Martin Wallace's classic euro-style board game of mining in 19th century Cornwall is back. Alley Cat Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring you an all-new edition of Tinners' Trail. If you're a fan of the game or just coming to it for the first time, this is the perfect time to get in on the action.
From the campaign:
This new edition of Tinners' Trail is a reprint of the critically acclaimed 2008 game by Martin Wallace, which has been redeveloped and upgraded in partnership with Alley Cat Games
Tinners' Trail is a thematic Euro game set in 19th century Cornwall. You play as a mining conglomerate at the height of the tin and copper mining industry. You must buy plots of land across Cornwall in auctions and survey them for tin and copper, always managing your 'work points' and money effectively. Once you have a mine in place, it's time to extract the ore, and make a profit(!) but the deeper your mine goes the more expensive the process gets. You'll have the opportunity to improve your mines with infrastructure like ports, train stations, and adits (drainage tunnels), but there's only so many improvements to go around. Can you outplay the competition and make the most money or will you be left without two shillings to rub together?
The campaign's around 4.5x funded with 20 days left to go.