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Grand Austria Hotel: Let's Waltz! Expansion & Deluxe Upgrade

A project in Schwabenheim an der Selz, Germany by Lookout GmbH

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The first big expansion & deluxe upgrades for the award-winning board game Grand Austria Hotel.
Backers: 5336
Average Pledge Per Backer: €72

Funded: €383,815 of €35,000
Dates: Oct 22nd -> Nov 21st (31 days)
Project By: Lookout GmbH
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Latest News

Once more with feeling: The final hours are approaching. Time to recap!

November 19th - via:
We have (almost) reached the final 48 hours of the campaign. Reason enough to recap what we have achieved so far together with the community:  And we also will use this update to give you some more information about recent questions and clarify some... (Read More)

VOTE NOW to make the dice look nice!

November 16th - via:
The campaign for the expansion "Let's Waltz!" has reached the final phase. But that is no reason for us to get tired. Quite the opposite! Those who are familiar with „Grand Austria Hotel“ know that the dice play a central role in this game. There... (Read More)

The party goes on until dawn: New stretch-goals are waiting for you!

November 14th - via:
We have achieved a lot together. But the music is still playing. We will swing our hips until dawn and 3 other doors are waiting to be opened. Behind door number one is a 4-page almanac (reference sheet) with an overview of all staff cards from the... (Read More)

Social Goal: Lookout goes Instagram!

November 13th - via:
You already have 3 blank cards (with illustrated elements from Klemens Franz) for your cool new DIY project and now you can take the whole thing to the next level. In the new Social Goal you will receive another blank card (green) and an exclusive... (Read More)

New door unlocked: Time to track your krones!

November 12th - via:
Together with all of you we reached another level of excitement. A new door is unlocked!  Behind this door you will find a both-sided new Money track board for you and your well-earned krones. This will help you to keep better track of your money.... (Read More)

VOTE NOW and keep an eye on your staff-cards!

November 10th - via:
We are is still dancing on this wonderful Kickstarter-parquet. „Let’s Waltz!“, the first expansion of „Grand Austria Hotel“ found many supporters and we are thankful that a lot of gamers want to return to the hotel and have a dance at the... (Read More)

How games are made: Designers Diary Part II

November 9th - via:
Halfway there! Thanks to an awesome community, we are enjoying a wonderful first dance on the Kickstarter-parquett. These two men are already advanced dancers and know the (board game) floor like the pocket of their vests. Simone and Virginio are... (Read More)

Strech-goal unlocked: Now it is your time to be creative!

November 7th - via:
We know a lot of you like to customize and personalize your gaming experience. So now here is your chance! We reached a new stretch-goal and unlocked for all backers with an expansion three blank guest-cards, that can be customized, illustrated or... (Read More)

The votes are in: We have a winner!

November 7th - via:
It was a close race, but in the end there can only be one admiral... The coffee connoisseur is back in the hotel and this time he will stay permanently. 559 of you used their voice and voted on BGG for their favourite admiral. And...surprise... it is... (Read More)

Two new hotel-doors are waiting. And you are the key!

November 5th - via:
New doors are waiting for you to be explored. We present you two new stretch-goals with more goodies to unlock. First up are three blank guest-cards, that were suggested by the community in the comment section. When these are going to be unlocked... (Read More)

Premium Game Accessoires: The only way is up!

November 4th - via:
Rumor has it, that elevators - and especially elevators in hotels - are cursed. When I think about one of my favorite movies „The Shining“ it always gives me chills down my spine when the elevator doors of the hotel open up (and a flood of blood... (Read More)

VOTE NOW and make the Austria Hotel „Grand“ again!?

November 3rd - via:
Life is colorful and sometimes offers you choices. Good to know that you always have a voice that can be heard.So use your voice to do something good and show your opinion. This also counts for the „Grand Austria Hotel“ and its' expansion.  Many... (Read More)

A huge milestone! Thanks to all the dancers who made this happen!

November 3rd - via:
Our daily morning meeting started with a huge cup of coffee and a loud scream of joy! We reached the goal of € 250.000 and this is a huuuuge milestone for Lookout Games. We could not be happier and more proud of the great community who has shown so... (Read More)

Loodo Ninja - Board Games to Back on Kickstarter in November

November 2nd - via:
There are less than 60 days until the end of the year and we still have so many KS board game campaigns running (and coming soon). If your wallet needs some guidance or you simply want to check out which board game campaigns are my favourites right now, be my guest! (Read More)

Lookout Games wishes you: Happy Hallo-Wien!

October 31st - via:
The whole Lookout Games team wishes you a spooky and wounderful HAPPY HALLO-WIEN! Enjoy the day with your loved ones and have yourself more treats than tricks :) Thank you all for supporting us on this exciting journey here on Kickstarter.  Trick or... (Read More)

Shall We Dance?

October 31st - via:
Lookout Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the long-awaited expansion to one of its most beloved titles, Grand Austria Hotel. This expansion, entitled Grand Austria Hotel: Let’s Waltz, is designed by the designers of the original game, Virginio Gigli and Simone Luciani, with Klemens Franz once again supplying the artwork. The expansion plays 2-4 players, ages 12 and up, in about 90 minutes. (Read More)

Premium Game Accessoires: The icing on the strudel!

October 30th - via:
Since 2013 board games are my life, my passion and my job. As we all like some extra cinnamon-sugar on our strudel sometimes; it is good to know that there are a lot of opportunities to „glam up“ our beloved board games. Custom Dice, playmats,... (Read More)

Focus on: Module 1 - Vienna Ballrooms

October 29th - via:
The expansion „Let’s Waltz!“ has one heart but many souls. Thanks to all of our backers we are now able to include 5 modules that will spice up the game experience. In this update we will turn the spotlight on module 1: „Vienna Ballrooms“.... (Read More)

Looking for a new adventure? Become a hotelier in a new limited pledge!

October 27th - via:
The third module of the „Let’s Waltz!“ expansion features "Unique Hotels" with special "hotel powers". The associated hotel entrance tiles show the hotel's name. If you already gotten your hands on an old edition of „Grand Austria Hotel“,... (Read More)

How games are made: Designers Diary Part I

October 27th - via:
Thanks to all of you for making this expansion come to life! We are thrilled to see so many happy gamers joining this journey and will travel back to the famous „Grand Austria Hotel“ for a new dance with us. Every game starts with an idea and... (Read More)

New cards unlocked! Mr. Tony Boydell has entered the hotel lobby.

October 26th - via:
What does a man need? A Shed, if you ask Tony Boydell… :) Tony is an Independent UK Game Designer who has brought you the game „Snowdonia“, which was released by Lookout Games in 2012. Over the past few years, Tony became a close friend of the... (Read More)

Your ❤ at BGG unlocked two new cards!

October 26th - via:
Your support for the new expansion „Let’s Waltz!“ has been as success so far! We reached over 444 Fans on BoardGameGeek (thanks to you!), and we will put another two cards in the expansion for you all to enjoy. One card will show the „Pope“... (Read More)

Show some love at BGG for two new cards!

October 25th - via:
You are a fan of "Let's Waltz!“? So show some love at BoardGameGeek! If we reach the goal of 444 Fans at BoardGameGeek, we put another two cards in the expansion for you all to enjoy. It will be one new guest-card and one new staff-card. Who is... (Read More)

32 new cards, 32 new limited pledges!

October 24th - via:
You guys are amazing and we broke through one of my favorite stretch-goals! All backers (with a pledge level that includes the expansion) will receive 32 - yes you read right - 32 new guest cards for „Grand Austria Hotel“. But wait…there is... (Read More)

SOCIAL GOAL reached! - 1337 backers bring back 2 very special guests!

October 23rd - via:
We are happy to share this special goal with you. 1337 backers made this happen. Meanwhile we are over 2000. You are amazing! Two rare, but highly demanded guests, who appeared as promo cards 2017 in the L-deck, visit the "Grand Austria Hotel". Mag.... (Read More)

We did it: Let’s waltz together!

October 23rd - via:
First of all: MANY Thanks to all of you players who believed in „Grand Austria Hotel: Let’s Waltz!“, supported us and accompanied us on this Kickstarter journey. After days, weeks and months of uncertainty; caused by the current worldwide... (Read More)

A great start! More answers tomorrow (Friday) ...

October 22nd - via:
Dear Backers, many thanks for this great start and your support! There are a lot of interesting questions and we will try to answer all. So expect regular updates and answers - tomorrow (Friday, 23 October ca. 11:00 CEST) we will have a stream on... (Read More)


October 22nd - via:
We are live right now on Twitch talking about the game! Join us at !  (Read More)

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