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$2,706
pledged of $23,000pledged of $23,000 goal
51
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 10 2013

About

Designed by Francois Valentyne, the creative mind that brought you "Ticket to Ride - Legendary Asia."

Give It to the King! is a game for 2-4 players where you will become a Royal Messenger racing against the other players, as you try to be the first to deliver messages to the King at the end of a long hallway. When it's your turn, you can move any player's messenger.  So long as you do not move yourself, you can maintain control of the die and the board.  But as you press on, chances are you will run into trouble and have to pass the die.  Will you use the power of the message you carry to keep going, or should you use it to stop someone else from reaching the King before you?  Delivering messages unused pays you the most gold, so it will always be a tough decision either way.  If you are ready to become the Captain of the Messengers and win the most gold, then grab a scroll and get going!

Each game comes with 5 high-quality resin figurines, cast from hand-carved originals created by Mikko Pollari, our friend in Finland. We love the Nordic character he has given these creations!
Each game comes with 5 high-quality resin figurines, cast from hand-carved originals created by Mikko Pollari, our friend in Finland. We love the Nordic character he has given these creations!

CURRENT VERSION THE RULEBOOK: Click Here

Game components included in the Give It to the King! box:

  • 1    Four Piece Corridor Board
  • 20  Message Tiles
  • 1    Captain Marker Token
  • 1    Solid Resin King Figurine
  • 4    Solid Resin Messenger Figurines
  • 4    Messenger Portrait Tiles
  • 1    Six-Sided die.
  • 20  One Gold Coin Tokens
  • 7    Five Gold Coin Tokens
  • 4    Ten Gold Coin Tokens

Tox at CritsHappen made an amazing game play video for us... check it out:

Note: The above picture is a depiction of the pre-production version of the game, as well the final printed game might have slight variations of the game pieces displayed on this page.

SNAKES & LATTES / GIVE IT TO THE KING ON CANADA DAY

THE CARDBOARD JUNGLE REVIEW:

Anthony at The Cardboard Jungle's Review of Give It to the King!
Anthony at The Cardboard Jungle's Review of Give It to the King!

CRITSHAPPEN PREVIEW:

Blog Post about Give It to the King! - Thanks Tox
Blog Post about Give It to the King! - Thanks Tox

THE SPIEL PODCAST REVIEW:

We are featured in episode #179 - Thanks Stephen & David!
We are featured in episode #179 - Thanks Stephen & David!

Listen to our segment below:

We have worked very hard to get the game to a point where it will not need much, if any work, post Kickstarter:

  • Artwork - All Complete
  • Printing Solution - Secured and ready to print
  • Shipping Solution - Complete
  • Distribution & Fulfillment - Secured

We do not want our backers to have to wait for any unnecessary delays after they graciously donate to our campaign.  Delivery time is one of our primary concerns for this game as it will be for any future games released by The Flux Capacity.  Our punch boards, figurines, stretch goals and everything are completely setup and ready for the “GO” at the manufacturer.

As with most small publishing startup companies, The Flux Capacity Inc. needs the support of Kickstarter backers to get us off the ground.  When we thought about doing a Kickstarter campaign for Give It to the King! we realized that this is not just about funding, it's introducing The Flux Capacity.  What better place to do it than go right to the community and ask for help:

“Kickstarter Community…. We Need Your Help!”

We want to build a very strong future with your support.  We want to bring games to your table that you want to play!  Hey, we want to bring games to other peoples tables that maybe even you have designed.  This campaign marks the start of what we hope is a long discussion with you which won’t end with simply receiving a copy of our game and an odd email now and then… but an ongoing dialogue of what our next moves should be as a publishing company for a new era of game design.  If you can help us, please share, tweet, email, scream and tell all your friends and family about our Give It to the King! campaign and hopefully with your help we can meet our goal.

Large Custom Engraved 6-Sided Die

At this goal, we will include a unique 6-sided die that is specially designed for Give It to the King!  It is made of high-quality resin material with engraved pips. Instead of the number "1" a giant leap icon is displayed representing the movement that must be made should a player roll a 1 - the messenger in the back must leap over all the messengers to take the front spot.  This will be added to the production version of the game.

A Solid Metal Captain Marker Token

A great addition to the game, we will replace the cardboard Captain of the Messengers token with a solid metal one. It too has custom artwork and will make you feel like a real captain when you are the one who possess it.  This will be added to the production version of the game.

Embroidered Bag (Kickstarter Exclusive!)

What better way to store the incredibly detailed resin figurines which make Give It to the King! so special, than a beautiful embroidered bag which will really 'classy' things up when you are playing with your friends.  This is a Kickstarter only goal and will not be found in the production copy of the game... so lets hit this goal people - this is a sweet bag!

All-Metal Coins (Kickstarter Exclusive!)

Ever wondered how to add some serious weight to a game box?  This is how!  Our ultimate stretch goal will be to replace ALL of the cardboard coin tokens in the Kickstarter version of the game with CUSTOM SOLID METAL COINS.  Talk about bling, between this and the bag you are going to want a diamond-studded box to store it in (another stretch goal perhaps?)  This is a Kickstarter only goal and will not be found in the production copy of the game.

The Message Text Reward - ADD $10 to any pledge level.

We at The Flux Capacity love games...  So for this Kickstarter campaign ONLY you will be able to have your input on some of the text in the game. We currently have text for the message cards in Give It to the King! but we thought, how cool would it be if our Kickstarter backers were to get a chance to leave their imprint on the game forever.

Here's how it will go: for a $10 basic pledge you will allowed to suggest the message text for a card. If you are pledging at a higher reward level simply add $10 to your pledge to have your text considered as well. At the end of the campaign, through the survey we will ask you to send in what you would like to see appear on a card. 20 of the best message texts will be selected and added to the print version of the game!

Oh wait... you have more than one cool idea for message card text? Simply add an additional $10 for each additional suggestion for the cards.

Give It to the King! Kickstarter Exclusive T-Shirt - ADD $20 to any pledge level.

**Details To Be Announced Shortly

2013 AD – Founded by folks who love the art of designing great games and having them played by great people.  The Flux Capacity is a community-minded publishing company with a focus on bringing together game designers, artists, graphic designers and play-testers with the goal of publishing unique games.   We know that there are plenty of brilliant game designers out there with yet to be discovered mechanics, themes and experiences.  We are hoping that The Flux Capacity will be able to showcase them to the world!

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Risks and challenges

Quality vs Quantity.
We have struggled with this all along. One important thing for The Flux Capacity is that we want to produce games that look amazing and that feel amazing for the gamers. Unfortunately you cannot do this with sub-standard pieces. For example, we toyed with the idea of using wooden meeples for the game to lower the cost a bit. After playing it with the pieces, it just wasn't the same. So we made a decision that we will stick to our guns about the resin figurines.

Hastely Production and Delivery.
We did not want to have an unfinished product for our backers. Therefore Give It to the King! is complete, artwork, design, rules, everything. This will ensure that as soon as we are funded the order will go in to the manufacturer to start printing the game and get it to our backers as soon as possible!

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    ASPIRING MESSENGER - Show your support for The Flux Capacity and Give It to the King! Your contributions are hugely appreciated and you will be thanked forever on our website.

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    JUNIOR MESSENGER - As you learn how to deliver messages to the King, you can have some input on the game design. You will be allowed to suggest text for the message cards and your suggested text might be a part of the game forever. Multiple suggestions allowed. **see add-on notes on page** +$20 for a limited edition Give It to the King! Kickstarter Exclusive T-shirt

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    OFFICIAL MESSENGER - One awesome copy of the Give It To The King! board game Shipped within the United States.

    +$20 for a limited edition Give It to the King! Kickstarter Exclusive T-shirt

    +$10 to enter into the Message Text Contest

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    OFFICIAL MESSENGER, Eh!
    One awesome copy of the Give It To The King! board game. (For Canadian Customers - Includes shipping)
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    MASTER MESSENGER - Two awesome copies of the Give It To The King! board game. (Makes a great gift!) Shipped within the United states.
    +$14 to ship both copies to Canada
    +$25 to ship both copies Outside US & Canada
    +$20 for a limited edition Give It to the King Kickstarter Exclusive T-shirt
    +$10 to suggest message card text

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    CAPTAIN OF THE MESSENGERS - (Retailers Only) - 5 awesome copies of Give it to the King!
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    MESSENGER SUPREME - One copy of the game + a limited edition and hand-crafted wooden board (shipped separaetly in November) to add to your copy of Give It to the King! (Shipping Included)

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Funding period

- (30 days)