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Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.
Snowdonia - a lovingly crafted game of strategy, history, and trains - now in an updated and upgraded form of a Deluxe Master Set.
4,583 backers pledged $441,141 to help bring this project to life.

Trials, tribulations, box inserts

Posted by NSKN Games (Creator)

Ladies and Gentlemen!  

What is happening right now with the Kickstarter for Snowodnia Deluxe Master Set is pretty amazing (to say the least). There are more and more of you, and even as I write these words, the number of backers is steadily growing.  

Being rewarded for all the hard work done before a project launches with a growing community of active and happy backers is a great reward. One totally worth all the weird things we had to do, including this: 

Perhaps some of you have already seen this little video, hopefully some of you were drawn in by the two fools trying (and failing) to learn a new word, but there are some among you – and some still out in the world – who have not seen it. So, if you’re already on board, you can help out by sharing the video with your gaming friends. Even if they’re not instantly transformed into new backers, they’ll at least get a chuckle.  

Now, on to the more pressing matters – and that is the custom insert we’re preparing for your copies of Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set. Let’s start with how it’s presented in the project: 

Yes, there’s not much to see yet, because the insert does not exist. Designing it will not be our job – crafting a little work of engineering art that will house all of the components is a task for a highly qualified specialist. Fortunately, our manufacturing partner has just the person for the job! 

While we cannot show you anything yet – we have still a long way to go when it comes to Stretch Goals, with more content added to the game box every day – we can already give you a few key details: 

  • Firstly, the insert will be divided into two separate parts – each with its own lid, protecting the cards and gaming pieces from leaving their designated spaces. 
  • Secondly, the primary purpose of the insert will be to organize your scenarios and promos, creating neat decks, which are easy to navigate, set up and tear down. 
  • Thirdly, most probably, we will be looking at a Dominion style solution, only one that will easily house sleeved cards (premium sleeves – like Paladin Card Protection – included). 
  • Lastly, each scenario will be printed as a separate deck. Cards used for more than one scenario will exist in each pertinent scenario deck (including unique Trains used only with specific scenarios). This does not include the base contracts deck and tracks (in most cases) - these will be shared between all scenarios that require them.

We know that Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set will be a beast (as wild and fierce as the Questing Beast itself), and we will make absolutely sure that our insert helps you tame it – and perhaps even ride it into glory like a pink unicorn (okay, unless you’re a long time backer, you may not get that one – sorry!) 

As always, we are happy to answer your questions and comments. For those of you who are celebrating the Independence Day – we hope you’re having a blast! For everyone else… well, we hope you’ve had an equally awesome day! 


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    1. Justin Boehm

      @NSKN ooooh, are we talking Gametrayz level of insert with lids!? That would be amazing!

    2. NSKN Games 11-time creator on

      @MNeMiC: Short answer: yes. Longer answer can now be found in the update. Your question is so important, that we edited the update to actually include this information.
      @Gretchen Ingram: Thanks! One weird individual in the NSKN Team is a bit of a King Arthur nut, so... it was only natural ;-)

    3. Gretchen Ingram on

      Kudos for the Questing Beast reference! (TH White fan here)

    4. MNeMiC

      Will the expansions be printed on separate cards, or still be "double carded", making it a bit of a mess to sort out which cards belongs to which expansion?