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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Fantastic Factories: A Dice Placement Engine Building Game

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Fantastic Factories is a dice placement, engine building tabletop game for 1 to 5 players and takes 45 to 60 minutes to play. Players build a set of factories into their compound and then roll dice to use as workers. With over 35 different blueprints, you can discover endless inventive and creative ways your factories can work together.  Different factories have different worker requirements. Some require a pair of matching dice. Some require a specific value. You aren’t stuck with what you roll, though. With training facilities you can manipulate the values of your dice in order to figure out the optimal placement of all your workers! Each turn is a satisfying puzzle to solve.

Fantastic Factories comes with over 40 unique blueprint and contractor cards, ensuring each game is a fresh and new experience with lots of replayability.  The contents of the game include:

  • 28 dice (16mm) (4 red, 4 blue, 4 green, 4 yellow, 4 purple, and 8 white)
  • 50 energy resource tokens
  • 30 metal* resource tokens (*clarification: represents metal resources in the game but made out of chipboard)
  • 85 goods tokens
  • 4 tool label tokens
  • 78 blueprint cards
  • 18 contractor cards
  • 1 first player token
  • 5 player boards and player aids

As of June 8th, this project has raised $78,000 of their $15,437 goal. This project has 20 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $29, you will get one copy of the game.  For a pledge of $56, you will get two copies of the game.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: