BILDER the board game - unleash your creativity
Let your imagination run wild with a box of custom wooden pieces in this tabletop game for 2 to 12 players.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 1 2018 8:02 AM UTC +00:00.
BILDER is a tabletop game where you and your friends can unleash your imagination.
Use the carefully selected wooden pieces to create structures, tell stories and move the pieces around to make scenes come to life. Guess what the others are making to collect all the letters in B-I-L-D-E-R and win the game.
- FRESH: a new take on guessing games as you know them
- ENDLESS: +40 unique pieces allow infinite possibilities
- PERSONAL: get an insight into how others think and be surprised
- DIVERSE: different each round thanks to the HOW cards
- STYLISH: a specialized woodworking company will take care of the pieces + our designer worked his magic
The starter game is great for a casual game with friends and family, and includes only family friendly cards.
For those who want a more challenging and competitive gameplay, we recommend the complex deck. Topics in this expansion are less general and require a more experienced bilder.
For example, a starter game topic is ‘rocket launch’, but in the complex expansion this would become the more complex 'Apollo 13' which forces the bilder not just to act out a rocket launch, but also the tragic explosion.
The complex deck is a Kickstarter Exclusive and won't be available in retail, or anywhere else for that matter.
Each game of BILDER comes with 40 custom shapes, although more can be unlocked in the stretch goals. These will be produced by a professional woodworking factory, from solid wood, and we decided to keep it natural, with just a light varnish, rather than having them painted. Take a look at what's included:
The goal is pretty straightforward:
- collect cards with letters by guessing WHAT cards and completing HOW cards
- the game ends when a player can spell B-I-L-D-E-R
- that player gets +3 additional points, all players get +1 for each earned card
Players take turns, clockwise. A game lasts about 45 minutes.
Each turn, one player is the bilder. They draw a WHAT card and choose 1 of 2 things to bild.
To make guessing somewhat easier for the other players, the bilder also reveals the category (letter) before bilding.
The bilder chooses 1 of 3 revealed HOW cards (replenish every turn) that make bilding extra challenging, but also more rewarding.
The bilder may choose to ignore the HOW cards, but then they won’t be scoring a card this turn. Their loss.
The bilder starts creating while the other players guess! The bilder may use all the pieces in the box, stack them, move them around, but cannot make a sound.
The player who guessed correctly earns the WHAT card, the bilder earns the HOW card.
Want to take a closer look at the cards? Interested in lasercutting the bilder pieces yourself?
Here are some download links to help you out:
...please note that the final product might be slightly different.
Here's what we have to offer, take a look at the pledge levels (top right of the page) for more info. Stretch goals are included with each pledge!
The complex deck and double sets of pieces are Kickstarter Exclusives and won't be available in retail after the campaign ends.
We offer a discount for group pledges + you'll save on shipping.
If you're a retailer looking to order more than 5 copies, please contact us at:
In case of success: more pieces for everyone! If your pledge includes the double set, that also means double stretch goals.
We'll add more in case of overwhelming success. In the meantime, we'd love to hear your suggestions for more pieces, cards, and/or other stretch goals.
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With everything ready and our manufacturer standby, we'll go into production right after the Kickstarter campaign ends. After a final quality check, the games will be produced, assembled, labeled, and shipped to your doorstep. Relying on our previous experience, we expect them to arrive in December, so just in time for Christmas.
Want to guess some WHAT cards? We have a whole playlist for you.
You made it all the way to the bottom of the page, hooray! Reason enough to celebrate:
Risks and challenges
Our first campaign was DEER LORD in Nov - Dec 2015. The game looked amazing (if we may say so ourselves), production and delivery were successful and all backers got their copies 4 months later. We are confident that with this game, we can bring more joy to the world!
Bilder has been playtested over and over and over in the last 18 months. We were able to pinpoint those pieces that gave the best results and chose the topics that were most entertaining to create.
For this game we’ll work with a professional woodworking company who will produce all the pieces and a board game manufacturer who’ll make the box and cards and assemble the final product. We have great confidence in our production partners and we know they can live up to the high expectations we have of them.
We hope you support our Kickstarter. It’s going to be a great adventure.