About Niki Hammond

Creator of JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game

Introducing the JammerUp Forums

Have a rules question? Need some strategy tips? Want to share some awesome house rules you came up with? Please visit the JammerUp Forums!

Registration is NOT necessary to participate, but if you have a WordPress.org account, you can keep better track of your posts and replies.

For you serious strategists, you may want to start by checking out the Chess variant posted by Mr. Dent.

Happy posting!

Visit us at ECDX!

JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game will have a vendor table on the Challenge Bout Rink (Rink 1) at East Coast Derby Extravaganza, hosted by the Philly Roller Girls, on Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23, 2012. Come play a few jams with the creators, pick up a shiny new set of miniatures, or just drop by and say hi!

JammerUp Ships June 15, 2012

Production is almost complete and we’re thrilled to know that games will be ready to ship on Friday, June 15! This week we’re printing shipping labels, sorting miniatures, and marking glass game pawns by hand. The glass pawns… dear lord, the glass pawns.

If you backed JammerUp on Kickstarter or pre-ordered online, the wait is almost over.

And if you haven’t, what are you waiting for? We’ve printed a limited number of First Edition games and have half of them are already spoken for. No matter where you are in the world, we’re taking orders now. Reserve your copy today!

Transition

Hey geeks!

Updates have been, well, non-existent lately because we’ve been super busy pulling everything together for our first edition printing of JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game! Here’s a sneak preview of what’s to come:

The board, box, and other game assets have gotten a makeover and I’m pleased to announce that all materials are now with the printer and ready for mass production! We should have color proofs to sign off on in a matter of days, and then it’s just a matter of waiting for them to roll of the assembly line and putting them in the mail There are over 300 of you who’ve ordered already, and we can’t wait to ship them out to you.

Exciting updates are coming to the website as well, including a new & improved Strategy section, new videos, our Kickstarter Backer thank you page, a Where to Buy directory, and  the final rule set in both English and Spanish! Stay tuned!

FUNDED!

JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game has reached its funding goal of $9.500!

In fact, we’ve surpassed our goal by a little bit, and still have one more week to take pledges. Over-funding will be put toward the development of a social/mobile version of JammerUp, which is already in progress.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s contributed, shared the link, or mentioned Jammerup to a friend. We couldn’t have done this without you!

Miniatures!

I’m thrilled to announce the addition of roller derby miniatures as an optional add-on to JammerUp: The Roller Derby Board Game!

These miniatures are available for pre-order on our Kickstarter page now. They are unpainted pewter and mounted on hexagonal bases that fit the board. You can play with these (once they’ve been painted or marked, so you who’s on what team) or with the colored glass pawns that are also included in the box.

The minimum contribution level that includes 2 teams of derby miniatures (10 individual  miniatures total) is $80. Additional shipping charges outside of the U.S. apply. Order now and help us reach our funding goal!

Roller Derby as a mobile/social game?

One nice thing about having a solid, two-player, turn-based version of roller derby is that it lends itself to being turned into a mobile game or social game, like Words with Friends on your iPhone or Android.

Meet the beginnings of Phase 2 of JammerUp:  

What the hell is that, you ask? It’s a multidimensional array that will that will be passed through a function that draws rows of adjacent hexagons of varying shades.

In other words, it’s a snippet of the code behind an iPhone/iPad/Android version of JammerUp, which we started programming last week.

It will take a lot to get from here to a finished product. But we can see it, and with your help, it WILL get done. (Ask anybody who’s ever worked with me. I get shit done.)

Funds raised from sale of the board game will go toward hiring iOS/Android platform developers and designers. If you haven’t done so already, please support our JammerUp Kickstarter project. Let’s make this happen!