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€4,251
pledged of €7,000pledged of €7,000 goal
167
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 16 2016 7:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hylaria is a social game that invites 4 to 8 people, age 10 and up, to join in 30 minutes of hilarious miscommunication.

Players compete in two teams for the colorful tiles in the center of the table. To have a chance at winning, your team will need a clever code that can communicate the content of the face-down tiles in front of you. Without your opponents finding out of course.

Because guess what? You NEVER get to play your own tiles. But everybody else does.

This game is whimsical, odd, unique and very inviting. Taught in a few minutes and endlessly replayable because it taps from an infinite well of variety: human creativity...

 What can you expect when you play Hylaria with your family and friends? Watch below to get a good idea.

 You can find is the Hylaria RULEBOOK right here.

The German rulebook is right here.

Nederlandse spelregels zijn HIER te vinden.

German rules are HERE.

UNLOCKED at Launch. 2 Poison tiles will be added to every copy.

Fans of Hylaria, luxury scoreboards.

If we reach a 100 fans on BoardgameGeek, 2 unique, cardboard scoreboards will be added to every copy of the game. Follow the link and click the heart near the top-mid of the page. That's all!

Instead of counting your pile of tiles, go for style and use the tilebacks to point to your current score (or simply use a pawn).

Take note! These boards will only be added in the Kickstarter version boxes.

 Hylaria as a Holiday gift

Hylaria is a wonderful game for you to enjoy. So why not spread the love this holiday season and get 2 copies? You'll even get a discount! (see Generous Hero pledge)

Print out this Gift card to let that special person know something awesome is coming his or her way. Hier is de Nederlandse versie.

Many thanks to all the people who spend their time playing Hylaria and writing about it with only the promise of a copy of Hylaria as compensation...

United Kingdom: Will Freeman, games journalist for The Guardian and The Observer

"The core rules, illustrations, character, length and pace of the game and all the other fundamental elements are great."

Netherlands: Lee Darcy, Everydog Enterprises (Gunslingers, Koboler)

"A wonderfully simple game that entertains from the start. Within 2 minutes you will understand exactly where and why the name was derived. The fact that the team actually dictates how the system works is where the fun begins and if your not careful exactly where your teams demise starts too. A fantastically fun interactive party game that should not be missed."

Canada: A roll of the dice, boardgame reviewers (based on early prototype)

"A clean sweep for us. I have never rated a game a ten, and that is just because I do not believe any game to be perfect. This one is darn close though. The fun of fooling your friends, while secretly conversing with your team is awesome. Some of the codes we came up with made no sense, at all, to anyone, and we couldn’t help but laugh the night away trying to decipher our own code, let alone the other teams." REVIEW

USA: Game Centric TV, boardgame reviews

"Hylaria is a fun, family-oriented, game. If you liked games like Dixit or Concept, you'll not want to miss out on this one!"

USA: Paladin Eliot, boardgame reviewer

"I would recommend this game for parties, for teaching little ones, and getting them around the table. I would also recommend this game as a warm up to heavier games, or if someone is taking a break or bowing out, then this is a great game to play in between other games." REVIEW

Belgium: Fluff 'n' Crunch, boardgame reviewer

"It’s a fun little game, ideal for playing with the kids to get there imagination going or with people who are new to the hobby. With your team’s code being a hit or miss or the others cracking your code, you are bound to kick yourself in the head at least a handful of times in the game. Hilarity ensues.It is challenging enough to keep more seasoned gamers entertained, the limitation in card options and communication will keep the game fresh and new each time you play." REVIEW

Democracy now! Whenever we break a Stretch goal, all backers will get a vote which tile is added to the game. You'll get an update as soon as you can voice your wishes.

You have a lot of power to help this project along and start smashing these goals. Use your social prowess by sharing this project with your friends. Tell you family and email everybody you know. We'll all win!

 

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As one of the heroes that makes this whole project possible, you should be well rewarded. And you are:

- First in the world. You'll be amongst the first to get your hands on this game. Distribution through retail will be a while longer, and there is no guarantee Hylaria will be available everywhere in the near future.

- Heavily reduced shipping. We'll send out Hylaria to anywhere in the world at a flat €4 rate. Meaning we will pay for a large chunk of the shipping costs.

- Help improve the Game. As a Hero of Hylaria, you are helping to make this game even better. Increase the quality of the components and add new game elements through all the expansions we can unlock.

- Only the first print of Hylaria will ship with the unique scoring boards. If you want to be assured of playing Hylaria in style, get on board now!

Become a hero of Hylaria

One of the most beautiful things about a campaign such as this is the great community of people. We would like to give you every opportunity to boost this project. We will all win if the word on Hylaria is carried far and wide!

Thumb up THIS image of the Hylaria box for more visibility.

Give Hylaria a like on Facebook and share the posts you enjoy.

Follow FableSmith on Twitter and retweet to your hearts content!

Hylaria is my 3rd tabletop project for the masses (besides educational games). Oh no... INVASION!!! and Ortus are the two others.

This project is especially near to my heart because I've been able to design this from the ground up. Besides writing the rules, I've designed every character with lots of love. Making sure that all of them have different emotions, looks and feel to them.

But of course I could have never done this without LOADS 'n' LOADS of advice and support from friends and the boardgame community. Massive thanks for that everybody!

If you want to see what else I'm cooking, you're very welcome at my site: FableSmith.com

FAQs

- "How come you can deliver so quickly."

Almost everything that needs to be done to start production has been done already. All the art and graphic design elements have been done. Every element has been playtested. Plus we have a slot next month at the production company so production can start right after the campaign.

- "Has this game been playtested often enough?"

Yes. Hylaria has been playtested countless of times by many different people. Big and small. Gamer and non-gamer. We have used all the feedback we got from this to the fullest to bring you a game we are proud of!

- "My kids aren't 10 years old yet, would that be a problem?"

The 10+ marking has been placed there to be on the safe side. Not all kids will fully grasp the concept of the game. However, I have playtested with a lot of younger 'gamer kids' and some of them really impressed me with their clever trickery.

Risks and challenges

Boardgame project always have a lot of variables that need to be considered. And even though we have done this before and prepared as best we can, things can always go sideways. The game itself is fully playtested and ready for production. The producer is ready to pump out loads of copies and we have already a contract with a great fulfillment company.

We can only promise to get you the best possible project as soon as possible, but forgive us if bumps appear in the road. You can of course always contact us if you have any questions or remarks.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.14

    Print and Play version

    Access to the full-color Print and Play files. Get your tools and plastic sleeves ready and find out exactly how hilarious Hylaria is.

    Please share with us and the world your experiences of playing this gem with your friends and family.

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    Hero of Hylaria (pick-up)

    Access to the full-color Print and Play files. Plus:

    Copy of the full game, plus every unlocked stretch goal.

    Pick up the game at a pick-up point in Utrecht, the Netherlands or at Essen 2017.

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    Access to the full-color Print and Play files. Plus:

    Copy of the full game, plus every unlocked stretch goal.

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    Two copies of Hylaria with all unlocked Stretch Goals. Keep one for yourself and have one special gift for someone else.

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    Two copies of Hylaria with all unlocked Stretch Goals. Keep one for yourself and have one special gift for someone else.

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    RETAILER ONLY

    Free shipping to Dutch and Belgian shops.

    6 copies of Hylaria, with all Stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives included.

    Includes shipping and VAT.

    Proof of business authenticity will be required after the campaign ends.

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    Guild of Hylaria - 6x group pledge

    6 copies of the full game, plus 6x every unlocked stretch goal.

    Enjoy lower price per game and pay for shipping only once.

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    Free shipping to Dutch and Belgian shops (other shops can contact me).

    12 copies of Hylaria, with all Stretch goals and Kickstarter exclusives included.

    Includes shipping and VAT.

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Funding period

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