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SCAMS, ISSUES, DEVELOPMENT, CORRUPTION, PAY PER VOTE, BOGUS VOTING and everything that real politics have!
'Politics of India' is a pure strategy based board game with unique but easy to understand game play. 'Politics of India' simulates the Parliament elections of India and gives you a chance to become the best political party in India and make government. Either you can fight for election on the issues like 'Development', 'Women safety' etc. or you can play dirty politics and use unethical methods such as 'booth capturing', 'bogus voting' or 'bahubali' and try to win maximum number of seats. But when you are using unethical resources, be aware of 'election commision raid' during voting otherwise your candidate will be disqualified.
It's a game which you can play with friends, family and even with children.
Game play duration can be as short as 30-45 minutes or can be increased for power users. It's not a just roll-the-dice , but a pure strategy game, with lots of twist and tricks.
If you have loved games such as Monopoly, Power grid or likes, you are certainly going to love 'Politics of India'.
Our target is to ship at least 100 game pieces in the first installment. We also want to keep the price reasonable, such that average Indian can buy and enjoy the game. Some of the games today available in the market are so costly that even we have to think twice before buying.
Help us make this game a reality, your contributions means a lot for us.
(A picture of the printed prototype of the game.)
The Game Play, rules and strategies
You are one of the national political party of India and this is the election time. Your goal is to win maximum number of seats in India by using any way, be it money, ethical or unethical way and form the government in the center.
Each player assumes role of a political party and is given 15 candidate cards and 15 crore rupees at the start of the game. The game has two stages.
During the first stage, you field your candidates for various seats in different states of India like Delhi, Rajasthan or Bihar, and in the second stage, voting happens and it's winner is decided.
Strategy– You only have 15 turns, use them wisely to mange between fielding candidates, buying resources and putting up resource to maximize your chances to win most number of seats. It's a good strategy to try to defeat the other players on maximum number of seats, instead of focusing on just winning the seats.
Stage 1st ends after 15 turns are over. By the end of the 15th round, all players must have fielded maximum number of candidates.
I am Shree Kant Bohra, I am an engineer by profession, living in Bangalore. I am founder of of a tech startup. Though we are a software and hardware company and currently building some really challenging stuff for solar power plants, we are also avid boardgames lover.
So now you may be wondering how this board game came into being from a company that is building hardware and software? The true answer is, we also don't know. The idea of this game stuck to me while I was thinking about how to improve the Monopoly and suddenly I was working on a totally new board game in my mind. From that idea, this game got it's version on a drawing sheet, then I designed it in computer, got it printed. This all happened very quickly. But the first game we played and I knew, we are on to something interesting. From there number of improvements happened in the game play and design and finally we decided that we could actually tell others about it. So now we are here.
Other than me, the people who helped in improving the game and gave awesome feedbacks about it are Ritu Choudhary, Deepika Bohra and Anuj Raj Singh.
Why we want to crowdfund this game?
We have the designs ready, game play is done and tested with number of gamers on a prototype printed board. Now we need funds to get the real hardbound game board out with the kind of cards and board quality we would love to play, again and again.
Most of the funds raised will go in the following tasks
- Designs are ready, but we need graphics to be done and for that we are hiring a good graphfics designer with lots of experience. With quality comes the price.
- Rest of the funds will go in printing, packaging the game. We have finalized on a game manufacturer in China, with good track record of manufacturing board games with the perfect quality and within our budget.