- You are backing and you will receive a copy of the artistically-rejuvenated classic railroad game -- Age of Steam!
- Ian O’Toole, celebrated games artist and graphics designer, has completely re-envisioned and re-created the art and graphics of the box, map boards, display boards, all tiles, and the overall color scheme of the game
- The fundamental game rules and gameplay remain the same – great as they always have been
- Many Deluxe features have been added by Eagle-Gryphon Games! (see below for details)
The game will be funded and we can now print the new Deluxe Edition of the game!
A map of France will be created in the new Age of Steam: Deluxe graphic style.
A map of Poland will be created in the new Age of Steam: Deluxe graphic style.
A map of Hungary will be created in the new Age of Steam: Deluxe graphic style.
A map of Finland will be created in the new Age of Steam: Deluxe graphic style.
The above Stretch Goal maps will be included with Age: of Steam: Deluxe Engineer & Conductor pledges for Kickstarter backers! These will not be in the retail edition of the game.
Steam-belching iron horses roar across the wild plains! Age of Steam relives the era when pioneering U.S. railroads built the tracks that transformed America's economy. Each self-contained phase in the game keeps players constantly involved in making vital decisions and interacting with other players. You are challenged to:
- Finance both the most extensive track network and the most powerful locomotives
- Determine which routes will give the best returns on their costs
- Beat the opposition to the most lucrative shipments
- Make enough money to pay your aggressive creditors
Age of Steam has been the top-rated train game on BGG for most of the years since it first appeared in 2002. But change is inevitable, and now, nearly 20 years later….
Eagle-Gryphon Games is proud to present Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition!
- Six maps are included on 3 double-sided game boards
- Mini-sized (22mm) poker chips have replaced paper money
- Classic wooden Track Ownership disks in 6 new player colors replace plastic trains, but cool, small (18mm) wooden trains are available as an inexpensive upgrade
- A PVC insert with a clear plastic cover has been added for convenient and clear storage of all components
- A huge, heavy-duty box is supplied to carry the weight of potentially 10 maps, 3 new supply boards, 90 poker chips, 144 tiles, and the other new components (see below). This box is a bit bigger and heavier than those we use for the Vital Lacerda games of Lisboa, Gallerist and Vinhos!
- The new MSRP of this game will be $90, but you can pledge for it during this Kickstarter campaign for only $67!
- 3 Double-Sided Game Boards (Rust Belt, Western U.S., Southern U.S., Germany, Barbados, and St. Lucia) -- all mounted on 2mm thick and durable game board stock
- 3 Display Boards -- again mounted on thick, game board stock
- 136 Track Tiles
- 180 Track Ownership disks (6 sets of 20 Track Ownership disks, 5 Player disks, and 5 extra disks for use with expansions, in 6 player colors; blue, green, yellow, pink, gray, and orange)
- 96 Goods cubes (20 red, 20 blue, 20 purple, 20 yellow, 16 black, 14 white)
- 8 New City tiles (1 red, 1 blue, 1 purple, 1 yellow, 4 black)
- 90 Money chips (40x $1, 40x $5, 10x $25) -- 22mm, composition material, 1.7g, stack easily
- 1 Turn Track marker -- wooden cylinder
- 8 Town disks
- 6 Dice
- 1 Cloth Bag -- grey with a gold-stenciled logo
- Rulebook (see below)
$1 - The BOILER STOKER:
Not ready to climb aboard? Follow along until you are ready to join in. This pledge level grants you notifications of campaign updates as well as access to the post campaign pledge manager.
Note: The pledge upgrade price in the Pledge Manager for Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition will be slightly higher than the Kickstarter campaign pledge price.
$5 - The STATION MASTER (Retailers Only):
We love local game stores and enjoy supporting them all around the world by offering the special Kickstarter versions of our games to retailers through our PIP program! If you are interested in carrying Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition specifically and Eagle-Gryphon Games in general, please send an email to our Sales Director, Jason Grantz (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information on how to place your pre-order for this fantastic game. Jason will also provide you with further information about our line-up of other great quality games and make sure you stay up-to-date with all of our special promotions!
Pre-ordering guarantees you'll receive your copies well in advance (likely 90 days or more) of the official retail release date! This offer is only available to Brick & Mortar retail stores! Proof of status will be required.
Here is our proposal to Retailers for Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition:
Pre-order a minimum of 6 copies at 50% of MSRP + shipping. You must agree to and follow our PIP rules (available from Jason). Retailers who pre-order will get their pre-ordered copies approx. 90 days before the official retail release date. Retailers who pre-order during the course of this campaign may purchase the Wooden Locomotive Set for a discounted price.
$67 - The ENGINEER:
As the Engineer, you will receive one (1) copy of Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition plus all achieved stretch goals.
The new Deluxe Edition features:
• Completely re-envisioned and re-created art and graphics by Ian O’Toole
• Six maps included on 3 double-sided game boards –optimized for 2-6 player counts
• Ninety mini-sized (22mm) poker chips replace paper money
• Classic wooden Track Ownership disks in 6 new player colors
• A spacious, well-designed insert with a clear plastic cover easily stores all components
$79 - The CONDUCTOR:
As the Conductor, you will receive one (1) copy of Age of Steam: Deluxe Edition PLUS the 18mm Wooden Locomotive Set which features 150 trains (25 in each of the 6 player colors).
The following Optional Buys will be available in our Pledge Manager after the campaign: Note: Availability of these Optional Buys vary in locales outside the U.S.
To purchase Optional Buys, you may increase your pledge by the value of the Optional Buys you wish to purchase (see prices below). To do so, simply click the Manage Your Pledge button and increase it by the cost of the Optional Buys desired.
You will be able to indicate to us the specific Optional Buys that you have chosen in the PledgeManager period which follows this Kickstarter campaign by roughly two weeks. Note: In the rare event that we would run out of stock of an Optional Buy before the close of the Pledge Manager, we will offer a full refund for any extra funds pledged.
Continental Divide & New England Railways
Continental Divide for only $24 (60% off MSRP!) - The Civil War is over! America strives to tame the American Continent and the key will be to connect sea to shining sea with iron horses and steel rails -- thus opening the vast untamed lands to millions of adventuresome citizens weary of war. This strategic railroad game extends from the muddy Mississippi to the coast of California.
Each player founds railroads, determines share distributions and capitalization, invests in various companies they and others have founded, expands the companies across the country, and competes for the most victory points (not net worth) at the end of the game. Railroads are built across the river valleys, plains, deserts and ultimately, over the great Continental Divide!
New England Railways for only $30 (50% off MSRP! -- in limited supply) - New England Railways puts players in the roles of those who built the railroads that linked the booming industries of 1800s New England -- from the shipbuilders of Connecticut to the forests of Maine; from the fisheries of Massachusetts through the mountains of New Hampshire and on to the foundries of Albany. Players are investors who risk their businesses and money on this new technology, as they build railway links through the mountains and over the rivers of historic New England.
Age of Steam Expansions
Original edition Age of Steam expansion maps: (U.S. only)
- Age of Steam - Expansion: Moon & Berlin for only $15 (40% off MSRP!)
- Age of Steam - Expansion: South America & South Africa for only $15 (40% off MSRP!)
- Age of Steam - Expansion: Mexico/China for only $15 (40% off MSRP!)
Wooden Locomotive Set
18mm Wooden Locomotive Set for $12 (MSRP $15) which features 150 trains (25 in each of the 6 player colors)
Mini Poker Chip Sets
ABS, 22mm diameter, 1.7g weight
100 Chip Set (40 white, 40 red and 20 blue) Optional Buy for this KS $10 (MSRP $12)
200 Chip Set (60 white, 60 yellow, 30 red, 30 blue, 20 green) Optional Buy for this KS $17 (MSRP $20)
Railways of the World Series
Various Railways of the World products and expansions (Some products are in limited supply and may be limited in some locations) Prices vary but will be available in the pledge manager.
The KOREAN EDITION of Age of Steam Deluxe
안녕하세요. 한국의 후원자 여러분.
이글그리폰 게임즈에서 킥스타터로 출시하는 게임, 에이지 오브 스팀 딜럭스 에디션은 코리아보드게임즈와 한국어판 출시 계약을 마친 상태입니다. 이 프로젝트에 후원하시면, 스트레치골을 저렴하게 추가할 수 있는 기회가 있습니다만, 영어판으로 게임을 수령하게 됩니다.
코리아보드게임즈는 현재 제작사와 스트레치골을 한국어판에 추가하는 방안을 논의하고 있습니다. 이번 킥스타터가 마감 되면, divedice.com을 통해 그 결과를 안내하겠습니다.
"Brilliant, an absolute classic. The game, after an initial play, runs as smooth as any game ever created. It demands constant attention but always has players coming back for more." - Cole Wehrle
"This is a great, great game, and one should not hesitate to pick up a copy of it if they can. It’s certainly not a light game, and one in which all the players should be ready to match wits and tactics, but it’s fun and involving. Seeing your tracks laid out on the board gives one a great feeling of satisfaction, and the theme really fits the mechanics well." - Tom Vasel
"AoS is a pick up and deliver game with a bite, rather than your usual faire of driving multiplayer solitaire with the odd sideways glance thrown in." - tehspookeh (BGG user)
"Easily one of my favorite games. We love how competitive this game is, love the track laying and the Turn order Auction is exquisitely painful! ;-) This is an amazing game that just keeps giving!" - Phadrus00 (BGG user)
"An absolutely brutal, mean, brilliant game. Riding the razor's edge of bankruptcy while trying to remain flexible if someone takes your route... An absolutely beautiful collection of mechanisms." - perashaman (BGG user)
- We pledge to KS Backers that all backers, of any sort, who have paid in advance, will be sent their copies before any others who have not backed in advance. This means that you will be shipped your game before or at the same time as retailers who have backed via KS/PIP and paid in advance; and international distributors who have backed and paid in advance; and those who have backed on PledgeManager and paid in advance.
- We pledge to you that, for a period of at least 90 days after the last of the scheduled shipments are made (pursuant to the pledge above) to any of those who have paid in advance for the game, we will only sell this game: 1) at full retail MSRP on our own Eagle-Gryphon website; or any other website--e.g. Amazon or eBay, controlled by Eagle-Gryphon Games; 2) at conventions which occur at the time of release of the game or within 90 days of the release of the game.
- In other words, we pledge to do our best, within reason, to insure that you will be among the very first owners of this game and that you will have purchased this game at a price significantly less than you will be able to buy this game for at least the first 90 days after it is released to the public.
On Mars by Vital Lacerda
Vital Lacerda has given us The Gallerist, Vinhos Deluxe, Lisboa, and Escape Plan. His next deluxe game sets players on the planet Mars where they will manage colonization of the planet.
In 2037, the first settlers arrived on Mars! The base camp was already settled and now, during the next fifty years, a group of very brave people from private space exploration companies are establishing a major colony ruled by a terrestrial organization, the OMDE (Organization for Mars Development and Exploration).
As a chief astronaut from a private space exploration company, you want to be a pioneer in developing the biggest, most advanced colony on Mars, achieving the OMDE mission goals as well as your company's hidden agenda. By bringing in and managing settlers, you can explore, mine, build, power, and upgrade buildings. You will lead the construction and assembly of greenhouse farms, water compounds, O₂ factories, power generators, and mines. The goal of humanity on this new planet is to learn how to value water, air and the the things we need to live more than money — and in the end, become a self-sufficient colony independent of any terrestrial organization. Do you dare to take part in mankind's next biggest conquest?
Coming to Kickstarter on April 18th, 2019!
For this campaign, we are charging shipping during the Kickstarter campaign. Shipping costs are shown when you initiate a pledge. Note that the shipping costs for any Optional Buys (e.g. the Wooden Locomotive Set; add-on games, etc.) will be calculated and billed during the PledgeManager which follows the Kickstarter campaign. We will ship your rewards, en masse, to these international fulfillment partners: Board Game Bliss (Canada), VFI Asia (Asia Pacific), Boosterbox (The Netherlands), and MeepleLogistics / Philibert (EU) and Aetherworks (Australia). Our Fulfillment Partners will then see that your orders get to you quickly and safely, regardless of where you live in the world.
Note: WE DO NOT SHIP TO Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, or Afghanistan.
Risks and challenges
At Eagle-Gryphon Games we stand by our products, but sometimes issues do happen. Please contact our customer service department with regard to any such issues within 90 days of receiving your copy of the game.
Eagle-Gryphon Games has completed 90+ Kickstarter projects to date. All of those projects have either been completely delivered or are in production right now.
We will always do our best through Kickstarter Updates to keep you as informed as possible as to the status of your game(s). However, in this business some uncertain factors are beyond our control, such as holidays, customs, quality control, inspection delays, inclement weather and dock strikes - to name a few. Please understand we have little to no control over such factors. We assure you that you will be the first to know any developments as we learn them.
Put simply: you will get everything we promise to you when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.
Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur. We double check all of your games for damage before sending them to you. However, there is a chance that your games may get damaged during shipping by the carrier. If your package is damaged, please contact us so we can assist you.
We will not ship to Russia, the Ukraine and certain places in Asia and the rest of the world, except for specially-made arrangements wherein the Backer takes the risk involved in receiving the package.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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