Re-Chord is a guitar themed area control euro game. We've been developing this game for nearly a year and have some great prototypes currently being tested. Re-Chord was recently awarded "Most Innovative Game of 2017" as Connecticut Festival of Indie Games. We also showed Re-Chord to attendees of PAX South 2017 and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Below is a bit of basic information about the game as well as some photos of players enjoying Re-Chord.
In Re-Chord guitarists each have a hidden secret color which they and only they know until the very end of the game. There are a few options per turn but the main action is choosing a pick from either the public draft pile or the bag, then deciding where to place it. Each pick has a power relating to the board or other picks which creates intense strategic choices. Guitarists attempt to get the most of their color picks onto each fret of the board by the time scoring is triggered. In addition to gaining points via area control, players have cards with real guitar chords on them which they attempt to score based on certain pick placements. Play resumes until the first four frets are full and the player with the highest total score wins.
The guitar theme is exemplified in almost every aspect of Re-Chord. The overall use of the guitar fret board as the play surface and picks as pieces are of course the apparent thematic pieces. Below are a few more subtle thematic bits.
- There are 5 picks of each color, because a guitar player's hand has only five fingers!
- Each hidden role is tied to a different genre of music, and it's guitar logo is a model often used to record or preform that type of music.
- Guitar players move all about the fret board with their fingers, and in that regard picks can often be moved or replaced during the game!
- Completing chords simulates "playing" them on a guitar and at the end of the game you'll come away with some amount of guitar knowledge!
Our Kickstarter campaign is currently in development and we plan to initiate sometime during 2017. We have self published our games until this point but want Re-Chord to be the best possible game it can be for the best cost. We'd love this game to be in the collection of everyone who has ever aspired to be a musician and board game masters alike.
We appreciate you taking the time to look at our game, and hope you'll consider backing it once we take it live this year.