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Updated: Nov 26, 2018

As one of our Kickstarter Stretch Goals we are including 3 community inspired Rolez/Rapper cards in the Kickstarter Edition of Rap Godz which was successfully funded on Kickstarter and will be released next year.


Vote now to help choose the 3 new characters to be included in Rap Godz!


How it works!


Character Names

All Kickstarter Backers and anyone who Pre-Orders by 9:00pm ET on November 21st will be able to submit an original name for one of the playable Rap Godz characters in the game. Your rap name is a key to your success, so make it good! The a link to the contest submission form will be sent out on November 14th and you will have one week to submit your suggestion.


Note: If you submit more than one entry, only one per person can move forward to the social media poll.


Once we get all the suggestions for names we will create a poll that will be posted on Social Media where anyone can vote on their favorites until 9:00pm ET on December 3rd, 2018.


Click here to vote now!



Character Art and Abilities

After we have a our top choices, Board Game Brothas will work directly with the winners to create the artwork and special rapper abilities AND when the game is released as a BONUS we will include your name in the credits!


If you're looking for inspiration...our current Rap Godz roster includes:

  • Master DB Fresh

  • Wellingsworth

  • Queen Nadine

  • Greenway (pictured above)

  • BackWordz

  • Smokespace Filla

  • Roe Mantic

  • Sheeza G

  • Crossbarz

  • Lyraclipse

  • Tim

  • Sixtapes

  • Dr. Kane Swirl


Link to Make A Rap God Poll - (Coming Soon)



Prizes

  • All contest winners (3 total) will receive a free Rap Godz "Logo" T-Shirt

  • The entries of the contest winners (3 total) will be included as "Rolez/Rapper Card" in the Kickstarter Edition of Rap Godz (to be released in 2019)

  • All contest winners will have their names included in the credits of Rap Godz


Contest Rules


  1. Content: Entries that are too vulgar or contain explicit language that would not be appropriate for a family-friendly board game will not be considered.

  2. Announcement: Contest Winners determined by vote via online polling system and announced on November 29th, 2018

  3. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who were contributers to the Kickstarter Campaign or made a purchase from the Rap Godz Pre-Order page. The Campaign is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Board Game Brothas, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to collect prizes in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.






We did it! 

Rap Godz is now going to move to the next step towards becoming a published board game, brought to you by Board Game Brothas!!! 


We were able to raise over $26,000 and we have 390 amazing backers to thank for that! Many decided to take a chance on something new and different. Many supported our vision and supported bringing more diverse games to the industry. Many played Rap Godz and fell in love with the art, mechanics, or story and decided you needed it in your collection. Whatever the reason, WE APPRECIATE IT! 




Hip Hop was born 45 years ago, so it’s definitely time for a hip-hop based board game. We couldn’t find one out there in the world of modern board games so we created it.


It’s called Rap Godz.

The story behind the game.

My brother and Founder of Board Game Brothas, Hamu “Woo” Dennis, was fortunate enough to have been living directly in parallel to the Hip Hop rise and evolution. The board game was and idea that he starting imagining almost 10 years ago with New Orleans Hip Hop legend, Tim Smooth. When Tim’s life was cut short after a year long fight with cancer in 2011, Hamu did not want to let the idea slip away with him. He worked on a couple different game ideas over the years independently and brought it to my attention in March of 2017. After a weekend of non-stop discussion about what the game would be and how it would work, it was clear we had something special in the works.


The game behind the story.

Rap Godz is a game for gamers looking for something with some depth, a unique and fun theme, and looks good on the table — all at the same time. It’s also a game for hip-hop heads who don’t know much about boardgames beyond Monopoly, but they are game to try something that hits close to home.


So in Rap Godz…


You are the rapper.

Start by selecting your new rap persona from the Rolez deck and a hometown to represent from the Citiez deck.


You play a card each turn that earns you plaques and also one of your 3 rap resources — Money, Rap Skills, or Street Cred.


You’re definitely going to be starting Beef with other players…but beware, if you’re not careful it might backfire.


You get 3 albums to prove yourself and try to become the Rap God (aka win the game) by earning the most record sales plaques.


It’s just that simple…but not too simple. The experience changes every game because different Rolez, Cities, and a random set of Goalz (selected at the beginning of the game) will change the objectives for earning bonus plaques and impacts the strategy of each player.


What now? Kickstarter!



Rap Godz will be on Kickstarter starting August 22nd, 2018. You can also Like and Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can keep you informed about Rap Godz and other upcoming projects.


Also, please recommend and share this with any of your Hip Hop and/or board game loving friends!!!