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Trove: The Crystal Caverns

A project in by Patrick Leder

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The ultimate asymmetric cave-crawling adventure where you become the brave Knight, Goblin horde, massive Dragon, or malevolent Cave.
Backers: 2897
Average Pledge Per Backer: $51

Funded: $148,766 of $18,000
Dates: Aug 24th -> Sep 20th (28 days)
Project By: Patrick Leder
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The Best Kickstarter Tabletop Games of 2015

January 8th - via:
These are the best Kickstarter board games we reviewed this year. Most of the games on this list are still in production. There are a few that have delivered to backers and are now available for purchase, but we didn’t get a chance to write up the finished product yet. (Read More)

The Crystal Curse

September 20th - via:
There has been frequent discussion about miniatures during this campaign. I started out with them in mind but trimmed them back to limit the scale of the project. I had a great sculptor working with me and he did a fine job with the figure he... (Read More)

Past Plunder

September 19th - via:
When I put down a 120K goal in my head it wasn’t a serious plan. I was willing to deliver but I thought no way am I going to need to deliver on that. Here we are. I have included the character design Kyle put together for the new tiles. On the... (Read More)


September 19th - via:
What can I say? I asked David what I should say and he said I don't know either. If you have met either of us you know we tend to have an opinion about things. So congratulations on rendering David and myself speechless. Its been a great and long... (Read More)

More Game Videos

September 18th - via:
In addition to Tim Norris' videos in all the excitement I overlooked the following from IndieTableTop. Due to the age of the rules I provided them, there are a few technical issues, we are going to work together to reshoot those. They have been a... (Read More)

Player Variants

September 17th - via:
Before we add the Thief into the mix these are the multi-player variants that Kyle Woelfel wrote up for us. I know a lot of you have been curious about this. Variants Trove: The Crystal Caverns can be played with fewer players than the standard 4,... (Read More)

80 and beyond!

September 17th - via:
Hi all. I wrote this last night, but my Comcast internet keeps dipping out. Probably telling me to go to bed: Hooray! It looks like I'm on the hook for some Meeples. I'm looking into printed options for them as people have recommended. I will see if... (Read More)

Overdue Update

September 12th - via:
We broke 60,000! We broke 65,000! In a stunning turn of events Friday has been one of our better days. I got really busy (I was helping push a release out at work), but now I am at home and working my way through all the messages I have received.  ... (Read More)

50K... errr 51.5K

September 8th - via:
I didn’t have time to even get the render of the new cover complete. I hear people asking for a poster on the inside of the sleeve so people can take it apart and hang it up later. I will look into doing that. A few people have been suggesting that... (Read More)

40,000 and a new stretch goal

September 2nd - via:
I was just heading to bed as we ticked over 40,000. I am out of words to describe my appreciation for the outpouring of support we’ve seen. Each individual backer is helping me build a truly unique gaming experience (I hope you agree!). I have... (Read More)


August 28th - via:
Wow! Wow! I am simply stunned by how well we are doing. Thank you all for your support. Naturally you have passed the third stretch goal. We have plenty more stretch goals planned out, I'm excited to share more with you. I am building more review... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

August 26th - via:
Hey guys sorry about the wait I was just working on making sure things are ready. Here are the stretch goals going forward. Before you panic about a fifth role I will present it like an expansion, so if you want to just leave it out great and if you... (Read More)


August 25th - via:
Hello everyone! The Dragon is here with a special message for you all: I felt like I was taking a huge risk with this project. David, Kyle, Topher, Alex, and I have worked many hours. For me as a designer this is completely new territory but I knew,... (Read More)

10,000 dollars!

August 24th - via:
I better hurry up and finish writing this post before we hit 11,000. During one of the demos we were all circling around the end of the game, each trying to figure out how to win. I remember taking one last desperate dash through the darkness as the... (Read More)

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