Strategic Building Boardgame for 2
My name is Yoda. Read more about me below. The game BAUWERK is a strategic building board-game I created and produced some time ago in a limited edition of 150 pieces, and it's already sold out. The only drawback in the first edition was, that it was quite tiny-sized. The game-board was on the back-side of the box and it measured only around 6" by 8". Due to it's popularity, I want to create an improved 2nd edition now. Read here what the game is about ...
Bauwerk is a two-player strategic-building game. It features a game-board with two different colors of territory for the two players. Goal is to connect all your plots with each other, by building a path that leads from one field to the others. You do this by placing blocks and connecting the blocks with sticks. Actually you are building bridges. The point is, the more blocks a bridge has, the higher score it counts. And, a direct connection counts more than an indicrect, i.e. one that has branches in it. Also, you can place the blocks in three ways:
Flat, sideways or upright, thus creating three levels of height for building the bridges. The higher the level, the higher the score. And you gain extra-score for creating bridges over others and paths under others. The scoring-system is very cleverly made and it creates a lot of challenge in placing the blocks and bridges, while trying to score as many points as possibe. Did I mention that, the more territory you have already built on, the less material you get for the next building-round?
I want to make a second edition of this great game, with a nice and big game-board sized 16" x 12", really beautiful playing-material and an attractive professional box and instruction-booklet. Since I'm creating games since more than 20 years, I know exactly what is needed and how to do it. The first edition of the game already proved it's quality and fun gameplay, so the second edition will be even better with the bigger size and professional packaging. My plan is to re-design the full game, with a theme like San Francisco Bay or Roman Aquaeduct, the actual theme has to be decided for and a professional graphics-artist will be hired to design the game-board and box-art when the funding-goal is reached.
The money will be used for design-work, ordering the game-parts, producing the game-boards and the boxes. It goes into the final game, that you will recieve as your perk. Here's what will happen exactly and what you will get:
When the first goal is reached, the second edition can be produced in the desired quality - wooden playing material, a big gameboard and a professionally made game-box together with a full-color instruction-booklet in German and English. Each supporter will get his perks, which includes the copies of the final game. You will have a lot of fun with that!
Perk #1 - Surprise-Postcard + Code (5,- €)
We will print surprise-postcards with designs from the game and send them to you by snail-mail. Worldwide shipping is already included. On the postcard, there will be a scratch-field that reveals a discount-code for ordering games on the Yodagames-website. With this code, you may order the finished BAUWERK game after release for a discounted price, or you may even order other games. The discount will be valid for any games you like.
Perk #2 - Website-Memorial (10.- €)
You will get the postcard as explained above, plus we will put your name in the list of supporters on the website of the game.
Perk #3 - Soundtrack CD (20,- €)
You will get a full CD of Brainwater's Techno Tracks, including a full-length version of the one in the Bauwerk-video. All these tracks are personally made by me, Yoda. Worldwide shipping included.
Perk #4 - Super Early Bird (35,- €)
You will get the complete boxed game for a super-reduced price! It already includes shipping to Germany, but you can simply add EUR 8 for international shipping. This is available to the first 10 supporters only, so you better be quick. If you miss this, you can still get #4.
Perk #5 - Still Early Bird (40,- €)
In case you missed the Super Earlybird, you can still get this one. You also will get the full game for a still reduced price. Also, shipping within Germany included. Add EUR 8 for international shipping. Also the complete boxed full game! Limited to 10 supporters.
Perk #6 - The Game (49,- €)
This is the complete game, including shipping withing Germany. Add EUR 8 for international shipping. No limit here, treat yourself with this super-fun game!
Perk #7 - Double Fun (95,- €)
I'm sure you have a friend, partner or family-member who would also enjoy this great game! This is your chance. Get two complete games and save money. Shipping within Germany included. Add 14 EUR for international shipping.
Perk #8 - Pack of Five (230,- €)
Get five of the games and save money. Perfect for small resellers or if you have a lot of great friends. Shipping within Germany included, add 30 EUR for international shipping.
Perk #9 - Reseller Pack (400,- €)
Are you a reseller? Own a games-shop or games-website? This is your perk! Get 10 of the games for a reduced-price. Shipping within Germany included, add 50 EUR for international shipping.
Perk #10 - Mega Pack (700, €)
Big resellers should consider this option - 20 of the games for an even-more discounted price. Shipping within Germany included, add 100 EUR for international shipping.
Perk #11 - Game-Sponsoring Fame (1.500,- €)
You will be mentioned as a main-sponsor in the instruction-booklet of the game, together with your photo if you want. Also, we will send you the full range of all available Yodagames, that's at least 15 different great games for you and your family to enjoy! This of course includes the new Bauwerk-game. Worldwide shipping included! Only available to the first five sponsors!
Perk #12 - You're the Hero! (3.000,- €)
All of the above Game-Sponsoring-Fame perk, plus you will be invited to my booth at the 2013 international games-fair in Essen. In the evening after the fair, we will have a private party with dinner and nightlife in Essen. The date for this will be October 24th, 25th or 26th. One night in a hotel in Essen is included. Airfare is not included, please book your own flight.
Stretch-Goal #1: 9.000,- €
When this first stretch-goal is reached, every supperter who gets the final game will get a cool bonus: The game "Pillz". This is a strategic card-game for two players. You place cards with parts of pills on it and try to build two-colored pills to score points. Also a tested and proven game that is already selling on the market. You will get a special edition of this game as a free bonus when the first stretch-goal is reached!
Stretch-Goal #2: 13.500,- €
When this stretch-goal is reached, it's getting really interesting: Each supporter who gets the full game will, additionally to the bonus-game "Pillz", get a third game: "Picnic Panic". This is an action-cardgame where you have to defend your picnic against nasty attacking insects. You need fast reaction and quick reflexes to survive this!
Since I am a professional game-designer and have already produced 15 board-games, the whole project-planning is very reliable and safe. No risk on this side. However, the only challenge that can occur is if the funding goal is not fully reached, it will become very difficult to order the wooden game-parts in a smaller quantity, so only in that case we have to be flexible in terms of the game-theme and final material. But I will find a way, because I'm determined and dedicated enough, so no need to worry.
First, yes, Yoda really my name is. Sometimes talk like this I have to, expect it people do. But most times I'm speaking normally. I started as a computer-game-programmer in the 80's on an Atari 400 computer. Many years of creating video games later, I started creating board-games. Until today I created 15 board-games, which you can read about elsewhere on this website. There are videos of all games. If you're more into video-games, retro-style, then you can check-out my webpage www.yodasvideoarcade.com and play my new retro-style games.
I know that the final game will be quite high-priced, but believe me, the material I'm going for and fun you will have with it is absolutely worth it!
I hope you like this game, or at least the idea. Even if you don't support this game with cash, please share the link with your friends and tell them about the game, so it will be supported as much as possible. Thank you in advance I will!
It looks like it's not exactly clear why this game is so interesting and fun to play. So I decided to upload the whole instructions (of the recent version) so you can understand it fully and see the tricky part: You have to build as much and as fast as possible in order to finish first and take the space before the other player takes it, but at the same time, the more you build, the less material you get in the next round, so you have to plan carefully where and how you build. And, of course it's tricky and needs good skill to place the roads on the blocks perfectly, otherwise you miss a lot of distance or get penalty if something is falling down. So here are the complete instructions, English and German:
Today I got the samples of the new wooden playing-blocks, without color yet. Wow! These are really big! This is going to be fun! Here's a picture, shown with an Apple-mouse for better comparison of the size: