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An Epic Tower Defense table top board game that is set in the world of Grimm's Fairy Tales for 2-4 players.
An Epic Tower Defense table top board game that is set in the world of Grimm's Fairy Tales for 2-4 players.
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Gingerdead House - A Grimm Tower Defense Board Game

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So, you bought a gingerbread house in the middle of an enchanted forest because you were assured that it would be a “wise investment.” Maybe next time, instead of being mesmerized by the seller’s gold-plated business card, you might want to be more careful and pay attention to things like, I don’t know, NAMES?! Rumpe L. Stiltskin. Good job. Well, now what? You need to find a way to protect your property against hordes of witches, ogres, trolls, and a mob of other monsters who want nothing more than to destroy your delicious new home. Monsters may not be the most frightening foes you face, though, as your neighbors will do whatever they can to protect their own house at all costs. When the smoke settles, will it be your house still standing?

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Prototype shown; materials subject to change.
  • 4 Gingerdead House Player Boards
  • 50 Grimm Monster Cards
  • 25 Trick & Action Cards
  • 100 "Not the Gumdrop Buttons" ..aka Player Defense Cards

This is a light strategy game for 2-4 people and takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes.The board is your field which you must protect. Defense and monster cards will be placed on this field and will interact there. While each field is your own, many cards do allow for interaction with opponent’s fields!

Rules will be updated to reflect component changes.
Rules will be updated to reflect component changes.
          

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 "It fit my game group perfectly, it fit my family perfectly. I'm really excited to have a published copy!"

 "The simplicity of the graphic design and the rulebook are laid out so well that it is 10 minutes from box to gaming with any level of player."

"The first thing that attracted me to Gingerdead House was the artwork and theme. Once I had a chance to sit down and appreciate the sense of humor in the art and the magnificent puns, I was sold. "

         

When we first played Gingerdead House, we knew immediately we had to publish it. We have taken over the publication side of things for the We Make Games team, and can't wait to deliver such an exceptional game to you. Zafty is a small team of ladies and gentlemen that like to treat gamers like the ladies and gentleman that they are. This means, we will provide you with an experience that is professional, honest, transparent, and most importantly, respectful from beginning to end. It's a horrible thing to see hobby game companies treat the people that keep them afloat as just a customer, and that is not what we are about. Our previous three completed campaigns were delivered with exceptional quality and on time if not early! 

 

Owner: Frank Alberts (Frank@ZaftyGames.com)

Owner: Russell Ng (Russell@ZaftyGames.com)

Marketing : Matthew Hawkins (Matt@ZaftyGames.com)

On March 28th, 2014, We Make Games started with one simple goal in mind: we want to be the coolest thing in your closet. We set out to make board games that you are proud to show your friends. In a digital age, we figure its high time we unplug and play games with the people you love...or hate! So put down the controllers, get your crew together, and grab Gingerdead House. Its time to make the world realize that the best gaming console is your table.

Lead Developer: Jonny Rivera 

Lead Illustrator: James Bukauskas

Graphic Design: Bryce Walter,Drew Grywalski

Producer: Matt Holden, Russell Ng, Frank Alberts

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Pixel Glory

Team up with fellow wizards to vanquish the sinister monsters that lurk in the dungeon, and save the nearby village. This is a noble and honorable quest, and... oh, who are we kidding? In reality, you're a greedy wizard who is all about fame and personal gain, and your fellow wizards are cut from the same cloth! Prevail over your opponents by learning the best spells and using that knowledge to outmaneuver and kill-steal in the dungeon, so you can gain admiration of the townsfolk, fame across the realm, and achieve Pixel Glory. In the first phase, the town phase, players will be drafting spells using an auction mechanic. Players will then take their decks into the second phase, the dungeon phase, where they will work together to defeat monsters; however, only the player that deals the lethal blow will get the fame for it. There is a lot of interaction and engagement due to players fighting over learning the same spells as well as fighting over fame.    

To learn more, check out the Board Game Geek Page!

 To the Indie Game Alliance for their passion and dedication to not just Gingerdead House, but tabletop gaming.  

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Risks and challenges

There aren't any risks here; we have a proven track record, and an established relationship with an excellent and experienced manufacturer. We are currently updating some of the graphic design to reflect recent component changes, but that is on track to be complete by campaign end. There is a minimal possibility of delays with overseas shipping, but other than that, we are confident to deliver an exceptional experience. We have delivered our two previous campaigns early, and expect to deliver this one early as well.

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