This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
Please note: This campaign is in Australian Dollars (AUD). The prices are likely to be cheaper in your local currency. We have provided estimates in United States Dollars (USD).
We are Campaign Coins. We make beautiful metal coins and tokens for tabletop games.
We also love meeples. So, we thought... why not make some?
We asked our artist and game designer friend Daniel Solis to do the art (he likes meeples too). We then used the experience with industrial casting and antique metal plating which we have brought to all of our coins since 2007, and then spruced them up with the beautiful new enamels we started using in 2015.
And you know what? Even we're surprised by how hecking nice these are.
We think they'll make you smile. You might fancy a special set for yourself (the red ones are pretty sweet). Perhaps you'll go full meeple and get a complete set of all colours to bling out every game in your collection. Maybe you'd just like a collector pack of one of each to line up on your desk to brighten each work day.
Because everybody loves meeples. Right? Right. We thought so.
The meeples are standard size: 16 mm (3/5 inches) from side to side, and the same from head to feet. They are 10 mm thick (2/5 inches).
They are die cast metal, with hand polished edges. We have given each meeple a unique antique metal finish. Each meeple also has its own pattern, which we have sealed with a different translucent colour enamel.
This means that when you are gaming, you can tell which ones are yours from whichever angle you look at them. From above, you can see the different metal, and face on, you can see the pattern or the colour.
Here are the combos you can see in the lineup photo above:
- Red Hearts with Antique Copper
- Yellow Daisies with Shining Gold
- Green Bamboo with Antique Bronze
- Blue Waves with Platinum
- Purple Stars with Antique Silver
- Black Skulls with Black Nickel
The meeples stand up straight or lie down flat. And they are heavy! A single metal meeple weighs a hefty 11 grams (⅖ oz), ten times the weight of a regular wooden meeple.
If you look at them side on, you can see where we polish the joins. We finish them by hand, and we like the slight imperfection, they look more handcrafted than machined.
We hope the photos do them justice. They're just so pleasing.
How do you make a meeple?
- Read about how the meeples came to be in our second update here
- Read about how we refined the meeple designs in our fourth update here
Thanks: AUD $1 (~ USD $1)
Thanks for your support! You'll get the updates and follow our progress. We'd give you a meeple high five too, but meeples don't have fingers.
Lucky Meeple: AUD $10 (~ USD $8)
We will send you a single Red Heart Meeple. No other Add Ons are permitted for this pledge, and there are no Stretch Goals for you sorry. Postage is included worldwide.
Meeple Pack (AUD $30 /~USD $23)
There are six types of Deluxe Metal Meeple. A Meeple Pack can be:
- Red Colour pack: 8 Red Heart meeples with Antique Copper;
- Yellow Colour pack: 8 Yellow Daisy meeples with Shining Gold;
Blue Colour pack: 8 Blue Wave meeples with Platinum;
- Green Colour pack: 8 Green Bamboo meeples with Antique Bronze;
Purple Colour pack: 8 Purple Star meeples with Antique Silver;
Black Colour pack: 8 Black Skull meeples with Black Nickel; or
- Collector pack: 6 meeples, one of each different colour (the whole meeple family).
To get more packs, increase your pledge. At the end of the campaign we will ask you in Backerkit which type you want for each pack you pledge for. The more packs you add, the better the price per pack. Please see the sidebar to the right for details of pricing. If you pledge for at least one pack, you qualify for all Stretch Goals.
Important note: Postage is extra, and is not included in your pledge level. Postage will be charged in Backerkit after the campaign funds. See Shipping, below.
Making this many meeples is going to be plenty of work. So, we don't plan a deep amount of Stretch Goals, as we don't want to over extend and put any risk between you and these sweet new friends. But, we have planned a few little surprises for you along the way.
Happy Meeples: Project Funded! (AUD $5,000)
YOU DID IT! : We hit this target in 24 hours, we're going down to meeple town! The project is funded, and we can make your meeples. Thank you so much.
Comfy Meeples: Velvet Bags (AUD $12,500)
YOU DID IT! : All sets of 8 meeples will come in a velvet bag of the same colour to keep them nice and snug. The collector set will come in a brown velvet bag so that you can tell them apart. Thanks for providing your meeples with a warm, dry home!
Bonus Meeple (AUD $20,000)
LOCKED: Daniel had an idea for a secret meeple, and we loved it. If we reach this goal, everyone who pledges for a Collector Pack or higher will receive a single bonus meeple, which we will never again make with the same combo of colour enamel and antique finish. The only way to get this limited edition version is to pledge here.
(If you want to see this mysterious meeple, watch the video!)
Artist Bonus (AUD $30,000)
LOCKED: After the Bonus Meeple, we have no more physical stretch goals to offer you, sorry. (Really. We're being careful, as we don't want to disappoint you by promising too much).
But gosh, we do want to share your generosity with the artist who made it all possible. So, we will pay a 50% bonus to the art fee we have already paid to Daniel Solis. You are all meeple royalty now!
If you would like Add Ons, please increase your pledge by that amount. We will check what you want and charge the correct shipping in BackerKit after the campaign ends.
Meeple Pack: AUD $30 (~USD $23): Either a Colour Pack of 8 meeples of the same colour, or a Collector Pack of 6 meeples, one of each colour.
Note, rather than buy this as an Add On, you will get much better value by increasing to a higher pledge level.
More than Eight Packs?
Wow, you really like meeples. Thank you! If you have gone for our maximum pledge level, and still want more packs, then you get the special Add On price of AUD $22 (~USD $17) for each additional set you add on top of your Eight Pack pledge.
Note, you must be at the Eight Pack pledge level to quality for this special price.
We are really sorry, but we cannot offer single meeple Add Ons, as the risk of error is too great. If this campaign is successful, we will offer single meeples on our website at a later date. We chose sets of 8 meeples as the most popular number, although we know that different games have different requirements. We hope you can understand our decision. We had to draw the meeple line somewhere.
King's Ransom Coin Set AUD $45 (~USD $35): This is a set of 50 of our high quality metal coins, great for use with any Euro-themed board game. The set contains 25 x Copper-1 coins, 15 x Silver-5 coins, 10 x Gold-20 coins, and a single Gold 10,000-coin to use as a first player marker, all in a red velvet bag. Note, the denominations on the coins are tiny, so you can ignore the numbers and change the values to suit different games. We are offering this Add On at a slight discount to our regular website price. For shipping purposes, the weight is the same as two meeple sets.
Our Board Games with Coins PDF lists the coins needed for popular board games.
That's All: We don't intend to offer any other Add Ons, because we want to make it smooth and easy to ship these to you. But, you can buy all of our regular range of coins right now at CampaignCoins.com
Campaign Coins are brought to you by King of the Castle Games. We are based in Melbourne, Australia. We were the first to bring metal coins to the board gamers and roleplayers way back in 2007, and then as now we manufacture them to the finest possible quality. Our coins and tokens look great, and are hard wearing. We want you to play with them for life.
In 2018 we will also start publishing our own line of card and board games, starting with Rochi, designed by James Ernest and Sonia Orin Lyris.
Please note: the pledge levels do not include postage. Like many other Kickstarter projects these days, we have decided to charge shipping in Backerkit after the campaign ends. This will allow us to give you the most fair and accurate shipping charge possible, based on the exact weight of your pledge, and the information at the time of shipping.
- Orders from USA and Canada will be fulfilled from America.
- Orders from Europe will be fulfilled from the EU. Customs duties will not apply within the EU.
- Orders from Australia, New Zealand and Asia will be fulfilled from Australia.
- We cannot accept pledges from South America. We're really sorry, but we don't currently have a fulfilment solution that offers you reasonably priced secure shipping. The meeples will be available from our website if this project is successful, and you can order then.
Here are our current estimates on shipping costs, based on the data we have right now. While we will be charging you in Australian Dollars (AUD), for clarity we have listed your local currency for shipping estimates:
Australia: One set AUD $3 | Five sets AUD $15
New Zealand: One set ~NZD $6 | Five sets ~NZD $23
Asia: One set AUD $6 | Five sets AUD $30
USA: One set ~USD $5 | Five sets ~USD $14
Canada: One set ~CAD $9 | Five sets ~CAD $26
United Kingdom: One set ~GBP £5 | Five sets ~GBP £10
EU: One set ~EUR €5 | Five sets ~EUR €12
Rest of World: One set ~EUR €6 | Five sets ~EUR €14
For a complete photo gallery, please visit our Facebook photo album.
Risks and challenges
We have been making coins since 2007, and this is our fifth Kickstarter. We have already made the molds for this campaign, and many samples to test the quality. We will air freight the production to our fulfilment partners. We anticipate no delays.
We have backed over 400 projects, and we know what's important: communication, preparation, honesty, and regular updates.
Should our schedule change, you'll be the first to know: we'll tell you what's happened, how long it will take to fix, what we're doing about it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter