Tower: A Board Game of Buying and Building

A project in Elk Grove, CA by Ben Haskett

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A set collection game for 2-4 builders, with a focus on resource management and a twist of worker placement.
Backers: 1244
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $49,184 of $12,000
Dates: Feb 17th -> Mar 24th (35 days)
Project By: Ben Haskett
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Latest News

12th Stretch Goal Unlocked with Seven Hours to Go!

March 24th - via:
I just can't believe how quickly things are moving! You're all amazing! Welcome to the many new builders who have just joined us! The meeple stickers just got a little more awesome! Now, with seven hours left to go, can we reach the 50k goal? I sure... (Read More)

Eleventh Stretch Goal Unlocked, Leading to Some Eleventh-Hour Stretch Goals

March 24th - via:
You are all amazing! I seriously cannot believe this rush of eleventh-hour support! Thank you all SO MUCH!!! Now, ever copy will come with a nifty poster that lists all of you wonderful builders by name! As a true last-minute hail-Mary of a stretch... (Read More)

Over 1,000 Builders Strong, Almost 41K, Penultimate Stretch Goal Unlocked, and the Final 24 Hours!

March 23rd - via:
Wowee! Folks, I put that last stretch goal out there as a real hail-mary, but I can already see it on the horizon! Tower not only reached its tenth stretch goal last night, but obliterated it! We are now in for the final 24 hours—Tower’s campaign... (Read More)

NINTH Stretch Goal Unlocked, Almost 300%, Final 48 Hours On the Horizon!

March 22nd - via:
Wow, things have really taken off these past couple days, and Tower is now starting to poke through the 300% cloud. That’s $36,000!!! UNBELIEVABLE! You are all so amazing—thank you so much for the tremendous support! Yesterday, while I was at... (Read More)

Crazy Eights! Eighth Stretch Goal Unlocked, 800 backers, and (About) 88 Hours to Go!

March 20th - via:
Inconceivable! Tower has reached $32,000 in funding! And 800 backers! While these are both great milestones, it also means that a new stretch goal has been unlocked: That’s right, meeple stickers for all! Now you’ll be able to play in style!... (Read More)

Over 250% funded, almost 800 backers, The Royal Guard unlocked, some completed Shakedowns, and a closer look at Lutfi!

March 18th - via:
$30K Stretch Goal Unlocked: The Royal Guard Hey folks! We did it! I know we were close yesterday, but after I went to bed you all blew past the threshold! Tower continues to make great progress in its final days, all thanks to you fine builders. I... (Read More)

One Week Left!

March 17th - via:
Hello everyone, and welcome new builders--so many of you today! We are just inches away from the Royal Guard, at which point poor Salil won't stand a chance! Then, well... I have a confession to make: I love stretch goals. And while I feel like we'll... (Read More)

Weekend Update!

March 16th - via:
Welcome new backers, and hello everyone! As Tower enters the final seven days of its campaign (with over 700 backers!), I want you all to know how incredibly overwhelmed I am by the immense support you have all provided this project. With a week left... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Game Developerz and Pirate Dens

March 14th - via:
A lot of the Kickstarter games this month have very strong themes and really embrace them, both through their mechanics and the artwork. There’s also a fairly good mix of card games, board games and dice games being offered, with a nice range of mechanics from bluffing to worker placement to resource management. (Read More)

Sixth Stretch Goal Unlocked!

March 12th - via:
Hello everyone, and welcome to all the new builders! Tower hit its sixth stretch goal! Now Lutfi will appear in every copy of the game, so we'll never play Tower alone! ;) Next up is the Royal Guard at $30K, but for now, check out Derek's sketches... (Read More)

Apprentices Sketches! Voting! Also: Over 600 backers, 200% funded, 400 comments, and (almost) 400 shares!

March 11th - via:
Welcome new builders and thank you everyone for your immense support! Today closes out the third week of Tower’s campaign leaving us with two more whole weeks to really go nuts. Can you believe that Tower is close to unlocking its *sixth* stretch... (Read More)

Mob Tower Cross Promotion Ends Today, 5th Stretch Goal Unlocked, New Stretch Goal Revealed!

March 9th - via:
Welcome new builders, and thanks everyone for your support--this has been an amazing Saturday! I bit the bullet and put ads up on BGG, so let me know if you see them! I woke up this morning to discover that Tower's funding had surpassed 22K, and now... (Read More)

French & Italian Translations, 20k, 500 Backers, Mob Town, and BGG!

March 6th - via:
500 Backers, and $20,000!WOW! What a huge milestone! We are currently sitting at 505 builders, which is huuuuge! Thank you all so much for your continued support! Keep sharing on Facebook, Tweeting, and telling your friends about Tower—we may hit... (Read More)

Fourth Stretch Goal Unlocked, Backer Interview Contest, Thumb Rush Continues!

March 3rd - via:
Hey everyone! Welcome new builders--thanks for joining us! I'm very happy to report that we have just hit 19k, and unlocked the super-cool player tableaus! These bad boys will come in EVERY copy of the game! At 22k, the Shakedown Pack will be added... (Read More)

Thumb Rush, Two Weeks, All Us Geeks!

March 3rd - via:
Hello, everyone, and welcome new builders! Also, happy two-week anniversary! ;) Thumb RushWe are less than $600 away from our next stretch goal, which will unlock the super-rad player tableaus! To keep up this great momentum, please click on the... (Read More)

Mob Town Cross-Promotion + Over 400 Backers Strong!

February 28th - via:
Welcome new builders and thanks everyone for the continued support! We are making incredible progress right now with Tower, having pushed beyond 16K and well on our way to the player tableaus! And 400 backers!!! What a milestone! Mob Tower   Some of... (Read More)

3rd Stretch Goal Unlocked, Tableaus Examined!

February 27th - via:
 Woohoo! We did it, everyone! The Apprentices variant will now be included in every copy of the game--huge thanks to all of you for making this possible! Derek is already hard at work on these illustrations and I hope to be able to share them with... (Read More)

Tower is Now EU Friendly! Also, a Closer Look at the Next Stretch Goal

February 25th - via:
Welcome new builders and hello everyone! We’re VERY close to our next stretch goal (and almost to 400 backers!), The Apprentices. I’d like to explain how this game variant will work, but first, I have some good news! Tower is Now EU Friendly!... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal Unlocked, After Play Video, and TGC Kickstarters

February 25th - via:
I can't think of a better sight to see before heading off to bed than Tower passing another stretch goal! Thank you so much, everyone, for supporting this great game--premium resource bits for everyone! Next up, at 16K, we have the apprentices. Like... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached, Second in Sight!

February 24th - via:
Welcome new builders and thank you to everyone for your help in pushing us beyond 13K! This means that the cards in every copy of the game will now be made on a much thicker card stock with a beautiful linen finish. Here is a card from a game called... (Read More)

100% FUNDED!

February 22nd - via:
Welcome, builders! We did it! Tower will now be a reality, and it's all thanks to you wonderful backers for your support! And we still have THIRTY DAYS to knock out all these stretch goals! First up is the card upgrade--just $999 beyond our current... (Read More)

90%, International Shipping, and Translations!

February 21st - via:
Hey everyone! First, a huge welcome to all our new builders! Thanks for joining the fun! As I write this, we are sitting at 90% funding. NINETY PERCENT! I never thought I’d be able to say that after just three short days! I don’t want to jinx... (Read More)

70% Funded, Translations, International Shipping, Spreading the Word, Thumb Rush, and an All Us Geeks Review! *whew*

February 18th - via:
First of all, a hearty “Welcome!” to all of the new builders! The progress we have all made in the past 24 hours is beyond my wildest expectations! Kickstarter provides a lot of data for project creators to sift through, and I thought I might... (Read More)

What a great start!

February 17th - via:
Welcome, builders! I am absolutely humbled by this early rush of support… what an incredible first day! As I write this, we have just passed five thousand dollars! That’s already almost half-way in just a few hours! Tower is also at the top of... (Read More)

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