Welcome to the COGZ RESEARCH CENTRE
COGZ is a mad scientist strategy board game set in the steampunk era, where someone has broken the mad professor’s chromatic cogtraption!
You are a cognizant cogineer trying to repair the broken cogtraption before the professor returns. The other cogineers all seem to think they have the superior cognition needed to rebuild the chromatic device. It’s time to prove you are the true cogineer genius!
Hurry! You recognise there isn’t much time to do this incognito before the professor returns with his cog-nac…
Chromatic cogtraption (n): the mad professor’s elaborate device that investigates colour.
Cognizants (n): people being aware of; having knowledge.
Cognition (n): the mental process of acquiring knowledge; perception, intuition, reasoning.
Cogineer (n): a player of COGZ.
Cog-nac (n): a type of drink, high in brass, useful for reducing lucidity.
COGZ BOARD GAME REVIEWS
RAEZ does not pay for reviews. You can read the full reviews at the link at the end of each review.
These reviews are from the basic COGZ game with a Version 5 prototype.
“Its graphics and all over design is clean and elegant, and the rules are well written. I really want to play it again. I am giving this a 9. I don’t generally like abstracts but this has been so well designed that I can’t help it.”ALICIA SMITH - WA Boardgaming Association Memberfull review
“…I arrogantly considered that once my weight of experience had been brought to bear its flaws would instantly become clear. Well, there aren’t any flaws. In fact I think Wez has created a game that bests Ingenious in comparison. This is a laudable achievement given that I scored Ingenious an 8/10”JASON FUNNELL - Tactics Store Manager and WABA memberfull review
“you’ll really like what COGZ brings to the table. In a polished and official edition, this game really has potential to go places. I’m certainly looking forward to play a copy of the final version. Wez, you mad scientist, well done sir!”ENDER WIGGINS - Ender's Reviews - BoardGameGeekfull review
HOW TO PLAY COGZ
Cogineers are all swapping segments of the broken cogtraption to repair it. As long as the segment is different, cogineers gain cognition (game points) for doing so. When a mechanism is repaired fully it can no longer be modified by the other cogineers who all have their own agenda for repairs. There is bonus cognition and bonus turns to be awarded for clever repairs as well.
COGZ is a very simple game though it hides a huge amount of strategic depth which is normally discovered as cogineers gain experience.
COGZ Rules Download
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COGZ Trial Game Download
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COGZ Variants Included
The retail copy of COGZ includes 8 variants in a second rule book. These variants add new ways to play the game and new strategies and possibilities to master.
A team variant for COGZ with 2 or 3 player teams.
A tournament variant for COGZ with any number of players.
A 7-12 player variant with a faster play style.
Cogineer Arch Nemesis
A cooperative variant with all the regular cogineers trying to defeat their Arch Nemesis.
3D board variants for different numbers of players.
12 single player variants to try to equal or beat the par score.
A series of cogtraption variants for different numbers of players.
Advanced technique variants that can be played together or added to the other variants.
Version5 Game Setup and Game Play
COGZ RESEARCH COMMUNITY
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Colour Blind Tested
COGZ has been heavily tested with Colour Blind people with various visual impairments and optimised to be accessible to the common colour blind limitations.
COGZ included a book of variants. Tournaments, Team play, Different board layouts, 3D board setups and increase player range from 1-12 players.
COGZ has free shipping to any international destination. It will also include VAT in Europe and GST in Australia.
BOARD GAME COMPONENTS
Variant Book (8 Variants)
Drawstring Bag (Foil Printed)
Score Boards (6)
Cognition Nuts (12)
Scoring Tokens (24)
Game Gadget (4-boards)
Interscrews (4-solid brass)
LUDICROUS COGZ will be one of the largest production board games ever created.
This edition is intended for Conventions, Gaming Clubs, Corporations, Schools, Universities, Government Bodies, and Crazy Individuals. Each LUDICROUS COGZ is individually created and will have customisation and branding options. All features of the standard COGZ apply to the ludicrous version.
Explaining Ludicrous COGZ via Memes
LUDICROUS COGZ is created on specialised card board. It is light weight so it can be handled by children. It is also heavy duty and can not only support the weight of an adult but also the weight of a car. This is appropriate if you have players who wish to utilise steam powered Mechs. The surfaces will be laminated to last exceptionally well and the game is even sprinkle proof though we wouldn’t recommend taking it diving.