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A family-friendly game with elements of card drafting, set collection, and pattern building for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and older.
A family-friendly game with elements of card drafting, set collection, and pattern building for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and older.
483 backers pledged $14,693 to help bring this project to life.

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Daily Magic Games proudly present Chocolatiers, a card-drafting tile-laying game with fast game flow and interesting puzzle elements. 

You are a master of your craft, boxing up chocolates to make a decadent chocolate sampler! When creating your sampler, make sure to choose boxes that fit well in your arrangement, as you’ll get bonus points for grouping various chocolate types together. 

Can’t quite organize your chocolate sampler to your standards? That’s okay, because as a master chocolatier you can craft a wild chocolate that assumes the flavor of all the adjacent chocolate types. 

The chocolatier with the most stunning chocolate sampler wins the game!

Setup is quick and game play is easy to learn. For the most part you'll be drafting Chocolate cards, then turning them in to match the chocolates on Box tiles so that you can take the tiles from the line and add them to your Sampler. The sweet ganache of this game is centered around the interesting puzzle of how to best arrange Box tiles in your Sampler to connect like-flavored chocolates. Each Box in your Sampler earns you points and end game score tiles with bonus points are awarded to the player who has the largest number of connected chocolates for each type. Wild Chocolates will help you connect groups together, but you have to use them wisely!

On Your Turn

Choose and perform 2 actions from the following 4 actions: 

Take a Chocolate - Take 1 Chocolate card from the center or discard 1 card from your hand to take 2 Chocolate cards from the center. 

Box Chocolates - Discard Chocolate cards from your hand that match the chocolates on a Box tile to take the Box tile and add it to your Sampler. If you're missing a Chocolate card, you can always discard a pair of matching Chocolates to substitute for any 1 chocolate on the Box tile. 

Place a Wild Chocolate - Place 1 of your 3 Wild Chocolate tokens on 1 of the 4 quadrants of a Box tile. The Wild Chocolate will count as any chocolates orthogonally adjacent (above, below, left, and right) to it. This will help you make large connections and win Score tiles at the end of the game!

Reserve a Box Tile - Take a Box tile from the line and place 1 of your 3 Wild Chocolate tokens on it. This reserves the Box tile for you so you can use the Box Chocolates action later to add it to your Sampler.

Ending the Game

Once a player has placed the 6th Box tile into their Sample, they take the "First" Score tile and the end of the game is triggered. All other players take 1 more full turn. Then, award the Score tiles, one-by-one, to the player who has the largest connected groups of chocolates in their Sampler.

Add up all the points in the center of each Box tile in your Sampler and any Score tiles you were awarded. Gain 1 point for every Wild Chocolate not on a Box tile. The player with the most points wins the game!  

Game Contents:

  • 36 Box Tiles (59 x 59 x 2 mm, spot UV)
  • 51 Chocolate Cards (44 x 68 mm, 310 gsm blackcore, linen finish)
  • 8 Score Tiles (30 x 46 x 2 mm, spot UV)
  • 15 Wild Chocolate Tokens (23.5 x 2 mm, spot UV)
  • Rule Book
  • Reference Sheet
  • 1 Box (17.5cm x 20.4cm @ 0.5kg, spot UV)
15 Wood Wild Chocolate Tokens with Heat Transfer Printing (24 x 24 x 4 mm)
15 Wood Wild Chocolate Tokens with Heat Transfer Printing (24 x 24 x 4 mm)

For this Kickstarter we have decided not to offer any stretch goals. Instead, all components will be upgraded from day one! Linen finish, black core cards, spot UV on game box and tiles, etc. No muss, no fuss. You are pledging for the best quality on day one.

We are also giving away a free bonus pack of 15 wood Wild Chocolate tokens with heat transfer printing. These wood Wild Chocolate tokens will not be included in the retail version of Chocolatiers, but may be available through our web store or the BGG store after backer rewards are fulfilled.

Have a look at the rules and print up your own cards and tiles for an up close and personal preview of this tasty game!

  • To add-on additional copies of English language Chocolatiers, simply add an extra $29 per copy to your total pledge amount BEFORE the project closes on February 15th.
  • There are no additional shipping fees for extra copies.
  • There are no additional discounts for larger groups.
  • There will not be a pledge manager. Payment for all extra copies must be included with your total pledge before the campaign ends on February 15th.
  • Every Kickstarter copy of Chocolatiers includes the bonus wood Wild Chocolate tokens inside.

Rather than offering previous Daily Magic Games titles as add-ons in this campaign, we are running a sale on selected items in our web store – www.dailymagicgames.com – from Jan 29th to Feb 15th. We occasionally run other specials on our web store so, while you're on the site, sign up for our newsletter to be notified whenever discounts are available.

  • To add-on additional copies of German language Chocolatiers, simply add an extra $29 per copy to your total pledge amount BEFORE the project closes on February 15th. There are no additional shipping fees for extra copies. There are no additional discounts for larger groups.
  • There will not be a pledge manager. Payment for all extra copies must be included with your total pledge before the campaign ends on February 15th.
  • Each backer copy of Chocolatiers comes with the bonus wood Wild Chocolate tokens inside.

This USA Retailers Only pledge level is for stores located in the USA or for International stores with a USA mailing address. We reserve the right to ask for proof of your status before shipping out product. You may sell these copies as soon as you receive them, but we ask that you do not discount this product until on or after its official retail release date. 

This International Retailers Only pledge level is for stores located outside of the USA. We reserve the right to ask for proof of your status before shipping out product. You may sell these copies as soon as you receive them, but we ask that you do not discount this product until on or after its official retail release date. 

English Backer Rewards and International Retailer Rewards will ship directly from China, approximately 1 week after the retail cargo leaves China. You will receive your rewards several weeks ahead of the game's retail release date. 

German Backer Rewards will ship from Schwerkraft-Verlag in Germany, approximately three weeks before the game's retail release date. 

USA Retailer Rewards will ship from our primary warehouse near Atlanta GA, USA approximately six weeks after the cargo has left China and approximately three weeks before the game's retail release date.

Daily Magic Games is not responsible for any taxes, fees, or import duties that may be charged by your local governments or postal services. 

Please read the Project FAQ for additional information.

Over nearly four years, Daily Magic Games has built a community of gamers here on Kickstarter and we want to give those loyal backers an opportunity to get a special copy of Chocolatiers with premium components that won't be in the retail version.

If you've missed out on any of our recent Game projects, you can pre-order Kickstarter versions from our Pre-Orders Page

Daily Magic Games is a designer-friendly and customer-focused publisher specializing in casual tabletop games that are easy to learn and play, yet layered with strategy and depth.

  • Isaias Vallejo, Wizard-in-Chief, Game Designer, and Game Developer
  • David MacKenzie, Conjurer, Game Designer, and Game Developer

We're based in Seattle, Washington and like to promote the growth of game design in the Pacific Northwest. To this end, we created a playtesting event network called PlaytestNW to help local designers meet each other and engage with playtesters at regularly occurring Meetup events. Our hope is that we're helping designers build better games.

Risks and challenges

Daily Magic Games is committed to delivering quality products on time. We realize that the publication of a board game can be complicated and, no matter how experienced the project creators and mangers are, some problems may occur. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of delays and mistakes, we have taken several steps to prepare for success:

1. This game project, as well as the Kickstarter campaign itself, are in the hands of two well-seasoned professionals. David MacKenzie has been running Kickstarter projects since 2010 and Isaias Vallejo comes from a digital games background as production and studio director at Big Fish Games.

2. We are dedicated to backer communication and feedback. Throughout every campaign, we are as transparent about the process and as open to feedback as possible without jeopardizing production and delivery timelines.

3. We have done significant pre-production. All the art and graphic design files for Chocolatiers are completed with the exception of the stretch goals content.

4. We have our manufacturer lined up and ready to begin the pre-press process as soon as the the files are delivered. We hope that everything goes as planned, but if something falls through the cracks, we are ready and willing to employ every tool at our disposal to get the project back on track and running smoothly.

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    One copy of English language Chocolatiers and the Kickstarter Bonus wood wild chocolate tokens.

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    International Retailers will receive one case (6 copies) of English language Chocolatiers with the Kickstarter Bonus wood wild chocolate tokens inside each copy.

    No additional costs will be charged for shipping.

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