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In Construction Fever, your goal is become the most profitable construction giant while maintaining positive corporate reputation. At the end of the game, the player with the highest profit without being the least reputable wins the game. 

The game is played over 10 rounds, and each round you will be bidding on a Green Project and a Black Project. 

Green Projects are construction projects that aims to be environmentally friendly. Winning the bid for these projects boost your reputation. In order to win these projects, you will need to assign a lot of your workers.

Black Projects are construction projects mainly for profit. They are more profitable, but damages your corporate reputation. In order to win these projects, you will need to undercut your competitions by bidding to take the project at a lower cost.  

By balancing between these two projects, your goal is to make the most amount of profit  without being the player with the lowest reputation.


Bidding Phase

On your turn, you have the choice to:

A) Bid on the Green Project

B) Bid on the Black Project

C) Pass


Bid on the Green Project

You bid on the Green Project by assigning your workers. 

Each round you only get back a certain number of workers, so managing the number of available workers is the key.

  • To bid on the Green Project, you must bid with 1 or more workers.
  • When outbidding your opponent, you must bid with at least 1 more workers than your opponent.

Bid on the Black Project

You bid on the Black Project by moving undercutting your competition by lowering your profit from this project. The cost saved in the Black Project is transferred to the Green Project. This means that every time a player bids on the Black Project, it becomes less profitable, while making Green Project more profitable. 

Managing the balance between profit and loss of your reputation is the key. If you undercut the Black Project too much, then Green Project becomes too valuable.

  • To bid on the Black Project, you must move 1 or more credit tokens from the Black Project to the Green Project. You also need to bid the number of workers written on the card.
  • When outbidding your opponent, you must move at least 1 more credit tokens from the Black Project to the Green Project, in addition to what your opponent has already moved. You also need to bid the number of workers written on the card.

Pass your turn

When you pass your turn is over, but you are not out of this phase. If another player bids on one of the projects, then you may bid again later this round.

The bidding phase is over when all players have passed consecutively.

Important! On your turn, if you are currently the highest bidder on either of the two projects, then you must pass.


Construction Phase

The players who have won the bids of the two projects commits their workers they bid and take the credit tokens they've won from the project.

Develop Phase

The two players sitting on the left and the right of the player who won the Green Project this round gets to bid on a joint development project. If you win this bid, then you also gain the benefit of increasing your reputation. You do not make any profit though.

  • To bid, you take all your available workers and secretly decide on the number of workers to bid. 
  • Between the two players, the player who bid more workers win the bid. In case of a tie, the player to the left of the player who won the Green Project wins the bid.
  • The workers are now assigned to work on the project, and will be unavailable to use in the next rounds. 

Workers Return Phase

Each round you will get back 1 worker from each of the projects they are assigned to. That is, one worker from your Black Project, one worker from the Green Project you are co-developing with your right hand neighbor, and one worker from the Green Project you are co-developing with your left hand neighbor.

Note that you are only getting back a maximum of 3 Workers every round!


Players continue this Bid, Construct, and Develop phase each round for 10 rounds

After 10 rounds, the player with the lowest (in a 5-player games, the two players with the lowest) reputation is (are) disqualified from the game.

Among the qualified players, the player with the most credit token is the winner!


Scoring Example

Red player is disqualified since he has the lowest reputation.

Among the remaining player, Green Player has the highest total Credits so he is the winner!


Checkout a great explanation video by The Game Boy Geek!






You will receive a full edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals!  

  • Construction Fever 
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals 

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

You will receive a full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals!  See below for what is included!

Deluxe Edition will be Kickstarter Exclusive meaning that this edition will not be distributed through the classical distribution channels. It will be only offered through Kickstarter and through our website after the game has successfully been delivered to our backers.

  • Construction Fever 
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals 

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

NOTE: Contents shown here are for visual representation only. Actual product may vary slightly in form and appearance.
NOTE: Contents shown here are for visual representation only. Actual product may vary slightly in form and appearance.

Please note that some approved retailers have the option to back this edition via Kickstarter and therefore offer it on their store to their customer. You may see Deluxe Edition sold in small quantity for a short period but this is only because these retailers backed the game just like you and shared the risk with us.

You will receive a full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals! You will also have the privilege to be credited in the rulebook on all copies of the game as the Kickstarter sponsor! 

This reward is limited to 50 backers.

  • Construction Fever 
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit
  • Your name engraved in the rulebook
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals 

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

You will receive a full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals! You will also receive a copy of Arkham Ritual, our 2017 release, at a special Kickstarter price. See Addon Games section for more details about the game.

  • Construction Fever 
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit
  • Arkham Ritual
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals 

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

You will receive a full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals! You will also receive a copy of Yokai Septet, our 2018 release, at a special Kickstarter price. See Addon Games section for more details about the game.

  • Construction Fever 
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit
  • Yokai Septet
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals 

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

 You will receive a full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals! You will also receive a copy of Arkham Ritual and Yokai Septet at a special Kickstarter price. See Addon Games section for more details about the game.

  • Construction Fever 
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit
  • Arkham Ritual
  • Yokai Septet
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals 

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

You will receive 3 copies of full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals! Save a few bucks on shipping too!

  • Construction Fever x 3
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit x 3
  • Reduced shipping rate
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals x 3

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 

You will receive a full Kickstarter Limited Deluxe Edition of Construction Fever plus all applicable unlocked stretch goals!

We will work with you to design a Project Card that will be included in every copy of the game. There are only 2 spots for Black Project cards and 2 spots for Green Project cards. We will ask you on which card you want to design on first-come-first-serve, starting with the earlier backer.

You will give us an idea of a project or a building that you would like us to illustrate. We will assign appropriate parameters to the designed card. 

The card you designed will be included in every copy of the game including the retail edition. Your name will be credited on the card as well as in the back of the rulebook. 

This is truly a unique reward!

  • Construction Fever
  • Limited Edition Deluxe Upgrade Kit
  • Privilege to design your own card
  • Your name credited on the card and in the rulebook
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • All applicable unlocked stretch goals

Shipping cost will be charged after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. See shipping section for more details. 




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Following games can be purchased by adding the cost to any pledge level, by selecting the reward tiers including the games, or by adding them in our post-campaign pledge manager.

The game is language independent. The game includes rulebooks in English, French, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese. 

Read the rulebook for Yokai Septet here!


The game is language independent. The game includes a rulebook in English. Rulebooks in French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean are available as PDF on our website. 

Read the rulebook for Arkham Ritual here!

Our goal is to keep the shipping cost as low as possible. 

Due to complexities with worldwide shipping, we will be charging actual shipping cost after the Kickstarter campaign through our pledge manager. 

We will be shipping your rewards through our international fulfillment partners. The exact details are still at works, but we will be shipping from our EU partner, Asia partner, Canada partner, and US partner. 

Below is a chart with shipping estimates for the game as well as any additional games (subject to change based on your country / locale and final shipping weight).

Please keep in mind that while we try to be close to reality as possible, these are just estimates and the actual cost may change based on the actual product weight. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email at dan@ninjastargames.com or message us via Kickstarter.

*Each Additional Game: This is the additional shipping we expect if you are ordering additional copies of Construction Fever, or any of the add-on games.

**BREXIT: You may know that UK's deadline to exit EU is October 31, 2019. Our campaign will most likely not ship before this date. Depending on the deal (or no deal), shipping to UK may change, and you may be subject to VAT. We will keep you informed with the details we get from our shipping partners.


Ninja Star Games has successfully delivered 4 games through Kickstarter over the past few years. However, we are still a small company with very limited resource. Your support is crucial in publishing "Construction Fever" at the highest production quality that we've always offered at a competitive price.

This game was previously released in Japan as "Bidders!" in a very limited quantity as a self-published game. The game was extremely well received among the Japanese gamer community but it never received the proper attention publishers. and trick-taking fans worldwide. We strongly believe that this is an excellent game that needs to be played by more people.

We've been working closely with our designer and developed the game to a top-notch quality. We've also contracted a very talented illustrator and graphics designer to make the game visually compelling. We need your help in raising the fund necessary to publish and market the game to the international audience! 

Risks and challenges

This is our fifth Kickstarter campaign and we have learned a lot from our previous experiences. There is no real said risk if we meet our funding goal. The game has been designed, developed, well tested, and released in Japan in very limited quantity.

The game will be manufactured in China, so there will be the usual risks in ocean freight delay, customs delay, shipping delay, and such that will be outside our control. This is why we have a conservative estimated delivery date. Should there be any issue we will make sure to communicate with you well.

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If you apply for a refund more than 14 days after the end of the Kickstarter, we will only be able to refund 90% of your pledge (corresponding to the charges incurred by Kickstarter and Stripe, since we will not be refunded of them at that point), and the refund will be done via PayPal.

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