Oven Box + Kickstarter character!
You did it! In the first week you fully funded Cooks & Crooks and you also reached all our planned stretch goals! (We are short by a small quantity but we are sure we will get there soon!)
So now the box will be an oven with a magnetic lid! In case you prefer the original yellow and vivid artwork you will also get the Box Sleeve with Spot-UV.
Next Stretch Goals
We love hearing your ideas! Several of you suggested a 6th player expansion and because of your enthusiasm, that's something we are already considering to create... but not for this campaign.
Making a 6th player involves more than just creating a 6th chef and a 6th dish, it involves changing the game balance. We believe that for 6 players the game would also require a new mechanic so the game keeps at a good pace and players stay interested when it is not their turn. So yes, we will most likely end up doing a big expansion for the 6th player (Even making a 6 to 8 players expansion is on the table right now).
For those backers who really really want to try this game with 6 players as soon as they get it, we suggest adding another 5th player expansion to your pledge; just keep in mind weird things may happen while playing with 6 players.
We are working on another mini expansion though, stay tuned!
So, what's our next stretch goal? Well...
Backer #199 Corey Hastings suggested making a first player marker but not just any marker... a rat first player maker!
Luis Muñoz is already working on some sketches and you will help us decide how our rat character will look like. This is thanks to you, so feel free to suggest anything you would like to see on our new and Kickstarted rat friend, (including names just for fun... Remi? Imer?)
And what should our next stretch goal be? Maybe making this from a cardboard standee to a plastic 3D mini? Upgrading our Round timer (the spin dial)? Keep the ideas coming!
Jillian Schmett writes for To Die For Games and she sent us her review on Cooks & Crooks where her son also commented his opinion:
"This was a really good game. My favorite part was sabotaging peoples' ovens. I liked that there were special ingredients that were good when they were used in certain dishes but bad when used in the wrong ones. It was easy for you to teach me and we played quick. It is a quick, family game and I liked the mechanic of seeing what other people drew so I would know what to try to steal from them."
If you are looking for something in Spanish, check Punched Games' review
(¡Gracias a Nelo y al resto del equipo por su reseña!)
We have important news for backers in Europe!
Tomorrow Black Box Work will help us launch Cooks & Crooks on Verkami. This way you will be able to get the game for a lower shipping fee. Just take note that the Day-1 promo applies on Kickstarter only.
For German, French, Italian and Portuguese translations, we usually offer pdf translations if at least 12 backers from the same country pledge into our Kickstarter. German backers, since there are already 15 of you, we will start working with Malte Friegg to translate the instructive into your language! Thanks for your support!
That's it for now but this week we will have more news including the social goals to include more artwork into the game and reach the last stretch goals more easily!
In behalf of everyone in the team, thanks again for your support!