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MONSTER LANDS – a strategic dice placement game

A project in Barcelona, Spain by Second Gate Games

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MONSTER LANDS is a competitive 1-4 player Euro-game. It combines worker placement, resource management, and fun battles with monsters.
Backers: 2756
Average Pledge Per Backer: €89

Funded: €246,402 of €25,000
Dates: Oct 17th -> Nov 15th (30 days)
Project By: Second Gate Games
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November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
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Stretch goal # 18 unlocked - The mini manual

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
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November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
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Essen Spiel & another review

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October 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
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October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
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October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
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The 30-day voyage

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
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Time to upgrade some components

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
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October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
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4th Stretch goal reached, not even 12 hours into the campaign

October 18th - via: kickstarter.com
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