HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THE BACKERS!
Sneak preview of components from the COGZ™ Version 5 prototype.
COGZ™ is played over a number of rounds before the professor returns. The number of rounds scales with the number of cogineers. Each cogineer gets a swap action to repair the device then scores cognition from the repair.
COGZ™ version 5 game play sneak preview.
COGZ™ DIGITAL REWARD TIERS
COGZ™ PHYSICAL REWARD TIERS
ACADEMIC REWARD TIERS
COGZ™ CHARACTER TIERS
COGZ™ LUDICROUS TIER
LUDICROUS COGZ™ is one of the largest production board games ever created. So large, explanation via memes seems appropriate.
COGZ™ PLAY TESTS
COGZ™ PEER REVIEWS
“An impressive amount of depth to the strategy and tactics, whilst still very easy to learn″
TRISTAN BELL - Board Game Geek
“Its graphics and all over design is clean and elegant, and the rules are well written. I really want to play it again. I am giving this a 9. This has been so well designed that I can’t help it.″
ALICIA SMITH - WA Boardgaming Association Member
“…I arrogantly considered that once my weight of experience had been brought to bear its flaws would instantly become clear. Well, there aren’t any flaws. In fact I think Wez has created a game that bests Ingenious in comparison. This is a laudable achievement given that I scored Ingenious an 8/10″
JASON FUNNELL - Tactics Store Manager and WA Boardgaming Association Member
“We were instantly hooked by how deep the thinking with such a simple game can be.″
SOLOMON GREEN - Euro Games Fest - Melbourne
“you’ll really like what COGZ brings to the table. In a polished and official edition, this game really has potential to go places. I’m certainly looking forward to play a copy of the final version. Wez, you mad scientist, well done sir!”
ENDER WIGGINS - Ender's Comprehensive BoardGame Previews - BoardGameGeek
With the extra funding RAEZ is now able to enhance the quality of COGZ. We now have succeeded in unlocking all the upgrades to the base game.
There are 2 large stretch goals and intermediate goals along their paths. Digital COGZ will provide a digital version of COGZ to all backers. The Deluxe COGZ creates a new tier for COGZ with a fancier version of the game.
Risks and challenges
The design and development for COGZ is complete. There will be slight additions from this campaign such as the artwork for added scientists and the completed variants. These will be expected to be completed during the course of the campaign and should offer no slow down.
Production, fulfillment and shipping is the biggest cause of delays. A production company and fulfillment company have already been determined and been in discussions presently. The several steps before the complete version will be finally delivered to backers doors are:
- Sampling from the manufacturer
- Final component, finish selection
- Source additional products for manufacturer (eg interscrews)
- Await turn on manufacturing queue
- Quality Assurance process
- Resolve any QA issues
- Send to Fulfillment Warehouse
- Start Shipment process
- End users receive shipment
- (32 days)