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Axia. A land with a glorious past, a most uncertain present, and an even more unpredictable future. 

Now a member of an Economic Union, it has fallen on hard times, and its people are suffering. Corruption, inefficiency, and incompetence have a real human cost, as political tensions continue to increase.

However, all is not lost. A group of investors (that some would call opportunistic) have seen this as an opening, a chance to build their own future. 

The players take on the role of these investors, who seek to bail out struggling businesses, recruit employees, raise capital, and produce goods for export.

Shady business deals can win influence or grease the right palms, but players must be careful - cutting too many corners is inefficient and hurts the overall economy. In fact, it may even lead to bankruptcy for Axia and an early end for the game. 

But, with hard work and a focus on the future, the winner must seize opportunities where others see only crisis! 

The reprint of CRISIS is only for the Deluxe edition. It contains the same components as the first print run. Minor changes have been made to the rulebook (capitalization, FAQ) and to some cards (wording, clarifications). The rules of the game remain the same. 

Crisis is a game for 1-5 players that takes 45-120 minutes.

For more details on the components and rules of Crisis, download the rules here (5 MB, right click and Save as…). Please download this file, as PDFs viewed in-browser may not display properly. This file is the low-resolution version of the final rules document. 

If you find any mistakes, please send us a message via the KS messaging system (we can't track responses in the comments section).

The first expansion for Crisis is here! 

It contains 15 new Company cards, each meant to replace one Company in the base game. However, not all are used in each game, dramatically increasing replayability.

The fantastic illustrations for the new Company cards have been beautifully crafted by Anthony Cournoyer, the talented illustrator of the base game (and of Diesel Demolition Derby, and of Long Live the Queen's dieselpunk edition, and many more).

You can download the rules card for the expansion here

This small new expansion forms the basis for much more content in the future, and we plan to put out more substantial, boxed expansions once we have fully developed and playtested them.

La version Deluxe de CRISIS et l’extension La Nouvelle Économie sont maintenant disponibles en version française, éditées par Geek Attitude Games.

L’extension ne sera pas disponible en boutique.

Une présentation française du Kickstarter est disponible sur le site de Geek Attitude Games.

Téléchargez les règles (non définitives) de CRISIS et La Nouvelle Économie.

Vous pouvez également découvrir les règles de CRISIS en vidéo :

 Pour toute question, une seule adresse : info@geekattitudegames.com

We have been able to, for the first time, develop our own German edition for a game! We are currently proofreading the language-dependent components: the rulebook, the events cards and the influence cards. 

In the post-campaign survey, you will be able to choose to receive the German edition of the base game and of the expansion.

Check out a review in german here:

We are also working on a german-language conversion kit for the backers of the first print run.

Would you like to try the game? We have both a Vassal module and Tabletopia implementations! 

You can find the Vassal module, handcrafted with love, here. You can get the latest version of Vassal here. Apologies, this does not contain the expansion.

You can find he Tabletopia implementation here.

Note that some videos below show prototype components which were created before the first campaign for the game. 

The game may look really good in these videos, but know that the final product is even better (rigid cards, appropriately-sized wooden tokens, etc.).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDT8nD088ro

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQbjCJKCPBk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCOibZkgOWc 

For the main runthrough video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n88T4s77MNA

For the extended game play video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aCYjMe-PWE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4aZHVV3JnI 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQhMEwBihko 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9iwXIooQHY 

Besides his final thoughts, the Vitruvian Gamer filmed his entire playthrough: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__5n5ZJhyOE 

You can also see ConnectMore's "Avoid The Rules" video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0kscIKj94s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtNeBiKXPkc 

https://vimeo.com/173257588 

More rounds & opinion: https://vimeo.com/173271788

(21:25 onwards) https://thefiveby.fireside.fm/32

(01:14:57 onwards) http://punchingcardboard.com/?p=863

https://brokenmeeple.blogspot.com/2016/07/crisis-preview-kickstarter-its-12.html 

http://www.cardboardrepublic.com/preview/on-crisis 

http://www.creakingshelves.com/crisis-review

http://www.devondice.co.uk/crisis_preview/ 

http://goplaylisten.com/games/one-play-crisis/ 

(16:00 onwards) https://www.heavycardboard.com/episodelist/2016/08/24/heavy-cardboard-episode-52-amandas-top-50-edwards-top-50 

http://www.polyhedroncollider.com/2016/07/crisis-kickstarter-review.html  

                            

(click here or on the image above for a high resolution photo)

We expect to fulfill the rewards bound for the USA from within the USA, and the rewards bound for EU and other countries from Germany. EU backers do not have to worry about customs or VAT. 

Shipments to backers outside of the EU and the USA will have 45 EUR declared as the value of the package. That's roughly equivalent to 59 USD / 75 CAD / 76 AUD / 55 CHF / 6224 JPY. Note that we can not be responsible for any customs fees.

We will be using Backerkit as our post-campaign fulfillment suite and pre-order management platform, through which additional copies may be obtained. 

The real cost of shipping is subsidized and is offered for the period of the campaign. We reserve the right to charge higher shipping costs during the pre-order period and beyond. We are not able to make bulk shipments. Other costs that we bear may also include packing materials, labor, freight, replacements shipping; and the risk of shipping cost increases.

IMPORTANT: Do not add these amounts to your pledge! We will collect the shipping cost after the campaign, via Backerkit.

CRISIS: The New Economy expansion

Worldwide: 2 USD. Real cost: 4.59 USD (3,70 EUR)

CRISIS deluxe edition

EU: 9 USD. Real cost: 11.04 USD (8,89 EUR)

USA: 9 USD. Real cost: 11.70 (via Quartermaster logistics)

Worldwide:14 USD. Real cost: 19.73 USD (15,89 EUR)

IMPORTANT: Do not add these amounts to your pledge! We will collect the shipping cost after the campaign, via Backerkit.

(Yes, we subsidize worldwide rewards by 3 USD more. We are nice like that. EU/USA backers, you will probably be getting yours much more quickly. Hopefully that is enough consolation.)

We also have to pay 3-5 USD for materials, packing and handling - also something that you do not have to pay, resulting in discounts of 30-60%, depending on location and number of shipments. Individually it may not seem like a lot, but multiplied by thousands of packages, it represents a significant cost.

Certain countries do not appear on the list of available shipping destinations. This is due to past experiences and potential cost overruns due to weight fluctuations. Click the pledge level and please contact us via KS message if your country does not appear on the list.

We expect to have tracking for the USA, but not for anywhere else. If tracking is important to you, please contact us via the KS messaging system before the campaign is over. We do not expect to be sending tracking codes when the games are shipped.

Please note that we can not take any responsibility for any lost or damaged copies to Brazil, Hungary, Russia, or South Africa.

What You See Is What You Get - this is our doctrine, and we like to run simple, straightforward campaigns. We are aware that add-ons and/or stretch goals would increase the funding total. However, we have already thrown everything into this game - a lot of time, effort, and money. We intend to print with the highest quality materials, and we let you, our fans, decide which version you want. 

We also want to offer the game at the cheapest cost possible - and that is incompatible with stretch goals. We'd have to add "hidden" profit in the pledge levels that we can then "spend" to give you stretch goals - nothing is for "free". Therefore, raising money beyond our goal does not give us extra money on hand to create stretch goals.

Furthermore, because the games are made in Europe in a small print run, we do not benefit from economies of scale by producing a few more copies of the game.

We do not offer add-ons (not even our other games) during the campaign, because we want to keep our operations simple and deliver efficiently. We will however be able to offer a post-campaign chance to obtain other games, if stock levels and our operations allow. We are in this for the long run, so it does not help us to squeeze a few more dollars from a few backers, if we would disappoint *all* backers. We have a reputation for shipping on time or early, and this is how we minimize the risk of missing our deadlines.

Retail availability: We hope to put the game in shops, with the intended MSRP of 70 USD. However, we do not guarantee that you will be able to find it in retail, just like the game's first print run.

SPIEL availability: We intend to sell the game at the SPIEL trade fair in Essen. We do not yet know the price, but we are confident we will have very few copies there.

Finally, we do not pay anyone to give an opinion on our games.

Game Design: Pantelis Bouboulis & Sotirios Tsantilas  

Illustration: Anthony Cournoyer 

Graphic Design: Sami Laakso, Viktor Csete & Heiko Günther 

Vassal Module: Mindy Getch & Sotirios Tsantilas 

Tabletopia Implementation: Alvin Chen & Viktor Csete

Special Thanks: Alvin Chen, Paul "GamingRules" Grogan, Dimitris "JamesH" Chatzidimitriou, Brittanie "Bebo" Boe, and many, many more.

LudiCreations is a publisher of such novel games as …and then, we held hands, ESSEN, Kune v Lakia, Pocket Imperium, [redacted], and Town Center. Working with talented contributors from around the world, we create games with unexpected themes and mechanisms. Gather your friends, and turn wood and cardboard into joy!  

www.ludicreations.com

Risks and challenges

All previous campaigns have been fulfilled. We are working with a manufacturer we have worked with before, and we are confident in our ability to deliver the game and any additional materials. That said, unforeseen events may affect how quickly fulfillment is conducted, and the final graphics and components that you see presented here are subject to (however improbable) change. We will be exhibiting at Essen, and it is very likely that some backers or other people may have the game in hand before you do. Note that our goal is to ship the game on time, by the dates listed on the pledge levels. Shipping a package is different than delivering a package. We do not deliver your game, the shipping company does. Therefore, delivery times will vary according to your local postal services – once we ship, the shipment is the responsibility of the shipping company. If tracking is important to you, please let us know. Informal currency conversions made on this campaign may not be accurate by the time you read this, and therefore result in seemingly cheaper prices further in the future. Warning: Do not attempt to simulate, cause, or resolve an actual financial crisis using this board game. LudiCreations does not take responsibility for any massive unemployment, overall social malaise and a general depreciation of political ethos and/or civic values that may come about due to playing this game. The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this game are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred, except maybe Nutella. By backing this project, you indicate that you have read, understood and agreed with the above. If you have any questions, please contact us directly via the KS messaging system.

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    Edition Deluxe de CRISIS avec les pions en bois personnalisés + l’extension ‘La Nouvelle Économie’.

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