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Day 11: Game Trayz Part 2, more rewards, rules, and playmat

Posted by Kolossal Games (Creator)

Happy Saturday, all! 

Lots to cover today! Some of you may have noticed that we did not post an update yesterday. As we enter the middle of the campaign, we will endeavor to keep updates full of useful information, which may mean we need a day to compile the info. We appreciate all of the patience as we gather this info to share.


Firstly, we have a link to the current rules draft. was finalizing some of the graphics and layouts, but we are happy to share that with all of you now. Click this link to view.


Toni from posted information regarding the playmat to BGG, which you can read by clicking here.

Work in Progress
Work in Progress

The backside of the playmat is NOT yet created. What you see pictured above is a concept showing the Warp Sector variant. The Warp Sector creates balanced starting setups for player counts that normally result in asymmetrical layouts. Learn more here.

The playmat will not be exclusive to Kickstarter. Price on the campaign will be $49 (~43 euros), with free shipping worldwide. For those backing our campaign on the Galactic Counselor level, we will offer the same mat, with free shipping, for $29. It will be rolled, not folded, and in its own box. To get this add-on, adjust your pledge by adding $49 to your Terran pledge or $29 to your Galactic Counselor pledge level. This can also be done later during pledge management after the campaign.


Today we unlocked the short story, which will be 24 pages long in A4 format. This will be included in Worlds Afar and feature 6 brand new illustrations. As these new illustrations are completed, we will be sharing them with backers over future updates.


The Base Tray
The base tray will have room to hold up to 10 of each type of tile in the designated areas.
 Table Tray
There will be two table Trayz, and each will come with a lid. These are great for keeping everything organized for easy passing and quick setup during gameplay. 

That is it for today. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Jere Kasanen, Lars A., and 64 more people like this update.


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    1. David Francisco Garcia Owen on

      Please!, more expansions as stretch goals!

    2. Anthony Simons

      How strong are the trays?

      Not like I'm going to be sitting on them or anything, but you never know.

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      Brenton Mallen on

      Came here to comment on the component count vs tray space (orbitals and monoliths) but saw that it was already mentioned so I just wanted to reiterate the discrepancy.

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      Michał on

      so to clarify things. if i now pledge 1usd and in pm jump to galactic consuelor level, will the mat be 29usd for me or more?

    5. Cynthia Snead

      Looking good! I raised my pledge from $1 to all-in. I've never played this before so really looking forward to jt!

    6. Robert Dijkman Dulkes on

      @Shawn Charney: I realized after posting that they got the monoliths wrong as well. I checked the rules and they agree with the campaign page on components (and that also makes sense to me, as we always build way more orbitals than monoliths in our games)

      I hope Kolossal can address this issue with the trays, and if it is indeed a mistake I hope it can still be corrected.

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      Noel Dillabough

      So awesome, can't wait even more! Please add an extra set of dice addon, only thing I think is missing.

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      Michael Below on

      Great update.
      I really like the trays.
      The rules link works well. I use a laptop with Linux operating system.

    9. Markus Leisner on

      Great update, maybe it’s time to raise my pledge. The mat is awesome, how about a vote for the map Art? I also like the trays. It’s one of my top reasons the back this campaign. The rules look like the game i love.

    10. Kevin Young on

      Gametrayz already confirmed on BGG that the tiles sit on a short pedestal so you can push and tilt the tiles up for easy access.

      This is standard for all their trays, regardless of the game.

    11. Big Tom Casual (Orange Nebula) on

      @shawn Gametrayz engineers the snot out of these things. My guess is one side of these is recessed under the tiles so you can push that side down and the other side tips up and is easily grabbed. Much more elegant than a bunch of finger holes!

    12. Shawn Charney [TundraThunder] on

      @ Robert- Good catch on the #'s. It looks like the trays were designed for 10 orbitals & 12 monoliths (instead of 12 orbitals & 10 monoliths - as stated in the campaign summary)

    13. Shawn Charney [TundraThunder] on

      @MegaProtonMan I think they are striving to add additional "value" to the Higher Pledge Level

    14. Shawn Charney [TundraThunder] on

      The rules opened for me... And I have an Android.

    15. Shawn Charney [TundraThunder] on

      @ Kolassal I love the LOOK of the trayz, but how do we get the tiles out of the tray? They seem to have tight tolerances and no finger holes.

    16. MegaProtoMan

      So only a discount at the galactic counselor. More money grabbing I see. You guys just don't get it.

    17. Captain

      Updates like this are why I changed my pledge from $1 to all in. Well done Kolossal, well done.

    18. Morten on

      The mat is Looking good :)

    19. Robert Dijkman Dulkes on

      Where do the extra 2 orbitals go? There are 12, but only room for 5 per table tray?

    20. Chris Krajci on

      Love the trays, everything looks really nice.

    21. Nick King on

      Android phone here, invalid format

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      Bob Whitaker on

      @Todd FYI: I got an "invalid format message" while using my tablet. I had no problem from my PC

    23. Jon Mercurio Knight

      Todd, worked fine for me.

    24. Todd on

      Anyone else getting an invalid format error on the rules link?