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Design world-class skyscrapers. 2-3 architects compete and collaborate in this fast and highly interactive game for only $10.
Design world-class skyscrapers. 2-3 architects compete and collaborate in this fast and highly interactive game for only $10.
1,196 backers pledged $18,026 to help bring this project to life.

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In the heart of the city, steel beams race skyward. While other cities sprawl endlessly outwards, these city planners are looking up - up - UP! Real estate prices are skyrocketing, and it’s time for a new class of tower, the “Supertall”, to reshape the skyline.

In Supertall, 2-3 players are competing developers, presenting their plans for new towers.

Featuring 18 Plan cards with various amenities, players draw 1 card each turn and must choose to add it to their towers, pass it to their rivals, or leverage it for special abilities.

Once all the plans have been built, players score points based on the mix of Residential, Business, Entertainment, and Natural amenities in their towers.

However, due to constant lobbying, City Hall will heavily tax one of those types making it worth 0 points, so be sure to plan ahead.

The player with the most points using hard work and good planning will rise to the top, in Supertall!

Supertall is the 39th game in our Wallet Line. Scroll down for information on how to get other games now or with your pledge here.

 Check out the unedited rules here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uEL4rS4HuxOobD9WyfUiiEq88cLuJ1IintitAdJLUgc/edit?usp=sharing

Try the low color PNP here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wngq2wlznb0lr5y/SUPERTALL-PNP-BW.pdf?dl=0

 https://youtu.be/KhiRcQzgRQg

https://whatsericplaying.com/2018/06/18/supertall/

https://twitter.com/gamesandbourbon/status/1006573667189448712

We are offering a few things. Supertall in both PNP and physical game, an Instant Collection of Button Shy games, an Instant Collection with a Collector's Box, a retail level for stores that want to be one of the very few that carries our wallet games, and a standard or deluxe subscription to our Board Game of the Month Club (scroll down for full details on the club).

We're also offering Sprawlopolis for anyone that missed it last month, or anyone that wants to combine games for international shipping. (Shipping two wallet games is the same price as shipping one).

Check out the list below and contact us with any questions.

In previous campaigns we've created about 6 cards worth of expansion material and used them as stretch goals. Going forward, we're just going to give them away from the start. So no worries on whether we'll hit it or not, you are getting this expansion if you pledge here.


If you want to add more games to your order, you can do one of three things.

  • Use the INSTANT COLLECTION reward levels to get 2 extra games. If you do this, please let us know which games you want using the following google form. (LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/v6uu9nydSZs3YmGr1) We will make sure the games are in stock and let you know if there are any issues. Some are limited and will be first come first serve. 
  • Go to our website and place an order using the coupon code 0618backer to get free shipping. Your order will ship with your Kickstarter rewards when they arrive.
  •  If you want games now and can't wait until September, you can order at our website using the coupon code "impatient" to save 20%, and if you reach $25 (US) or $50 (INT), the shipping is free.

Our list of wallet games are below. We've highlighted some prominent games, but there is a lot more than we could even note here.

Nat Levan is the designer of Supertall. He's also designed New Bedford, Time Management: The Time Management Game, and our very own Timestamp series, as well as many of our Nanodaptions (Onium, Wagon Wheels, Pont D'Avignon).

Marty Cobb is the artist for Supertall. He's also illustrated many other games for us including Semifinal Fantasy, Jeweler's Row, Wild Cats, Hot Dogs, and Fever Chill.

If you haven't heard of Button Shy, we are a family-run small press game company that specializes in pocket-sized wallet games.

All games are hand-assembled and primarily sold directly to our customers, allowing us to form a relationship and line of contact with those that are responsible for our success.

Our reach is growing, but to expand to the masses we've formed relationships with companies such as AEG, IDW Games & Loot Crate and we're forming international partnerships as well.

We have an awesome following of repeat customers. As a result, we've built the Board Game of the Month Club.

It's a subscription service where you receive unreleased microgames, promo cards, expansion content, and Kickstarter discounts.... every month. Supporters will receive from $1, $2, $5 to $10 off of EVERY WALLET GAME THAT WE MAKE.

And here's a peek at what's coming next month.

Our $5 packages include an episode of Timestamp, a time-travel game that takes place on a single postcard. Each episode is fully playable on its own, and supporters receive PNP links to previous episodes. It also includes a character in our expanding series Banned Books. All supporters receive the Banned Books base game in their first package. It's a solo game of literary characters trying to get their books un-banned. And finally it includes a copy (and a link to print more) of the next Legends of Dsyx Roll and Write Game. Legends of Dsyx is an ongoing roll & write series where each game is set in the same kingdom, but the games play very differently.

Our $10 packages include all of those and something extra. Generally it's a micro-game (up to 9 cards), or some expansion / promo cards for our existing games.

And our $20 June package includes all of the above and a copy of the featured wallet game (or the wallet game of your choice). The next package will feature Supertall.

Risks and challenges

Releasing games each month has established a groove with the manufacturer. We rarely see delays on their end, but we can see delays before it goes to the manufacturer. We are spending time making sure the rules are 100% right and some of you will be invited to join in on that process.

With a lot to juggle and it being two people, we will occasionally see delays. A few previous projects were a little behind schedule so we've adjusted our schedule accordingly. Our last project is heading to the printers, and the one before that is shipping out this week.

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    Supertall Print & Play (Save $1)

    Full color, full bleed print and play Supertall file. This also includes the free Municipal Buildings expansion.

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    Supertall and Free Expansion (Save $6)

    One copy of Supertall and the Municipal Buildings expansion. After the campaign, this will retail for $16 (game $12, expansion $4).

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    Supertall (for Sprawlopolis Backers)

    If you backed Sprawlopolis and want to hold your rewards until Supertall comes in, choose this reward. We will ship them together at no additional shipping cost. (International supporters, this will save you on shipping, but it maxes out at 3 wallet games total, from both campaigns. If you ordered more than 3 please contact me).

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    Supertall & Sprawlopolis (Save $8)

    One copy of Supertall and the Municipal Buildings expansion PLUS one copy of Sprawlopolis.
    Also includes the Print & Play file for Supertall.

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    Supertall & Sprawlopolis Plus (Save $8)

    One copy of Supertall and the Municipal Buildings expansion PLUS one copy of Sprawlopolis and the Wrecktar, Points of Interest, and Construction Zones expansions.

    Also includes the Print & Play file for Supertall.

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    Instant Button Shy Collection (Save $10)

    New to Button Shy? Here's your chance to catch up. You'll get Supertall with expansion and 2 additional games of your choice from our library. (Use the google form below for your choices as quantities are limited. More details below.)

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    Instant Button Shy Collection (with Box)

    New to Button Shy? Here's your chance to catch up. You'll get the Button Shy Collector box, Supertall with expansion, and 2 additional games of your choice from our library. (Use the google form below for your choices as quantities are limited. More details below.)

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    6 Months of Games - Standard

    You will receive Supertall and be enrolled in our Board Game of the Month Club - Standard Subscription (each month you get a postcard game, promos, a small game, and a special rate for our Wallet Games). More on this below, and also available at patreon and buttonshygames.com.

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    Retailers Only

    We are starting to branch out to retail, selling directly to stores. Here you will receive 12 Copies of Supertall - Packaged in clamshells for hanging on pegs, etc...

    Add $6 for each additional copy that you would like, and contact us for availability on other games. (You can mix and match your order here if you would like)

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    6 Months of Games - Deluxe

    You will receive Supertall and be enrolled in our Board Game of the Month Club - Deluxe Subscription (each month you get a postcard game, promos, a small game, a wallet game and a one time T-shirt). More on this below, and also available at patreon and buttonshygames.com.

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