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Villagers - Card drafting & village building for 1-5 players

A project in Lincoln, UK by Dave Clarke - Sinister Fish Games

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Draft and build a tableau of villagers to create the most prosperous village. A compact game that feels like a much bigger one!
Backers: 14351
Average Pledge Per Backer: £34

Funded: £482,171 of £7,660
Dates: May 15th -> Jun 13th (29 days)
Project By: Dave Clarke - Sinister Fish Games
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April 20th - via:
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All Stretch Goals Unlocked!

June 12th - via:
Oh, hello villagers! Yes, I said it. We're finished with stretch goals. If you missed our livestream last night, Haakon and I revealed the final stretch goal, and it's not what some of you were expecting. We decided to finish on a gift to our backer... (Read More)


June 11th - via:
Good day to you, villagers. We are close to the finish line now, and we’ve only gone & broken into a sprint! This is a thing that usually happens at the end of successful Kickstarter campaigns, but since we’ve done so well in the middle... (Read More)

The One I Wrote Before I Needed To

June 9th - via:
Dear villagers, Can you believe we're nearing the end of our journey? On Monday afternoon, the 48 hour alert will go out to anyone who requested it. This will potentially bring a massive influx of new backers over the last 2 days of the campaign. Or,... (Read More)

The One Where I'm Only Half Awake

June 6th - via:
Good day to you, villagers! Exhaustion from UK Games Expo has finally struck. Maybe getting up at 7:30am on Monday and working 'til 10:00pm wasn't such a good idea. I took Carly for an ultrasound scan at the hospital this morning, and very nearly... (Read More)

The One From After UK Games Expo

June 4th - via:
Hello villagers - we’re home!My last update was entitled the "First" from UKGE, which is technically true, but it implied that there would be a second, which as it turns out, was wishful thinking. UKGE was absolutely exhausting, but also utterly... (Read More)

The First One From UK Games Expo

May 31st - via:
Hey villagers! I’m writing this from my hotel room at UK Games Expo on really shaky wi-fi, so I’m going to make it brief. I attended the press preview event this evening, and showed Villagers to various bloggers, podcasters, publishers, and... (Read More)

The One With The Cockerel

May 30th - via:
Hello villagers! Did you know you’ve essentially broken Kickstarter? Campaigns are supposed to slow down in the middle, but we’re speeding up. You can see our daily data here, and it’s highly unusual. What a ride this is turning out to be! But... (Read More)

A Tale of Two Stretch Goals

May 27th - via:
Good evening, villagers! I hope you've all had or are having a great weekend. Mine has been very busy, involving trips to see various family members, a birthday meal, and a pitiful excuse for a Star Wars movie. After this, plus a week of long days,... (Read More)

Parts of This Update Have Been Censored for Broadcast

May 25th - via:
Hello again, villagers! So, it's day 11 and we’re well into the mid-campaign slump…. is what I should be saying, but people just won’t stop pledging! We wish a very warm welcome to all our new backers. Lots to get through today, so we’ll get... (Read More)

Arty Box, Coinage, Voting, and Werewolves?

May 23rd - via:
Panoramic Box Art: Achieved!Bickety-bam! Our £70,000 stretch goal is rubble! Haakon will create a panoramic landscape painting for the bottom the Villagers game box. You guys keep on surpassing all our expectations for Villagers, and we’re... (Read More)

New Solo Events, New Goal, & Pledge Manager News

May 22nd - via:
Goood morning, villagers!OK, it's actually afternoon here. I'm slowly losing track of what day or time it is, but it's fine, I'm fine, everything's going to be fine. We Only Went & Unlocked Another Stretch Goal!Last night we broke through the... (Read More)

£50k Stretch Goal, Solo Mode, and a new Review

May 20th - via:
Hello again, villagers!My apologies for bothering you twice in one day, but things move quickly in this village. Also, I was really late posting the previous update. I'll try not to bombard your inbox more than once a day from now on. In other news,... (Read More)

Stretch Goal News and a Live Q&A

May 20th - via:
Hello, villagers!It’s a beautiful Sunday here in Lincolnshire. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the stretch goals are falling. My kind of day. Apparently some minor nobles from the other village had a big fancy wedding yesterday,... (Read More)

New Pledge Levels, Retail, and Haakon in a Hat

May 17th - via:
Hello villagers, just a quick one: we have some new pledge levels... Two of EverythingI've added two new pledge levels for anyone who wants an extra copy of the game. I'm sorry they can't be cheaper, but our shipping is already as low as we can get... (Read More)

Happy Grunnlovsdagen, Norway!

May 17th - via:
Haakon has left me at the helm today because it's May 17th, and that's Norwegian Constitution Day, as you all know. So he will be off celebrating all day, probably drinking too much beer, and almost certainly laughing at jokes about Sweden. They're... (Read More)

Day Two: Electric Boogaloo

May 16th - via:
A great second day is drawing to a close, in which we knocked out not one, but two stretch goals! The most recent casualty is the alternate art Basic Villager cards. As soon as he can catch his breath, Haakon is going to draw brand new versions of... (Read More)

Another Day, Another Stretch Goal!

May 16th - via:
Good morning, villagers! It appears you were busy while I was sleeping, and we're now going to be the proud owners of a mystery First Player token! You've been putting forward your suggestions for what it could be in the comments section, and while... (Read More)

The Saints March In & New Stretch Goal Revealed

May 15th - via:
Fellow villagers, What do you know - we've unlocked another stretch goal! The Scoundrels have been joined by their counterparts, the Saints. That's a total of 20 new cards added to the free stretch goal pack we'll be including for everyone who... (Read More)

Funded in 3 hours!!!

May 15th - via:
Well that was an interesting afternoon. Before we launched the campaign I was quietly confident that we'd fund at some point in the next 29 days, but I would never have guessed that we'd blast though our funding goal in a mere 3 hours. You caught us... (Read More)

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