One of the Stretch Goals — which did not get unlocked — was to make the stock exchange fluctuating (the resource values are fixed in the basic rules), which would have allowed the prices of resources from the mine to rise or fall, which would require players to buy and sell at just the right moment. Enough to challenge even the most hardcore gamers!
We promised that this expansion would not remain in limbo, and so here we are to offer it up via Kickstarter. This expansion (The Fluctuating Market) includes a new Stock Exchange board and a new deck of cards, both of which replace their counterparts in the base game.
Perhaps this new Kickstarter campaign is the first time you are hearing about Rockwell. That is why we have also created a Pledge that includes the game and the expansion. This current campaign is the ultimate opportunity for you to acquire one of the last copies of Rockwell.
Note! The shipping costs of your Pledge Level and Add-Ons will be collected once the campaign is over. See the bottom of this page for more details.
- A new Board II: Stock Exchange, which replaces the original one.
- A new deck of 64 Extraction cards, which replaces the original deck.
Rockwell: The Fluctuating Market comes in a zip-sealed bag to minimize waste and shipping costs. Once you receive it, simply add it to your Rockwell box.
Rockwell, straight from the horse’s mouth!
Cliquen Abend /// Explanation by the designer himself
The Game Boy Geek /// Explanation + Opinion at 12:26
Ryan Metzler /// Explanation + Opinion at 15:16
Off The Shelf /// Explanation + Opinion at 12:40
Rahdo /// Opinion
Some testimonials from Boardgamegeek.com…“After my first play I think this game is cracking! There are multiple ways to gain VPs and the rounds move swiftly. With only 2 workers to place you really need to think of which actions are essential against those that can wait another round. The theme is different and should make the game stand out front the crowd. With players who avoid over-analysing every turn the game flies along at a good pace with a 3 player game completing in 70 minutes! A game of this depth hitting the under 90 minute runtime makes it one of my favourites.” Simon Neale
“Surprisingly good game. I tend to run away from worker placement/economy games...but this one is FUN!” Nushura
“The game is original and nice to play. It plays fluent and it has beautiful components. Nice idea of the minemap and the way you need other players to dig.” Koen Verstraete
“Absolutely must have worker placement! Lots of depth. Easy to teach tough to master many paths to victory. Looks soooo gorgeous! Everything you could want in a game. This game is extremely thematic and is as close to perfect as a game can get.” Chris Mikols
“The game is excellent... the interaction between players is superb... you need the help of the other players to be able to get enough mining "power" to mine the different sections of the board but you also have to time things well to be the one to trigger the mining or to be the one with the more mining power in the section or even having built an elevator shaft to that section. The game looks pretty good too!” Paulo Renato
“This gem is so unique and amazing that have to be Shared.” Nicolae G
Add the total value of whichever add-on(s) you want to the total of your pledge.
Note! The shipping costs of your pledge will be collected once the campaign is over. The following table shows the total shipping costs for different combinations of Pledge Level and Add-Ons, depending on your geographical location:
We attend to several events a year. You can avoid shipping costs by picking up your pledge at one of them. Just let us know when you'll receive the shipping form after the campaign ends:
- Festival International des Jeux de Cannes (France) [FEB 2016]
- Paris Est Ludique (France) [JUN 2016]
- Internationale Spieltage Spiel (Germany) [OCT. 2016]
Want to pay using Paypal? Yes, it's possible! Contact us!
Credits: video voiceover by Nathan Morse, video music by Rick Dickert.
Risks and challenges
Production of Rockwell:
The Fluctuating Market will take place in Europe (in Belgium or Spain, depending on the quantity we produce) and therefore poses no concerns about delays, because we are working with the same subcontractors with whom we usually work. We know their production processes, and are already adapted to them.
The graphic design is our first task — before publishing the game — which will allow us to anticipate most of the technical problems we could encounter. But the production of Rockwell: The Fluctuating Market is actually quite simple.
If, however, any problems or delays should arise for reasons beyond our control, we will dutifully inform you via regular updates.
The Fluctuating Market, we currently are working on publishing other games which could (on a case-by-case basis) end up becoming Kickstarter campaigns. A new printing of Sushi Dice is in progress, and five or six other games are at different stages of development.
We still have our work cut out for us, and we certainly will not leave your gaming needs unsatisfied. ;-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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