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Jiangnan: Life of Gentry

A project in Taipei City, Taiwan by Moaideas Game Design

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Publish your works and build your destiny in Jiangnan. A worker placement, area control, and bag building game for 1-4 artisans.
Backers: 1140
Average Pledge Per Backer: $77

Funded: $87,970 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Feb 24th (31 days)
Project By: Moaideas Game Design
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Latest News


February 24th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! It has been an epic journey and we are so grateful to all of you for your support! Thank you for believing in our game and for trusting us to make something unique for board games. We had some bumps along the way, but we are... (Read More)

Final Countdown!

February 24th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! Only 12 HOURS LEFT! This is the final sprint, we are almost there, and I hope you will help us unlock the last couple of stretch goals before time runs out! We have just passed $80,000 USD, and that means another Stretch Goal has... (Read More)

Last Rush for Stretch Goals!

February 23rd - via:
Hello Dear Backers! We are now in the last 36 hours of the campaign, and I hope you will be able to help us unlock the last couple of stretch goals! We have just reached the $75,000 USD goal, which means that another upgrade has been added! $75K -... (Read More)

Last 3 Days!

February 22nd - via:
Hello Dear Backers! Less than 3 days left until our Kickstarter campaign is over, and our pace is picking up, how exciting! We have just reached $70,000 USD, so another stretch goal is unlocked for both versions of the game! You guys are fantastic,... (Read More)

Wooden Tiles, Group Buys, Final Stretch Goals

February 21st - via:
Hello Dear Backers! We have made great progress over the past few weeks, and I am very grateful for your efforts. We have only a few days left until our campaign comes to an end, and today I've got an awesome surprise for you. Testing the UV-Printing... (Read More)

Colorful World

February 20th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! This is the last weekend of our campaign, and we unlocked another Stretch Goal at $65,000 USD! Once again this will be included for both versions of Jiangnan. If you need a refresher on all of our unlocked goals, check this update... (Read More)

Emerging Markets

February 16th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! We are super excited to announce that we have reached another stretch goal at $60,000! Thanks again for your amazing support, you guys rock! We have unlocked 14 stretch goals already, check this updateout to learn all about them.... (Read More)

Chapter Play & Stretch Goal List

February 14th - via:
Hello Dear Backers Over the weekend, I crunched the numbers and decided that we could afford to unlock Chapters 5 and 6 a bit early at $55K. Additionally, I will include a list of all the current stretch goals in this update. This is something a... (Read More)

Consumerism in Ancient China

February 10th - via:
In this article, I want to discuss what everyday life was like in Ancient Jiangnan—more specifically, the everyday life of a common person in the city of Jinling during the Ming Dynasty. Jinling? Jinling (金陵) is the ancient name for modern-day... (Read More)

Livestream Tomorrow

February 8th - via:
Hello Dear Backers You guys rock! Thanks to your amazing support, we have just reached another stretch goal at $50,000 USD - the Mighty Action Tiles! $50K - Mighty Action Tiles More tiles for the Age 3! These cool tiles will open up exotic new... (Read More)

EU Shipping & VAT Update

February 7th - via:
Hello Dear Backers Good news today! After further discussions with shipping and fulfillment, we have come up with a solution to bundle European Union import VAT into our shipping costs. We still need to pay custom duties when the games arrive in... (Read More)

Hidden Depths

February 4th - via:
Hello Dear Backers Did I tell you are awesome? I did? Well, we can never thank you enough for becoming a backer and helping us make this game a reality. I am also happy to let you know that we reached another stretch goal last night! $45K - Scholar... (Read More)

Livestream Tonight!

February 3rd - via:
Hello Dear Backers The progress was pretty steady for the past few days, and we are really close to our next stretch goal at $45,000! Thank you! Please keep up the good work and continue to help us spread the word about Jiangnan. Tonight we have... (Read More)

A Dream of Red Mansions

February 2nd - via:
Hello Dear Backers! Here are the current numbers for the social stretch goal: Facebook - 24 Shares Twitter - 33 Retweets Instagram - 50 💖 And with a total of 107, we have reached our goal of having 100 shares/hearts across all 3 platforms, and now... (Read More)

A Path of Inky Deeds

February 1st - via:
Wow, aren't we moving pretty fast today? At $40,000 USD, another chapter for Jiangnan is now unlocked! This stretch goal will also be available for all versions of the game. $40K - Traveling Artisans Let’s go on a trip and share your masterpiece... (Read More)

Over 500 Backers and $38,000 in 1 WEEK!

February 1st - via:
Hello Dear Backers! The Jiangnan campaign is just our second board game project on Kickstarter, and we are thrilled to reach nearly half of what we funded the first time in just one week! You guys are amazing! We want to say thank you so much for... (Read More)

Geishas and The Eight Beauties of Qinhuai

January 31st - via:
There’s no other way to say it. Aspects of Ancient Chinese culture were sexist. There is an overwhelmingly male dominance in society, jobs were mostly limited to men, and a man could have as many concubines as he could afford. I’m not condoning... (Read More)

You are doing great! Fourth SG unlocked!

January 30th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! It hasn’t even been a week since our launch, and we have already made great progress! At $35,000 USD, we reached our fourth stretch goal, so we can now include more action tiles for you to draft in the second round!  $35K -... (Read More)

Graphic Updates

January 28th - via:
You may have noticed that some components on the campaign page look different from those used in photos and reviews. This is because those prototypes were made back in mid-2021, and so they are from an earlier version. For the past few months, we... (Read More)

Play as a Female Artisan

January 28th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! Three days in, we are at $30,000 USD in funding, and we have unlocked our third stretch goal, Female Talents!  Thank you so much for your support to make this happen. The Four Great Talents of Jiangnan were all men, as in ancient... (Read More)

Famous Four-Man Groupings

January 27th - via:
If asked who the most famous authors from Europe in the 1500s were, you might mention Shakespeare, Niccolò Machiavelli, Miguel de Cervantes, or Robert Greene. If asked who were the four most famous painters from Europe in the 1500s are, some might... (Read More)

Chapter 3 Unlocked!

January 27th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! We reached our second stretch goal at $25,000 USD, and now for all versions of Jiangnan, The Imperial Exams is now available! $25K - Chapter 3 - The Imperial Exams  There is more than one way to succeed, try to gain prestige by... (Read More)

Where in the world is Jiangnan?

January 26th - via:
Jiangnan. It is the namesake of our game, but I'd guess most of you might have never heard of it before. Its ok, the only place I thought I knew before playing a game of the name was Puerto Rico, but turns out I got mixed up with the Bahamas.... (Read More)

The Flow is Strong! First SG Unlocked!

January 26th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! Our first day was incredibly successful. Pledges are flowing in like an unstoppable wave, and we're really, really, Really Happy that you are supporting us and believing in us! We have reached the first stretch goal of $20,000 USD... (Read More)

We Are Funded! 🎉 Help Share our Social Stretch Goal!

January 25th - via:
Hello Dear Backers! Within the first few hours of the Jiangnan Kickstarter campaign... We Are Funded! THANK YOU so much for believing in us and supporting our efforts! Upon funding, we will unlock the cosmetic stretch goals that were filling up the... (Read More)

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