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It is time for the war ravaged kingdoms to rebuild, but their treasuries lay barren. In order to get the gold they need, they will have to turn to the wealthiest - and most dangerous! - individual they know...

The Dragon!

In Jesse Li's (Flow of History, Ponzi Scheme) Dragon's Interest, you will be the leader of one of these kingdoms, and it will be up to you to outbid, out maneuver, and out play your opponents to come out on top. You will borrow gold from the draconian loan shark on the mountain to finance your improvements, but you will need to make sure you have ample reserves on hand when the Dragon comes calling, because if you can't pay her back, she will take out her anger on you and your kingdom, laying waste to all you hold dear!

Dragon's Interest combines the slightly modified negotiation elements of Jesse Li's previous design, Ponzi Scheme, with secret bidding, bluffing, and enhanced interaction with the other players. Only the player who does the best job in rebuilding a large and diverse Kingdom will come out on top in this mid-weight Euro style strategy game!


You may notice that the components for the Deluxified™ version of Dragon's Interest are already improved and are not dependent upon Stretch Goals to be upgraded. We are loading up Dragon's Interest with top of the line additions from the get go so all of our backers don't have to worry if they are going to get a full Deluxified™ game with their pledge - they will! - and as the campaign continues, we have several additions in mind that will make the Deluxified™ version even better!  


Tasty Minstrel Games is of the opinion that amazing games should also look amazing while you are playing them. This is why we offer an upgraded version of our releases when we have a Kickstarter campaign. Ever since we first undertook this process, with the game Orleans, the Deluxified™ versions of our games have proven to be fan favorites, and we think that our  Deluxified™ version of Dragon's Interest will continue this amazing tradition that some of our other games like Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done and Yokohama helped forge.

We will make enough copies of the Deluxified™ Dragon's Interest for Kickstarter Backers, some replacement copies, and some for convention sales in Limited Quantity. Backing this Kickstarter at the Deluxified™ level is the only way that you can guarantee yourself a Deluxe copy of Dragon's Interest.

Click on the banner above to read the rules to Dragon's Interest!
Click on the banner above to read the rules to Dragon's Interest!

Keep an eye out here for the added bonuses we will add to the Deluxe version of Dragon's Interest as the campaign proceeds!

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Stay tuned for more reviews coming soon!


People have come to expect a premium experience when choosing to support a Deluxified™ TMG game. Dragon's Interest will follow our high quality shipping standard of being bubble wrapped inside a custom fitted box to ensure maximum safety when being shipped to you.. This will ensure that your copy arrives in pristine condition, ready to enjoy.    

What does Friendly Shipping mean? It means that for each of the above countries we will be sending bulk shipments to fulfillment partners paying VAT and fulfilling more directly. We have also done all we can to ensure that globally everyone has a good experience with the best shipping options that we could source. Whenever a shipping partner has the games and is ready to ship, we give the green light. This means that some parts of the world might receive their game a few weeks before other places. This is done so that you get your game the earliest we are able to get it to you!

Our pledge manager will be handled by our awesome partner, Crowdox!
Our pledge manager will be handled by our awesome partner, Crowdox!

Friendly Local Game Stores are an invaluable part of this hobby that we love, and we appreciate everything they do to bring value to the industry. 

This is what we will be offering to verified Retailers:

* 50% off MSRP - retailers will pay $50 for each copy of the Deluxe game. 

* Free Shipping to US addresses

* A $30 up front pledge to reserve your copies before you finalize your purchase in our pledge manager

*  Ability to communicate directly with us via our Facebook Retailer Group -- This is available all the time now, not just for Backers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/TMGRetailers/ 

*  Individual Backers will have their games shipped first with Retailers having their copies sent immediately after. 

*  Deluxified™ units do not go through distribution. The only place to get them is direct from TMG on Kickstarter, conventions, or some pledge managers on future Kickstarters. After this campaign is concluded, TMG will sell Deluxified™ Dragon's Interest for $100.

*  There will be a minimum order of 4 Deluxified™ copies with a reasonable cap on maximum units purchased. 

* Each order will receive a free non-Deluxified™ copy to use for demo purposes within their store.

All of us here at TMG realize that a good relationship between publisher and backer during a crowdfunding campaign is paramount for it to be a success. It is our goal to make sure that the communication in the Kickstarter projects run by Tasty Minstrel Games will be among the most active and connected to be found on the crowd funding platform.      

To achieve this, TMG will do the following:  

For the first 7 days of the campaign, we will post updates at least once every 72 business hours. In addition, during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time on weekdays), the comments page will be monitored for questions and those will be answered by the TMG Staff.

After the first 7 days, while the campaign is live, we will update the campaign at least once a week. The comments page will continue to be checked on a regular basis (but not continuously monitored) every day and questions will be answered at those times.  

After the campaign has concluded, any questions about the campaign should be directed through normal TMG support lines. Updates will be sent whenever new, pertinent information about the campaign can be relayed to backers. If 30 days go by without new, pertinent information, a quick "all is well" update will be posted to maintain communication with our backers.  

After the games have been sent to our backers, and fulfillment has been completed, we will consider the campaign to be concluded, and any further communication would need to go through our normal email support lines. 

It is our mission and our intent that with these guidelines, our backers will enjoy an unprecedented level of connection to the campaign, ensuring a satisfying experience from the beginning of the campaign to the day that the game is delivered to them, and beyond.

Risks and challenges

Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) has delivered numerous games throughout the world. Some that were funded on Kickstarter and some that were not. As an established small games company, the real question is making sure we manage potential sources of delay and communicating clear expectations throughout the campaign and after the funding ends.

TMG is a team of individuals that are managing all aspects of the business which has helped to mitigate all of the various risks and challenges.

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