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yutopiBy yutopi
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yutopiBy yutopi
First created
CHF 8,954
pledged of 9.500 CHF pledged of 9.500 CHF goal
118
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 6 2019

About

                                     Mini Miners is available in the following languages

                                                     (Full translation for each language)

 Ici la campagne en Français 

 Warning : For the expansion "Mini Miners : Oretown", for each languages other than English, it will need at least 300 pledges for the expansion to make it available in that language. (However, the rules for the expansion will be available in PDF, in each languages no matter what!)

“Mini Miner is a great family + game, surfing continually between strategy (draft, worker placement) and fun (fisk taking, luck) and allowing on top of that, combos and other smart  synergies .  A very fun title that will fit  younger players and adults alike.” [Jeudeclick]


 Mini Miners is a family competitive game for 2 to 4 players for 10 years old and above, lasting about 60 minutes.

The base rules will be great for experts and experimented players whereas the simplified version will fit just perfectly for young players and beginners.

Long story short

Players will take the role of Dwarf clans, hire miners, equip them and send them down a very hazardous mine to try to collect as much gold as possible.

Main mechanics:

- Placement

- Press your luck

- Combination of abilities

- Draft

- Take That

Gameplay Overview 

A game of Mini Miners will last 3 turns, each divided in 4 main phases. At the end of the 3rd turn, the player with the most gold nuggets will win the game.

During the first phase of each turn, the players will select the team of dwarfs they want to play with for the turn being. Each player will be dealt some Dwarf cards depending of the number of players each having a unique ability. They will draft those cards to form their team.

Then will come the time to equip them with tools in order to help them in their upcoming and highly dangerous task. Each player will be able to buy tool cards and to equip their dwarfs with (only one tool card per dwarf except if mentioned otherwise).

Hey – Ho!... After that it is time to go to work! Players will place their dwarfs in the mine. Each section of the mine offers different advantages or penalties. The deeper the dwarf is placed, the more risks he takes, so make your decisions wisely!

Once all dwarfs are in the mine, they will collect gold nuggets. The player will draw mine cards. Those mine cards shows the amount of gold collected by the dwarf but also might cause the mine to collapse on his head. The cards related to the deepest part of the mine will offer more gold but you will have a higher risk to have your dwarf buried alive by the mine collapsing on him!

The lucky ones will try to escape this hazardous mine, though collapses may lock them in … ouch... too bad!

Those who managed skillfully (or luckily) to leave this dangerous tunnel will go enjoy a beer at the Inn while their owner will get the gold collected!

Then it is time for a new turn with a brand new team!

But beware, some dwarfs are not always so nice and have plenty of dirty tricks up their sleeves.

Event cards will change the rules for each turn, changing the rules or the strategies!



Thank you to Undead Viking for his great review video!

Video : Gameplay Overview English (I apologize for my poor english)

Thank you to  Brettspielhero for his german preview!


















 See the Rules

We have been delayed a bit on this, therefore the image of the game once setup is not yet in the book. But it will come very soon during the campaign, We apologize for that.

Optional rules are not added yet in the rule book as this might change depending of the stretch goals.

You will have optional rules for :

- Simplified game

- Extended game

- Open Draft version (Stretch goal)

- (some further potential stretch goals requiring extra elements)


 Swiss Francs (CHF) is currently at the same rate as the USD ($) !

For the quality of the components we chose a linen emboss finish for the cards and a general linen finish for most printed components. 

We want our game to be the best as possible regardless of the stretch goals.



If you wish for multiple copies, multiply the pledge amount by the number of copies you wish to have. For mix rewards choose the highest pledge you wish to get and add the total amount for each pledge you wish to add. The details will be asked after the campaign.



Shipping costs are not included in the pledge. After the campaign you will receive an e-mail with all instructions regarding the shipping of your Pledge and to pay for it.

We offer friendly shipping in the regions of the world listed above, however due to current political situation we cannot guarantee anything about friendly shipping to the UK due to the Brexit situation.

Essen Pick up

For those present for the Essen Spiel '19 we will offer a pick up option on our booth. 

Cannes Pick up

During the Cannes Festival International du Jeu, we will also offer a pick up option on our booth.

Local Pick up points

For the time being, local pick up points are planned only for Switzerland. As the campaign will go we will try to organize for local pickup points in the regions with many backers.

Groups Shipping

After the campaign you will be offered to ask for grouping the shipping of different pledgers. The process to do so will be explained it the mail that will come when we will launch the pledge manager.

Shipping Prices


 Shipping prices for Europe might vary depending of the country.

Those prices are estimations based on the current date, those prices might vary by more or less 2$.

Local Pickup Prices

Essen Pick up = Free

Cannes Pick up = Free

Switzerland Pick up (Lausanne + Geneva) = Free

Local Store Pickup prices might vary depending of the location and numbers of backers asking for a pick up in their region.

Author: Jerome Badoux

Publisher: Yutopi

Illustrator: Jean-Christophe Diehl

Graphic design : Minthical + Jean-Christophe Diehl

Video: 12m2

Music: Pierre-Augustin Vallin

Manufacturing : Panda Games

And we thank also everyone who helped us at each stage of development of this game.

Risks and challenges

The base game being already completed and ready for manufacturing the risks are almost non-existing on this part.
However, as we wish to release the game for Essen, the schedule is pretty tight, we have a bit of buffer to insure this but delays are not impossible.

We chose Panda games, one of the leader in boardgames manufacturer for the manufacturing of our game and the first steps of the process are already in motion. We think that there reputation and experience will ensure the lowest risks possible on this part of the process.

For shipping, we will work with experienced handlers in different parts of the world to reduce the risks as much as possible here as well. We are in discussion with some of the leaders of the sector for board games.

However our experience in Logistics being limited, the countries that are not managed by our handlers might have some longer waiting time. You will get the products for sure but we might have to adapt to some unexpected situations.

Note that we will not ship in Brazil and Russia, as laws in those countries might create issues that can be frustrating for the backers as well as for us. We don't want our brand to be hurt by bad experiences that could occur to Backers in those countries.

We Did our best to reduce all the risks as much as possible.

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