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A settlement building game with just the right amount of crazy!
A settlement building game with just the right amount of crazy!
137 backers pledged $7,539 to help bring this project to life.

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So you're the new magistrate? Welcome to our humble hamlet! The villagers are eager to see what you have planned! Some trolls tore down everything the last magistrate built, and we think the dwarves took him, but we're excited to have you!

Hamlet Builder Pro is a competitive town building game for 1 to 6 players. Each player takes on the role of a magistrate tasked by the king to build the best hamlet possible. At its core, Hamlet Builder Pro is a tile laying game. You'll purchase and place a series of tiles to build up the attributes and abilities of your hamlet. Each tile provides a combination of income, military power, culture, or special abilities. Many tiles require other tiles to be in your hamlet before you may build them, or they may add bonuses to your existing tiles.

Over seven turns you'll build the best hamlet possible, buying new tiles with the money earned from what you've previously built. You'll have the option to select simple or complex tiles, and you will have access to tiles your opponents deem too intimidating for themselves or just useless to you.

Unfortunately, your hamlet is in a rough district, full of trouble - not least your neighboring hamlets, whose magistrates would love nothing better than to see YOUR hamlet razed again! Luckily, your oracles are able to give you warning of what's to come in plenty of time for you to take decisive action. 

Each turn begins with the revealing of an event whose impact will be felt at the END of the turn, giving you the chance to fortify your hamlet to withstand the damage, or to profit from the opportunity. Players play simultaneously, saving, passing, and building plans before the turn event is resolved. Before the game begins, players choose to load the event deck with dangerous or beneficial events, which may involve more or less interaction with neighbors.

In the end, each player will flip over all the tiles they built and add the points on the back of the tiles. Simple tiles are worth one point, complex tiles are worth two. Your military and culture values are added to your tile total, and the player with the highest score wins.

Want to know more? Download the complete rules.

Each copy of the game comes with a beautifully crafted telescoping rigid setup box, a 12 page color illustrated rule book, and all of the components you see below (plus any we add due to stretch goals).

 The reviews are in and Hamlet Builder Pro is a winner!

"They managed to make a tabletop game that feels like a PC game and can be enjoyed either alone or with up to five friends." ~ Ghettoblaster Magazine

"I very much enjoyed Hamlet Builder Pro, finding it to be light weight, but well-balanced with a heaviness and depth of play to keep me engaged from start to finish. " ~ Father Geek

"I really liked the tactile and visual appeal of building out your hamlet. Everybody enjoyed it. It will be hitting our table again!" ~ Single Handed Warfare

"It’s a fun, light-to-medium weight tile-laying game, with a really smart, modular setup and just enough moving parts to be engaging without being too fiddly." ~ Gameosity

Our goal is to keep this campaign simple to ensure on-time delivery. Therefore we have only three pledge levels.

$1+ - THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our campaign. Every dollar contributed here will help us add more stretch goals to the campaign. You will be kept in the loop about this and our future campaigns, and we'll give you some super cool wallpapers for your smart phone and desktop computers. 

$49 - HAMLET BUILDER PRO

We'll ship a shiny new copy of Hamlet Builder Pro direct to your door. You'll also get the wallpapers from the THANK YOU pledge level.

 $69 - HBP + VIAB

We'll not only ship you a shiny new copy of Hamlet Builder Pro, direct to your door, we'll also include Village in a Box, the title game from our very first Kickstarter. Not only that, it will come with the expansion Water & People in a Box. ViaB and the expansion are a $25 value without shipping, and a limited number of people (in the United States) can include it for only $20! Two great city building games for one low price.

We'll unlock more and more stretch goals as the campaign progresses.

$3,000 - Annex, Attack the Gnomes, and Bountiful Harvest - ACHIEVED!

This goal adds 3 new Year cards to the game, which helps increase replayability.

$4,000 - Coin Upgrade - ACHIEVED!

This goal upgrades the art on the coins, and also increases their thickness from shards (cardstock) up to chits (cardboard). In addition, we’ll add a fifth denomination: 20.

This is TGC Community Bonus. That means that if this stretch goal is achieved, these coins will be available in our shop to be used by any games going forward, not just Hamlet Builder Pro.

$5,000 - Siege Factory and Tavern - ACHIEVED!

This goal adds 9 new tiles to the game! You get 3 Siege Factories and 6 Taverns. 

$6,000 - Checks And Balances, Diplomacy, and Elf Attack - ACHIEVED!

This goal adds 3 new Year cards to the game, which helps increase replayability.

$6,250 - Flood, Goblin Attack, and Harsh Winter - ACHIEVED!

This goal adds 3 new Year cards to the game, which helps increase replayability.

$6,500 - Final Days

This is the final stretch goal. If we can reach $6,500 in our final days, we'll add all of the following components!

We really appreciate our backers from all over the world. Unfortunately, shipping physical goods outside the United States is very expensive. Our options are either to charge a lot for shipping outside the United States, or not offer the games to folks outside the US. We've chosen to support shipments outside the United States.

US = Free
Canada = $10
EU = $25
Other = $30 

We are pleased to announce that we have added EU FRIENDLY shipping options for all of our pledge levels. These pledge levels include shipping and customs charges to backers that are in Western or Central EU.

Our EU Friendly pledges include shipping and customs fees in the price. However, if you are in other countries then please be aware that you may be responsible to pay some kind of duties on your international order.

The following tiles are included in the game. More will be added if we reach the various stretch goals (above) that include them.

 The following cards are included in the game. More will be added if we reach the various stretch goals (above) that include them.

 Please use these images to show your support for Hamlet Builder Pro.

Risks and challenges

As a manufacturer of thousands of board games we are confident we can not only deliver quality, but we can do it on time. The designs for these games are already proofed and ready for print. We just need your help to do a large enough run to get the pricing down. We are firmly committed to quality, so if there is any damage to your order during shipping, we will just ask for a photograph of the damage or defect and then ship you out a new copy.

The only risk of delay could come down to some of the stretch goals. They are planned, and designed, but some factors are out of our control. We're pretty sure we've got it all nailed down, but since we are not manufacturing all of them, we cannot guarantee it.

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