1740 Table Top Board Game (Canceled) project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$717 pledged of $20,000 goal
backers
$717 pledged of $20,000 goal
backers

About

               

Who is Proving Ground Games?

Proving Ground Games is a game design and publication company based in central Ohio. We currently have one additional game in publication, Fields of Fire. Fields of Fire is an Origins Award winning historical miniatures game. You can find more information on our website.

 Interview with the Grogheads!

    

Heather sat down with the guys at grogheads.com to do an interview about 1740. They have exclusive images and all the inside scoop on the game!

Scottish History

Risks and challenges

This is our second Kickstarter, and while we fulfilled our first one within 2 months of the projected date, we still experienced some issues.

1) We didn't plan for enough time or money for shipping the game from China.

We're addressing this issue by building in additional fulfillment time and funds. We had considered using a US-based company, but the only production company based in the US does not make meeples. We feel that using a reputable company in China would be faster and less fraught with obstacles than sourcing meeples and shipping them.

2) We were not as far along in the development process as we thought we were. This led to a very short timeline to do the layout and proofing.

95% of the layout work is done. We have some coloring of art to do, and some of the stretch goals are still in the pre-color drawing phase. We've added time to the production period to account for the bit of work that is left.

3) We were novices in preparing work for commercial printing.

Our images this time around are starting out at commercial print quality, which will greatly reduce production time.

In general, we're well prepared to produce in the time allotted. All of our work is produced by staff, so we aren't beholden to the whims of contractors. We've provided a cushion of 2 additional months to account for longer-than-usual delays in shipping, or customs, as well as any production issues that may arise.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    HIGHLANDER: Your own copy of 1740! At this level, you'll receive one copy of the game, any stretch goals we unlock, and free shipping in the US. International backers, please add $15 to help offset international shipping costs.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    TACKSMAN: Get your copy of 1740 signed by the artist and the designer! At this level, you'll receive one copy of the game signed by both the artist and the designer, any stretch goals we unlock, and free shipping in the US. International backers, please add $15 to help offset international shipping costs.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    LAIRD: Get a signed copy of 1740, plus an 10 x 13 print of the artwork from one game card, signed by the artist and numbered. At this level, you'll receive one copy of the game, any stretch goals we unlock, a signed and numbered print of one piece of card art (there will be multiple cards to choose from), and free shipping in the US. International backers, please add $15 to help offset international shipping costs.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (35 days)