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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 27 2019
€2,357
pledged of €16,000pledged of €16,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 27 2019

About

The Ancient World Multi Game System offers a wide variety of mini games, using varying sets of tiles to play. The system brings together elements of contrasting qualities: where brain power duels with emotional intelligence, creative game design blends with the flow of the story, and stories of the ancient world inspire players’ imagination. 

Social Abstract Strategy Games

Social abstract games combine the simplicity and elegance of traditional abstract strategy games with the joy and enlightenment of social interaction. These games not only offer mental challenges, but encourage interpersonal growth, enabling interaction with cooperation, collusion, negotiation, and social maneuvering.  

 The Multi Game System 

This is much more than a collection of games. The tiles are intentionally designed with these goals in mind:

  • Use color, shape and imagery to bring players into the story. For versatility, the graphics are minimum but meaningful, inviting players to tap into their imagination, conjured up by the story of the game. 
  • Connect to the game mechanics – tiles with arrows and numbers are particularly helpful in cuing the players on their use. 
  • Maximize their utility for multiple games. Some symbols may have meaning for one game, but not another, while some symbols have similar use for multiple games. 
  • Design your own game! Using the framework provided by the system to quickly mock up and test your own designs.

The Ancient World

Abstract game designers showcase their talents in creating games with innovative mechanics, but without a story, these games often fall flat, feeling like a cold blend of mathematical and spatial challenges. To to make them come alive for modern players, we turned to the people in the Ancient World, finding inspiration in their stories, from basic survival to epic adventures, from seeking knowledge to building and creating wealth. Even in the shadow of heroic battles, there are tales of refugees fleeing to safety. Many of these ancient stories are still relevant to our time. Once we find a story that best matches the game, we fine tune the game design to maximize elements of the story in the game. 


Video Overview of the Multi Game System (Premium Wood Edition) at Essen Game Fair 2018

About the Printed Chip Components

The printed chips are lightweight, durable and have a smooth finish.  The protective band helps to extend its longevity.
The printed chips are lightweight, durable and have a smooth finish. The protective band helps to extend its longevity.

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Risks and challenges

The risk associated in delivering on this project is relatively small, as all of the games for the system have already been designed, tested, and released as part of the premium wood version. The exception are the 3 games we plan to add as part of the stretch goal. These games have already been selected and tested, but they still need to be finalized and included in the rulebook. This could potentially slightly delay the delivery of the project.

The biggest difference from the premium wood version is the printed chips, and this is the greatest uncertainty. The risk is minimized as we have already secured a supplier in China. They have more than a decade of experience with this type of component and their first samples were perfect.

The other risks associated with the production include choosing a factory to print the board and box and to assemble the game. We already have two suppliers in Europe who have provided good quotes. We plan to print the rule books separately and use the same international printing company in Germany that we used to print the rulebook for the premium wood version. This isn't our first rodeo working with manufacturers and we are confident in our ability to deliver a quality product in a timely manner.

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