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A project in Dusseldorf, Germany by Wolfram Janich

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18DO-Dortmund is a board game in the tradition of the 18xx games
Backers: 879
Average Pledge Per Backer: €78

Funded: €68,443 of €20,000
Dates: May 28th -> Jun 22nd (25 days)
Project By: Wolfram Janich
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Next Stretch Goals has been unlocked - Das nächst Stretch Goal wurde freigeschaltet

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Many Thanks to all backers! The maps will now come with a higher thickness. The next Stretch Goals will provide additional material which will make the game handling more confortable. Vielen Dank an alle Unterstützer! Die Stärke der Spielpläne... (Read More)

6th Brewery Corporation unlocked! - 6. Brauerei-AG ist geschafft!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear backers the 10th of 14 Stretch Goals has been unlocked! Many thanks for your continuing confidence in the project. The 6th brewery corporation has a special function which will enhance the variability of the brewery aspect of the game. In... (Read More)

Wooden Beer Barrels - Hölzerne Bierfässer

June 19th - via: kickstarter.com
In the Kickstarter edition the blue beer cubes will be replaced by wooden beer barrels. The upgraded equipment will increase the  game experience a great deal. In der Kickstarter-Edition werden die blauen Bierquader durch hölzerne Bierfässer... (Read More)

Deutsche Regeln verfügbar - German rules are available

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Die deutschen Regeln für die Variante Heat, Sweat & Beer sind jetzt auf der Kickstarter Website gespeichert.  Das hat leider etwas länger gedauert als ursprünglich  geplant.  The German rules for the variant Heat, Sweat & Beer are now... (Read More)

Comment to Update # 13

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
In Update #13 we are offering the pick-up of the game at Dortmund. As this is only feasable for supporters from the Dortmund area the update was in German only. However I realised from various feedbacks that it confuses non-German speakers. I... (Read More)

Abholung von 18DO-Dortmund in Dortmund

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Dies ist eine gute Nachricht für alle Unterstützer aus Dortmund und Umgebung. Es ist uns gelungen einen Weg zu finden, dass Ihr das Spiel in Eurer Heimatstadt persönlich beim Autorenteam abholen könnt. Neben der Einsparung bei den Versandkosten... (Read More)

Card Thickness increased to 400g – Kartenstärke auf 400g erhöht

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks a lot for your untiring contribution which will enable us to achieve a further quality improvement. The next Stretch Goal will add a sixth Brewery Corporation which will be quite useful for a 5 player-game. Danke für Euren unermüdlichen... (Read More)

Canada Friendly Shipping

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This has been missing for some time but we have found the solution now. Canada Friendly Shipping becomes available. Please excuse the long time it took. Wolfram & David  (Read More)

Wooden Tokens it is! – Holz statt Karton!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
A big clap to the backers! The replacement of the card board token by wooden token is a great step forward to improve the quality of game material. The next Stretch Goal is another step in the same direction. The thickness of all cards and charters... (Read More)

The 7th and 8th minor breweries have been unlocked! - Die beiden kleinen Brauereien No. 7 und No. 8 sind freigeschaltet worden.

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Many thanks for this to all backers! Now we are approaching the stretch goal which will be very attractive for all backers. This is the wooden tokens. They are better to handle than the punch-out card board token. The wooden station tokens will have... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal has been unlocked - Das nächste Stretch Goal wurde freigeschaltet

June 4th - via: kickstarter.com
e e The Revenue Calculation Sheet has been   unlocked and we are now halfway through our stretch goals. Big thank to every   backer! The next stretch goal is the 7th  and 8th minor brewery. The minor breweries are all unique. They   have a... (Read More)

18DO-Dortmund reached 500 backers - mehr als 500 Unterstützer

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Today 18DO-Dortmund reached 500 backers. I am very pleased with the overwhelming support during my first project. Thanks a lot! Heute wurde die Zahl von 500 Unterstützern für 18DO-Dortmund überschritten. Ich bin sehr zufrieden mit der... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal - Das nächste Stretch Goal

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Revenue Calculation Sheet (EN)- Dividenden Kalkulationsübersicht (DE) The Revenue Calculation Sheet has three purposes: a) It will reduce the time for calculating the dividend for each number of shares b) With an additional token the last revenue... (Read More)

Gameplay video added!

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a short update that we added link to Playthrough video of 18DO by Board Game Informant. Enjoy your weekend! David & Wolfram  (Read More)

Explanation of some Stretch Goals

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
7th Railway Corporation This additional railway corporation has been especially design for 18DO-Dortmund – The Railway Game. It is also recommended to use it for 18DO-Dortmund – Heat, Sweat & Beer in a 5-player game. Double Sided Tiles The... (Read More)

2-Player Variant

May 30th - via: kickstarter.com
The 2-player variant comes in two versions, one for 18DO-Dortmund – The Railway Game (TRG) and another one for 18DO-Dortmund – Heat, Sweat & Beer (HSB). The map is somewhat smaller and the number of companies in play is reduced. For TRG there... (Read More)

Second Stretch Goal unlocked and Rules overview video added.

May 29th - via: kickstarter.com
With your great support we unlocked second stretch goal which is very interesting for many players - Two players variant! And we are very close to double-sided tiles.... Don´t miss added link for rules overview by Board Game Informant.   (Read More)

18DO-Dortmund has been founded

May 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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