Big Bang 13.7 is a tile placement game about space and time, very easy to learn, fun to play and suitable for all players. This game has already been crowdfunded in Spain, and the aim of this campaign is to move on to the next stage and make an international edition.
In Big Bang 13.7, you will become creator of the universe, playing around with heavenly bodies such as planets, stars, asteroids and colourful comets, as well as with awesome astronomical phenomena like Supernovas, Wormholes or destructive Blackholes. While the universe is expanding, you can also cause orbits, eclipses, and hyperspace to happen at your whim, and even cause the mysterious and almost unknown dark energy to enter into play. All of this with the aim in mind of securing lines of three pieces of heavenly bodies, while the cosmic clock ticks away… in millions of years!
There are three ways of playing the game: complete mode is for 2-4 players over the age of 12, with games lasting around 45 minutes. There is also a solitary mode, as well as a simplified mode aimed at family and younger participants from aged 8 onwards, in games lasting between 20-30 minutes. This game is language independent and the rulebook will come in different languages, including english and spanish.
The game begins at minute 0 of the Universe with the placing of the first piece of the game, the Big Bang. From then on, each player can start placing pieces of different stars and planets, expanding the Universe until all of the pieces have been used.
The game consists of lining up stars and planets and colours with a minimum of 3 pieces in a straight line, in accordance with each player’s hidden objective.
The pieces can only be placed by following 2 laws:
LAW 1: the new pieces must be adjacent to at least two other pieces of the Universe.
LAW 2: the new piece must share at least one feature with each of the adjacent pieces, whether that be its shape (kind of star or planet…), colour, or background (vacuum, stars or galactic).
With these simple rules, the players will gradually create their own Universe but, watch out! The cosmos is more complex than it seems at first sight… what is that there? A Wormhole? A Supernova? Dark energy? Come on, you know it was never going to be that easy… but first, let’s see what’s going on with Time…
In Big Bang 13.7, player’s turns do not simply alternate, but instead are decided by Time, represented by the Cosmic Clock on the game board.
Each piece you play comes at a cost defined in millions of years, causing us to advance on the Cosmic Clock in such a way that the more time we decide to invest in creating the Universe, the longer we will have to wait before it is our turn again.
It is always the turn of the player furthest back on the Cosmic Clock, in such a way that using phenomena or special actions can lead to advantages in Space, but with a price to pay in Time.
☞ If you want to find out all of the details, you can read the rulebook here (unformatted).
There are 4 types of heavenly bodies in the game: planets, stars, asteroids and comets. Each one of these comes in 4 different colors, with 3 different backgrounds, so that in total the game has 48 unique pieces.
Besides these, there are 4 other pieces of Space Phenomena, such as Supernova, Wormholes, and the dreaded Blackhole. These allow space to be altered, for example, connecting lines of stars through the wormhole or destroying other stars with the blackhole… what will be your strategy?
There are also some special pieces which aren’t placed in space, but which allow you to distort space to gain an advantage: Hyperspace, Orbit, Eclipse and Dark Energy.
So, for example, when using Hyperspace, you will be able to move a piece to the other end of the Universe. With Orbit, you can make it rotate around other stars. The Eclipse allows you to hide an adjacent star, while Dark Energy can be used to create more material…
☞ If you want to find out all of the effects, you can read the rulebook here (unformatted).
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Spanish review video (early prototype version):
Meet the authors in the radio (in spanish):
❥ Interview in a national radio: Enjuegate / Onda Cero (in spanish)
❥ Pocast: "Creators" Serias Dudas (in spanish).
❥ Podcast: Wadub interview (in spanish)
We are working on including some extra mini games to make the most of the awesome Universe of Big Bang 13.7. If we succeed in doing so, Hex Domino and Parallel Universes will be included in this edition of the game. In addition, we are planning on improving the look of the board, allowing for a points tracker which makes adding up points at the end of the game much easier.
Worldwide shipping: Our utmost responsibility, is to comply with our promise to produce and ship the product right to your home. This is why it would be imprudent to promise free or cut price delivery, so far removed from the real delivery costs involved.
By now we have shipped all kinds of products in different campaigns to countries all around the world, so it is part of the process which we know very well, one in which we have a great deal of experience.
Big Bang 13.7 is a game created by Joaquim Vilalta and Eloi Pujadas. The game will be published by Invedars. As can be seen, this is a new account on Kickstarter, but this is hardly our first time here. We have already launched several successful projects under our "Cthulhu Project" brand, focused on Lovecraftian products. Invedars is our label for board games, and you can expect high professional standards and for us to keep our promises.
This game has already been tested extensively, and we have attended several events throughout Europe. You can find a low goal because the game has been crowdfunded in Spain to reach a minimum print run (we are looking for more funds now to launch an international edition). The game also featured in some recent get-togethers and contests. It was a finalist on the III Prototype Verkami Contest in Spain and selected in the 36e Concours de Boulogne-Brillancourt in Paris, France.
This game is based on astronomical phenomena, physical laws and real theories by famous scientists such as Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking.
Risks and challenges
We feel that this project really come with very low risk because Big Bang 13.7 is a game which has already been financed (in a local campaign) and is in pre-production; the objective of this campaign is to upgrade the production to make it more international.
Finally, we have a wide-ranging experience in crowdfunding projects, in Kickstarter and in fulfillment international, as can be seen in other campaigns of ours of recent years, through our sister label Cthulhu Project. We have opened this new account to focus on board game projects of various themes, while our Cthulhu Project label is solely devoted to Lovecraftian projects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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