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Sumo Gnomes : Pocket sized wrestling!

Become a Sumo wrestling Gnome to eject your opponent from the tree stump dohyō!

Sumo Gnomes : Pocket sized wrestling!

Become a Sumo wrestling Gnome to eject your opponent from the tree stump dohyō!

£7,362
pledged of £6,400pledged of £6,400 goal
379
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 1 2019 12:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Become a Sumo wrestling Gnome to eject your opponent from the tree stump dohyō! Use custom dice to move, push, spin, and trick your way around the stump, looking for that crucial advantage you'll need to claim victory! Sumo Gnomes is a quick, portable game that is ready to play in less than a minute and will pop back in your pocket when battling is done. 

Sumo Gnomes is a compact wrestling game made from recycled and sustainably sourced materials. The "board" consists of of three beer mats (with a couple of extras thrown in for good measure) and TEN natural wood custom dice with colour stamped icons, giving the game a wonderfully organic feel! The box is only 4x5", a great size for pockets yet big enough to be use as a handy dice tray. So how does it play?...  

Illustrations by David Livens
Setting up
Basic Actions
Grab Actions
Lastly

If you prefer to read rules in your own time, then feel free to download a beta version from the link below - Please be aware that this is still in progress and is likely to be improved upon over the next few weeks. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE RULES

Additionally, I made a very brief overview video, have a look-see below :)

Backer Translations!

Getting support from the community is super heart warming and really helps us indie publishers and I want to share the translations that backers are working so hard on. (All translations are work in progress and will be proof read before being available outside of the campaign.)

Click the flags to see the Backer Translations

So far we have German by DasDex. Dutch by Thomas. And there's work in the pipeline for Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Polish. If you would like to help too, please let me know.

Forest Critter £2

This entry level pledge allows you to pull up a toadstool and follow the campaign from the sidelines. In addition, as a good will gesture we shall use any Forest Critter pledges that are not converted by the end on the campaign to plant trees! Because you cannot have a forest dohyō without forests.

Note: You may still access the pledge manager after the campaign, but this this pledge will not be deducted from any additional items added.

Sumo Gnomes : Base Game £11

Get ready to rumble! This is what we're here for :D 

This pledge now includes the 3D print file of the Gnomes in the Miniatures Edition for personal use! 

This pledge is for one copy of the base game with all applicable unlocked stretch goals. Additional copies of Sumo Gnomes : Base Game can be added to a pledge at £11 each. Please note, this may affect shipping costs, please see "shipping" below.

Sumo Gnomes : Miniatures edition - £15 - All Gone!*

*There is currently no more planned Miniatures Edition. Although I am looking into ways around this and the 3D print file will be included with the all versions of the game, free for personal use.

If bling is your thing then this is the pledge for you, as these 20 mm resin Gnomes look so very mighty upon the tree stump dohyō!

This pledge now includes the 3D print file of the Gnomes for personal use!  

(dice from prototype and do not reflect final design)

This pledge is for one copy of the base game with all applicable unlocked stretch goals PLUS two monochrome resin Gnomes, perfect for painters and/or collectors. Sumo Gnomes : Miniatures Edition will be limited to one per person. Why limited edition? I'll be making the Gnomes myself and it takes a fair amount of time to prepare each pair.

Sumo Gnomes : Tree Stump edition - £39 

Yes, that's right! If you are looking for something rather special, the wonderful people at Laserox are putting together a deluxe version of Sumo Gnomes! The dice are laser etched 30 mm beasties using two different types of wood, and the board is an actual slice of tree! This all comes packaged in beautiful Laserox fashion and will be available to see and play at Essen! Come say hello: 

The Tree Stump Edition is an all wooden product. The Dice will be made from two types of wood and be 25-30 mm. The tree stump board is roughly 280 mm wide and 20-25 mm thick. As it is a natural product sizes will vary slightly. This all all comes packaged (along with a rules sheet) inside a custom made plywood box.

This pledge now includes the 3D print file of the Gnomes in the Miniatures Edition for personal use! 

So pretty!
So chunky!
An actual tree trunk!

 The image on the left shows examples of the two wood types we aim to use for the opposing dice.

This version will make a stunning table centrepiece for any home and would be ideal for board game cafes or gaming establishments. The rumbling dice is sure to grab attention and not before long, the tournaments will begin! It's the same great game, but bigger and so very beautiful! 

Wasn't this originally limited? We never expected the Tree trunk edition to be in such demand and were conservative in our estimations. Laserox and I have managed to secure an alternative source of materials allowing us to no longer restrict numbers and still keep everything on time, this has had a small impact on the price but means the pledge is now open again.

Tree trunk edition + Base game £47

Get the best of both worlds and make a small saving! One version for your table and one version for your pocket.

Shipping will be the same as the Tree trunk edition pledge.

Retail pledge?

Why yes! I would very much like to support retailers who are interested in getting Sumo Gnomes before the games make their way into distribution. If you're a retailer, please send me a message via Kickstarter, or email peculiarityuk@gmail.com during the campaign for pricing information.

All stretch goals are backer based, figures are taken from all pledge levels except for the Forest Critter pledge. So the more backers, the more we unlock! :D

500 Backers : Score pads! - LOCKED

This is mockup is yet to be graced by a graphic designers hand

How can we make this two player game a six player game? Add some handy 6 player score pads! These 95x77 mm pads will fit neatly inside the box and allow you to keep track of your victories (or stumbles) when playing in a group. As well as the pad in the box, A4 & Letter sized pdf's will be made available via the website to allow you to print more should you need them. Please note: The design is yet to be finalised by someone with a much better eye for this sort of thing :) 

700 Backers : To be revealed...

Please note: None of the following previews were paid for
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Click to read the full preview and interview
Watch us play Sumo Gnomes in the video below! (prototypes shown)
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UK Games Expo preview
Click here to read the full preview & Interview

We have tried our best to be forest friendly with Sumo Gnomes, after all, no forests means no tree stump dohyōs! Where possible the components apply to the strict conservation guidelines of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and we will use minimal plastic within the packaging. Even though Peculiarity is a small indie publisher, I believe it's important, and so do the Gnomes, that we do our best to keep our games sustainably manufactured. 

A detailed list of countries included in Europe A & B will be available very soon

Please note that all shipping costs will be collected within the pledge manager following the end of the campaign. Why? That's a good question! It means I can try and get you best deal possible, the more pledges, the better rates I can get which I can then pass on to you - so fingers crossed we do well :)

Free local pickup / UKGE: If you are local to me (Rochester, Kent, UK) then there will be a free local pickup option for the shipping. There will also be a Free collection at UK Games Expo 2020 option.

Add-ons: It is possible to add additional copies of Sumo Gnomes to your pledge. Add £11 for each copy of the base game or add £39 for a copy of the Tree trunk edition. Adding one additional base game to a pledge will not affect shipping costs, adding more than one or adding the Tree trunk edition will incur an increase in shipping, I will always do my best to keep the shipping price as low as possible for backers.

Countries Excluded: I am sorry to say we will not be shipping to to Brazil, Russia, Mexico, South America, South Africa or the Middle East due to previous difficulties and prices over double the cost of the game. If you live in one of these areas I will do my best to make a print a play version available in the near future so you can still enjoy a tree stump tussle  with your friends :) 

* Canada Friendly shipping for Base Game only

European made / Low price: Both the Base Game and the Tree Stump Edition are made in Europe - where possible from recycled or sustainably sourced materials - The low price of the Base Game should keep it under the duty thresholds of most countries. The Base Game / Miniatures edition are likely to be shipped from the UK, so if we leave the EU market before shipment starts I shall do my best to avoid European pledgers paying custom fees even if this means paying the fees myself. The Tree Stump Edition will be shipped from Hungary. 

So who's behind the game? Meet the crew!

Social Media Links

Board Game Geek / Facebook Page / Facebook Group / Instagram / Twitter

Risks and challenges

This is Peculiarity's second Kickstarter project. I learnt a great deal from our first adventure with Summoner's Isle and hope to make this one even better!

I have done a significant amount of pre-production. The artwork and graphic design are pretty much done bar some final tweaks. Communication has been established with manufacturers, this time in Europe. None of the stretch goals will impact our timeline so we should be good to sign off the files relatively soon after the Kickstarter.

Obviously we hope that everything runs smoothly. But if anything crops up and slows things down, I will make sure that you are the first to know and be assured that we will be ready to do everything in our power to get the project back on track.

Thank you so much for your support!

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