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'Give It to the King!' is a unique table-top game that delivers tough decisions & a ton of fun at a quick and lively pace.
'Give It to the King!' is a unique table-top game that delivers tough decisions & a ton of fun at a quick and lively pace.
295 backers pledged $11,666 to help bring this project to life.

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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 unused messages 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!

Get the current copy of the rules HERE

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Crits Happen - Critical Preview Video:

THE GAME COMPONENTS:

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

  • 1 Four Piece Corridor Board
  • 20 Message Tiles
  • 1 Captain Marker Token
  • 4 Standup Cardboard Messenger Pieces
  • 4 Messenger Portrait Tiles
  • 1 Custom Engraved Die
  • 20 One Gold Coin Tokens
  • 7 Five Gold Coin Tokens
  • 4 Ten Gold Coin Tokens

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH SNAKES AND LATTES

See below for high-res photographs of the figurines
See below for high-res photographs of the figurines

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.

EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER GIVE IT TO THE KING! T-SHIRT:

Made from 100% cotton, the Give It to the King! t-shirt features the unique artwork used in our popular intro animation.  'Sport' the King with pride as you strut your stuff knowing that you backed an amazing game on Kickstarter!  You will have the option of a black or white T-shirt.

** the artwork on above images may differ slightly than the final T-Shirt product

THE HAND-CRAFTED WOODEN BOARDS:

** above sample boards designed by Stephen Sauer
** above sample boards designed by Stephen Sauer

MEET THE FIGURINES ($13,500 STRETCH GOAL):

The Blue Messenger:

The Green Messenger:

The Yellow Messenger:

The Red Messenger:

And, The King!:

Risks and challenges

Lessons Learned.
This is round two! We got an amazing amount of feedback on the first campaign to get Give It to the King! made and we are applying it on this time around. Thanks to everyone who offered their support and suggestions on how to improve the approach for our backers.

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. We have been able to lower the cost quite a bit by using amazing-looking cardboard tokens for the messenger playing pieces that really keep the look and feel of the characters which are important to the atmosphere of game play. Lets hit the $13,500 stretch goal to get the resin figurines thrown in there to enhance the game even more!

Hastily Done
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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    THE BACKER - Help us with the dream of making Give It to the King! a reality. A big THANKS and we will mention you as a contributor to the campaign on The Flux Capacity website!

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    1ST PLACE MESSENGER (early bird) - One copy of Give It to the King! Shipped within the USA or Canada (Includes All Stretch Goals & saves you $5!) +$20 for each additional copy of the game.

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    THE HIPSTER - One Limited Edition (Kickstarter Only) Give It to the King! animation artwork T-shirt.
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    THE CLOAKED MESSENGER - One copy of Give It to the King! & a Limited Edition T-Shirt. Shipped within the USA or Canada (Includes All Stretch Goals) +$20 for each additional copy of the game.

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    THE CAPTAIN OF THE MESSENGERS - One Limited Edition Hand-Crafted Wooden Board + One Copy of Give It to the King! Shipped within USA or Canada || +$20 Shipping to all other countries. (Includes All Stretch Goals)

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    THE SCRIBE - One copy of Give It to the King! and have your input on the game forever by suggesting text to be added to a message tile - your name will go in as a contributor to the game. (Includes All Stretch Goals & Shipping Worldwide)

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    THE KING - Share your gold with The Flux Capacity to help get the game off the ground! We will ship you one autographed copy of the game as well as a 2nd copy to play with! Oh, and we will owe you our sincere thanks forever!

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Funding period

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