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BARRAGE 5-PLAYER EXPANSION & SUBSTITUTION PACK
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WHAT IS THIS CAMPAIGN AND WHAT IS BARRAGE?

Barrage is a heavy euro-game, designed by Tommaso Battista and Simone Luciani, produced and funded with a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year. If you are new to the game, you can check it out on its Boardgamegeek page

  • English preview by Man vs. Meeple:
  • English review by the Dice Tower, with Tom Vasel:
  • French review by Vin d'jeu (here you can find the extensive written review):
  •  Italian review by Il Meeple con la Camicia:

During and after the original campaign, a lot of backers and gamers asked us to implement a 5-player mode - since the game already featured 5 different factions. We listened to them and, now, we are proud to introduce you to the brand new Barrage 5th Player Expansion!

You'll also discover that the backers from the original campaign will have a lot of great advantages and the possibility to purchase a wide selection of gameplay-improving add ons and goodies at a special price. Let's dive in!

OUR MISSION

Make your Barrage even greater!

Pledge now to enrich your game with a brand new 5th Player Expansion. It includes a completely new map, specifically designed for 5 players, and also usable as an alternative map for 4 players, to add more variety to your game.

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New connections have been studied to create original production networks and to allow new placement strategies without altering the game flow.

For a 5-player game, there will be additional worker spaces in the new management board; therefore the scalability is still optimal and the competition is not too tight in the common actions.

Also, if you are an original backer of the first Barrage Campaign, you will get a full set of redesigned wheels and wooden drops to replace the ones you received in your box, the printed version of the Automa rulebook and 2 new Executive Officers!

Do you want to try out the 5th Player Expansion? Come visit us in Essen 2019! You'll find us in booth 4A117, Halle 4!

We strongly believe that Barrage is one of our best games so far, and we want you to have the best experience playing it.

 Access to Add-Ons

If you want the new redesigned wheels and/or wooden drops, pledge here. With this pledge you will gain access to all the available Add-Ons. 

As an Add-On, you can choose the "new drops" and/or "new wheels”, which will be completely free, with no shipping fees, for verified Barrage backers only.

Please consider that sending out new wheels for free represents a sensible cost for us, so we kindly ask you to pledge for substitution only if you feel like you received a low quality product and you are unsatisfied.

With this pledge you will of course be able to add the other free or purchasable Add-Ons - scroll down for all the details! 

5th Player Expansion (discounted for previous Barrage backers)

Oh yes! Our designers have developed a 5th Player Expansion for Barrage!

Invite new friends to your table and play an even more challenging game of Barrage.

This expansion requires both the Core Game and the Leeghwater Project Expansion. It is fully compatible both with the Kickstarter edition and the retail version of Barrage!

The expansion contains: 

  • 1 new mapboard;
  • 1 additional new design wheel;
  • 1 turn order overlay;
  • 1 small management board with additional actions;
  • new contracts;
  • additional wooden Machineries.

Are you in love with Barrage? Expand it already with new exciting materials and a brand new expansion!

IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to these discounted pledges. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and accept the pledge only if you are among the previous backers. 

If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us.

You can access all this add-on by pledge any pledge-level!

A very important note: please make sure to insert the exact total amount (add on cost and shipping fees) when entering your pledge! Scroll all the way down this page to see a convenient chart and some pledge examples!

And now, let's discover all the add-ons :)

Set of 4 redesigned wheels (for previous Barrage backers only)

If you feel like the wheels you received with Barrage are not usable enough, you can have new ones! The new design is simple but efficient, check out how it works:

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IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us.

Set of wooden drops (for previous Barrage backers only)

If you are not satisfied with the plastic drops included in Barrage, you can have wooden ones!

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IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us. 

2 new Executive Officers (free for previous Barrage backers)

Add more variety to the game and explore the new abilities of these Executive officers, designed for this Kickstarter campaign.

Meet DR. OCTAVIUS

He is specialized in constructing intricate conduits, he will help you guide the water from different dams to one of your powerhouses with a single production action. He works great if you manage to create multiple connections to your powerhouse.

Meet MRS. WU FANG

She analyzed every possibility to take advantage of every artificial body of water and she will give you a complementary way of producing energy based on the total water held by your dams. For that purpose, she uses a new exclusive action space. She works great if you manage to store big quantities of water.

IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this discounted Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us.

Printed Automa Rulebook (for previous Barrage backers only)

Since this was not included in the original campaign boxes, you now have the possibility to get the Automa rulebook printed at your home. Available versions: English or Italian.

IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this discounted Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us.

Replacement box (for previous Barrage backers only)

If you are an original backer from the first Barrage campaign and your box got severely  damaged during the delivery, only if you already asked for a replacement up until October 17th 2019  (17:00 CET), you can ask for a replacement here: you'll have the option to add it to your pledge. You will receive a new box (base game, expansion and/or KS exclusive).

IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us.

Set of 5 wooden wheels  (discounted for previous Barrage backers)

Are you looking for a more sofisticated touch for your game? Discover our new wooden wheels, elegant and solid.

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IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this discounted Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us. 

Set of metal coins (discounted for previous Barrage backers)

Whether you backed the Kickstarter Exclusive Edition during the first campaign, or just the base game, you have the chance to buy a new set of metal coins.

This includes: 20x 1-credit coins, 15x 3-credit coins and 10x 5-credit coins

IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this discounted Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us.

Set of wooden Machineries (discount for previous Barrage backers)

New wooden resources for a quicker game! Get new Machineries and don't waste any time exchanging values. 

IMPORTANT: Only backers from the previous Barrage Kickstarter campaign will be able to access to this discounted Add-On. Please remember to back this project with the same email address you used to back the previous Barrage campaign. We will double check your address and send this Add-On to you only if you are among the previous backers.  If it is impossible for you to pledge using the same email address, please contact us. 

Here you'll find the living rulebook of the 5-player expansion!

This will be subject to changes.

We decided to separate the shipping process in different "waves"; this way, you'll receive the most important components (gameplay wise) as soon as possibile, leaving the most time-consuming production components to later waves.

So, if you decide to order different items, you'll receive them with different shipments: once a pack is ready, we'll ship it right away!

Please use these tables (whether you are Original Backers or New Backers) to choose your add-ons and make sure to enter the exact amount in your pledge!

Let's make some examples:

Just one friendly reminder:

Risks and challenges

All the components may be subject to changes up to the date of production.

Cranio Creations is a top board games publisher based in Milan, Italy, active since 2009, with over 20 proprietary games in its catalogue, including the BGG Top-100 Lorenzo il Magnifico, Barrage, Unusual Suspects and Newton, with partnerships all over the world.

There are risks that we must take into consideration: unexpected events may lead to delays and production problems.
This includes production, shipping and delivery delays - and we can not exclude strikes, natural calamity or alien invasions.

Cranio Creations will use all the experience gained in its first Kickstarter campaign to avoid all these issues.

In fact, the entire production will be entrusted to external companies located outside the EU, while the shipping will be handled by a single fulfillment center located in Europe.
There may be custom fees when shipping from Europe, that will have to be paid by backers.

For our part, we take the responsibility to follow the production until the end and to perform all the appropriate material and production tests, in order to deliver a product of the best possible quality.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 2

    Access to Wheel, Drops and other Add-Ons

    FOR VERIFIED BARRAGE BACKERS ONLY. Please use the same email you used to back the previous campaign.
    Pledge here to have access to all the Add-Ons and also to get your new Barrage components.

    With this pledge, backers have the chance to request for free:
    - 4 new design wheels
    - wooden waterdrops
    - substitution of damaged box for Barrage Core Box; The Leeghwater Project Box; Kickstarter Exclusive Box
    Also:
    - 2 new Executive Officers
    - English Automa printed rulebook

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    Pledge €17 or more About US$ 19

    5-player Expansion! For BARRAGE BACKERS

    FOR VERIFIED BARRAGE BACKERS ONLY. Please use the same email you used to back the previous campaign.

    Barrage is now for 5 players. The expansion includes:
    - 5 players map
    - 1 new design wheel for the fifth player
    - 4 punchboards to upgrade the game up to 5 players:
    • a small management board with additional actions
    • an overlay for the turn order
    • a new set of contracts.
    - more wooden machineries.

    You'll also have access to ALL the add ons, including the free ones like the new cardboard wheels, new wooden drops, Automa Rulebook and new Executive Officers.

    Includes:
    • New map, up to 5 players
    • 1 new design wheel
    • 4 punchboards with new material
    • Set of wooden machineries
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    Pledge €24 or more About US$ 27

    5-players Expansion!

    Barrage is now for 5 players. The expansion includes:
    - 5 players map
    - 1 new design wheel for the fifth player
    - 4 punchboards to upgrade the game up to 5 players:
    • a small management board with additional actions
    • an overlay for the turn order
    • a new set of contracts.
    - more machineries.

    You can pledge here to have access to all the Add-Ons available to new Backers

    Includes:
    • New map, up to 5 players
    • 1 new design wheel
    • 4 punchboards with new material
    • Set of wooden machineries
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