Pay Dirt, designed by Tory Niemann of Alien Frontiers

A project in Tucson, AZ by Crash Games

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Alaska is a harsh climate but it's filled with untold riches. Can you and your crew hit Pay Dirt before the ground freezes?
Backers: 817
Average Pledge Per Backer: $56

Funded: $45,758 of $35,000
Dates: Mar 12th -> Apr 11th (30 days)
Project By: Crash Games
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Latest News

10 Hours To Go!

April 10th - via:
I am super excited to announce that we have hit $40,000 as well as over 1000 Likes on Facebook! This means two things.   1. Every copy of pay Dirt now comes with a 5th Player Expansion because of you! 2. I am going to be putting a secret surprise in... (Read More)

So Much Awesome!

April 9th - via:
What an awesome way to wake up huh?  I hope you all had a good night’s rest because the next 37 hours are going to be CRAZY! Thankfully they’ll be crazy in a good way not a “run for your life” kind of way :/ Hardhat First Player Token... (Read More)

Final Days Avatars

April 8th - via:
I promised you all avatars that you could rock to help spread the word that Pay Dirt is in it's final Days and here they are. Please consider making all of your avatars one of these. I know it's a pain in the butt but it's most helpful on Facebook,... (Read More)

Our Final Stand

April 8th - via:
What a wonderful day to all of you! So Stinkin' Close! So here we are in the final 3 Days of Pay Dirt and at the time of this update we are at 88% funding which is SO STINKIN CLOSE! So where exactly do we stand and what am I doing to help push us... (Read More)

The Final 3.5 Days

April 7th - via:
Good Morning Everybody! I hope that everybody had a great weekend and a fantastic TableTop Day on Saturday. I certainly had an exhausting but super fun weekend. Now it’s time for me to get back to work and for all of us to get Pay Dirt funded! We... (Read More)

Cast Your Vote for the 5th Player Expansion Meeple Color!

April 4th - via:
It's time to cast your vote on the color for the God Miner Meeple for the 5th Player Expansion in Pay Dirt. The image has been updated on the Main Kickstarter Page and I will include a picture and link in this update as well.  Cast your vote now.... (Read More)

Designer Diary from Tory Niemann / Funding Chart

April 3rd - via:
Good Afternoon Prospectors!  I wanted to let you all know that Tory Niemann, the designer of Alien Frontiers & Pay Dirt has written a designer diary! You can check it out here! Also I wanted to thank you all for your very hard work in doing... (Read More)

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April 3rd - via:
Games you should check out on (Read More)

Crowdfunding Round-up: Rabbits, Realms, Rentinels, and Reavy Ream... Yup, That's What I'm Going With

April 1st - via:
So many dang projects! I am trying to get back on a decent schedule here, so let's see what is out there that W. Eric has not already covered: only eleventy billion projects and seemingly more by the hour. I loaded up a whole bunch and threw some proverbial darts and came up with these for your consideration! (Read More)

Back from SaltCon 2014 / Money Back Guarentee!

March 31st - via:
Greetings Everybody! I have now returned home from SaltCon 2014 and what a crazy awesome week it was. I had a great time at my first convention in Utah and met a lot of amazing gamers and had an awesome time showing them all the games Crash Games has... (Read More)

Game Buzz: Kickstarter Blitz #3

March 28th - via:
Time for another Kickstarter blitz. There’s a bunch to get through today, so let’s go. (Read More)

A Couple Quick Announcements

March 27th - via:
Top of the morning to you! I'm here in rainy Layton, Utah for SaltCon and I'm really looking forward to playing Pay Dirt with as many people as possible over the next four days! I have some BIG Signs for Pay Dirt and it will definitely get... (Read More)

Proud to be an Underdog

March 26th - via:
I wrote up a little something today about the Pay Dirt Campaign. It's a bit longer than a normal update so I'll just include an excerpt and then you can read the rest if you want on the Crash Games Blog. It’s been a rough last couple of days for... (Read More)

Keep on Movin!

March 24th - via:
Good Morning Everybody! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Pay Dirt hit a pretty big milestone over this past weekend. We are now over $20,000 in funding, which is close to 60%. Unfortunately we dropped off of the Board Game Geek Hotness List... (Read More)

Awesome Gold Nuggets are Awesome! / Undead Viking Review of Pay Dirt

March 21st - via:
Good Morning Everybody! Well I am officially back from GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas and while it was certainly exhausting it was a most excellent week and is hopefully going to mean multiple great things are in the works for Crash Games. One of the... (Read More)

Like Us on Facebook for Stretch Reward / New Gold Nugget Option

March 20th - via:
Good Morning from Las Vegas Everybody! It has been an awesome four days here at the GAMA Trade Show and a lot of really good and positive things have happened for Crash Games here at GAMA 2014. Rust Belt Needs Your Thumbs on BGG!So before we go any... (Read More)

The BIG Shipping Update!

March 19th - via:
Awesome Shipping UpdateI want you all to know that I have been working my behind off these last three days to try and make some shipping magic happen. When you as my backer have a problem, I have a problem and I promised you that I would not rest... (Read More)

New Stretch Reward Poll & Gold Miner Meeple Design

March 19th - via:
Good Morning Everybody! Lots of cool stuff to share with you this morning! Home Page Banner AdPay Dirt owns the banner on the main BGG Page today so we should be seeing an increase in activity. I can already see the increased activity at the time... (Read More)

Good Morning! / Camp Gear

March 18th - via:
Good Morning Everybody!International Shipping UpdateI wanted to let everyone know that I sent out a lot of emails yesterday and began a process of making Internationsal Shipping for Canada, Eastern Asia, New Zealand and Brazil better. I am looking to... (Read More)

Good Morning, Meet Your FlimCo Equipment!

March 17th - via:
Good Morning Everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend and I wanted to introduce you to one of my personal favorite lines of equipment from Pay Dirt, the FlimCo line of equipment. It was recently uploaded to BGG and I could really use all of your... (Read More)

New International Shipping Tier (4-Pack, $52.50 a copy)

March 13th - via:
Hey Everybody, So sorry to flood your inbox with two updates in a day but I had something important to share and I wanted to make sure that everyone saw it. Just an hour go I got an e-mail response from the company that I'm using to send out all the... (Read More)

Day 1 Comes to a Close / Shipping Explanations

March 13th - via:
Awesome Day 1 & Upcoming Stretch GoalsGood Morning / Afternoon Everybody! What an awesome first day! I am super excited that we did over $10,000 on the first day which puts us at 28% funding. We are over 1/4 of the way to funding and getting onto... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Go for the Gold in Pay Dirt

March 12th - via:
Pay Dirt is a board game about mining for gold—but we’re not talking about ’49ers with pickaxes and pans here. This is modern-day mining, with excavators and bulldozers. And paperwork. (Well, just a little.) (Read More)

Can You Dig It? – Pay Dirt review

March 12th - via:
Prepare yourself for some hard work and low temperatures – Pay Dirt is coming! (Read More)

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