There are 10 customer groups (each with their own 10 customer cards, 5 product cards, 5 upgrade cards and a matching customer award token) included in the base game. On top of that are all of the customer groups unlocked at each stretch goal (a total of 13). THere are also three possible promo packs, 2 of which are already unlocked and add in 2 more customer groups (to a total of 25) We'll do our best to get the campaign page updated as soon as we can to visually depict all of the contents.
None. We believe that making a Kickstarter-exclusive version of the game isn't in everyone's best interest. If we are going to thank our wonderful backers it will be through the offering of Kickstarter exclusives which come free of charge (please see the next FAQ for more info on this topic).
Our stance at Quality Beast is that backers should be honored and thanked for their early support but not at the cost of alienating other gamers. This means we think that all Kickstarter items should be made available after the campaign, but at a cost, while backers should receive these items free of charge, as a way of saying "thank you for backing". We believe that such items should enhance the experience aesthetically but not extend the gameplay itself. Examples of such items could be score pads, play mats, or alternative components, to name a few. We also strongly believe that these items should not be added at the expense of the game itself, and so that is why our stretch goals have focused mainly on improving the gameplay first, before adding in any extra, KS exclusive content or goodies.
No, the shop board art is not final. Not only are we currently unsatisfied with the way the café awards and hype tokens work (too fidgety for our tastes) but we're also planning to put more complete art on the shop board. We also intend to provide at least 4 shop boards so each player has their own unique one.
Many people have suggested that we put real café names on these boards or perhaps even get in touch with Berlin-based cafés. This is actually the first thing we did when designing the game early on. As noted on the "Partners" section at the bottom of our campaign page, we are proud to say we are already confirmed partners with Concierge, Bonanza, Blaue Bohnen, St. Oberholz and Coffee Pirates, all of which are Berlin-based except the last which is based in Essen. We are still working out the details with these shops but in general they have all said they are happy to be featured in the game.
We're aiming to offer this but can't 100% confirm it yet. As we come closer to the end of the campaign and we know the true contents of the box we'll be much better able to share a production timeline, including the viability of Essen pick-up or not.
If you are ordering multiple copies for a gaming group in your area we are happy to ship all your games together. Please increase your pledge to cover the amount of games you would like (€39 per extra copy) and we'll settle the shipping afterwards in our pledge manager.
We have been told by our pledge manager partners that any and all levels (even the non-reward levels) will receive access to the pledge manager. Everyone will be able to upgrade their pledge level there as well.