Briefest Write-Ups in history!!

But first – a note! This is the deluxe, limited-release version of the game… NOT the retail version!! Just want to be sure we’re all on the same page here… hahaha… โค๏ธ

Hello all! It has been a hectic and fun late summer and fall… with me galavanting off to France for a month to visit my very good friend Chris (one of the owners of Oka Luda Games) and road tripping throughout his wonderful country! And… we added a side trip to Essen Spiel – which was AWESOME as always! It was so good to be back after my two year hiatus (while waiting for international travel to stabilize)…. pfffft. ANywho… I just HAVE to get a ton of new stuff onto the site… and so… the next few write ups will be amongst my shortest ever. ๐Ÿ˜… Sorry for the lack of poetic ramblings and video links and such!

It’s just that SO many backlogged campaigns fulfilled in an incredibly short time… and well… like I said… traveling fun was a bit out of control!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŽ‰

Bundle details

There are two Upstart “bundles” here.

The first includes the Deluxe Edition of The Palaces of Carrara game and the retro card packs. The second is just the retro card pack (a pile of 34 cards that allows you to play the original game with the components from this second edition)!!

I want to point out again that this is the deluxe, limited release version of the game. This is not the retail version of the game that is selling at multiple shops for $40-50 right now (NOV 2022). The deluxe version is selling for $120-150 right now (again, NOV 2022) on a variety of sites… without the retro card pack included. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

I was fortunate enough to meet up with the Game Brewer team when I was at Essen Spiel last month (I’m writing this in November)… and it was SO good to just sit back and catch up on the past couple of years! I LOVE their team!! Everyone is awesome… the games are awesome… ohhhh, I’m catching the vapors… ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ Anywho, after the Spiel, I got chance to play Oak and I LOVED it! Did I win? No…. no I didn’t. Was it still awesome? YES! Yes it was! Wim really did a FANTASTIC job on the design with this one… really, really well done! Tons of fun… easy to teach… and all sorts of mechanics goodness at every turn. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ‰ And let’s be honest… you all KNOW how I feel about worker placement… ๐Ÿฅฐโ˜๏ธ

As always, please reach out with any questions!! I’m almost always available unless I’m driving, flying, or asleep! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿš—โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ค And OK… sometimes I might be available while flying… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gamefound Campaign Link – to check and see all the juicy deluxe bits!

I do want to at least post a link to the original Gamefound campaign… in case you haven’t heard of this one somehow. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The link can be found HERE.

Again… sooo sorry, everyone! I’ll get back in the swing at some point… argh! ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ

Ages: 10+
Players: 2 – 4
Play Time: 60 – 90 minutes
Publisher: Game Brewer
At the time of thisย listing (NOV 2022) this was
selling for $120 and up onย eBay and other sites
Our Price: $86.50
Link to BGG:



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Palaces of Carrara DeluxeThe Palaces of Carrara Deluxe Limited Edition is here! Brought to you by Game Brewer… they are just SO DARN WONDERFUL! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

PLEASE NOTE – This is NOT the retail version selling for $40-50 out there. This is the deluxe limited-release version ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜๏ธโค๏ธ

In The Palaces of Carrara, players want to buy the marble from this famous region of Italy as cheaply as possible โ€“ but any reduction in price will benefit your opponents as well. Maybe you’ll find it profitable to instead invest in the buildings created from this exclusive marble? Maybe it’ll be more worthwhile to grab the expensive raw material when bigger buildings in town turn out to be not as lucrative as you’d hoped?

This second edition includes a revised set of rules, as well as a completely new advanced version that will include many new strategies and ways of scoring. This new advanced mode of play introduces statues, which will allow you to score your buildings in a multitude of new ways. So come and revisit this classic game by famous designers Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling.

~ description from the publisher

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The Palaces of Carrara

Deluxe limited edition game AND the retro card pack, JUST the retro card pack – no game!


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