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Less is a simple strategy board game for two or four players. It's easy to learn and fun to play.
A simple strategy board game for two or four players. It's easy to learn and fun to play.
A simple strategy board game for two or four players. It's easy to learn and fun to play.
1,730 backers pledged $48,411 to help bring this project to life.

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REVIEWS

"Enjoy a decent game of checkers but would prefer something a bit simpler? Like a very clean, minimalistic design? How about a game you can learn in less than a minute, and play in less than 10?"
iSlaytheDragon

"Fun, simple, elegant. That's Less. Both fun and quick, Less has made it to the table a lot more than expected."
Board Game Authority

"You can play more with Less than ever before. (Pun fully intended.)"
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"Throughout the thoughtful process, the designers achieved an attractive look for elegantly simple game."
Backers Community

"Nothing replaces the feeling of getting your mates together for an evening of chatting, playing, laughing and sipping on your favorite drinks."
Jebiga

"Less is a new abstract strategy board game up on Kickstarter and looking for funding love. And love they have found."
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LESS is a simple strategy board game for two or four players. It's a simple game which can be set up in seconds and the rules can be learned in less than a minute. It's both fun and challenging to play, and can also be a beautiful addition to every game lover’s collection. Just set-up the nine board tiles, place the game pieces in their starting position and you’re ready to go! The goal is to move your four pieces to the opponents starting corner before they move into yours.  

The rules are ridiculously simple - you can easily learn them by watching this short video:

                       
 
                                 
                                   

The board is set up randomly at the beginning of every game giving you over 100,000 combinations to experience. Less can also be expanded into a four-player game by adding another set of tiles to the deck and another set of game pieces (of different height to easily tell them apart) for the other two players. Players split up into teams of two and work together to bring both sets to the opposite side before the other team can beat you to it.

Still not convinced? You can try out an online version of Less with your Facebook friends! Visit our Facebook page or click on the button below.

The illustrations featured on the back of the playing board were made by one of the most successful and well-known Slovenian artists, NatanEsku. He is a multitalented craftsman with an interest in painting, design, illustration, sculpture and photography. NatanEsku is always trying to work with environmentally friendly and recycled materials. The work chosen by Less features a wide range of creative designs with distinct details and colorful elements. The figures found within these designs tell their own unique story.

Aside from the basic design used for the original LESS board, you can choose between a variety of illustrations, which all carry a designer’s signature within the details.

After the campaign ends we will send out a survey where you will be able to choose from the following three designs:

Additionally, you can also choose from these three designs that were chosen through a contest prior to the launch of our Kickstarter campaign on our Facebook page:

The materials used for the game pieces were carefully chosen - they’re made out of all natural walnut and beech wood and don’t contain any artificial parts. The simple look and natural feel makes Less a beautiful addition to any home.

Less can be used in a variety of ways. While out on the town with friends, having dinner or a drink at your favorite bar, Less is the perfect game to bring along. The playing board can transform in to drink coasters, which makes Less a great addition to enjoying a beer and connecting with friends. Whether you’re a board game enthusiast or a beer lover, everyone can enjoy Less.

You can take LESS anywhere, even your daily commute!
You can take LESS anywhere, even your daily commute!
Play LESS in the company of your friends!
Play LESS in the company of your friends!
Enjoy playing LESS while taking a break!
Enjoy playing LESS while taking a break!

 All backers will also get exclusive access to a printable version of the game right after the Kickstarter campaign ends. This way you'll be able to enjoy Less everywhere even if you forget to bring your own copy with you!

Less was created by Aleksandr Starovojtov, a man who is a fan of board games and also fully aware of the importance of rest and relaxation. A few years ago, Aleksandr went on vacation with his family to the seaside, and unfortunately forgot all of their family games at home. Eager to find a solution, he grabbed some beer coasters from the local bar and created the very first version of Less. Aleksandr experimented with the coaster board and developed the rules as he went along. Upon arriving back home he started playing the game with his friends and got a wave of positive feedback. From there he developed the game and Less was born!

While testing the game out with friends and family Aleksandr discovered Invented4, a company that helped him put the final touches on the game and introduce it to the world. Invented4 is a crowdsourcing platform where owners can check the global market potential of their ideas and subsequently realize their products without any financial input or public disclosure.

Less is our first Kickstarter project, but the platform is always on the look out for new projects!

There are six different reward tiers so you can choose whichever you like best, from a printable version to a six-pack of LESS games for a whole bunch of people!

We are really excited about Less and want to share this excitement with the rest of you. We'd love to see you enjoy yourself with your friends and loved ones over countless hours of fun by playing LESS. We want to bring this awesome experience to the rest of the world and doing that is only possible with a successful Kickstarter campaign. So help us by pledging towards our goal and spreading the word about Less!

Risks and challenges

Our most pressing challenge is getting the word out about LESS and then delivering it to you as quick as possible.

We've already made all the necessary deals with all the suppliers, sub-contractors, manufacturers and shipping providers so everything is pretty much set up. We just need to put in a big enough number of orders so that materials and other necessities can be bought in bulk.

We are therefore fairly confident about our capabilities and the promised delivery dates. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to post them in the comment section or the FAQ section below.

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    THANK YOU + PRINTABLE VERSION: Every help towards our goal is highly appreciated. Thank you for supporting us and please keep spreading the word about our campaign. You'll get a Twitter shout-out and access to a printable version of LESS.

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    LESS SINGLE PACK - EARLY BIRD: Be one of the first to get your own copy of LESS and start playing! Only 100 copies are available for our biggest (and fastest) fans.

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

    Retail price: $29

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    LESS SINGLE PACK - A single pack consists of 8 game pieces and 12 playing board pieces and is suitable for two players. Just set up the board, place the gaming pieces and you're ready to go!

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

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    LESS DOUBLE PACK - EARLY BIRD: Get not one, but TWO copies of LESS and immediately start playing with three of your friends. Only 100 double packs available for our biggest fans!

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

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    LESS DOUBLE PACK - A double pack is a combination of two copies of LESS with gaming pieces of different heights. This way it can be enjoyed by four people in teams of two - fun for the whole table!

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

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    Pledge $31 or more About $31

    LESS DOUBLE PACK + COTTON BAG - You get exactly the same package of two LESS games as the previous reward tier but now with a brand new cotton bag included! The bag holds 16 tiles and 16 game pieces for easier carry anywhere you go!

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    Pledge $66 or more About $66

    LESS SIXPACK - This is an ideal choice for places where a lot of people come to spend some good time. Want to keep a group of kids busy in your classroom or have your customers something to do while they wait for their next round of drinks? This is the perfect pick for you!

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

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    LESS SIXPACK + 4 SLEEVES + 1 COTTON BAG - Exactly the same as the previous reward tier but with added bonuses: a cotton bag for easier carry for two of the boxes and 4 gift sleeves to give the rest of them away for holidays! Perfect for both you and your closest friends!

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

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    LESS SIXPACK + 6 SLEEVES + 3 COTTON BAGS - Exactly the same as the previous reward tier but with even MORE bonuses: you get 6 gift sleeves and 3 cotton bags! This means you can gift ALL of them either as single-packs or double-packs with cotton bags included! (You can of course also gift some of them to yourself.)

    Every backer also gets an exclusive access to a printable version of the game as soon as the campaign ends!

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