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New World exploration meets quantum physics! A boardgame for 1-4 players. More originality from the Ragnars.
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Game Overview

This is a game of discovery and development where players send their Captains and Settlers to explore not one, but three, New Worlds - what might happen if neighbouring, parallel universes, separated by a gossamer barrier, should somehow be breached and my ship sails into your world and searches for gold in competition with your ship? Play the game and find out……

Well before we go any further ...... here, at last is a video review of the game, produced in record time by Rick Royal (Box of Delights). We are most grateful Rick!

http://youtu.be/Uffv7yFwkyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxh0WOiK3n4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lKz7mWf2bk

Players don't know what terrain or discoveries they may find until landfall is made. Decisions must be made in order to best develop towns and cities, enabling gold to be sent back to the Old World where it can be invested in Arts, Science, Religion and the technology of Warfare. And yes, there is conflict (but no dice) and watch out for pirates over the horizon!

Elegant mechanics and the inter-connection of the Old and New Worlds makes this a strikingly original game and one that will sit well in the Ragnar Brothers library. As you can tell, we are very excited about this first Quantum Game and need your help now to bring home a terrific playing experience and great looking game. 

Components

Nina & Pinta will have a giant (625 x 625 mm), full colour. cloth map as the backdrop to the New Worlds.

Twenty-one chunky land tiles will sit in their positions on the map together with a central storage triangle. There are five different terrains for each land tile and a selection of exciting Discoveries. So a different game play experience is ensured every time Nina & Pinta comes to the table.

Here's one of the many land combinations possible for a New World.
Here's one of the many land combinations possible for a New World.
Mixed terrain
Mixed terrain
Mountains
Mountains
Forest
Forest
Inhospitable
Inhospitable
Plains
Plains
Unexplored - tile reverse
Unexplored - tile reverse

Players will represent the Old World super powers of either Spain, Portugal, England or France. Each player will have two screens so that ships can be loaded in secret before sailing into the unknown, whilst treasuries of gold are kept hidden from the prying eyes of opponents!

La Rochelle - Old World screen of France
La Rochelle - Old World screen of France
Spanish Old World
Spanish Old World
London - England screen
London - England screen
Port of Portugal
Port of Portugal

What's in the Box?

Review Videos

Just in case you missed it earlier, here is a video review of the game, produced in record time by Rick Royal (Box of Delights). 

Solo Game video

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Rules

We will post rule-sets on BoardGameGeek as they develop (ideas from supporters can help improve rules). Here is the link to the latest set:

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/124857/nina-and-pinta-latest-rules-set

Stretch Goals

The Settler and Town playing pieces will be made of wood, but great to have the same quality for other components. 

These then are our Stretch Goals:

Join the Quantum Crew

As this is our first Quantum Game we want to celebrate its creation with an illustrated certificate that we will award to the first 100 full pledges (not the £1 pledges), irrespective of where you are in the world. 

FAQs

1.  What is the balance between strategy and tactics in the game?  

    Players must be aware of the importance of the Progress Benefits and the need not only to collect a set or sets, but also the importance of making that type into a strong 'suit' by the building of Cities. At the tactical (map) level the collecting of gold is an ongoing drive, but players must also be aware of the urgency to occupy lands to allow Towns and then Cities to be built. So not just a balance of tactics and strategy, but also a balance of New and Old World developments.

2.  How much luck is there in the game?

     There is luck in the exploration of lands. Lands vary between having no Discovery at all through to a possible 6 gold to be stolen from a Civilisation. However the value of a land is not governed just by its Discovery and, for example any Captain stealing gold will not be able to explore in the next era. Thereafter there is a certain amount of fortune to be had in the Benefits that are available per era. However, as with most Ragnar games there is plenty of opportunity for players to use skill and cunning to overcome whatever 'slings and arrows' are flung at them.

3.  How will game-play ‘feel’ on the cloth map?

     We are confident that we can strike a good balance between the weight of map and the weight of land tiles. The aim will be for the tiles to sit 'heavy' on the map so that wooden playing pieces can then sit secure on the tiles. The ships will need to be 'lifted' into harbors, but that would be the same if a board were used - it wouldn't be possible to slide from screens onto a board any more than sliding across cloth. It will look terrific!

4.  How does Nina and Pinta play with 2 or 3 players?

     Surprisingly well ... but then we would say that! Seriously, the dynamics of the game remain the same; the 1st era has an introductory feel and on the commencement of the 2nd era players start to sense their options. Thereafter the puzzle unfolds apace and players will have to make some tough decisions through to the very end. Of course the 2-player game plays considerably faster than the 4-player game. 

5.  When will a video review be available?

     Just as soon as ever possible. Our manufacturers are working on the sample game right now and we are urgently looking for reviewers who could help us out in the remaining KS project time. Regrettably, synchronization has never been a Ragnar Brothers forte! 

Out-takes Video

For those of you expecting us to do a silly video, here's a coupe of excerpts from an earlier idea - and including Phil..... 

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Risks and challenges

We have successfully delivered four previous Kickstarter projects and have learned a great deal about how to plan and manage all the strands of production needed to ensure quality production values that arrive on time. Fulfillment has been very good and thanks to all of you who have complimented us on our customer service standards.
We are aware of the impact that shipping costs have on potential backers and we have again decided to absorb at least half of the shipping costs for all backers. The shipping cost is included in the pledge level as shown. If you want it, we want to make it affordable!

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