A project in Minneapolis, MN by Scott Petersen

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The Birth of American Railroads - Introductory 18xx Board Game
Backers: 1582
Average Pledge Per Backer: $107

Funded: $169,666 of $25,000
Dates: Apr 15th -> May 20th (35 days)
Project By: Scott Petersen
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Latest News

Last 24 Hours, 18xx the Musical

May 19th - via: kickstarter.com
I didn't have a good chance to mention this earlier, but I just had to share this at some point. Ambie Valdés who covers 18xx relatively often on her podcast Board Game Blitz has created an amazing musical Les Misérables/18xx parody called 18Mis.... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours! All Component Stretch Goals Unlocked

May 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Great news for the final 48 hours! All the game component stretch goals are now unlocked!  The Kickstarter campaign will be the lowest cost for 18Chesapeake. When I set up the stretch goals, I was really hoping we would reach this level by the end... (Read More)

18Chesapeake Podcast Interview

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
I have been a big fan of The Train Rush podcast since it began. Their primary content is reviews of 18xx and other train games. The thing I like the most about it is that the hosts, Craig and Dave, generally play the games many times before reviewing... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal - Extra Premium Tokens

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We have unlocked the 130k stretch goal of taller premium wood tokens! Over the course of playing and hand-making games for many years, one of the parts that adds a lot of visual appeal and feeling of quality to a game is to use premium wood tokens. I... (Read More)

Revenue Tracker Update - New Graphics

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
It seems like long ago that we unlocked the revenue tracker stretch goal. This was an early discussed item in the campaign and now would be a good time to show off the progress we've made with it. The way to use this is as the companies run, the... (Read More)

Blue Crab Stretch Goal Unlocked!

May 13th - via: kickstarter.com
I know a lot of people have been eagerly anticipating the day when we unlock the stretch goal of the Maryland Blue Crab Priority Deal (starting player) marker. For me, it's just a sign of how well the campaign has gone. I made the early stretch... (Read More)

New Box for 18Chesapeake

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
As we are getting into the last week of the 18Chesapeake Kickstarter, I will be sending some more frequent updates about the stretch goals we have reached. As a part of working on the board, I knew that some of those design aesthetics would be good... (Read More)

18Chesapeake on YouTube Tonight & New Stretch Goal

May 8th - via: kickstarter.com
18Chesapeake Live on YouTube Tonight The Bankruptcy Club YouTube channel has been playing 18Chesapeake and their next scheduled live streamed online game is scheduled for (9pm Pacific Time). I plan to join in the chat for a bit as well. Here is a... (Read More)

Major Stretch Goal Unlock Coming! Alternate Artwork

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Alternate Art Update I can see the 18Chesapeake Kickstarter rolling into the station and we're not quite even into the second half of the campaign. It's time to give it just a bit more fuel to bring it in for the major stretch goal Alternate Artwork.... (Read More)

Mini-Update - Tomorrow is Going to Be a Big Day

May 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I've been away at the Traxx 18xx convention in Denver where 18Chesapeake hit the table numerous times. Just goes to show that 18Chesapeake can be played at a high level by experienced players while also serving as an introductory games with simple... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Unlocked! Revenue Tracker

April 24th - via: kickstarter.com
I was planning to space out the updates a bit more, but I see that we've now reached the revenue tracker goal! I will make it a quick one. This will be a full page version that includes payout values for the various share counts that you can have in... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update and New Art Stretch Goal

April 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Stretch Goal Update 18Chesapeake continues to surprise me as it has kept consistently rising in backers, even after the first week flurry of activity.  I keep hearing about more group orders that are still coordinating so I know we will keep... (Read More)

Stretch Goals (AKA the Paper Money Update)

April 18th - via: kickstarter.com
18Chesapeake is off to such a good start that it is time to add in some stretch goals and really improve the quality of the production! While at first I was concerned with delivering on standard production quality with mass manufactured components,... (Read More)

18Chesapeake is First Day Funded (And Then Some!)

April 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, and to think, I had a little trouble sleeping last night before launching the Kickstarter. I really should not have been concerned. What an incredible outcome! Short Term Updates Over the next day, I will add some updates to the project page to... (Read More)

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