Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 25, 2012.

    1. Wizball%20spectrum%20small.small

      Creator Peter "Wizball" Wilson on May 13, 2013

      Got my game today :D Have big gaming weekend coming up at Beer and Pretzels guess what I will be playing :D

    2. Wizball%20spectrum%20small.small

      Creator Peter "Wizball" Wilson on May 10, 2013

      Still no sigin here in teh UK anyone in teh UK got theirs?

    3. David%20larson%20at%20life%20hub1.small

      Creator David Larson on May 9, 2013

      OK, and by now I've opened the box. Wah, those chips are nice quality. They look and feel great. Thanks for springing for such quality. Obviously, this was a labor of love - it shows and it paid off. Cheers!

    4. David%20larson%20at%20life%20hub1.small

      Creator David Larson on May 8, 2013

      I just found my copy in my mailbox. Ann Arbor to Hong Kong in a little over a week. Nice. Thanks!

      I haven't found a microbrewery here, but there is a huge range of brews available. It will be good to have a selection on hand when I play this weekend. =]

    5. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Mark Moody on April 29, 2013

      Receive my two copies in Latvia today - faster shipping that I could have hoped for! Cheers!

    6. Missing_small

      Creator Charles S Mote Jr on April 22, 2013

      Pleasant surprise I received last Friday. Excited to finally have a decent game about beer!

    7. Wizball%20spectrum%20small.small

      Creator Peter "Wizball" Wilson on April 22, 2013

      Still not got mine here in the UK :(

    8. Drunkendwarfjpg.small

      Creator Chris Freeman Jr. on April 20, 2013

      Got mine today! Excited to get it to the table tomorrow!!

    9. Rigel_avatar.small

      Creator Brendan McLeod on April 19, 2013

      Nick - thank you for the update!

    10. Rigel_avatar.small

      Creator Brendan McLeod on April 19, 2013

      Hi Nick - like Gregory (whose comment you'll find below), I'm likewise confused by some of the material in the rulebook. The pips next to the ingredients on the recipe cards are not explained anywhere that I can see. I'm eager to hear the answers to his questions, and hope that you'll answer one of my own, as well: When does the player make the decision on the combination of playing & drawing Brewery cards for their turn? Do they choose at the beginning of the turn? Or can they either play or draw a card, and then elect to do something else after they've seen the results of that card? For that matter, the order for "On your turn" specifically says to play cards, then use ingredients, and then draw cards - is this meant to be a rigid turn order that each player follows? Or are all three of those simply options that any player can perform in any order on their turn?

      I eagerly await your reply. Thanks.

    11. Madmen_icon.small

      Creator Sean on April 19, 2013

      Showed up yesterday! Looks beautiful and I can't wait to play with a few Arrogant Bastards (the beer, not my fellow gamers).

    12. Missing_small

      Creator Gregory on April 18, 2013

      Nick,

      I debuted Pint Craft at our Game Night this week, and it was very well received. The game played well, the components are very substantial and asthetically pleasing, and the theme went well with the fine microbrews that we shared to accompany the game. We played with six players, and including time to parse the rulebook, we finished in under 90 minutes.

      There were a few details in the rules about which we had to make educated guesses. Apologies in advance if you've already answered these questions elsewhere on these pages.

      1) The first question relates to Adjunct Ingredients. The rules state: "The Big Tanks card permanently reduces the cost of Adjunct Ingredients to 3 Basic Ingredients." However, the Big Tanks Brewery Card states: "Adjunct Ingedients cost 2 Basic Ingredients." Which is the correct interpretation?

      2) In a related question, on the Recipe Cards, in addition to a numerical representation of the number of each ingredient required to put a paricular recipe on tap, you also include a pictoral representation with smaller circles. For example, Dunkelweizen requires 4 base malt, 2 specialty malt, 1 hops, and wheat. Thus, there are 4 smaller circles next to base malt, 2 smaller circles next to specialty malt, and one small circle next to hops. There are also three small circles next to adjunct ingredients. I assume that this does not mean to indicate that 3 wheat are required, but rather that wheat is more expensive than the other ingredients. However, the rules indicate that Adjunct Ingredients typically cost the same as four Basic Ingredients. Is that correct, or do the circles on the cards take precedence and imply that Adjunct Ingredients should cost the same as three basic ingredients?

      I assume these two questions are linked. The rules imply the answers are 3 for Big Tanks and 4 under normal circumstances. The cards imply the answers are 2 for Big Tanks and 3 under normal circumstances. I suspect that game testing led to a late change that wasn't correctly reflected in the rules or wasn't correctly reflected in the cards, but it isn't clear to me which combination was ultimately deemed superior.

      The last questions relate to the victory conditions and the conditions under which a Face Off round is required.

      3) The rules state: "As soon as you cross the Victory Pint Threshold, a Challenge Round begins." They go on to say, "If only one player crosses the Victory Pint Threshold at the end of the Challenge Round, he or she declares victory!" Does this apply even if subsequent events during the Challenge Round reduces the score of the only player to cross the Victory Pint Threshold below the Victory Pint Threshold (perhaps via Swap Recipes or Spoiled Batch cards)? Is it enough to have been the one player to cross the threshold, or do you still need to be there at the end of the Challenge Round?

      4) The rules state: "If two or more players cross the Victory Pint Threshold, then a Face Off round begins. Players who do not achieve the Victory Pint Threshold are eliminated." Pulling on the thread from the previous question, are all players who cross the threshold on their turn eligible for the Face Off round, or only those who are above the threshold at the end of the Challenge Round? Also, if more than one player crosses the threshold, and one of those players has a higher Victory Pint total than the others, is there still a Face Off round, or does the player with the highest Victory Pint total win? In other words, is a Face Off round only necessary in the case of a tie, or is it necessary whenever more than one player crosses the threshold?

      In our game tonight, all the recipes went on tap during the Challenge Round, which triggered a game ending condition, so we never had to resolve the threshold issue.

      None of these esoteric concerns adversely impacted our enjoyment of the game or our ability to bring it to a satisfying conclusion. For backers out there who haven't had a chance to play yet, it is quick to learn, straightforward to play, and thoroughly enjoyable. A wonderful game. Crack it open first chance you get.

      Gregory

    13. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Christopher Sniezek on April 17, 2013

      Got mine, and have done a few test plays - posted rules questions up on BGG. http://boardgamegeek.com/forum/1235976/pint-craft/rules

    14. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator William Norris on April 15, 2013

      Got mine! The components are beautiful.

    15. Theone.small

      Creator James Auwaerter on April 13, 2013

      Mine came today as well. Looking forward to getting some folks together to play it. I did have a couple of rules questions - should they be posted here?

    16. Coop01.small

      Creator Jenn C. on April 12, 2013

      I got mine today!

    17. Headshot1.small

      Creator Nick Helmholdt on February 20, 2013

      Hi everyone! Blue Panther is in the final stages of printing the first edition of Pint Craft. I will let everyone know once copies start shipping.
      Thanks!
      -Nick

    18. Missing_small

      Creator Mksiege on February 20, 2013

      Have the games shipped out yet, or was the date pushed back?

    19. Img_0459.small

      Creator Holly Smalley on February 3, 2013

      Any updates on shipping? Really looking forward to playing Pint Craft. :)

    20. Mordecai-hates-idiots-regular-show-30388001-492-488.small

      Creator Frank Fiol on December 28, 2012

      Feb doesnt seem so far away now!

    21. Dsc00957.small

      Creator Kirk Groeneweg on November 26, 2012

      really looking forward to playing this game. Congrats on hitting the goal!

    22. 3e30edfae1d16c1167b673edcf76b3d3_large.small

      Creator SuperG on November 25, 2012

      Looking forward to it. Congrats Nick and all.

    23. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Bradford Stephens on November 25, 2012

      Congrats! Can't wait till February, if you offer pick up I am only an hour or so from Ann Arbor myself.

    24. Mordecai-hates-idiots-regular-show-30388001-492-488.small

      Creator Frank Fiol on November 21, 2012

      Congrats! I can't wait until February for this game to ship!

    25. Unnamed.small

      Creator Joshua Taube on November 20, 2012

      Hooray congrats

    26. 3e30edfae1d16c1167b673edcf76b3d3_large.small

      Creator SuperG on November 20, 2012

      Funded!

    27. Sean%20photo.small

      Creator Sean on November 18, 2012

      I'll BIte upgrading my Happy Hour Pledge to a Bottle Cap Pledge. Looking forward to this one.

    28. David%20larson%20at%20life%20hub1.small

      Creator David Larson on November 18, 2012

      7 days left and ~$1500 to go. You got this!

    29. Headshot1.small

      Creator Nick Helmholdt on November 14, 2012

      Hi SuperG ,
      The final tokens will be a heavy duty cardboard called XBoard, cut into penny-sized circles. The tokens will have double-sided printing and be easy to use. (I realize the PnP tokens are not very user-friendly. When I make demo copies I use a disc punching device I picked up from a hobby store - it makes the whole process much faster.)
      The final cards will be on a heavy grade of cardstock and should be able to endure a bit of dampness. (My prototype copy has been to several tables and survived occasional water/beer encounters.)
      Thanks for the questions!
      -Nick

    30. 3e30edfae1d16c1167b673edcf76b3d3_large.small

      Creator SuperG on November 14, 2012

      Nick,

      Can you give a bit more detail on what you plan for the componentry of the game? The Beer mob review mentions wooden tokens in the final game, but your how-to-play video suggests cardboard.

      I've made a PnP set I hope to play this weekend and the tokens were all marked as octagons with circle backgrounds. What is the shape going to be? (Cuttling all those octagons on foam backing was NOT fun...lol)Will the cards be coated or heavier stock to deal with any potential spills on the table?

      Thanks!

    31. Backer.small

      Creator MhidDa on November 8, 2012

      Good review of a prototype playtest of Pint Craft by a brewer over at BGG:

      http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/881474/beer-mobbing-pint-craft

    32. Headshot1.small

      Creator Nick Helmholdt on October 18, 2012

      Thanks for the questions Edward. My response is below:

      1) when do the recipes card refill?
      The game should end before all the recipe cards are all used. If no recipe cards are left then the game ends and the player with the highest number of victory pints wins.

      2) will the start player be changed?
      Not during the game. If you choose to play multiple rounds I would rotate the starting player.

      3) do the season cards come in the order, autumn > winter > spring > summer? If the starting season is autumn.
      Yes. You can start your game during any season, or simply choose the current season.

      Cheers!
      -Nick

    33. 180813_10150380193320061_1426728_n.small

      Creator Edward Chow on October 18, 2012

      Hi, I would like to ask 3 questions.
      1) when do the recipes card refill?
      2) will the start player be changed?
      3) do the season cards come in the order, autumn > winter > spring > summer? If the starting season is autumn.
      Thanks.

    34. Headshot1.small

      Creator Nick Helmholdt on October 17, 2012

      Christopher - I am planning to go with a "Bar Blade" style of bottle opener. These are the easiest for me to cut and etch.
      Thanks!
      -Nick

    35. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Christopher Sniezek on October 17, 2012

      If you're still undecided on the final bottle opener type or design, may I suggest a bar blade type? They're handy, durable, and have plenty of space for engraving/etching. A photo example: http://is.gd/BVBhBp

    36. Bruce%202012.small

      Creator Bruce Bernard on October 10, 2012

      Can you post prices for adding additional copies of the game to a pledge? This is one way to get the pledges up and a number of successful projects allow adding extra copies, usually at a discount depending on how many copies are added. I would probably add 1 or 2 copies for gifts. Heck, in one recent project I pledged for 7 copies.

    37. 544436_10151344433941034_1224366545_n.small

      Creator Karl Tiedemann on October 10, 2012

      The game looks great, Nick. Also, high-five from Ann Arbor!

    38. Unnamed.small

      Creator Joshua Taube on October 10, 2012

      I suppose a CHEERS! is in order.

446
Backers
$14,357
pledged of $12,000 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    Video Toast! - I will raise a glass to you in a special Thank You Video

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    43 backers

    Digital Edition - Print and Play version of Pint Craft - Sent out via email AFAP

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $21 or more
    You selected

    50 backers All gone!

    Happy Hour Special - 1 copy of Pint Craft at a special price

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    260 backers

    Put it On Tap! - 1 copy of Pint Craft

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $26 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    T-Shirt Only - It looks just like the T-shirt in the video. The shirt is American Apparel certified organic 100% combed cotton.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $45 or more
    You selected

    24 backers Limited (26 left of 50)

    Connoisseur Edition - 1 copy of Pint Craft + 10 coasters + a card signed by the creator

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $48 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    Two Please -2 copies of Pint Craft

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    3 backers Limited (47 left of 50)

    Bottle Cap Edition - 1 copy of Pint Craft + 1 bottle opener + a card signed by the creator

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $55 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    Enthusiast Edition - 1 copy of Pint Craft + 10 coasters + 1 bottle opener

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $65 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    Beer Festival Edition - 1 copy of Pint Craft + 1 t-shirt (as seen in the video)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $71 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    Three's Company -3 copies of Pint Craft

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $80 or more
    You selected

    12 backers Limited (8 left of 20)

    4-Pack - 4 copies of Pint Craft

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $95 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (99 left of 100)

    Bartender Edition - 1 copy of Pint Craft + 10 coasters + 2 bottle openers + a card signed by the creator

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $125 or more
    You selected

    4 backers Limited (56 left of 60)

    Growler Special - 1 copy of Pint Craft + 2 Custom Recipe cards for your favorite brews!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $245 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    Mug Club Special - 2 copies of Pint Craft + 4 Custom Recipe cards for your favorite brews! (includes 2 copies of each Custom Recipe card) + 10 coasters + 2 bottle openers

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $495 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (14 left of 15)

    Microbrewery Special - 4 copies of Pint Craft + 8 Custom Recipe cards for your favorite brews! (includes 4 copies of each Custom Recipe card)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $745 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Brewmaster Special - 2 copies of Pint Craft + 16 Custom Recipe cards for your favorite brews! (includes 2 copies of each Custom Recipe card) + 10 coasters + 2 bottle openers

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $895 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Supreme Brewmaster Special - 8 copies of Pint Craft + 16 Custom Recipe cards for your favorite brews! (includes 8 copies of each Custom Recipe card) + 10 coasters + 2 bottle openers

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (47 days)