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Discover the Collector's Edition of TOKAIDO: the acclaimed singular gaming experience by Antoine Bauza.

About this project

Hi everyone,

Just a quick and IMPORTANT reminder that you MUST directly add the shipping rate to your pledge level. For instance if you live in Canada and are pledging at a Samurai pledge level, you need to add 25$ to your 115$ pledge for a total pledge of 140$. Should you forget to add your shipping rates, we'll need to regularize this with you later on and this would lead to an important delay in the treatment and shipping of your games.

Thanks a lot for your careful attention and understanding!

The Funforge Team

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Minis update:

Here is the first factory sample of the pre-painted minis! This one is so detailed regarding its small size that we can't wait to see the next ones. :)

And here is an example of the kind of pre-painted minis quality we may get if we reach the 600k "More effects on minis" Stretch Goal.

TOKAIDO is a game for 2 to 5 players, with unique atmosphere and aesthetics, in which the players are pilgrims on a journey along the legendary East Sea Road of Japan. Along the way, you will try to collect the most beautiful souvenirs, discover glorious vistas, enjoy enriching encounters, soak in soothing hot springs, sample sumptuous cuisine, and much more! Because the Collector’s Edition will incorporate the already famous “Crossroads” expansion, it allows you to savor your journey even more while unveiling new secrets such as lucky charms, lovely calligraphy, or you can even try your luck in the Yakuza game rooms.

With unrivaled setting and aesthetics, TOKAIDO transports you, your family, and your friends to Japan. For all ages: From the youngest to the most experienced, everyone can gather for an ever-fresh gaming experience; it is extremely easy to get started, thanks to its fluid, simple, and tactical rules.

Please note that the following videos are showing the "classic" edition of the game.

This awesome video from our friends of "Watch it played" will teach you everything about playing Tokaido (even if it is "just" with the classic edition).

And in this other video, Antoine Bauza himself explains the rules of "Crossroads" (the included expansion, here from an early prototype) and everything it adds to the base game.

And here is a small yet comprehensive review from Tiffany which clearly explains why TOKAIDO is a great game for everyone.

Although TOKAIDO has been acclaimed for its design and artistic qualities ever since its initial release, we at FUNFORGE never settle for just “good”: We are always thinking of how we can do “better”.

After more than a year of discussions with enthusiastic players, who are always asking for more, we decided to transform this work of art into a masterpiece. This long period of reflection has allowed us to design a very unique edition that keeps the advantages of the classic edition, but adds plenty of elements that will make it an exceptional game.

TOKAIDO + the CROSSROADS expansion in the same box, with the following combined contents:

  • 2 gameboards
  • 16 traveler tiles
  • [reincluded] 5 wooden "traveler" pawns
  • 5 "pack" tokens in the player colors
  • 172 wonderfully illustrated cards:
  • 60 Panorama cards
  • 6 Cherry Tree cards
  • 12 Hot Spring cards
  • 6 Bathhouse cards
  • 25 Meal cards
  • 24 Souvenir cards
  • 6 Legendary Objects cards
  • 14 Encounter cards
  • 6 Calligraphy cards
  • 6 Lucky charm cards
  • 7 Achievement cards
  • A new, even more compelling design for these cards.
  • 16 highly detailed 30 mm (1.1”) figurines, each one unique, with a special personality. That is why we have nicknamed them “supercute minis”.
  • New score marker figurines that are also finely sculpted, which replace the original simple wooden score marker discs.
  • 50 metal coins, replacing the original cardboard coins.
  • 1 purse, with a luxurious finish, to hold all the new coins.
  • 1 custom wooden “Crossroads” die, which replaces the original plastic die.
  • A new design for the box, made especially for this Collector’s Edition.
  • A new thermoformed insert to arrange all the components neatly in the same box.
  • 1 original soundtrack disc, composed for this Collector’s Edition, that includes 10 splendid tracks to immerse you in the magical atmosphere of the East Sea Road.

Here are the several reward levels to chose from.

You can get 2 copies maximum of your pledge level. Please refer to the "Shipping" section.

Help spread the word to have a chance to see these great bonuses becoming a reality!

KS exclusives: The KS exclusives are indicated in the sretch goal. At this time all of the painted minis are KS exclusives only.

Stretch goals with the SAMURAI icon on them will ONLY be available for the SAMURAI pledge level backers (and up) and won't be available to pledge levels below the SAMURAI level in any way.

  * 21 pre-painted minis is a KS exclusive

 * Eriku pre-painted mini is a KS exclusive

 * 26 pre-painted minis is a KS exclusive

 * 32 pre-painted minis is a KS exclusive

FUNFORGE: FUNFORGE is a world-renowned publisher of boardgames. Since 2008, we have published more than a dozen games, made by famous designers such as Bruno Faidutti, Alan Moon, and James Ernest. The special care we take in producing our games is well known. We are a small but dynamic team. Our domestic graphic design workshop allows us to control the entire production process (from component designs to 3D modeling, including mold and tool conceptualization). We create out of a love for gaming!

Antoine Bauza: TOKAIDO’s designer is currently one of the most recognized and lauded game designers. A real star of game design, with a unique, creative style, he has already won the prestigious “Spiel Des Jahres” award (the Oscars of the game industry) twice. He is one of the most acclaimed designers, having created extremely popular games such as “7 Wonders” and “Hanabi”.

Naïade: TOKAIDO’s illustrator is an incredibly skilled artist, who we made famous with ISLA DORADA, one of our previous games. Since then, his career has progressed, with increasingly wonderful creations, such as the game “Seasons” and — of course — TOKAIDO and its CROSSROADS expansion, for which he created a unique feel, poetic and glimmering at the same time.

Eric Los: The composer of TOKAIDO’s soundtrack has primarily been a composer of video game soundtracks for the last 20 years or so. He has collaborated with many famous studios. His technical mastery and artistic sensitivity, combined with a great capacity for adaptation, allow him to suffuse himself with TOKAIDO’s universe, in order to create an original soundtrack to draw us in, as well.

Discover the "TOKAIDO Theme" that Eric composed as a first title for this Kickstarter:

Your pledge can be for 1 or 2 items maximum under some restrictions:

- 1/ You are only able to get the SAME item as the original one from your pledge. This means that you CANNOT mix items in one pledge (for instance you CAN pledge for 2 Samurai copies but you CANNOT pledge for 1 Samurai copy + 1 Collector's Accessories Pack). Please also note that you are LIMITED TO 2 ITEMS maximum. Should you add more than 2 items or to mix 2 different items, we would need to regularize the situation with you later on which would lead to a lot of delay with the processing of your reward. Please note that this DOES NOT apply to the SHOGUN tier which can't be doubled!

- 2/ You MUST ADD the SHIPPING FEE corresponding to your pledge quantity (1 OR 2 - maximum) and to your country of delivery by referring to the TABLE HEREUNDER (which is also on the main page) to your pledge (for instance, if you want 2 Samurai copies and that you are living in Norway, your pledge must be $115+$115+$22=$252). Please note that if you forgot to add the shipping fee to your pledge, we'll need to contact you later on for an additional payment which will complicate your order and lead to an important delay so, please, be careful to directly add the shipping fee to your pledge level.

Please note that these prices are NOT including the possible brokerage and/or custom fees and/or local taxes that may apply to your country, these fees are at the customer's charge (i.e. you).

To everyone's attention: this table is the result of a careful work and double check with our logistics partners, there is no improvisation, prices are based on carrier fees depending on your location and zone (notably for EU) and have been adjusted the best way as possible to get the best prices. We are sure that everyone's has (apparently) better ideas to lower the fees for his/her own condition but you need to understand that we are not working on a single option basis. We are working on a wholesale basis with negotiated prices with our logistics partners. These prices are including a lot of hidden costs (for you, unfortunately not for us) like pallets handling, repacking, unit shipments, etc.

Although we pour our heart and soul into making our games as good as possible, we are a small company, which makes it very difficult for us to focus our efforts and our resources on something like a deluxe Collector’s Edition, no matter how badly we would like to do that for TOKAIDO.

This project involves creating many tools, especially for the sixteen figurines, each of which will be unique. This represents a huge amount of time and creative work in order to build new components with the best design quality and the best material we can provide. We even called on a composer to create an original soundtrack! All these elements amount to an unusual price for the creation of a game. And, although we are able to produce some of the most complex games, offering a project like this one on Kickstarter is the best way for us to make it the game it deserves to be.

For these reasons, and because we are so excited about the possibility of this project, we need you to help us finance the creation of the Collector’s Edition of TOKAIDO!

By supporting this Kickstarter project, you will get attractive prices, as well as Kickstarter exclusives, and you will allow us to create an edition of exquisite quality, which we would never have been able to achieve without you!

If you like TOKAIDO, you will love this Collector’s Edition, which will catapult your gaming glee to a level even higher than the delight you have experienced with the classic edition. If you wish to introduce your friends and family to boardgames by using a really fresh and unique game, or if you just wish to show off a masterpiece, then don’t hesitate for even a minute: The Collector’s Edition is what you need!

Here is the new shipping fee table you need to refer to for the handling on your pledge. Please ADD THE SHIPPING FEE directly to your pledge depending on your choice (1 or 2 items) and on your country of delivery.

This update DOES NOT INCLUDE the last data regarding AUSTRALIA, to you our Australian backers, please note that we are still working on lowering your shipping fees. We hope to be able to bring a positive update on tomorrow. In the meantime, please refer to this table for the shipping fees concerning your pledge and adjust accordingly.

To our Canadian supporters, we are still working on trying to use USPS in place of UPS for your shipments. At this time we have no definite answer so please consider FOR THE MOMENT that UPS is still the carrier we'll use for your deliveries.

Please note that these prices are NOT including the possible brokerage and/or custom fees and/or local taxes that may apply to your country, these fees are at the customer's charge (i.e. you).

To everyone's attention: this table is the result of a careful work and double check with our logistics partners, there is no improvisation, prices are based on carrier fees depending on your location and zone (notably for EU) and have been adjusted the best way as possible to get the best prices. We are sure that everyone's has (apparently) better ideas to lower the fees for his/her own condition but you need to understand that we are not working on a single option basis. We are working on a wholesale basis with negotiated prices with our logistics partners. These prices are including a lot of hidden costs (for you, unfortunately not for us) like pallets handling, repacking, unit shipments, etc.

Thanks to all for your understanding.

Risks and challenges

FUNFORGE is a well-known international publisher, producing high-quality games since 2008. We have published dozen of games worldwide, and our titles have received many awards.

As you can see, we are not “newbies”! When we talk about designing, manufacturing, and supplying games, we DO know what we are doing!
We are working with numerous suppliers and partners in the USA, in Europe, and in Asia for many years, and the quality of our games is internationally recognized. For example, just for the classic version of TOKAIDO, we have manufactured and distributed more than 40,000 units, and have translated the game into more than 8 languages!

We have all the necessary means, from the high-skilled artists, to logistics — including manufacturing and fulfilment — to assure you that this Collector’s Edition will see the light of day, on schedule, as promised!

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FAQ

  • This accessories pack will come to you in its very own box including an insert for all of the included elements. This box will so fit tightly with your actual Tokaido game.

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  • There is no size difference between the 2 editions. Cards, boards, character tiles, etc. of the Collector's edition are of the same size as in the classic one. The picture showing one card and one character tile is just made to showcase more clearly the new graphic design adjustments between the 2 editions.

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  • Yes, if you really prefer to get unpainted minis, you will have the choice to ask for this option.

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  • Unfortunately, this is not possible. This KS project is (and will remain) only for English and French editions.

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  • Yes, your pledge can be for 1 or 2 items maximum under some restrictions:

    You are only able to get the SAME item as the original one from your pledge. This means that you CANNOT mix items in one pledge (for instance you CAN pledge for 2 Samurai copies but you CANNOT pledge for 1 Samurai copy + 1 Collector's Accessories Pack). Please also note that you are LIMITED TO 2 ITEMS maximum. Should you add more than 2 items or to mix 2 different items, we would need to regularize the situation with you later on which would lead to a lot of delay with the processing of your reward. Please note that this DOES NOT apply to SHOGUN tier which can't be doubled.

    You MUST ADD the SHIPPING FEE corresponding to your pledge quantity (1 OR 2 - maximum) and to your country of delivery by referring to the SHIPPING RATE TABLE to your pledge (for instance, if you want 2 Samurai copies and that you are living in Norway, your pledge must be $115+$115+$22=$252). Please note that if you forgot to add the shipping fee to your pledge, we'll need to contact you later on for an additional payment which will complicate your order and lead to an important delay so, please, be careful to directly add the shipping fee to your pledge level.

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  • Depending on your location, please simply add applicable shipping price to your pledge level.
    Examples:

    - If you live in the USA and are pledging at a Samurai level, your pledge level amount will just be $115 (as shipping is free for you).

    - If you are living in Sweden, and are pledging at a Samurai level, your shipping price is $10 so your pledge level amount should be $125 ($115 for the reward + $10 for the shipping).

    Please note that any mistake in your pledge level will lead to delay in the treatment and sending of your order (we'll have to regularize directly with you the eventual missing fees).

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  • Absolutely,
    The CE insert is specifically designed to be able to hold ALL of the elements of the game (including every stretch goals like the 33 minis).
    Your game will so be only one box.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    107 backers

    Collector's Accessories Pack - ONLY MAKES SENSE IF YOU ALREADY OWN A COPY OF TOKAIDO + CROSSROADS.
    You get the 16 Supercute Minis + the 5 scoring tokens + the 50 metal coins + the purse for the coins + the new Crossroads die + the CD soundtrack.
    *stretch goals do not apply to this pledge level.- Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $73 or more

    96 backers Limited (4 left of 100)

    YAKUZA – earlybird round 1 level - Be one of the first to support us and get an exceptional price for the Collector’s Edition ($90 estimated retail price) + most of the stretch goals (except the ones with the samurai logo). - Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $74 or more

    89 backers Limited (11 left of 100)

    YAKUZA – earlybird round 2 level - Be one of the first to support us and get an exceptional price for the Collector’s Edition ($90 estimated retail price) + most of the stretch goals (except the ones with the samurai logo). - Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    88 backers

    PILGRIM level - 1 TOKAIDO Collector’s Edition at a special price ($90 estimated retail price) + most of the stretch goals (except the ones with the samurai logo). - Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    111 backers Limited (39 left of 150)

    RONIN level - 1 TOKAIDO Collector’s Edition at a special price ($90 estimated retail price).
    + 1 bonus character tile: “Eriku”
    + 4 bonus cards: “The new encounters”
    + most of the stretch goals (except the ones with the samurai logo).- Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    12 backers

    ARTIST level - 1 TOKAIDO Collector’s Edition + 1 bonus character tile: “Eriku” + 4 bonus cards: “The new encounters” + 1 digital book: “The Art of Tokaido” + most of the stretch goals (except the ones with the samurai logo).- Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    19 backers

    FRANCAIS level - 1 boite de TOKAIDO édition Collector en français ! Amis Français et francophones, cette édition en tirage limité vous est proposée en avant-première avec ses goodies ! + 1 tuile de personnage bonus « Eriku » + 4 cartes bonus « les nouvelles rencontres » en français. + 1 livre digital « The Art of Tokaido » en français + la plupart des stretch goals (sauf ceux avec le logo samouraï). - voir la section "Shipping" pour les frais de ports.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $110 or more

    150 backers All gone!

    SAMURAI - early bird level - 1 TOKAIDO Collector’s Edition + 1 bonus character tile: “Eriku” + 4 bonus cards: “The new encounters” + 1 digital book: “The Art of Tokaido” + ALL UNLOCKED STRETCHGOALS FOR FREE! (including the ones with the samurai logo).- Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $115 or more

    4,048 backers

    SAMURAI level - 1 TOKAIDO Collector’s Edition + 1 bonus character tile: “Eriku” + 4 bonus cards: “The new encounters” + 1 digital book: “The Art of Tokaido” + ALL UNLOCKED STRETCHGOALS FOR FREE! (including the ones with the samurai logo).- Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $115 or more

    644 backers

    SAMURAI FRANCAIS level - 1 boite de TOKAIDO édition Collector en français ! Amis Français et francophones, cette édition en tirage limité vous est proposée en avant-première avec ses goodies ! + 1 tuile de personnage bonus « Eriku » + 4 cartes bonus « les nouvelles rencontres » en français. + 1 livre digital « The Art of Tokaido » en français + TOUS les stretch goals (incluant ceux avec le logo samouraï). - voir la section "Shipping" pour les frais de ports.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $950 or more

    16 backers All gone!

    SHOGUN level - 1 TOKAIDO Collector’s Edition
    + 1 bonus character tile: “Eriku”
    + 4 bonus cards: “The new encounters”
    + 1 digital book: “The Art of Tokaido”
    + All Unlocked Stretch Goals for free! (including the ones with the samurai logo).
    + Become one of the characters in TOKAIDO: Naïade will illustrate one character tile of the Collector’s Edition, inspired by you or whomever you want! This would make a really special gift!
    + A lithography of your character signed by Naïade and Antoine Bauza.- Please see the “Shipping” section for shipping fees.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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