About this project
What is RAMPARTS?
RAMPARTS is a tabletop game in which players use a finite supply of blocks to accomplish the following:
1. Build a defensive structure (rampart) to keep a "king piece" from being toppled. NOTE: Any rectangular prism can be designated as the player's "king piece."
2. Slide or flick any number of "shooters" towards the opposing "king piece" to topple it. NOTE: Any number of remaining pieces may be designated "shooters."
The game is designed to be played on a smooth, flat surface of the players' preferred size. Game setup is minimal and the objective very simple. However, the means by which players achieve their goals will be as different as the players themselves!
RAMPARTS was developed by a father who wanted to engage his son in simple woodworking and a game that didn't involve a screen, or even electricity. By its nature, RAMPARTS is a fast-paced, explosively kinetic experience, which kids will love. However, RAMPARTS is also about intuitive exploration and experiential learning. Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to experiment with physics, resource management, and tactics while attempting the deceptively difficult task of toppling their opponent's king piece!
Please visit RAMPARTSGAME.COM for a detailed look!
Risks and challenges
This game is ready to build and ship. It has already been playtested in a number of homes with players ranging from 5 years old to 75 years old.
The primary challenge (and reason for this Kickstarter campaign) is developing the capacity to make as many sets as demanded. The first sets were built with hand tools on a simple workbench! A successful kickstart funds the hardware, tooling, as well as materials needed to scale production up. Production and delivery will depend on the number and array of sets to be made. If there is to be any delay past the posted date, all contributors will be notified well in advance.
It should be noted that this is, in the strictest sense, a passion project. This game is not being developed by a toy manufacturer; this is a guy in his garage sharing an idea he hopes might catch on. Rest assured, as excited as you may be about getting your RAMPARTS set, I am more excited to build and ship it to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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