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The Spiel will provide in-depth video coverage of the Essen International Game Fair and a video tour of Ludo Fact, a game manufacturer.
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The Spiel is a show about board/card games and the people who love them.

We review games, discuss the history of games and we also cover game conventions.

Hundred and thousands of game players, publishers and designers gather every year at the world's largest game convention, the International Game Fair in Essen, Germany.

We plan to cover this amazing event through a series of video and audio interviews with as many game publishers and designers as we can over the four days of the event. We have been covering American game conventions (Origins, GenCon) in this fashion for over five years (to see and hear our past coverage, go to thespiel.net)

In addition, we plan to film an extended tour of Ludo Fact. Ludo Fact is one of the largest manufacturers of board and card games in the world. We will produce a documentary-style account of this tour, showing how games are made.

Funds for this project will cover the budget for this overseas on-location shoot in Northern Germany (Essen) plus the interview and tour of the factories at LudoFact in Southern Germany (Jettingen).

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    Essen Promo Card for Drum Roll a new game from Artipia Games.

    The fine folks at Artipia Games have pledged a special Essen promo card to every person who backs our project. This is in addition to the other promos offered at the higher levels.

    For more info on Drum Roll, use this link: http://www.artipiagames.com/games.html

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    Minion Games is providing TWO Essen promos to every person who backs our project.

    The first promo is a card for Kingdom of Solomon

    http://www.miniongames.com/kingdom-of-solomon-pre-order.html

    The second promo is a card for Venture Forth.

    http://www.miniongames.com/venture-forth.html

    Thanks to James Mathe and Minion Games for their generous support.

    This means every backer will receive at least 3 Essen promos now:

    Drum Roll, Kingdom of Solomon, and Venture Forth.

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    Your name will appear in the Thank You portion of the credits on every video.

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    A pair of custom laser-etched Spiel dice.

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    All of the above, plus one promo item from Essen.

    Most game publishers offer special promotional cards, dice, expansions and accessories to their new games at the show. These items are often only available at the event.

    We have made arrangements with LudoFact and other game publishers to obtain several different promo items for a variety of games, including but not limited to: 7 Wonders, Drum Roll, Mondo, and Dungeon Fighter.

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    All of the above, plus one promo item from Essen.

    In addition to the promos already listed, we have two new promo items available at the $25 level and up.

    From publisher Hans im Gluck, promos for Pantheon.

    From publisher Abacus Spiele, promos for Airlines Europe

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    All of the above, plus two promo items from Essen. (see above for details).

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    All of the above, plus a deck of Scopa cards

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    All of the above, plus a handmade custom Spiel tile/dice bag

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    All of the above, plus a free game (our choice)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    All of the above, plus your choice of:

    A game-themed gift basket - filled with handmade game-themed items handmade by Stephen and Francie.

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    A Game Day with The Spiel! (face to face gaming for 24 hours with Dave and Stephen; you are responsible for your own travel arrangements, but we'll keep you full of good food and games for a day)

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