You know Stonemaier Games, right? They make some of the most popular games at our game night, including Euphoria and Between Two Cities, and they just broke Kickstarter records with their newest release, Scythe (coming soon!). Perhaps their most popular game is called Viticulture, which is a Euro strategy game where you compete to see who can create the greatest winery in Italy. There is also an expansion to Viticulture called Tuscany, which is really twelve expansions for Viticulture and adds so much to the game that once you play with it, you’ll never want to play without it.
If you know anything about Stonemaier Games, you know that founder Jamey Stegmaier is a master of crowd funding. Heck, he even wrote a book about it (called A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide – great book, get it from us!). Thus far, he has funded all of his games via Kickstarter. Until now. For the first time in Stonemaier Games history, Stegmaier is releasing a product directly to select retailers. And guess who will be taking pre-orders? (HINT: US)
For now, all we can tell you is that the secret release will be Viticulture related, and we will be accepting pre-orders February 21-28. The price will be $15. Our lips may be sealed, but we *were* able to squeeze a sneak peek out of Jamey Stegmaier just for you:
As part of the promotion for this new release, we are also offering a discount on additional Stonemaier games over $30! You’ll get $5 off any game between $30 and $60 and $10 off any game over $60. Don’t own Viticulture yet? Order it! Been eyeing that awesome Treasure Chest? Order it! Played Between Two Cities, but haven’t been able to purchase it yet? ORDER IT! And, as icing on the cake, we’re offering FREE shipping, which is something you very rarely see from Kickstarter. There are limited quantities of all products, so make sure to get your orders in early before they sell out. We will be accepting pre-orders February 21-28.
Here’s what we’ll be able to order as part of this promotion:
Our lips are sealed.
The Viticulture Essential Edition (1-6 players, 60-90 minutes) is a worker-placement winemaking game set in Tuscany. It features hundreds of unique cards and custom wooden tokens.
The Viticulture Essential Upgrade Pack turns a Second-Edition copy of Viticulture into the Essential Edition. It includes 154 illustrated cards and 1 rulebook. These components are also included in the original Tuscany expansion pack.
The Tuscany expansion pack to Viticulture includes 12 expansions for players to unlock legacy-style.
The second printing of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia (2-6 players, ~60 minutes) features wooden authority stars, extra commodity and resource tokens, updated recruit cards, and a quick-reference guide.
Again, we will be accepting these orders February 21-28, you can order any of the Stonemaier games listed above, you’ll get FREE shipping, AND you’ll get a discount on additional Stonemaier games (but not the super secret release)! To order any of these games, we are asking for payment upfront.
Keep an eye on our website on February 21 for the pre-order form. You can order and pay online, or you can visit the store any time during the ordering period (Feb. 21-28) to place your order and pay.