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Outwit your opponents in this blind-bidding, variable powers strategy game about building awesome Gadgets!
Outwit your opponents in this blind-bidding, variable powers strategy game about building awesome Gadgets!
451 backers pledged $12,083 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you so much for your support and let's close this campaign out strong!

Take on the role of an inventor jostling with your rivals for the resources required to build a collection of the quirkiest gadgets in our latest game Gadgeteers!

In Gadgeteers, you will secretly bid on the parts you require to build your most desired gadgets. Keen planning and clever bluffing will give you the edge you need to outwit your opponents.  

Once you build a gadget, you may utilize its special power to your advantage. If you are able to build the most valuable collection of gadgets, you will be the winning Gadgeteer!

This game is fun, quick, compact and engaging!  Playable in 20-30 minutes, for 2-4 players, ages 10+. 

 

*Approximate Size.  Actual dimensions may vary some as the components require. 

 

 

 

                                             

 Watch Rahdo's full runthrough of Gadgeteers!

 

                                                         

  

 

 

 

 

Read the full The Indie Game Report preview

 Read the full Gameosity preview

MORE PREVIEWS COMING SOON!

      

 

 

  

 Watch Cassie Elle walk you through how to play Gadgeteers!

If you're still on the fence about Gadgeteers, check out the low ink Print and Play! We believe in this game so much, we are willing to give you everything so you can see all of the components and try it all out yourself! We are confident that once you play it, you will come back to pledge for a full physical copy!

If you need more information, you will also find the rulebook included in the same link as the Print and Play! 

 

Low Ink Print and Play files for cards, tokens, and player screens! Full color manual included!
Low Ink Print and Play files for cards, tokens, and player screens! Full color manual included!

 

Gadgeteers is on TABLETOP SIMULATOR on Steam! 

If you would like another way to try the game, check out Gadgeteers on Tabletop Simulator!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=722782698

 

Gadgeteers including all unlocked stretch goals.
Gadgeteers including all unlocked stretch goals.

 Backers at all tiers can add on additional copies of Gadgeteers for $17 shipped US domestic and $24 shipped worldwide. Simply add the amount into your pledge and we will cover the rest in the surveys!

Gadgeteers, all unlocked stretch goals, and either Dino Dude Ranch or Dirigible Disaster.
Gadgeteers, all unlocked stretch goals, and either Dino Dude Ranch or Dirigible Disaster.

 

All copies of Dino Dude Ranch will include the add-on Velociraptors (wooden bits from the deluxe pack not included).
All copies of Dino Dude Ranch will include the add-on Velociraptors (wooden bits from the deluxe pack not included).
Gadgeteers, all unlocked stretch goals, Dino Dude Ranch, and Dirigible Disaster.
Gadgeteers, all unlocked stretch goals, Dino Dude Ranch, and Dirigible Disaster.

 

Game Mats 

The Game Mats are a great way to keep your game organized and add an even nicer look to your playing surface.  The mats will measure 14"x24", are topped with durable and vibrant fabric, and are backed with 1/16" of sturdy rubber.

There is a reward tier to include the mat with only Gadgeteers for an additional $19. Game Mats can also be added on to any reward tier for an additional $19. Simply adjust your pledge to reflect the amount (i.e. $44+$19+Shipping) and you will be all set!

A word about customs fees

This game comes in a small box with a low declaration value, so most international backers will not get charged customs or import fees.

 

We will be adding a nice insert to separate components inside the box!
We will be adding a nice insert to separate components inside the box!

 

Alternate tokens and Linen finish unlocked!
Alternate tokens and Linen finish unlocked!

 

The parts cards will be upgraded from cardstock thickness to a thick punchboard/cardboard thickness!
The parts cards will be upgraded from cardstock thickness to a thick punchboard/cardboard thickness!

 

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Mike Cofer and Dan Letzring have worked together on a number of projects (in a variety of roles), but this is the first game that they have designed together.  They would not let distance get between them as they would find time to play test new ideas with each other over Skype.  It is a surprise they can get anything done with all of the bickering that goes on between them, but they found a way to power through and create a great game.

Jesse Labbe (Cover Art, Characters, Parts Illustrations) - It cannot be said that Jesse is just an illustrator.  He writes, creates stories, designs games, and he also draws!  From creating a world in the Berona's War graphic novel series to the American Stickman Military vs. Monsters book to the Cross Hares board game, Jesse loves creating worlds for people to play in! Jesse has provided artwork for all of Letiman Games titles (Dino Dude Ranch, Dirigible Disaster and Gadgeteers!).

Alisha Volkman (Gadget blueprint art) - Alisha is a night owl of an artist. She loves making art as much as she loves gaming. She gets her artistic inspiration from friends and life.  When Alisha isn't drawing or gaming, she is taking care of her many reptiles and fuzzy animals!

         

Letiman Games is a small board game publisher in Rochester, NY whose main focus is great gateway games that are fun for groups of just adults but accessible for kids as well. We have run 3 successful Kickstarter campaigns, with 2 of them delivered and the third in the process of delivering!  We strive to deliver fun products that include high quality components and are priced reasonably.  Our goal is to bring family and friends together at the table with games! See you at the table!

OUR SINCEREST APPRECIATION TO THE MANY WHO HAVE HELPED US ALONG THE WAY!

We would like to thank (in no particular order) Jason Gough, Cassie Friedman, and Matt Holden of the IGA, Dustin Schwartz, Danica Enyart, Mike Wokasch (Fairway3 Games), Forrest Bower (Bower's Game Corner), Andrew Fisher (Gameosity), Andy Matthews (Meeple Mountain), Jonathan Liu (GeekDad), Eduardo Baraf (Edo's Reviews), Ryan Sanders (Inquisitive Meeple), Tom Gurganus (Go Forth and Game), James Hudson (Druid City Games), the guys at TGIK games, and Jimmy Carroll (BoardGameLinks). Lastly, we would like to give a shout out to our official playtesters: Steven Aramini, Amy Barnhouse, Frank Barnhouse, Dorothy Bryan, The Conklins, Carly Cook, Danny Devine, Daniel Grek, David Gumbrell, Eleanor Gumbrell, Nicholas Jamail, Eric Jome, Mike Letzring, Stephanie Letzring, Rick LouAllen, Sean & Karla MacDonald, Nate Moore, Nicholas Moore, Dustin Oakley, Ben Pierro, Simon Reid, Andrew J. Smith, Mike Wokasch, Owen Wokasch, Wes Yeager, Roland Yockell, Nicholas Yu

 

Risks and challenges

We have now had the experience in successfully funding three campaigns with the hopes of this being our fourth! Two of the three campaigns have fulfilled successfully with the third expected to fulfill on time before the end of this campaign!

Problems always have the potential to arise, but we have proven that honest and open communication is a top priority and we always work hard to keep backers in the loop with production all the way through to fulfillment, also posting many pictures in updates along the way. If a problem arises, chances are we have already dealt with a similar problem. If not, we have many friends in the industry that can help us to resolve any issues we are unfamiliar with.

Finally, we focus on one game at a time and we do not rush it out the door. Each project gets our complete attention before we move on to our next campaign (waiting ~8-13 months between campaigns). Gadgeteers will get our complete attention until it is in your hands.

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