Family night. Everyone gets together, with a full belly and a twinkle in their eye, until someone pulls out a new game...
Imagine tearing the plastic from a brand new board game, straight out of the factory. You see the typical array of tokens, dice, boards and...a real deck of cards with your family photos on them!
This is the first “your-photos-into-cards” board game where your photos play the central role in the game, influencing your score, strategy, control over pieces, and how the game plays out. The contents of your photos are now fair game - you are the creator of your own board game!
Family is one of the best things in life, so we have created a game that aims to gather your family around a table and bring back life to family photos. It rocks!
Deck of 60 cards; 8 Challenge boards; 6 screens; 1 custom die; 8 Family Members tokens; 10 Family Values tokens; 12 Family Rules tokens; 20 Family Objects tokens; 100 Time Cubes; 1 instruction rules book; 1 black cloth bag
Deck of cards - from your photos
The game is all about your photos, your stories, your memories...The joy of the game is in the photos you choose.
Challenges constitute the sections of the board. Players will choose the ones they want to play and set up the game according to their preferences and time to play - there are over 100 combinations to set up the game.
Family tokens represent different elements of families' lives: Members (meeples) , Values (shields) Rules (books) and Objects (discs). Players will use these elements to raise their families.
Screens attempt to prevent other players from knowing how much Family Time and tokens one has, while displaying important rules that support the gameplay.
Die & Family Time
The die enables players to earn Family Time which, later on, they will exchange for family pieces.
We have designed Your Family Rocks! to be easy to learn and hard to master, so that you are guaranteed long hours of entertainment and never two plays alike. Here's a short video that explains how to play:
The game unfolds over different dynamics about family memories (photos). The better the players perform on these dynamics, the more Family Time they will earn. As in real life, it takes time to raise a family, so players will use their Family Time to grow their family members, values, rules and objects - each worth different prosperity points. At the end of game, the most prosperous family wins.
For the most curious ones, you can read the rulebook in here.
"Which photos should I choose for my deck? I have so many!"
Our best advice is: variety! Don’t just pick “say cheese” moments, as these can limit your choices in the game - instead try to vary the situations, people, places and even expressions! You might even include infographics, memes, filtered photos, professional shoots... it goes as far as your imagination allows. It’s preferable to choose standard photo sizes (3:2 aspect ratio) as they will fit the cards better - be it landscape or portrait orientation.
If you’re like us, you probably have tons of photos on your phone, hard drive, SD cards and even in boxes. Time to dust them off, we say. Let's play them!
See below an example of a good deck selection.
Collecting your photos
We invested the time to thoroughly research the easiest and safest possible process to collect photos: once the campaign is over, we’ll send a simple one page form to every backer - fill in shipping details and upload the pictures in one full step. Couldn’t be easier!
We’ll be using Jotform since it’s highly reliable and customizable. We also found it to have enough storage capacity, data processing and above all, a solid data protection background. The form comes with an Uploadcare widget which makes the whole uploading, editing, previewing and submitting process super smooth.
Below is a video of the form structure and submission process. You will notice some basic photo editing tools that you can use.
Privacy & Security
Once you have completed the form, content will be stored until the delivery process ends, meaning that once we confirm you have received your game in immaculate condition all files will be deleted from servers. See Terms & Conditions for more detailed information.
We were fortunate to have so many people taking their time to play the game and among them were some reviewers who were kind enough to share their experience, opinions and suggestions:
Dear backer, you deserve them all. As funding evolves, so does our capacity to enrich the game with new elements and features for a greater experience. We want to hear from you and are open to consider additional stretch goals!
We know, we know... there are tons of great tabletop projects out there. BUT, if you think this project is of interest to your friends interest, we’d sincerely appreciate if you shared it. Your support rocks!
We are glad to announce we're making this game available to you, no matter if you live in Madagascar, Azores, Kodiac, Bora Bora or any other place. We're not shipping to Jupiter's moon...yet.
The prices below are for the Your Family Rocks! rewards. To all other countries, prices vary between 22€ and 35€. Rewards bound from EU, USA, Canada and Australia will ship from within those regions and will not be subjected to extra custom charges.
Our dream is to explore a range of applications using the same base concept - playing your photos. Crowdfunding is a great way for us iron out the kinks, hear from you and, well...get funds.
Funds will be mainly used to cover campaign, production and fulfilment expenses, namely: Campaign presentation elements; Factory components production; Cards production; Jotform + Uploadcare; Taxes; Kickstarter’s cut; Per pledge fee.
Enough of the past! It's time for you to take a look at our album of future memories with the most important milestones of the post-campaign management process.
We are all set to partner with two companies with a great track record: Ludofact for the production of the game and Quartermaster Logistics for handling the shipping process.
Meet the Team
Dozens of people have been involved in the creation of this project. The core team is composed of two friends who are glad you have scrolled down this much!
Nuno has been an honest, incorruptible, good sport board game player since 1987. His professional experience as an innovation consultant got him acquainted with a set of methodologies that he has applied for designing Your Family Rocks! Among his favorite Kickstarter game projects are Tiny Epic Western and Tortuga 1667.The project he most regrets not having backed is Scythe.
Duarte Lourenço spent his childhood between drawing cars and playing videogames. In 2010 he founded Buran Studio, where he leads an unorthodox group, with whom he enjoys working for brands, helping them with their transformational challenges. He believes in the fundamental importance of catering to every project's special needs. That means bespoke design and an attention to detail. From corporate, to financial, to even the world of entertainment and arts, Duarte has done it all! In his spare time, he enjoys cooking for friends and stretching his trivia muscles in pub quizzes all over Lisbon.
Let's celebrate families and their stories!
Risks and challenges
We want to rock on this project and make sure you get what you deserve for supporting us. That’s why we have been preparing it for over three years.
The supply chain of a tabletop game is a complicated process with some risks involved, mainly concerning external variables/parties we do not control (Production, Shipping, Customs...)
We have chosen to work with suppliers who are experienced in Kickstarter campaigns and thus are familiar with such constraints as well as with our requirements and needs.
During the campaign, the team is mainly allocated to communication efforts. That includes promotion, FAQ, upgrades, engagement with social networks and interaction with Kickstarter community. This basically means: we are here for you!
Thank you for supporting us!
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By supporting this project you acknowledge that:
1. We will consider eventual suggestions from the Kickstarter community with potential to improve the game experience.
2. Even though our delivery estimates are based on our shipping supplier experience they are still subjected to a variety of factors we do not control.
3. We do not ship to PO Boxes.
4. Because of the amount of files we will be dealing with, we have created an automatic process to turn your photos into cards. We will be dealing with thousands of photos and we lack the capacity to validate each one individually (quality, check repetition...), so you need to make sure the photos you select comply with common privacy policies, namely: 1) you own the copyrights for all of them. 2) No nudity or violent nature.
5. After receiving the form, YOUR FAMILY ROCKS! backers will be given two months (60 days) to submit their photos - we believe this is more than enough time for this purpose. If this period expires you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you and we may, at our discretion, refund your pledge or produce your copy.
6. Recipients of the YOUR FAMILY ROCKS! GIFT reward will have until the 31st of June 2019 to submit their photos. If this period expires you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you and we may, at our discretion, still produce and deliver the deck of cards.
7. All photos will be erased from our database once we have the confirmation you/recipient have received the copy of the game. You may, at any moment ask us to erase them.
8. Also, in the light of the recent General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR) we hereby declare that your personal data will not be shared nor have any other use besides the project fulfilment necessities.
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