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City of the Big Shoulders

A project in Columbus, OH by Raymond Chandler III

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A euro-style, resource management and worker placement game with a unique 18xx-style economic engine.
Backers: 1690
Average Pledge Per Backer: $86

Funded: $145,663 of $60,000
Dates: Nov 6th -> Dec 6th (30 days)
Project By: Raymond Chandler III
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Latest News

This precious moment

December 5th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Famous Figures Featured in Chicago

December 3rd - via:
Art History, Part 2Hey all! Emily here again. We're closing in on the last few days of the campaign and we're excited to experience this exciting time with you! As we approach our last few stretch goals, I wanted to give a bit of background on some... (Read More)

The Architectural History of Chicago

November 30th - via:
Art History, Part 1Hey All! Emily here, I thought I would chime in and give an update as we get closer to the end of the campaign. Raymond and I are so thrilled that you’ve decided to check out and back City of the Big Shoulders. This project has... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
Yaasssss! We did it! $100k and a still a whole week left in the campaign! Wow! Thank you! Final Stretch Goal Reveal As promised, here is our final stretch goal. A beautiful scorepad to help you quickly calculate final payouts at the end of the game.... (Read More)

Heavy Cardboard & PAX Unplugged

November 26th - via:
Hello Friends, We hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with friends, family, feast and of course board games. :) A lot has happened over the last few days and we have a few small updates to share today with you. First up, the folks at... (Read More)

Campaign Changes

November 22nd - via:
Hello Friends, First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Thursday surrounded with family and friends and feast. :) I am especially thankful this year to have so much love and support come from you for our game and our... (Read More)

New Rulebook!

November 18th - via:
First off, thank you! Not only did you back our game, but you've given us great feedback on all sorts of things. Not least among them, the rulebook. Well we listened! Since the start of the campaign we've been feverishly revising and editing the... (Read More)

The Doldrums

November 15th - via:
Well friends, here we are. The famous "doldrums". That all too familiar, icky, black swamp of Kickstarter campaigns that puts us all a little on edge. A few of you have reached out to us, understandably uneasy. "Are we really going to hit all these... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked

November 12th - via:
First Stretch Goal Unlocked!Woo hoo! Last night we unlocked our first Stretch Goal! Thank you! All credit for this component goes to Joe Wiggins and Emily Dearring for coming together to make this awesome and amazing first player marker for the stock... (Read More)

We did it! We're funded!

November 10th - via:
Thank you! After 3 long years of development, we are finally here. Our game will enter production. It will be on your shelf, and your table. You will play our creation with your friends and family, and you will laugh, and scheme and strategize and... (Read More)

Almost there!

November 9th - via:
Hi friends, First of all, we've had a really great first week. We only have a couple thousand to go, and then we're funded and into the stretch goals! Thank you so much for supporting us and helping us make this project a reality. We can't wait to... (Read More)

What's in a name?

November 7th - via:
A question we are often asked is: 'Why call it "City of the Big Shoulders?"'. The term is a nickname for Chicago given to it by Carl Sandburg in his collection of Chicago Poems (1916). Carl Sandburg loved his city. He believed it defined the whole of... (Read More)

Day 1 Updates

November 6th - via:
Thank you! In half a day, we blew past every expectation we have had for this campaign at this stage. We have to tell you, as first time KS Creators watching those backer counts climb, and climb, and climb has given us the greatest feeling in the... (Read More)

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