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Ramparts is a physics-based tabletop game in which players defend a king piece while attempting to knock over their opponent's pieces.
Ramparts is a physics-based tabletop game in which players defend a king piece while attempting to knock over their opponent's pieces.
Ramparts is a physics-based tabletop game in which players defend a king piece while attempting to knock over their opponent's pieces.
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RAMPARTS: A Tactical Tabletop Game for Engineers of All Ages

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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!

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    Hobbyist

    Support RAMPARTS and get a high-quality digital download with game rules, box art, and piece schematics.

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    Journeyman

    Support RAMPARTS and get all Hobbyist rewards as well as a hand-crafted RAMPARTS core game set.

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    Engineer

    Support RAMPARTS and get all Journeyman rewards as well as four additional Kingwood blocks for faster, more explosive play!

    Engineers will receive a personalized letter of gratitude from the RAMPARTS production team.

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    • Print and Play Rules with Piece Schematics
    • Hand Crafted RAMPARTS Core Game Set
    • Kingwood Expansion
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    Founder of the Art

    Support RAMPARTS and get all Engineer rewards as well as a limited edition hardwood game box to store their pieces in!

    Founders will also be thanked by name in all digital and print guides.

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    • Print and Play Rules with Piece Schematics
    • Hand Crafted RAMPARTS Core Game Set
    • Kingwood Expansion
    • Letter of Gratitude
    • Limited Edition Pine Game Box
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    True Believer (Classroom Pack)

    Support RAMPARTS and get all Founder rewards. You will also receive an additional nine (9) Core game sets and nine (9) Kingwood expansions. Lesson plan ideas and a quick reference on key physics concepts relevant to the game will be included.

    Includes:
    • Print and Play Rules with Piece Schematics
    • 10× Hand Crafted RAMPARTS Core Game Set
    • 10× Kingwood Expansion
    • Letter of Gratitude
    • Limited Edition Pine Game Box
    • Lesson Plan Ideas and Concept Quick Reference
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    True Believer (Retail Pack)

    Support RAMPARTS and get all Founder rewards. You will also receive an additional twenty (20) Core game sets and twenty (20) Kingwood expansions. A promotional poster will be included in the shipment.

    Includes:
    • Print and Play Rules with Piece Schematics
    • 21× Hand Crafted RAMPARTS Core Game Set
    • 21× Kingwood Expansion
    • Letter of Gratitude
    • Limited Edition Pine Game Box
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