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$1,507
pledged of $38,000pledged of $38,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 10 2019

About

MALYAVA - Break free from prison!

Hello friends! I’d like to tell you a short story of how Malava game was created. 

My name is Pavel I’m a jeweler and an artist. My team and me create beautiful art works and we are really passionate about what we do. I also want to give back to my community that’s why I became a volunteer at the local jail. The work I do is focused on psychological support to inmates as well as rehabilitation of the released ones. 

Jail tattoos represent the whole visual world. As an artist I was amazed and inspired when discovered it from the inside. That’s how the idea for Malyava board game was born.

It’s was crucially important to research and take to consideration every little detail since tattoos are one of the main communication channel in the jail community. 


My team and me are strong believers that our mission here in this world is to create and inspire! 

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Board game "Malyava" features an explosive combination of excitement and rapid game play with unpredictable outcome. The materials showcasing Russian prison tattoos, which outlined the Game's unique design.

The very word “Malyava” represents a "Kite" which is a prison`s slang for a small letter, sent by one prisoner to another or to outer mates, via secret ways. 

The Game for three to six gamblers will create a fun atmosphere and light up your party. This is the multiplayer strategic based Game with rich visuals inspired by the Russian prison subculture.

Each gamer will assume the role of a Cop (Guard), a Con (Inmate) or a Kingpin (Prison Boss). Buying and playing the “Lousy life” cards, participants earn money and interact with other players. The goal of the Game is to move according to the Map and to be the first to reach freedom. You must solve a number of interesting tasks: such as writing an encrypted letter to a cellmate, keeping in mind that the Cop is hunting for it.

Should you get trapped – you must perform various funny or extravagant tasks. Who will win? One of the  Inmates who achieved freedom or cop prevented escape? May luck smile up on you!

 The offer is limited. The Malyava Expansion will be available for sale after the campaign is over, separately from the basic version on our website www.malyava-game.com 

Board game “Malyava” is for 3 to 6 players, each of them assumes a role of a prison inhabitant. 

First task is a role distribution: “Cop” (Guard) and “Kingpin” (Prison Boss) are two mandatory roles, rest of the players will be “Cons” (Inmates). Roles are assumed by random card choice and players have to conceal their roles when they get a card. By asking each other tricky questions, everyone is trying to identify  who is a “Cop”. If his bluff was successful and Cop” wasn’t detected, he gets a chance to swap the roles with any other player.

 If you can’t wait to start an exciting game you might as well skip the process of Copdetection. However, it’s a great opportunity to establish communication between the players who don’t know each other very well. 

Each player gets:

  • 3 coins, 
  • a map (base version or expansion one),
  • Start cards: “Game of chance” (from the expansion) and “Kite” (“Cop” doesn’t get this one),
  • 2 “Lousy life” cards.

“Cop” is the first to move and then each next player moves clockwise. Main task is to create a strategy by purchasing cards, and to earn some cash. “Con” players also have to refill  “Common”  (prisoner’s Pitty Cash box). 

The move it self consists of 2 parts: Profit faze and Strategy faze. 

 Side note: “Lousy life” cards are divided by the action type

Cards of the second type bring profit to an active player only. It’s a really cool type of “Lousy life” cards! But you gotta pay attention. While the active player gets profit from this type of card, other players can also profit from someone else’s roll, however, they can also lose money, if the card requires any expenses or payments. 

Getting back to the Strategy faze - a player whether purchases one of the “Lousy life” cards or makes a move on a map. While moving on a map he fulfills the tasks written on each sector of the map.

Sometimes it brings profit, sometimes - unexpected surprises. For example, at the “Church” sector you don’t pay mugging fees to your opponents and can’t gamble. At the “Trap” sector you have to perform one of the funny tasks and will be rewarded for it, otherwise, will have to pay a penalty.

But don't be 100% sure of your strategic abilities!

Finally the one who achieves freedom first wins!

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We've invested time and dedication to research a complicated and, however, unique Russian prisoners` subculture. We have done our best to avoid representing the theme of prison like something gloomy and aggressive.

Instead we've turned all the results of our research work into the entertaining and picturesque stylized artwork to deliver joyful experience to devoted gamers.

And finally we are proud to announce a great accomplishment, the game is 100% finished. It was carefully thought out, tested and retested. Each artistic detail and every little component of the Game are perfectly aligned within one great adventure.

So if you are into party games just as we are, please support us to implement this project.

Don't forget to like, comment and share this project with friends and gamelovers in social media platforms.

 Hugs and thanks.

Sincerely Pavel, Nataly, Katherine and Mary


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