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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 5 2018
$3,274
pledged of $10,000 goal
67
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 5 2018

About

Thief's Hoard is a card game where players try to amass a hoard of artifacts worth $10,000 and keep them until the end of a round. This game of thieving uses card drafting, bidding, resource management, take-that, and quick reactions.

Thief's Hoard is a great option for groups of 2-8 friends who enjoy take-that party games, but with a strategic twist.

 For a quick overview of how to play, download our two page rules sheet pdf! Download Here

Or watch this video!

 Dastardly Design Co - FULL REVIEW

 Notes and Nerds REVIEW article

Follow our updates for videos and a Twitch stream from Epic When Gaming!

Rodney provided the illustrations you'll find on our Artifact cards. Check out more art by Rodney at RodneyHussmanArt.com or his Facebook Page

We are so excited that we had Rodney on board to create all 35 unique Artifacts in our first edition of Thief's Hoard! 

Artifacts featuring Illustrations by Rodney Hussmann
Artifacts featuring Illustrations by Rodney Hussmann

Notorious Thief Pledge Level - $300

If you back our highest level (only 4 available!), you get a signed copy of the game, the metal collectible coin, your name on a card (name must be approved), PLUS we will photoshop a picture of you as a Notorious Thief and put you on our instruction sheet!

Backers will be asked to have a picture taken in costume (old timey or steampunk). Pictures must be approved before they will be used.

Our instruction Sheet, with spaces for our Notorious Thieves
Our instruction Sheet, with spaces for our Notorious Thieves

Die-struck Collectible Coin!

We will have a very limited run of collectible coins that are being produced for backers that select either the Collectible Coin level or the Master Thief backer level. These coins can be used in place of the "Lead Thief" card in the deck for added coolness!

The coins will be produced by wizardpins.com, and will be a bronze-gold color. We've submitted our art, and the order gets placed as soon as the Kickstarter ends successfully! The coin will feature our thief face on the front, and the Thief's Hoard logo on the back. The coins will ship separately, but there is no additional charge for shipping in the US (International pays shipping fees)!

 Our Printing Partner - Print Ninja

 We've chosen Print Ninja to produce our game for us! We are excited to work with them. You can go to printninja.com and see the great reviews and quality printing products! Our game will be printed on 280gsm blue core standard cards, which is an industry standard quality for most card games.

Shipping

We will be working with Print Ninja's partner, EFS, to fulfill all the Kickstarter backer games. 

Production, once started, should take about 15 weeks to get from the printer to EFS (E Fulfillment Services) to start shipping. EFS estimates our shipping to take about 2 weeks (could be longer if we get more backers than expected).

Using this service, we are able to charge a flat shipping fee at a discount to all our backers! 

*The rate changes if we include the Collectible Coin, since we have to send those out personally.

US Shipping: $12 for game only, $15 for game and Collectible Coin

Canada Shipping: $15 for game only, $20 for game and Collectible Coin

International Shipping: $18 for game only, $25 for game and Collectible Coin

The shipping amount will automatically add to your pledge on check-out here on Kickstarter.

About Brass Engine

Brass Engine Productions is a small business in Columbia, Missouri, founded by Ben Watkins. Game design is one part of our company, and we have a lot of fun making games and sharing them with everyone.

David Buxman is an assistant Art Director and co-designer on many of our games. Ben Watkins is the other half of the game design team, though we rely on our larger support group to playtest, give feedback, and be a part of the process. Though we would love to make games our full time job, we still maintain regular day jobs to pay the bills and support their families.  

The games are passion projects for us, so any additional funding we receive through the Kickstarter goes towards our next project. =)

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Thank you for reading this far, and we hope you decide to back our project!

Risks and challenges

This is our second project on Kickstarter. We learned a lot from our first game, Materia.

First, we learned that printing in the US is very expensive. We knew we wouldn't make much money on our first game, but the reality was that we spent money to finish it. We've made sure that with this project, we get just the right amount for our goal so we can cover all fees, production, and shipping/fulfillment. As always, any additional funds we get go towards our next project.

Second, we have a much better understanding of shipping costs and headaches. In fact, we now understand we want someone else to handle that part ;)

And finally, we learned that while people love handmade add-ons for the games, our busy lives don't allow for such large scale projects for custom boxes/cases. So, for this campaign, our special add-on is being produced elsewhere and we supply the design only.

With each project, we get more and more accustomed to the process, and we are excited to continue bringing games to life through the Kickstarter platform.

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    Thief's Hoard Card Game

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    Limited Edition Collectible Coin

    A die-struck metal coin that can be used in place of the "Lead Thief" card. Plus, a copy of the game and the printable pdf!

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    2 Copies of Thiefs Hoard

    You get two copies of Thief's Hoard, plus the digital pdf download! We'll ship it in a flat rate box ($18, US only) to save you some money!

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    Three copies of Thief's Hoard

    Three copies of the game! We'll ship it in a flat rate box ($18, US only) to save you some $$.
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    Your Name Here - Artifact Curator

    Your name is put on an Artifact Card as its Curator! (Name must be approved) You also receive a copy of the game and the printable pdf!

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    Master Thief - Everything

    You get your name on an Artifact card as its Curator, plus the metal collectible coin, a SIGNED copy of Thief's Hoard, and the printable pdf! Limited to 25 backers!

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    Six Copies of Thiefs Hoard! Great for shops and vendors!
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    Notorious Thief

    You get a SIGNED copy of the game, the print and play pdf, PLUS we'll photoshop an image of you into our thief style, and put you in the instruction sheet as a "Notorious Thief" wanted poster!
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