A project in New York, NY by MAGE Company

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A tile-laying, city building game for 2-5 players inspired by the first prehistoric cities built in the Near East 10,000 years ago.
Backers: 466
Average Pledge Per Backer: $73

Funded: $33,965 of $15,000
Dates: Feb 25th -> Mar 31st (35 days)
Project By: MAGE Company
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Latest News

French Rules

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
As we promised here are the French Rules. We will check them a last time before we send the files to the manufacturer but here is a good chance for those who want to check the rules now. Click and Download As soon our campaign ends we will send you a... (Read More)

Game Buzz: Kickstarter Blitz #3

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

Unboxing the prototype

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Final Components Overview!

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is how the game looks with all the upgrades (note: we have not added the exact number of the components, we just made an image to see how it will looks like). We posted a new image linked to BGG. We hope you like it! If so click on the image... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal! Flood..!

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone and thanks a lot for your support so far. 5 days to go and we reached our final Stretch Goal: Flood Cards: As we speak we finish and the French Rules and we will post them soon here :)  (Read More)

Tile laying with tough choices

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
If you like boardgames at all, you are likely aware of the tile laying mega-hit Carcassonne.   Well a new tile laying game is looking to carve out a place on the gaming table.  Hoyuk has recently been on Kickstarter raising start-up funds, and it... (Read More)

German Rules

March 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Finally we prepared the German Rules and here they are available if you want to download them. We still need to proofread them again and again in order to be sure about the results! German rulebook - Click and download Before the campaign is over,... (Read More)

Drought Cards Unlocked!

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The Drought Cards are now Unlocked and you must do something to protect your Crops.. 1 Stretch Goal left.. and Flood will be unlocked!  (Read More)

Wolves Unlocked!

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
The Wolves are coming!  We must protect the animals! Another goal was unlocked. Our other campaign has just ended and 2 goals left in order to complete them all and 1 week more to do that and even more. :)  Updated Stretch Goals List!  (Read More)

Loots Unlocked!

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Protect your village from looting! Loot Cards are Unlocked! 3 more Stretch Goals and we will complete them all! Each of the rest Stretch Goal give you 2 Catastrophe Cards!  (Read More)

Another Stretch Goal reached!

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
And we keep going... Less than 4 hours left for the other campaign and we managed to reached another Stretch Goal! The Volcanoes are now Unlocked!   Updated List!  (Read More)

2 New Stretch Goals Reached!

March 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, More good news.. Shaman and New Catastrophe Cards are now available! + We updated once more the Stretch Goal list since we run 2 campaigns and we combine the funds. Shaman + Construction + Extended Rules are now Unlocked! 2 Epidemic... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal reached! & Updated Rules

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
English Rules Updated: Click and download! French and German rules coming soon! Thanks to the progress on the other campaign we reached another goal and we adjusted the Stretch Goal list once more! 10 New Aspect Cards will be added to the game!  And... (Read More)

Upgraded Core Box!

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Reaching some of our stretch goals here is how the core box is upgraded! And still we can reach and the rest goals in order to upgrade full the game. Some info about Hoyuk: 1. The box of Hoyuk has size 30 x 30 x 9 cm and weights about 2000 kgs 2. The... (Read More)

Stretch Goals reached! & Updated List

March 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Combining the funds from both campaigns we reached 3 Stretch Goals! 1st Goal: We will upgrade the game with 20 Wooden Villagers, 2 Constructions and extended rules! 2nd Goal: We will upgrade the game with 10 Aspect Cards. 3rd Goal: We will upgrade... (Read More)

Hoyuk Preview - Tile Placement Made New

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
 By JONATHAN BOLDING Höyük is an upcoming tile placement city building game themed around neolithic cities, and has had a long road leading up to its current Kickstarter. I was able to access and play the game before its printing via... (Read More)

Parallel Campaigns & Stretch Goals!

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, In this campaign we will talk about the Stretch Goals. Currently we run 2 campaigns for Hoyuk: The first campaign is here on Kickstarter and the second is on Spieleschmiede. We almost reached 20K here while on Spieleschmiede we need 6-8... (Read More)

Dj Grandpa's Crib: Fruit of the Gods

March 18th - via: kickstarter.com
DJ Grandpa approved! DJG builds an ancient Neolithic village with Hoyuk from the MAGE Company before steampunking the time machine with Christopher Haskins and The Mad Scientist’s Card Game. Episode download link  (Read More)

New Pledge Level

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Today we added a new pledge level Pledge $45 Limited reward (100 left of 100) GrandCon PACK PICKUP: You will receive 1 copy of Höyük + All Unlocked Upgrade Stretch Goals (total value: $55). Pledge an additional $18 to receive 1 copy... (Read More)

Creating Hoyuk

March 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Anthony Cournoyer is the illustrator of the game, a really nice fellow from Canada and Michael Andresakis who already works at MAGE Company and he finalizes the most graphics like cards, box etc. It took few months to finish the art of the game but... (Read More)

The Challenge of the Aspect Cards!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
And we continue our journey... This time we will check closer the Aspect Cards! The Aspect Cards have two uses in the game. 1. You can spend them in order to build more Elements or 2. You can spend them in order to score points. In the first use you... (Read More)

Obstacles. Let's Play!

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone. We prepared a short description on how the Obstacles work in the game. Three of them have their own effects and the other two are connected with the stretch goals of Villagers and Cattle. Villagers are almost reached so there will be no... (Read More)

Sleuth of a Seuthe: An Investigative Review on Games

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
I was very lucky to get a copy of Höyük from the designers.   After reading the rules, and cutting out some of the parts needed, I was ready to jump into this game.  I have to say there are a lot of items in this game, and a lot of facets, so I... (Read More)

Terceiraterra Interview

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
In this gorgeous German-style board game designed by Pierre Canuel you take the control of one of the original tribes of humans that settled in Asia Minor during the Neolithic. Will you thrive and expand or will you go extinct after the natural... (Read More)


March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Today with your support, we reached our funding goal! We still have 27 days to reach all of our stretch goals and make the game even better 1st Stretch Goal at $20K: The game will be upgraded with 20 Wooden Villager Meeples + 2 Construction... (Read More)

Building the Family of Hoyuk!

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone and thanks for your support so far.  There are a lot of ways we can help each other. You can help us funding the game and we can create more goals. We work to promote the game but always the people like you, can do much more. So here are... (Read More)

Höyük Extras Arrived!

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We have prepared some Extras - Add on Items for Höyük. 1. MAGE Company Sleeves ($3 per pack): Each pack includes 50 sleeves Thickness is 1mm therefore we will provide the best possible quality. For the game you need 2 packs  2. HOYUK... (Read More)

English Rules!

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone,The EN rulebook is ready:  IMPORTANT NOTE:  The rulebook, in its entirety, can be downloaded and read via the link provided below. This version reflects all of the rules pertaining to the stretch goals of this campaign. Our hopes are to... (Read More)

Höyük Board

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The original version of the game did not include any kind of board. Each player could simply build on the table but the problem was that the playing area was not defined and that could create small problems between players. Therefore, we designed a... (Read More)

Trilingual Version!

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, We were thinking from the beginning to make Höyük bilingual: English and German! Due to some changes we will be able to create a Trilingual: English-German-French! This is important especially for people from France or Canada. So... (Read More)

Choose your Clan!

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Höyük is a game for 2 - 5 players or we should say for 2 - 5 Clans. Each Clan wants to build the best settlement in the same area so there is a lot competition between them. Is time to decide which side you will take since each Clan has a unique... (Read More)

Designing Höyük

February 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Thank you for your support so far. In our first update, you will learn few things about the designer of the game: Pierre Canuel a very nice and friendly guy from France who really made a wonderful game. 1. How did you start your... (Read More)

Hoyuk, Parthenay Award Winner, Comes To Kickstarter

February 25th - via: escapistmagazine.com
A Höyük is, apparently, a neolithic turkish mound settlement. (Read More)

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