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In Raccoon Tycoon, players try to produce the most valuable commodities in an ever changing marketplace. They then use those commodities to build towns, or sell them at the best price to secure great profits that can be used to win auctions for the all-important railroads. The profits may also be used to buy powerful buildings that give the players power-ups or bonuses in production. Owning the best towns and railroads determines victory. There can be only one ‘top dog’ in Astoria. Is it you?   

Welcome to the World of Raccoon Tycoon!

Astoria is a land bustling with productivity and growth! New towns, factories, and railroads are springing up across the land. A few savvy business tycoons (you and your opponents) are determined to make their fortunes on the crest of this wave. These Tycoons start out as the producers of the key commodities: wheat to feed the growing towns and factories, wood and iron to build them, coal to fuel the trains and factories, and manufactured goods and luxuries to fill the insatiable demand of the animals of Astoria. Cornering the market for the most valuable commodities can create small fortunes that can be invested in the new businesses, turning them into huge fortunes. The sky is the limit during this Gilded Age!

 * Check out the Astoria Metal coins for those that prefer a different kind of money

 *concept art for the metal coins - These coins are only available in the moneybags and railroad tycoon raccoon levels.

 Each level is listed below in detail - and clickable on the right.

 Not familiar with Railroad Rivals? Click HERE to learn all about it!

 Not familiar with Railroad Rivals? Click HERE to learn all about it!

Thanks for taking a look! - On to the Stretch Goals!

What campaign would be complete without Stretch Goals? From component upgrades to all new game content and components, we have some very exciting additional value planned!  

25k - Funding Goal - UNLOCKED!

 Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will be a reality!

30k - Premium Cards - UNLOCKED!  

Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have premium card stock and linen finish!

35k - Premium Cards - UNLOCKED! 

 Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have larger Tarot size cards!

 40k - Premium Tiles - UNLOCKED! 

Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have Premium Tiles!

 45k - Premium Box - UNLOCKED

Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have  a bigger box!

50k - Premium Money - UNLOCKED! 

Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have high quality bills!

 55k - Premium Board - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have and improved board!!

60k - Premium commodities - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have 3-d wood Commodity Tokens!!

 65k - Premium Insert - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will super nice inset for storage and organization!

 70k - Town Art - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have new town art!

 75k - Start Token - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have a spiffy Raccoon Start Player Token!

  80k - Metallic Box - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have metallic ink on the box!

 85k - Metallic Cards - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have metallic ink on the cards!

  90k - Metallic Tiles - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have metallic ink on the tiles!

  95k - More Commodities - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have more meeples!

  100k - Missions - UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have mission cards!

   105k - Spot Varnish- UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have spot varnish on the box top.

 105k - More Coins- UNLOCKED! Thanks to your support, Raccoon Tycoon will have $10 metal coins (for pledge levels that include coins)

As a final thank you, the limited edition copies (the ones you all made possible - aka YOUR copy) will have gold foil on the box cover!

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Want more Stretch Goals? So do we! Check back each day and help us spread the word to see what else we may be able to unlock together!

Below are some previews and reviews about the game.

Rahdo Runs Through:

Dice Tower:

Boardgame Corner complete game playthrough:

Boardgame Spotlight:

Tantrum House:

Undead Viking:

Meeple Mountain - The good folks at Meeple Mountain have a nice written piece on the game HERE

Boardgame Quest preview article HERE

Brettspiel Heroes Preview (German):

 Tantrum House Playthrough Video:

GeekDad review:

GeekDad.com/Raccoon Tycoon

Gaming Trend:

Boardgame Brawl:

WOW - so many reviews, previews, and playthroughs! a HUGE thank you to all the folks above for your efforts!

What some of the top industry reviewers are saying about Raccoon Tycoon!

 “Top of the Food Chain... I can't recommend Raccoon Tycoon enough!” - Everything Board Games  

"Raccoon Tycoon is the economic gateway game of the modern board game era. This game screams instant classic!" - Board Game Spotlight

"Raccoon Tycoon manages to hit that sweet spot between casual game and something heftier that fans of more complex board games can enjoy as well." - Casual Game Revolution  

“Annie Stegg Gerard’s gorgeous landscape and completely adorable animals are hands down some of the prettiest things I’ve seen in a board game.” - Board Game Quest  

“Simple to learn and teach, fun to play with fantastic art. A solid gateway game for friends and family.” - Meeple Mountain  

Simple, clean, elegant playing game that's very, very quick, and that's an excellent introduction to commodity speculation style games. - Rahdo Runs Through  

"This is a really fun, accessible economic game. There's a lot going on and some really neat decision making.” - Mark Streed (Boardgame Corner)  

“Boasts fun, fast gameplay that everyone will find enjoyable.” - Dice at Dusk

"This little economic gateway game has charmed us from the box cover all the way to the final score." - Tantrum House

" The kids in my gaming group had no trouble picking it up, but it still provided challenging decisions each turn even for the adults." - Geek Dad

"This is a blast, a lot of fun, challenging and you'll have a lot of interaction with others around the table." - Undead Viking

"Raccoon Tycoon is easy to get into but with a surprising amount of strategic depth." - Boardgame Brawl

Shipping will be collected after the campaign via our Pledge Manager and include a sizable subsidy from Forbidden Games to help keep your costs lower than they would be otherwise. 

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.     

Our goal is to use Pledge Manager for this campaign. We will send links and info in an update as well as to the emails you provide when backing this campaign.  

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 (usually a few weeks before delivery) 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.    

RETAILERS!

For those joining the campaign, we will send you a survey after the campaign to lock in your preorder (which will include all retail perks, such as a store demo copy, wholesale pricing and all stretch goals and the ability to add other titles of ours). Consider your pledge a reservation now with the ability to increase later based on your demand.

 WE WILL BE EU FRIENDLY!  

We expect the cost to be around $9-$11 in the USA and $16-$19 in the EU/UK, Canada is looking around $20-$25 and Worldwide prices varying from $20 - $80 depending on your location (most of those fall in the $35 - $45 range but some destinations are outside our control). We are looking into Essen Pickup and all EU parcels will include a substantial subsidy paid for by Forbidden Games to ensure you all the lowest shipping price possible.  

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE JUST ESTIMATES

Here is a link to the draft RULES

The final rules are still being layed out and will be updated when available

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

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!, Napoleon in Europe, War! Age of Imperialism, The American Civil War, 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. 

Partner - Jason Kapalka was co-founder and chief game designer of PopCap, makers of video games such as Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs Zombies. PopCap was instrumental in creating the “casual game” genre, and was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011. Since his PopCap days, Jason has launched several bizarre new ventures, including the Storm Crow “nerd bars”, the Mysterious Package Company, and Blue Wizard Digital. 

 Art - Annie Stegg Gerard has a special love for the 18h 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.  

http://www.gallerygerard.com/the-art-of-annie-stegg/ http://anniestegg.com/ https://www.facebook.com/AnnieSteggFineArt/ https://www.instagram.com/anniestegg/?hl=en

Graphics - Jacoby Oconnor 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 - Sean has worked in the game industry for almost 12 years, many of them for Eagle Games and Mr. B. 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 - 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 Railroad Rivals. 

 Publisher - Forbidden Games is a 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.

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.

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 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? We will try to make the best shipping choices (i.e. 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.

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 jobs will put everyone's minds at ease. Forbidden Games, while a new company is not new to the industry. We are partnering with Mr. B. Games who 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 2001. With our previous experiences we can pool from the 15+ 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 and Forbidden Games !

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