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In ‘Switching Tracks’ you’re delivering goods to fulfill contracts, while changing how the tracks connect-up the cities.
In ‘Switching Tracks’ you’re delivering goods to fulfill contracts, while changing how the tracks connect-up the cities.
106 backers pledged $5,533 to help bring this project to life.

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Wattsalpoag Games is hoping to make Switching Tracks, the first train game to go into production for our company. The game is on offer here for only $39, and will be shipped to backers at least 2-weeks before being released to retailers. If we reach our funding goal, the game will immediately go into production and is expected to ship out to backers in late-November.

Our company has been producing a wide range of high-quality board games since 2006. Check out the Wattsalpoag site, or our Facebook page to get a better idea of our commitment to excellent game design, artwork, and quality components.

We're producing Switching Tracks with the help of KickStarter in order to offer higher quality components at a rock-bottom price - making this awesome game and any unlocked Stretch Goals yours for the modest pledge of only $39!

  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Train Stations (2-Part Folded Structures)
  • 10 Boxcar Tiles
  • 5 Flatcar Tiles
  • 5 Caboose Tiles
  • 90 Goods Pieces (6 Types x 15 Each)
  • 35 White Activation Markers
  • 25 Black Demand Markers
  • 20 3-Goods Contract Cards
  • 20 4-Goods Contract Cards
  • 20 5-Goods Contract Cards
  • 10 6-Goods Contract Cards
  • 18 Goods Cards
  • 27 Office Cards
  • 25 Switchman Tokens
  • 9 Track Switch Tiles
  • 5 Train Pawns
  • 5 Dice (Standard 16mm)
  • 4 Rulebooks (English, German, French, Spanish)

Here's a look at how our Switch Tiles work! They will be made out of Uria Stone Plastic, similar to Backgammon tiles, with engraved and painted surfaces!

Game Details:

  • Players: 2-5 (We mistakenly reported 3-5 in the Preview video - sorry!)
  • Age: 12+
  • Time: 60-90 Minutes

Switching Tracks is played in rounds, with each player taking turns using their Switchman Tokens to configure the tracks, so they can make their deliveries. The goal is to fill one of each type of contract available, plus one extra. The game ends instantly, once one player has fulfilled the contract requirements.

Here's how it works!

Special thanks go out to Philemon Vanderbeck, for hosting our videos as Dr. Watts, and to Keith van Kirk, for the fabulous music he composed for our videos!

If you're into knowing the details, have a look at the rules for yourself!

Jet Set

  • Players: 2-6
  • Ages: 12+
  • Time: 90-120 Minutes

Distant Lands - Jet Set Expansion Set #1

  • Ages: 12+
  • Time: 90-120 Minutes
  • Players: 2-6

All shipping within the United States is included in the pledge level price. Please read the pledge descriptions for shipping outside of the United States.

For those of you who may not be familiar with our games, Jet Set, Distant Lands - Jet Set Expansion Set #1, or Buccaneer Bones, here are some Overview/Review and How to Play videos that should help.

A KickStarter preview/review blog, called Kicking the Table has taken a look at Switching Tracks and had a lot of great things to say! Be sure to give their podcast a listen, and look for time code 11:20!

We're dedicated to providing you with the best components we can produce. Our hope is that your pledges will be rewarded with special custom trains and improved goods pieces. Take a look at what else might be coming your way:

Show your support for this KickStarter with our Switching Tracks avatar!

Our reason for this KickStarter - our third now - is a simple one: to bring you the best possible game, with the best possible pieces, at the lowest price we can manage.

Wattsalpoag Games prides itself on producing games with high-quality components, but those components come with an equally high price. The costs associated with creating molds for custom components is significant. So, we've come here to ask for your help in making Switching Tracks.

Our own game designer, Kris Gould was the one who suggested trying our hand at KickStarter, back in October of 2013. That experience was such a good one that we've come back to KickStarter yet again. With the help of you backers, we will not only be able to publish some of our more complex and expensive games, but we'll be able to bring you more games per year. In the end, your support is the deciding factor.

Thanks to all of you - your help and support mean everything to us!

For more information about Switching Tracks, please visit the Wattsalpoag site, our Twitter account, or our Facebook page.

Risks and challenges

There are numerous risks associated with the process of publishing games, but your investment will be safer with an experienced game company like ours. For many years Wattsalpoag Games has been developing close relationships with manufacturers and an intricate knowledge of the overall publishing process. 'Switching Tracks' will be our 10th title, and will be building on the experience we gained publishing our previous hit game, 'Buccaneer Bones'.

We have taken steps to ensure that delivery will be on time. However, we acknowledge there are situations that can arise which may take control out of our hands. We promise timely communications on the process and appreciate your understanding should a delay occur.

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