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May 2015 Update

Hi! Normally I send our monthly e-newsletter on the first of the month, but we have a live Kickstarter campaign ending tomorrow, so I didn't want to wait until it was too late for you.

Treasure Chests 2-4: Food Crate, Resource Vault, and Energy Box

It's been a really fun couple of weeks as we've funded the three new treasure chests of realistic resource tokens. As of now we have over $173,000 in funding from 1800+ backers, and the project will end tomorrow, Wednesday April 29 at 7:59 pm CST.

On the Kickstarter project, you can get one chest for $35, any two chests for $67, or any three chests for $89. As soon as the campaign ends, the price per chest will increase to $39 each (no bundle deals). That's still a big discount under the $60 MSRP, but if you're interested in the chests, now is the time to pledge.

Also, for those of you interested in Scythe, all four resources in the game (grain, wood, metal, and oil) can be found in our treasure chests.

Scythe

Scythe playtesting is going really well. We're not quite at the "balancing" stage yet, but I've been running 2-3 playtests a week for a while now, and it gets better each time. I look forward to playtesting with people at Geekway to the West, and we're on track for a mid-October Kickstarter launch. Below is a photo of the latest playtest (5 players). It's obviously a very rough prototype, so this is just for e-newsletter subscribers, not for BoardGameGeek.



Jakub Rozalski continues to produce beautiful art for the game, some of which he shares on his Facebook page. Here's one of the most recent images that shows the Nordic faction harvesting their resource of choice, oil:



Updates for Other Products

For full details on your specific location, visit this page on our website (updated weekly).
  • Between Two Cities: Panda GM has the final files and production is underway. We're on track for early November delivery to backers, if not sooner.
  • Euphoria, Tuscany, Treasure Chest, Viticulture, Coins, and Stars: Euphoria, Tuscany, and Viticulture are available in stores everywhere, and the Treasure Chest, metal coins, and stars are available at Amazon in the US, UK, Canada, and Germany. The coins can also be found through our fulfillment partner, MeepleSource. The Tuscany misprint stickers are on the BGG store here.
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What We've Been Playing: Blokus, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Cthulhu Wars, Euphoria, Viticulture, One-Night Werewolf, Antidote, 7 Wonders, Coup, Sheriff of Nottingham, Bohnanza

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Thanks!
— Jamey Stegmaier
Stonemaier Games

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