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Play as an investor in four major airlines and assist them in moving passengers to amass the most money at the end of the game.
Play as an investor in four major airlines and assist them in moving passengers to amass the most money at the end of the game.
342 backers pledged $17,377 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to Aviation Tycoon. A game for 2 to 5 players where you take on the role of an Airline Investor looking to cash in on the booming Aviation Market.

Aviation Tycoon has the simplicity of Ticket to Ride, with an almost Aquire-like share system (some might think 18xx light). It plays like a pick up and delivery train game, except instead of each player owning their own airline or routes, we are all speculators in the USA Aviation Market. If I pick up a passenger in Seattle and fly him to New York on the Blue Airline (Bridges Airways), everyone with Shares of blue potentially can make money (as long as there is enough in the bank to go around!)

Components 

1 Board depicting the US and its established airline hubs and routes, 35 cubes (5 each in 7 colors) representing commercial passengers, 4 sets of 14 Stock Shares - One set for each major airline, 4 President Certificates - One for each airline, 10 Special Action (start) cards, 4 Airline Banks, 1 Start Player card, 48 Airline Route markers (one set per airline), 10 Event cards, 1 Turn marker, and some Money.  

4 player game in progress
4 player game in progress

 Thanks for taking a peek at Aviation Tycoon!

The folks at Gaming Trend have put together this great little preview of the game for us below. Check it out!

Thanks Keith for the awesome Preview!

Next up is an interview we did at the Gama Trade show in March with Eric Martin of Boardgamegeek!

Thanks for having us on to talk about the game Eric!

Check back each day to see what we may unlock together!

FUNDING GOAL - Status - UNLOCKED

 Thanks to your support, we can make Aviation Tycoon a reality!

7K Stretch Goal - Status - UNLOCKED

Thanks to your support, we can add a passenger draw bag to every copy of Aviation Tycoon!

10K Stretch Goal - Status - UNLOCKED

Thanks to your support, we can make plastic planes for Aviation Tycoon!

15K Stretch Goal - Status - UNLOCKED

Thanks to your support, we can make a set of promo cards for Aviation Tycoon! These cards will be FREE to backers and printed in limited quantities. Remaining cards will be sold later for a fee direct from us, at trade shows and as promotional items. Not a 100% KS exclusive, but all of our previous promos in the past are hard to find due to limited nature.

20k Stretch Goal - Status - LOCKED

With your support, we can add more events to the promo cards for Aviation Tycoon! These cards will be FREE to backers and printed in limited quantities. Remaining cards will be sold later for a fee direct from us, at trade shows and as promotional items. Not a 100% KS exclusive, but all of our previous promos in the past are hard to find due to limited nature.

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Want more Stretch Goals? So do we! Check back each day to see what we might be able to unlock together. Help spread the word!

Here is a link to the rules for Aviation Tycoon. 

Shipping is now added to your pledge via the Kickstarter shipping system. Simply pledge to the proper level and it will prompt you to the proper shipping fee.  

Countries Excluded: We are no longer able to ship to Brazil, Russia, Mexico, or the Middle East due to high postage prices, and lost parcels. If you live in one of these areas, we recommend you use a USA address and have the game forwarded to you via a relative/friend or postage forwarding company. We continue to work with different fulfillment centers all over the world to ensure better, and more affordable delivery each campaign but none will guarantee delivery to these countries.  

PLEASE NOTE: Damage may occur during transit by the various shipping carriers used. We wish this was not the case, but it can happen. Shipping Carriers pass their fees along to us, we do not set high postage rates. We subsidize all shipping and handling costs from our profits to help lower these costs for you, our backers, because it is important to us to help spread the word about our project and help our games and our company grow. We are a small business who relies on shipping companies to fill our Kickstarter campaigns. 

PLEASE email our Customer Service (mrbgames.cs{at symbol}gmail.com) if you have any major issues with delivery/loss/damage that cannot be resolved with the carrier (IE always try your local post office first) and we will help assist you in resolving them. We will need your backer number, address and backer name in the email.  

Customs Friendly? We will try to make the best shipping choices (ie EU/UK/CANADA friendly) for your rewards when possible, but reserve the right to ship parcels from the USA or China if quantities ordered outside the USA are not large enough to facilitate pallet shipments. We will let folks know via an update if we ship from the USA and offer invoices to help with customs if need be. In our experience customs rarely happens if we have to go this route, but we cannot 100% guarantee it will be Customs Friendly unless we hit a large enough shipment.

No project from Mr. B. Games could be possible without a team of folks to help us. Aviation Tycoon is no exception. Below are just some of the folks who are making this project possible:  

Designer - Ted Cheatham

Ted started designing games in 2000 with Valencia. It won runner up in the Hippodice competition the following year. Valencia is what Bruno and Ted used as thier base to make Ted's first published game (with Bruno), Silk Road in 2006. Ted then did Gumball Rally in 2007, Captain Clueless in 2008, Carpe Astra also in 2008, A Game of Games in 2009, Rope also in 2009 , and City Square Off 2011.

Art - Jonathan Scull and Robert Sebik

Developer and Project Lead - Sean Brown  

Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 10 years, most of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) since 2006. He has worked on Alien Uprising, Spurs, Realm of Heroes, Zothren Invasion, Posthuman, Days of Ire, Madness at Midnight, WarQuest, Liars Dice, Prospectus, Helionox, and Clockwork Kingdom as a designer, developer and/or graphic artist for Mr. B. Games as well as the following titles via graphic art, development or co-design work while at Eagle Games: Age of Steam, Age of Empires III, Attack Deluxe, Baltimore and Ohio, Brass, Defenders of the Realm and all of its expansions, Defenders Battlefields, Empires Builder Expansion, I'm the Boss TCG, Incan Gold, New England Railways, Pirate Dice, Railways of the World and all of its expansions, Roll through the Ages, Through the Ages, Tumblin Dice, and Wizards Brew.  

Distribution/Publisher - Mr. B. Games 

Mr. B. Games is a small publishing company started by Sean Brown in 2005 to publish his own game designs. Mr. B Games will be handling Sales and Distribution of Aviation Tycoon. 2017 is starting out strong with Madness at Midnight, Days of Ire, Zothren Invasion, WarQuest and now Aviation Tycoon!  

Terms and Conditions If for any reason, you find that after the Kickstarter has ended, you need to cancel, we will work with you to best make that happen. Email our CS for help (mrbgames.cs(at symbol)gmail). If you cancel within 30 days of the end of the Kickstarter, we are able to do a complete refund via the Kickstarter payments system (including KS fees!) After 30 days and up until the month before we ship the rewards, we are able to do a 90% refund (less Kickstarter and CC processing fees) via paypal. For a refund request after shipping addresses have locked (aprox. 2-3 weeks before shipping), we ask you email us at mrbgames.cs (at) gmail.com and we will try to work with you for a partial refund if possible, but you will be responsible for return shipping. If for any reason you feel you have a missing item or damaged item, please email us at mrbgames.cs (at) gmail.com with photos of damage, your backer number, backer name, and complete address and we will work to replace the missing or damaged items ASAP. Do not post in the comments, or other forums as we may miss them or be delayed in replying.  

The following Terms are accepted by you, the backer when you pledge, so we can ensure smooth delivery for all. Surveys not filled in after 2 months of final delivery (from the "we are shipping" update) or missing reward requests after 2 months of your game shipment will be treated as a no reward pledge. Please help us get you your rewards by emailing our CS with any issues you may have in a timely manner and filling in your survey in a timely manner! Watch for updates on all shipping statuses. All our major communications will be via Updates.  

By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look and materials of the project and hence the rewards, are subject to change and may differ from what is presented while the Kickstarter campaign was active. If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the possibility of a general release copy. We will always do our best to provide exactly what was pictured, but sometimes small details change or a card is removed and replaced with another, ect. The above campaign depicts our plan, but all plans can change at a factory level. Pledge with confidence, as we rarely alter our contents, and to date have only updated or added from development.

 

Risks and challenges

With every project there are risks, but we hope that our past track record in publishing, as well as Sean's design and development work at his previous publishing job will put everyone's minds at ease. Mr. B. Games has delivered on 11 of its 13 Kickstarter projects on time or early with only 2 being late (none more than 2 months). We are not new to the industry and have been making games in some capacity since 2005. With our previous experiences we can pool from the 12+ years of lessons (both good and bad) to ensure a smooth, and accurate production and delivery. We hope that you will help support us in our publishing efforts, and thank you in advance for your confidence in Mr. B. Games !

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