Rollecate: a fast track-laying game

Created by Michiel de Wit

Easy to learn and fast to play card game, combining push-your-luck with tactics, set building and a beautiful white metal locomotive.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

SPIEL'19 and Rollecate microbadge
6 months ago – Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 10:29:03 AM

As you may have heard before, this year we were invited to be one of the exhibitors at SPIEL in Essen, the world's largest board game fair. Of course we were very honoured and of course we said 'yes' immediately. And a few weeks ago the day had come we would travel to Essen, Germany to prepare for SPIEL.

By 'prepare' we mainly mean 'to build up our stand', because there would not have been any way to properly prepare for the craziness of the whole thing! This year, Thursday was extremely busy. And actually, last years visitors records got broken with a large margin. Over 200,000 people visited the fair. And after 5 intense days, it actually felt like we had spoken and played with every single one of them ;)

Not to bore you with all the details, let's say SPIEL was awesome. We had a blast. And, of course, we played Rollecate almost a gazillion times. Good news: we still like the game. And that is quite something, because with food, eating the same thing over a hundred times in a short time, usually is a great way to start to hate even the best dishes.

Rollecate on display at SPIEL'19

A publisher for Rollecate, perhaps?

And other good news is that we actually talked with a number of publishers. We have good hopes we will find one or more publishers for the game, bringing it to a lot more people. Because the bad news is, we don't have many copies of the game left and we will not be doing a new print run ourselves anymore.

Rollecate Microbadge

One more thing: since about a week Rollecate has its very own microbadge on BoardGameGeek. So if you have a BGG-account, you can now show the world how much you like Rollecate ;)

Go and get the Rollecate microbadge on BoardGameGeek now!

To get the microbadge, go here boardgamegeek.com/microbadge/48273 and click Buy. If you don't have any GeekGold left, send us a note. We have some laying around at our HQ.

Last rewards have been shipped
7 months ago – Sat, Nov 02, 2019 at 07:14:20 PM

Today we shipped the very last rewards to our backers. These were mainly backers that did not respond to the Backerkit survey. In the end we were able to get in contact with all of them. 

So that's it, this Kickstarter campaign is now complete. Time for a new one! So keep posted. 

Thanks to everyone for supporting Rollecate!

Last batch of trains has been cast!
8 months ago – Sun, Oct 06, 2019 at 10:41:19 PM

So, it took way longer than we hoped, but finally, we got the news that the last batch of train miniatures has been cast! Packaging will start Tuesday, and packages should be on their way shortly after. Again, sorry for the delay some of you had to endure. 

Last batch of white metal miniatures being made

Oh, and one more thing: with SPIEL'19 in Essen (Germany) coming up, we decided it would be nice to do something special. We'll be on the world's biggest board game fair as an exhibitor (Hall 6, booth L100) and that's not an everyday occasion. So we decided to take one of the modules we were working on for the expansion and make it into a separate mini-expansion, available on SPIEL as a promo! You'll hear more about that in a few days!

New mold ready, casting starts today
9 months ago – Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 01:15:06 AM

So, as we shared before, there were some problems in casting the final batch of Rollecate miniatures. Because of the extreme quality of the miniatures, the mold wore out way quicker than expected. For the past month, we are in the process of creating new molds. And there have been all sorts of issues. But... Today, finally the casting of the last batch will start. The mold has been made and looks absolutely stunning. So we hope to continue shipping the games starting next week! 

Mold for the Rollecate miniature

(Almost) ready to ship last rewards + Rollecate expansion preview
9 months ago – Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 02:44:58 AM

By now most if not all US backers have received their pledges. We hope to be able to send the last batch of pledges early next week. Unfortunately, some more problems with the white metal mold emerges last week: the new master trains did not meet quality expectations and the metal caster decided to make new ones. So the good news is, quality will remain superior. But it will take a little while long until all backers have received their rewards.

Rollecate 2

The past months we have been silently working on the first expansion for Rollecate, which we are currently just calling 'Rollecate 2'. It will be a modular expansion consisting of 4 to 6 small modules that each can be applied separately, so that you can choose what 'flavors' you would like to add.

We are still in the process of play testing, so nothing is final yet. But to give you an impression of the stuff we are working on, these are some of the new cards:

Sample cards for the new expansion modules 'Switches', 'Broken rails', 'Signals' and 'Wildcards'