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PricklyCat GamesBy PricklyCat Games
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PricklyCat GamesBy PricklyCat Games
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$1,607
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Rikast: a numeric strategy game

The idea for this game first came about while I (a programmer with extremely limited art skills) was trying to think of something I could do that only invloved simple/standard shapes and realized that dice were simple yet offered an array of options.  

In this game the dice are not just tools included to help you play the game, but the game pieces themselves.  How does that work?  Simple- instead of picking them up and throwing them, you roll the dice along the board one side and square at a time, avoiding obstacles and battling other players on your way to your goal.  Due to the randomization of the initial setup and the options with the obstacles, every game played will be different.  

The rules themselves are fairly simple- every piece moves the number of squares equal to the top value at the start of that turn and battles are between the numbers on the sides that are touching (not on the top!) leaving you to concentrate on your winning strategy instead of how the game is played.  

example of how a piece is moved during play
example of how a piece is moved during play

This is part of an early playtest of the 2 player version, sped up to 3x original speed, minus the audio (I apologize for the not great camera work).

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This is most of a 4 player game played at TCTC last year, sped up to 4x speed (the entire game took around 45 min, and again sorry for the camera work).

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We are happy to be able to offer a color blind friendly version of our game available for the same price as the standard version. 

a mock-up of what the color blind dice will look like
a mock-up of what the color blind dice will look like


In addition to the physical version of Rikast, there is a digital version in development that will be available for Android devices (iOS will be considered if there is enough interest).


Rikast has been play tested at the East Coast Game Conference, game nights at Game Theory in Raleigh, NC, and the Terminal City Tabletop Convention and refined several times.  Thank you to all the people who helped with this process!

The dice are custom made .9 inch wooden pieces specifically for this game.  The board is printed on a mid-weight fleece and washable if it gets dirty.

We are asking for $6,000 to produce 200 copies of the game at $20 each ($4000 plus fees plus shipping) as an initial run.  All backers who pledge $20 or more will receive a full 4-player version of the game.  Any additional copies we are able to produce that are not claimed by backers will be available for purchase on amazon.  

There will not be a shipping charge for backers who choose the special wooden edition or the game with a plushie option, and this is what the plushie looks like: 

We will do our best to answer all questions posted in the comments.  For more info on our company visit our website: http://pricklycatgames.com/ and check out our apps on the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=7929460666961001835 

April 16 - 18, I will be at ECGC in Raleigh, NC at the convention center for anyone who will be in the area that would like to see the game in person.

Rikast was a finalist in the 2018 Golden Arbutus contest held by the Terminal City Tabletop Convention in Vacouver, BC http://www.terminalcitytabletop.com/

We are happy to be working with 2 local companies from central North Carolina to produce our game: https://2brosandabard.com/ and https://www.spoonflower.com/

Due to the time it takes to produce the custom wooden dice, we expect to be shipping out games in batches of 100 approximately every 2 weeks.

Risks and challenges

There is minimal risk with this project as the game has been fully designed and tested, and all the components have already been sourced. Even with everything being sourced, there is always a risk of production or shipping delays. Due to the time it takes to produce the custom wooden dice, we expect to be shipping out games in batches of 100 approximately every 2 weeks.

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