: Add 14,- 
*Mayday!Mayday!*: Add 15,- 
*Mayday!Mayday! 9th/10th player expansion*: Add 4,- 
*StreetSoccer* (alternative colors, most yellow&purple teams): Add 20,- 
*Factory Funner* expansion-1: Add 3,- 
*Powerboats* expansion tiles: Add 3,-

(Let me know if you want to add other Cwali-games.)

For many years Peter Joustra made several boardgame prototypes. In 2016 a small version of the idea behind *Roll-To-The-Top!* was part of a prototype. I (Corné) was the first to play that prototype and together we worked on follow-up prototypes. We liked the "building dice" (at that time only D6 dice) mechanic the most, especially with more squares. By adjusting the rules, it became better and better. We tried out many versions, played it a 1000 times and worked at it for a year, together with Josh Riley too, who made an excellent online version. Now we proudly present *Roll-to-the-Top!* in this crowdfund campaign.

old photo of some prototype versions
old photo of some prototype versions

This project reached this stage by the dedication of:
Steven Tu (artist)
Josh Riley (online game version)
Ron van Dalen (video) 
Claire Turvey (video voice) 
Christof Tisch (rulebook layout)
Chris Field (language corrections) 
Peter Joustra (author) 
Corné van Moorsel (author) 
Erik Foltin (German rulebook)
Michel Relet (French rulebook) 
You! 
And many others.

Risks and challenges

In past years as author & publisher, challenges have always occurred and have always been overcome. After the funding phase, 4 weeks to finish up prepress work, 6 weeks production time and 1 month for delivery is normal. So we aim for delivery at all backers homes in April. Cost calculations were made carefully, so that hopefully many backers join!

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    You get 10 times the *Roll-to-the-Top* dice game, plus 10 online game accounts, plus 10 times the backers' exclusive Challenge (25 sheets).
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