Excavation Earth: It Belongs in a Museum!

Created by Mighty Boards

Excavate, market and show off your artefact collection in the second expansion to Excavation Earth by Dávid Turczi!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Surveys live - Response needed!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 11:51:34 PM

Earthlings!

We hope you are doing great! We’ve been quite busy. Our team is currently preparing everything for the manufacturing process to start. We're finishing off the alternate tiles you sent in your suggestions for and finalizing all printing files to be sent to the manufacturers.


Surveys live

But we can’t start this process alone. We also need your info! We have teamed up with the amazing BackerKit team to send you a simple survey in order to collect the info we need to fulfill your rewards and get you your copies of Excavation Earth: It Belongs in a Museum.


The pledge surveys are being sent out today, so you should expect to receive the email by today or tomorrow. The invitation will be sent directly to the email address linked to your Kickstarter account. If you didn't receive yours, make sure to check your spam folder!

The Backerkit mail will include a link that invites you to finalize your pledge, get more add-ons, add extra copies if you’d like to surprise a friend and pay for shipping. Note that any extra copies on top of your existing pledge are limited!


The faster all surveys are completed, the faster we can commence fulfillment. You will have a few weeks to fill it out and we will announce the exact closing date of the pledge manager, so you don't miss out on your order. The survey will stay open for a long time, until a few weeks before the rewards are due to be shipped. More details will follow in future backer updates - stay tuned!


Late Pledges Available

For those of you who missed out on the campaign, late pledges are now open: click here for late pledges.


Having trouble?

If you lost your survey link, you can take these simple steps to recover it: Find your backer survey by searching for Excavation Earth: It Belongs in a Museum and click on 'Find Project' button. Under the 'Lost your survey?' section, enter the email you used for the project. Press 'Get My Survey' button, and you'll receive another email with your survey link!


If you run into any survey related issues, you can reach out directly to the Backerkit team on support@backerkit.com. They are very friendly and quick to respond!


For any product or shipping related enquiries or any additional questions, you can also contact us directly on support@mighty-boards.com. As you can imagine, we are very busy working on finalizing the project and fulfilling your rewards so be sure to follow the campaign updates before contacting us.



Thank you all for your continued support!

Your Mighty Boards Team

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2532 times THANK YOU!
about 2 months ago – Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 03:32:33 PM

927% funded! 2532 times THANK YOU! You have been absolutely AMAZING! We’re so happy to see the Excavation Earth universe expand!

It's been an amazing 3 weeks, but don't worry,  the end of the Kickstarter campaign does not mean that you won’t hear from us anymore! As we move forward to bring this interstellar experience to your tables, we will update you on development, manufacturing and shipping!


Third lucky Earthling

As promised, we’re giving away one more pledge to a lucky winner! Thank you all for your great suggestions.  The last lucky Earthling is macattack99, who cleverly made up a whole history using all of our titles. Congratulations! 

"No one knows the exact date but due to one persons vigilantly style Vengeance the wrong person was killed which sparked the next Great War, known as The Genetic Modifications War. The GMW was brutal, days and Nights of Fire turned into weeks, months and years of conflict. Those who survived vividly remember the first rainfalls after the fires were extinguished and how sweet the smell of Petrichor was amongst the ruins. As humanity took toll of the devastation they all assumed the Posthuman era was upon them, as years past the humans continued to survive and rebuilt their last bastion known in the early days as The Fortress into the last Capital of humanity. Then the messages started arriving from the future, or were they from the past… The Anachrony of the messages were confusing to say the least but as the brightest minds tried to comprehend the messages and follow the instructions but it was too late, the asteroid hit earth… no one survived."


Backerkit Survey

In *about 2 weeks* you will receive a  Backerkit link. It could take a week and a half, it could take 3. You get the idea! So keep an eye out for that Backerkit email. It will include a link that invites you to finalize your pledge, get more add-ons, add extra copies if you’d like to surprise a friend and pay for shipping.

If you don’t see this e-mail in your Inbox, be sure to check your spam folder in case it ended up there. The quicker you can submit your completed survey, the faster and easier it will be for us to complete fulfilment. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

The survey will stay open for a long time, until a few weeks before the rewards are due to be shipped. More details will follow in future backer updates - stay tuned!


Don’t miss a thing

It’s time for us to get to work! Again, thank you all for this amazing campaign! We love hearing from you, the community, so join us on our Facebook community page to share your gaming experiences and see what we are up to, in addition to the updates here! 

And make sure to follow us across Social Media channels (FB / Twitter / Instagram / Website) for more news as well! Keep excavating!

Your Mighty Boards Team

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48 hours to go: almost 2000 backers and another Stretch Goal down!
about 2 months ago – Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 12:31:13 AM

Earthlings! 

You are amazing... Almost 2000 of you?! THANK YOU! And you unlocked another Stretch Goal... 3 more Reverse Engineering Cards will now be part of your It Belongs in a Museum expansion!



Pop-up Markets

That means it's time to announce the next - quite exciting - stretch goal: a new module! At $125,000 you can unlock the Pop-up Markets! What's this? The 10 Pop-up Market cards are small cards that each fit on a different place on the board to a corresponding location. Each card shows either an artefact color ("Special Supply") or a requirement and a reward ("Special Demand"). You reveal one card each time someone surveys, and at the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd round. More info will follow once they are unlocked. Let's crush that Stretch Goal!


Behind the scenes with Turczi & Shaw 

We know some of you love to dig into some behind the scenes material, so if you haven't seen them yet, here are 2 videos to fill your Sunday with:

BGG's Candice has released a stellar interview with designer Dávid Turczi, discussing the creation of Excavation Earth and revealing his secret to a good solo mode. Check it out!

Another good watch is Nick Shaw's playthrough of the solo mode! He was testing the new Solo Player Aids you unlocked in the previous Stretch Goal and decided to record the play, so you can all enjoy it!


48 hours to go

With a little over 48 hours to go, there's still plenty you can do!

Did you know you can still send in your suggestions for the sets of Alternate Tiles "Things that go round" (comment in update#3) and "Things that surprise you" (comment in update#2)? At the end of the campaign we will pick the best suggestions and make them part of the Alternate Tile Promo Pack of It Belongs in a Museum. These Alternate Tiles replace tiles with the same color and value in the base game. They are a purely aesthetic change, placing much more remnant diversity in the abandoned human world.

On top of that, you still have a chance to win your pledge back! On Tuesday we will announce the last lucky Earthling...  In the future, the aliens are descending upon Earth to excavate the most valuable artefacts. What do you think happened to all humans? Let us know in the comments in update#6! Back at any pledge level from the Custodian pledge level upwards, comment and you’ll automatically have a chance to win your pledge back! Good luck everyone!


Let's give it our everything in these last days. Tell your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors and extraterrestrial buddies to join and keep excavating!

Your Mighty Boards team

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1 week to go & Second lucky Earthling chosen!
2 months ago – Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 12:04:04 AM

Earthlings!


We hope you all had a great weekend and start of the week? Almost 1700 of you decided to join this interstellar party by now and crushed another Stretch Goal on the way. Thank you all! 

Many of you have been asking for a Solo Player Aid, which is a great suggestion, so we decided to put it in as the next Stretch Goal. We're getting close...  Let's hit that $100k!

Another lucky Earthling!

Every week we select a lucky Earthling that will get their pledge for free! We asked you where on Earth you'd find the most valuable artefacts in the future and loved Eric's answer: a floating garbage field in the ocean, which is definitely (and unfortunately) a source of bountiful riches! Very cool suggestion for a moving tile on the map,  floating in the oceans. Congratulations!

Didn't win? Don't worry, you have 1 more chance at winning! In the future, the aliens are descending upon Earth to excavate the most valuable artefacts. What do you think happened to all humans? Let us know in the comments below! Back at any pledge level from the Custodian pledge level upwards, comment and you’ll automatically have a chance to win your pledge back! Good luck everyone!


Your favorite alien as an avatar!

We know how many of you love Philipp Kruse's art, so we decided to create a little Digital Art Pack for you all to use! You can download your favorite avatar or mobile background and use it wherever you want!

Download your favorite avatar!

We can't thank you enough for all your support and Please keep spreading that interstellar love and let's make this an unforgettable campaign!

Keep excavating!

Your Mighty Boards Team

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More Stretch Goals to come, keep excavating!
2 months ago – Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 05:04:18 AM

Dear Earthlings,

There's nothing better than starting the day with a good cup of coffee and reading through your comments! In the previous update we asked where on Earth you'd find the most valuable artefacts in the future and we are LOVING the answers so far! The comment that makes us laugh the most will be next week's lucky winner who gets their pledge for free,  so keep 'em coming! The next winner will be announced next Tuesday.

In the meantime we've almost reached $82,000 on Kickstarter! Keep it going, you are AMAZING! The next Stretch Goal is the Plastic Insert at $90k and yes, there's more to come after that!


"The sexiest game I've ever laid eyes on"

More and more of you are sharing your gaming experiences with Excavation Earth and your kind words humble us! Here's a small selection from people that mentioned us this week:

  • "Excavation Earth from Mighty Boards is one of the best games I played this year. I can see this entering in my top 10 favorite games of all time." - Jose Angel Garza  
  • "The solo mode works flawlessly and plays smoothly. [...] damn, I like the game. I even sleeved the cards (the honor is only given to a few games)!" - Tina & Jen 
  • "This game is honestly one of the best looking I've ever seen. It's also one of the sexiest games I've laid eyes on." - Seth Chatfield  

We couldn't agree more with Seth! All credit for the beautiful art goes to Philipp Kruse and Mark Casha! Philipp is an incredibly talented artist who made the Excavation Earth aliens come to life...

From sketches to game art

We can't thank you enough! Please keep spreading that interstellar love and let's make this an unforgettable campaign!

Keep excavating!

Your Mighty Boards Team

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