"Rüdiger Dorn (Istanbul, Karuba) makes incredibly smart and solid games and Montana is one of them" - Richard Ham (Rahdo Runs Through)
Halfway through the 19th century, the first permanent settlements appeared in Montana. After this, many fortune seekers traveled to this region with their caravans in search of work in order to build a better future for themselves. And there is an abundance of work. In the mountains, precious metals are to be found and in the fields a lot of manpower is required. Meanwhile, the number of settlements is growing and the demand for goods is rising. Recruit the right workers, deliver goods on time, and choose your settlements tactically. Only then you will have a chance of winning Montana.
The first player to build all of their settlements wins!
Bring on the deluxe! Watch the campaign as we reveal special upgrades that will enhance your experience with Montana while making this Heritage Edition super deluxe!
*remaining stock of exclusives are expected to be sold at conventions.
...you'll do one of three actions:
Spin the Recruitment Wheel.
(that's right... A SPINNER!)
After you receive your workers, you can pay grain to mitigate the wheel for more! For each grain paid, advance the spinner one space and hire the extra two workers. This gives you four workers total for that action.
Send your workers to the bank, the mine, the quarry, the fields, or the farmland and pay the space's required money to receive the goods. You can choose to place an additional worker (or two workers of any color) to receive an extra good.
The workers will occupy their spaces until all spaces in that region are filled. Once there are no spaces available, the workers will be dismissed to the main supply.
Or you can send your contractor to the city to auction for extra goods or to upgrade your stone and copper.
Pay the goods indicated on the location you want to build and place one of your settlements there. You can build up to three settlements during this action.
If you place a settlement that completes a line of four, you get to place an additional settlement on top of the settlement just placed.
Additionally, if you build onto a location with a cow, you take the cow and place it on your player board. Cows can be used for cattle trade actions. If you are the first to build adjacent to a body of water, you take the canteen and place it on your player board. Canteens can be used to take an extra action, but only once.
If you don't build three settlements on your turn, take a silver for each settlement not built, for a maximum of two silver.
Building settlements is ultimately how you win the game. The first player to build all of their settlements, is the winner of Montana!
...in addition to one of these actions, you can perform a cattle trade.
This action allows you to trade in a cow (if you have one) for one good of your choice, three silver, or one worker of your choice. This can be done ANYTIME during your turn and AS MANY times as you want. Go cows!
Your player board is where everything is kept and also references game setup and player actions.
Zee with The Dice Tower gives a 'Seal of Approval' to Montana.
Rahdo breaks down the elegance in the game in his "final thoughts".
Dan King shares about his enjoyable plays of Montana.
Jeremy and David of Man vs. Meeple dive into the game.
The Game Boy Geek's Allegro Review
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Customs, Duty, and VAT free shipping!
US - Free shipping
Canada - $7
Australia/New Zealand - $9
We have partnered with three great fulfillment companies to bring Montana Heritage Edition to you in a safe, timely, and courteous manner. Fulfillment to our US backers will be handled by Quartermaster Logistics here in the states. Backers in Canada will have their games fulfilled and shipped by the infamous Snakes & Lattes in Toronto. And Let's Play Games will handle the fulfillment and shipping for Australia and New Zealand from Sydney. We are thrilled to partner with these experienced companies to bring this game to you in the best ways possible!
With these location-friendly providers, you won't pay and customs, duty, or VAT fees!
For us smaller indie publishers, capital isn't always easy to come by. We are just a small passionate group of people who love gaming and who want to bring great games to you. We are based out of Jason's home (and the local coffee shop!) ...no big office, or corporate space like bigger publishers in our industry. So we rely on you for support to bring these game projects to life. Montana Heritage Edition isn't any different. Just like any new game, it takes funds to manufacture a game and in Montana's case, licensing funds, as well. Kickstarter also allows us to make games even better. The same is true with Montana. This Heritage Edition will be packed with great upgrades to make your experience with it that much better! These things aren't cheap and we greatly appreciate your support in making this happen. Montana is a great game by an amazing game author and we are completely humbled and honored to bring it to you in this special upgraded Heritage Edition.
Thank you for being here with us!
And last, but not least, a special thanks to Daniel Zayas and The Daniel Zayas Company for assisting Big Kid Games in this project. Daniel, as a deemed 'Kickstarter Expert' (by Kickstarter), and his company assist with logistics, marketing, and overall project management. Hats off to you!
Risks and challenges
We at Big Kid Games strive to make your Kickstarter experience a great and disappointment free experience. You are helping to bring one of our games to life and the best way for us to show you our gratitude is to deliver a quality product in a timely manner. And we aim to do just that.
Tabletop gaming is one of my biggest hobbies and a favorite activity among my family and friends. When I back a game on Kickstarter, it is my expectation to receive a product that was cared for and well made. I've been burned by a few Kickstarter campaigns and have received less than high-quality products from others. It's a big downer to have anticipated and waited that long for something only to receive something that is less than what was promised. We don't want to be at the delivering end of this type of experience.
While no one can predict unexpected obstacles that are encountered throughout a process such as this, it is our pledge to you to be upfront, honest, and professional as we work through any unfortunate challenges that may arise. Suffice it to say, any type of mishap is not expected, but we do not want to pretend that all campaigns and journeys of this nature are infallible and problem free.
Thank you for jumping on board for what Big Kid Games has to offer.
Enjoy our games!
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