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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.

We have them all! Every card ever printed is here!

Posted by NSKN Games (Creator)

Ladies and Gentlemen!

We have recently unlocked yet another Stretch Goal, which in turned unveiled the end of our Stretch Goal list. Yes, it's true, these are all the Stretch Goals we had... but it's not everything we had, because we have one quite big announcement. And here it is:


We have talked to every single person who owns those special promos, and managed to receive consent from each and every one, to put the six cards we've been missing (the Battlepuppy Express used to be a single, double-sided card) in the Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set. This means that from now on...

Snowdonia Deluxe Master Set includes every card ever printed!

Before we go further, we'd like to give you the names of the generous folks who allowed us to add the cards to our version of Snowdonia:

  • Puffing Billy owned by Giles Bennett 
  • The Battlepuppy Express (both sides) owned by Andrew Smith 
  • The Candance Camille owned by Dave Moser 
  • Card 32 owned by Richard Dewsbery 
  • KATIE owned by Peter D 
  • Tsavo Lions owned by Ben Parkinson

They are all supporters of worthy causes, and true fans of Snowdonia. We are very happy that they allowed us to reprint the cards they own, so - to keep the ones they have absolutely unique - we will make small modifications according to their wishes. However, each card will work the same way, and will keep its name. Each of these promos will also receive its separate entry, giving you more details on its original print, owner and purpose.

Finally, please note that the charity promo cards are not a Stretch Goal - it's something we simply want you to have because you're awesome!

And now for something (not really) completely different:


What you see above is an episode of Podblast, a podcast where Paul Grogan grills notable characters in the board game industry. Many of you have probably heard it already, but for those not yet in the know: here is a very fun episode with none other than Mr. Tony Boydell himself! Enjoy!

Finally, to really wrap this up, here's yet another Welsh lesson - one that teaches more than merely a phrase:


That was one long update - and that's because we all need to brace ourselves. The final 48 hours are coming, and we reckon it's going to be quite a ride!

Have an awesome day!


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    1. Eric Miller

      @Bryan J: +1. After reading the pledge text, I am under the impression that every card will become part of the Seasoned Traveler pledge. It would be great if a post campaign update were made highlighting what was unlocked and what will be in each pledge.

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      Bryan Johnson on

      Please include these in the Seasoned Traveler pledge.

    3. Angela M.

      Thanks, @Gretchen!

    4. JKenn

      There’s some serious high horse riding going on in here. They said the story behind the cards will be included in the rulebook. So these charities will get way more airplay than they would have if they weren’t included in the game.

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      ArsonFire on

      The inclusion of the charity cards seems contentious. Sincerest thanks to the owners for permitting their further publication. I trust that no duress was required or applied.

      How about a (house) rule to honour the charities and the people affected by them? Anytime you include a charity card in a game, and/or acquire/use one in the game, you make a donation to the relevant charity.

    6. Gretchen Ingram on

      I'm gobsmacked- there is no other word!

    7. Gretchen Ingram on

      I actually own two of the charity cards already... and bid on Candice Camille last year in the Jack Vassel auction (It got too rich for me, sadly)
      Puffing Billy was created to raise money for asthma sufferers in the UK, Candice Camille, Katie and Battlepuppy were all created for the Jack Vassel Memorial Fund and Tsvaro Lions was created for Gamechangers board game convention in Uganda. I'm embarassed to admit that I don't remember off the top of my head what card 31 of 30 was created for.
      You could always make a donation directly... or for the Jack Vassel fund, donate something to their yearly auction (a second copy of this game would raise quite a lot, I think)

    8. Bigduke6 on

      Apologies if I went on a rant there. Maybe we should tell everyone to dig deep after the KS ends and send the charities originally involved some money as thank you to the original donators for being so gracious as to allow everyone here the chance to share those cards.

    9. Angela M.

      Well, you're right, that was poorly written for what had been my intention. So sorry for that.
      What I wanted to express was rather, that I felt the charitable cause was being neglected by celebrating, that we "now have it all", and by celebrating the gracious owners, but not naming the causes themselves or put much stress to it. Which in fact discouraged me to take part in any further charity auctions at first glance.
      But in fact, the best I can do, is winning the next charity auction and make sure, that if it ever was used again, it'll raise extra money for the cause :)

    10. Bigduke6 on

      This statement “At the moment, the effect on me personally is mostly to not want to take part in any charity auction.” just reads really poorly on your part. Maybe your choice of words was ill considered. It’s not about the “stuff” it’s about novel ways for charities to get donations for worthwhile causes.

    11. Bigduke6 on

      Kickstarters own rules do not allow for projects to fundraise for a charity.
      So any add-on for these charity promos would have to be separated from this campaign to allow money raised to go to the rightful charities.
      Maybe I read between the lines somewhat on your posts but the very first one still reads like you want someone (not you) to make a donation just to make you feel better

    12. Angela M.

      Well, @Bigduke, I did express my hope, that the mentioning of the causes will do exactly that already. You might have accidentally misread or overlooked it in my posts.
      It's funny that you should read "don't want to give donations" in a post of "would have preferred to buy the cards for charity instead of getting them for free".
      But I'm not here to discuss, I merely expressed my irritation, AND my hope, that the mentioning in the rules will serve the cause.

    13. Bigduke6 on

      Maybe, just maybe the inclusion of these promo cards will highlight the charities involved to those of us who weren’t aware, and maybe some of us backers will put our hands in our pockets and make a donation to the charities involved because of that.
      But it certainly sounds like you won’t be one of them @Angela M after reading some of your posts here.

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      Josh on

      @Angela M I think what you don't understand is that these cards were most likely made available for something like a charity auction. The money was already raised for said charity, and the people who won the cards now own them in their personal collections. Those people allowing the cards to be used in this version of the game in no way removes any charitable giving from those causes, because the money has already been raised.

    15. Angela M.

      Just to make this clear, it's not about making these cards publicly available in general, that I do have a strange feeling about including the cards. It's about not continuing their charitable cause.
      If they were, e.g., made available as a separate add-on in PM, with all revenues going to the causes they were designed for, I'd have been happy about it and supported it. Or if a major donation had been given in the first place, to get the permission for this reprint. I can't see anything of it, though. I just hope, the mentioning in the rules will be prominent and influential enough, that it really continues to serve the originally charitable cause.
      I understand perfectly well, that everybody, who had to say something in this issue, agreed to reprinting them in their changed version, giving credit to the rightful owners and the story behind the cards. And I'm certainly not accusing anybody.
      It just doesn't feel right to me, that's all. Leaves a bitter aftertaste to a campaign, that I had been enjoying very much before.

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      LarryE on

      @Angela M. The money was already donated to charity. It has no effect on the charity what so ever. If the people who got these cards were stingy, they could have just as easily said "no". People who actually give to charities tend to be.... well, charitable. So, rather than keep this card to themselves (after all, they did donate to the charity to get it in the first place), they decided to let others share in the fun.

      Only a Scrooge would say, "no, I donated money for this game card and I want it all to myself".

    17. Eric Miller

      Will these be included in those of us just getting the expansion?

    18. Jess Turner

      Why would it make you not want to participate in a charity auction, Angela?

      The point of participating in those is not to get cool gear or stuff. It is to support the charity. Period. Cool stuff you get is an added bonus for supporting the charity and donating.

    19. BackerJon on

      Great work @NSKN Games! And thanks a lot to all the awesome card owners for allowing their cards to be added. :)

    20. Angela M.

      So that's a "no money has been given to charity for these" than.
      I really hope, the inclusion does have the effect of promoting the causes.
      At the moment, the effect on me personally is mostly to not want to take part in any charity auction. Maybe (hopefully) I'll rethink later.

    21. NSKN Games 11-time creator on

      @Angela M.: As we said, we discussed the promos with all parties involved, and the story of each promo will find its way into the rulebook. This way we will be able to use Snowdonia Deluxe Master set to highlight and promote the great causes which they support.

    22. Angela M.

      I hope, that someone will donate a good amount of money to the causes, that the charity cards originally were meant to support. That would make me feel a lot better about this last add-on.

    23. John C

      AMAZING NEWS!!! Thanks so much :)