A project in Milan, Italy by Cranio Creations

Funding Successful

A brand new heavy Eurogame from Tommaso Battista and Simone Luciani, for 2-4 tycoons brought to you by Cranio Creations!
Backers: 4076
Average Pledge Per Backer: €106

Funded: €431,901 of €24,000
Dates: Oct 17th -> Nov 14th (29 days)
Project By: Cranio Creations
board gamestrategy gametabletop gamegame design +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: November 14 @ 11:01 -0500 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Some Last Minute KS Exclusive Goodies on the Way!

November 14th - via:
Good afternoon, lovely Backers! A last-minute update:  That's right! We've added two end-campaign SGs, two new powerful Executive Officers, th Constructor and the Prestige! And they are inlcuded only in the KS Exclusive box! Your Cranio Creations KS... (Read More)

The Best Possibile Barrage - All Thanks to You!

November 14th - via:
Hello Backers!  You made it! It seems almost strange, but as now Barrage is one of the most successful eurogame KS projects ever launched! And now it is complete, exactly as we - and  you - expected this wonderful game to be. Thank you. We really... (Read More)

***PLEASE READ*** Pledge Manager. Backerkit.

November 14th - via:
Hello Cranioids. We have two news to give you and we use this update to give you these ones: ***WE DON'T HAVE PLEDGE MANAGER OR ADD-ONS NEITHER MULTIPLE COPIES*** So please adjust your pledge if you have any issues. ***WE WILL USE BACKERKIT TO... (Read More)

Milan, November 14th 1918... or Maybe 2018

November 13th - via:
2.00 AM here in Milan. Clock is ticking... music is going... and a glass of hot milk is waiting me... But you made something crazy. And I forgot all of this. A new executive officer is ready to exploit all of the opponents' vulnerabilities: miss... (Read More)

350'000 times Thanks! Last 24 hours!

November 13th - via:
A set of plastic, cristal clear blue drops of water designed and molded to enhance the usability of water flowing on the map. That's means a lot to us! We are going to enter in the last 24 hours and that can be outstanding thanks to you! So... (Read More)

Barrage Rulebook and a Final Rush!

November 13th - via:
Hello Backers! We are entering the final 24 hours of Barrage campaign and we can't believe what is going on! Your support is amazing, and you managed to almost reach every stretch goal! So here's a small gift before the campaing ends: here you can... (Read More)

Now Barrage is Canada Friendly!

November 12th - via:
Hello Backers! A quick update: we managed to find a suitable fulfillment center for all the Canada, so our lovely Canuck backers will not have to pay extra fees! Sorry for the delay, but we made it :) The Cranio Creations KS Team  (Read More)

300,000€! Here comes Tesla Solo Mode!

November 11th - via:
Dear Backers, 300k euros! We almost can't believe it, and yet you've unlocked the much awaited Tesla Solo Mode! That's awesome! So here's a word from Tommaso himself, explaining how this module will work in Barrage. The components you see have no... (Read More)

The 3D Map is Here, Folks!

November 11th - via:
Good Morning, Backers! How you doin'? Here's a quick video update that, we think, will make you very happy: That's right, the 3D map! Hooray! As you can see, the prototype features a double-layered, recessed, full art top layer (and in the final... (Read More)

About Barrage Localization!

November 10th - via:
Dear Backers, as you know, Barrage is a completely language-independent game, but of course lot of you asked about the rulebooks in their own languages! As for now, we can't include a physical copy of each translated rulebook in each KS copy of... (Read More)

Heavy Cardboard Live Streaming Tonight at 1am CET!

November 8th - via:
Good morning Backers! The incredible team of Heavy Cardboard scheduled a full 4-player playthrough live streaming tonight! We'll be online with them, so ask anything you want!  So sit back, relax and enjoy! The Cranio Creation KS Team  (Read More)

A Full Playthrough with Tommaso!

November 8th - via:
Hello Backers! Here's the full playthrough we talked about, live-recorded in Essen by the awesome team of BoardLiveGame! Is a full, one and a half hour gameplay video teached by the man himself, Tommaso Battista!  Enjoy the video! Please like the... (Read More)

The Leeghwater Project Expansion: Rulebook Live!

November 7th - via:
Hello Backers! A super-quick update for you: here's the Leeghwater Project expansion rulebook! Enjoy and let us know what you think about it! The cranio Creations KS Team  (Read More)

Of Architecture and Dams - REPRISE

November 7th - via:
Hello Backers of the world! A quick update. As requested, here's a sneak peek at the wooden components just unlocked new design - including the new neutral dam design! Hope you'll like it ;) Click the image for higher resolution Click the image for... (Read More)

Of Architecture and Dams

November 6th - via:
Hello there, marvelous Backers! Today we celebrate our second - and most beloved - Milestone Stretch Goal, the complete wooden pieces upgrade for every faction (Dutch too!). Now every faction has a distinctive style for every component (dams,... (Read More)

Of SG discounts, campaign improvements and upcoming events.

November 5th - via:
Good evening our beloved backers, It was a complicated weekend for you and us, but trust us - it was worth it. Lucca comics and games is over and we had a few days to collect your feedbacks, thoughts and concerns and to elaborate some important... (Read More)

A few words on new SG and a sustainable project

October 31st - via:
Dear Backers, last update was meant to give you some more goodies before the weekend. However, it seems like some of you were unsatisfied with the SGs offered. The problem for us was twofold: we received a lot of requests for more SGs, smaller gaps... (Read More)

New SGs, Shipping Rates and happy 1st of November!

October 31st - via:
Dear Backers, a quick note: have a look at the KS page for some juicy updates! We remodeled the campaign page to be more clear and we added some new stretch goals - and with them, here comes the CUSTOM ENGINEER MEEPLES! Also, we updated the shipping... (Read More)

Farewell, Essen 2018, and thanks for all the pledges!

October 30th - via:
Dear backers, Essen 2018 is over. It was a real blast and we are so grateful for the incredible feedback and support you gave us during the fair! Barrage was played by hundreds of enthusiastic gamers - unfortunately we didn't had the chance to let... (Read More)

15 Stretch Goals Unlocked! Tommaso now is Free!

October 27th - via:
1909 thank you! Cranioids!  Today is the day we unlock the second Executive Officer that Tommaso incarnate: the Architect!  And he arrives with an Architect meeple: he permits, when used on one-worker space, to take immediately another round! And... (Read More)

We Add One More Chance!

October 25th - via:
Hello Cranioids? How you doin'? We add another possibility to spread the word. Click to go on Twitter and retweet! Retweet on Twitter and Share on Facebook. It's all in your hands! Cranio Creations staff  (Read More)


October 24th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Essen Spiel '18 and more updates.

October 23rd - via:
Hello Cranioids! What can we say? YOU ARE AMAZING! AND A LOT! We really appreciate this. Of course we do! And we have a lot of things for you! As you know for sure Barrage will be available for demos at Hall 5E123. We are already there! Riccardo,... (Read More)

First Milestone Stretch Goal Unlocked! You rock, Backers!

October 21st - via:
Just four days from the campaign's start and you already unleashed the first Milestone Stretch Goal, the Recessed Faction Boards! With your help, Barrage is becoming the game we dreamed for. We can't say how much grateful we are for your support!... (Read More)

Social Media Stretch Goal revealed (with a twist)!

October 19th - via:
Hello our Outstanding Backers! Today is full of updates, we know. You called for Social Media Stretch Goals, and now you have it! Share this link on Facebook to unlock, with 1500 shares, the 5-Units pieces for the Excavators and Concrete Mixers.... (Read More)

Hey, there's a Live Streaming Playthrough this afternoon - 1700 CET!

October 19th - via:
Good morning (or afternoon, or evening) our marvelous Backers! Today we planned a nice and comprehnsive playthrough of Barrage, here in our offices! We'll go over the rules, from the setup to the complete round of action. And of course, we'll answer... (Read More)

Q&A Session tonight with Cranio Team - and playthrough tomorrow!

October 18th - via:
Hello, our beloved Backers! Your support and response are awesome, so we think is already time for a little chit-chat with you tonight at 19:00 (cet)! We'll be live from kickstarter, ready to answer all of your questions about Barrage. And, since a... (Read More)

1'000 waterdrops fallin' on our heads!

October 18th - via:
Like a river you flow and get through this milestone and this is amazing. You people are amazing. 1000 people is a lot of people, if put all in a room. Even in a concert. And now on the internet! Only for Barrage! Thank you we are reaching tops... (Read More)

Yes! You made it! I'll be in Barrage!

October 17th - via:
He's really happy! In both the shapes: Real and His Executive Officer!  (Read More)

3 Stretch Goals to go!

October 17th - via:
Cranioids! Your feedback is astonishing! We just unlocked 3 stretch goals: 2 Headstreams; 3 Private Buildings; 3 National Contracts. We are ready to show you more stretch goals, up to 90.000! And our mighty Simone Luciani Stretch Goal is the next to... (Read More)

Funded! Let's get some Stretch Goals!

October 17th - via:
Hello Cranioids! Thank you all! We don't expect to fund in 24 minutes!  You are amazing! Now it's time to spread the word!  Thank you we will reach more Stretch Goals to add to your game! The Great Cranio has spoken! All glory to the Great Cranio!... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!