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SEK 119,899
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 10 2016 9:59 PM UTC +00:00
SEK 119,899
pledged of SEK 370,000pledged of SEK 370,000 goal
224
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 10 2016 9:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

To all fellow Kickstarters!

If this campaign doesn’t succeed, we will certainly be back with an improved second campaign. Please become/stay a backer to make sure you are noticed of future developments. Also follow us on Instagram for sneak peaks and more info: @mobstermetropolis.

Go to our updates section to read about the improvement we'll look into for next campaign. 

Thank you for believing in Mobster Metropolis!  

  • Great gameplay! Mobster Metropolis offer a great combination of strategy, interactions and devious attacks. The game is fairly easy to grasp for newcomers, but also present the strategic depth needed for balanced competitiveness and replay value. 
  • The game development is done. We have developed the idea for over 2 years and the game has been extensively tested throughout the whole process. 
  • A skilled and efficient Swedish core team. We won't spend your money on expensive outsourcing. 
  • Stretch goals for everyone! Want that box to include even more? Our pledge goals will add even more components to every copy of Mobster Metropolis. 
  • Reduced price for early gangsters. Become one of our first backers and get Mobster Metropolis for a reduced price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We filmed one of our numerous playtesting sessions, to be able to share some gameplay footage and insights with you. Two of the players experienced Mobster Metropolis for the first time, while the other two had joined us in previous playtesting sessions. Only one of them could become the most powerful gangster in Mobster Metropolis.

Below you will find a 48 minutes featuring us in a three player game of Mobster Metropolis. In order to limit the video to a somewhat watchable length, we’ve decided to focus on just a couple of the rounds, including some initial explanations.

 

For a short run-through of the game, please see our campaign video at the top.

In short, Mobster Metropolis is played in five rounds, with each round divided into eight different phases that represent different actions and events. For example, one phase lets players invest in turfs or street people, while another is all about attacking each other. Players will also bribe the police during one of the shorter phases. This structure is supported by Mobster Metropolis smart sideboard which provides a clear gameplay and invites both new and experienced players to cunningly plan ahead for their next moves. 

Each player will strive to make his gangster faction rise to power. To succeed, players will need to practice illegal trades, violence and sometimes diplomacy to outsmart opponents. After the last round, the player with most assets and resources will be the most powerful gangster in Mobster Metropolis. 

For a preliminary version of the complete rule book, click here

Key aspects of Mobster Metropolis gameplay: 

  • The strategic and economic perspective that comes with the creation of a gangster syndicate.
  • A sense of scheming, as everyone secretly plot their attacks and defense before simultaneously revealing their plans. 
  • The possibility to surprise other players through card interaction and participation in events.
  • New unique game mechanics and parts, such as the Drive-by Selector. 
  • The unavoidable conflicts and rivalry triggered by attacks on other player’s assets.
  • A fairly small quantity of luck involved, which may be influenced by bonuses from cards and assets. 

Mobster Metropolis combine these aspects with an awesome gangster theme and great graphics. We believe Mobster Metropolis truly is something new in the world of board games.

 

We've discussed the concept and mechanics of a gangster themed board game for a few years. About one and a half year ago, we decided it was time to make that idea a reality. Since then, we’ve spent many long evenings and weekends to develop a game with both great mechanics and an awesome appearance. 

The first of many playtests was conducted one year ago. After that, we have continuously alternated between playtests and development sessions, to bring the game forward. We have invited both new and experienced tabletop players, in order to create a game with the strategic depth needed for replay value and balanced competitiveness, while also being fairly easy for newcomers to grasp. 

After each playtesting session, participants used our feedback-form to submit their thoughts about balance, stats interactions and the overall level of enjoyment. 

 

Tabletop Gaming News wrote a great text on our gangster theme: http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/mobster-metropolis-board-game-up-on-kickstarter/

The “Spooky Spooky Science Happens; Roll For Crit Podcast” (what an awesome name!) expressed some love to our concept in their video/podcast (at 22.30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXRGWG2OUco

The big Swedish online tech-magazine Feber wrote about our campaign (in Swedish): http://feber.se/spel/art/349216/mobster_metropolis_r_ett_nytt_/

Dice Tower News published a short introduction to our campaign here: http://www.dicetowernews.com/mobster-metropolis-now-on-kickstarter/26169

Club Fantasci were kind enough to feature our press release: http://www.clubfantasci.com/2016/05/11/mobster-metropolis/

The podcast “First Roll - What's New on Kickstarter?” talks about us (at 1.50): https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/54030/first-roll-whats-new-kickstarter-blog-podcast-epis 

After ample procurement, our ambition is to print Mobster Metropolis in cooperation with well-known Panda Game Manufacturing, which has printed beautiful games like Dead of Winter, Merchant & Marauders and Eclipse: Shadow Rift. For more than half a year, we have had discussions with a team from Panda in order to develop the best possible quality components, such as the unique Drive-by Selector.

Although game development and procurement of both printing and fulfillment have been conducted before this campaign, we will still need time to finish all graphics and copy. These are our current estimates for the project going forward:

 

We will offer global shipping that is both price efficient and fair. In order to achieve this, we will be charging final shipping via our pledge manager, after a successful funding of this campaign. This will allow us to procure shipping according to both the number of backers and their general geographical spread, which in turn will enable us to offer our backers accurate prices. We have already been in discussions with a number of well-known and trusted fulfillment services and are of course looking into shipment from multiple warehouses around the world in order to save our backers from additional fees. These efforts will be continued after a successful campaign, when we know the geography of our backers.

We listened to the backers that asked us for estimates. Please see our current estimates below: 

North America:
USA: $9-20. Slightly higher in Alaska, higher in Hawaii. 
Canada: $9-20 most provinces. 

Sweden: 
Stockholm pickup: $12 (~99 SEK) 
All other cities: $12-24 (~99-199 SEK) 

Europe:

UK: $11 (~8£) 
Most West/Central Europe: $15-25 
Eastern Europe: $30-50

Oceania: 
Australia: $10-15 
New Zeeland: $30-35 

Asia: 
China: $10-20 most provinces 
Most other: $20-40 

Please see our FAQ below for more details about shipping.

 

STORMAKTEN Production was founded by a trio of childhood friends, taking their game interest to a new dimension.

Joel Ibson spent much of his youth in front of competitive computer games. Growing up, he realized that nothing can beat good friends, beers and strategic board games such as Eclipse, Game of Thrones and Settlers of Catan. Joel worked a couple of years with PR and strategic communications at an agency, before moving to a multinational corporation. Today, he is responsible for some of the communications and public affairs efforts at the company’s Swedish branch.

Karl Nord was raised on Magic the Gathering, Warhammer and Commodore 64. He has spent the past decade working as an Art & Film Director for one of the world’s leading digital agencies. He has created innovative campaigns for high profile clients such as Adidas, BBC, Converse, Heineken, Nikon and Sonos. His work has won awards at advertising’s leading festivals both Cannes Lions and Eurobest. 

Carl Berglind was born with a joystick in one hand and a pair of dice in the other. After a brief bout as a Flash developer Carl started working as a digital media producer, creating everything from websites, mobile applications, technical installations, and digital and analogue campaigns for clients such as Swarovski, Adidas, Nikon, Jarlsberg and SVT. He now manages a marketing team for a Swedish start-up company bent on changing the world of bookkeeping. 

Read more about the company in our bio or visit us at:
Stormakten.se
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Risks and challenges

We knew already from the start that creating a board game would be a challenge. There's a lot of changeable aspects to keep in mind, including concept development, design, production, shipping and much more.

But we have a team that's extremely meticulous when it comes to planning for every possible problem in a project. We also come with experiences from other businesses and project management in general.

In order to reduce any mistakes and delays, we have done the following:

1. We are already very far gone in the pre-production of the game. The rules have been nailed and play-tested extensively, and we have a graphic concept in place. Since we have our own in-house design resource, creating the last pieces of the graphics is not going to be an issue.

2. We have initiated discussions with several well-known game manufacturers in order to procure a good production solution. Please read more above under “Production”.

3. We have also conducted extensive research into the field of fulfillment and have already conducted initial procurement of several international fulfillment services. Please read more above under “Shipping”.

Through the Kickstarter website and our social media channels we'll be available to answer any of your questions during the campaign and production phases on a daily basis.

We look forward to delivering a well thought-out product of great quality.
Most of all, we thank you for believing in us!

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    A gangster with your characteristics:
    Our awesome graphic artist will design of one of the Mobster Metropolis main gangster characters based on your image. It will not be an exact copy, but your characteristics will shine through. Your will forever be remembered as one of the most feared gangsters in Mobster Metropolis.

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    One (1) copy of Mobster Metropolis (including all stretch goals), one (1) quality Mobster Metropolis t-shirt, and one (1) Mobster Metropolis 50x70cm poster signed by the core team behind the game. A very special mention in the game rulebook.

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    GODFATHER STREET NAME

    Name one street:
    One of the four main streets on the Mobster Metropolis game board will be named after your surname, in combination with ‘Avenue’ or ‘Boulevard’. For example: ‘Johnson Boulevard’ or ‘Anderson Avenue’. Your name will be printed on all game boards.

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