Pearlbrook: The First Expansion for Everdell
Discover a new world under the river in Pearlbrook, the first expansion for Everdell.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 28 2018 12:00 AM UTC +00:00.
This expansion introduces an exciting new area of Everdell to explore: the Pearlbrook River!
During setup, the River board will be placed beside the main board. The new resource, pearls, will be placed in the Shoal. Four River Destination cards will be chosen at random and placed facedown and unseen on the four locations on the river. The basic Events from the base game are replaced with the four Wonders of Everdell. Finally, each player will receive a frog Ambassador and two Adornment cards (drawn randomly).
River Destination cards consist of Citizens and Locations. Players will send their frog Ambassador meeple to a destination to flip over the card and discover what awaits them below. The first player to visit an unrevealed River Destination automatically gains one pearl, as it is a race to see who can establish diplomatic connections with the waterfolk first!
However, to visit these destinations, a player’s city must first contain the requirements listed on the River board. In the case of the above example, the player must have two Destination cards in their city to send their Ambassador to the River space where Snout the Explorer can be discovered and then traded with.
Underwater Citizens require players to discard specific types of cards from their hand in order to obtain point tokens and a pearl. Locations require players to pay point tokens and certain resources to draw cards and gain a pearl. In each game, two Locations and two Citizens will be placed facedown in the River for players to discover.
These valuable pearls can be used in two different ways: players can purchase one of the Adornment cards they were dealt at the beginning of the game, or save the pearls to use for building one of the four wonders of Everdell!
Each adornment costs one pearl to play and grants an immediate ability, but is also worth end game bonus points based on different aspects of the player’s city. Adornment cards do not count toward a player’s hand limit or their city size limit.
The Wonders of Everdell are impressive structures that will make your city the envy of critters all through the valley! Of course, constructing them will take hard work, especially since players cannot use card abilities from their cities or other discounts to do so.
Get ready to be charmed and delighted by the beautiful world of Everdell once again! The water is perfect, dive on in…
Game Design: James A. Wilson
Game Development: Dann May & Brenna Noonan
Art: Andrew Bosley
Art Direction: Dann May
Graphic Design: Dann May & Cody Jones
Enamel Pins: Barry Pike
3D Renderings: Greg May
Kickstarter and Marketing: Brenna Noonan
Executive Production: Dan Yarrington
Published by Starling Games
Risks and challenges
Starling Games was launched as an imprint of Game Salute LLC in 2018. At Starling Games, we strive to create games for the hobbyist gamer, crafting elegant mechanics with beautiful artwork and top-notch components. Some of our most popular titles include Everdell, Archmage, Black Orchestra, Alien Frontiers, and more!
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.
We are always happy to replace defective or damaged dice, cards, or other components. Just send us 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. For replacement requests, please go to www.starling.games/replacements.
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. For more questions about refunds, please go to www.starling.games/questions.
When this campaign concludes, we'll invite you to join our Life & Times of a Board Game newsletter. If you do not wish to join, no worries – just ignore the invite. If you're already on the list with the email you use in Kickstarter, you will not receive another invite. We hope you'll join our community through the Life & Times newsletter to stay up to date on all the cool stuff we're doing as a company. Thanks!