Game Salute is bringing the latest expansion for Keyflower to North America. Designed by Richard Breese and Sebastian Bleasdale, and this is your chance to be one of the first players in North America to get this brand new expansion with a special Trader promo tile!
Keyflower is one of the finest worker placement games around at the moment, garnering excellent reviews from all who have sampled it. Keyflower sees players attempt to develop their individual villages over the course of four seasons by successfully bidding on a variety of tiles depicting village locations and boats while also claiming skill tiles, resources and residents - also known as Keyples.
Last year's expansion, The Farmers, added new gameplay elements that expanded the Key-niverse by bringing in agricultural work; between breeding animals and harvesting fields, things were getting pretty busy, but Keyples are hardy types. Every season they welcomed in new residents, all of whom worked hard to improve their collective lot as well as your score at the end of the game.
And now we're back with an all new expansion for 2014: The Merchants! Fresh from wowing the crowds at Essen Spiel, things have moved on in the world of Keyflower as commerce has become more important to the Keyples. In the designers' own words, Farmers added width to the game whilst Merchants adds depth. Have a look at the rules for more information!
Contracts can bring in some much needed resources, for example, but why not hold on to them for valuable points at the end? There are also Cabins that allow for more upgrades and Extensions that double the fixed point scores of some tiles. This new addition to your collection will see you having to master the game all over again.
- Rules for The Merchants expansion
- 12 brand new Village Tiles
- 36 Contract Tiles
- 6 Wooden Cabins
- 18 Wooden Extensions
- 1 Sheet of Extension Stickers
- and a new green bag in which to store all your Skill Tiles!
Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Keyflower: The Merchants will be produced using quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Keyflower: The Merchants, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.
If you have any questions while our campaign is running or following the conclusion of the campaign, feel free to post on the main comments thread or email us - Kickstarter@GameSalute.com. Our team strives to reply promptly to all questions and comments (except for when we're sleeping, eating, playing Keyflower or fulfilling other basic human needs!)
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Designers: Richard Breese and Sebastian Bleasdale
Artists: Juliet Breese and Jo Breese
Executive Producer: Dan Yarrington
Campaign Manager: Michael Fox
Developer: R&D Games
Publisher: Game Salute
Risks and challenges
Game Salute has done over 165 successful Kickstarter campaigns including our own published titles and those we've helped independent publishers run and fulfill. For a co-published title like Keyflower, the games are already produced and shipping from Europe to our US warehouse.
While shipping and processing delays are always a possibility, we have set a conservative delivery date that allows time to handle difficulties when they arise. Of course, should games arrive before the estimated delivery date, we will send them out as soon as we receive them.
We're so certain that you'll enjoy Keyflower: The Merchants that we're backing it up with our Game Salute Guarantee.
Now, sometimes life happens and a few people will want to cancel their pledge after the campaign has ended, and that’s fine too. We can handle this for you – all we need is for you to email Service@GameSalute.com with your username, real name, and the Amazon Payments Transaction ID that’s in the email you’ll receive after your money is collected when the campaign closes. Please note: when we receive your funds, we only receive around 85% of what you paid thanks to various fees and charges, so whatever your pledge was you’ll get it back less 15% to cover those charges. Remember that you’re also able to cancel your pledge at any time during the campaign, so if you're not sure that you really want this or can't afford it at present, then this campaign may not be for you. It would be best to get a copy later through your favorite game store.
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