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This fast-paced board game requires careful management, knowledge, diplomacy and a degree of luck to lead to victory!
255 backers pledged $18,310 to help bring this project to life.

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We would like to make the Second Edition of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas available in the United States. When the First Edition of the game was released, we imported the game and it sold out in record time. Demand was high for the game and there were no more copies available. The game has undergone some significant changes and it is overdue for a reprint. With your help, we would like to bring the new 2nd Edition of the game to the market.

Our first go at this project was not successful, we were told that the game was too expensive. Our thanks go out to all of our original backers and we hope that with this fresh and updated project we'll see you back again. We've listened to our backers and have brought our project back with a lower price point for a limited time only. Without your help, this game can't happen. Please, help us make this gorgeous game available to a wide audience.

Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas is a board game about colonial times, from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.

In Colonial players are the rulers of mighty European states and send their ministers to explore the earth, establish missions, ascertain scientific supremacy, and trade in exotic goods. These commodities will have to be exploited on an industrial scale and resold in Europe or in the colonies.

Set against an epic historical backdrop and using a branded Character Card-driven system, conventional dice and custom dice, this fast-paced board game requires careful management, knowledge, diplomacy and a degree of luck to lead to victory in the race for prestige.

Here's a review from The Dice Tower on the first edition of Colonial.

Aside from helping to fund this great game, you'll gain access to the game 3 to 4 weeks before anyone else will be able to purchase the game. You will also receive the game at a great savings available exclusively to our Kickstarter backers! The MSRP for the game is $80.00 but for the limited run of this Kickstarter you will be able to get the game with a $60 pledge. We want to bring this game over, but without your support that can't happen!

$60 Pledge Level

At this level, you'll receive a copy of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas 2nd Edition. The game is in English and is playable with 2 to 6 players. Free shipping is included domestically and in Europe, we ask that our Canadian backers please add $15 to cover the added shipping costs. All other locations, please add $30 to cover shipping. You can find more information about the game here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/99392/colonial-europes-empires-overseas

Please note: The free shipping to Europe is only included with pledges for the game of Colonial by itself. We must charge shipping for all other bundles.

$105 Pledge Level

At this level you'll receive a copy of the 2nd Edition of Colonial: Europe's Empire Overseas as well as a copy of one of our other Coffeehaus Games titles: Sheepland.  Free shipping is included domestically, we ask that our Canadian backers please add $25 to cover the added shipping costs. All other locations please add $40 for shipping. Sheepland is a quick Euro-game that places you in the role of shepherds looking to profit from the wool trade. You can find more information about Sheepland here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/123576/sheepland

$115 Pledge Level

At this level you'll receive a copy of the 2nd Edition of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas as well as a copy of one of our other Coffeehaus Games titles: Vanuatu.  Free shipping is included domestically, we ask that our Canadian backers please add $25 to cover the added shipping costs. All other locations please add $40 for shipping. Vanuatu is a strategy game where the goal is not to become the most rich, but to be the one who gives the most away and become prosperous in the Island chain. You can find more information on Vanuatu here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/104020/vanuatu

$115 Pledge Level

At this level, you'll receive a copy of the 2nd Edition of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas as well as a copy of one of our other Coffeehaus Games titles: Wiraqocha.  Free shipping is included domestically, we ask that our Canadian backers please add $25 to cover the added shipping costs. All other locations please add $40 for shipping. Wiraqocha is a steampunk inspired strategy game featuring colorful and fascinating artwork. You can find more information of Wiraqocha here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/97875/wiraqocha

$120 Pledge Level

At this level, you'll receive two copies of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas 2nd Edition. Free shipping is included domestically and in Europe, we ask that our Canadian backers please add $25 to cover the added shipping costs. All other locations, please add $40 to cover shipping.

$125 Pledge Level

At this level you'll receive a copy of the 2nd Edition of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas as well as a copy of one of our other Coffeehaus Games titles: Siberia.  Free shipping is included domestically, we ask that our Canadian backers please add $25 to cover the added shipping costs. All other locations please add $40 for shipping. Siberia tasks you with obtaining resources from the harsh land of Siberia. You can find more information on Siberia here: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/110102/siberia

$240 Pledge Level - RETAILER LEVEL

This level is intended specifically for retailers interested in Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas 2nd Edition. For your pledge of $240, you'll receive 6 copies of the game, perfect for your store! We ask that all those backing at this level prove that they are a retailer and have the item shipped to a commercial address within the United States.

$275 Pledge Level

At this level, you'll receive 1 of each previous game listed. You'll be getting one copy of Colonial: Europe's Empires Overseas 2nd Edition, one copy of Sheepland, one copy of Vanuatu, one copy of Wiraqocha, and one copy of Siberia, all at a savings! Free shipping domestically, Canadian backers please add $55 to cover the added cost of shipping. All other locations please add $80  for shipping.

$20K - If we get up to $20,000 in pledges we are going to create a special custom-made antiqued copper coin to send out as a cool start player token. This will have the Colonial head used on the standard token, with some great custom artwork. There will only be a few hundred of these made, just for Kickstarter supporters and the leftovers will be given out at conventions along with purchase of the game.

We just got in some early images of what the coins will look like. These are just samples and could change before production but it should give you an idea of what they will look like.

Risks and challenges

Our first attempt at this project was unsuccessful so we have had to delay the production. Without your help, we will not be able to import the game. With your aid, we can make this gorgeous game available here. We failed the first time we set out to bring this game over, but we've listened to your feedback and want to offer the game to you at a greater savings. We hope that this will build excitement for the game and make it more available for those on the fence about backing.

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