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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 1:07 PM UTC +00:00.

$2,063
pledged of $2,000pledged of $2,000 goal
47
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, August 29 2019 1:07 PM UTC +00:00.

About

This isn't an Industrial Revolution -- it's an Industrial RACE!

Farms & Factories is a fast-paced card game where three to five players take on the roles of greedy capitalists in the Gilded Age. With everyone playing off the top of the deck, players can build up their infrastructure with Building cards like Ranch and Foundry, or keep other players down with sneaky Actions like Burglary and Manipulate. The deck gets depleted into players' face-down score piles, and the game ends when the deck runs out of cards. Then everyone turns over their score piles, and the player who scored the most points wins!

Farms and Factories is great for experienced board gamers looking for a quick break between longer games, while also being easy and simple enough to teach that casual players can enjoy it too.

 Watch a group of friends play a game with the beta version of Farms & Factories


Inventions, the first expansion to the Farms & Factories card game, introduces a brand new card type to help industrialists crush the competition: Technology!

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Technology cards (often shortened to "Techs") come in their own deck and are slowly revealed through the course of a game. Unlike other card types, players patent Techs by removing cards from their score pile. By spending their hard-earned points on Techs like Bicycle, Refrigerator, and Roller Coaster, players gain unique bonuses that their opponents can't access. That's right -- each Tech is unique, so patenting a Tech not only grants a player a bonus that can shape their strategy, it also shuts out other players from receiving that same bonus!

In addition to the 30 unique Techs, Inventions features four new Buildings and eight new Actions, illustrated by returning artist Caitlin Hillyard and new artist Lillian Browning. The Inventions expansion is geared towards players who have the base game figured out, and are looking for new twists and strategies to master!


We also have a couple stretch goals! First up, if we hit 100 backers, each order will come with three promo full-art Manipulate cards, as well as a Kickstarter-exclusive promo Tech!

UNLOCKED EARLY! Secondly, if we hit $4000, we will remove the 50-game limit on the base game and order a new print run! The new print run will include updated wording & clarification on some cards, as well as an FAQ for the rules. All backers at the base game + expansion level will have the option to upgrade to the new print run free of charge!

Risks and challenges

Unlike our last Kickstarter, we do not have art finalized and the decks printed ahead of time. Currently our artists are working diligently to get everything finished, and they are over halfway done. We are also using a new service to print all the cards, which should lead to a higher quality product. This is the reason that we have pushed out the delivery date until December, to give us time to make sure everything is done correctly.

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