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Trailblazer: the John Muir Trail

A project in Phoenix, AZ by Mariposa Games

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A journey of exploration and discovery.
Backers: 3365
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $162,661 of $20,000
Dates: May 10th -> Jun 7th (28 days)
Project By: Mariposa Games
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Latest News

Major Milestones and Achievements and one HUGE Announcement!

June 4th - via:
Milestones and Achievements: - 2000 Backers at the $59 Pledge Level - over 60 Retailers pledged worldwide - 1750 Followers on Instagram - $130,000 Stretch Goal Unlocked - 94 amazing and varied cards added to an already loaded Box! Announcement: We... (Read More)

Mission Deck... Unlocked Stretch Goal

June 1st - via:
Mission Deck... These are gonna be fun :) Before the start of your Hike on the John Muir Trail you will draw 2 Mission cards from each of the 2 types and choose to keep 1 of each type as your personal Missions. Gold are during your Hike goals and... (Read More)

Skills Card Deck Stretch Goal

May 28th - via:
Trailblazer Skills Deck One of the SGs unlocked last week was these beauties with the background art being from Devil's Postpile National Monument which is located on the eastern side of the Sierras near Mammoth Lakes, California. The John Muir Trail... (Read More)


May 25th - via:
Seems that we should take a moment to point out our progress at this stage and to point out some important Milestones reached... First, we have a double attainment by reaching $100,000 in funding yesterday morning which in and of itself is getting... (Read More)

Black Bear and Bluebird Mini-Expansion Pics and Rules

May 23rd - via:
You're gonna love this! In the Black Bear and Bluebird mini-expansion you will receive a nice (food eating) California Black Bear wooden meeple and a happiness bringing (water, food etc) Bluebird meeple along with 24 Map Section cards and 2... (Read More)

"Projects We Love" and Backers We Love More!

May 18th - via:
 Our good friends and hosts here on Kickstarter gave your Trailblazer "Projects We Love" status today:)                      Thank you Kickstarter!!!  But that was made possible by all of you Trailblazing Meeple People out... (Read More)

Hiking with Friends Bundles for 3x or 6x!

May 16th - via:
In response to requests for ordering bundles of games and to further assist in lowering costs for those outside the US that are being affected by additional shipping charges due to VAT and Customs,  Mariposa Games is now offering the ability to... (Read More)

one... big... VAT ... announcement...!

May 16th - via:
Mariposa Games has decided to cover VAT expenses, for all those affected, up to $12 USD. We will also be able to lower shipping costs to some countries as a result of brewing distribution partnerships around the world due to our early success here on... (Read More)

Trailblazer exploration board game launches via Kickstarter

May 16th - via:
The game designers and engineers at Mariposa Games have released a new game in the form of the Trailblazer exploration board game which is now available to purchase via Kickstarter offering a 1 to 4 player game which takes approximately 30 to 120 minutes to complete and is suitable for players over 14 years of age (Read More)

Another Day, another Stretch Goal, another #2 on BGG Hotness!

May 15th - via:
Trailblazer is cooking along pretty well thanks to all of you Meeple People out there.  It was a real joy to watch 2 of our gamer pals stop in the middle of our 6-player game of Dominant Species yesterday afternoon to back Trailblazer and actually... (Read More)

Kickstarter Value and Stretch Goals

May 13th - via:
Way to go Trailblazers! You helped push us up to the #2 spot on the BGG Hotness! and we bagged another Stretch Goal earlier today... the Skills deck of 16 cards which will bring asymmetric abilities to the game. You will be happy to know that we are... (Read More)

BGG Hotness and Map Packs

May 12th - via:
We're #3 on the BGG Hotness chart this morning!!! There is a contest going on right now on BGG just in case you didn't know. So get on over there and try to WIN a complete Kickstarter version of Trailblazer(5) or a Playmat(10) Scroll through all of... (Read More)

Picking Up Stretch Goals Along the Trail

May 11th - via:
You Trailblazers are picking up some mighty good Stretch Goals early on!  The Tracks Tokens represent your movements and activities on and off the Trail each day. As such they become your 'worker placement' mechanism. They are by far the most used... (Read More)


May 11th - via:
Way to go to all you Trailblazing Meeple People! Funded in just under 5 hours and now adding Stretch Goals on a regular basis. We at Mariposa Games can't thank you all enough for helping to bring Trailblazer: the John Muir Trail to life. We could... (Read More)

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