Fossilis came with a unique design challenge... how to get all of the fossils and rock hammers distributed into the dig site so that players won't know where they are! We developed the amazing solution below!
- Sprinkle the fossils and rock hammers in evenly.
- Put the lid on and shake gently. Slide the site map in and take the lid off.
- Add the terrain tiles onto the site map.
- Use the blocker to help slide the site map out from under the tiles, and you're done!
In Fossilis you spend plaster to find and extract dinosaur fossils from the unique 3D dig site, actually using tweezers to pick the bone you want from its hiding spot. Store the bone or add it to a dino display you're preparing in your lab!
Each turn, you have three energy points to spend moving around the site, collecting plaster, digging through layers of terrain, and extracting fossils.
As you remove Terrain tiles from the board, you claim the tile for the precious fragments (eggshells, footprints, and amber) found on them. They can be used to buy helpful Tools or Supplies.
Sometimes you'll find lost rock hammers in the dirt... return them to the display to learn game-changing skills as a reward!
You can claim a dinosaur to your lab as long as you have at least one of its required bones. Your lab can only hold one dinosaur at a time, so you must score your dinosaur before taking another.
The plaster pool works as a timer for the game. Each time it's exhausted, an Event takes place that may have positive or negative effects on the game. Once the last pool runs out, game end is trigged. You earn points for the Tools and Supplies you've claimed and the different sets of dinosaurs you've collected throughout the game.
Ready to dig in deep? Bebo of Be Bold Games presents a trademark How to Play video below, delivering all the gritty details of how to explore the dig site!
Lizzy and Derek's LIVE stream:
We are always transparent about fulfillment. Shipping is an expense that we are going to share with you. For the Fossilis campaign, we will be subsidizing the shipping costs. We will be using various fulfillment companies from around the world to further lower the costs so that you won't have to pay import taxes/VAT (US, Canada, Australia, UK and EU backers only).
Risks and challenges
As with any campaign, Fossilis may experience some delays. Designing, producing, and fulfilling games is no small task. But we are prepared for this challenge.
A note on our track record:
• Successful and timely fulfillment of 5 projects (between KTBG and our sibling company Burnt Island Games)
• Wide praise for production quality and gameplay development
• We work with designers and artists with years of experience in their disciplines
Much of the art and mechanics for Fossilis are complete, so once this campaign ends, we'll be nearly ready to go into production. The only things we'll have left will be ironing out the many Stretch Goals that we'll be adding to this game.
We will be using fulfillment partners from around the world so that we can ensure a fast and smooth operation. They happen to all be partners we have used before, so we are optimistic that everything will go as planned. We have full faith that your games will be delivered to you, safe, and in a timely fashion.
Our goal at KTBG is to always get games into the hands of our backers first. However, it is possible that a limited number of the retail version of a game may be sold at conventions before every Kickstarter copy has arrived. In the very rare case that this happens to you, we hope that the exclusive features of your Kickstarter edition make up for the timing discrepancy. Our games wouldn’t be possible without your amazing support, but meeting certain convention cycles is critical to the life and growth of our small company.
We want you to be happy! We promise to keep you in the loop every step of the way. If you have any questions, send us a message, email us, or simply comment on the campaign. We will get back to you as soon as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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