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Mini Express — A century of railroad expansion in 60 mins.

A project in Taipei City, Taiwan by Moaideas Game Design

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An 18XX-lite board game, combining simple mechanics with deep strategic interaction, all in a beautiful package.
Backers: 1809
Average Pledge Per Backer: ¥4771

Funded: ¥8,630,732 of ¥1,100,000
Dates: Apr 28th -> May 20th (22 days)
Project By: Moaideas Game Design
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Latest News

24 hour countdown!

May 19th - via:
Hello, fellow gamers!   Since my last status update, we had 200 backers bring in $8000 in pledges, so our total is now at 1450 backers and $66,000 USD. Incredible! We are just a short distance away from the final stretch goal, and we should unlock... (Read More)

Backers only post. Please come in!

May 18th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Only 2 days Left!

May 18th - via:
Hello my dear friends!  There are only 48 hours left until our campaign is over! It's been a long journey, and I can’t help but marvel at the 1250 backers that gave us $57,000 USD in pledges. We are now officially in the End Game, so I am... (Read More)

Just 3 days left!

May 17th - via:
Hello, my dear backers! We are now about 72 hours away from the end of the campaign. The pledges are still coming in steadily, and we are now at $53,000 USD and1150 backers. The next goal should be unlocked very soon.  There were slightly fewer new... (Read More)

16 Stretch Goals Unlocked!

May 16th - via:
Hello my friends! We have reached $51,000 USD and 1100 backers last night! 🎊🎊🎊You guys are Unstoppable! 💨💨💨The number of new backers even increased to 68 new backers. At this rate, we can reach the next stretch goal in the blink of... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals!

May 15th - via:
Hello, fellow gamers! Yesterday was also a very strong day, as we got 47 new backers and $2480 USD in pledges, Unbelievable! 🥂🥂🥂We are currently at $48,000 USD & 1050 backers, and with our current speed we will unlock the next stretch... (Read More)

1000 Backers!

May 14th - via:
🎉🎉🎉1000 Backers & $46,000 USD !! 🎉🎉🎉 Wow, I'd never thought we can make it to 1000 backers with still 6 days left in the campaign, you guys are way faster than most of our projections! Who knows how high we can reach on the... (Read More)

Europe Playmat

May 13th - via:
Status Update Hello, fellow gamers!  We are now at $43,000 and 950 backers, great job! 👏👏👏  Tuesdays are the traditional day for launching KS projects, and quite a few new board game projects came out.(I even backed one...) But our... (Read More)

Europe Map on Tabletopia

May 12th - via:
Hi guys! It has been 2 weeks since the launch of this campaign, and now we are at $42,000 USD and 930 backers, and have unlocked a total of 13 Stretch Goals. Wow! Thank you so much, I’d never imagined we can unlock the Europe map so fast.  We... (Read More)

Europe Map Unlocked & New Stretch Goals

May 11th - via:
It's official! We will now add the Europe map to the other side of the US map!  The above image is the current beta version we are testing for the Europe Map. It is mostly stable and we will make it available for playing on Tabletopia soon. Their... (Read More)

We have passed 4 MILLION in Funding

May 10th - via:
Yes, for real! 😲😲😲 Amazing! But it's in Japanese Yen.😜😜😜 We did reach 38k in US Dollars and 850 backers too, which is also a very big achievement. We are less than $1500 away from the Europe map, and at this rate, we will definitely... (Read More)

City Landmarks Unlocked!✅

May 9th - via:
Hello, my dear backers! Last night we have passed 800 backers and 36K funding, so we have unlocked another stretch goal: City Landmarks! 🤩🤩🤩 That also means we are less than $4000 away from the Europe map, and I think we will arrive faster... (Read More)

Sneak Peek of Europe Map!

May 8th - via:
Hello fellow gamers!  Before I enter storytelling mode, here are some pictures of the add-ons in action, and also a sneak peek of us testing the Europe map!  The experience is very different! "A Thinky Filler" The first Heavy Cardboard live stream... (Read More)

Wooden Insert & an Heavy Livestream

May 7th - via:
And we have reached 33K, hooray! A well designed wooden insert is really one of the best quality-of-life upgrades for board games. It can help you shorten setup time, can be used as bit containers during the game, and the scent of burnt,... (Read More)

Map Variety is unlocked!

May 5th - via:
30K was reached last night, good job everyone! It has been exactly 1 week from the start of the campaign, and we are moving along quite swiftly, with big thanks to you!  This time we are doing something different, as we want your input on what extra... (Read More)

Golden Spike and more Stretch Goals!

May 3rd - via:
27K is reached, Yay! Now we can unlock this important milestone of railway development across America in every game of Mini Express. Ever since we’ve been working on the USA map I have been intrigued by the history behind the Transcontinental... (Read More)

A sneak peek into the future!

May 2nd - via:
Hello my friends, we are heading into the first weekend of the campaign, and what an amazing first week it was. We have passed 600 backers & 25,000 USD 🔥🔥🔥 a couple of hours ago, and I know we can unlock the next stretch goal soon.  But... (Read More)

A Golden 72 Hours that we will never forget

May 1st - via:
Did I tell you how grateful we are of backers like you? I did? Well, we at Moaideas just can’t stop thanking you for the great support we have received in just the first 3 days on Kickstarter. (wow, felt way longer than that) I thought I was fully... (Read More)

Yes to Group Pledges!

May 1st - via:
I’ve received quite a few messages asking about group pledges and I can understand. As a long time Kickstarter user, nearly half of my backed projects are for group pledges to save on international shipping.  Announcing group pledges for 2 / 4... (Read More)

6th goal unlocked! What's next?

April 30th - via:
We have just reached 22K and now you can add a playmat to your pledge! Neoprene Playmat To make things simple, global shipping is INCLUDED! Add JPY 3190 to your pledge now to help us boost our way upwards! Also, we have decided the next 2 stretch... (Read More)

Just 2 Days, over 500 backers and 5 goals unlocked!

April 30th - via:
Wow. Just amazing. I’d never thought we can get over 500 backers in just 2 days, and I want to tell you this really means a lot to us. We are on to a very good start, and I know that together with you, Mini Express can reach goals that we first... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Survey is online!

April 29th - via:
So many to choose from! We have a lot of stretch goals planned ahead, but I have no idea how to order them (must be the lack of sleep😴😴😴). So I need you to help us figure out which to unlock first. Please click on the Survey Link below and... (Read More)

What an exciting first day of Mini Express!

April 29th - via:
Still can't quite believe we are funded in 5 hours! You guys are totally awesome!  Mini Express has funded faster than we have expected, and we must thank you again for the support. We have also sped through 3 stretch goals already and is closing... (Read More)

Mini Express is FUNDED in just 5 hours!

April 28th - via:
FUNDED in 5 Hours! Thanks to the generous support of 252 amazing backers, Mini Express is now funded in just 5 Hours from launch! Wow! I can't properly tell you guys how overwhelmed with joy we are right now. Together with your help, we can make... (Read More)

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