Flick Wars is a new combat dexterity game by Shaun Austin and Andrew Tullsen. We've been working on it for several years and now it's finally here.
Flick Wars is:
- Fast to learn, set up and play. The set of basic cards
allow players to jump right into the game, even younger kids.
- Intuitive. Want to move? Flick your piece in the direction you want to
- Tactical. Did you ever want more from a dexterity game? This is it!
Flick Wars plays from 2-4 players and takes 10 minutes per player to play. This is a dexterity flicking game, and the board is your table. Setup is fast - give each player the discs and cards in their color. All the factions have a unique unit distribution and their own special power. The goal of the game is to eliminate all your opponent's units by deploying and out maneuvering your opponent.
On your turn, either reposition units on the board or activate a unit. When activating a unit, you can use all the unit's powers and move or attack with all the unit's flicks. In this game, everything you do is a flick. When you a move a unit, you can flick the unit as far as you want. To attack, you need to be in range, and then you flick to hit the enemy unit.
37 1" unit discs with stickers
4 2" base discs with stickers
1 range ruler
28 Unit cards
4 Player Aid cards
(not shown above)
40 plastic money chips
Rulebook (not shown above)
The discs (both the unit discs and the base discs) will come as painted, polished wood discs, ready to be stickered. The cards will be 270gsm glossy stock and are 2.5" by 3.5". The ruler will be a thick, chipboard ruler. The money tokens are small plastic poker chips in two denominations (5s and 1s).
So what's the deal with the mat - why do you need a mat to play on? The mat that you can get with Flick Wars is a large 24" by 28", neoprene rubber mat. The surface of the mat makes it ideal for this game:
-The discs slide smoothly on the surface.
-The edges of the mat make a clear edge for the board
-3d Terrain! Just slide a few random items under the mat and you have instant 3d terrain. No complex rules for hills or mountains or rough terrain. Just throw a large disc under the mat. Instant hill. The discs still glide smoothly, but now you have to deal with the hill.
See the 3d terrain in action:
Different mat designs:
After the kickstarter ends, you'll be able to pick which mat design you want!
Comments from players:
Loved the mat that it was on and think that a mat like that would add to it. (Gary)
Played it and loved it. There's some nuance in how the different units work and the flexibility in the movement rules allow for a range of play styles. (Brad)
It was the new game at the Con that I enjoyed the most.
It played quickly but had enough strategy where I felt in control. (Peter)
You can addon a game/mat to any pledge level besides the $2 level.
+1 Flick Wars Game (US) +$30
+1 Flick Wars Game (Canada) +$35
+1 Flick Wars Game (International) +$40
Want another mat?
+1 Flick Wars Mat (US) +$35
+1 Flick Wars Mat (Canada) +$40
+1 Flick Wars Mat (International) +$45
The game is complete as it stands. We haven't taken out a bunch of stuff, just to "add it in later" as stretch goals. All the stretch goals will add something additional to the game, not needed for play, but will be upgrades to the various parts of the game.
$10,000 : Game gets Printed!
$20,000 : 2 terrain/obstacle discs the size of the bases will now go into every box. These discs will form obstacles on the board, hampering movement and allowing for special scenarios.
$30,000 : Wood shield tokens. Rather than using the extra money tokens as shield tokens, you'll get 5 wood shield tokens with stickers for the units with shields.
Don't worry, we have more stretch goals planned, they'll get revealed as we hit the ones above!
All games printed by my company, Print & Play Productions, are printed and assembled here in the USA, by hand. This allows for tight quality control and a very high deluxe feel for each game. This does mean that our games generally cost more than mass produced games from China. This also means that we can print games a lot faster as all our facilities are right here. We've been printing games for years and have the process down.
The Mats are being printed by InkedPlayMats.com , a great local company that specializes in game play mats. The mats in the videos are all printed by them.
Risks and challenges
I've successfully run 2 kickstarters and fulfilled them both. I've been running a game printing business for nearly 5 years and I'm ready to handle this game project. Nearly all the art is finished for Flick Wars. We are printing everything here in the US, and all the manufacturers for all the different parts are lined up. The wood discs are coming from Germany and could potentially be delayed in route to the US. If we hit too many stretch goals, adding them all in may add some delays, but we have added extra time to the timeline to account for anything unforeseen.
b) We want to make sure it gets to you without any folds or any wrinkles. We could save a lot on shipping if we folded the mat into the shipping package with the game, but we are shipping them rolled up in tubes. This is more expensive, but will get the mat to you in one piece without any blemishes.
Name a faction and design a new unit for that faction! One Flick Wars set and all three 24" by 28" playing mats, delivered anywhere in the world. Work with us to come up with a name and a backstory for one of the factions. Also, help design and playtest a new unit card that will be included in all the sets!