About this project
This Big Box version of Carson City is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of Quined Games. We need a little bit of help from you guys to get this game printed and to your doorsteps.
Please Note: After this kickstarter Campaign is finished, the Big Box will not go retail on a large scale. If you don't live in Europe the chance of finding this big box in a shop is very slim (unless that shop pledged a few copies through this KS campaign.) But it will most likely not be widely available after the kickstarter, outside of Europe.
This thing of beauty will be part of your collection if you back the €75,-pledge level of Carson City Big Box:
If you want to know how to play the game, you can find the English rules of the base game right here:
For the Gold & Guns expansion we have a separate link right here:
For the Horses & Heroes expansion we have a separate link right here:
The Big Box contains fully revised and extended rules. Here's a preview of these rules in French. We are currently working hard to get these rules available in English, German and Dutch. We will post them here as soon as they are available.
If you mastered the rules you can also play the game online at Yucata.de. Click the link below to play:
Both Arno and Xavier are a fan of Paul´s Untitled Flash-Based Review Thing: he explains the game in rapid speed. If you want to learn how to play the game in a funny and quick way, this is a must watch.
Carson City has a lot of fans around the world already, with ± 10.000 copies sold. Here are some quotes on what the public thinks about the game.
“So really, there is a lot of bang for your buck here. (..) This is one of the best games that came out last year. A great theme. A theme that matches. Very interactive. Lots of strategy. Carson City: get it!” - Tom Vasel (Dice Tower)
“This game plays extremely well. (..) I like the components (..) Overall a really good game.” - Drakkenstrike's Carson City Components Breakdown Video Review
“I had great fun with this game.” (..) “It has been a very positive gaming experience for me.”(..) “I love Carson City. It is a straight nine out of ten for me. “ – Castelli Review of Carson City.
The game has received wide critical acclaim. Here are some of the video reviews the game has gotten over the years :
Tom Vasel has this game on the #2 spot of his top 10 all time worker placement titles. Here is his video review.
Check out Rahdo’s Gameplay runthrough of Carson city with the Gold & guns expansion.
To make this big box a reality you can always pledge a custom amount by clicking the green ´Back this project´-button on the top right side of this Kickstarter Page. Even if you pledge just € 1,- (SETTLER level) you’ll get all the updates on how the project is moving along.
Here are the pledge levels in detail:
With this pledge level you will get all the stretch goals that are unlocked via this campaign. This pledge level is meant for people that already own the base game of Carson City and want to upgrade their games with the wooden components, player boards and notepad once they are unlocked through this campaign.
This pledge level will reward you with the first expansion to Carson City, named Gold & Guns. You get the single box expansion which is number 5A in the master print series. It contains updated buildings and townhouses, new buildings, new double-sided characters, including the "Indian" character (previously a promotional item at Spiel 2010), and a separate expansion called "The Outlaws".
This pledge level will earn you the second expansion to Carson City, named Horses & Heroes. You get the single box expansion which is number 5B in the Master print series. This pledge level is ideal for players who already own the base game and the Gold & Guns expansion. In this expansion, players can visit the rodeo to claim additional victory points and use horses to unlock special actions. It contains three new characters and all the material needed to play with a sixth player are included.
If you already own the base game and you want to upgrade it with the stretch goals from this campaign and you want the Horses & Heroes Expansion, this is the go to pledge level for you. You get the Horses & Heroes expansion Masterprint 5B + all unlocked Stretch Goals from this campaign.
By pledging € 40,- you will soon own both the Gold & Guns and Horses & Heroes expansions. These come in separate boxes, numbered 5A and 5B in the Master print series. With this pledge level you get a € 5,- discount on both expansions, it's a combo deal!
You get: both expansions (Gold & Guns + Horses & Heroes) and all the unlocked stretch goals from this campaign. This is for owners of the base game, who are looking to to complete their edition with all the expansions and all the extras from this campaign.
This is the big box pledge level. This is the one it´s all about. Once you back this project for € 75,- you get the marvelous big box of Carson City. To see the full content of this box, please check out the “what’s in the box" section of this Kickstarter page. To top it all off, all unlocked stretch goals will be included in this big box. We are very proud of this edition, it’s a true collector’s item! We can´t wait to deliver this to your doorstep (or hand it over to you at the Spiel 2015 fair in Essen).
Quined Games has a few more games in its catalogue. We offer some of them in these add-ons. If you want to include these in your pledge, add the costs listed here to your amount. To do this, click your preferred reward level, then, in the next screen, add the price as listed below to your amount pledged. For more information about the games click on their picture.
Please note that adding these games might increase your shipping costs. Please check the shipping table below for more information.
A thematic game that takes you to the early stages from Coal mining in the Ruhr valley. It is the third game by Thomas Spitzer about Coal. The game features a very innovative and exciting action selection mechanic. In this game you can guide your farmer to get the right tools and knowledge to get the most coal from below the earth's surface.
A fun nice worker placement card game with a high level of interaction where you can spoil other user's buildings. Check out the gameplay in the video by Tom Vasel:
- For shipping we are currently working with partners around the globe to send them bulks of the game, they will be redistributing the games in their own country through their fullfilment channels. The names of our partners abroad are, Philibert in France, Gamesurplus in the USA, Boardgamebliss in Canada, Juegames Store in Spain and Rocks Games in the Netherlands. Please check out their website, and if you wish to add other games to your friends pledge, don't hesitate to contact them for custom orders.
Note that you should add the shipping cost as listed in the sheet below to your pledge. To pledge for Essen Pick-up please select European Union as shipping location.
Games for backers within the EU are shipped from within the EU, so you don't have to worry about extra charges. Games for backers within the United States & Canada are shipped from within the US & Canada. No worries about extra charges. Backers living outside the United States, Canada and EU, may have customs taxes added. Although this usually does not happen for games, it is the responsibility of individual backers to verify the shipping and taxes regulations within their own countries.
We like to support game stores around the world by offering them the special Kickstarter version of the Carson City Big Box during the campaign. If you're a retailer, please contact me directly with a personal message on kickstarter for pricing information and manually make your pledge in full through Kickstarter during the campaign.
Quined Games is a small publisher from the Netherlands, driven by our love for strategic boardgames. Unlike the big boys, we usually can't afford to ship far abroad. Using Kickstarter means we can both fund the project and aim for one bulk shipping order. Sending everything at once means we can make the Carson City Big Box available worldwide. Especially to fans in the USA, where Quined Games doesn't regularly ship a lot of products.
As an extra we added two avatars for you to show the internet that you support our Kickstarter.
This big box is also a small anniversary gift, since Quined games has its 10th birthday this year. This also means that Quined has 10 years of experience in game-publishing. It has published quite a number of games in the Netherlands and Europe. Here is a brief history of how Quined got started.
Quined Games was founded in 2005 by brothers Arno and Frank Quispel, respectively a lawyer and doctor, both living in a small town near Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
The name Quined can be interpreted as 'Quispel Nederland' and as " 'k win 't ", Dutch for “I win it”. The first game that was published was a Dutch-French edition of Reef Encounter.
In 2007 we launched our famous Master Print series, which celebrates the best games in the business by reprinting them and giving them a unique box cover resembling an old hardcover sleeved book. It makes for a beautiful collection of games, something we’re very proud of. The first edition was Leonardo da Vinci. The most recent member of the series, number 14, is The Golden Ages by Luigi Ferrini.
Frank has left Quined Games some years ago and Arno is still going strong. This year it is Quined's 10th anniversary.
Risks and challenges
As mentioned above Quined has been in the board game publishing business for ten years now. Arno has all these years of experience within the industry which gives him the insights of the do's and don'ts at first hand. We are giving our 100 % to make it the best Kickstarter Campaign we've ever ran.
Carson City has already sold 10,000 copies worldwide. On one hand that's already a lot for this type of strategy game. But on the other hand, many players asked us to do another edition of the game. However, Carson City has a lot of material, so it has to be printed in a large number of copies in order to sell at a reasonable price. So it is very risky to do without knowing if enough players are interested. Launching a Kickstarter helps answer that question.
I myself (Paul) have been reaching out to the fans from the start of this campaign (and long before), I plan on doing so till the big box is delivered onto your doorstep.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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