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Seven Sisters is a euro-style worker placement / hand management game for 3-6 players that takes about 60 minutes to play.
Seven Sisters is a euro-style worker placement / hand management game for 3-6 players that takes about 60 minutes to play.
179 backers pledged $12,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Over-Funding Goal #1 ($9,731)  

Be the "Envy" of your friends and take "Pride" in owning a game with so many wooden bits!  They will "Lust" after your copy when they see this bonus - for every copy of Seven Sisters that you pledge for, you will receive fifty (50) yellow 15mm x 4 mm wooden discs to use to represent gold, and fifty (50) red apples to use to represent fruit.  The apples measure about 18 mm x 25 mm, and are almost 5 mm thick.

Over-Funding Goal #2 ($11,500)

Specially designed wooden Wrath marker and 1st player marker!  In addition to the cylinders that normally would come with the game, for each copy pledged for, you will receive a specially cut and stickered Wrath Marker and 1st player marker.

Over-Funding Goal #3 ($13,000)

If we reach $13,000 in funding, each backer who pledged at the $45 level or higher will receive a free professionally mounted artist's print as described in the $10 reward level.

Over-Funding Goal #4 ($14,750)

If we reach $14,500 in funding, each backer who pledged at the $45 level or higher will receive 6 stickered wooden turn/resource markers to replace the die-cut turn/resource markers.  The die-cut markers will still be included with the game.

Four player game set up

The King’s birthday has arrived!

Wealthy aristocrats from across the land have gathered to throw a lavish ball in the King’s honor, sparing no expense in an attempt to impress him. Of course, everyone knows that the best way to impress a father is to win the favor of his daughters. At the ball, one more bit of business needs to be settled...each aristocrat has bet a parcel of land that he can curry the most favor from the seven sisters over the course of the party! With their land and honor on the line, each aristocrat is rushing to gain the favor of the daughters, and to cast derision on his opponents.

Seven Sisters is a hand management/worker placement euro-style board game for 3-6 players ages 12 and up. In Seven Sisters, the players play the roles of wealthy aristocrats who are trying to gain the favor of the king’s seven daughters, who happen to be named after the seven deadly sins: Wrath, Greed, Gluttony, Lust, Sloth, Pride, and Envy.

Seven Sisters consists of 4 rounds, during which the players will be dealt 6 cards each round. Using five of the six cards, players influence the sisters by sending servants to do the sisters’ bidding. Multiple options when playing each card create opportunities for players to use both strategic and tactical play to influence the sisters more than their opponents do.


Each round, after cards are played, scoring occurs, with each sister granting her favor (victory point) and a special reward or action to the player who has influenced her most that round. These rewards and actions are thematically tied to the name of the sister; e.g. - Greed rewards players with gold.  Gaining this favor is important not only for the victory point, but also to gain advantages and resources for following rounds.

After four rounds are played and scored, another scoring round happens immediately. Victory points are tallied, including bonus points for having gained the favor of all seven sisters and for having the highest quantity of unused resources remaining (gold, fruit, and servants).  The winner is the player with the most points!

Preview from www.dicetower.com:

Seven Sisters page on www.boardgamegeek.comhttp://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/100172/seven-sisters

Check out these reviews on www.boardgamegeek.com:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/724473/seven-sisters-review

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/734937/an-early-temptation-of-seven-sisters

What is our goal?

We are near ready for production of Seven Sisters...design, playtesting (200+ games) and artwork are finished (except the kickstarter special promo card, which is underway).  We are ready to gather the final printing estimates and go to pre-press.  However, printing games is expensive, and we need your help so that we can increase our production run to get a reasonable cost, and to include all the quality components and finishes that we would like.  Funds will be used for production and shipment of the final product, as well as advertising and marketing of Seven Sisters.  Brent and Lee have a combined 50+ years in the gaming industry, and Lee has previously been a contributing author to two Mayfair publications.   Brent has a strong background in sales and marketing, and is detail oriented (some would say controlling!), and will accept nothing less than the best product we can provide.

Wrath tile

So, what do you get?

In addition to a professionally produced copy of Seven Sisters, the following is included or available:

Thank You - Every backer will receive a special thank you including your name on our web site.

Promo Cards - For every copy of Seven Sisters that you would get for your pledge level, you will also receive a FREE set of 4 promo cards, the "8th Sister."  These four cards may be used to replace up to four wild cards in the game, without significantly altering strategy or gameplay.  The concept was designed to provide a variant play option.  In addition to the free promo cards, every backer at the $45 level or higher will get to vote on the artwork for these cards.  We will develop two pieces of art, and then you get to vote on which concept is used!

For those who want a set of promo cards without pledging at a level to receive Seven Sisters, please pledge $5 per set of cards (maximum of 3 sets) plus $4 shipping to an address in the United States, or $6 for international shipping.

Shipping - Due to the expense involved in shipping more than four pounds internationally, we have set up a shipping model to try to provide the best value to our international pledgers; this is reflected in the reduced shipping rates below.  Please add the following amounts to your pledge based on your shipping address:

U.S. address:   FREE for up to 6 games
Canada:           1 game FREE        2-4 games $25     6 games $30
International:    1 game $15            2-4 games $25     6 games $30

Extra Value - Backers pledging for 2 or more copies save money!  Pledge levels for the game are reduced by 10% (1 copy), 15% (2-3 copies), or 20% (4 copies) at those levels.  This is especially valuable for people who would like to group a pledge with friends, family, and game groups.

Check out our newly added "Retailer" pledge level and  "THE BIG ONE" pledge level

Artist's Prints - The artist's prints will be 5" x 7", and professionally mounted.  Pledge $10 to receive a print of your favorite sister, signed and numbered by the artist.  You may also add $10 to another pledge...the $55 pledge level is an example of a pledge with one print included.  For more than one print, add $10 for each print, or $60 for all seven prints.  There is no additional charge for shipping if you include prints with a pledge that includes a copy of Seven Sisters.  If you are pledging for only prints, please add $10 for shipping to an address in the United States, or $15 for international shipping.

T-Shirts - These quality 50/50 blend t-shirts will be black shirts, with the art of your favorite sister, and text reading "Have you ever wondered what Wrath looks like?"  Substitute the name of your favorite sister for "Wrath" in the text.  Pledge $15 for one t-shirt.  You may also add $15 to another pledge...the $60 pledge level is an example of a pledge with one t-shirt included.  For more than one t-shirt, add $15 for each shirt, or $90 for all seven shirts.  There is no additional charge for shipping if you include shirts with a pledge that includes a copy of Seven Sisters.  If you are pledging for only t-shirts, please add $10 for shipping to an address in the United States, or $15 for international shipping.

Visits - All visits, including delivery of your copies of Seven Sisters, dinner, teaching and playing of the game, and reviewing and playing of your prototype must have the location pre-approved before you pledge.  These visits will occur after all copies pledged for have been shipped.

A note on expected delivery dates:  I have been intentionally conservative in estimating the delivery dates.  We hope to have Seven Sisters produced and sent to pledgers much sooner than July, but I built in a little extra time to account for unforeseen delays.  Changes in expected delivery dates will be sent to pledgers via an update.

Over-goal Funding - We would love to add some great rewards if we meet milestones higher than our funding goal.  Please consider pledging so we can reach these goals!

If you are a retailer that would like to pledge, please contact Brent via a message or email at brent@wishingtreegames.com to discuss parameters for retailers.

Example card:  Gluttony (primary sister) and Envy (secondary sister)

A Note From Wishing Tree Games

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to check out our Seven Sisters kickstarter campaign.  We feel we have a fantastic game here, and would love to share it with you.  Your pledges are very much appreciated and we look forward to hearing your feedback after playing Seven Sisters.   - Brent Cunningham, Owner/Overlord;  Lee Agosta, Owner/Overlord (at least he likes to think so);  Brad Champeny, Game Designer;  Andrea Mutsch, Graphic Designer/Artist.  Special thanks to Ryan Metzler for his work on the intro video.

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    One set of four (4) Seven Sisters "The 8th Sister" promo cards. See the "Promo cards" description on the left for more info. Promo cards are FREE with any pledge that includes at least one copy of Seven Sisters. Pledges for multiple games will receive one set of promo cards per game. As a reward for backing our project, these promo cards will never be offered for free again. If pledging only for promo cards (no game), please add $4 shipping for a U.S. address, or $6 for international shipping.

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    Receive one professionally mounted artist's print of your favorite of the Seven Sisters. Prints are 5" x 7" and mounted on 8" x 10" material and signed and numbered by the artist. There is no extra shipping cost to include prints when added to a pledge that includes a copy of Seven Sisters. If pledging only for prints (no game), please add $10 shipping for a U.S. address, or $15 for international shipping.

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    Receive one copy of Seven Sisters; one set of 4 promo cards, and a thank you with your name on our website, with FREE shipping to the United States or Canada. Please add $15 for shipping outside of the U.S. or Canada. Backers at this level or higher also get a vote on the artwork for the promo cards! This voting will be done through updates.

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    Receive seven (one of each sister) professionally mounted artist's prints as described in the $10 pledge. If pledging only for prints (no game), please add $10 shipping for a U.S. address, or $15 for international shipping. If adding this pledge to another pledge that includes a game, no extra shipping is necessary.

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    THE BIG ONE: Receive SIX copies of Seven Sisters; six sets of 4 promo cards, and a thank you with your name on our website, all with FREE shipping to any address in the United States. Please add $30 for international shipping. ($210 total.)

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    The publisher and either the designer or artist (depending on availability), will hand deliver 4 copies of Seven Sisters anywhere in the United States, take you and a friend to dinner, discuss design/art and publishing with you, teach and play Seven Sisters with you and up to 3 friends, and review a prototype of yours. Location of delivery must be pre-approved before pledging, please message me for details.

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    The publisher and either the designer or artist (depending on availability), will hand deliver 4 copies of Seven Sisters anywhere in Canada, take you and a friend to dinner, discuss design/art and publishing with you, teach and play Seven Sisters with you and up to 3 friends, and review a prototype of yours. Location of delivery must be pre-approved before pledging, please message me for details.

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