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Bloc by Bloc: Uprising by Out of Order Games Out of Order Games
Rise up! Take back the streets of your city in the ultimate edition of the acclaimed insurrection game. Bloc by Bloc is a cooperative and semi-cooperative tabletop game inspired by 21st century protest movements, riots, and popular uprisings.

Project story

Players
1 - 4
Play time
2 h
Age
14 +
Genre
strategy
dice
area control
deduction
action
educational
solo
cooperative
multiplayer
Bloc by Bloc is a cooperative and semi-cooperative strategy game inspired by contemporary protest movements, riots, and popular uprisings. Each player controls a faction of revolutionaries—Workers, Students, Neighbors, or Prisoners—struggling together against the police in the streets of a city that changes with each game. Build barricades, clash with police, occupy districts, loot shopping centers, build mutual aid networks, and liberate the city before time runs out and the military arrives!


This project wouldn't be possible without your support. By backing this campaign, you are helping to bring Bloc by Bloc: Uprising to life. This helps reach the quantity of games necessary to produce Uprising as a premium quality tabletop game while keeping the cost as affordable as possible. In return, you get the game before it’s available anywhere else and at a discounted rate available only during the Gamefound campaign.

What's New?

The 1st edition of Bloc by Bloc was released in 2016 and the 2nd edition was released in 2018, both to critical acclaim. Both printings sold out quickly and the game has continued to attract an ever growing community of fans and players. We have been hard at work on this definitive 3rd edition for more than a year. We are thrilled to finally launch the project and get it into the hands of both experienced players and those new to the game.

Every mechanic has been fine tuned and tweaked, if not completely overhauled in this thoroughly revised and expanded 3rd edition. Bloc by Bloc: Uprising is a synthesis of the best elements from each of the previous two editions. It also introduces some crucial new mechanics and components such as mutual aid centers, smarter and more dangerous police, a streamlined action system that allows for deeper strategy, a narrative choice-driven Liberation deck, variable win conditions related to building and defending liberated zones, and last but not least, meetings! We have worked hard to make Bloc by Bloc: Uprising the definitive edition of Bloc by Bloc. We have no intention of releasing a 4th edition.

  • Check out the Bloc by Bloc: Uprising Rulebook PDF
  • Click here for a list of changes to the Bloc by Bloc system introduced by Uprising.
  • Tiffany Leigh does a great job walking through the changes in her Goonhammer article

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What's in the Box?

Shipping Estimates & Details

Shipping costs and any applicable local taxes or VAT will be charged based on the shipping address you supply us in the Gamefound pledge manager after the campaign ends. You must fill out and confirm all information requested by the Gamefound pledge manager and pay for shipping to receive your reward. Below are our estimated shipping costs for this project. These are estimates only. They are based on current shipping rates provided to us by our shipping and fulfillment partners. The estimates are for shipping costs only and do not include any applicable local taxes or VAT. We will do our best to stick to what is below, but please be aware that costs may change. In the event that changes are needed, we will keep you updated via Gamefound pledge manager updates.


2 Items column has our shipping costs estimates for orders of either 2 copies of Bloc by Bloc: Uprising, 1 copy of Uprising + 1 upgrade kit, or 2 upgrade kits.

Looking to order 18 or more games? Please pledge for one Solidarity 6 Pack now and then email us at info@outofordergames.com to confirm your full order quantity. We can then give you an estimate for your bulk shipping costs.

Backers in regions marked customs friendly: We have coordinated freight to fulfillment partners within your region. After applicable local taxes or VAT, there are no additional customs fees or import duties for your location.

Rest of the world: When shipping to countries other than those specified above as friendly, you are responsible for any import duties or additional costs that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities as well as providing a correct and deliverable address.

Project Status

The design and development of Bloc by Bloc: Uprising is now complete. The game has been thoroughly playtested at all player counts, difficulty levels, and play modes. You can read more about our playtesting process here. Production is set to begin in April and we are doing everything in our power to try and get the game in your hands before December of this year.

Where is Bloc by Bloc Manufactured?
And why is 3rd edition cheaper than previous editions when costs are skyrocketing worldwide?

The answer to both questions is simple. Unlike 1st and 2nd editions, Bloc by Bloc: Uprising is not being manufactured in the US. Instead, it’s being manufactured with a vetted and experienced printer in China that we are very excited to work with. The end result for you will be a higher quality game at a lower MSRP.

Shortly before the launch of this campaign, the US manufacturer we had been working with for 6 years surprised us with a massive price increase. And they couldn’t give us any reassurance that the price wouldn’t be far higher when the game goes to print in just a month and a half. We were already struggling to make this project work with quotes they had supplied us previously that raised manufacturing costs 25% above Bloc by Bloc 2nd edition. But this final surprise jump made it impossible to print with them without raising the game’s MSRP well above $60 and out of reach for growing numbers of people. This couldn’t have come at a worse time than just before launch. Options for game manufacturing are extremely limited in the US and there was no viable alternative for us to work with given our tight timeline and smaller print run size.

We didn’t make this decision lightly, but we think it’s for the best given the current situation. We are very grateful to be working with a reliable and trusted Chinese game manufacturer that does all their printing and assembly in house. Their level of quality surpasses anything we have been able to accomplish with previous editions. Even with higher ocean freight costs, we are still able to save some money with this change. We want to pass that savings on to you and make this game as accessible as possible. The MSRP of 1st and 2nd edition was $60 but we are pleased to announce that the MSRP for Bloc by Bloc: Uprising is only $54.

Donations

Support for this crowdfunding campaign helps Out of Order Games donate copies of Bloc by Bloc to social centers, free libraries, and community centers around the world. The limited supply of copies for donation will keep increasing as the level of campaign funding increases. Donations are for not-for-profit social centers, libraries, and community spaces only. Donation includes one copy of Bloc by Bloc: Uprising + shipping!  Supplies are limited and donations will be prioritized for spaces with limited resources and in marginalized communities. Donation requests must be submitted by the end of the campaign. Donation submission form now closed.


Our Team


Made possible with the support of AK Press
Worker-run. Collectively-managed. Anarchist publishing and distribution since 1990.


Out of Order Games was established in 2015 to self-publish Bloc by Bloc 1st edition and has continued to coordinate crowdfunding and publishing of Bloc by Bloc since that time.

Email: info@outofordergames.com

Risks and challenges

All board game manufacturing and fulfillment includes the usual risks related to printing, shipping, customs, and other unintended delays. As you probably already know, many of these uncertainties have been exacerbated by the pandemic and related supply chain disruptions. In the event that a problem emerges, Out of Order Games will maintain transparent communication about the state of the project and work towards a resolution of the issue. This is the third Bloc by Bloc crowdfunding campaign Out of Order Games has undertaken. We continue to fine tune our game publishing and fulfillment methods to ensure as smooth a process as possible. All manufacturing & fulfillment partners have been vetted and the timeline for this project has been structured to prioritize getting the game into your hands on time and as promised. However, please note the following:

  • Shipping costs and fulfillment dates detailed above are estimates only. Final costs will be calculated and charged in the pledge manager stage. We live in a time of supply chain and shipping disruption due to multiple simultaneous crises. In the event that an unforseen issue arises, we will continue to maintain transparency and communicate any changes in shipping cost or timeline via pledge manager updates. We will also do our very best to ensure this does not happen.
  • Product images displayed on this Gamefound page are for preview purposes only. Actual components may vary.

Refunds and cancellation

All pledges can be cancelled after the end of the Gamefound campaign until shipping preparations begin. Refunds will be given minus a 15% fee to cover payment processing fees and related costs. Please note that if you have not used the project’s native currency to pay for your pledge, the refund amount may be affected by changes in exchange rates.

When the campaign ends, you will be responsible for confirming your pledge, shipping address and any other information requested by Gamefound's pledge manager in order to charge you for shipping and any appropriate local taxes or VAT. If you do not not confirm this information in the time window specified in our pledge manager updates, you waive all our obligations to you in full for any payment or donations received.

Please make sure to follow all pledge manager updates to stay informed of the project status and shipping details.

Thanks again for your support!