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Upgrade your casual Raccoon into a strategic gamer Fat Cat!
2,848 backers pledged $136,726 to help bring this project to life.

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What have game reviewers been saying about Raccoon Tycoon?

Check out these advance previews of the expansion...

...and these review videos of the base game!

                            All Surprise Stretch Goals revealed!!!

This offer is only available to brick and mortar retailers. The "Merchant Tycoon" pledge includes 6 copies of the Premium Edition of the Raccoon Tycoon core game as well as 6 copies of the Premium Edition Kickstarter Edition of the Fat Cat Expansion. Price reflects keystone pricing and Buy 5 - Get 1 Free. We will contact you after the campaign to pay shipping costs. 

Shipping for this project's rewards will be collected afterwards via our Pledge Manager tool. We will do an Update when the tool is ready with exact shipping costs. This price will include all shipping, VAT, and customs and will include a subsidy from Forbidden Games that will cover a portion of these costs.

Based on current rates, the cost of shipping a single copy of the expansion will be as follows: $9 in the USA, $15 in the EU/UK, $19 Canada, China, and AUS/NZ, and other nations' prices will vary from $25 - $50 depending on your location (most will fall in the $25 - $30 range, but the high cost to some destinations is outside our control). 

PLEASE NOTE - Each additional item you add to your pledge manager will increase the cost by $9 for shipping.

Countries Excluded: We are no longer able to ship to Brazil, Russia, South Africa, South America, 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 THESE ARE JUST ESTIMATES.

Our EU backers will see their rewards shipped from our EU fulfillment center on our first Wave of shipping. If you do not fill in your survey by the Wave 1 deadline (which will be sent in an update) we may have to send your reward from a different hub unless stock remains in the EU. We will try to fill all Wave 2 EU requests from our EU hub until stock is gone, but to ensure your reward ships to you from our EU center, please fill in your survey and Pledge Manager ASAP.

We will be sending you all an invite to our PM tool after the campaign ends and will do an update announcing its launch as well as when it locks down. Please look for these updates.

JOINING IS FORBIDDEN......…or is it?

Forbidden Games would like to invite you to join our demo team, ‘The Guild of the Forbidden.' We are looking for people that love to play and teach games. As a Guild member you will organize demonstrations and play-sessions of Forbidden Games in your local game stores, cafes, conventions, and other gaming forums. In return, you will collect points that will earn you unique Forbidden Games swag and other rewards. If interested, contact:

Join today!

By pledging to this project on Kickstarter, you are:

  • Helping to make Raccoon Tycoon: The Fat Cat Expansion a reality with your support
  • Enhancing the final product through the unlocking of Stretch Goals 
  • Being rewarded with a product that may never see a retail shelf. If it does, it will not have the premium components that are part of this campaign
  • Receiving a better value from your pledge through a discount off MSRP and a fair shipping rate 

DESIGNER

Glenn Drover was the founder and president of Eagle Games, Inc. from 2000 – 2006. During that time he ran the company while also designing and publishing several premium board games, including Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, Conquest of the Empire 2, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Attack!, and others. In 2007 under his private Tropical Games label, Glenn also designed and published Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, which enjoyed great commercial and critical success.

Glenn is currently President of Forbidden Games and has designed and published Victory and Glory: Napoleon, Railroad Rivals, Raccoon Tycoon, and Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates.


ART

Annie Stegg Gerard has a special love for the 18th century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment. She believes that they sought to transport us to different worlds and fantastic places though their works. In her own work, known for its beautiful, enigmatic figures and lively creatures, Annie strives to depict this same transportive effect to the viewer. She and her husband live in Northern Georgia with their twin boys, dog, and two cats.

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Annie Stegg Illustration

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GRAPHICS

Jacoby O'Connor is a freelance graphic designer living in the far western suburbs of Chicago. He first started working on board game projects 18 years ago while working for a small graphic design agency where his first project was Glenn Drover's American Civil War followed by War! Age of Imperialism, Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, Conquest of the Empire 2, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Attack!, Napoleon in Europe, and others. Since then he has been the graphic designer on many other titles such as the North Star Games hits Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, and Evolution. His latest projects were Glenn's WarQuest and North Star's Blurble.


PROJECT LEAD

Sean Brown has worked in the game industry for almost 13 years, half of them for Eagle Games as a salesmen, co-designer, graphic artist, marketing director, developer, and warehouse manager (many at the same time) and half of them for Mr. B. Games as the President. He has worked on Alien Uprising, Spurs, Realm of Heroes, Zothren Invasion, Posthuman, Days of Ire, Madness at Midnight, WarQuest, Liars Dice, Prospectus, Helionox, Hellenica, Panic, Aviation Tycoon, 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

Forbidden Games has distributor and warehousing relationships worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, China, Australia, Europe, and the UK.


PUBLISHER

Forbidden Games is a (fairly) new board game developer/publisher founded by two veteran game designers and entrepreneurs: Jason Kapalka, a co-founder and chief game designer at PopCap, makers of video games such as Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs. Zombies, and Glenn Drover, the founder of Eagle Games and designer of numerous board games including the tabletop versions of Railroad Tycoon and Age of Empires III.

Shipping will be collected after the campaign via our Pledge Manager. 

PLEASE SEE THE SHIPPING AND PLEDGE MANAGER SECTIONS FOR EST. SHIPPING.

Countries Excluded: We are no longer able to ship to Brazil, Russia, South Africa, South America, 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 that relies on shipping companies to fill our Kickstarter campaigns.  

PLEASE email our Customer Service for any missing parts after you have your reward at simon{at symbol}forbidden.games - Our fulfillment CS is mrbgames.cs{at symbol}gmail.com if you have major issues with delivery/loss/damage that cannot be resolved with the carrier (i.e. 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?" - Our shipping prices include customs and VAT. We will make the best shipping choices for your rewards. In addition to the U.S., we also ship parcels from warehouses in Europe, the UK, Canada, China, and Australia. This allows us to minimize customs paperwork for those in those regions/ nations. However, we 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. 

There are many advantages to using a Pledge Manager, such as late add-ons, the ability to change your address as much as you like until we lock them, and a more accurate cost for you, the backer, on delivery costs. We also plan to ship in 3 waves. The first will be to those who fill out their pledge managers by our announced cut off date. Wave 2 will follow shortly after, with a final Wave after that. 

If for any reason you feel you have a missing item or damaged item, please email us at mrbgames.cs{at symbol}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. Shipping costs listed above are just estimates and may change. Actual charges will be in our Pledge Manager tool and may differ from our estimates. 

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, etc. 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, however, 18 years of game industry experience, the track record of Forbidden Games, our partners, and the Team, means that these are minimized.

To date, Forbidden Games has delivered three Kickstarter projects (Victory & Glory: Napoleon, Railroad Rivals and Raccoon Tycoon) of the highest quality. In several aspects, they surpassed the expectations of the designers and backers. Additionally, our operations partner, Mr. B Games, has successfully delivered 17 Kickstarter projects.

We appreciate your support, and thank you in advance for your confidence.

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    THE FAT CAT

    1 copy of the Limited Premium Kickstarter Edition of the Fat Cat Expansion for Raccoon Tycoon plus all unlocked stretch goals.

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    1 copy of the Limited Premium Edition of Raccoon Tycoon and 1 copy of the Limited Premium Kickstarter Edition of the Fat Cat Expansion plus all unlocked stretch goals.

    * Note: The Premium Editions of Raccoon Tycoon and the Fat Cat Expansion contain exclusive content, and will not be available after this original limited print-run.

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    THE PREVIOUS MERCHANT

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    50% off MSRP and 1 free demo copy of the expansion for the store. See the "Retailer Pledge" section below for more information.

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    THE MERCHANT TYCOON

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    Price includes 50% off MSRP and 1 free demo copy of the expansion and the Premium Edition of the core game for the store. See the "Retailer Pledge" section below for more information.

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