What happens when goblin farmers try to raise orcish Pygs? Manage their tempers, build your farm, explore, and survive! Read more
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Hello and thank you for checking us out! We've got a bunch of great game overview videos, rules (scroll down), and fun info about Pyg Farmer. Check out the ADD-ons and Stretch Rewards below.
Why Back Pyg Farmer? Not only is Pyg Farmer a fun and unique game to add to your collection, Pyg Farmer is $10 below retail, includes free/discounted international shipping, stretch rewards, comes with awesome wooden pyg meeples, every backer gets named/credited on our website, 30-day money back guarantee, and you'll help us get this great game made!
What are the funds used for? Production, art, advertising, shipping (we subsidize the shipping costs for our backers), freight, packaging, and food for the pygs.
Pyg Farmer is a game designed by Rich Nelson (maker of the popular game Storm the Castle!). Pyg Farmer is a fast-playing 2-4 player tile and meeple based game involving tough decisions, resource management, competition, humor, and plenty of treachery. You'll take the role of a goblin farmer raising temperamental, orcish Pygs that can mutate into strange new beasts at any moment! Pyg Farmer isn't a "filler/light game" - it's for those who enjoy varied game decisions, multiple paths to victory, and loaded with humor. The majority of what you do is not based on random elements but by how well you play!
DIFFERENT WAYS TO WIN: Pyg Farmer allows for different paths to victory thus ensuring a unique experience each time played. Whether you're a builder, explorer, goal/objective completer, invader, trader, backstabber, or resource hog (no pun intended) - you'll be able to win!
PLAY STYLE DRIVEN: You'll be competing with other farmers to complete both secret and public goals (objectives) to score awards given by the town mayor. Goals vary and require you to turn in a certain number of resources or complete different game objectives. Once players reach the pre-determined award limit, you'll score for victory points (VPs). VPs are scored in different ways to reward different play styles including: who completed the most goals, who has the most resources, most land, if you invaded another player's farm, most farm upgrades, and more.
You'll start the game on your farm tile. Soon you'll need to start exploring new lands to make room for your ever-breeding pygs that you'll use for a variety of reasons. How you use your goblin farmer is also instrumental.You'll have to decide whether to keep your goblin farmer at the farm to create additional resources, or use him to rally your pygs into a mighty invasion force!
Your turns will involve managing scarce resources, completing secret and public goals, upgrading your farm with new wonderful contraptions, exploring new lands to settle, buying and selling resources at the market, trading with other players and engaging in deadly pyg battles, and more!
Mutations: Some action cards will allow you to mutate your pygs giving them strange new powers that may or may not be in your best interest!
Feelings! In the midst of all this you're going to have to manage your pyg's very sensitive feelings: Love, Playtime, and Safety. For example, harvest too many pygs for resources and you can only imagine how they'll start feeling about you. Interrupt their playtime by exploring new lands or marching them off to battle, then expect a revolt. Being attacked too often? Well watch that safety plunge!
SEASONS: Players take their turns in each of the four different seasons with each of them having unique bonuses and penalties. In Spring will your pygs be in the mood for love to make baby pyglets? In Summer will you be ready for your harvest and potential invasions? In Fall will you have enough resources to trade with other players? Finally, in Winter will you have enough food to feed your growing hordes!?
MARKET: Think you know how to buy low and sell high? You'll have to carefully plan what, when, and how you sell. You may want to drive prices up high by selling your resources but be careful, another player may have that resource and sell it on their turn making a goblin's fortune!
GAME LENGTH: Pyg Farmer allows you to set how long you want the game to play based on how many awards are needed to trigger the end game. Want a game in about 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, then play to 5 awards. Want longer? Simply adjust the number of awards needed. Awards are given by completing public and secret goals (objectives).
As a thank you, the more we fund, the more we can add to Pyg Farmer - you deserve this for helping us make this unique and very fun game!
PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT the final layout nor edited version of the rules - more graphics, enhancements etc., to come before final printing - Click here
We've endeavored to make shipping as affordable as possible for our backers and are subsidizing most of the costs. Based on your location below, add the following cost to your pledge level:
- US - Free Shipping
- Canada $10.00
- EU: Western Europe $15 (UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Germany, and Sweden).
- EU: Eastern Europe $18 (Cyprus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Malta, Romania, Slovenia, and Slovakia).
- China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, rest of mainland Asia $20
- Central and South America: $15.00
- Russia, Israel, Australia, Middle East, Africa, Pacific Islands, and everywhere else $25.00
We've got a special Pyg Farmer promotion for our first game, Storm the Castle!, until the end of this campaign. Order Storm the Castle! on our website! Note: STC ships when you order from our website and regardless if you back Pyg Farmer.
RETAILERS: We welcome retailers to back and support Pyg Farmer. If backing, you'll need to provide proof of business (legit online web store, brick and mortar) after the project ends. We offer 45% off MSRP for purchases of 5+ copies.
THANK YOU for your support - without you this game can't be made.
Risks and challenges
1. We successfully delivered our previous popular board game project, Storm the Castle! But with any project, unforeseen delays can pop up. Pyg Farmer is about 95.03% complete with some remaining art needing to be completed. Otherwise we have the majority of files ready to send to the printer to begin work once we fund. Our estimated dates are based on projections - we'll do our absolute best to deliver on time but please note that things can happen that may push this date back that can be out of our control.
Usually, the more stretch rewards unlocked can put additional delays in estimates but we feel these rewards are worth it to our backers.
We'll keep the community updated with the progress of the project and answer questions as they arise. We've solidified the majority of components with the exception of the market/feeling's trackers. We're not sure if we'll use tokens, wooden cubes, or the crystals yet.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Mail us the complete game back within 30 days of receiving it (we send tracking info to all backers) no questions asked, and you'll receive your pledge amount less 10% due to the KS fees we incur.
We're looking at Amazon to fulfill the majority of shipping. They did a good job last time with our Storm the Castle! project. If there's significant damage during shipment, send us a picture and we'll send replacement parts.
This level is for those who just want to help out with a small donation. Thank you!Estimated delivery:
Pyg Master - Get Pyg Farmer at $10 off MSRP + All Stretch Rewards + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Hogger - Get x2 Pyg Farmer (give one as a gift) and save an additional $5 + x2 Stretch Rewards + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
Pyg Scribe- Get Pyg Farmer at $10 off MSRP + All Stretch Rewards + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart) + create two card's flavor text (we'll help if you need it) and get credited for it in the rules.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
Pyg Kreator- Get Pyg Farmer at $10 off MSRP + All Stretch Rewards + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart) + You'll help design a game card to be included in each copy and credited in the rules.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
RETAIL - Get x5 copies of Pyg Farmer at 45% off MSRP. US discounted shipping cost is included. Contact us for International shipping costs.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Big Boss Hog - Get x5 copies of Pyg Farmer and save an extra $15 + All Stretch Rewards x5 + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart) + your name in the rule book.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
Pyg of ME- Get Pyg Farmer at $10 off MSRP + All Stretch Rewards + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart) + we'll create a custom game card with your likeness/or art idea on it - yes you'll turn into a pyg :)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
The ENDLESS appetite - Get x10 copies of Pyg Farmer and save an extra $25 + All Stretch Rewards x10 + Free US shipping and low international shipping (see shipping chart) + your name in the rule book + We'll dedicate a card after you (and name it on the card) + a special personalized video thank you.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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