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$12,696
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
42
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 17 2019 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Billions Below is the Ultimate Game of Chance and Discovery! Each player gets $500 Million to Bid for control of Oil and Mining Explorations Worldwide! 

Quick Facts

  • 2-6 Players
  • Ages 8+ (8-10 year-olds may need adult assistance).
  • Don't need to be savvy in Business or Politics to Win.
  • Fast-Paced: Richest Player after 60 minutes (1-4 Players) or 90 minutes (5-6 Players) Wins!
  • Each Set contains a Game Board, 120+ Playing Cards, 200 Royalty Checks ($10M, $20M, $50M, $100M, $500M) , and Three (3) Dice (2 Situational, 1 Royalty Roll).
  • Fun, Educational introduction to the Global Mining and Oil Industries!

How to Play

Banker - Similar to Monopoly, at the beginning of each game one (1) player is designated as the Banker in charge of collecting and distributing Royalty Checks (money).

Situations - On each turn, players roll two (2) lettered Situational Dice instructing them to draw cards (one card at a time) from the Bid Round (B), Political (P), Loan (L), and/or Discovery (D) card piles.

Bid Round (B) - Bid Round cards let players bid against each other for Explorations. Minimum Bids range from $40 Million to $120 Million:

  • Northern Cape, South Africa (Diamond Mine)
  • Alberta, Canada (Tar Oil Sands)
  • Western Tasmania, Australia (Gold Mine)
  • Persian Gulf, Qatar (Natural Gas Field)
  • Angola (Offshore Oil)
  • Katanga, Congo (Cobalt Mine)
  • Liberia (Offshore Oil)
  • Bong, Liberia (Iron Ore Mine)
  • Arctic Russia (Offshore Oil)
  • Cusco, Peru (Gold Mine)
  • Niger Delta, Nigeria (Offshore Oil)
  • Brazil (Offshore Oil)
  • Khuzestan, Iran (Oil Field)
  • Kirkuk, Iraq (Oil Field)
  • Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela (Offshore Oil)
  • Texas, USA (Oil Field)
  • Sirte Basin, Libya (Oil Field)

After a player draws a Bid Round card, it is placed in the middle of the board and bidding is open to all players. The highest bid gets the Bid Round exploration. If the player who draws the Bid Round card has the highest (winning) bid, s/he gets a $20M discount. See examples of Bid Round Explorations below:

Discovery (D) - Discovery Cards state whether there has been a Successful or Failed Discovery at a given Bid Round Exploration.

  • Each Bid Round Exploration lists the Chance of Discovery (33%, 50%, or 66%)
  • The Discovery Cards reflect the Chance of Discovery. For example, if Nigeria has a 50% Chance of Discovery, there is (1) Successful Nigeria Discovery Card and (1) Failed Nigeria Discovery Card in the pile.
  • After a Successful Discovery, the Player who owns the Bid Round Exploration can start Rolling for Royalties and receive up to $250 Million per turn!
  • After a Failed Discovery, the Player who owns the Exploration must return it to the bottom of the Discovery Pile and accept the Tax Write-Off listed on the Bid Round Card!
  • There are two (2) Re-shuffle All Discovery Cards in the pile.

Political (P) - Political Cards introduce Political Events that can help or hurt players Bid Round Explorations.

  • Each Bid Round Card lists an Exploration's Political Risk (Low, Medium, or High) based on location.
  • While some cards can be Positive (Tax Cuts, Investment Grants, etc.), most are Negative (Back Taxes, Government Seizures, Wars/Conflicts).
  • There are two (2) Re-shuffle All Political Cards in the card pile.

Loans (L) - Loan Cards give players the option to take out bank loans ranging from $50 Million to $500 Million.

  • There are two (2) Loan Forgiveness cards in the pile.

Royalties - If a Player owns a Successful Discovery, s/he can roll the arrowed Royalty Roll Die on each turn to determine how much they will receive in Royalty Checks from the Bank. The up/down arrows reflect market movements influencing global commodity prices. 

How to Win - The Richest Player after 60 minutes (1-4 Players) or 90 minutes (5-6 Players) of gameplay is the Winner!  

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A Hyroglf Creation

Your support will go towards Hyroglf, the New Summary-Sharing Platform featuring Summaries Anyone can Post about Anything! News Articles, Videos, Interviews, Anything! By providing a fun dive into the Mining and Oil Industry, Billions Below is just another way Hyroglf is Summarizing Your World.

Risks and challenges

Given that we're outsourcing Billions Below manufacturing, external obstacles may arise. However, we're minimizing this risk by partnering with a company responsible for printing and assembling high-volume game titles such as Cards Against Humanity.

While we are confident in timely reward distribution, we will constantly keep you updated on any potential delays.

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