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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 11 2013 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
$3,433
pledged of $19,000pledged of $19,000 goal
94
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 11 2013 3:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Creekos is a collaborative and exciting trick-taking card game, full of logic and strategy for 2 or 4 players, aged 8 and up. Creekos features three modes of play to accommodate almost any gamer: basic rules suitable for young children, a casual level for quick game play, and an advanced style to satisfy a hardcore gamer! In addition to the exciting gameplay options, Creekos includes great educational opportunities at school and at home!

Unlike other card games, the Creekos cards don't have a fixed power. The players, at the beginning,in the auctions, make their cards powerful offering from their initial points. But, if a player offers too many points, the power of his cards may not be capable of making him a winner!

Creekos has a broad appeal, reaching gamers and non-gamers alike at home, work, and school!

BOARDGAME, CARD GAME LOVERS: Creekos' themes and mechanics play well with non-traditional board game and card game lovers alike!

  • PARENTS: A great, family friendly, game! The artwork, the text and the theme is age appropriate for youngsters and entertaining for all ages!
  • TEACHERS: The cards are a very useful teaching tool in the hand of a teacher. The supporting text is written by a professor with a Ph.D. in history while artwork is modeled after historical sources, giving young students an exciting and engaging means to learn history and mythology!
  • BRIDGE, WIZARD GAME PLAYERS: Creekos has mechanics reminicient of bridge and wizard, appealing to a card game crowd already in place!
  • CHESS PLAYERS: Creekos appeals to chess players with the bredth of strategy and options present without the elements of luck found in other card games!

Not a game of luck: Winning in Creekos is not based on luck! Its unique scale mechanism, not seen in other games, makes Creekos a quality trick taking game that helps develop your analytical skills and sharpen your quickness!

Fast: A game typically lasts 20 minutes; play one round or many!

Cooperation: Play one on one or play with friends; up to four players can play, 2 v 2 as teams!

Bluffing: Trick your opponents and leave them guessing; do you have weak cards in hand or powerful gods on your side?

Overthrow at the end: Leave your powerful weapons for the end! Victory in the last round gives you 2,5 times more points than in the other rounds!

Levels of difficulty: Choose the level of difficulty that suits you! With the same, basic, mechanic, we have devised levels of difficulty to challenge everyone and share the game with novice and experienced gamers alike!

Educational cards: The cards of Creekos can also be used for educational purposes! All Creekos cards feature text describing the card in historical context and literature and feature artwork based on classical sources! It's an easy and fun way to educate younger players and share classic Greek lore with an age-appropriate and family-friendly game!

Get a first look at Creekos! Check out the following video produced by UndeadViking; follow along with the rulebook, available below!

At the bidding phase, each player tries to make his cards powerful by offering points and then, when playing cards, tries to win as many tricks as he can. The player with the most points is the winner.

The players must keep a balance between the points they offer and the cards power they want. The player who offers the most points activates what he wants. But, if he makes his cards powerful by offering too many points they may not beat their opponents.

Players try to win tricks and points in order to be the winners. They activate thunderbolts, block opponent's event cards, make creekos!

Want to check out the game today? Download a full copy of the rules below!

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Creekos features exciting, top-notch artwork showcasing classic Greek heroes and gods modeled after classic literature and historical references! Each card contains a stunning portrait of its namesake as well as background on the character or event, making each card a history and mythology lesson as well!

With your support we can do it!! We truly believe in this game and have invested heavily in it, but we needed your support to place the first order. The second edition card art is half complete (The first edition is completed). A successful Kickstarter means we can:

  • finish the card art of the the Second Edition
  • pay for printing and packaging,
  • pay for taxes, shipping fees and...
  • send the game in your hands as soon as possible!

Basic Edition: Our Basic goal will produce the Basic Edition, which contains everything you need for four players to play the complete game!

  • 12 Events Cards (Second Edition) describing the 12 Labours of Hercules.
  • 40 Association Cards (Second Edition) relevant to the Event cards (Gods, People, Creatures and Lifeless)
  • Full rulebook detailing all of the rules to play and recognition for our wonderful Kickstarter backers!

Premium Components: Make the game come alive and play the way it was meant to be played! If we reach $28,000 we can produce and offer the Premium Edition! This includes everything found in the Basic Edition plus:

  • Game Board on which the bidding takes place
  • 4 12-sided Dice to offer points on the bidding board
  • 17 Cubes to track Player Points
  • 19 Tokens for bidding and play of the cards
  • 4 Pawns for the bidding phase

While not necessary for play, the extra components build out the Basic Edition, making it faster and easier to play Creekos!

We want to make Creekos the absolute best that it can be, but we'll need your help! Funding the game and getting the basic edition in everyone's hands is just the first step; if we can meet and beat that goal, we have more great support just waiting to release alongside!

Excited for Creekos? Want to share your enthusiasm? We have some great extras lined up for backers and supporters of the project! Help support this great title AND take home some extra Creekos branded items and show your support! Each of these items are available to backers as additional items; simply add the indicated amounts to your pledge! For example, if you were to sign up at the Zeus level ($40) and want a t-shirt ($15), pledge $55 plus whatever appropriate shipping rates.

Creekos T-Shirt - $15 Show off your love of Creekos with a Creekos t-shirt!

Creekos is based in and shipping from Greece and, as such, we are asking international contributors to help provide shipping support for the final release. When registering, please add the specified amount to your pledge!

"Greetings! My name is Emmanuel Economakis, creator of Creekos! I am a teacher and a proud father of two, ages 5 and 10 years old. Creekos is my first game and I am so incredibly passionate about this project! I have spent the better part of the past 2 years developing and testing it and it's printing is a dream come true.

I love games and the way they bring people together. I tend to prefer strategy games; I have played most the granddaddy of strategy games, Chess. I like to play games without blood, guts or violence (especially when I do it with my children), and especially those that sharpen your mind. I have seen many times, my children want to play games I play. I also like games which you, as a parent or teacher, can use as an education tool. So, I envisioned a game encompassing all of this which I could play with my children casually (with simpler rules) and on the other hand I could play with my friends (advanced rules) competitively.

Because I love Greek Mythology as my children do, I decided to use the tale of "Hercules' Labour" for the first series of cards. This is a classical tale, the telling of which helps share the myths and legends, which satisfies my desire to use the game to help educate and keep one's mind sharp; the themes, while epic, forgo graphic violence prevalent in other games, and the mechanics provide a scalable complexity that I can share with my children as well as my friends!

I like the stories about Heracles, Zeus, Hera and I am looking forward to making more cards about the journey of Odysseus to Ithaca (with Polyphemus, Cyclops, Calypso etc) and also about the other great epic poem, Iliad (with Trojan War, Achilles and Patroclus).

I am really very much grateful for the support of the Creekos community in providing feedback and enthusiasm! I feel fortunate to be able to call many folks of the Creekos community my friend. All that remains is to raise the funds needed to finish the artwork of the remaining cards, print the game and ship it to you. With your support, we can make Creekos a reality!" - Emmanuel Economakis

If you would like to do more to help this succeed, or have means of promotion, please send us a message and let us know.

If you have any comment or question, feel free to contact us at contact@creekos.com.

For more information about CREEKOS Card Game, please feel free to visit our webpage, “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

 

While gamplay is fixed, the components may differ from those shown and have small differences because of production adjustments and player feedback.

Please do not post the artwork of this game elsewhere without our permission.

Copyright © 2012 Creekos Card Game (Patented) - All Rights Reserved.

Risks and challenges

Kickin' It Games are running the Kickstarter campaign on behalf of Creekos, bringing their combined knowledge and skills together to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions or queries, the Kickin' It team will be there to assist as quickly as they can.

With the weight of countless previous Kickstarter campaigns behind them, they are able to deal with setbacks professionally while keeping you, the backer, informed with what's happening every step of the way - and not just while the campaign is running. When funding closes and production starts, we aim to provide the most up-to-date information possible regarding each stage of Creekos' journey to your tabletop.

We believe that honesty is as important as regular contact with our backers. You can expect the very best from us, no matter what. By working with high quality production facilities that we've dealt with following previous campaigns, we are confident that we'll be able to deliver the game in a timely manner. Our exacting standards mean that you're guaranteed to get a great game.

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