Boom Queens: Issue #02

Deluxe Board Game Train Sets

A project in Houston, TX by The Little Plastic Train Company

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Upgrade your board gaming experience with beautiful miniature train sets
Backers: 5123
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $337,056 of $10,000
Dates: Apr 6th -> Apr 29th (24 days)
Project By: The Little Plastic Train Company
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Latest News

Makin' Trains Purty - Part 5 - From Midnight to Sunset

April 29th - via:
Howdy folks, This is the last update in our series on train art.  If you've actually been reading these, thanks! We've put a moderate amount of effort into them. Like, a solid 6.3 out of 10. If you've been hitting delete because you don't care,... (Read More)

Announcing Extra Engine Packs! And a new preview!

April 27th - via:
Train-crazy backers, Your incessant nagging--um, constructive feedback--has finally paid off! We're not sure this is what the Force was meant to be used for, but OK! Please let go of our necks. Announcing Extra Engine Packs! All backers will now be... (Read More)

Over 4,000 backers! And some announcements! And we want your ideas on rolling freight!

April 23rd - via:
Our high school English teachers would not be happy with our use of exclamation points. But we can't help it! We would have posted this update earlier today, but we have a good excuse: OK. Not really. This gif of Matthew McConaughey in True Detective... (Read More)

Makin' Trains Purty - Part 4 - In Soviet Russia...

April 22nd - via:
We wanted so badly to title this update with a Yakov Smirnoff style train joke. But we couldn't think of one. In America, you ride trains. In Soviet Russia...trains ride you?  Nope, that doesn't work. If you've got one, please let us know in the... (Read More)

Announcing our retailer pledge level!

April 19th - via:
Dear Backers, When we launched this campaign, we had no idea it would be as successful as it has become. We thought maybe we'd get 500 or 750 backers. We figured our campaign would be an incredible success if we got 1,000 backers. As of our writing... (Read More)

Makin' Trains Purty - Part 3 - Diesel Upheaval

April 17th - via:
Diesel locomotive design Though they'd been around since the late 1800s, diesel locomotives really started to make inroads into the railroad industry in the 1940s. But it wasn't until the 1950s until diesel locomotives really started taking the gas... (Read More)

Poll results

April 16th - via:
Howdy backers, We have finished tabulating our poll results! This is Francois Dumpstair, our accountant. He's a little stressed from tax season. The results are as follows: Next project - rolling freight! 814 of you responded to our poll on what... (Read More)

"Add on packs" survey error

April 14th - via:
Due to some error on their end, Survey Maker, the website we're using to run the "add on packs" survey, hasn't been recording any responses for an indeterminate period of time. We've checked and it's been frozen at 30 responses for several hours.... (Read More)

"Add on train packs" survey

April 14th - via:
Backers, First of all, thanks to all of you who have completed the survey that we send to every backer upon backing our project. We've read through all of them submitted so far. There are a lot good suggestions, most of which we'll need to think... (Read More)

3,000 backers! And poll results! And a new poll! Four exclamation points!

April 13th - via:
We've reached 3,000 backers! 3,000 of you have placed your trust in us to give you some cool trains. Thank you! OK. Gotta find an animated gif to express how happy and excited we are. That'll show our backers that we're hip and relatable.  Let's see... (Read More)

Important update: tin compatibility with Ticket to Ride inserts (a comprehensive guide)

April 12th - via:
Well, this isn't a fun update to write. But it's an important one. It has come to our attention that our tins do not fit insert that comes with the most recent printing of Ticket to Ride: Europe. Before we launched this Kickstarter, we purchased new... (Read More)

Makin' Trains Purty - Part 2 - A Streamlined Tale (Literally)

April 11th - via:
Most esteemed backers, For this update, we had written a short essay about the history of streamliner trains and train advertising in the 1930s, including a brief history of the Mercury. We had researched it for a long time. It was interspersed with... (Read More)

Makin' Trains Purty - Part 1 of a Short Series on Train Art

April 9th - via:
When we first started this project, we didn't just want our trains to look special. We wanted our artwork to look special too. If you've been board gaming as long as we have, you've seen a lot of train board game covers.  Seriously, y'all, sooooo... (Read More)

$100,000 in pledges and 1,500 backers! Plus a poll for you to choose were we go next! Is this subject line too long? It's probably too long. We'll stop it here.

April 7th - via:
Wow. We are astonished by all of your support. Thank you! Over $100,000 in pledges and 1,500 backers. That's a lot! As we did in our last update, here are some facts to put those numbers in perspective: In 1500, the Battle of Novara was fought... (Read More)

We have a winner!

April 6th - via:
If you signed up for our mailing list on our website before the Kickstarter launched, we promised that you'd be entered in a drawing to win a complete set of all five trains (or what we're now calling the "Conductor" pledge). Over 7,000 of you signed... (Read More)

1,000 backers!

April 6th - via:
1,000 of you have trusted us to make and send you some cool plastic trains! We are humbled. Here are some statistics to put this incredible number into perspective: If each of you were to book a ticket on the modern Orient Express, we'd need 5.7... (Read More)


April 6th - via:
Wow. Thank you so much! Y'all are awesome! Our Deluxe Board Game Train Sets are going to get made! We figured that we would eventually fund. We did not expect to fund just 10 minutes after we launched. What else can we say? Thank you! We're not used... (Read More)

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