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Challenge your logic and creativity by playing games of your own or others' creation with this versatile tile-based game platform!
Challenge your logic and creativity by playing games of your own or others' creation with this versatile tile-based game platform!
Challenge your logic and creativity by playing games of your own or others' creation with this versatile tile-based game platform!
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Sedis is a set of tiles with a systematic configuration of pips and blanks along the outer edges of each of its 60 wooden tiles. As with dominoes or playing cards, you can play a huge number of games using the large variety of game mechanics available with Sedis.

With Sedis, you and your friends can create your own games, or just play the games created by us and others in our developing community of players! Our website contains both rules for starting games as well as a growing collection of how-to-play videos and a downloadable print-and-play version of the tiles.

Sedis can be used by the whole family to enjoy a multitude of games! Or, you can even create your own!
Sedis can be used by the whole family to enjoy a multitude of games! Or, you can even create your own!

 Sedis Features:

  • Versatile platform for the creation and play of a multitude of games
  • Nearly a dozen games already created for Sedis - and more coming
  • Near-infinite replayability
  • Challenges the mind - spatially, visually, logically and creatively
  • Allows for both short and long games
  • Kid-friendly games
  • Allows for play by 2-6 players, as well as solo variants
  • Patent-pending design
  • Self-published in Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

We've developed around a dozen fun games to get you started with Sedis! While many games are dominoes-like and will challenge your skills in pattern-matching, others use varied mechanics or can be highly strategic. And, there are plenty of games which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Here are a just a few...

Honeycomb

Honeycomb is the original Sedis game. Match pips around played tiles to score points. Really simple - and loads of fun!
Honeycomb is the original Sedis game. Match pips around played tiles to score points. Really simple - and loads of fun!

Rings

Rings is one of the most popular games. Create beautiful geometric patterns by matching pips on alternating sides of Sedis tiles to form rings. The one who creates the most rings wins!
Rings is one of the most popular games. Create beautiful geometric patterns by matching pips on alternating sides of Sedis tiles to form rings. The one who creates the most rings wins!

Bloom

Bloom is a game in which players attempt to create a “flower” of seven tiles. It’s a great game for families which can be played competitively or cooperatively!
Bloom is a game in which players attempt to create a “flower” of seven tiles. It’s a great game for families which can be played competitively or cooperatively!

Reach for the Sky

Build a “pyramid” of tiles with your opponents by stacking tiles in Reach for the Sky. Highest score wins!
Build a “pyramid” of tiles with your opponents by stacking tiles in Reach for the Sky. Highest score wins!

Pyrrhic War

Sedis can also be used to play battle games! In Pyrrhic War, erode the landscape of tiles by using them as your own personal armies. Capture tiles and aim to be the best general!
Sedis can also be used to play battle games! In Pyrrhic War, erode the landscape of tiles by using them as your own personal armies. Capture tiles and aim to be the best general!

An instruction booklet containing an introduction to Sedis, game mechanics discovered thus far, guidance for creating new games, and rules for three basic games are included with each Sedis set.

Rules for additional games can be found on our website (online and in PDF form), along with a growing collection of how-to-play videos. As the Sedis community grows, more games will be added by us and others. 

 

 

  • We are able to ship rewards worldwide.
  • Shipping costs for US-based backers are included in reward tiers.
  • Currently, we have EU-friendly shipping available outside the US. As the campaign progresses, we'll update with more info if we're able to achieve customs-friendly shipping elsewhere.
  • We will begin manufacturing backers' units immediately after the end of the successful Kickstarter campaign (June 2017). We expect units to be shipped in monthly batches with all units expected to ship by October 2017.

 

 

 

 

   

While Sedis may look like six-sided dominoes, it's not! Its unique configuration of pips and blanks is based on a combinatorial system which uses the pips as placeholders, not simply as counters like dice, dominoes and playing cards.

Sedis consists of 60 tiles across 10 families, each family consisting of tiles which share the same "primary side" (the one with three pips). All other sides on a tile are derived from this primary side, allowing for a rich, systematic configuration of pips and blanks.

Combinatorics of Sedis tiles
Combinatorics of Sedis tiles

The unique design of Sedis allows for a large number of physical game mechanics, such as stacking and rotation of tiles and various interpretations of the pips and blanks. However, it's important to note that players of Sedis games do not need to know how Sedis is designed or the details of all of these game mechanics to have fun - and even create games - with the set!  

My name is Neal Murthy. Around 30 years ago, I lost my grandfather and through his bequest, gained an old Pachisi set which had been passed down through generations in my family. This Pachisi set, along with being surrounded by family and friends who loved games, spurred a passion for hobbyist game design, even leading me to do my university studies in game theory (applied math and economics). Over the past 30 years, I have conceived hundreds of games and fully developed around twenty.

My family's Pachisi set: The inspiration for a lifetime of game design
My family's Pachisi set: The inspiration for a lifetime of game design

One of these games is Sedis, which actually came to me in a dream. The name "Sedis" is an Akkadian word for the number 6, for the six-sided tiles. We chose Akkadian because it's the base language of the ancient Babylonians, who used a base-60 numbering system (most cultures today use a decimal - base-10 - numbering system) and Sedis has 60 tiles.

All of this is being done through our company, Nefer Games. Through this company, we're seeking to change how we view play as a species. Play is vital to our culture, our humanity and our happiness. We have a broad mission to create tools and environments of play which are beautiful and wonderful. We hope Sedis will be the first of many products created by Nefer Games which help us to fulfill this mission.

My thanks in advance to all of you in the Kickstarter community for supporting my dream to bring Sedis and other games to the world. I look forward to receiving your feedback and your backing, and in turn, to sending you one or more of the world's first Sedis sets.

 

With Sedis, people young and old can create and enjoy games. The only limit is your own imagination.
With Sedis, people young and old can create and enjoy games. The only limit is your own imagination.

 

   

                         

 

            

                       

 

Risks and challenges

There is little risk in design or development. We have produced multiple prototypes of each type of set and are working with a well-established manufacturing partner with a stable history. We have fronted the money for functional prototyping and initial patent filings and tested multiple sizes and material variants of the product, so the funding generated by this project will be used to fulfill rewards, develop our online tools and begin to develop a worldwide Sedis community.

The primary challenge we face is on-time fulfillment of orders in case backing far exceeds expectations, partly due to the fact that our current manufacturing partner has a small-scale capacity. We do have a few contingency plans in place, including having our partner expand its operations, partnering with additional manufacturers (some of which we’ve identified), and even bringing manufacturing in-house. We’ll make final decisions on which contingency plans to put in place as the campaign progresses, keeping our backers informed.

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    You will receive a "thank you" Sedis tile. Don’t worry; your Sedis tile doesn’t require food or water. (In fact, please don’t feed or water it.) Your tile will be a tangible reminder that you helped make this Kickstarter possible.

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    Standard Set

    You will receive a beautiful set of birch Sedis tiles. The tiles are ⅛” (3mm) in thickness so they're easily held during play. This set comes in a jute bag. The tiles are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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    Premium Set

    You will receive a beautiful set of cherry hardwood Sedis tiles. The tiles are ⅛” (3mm) in thickness so they're easily held during play. This set comes in a luxury bag. The tiles are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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    Prestige Set

    You will receive a beautiful set of thicker cherry hardwood Sedis tiles. The tiles are ¼” (6mm) in thickness so they can stand on a stable, flat game table. This set comes in a luxury bag. The tiles are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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    Premium Plus Set

    You will receive a beautiful set of cherry hardwood Sedis tiles. The tiles are ⅛” (3mm) in thickness so they're easily held during play. This set comes in a nice cherry hardwood box with a laser-etched Sedis logo on the lid. The tiles and the box are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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    Prestige Plus Set

    You will receive a beautiful set of thicker cherry Sedis hardwood tiles. The tiles are ¼” (6mm) in thickness so they can stand on a stable, flat game table. This set comes in a nice cherry hardwood box with a laser-etched Sedis logo on the lid. The tiles and the box are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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    Heritage Set

    You will receive a beautiful personalized set of cherry hardwood Sedis tiles to pass down from generation to generation. The tiles are ⅛” (3mm) in thickness so they're easily held during play. This set comes in a nice cherry hardwood box. The back of the tiles and the lid of the box will be engraved with a logo of your choosing. The tiles and the box are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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    Legacy Set

    You will receive a beautiful personalized set of thicker cherry hardwood Sedis tiles to pass down from generation to generation. The tiles are ¼” (6mm) in thickness so they can stand on a stable, flat game table. This set comes in a nice cherry hardwood box. The back of the tiles and the lid of the box will be engraved with a logo of your choosing. The tiles and the box are laser engraved and cut to ensure precision cuts and fine detail.

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