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Board Game Cafe Frenzy

Create a board game café on your table! More than just a trick-taking, it's a tactical card game with numerous elements and mechanics!

Board Game Cafe Frenzy

Create a board game café on your table! More than just a trick-taking, it's a tactical card game with numerous elements and mechanics!

€5,898
pledged of €4,000pledged of €4,000 goal
145
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 30 2019 9:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 In Board Game Cafe Frenzy, players compete to create the most profitable board game café by playing their cards.  The game is divided into two phases: Preparation and Store Opening, and in order to win, players need to meet customer requirements, pay attention to the strategic positioning of their competitors, and find the right timing in order to make their café come out ahead.  At the end, the board game café that earned the most money wins the game!

Board Game Cafe Frenzy is the second title from designer Citie Lo, who has released his first and compelling dice strategy game A Pleasant Journey to Neko last year.  It's a game that is more than just trick-taking. You will find card-drafting, tableau-building, worker placement, set collection and more in this game.

No.7 Store Board for every backer! Pledge a copy of the game and get the card for free. (Will be sold separately after KS campaign)

 76 cards and 144 tokens in a compact box! Every box comes with English, Japanese, and Chinese rulebooks.   All components are made with high-quality, thick and smooth texture!

(The color and pattern might be slightly different from physical copy)

 There are 2 phases in a game: preparation phase and store opening phase. Each phase plays in 10 turns. There is a mid-game scoring when first phase ends and a final scoring when second phase ends. 

1. Preparation phase

 Each turn, every player buys a card from the market and collectively gather those cards in front of them.  Depending on which card they acquired, they must pay, for instance, 0, -1, -1, -1 or 2 coins (respectively in 5 player game). The player who paid 2 coins also choose an action tile from display and keep them for next phase.  

Mid-game Scoring

Players score for: 1) The player who has most WIFI (blue) cards scores 6 coins. Second-place players score 3 coins and third-place player scores 1 coin. 2) Each pair of Meal (pink) and Board Game (orange) scores 3 coins. 

2. Store Opening phase

  Each turn, every player plays a card from their hand and resolve it. The player who plays the highest number card, takes two cards from middle. Next highest player takes a card from middle. Third player also takes a card till there is no card remaining in the middle. The last player takes 2 action discs as a compensation. 

After playing a card, each player can use 1 action disc on their action tiles to upgrade their cards, activate ability, or preserve specific items for the customers. 

Final Scoring

Players score for: 1) WIFI points for coins. 2) Get rewards or penalty from completing  customers' requirements. 3) Every two remaining action discs is worth 1 coin. 4) Store capacity reward (1-10 coins). 5) Pay salary to your employee (if any). 6) Special scoring from store board (1-10 coins) (variant). 

The player who has the most coins wins the game! 

Rulebook

To know more details, click the image below!

 Are you interested to translate the rules to the languages you use? Let us know! 

Don't want to read? No problem, let's watch a tutorial video and learn! (coming soon)

 1. Board Game Cafe Frenzy is a Delicious Trick Taking Meal

Nice review from Ted! Full article =>https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2221553/board-game-cafe-frenzy-delicious-trick-taking-meal

2. Review from Meeple Eksyen

Good review from Stephan =>https://blog.meepleeksyen.com/2019/09/01/board-game-cafe-frenzy-a-trick-taking-game-review/?fbclid=IwAR3ZFF7vDILib8Nhuln2apdXJMlWQin_sx42zYQIM7bT9Oh0CoApzEotruQ

3. Review from Eric (WHAT'S ERIC PLAYING?)

Game play, pros, mehs and cons =>https://whatsericplaying.com/2019/09/02/board-game-cafe-frenzy/

4. Unboxing demo from Board, Deck & Dice

 5. How to Play Board Game Cafe Frenzy (From Overboard Games)

There are 4 pledge levels. 2 for Essen pickup and 2 for shipping. If you choose the level that should ship, please check the shipping section below to know more details.  

Basic Game

Basic Game and Add on

Now you can add a copy of A Pleasant Journey to Neko with Board Game Cafe Frenzy! The last 100 copies for limited first print which included a limit promo card in the box. 

What is A Pleasant Journey to Neko? It's the first title from Citie Lo, which was published last Essen Spiel.  A Pleasant Journey to Neko is a dice strategy game in which you try to see the most penguins to win the game. It features dice drafting, auction, tableau building, set collection, dice placement, and many other mechanics in one game.

More info on BGG. Click here for rulebook.

What is The Wood series?

This series is our card game product line. Now we have two titles in this series. We published the first one The Labours of Hercules in 2017. No. 2 is Board Game Cafe Frenzy which is now preparing for new print. If you are interested first title and our other products, you can add them to your pledge level. More details are below: 

Now you can add our previous titles to your pledge! All those games are all included English Rules. Add those items without extra shipping fee and we provide the special price for you! Decide what would you like to acquire and then just add the price to your total amount. 

If you would like to discover each title a bit then decide, you can click the links below to know more. We will ask what you have added when survey starts.

A. Papua B. Small Islands C. Silk D. Emporion E. Matryoshka F. Labours of Hercules G. Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft H. Festival of a Thousand Cats 

We will attach the promo items if any title above has. Let us know if you have any questions! 

 If we reach the funding goal, a store board card will be unlocked and be free for every backer! And then if we knock more stretch goals, we will add more items!! Don't forget that we also have the social stretch goal. Let's make it and have your first Board Game Café on table!

 What are social goals? The promo cards unlocked in this category are mostly physical stores or publishers from our friends. Do you want to see them in your game? Come help to unlock more!

Like us here! => https://boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/12/spiel-19-preview?parentitem=6357

  Silver Future is a drinking bar in Berlin. If you bring this card and show to staff, you get 10% discount off! (Terms and Conditions: store has their right to decide when to stop or how to get the discount.)

Spielwiese is a famous board game cafe in Berlin. They also publishes games such as Cottage Garden, Indian Summer and Noria etc,. We mostly playtested Board Game Cafe Frenzy here. If you shows this card when you visit here, you might get a bit discount. (Terms and Conditions: store has their right to decide when to stop or how to get the discount.)

(More to come soon!)

Shipping details

This project only ships to certain countries, plus Essen Pickup. But unfortunately we can't manage all the "friendly shipping" at the moment. We will try our best to hand over the game to you. Don't hesitate to give us your feedback!

For now, we ship to those countries: 

  Let us know if you don't see your country on the list. We will inquire the shipping cost and add it if possible.

Multiple Copies

If you would like to have more copies of the game and if you choose the Essen pick-up level, then just double, triple or more respectively for 2, 3 or more copies. 

If you would like to have more copies of the game and it needs shipping, please pledge the price double, triple or more including shipping fee for each copy you add!

For example: You want three copies of the game and ship to America, then pledge amount should be (19*3) + (10*3) = 87 Euros. 

Retailer Copies

Are you retailer? Are you interested to sell the game in your store or Café? Got it! Send us requirements at dasholzspiele@gmail.com ,. We will reply you a.s.a.p.!

About the designer and publisher

I'm a self-developed and full-time game designer and illustrator. I have been in the industry over 9 years. From 2012, i started my board game blog "Boardgame Record". Till now, it's still one of the biggest board game medias in Asia, which has over 9000 followers on Facebook.  

Since 2017, i established my studio The Wood Games. I localized some noted titles such as Festival of a Thousand Cat, Small Islands and recently Cartographers in Asia.  

From 2018 after i moved and based in Berlin, i released my first title A Pleasant Journey to Neko, which was published last Essen Spiel. Since that, i keep creating games and mostly i make artwork for my games. Sometimes i do artwork for other publishers as well.  I playtest my games with other designers in gaming or designing groups in Berlin. Board Game Cafe Frenzy is my second title and i hope you guys will like it. Thanks for supporting me! 

Story behind the game

Do you know there are over 100 board game stores in Taipei, Taiwan? This is the capital city i lived before. It's astonishing.. right? Because board game in Taiwan is very thriving. 

Before i published a book that talked about the board game cafés/stores i visited in Europe and Asia. Also the book talked about board game culture and the scene. It actually inspired me a lot especially when i saw so many different board game stores in the world. 

With the experience i mentioned above, when i developed the game since last year, i decided to make a board game café/store theme game.  

↑ This was one of regular playtesting nights in Spielwiese in Berlin. At that time, Board Game Cafe Frenzy just created and tested few times. But it worked very well at very beginning period. The structure confirmed very quick and there was almost only the balance issue. 

↑ This pic shoot in LeiriaCon in Portugal. I was lucky to show and play this game with many designers there, such as Isaac Childres (Gloomheaven) and Matthias Cramer (Glen More, Rococo). You can see the prototype, it looks cute, right? :D At this time, the game is almost finished and i start to do the artwork. 

↑ This pic shoot in Tokyo Game Market this May. I just finished the artwork and showed to Japanese players. The very first print have sold out in just 2 hours! It's quite successful in the fair.

↑ And then i showed the game to Nice Game Shop which is my good distribution partner and they like the game very much. So we talked about the possibility of putting it up on KS. I really appreciate their help to this project. You can see the artwork is final but it's just pre-print prototype.

↑ This was in Berlin Con this July. And i had the last few first print with me. I thank those people who gave me good feedback during the fair. It's a game that once you are familiar with the rules, you would like to explore more in different ways.

And now, let's try to reach the goal and make it real. Let's see at Essen Spiel'19!  

Follow us on social medias:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dasholzspiele

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dasholzspiele.de/

Special Thanks

Thanks to Simon and Francisco from Nice Game Shop. Without their help, i couldn't manage the project well.  They support and sell my games at their shop. I really appreciate that. Also they introduce many cool Asian games, if you are interested, please check their shop right here: https://www.nicegameshop.com/

Risks and challenges

We are fully aware of potential delays that may happen with products that are produced over seas, the common ones being delays in production, shipping, and customs. We try to note "gift" on the shipping sheet. But there might be still unavoidable custom fee depending on the policy in your country.

Please understand the delivery date is only an estimate. Due to the global logistics involved in shipping, some regions may receive their pledges sooner than others.

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