Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, kids have a vivid imagination, making them great BILDER players. We played BILDER with children as young as 10 and had a great time. The Complex Deck might be too difficult for them, but the Starter deck is ideal to play with kids.
BILDER contains small pieces so it’s not suitable for the youngest of kids (ages 3 or under).Last updated:
Yes, of course! that’s half the fun!Last updated:
During normal gameplay you can only use sound effects if a HOW card allows it.
If you’re playing casually, you are of course free to do your own thing!Last updated:
BILDER means ‘images’ in German, building is what you do during the game and it’s an acrostic for the different categories of the game.Last updated:
- Production: BILDER is a complex and therefore costly game to manufacture because we use high quality custom wooden components. On top of that, Bilder comes with pieces in many different shapes and sizes. While a lot of games have multiple identical copies of the same piece, BILDER boasts a wide variation of components.
- Personnel: There’s only 2 of us and we earn a normal wage! This is one of the main reasons we can put the price point lower than most companies who’d want to create a game like this.
- Marketing: we have an email service provider to send out emails and we do some social media advertising. We said no to hiring a specialized Kickstarter marketing company that takes 30% of the KS proceedings. We felt that would defeat the purpose of a crowdfunding campaign since so much of your money would go to marketing.
- Administration: Our accountants work for pizza and beer… literally. They’re friends from way back who do it for the sheer fun of it. No, they’re not supergeeks but they are professionals!
- Design: Round of applause for Steven Derthoo who created this fantastic design. He’s our freelance in-house designer who’s also the creative genius behind our previous KS project Deer Lord!
- Logistics: The games need to be shipped overseas to the merry land of chocolate and beer. We found a shipping company who’ll do this for a competitive price. Fulfillment is done by an experienced company who’ll take about 2% of the pledge to pick, pack and send the games.Last updated:
Yes, we think this is very important. We looked for a manufacturer who is part of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), meaning that every tree they harvest is handled according to FSC standards. The trees they use come from well-managed tree farms to ensure environmental protection and resource sustainability. They also promote fair trade, worker rights and welfare.
This makes the manufacturing costs about 15% higher than if we were to use a non-certified company. We think this is more than worth it.
The FSC certification makes sure that wood cannot be:
- illegally harvested
- harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights
- harvested in forests where high conservation values (HCVs) are threatened
- harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use
- harvested in forests where genetically modified trees are planted.Last updated:
Playtests. Lots and lots of playtests. Each time we made a prototype, we kept close watch to see which pieces were the most popular, which ones weren't used at all, and which other shapes would come in handy. Seven prototypes later, we arrived at our current selection of pieces.Last updated:
We want to have BILDER delivered to you before Christmas. We’ll keep you up to date about estimated delivery during the process of manufacturing and shipping.Last updated:
We’ll use an experienced fulfilment center to get the game delivered to your doorstep.Last updated:
We will ship to post-office boxes but this is completely at your own risk. 85% of parcels arrived at their destinations, but a small number were returned to sender.Last updated:
Yes we do but there could be custom fees. We will not pay the custom fees, that is something you are responsible for unfortunately.Last updated:
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