Hylaria - play like never before (Canceled)
We invite you and your friends to have a wonderfully idiotic time in the colorful world of Hylaria. Miscommunication at its funniest!
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 diversity: 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.
What you get for your support
Add to that, for free:
Try and trick your opponents into taking a poison tile from you. If you can cleverly persuade them to do so, 3 points go to your team!
And maybe add this as well:
The “Champion of Hylaria” pledge level comes with 2 unique score boards. Instead of counting your pile of tiles, go for style and use the cardback to point to your current score (or simply use a pawn).
These boards are exclusive to backers of Kickstarter campaign.
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, 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
"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
More coming from Italy, Poland and the Czech Republicand UK!
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!
More follows as we unlock more!
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.
- Free shipping. We'll send out Hylaria to anywhere in the world. Back us and simply watch your mailbox!
- 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.
- The LUXURY edition adds a Kickstarter exclusive bonus. Only available via this KS campaign, add 2 sweet-azz Team scoring boards to your copy of Hylaria.
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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
- "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.
- "How can you offer free shipping worldwide?"
We have a contract with a shipping company that operates from the EU. They offer shipping at a flat rate for Europe and another for the rest of the world.
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 promiss 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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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