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A picturesque game for 1 to 4 players by the Herbaceous team. Simple to teach, easy to learn, and always beautiful.
A picturesque game for 1 to 4 players by the Herbaceous team. Simple to teach, easy to learn, and always beautiful.
A picturesque game for 1 to 4 players by the Herbaceous team. Simple to teach, easy to learn, and always beautiful.
1,574 backers pledged $51,843 to help bring this project to life.

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THE BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS
Sometimes you need to get off the beaten path to find a beautiful landscape to paint. Wake up early, hike deep into nature, and find your perfect spot. Some paintings sell for commissions, others you’ll keep for yourself, but you’re always going that extra mile to find inspiration! 

LIFE AS A LANDSCAPE ARTIST
Sunset Over Water
is an easy to learn, thematic game where you take on the role of Landscape Artists. Players simultaneously play a planning card to determine turn order, navigate the Wilderness, paint Landscapes, match commission sets and vie for daily goals.

  • Simple, Simultaneous Planning keeps players engaged as they make decisions. 
  • Commission Sets and Daily Goals give interesting options not just to the player who hurries, but also to those who wait and play wisely. 
  • 6 Turns of Quick-Moving Play makes for a journey of interesting decisions and beautiful results, one you’ll want to take again and again. 
  • Solo Rules let you head out into the wilderness when you want to seek out some fun and beauty on your own.

Steve Finn of Dr. Finn's Games - renowned designer of Biblios, The Butterfly Garden, and Herbaceous - has created a wonderful compliment to Beth Sobel's stunning landscape art. Eduardo Baraf of Pencil First Games is at the helm of Sunset Over Water to ensure it is the perfect balance of simple play, interesting moments, and wonderful art in a fantastic package. 

Keith Matejka of Thunderworks Games - designer of Roll Player and Herbaceous Solo Play - created the excellent solo rules for Sunset Over Water. Benjamin Shulman of Jelly Bean Soup Games powers the graphic design and instructions.

Kickstarter Exclusive Muse Pack!
All backers receiving the Sunset Over Water game receive the Muse Mini-Expansion! The Muse Cards add additional personal goals to Sunset Over Water's beautiful play.

Give Mom the Joy of Gaming!
Sunset Over Water makes a fantastic gift and we are confident it will ship to backers prior to May 1st, 2018 in advance of Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13th.

In the unlikely, but possible case it is tracking behind, we'll provide you with a backer exclusive digital Sunset Over Water Mother's Day card to let her know the game is on the way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Ant Lab Games did a nice 2-player Playthrough and final thoughts video. (which KS won't let me embed for some reason....)

  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 Tantrum House
"The planning cards add interesting decisions and tension.
..The illustrated landscapes are truly spectacular."

 

 Board Game Corner
"It's probably one of my wife's favorite games!"
- Mark

 

Board Game Closet
"If you are interested in a laid back fun, relaxing game with beautiful artwork, then you need to pick up Sunset Over Water."

 

                                      

TwitchTV/Boardgames
"I love this game... I love the artwork, I love games with a set board, I just love the whole thing."
- Praveen

TwitchTV/BoardGames: Full Playthrough (from before the review)

 

  

NOTE - None of the (p)reviews on this campaign page received monetary compensation. Prototype copies were lent to each of the reviewers to play/preview and as a courtesy, if the campaign funds, I plan to send a them a final copy of the game.

 

 

Keep up on Sunset Over Water 
- Follow Sunset Over Water on Facebook
- Sunset Over Water on BoardGameGeek.com

Keep up on Us
- Pencil First Games, Follow Ed on Twitter
- Dr. Finn's Games, Follow Steve on Twitter
- BethSobel.com, Follow Beth on Twitter
- Jelly Bean Soup Games, Follow Benjamin on Twitter
- Thunderworks Games, Follow Keith on Twitter
- Helen Meeple Site, Follow Helen on Twitter

 

A Flavorful Game
Everyone has a green thumb when playing Herbaceous. Relax while enjoying this beautiful and elegant game of picking and potting herbs. Pot the best collection of herbs in your different containers, but don’t wait too long or your friend might grab them first. Herbaceous KS Landing Page

- The Dice Tower Seal of Approval is a trademark of The Dice Tower, LLC and is used with permission. 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Sunset Over Water is Pencil First Games' seventh Kickstarter. Lift Off! Get Me Off This Planet!, The Siblings Trouble, GemPacked Cards, Heroes and Tricks, and Herbaceous all successfully funded and shipped to backers. Legendary Creatures is going to print. We strive to run excellent Kickstarters and deliver fantastic products.

Sunset Over Water is well tested and balanced. The graphic design is complete and the card art is final. Box and instructions are near final and we have been working closely with our printer.

There are inherent risks whenever undertaking a project as complex and large as producing and distributing a board game, but I have been making complex projects with countless moving parts and large budgets most of my career. I've gone out of my way to surround myself with experienced board game developers, distributors, and people who have run and launched successful Kickstarters. This team of friends has been exceedingly supportive and I'm sure will help as we hit any upcoming bumps in the road. And there are bumps. Strikes, shortages, shipping delays are all hard to predict.

Most importantly, if something does go wrong, I will keep everyone in the loop as the project moves forward and comes to market. This game will exist because you all will have made it happen.

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