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'The Game of 49' gets funded via Kickstarter

A fun, smart, and innovative game for the whole family.
A fun, smart, and innovative game for the whole family.
Photo courtesy of Markee Games, used with permission

"The Game of 49," by Markee Games, successfully got itself funded through its Kickstarter campaign less than one week from its launch date. For those of you who don't remember, Boston Games Examiner first featured "The Game of 49" when it was showcased at the Boston Festival of Indie Games in 2013. The game was also on display at PAX East 2014. With only a goal of $4,900, the Kickstarter campaign has exceeded that amount with a current total of $5,437 and still has 28 days to go until it reaches the end of the campaign.

How to play "The Game of 49"

The object of "49" is to place four chips in a row on a board that is seven by seven, and each space is numbered 1-49. Your row can go left to right, right to left, from up to down, down and up, and even diagonally.

For more information on how to play, check out our "Indie Game Preview" on "The Game of 49."

There are currently no stretch-goals. However, according to the game's Kickstarter page, they have an "add-on or two in mind" once the game reaches its goal, which, of course, it did. Those who backed the game can expect the game to be shipped sometime in August of this year.

There is still plenty of time to get your hands on a copy of the game. Minimum pledges to get a copy of the game start at $30 and go all the way up to $100 for multiple copies of the game. Click here for more information about how to get yourself a copy of "The Game of 49."