Pingyao: First Chinese Banks

A project in Denver, CO by Jing Studio

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Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is an economic dice-as-workers placement game for 1-4 players and plays in 60-90 minutes.
Backers: 548
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $36,419 of $20,000
Dates: Jan 12th -> Feb 11th (30 days)
Project By: Jing Studio
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Latest News

Another Stretch Goal!

February 11th - via:
With only 10 hours to go we have unlocked another stretch goal! The custom-shaped manager agent tokens have been added to every copy of the game. These agent tokens are used in the game to add managers or presidents to your bank branches and will... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked and Final 24 hours

February 10th - via:
Stretch Goals Well that was quick progress! In less than 24 hours we've unlocked the next stretch goal: Upgraded Start Player Token Unlocked Now every copy of the Pingyao: First Chinese Banks will come with a customized silver-ingot to be used as the... (Read More)

Final 48 and another stretch goal unlocked!

February 9th - via:
Final 48 hours! It is amazing that we are in the final 48 hours of the campaign! This has been such a great experience for us at Jing Studio and we are so pleased to have you on board to share it with us. For all of those who have been with us from... (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal Unlocked!

February 3rd - via:
As we begin the final week of the campaign we are so excited to have another stretch goal unlocked. So excited, in fact, that we wanted to share with you what is in store if we can get about $10,000 in the final week. Could there be more? If you've... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked!

January 27th - via:
First Stretch Goal Unlocked! It has been a while since our last update. Thank you so much for all of your support and help sharing the campaign. We have unlocked our first stretch goal! Every copy of the game will now come with 2 additional level 1... (Read More)

Group Pledges!

January 21st - via:
A number of backers have enthusiastically approached us in the hopes that we might be able to offer a group pledge option. We are happy to announce that we have looked into this and can now offer a group pledge. The Group pledge will only be... (Read More)

Streams and Stretch Goals!

January 20th - via:
Hello everybody! We are so excited to be able to bring this game to you because it means that we will be able to do more in the Chinese City Series later! What is the Chinese City Series you ask? Well, we haven't yet fully revealed it, but we will... (Read More)

We are FUNDED!

January 19th - via:
We have reached our funding goal! We are so excited to be able to share Pingyao: First Chinese Banks and the Golden Pawner expansion with you all. Thank you all so much for your help in making this possible.  We are looking forward to working... (Read More)

97% Funded, can we fund it today?

January 18th - via:
We were planning on waiting to write an update today until we were funded since we are SO CLOSE to funded! Right now, we need your help more than ever. If you have not yet shared the campaign on social media, please consider doing so, especially if... (Read More)

~90% Funded! We are almost there!

January 16th - via:
We are so close to being funded now and we could not be more excited! Thank you as always for your continued support and for all the help you have done to share this campaign. We have been hearing people mention that they don't really have a clear... (Read More)

More Streams and Events!

January 15th - via:
We have some more things coming this weekend for everybody to be able to participate in and we wanted to update you on what is going on. Before we get into that though, we just want to let you each know how incredibly appreciative we are of your... (Read More)

Jess’s Fave Five Kickstarters of the Week 1/15/21

January 15th - via:
Alba distinguishes itself from other game books by claiming to be the biggest ever written. With over 1200 pages and 19 different endings, Alba tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where you will go out and adventure; exploring the world and making choices that can have lasting effects. Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is a dice placement game with an economic twist. During the game you’ll be rolling dice and then taking turns performing actions with the dice starting with the highest vale and moving through to the lowest value. (Read More)

We are almost there!

January 14th - via:
We are almost 75% funded and we couldnt be more pleased to be almost funded. Last night the Unfiltered Gamer had a great live stream of Pingyao: First Chinese Banks and they had a great time playing and we enjoyed watching! We are planning more live... (Read More)

Pingyao: First Chinese Banks

January 14th - via:
Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is an economic dice-as-workers placement game in which players assume the role of famous Jin Merchants in the Qing Dynasty. During the blossoming age of banking, players will expand from Pingyao city to open agencies across China, offering remittance services to businessmen in order to earn profits. The goal of the game is to build up money over 8 rounds, and be the wealthiest player by the end. (Read More)

65% and Climbing!

January 13th - via:
We are well on our way to funding and are so appreciative of your support! We wanted to let everybody know that we have a number of events that will be occuring soon for the campaign. The first event occurs tonight with a live stream play of the base... (Read More)

Thank you for backing Pingyao: First Chinese Banks!

January 12th - via:
Nearly 50% Funded halfway through Day #1! We are so pleased with the response we have had so far to Pingyao: First Chinese Banks and are excited to have you as a backer! We have a lot of great things in store for you and are really looking forward to... (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'Pingyao: First Chinese Banks'

January 12th - via:
Pingyao: First Chinese Banks is a worker-placement game for 1 to 4 players, ages 12 and up, and takes about 80 minutes to play. Pingyao: First Chinese Banks was designed by Wu Shuang and published by Jing Studio and Board Game Rookie. It was originally published in China in 2017, and the Kickstarter campaign is for an English edition. (Read More)

The Hungry Gamer Previews Pingyao

January 6th - via:
Ping Yao is, at its core, a dice worker placement/engine building game. In each of the 8 rounds you will be rolling your dice, and then placing them out on the board to take a cariety of actions. These actions include: taking or giving loans, building new branches, hire new workers for your banks, increasing your fame, bribing the local government, or taking remittances (you put money in one bank, make some money on it, and then take it out of another later on). (Read More)

“How to make money from other people’s money?” A Pingyao review

September 6th - via:
Hundreds of years ago during the Qing dynasty the Chinese bankers already figured that out and established Pingyao as the birthplace of Chinese banking system and hence the name ‘Wall Street of China’. In this game designed by Wu Shuang, you will reprise the role of these Chinese bankers by growing your wealth through strategic financial planning. (Read More)

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