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backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 1 2019 7:17 PM UTC +00:00.

$124
pledged of $400pledged of $400 goal
15
backers
46days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, January 1 2019 7:17 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Jailbreaker! One-Player Board Game

Takes a little Luck and a lot of Courage.

Jailbreaker! is a one-player board game that rewards risk-taking as you try to move your inmate past the prison guards.

Jailbreaker! One-Person Game Play
Jailbreaker! One-Person Game Play

No Friends Required

Jailbreaker is played using four dice, each of which represents the movement of the guards. As the prisoner, you plan your moves to avoid the guards and reach freedom. Gameplay may be modified for 2 players, if desired.

Early Prototype of Jailbreaker! Board Game
Early Prototype of Jailbreaker! Board Game

This game was inspired by John Kohn's Shark Hunt! solo game, also launched on Kickstarter. I was intrigued by the solo player action and the use of a six-side die to move pieces across hexagons. This format allows for "autonomous" movement by the prison guards at random, adding an element of suspense to the game.

For Gamers and Non-Gamers Alike

I've been intimidated by many strategy and role-playing board games. This game is designed to be easy to play, yet the degree of "luck" involved can make it interesting to gamers who like the thrill of risk-taking. Moving across the board more quickly toward "freedom" increases the risk of being captured, but so does moving too slowly. 

In my day job as an addiction psychiatrist, I often come across individuals with different levels of risk aversion or risk-seeking. Jailbreaker! is a study in some of these concepts, which I have explored through my own trial and error when designing the game. This game in no way provides a treatment for impulsive decision-making or any condition, it is just for entertainment. At least, I have found it entertaining. I hope you do too :)

Jailbreaker! Game Board (Draft Version)
Jailbreaker! Game Board (Draft Version)

Printable PDF

For $7, backers will be given the Jailbreaker! game as a printable PDF. A copy of the rules will also be provided in PDF format. Backers provide their own dice and pawns. Gameplay requires four dice and pawn pairs of different colors along with a single pawn of another color.

Jailbreaker! Board Game

Backers at the $40 level will receive a physical copy of the board game. The game includes the following:

  • 8 x 8 inch Game Board, plus the PDF version.
  • Four dice (Red, blue, green, yellow)
  • Five Pawns (Red, blue, green, yellow, white)
  • Booklet with Rules for Gameplay
Draft of Rules for Gameplay
Draft of Rules for Gameplay

Rules

A barely readable version of rules is above. Let me know if you have comments or suggestions to make the game better.

Risks and challenges

The risks associated with this project are minimal. The board game design is complete. Rewards can easily be sent to backers via PDF. Meeting the funding goal will allow physical board games to be produced and sent to backers. Prototypes have already been created and the final production product will be finalized shortly.

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