‘Bitcoin Empire’, a novel crypto-currency themed card game, has announced it has hit its target on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. With another day left of the campaign, more backers are expected to make pledges over the next 24 hours. With prototype decks of cards already produced, Bitcoin Empire has garnered much more interest and support compares than its initial attempt which failed to reach its target in July of this year.
At over 200% funded, the card game has nearly 50 pledgers which have unlocked the stretch goals for an instructional booklet and new character cards inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Jared Kenna. The newly invented Bitcoin Empire is a building and resource management game. It simulates the Bitcoin ecosystem and aims to bring in a new audience by targeting board gamers.
The creator of the game, David Thomas, who also invented Davemail, an encrypted and decentralized E-mail system earlier this year under, said: “I am an active member of the Bitcoin community and a big fan of tabletop games. Bitcoin Empire is a synthesis of these two passions. This card game will strike a chord with the Bitcoin community. I am confident that Bitcoin Empire will easily bypass the threshold of 250 decks.”
According to David Thomas, the design of the game enables players to set up currency exchanges to build their own Bitcoin empires. Players can initiate lawsuits, hacking and smear campaigns against each other. The cards feature figures that are familiar to the Bitcoin community, including Dorian Nakamoto, who was wrongly identified as being Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto in 2014.
The campaign is scheduled to end on Tue, Nov 22 2016. The Bitcoin Empire team plans to launch a Kickstarter Live Stream to talk to the crowd-founders about the game as an ending of the fortnight-long crowdfunding process.