Re-Chord is a guitar themed worker placement euro game. We've been developing this game for over a year and have some great prototypes currently being tested. We recently 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 players 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 reaching into the bag and blindly choosing a pick, then deciding how and where to place it. Players 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!
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.