A good theme park tycoon knows that his or her best chances of becoming a legend in the industry, not to mention extremely wealthy, is to build a park that is not only profitable, but one that keeps its Parkies happy! In Parkies, you'll strive to do exactly that. You'll compete with 1 to 5 other players to build the best theme park possible, while attempting to attract the Parkies. Parkies are the absolute power in the game, so good Parkie management is as important as your ability to design a clever and efficient park.
In a nutshell, a series of attractions will become available on each turn. You and the other players will bid on those attractions. The winners take those attractions and add them to their park, increasing the park's allure, profitability, and/or satisfaction. Then you use those attractions to attempt to lure an interesting mix of Parkies to your park. The park with the happiest Parkies at the end of the game wins!
The game comes with massive array of tiles, all with unique custom artwork inspired by the hand drawn maps you used to get at theme parks.
The component list is extensive with over 60 tiles and 60 wooden bits, and will only grow as we reach our stretch goals.
You can watch this video to learn how to play the game:
Or follow along and we'll explain it very briefly.
Each player bids against the other players on a set of available attractions to add to their theme park.
When you win a tile in a bid, you add its allure, profitability, and satisfaction to your park. The lowest of these values will be your income each turn. Therefore keeping them balanced will help you maximize your income.
The attractions you build help you attract Parkies to your park. Parkies have all the power in the game. They give you discounts, scoring opportunities, and the ability to trump other players bids.
You'll continue building out your park until at least one player has connected together enough attractions to link up all 4 entrances in their theme park.
The reviews are in, and Parkies is a winner:
"It played very fast, and there's a ton of strategy packed in here. You should buy this game." ~ Gamers Remorse
"I really like the way Parkies plays. It is a great, fun game." ~ Broken Prism
"I really enjoyed this game. It has a Vegas Showdown feel, but Parkies beats out Vegas Showdown." ~ All Us Geeks Podcast
$1 - THANK YOU
We'll keep you up to date with this campaign and all our future campaigns. You'll also get a cool wallpaper for your phone and desktop computer.
$50 - PARKIES
We'll ship you a shiny new copy of Parkies direct to your door.
The box for Parkies measures roughly 9 x 12 x 2 inches.
$100 - NAME A TILE
We'll ship you a shiny new copy of Parkies direct to your door. Your copy will be shipped before everyone else's copy, and it will be signed by the game's designers. In addition, every copy of Parkies will have one of the 10 tiles below personalized by you by naming that attraction (we retain editorial control). Which tile you get to name is dependent upon which pledge level you choose. The name will go on the sign on the attraction and potentially on the tile name (the white label at the top of the tile) if it fits and is not too confusing about what it is. We may also adjust the imagery slightly to fit the theme of the name.
We really appreciate our backers from all over the world. Unfortunately, shipping physical goods outside the United States is very expensive. Our options are either to charge a lot for shipping outside the United States, or not offer the games to folks outside the US. We've chosen to support shipments outside the United States.
We are pleased to announce that we have added EU FRIENDLY shipping options for all of our pledge levels. These pledge levels include shipping and customs charges to backers that are in Western or Central EU.
Our EU Friendly pledges include shipping and customs fees in the price. However, if you are in other countries then please be aware that you may be responsible to pay some kind of duties on your international order.
$3,500 - Ghost Ride & Dark Coaster - ACHIEVED!
We'll bring the medium attraction count up to 18 tiles with this stretch goal by adding the Ghost Ride and the Dark Coaster.
$4,000 - Taco Town & Banjo Bears - ACHIEVED!
We'll bring the small attraction count up to 33 tiles with this stretch goal by adding Taco Town and the Banjo Bears.
$5,000 - Parkie Meeple Upgrade - ACHIEVED!
All of the cylinders we have in the game representing the Parkies will become special Parkie meeples!
$6,000 - 6 Player Upgrade - ACHIEVED!
When achieved, this stretch goal will add a 6th player to Parkies! Not only that, but we'll also upgrade the 5 reference cards to become 6 reference tiles.
We've been play testing the game with 6 players since the very beginning, and are so glad to be able to share this goal with our backers. Even with 6 players the game plays in about an hour and the bidding gets very intense!
$6,500 - Sound Stage and Jump Slide - ACHIEVED!
With this stretch goal we'll add 2 more tiles. The Sound Stage and the Jump Slide. Watch out for that Jump Slide, it is a bit scary!
$7,000 - Twirl-n-Hurl and The Dare Devils - ACHIEVED!
What is an amusement park without rides that spin so much you want to hurl? I'm not sure, so we're pleased to introduce the Twirl-n-Hurl! In addition, we'll thrill you with the heart pounding stunts from The Dare Devils!
$7,500 - Venom and Go Karts - ACHIEVED!
I think we need another terrifying roller coaster - Venom! And let's also throw in some competitive Go Kart racing for good measure.
You can use these avatars on your Kickstarter profile and your social media accounts to show your support for Parkies!
Parkies already comes with dozens of attractions. Ten are shown above in the "Name A Tile" pledge level. Below you can see the others:
Plus many more will be released as stretch goals!
Risks and challenges
As a manufacturer of thousands of board games we are confident we can not only deliver quality, but we can do it on time. The designs for these games are already proofed and ready for print. We just need your help to do a large enough run to get the pricing down. We are firmly committed to quality, so if there is any damage to your order during shipping, we will just ask for a photograph of the damage or defect and then ship you out a new copy.
The only risk of delay could come down to some of the stretch goals. They are planned, and designed, but some factors are out of our control. We're pretty sure we've got it all nailed down, but since we are not manufacturing all of them, we cannot guarantee it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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