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Design unique and beautiful cities in this partnership-driven, 20-minute, competitive tile-drafting game for 1-7 players.
Design unique and beautiful cities in this partnership-driven, 20-minute, competitive tile-drafting game for 1-7 players.
Design unique and beautiful cities in this partnership-driven, 20-minute, competitive tile-drafting game for 1-7 players.
5,287 backers pledged $221,265 to help bring this project to life.

Stretch Goals Revealed, a Survey, and Avatars

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Hello from snowy St. Louis! I'm incredibly honored that you chose to support Between Two Cities in the first 24 hours, and I'm elated that you've given us the opportunity to produce Ben and Matthew's game. Thank you so much.

Stretch Goals

I'm particularly honored that you chose to support Between Two Cities based on what we've already packed into the 10x10x2-inch box. This project doesn't have a ton of stretch goals because the game itself is a streamlined gateway game.

However, we do have some fun stretch goals. I'll post the chart below and then talk about a few of these goals.

As you can see, we've already reached two of the stretch goals. 1500 backers comes from the minimum print run needed to produce a board game--that goal unlocked a fully illustrated scoreboard. I look forward to sharing the art for the scoreboard when it's ready.

Without you knowing it, you also unlocked the second stretch goal: variations in the shop tile art. You're basically getting 16 unique shop tiles instead of the same shop tile repeated 16 times. The intent here is to really bring your cities to life--the tiles will have a mix of different shrubbery, flowers, and people. The building itself will remain the same, as it would be confusing to have 16 totally different buildings. I look forward to sharing some examples with you soon now that we've unlocked that goal!

I'll talk about the other goals in upcoming updates, particularly the solo expansion designed by Morten Monrad Pedersen and the seating randomizer deck, which you're going to help us design!

Backer Poll

I'm always curious about the various connections backers have to our projects. So I've created the first of several backer polls for Between Two Cities on this page. You can select all options that apply to you.

Avatars

We have a badge of honor to celebrate you, our launch day backers! If you'd like to update your backer profile with this image during the Between Two Cities campaign, simply click on your name in the upper right hand corner of this page and select "edit profile."

 We love our first-time backers, but the people who have supported all 5 of our tabletop game projects hold a special place in our hearts. Here's an avatar just for them:

Reviews and Interviews

We are extremely grateful to the reviewers and bloggers who took the time to review Between Two Cities and interview me (Jamey) and the designers (Ben and Matthew) before the project. If you're curious about the story of how Between Two Cities came to be or you want to hear a reviewer's perspective on the game, I would highly recommend checking out some of these links.

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Which two cities you've never visited are on the top of your must-visit list?

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      Jimmy Lin on February 28, 2015

      Wow. Did not expect someone to mention Singapore. It is where I am from. A very small sovereign country.

      Personally, I would love to visit any city in Japan. I like Japanese culture, though some aspects may be a bit weird. Japanese people are the most courteous/nicest I have ever met. Next on the list would be Istanbul, Turkey.

    2. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 27, 2015

      @Greg: You are indeed! :)

    3. Greg M on February 27, 2015

      My two cities are Adelaide, Australia and Singapore.

      PS: I am now officially rocking a Day 1 Backer avatar. I think. This is sort of a field test too. 8-)

    4. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Daniel: I've heard great things about Prague, and Venice has come up a number of times here. Good picks. And thank you for owning all of our games! I appreciate that.

    5. Daniel Risse
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      The two cities I'd like to visit for the first time are Prague, Czech Republic and Venice, Italy.

      The two cities I'd like to visit again are Paris, France and Queenstown, New Zealand.

      I have the pleasure of owning all of your games. They are superb qualify and craftsmanship. Excited for the new addition, and a new set of treasure boxes.

    6. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Klaus: The shops won't, but the Taverns (of which there are 4 different subtypes) will.

    7. Klaus Ole Kristiansen on February 26, 2015

      Will the shops have different signs, showing that they sell different goods? Or will the all be horseshoedealerships?

    8. Captain Matt on February 26, 2015

      @Julia I agree the solo rules are a lot of fun. I think we will have no problem hitting them.

    9. Julia Gosztyla Ziobro
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      Oh, and can I mention, having proofread the solo rules, I REALLY want to meet that stretch goal!

    10. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Sonny: I spent some time just outside Dublin in a castle hotel called Clontarf Castle a few years ago--it was awesome.

      @Steven: London and Tokyo are awesome cities! Hopefully you'll get the chance to go there someday.

      @Malcolm: Very cool idea with the rugby tournament.

      @Julia: Istanbul is definitely in my top 5. :)

    11. Julia Gosztyla Ziobro
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      Sydney, Australia, and Anchorage are on my list. Also, Istanbul. Oh holy cow, I need to win one of those "fly free for a year" contests!!

    12. Malcolm Norman on February 26, 2015

      For me it would be a visit to Rome to see England play Italy in the Six Nations Rugby (all being well that will be this time next year) and back to Rhodes as the Old Town is just oozing history.

    13. Steven H. on February 26, 2015

      I'm not much of a traveler. But if I suddenly had the funds and time to do so, I'd think I'd need to at least experience London, England and Tokyo, Japan at least once each.

    14. 1soni
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      I'd like to visit Dublin and see some castles. Rome and it's ancient buildings.
      I'm sorry that I don't own all of your games, but someday I will.

    15. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      Jay: That's correct.

    16. Jay on February 26, 2015

      So, if all stretch goals are hit we gonna get 33 additional cards, no additional tiles, right ???

    17. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Gizensha: It'll make more sense soon, but basically one card will be drawn at the beginning of the game to determine the seating order based on something quantifiable. For example, if the "age" card is drawn, players will sit around the table based on their age.

    18. Stephen on February 26, 2015

      Probably a daft question, but... Why does the seating randomiser deck stretch goal consist of 10 cards for a 7 player game?

      Cities to visit: Pompei, in part to visit the ancient city of Pompei. The second city is harder for me to figure out - Possibly Munich; Not because of the city itself, but because I believe it's close enough to daytrip to one of Ludwig's better castles from, and I'd very much like to visit one of those at some point. But I also want to go to one of the Scandinavian countries at some point to see the aurora borealis, so possibly a city in that (very large) part of the world, and I'm enough of a game show geek (I actually met my fiance through doing live commentaries on the British version of Deal or No Deal online, of all things) that I'd probably pick 'one that has hosted Eurovision' for the specific city...

    19. Guillaume Leclerc on February 26, 2015

      Backed them all, but Viticulture through being one of the lucky Canadian to snag it as part of the Euphoria Kickstarter. I was refreshing many times a day hoping to snipe one of those slots and got it on the last day!

    20. Jonathan Warren on February 26, 2015

      "You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford" Samuel Johnson

      Yes, indeed. London is the greatest city in the world!

    21. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Thomas: So close! I appreciate you bearing the ambassador badge, though. :)

    22. Thomas Chidester on February 26, 2015

      One campaign short of "All Things"! Didn't learn about Kickstarter until after the first. Though I have made up for it by currently owning two copies of Viticulture!

    23. Katy Adams on February 26, 2015

      I'd really settle for visiting any of the villages in that region, but your question said to choose specific cities... And I like how that city name sounds. :)

    24. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Bradley: Indeed, the food is excellent in Osaka. Great okonomiyaki and ramen there.

      @Katy: Manarola! Very specific. I'd like to go to Naples and eat pizza for a week.

      @Jeffrey: Those are two very different selection--nice variety!

    25. Jeffery Charles
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      Munich, Germany & Brisbane, Australia.

    26. Katy Adams on February 26, 2015

      My list of cities to visit is quite extensive (someday I'll start checking places off of it), but 2 from the top of the list are Venice and Manarola, Italy (or any of the other little villages in the Cinque Terre region).

    27. Bradley Zakany on February 26, 2015

      Osaka (I hear the food scene is better than Tokyo's) and Zakany (actually it is a village in Hungary, but I am going to say it counts).

    28. Jamey Stegmaier 8-time creator
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      @Eric: After hearing a lot of people list Barcelona as their favorite city, I'm curious about it too.

      @Anna: You're a backer of all the things! Thank you. :) Tokyo is really cool--it's massive. You can stand at the top of a skyscraper and not see the edges of the city.

      @Adam: Yeah, London is a great place to spend at least a few days exploring.

    29. Adam Kranzel on February 26, 2015

      I'd like to go back to London, with time to actually explore this time.

    30. Anna on February 26, 2015

      Love them backer portraits! :D

      I want to go to Tokyo and any European city. I just want to go to Europe!

    31. D. Eric Ortega on February 26, 2015

      I desperately hope to visit Rome and Barcelona.

      Can't wait to hear more about Automa (I love the Viticulture deck) and the seating randomizer sounds fun also.

    32. Tyler Martin
      Superbacker
      on February 26, 2015

      Aww man I wanted to be a snowflake. :)