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A project in Orlando, FL by Penguin & Panda Productions

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Repair structures, aid families, and train students. A layered worker-placement game in a setting of trying occupation for 1-4 masters.
Backers: 1281
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $92,239 of $30,000
Dates: Sep 17th -> Oct 11th (24 days)
Project By: Penguin & Panda Productions
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Latest News

The Last Night in Manchukuo

October 10th - via:
The valiant efforts of the leaders and students were noticed around the region as they stood amongst the opposition and pressed on. They continued to aid displaced families, repair damaged structures around the community, and even continued to train,... (Read More)

Final 48 hours! Stretch goals and more!

October 9th - via:
Two more Stretch Goals Unlocked! It's been a big day for the Manchukuo campaign! Thanks to your help, we've knocked out two back-to-back stretch goals! Two new Repair cards, and swanky custom bags, have been added to the game! $80,000 - Expansion... (Read More)

The Home Stretch!

October 7th - via:
Expansion Bundle and Upgraded Scoring Markers: UNLOCKED! With your continued support, we've unlocked two new Leader cards and two new Resistance Missions, to be included with every copy of their respective expansions! On top of that, we've even... (Read More)

New Cards, New Accolades!

October 1st - via:
$62,000 Stretch Goal - Unlocked!  Congratulations backers, we've unlocked two new repair cards for all editions of the game: the Orchard and the Train Station! Orchard - At the end of the game's final Day Phase, you may take an action at the Temple... (Read More)

I’d back that Kickstarter with Manchukuo, Godspeed, Sovereign Skies, and Unicorn Fever!

September 30th - via:
Join Gloryhoundd, DrGloryhogg, and Greg Dickson you navigate the Kickstarter gauntlet by breaking down Manchukuo, Godspeed, Sovereign Skies, and Unicorn Fever! (Read More)

Custom Meeples Unlocked, and More Stretch Goals!

September 29th - via:
$60,000 Stretch Goals Unlocked! Congratulations, backers! We've reached our stretch goal of $60,000, and unlocked our custom screen-printed student meeples. With this upgrade, we'll be updating the iconography on our other components to reflect the... (Read More)

The Expansions Rise!

September 28th - via:
We've been a bit secretive about the Manchukuo expansion content. But today, as we're unveiling the Rise of the Resistance expansion's components, we'll be diving more deeply into what they bring to the table! Leaders of Xīnjīng With the Leaders of... (Read More)

Where's it at?!

September 27th - via:
Hello! We are dropping a note to say we are behind on completing assets for the Rise of the Resistance expansion. We wanted to tell you all about it yesterday, and then today, but, alas... it will have to be tomorrow. But hey... we're going to show... (Read More)

Solo Live Play, AMA, & More!

September 26th - via:
Hello! We want to let you know of a few cool things happening over the next few days. On Sunday, Jeremy Howard with Jambalaya Plays Games and Man vs. Meeple will be playing a solo game of Manchukuo. If you're interested about the solo play of the... (Read More)

Smashing Stretch Goals, Social Media Contest

September 21st - via:
Aiding and Abetting With your help, we've unlocked our next stretch goal! One new family card is added to each tier's deck to represent the families in your town that have fallen on the wrong side of unjust laws. In fact, we even have a sneak peek at... (Read More)

Stretch Goal News, and Board Game Spotlight Live Playthrough

September 19th - via:
Dual-Ply School Boards: Unlocked! Congratulations, backers! We've come together to unlock the dual-ply school boards. Now you don't have to cover your eyes and gasp every time someone bumps the table--you can use the recess between the two punchboard... (Read More)

88 years ago today...

September 18th - via:
Stretch Goals! First off, congratulations backers! We've unlocked our first stretch goal, and added the first bundle of repair cards to the game: the Theater and the Orchard!  But now, for something completely different... China, 1932 Manchukuo... (Read More)

Manchukuo has FUNDED!

September 18th - via:
Thank you! The outpouring of support from our backers has once again been humbling. Thank you all for taking the time to follow and support our project, and helping us blast through our funding goal! Now that we've funded, we can dig into the fun... (Read More)

Welcome to Manchukuo!

September 17th - via:
Hello backers! First, I'd like to thank every one of you for coming out to support us on the first day of this campaign. I'm thrilled to have you all join us, and look forward to spending the next several months together as we journey from campaign... (Read More)

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