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$53,184
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, March 4 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

$53,184
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
1,000
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, March 4 2019 4:59 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Mechanica is a unique engine building game where you race your opponents to create the best vacuum robot factory out of interlocking puzzle pieces. The game features:

  •  Dynamic factories that are fun to build and run
  • 12 types of jigsaw piece-shaped tiles that snap together!
  •  Rotating shop board
  •  Instant setup: just open the box and play! The game stays in the tray
  • Exciting 1-player mode
  •  Beautiful illustrations and adorable robots by Ann-Sophie De Steur 

Mega Improvements and Overlord expansions, if unlocked, will come in the box with the Kickstarter edition of the game. They may be available after the Kickstarter campaign but will be sold separately.

*Not pictured: 4 Reminder Cards, Instruction Book, Single Player Chip. Art and components pictured are prototypes and are subject to change.

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 How To Play

Read the work-in-progress online rulebook here. These languages coming soon!

Or learn how to play in under 4 minutes with the Rules Girl:

Start of the Round

At the start of each round everyone moves TIDYBOTS through their factories. Bots stop in most puzzle piece-shaped improvements, and get upgraded or multiplied!
At the start of each round everyone moves TIDYBOTS through their factories. Bots stop in most puzzle piece-shaped improvements, and get upgraded or multiplied!

Your Turn

Then you each take a turn where you do 4 things: 

1. Ship bots out from your trucks and make money
1. Ship bots out from your trucks and make money
2. Buy improvements from the shop and install them in your factory
2. Buy improvements from the shop and install them in your factory
3. Put new bots into your fabricators for next turn
3. Put new bots into your fabricators for next turn
4. Rotate the shop wheel, and put out a new improvement.  Reap the rewards if an improvement falls into the recycler!
4. Rotate the shop wheel, and put out a new improvement. Reap the rewards if an improvement falls into the recycler!

At any time during your turn you may also:

  • Complete a Blueprint (if you have the specific bots listed on it) to earn tons of money to put in your vault. 
  • Buy Forks, Big Trucks, or Huge Trucks for your factory

Stretch Goals


Shipping

Want 8 copies? No problem, just select the 4x reward but pledge twice its cost (including twice the shipping) and be sure to tell us how many copies you pledged for in the survey after the campaign is over. Feel free to get up to 20 copies using this method.

*Backers in Australia who want 1 copy of Mechanica must use the "Mechanica - Australia" reward tier in order to get the $24 shipping rate.

It takes a village to make a game. This is Mechanica's village!
It takes a village to make a game. This is Mechanica's village!

Special thanks to:

Joe Macisco, Bryan Vance, Wanfang Wu, Meredith Frost, Verena Frost, Elinor Dooley, Lindsay Kusnarowis, Conor Banta, Brenna Peterson, Sophie Billings, Rijul Garg, Catalina Garcia, Shannon Hart, Adam Weaver, Norwich Girl Scout Troop #58009, Black Moon Games, Tucker Box, Upper Valley Game Designers,  Richmond Middle School game club, and our friends at Lay Waste Games.

Accessibility

The trend in Kickstarter pages  is to make everything on the page an image. This is great because it gives the creators more control over making the page look good, but it's very bad for people with visual impairments or those who want to use screen readers. We have created a text-only version of this page on our website, which you can find here.

Risks and challenges

We've made many table top games at this point, but there are always new things to learn. Mechanica has a bunch of cool parts, so there are always possibilities that some of them are going to be harder to manufacture than we anticipate. We plan to take our time and make sure that the game is made right, rather than rushing it out the door—we'd rather have delays than a shoddy game.

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