Dreams of Tomorrow is a competitive set collection game about weaving dreams, manipulating action spaces, and careful timing of abilities.
Can you shape a dream so powerful it can change the world?
- Shifting Action Spaces (Rondel): Take control of your destiny by using the Dreams you've collected to manipulate the location of the action spaces, change your direction, and much more!
- Fast and Engaging Turns: Each turn involves moving around the action spaces to take the action of your choice. This could also give resources to your fellow dream engineers, so players are always engaged, even on others' turns!
- Many Ways to Play: There are two main modes of play: Pleasant Night, where the players make all the changes to the locations of the action spaces, and Troubled Night, where the Night Mare can upset the action spaces and take actions out of your reach. There's also the ability to add in an easy to play Robot Player to increase player count and chaos in the the game!
See the rest of Richard's runthrough below, in the How to Play section.
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Watch the video below to learn more about the Mini Expansion.
The images in the video are not at all what will be on the final cards for the Mini Expansion.
"These two kind of dreams cards add some new strategic elements to the game and can really spice it up if you played a bunch of games of Dreams of Tomorrow. " - Liz, Beyond Solitaire
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Below is the How to Play video:
Below Rahdo does a runthrough of the game:
Pleasant Night Mode
Each player's turn consists of moving around the Collective Consciousness, which is a set of 8 action spaces, and taking the action of the space they land on. Players can move 1-3 spaces on their turn for free or move a larger number of spaces by paying resources to do so.
The four Resource action spaces all give the player a large amount of resources and give all other players a small amount of resources.
The four Dream action spaces allow players to take an action concerning Dreams. The Catch Dream action space allows you to catch a Dream from the Dreamscape, taking it into your Dream Catcher. The Weave a Dream action space allows you to take a Dream from your Dream Catcher and weave it into your Dream Sequence. Only Dreams in your Dream Sequence add dream points, which are needed to win the game. Finally, there's two Activate Dream action spaces. These action spaces allow you to take advantage of an ability of a dream at the end of your Dream Sequence or a Dream in your Dream Catcher.
Dream Abilities can do a variety of things. They can allow you to move a card in the Collective Consciousness to a new location and move 1 or 2 spaces, to gain certain resources while others gain nothing, or to catch a Dream from the discarded Dreams stack.
For example, if you had a Dream in your Dream Catcher with the Flip & Move 1 or 2 Ability, you could move to the Activate Dream action space, flip the card with the action space you wish to go to, then move to it. Abilities can put action spaces within your reach that otherwise wouldn't be.
The end of game is triggered when any one player adds the 5th Dream to their Dream Sequence. All players take an equal number of turns and then scores are tallied up. Add the dream points from each Dream in your Dream Sequence, plus points for Resonance.
Resonance occurs when two or more adjacent Dreams in a Dream Sequence have matching symbols.
Troubled Night Mode
Once you want to play the game with increased challenge, there's the Troubled Night mode that adds in the Night Mare. The Night Mare wrecks havoc on its turn and can cause cards in the Collective Consciousness to move and flip, can clear the Dreams in the Dreamscape, or it can even steal resources. You'll have to think on your feet to keep up with this crafty pony.
Read the rest of David's review here.
There's also a Robot Player that can be added to the game! This is who you fight against for the solo version of the game, or you can add it in for an extra challenge to the multiplayer game. The Robot Player has quick turns and makes the game a race to the finish line. It can definitely add in the challenge with the three different levels included with the game: easy, medium, and hard.
See the rest of Liz's review in the Review Section.
Rules and Print and Play
You can learn from the full rules here: http://weirdgiraffe.games/Dreamsrules (The rules are not final and will be formatted professionally in the final game). If you'd like us to translate the rules to another language, please tell us!
You can download the prototype Print and Play here: http://weirdgiraffe.games/dreamspnp.
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The above pledge level includes our previous game, Fire in the Library and Ultra Edition content from Fire in the Library, including laser cut tokens, a reversible bag, and Ultra Edition Box. This reward is very limited! You can learn more about these on the Fire in the Library campaign page.
Every pledge grants access to the pledge manager at the end of the campaign.
Dreams of Tomorrow Gifts
For the Dreams of Tomorrow gifts, we plan on contacting libraries around the country to find out which ones have game libraries and are open to receiving new games. We currently have a list of libraries from our previous campaign as well, so we know a good number of libraries that take games.
If there's any library or other location, such as a Senior Center or Military base, that's near and dear to you, please fill out this form! We'd love to get the games to the libraries and other locations that could use them.
The Gift backing levels will also come with an additional laser cut Dreams of Tomorrow gift token as a thank you for thinking about others! There will be two tokens made, the Library Hero token for anyone who gifts at least one game and the Super Library Hero for those who gift at least three.
The above tokens are from yellow acrylic, but they will also be cut from orange, red, green, and blue acrylic as well.
Other Weird Giraffe Games game descriptions
Stellar Leap: Space exploration game for 1-5 players with worker placement, variable player powers, & a strategic twist on dice rolling in ~60 min
- Supports Multiple Play Styles: Based on who is playing, Stellar Leap can be semi-cooperative, really aggressive, or somewhere in between and you can win by playing in any of those ways.
- Custom Game Length: Change the play time easily by increasing or decreasing the number of events to complete the game.
- Player Choice Matters: Choose your player power and hidden trait to help support your specific strategy, designate which planets and asteroids to place where they'll benefit you the most, and choose when the game ends by either causing events to trigger or avoiding them.
- AI Variants: Experience the galaxy of Stellar Leap against a variety of opponents on your own or add an AI to your two player games to simulate the three or four player game.
Learn more on our website.
Fire in the Library: Fire! The books are aflame and history is burning before your very eyes! Save what you can in this stunning 30min game for 1-6 players.
- Easy to Learn: Simple enough for kids to play and enjoy, with depth and strategy that will keep serious gamers coming back.
- Increasing Intensity: Books increase in value all the way until the end but no one knows who will take the last turn. Players must decide if they should save tools for an epic late game point swing or grab points now to take an early lead.
- AI Variants: Experience the excitement of Fire in the Library on your own with the solo game or spice up a multi-player match by adding new challengers.
Learn more on our website.
To add an add-on to your pledge, click the Manage Your Pledge button, click the Change Your Pledge button, then update the pledge amount.
No additional shipping needs to be added when adding on an additional copy of Dreams of Tomorrow.
Please add $10 for shipping prints outside the US. These prints would NOT be sent EU friendly and would be sent separate from the game.
Help us reach four out of the five social goals, and we'll add a Dreamiest Engineer (name subject to change) card to the game! If we meet all five goals, we'll include a special promo card in the game, as well!
People sometimes wonder why they should back a Kickstarter campaign instead of waiting to get the game later in retail. The most important reason not to wait with Dreams of Tomorrow is that we currently have no plans to put this game into distribution. If you wait, you may end up missing out, as we won’t have many extra copies to sell and unless your local store backs the campaign, they won’t be carrying it either.
- Kickstarter Limited – Dreams of Tomorrow might be very hard to find after the campaign, outside of select conventions.
- Help Us Improve Dreams of Tomorrow – We have a ton of stretch goals planned to help improve the quality of the components and add more content to the game for everyone!
- Discounted – After the campaign, we will sell the extra copies at a higher cost.
- EU Friendly – copies will be sent from inside the EU to avoid VAT fees for backers.
Most importantly, without you, Dreams of Tomorrow would not get created. We definitely appreciate every backer’s support in making our dream a reality.
We would love to support game stores by offering the Kickstarter versions of Dreams of Tomorrow to retailers during the campaign. Back the project at the retailer level for $10, and we'll contact you closer to when we ship out rewards to get a count of games that you wish to get! An invoice will be sent to you before we ship your rewards.
Shipping costs differ based on your location:
- $7 for the United States
- $13 for the EU and Canada
- $18 for the rest of the world*
*We are currently planning to ship to the following areas: European Union, USA, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates. If your country is not listed here, but you would still like to get a copy of the game, please send us a message. We make no guarantees, but we will try our best to work out a solution.
We are still working on the fulfillment strategy with several potential fulfillment partners to get Dreams of Tomorrow to you the proper way, with fulfillment partners in different parts of the world which will be chosen closer to shipping, as things tend to change over time.
To order a second copy of Dreams of Tomorrow, add an additional $24 to your pledge with no additional shipping cost.
We are happy to discuss group orders larger than two copies, but these need to be handled on a country-by-country basis. Please send us a direct message including country and number of copies to discuss.
Dreams of Tomorrow is the fourth project by Weird Giraffe Games. Super Hack Override was our first project and it was delivered a month early to backers in March 2017. Stellar Leap was our second project and was delivered on time to some backers in July 2018 and late to some backers in August and September 2018. Fire in the Library was our third project and is currently scheduled to be delivered early to backers in late 2018.
Weird Giraffe Games was founded to create games that are easy to learn and play, but layered with strategy.
The Dreams of Tomorrow team is made of the following people:
We're looking forward to talking to you throughout this Kickstarter and after! Please feel free to reach out to us directly, in the comments, or in a variety of methods on social media if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We would love to hear from you!
- Follow Weird Giraffe Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Board Game Geek or visit our website.
PODCASTS, INTERVIEWS, AND MORE INFO ABOUT DREAMS OF TOMORROW
- ENGN Preview Series 38 – Dreams of Tomorrow with Carla Kopp from Weird Giraffe Games
- Board with Friends, Spotlight: Dreams of Tomorrow
- We're not Wizards: Carla Kopp - Weird Giraffe Games - Dreams of Tomorrow
- Both Sides of My Table: #17gkb…of Weird Solo Dreams (Carla Kopp)
- Board Game Design Lab: Designing Light Games with Carla Kopp
- Cardboard Herald: Episode 101 - Carla Kopp can't stop making games!
- Girls Play Games: Designing Women - Carla Kopp
- Our Turn: Episode #87: Dice & Dreams
- Who, What, Why? S20.E01 :: Is That an Okapi in Your Logo?
- Playability Podcast: Episode 7, Dreams of Tomorrow
- Dice Tower News: Send dreams into the past to change the future in Dreams of Tomorrow on Kickstarter
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
We'd also like to thank the following people for all of their help:
- Jessica Fisher for naming the Troubled and Pleasant Night game modes.
- Ian Allen, Annette Czech, Jeremy Davis, Scott Duncan, Jeff Hale, Jamie Kelly, Greg Kopp, Nathan Cohen, Brandon Robinson, Shawn Stankewich, Barry Tice, Spencer Williams, Ian Zang, Lyle Johnson, Michael Thele, Cameron and Hannah McCarty, Barry Tice, John Brewer, Shari Queeney, Alex Mabry, Tyler Crumpton, Justin Price, Patrick, Valeria and Victoria Cana, Gabe Barrett, and so many other playtesters! This game wouldn't be as good as it is without your help.
- Derek Maggs, Elizabeth Davidson, Eduardo Baraf, Jeremy Davis, Jessica & Andrew Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Jonathan Liu, Cassie Friedman-Caffrey, Danny and Derek, Richard Hamm, Katie Aidley, Jeremy Salinas, David Wiley, Marti and Sarah Mahood-Wormuth, Man VS Meeple, Draft Mechanic, Mark Burke, Christopher Bowden, and Eric Yurko for reviewing/previewing Dreams of Tomorrow.
- Jack from Cardboard Herald, Cathy from Our Turn, Richard from We're Not Wizards, Board Game Gumbo, Flatout at the Table, Mike from Who What Why, Kurt from MFGCast, AnnaMaria Jackson-Phelps from Girls Play Games and Zach from Board with Friends for helping raise awareness of Dreams of Tomorrow.
- Ian Allen (Seventh Son Games), Jamie Kelly (Foursight Games), David Wiley (Cardboard Clash), and Fredrik Skarstedt for helping to proofread the rules.
Risks and challenges
Although we have already successfully funded and delivered two projects on Kickstarter, Dreams of Tomorrow will have it's own unique issues. We would love if everything went smoothly, but we are also trying to be prepared for any problem that could arise.
Dreams of Tomorrow will be manufactured by a reputable company (Longpack) but international shipping always has the potential for delays and complications.
If things run behind schedule, we think the best approach is to always be up front and communicative with backers. It's our goal to make post-campaign updates part of this experience and we plan to update monthly until the game has shipped to backers in order to keep backers informed of the progress of Dreams of Tomorrow.
There's a chance that fulfillment of Dreams of Tomorrow will get delayed and we might sell copies of Dreams of Tomorrow before fulfillment has been completely finished. If this happens, we will tell you ahead of time and also let you pick up your game at the convention, as long as the game isn't currently on it's way to you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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