Many thanks to my wife and my family for supporting me in this endeavor. Also to Gary's family, who provided similar support to him.
More thanks to all the play testers, including, but not limited to Benjamin Juang, Alex Santoro, Amy K. Bredemeyer, Holly Thai, Tony Koynov, Bill Shapiro, Regis Bescond, Henri Hein, Jake Freifeld, Karen Grunfeld, Qiwen Zhao, James Kelm, and – the first three who played my game – Arielle, Natalie and Yonatan.
Thanks for hosting play testing events goes to the Red Rock Gamers playing Tuesday nights at Red Rock Cafe in Mountain View and South Bay Friends playing Thursday nights at Carrows in Santa Clara.
A special mention to Alex Santoro, who started to name the cubes, something which added a lot of fun. Also, to Arturo Crespo and Holly Thai for proofreading the first print run and Holly Thai for overall outstanding contributions to this game. Cheryl, as well as Ruth and Ann from Gemini Wordsmiths for proofreading the rules book. They made it a lot better, and all remaining typos, inconsistencies, errors, or incomprehensible sentences are my fault.
More thanks to Matt Drake for the first formal review, Lance Myxter for the first video review. These made a big difference in Kickstarter funding. Lots of thanks to everybody who helped get the Retail Edition out, including the fine folks at BoardGameGeek.com, including Chad Krizan and W. Eric Martin and Sandor Weisz at the puzzler.
Ideas for Event Cards came from many listed here, plus countless others. Thierry Wasserman, Ben Friedberg, tomgurg, Formula Design, LawGr8er, Juan Carballal, and Ravindra Prasad suggested events at the pzlr.org contest. Many events were suggested many times by different people, and credit is not always easy to assign. Thus a special thanks and apologies to those I forgot to list (I fear there are many)
Rules have been translated by Ben Verhaevert, Ellen D'Hondt (Dutch) and David Schachtler (German).
This game would not have happened without almost 400 Kickstarter supporters and producers. They are listed below in alphabetical order.
A. Crespo (marketing slogan), Alan Levi (office), Andy Staudacher, Chris Wang (mobster game), Christine Schwartz (vacation), David Sedano (rest & vest), Hank Heyming (rockstar), Hans Scharler (VC pitch), Ilya Golubovich (russian investor), Lisa S Kim (digital strategy), Peisun Wu (restaurant dinner), Tomer Kagan, Quixey (tech crunch). These backers could suggest an event card, which is indicated in the parenthesis.
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