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A tile-laying & settlement building game for 2-5 players inspired by the Prehistoric cities built in the Near East 10,000 years ago. Read more

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A tile-laying & settlement building game for 2-5 players inspired by the Prehistoric cities built in the Near East 10,000 years ago.

About this project

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If you missed the campaign and you still want to support us or if you want to make any changes, you can reach us via EMAIL or you can visit our Website and check out our Online Shop.

In Höyük each player represents a clan which will settle with other clans to erect a village. A replica of a Neolithic settlement will be built on the Höyük board using tiles to represent houses. Many additional pieces, such as ovens, shrines, and pens, will also aid a player in building their settlements. 

The purpose of the game is to build the best settlement and score the most victory points. There are multiple paths to victory with many choices along the way. The best Clan will prevail in Höyük!  

    

Note: The Stretch Goals have been adjusted because we were running a 2nd campaign at the same time with this one, that is why we reached the most of them faster!

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Our goal is to produce this game with superior quality.  In order to achieve this goal we need your support to reach our funding goal of $15,000.  This will help us to cover production costs which include things such as set-up costs, printing, packaging, shipping, taxation, molds, and illustrations.  You can help us not only by backing the project, but also promoting the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Forums, and Reddit.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact us at magecompanyinfo@gmail.com.

English rulebook  - Click and download

German rulebook - Click and download 

French rulebook - Click and download

What Total Value Means: In each pledge level we state the total value of that reward. This value includes the value of that product/s and the shipping fees. This way you will be able to know the fees you save. In each pledge level we separate packs and offers for different countries, so be very careful before you pledge.

USA Backers: Shipping takes place via Fedex. You will receive your products on time, safely and you do not pay additional taxes or handling fees.

EU Backers: Shipping takes place via DHL from within Europe. Thanks to that, you will receive your products on time, and you will not pay additional taxes or handling fees.

Canadian Backers: The shipping fees we have calculated in the pledge level are based on delivery via Fedex. That means the ship fees are much less than USPS BUT most of the packs will be subject to customs so you may pay more. Of course we can change that and send your order via USPS but you will have to pay more ship fees ($10-$35) depending on the order and the final size. If you want us to use USPS just contact us before you pledge.

Australian-Asian Backers: Shipping fees takes place from China via courier in order to keep as low as possible the ship fees. This way you will not have to wait anymore much longer to receive your goods + there will be a safety regarding the products' delivery at your door.

All other Backers: This one includes people who live in countries like Brazil, Peru etc. In these regions as well as few more we use USPS. You don't have to pay any customs or taxes etc BUT shipping fees are much higher. We pay a part of these fees and try to do the best as we can for you.

Pledge Level $95It is not available for Asian or Australian Backers. . Höyük will be shipped from China for these regions and we don’t have stock in China. The remaining stock is in Europe and USA and that means we will have to send separated packs. So the charges are much higher. However we search for a solution.

Behind this project there is a company experienced with designing, producing and delivering games.  With each project we introduce new improvements in order to offer better services. Höyük has been tested by at least 15 groups. Kickstarter is the way to make this game known to the board gaming community with your help we know we can do it!

 

 Check out our campaign on Spieleschmiede, a crowdfunding platform for all kinds of creative board gaming ideas.

Editing: Alexander Argyropoulos, Michael Andresakis  

Game Designer: Pierre Canuel

Illustrator: Anthony Cournoyer

Rules Editing: Marc Specter, Michael Andresakis, Robert Searing, Rahdo  

Director of Operations: Alexander Argyropoulos

Shamanism: Michael Andresakis 

3D: Paul Presley

Playtesters & Supporters: Dusan Takac by Deskohevry and his Gaming Group, Paco Garcia Jaen by GMS Magazine, Tony Cimino, Andreas Temmingk, Rahdo, Undead Viking, Malte Kuhle, Markus Weihrauch from Joystick, Eric Bryan Seuthe II by Seuthe Tabletop Game Review Blog, David McMillan, David McMillan, Luca Colaneri by Stuff Balenaludens, Ben Gerber by Troll in the Corner, John DiGiacomo, Justin Lomprey, Nerdbloggers, Ben Searcy, Robert Kirby, Carl Miller, Matthew Henricks, Jeremy, Isabelle, Francois, MarieLene, Sylvie (et Camille), Christophe, Etienne, Joseph, Louise, Klaus, Luisa, Genia, Luci, Monica, Fafase, Philo, the Imdrasil team (Arnstein, Idar, John, Jorn, Roy, Stein, Thor Andre …), Christian, Michal, Alessio, Martin, S.Bruck, Pascal Cormier, Tonym301, the R&S team, the Ruphus team (Eirik, Idar, John Magne, Julius, Kim, Nicolai, Vegard), Jean Marc, Anna, David, Matthias, Adrien, Antoire et Amaury, Aaron (rules and proofreading). Special acknowledgement to Ian Hodder and his supportive enthusiasm. 

Risks and challenges

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BEFORE PLEDGING ON THIS CAMPAIGN.

PRODUCTION RISKS
Even though we do our best to unsure a quality product and a fast production, there is always the risk of delays. Supplier shortage, holidays and weather conditions are just a few of the reasons a production could be delayed. MAGE Company should not be held responsible for delays caused by third parties.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If after you receive your order, you find out that there are items missing, please contact us at magecompanyinfo@gmail.com and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible.
If your package arrives damaged, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at magecompanyinfo@gmail.com. We will send you replacements for the damaged items as soon as possible.

DELIVERY DATE
Our current estimation for delivery is August 2014. We are optimistic that this campaign will be delivered sooner than that. However history has shown that no matter how well you plan things, there is always a chance of delays caused by third parties. Please understand that we want your orders to be delivered quickly as much as you do.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS
If a package is not delivered due to a backers fault (wrong address given, backer didn’t claim the delivered package from their post office, etc) , the backer may be requested to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be sent out again.

DELIVERY ADDRESS
As soon as this campaign is over, you will be requested to complete a survey through which you can let us know which items you have ordered as well as where you would like us to ship your order to. By keeping in mind that your order may be shipped sooner or later than the estimated date, please give us an address that will surely not change. (If for example you think that you may be moving to a new house around June, please give us the address of a friend or relative to ensure a successful delivery)

SHIPPING
Please read the Shipping section above.

UPDATES
Through this campaign you may receive updates on MAGE Company's upcoming projects.

BY PLACING A PLEDGE ON THIS CAMPAIGN, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE RISKS & CHALLENGES STATED IN THIS SECTION.

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MAGE Company

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    8 backers

    TORCH: - Every donation helps! Thank you for your support.

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    LITHOGRAPHY: Your name included as a supporter on our website and you will receive a digital wallpaper inspired from the era of Höyük.

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    7 backers Limited (93 left of 100)

    GrandCon PACK PICKUP: You will receive 1 copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $55).

    Pledge an additional $18 to receive 1 copy of Wrong Chemistry.

    NOTE: You will have to wait until September for GrandCon in Grand Rapids, Michigan where you can come and pick up your reward.

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    234 backers

    USA BACKERS - SHAMAN: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $65). Pledge $45 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Ships Free. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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    21 backers

    ESSEN SPIEL PACK PICKUP: You will receive 1 copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $55).

    Pledge an additional $18 to receive 1 copy of Wrong Chemistry.

    NOTE: You will have to wait until October for Essen Spiel in Germany where you can come and pick up your reward from our Booth.

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    22 backers

    CANADIAN BACKERS - SHAMAN: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $75). Pledge $55 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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    80 backers

    EUROPEAN BACKERS - SHAMAN: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $80). Pledge $55 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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    9 backers

    ASIAN BACKERS - SHAMAN: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goal (total value: $85). Pledge $60 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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    20 backers

    AUSTRALIAN BACKERS - SHAMAN: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $95). Pledge $65 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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    2 backers

    ALL OTHER BACKERS (i.e: Brazil, Peru) - HOMO SAPIENS: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $105). Pledge $70 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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    16 backers Limited (34 left of 50)

    USA BACKERS - MAGE PACK: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals + 1 copy of Wrong Chemistry + 1 copy of Expand Your Lab + 1 copy of Bonus Nobel Prize Scientists (total value: $115). Pledge $75 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

    This pledge level is not available for Australian and Asian Backers - See Shipping Section.

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    12 backers Limited (38 left of 50)

    CANADIAN & EU BACKERS - MAGE PACK: You will receive 1 Copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals + 1 copy of Wrong Chemistry + 1 copy of Expand Your Lab + 1 copy of Bonus Nobel Prize Scientists (total value: $125). Pledge $80 each for up to 2 additional Reward Packs.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

    This pledge level is not available for Australian and Asian Backers - See Shipping Section.

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    15 backers

    US & EU RETAIL PACK - HOYUK: You will receive 5 Copies of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals.

    Our retail pack is only only retailers located in Europe and USA. For other locations the ship fees are much higher, therefore you should first contact us here. Note that we will verify if you are a real store. In case you are not a retailer you will receive 3 copies of the game.

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above. Please read details about the Shipping Methods in the Shipping Section of our campaign.

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Funding period

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