The Goblins are back and this time they brought their specialists!
Each has a special power that alters the game rules -mostly to the goblins advantage - once revealed. They are strong individually, but they are unstoppable together. So let’s unlock every one of them and get the band back together. :)
Project Status: The game development and the artwork are already completed.The printing is scheduled for the first week in October.
The first Launch of the game and expansion will be at the convention the "Spiel" in Essen 2015.The convention starts from 8th until 11th October.
Only the English version of Treasure Hunter is offered in this Kickstarter. All components are language independent, except for the titles on the cards, which are not game relevant. Rules in French, German and Dutch will be available for download, once the game is ready to be shipped.
Shipping to backers commences as follows:
Europe : Starts immediately after the Essen show. (aprox. after 15th October 2015).
US : Starts after 25th October 2015 through Shipnacked.
Canada : Starts after 25th October 2015 through Lion Rampant.
ROW : Starts after 25th October.
Due to logistic challenges we can not offer ESSEN pick up.
Planned retail release dates :
USA/Canada: "Treasure Hunter" - mid November 2015
"Goblin's Loot Expansion" - early 2016.
Germany: October 2015
In France, England, Netherlands, Belgium and other countries release may be around march 2016.
Treasure Hunter by Richard Garfield and Queen Games is for 2-6 players ages 8 and up and plays in 35 min.
Get as much valuable treasure and coins as you can. Everything counts at the end of this 5 round game. Draft your team of Treasure Hunters wisely. There are always 2 treasures available in each of the 3 seasons.
The treasure tiles are divided into two stacks and placed next to the two columns of MAX and MIN on the game board. MAX and MIN relates to the added total of points on the Treasure Hunter cards you play to gain a treasure, not to the value of the treasures you are placing on the game board. The better treasure can end up on the MIN space taking fewer points to obtain. Some treasures give you coins based on the type of cards you played or the number of Coin Cards you have. Watch out for treasure that isn’t treasure at all.
The game board also includes a Goblin track. These Goblins are trying to take the players treasure away. Draft Dog Cards to scare the Goblins and take the Goblins’ treasures for yourself instead.
There are also Enhancement cards that can be added to your own Treasure Hunter cards to change the outcome of a hunt.
Coin cards simply give you coins at the end of a round.
Treasures are placed on the game board first. Than all players are given a hand of 9 cards in which to draft from, drawing one card and passing to the left or the right depending on which round is being played. At the end of drafting all players will have a hand of 9 cards and a little knowledge of what the other players may have in their hands as well.
All players must play any and all cards from their drafted hand of 9 for each season they have cards for, wither they want one of the two treasures or not.
The seasons are played in order, blue being the first. All players having cards for the Blue season play all there blue hero cards. The player with the high total of points at this time may be gaining the MAX treasure and the player with the low total points may be gaining the MIN treasure. Players that have a total number between the maximum and the minimum totals will gain no treasure, but all players that contributed a hero to this hunt have an opportunity to play any enhancement cards to their heroes or pass and save them for either of the next two seasons. Playing enhancement cards can change the outcome of a hunt. Winners take their treasure.
When all 3 seasons are completed; the Goblin track is played. Chase them off with Dog Cards or pay the price in coins shown on the tile. Goblins not scared off stay on the track collecting coins until they are. The player that can chase off any of the goblins gains those goblin tiles and all coins left by other players on those Goblins. Goblins and coins are worth points at the end of the game.
At the end of a round, cash in any coin cards you may have. Treasure tiles that gain you coins for cards you have played in any of the 3 seasons can be cashed in at this time or held on to and used at any time during a round. All cards not played are discarded. New treasure tiles are set out on the board. Goblin tiles are added to any open space. Each player is given a new hand of 9 cards and drafting begins again.
In order to avoid any shipping delays, we can not offer variations on the above pledge levels.
Shipping options can be selected when you pledge. The costs are:
Within the United States: $10
European Union (EU): $10
Rest of the World: $60
All additional costs that may occur because of custom duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.
Brazil, Russia and Ukraine
Due to the high customs charges and delivery challenges we no longer ship to Brazil, Russia or Ukraine. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Risks and challenges
We have started shipping Kansas pacific.
Lancaster BB, Wallenstein and Shogun Big Box : are in schedule as planned.
Our toughest challenge with our previous projects has involved the coordination of production when a game is made with components from different manufacturers. This creates some logistics and shipping challenges that we want to improve upon. Going forward our plan is to minimize this situation so that we can better manage our production timeline and delivery. Due to circumstances out of our control like extreme weather delays of 2-3 months or longer can occur in individual cases.
Due to shipping time (ocean transit, customs, rail/truck, and final delivery), our release policy for Kickstarter Games releases is that they will be released in the EU when they are available since we produce in Holland. The USA will be 8-10 weeks after EU and for backers everywhere else including Canada could be 10-12 weeks or longer from the EU launch.
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