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Tungaru - A Euro game designed by Louis & Stefan Malz

Tungaru - a seafaring, culture-spreading dice-placement Euro for 2-5 players set in the archipelago of Tungaru

Tungaru - A Euro game designed by Louis & Stefan Malz

Tungaru - a seafaring, culture-spreading dice-placement Euro for 2-5 players set in the archipelago of Tungaru

£43,000
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1,269
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 11:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 In the early sea-faring days of the Pacific Islands, you will set out to spread your culture across the archipelago of Tungaru. Gather resources, enlist the help of your culture's Leaders and attract Nomads to help your culture prosper.

 Set sail for Tungaru!   

Check below for more details!

 Tungaru is an engine-building, resource-management and dice-placement Euro. With stunning art by Andrew Bosley (Everdell, Tapestry, The River), seamless game design from the minds of Louis & Stefan Malz (Rococo), and outstanding component quality, all at a fantastic price, Tungaru is a must-have for any Euro game fan.

A 4-player game in action
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The game comes with double-sided culture boards (ENG/GER) and an optional German rulebook!  

The 3D boats are EXCLUSIVE to the Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition automatically also comes with an EXCLUSIVE first player meeple for Dice Hospital for FREE! (RRP £5). If you've backed us before on Kickstarter, or pre-ordered the game through our website, you can also ask for it to be included in the retail edition! Please send us a DM through this campaign, so we can make a note.

The Deluxe Edition will ONLY be printed for this Kickstarter and will not be available through general distribution. After Kickstarter, it will only be available in very limited quantities directly from Alley Cat Games only.

With help from Louis & Stefan Malz, we will be producing Tungaru in English AND German. The German Language Edition of Tungaru will be available to select in the Pledge Manager. Backers automatically receive double sided culture boards (ENG/GER) but German backers (when carefully selected) instead/in addition get the German language rulebook too! 

To get the German Language edition, back Tungaru at your desired pledge level. Then when the pledge manager is open you will be given the option to choose the German Language Edition

1. Back Tungaru at your desired pledge level

2. Choose German Language Edition in the Pledge Manager (launching after the Kickstarter)

Louis & Stefan Malz have been designing games as a father and son team since 2008. Their games are highly sought after and when Alley Cat Games had the opportunity to create a game by Louis & Stefan we jumped at the chance!

Andrew's artwork brings Tungaru to life and he has become one of the most sought after artists in board games. We loved his art for Everdell and The river and we think you'll agree that his artwork for Tungaru is absolutely stunning!

Note: The Deluxe Edition will ONLY be printed for this Kickstarter and will not be available through general distribution. After Kickstarter, it will only be available in limited quantities directly from Alley Cat Games at conventions and through the website.

  •  Exceptional game design - Louis & Stefan Malz have brought together a wonderful combination of gameplay elements: Dice Placement, Engine Building, and an innovative Leader drafting mechanism make this Euro game truly outstanding.
  •  Stunning artwork - Andrew Bosley brings a special touch to any game featuring his artwork. He's done some truly stunning pieces for Tungaru!
  •  Multiple strategies to play - Will you focus heavily on resource conversion for early points or will you focus on recruiting Nomads mainly for their end of game scoring bonuses? Maybe a mix of both?
  •  Outstanding production quality - Back the Kickstarter version and you'll get 40 culture monuments and 5 beautifully crafted boat minis to hold your dice as well as Island tiles that increase variability.
  •  Dice-Holding Boats! - We've given you dice-holding ambulances, a dice-holding helicopter and now come dice-holding boats! What Alley Cat Games production would be complete without a dice-holding mode of transport!!
Tungaru in action
Use your Leaders wisely
Gather resources to recruit Nomads or exchange directly for victory points
Compete with other players for the available resources
We're proud of the outstanding attention to detail in Tungaru

Thanks to team member Ross (aka MoreGamesPlease) for these stunning photos! 

The first player rolls the dice and all other players copy the result. Players also gather any resources that the Nomads in their community produce.

Each player plays one Leader card face down and all players reveal simultaneously. The instant actions are then resolved and the cards remain face up in front of the player who played them, ready to be used for their dice placement slots and special abilities.

 Tungaru provides a huge range of possible actions. Place dice on spots on the board or on the Leader cards to gather resources, settle the islands, attract Nomads to your culture, trade with the islanders, or use other asymmetrical actions provided by Nomads.

A variety of available actions

Gathering resources is key to victory, you'll use them to trade, recruit nomads, settle the islands and even convert them directly to victory points.

Harvest valuable resources

Nomads will bring new skills to your culture, and unlock new victory conditions, making every game of Tungaru unique 

Nomads strengthen your culture

You have limited space for Nomads in your community so deciding which abilities to keep can be a tough choice.  

Nomads provide a variety of abilities including resource production, dice manipulation, the ability to convert resources to victory points and other special once-per-game abilities.  

Leader cards that were played this round are passed clockwise, giving each player a different set of leaders, and a new round begins.  

We will be using Pledge Manager after the Kickstarter has ended to manage add-ons and shipping. 

If you want to add any of the add-ons below to your pledge, please do so in the Pledge Manager

You can pledge at the £1 level now to gain access to the pledge manager!

 Please note, we will be using Pledge Manager to manage add-ons so please do not add the funds to your pledge yet. This will be managed in the pledge manager.

We always offer excellent rates for retailers around the world. If you are a retailer, please send us a message with your store's email address and we will send you our rates!

For groups of 6 or more people, we are happy to provide group pledge discounts, as long as the games are sent to a single location. Prices will severely vary between location (due to shipping and customs) so please message us for rates.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to offer group pledges for some countries in Asia, so please message us beforehand so we can check.

We are subsidising shipping and absorbing some of the cost of each shipment. Costs are shown in the approximate local currency. To double-check the pricing to your region or for more accurate pricing, please go to to the pledge tier and select your country.

Actual shipping charges will be charged in the pledge manager and may be cheaper than the amount stated.

Due to previous shipping issues, we do not ship to South America, Mexico, Russia, and all of the Middle East (in particular UAE, or Saudi Arabia).

An optimistic prediction of the timeline:

  •  November: KS completes. We finish all remaining graphic design and development.
  •  December: Submit Files to manufacturer
  •  January & March: Manufacturing (break in February for Chinese new year)
  •  April: Shipping from China to the UK begins
  •  Late May: Arrives in ports
  •  Early June: Fulfilment commences
  •  July: Fulfilment completed. Most backers have their copies.

PLEASE NOTE: If there are any delays it could push this back farther for completing fulfilment. The above is an optimistic prediction. We always add extra time to our tiers' estimated delivery dates - as delays can happen. Therefore a realistic prediction is that people's games arrive in August/September - as we have indicated in the tiers themselves.

CONVENTION SALES: We will be taking some copies to sell at conventions. However, by backing the KS, you are: guaranteeing yourself a copy, getting cheap delivery, and helping us continue making games. We will guarantee IF your copy cannot arrive before these conventions, but you or a friend are attending the convention, you/they can pick it up from that convention. Conventions we may be attending before fulfilment include UK Games Expo, Origins & Gen Con.

Tungaru is a work of fiction developed by a team from a variety of different cultures. 

Our intention has always been to create an outstanding game that draws inspiration from the early sea-faring cultures of small pacific islands (such as the Lapita), much of which remains a mystery to this day.

We have made an effort to be as culturally sensitive as possible, drawing inspiration from these cultures but making an effort not misrepresent or cause offence.

Risks and challenges

As always with our campaigns, we cannot prevent "god-like" failures such as thunderstorm, hurricanes etc.

We can promise you though that we will do everything in our power to keep everyone updated as well as stick to the original plan as possible.

You can rest assured that since this is our 12th campaign, that we are a capable and knowledgeable company. Customer service has always been our number one priority.

We are a very open company and welcome feedback, suggestions and comments either publicly or privately!

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