$54.00$68.50

Briefest Write-Ups continue… dark days of limited rambling ahead! ⛈️🌪️

ALERT ALERT!! A case of my Autobahn games were slightly damaged when shipped to me from the fulfillment center. On the up side, each of the games “only” has a corner crunch.  On the down side, Alley Cat was unable to replace the exterior boxes so I’m kinda’ stuck with slightly damaged games. Life happens. No worries. But, I have chopped about $15 off for each corner crunch game in an effort to at least pass along some savings as an apology to you all!!

Moving right along…

Hello all! It has been a hectic and fun summer… and well… now it’s already fall?!?! Where is my life going? Anyway, existential crises aside, I just HAVE to get a ton of new stuff onto the site… and so… September 2023’s write-ups will be yet another entry into the “my shortest ever” tour books. I’m starting to sound like KISS with their “FINAL WORLD TOUR… number 49… this is the last one.. really!!” schtick. I miss that band being on the scene. Ah, memories…

KISS Army for life! ❤️🫡

Anywho… Sorry for the lack of poetic ramblings and video links and such! 😅

I’m doing the best I can…

“…and I guess my best wasn’t goooood enough” [thank you James Ingram and Quincy Jones… now I’m teary eyed…😉]

Did I already use that in another listing? Yes… I did. Was there a version of Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols singing this? I feel like there was.. but maybe that’s just some twisted dream segment from my teen years… 😂😅

Hey… what’s that over there?

SQUIRREL! 😆 <attempts to distract people from his clear laziness in copying that last bit from another listing… again>

“Bundle” details?

This Upstart “bundle” includes the Kickstarter Exclusive Edition of Autobahn… and well… that’s it. 😉

This version of the game comes with all the goodies from the retail edition, plus a bunch of other cool gear and mini expansions!  You can check out the details at the Kickstarter Campaign link below.. but to save you some time (smile), here are the included contents of this pledge:

  • Road Traffic Mini Expansion
  • Upgraded Service Station Mini Expansion
  • Wine Import Mini Expansion (🍷 Woo-hoooo!)

(As always if you have ANY questions.. please reach out! I am always happy to try and help! 😊)

I’m almost always available unless I’m driving, flying (usually in a jet) or asleep! 😅🚗✈️💤

Quick related side note – after years of supporting Alley Cat games, I finally met Caezar from Alley Cat at Gen Con this year (2023). As was already self-evident from our many, many emails over the years… he is an exceptionally wonderful human being! Hooray for the board gaming community… I love it!

Kickstarter Campaign Link – to check and see all wonderful game bits and bobs and juicy exclusive content!!

I do want to at least post a link to the original campaign… in case you haven’t heard of this one somehow. 😉 The link can be found HERE.

Again… sooo sorry, everyone! I’ll get back in the swing at some point… argh! 🏴‍☠️😭

Exceptionally late-to-the-gym pirate signing off! ❤️

Ages: 14+
Players: 1 – 4
Play Time: 90 – 150 minutes 
Designers:
Artist:
Publisher:
SKU: Alley Cat Games 005
MSRP:
At the time of this listing (SEP 2023) this Kickstarter Exclusive
Edition was selling for $109 in the US (and $76 in the UK…
which would include a good bit of international shipping 😉)
Upstart Price: $68.50 ($54.00 for crunched corner editions) 😬
Link to BGG:

 

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autobahn kickstarter editionThe Autobahn Kickstarter Exclusive Edition has finally arrived!  YESSSS! 🎉

The Kickstarter edition has “Kickstarter” printed on one of the shorter sides of the box and contains 3 mini-expansions, not available in the retail edition.

Autobahn: Wine Expansion:
The Wine Expansion offers the players the option of importing wine into Germany from its southern neighbours.

When trucks are loaded in France, Switzerland, Italy or Austria players get a destination card.

At the end of the game players scoring the trade department and having a wine goods token in their possession can add Germany to their list of delivery destinations.

Autobahn: Traffic Expansion:
With the Traffic Expansion traffic tokens block single-carriageway road sections around busy cities so that trucks cannot stop on them.

To remove the traffic tokens the players have to upgrade the jammed links to double-carriageway roads.

For every three traffic token a player removed they are allowed to promote one employee.

Autobahn: Services Expansion:
With the Services Expansion players can improve their service stations on upgraded links for building bonuses.

These upgraded stations grant their owners two bonuses instead of one when passing them with their own trucks and a higher money yield when their opponents’ trucks are passing.


Autobahn is an economic strategy game about the building of the German motorway system over three periods of time spanning from the end of World War II to the present day.

At the end of the second period (in 1990), the Unification opens up opportunities to further extend the network into the eastern part of the country.

As a director within the BundesAutobahn Organisation, you are responsible for managing and developing the German Federal Highway System.

​Aside from building roads, you’ll also be responsible for facilitating the transport of goods to neighbouring countries and constructing petrol stations to benefit from this new traffic.

As you contribute to the development of the network, you gain seats at the administration boards of each highway, and they will increase your budget at the start of each period.

Over the course of the game, your board members will eventually advance to more prestigious seats within the Bundesautobahn building, which instead will provide victory points at the end of the game.

Plan ahead to optimize your efficiency: Each contribution you make builds your reputation and gains you access to new departments and scoring opportunities that better align with your chosen path to victory.

​The cards in your hand allows you to take actions on one of the 7 main Autobahns.
You’ll need to plan carefully and time your actions perfectly if you want to make the most of your hand before you need to collect your cards back.

Kickstarter Edition:
– Road Traffic Mini Expansion
– Service Station Upgrades Mini Expansion
– Wine Import Mini Expansion

—description from the publisher

Additional information
Autobahn Kickstarter Edition

Game in pristine condition – new in shrink, Slightly crunched corner – new in shrink

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