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COGZ is an addictive fun strategy board game set in a mad scientist steampunk world. Suitable for kids through to advanced strategists.
COGZ is an addictive fun strategy board game set in a mad scientist steampunk world. Suitable for kids through to advanced strategists.
COGZ is an addictive fun strategy board game set in a mad scientist steampunk world. Suitable for kids through to advanced strategists.
439 backers pledged $23,523 to help bring this project to life.

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COGZ is an addictive fun strategy board game set in a mad scientist steampunk world. Suitable for kids through to advanced strategists.

COGZ™  &  LUDICROUS COGZ™    free international shipping

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The e-commerce side of the website will be active in the first two weeks of January 2015
The e-commerce side of the website will be active in the first two weeks of January 2015

  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.

A section from the COGZ rules. Download the full rules below.
A section from the COGZ rules. Download the full rules below.
COGZ rules direct download link
COGZ rules direct download link
               
       

COGZ™ version 5 game play sneak preview.

COGZ™ Add-On

Additional pledge for any tier.
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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

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    THINKER - (digital bookmarks)
    • COGZ Bookmarks (PDF).
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    EXPERIMENTER - (digital print & play)
    • COGZ Deluxe Research Copy (PDF).
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    RESEARCHER - (digital complete content)
    • COGZ Deluxe Research Copy (PDF).
    • COGZ Mini Gift Box (PDF).
    • COGZ Art Wallpapers (PDF).
    • COGZ Posters (PDF).
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    COGINEER - (Full Game)
    • COGZ Full production game.
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    DISTINGUISHED COGINEER (Limited Edition Full Game)
    • COGZ Limited Edition, signed and numbered.
    • Hardback rules with deluxe cover.
    • COGZ Posters printed and signed.
    • COGZ Prototype Tile signed and numbered.
    • COGZ Bookmarks printed and finished.
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    ASSOCIATE ACADEMIC (Game Design Talk)
    • Live game design and development lecture from Wesley Lamont.
    • Backers choose topics to be covered.
    • COGZ Full production copy.
    • All digital rewards.
    • Acknowledgement of your support.

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    SENIOR ACADEMIC (GD Talk, Q&A)
    • Live game design and development lecture from Wesley Lamont.
    • Live Question and Answer session.
    • COGZ Full production copy.
    • All digital rewards.
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    DISPATCHER (Ten Full Games)
    • 10 x COGZ Full production games.
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    ACADEMIC ACADEMY (GD Talk, Q&A, 1on1)
    • Live game design and development lecture from Wesley Lamont.
    • Live question and answer session.
    • Half day One on One session.
    • COGZ Full production copy.
    • All digital rewards.
    • Acknowledgement of your support.

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    MAD SCIENTIST (be a COGZ character)
    • Become a character for the COGZ series.
    • Your photo will be used for the art. You will name the character, choose their dialogue and their type of character.
    • You will receive a full size poster of your character artwork signed.
    • COGZ Limited Edition, signed and numbered.
    • Hardback rules with deluxe cover.
    • COGZ Posters printed and signed.
    • COGZ Prototype Tile signed and numbered.
    • COGZ Bookmarks printed and finished.
    • All digital rewards.
    • Acknowledgement of your support.

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    MAD PROFESSOR (be the COGZ mad professor)
    • Become the Mad Professor for the COGZ series.
    • Your photo will be used for the art. You will name the character, choose their dialogue and their type of character.
    • You will receive a full size poster of your character artwork signed.
    • COGZ Limited Edition, signed and numbered.
    • Hardback rules with deluxe cover.
    • COGZ Posters printed and signed.
    • COGZ Prototype Tile signed and numbered.
    • COGZ Bookmarks printed and finished.
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    • Acknowledgement of your support.

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    LUDICROUS (LUDICROUS Edition)
    • COGZ LUDICROUS game.
    • Customisation options for your Business, Group, Company.
    • LUDICROUS transportation device - collapsible trolley.
    • 2x COGZ Full production games.
    • All digital rewards.
    • COGZ LUDICROUS Mini Gift Box (PDF).
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