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The expansion to the hit game "Santa Maria"
The expansion to the hit game "Santa Maria"
718 backers pledged NOK 328,930 to help bring this project to life.

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                       1-5 players | Age 14+ | 60-90 minutes

Aporta Games presents Santa Maria: American Kingdoms, the expansion to Santa Maria, the hit game from 2017. If you do not already know Santa Maria, scroll further down to read more about the base game. A package deal for the base game + the expansion is available through the "Santa Maria Super Combo" pledge.

When you pledge for the game through this campaign you also receive the "Exploration deck", a mini expansion consisting of 21 achievement cards and 5 nationality cards (described below).

Note: You will of course also need the base game to play. There are no text on the pieces of Santa Maria: American Kingdoms, so the expansion is playable with any language version of the base game.

Santa Maria: American Kingdoms introduces the following new elements:

  • New resource: Cacao (6 cacao storage tiles)
  • New 3x1 expansion tiles (6 tiles)
  • New scholars (3 tiles)
  • New bishops (3 tiles)
  • New special shipping tiles (10 tiles)
  • New board element tiles (2 tiles)
  • New cacao town hall (1 tile)
  • The Governor module (4 governor markers with plastic stands, 2 reference cards)
  • The specialists module  (18 specialist tiles)
  • Ambassador module (2 ambassador tiles)
  • Mayan City module (1 double sided player board, 15 temple tiles, 8 storage tiles, 24 action cards, 3 priest markers, 3 player markers, 3 road tiles, 12 building markers, 1 overview card)

The four modules can be combined as you like, and they work as follows:

The governor. Guide the governor through your colony, activating buildings and meeting with the locals as he goes. He may also awards victory points at the end of the game.

The specialists: Every round, six specialists arrive, eager to help you out with their expertise.

The ambassador dice: A mini-module that increases the tactical options when drafting dice while also slightly speeding up the game.

The Mayan City: One asymmetrical role for one player, with its own rules and goals: Lead the Mayan City and make progress in the domains of trade, culture, science and craft, and raise temples to score points. The Mayan city expands the maximum player count to 5, but the module is playable with any number of players, even as a solo game.

Some of the contents in the expansion
Some of the contents in the expansion


Exploration deck: A mini expansion

Most pledges for this campaign also include the Exploration deck, a mini expansion consisting of 5 nationality cards and 21 achievement cards.

Note: Some cards will refer to contents in the American Kingdoms expansion. If you already own American Kingdoms, you can pledge to only receive the exploration deck.

Graphics for the Exploration deck is not ready
Graphics for the Exploration deck is not ready

The nationality cards override the standard set-up of resources and coins, and provide each player with a unique starting point.

Achievement cards are drafted at the beginning of the game. Fulfilled achievements provide bonuses and points to the players. 

The exploration deck and its graphics is currently under development, so changes may occur.

                         1-4 players | Age 14+ | 60-90 minutes

Santa Maria was designed by Kristian Amundsen Østby (Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Automania, Capital Lux, Avenue) and Eilif Svensson (Mangrovia, Capital Lux, Avenue).

The game received Dice Tower's Seal of Excellence and was nominated for International Gamers Award and Meeples' Choice Award.

See what reviewers had to say about Santa Maria in the videos below.

If you do not already know Santa Maria, here is a 3 minute introduction video, describing the basic game flow:


Language

Santa Maria: American Kingdoms has language neutral components without any text, and can be used with any version of the base game. Rules in English, French, Polish, Spanish and Dutch are included in the box. 

Santa Maria (the base game) also has language independent components, and comes with English rules in the box (see exceptions for France/Netherlands/Belgium below).

The Exploration deck (the mini expansion) has English text on the cards.

Special deals for France/Netherlands/Belgium

Since Santa Maria has also been published in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, we are able to offer special package deals for these regions with early domestic shipping. If you pledge for one of these deals, you will receive a French or Dutch copy of Santa Maria and a multilingual copy of the American Kingdoms expansion. The Exploration deck is not included in these packages.

Shipping

The games are shipped from within the EU, and bulk shipped to the US for fulfilment in the US/Canada. 

Due to license rights, we can unfortunately not ship Santa Maria or American Kingdoms to Spain. Both games will be available through Spanish retailers. The Exploration Deck can be shipped to Spain.

Important: If you live in a location where shipping costs differ considerably from standard shipping costs within your country (typically islands with local ferry charges), extra shipping costs may have to be added after the campaign. This does for example apply to Northern Ireland. Contact us if you have any questions.


Will the game be available in retailers?

Yes, most likely. But it is hard to say exactly when. In France, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain, the boxed game should be available through our partners before the end of this year. For other countries the timing depends on how many copies we will have left for retailers after SPIEL.

The Exploration deck will not be available in retailers before spring 2019.


Risks and challenges

APPROXIMATE EUR & USD PRICES

Since we are based in Norway, the rewards are shown in Norwegian currency (NOK). Here are the approximate prices for each reward (with the currency rates as of 12th of Oct):

- Exploration Deck: 7,50 EUR / 8,50 USD + shipping
- American Kingd. + Expl. Deck: 37,50 EUR / 42,50 USD + shipping
- DUTCH Santa Maria Combo: 65,00 EUR + shipping
- FRENCH Santa Maria Combo: 65,00 EUR + shipping
- Santa Maria Super Combo: 69,00 EUR / 79,00 USD + shipping

This kickstarter campaign is for the 2nd print run of "Santa Maria: American Kingdoms" and the mini-expansion "Exploration Deck". The games will likely be printed within February 2019 and shipping will begin right after that. Estimated delivery is set to March 2019, but delays may occur.

Aporta Games is a Norwegian publisher that started up in 2014. Since then, the company has published 9 games, including this year's novelties. Almost all games have received strong recommendations from some of the world's most recognized reviewers.

Games are shipped from within the EU. Custom fees and handling may apply, depending on your region of residence. We can only guarantee duty free shipping inside the EU and in the US and Canada.

If a game is returned to us because of a wrong address or if the game has not been picked up, you will have to pay the full shipping cost again if you want us to resend the game,

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    Pledge NOK 70 or more About $8

    Exploration Deck

    You receive one Exploration Deck (26 cards). Important: This deck contains cards with English text.

    Includes:
    • Exploration deck (mini expansion)
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    Pledge NOK 350 or more About $41

    American Kingdoms + Exploration Deck

    You receive one American Kingdoms and additionally one Exploration Deck. Note that Santa Maria (base game) is required in order to play. Important: The Exploration deck contains cards with English text.
    SHIPPING NOTE: We do not ship to Spain.

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    Pledge NOK 610 or more About $72

    DUTCH Santa Maria Combo

    Special reward for backers living in The Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch rules are also included in American Kingdoms (the expansion).

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    • Santa Maria (Dutch base game from Jumping Turtle Games)
    • American Kingdoms (the expansion)
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    Pledge NOK 610 or more About $72

    FRENCH Santa Maria Combo

    Special reward for backers living in France and Belgium. French rules are also included in American Kingdoms (the expansion).

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    • Santa Maria (French base game from Pixie Games)
    • American Kingdoms (the expansion)
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    Pledge NOK 640 or more About $76

    2 x American Kingdoms

    You receive TWO copies of American Kingdoms and TWO copies of Exploration Deck (with English text)

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    Pledge NOK 650 or more About $77

    Santa Maria - Super Combo

    You receive one copy of Santa Maria (English base game), one copy of American Kingdoms and additionally the Exploration Deck. Important: The Exploration deck contains cards with English text.
    SHIPPING NOTE: We do not ship to Spain.

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    Pledge NOK 930 or more About $110

    3 x American Kingdoms

    You receive THREE copies of American Kingdoms and THREE copies of Exploration Deck (with English text).

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    Pledge NOK 1,200 or more About $142

    4 x American Kingdoms

    You receive FOUR copies of American Kingdoms and FOUR copies of Exploration Deck (with English text).

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    Pledge NOK 1,250 or more About $148

    Santa Maria - Double Super Combo

    You receive TWO copies of American Kingdoms, TWO copies of Santa Maria (base game) and TWO copies of Exploration Deck.

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