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Last updated November 7, 2019

Seven Bridges - A Stroll & Write Board Game (Canceled)

Come explore the European city of Königsberg and learn about the puzzle that made its seven bridges famous!

Seven Bridges - A Stroll & Write Board Game (Canceled)

Come explore the European city of Königsberg and learn about the puzzle that made its seven bridges famous!

$17,412
pledged of $28,500pledged of $28,500 goal
550
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 18 2019
Last updated November 7, 2019

About

BEFORE YOU CONTINUE! 

If you’re been looking for a reason to back Seven Bridges, look no further! Sit back and watch this astounding review from the Hairy Game Lords – we guarantee that you will want a copy of Seven Bridges by the end of it!

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 the streets you have seen 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! The elements of the game have been creatively superimposed as a red overprint layer, a technique once used to update or re-purpose outdated maps. 

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. The dimensions of the box will be approximately 9" x 9" to accommodate the size of the manual and the PVC insert.

HOW TO PLAY

You perform two kinds of drafting in this game: 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.

Download the rulebook (PDF)

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!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

A prototype spotted in the wild! * Final product will be slightly different. For example the eraser will be white.
  •  Game box - approximately 9" x 9" x 2"  / 1.5mm thickness / linen finish
  •  Player map/score pad - 200 sheets / 100 dual-sided sheets (2 pads)  / approximately 8.2" x 5.5"
  •  6 colored pencils - natural wood body / rounded and smooth to the touch / 6 different colors (black, red, yellow, green, brown, blue) / golf-size
  •  6 wooden dice - custom engraved / ~19mm squared with rounded bevel on edges (the dice we will be using in the game are actually more similar to the dice seen in Roll Through the Ages). 
  •  Rulebook - glossy, full-sized rulebook / saddle stitched
  •  Plastic PVC insert 
Model of insert with simulated paper pad, pencils, eraser and dice.
Model of insert without components inside. A well will set at the bottom to hold pencils & eraser. The pad will sit on top with finger cutouts. The dice will be held in another well with finger cutouts on each side.

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

 HOW TO PLAY VIDEOS



WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

https://www.punchboardmedia.com/home/2019/9/19/one-board-family-seven-bridges-preview
Watch the video review here!
Listen at the 27:18 mark!
https://thefriendlyboardgamer.wordpress.com/2019/09/19/seven-bridges-final-thoughts/
https://northerndice.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/that-seventh-ones-a-doozy-seven-bridges-pnp-edition/

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVES

We asked the designer of Seven Bridges – a professional cartographer, by trade – to prepare an antique-style map of Königsberg suitable for any room in your home, be it your game room or your living room!

Map in progress. Frame not included.

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.

STRETCH GOALS AND EULER'S WEEKLY CHALLENGE

Each week, Ron will provide a starting location on the map, and a set of predetermined dice rolls. Players from all over the world will compete against each other to see who can score the most points with these dice in solo mode, posting their maps to our Facebook page. The winner will receive an exclusive BoardGameGeek microbadge and a coupon towards Seven Bridges merchandise on Puzzling Pixel Game's web store.

In order to unlock these weekly challenges, Seven Bridges must surpass 100 fans (by clicking on the heart icon) and 250 'followers' - people who let us know that they like the game by clicking on Want to Play, Want to Buy, Pre-ordered or Wishlist!

*Content is subject to change.

SHIPPING & FULFILLMENT

PARTNERSHIP FOR THE BRAZILIAN EDITION:

https://funbox.com.br/

We have partnered with FUNBOX EDITORA to produce the Brazilian edition of Seven Bridges! FUNBOX EDITORA will be responsible for order fulfillment in this tier. Backer surveys in Brazil tier will be remitted to FUNBOX for fulfillment, customer service, etc. Backers will have the option of specifying the version they would like (Portuguese, English, both). If you are backing more than one copy, make sure to add the cost of the extra copies in your pledge!

FULFILLMENT PARTNER:

We are proud to partner with Quartermaster Logistics for fulfillment!

PLEDGE MANAGER:

As of present, we are not using a pledge manager (PM). Our campaign is fairly straight forward however, that can always change. 

ABOUT THE MAP

The game’s map was inspired by the beautiful, highly-detailed map of Königsberg produced by renowned German cartographer Johann Homann (1664 – 1724) for his Grand Atlas of all the World, which shows the city as it was when Euler resolved the Seven Bridges problem. 

The bridges and landmarks labeled on the game’s map are:

CREDITS

ABOUT PUZZLING PIXEL GAMES:

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 member of the Indie Game Alliance (IGA).

BOARD GAME GEEK:

You can find Seven Bridges on BoardGameGeek, here.

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. Our first campaign was successful.

Our first campaign delivered rewards before the estimated target date. We do our best not to over-promise. We hope by now that we have established trust in the gaming community. We are a young company that's looking to grow - this is serious business to us.

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 also 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 a disclaimer here as well, 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, but we did want to mention this.

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? We would be eternally grateful. Thank you!

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    Dê uma Volta com a Gente (APENAS BRASIL)

    Prepare-se para desenhar seu caminho pelas coloridas ruas de Königsberg. Cruze suas sete pontes, visite seus famosos pontos turísticos e encontre até mesmo o próprio Euler.

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