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Pigpen Reveal: Pearl of the Farm

Kevin Kulp
United States
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Board Game Designer
Microbadge: Pigpen fan - farming gone hog wild!Microbadge: 5 Year Geek VeteranMicrobadge: Constantly thinking about game designMicrobadge: Beard of EvilMicrobadge: Omnis singulus exemplum Declarationem Libertatis fuerit frugalis or Every single extra copy of the Declaration of Independence has been thrifted
Pigpen is now live on Kickstarter!


Farmer Card: Unlock Gate

From gallery of tgwdoughboy

The key to any pigs heart (not yours of course) is the one that opens their gate! We got only a few of these fine crafted, open any gate keys ready for any farmer who loves his neighbor’s pigs. Now those rival farmers may not be happy, but you can guarantee that some of the pigs you always wanted might become available to you someday!

Game Tip: Save unlock cards towards the end of the game, to help ensure your victory.

Pig Reveal: Pearl Pig

NOTE: Sorry to inform our fans but Pearl does not like being shown on camera.

Very happy and content pig Amos, but can be heard muttering ”Kannsht Du Deitcsch Schwetze” a lot of the time.

Designer Notes
One thing early on I settle on was the need for a timer. A game like Pigpen could go on forever if I didn’t have some sort of timer in place. I also settled on making the timer change depending on number players. I wanted to make sure the game was just the right length of time. I settled on number of pigs to capture as the main timer and I scaled the number by how many were playing. By doing that I was able to exert some influence over game length, but this will never be a guarantee to game length. But it does help.

From gallery of tgwdoughboy
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