£7,112
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186
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 22 2014
£7,112
pledged of £20,000pledged of £20,000 goal
186
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 22 2014

About

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The name of this project has been changed to Perihelion. Some external resources will show the old name while we work with partners and reviewers to get this information updated.

Here's what our reviewers have said about Perihelion.

“[Perihelion] uses worker placement and income generation very effectively and will entice even the most stalwart strategy gamers.”

"Players will embark on a journey of industry that feels unique and quite adventurous all at the same time"

Boardgaming.com

“4 Stars – A high level strategy Euro worker placement game that melds theme and mechanics to create a great space resource collecting game.”

Each person controls a mining start-up. Players must plan ahead, anticipate asteroid orbits, hire workers to leverage their skills and sell ore to make money and keep their business running. All the while trying to keep other players from taking their ore and stealing their business!

Each game of Perihelion is unique. Each player starts with a randomly selected specialist and workers for hire are drawn from a deck. Players can never be certain what specialists will be available and when.

The impact of luck has been deliberately limited to reward skill and planning. The game incorporates several self-leveling mechanisms. These serve to keep the leader on their toes and keep everyone in the game all the way to the end!

The game is played over 12 turns and the aim is to extract and sell the most ore from the asteroids which orbit your HQ.

"Incorporating the movement of the turns with the lazy motion of an orbiting asteroid belt creates a great feel to the game. It also presents some unique game challenges."

Boardgaming.com

Each player runs their mining company via their HQ board.

Each turn is made up of three phases:

As the game progresses more skilled employees become available – but beware their wages are higher!

    A variety of ships visit over the course of a game. 
One of the thirty different contract ships.
One of the thirty different contract ships.

“What I like about these cards is how they are constructed. There are a set number of spaces in each ship, but the number required by players if all of the contract spots are claimed is more than the capacity of the ship. This leads to intense competition between players to make sure they can get enough of their ore on the ships before they leave.” Boardgamequest.com

The player with the most victory points acts last, so picking the right workers and timing your lead in the game is crucial. The winner of the game is the person who has sold the most ore.

Reviews are in from BoardGaming.com, BoardGameQuest.com, the Dice Tower, and BoardtoDeath.tv.

“The greatest attraction with [Perihelion] is that it succeeds in blending a unique theme with a worker placement and economic game.”

Boardgaming.com

“The game is filled with interesting decisions for players to make. The different employees, orbital asteroid mechanic, and the unique worker placement mechanic all meld together beautifully to create one of the better Euro games I have played lately.”

Boardgamequest.com

We need your backing to make Perihelion a reality and bring it to the gaming community. The game is largely complete, and we have covered the cost of artwork and design, but we can’t pay for a full production run without your support.

We’re offering a discount for our Kickstarter backers. The main pledge level for a copy of the game is £38 ($64, €48), including shipping to the US, Canada, UK and the EU, compared with the future retail price of £45 ($75, €57). In addition, early backers benefit from an even cheaper price of £33 ($55, €42).

Kickstarter backers will be our first priority. We’ll make sure you receive your copy of the game before it appears for sale anywhere else.

Note – pledges are in UK £s as we live in the UK. However, when you pledge in £ it will automatically be converted by Kickstarter into your currency.

At present the rates are:

  • USD $1.70
  • Euro €1.26
  • CAD $1.84

Shipping to the United States, UK, wider EU and Canada is included in all pledges.

EU countries included are:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Spain.

Backers in other locations should add £29 to their pledge for shipping.

Because of the interest that we have already received from backers in a number of other countries, including Australia and Brazil, we are looking into how we can reduce these costs. Any savings that we are able to make will be refunded to our backers in full.

The core mechanics have been playtested for some time and they provide an exciting and challenging game experience. With your help we can make the game even better!

  • £20,000 FUNDED!
  • £25,000 Employee Cards and HQ Board Art Upgraded
  • £30,000 Ship Card Art Upgraded
  • £35,000 Pirates! New class of captains introduced to the game
New card on the left, current illustration on the right.
New card on the left, current illustration on the right.
Social Stretch Goals

In addition to our funding stretch goals, we’re also adding these Social Stretch Goals.

  • 250 campaign shares:   Wallpapers
  • 500 campaign shares:   Limited Edition Scientist Card
  • 1,000 video views:         Limited Edition Captain Card
  • 1,250 video views:         Limited Edition Agent Card
  • 250 Facebook likes:      Limited Edition Engineer Card
  • 500 Facebook likes:      Limited Edition Miner Card

To share the campaign you need click on the 'f' share button under the video at the top of the campaign page.

To like us, just visit us on Facebook

Language Stretch Goals

30 Backers:       Translation of rules made available

Send us a message to let us know what your first language is (if it isn't English). Once we have 30 backers who speak a language, we’ll translate the rules for the game into that language and make them available for download

David Morton, Gareth Newton-Williams and Jason Allan are big fans of Euro-style board games. One evening we decided “let's do it, let's make a board game with our own unique mechanic”. Our friends who play tested the game absolutely loved it and so we thought we could actually publish our own game and maybe even become a classic…

To date, everything apart from the artwork has been done by ourselves and we have learnt loads. We would love to make a success of this game and use our experience to create other board games.

A big thanks goes to Mike Hornung, who really helped with play testing. Crucially, Mike inspired us to make the game as slick as possible to avoid too long a game! If you like what you see, please visit our website:www.periheliongames.com or follow us on Facebook We are also trying our hand at Twitter (@periheliongames)

Risks and challenges

The game is pretty much complete. Our risk factors lies around the manufacturing and distribution of the game. We have spent time planning each step of the way, however, when it comes to using third parties sometimes things just take a little longer than planned!

We have a manufacturer lined up in Ningbo, China. They have run off test samples are ready to go for the full production run.

After production, it is in the hands of shipping and distribution. We have been liaising with companies to ensure that this process is smooth and that we can get the game into your hands as soon as possible!

We will make sure to keep our backers updated with our progress and will be completely transparent about how things are going.

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    PRINT AND PLAY VERSION USD $17. A full digital copy of Perihelion. There are no physical rewards at this pledge level.

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    EARLY BIRD PERIHELION USD $55. Back early and save! A copy of Perihelion with any extras and stretch goals. Shipping to the US is included. For non-US locations please see the shipping section.

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    PERIHELION USD $64. A copy of Perihelion, with any extras and stretch goals shipped directly to you! Shipping to the US, CA, UK and EU is included. Backers in other locations should refer to the shipping section.

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    APPEAR IN THE GAME USD $170. This is your chance to appear in the game. We will incorporate your likeness as one of the employees in the game.
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    FOUNDING MEMBER USD $300. Appear as the founding member of one of the six corporations. We will incorporate your likeness on one of the HQ boards. This pledge includes a copy of Perihelion, with all extras and stretch goals. Shipping to the US, CA, UK and EU is included.

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    PERIHELION USD $64. A copy of Perihelion, with any extras and stretch goals shipped directly to you! Shipping to the US is included. For non-US locations please see the shipping section.

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