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The Silver River

A project in Charlotte, NC by Robert Burke

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A full-featured, 4X tabletop game for 2 to 4 players that plays in about 2 hours.
Backers: 802
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $65,034 of $35,000
Dates: Mar 5th -> Apr 5th (32 days)
Project By: Robert Burke
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Latest News

LAST DAY! - Less than $3k to get recessed fleet tracker boards - Plus a design story

April 5th - via:
Dear Backers, This has been a wonderful campaign, I want to thank you all ahead of time for all the great input and help. This is the last day of our campaign, and those recessed fleet tracker boards are very much within range! We are getting excited... (Read More)

36 hours to go

April 4th - via:
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New Domestic Investment Board, Recessed Fleet Trackers & The Last 72 Hours

April 3rd - via:
Hello Dear Backers! First of all, Justin has complete the upgraded Domestic Investment board. It was enlarged, and a scoring track and Age tracker have been added. This will now be chipboard and not cardstock since we have hit those stretch goals!... (Read More)

Two more stretch goals hit and climbing! New stretch goal added!

April 1st - via:
Dear backers, We are picking up some steam in the final week and should be ready for a big last 48 hours! We have reached 2 more stretch goals! Justin will be working on the updated Domestic Investment board and I will share it when complete. We have... (Read More)

Special offer for backers only

March 30th - via:
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Industrial Outposts Exploration Deck Expansion Now Available! Plus New Videos!

March 28th - via:
Dear Backers, The exploration system in The Silver River has gotten an amazing response from our play testers, and we're really excited about it! The Explore deck is a build-your-own-adventure and quest system that has players shuffling new cards... (Read More)

A New Review, Second Stretch Goal Hit & Monster Battle Updates!

March 27th - via:
Hello dear backers! Three things for you today. 1. We have a new review from the Undead Viking! 2. We hit our second stretch goal! Every game will now have wooden star tokens for marking exploration instead of punchboard! Let's keep rolling through... (Read More)

New Reward Level & Stretch Goal Voting: Don't miss your chance to vote!

March 26th - via:
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What do you want to see?

March 25th - via:
Thank you all for backing The Silver River! We are thrilled to have you following along! If you don't mind, would you let us know what we could do that could compel you back for a full copy of the game before the campaign ends? We have 11 days to... (Read More)

Almost to the $40k stretch goal and recessed fleet tracker boards are within range!

March 25th - via:
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WE DID IT! Stretch Goal Mode Activated! Plus a Beer & Board Games Video

March 22nd - via:
You are fabulous! You all really came through in the last few days to help get the Silver River funded AND hit the Mungrood mini flash funding stretch goal! I have added this ridiculously large space eel thingy to the game! So we now have 4 monsters,... (Read More)


March 21st - via:
Dear Backers, We are so close to hitting our Mungrood, The Unforgiving stretch goal! You have really come through, we have momentum, and we can still make it! All we need is 15 or so people on the fence to join us in the next 4 hours. I am extending... (Read More)

Our Second Biggest Day! Thank You! Less than 5K to go for the Mungrood MIni Flash Funding Stretch Goal!

March 20th - via:
Thank you to all those who upgraded their pledge or decided to pull the trigger yesterday instead of waiting. We had our second biggest day yet! If you're still on the fence, please let us know what you want to see as we may be able to address it. If... (Read More)

Flash Funding Stretch Goal Challenge

March 19th - via:
Yesterday I read a post on the amazing Stonemaier Game's blog that talked about how once a project reaches its funding goal, it attracts more attention. It also mentioned a "Flash Funding" stretch goal that unlocks a stretch goal if the project funds... (Read More)

Updated Title cards, and other items in line for graphic design

March 18th - via:
Dear backers, We are still #2 on the BGG Hotness list! Please continue to talk about the project wherever you reside on the Interwebs. I wanted to share some more of the graphic design work going on. First the Title cards are now done. These are... (Read More)

New Review, Improvements & Climbing The Hotness

March 17th - via:
Dear Backers, Today we are #2 on The Hotness at BGG! The game is starting to get attention! I have been invited to the Funding The Dream podcast with Richard Bliss, and BJ Shea's Geek Nation this coming week!  We're #2! We are also in the envious... (Read More)

The Silver River is Hot on BGG

March 15th - via:
Thanks for all your help spreading the news about The Silver River!  We made the BGG Hotness, and are picking up some steam! There are now almost 2000 people following the project on Kickstarter. Help them decide with your excitement, and we will... (Read More)

Updated Technology Board Graphic Design

March 14th - via:
Dear backers, Thanks for your feedback on the graphic design. This is one of the great things about using Kickstarter. The ability to get instant feedback BEFORE publication, helps us ensure the best look and feel for the most people. Here is the... (Read More)

SOLO MODE! Alpha Test Play-through & The Yahyel Backstory

March 13th - via:
SOLO MODE You wanted a solo mode and we will deliver on it!  Nate has created an alpha solitaire mode that I played for the first time last night. This is a video of that first play-through. I have to admit, I'm not much of a solo player, so never... (Read More)

Rolling Dice & Taking Names Reviews The Silver River + Other Upcoming Appearances

March 12th - via:
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Updated Production Board

March 11th - via:
One of the things players really love about the Silver River is the production generation and allocation. It scratches the civilization management itch and provides depth of  gameplay. However, it does so in a streamlined manner, and is... (Read More)

Playtesting Photos + A Contest

March 10th - via:
Play testing went great yesterday. The YahYel won by 4 points, then Insectoids, then Martians and Reptilians. There was a ton of combat both among players, and with Space Monsters, which was opposite the last playtest, which was rather peaceful. ... (Read More)

Racial & Racial Wonder Abilities Explained

March 7th - via:
Hello Friends! We have been hearing you loud and clear on the unfinished components, and we will be making a lot of updates with our newly hired graphic designer. Many of you have reinforced the things we have been planning. For example, the map will... (Read More)

Thank you for a GREAT day 1!

March 6th - via:
Thank you for an excellent first day!  We have already raised 31% of our goal and there are over 1000 people following the project. This is a fantastic new feature Kickstarter has added since my last project, and it's an excellent data point to see.... (Read More)

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