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CHF 575
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, January 3 2017 8:31 AM UTC +00:00
CHF 575
pledged of CHF 17,900pledged of CHF 17,900 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, January 3 2017 8:31 AM UTC +00:00

About

WizArt is an entertaining and challenging strategy game specially for 3 players but that is easy to learn and does not take too long to play. 

It was developed with countless hours of play testing and tweaking. If the project is successfully funded on Kickstarter, we will be able to manufacture it in very high quality by one of the best manufacturers world wide and ship it to the door of the backers at a reasonable cost.

 

PRINT AND PLAY 

(Please, visit the official website of the game project if you would like to receive the current version of the print and play via email. Thank You!)

https://portillo-entertainment.com/games/wizart

COMPONENTS 
15 Cards
  8 Crystals
  6 Player Cubes
  1 Rules of Play

 

 

 

To win the game you must play at least one card every turn with the corresponding number of knowledge crystals and gain enough skill levels to graduate as a Wizard before your opponents. Depending on the card that you’ve played you will be able to use those of your opponents.

Only if you decipher the crystals of knowledge you will sufficiently advance as an apprentice and avoid to be kicked out by your opponents because they are able to steal them. WizArt™ is a game of information gathering combined with some hand management mechanics that has been extensively tested and developed specially for three players. Even if you already have a large collection of card games, we believe that this one will easily find its place on your shelf due to the way it feels when playing and because it is suitable for casual and experienced players.

A turn is devided into the following three sequences that must be executed in the given order:

1. Gaining skills
2. Using dedication points
3. Playing one or more cards

Gaining Skills
As soon as you begin your turn you must remove one knowledge crystal on every card that you control. You then move your skill cube up one square for every such crystal that you just removed.

Using Dedication Points
Dedication points represent the time which is necessary to learn and gain new skills. During this phase you will be able to:

  • gather information and add a facedown card to your hand for 2 dedication points
  • add a card from your hand to the facedown cards to gain an additional dedication point
  • protect a knowledge crystal on one of your cards with the secluded study ability for 1 or 2 dedication points once that you have apprentice level 3 or higher

Playing One or More Cards
Finally, you need to play at least a card from your hand. If you can not play one during this phase you are eliminated from the game.

A card is successfully played only if you can add the same number of deciphered knowledge crystals to it as indicated by its dedication requirement. Crystals from the stock must be deciphered for 1 dedication point each first. They can then be placed on cards in play.

Even if you have to play at least one card during this sequence you are limited to a single one. This is not the case if you have another card from the same magic school. In this case you can play as many cards as  you like but they must all belong to the same school.

If a card that was played by an opponent already has one or more deciphered knowledge crystals on it and if the card shares the same colours or if the card belongs to the same magic school as the card that you want to play, you can steal crystals from that card without deciphering them again.

Playing Cards and Stealing Crystals
Playing Cards and Stealing Crystals

 

Special cards like the multi colored value 1 card or the value 2 card that can always be played in addition even if it does not belong to the same magic school add fun to the game in a very simple and yet effective way.

In a game with two players there can never be less than 4 cards in the middle of the table. In addition to that, all players can never have more than 4 cards in their hand even if they reached apprentice level 3 or higher. This will allow to retain the information gathering mechanism of the three player version alive which, in our opinion, contributes to the flair of this game.

WizArt™ was specially designed for a three player experience and then adapted to work as a two player game but it can also easily be played with more than 3 players as long as you have an additional game at your disposition.

For 4 or more player games you use the 3 player rules and shuffle two WizArt™ decks into one. Instead of having 3 facedown cards you will start with 6 and the stock of crystals is increased to 16. For games with 7 or more players you can simply repeat the process and shuffle three WizArt™ decks into one. Then, increase the number of crystals in the stock to 24 or you can play in a tournament mode which is described in the rules of play.

Do you want to dig deeper into the the rules? Download the rulebook below:

English

Additional languages will be added as the campaign progresses.

WizArt™
This reward includes one copy of the game including all stretch goals and the print and play files.

WizArt™ Twin Box
This reward includes two copies of the game including all stretch goals and the print and play files.

WizArt™ Retail Package
This reward includes ten copies of the game including all stretch goals and the print and play files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apart from crafting games, Sebastian is a recording artist, music producer, composer and a teacher who enjoys to play demanding board games like Twilight Imperium (Third Edition), Race for the Galaxy or Legend of the Five Rings since many years.

Two years ago he discovered that companies were actually manufacturing games  - like Panda Games, Ludo Fact or Game Crafter. It was an unexpected discovery for him after having researched information on one of his favorite games: Eclipse. Working on a new studio album where he wrote alternative music with epic songs at the time and already running his own company Portillo Entertainment he immediately decided to dive into game theory and started to study documents and media from established game designers and some theoretical foundations from various other authors that were listed on the website of the boardgamegeek.com with the aim to found an independent game publishing company that should release physical games in the future.

Apart from working in the field of music he also is a physics teacher. He studied philosophy of science and physics at the University of Bern and is giving Physics classes at part time. These academic disciplines have proven very decisive for designing solid games and after now two years he presents his first game that has actually earned him a reputation as game designer with more than positive feedbacks within the virtual community of Tabletop Simulator - a software that is able to recreate any physical board game virtually so that it can be play tested and developed by many players and very easily. Sebastian is presenting and play testing his games on that platform on a regular basis since the beginning of 2016 to enthusiasts all around the world and WizArt™ has revealed to be very appealing. This is why he launches now a Kickstarter campaign and - with your help - WizArt™ will hopefully hit the game tables all around the world.

Discover more about Sebastian and his games on these websites:
www.portillo-entertainment.com/games
www.sebastianportillo.com

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are aware that the publication of a board game can be prone to many mistakes and delays (even to publishers who are experienced) but we are sure that, once this game is successfully funded, there is no risk for you as a backer.

We are well prepared and did work hard during the last two years to bring this game to Kickstarter. We did a lot of research. To assure the fulfillments we established a great business relationship to the Swiss National Post Office and very experienced Shipping Companies who specialise in fulfilling Kickstarter Campaigns.

The game has been examined and quoted by Production companies like Panda Games (China) and Ludo Fact (Germany) who are (in our oppinion) the best game manufacturers world wide.

Here is what we do to avoid risks fulfilling this Kickstarter project:

1. All the artworks are done and the game in the picture is very close to the final version. It has been extensively tested and we did make sure you can't break it.

2. We have the production quote and the shipment quotes so that we can immediately start with the manufacturing once this is successfully funded.

3. We have been discussing all the details for friendly shipping to the US, CA, EU, AU and NZ to avoid costs from customs, unforeseen taxations or other costs when shipping. That means, the amount of your pledge is final including the delivery to the door.

4. I will be available online and respond to all your requests every day during the campaign. I will be dedicating myself to transparent and honest backer communication.

5. All comments will be read and taken seriously.

6. You will receive regular updates of the process including pictures there where it is possible.

We are currently not in the process of completing any past projects and WizArt™ does not require any additional approvals or premarket reviews from an outside company or agency before it can be manufactured and distributed.

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    WizArt™

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    WizArt™ Twin Box

    2 WizArt games including all stretch goals. Free shipping to US and 6$ shipping to Canada and 12$ shipping to all other countries. This is customs friendly for US, CA, EU (including Switzerland), AU, NZ.

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    WizArt™ Retail Package

    10 WizArt games including all stretch goals. Free shipping to US and 8$ shipping to Canada and 37$ shipping to all other countries. This is customs friendly for US, CA, EU (including Switzerland), AU, NZ.

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