Scrapyard Empire: Strategic Card Game for One to Four People

A project in Hoboken, NJ by Galliant Games

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Compete to craft small machines and build inventions in this hand management strategy game. Cards, dice & miniatures!
Backers: 685
Average Pledge Per Backer: $53

Funded: $36,201 of $15,000
Dates: Jun 9th -> Jul 16th (38 days)
Project By: Galliant Games
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Latest News

5 Hours Left - Another Stretch Goal + Add-on Option For International Backers

July 16th - via:
Hi! With only a few more hours left on the campaign we have surpassed the last stretch goal of $34,000 and I'd like to go for one more stretch goal if people are into it. Plus I've got some (hopefully) good news for international backers regarding... (Read More)

1 Day Left to Pledge - New Stretch Goals, Extra Character Cards & Add-Ons

July 14th - via:
We're in the home stretch! There is roughly 1 day left on this campaign and we're on track to hit all of our stretch goals. Millimeters separate us from that $31,000 stretch goal for a 10th character card. So what's next? More stretch goals! $33,000... (Read More)

Last Call For Add-Ons - Characters, Coasters, Prints & More

July 13th - via:
Hi, We're within a few hundred bucks of the $28,000 stretch goal for a 9th character card in the core deck. I still think we can not only hit that one, but also the $31,000 stretch goal for a 10th character card. To help things along, I figured I'd... (Read More)

500 Backers, $25,000 in Funding & Metallic Inks! Next Stop: 9th Character!

July 10th - via:
We did it! We broke through another stretch goal and at $25,000 in funding we will now use metallic inks in the design of the invention cards! They are going to be awe-some. As promised, the next two stretch goals are for new character cards added to... (Read More)

Time to Send Personal Messages & Character Card Spoilers

July 8th - via:
We have just over 1 week remaining in the campaign to hit our stretch goals. Even with the campaign ending soon, we're still getting some nice coverage including an interview on Geek News Network and a nice piece about Scrapyard Empire on Beasts of... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals, Internationals Can Add Character Expansion

July 8th - via:
Hi all, things are going great with the campaign and there's barely over 1 week remaining, so it's time to step it up. We just got featured in the Kick the Box section of Troll In The Corner, so word is definitely spreading about our project. Let's... (Read More)

Build To Win in Scrapyard Empire by Galliant Games

July 7th - via:
Think you have the steampunk ingenuity to build inventions? Then Scrapyard Empire by Galliant Games is right up your alley! This steampunk card game is available on Kicstarter now and can be played solo or with up to 4 gamers. (Read More)

A case of Kickstarter Success: Scrapyard Empire

July 7th - via:
This week we’re going to take a look at the card game by the name of “Scrapyard Empire.” Scrapyard Empire centers around a steam-punk setting where a deceased industry tycoon’s last will and testament offers up his fortunes to anyone who can complete his futuristic inventions. (Read More)

Kick The Box

July 7th - via:
This week’s Kick The Box features games that will have you robbing coaches for loot, wizard’s dueling, and some steampunk invention building for good measure. What amazing games are these you ask? I guess you’ll have to read on for a quick summary of these fine games and more. Also, in the news section are two extremely successful and highly reputable campaigns that you must see, if you haven’t backed them already. (Read More)

Center Board Poll & Next Stretch Goal

July 6th - via:
Hey all, we are just 2 or 3 backers away from our stretch goal for a double-sided center board with the solo game extension! With 9 days left, this one's going to be a reality and our next stretch goal for metallic inks on the invention cards is also... (Read More)

Interview with Dennis Consorte, game designer, Part 4

Welcome back for the conclusion in our interview Dennis Consorte, Director of Galliant Games, which produces the new Scrapyard Empire card game, and previously produced Steampunk Goggles: The Deck. (Read More)

Today's Update, Part 2 of 2: Scrapyard Empire Review & Podcast, & Event Pics From Last Night

July 2nd - via:
Weaponsgrade Tabletop Review We just had another great review of Scrapyard Empire on the Weaponsgrade Tabletop Channel. If you've got some friends who you think might be interested in backing the game but don't have the time to invest in a full... (Read More)

Interview with Dennis Consorte, game designer, Part 3

Welcome back for part 3 of 4 in our interview Dennis Consorte, Director of Galliant Games, which produces the new Scrapyard Empire card game, and previously produced Steampunk Goggles: The Deck. (Read More)

Interview with Dennis Consorte, game designer, Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of 4 in our interview Dennis Consorte, Director of Galliant Games, which produces the new Scrapyard Empire card game, and previously produced Steampunk Goggles: The Deck. (Read More)

Today's Update, Part 1 of 2: BoardGameGeek Images - Success!

June 30th - via:
Hey all, those BoardGameGeek images are working really well and we're on the homepage now! We're splitting today's update into two parts because we've got a lot of news to share. This is part one. We've been holding steady on the homepage but can't... (Read More)

Moved Up to Slide 2 of BoardGameGeek Hot Images, Almost 400 Backers!

June 30th - via:
Hey all, great job giving thumbs-up to our images on BoardGameGeek. We moved all the way up to Slide 2 of Hot Images on the homepage for the main game category, and Slide 1 of the Creative category! We're actually not far off from the main slide (aka... (Read More)

We're on Page 4 of BGG Hot Images - Help Get Us To Page 1

June 30th - via:
Those of you familiar with BoardGameGeek have probably noticed the Hot Images panel on the homepage. Well, thanks to some of you who have been giving Scrapyard Empire's images a thumbs-up, we've made it to the 4th page of results and we are so close... (Read More)

Character Spotlight, Wallpapers on BoardGameGeek, Interview on Airship Ambassador Blog

June 29th - via:
We've been busy promoting Scrapyard Empire and have a couple of shareable items for those of you who are interested in helping out. Please remember that on Facebook, "shares" are much more effective than "likes" and we appreciate anything you can do.... (Read More)

Interview with Dennis Consorte, Scrapyard Empire Card Game

This week we are talking with Dennis Consorte, Director of Galliant Games, which produces the new Scrapyard Empire card game, and previously produced Steampunk Goggles: The Deck. (Read More)

Painted Miniatures Available As Reward - International AND Domestic. Stretch Goal Achieved!

June 28th - via:
Hi all, I got official confirmation that the manufacturer can include painted miniatures in the box. What this means is that they can be shipped directly from the factory to the distribution points, meaning that I am able to offer the discounted... (Read More)

Vote For Us - More Ways to Help + Latest Board Designs

June 25th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Character Spotlight, More Reviews & Articles, Gameplay Demo in NJ

June 25th - via:
We're so close to our first stretch goal -- I can see it peeking around the corner! Let's get there everyone!  Character Spotlight: Professor Luna Tech Scrapyard Empire Reviews & ArticlesSpecial thanks to those of you who left suggestions in... (Read More)

Time to Invent, in Scrapyard Empire

June 25th - via:
I previously wrote an article announcing the launch of Scrapyard Empire’s Kickstarter campaign but with the introduction of pleasant news, I also would love to explain Scrapyard Empire a little bit more in depth. First of all, since the announcement’s post, Galliant Games’s Scrapyard Empire has reached full funding and then some. Don’t stress though, there is plenty of time remaining the campaign if you want to check it out. If you’re a little doubtful, have no fear, I’m here to spread the word. (Read More)

We Did It! Let's Stretch It Out!

June 19th - via:
It's official, we've broken the $15k barrier! Now that we've edged over our funding goal, it's time to step it up and hit some of those stretch goals! The first one should be easy: at $17,500 (just over $2k more in funding), we can level up on our... (Read More)

Better Stretch Goals, More Stuff

June 19th - via:
I was going to wait a bit longer to post this, but I'm envisioning a great couple of days to follow, and I'm about to hit the sack, so here goes. But first, a Character Spotlight: New Stretch Goals!You voiced your opinions, and we listened. The team... (Read More)

Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone with a Steampunk Card Game

June 19th - via:
Normally, here on Cliqist, we will cover video games that are crowdfunded. However, from time to time we come across some pretty amazing table top games that we just can’t turn away from. In this case, it’s Scrapyard Empire by Galliant Games which is currently on Kickstarter seeking funding for $15,000. Already in the first couple days of the campaign, Galliant Games is less than $300 shy of meeting their funding goal. (Read More)

Scrapyard Empire: A Steampunk Strategy Card Game [Kickstarter Spotlight]

June 19th - via:
It's a rare thing to see a steampunk themed board game, and rarer still to see one that actually looks like fun to play. Scrapyard Empire is shaping up to be one of these rare gems, and their Kickstarter campaign is off to a promising start. (Read More)

We're Live!

June 18th - via:
Feel free to leave questions in the comments and JR will answer them.  (Read More)

98% Funded! More Previews, Podcasts & Tweets

June 18th - via:
Hey all, It's been an arduous 10ish days, and we are might just hit our funding goal of $15,000! What this means is that with 28 days left on the campaign, there's plenty of time to start knocking out some stretch goals. We have been busy... (Read More)

Previewing: Scrapyard Empire

June 18th - via:
How many times have you seen this event unfold in stories: An intrepid scientist / engineer / doctor works furiously at a workbench, forsaking all other activities in the sake of their most prized pursuit. Their lab is as unkempt as their appearance, and they devotedly spend all of their manpower to achieving their goal. (Read More)

Interview with Dennis Consorte – Co-developer of Scrapyard Empire strategic game

June 18th - via:
You may remember I posted an article about a Kickstarter campaign for some steampunk cards by the people behind Well after a very successful campaign with that, they’re at it again with a strategic board game called Scrapyard Empire. In order to get an understanding of the campaign and what it can do for you, my dear steampunk, I managed to talk to Dennis Consorte; one of the co-developers of the game. (Read More)

Scrapyard Empire Preview

In Scrapyard Empire, players are managing their hands of steam-powered parts cards and using them to build small machines, with the ultimate goal of combining those small machines into game-winning inventions! (Read More)

Calling All Bloggers!

June 17th - via:
Hey all, With just $1,000 to go, we are so close to getting funded and I'm really excited at being able to publish Scrapyard Empire, thanks to you and the rest of the community. We especially want to extend our deepest gratitude to those of you who... (Read More)

6/17/2014 Kickstarter Update

Currently there are several projects on Kickstarter that I think are worth looking at. Some of these I have backed and others I am considering. (Read More)

Episode 9: Scrapyard Empire and Reading Rainbow!

June 15th - via:
Welcome back to Fanboy on Kickstarter, the column that tries to clue you into the can't-miss fanboy fantastic opportunities in the world of crowd sourcing. Nine episodes in, and many of our earlier recommendations have already completed and are in the process of development and delivery, which is always exciting to monitor. (Read More)

Kickstarter Staff Pick - Please Retweet!

June 14th - via:
Hey all! Exciting news - Scrapyard Empire was selected as a Kickstarter Staff Pick in the tabletop games category yesterday. We're on the radar! For those of you with Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts, it would be a HUGE help if you can retweet... (Read More)

Font Poll - Please VOTE, And Deluxe Box Artwork Reveal

June 12th - via:
Hey all, Thanks to some great suggestions by one backer, Benjamin Thomas Hester, we did a couple of quick mock ups of different font treatments for the flavor text and items list that matches the icons. We originally kept the font as a simple courier... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Scrapyards, Presses, and Ghosts

June 12th - via:
Both established game companies and first time designers are bringing their gaming ideas to Kickstarter this month. Several games have great themes, aimed at attracting children with rules that are engaging for the whole family. (Read More)

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June 10th - via:
Hey all, We're chugging along and I'm excited that this project is already more than halfway funded in just 2 days! Let's keep it going and spread the word so that we can see some of the stretch goals materialize. There are two things you can do now... (Read More)

Kickstarter Preview—Scrapyard Empire

June 10th - via:
Scrapyard Empire is a set collection game where you’re trying to build inventions by finding the parts to build the small machines that make them up. Each player starts the game with a character, 8 parts, 5 simple machines, and 1 invention card. Every round players take turns drawing parts or simple machines, trading cards, stealing cards, or digging the scrap pile for discarded cards. The whole game takes 5 minutes to learn, and about 30-60 minutes to play. There’s even a solitaire variant that plays in around 10-15 minutes. (Read More)

Over 120 Backers of Our Tabletop Card Game on Day 1 - Here's What's Next!

June 9th - via:
Great first day everybody! Thank you for your pledges, and comments. We love hearing from you and getting your thoughts on the game, so please feel free to leave a comment on the project page. We’re putting the final touches on everything but there... (Read More)

Written Review – Scrapyard Empire

June 9th - via:
One of the things I like the most about all things steampunk is the chance to see all the crazy inventions people come up with for the time period. (Read More)

Critical Preview - Scrapyard Empire

June 9th - via:
If you know me, Steampunk is something I love, and feel hasn't been done justice by the board gaming community, in general. There are many good Steampunk Games, with one of my favorites still being City of Gears by Chris Leder, but it's hard to find a good one in the sea of "Great games" that are out there... (Read More)

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