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What do you think of my KingBrick game?

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okicoki
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Greetings to all board game enthusiasts. My name is Oly and live in the UK. I have been working on a game for the past year which i am now ready to self market.
My game is called KingBrick and involves flicking plastic bricks to remove your opponents bricks from the board and ultimately to defeat your opponents KingBrick.
It is a simple format, playable by children but has options for adding 'special bricks' which lead to more complex strategy play for adults.
If you have a minute please have a look at the website http://kingbrickgame.com/ for more details and let me know what you think.

KingBrick has some vague similarities to chess and also finger-flick sports games like subbuteo but otherwise i believe it to be quite original. If there are any other games like it please let me know.
This is the first game i have developed to sell and i would appreciate any advise on how to get KingBrick out there. Should i contact board game clubs? Are there any conventions in England i can take it to?
I look forward to your comments and suggestions. :)

truekid games
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i actually like the concepts

i actually like the concepts used. aside from calling your loss condition the king, there's no real similarity to chess. though you've got a fairly standard dexterity-wall-breaking game, i like the way you used the dice faces and special abilities.

i think one of your biggest hurdles is going to be your packaging... while -I- prefer form over function in my game containers, i'm the vast minority, and it will be the thing that you're trying to overcome every time you present it. trust me. I would see if you can find a cheap way to increase the label coverage, graphic merit, and information on the box.

barring that, yes, local game clubs, and really, any gaming convention. even small ones lend familiarity to your product. Then talk to a few local stores, or depending on how many units you have made, distributors, and see if you can get them to carry it. if you get a distributor, offer the stores it distributes to a "demo night" where you'll come and show off the game. this is the best way to get them ordering copies.

okicoki
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Any thoughts on brick flicking game?

Thanks for your reply truekid. I agree with you on packaging and will look to improve it in the future.
I realise people need to see my game being played so i have done a quick video of KingBrick and got it on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSzXYt4EZHA
You can also see it through http://kingbrickgame.com/ and i have added more photos to the gallery in the KingBrick Forum.
As you will see from the website there are several options for special ability bricks along with more pending so what you see on the video is a very simplified version.
I'm just putting it out there to see what kind of response it gets.
If you have time to look please let me know what you think. Oly

monkey man
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King brick

Original and fun

I think you have an awesome concept I really love it.
Packaging of course is vey important and can be done quite inexpensivley if you search around.

I have a guy Matt orsman who does alot of my art and packaging you can find him at www.mirthquake.net.

Also if you are looking for a distributor stateside I might be able to help.

If you would like to contact me my site is www.monkeypoker1.com and my email is wes@monkeypoker1.com

Wes

Mitchell Allen
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KingBrick Video

It's not everyday that something makes me join a website.
I've seen dozens of funny, cool, inspiring and just plain good videos on YouTube.
But I still never joined.

After watching your demonstration of KingBrick and hearing that joyful exultation of victory, I decided I wanted to "keep" that one in a collection.

Your game is delightful! I can see me and my kids hunkered down, flicking away.

I didn't catch all the rules, but the gameplay looked like a blast!

Good luck publishing!

Cheers,

Mitch

P.S. Will you have any units available for Christmas 2009? I might order one.

okicoki
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KingBrick

Thanks Wes for your positive comments and links which i will keep for future development. Oly

okicoki
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KingBrick

Hi Mitch
I am thrilled that liked my KingBrick video so much. There are 2 videos on YouTube now -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJeEiDXTHc0&feature=related
To be honest i just quickly did these to show the game. A KingBrick game can be be more varied and exciting than these. There will be more KingBrick videos in the future from me and from other proud owners.
I have good news for you - KingBrick is available to buy now.
Please check out the website http://kingbrickgame.com/ and contact me about an order.
Thanks again for your comments. Oly (KingBrick Master)

Mitchell Allen
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KingBrick! :)

Hi Oly,

I emailed you. Thanks!

Guess what? I hope you don't mind, but you're featured in my brand new online magazine. :)
http://www.morphoboard.com/prototypes.html

Cheers,

Mitch

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