Welcome to Belfort, where Elves, Dwarves, and Gnomes work together and in conjunction with the town guilds to build a small village into a bustling city! In this worker placement/area control game, 2-5 players will need to collect several resources and use them to create buildings and maintain control over city districts to propel themselves to victory!
First published in 2011, Belfort has been out of print for too long, so TMG has decided to bring it back in a new and updated format as part of our glorious 10th Anniversary Extravaganza! We are working hard to make sure this edition will be truly something special, and will be a welcome addition to the collections of those who have played the game before, and those who are brand new to the experience.
In addition, Belfort: The Expansion Expansion, which is also out of print, will be brought back as part of this campaign, so owners of the original game who previously missed out will be able to complete their Belfort experience.
OK - for those of you who own everything that is Belfort, Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Lim have been working with us and designed a NEW Expansion! Belfort: The New Expansion has never before seen content and is completely compatible with any edition of Belfort that waspreviously published. Will you have the Queen of Belfort travel the city? Will Belfort's Heritage Preservation Society change the playing field? Will Ms. Parks and Mr. Rex help or hurt the players as they attempt to win the favor of the locksmith's guild and claim the Key to Belfort? All of these are part of this NEW expansion that makes Belfort even more dynamic and exciting to play!
Finally, the original artist Josh Cappel was excited to hear about the new content and the new edition - so much so that he has cleared off his busy schedule to lend us his enormous talents for the new expansion material and to punch up the old art for this new addition.
So why doesn't the new expansion have a name? That is an excellent question.
TMG has several ideas of what we want to use, but we also want to see what our backers think as well. That is why we are inviting you to offer up your ideas as to what you think the name of the expansion should be. Down below you will find the rules for the expansion. Take a look at them and offer up what you think would be the perfect name for the Belfort expansion. Once the campaign has concluded, we will make a final decision on the name!
But now...let's talk about what is IN the expansion!
Less Red Tape Rules
This rules set is designed to both speed up play and also focuses on precision timing for the players to challenge each other to come out on top in the end!
Heritage Preservation Society
This module will take spots from each district and restrict their use. For use when you have less then the full 5 players, it will shorten the playing field making for tougher decisions for all master builders!
The Queen of Belfort
Players will move the Queen to different districts in Belfort. When they build where she is located they will activate and gain one of her many powers!
The Parks & Rex
Ms. Parks (a Dryad) and Mr. Rex (a Lizardfolk) will travel the village districts. Depending upon where they are, they will alter how that part of Belfort scores - clever players will position themselves and these two bylaw officials for maximum effectiveness!
The Key to Belfort
The Locksmith Guild is one of the most powerful in the city! When you have them at your back, you will gain their influence - but beware, for they are fickle, and if another player has their ear, all of their help will vanish!
Important Note for Brazilian Backers:
A Kronos Games já disponibilizou o fantástico Belfort de volta ao Brasil. Agora, nós estamos oferecendo uma grande oportunidade para que você eleve ainda mais a sua experiência de jogo através da nova expansão e moedas de metal que poderão ser utilizadas em sua cópia em português de Belfort. Ao término da campanha você poderá escolher a versão de Belfort Limited Edition da Kronos Games como um add-on no Pledge Manager, caso prefira a versão em português. É necessário apoiar ao menos $1 para ser convidado ao pledge manager.
TMG is proud to support retail game stores and offer them a special Retailer pledge level. This is for US addresses only. If overseas please use a freight forwarder. Free shipping to the US address.
The Retailer Pledge provides access to a post campaign pledge manager where stores can order up to 8 sets of game w/ expansions for each physical store location. Stores that order 8 sets will get one free demo copy of the base game for their stores as well.
Proof of Retail Business will have to be provided to TMG prior to finalization of pledge manager.
People have come to expect a premium experience when choosing to support a TMG game on Kickstarter. Belfort will follow our high quality shipping standard of being bubble wrapped, boxed individually and then boxed up again before being shipped to you. This will ensure that your copy arrives in pristine condition, ready to enjoy.
You may be scanning this campaign page for a list of stretch goals - this is a Kickstarter campaign right? They have to be on here somewhere...
Well, much like our previous 10th Anniversary Campaign for Homesteaders, we will not be using Stretch Goals for this campaign. We are pre-loading up the Anniversary edition with component upgrades (did I mention the metal coins and the painted wood meaning no more stickers?) along with the already fantastic components that Belfort originally included.
All of our backers are going to get exactly what they deserve - a fantastic game/expansion with top notch art and components as you have come to expect from TMG at a discounted price!
That being said, the TMG team may have a surprise or two up our sleeves...
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 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, the comments page will continue to be monitored on a semi-regular basis, but any questions about the campaign should be directed through normal TMG support lines, or through direct message on Kickstarter. 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 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 published and delivered dozens of games across the globe. Some that were funded on Kickstarter and some that were not. Because of this, TMG feels that there should be no concern as to whether a crowd funded game will be delivered - it will.
TMG's main focus with any of our games is making sure we detect and pre-emptively manage potential sources of delay during the production and fulfillment process, along with communicating clear expectations and information throughout the campaign and continuing to do so after the funding period ends.
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