All under the heaven, Warring states Board Game

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All under the heaven, Warring states Board Game

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I've been working in this game for a couple of years, ALL UNDER THE HEAVEN, a boardgame about the Warring States period, and finally this weekend I received the prototype via gamecrafter :D

I have the idea of the game after reading the book "war and state formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe" by Victoria Tin-bor Hui.

Right now is only in Spanish, but I hope to have a british version and maybe a Japanese in a couple of months :)
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And before someone says that Yue was not there in the Warring States period, I know, but it was impossible to create a balanced game with Chu being so big.
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Re: All under the heaven (Todo bajo el cielo)Warring states

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Actually, there was indeed a Yue in the warring state period around where you showed it; there was a Wu as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_%28state%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yue_%28state%29

What year are you aiming for for the start?
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You are completely right...

So then why I added Yue... Ah, I know, because the board is based in a map from when Yue and Wu were already annexed by Chu, but then Chu was too big for being playable. :D
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We played the first game in Zaragoza, prototype was cool and just a couple of bugs :D
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And finally I won my first game (so sad when you loose in your own game :) ) with the kingdom of Qin against Zhao, Yan and Yue. When Zhao allied with Yan he was pretty close to win, actually...
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Wow, that looks great.

I know, it was long ago, and maybe nobody will answer my question, but any news of info about this boardgame?
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Hi,

Long time indeed. The boardgame is now completely finished (after discovering that 3 different versions of green was not a good choice for the troops of 3 different countries :D ).

I'm searching for a publisher right now in Spain, not sure if trying to send it to someone in the States since they would have to translate the game into English...
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I've PMed you :)
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OMG! I didn't know that. I would check it now.
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Tao Qian wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:21 pm
I guess quite far. Most Spanish publishing companies has rejected it. I had some hope with one, but after 2020 everything is taking really long with them... I think there are some photos of the game in this forum... Yes, here they are.

https://www.the-scholars.com/viewtopic. ... lo#p591389
Bringing this over from the 2023 thread - have you looked into something like Kickstarter?
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Re: All under the heaven, Warring states Board Game

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Hi,

Yes, but no one knows me :D
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