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A treasure filled adventure game for 2-5 players. Players take on the role of prospectors trying to find the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine. Read more

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A treasure filled adventure game for 2-5 players. Players take on the role of prospectors trying to find the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.

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NEW LOST DUTCHMAN UPGRADE SWAG!

1. INCREASE YOUR PLEDGE BY $20 AND GET A RARE CRASH GAMES/ THE LOST DUTCHMAN T-SHIRT WITH YOUR GAME. **2-XL AND UP IS $25**
2. INCREASE YOUR PLEDGE BY $10 AND GET A PIECE OF FOOLS GOLD INCLUDED WITH YOUR GAME. **USA ONLY, NO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS CAN RECEIVE FOOLS GOLD, SORRY**

CUSTOMIZE YOUR REWARD PLEDGE!

In an effort for people to make their reward pledge exactly what they want you can add the following items to any existing pledge by adding the corresponding costs. It is important that you choose the tier you want and then add extras.

1. Lost Dutchman Bag & Dice **ADD $10**

2. Extra Copy of The Lost Dutchman **ADD $35**

3. Extra Copy of Rise! **ADD $30**

*Canadian Backers need to add $10 for every extra copy of The Lost Dutchman for shipping and $5 extra for every extra copy of Rise!

*International Backers need to add $20 for every extra copy of The Lost Dutchman for shipping and $10 extra for every extra copy of Rise!

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AWESOME NEW COMPONENT CHANGE!

In an effort to make The Lost Dutchman more fun and thematic on the component front we are changing the cards in the game to hexagon tiles. We are also having our manufacturer include a notch that allows for easier flipping of the tile so you don't "earthquake" the board. Below are some fabricated pictures giving you an idea as well as real pictures that are very close to what the tiles will look like.

Here's a close up of two tiles in the game and the back of the tile

When you stack up the tiles in the game they will look something like this. Keep in mind these aren't the actual tiles but they are pretty close.

*The components in the above video as well as throughout this page are prototype components and are no where near how awesome the final components will be!

Over 100 years of legend awaits you! Are you up to the challenge of uncovering the legendary gold of the Lost Dutchman?

The Lost Dutchman is an adventurous game of treasure mining and discovery for 2-5 players in which players are competing to mine as much of the Lost Dutchman's Gold as they can before the water supply runs short or if a player is lucky enough to find the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine.

Players will face different perilous disasters as well as fierce creatures that they must stand up against if they hope to be the winner with the most treasure at the end of the game. Players will have opportunities to bury treasure as well as collect valuable items that will aid them in their quest for victory.

Take caution though! Players will attempt to steal your treasure before you can bury it and there is always the ghost of The Lost Dutchman to worry about; he won't part with his treasure so easily.

(Image courtesy of Chris Kirkman)


In The Lost Dutchman players take on the role of prospectors trying to find the lost goldmine of Jacob Waltz aka The Lost Dutchman. On their turns players navigate their way across the land grid where they will encounter creatures, disasters, valuable items and treasure of course!

Here's what the Custom Tier Level Rewards will look like!

Mining Camp Boss Tier

Treasure Hunter Tier

Role Playing Tier

Click here to read the GAME RULES IN PDF

**Please be advised that we have made significant rule changes to the movement in the game. Players no longer have to chose a specific direction and Creatures & Disasters no longer stop movement.**

Please also check our BGG Page for updates on rules as well as FAQs

If you have a question about the rules please feel free to shoot us an e-mail by clicking HERE

The Lost Dutchman comes with a ton of stuff! The list for everything in the game is below.

Contents:
    1 treasure map
    15 challenge tokens
    5 player boards
    20 attribute tokens
    5 wooden mining tokens
    5 wooden prospectors
    1 wooden dutchman ghost
    5 action dice
    1 custom d6 movement die
    1 mining camp hexagon
    120 land hexagons:
            30 treasure hexagons
            24 creature hexagons
            24 disaster hexagons
            12 water level drop hexagons
            12 item hexagons
            6 treasure hunter hexagons
            6 bandit hexagons
            6 crevice hexagons
    1 lost dutchman creature hexagon
    6 water level hexagons
    10 event hexagons

We have some very cool, custom wood pieces planned for The Lost Dutchman. There's nothing quite like picking up a game that has custom wood pieces in it and we agree so we are putting not one but three different custom pieces into the game!

The Pickaxe & Shovel Token, The Dutchman Ghost & The Prospector

*Custom pieces may change slightly due to manufacturing

Tom Vasel with The Dice Tower Video Review

Written Reviews

Cyrus Kirby with The Father Geek Review

Jonathan Liu with Wired Geek Dad's Review

Michael Fox with The Little Metal Dog Show Review

Chris Kirkman with Dice Hate Me's Review

In each and every copy of Legend of the Lost Dutchman we are including the smash hit mini-game Goldfield Gully FOR FREE!!

Goldfield Gully is a dice rolling, press your luck game where players are trying to gather gold exposed in the street by a flash flood in the ghost town of Goldfield, Arizona without getting caught by the Town Marshal!

Our first game that we successfully Kickstarted, Rise! has not arrived on U.S. Soil yet so we are unable to sell it. It is currently on it's way and slated to be delivered within the promised time frame. Without a revenue stream we are unable to produce The Lost Dutchman. Without your help, The Lost Dutchman simply and sadly won't see the light of day it deserves.

The Lost Dutchman at Origins

In this video we talk about our first published game Rise! our current Kickstarter Project for The Lost Dutchman as well as what Crash Games hopes to accomplish as a game publisher.

Purpose

Crash Games is anything but your average, run of the mill game design company. We are a small, passionate company. Crash Games is committed to the highest quality standards in design, publishing, game play and customer service. Crash Games mission is three fold, Creation, Community and Contribution.

Creation

Crash Games is in the business of designing games that we think are fun, creative and engaging. As fanatical gamers ourselves we strive to provide games that are of the highest quality both in design and components. Nothing is worse than having a game with sub-par components or a game that is great to play but has a terrible design or artistic quality. Crash Games will have no part in poor quality or design.

Community

Crash Games recognizes that the board game community is a community filled with phenomenal people that have enriched our lives and the lives of so many others. The board game community is largely in part giving, compassionate, nurturing, truthful, gloriously fanatical and comprised of people of amazingly great caliber and quality. Crash Games is committed to furthering, aiding, harboring and uniting people through board games.
Crash Games is extremely cognitive of the psychological impact board games have on families, spouses, partners and groups compromised of people that are as diverse as the components in the games we all play. We are committed to enacting programs, groups and missional gatherings that use board games as a mortar in a world that is largely in part fractured and non-personal in an effort to unify and engage people that are used to being closed off, marginalized and compartmentalized into a demo graph society is familiar and comfortable with.

Contribution

The Board game Community is one of immense contribution whether it is charitable, collaborative or giving. Crash Games is committed to being a leader on this front as we will always use our influence, resources, talents and knowledge to primarily help others within and outside of the community as well as those less fortunate. This will be realized not only through our company but through our non-profit organization, Meeples 4 Peoples, whose primary purpose is to teach valuable life skills to youth that are exiting the foster care system through the power of playing board games. If there is a need Crash Games will be there to contribute in any and every way we possibly can.


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    Claim Stake Reward Tier

    Every dollar truly helps us bring our game to production. This reward level gets you a really cool, printable "virtual" Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine Claim Stake Certificate* (PDF)
    *Claim Stake is purely for entertainment purposes only.

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    79 backers

    Prospector Reward Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (ONE) copy of Legend of the Lost Dutchman, also includes the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" Your name will be listed in the rules as a Bronze Supporter.
    Free shipping in the U.S.,
    Canadian Backers, please add $20 for shipping. International Backers, please add $40 for shipping.

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    141 backers

    Bag of Gold Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (ONE) copy of Legend of the Lost Dutchman, the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" and a collectable bag to store your game bits in as well as two collectable Dutchman Dice. Your name will be listed in the rules as a Silver Supporter.
    Free shipping in the U.S.,
    Canadian Backers, please add $20 for shipping. International Backers, please add $40 for shipping.

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    8 backers

    Double Down Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (TWO) copies of Legend of the Lost Dutchman, both copies also include the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" Your name will be listed in the rules as a Gold Supporter.
    Free shipping in the U.S.,
    Canadian Backers, please add $30 for shipping. International Backers, please add $50 for shipping.

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    6 backers

    Crash Games Fan Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (ONE) Copy of The Lost Dutchman including the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" This reward also includes a copy of our first game, Rise! You will receive your copy of Rise! shipped separately from The Lost Dutchman and can expect to receive Rise! in October 2012. Shipping for Rise! is included in this Tier. Canadian Backers, please add $35 for shipping. International Backers, please add $60 for shipping

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    36 backers

    Crash Games Fan Tier w/ Dutchman Swag

    This Reward Tier includes (ONE) Copy of The Lost Dutchman including the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" as well as a collectable bag and two collectable Dutchman Dice. This reward also includes a copy of our first game, Rise! You will receive your copy of Rise! shipped separately from The Lost Dutchman and can expect to receive Rise! in October 2012. Shipping for Rise! is included in this Tier. Canadian Backers, please add $35 for shipping. International Backers, please add $60 for shipping

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    16 backers

    Double Bag of Gold Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (TWO) copies of Legend of the Lost Dutchman, both copies include the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" and two collectable bags to store each games' bits in as well as four collectable Dutchman Dice. Your name will be listed in the rules as a Gold Supporter.
    Free shipping in the U.S.,
    Canadian Backers, please add $30 for shipping. International Backers, please add $50 for shipping.

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    6 backers

    Game Store Retailer Pack--For brick-and-mortar retailers only! You will receive 6 copies of the game and "Goldfield Gully". Your store name will be listed in the rules as a Gold Supporter. Please be advised that we will verify that you are a true brick-and-mortar store with your distributors. Any unverified backers at this level will only receive four copies of the game. Please do not pledge at this level unless you run a brick-and-mortar game store. **PLEASE BE ADVISED that this has to ship to an address in the Continental United States.** Shipping is included in this pledge level.

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    4 backers Limited (8 left of 12)

    Mining Camp Boss Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (TWO) copies of Legend of the Lost Dutchman including the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" also included is two collectable bags to store your game bits in as well as four collectable Dutchman Dice. You will also have your name permanently in the game on a "Water Level Drops" canteen card. **Name choice is subject to Crash Games approval.** Your name will be listed in the rules as a Platinum Supporter. Free shipping in the U.S., Canadian Backers, please add $30 for shipping. International Backers, please add $50 for shipping.

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    2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)

    Treasure Hunter Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (TWO) copies of Legend of the Lost Dutchman, both copies include the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" and two collectable bags to store each games' bits in as well as four collectable Dutchman Dice. You will also have your likeness drawn onto one of six treasure hunter cards in the game by our artist. You also get a frame worthy print of your card (8x10) autographed by the artist. A portion of this reward tier will go to our artist for his personalized work. Your name will be listed in the rules as a Platinum Supporter. Free shipping in the U.S.,
    Canadian Backers, please add $30 for shipping. International Backers, please add $50 for shipping.

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    Role Playing Tier

    This Reward Tier includes (TWO) copies of Legend of the Lost Dutchman, both copies include the smash hit mini-game "Goldfield Gully" and two collectable bags to store each games' bits in as well as four collectable Dutchman Dice. You will also have your name and likeness drawn onto one of the five starting role cards in the game by our artist. You also get a frame worthy print of your card (8x10) autographed by the artist. A portion of this reward tier will go to our artist for his personalized work. Your name will be listed in the rules as a Platinum Supporter. Free shipping in the U.S., Canadian Backers, please add $30 for shipping. International Backers, please add $50 for shipping.

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