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Rectangular machines made FACTORY FUN, hexagonal machines make FACTORY FUNNER ! Play this twisted boardgame classic offline and online.
The game is sold out.
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669 backers pledged €42,059 to help bring this project to life.

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FACTORY FUNNER (crowdfund edition)

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In this game for 1 to 5 factory managers, you select and install machines in your factory. Connect all machine input and output pipes to the right reservoirs or to other machines, to build the most profitable configuration. But keep an eye on your factory's future!

one player's factory floor board (42x32cm)
one player's factory floor board (42x32cm)

FACTORY FUNNER is the long-prepared follow-up on:
FACTORY FUN (First my (Cwali) edition in 2006, second Z-Man's edition in 2010.)
According to the designer (hehe, that's me), FACTORY FUNNER isn't only funner, but also both easier and deeper, and tenser, excitinger, surprisinger and rewardinger.

A 4-player-game after 3 of the 8 rounds.
A 4-player-game after 3 of the 8 rounds.

Try to fit your machines at Factory Funner online (for most computers/tablets).
See the instruction video below.
Constructing and planning skills play a big role in this online solo game. In the multiplayer boardgame choosing the right machines is very important too.

After the crowdfund period, full online access will cost USD 3,99, but backers of the boardgame hold free full access! (Use your Kickstarter-login email address for your account.)

In the solo-game, with only 1 machine to "choose" each round, you often need more connector pipelines than in the multiplayer boardgame.
In the solo-game, with only 1 machine to "choose" each round, you often need more connector pipelines than in the multiplayer boardgame.
The rulebook (4 pages) will be EN/DE/FR/NL. Game components are language independent. Reached stretch goals aren't in this rulebook pdf yet. (So the rulebook says 4 instead of 5 players.)
The rulebook (4 pages) will be EN/DE/FR/NL. Game components are language independent. Reached stretch goals aren't in this rulebook pdf yet. (So the rulebook says 4 instead of 5 players.)
                                                                                                                                              

The production number of the funded game will be only 20% higher than the number of backed games. So the sales will be very limited and prices high. For the future, different editions by Cwali or other publishers are possible, but the "FACTORY FUNNER crowdfund edition" is restricted to this printrun. So be in time at the factory!!!

Content for the 1- 5 player game, without other stretch goal parts.
Content for the 1- 5 player game, without other stretch goal parts.
An example of a player's factory near the game end.
An example of a player's factory near the game end.
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22K : Reached: The game gets produced. Fabulous!!!
This game is very big (bigger than the prototype in the videos). With many different pieces and far more than 1m2 surface of cardboard punch-out boards and player boards.

We have funner goals, which mainly benefit to these categories:
* More luxurious
* More variation
* More backer influence

All funded goals will be included in all game boxes.

Make this campaign funner by choosing one of the available pledge levels:

STILL QUITE EARLY AT THE FACTORY. EUR 37.00. Includes:
1x *FACTORY FUNNER crowdfund edition* boardgame (including stretch goals).
1x free account for *FACTORY FUNNER online*.

EARLY ENOUGH AT THE FACTORY. EUR 39.00. Includes:
1x *FACTORY FUNNER crowdfund edition* boardgame (including stretch goals).
1x free account for *FACTORY FUNNER online*.

MECHANIC. EUR 68.00. Includes:
2x *FACTORY FUNNER crowdfund edition* boardgame (including stretch goals).
2x free account (so unlimited access for 2 persons) for *FACTORY FUNNER online*.
This is the best deal for you and me! (Because the weight of 2 games is still under 5kg). Find a co-backer for this discount!
If you pledge at MECHANIC level and want more games (including online accounts), then add 30.00 per extra game.

ENGINEER. EUR 180.00. Includes:
6x *FACTORY FUNNER crowdfund edition* boardgames (including stretch goals).
1x free account for *FACTORY FUNNER online*.
If you pledge at ENGINEER level and want more games (without online accounts), then add 30.00 per extra game.

MANUFACTURER. EUR 290.00. Includes:
10x *FACTORY FUNNER crowdfund edition* boardgame (including stretch goals).
1x free account for *FACTORY FUNNER online*.

- Flat shipping rates, no matter which backer level (and possibly extra games) you choose!
- For solidarity with far-away factory funners: The further away, the more "we" pay.
(The game is about 2kg!)
--- Netherlands / Germany / Belgium: EUR 6.00
--- European Union: EUR 10.00
--- USA: EUR 14.00
--- Rest of the World: EUR 18.00

Once you choose your pledge level, these shipping costs are added automatically.
If you arrange a pick-up with me, like in Maastricht or at a fair, then select 'Nauru' as your delivery country. Then you won't pay delivery costs. Do you live in Nauru? ... Then you are luck with the delivery costs. :)

(The customs value is estimated at EUR 16,- per game.)

To reach the goal(s), let me pack other Cwali-games in your rewards package. (No extra delivery costs!) Just raise your pledge and message me which games you add.
FACTORY FUNNER is the 8th Cwali game in the 34x23x5cm box (but probably higher, to fit this game). The former 7 in chronological order:
*Gipsy King: Add 19,-
*Powerboats*: Not available
*BasketBoss*: Add 21,-
*Sun,Sea&Sand*: Add 23,-
*Meltdown2020*: Add 25,-
*Tweeeet*: Add 27,-
*Samara*: Add 29,-
*Samara* plus Expansion-1 (that were the stretch goals) : Add 34,-
*Samara Expansion-2*: Add 2,-

(Let me know if you want to add other Cwali-games.)
(*Factory Fun* first edition had a smaller box (though it weighted more than the 7 games above). That game is sold out.)

(The customs value is estimated at EUR 13,- per game in the list above.)

Ryan Metzler's first video at *The Dice Tower*:

*UndeadViking*:

Stephen Keller at *Reviews Without Pants*:

In Dutch, at *Nox' Spellenzolder*:

In the past years, I did 4 crowdfund projects (all succeeded, 1 (*Samara*) at Kickstarter). It gives me lots of energy and makes me feel close to the people I make the games for!

This project reached this stage by the dedication of:
Steven Tu (artist)
Josh Riley (online game version)
Christof Tisch (layout)
Ron van Dalen (video)
Corné van Moorsel (author)
Erik Foltin (previewing)
You! And many others. To be continued.

Displays small here.
Displays small here.

Risks and challenges

In past years as author&publisher, challenges have always occurred and have always been overcome. The planning is realistic: After the funding phase, 4 weeks to finish up prepress work, 6 weeks production time and 1 month for delivery is normal. With sending in December, hopefully all receive it in December, otherwise January.
Cost calculations were made carefull, so that hopefully many backers join.

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