London, England – The first game from new Game Publisher – Matthew & Michael, “On The Square”. A game about Freemasons has been fully completed and will be launching their first Crowd Funding Campaign on Kickstarter. May 5th 2020.
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On the square is an augmented roll and play game with unique mechanism. Play as an officer of the Lodge, setting up for a ritual. Collect the tools of each degree to become Master.
On the square is a new game based on the mysteries and secrets of Freemasonry. Lots of playability, multiple characters and a unique game mechanism that add an exciting strategic edge to traditional roll and move gameplay. Superbly designed and illustrated, quality components, robust and well tested.
On the square is a traditional, easy to understand and exciting game. You play as one of the 6 senior officers of the lodge to collect the tools of the three degrees while advancing through the game in the proper steps. Listen out for gavel knocks, lead candidates around and go on the square to reach the goal of Worshipful Master.
The gavel strikes! The Worshipful Master commands that you prepare yourself properly to enter the lodge in the correct degree and advance by the proper steps. Taking your rightful position in your officers’ seat.
As the lodge door opens and you are admitted by the Tyler and Inner Guard you must progress around the lodge, through each of the three degrees. Collect the tools of your degree to show your progress and collect the secrets and mysteries of each officer of the lodge.
During your time in the lodge you are required to obey all the summonses from the secretaries and heed the advice of the Seniors. Visiting brethren will be on hand to help you progress.
At times you will have the opportunity to go “on the square” and use your tactical skill, whilst moving in the proper form, to advance.
From time to time you will have the opportunity to introduce a new candidate to the lodge, it is your duty to guide them thoughtfully throughout and when you have completed your journey you must immediately take your officers seat and you can become Master of your lodge.
About Freemasonry: (Source: Wikipedia 29/04/20)
Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons that from the end of the fourteenth century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients.
- Regular Freemasonry insists that a volume of scripture be open in a working lodge, that every member profess belief in a Supreme Being, that no women be admitted (although, in some jurisdictions, those who transition to women after being initiated may stay; see below), and that the discussion of religion and politics be banned.
Freemasonry has been subject to numerous conspiracy theories throughout the years.
The degrees of Freemasonry retain the three grades of medieval craft guilds, those of Apprentice, Journeyman or fellow (now called Fellowcraft), and Master Mason. The candidate of these three degrees is progressively taught the meanings of the symbols of Freemasonry, and entrusted with grips, signs and words to signify to other members that he has been so initiated. The degrees are part allegorical morality play and part lecture. Three degrees are offered by Craft (or Blue Lodge) Freemasonry, and members of any of these degrees are known as Freemasons or Masons. There are additional degrees, which vary with locality and jurisdiction, and are usually administered by their own bodies (separate from those who administer the Craft degrees).
Famous Freemasons. Source: https://www.nottinghamshiremasons.co.uk/about-freemasonry/famous-british-freemasons#sportsmen
Masons number among them today many outstanding and famous Brethren in the fields of business, finance, the arts, the professions, music and high public and military service.
World-famous, active Masons have included: Peter Sellers, Will Rogers; Simon Bolivar; James Boswell; Giuseppe Garibaldi; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Rudyard Kipling; Franz Joseph Haydn; Louis Dossuth; Giuseppe Mazzini; Wolfgang Mozart; Jose Rizal; Cecil J. Rhodes; Jean Sibelius; Voltaire and many, many others.
For more information, visit: bit.ly/OnTheSquare