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38
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 18 2014 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

This is the first full production game the team at Sol Games will produce.

The game has been tested amongst our Pasadena City College friends for over a year. We worked out many kinks, but felt outside testing was needed.

Game Empire Pasadena assisted us with a location to publicly test the game. This went on for 2 months, rounding out the functionality of the game and increasing its strategic complexity.

The road to the Presidency is long and hard and will cost you a lot of your donations (in-game currency). To win, you will have to collect 270 Electoral Votes. Beware, though, as the other candidates will try to tear you down the closer you get to the top job in America.

As you play through the game you can draw cards from three different decks: the Campaign, Political, and Legal decks. Each offer unique benefits and drawbacks. Also, pay heed to the Political Disasters for they are in all three decks, in their own measure.

These Disasters can affect you or other players based on the card's rules. They can cause many ill effects like: a loss in votes, reduction of donations, stopping your turn, or delaying actions.

However, there are a wide range of beneficial cards as well. The pundit cards offer continual support. while, event cards provide momentary bonuses. Best of all are, the Trump cards which are the unstoppable political actions that can change the tide of the race.

The game comes with alternate rules for continued enjoyment and, to a degree, customizing to your preferential style of play. Whether it's fast paced, high powered or to increase the challenges you face.

This game, upon success of the Kickstarter and where possible, will be bolstered with expansion packs and boosters. everywhere politics occurs there can and should be humor.

  • Cards: 165 -  87 Campaign deck, 46 Legal deck, & 32 Political deck
  • Currency: 110 - 3 denominations (100,000 / 50,000 /& 10,000)
  • Tokens: 48 - sixteen 25 vote tokens and twenty-eight 5 vote tokens
  • Dice: Four 6-sided dice 
  • Shortcut rules cards
  • The box
  • Main rules

During the Kickstarter Campaign, Game Empire Pasadena will assist us with a space for public demonstrations of That's Politics - The Game. These Demonstrations will be held on every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm to closing.

All 44 presidents in Presidential party mode.

U.S. Manufacturing: Maintains quality assurance through the safety standards for U.S. businesses. An additional benefit: it keeps us working.

Every Component Sourced: The costs are known, and, with the funding goal met we will produce the game without a doubt.

National Distribution: This is a hidden cost of the gaming industry; however, this has been prearranged and is already factored into our costs.

Environmental Responsibility: Let's face it. Tabletop games are primarily made from wood products. We think it would be best if we used as few natural resources as possible to create a sustainable and enjoyable gaming experience. Here is what we have done. The cards and currencies are FSC certified and/or recycled, as is the majority of the box and tokens. The insert is made of SBG board, for a non-toxic and renewable resource. And, the rules are printed on  recycled FSC certified paper.

 We have received artwork for 28 unique cards from our artists, and we need 50 more. This will require 3 months of work.


Production should take 4-6 weeks according to the manufacturing companies.

These factors are why we set our date of delivery for July 2014.
The date accounts for any potential delays or mishaps.

(All Stretch Goals apply to That's The Game reward level and above).

□ $30,000: The game will be produced, thank you all.
□ $40,000: The first booster pack sent free to backers.
□ $50,000: Add one super powered Trump card to all the Kickstarter games.
□ $60,000: Bonus, super powered Event card added to all Kickstarter games.
□ $70,000: Gain a super powered Propaganda for all Kickstarter games.
□ $80,000: A super powered Disaster will be added to all Kickstarter games.
□ $90,000: Bonus, super powered Rally card added to all Kickstarter games.
□ $100,000: Custom dice will be added to all kickstarter exclusive sets.
□ $125,000: Start the work on the second expansion pack, which will include a unique larger bill and numerous ways to make more money!
□ $150,000: Secret stretch goals to come.

Sol Games, the Sol Games logo, That's Politics - The Game, video and audio, Campaign deck, Legal deck, & Political deck are property of and copyright 2014 Sol Games. All rights reserved.

Risks and challenges

Risks

Delays in production are of paramount concern. But, we will be there every step of the way to ensure that our product hits the open market at our projected launch date.

Commissioned artwork can require some tweaking; that is why, for the remaining pieces, we allotted 90 days to complete the art.

Challenges

Many logistical challenges have already been overcome. We have sourced: All U.S. manufacturing of every component, National Distribution, and Environmental Responsibility.

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