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Recruit pirates, sailors, and ships in this highly anticipated expansion to the drafting game In the City: Origins.
Recruit pirates, sailors, and ships in this highly anticipated expansion to the drafting game In the City: Origins.
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In the City: Harbor is an expansion of In the City: Origins that adds a new column of ships to increase the drafting options each turn. This new column is unique because it rotates each turn, always providing interesting options. The Harbor also adds new creatures of each tier and new leaders!

In the City: Origins is a fun, dynamic, drafting game for 2-5 players. You take the role of one of the leaders of the city and recruit cards into your faction as you try to control your opponent's options. A drafting game is one in which each player takes turns picking cards from the selection available. In the City: Origins focuses on resource management, increasing selection options, and hurting opponents at crucial moments. The 100+ unique cards creates interesting game play with lots of replay potential. The In the City series further pushes these boundaries by creating dynamic leader-leader interactions that make leaders both feel different from one another and feel different when playing against particular leaders.

  • 5 New Leader Cards  + 2 Promos from Stretch Goals
  • 5 New Tier 1 Cards + 5 from Stretch Goals
  • 10 New Tier 2 Cards
  • 5 New Tier 3 Cards
  • 20 Ships Cards + 4 from Stretch Goals

$600 - GOAL REACHED! ------------- 5 More Tier 1 cards

$800 - GOAL REACHED! ------------- Promotional Leader

$1000 - GOAL REACHED! ------------- 4 More Ship Cards

$1250 - GOAL REACHED! ------------- Second Promotional Leader

$1500 - GOAL REACHED! ------------- Promotional Lamb Herder, King's Legacy, Canine Breeder, and Foreign Nomad

$1750 - GOAL REACHED! -------------  New and Improved Packaging

$2000 - GOAL REACHED! -------------  Foil Promos!

$2500 - Third Promotional Leader

$3000 - ???????????

"Visually the game is very pleasing to the eye.  Using a variety of classic public domain images to represent the various creatures shows the resourcefulness and creativity of the designer. . .  I highly recommend it."
 - Ron McClung, The Gamer's Codex

"(In the City) adds some interesting ideas to a card game . . . it could be a big hit!" 
 - Tom Vasel, Dice Towers

"(The) rules of the game are very accessible and simple . . . The most popular game with us was two players, which offers plenty of opportunities for play and counter play"  
- Dušan Takáč, Elephant's Board Games

Previews of In the City: Harbor
Previews of In the City: Harbor
In the City: Origins with 3 players
In the City: Origins with 3 players

Risks and challenges

I have the base game ready to ship to all backers that choose it as their reward. The Harbor will be ready in August.

As a graduate student studying chemical engineering, it is sometimes difficult to balance my game design, research, and social life. Finding enough time can be difficult. I plan to overcome this obstacle by making sure I have 1-2 evenings a week to devote to play testing and developing and another evening each week to spend on the presentation end of the game (game boxes, card printing, etc).
Another challenge I face is receiving all the components in a timely manner. Sometimes shipping gets delayed or orders get mixed up. In these instances, I will be very clear with my backers and explain what happened and why the product is delayed. This usually is not a problem because I finish my games boxes, rules, etc. long enough before the deadline that a delay will not affect the release date. I always plan for the worst and hope for the best!

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    The Stowaway - Promos only. This reward will provide any and all promotional cards from the Kickstarter. All goals after this one will all include the promos. The promos come from stretch goals so keep an eye on those to see what this reward will give you!

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    The Sailor - 1 copy of the In the City: Harbor Expansion. Free shipping anywhere in the US. Add $10 for shipping to Canada or $20 for worldwide shipping

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    The Oarsman - 1 copy of In the City: Origins - the original game. Free shipping anywhere in the US. Add $10 for shipping to Canada or $20 for worldwide shipping

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    The Pirate - 1 copy of In the City: Harbor and and 1 copy of In the City: Origins. Save $5 with this great bundle! Free shipping anywhere in the US. Add $10 for shipping to Canada or $20 for worldwide shipping

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    The Captain - 5 copies of In the City: Harbor and 5 copies of In the City: Origins. This reward is designed for game stores interested in carrying the In the City Series. Save $75 with this great bundle! Free shipping anywhere in the US. Add $10 for shipping to Canada or $20 for worldwide shipping

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