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Black Hat - trick-taking board game for 2-6 players

A project in Sodankylä, Finland by Timo Multamäki @ Arctic Union

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Easy to learn, Black Hat forces the players to carefully choose which tricks to win and which to lose in order to reap the benefits.
Backers: 157
Average Pledge Per Backer: €52

Funded: €8,189 of €6,000
Dates: Nov 12th -> Dec 11th (30 days)
Project By: Timo Multamäki @ Arctic Union
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Latest News

Only six hours left -- will we reach next stretch goal?

December 11th - via:
Amazing! We're well over 7,5k€ on our first Kickstarter. Thanks to all of you! That means that we'll add the dual-sided game board for all backers, which undoubtably will be cool addition. The new board is much harder and harsher, so I'd still... (Read More)

7.5k€: Streching

December 10th - via:
Cool, We're over 7,5k€ which means that dual-sided board is INCLUDED for all backers! And Tracer mini-addon is included to every box. And as you know, we have almost one full day left, so maybe we'll even hit the 9k€ marker! This has been one... (Read More)

One day to go -- stretch goal update

December 10th - via:
The last day has been very positive, indeed. A lot of new backers and we’re so close to reach 7500€ at which time we’ll include Tracer to every box and dual-sided game board at least for all of our Kickstarter backers. Now that the stretch... (Read More)

FUNDED with Hats!

December 9th - via:
Wohoo! We're fully funded! Thanks to all of you, now we'll just have to see which of the awesome extras we'll have. As promised, the Tracer will be included to every Kickstarter copy, anyhow. In about 1k€ we'll include in also the dual-sided game... (Read More)

MAJOR changes to Stretch goals based on backer feedback

December 8th - via:
Dear Backers, This project has sure been teaching a lot to me. This being the first project that I (or Thomas) runs, quite a few mistakes have been made (mainly in advertisement & project description), but it looks clear that we're still going to... (Read More)

Closer than ever with hint of Obsidian

December 8th - via:
Wow, We're so close. Thanks for every one for your pledges. On Sunday we were covered by our friends from Obsidian Entertainment for which we're eternally grateful. Cheers! I'm also happy to present Eric Martin @ BGG video from Essen Spiel 2013... (Read More)

100 backers, almost 100% of funding and an interview

December 7th - via:
Dear Hackers, Our team is very happy to see the 100th backer and we're very close to the minimum of 6000€, just some hundreds left. We've just received an updated print quote and can now confirm that we'll be printing with Panda who are known for... (Read More)

Logistics update

December 4th - via:
IMPORTANT: We are USA and EU friendly as we'll deliver US games from US storage and similarly EU deliveries from within EU. So, for all US & EU backers there will be fast deliveries and no customs hassle. Shipping options are all listed for each... (Read More)

Rulebooks & Major description overhaul

December 4th - via:
Fellow Gamers, It’s my pleasure to let you know that we have PDF versions of Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Norwegian rulebooks of Black Hat. The rulebooks are submitted to BGG will be served via DropBox for a while. We have also found out that... (Read More)

Black Hat 10d left - a bit of help would be handy

December 1st - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Stretch goals & translations -- Part II

November 28th - via:
Gamers, It’s my pleasure to let you know that we’ve updated the Kickstarter page with previews of upcoming stretch goals, which are looming closer and closer. First in the line of the awesome stretch goals is “Tracer mini add-on”, which adds... (Read More)

Stretch goals, translations and more

November 26th - via:
Stretch Goal: Double sided game board We’re proud to give you a glimpse of the back side of the game board. This advanced board plays slightly faster, but is relentless for beginners. After initial tests we can safely say that the advanced board... (Read More)

Translations update!

November 24th - via:
We're happy to inform that thanks to Fabio Piovesan, Italian hackers can now enjoy Black Hat in their own language (PDF via DropBox). We're also opening up a restricted "Translator" pledge level which is intended for those who would like to volunteer... (Read More)

An interview of Game Designer Timo Multamäki by Ove Hillep at Essen 2014

November 23rd - via:
It took some time to have this interview in written format and published. It was done in Essen Spiel 2014 by Ove Hillep from Estonian SF fanzine Reaktor. -------- Your new game also has a second author Thomas Klausner. How did you come to design the... (Read More)

Over 50% pledged and Korean news

November 20th - via:
Dear (H/B)ackers, This week has been positively Korean for me. I’ve had the opportunity to familiarize myself with the Korean business and gaming environment. As a result of this experience I’m far more knowledgeable about South-Korea and we... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Dinosaurs, Dragons, and Whales

November 17th - via:
This month, Kickstarter brings games with lots of fun themes and ideas behind them, from one telling the history of an actual town to another that is played on two boards of the same island separated by several million years. (Read More)

Dice Tower Preview by Ryan Metzler

November 16th - via:
Dear Backers, We are happy to present Black Hat play preview by Ryan Metzler from Dice Tower. This video very nicely explains the basic game mechanics in a short and concise manner. We believe it'll enable everyone to quickly learn the basics.... (Read More)

Dutch translation!

November 14th - via:
Thanks to David Van Uffelen we have now a Dutch rulebook. A PDF version is available for free via BGG and we’ll be offering printed copies as extras at the end of the project. We’re also working on German and Finnish translations, but would be... (Read More)

Additional reviews of the Black Hat

November 12th - via:
Fellow Hackers, Project has been just kicked off and ball is rolling. We're expecting some additional reviews in the days to come. And as it happens, the first of those is our first review in German by Michael "The Roach" Janszen @ Roachware. Please... (Read More)

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