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Nemo is gone, but his machines have opened a whole new world to us! Become the master of Nautilus Industries!
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 In Nautilus Industries, players will take on the role of a business owner who seeks their fortune at the bottom of the sea. Word has spread of the riches that can be gathered from the depths, and the race to mine these rare earth elements has begun! 

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Any of these items can be added to any pledge, simply add the $ amount listed in CAD. We will have the item break down in the survey following the campaign end.

-Cloth bag- to add an additional embroidered bag to your pledge please add: $5 for North America, $7 for EU and $10 anywhere else in the world.

-Dice- To add an additional set of 6 custom dice to your pledge please add $5 for North America, $7 for the EU and $10 for the rest of the world.

-Coins- To add an additional set of 100 custom metal coins to your pledge please add $30 for North America, $40 for the EU and $50 for the rest of the world.

 ** If we reach our funding goal each copy of Nautilus Industries will already include high quality components like thick cardboard board tiles, large (3x5") linen stocks, acrylic gems, and fantastic art and graphic design by John Ariosa and Peter Wocken! We will be producing a high quality game from the start. These stretch goals are a way for us to say thanks, involve you in the game creation, and to make a great game even better!

Graphic Design by Peter Wocken, Illustration by John Ariosa
Graphic Design by Peter Wocken, Illustration by John Ariosa
Component Overview, 2-6 players
Component Overview, 2-6 players
Game Board Tile (5x8")
Game Board Tile (5x8")
Player board (5x8")
Player board (5x8")
Stock Certificates (3x5")
Stock Certificates (3x5")
Market board (8.5 x 11")
Market board (8.5 x 11")

The game is played in three phases, the Action Phase, the Market Phase, and the Upkeep Phase. These phases are repeated until game end. The player with the most money (cash+stock values) at the end of the game is the winner!  

During the Action Phase players will take actions, in turn order, that include: Sending mining subs to the depths for specific elements, upgrading their warehouse capability, changing the order of the board tiles, switching resource locations, or investing in one of 5 companies.

During the Market Phase players will resolve the game boards in order by collecting the resources they mined, and either selling them or holding on to them. When players sell resources the commodity price of that resource goes down to reflect the market demand, but the stock value of the company using that resource goes up accordingly. 

 During the Upkeep Phase the game boards are each resupplied with 5 random gems from the bag, and the first player marker moves clockwise one player. 

 The actions you can take in Nautilus Industries are simple, making the game quick to learn and teach. It also means there is very little down time between turns. However, the variety of things you can manipulate and accomplish with these actions makes each game a rich, involved, and exciting experience. Your actions are limited, so use them wisely!

Board Game Geek Page 

Download the rules here:

English

French

German

Dutch

** Italian rules coming soon

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 Rahdo says: "There is a surprising amount going on for such a simple, fast playing game!"

"It is about the really smart, and very tactical market driven game, in combination with a really cool worker placement game. This works quite nicely"

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 Ryan says: "For fans of economic management games, Nautilus Industries will make a splash. The rules are simple, and it flows along at a decent pace. Yet even though turns are pretty straightforward, there is a whole lot of decision-making going on under the surface. It has players making calculated decisions on buying, selling, and trying to undermine other players, but it does so via control of the marketplace versus direct conflict. Nautilus has you not only focusing on your own ambitions, but it encourages you to keep an eye on the guy in the submarine next to you too."

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Chris says: " I give it a rating of 8.0 out of a possible 10, which will see it entered solidly in the Life in Games Top 50 Games when I next update the list."

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Jeremiah says: "Boatloads of decisions, along with great player interaction and strategy, make Nautilus Industries one of the best games to hit Kickstarter this year!"

Click here for a bonus Cardboard Jungle Podcast episode with Mike!
Click here for a bonus Cardboard Jungle Podcast episode with Mike!
  • Kickstarter Exclusive Deluxe version, only available through Kickstarter! (extra Deluxe components may be available separately after the campaign from our website)
  • Backing from outside of Canada saves you money! Look at the CAD to USD and EUR conversion chart below.
  • Money back Guarantee- If for any reason your not satisfied with Nautilus Industries when you get it, you can send it back within 30 days for a full refund! 
  • We need Kickstarter backers like you to make Nautilus Industries a reality. Your support now makes the difference!
  • Each stretch goal that gets unlocked makes the Deluxe game better for everyone, and for way below what it would sell for at MSRP!

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If you want to add one of these custom wood inserts to your pledge please add $20 in North America, $30 for the EU and $40 for the rest of the world.
If you want to add one of these custom wood inserts to your pledge please add $20 in North America, $30 for the EU and $40 for the rest of the world.
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Risks and challenges

This is our second project. Our first project, Space Junk is being printed right now and will be shipped to backers shortly.

We have all of the artwork and design assets complete, except the rules book, which is underway and will be done shortly. We are confident in our team, game, and the manufacturer we are using, so pledge with confidence, we will deliver!

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    LAMPLIGHTER

    You get access to the full color, full art Print and Play version of Nautilus Industries! You will be on our website as a Lamplighter! You will also receive all updates.

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    BASE GAME

    You will receive 1 base copy of Nautilus Industries! No stretch goals included in this pledge.

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    EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION

    1 copy of Nautilus Industries with all stretch goals plus a Kickstarter exclusive, alternate design box sleeve! The deluxe version of the game will be as good as you make it by unlocking stretch goals! This complete version will not be available outside of Kickstarter!

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    DELUXE BULK PACK

    Includes 4 Exclusive Deluxe Edition copies of Nautilus Industries and all unlocked stretch goals!

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    RETAILER DELUXE PACK (6 copies)

    Includes 6 deluxe copies of Nautilus Industries and all stretch goals. (only available as a set through KS) You must be a registered retailer to use this level.

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    STOCK SIGNATURE

    Have your signature on one of the 30 stock certificates available in game! You will have your signature in the owner space of 1 single stock. Every copy of Nautilus Industries printed will have your name! This pledge level also includes 1 copy of Nautilus Industries DELUXE and all stretch goals.

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    SECRETARY

    Have your signature as the company secretary on all 5 of one type of stock in Nautilus Industries! Every copy printed will have your name on 5 stocks! This pledge level also includes 1 copy of Nautilus Industries DELUXE and all stretch goals.

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    PRESIDENT

    Have your signature as the company president on all 5 of one type of stock in Nautilus Industries! Every copy printed will have your name on 5 stocks! This pledge level also includes 1 copy of Nautilus Industries DELUXE and all stretch goals.

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