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Build on your hunter/gatherer roots to innovate, domesticate, and procreate to advance your village in this Stone Age card game for 2.
887 backers pledged $13,225 to help bring this project to life.

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THANK YOU BACKERS FOR ANOTHER GREAT PROJECT!

Neolithic is a 2 player card game set at the dawn of the Neolithic age, with each player taking on the role of leader for their village.  Neolithic uses a mix of Hand Building, Worker Placement, and multi-use cards. Neolithic was designed by John Clowdus & Illustrated by John Ariosa.

This is a short, 10 day project featuring clear rewards, achievable and meaningful stretch goal content, with a modest funding goal. For $13, $18, or $23 (based on your region) you'll receive a complete copy of Neolithic, at less than MSRP (projected domestic MSRP is $15.00), with free or reduced shipping and all unlocked stretch goal content.

Backers have the option of backing for more than one copy of Neolithic by increasing their pledge by the amount shown in their selected tier.

Neolithic's cards are 310 GSM Blackcore Linen Stock.  Contents shown reflect unlocked Stretch Goals!
Neolithic's cards are 310 GSM Blackcore Linen Stock. Contents shown reflect unlocked Stretch Goals!
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There is no add-on content for this project. The reward tiers are separated by region. Pledge amounts shown *include* shipping and handling. All backers pledging $5 or more will receive the full print and play files. For information regarding international shipping for Neolithic and its Euro-Friendliness, please check the FAQs!

Neolithic is a 30 minute card game for 2 players. The game is played over alternating player turns. Players send Villager cards from their hands to perform Tasks and acquire more cards, to help unlock Innovation cards and boost their Culture(s). Returning these Villagers allows the player to play the cards they previously acquired.

You can view the full rules here.

Each turn, the player chooses one of two options:

  • Take a Task turn (play Villager card(s) from their hand to one of the five Task decks to acquire more cards)
  • Take a Village turn (returns all of their Villager cards to hand, and for each Villager returned, may play a non-Villager card to their Village).

The game ends when 2 of the 5 Tasks have no cards remaining.  Players score points based on the cards in their Village.  Points come from Culture cards (which award points based on certain Icons),  Innovations, and for having the most Icons.  The player with the highest score wins.

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Neolithic aims to please both veteran Small Box fans and newcomers alike.  I have never been more proud of a game that I've designed.  Thank you so much for checking out this project!

Risks and challenges

Like all Small Box Games' games, Neolithic will be domestically manufactured.

I do my very best to mitigate any risks associated with manufacturing games. I've built solid relationships with several state-side manufacturing companies, and after 8 previous successful Kickstarter projects, I've come to know what to expect regarding quality and turnaround time.

Of course, there's always the risk of something unforeseen happening during the production process. Kickstarter gives me the tools to keep in contact with backers, so I can keep them abreast of all aspects of production, each step of the way.

Everything is already prepped and ready for Neolithic. I'm already working with the manufacturer, so that when this project ends, all I'll have to do is tell them how many copies I need manufactured, helping to streamline the production process and hit the project's reward delivery deadline.

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