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Build canopy walks in the argentinian tropical jungle in search for the red diamonds!
Build canopy walks in the argentinian tropical jungle in search for the red diamonds!
Build canopy walks in the argentinian tropical jungle in search for the red diamonds!
192 backers pledged €5,888 to help bring this project to life.

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Enjoy the complete Canopy Walk experience with the basic game plus the 2 mini-expansions in this Kickstarter special!

What is this Kickstarter about ?

This Kickstarter is for the international edition of Canopy Walk and the languages included in the rulebook are German, English, and French.
The gamematerial itself (board, tiles etc.) is completely language neutral!

Canopy Walk is a tile laying game for 2 players, developed by Gérard Pierson & Dennis Kirps.

Storyline
It is the year 1922. Recent rumours have it, that a very rare source of red diamonds has been discovered somewhere deep inside the Yungas tropical rainforest, in Valle Grande, Jujuy, Argentina. Though all coloured diamonds are incredibly rare, none are more so than the red diamond. Less than 20 exist today and most weigh less than half a carat. Based on these rumours the two largest Diamond Jeweller’s Corporations in the world, each send an explorer team on site.

Their route starts in southern Argentina, Buenos Aires, and leads them, first by plane, then by bus, and finally by boat all the way up Rio Paraná, to the north of Argentina and the borders of Valle Grande. It is only when the waters get too shallow and the brush too thick to continue by boat, that the teams realize the jungle crawls with creatures such as crocodiles, snakes, pumas, and jaguars. But the worst of all are the piranhas that infest the swampy jungle rivers. By now the teams cannot go back, so the only means of safely venturing further into the jungle is by building canopy walks to claim square by square of Valle Grande! 

Components
1 Valle Grande Game Board
60 Canopy Walk Tiles
2 Wooden Tile Racks
2 Wooden Scoring Markers
1 Rules booklet (in 3 languages - english, german, french)

Object Of The Game
The object of the game is to build as many finished canopy walks of your colour (white or brown) as possible.

The Game Turn
The player who is the most experienced explorer goes first. Play then proceeds alternately, each player taking one turn at a time until the game ends. On his turn, a player must perform one (and only one) of the following three actions:

- Place a tile on the board, connecting it either to the edge of the jungle, or to a previously placed tile. He may then take any one of the face-up tiles or he may draw the top tile from the draw pile (this is a blind draw). If he draws a face up tile, he immediately turns a replacement tile face up from the draw pile. Tiles must connect existing canopy walks on every side they touch another tile or the canopy walk must connect to the jungle edge, a connecting platform or a dead end tree. A connecting platform or a dead end tree may of course connect to another connecting platform or another dead end tree or the jungle edge.

- Discard any number of tiles from his rack. He may then draw the exact same number of tiles from the draw pile (not the face up tiles!). Discarded tiles are taken out of the game.

- Pass. He may pass without taking any of the above actions.

Game End
The game ends immediately when both players pass in turn one after the other. It also ends when the draw pile is empty. Both players may then place one last tile each. Players then calculate their final scores.

How-to-play
Here is a brief video on how-to-play. (sorry if the quality is not the best)

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Funding reward

Once we reach our Funding Goal of € 5.550 all backers receive the game Canopy Walk including

- 2 wooden painted (white and brown) tile racks
- Mini-Expansion A (2 exclusive bonus tiles)


- Mini Expansion B (4 exclusive bonus tiles).

 ! TF SUPER BONUS !

For those who back us with € 30 (or more) we add 1 copy of last year's TF22 - Mine on top of the normal funding reward deal! So don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get 2 games in 1 deal !

It's the year 2124. Energy has become a rare commodity as a consequence of the industrialization of our universe. One of the last big energy sources left is White Ranium. The large energy companies can hardly find new planets with the raw material, and heavy-duty surface scanners are employed to search for a worthwhile volume of the energy source in the few Ranium mines already known.

Recently Mega Group TF Unlimited has found a new source on planet GH-328. Several rival mine crews have also been sent to the mine to find the White Ranium first and transport it to the space loaders orbiting GH-328, but the material isn't secure until it arrives at destiny. Until then it can be intercepted by the other mine crews.

In TF22 Mine, each player takes the part of one mine crew, collects White Ranium in the mine, and transports it to the space loaders in orbit. Each space loader can load up to two units of White Ranium. The mine crew must then return via molecular transporter to the base camp in the heart of the planet to recharge their equipment.

The player who first transports three units of White Ranium to the space loader wins.

* ! EXTRA PlayThisOne BONUS !

For those who back us with € 30 (or more) AND come to visit us @ SPIEL 14' we add 1 gift voucher from PlayThisOne on top of the TF SUPER BONUS funding reward deal!

Thanks a lot to the people from PlayThisOne for this KS-exclusive offer!
(the voucher is to be collected and redeemed directly @ PlayThisOne booth!)
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! FAMILY BONUS !

For those who back us with € 35 (or more) AND come to visit us @ SPIEL 14' we add 1 copy of last year's BLOQS on top of the normal funding reward deal! So don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get 2 games in 1 deal ! IMPORTANT: Games must be picked up @ PlayThisOne booth, NO shipping possible!

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! STRATEGY BONUS !

For those who back us with € 40 (or more) AND come to visit us @ SPIEL 14' we add 1 copy of the brand new RoboRama on top of the normal funding reward deal! So don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get 2 games in 1 deal ! IMPORTANT: Games must be picked up @ PlayThisOne booth, NO shipping possible!

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SHIPPING

!!! Please note !!! Backers should add the respective shipping charges to their pledges. If shipping is not included this may cause a delay in shipping. Thank you for your help with this. :-)

Germany, BENELUX

Shipping is Free.

Austria, Switzerland
€10 for shipping and handling charges (maybe less, depending on final weight of the game - as soon as I know I will update this).

United States, Canada, European Union, Norway, and Ukraine

€15 for shipping and handling charges.

Brazil

Due to the high customs charges and delivery challenges we cannot offer our Kickstarters to the Brazilian audience. We apologize for this inconvenience.

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES 

Please add €30 for shipping and handling charges.

All shipping charges wherever they apply are per shipment, not per game eg: If you pledge for x3 Canopy Walk you would only have to add €15 or €30 once depending on where you live.

DISCLAIMER

Games will be released once they are available in their particular region. The games will first be available in the EU. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch.

All additional costs that may occur because of custom duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.

Risks and challenges

Canopy Walk is our 4th game and we are very excited to present it here on Kickstarter as a special kickstarter offer!

Our toughest challenge with our previous projects has involved the coordination of production when a game is made with components from different manufacturers (i.e. wooden pieces). This creates some logistics and shipping challenges that we want to improve upon. Going forward our plan is to minimize this situation so that we can better manage our production timeline and delivery. In the case of Canopy Walk, we have the component specifications and resources in place and ready so we are very excited about the expected turn around time for this project.

Our previous games TF-LOAD!, TF-RELOAD! and TF-Mine have been very well received. As we have learned from making these we are now (almost) 100% certain to be on time or even in advance of our promised delivery of Canopy Walk. In the EU we expect to begin shipping the games to backers as soon as two months after the end of the funding period!

From our previous projects the handmade components have taken longer than expected to deliver and there are several reasons for this: design/development time, artist/sculptor availability, and logistics with the factory and manufacturing. This is NOT the case with Canopy Walk!

Due to shipping time (ocean transit, customs, rail/truck, and final delivery), our release policy for Kickstarter releases is that they will be released in the EU when they are available since we produce in Poland. North America will be 6-8 weeks after that and for backers everywhere else it will be 8-10 weeks from the EU launch.

For any customer service questions (kickstarter or others) please
email us: info@trollfactory.de.

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    ! TF SUPER BONUS ! : You will receive Canopy Walk the boardgame + You will also receive TF22-Mine the tactical cardgame + You will also receive the funding reward when reached. Includes shipping to Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    * ! EXTRA PlayThisOne BONUS ! : You will receive Canopy Walk the boardgame + You will also receive TF22-Mine the tactical cardgame + You will also receive the funding reward when reached + You will also receive the 5 EUR gift voucher for Bloqs or RoboRama. No shipping involved, CW + Goodies (I + II) + Mine + the voucher is to be collected @ PlayThisOne booth during SPIEL 14'!). We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    ! FAMILY BONUS ! : You will receive Canopy Walk the boardgame + You will also receive the funding reward when reached + You will also receive Bloqs the family board game. No shipping involved. All games must be picked up @ PlayThisOne booth during SPIEL 14'. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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    ! STRATEGY BONUS ! : You will receive Canopy Walk the boardgame + You will also receive the funding reward when reached + You will also receive RoboRama the strategy board game. No shipping involved. All games must be picked up @ PlayThisOne booth during SPIEL 14'. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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Funding period

- (30 days)