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Seven Bridges - A Stroll & Write Board Game

Come visit the historic European city of Königsberg and cross its famous seven bridges!

Seven Bridges - A Stroll & Write Board Game

Come visit the historic European city of Königsberg and cross its famous seven bridges!

$16,955
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722
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3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 22 2019 2:56 PM UTC +00:00.

About

WELCOME TO KÖNIGSBERG!

SEVEN BRIDGES is a “roll-and-write” dice drafting game in which you will explore the historic city of Königsberg, coloring in its streets on your map. Points are earned by visiting different parts of the city, but the various ways of earning them are only unlocked by crossing the city’s seven bridges. The player who tallies the most points at the end of five rounds wins!

SEVEN BRIDGES stands out from other roll-and-write games because it includes a map of a real-world city created by a professional cartographer!

BOX AND SHEET SIZE COMPARISON 

The above graphic shows the size of the Seven Bridges box and sheets compared with other popular roll-and-write games.

HOW TO PLAY

Download the rulebook (PDF)

You perform two kinds of drafting in Seven Bridges: dice drafting and map drafting. First you draft (choose) a die, then you draft (draw) its lines onto your map!

VISITING LANDMARKS

In addition to the aforementioned seven bridges, there are eleven landmarks on the map. Whenever you identify a landmark – by drawing a line that passes in front of its letter – you get to select a bonus from either the IMMEDIATE USE or RESERVED USE column to the left of the map.

SCORING

There are seven different ways to score points, one for each item in the map’s legend.

1) Street; footpath - If you drew any closed loops on your map, find the one that will score you the most points: multiply the number of corners (right angles) that it has by the number of bridges that it crosses.

2) Bridge; river - For each bridge that you completely cross, fill in one segment in the bridges crossed scale bar and score the indicated value.

3) Landmark - For each landmark that you visit, fill in one segment in the landmarks visited scale bar and score the indicated value.

4) Building - Color in all the buildings that you saw, scoring one point for each.

5) Trees - Color in all the trees that you passed in front of, and score one point for each.

6) Grid squares - Look for all the places where you drew lines to the edge of the map, and sum the value of the coordinates written beside them.

7) Drafting - Sum the value of all of the bonuses that you used in both the IMMEDIATE USE and RESERVED USE columns.

TOTAL SCORE

For each of the seven bridges that you were able to cross, you earn the points from one of the seven items in the map legend. For example, if you crossed five bridges, you score the five highest values and ignore the two lowest.

Our player was able to cross six of the seven bridges on the map. Excluding their lowest scoring legend item, their total score was a very respectable 208 points!

SOLO MODE

With nine difficulty levels, the solo player version of SEVEN BRIDGES is an entertaining challenge that is often won or lost on the last turn! The rules are exactly the same as a two-player game, except now you will be competing against an AI opponent named Euler, and he will score points for all the parts of Königsberg that you don't visit!

At the end of five rounds, calculate your total score exactly as you would in a multiplayer game. Then calculate Euler’s score:

1) Street; footpath – Euler scores 0 points; he doesn’t make any closed loops.

2) Bridge; river – Euler crosses all the bridges that you did not. Determine his score using the bridges crossed scale bar: if he had to cross two of the seven bridges, he would score 4 points.

3) Landmark – Euler visits all the landmarks that you did not. Determine his score using the landmarks visited scale bar: if he had to visit four of the eleven landmarks, he would score 10 points.

4) Building – Euler passes by all the buildings that you did not. There are exactly 100 buildings on the map: if you passed by 55 buildings, Euler would score 45 points.

5) Trees – Euler passes by all of the trees that you did not. There are exactly 100 trees on the map as well: if you only saw 30 trees, Euler would score 70 points.

6) Grid squares – Euler visits all the edges of the map that you did not. There are 80 points available: if you scored 35, Euler would score 45.

7) Drafting – Euler earns all the drafting bonuses that you did not. There are 40 points available: if you scored 20 points, Euler would also score 20 points.

Euler’s total score is the sum of items two through seven, regardless of how many bridges you crossed!

If our player had been competing against Euler in a solo game, they would have eked out a win by just two points, 208 to 206!

 SOLO GAME PLAY REVIEW

WHAT'S INCLUDED

A prototype spotted in the wild! Final product will be slightly different.*
  •  Game box - approximately 8.8" x 6.5" x 1.6"  / 1.5mm thickness / linen finish
  •  Player map/score pad - 200 maps on 100 dual-sided sheets / approximately 8.25" x 5.85"
  •  6 wooden dice - 16mm / custom engraved
  •  6 colored pencils - golf-size / natural wood body / 6 different colors (black, red, yellow, green, brown, blue)
  •  Eraser 
  •  First-player marker - red wooden meeple
  •  Rulebook - glossy / saddle stitched

*Components may vary slightly. We will post an update if major component changes occur.

In our online challenge mode, players from all over the world will compete to see who can score the most points in a special solo-mode variant, in which everyone will be provided with the same starting location and a set of predetermined dice rolls. Competitors will post their maps to our Facebook page or the BoardGameGeek forum, and the winner will receive an exclusive BoardGameGeek microbadge!

There are three social goals to unlock:

For each social goal that we reach, the frequency of the contests will increase: from bimonthly to monthly to biweekly!

HOW TO PLAY VIDEOS

PLAYTHROUGHS

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

REVIEWS IN OTHER LANGUAGES

DUTCH

GERMAN

ITALIAN

SPANISH

PORTUGUESE

See the BRAZILIAN REVIEWS section towards the bottom of the page.

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES

BoardGameGeek Microbadge: The first 200 backers whose pledge includes a physical copy of the game will receive a Seven Bridges Kickstarter supporter microbadge for their BoardGameGeek profile.

Print-and-play version: The print-and-play version is an exclusive for backers. It will not be available outside Kickstarter or included with retail purchases of physical copies.

For more information about the PnP, see the FAQ section.

Poster map of Königsberg: For the Cartographer’s Bundle pledge, we asked Ron to prepare an antique replica map of Königsberg suitable for any room in your home, be it your game room or your living room!

Work in progress. Frame not included.

PLEDGE MANAGER, SHIPPING & FULFILLMENT

In order to offer better prices to our backers, we will be subsidizing a portion of the game’s shipping costs.

Maximum 12 copies; 2 copies for Rest of the World

PLEDGE MANAGER

We are partnering with PledgeManager to administer your pledges. Through them you will be able to:

  • Manage your pledge,
  • Pay for shipping after the campaign has ended, and
  • Purchase extra copies of Seven Bridges as well as our other products, like The Abandons.

FULFILLMENT PARTNER

We are proud to partner with Quartermaster Logistics.

http://www.qmlogistics.com/

BRAZILIAN EDITION & BACKERS

https://funbox.com.br

We have partnered with FUNBOX EDITORA to produce the Brazilian edition of Seven Bridges! FunBox will be responsible for fulfilling orders in the Dê uma Volta com a Gente tier. These backer surveys will be remitted to FunBox for fulfillment, customer service, etc. Brazilian backers will be able to specify the version that they would like to receive (Portuguese or English).

BRAZILIAN REVIEWS

Romir Play House (rules) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFzFQZ9BUEg

3DU’S Boards & Words (rules) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3-YC_Cw2k4

3DU’S Boards & Words (solo play) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF1L3zgX738

Jogos com Leite (Top 10 solo games) – https://youtu.be/WxMZKDH5BY8?t=291

E aí, tem jogo? (review) – http://www.eaitemjogo.com.br/2019/10/seven-bridges.html

CREDITS

 ABOUT PUZZLING PIXEL GAMES 

https://puzzlingpixel.com/

Puzzling Pixel Games is an independent publisher based out of Lewiston, NY. Our first title was successfully Kickstarted last year and we're thrilled to present you with Seven Bridges! We have plans for more games after this campaign, so please keep tabs on us and subscribe to our newsletter. You can find out more about us on our web site as well as access our web store.

We are a proud member of the Indie Game Alliance (IGA).

https://www.indiegamealliance.com/

Risks and challenges

We're thrilled that you've taken time out of your busy schedule to view our campaign. We hope that you walk away with a sense of confidence that you will be receiving a quality product and that we know what we are doing. We don't know everything, not even close. We know that there are always things to learn from others. That being said, from the publisher's perspective, we've been here before. We've created campaigns that were successful and ones that were not.

From the designer's perspective, Ron is an experienced designer with game nominations under his belt. Ron's detailed and meticulous nature ensures that all his i's are dotted and t's are crossed.

We want to raise the possibility of potential component changes. This is a disclaimer that some minor variations in components are possible. This should be minimal, if at all. On that note, we are also having product testing done to we can have the game marketed to people as young as 10. We are not concerned that there will be any issues in this regard but we are putting the disclaimer here, if something on that front arises, we would have to bump the minimum age up to 13 or 14. For most of you that are old enough to back a Kickstarter, this is not a problem.

Of course with anything in life, there is risk. There's risks we can plan for, such as government tariffs and risks that sneak up on us. Our promise to you is with a funded campaign, our priority is to deliver a quality game and the rewards we promised. We promise superb customer service and we hope to have a long-lasting relationship with you, our backers. Will you take this ride with us? Thank you!

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