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Penny Lane is a worker placement game for 2-4 players in which players compete to build the most prosperous city avenue. You can build housing, stores like a Confectioners, workshops like a Cobblers, and attractions like a Penny Arcade! You'll also want to move your citizens from their residences to find work in the businesses along your lane, to earn points and generate income. Penny Lane also has a tableau-building component, where players can get bonus points or currency by aligning their buildings with different "links."
Each round consists of an action phase followed by an upkeep phase. In the action phase, a player can either select a Main Street action or pass. The action phase repeats until each player has passed. To take a Main Street action, a player must choose from the communal Main Street cards, and place the required number of pennies on the open action space. The player then carries out the effect of that card. Possible actions include purchasing a building (Masons' Guild), moving a citizen into a job vacancy (The Gazette), rearranging buildings (Tower), or claiming the Mayor meeple to become the new 1st player (Town Hall).
Each player places their purchases buildings on their lane. If they're able to connect a penny link, they get an extra penny at the end of each upkeep phase. If they're able to connect a victory point link, they get an extra victory point at the end of the game. In the upkeep phase, all players gain 1 penny.
Players then resolve all effects in their lane as indicated by the upkeep symbol and their penny links. The final round is triggered when a player achieves 10 victory points (stars) on their lane, and after that round the player with the most victory points wins!
For more information read the rulebook, or watch the preview videos on this page. Thanks!
Risks and challenges
Sparkworks was launched as an imprint of Game Salute LLC in 2018. At Sparkworks, we create games for friends and family to enjoy together, with titles ranging from casual to party to games inspired by the wonder of our world, such as the award-winning "Planetarium." We also release licensed titles, such as our series of games based on the timeless classic "The Princess Bride."
Our team has delivered hundreds of successful Kickstarter products since 2012, including our own published titles and those we've helped independent publishers run and fulfill. While printing, shipping, and processing delays are always a possibility, we have set a reasonable delivery date based on our experience.
Refunds – Kickstarter
If you'd like a refund before your item ships, you have until one week before the scheduled ship date to request one. We can offer you a 90% refund since Kickstarter retains about 10% of your pledge for various fees. If there is something wrong with your item, we appreciate the opportunity to replace or exchange it. If a refund is preferred and there is no defect with the product, you'll be responsible for shipping it back to us. Upon receipt of the returned item, we'll issue you a 90% refund. Refund requests must be made within 30 days of the date the item was delivered to you.
We are always happy to replace defective or damaged dice, cards, or other components. Just use our replacements form at sparkworks.fun/replacements and provide photos of the damage, and we will ship a replacement at no additional cost to you. If your item needs to be returned, we will cover the cost of the return shipping. We provide replacement pieces while titles are active in our catalog, which is typically at least a year after their initial printing. Replacement requests must be made within 30 days of the date the item was delivered to you.
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