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$2,335
pledged of 10.000 $pledged of 10.000 $ goal
71
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 7 2013

About

The air in the city is electric as the hottest nightclubs host evenings of intense dance competitions. You're the manager of the best new dancers on the scene, ready to show off your team's sweet-sweet moves. Winning at a nightclub will earn your team prestige for the night, most prestige wins a point. Win five nights of dancing to be crowned the King of Clubs... but to earn your points, you have to dance!

The rule book can be found here (pdf). It's still a work in progress and will be updated with visual examples shortly. Your feedback is certainly welcome.

King of Clubs is a card game for 2 or 4 players. Players each have a team of dancers of various skill levels and start with five Moves cards in their hand. One player begins as the Lead Dancer.

Each evening (round), four random Nightclubs are holding dance competitions, each worth a number of prestige points. Nightclubs of the same value are paired up to form a Couples Dance.

Players secretly select which Dancers compete at each Nightclub, sending two Dancers to each Couples Dance, keeping one as a Backup Dancer. In increasing order of prestige, Dancers are revealed.

Starting with the Lead Dancer, players may then take turns performing sequences of Moves to modify their Dancer's skill level. Players can chain together more moves in a sequence until they pass. 

The Dancer with the highest skill earns prestige from that Nightclub. 

The Dancers at the next highest value club are revealed next (and so on) until all Dancers are revealed  The player who earned the most prestige in the round earns one Disco Ball point. Players then draw Moves based on which Dancer was kept as their Backup Dancer, and another night of competition begins.

The first player to earn five points wins the game... but remember, to earn your point, you have to dance!

Every copy of King of Clubs will come in durable set-up style (two piece) box, with the following components inside:

  • 9 Nightclub cards - Each night, 4 of these clubs will hold a dance competition, winning at one earns prestige.
  • 20 Dancer cards - 4 teams of 5 dancers each - Disco, Salsa, Polka, and Hip-hop. Players select dancers of various skill levels to compete at each Nightclub.
  • 24 Move cards - Chain together a sequence of moves to boost a dancer's skill!
  • 9 Disco Ball point markers - Awarded to the player with the most prestige, but only if you "earn it" by doing a dance!
  • 1 Lead Dancer card - Given to whoever has the most points, that player must perform the first dance moves.
  • Rule Booklet - Includes instructions for both the Basic and Advanced versions. Check it out here (pdf - it's a work in progress)

Note: We're still refining the graphic design components, I'll keep these images updated as they progress.

Bust a Move Expansion - Each backer will receive the Bust a Move with each copy of King of Clubs. These are a eight special Moves that integrate seamlessly with the Moves that come in the box; to be revealed throughout the project. 

Promo Dancers - As a special thank you to those who help make this game a reality, each backer will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive set of five dancers with each copy of King of Clubs; illustrations to be revealed throughout the project!

KING - Receive one copy of King of Clubs, the Kickstarter exclusive promo dancers and any stretch rewards achieved during the project.

COUPLES DANCE - Two copies of King of Clubs, one for you and one for your favorite dance partner. Two sets of the Kickstarter exclusive promo dancers and any stretch rewards.

We have a couple of special reward levels as well for all of you advanced dancers.

CLUB OWNER - Collaborate with us on naming one of the nine nightclubs! There are some restrictions (the name must fit on the space allowed in the illustration) and guidelines (keep it family friendly, within the theme and spirit of the game). Nightclub selection will be in backer order, so get in there right away! Four copies of King of Clubs, four sets of Kickstarter exclusive promo dancers and stretch rewards also included.

FLOODGATE - Missed our first two Kickstarter Projects? No problem! Back at this level to travel back in time! We'll send over the first two Floodgate Games titles: Legacy: Gears of Time (A strategic card game of Time Travel and Technology) and Legacy: Forbidden Machines the first expansion launched just this month! Of course, you'll also receive one copy of King of Clubs, one set of the Kickstarter exclusive promo dancers and all stretch rewards. Some of the promos from the original projects will be included as well, including the Kickstarter exclusive Technology card.

With your help, this game can become a reality. If we exceed our initial funding goals, that leaves more room for us to make King of Clubs even cooler for you! We'll announce the funding stretch goals as we get close.

Just about everything is done with the game design, graphics and illustration work... but we need your help making this an actual, physical game; box, rules, disco balls, promos and all! 

The manufacturing and logistics of board game production is challenging, rewarding, and mostly expensive! With you help, there will be enough funds to have a big enough print run to keep the cost per copy manageable. Meeting the goal of $10,000 will leave just enough left over (beyond manufacturing and delivery costs) to cover rewards shipping, packing materials, Kickstarter and Amazon fees. I appreciate your support and confidence, thank you for helping create the opportunity for me to publish these games.

Dancing has long been a huge part of my life. Growing up with a sister who is an avid dancer, I've been to more than my fair share of dance recitals. I later became an electronic music DJ, spending weekend after weekend destroying dance floors in nightclubs across the mid-west US. As I've recently been entering the world of board game design and publishing, I've naturally wanted to use dancing as a theme for a game.

Fast forward to February of 2013, I tried my hand at entering a design to the Boardroomers game design competition. The challenge was to design a game using no more than 20 standard playing cards and 10 basic wooden cubes. After a few failed attempts, I finally had a working idea that played nicely and seemed fun. I went to sleep that night, and my mind was racing through all the rules considerations. Suddenly and all at once, the theme hit me: this was a game about competing dancers. I quickly sprang out of bed and rewrote all the rules; the theme fit seamlessly and the basic game was born. I wanted to add a little more depth, so I introduced the Moves cards after playing the basic game quite a bit; now here we are!

After tons of terrible attempts at dancing, a heroic illustration effort from Kelly McClellen, and some lightning-fast design work from Peter Wocken, I'm pleased to present to you King of Clubs

I hope you enjoy this game as much as I enjoyed putting it together!

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

 Hi there!

Thank you so much for checking out King of Clubs, our third game title in as many Kickstarter projects. If you're curious about those, check out Legacy: Gears of Time or Legacy Forbidden Machines. Both projects were a lot of fun to see through to the end, and I'm very excited to see how this one goes as well.

Feel free to 'Like' us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or check out King of Clubs over at Board Game Geek.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to send me a message; I'd love to hear from you!

-Ben

Risks and challenges

This is a relatively simple project compared to the previous Kickstarter projects we've run (Legacy: Gears of Time and Legacy: Forbidden Machines), so the risks and challenges should be considerably less than those.

Since we're trying for a fast turnaround on this project, it will certainly be challenging to deliver on time while continuing to support the previously released titles.

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