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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 29 2018 11:06 AM UTC +00:00.

¥281,629
pledged of 100 000 ¥pledged of 100 000 ¥ goal
43
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 29 2018 11:06 AM UTC +00:00.

About

 Here in the OKUTAMA suburbs of Tokyo Japan is a mountainous place with woods and forests. In the Edo era, many forestry people were making a living logging and selling their trees. They carried them to the center of Edo city by making wooden rafts with logs along the Tamagawa river. This wood supplied ancient Edo city with building materials and construction supplies for many years.

青梅市郷土博物館展示写真
青梅市郷土博物館展示写真

 The game Lumber Merchant was born from a small idea that every merchant competes to load logs.

prototype idea
prototype idea

 I think it is much more interesting that each log has a different value and luck of the dice roll contributes to the strategy. Players use skill and tactics regarding how to place logs while luck of the dice roll determines which logs can be used.

Second idea
Second idea

After several test plays, I noticed there was a lot of passing due to the dice rolls. So I added no score penalty stone placement instead of passing. This stone placement is not only a penalty but also can disturb your opponent's next log placement. Now the game is tactical and requires balance along with some luck.

Final idea
Final idea
Playing with penalty stones
Playing with penalty stones

Summary

This is a balance game with dice rolling. The player will throw a dice and load a log with the same total of the dice's pips on the raft. The player who accumulates the highest score at the end of match wins.

Component in the box

  • A raft board.
  • A wood die.
  • Two kind of 12 logs numbered 1 to 6.
  • 12 penalty stones
  • 12 score tiles
  • A binding log holder

Players  2 or group

Playing

Decide the first player and then the players will take their turns alternately. The active player throws a die and selects one log with the same value as the die pips and loads it onto the raft. There are no limitations regarding placement of the logs.

If there isn't a log with the same value as the die, then the player must put a penalty stone on the raft. It isn't a score for the player but the player can disrupt the opponent's next placement of a log by the placement of the stone.

When all logs are loaded safely on the raft, play is over. Players obtain the score they safely loaded on the raft. If a player causes any logs or stones to fall from the raft, the play is over, and the game ends. The payer loses any points scored during the game, and any other players will obtain the score they could safely load.

The active player has the responsibility for the safety of the raft during their turn. After 5 seconds have passed from placement the responsibility moves to next player.

There is no prohibition about placemnt.
There is no prohibition about placemnt.

Winner

Once all players have been the first player, the match is over. The player who accumulated the highest score wins the game.

At the party event
At the party event
At individual meeting
At individual meeting

 The game components are enclosed in a box.

Box size is 6.5 x 7.5 x 1.8 in
Box size is 6.5 x 7.5 x 1.8 in

●Lumber Merchant 5000JPYen (approx:$45USD)

Plus 1000JPYen(approx:$9USD) shipping anywhere in the world.

Standard edition
Standard edition
  • Raft board is 3.2 x 6 x 0.6in
  • Wood die is 0.6in cube
  • Two kind of 12 logs(1in,,0.6in diameter) are 6in long
  • 12 penalty stones are random size
  • 12 score tiles are 0.8in square
  • Binding logs holder

●Lumber Merchant wide raft edition 7000JPYen (approx:$64USD)

Plus 1200JPYen(approx:$11USD) shipping anywhere in the world.

Wide raft edition
Wide raft edition
  • Raft board is 4.5 x 6 x 0.6in
  • Wood die is 0.6in cube
  • Three kind of 18 logs(1in,0.7in,0.6in diameter) are 6in long
  • 12 penalty stones are random size
  • 18 score tiles are 0.8in square
  • Binding logs holder
Raft size variation, right is wide.
Raft size variation, right is wide.

Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. It usually takes a month or two from Japan to your door.

You can upgrade to safe and faster shipping by simply adding 600JPYen(approx:$5.5USD) on your pledge money by Japan Post’s “international E-packet” which is registered as air small packet. It usually takes for a week or two from Japan to your door and you may receive tracking information automatically from Japan Post Office.This shipping includes insurance.

ADD ON

We created two new add on options to the Lumber Merchant campaign:

The first option is to create a Japanese feel to your reward by changing the logs' numbers from Arabic to Japanese Kanji characters, 1,2,3,4,5,6 to 一、二、三、四、五、六. Price is 100 JPYen.

The second option is for backers who choose the wide raft edition. For an additional 1000 JPYen you can add the standard size raft in addition to the wide raft. In this way you can enjoy playing both raft editions in one reward. Once again the Price is 1000 JPYen.

To select either or both of these add ons simply increase your pledge money by the corresponding amount.

Stretch Goal

Our next goal is to fund over 500,000 JPYen (Approx:$4,500USD) . If we meet that goal, one blank wooden die will be enclosed additionally in the Lumber Merchant set. Backers can print number letters on the blank faces by themselves as you like.

a blank wooden die as stretch goal reward
a blank wooden die as stretch goal reward
Ceramic tiles web site
Ceramic tiles web site
 
LOGY GAMES web site
LOGY GAMES web site

Risks and challenges

All games are craft articles made by hand. High demand could possibly delay our reward delivery schedule.
We are sure it is very valuable and unique game despite somewhat expensive international shipping from Japan. You could not get Lumber Merchant from any other place in the world.

Reward is shipped by ordinary SAL air mail. It usually takes for a month or two from Japan to your door. Backers will not receive tracking information for these rewards. If you want safe and fast shipment, please upgrade shipment to increase 600JPYen for International E-packet with tracking information and insurance.

VAT & Tariff
We provide our games by international shipping from Japan, your country may impose VAT and import tariff on the products according to its own policy. Since we are not up to date with the information about VAT/tariff policy of each country, it is recommended that each backer check with their country's policies beforehand. (Usually it is not imposed when the total price is below a certain threshold.) The typical procedure is that the backer pays these fees to the delivery company personnel when receiving the product.

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