Copper Country the Board Game: Life, Work, Profit, Death.

A project in Madison, WI by CMX Games

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Explore the wilderness, expand your mining empire, and exploit resources (and your miners) in America's first mining boom!
Backers: 952
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $54,581 of $31,200
Dates: May 13th -> Jun 11th (30 days)
Project By: CMX Games
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Latest News


June 11th - via:
The Copper Country Kickstarter campaign ends tonight at 9PM CDT. And we just passed 50k!!! STRETCH GOALS As this is being typed, we're less than $2k away from our final (!?) stretch goal for the double-sided game board featuring a new winter... (Read More)


June 9th - via:
CUSTOM GAME PIECES Late last night, we reached the stretch goal for custom miner meeples. ALL CUSTOM GAME PIECES ARE NOW UNLOCKED! DOUBLE-SIDED GAME BOARD The final stretch goal is for the double-sided game board, featuring a new winter illustration... (Read More)

Three Days Left!

June 8th - via:
Kickstarter has started counting down in hours instead of days. Our campaign ends on Wednesday, June 11 at 9:00 PM CDT. STRETCH GOALS We're well over halfway through our current stretch goal for the custom miner game pieces: If we reach the goal for... (Read More)

Custom Shaft and Hoist Houses Unlocked; Miners are Next!

June 5th - via:
STRETCH GOALS Wow, that was FAST! We were not expecting to send this update so soon... Custom hoist houses and custom shaft houses are UNLOCKED! Which means we're on to the final custom game piece stretch goal, the miner: Copper Country was fueled by... (Read More)

The Final Week!

June 4th - via:
As a bonus to kick off our final week, we're adding the┬ácustom shaft house to the current stretch goal for the custom hoist house: Shaft Houses and Hoist Houses are meant to work together, so let's unlock them together. Quincy Mining Company's No. 2... (Read More)

Company Houses Unlocked, Posters, and More Demo Days!

June 3rd - via:
STRETCH GOALS Custom Company Houses have been unlocked! The next stretch goal is set at $40,000 and unlocks custom Hoist Houses: In 1918, the Quincy Mining Company finished construction of a new hoist house at its No. 2 shaft. This ornate hoist... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked, Demo Day, and BGG!

May 29th - via:
NEXT UP: COMPANY HOUSES That didn't take long! The first stretch goal, custom poor rock, is unlocked! The next stretch goal is set at $36,000 and unlocks custom company houses. We weren't happy with the original company house design; it was too... (Read More)


May 28th - via:
Late last night, Copper Country reached its funding goal. Thank you, all of you, for your overwhelming support and for putting your trust in two geeks from the UP! Copper Country started as an idea -- maybe even a passing thought: "wouldn't it be... (Read More)

Uncut Sheets and Kickstarter Promo Card!

May 27th - via:
For our second (and last!) update of the day, we have two exciting announcements to make: First, we have decided to include our Kickstarter promo card in (and only in) Copper Country's first print run. We've been distributing this card at conventions... (Read More)

We're on TV, Demo Day, and New Reviews!

May 27th - via:
We hope you all had a happy, safe, and thankful Memorial Day. We had an amazing weekend in Copper Country! Quincy's No. 2 Shaft Rock House, still standing, overlooks the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock. As of right now, Copper... (Read More)

We're Headed to Copper Country!

May 21st - via:
Hi Everyone, Here's what we've all accomplished by the start of day 10: 450 backers, AND Over $25k, AND Over 80% funded! That funding goal is starting to look like it's within reach... We want to remind everyone that we're headed to the UP this... (Read More)

Week Two is Underway!

May 20th - via:
Hi Everyone, We continue to climb toward our funding goal: less than $9,000 to go! We recorded our 24th episode of DesignCast last night. DesignCast is our weekly video blog that chronicles our experience designing Copper Country. This week, we... (Read More)

Over 20k and New Pledge Levels!

May 19th - via:
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50% - The Era of Expansion!

May 14th - via:
Copper Country hit 50% of its funding goal in three days, faster than we could have possibly imagined. We continue to be amazed! Last night, we had the opportunity to demo Copper Country at I'm Board (a game store in Middleton, WI). After being glued... (Read More)

The Copper Boom Begins!

May 14th - via:
Greetings Copper Country backers, what a day it's been! We're amazed and humbled by all of the support pouring in from friends, family, fellow Yoopers, and board gamers everywhere. Copper Country is over 35% funded with more than 175 backers on our... (Read More)

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