Tapestry – Stonemaier Games
Designed by Jamey Stegmaier | Art by Andrew Bosley | Sculpts by Rom Brown
Tapestry is a competitive, asymmetric, medium-weight civilization-building game.
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Tapestry is a 2-hour civilization game for 1-5 players designed by Jamey Stegmaier.
Create the civilization with the most storied history, starting at the beginning of humankind and reaching into the future. The paths you choose will vary greatly from real-world events or people—your civilization is unique!
In Tapestry, you start from nothing and advance on any of the 4 advancement tracks to earn progressively better benefits. You can focus on a specific track or take a more balanced approach. You will also improve your income, build your capital city, leverage your asymmetric abilities, earn victory points, and gain tapestry cards that will tell the story of your civilization.
If you like A Feast for Odin, Mombasa, and Russian Railroads, we think you will enjoy creating your own unique civilization in Tapestry. Please join us in the Tapestry Facebook group to discuss the game!
Tapestry includes a total of 117 cards . The box is 296x296x100mm and weights 2.8 kg.
Release Details: The retail release was on November 1, 2019.
Product Details: The MSRP is $99 and the SKU is STM150.
Copyright 2019 Stonemaier LLC. Tapestry is a trademark of Stonemaier LLC. All Rights Reserved. This content is not authorized for posting on Steam.
Civilization Adjustments : Based on the results of the form below and data reported on BGG, please use the following starting adjustments to the civilizations in Tapestry. You can download the latest document here .
Log Your Win : Please use this simple form after a multiplayer game of Tapestry to record the winning civilization and their final score. There is also a more complex version of the form here .
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Can we get a ruling on how Tanks or Mechs and Pillage and Plunder work together? Do you just get both dice once or should you get to take the benefit from one of the dice a second time?
These benefits are overlapping, but not doubling. You’d get both dice once.
Will this expansion come soon in german like plans and ploys?
That’s for Feuerland to reveal, but feel free to ask them! 🙂
When will the new expansion be available for pre-order?
We’re aiming for December 1, with shipping to follow within a few days.
will there be any info on what the expansion is about this month?
Yes, starting on November 3 I will be revealing information about the second expansion.
Hi there, couple of question, can´t find anything on the web nor I have the rulebook handy .
A friend asked me this: when you gain a new civilization:
– Can that be any civilization or just the ones with text when gaining them during middle game?
– Do I get to pick which civilization or does it have to be randomly?
I remember, you get to pick any civilization randomly not just the ones with that text.
Aaron: When you gain a new civilization during the game, you draw the top civ from the civ deck. It is your new civ.
Thanks a lot Jamey! Forgot to reply, greetings from Costa Rica. Love all your games! Even the ones I haven´t played but they´re on my list, have watched a lot of playthroughs.
Any way to have an official version of the ajustments in all languages ? In French, for example, some personal web sites propose an obsolete version of these ajustments. Please don’t stick to english only
Of course, anyone is welcome to translate this adjustment guide. We only handle the English versions of our games–our localization partners handle translations as they wish.
Is it possible to get me in contact with the Dutch local partner for the release of the new expansion?
I already found a few textual errors in the Dutch base game, and if I could review/check the Dutch version of the 2th expansion before release I’m happy to do so!
You’re welcome to contact 999 Games, but any expansion copies went to print many months ago.
Would it be possible to offer stickers to be applied to civilizations that have been changed since they were printed? I haven’t played with anyone or heard anyone that has reviewed the game saying they enjoy the correction sheet. I think it has had the opposite effect from what I’ve heard. It just feels really awkward and clunky when people are picking their civs.
A sticker sheet to adjust our civs could be a nice halfway compromise.
I disagree. The Civs get updated regularly, so stickers are only a short time solution. I play this game quite often, and I haven’t experienced that looking up the correction sheet has any impact on the game.
I do explain the corrections when people are still choosing, so they know exactly what to choose from. And since it’s only a choice out of 2…
I find it a huge positive aspect that Stonemaier is actually taking the time&effort to keep supporting this game with updates! Although with iterations, it’s still way better then doing nothing!
If you really would want to update it for yourself, you could sleeve each Civ card and either add a note or copy the card and make the changes before printing and adding it to the sleeve.
I mean, it depends on how you define “regularly”. I think it’s great they made an update, but it still makes the game clunky to start. All of my hobby gamer friends have been put off by that and so have several reviewers publicly.
Jesse, because the civs may continue to have adjustments after we collect data from the second expansion, I wouldn’t recommend putting stickers on your current civ mats.
Really? The game itself takes a minimum of 1,5hour and can easily go up to 3 hours depending on you much players you have and how quick every is .
I can’t imagine that somebody is experiencing “a lot of hassle” looking up a correction sheet and applying the corrections which takes about 2minutes or so.
Setting up the game itself is already much more time, and people are not playing the game because they have to look up 1sheet? I have the most recent sheet printed and added to the box…easy as that.
Jamie, with the second expansion for Tapestry due to be released soon do you have any plans for a big box storage solution?
Fortunately, Tapestry comes with quite a big box already. If you want to fit everything in one box, just remove the original insert.
Log your Tapestry plays here: /games/tapestry/
I’ve been checking this page everyday for weeks now lol. Any chance for the new Tapestry expansion news this month Jamey ? 🙂
This Wednesday is all about the Rolling Realms preorder and our annual charity auction. 🙂
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I have owned Tapestry for a couple years now, the first day I got the game I had a little farm go missing, thanks to my thieving cat. I finally decided to submit a request for a replacement part since it still hasn’t turned up anywhere. And let me say, You guys didn’t waste any time!! I just received my new farm in the mail today and wanted to say thank you to Stonemaier Games!
Well done to your cat for achieving such victory, and we’re happy to help out. 🙂
They really are. Every time I’ve noticed a piece missing or defective they have been so quick and also so quick to respond to comments and questions always. Thanks so much for your excellent customer service, Stonemaier. Really impressive!
Hi Jamey. I know the next tapestry expansion announced will be the last. however, are there any plans to maybe launch promos in the future or something modular like scythe was done?
“I know the next tapestry expansion announced will be the last.”
That’s actually not necessarily true. We don’t have any other expansions planned, but I’m 99.99% sure that I haven’t said that Tapestry is done.
“are there any plans to maybe launch promos in the future or something modular like scythe”
There are no such plans, but it’s possible. That said, we’re generally more of an expansion-driven company, not a promo-driven company.
great to read this. I must have read in some forum about the second expansion being the last one and figured that information had been said in some video/podcast by you. sorry, I rushed
Please, more expansion and more tapestry stuff. I love this game! ????
I really appreciate that! I – like many others – have a strong desire to collect all available material belonging to my favorite games . But promos are really hard to get your hands on and then end up being sold for horrendous prices on the internet. And I just think that this cannot be the intention of promos, that a few lucky people get them and make a nice profit off of them.
is there any preview of what expansion #2 will be like?
Yes, we’ll start showcasing expansion #2 in a few months.
My group really need that 6th player option 😉
I haven’t been here in months or more and I tried looking a bit but couldn’t find an answer. Has this game been reprinted with corrections yet? Including an addition of landmark effects. These things are what have been holding me back from buying the game since it seems like a waste of money to buy a game with expensive minis that don’t do much especially since they’re one of the main attractions of the game.
They have the updated civilization balancing on this page and the landmarks do not have effects unless you play with the Utilitarians which have that as their civ power. I haven’t found the landmarks having effect really benefit the game as there is already plenty to do but if you want to play that way then the utilitarians from the Plans and Ploys expansion is what you’ll want 🙂
It’s a brilliant game. Just buy it! Not for the ‘expensive minis’, but for the hours of challenging gamepley!
In Tapestry by Stonemaier Games you grow your civilization from humble beginnings in ancient times into a prosperous people in the far future. In this unboxing video you can see what comes in the box.
sometimes devastating science experiments as your people advance from generation to generation. In Tapestry by Stonemaier Games, you write an alternative history that has echoes of mankind’s but turns
I played many games and I really like the game! The replayability is high, so every game is unique. You also see that some combinations work better with a high player count and others with a low player count.
I also really enjoy the expansion. It adds more options and strategies without completely changing the game.
You see however some differences between some of the initial civilizations and the newest ones: some of the initial ones are relative simple/straight forward where the latest ones have a more unique way of playing and require a better/unique strategy in order to make the best out of it.
At least the civilization updates try to maintain the balance between the different civilizations so that’s definitely a good thing! Keep it going!
Another remark I have is that with the Dutch translation, there are a few textual errors. I already pointed this out to 999games, but I got no response there.
If needed, I’m happy to review the Dutch content for this game so that with reprints or future expansions/updates these changes can be incorporated.
if your tribe of Traders has an extra coin and an extra food in this more balanced version of Tapestry by Stonemaier
stars. We would explore the world and stamp our mark on it. We were ready to make a reality of our Plans & Ploys by Stonemaier
We finally played our first game of Tapestry last night , and a couple of questions come up.
I played acquired the Historians civ mid-game; it eventually caused a big swing for me, and others wanted to confirm a couple of things:
“Historians: . . . Start with covered with your player tokens. At the beginning of your income turns , you may discard 1 territory tile from your supply to give a token to any opponent . This represents a historian you’re sending to that civilization.
Whenever any opponent with your token gains a landmark, gain all of these exposed benefits.
If you gain this civilization in the middle of the game, immediately give 4 of your player tokens to opponents, leaving the squares exposed on this mat.”
Wanted to confirm: 1) When picking up the Historians mid-game, no territory tiles need to be discarded when giving the four “Historian Cubes” to opponents. 2) When an opponent in possession of a “Historian Cube” gains a landmark, and the Historian player get the bonus, the cube remains with the opponent to possibly trigger again.
Thank you in advance; excited to play this again, and really stoked to get my Collector’s Edition – Red Rising to the table!
Thanks John! You’re correct that you will not discard any territory tiles if you gain the Historians mid-game. And yes, the cubes remain with the other players and can trigger multiple times.
It could be a good idea for the next expansion, to have standard size cards with the name of the civilizations so that it would be easier to shuffle and distribute at the beginning of the game. Thanks
Any chance we’ll see a neoprene mat for Tapestry?
A totally great idea…shocking that they don’t have one, and even MORE shocking that J.S. said there won’t be any!
I realize that SM Games mentioned the next expansion will be the last one, but I still wanted to post this here in case they change their mind on that or if one of these could make it into the next expansion. What I had in mind is a modular expansion for Tapestry. Here are some of the different ideas I’ve thought of. Ideas 1 & 2 are probably the best ones here, but you can make up your own mind about the quality of ideas.
1. I would love to see some more variance in the action spaces on the four different advancement tracks. This idea was inspired by the Rise of Fenris campaign and from the Kingsburg module that comes in the second edition of the game. It essentially allows you to change up existing spots on the board.
There would be 48 tiles created for the game. Each tile would take up exactly 1 slot on one of the different advancement tracks. These tiles would replace a slot on one of the specific advancement tracks as a new action that players would take when advancing to that spot. For military, for example, you’d have 3 tiles that have the same level of power as the first tier of the existing military track, 3 for the second tier, 3 for the 3rd tier, and 3 for the 4th tier. On one side of the tile you’d have the advancement track and tier that it corresponds to . On the other side, you’d have a new action that is equivalent in usefulness and theming to the existing spots on that track in that tier. The tiles could either replace any spot in a specific tier or they could replace a specific spot in a specific tier .
Included: -1 drawstring bag with military on the back -12 military tiles, 3 for each tier -1 drawstring bag with science on the back -12 science tiles, 3 for each tier -1 drawstring bag with technology on the back -12 technology tiles, 3 for each tier -1 drawstring bag with exploration on the back -12 exploration tiles, 3 for each tier -A reference sheet for each tile
At the start of each game, each player draws two tiles in turn order. They can draw from one or two different bags as long as they only draw two total tiles. These tiles would take up one slot on their specified advancement track in a specified tier on the track. A player may choose to place both, only 1, or neither of the tiles that they drew.
2. I do like the Landmark Cards. However, there isn’t a lot of variance in them or in getting to choose the strategy you want to pursue based on the civ that you chose. I think it would be cool to come up with 10 more landmark cards . When you’re given a landmark card, you’re given a choice of those 2-3 cards for that specific landmark. You choose which one you want, and discard the others to the box.
3. An additional military die. There are two takes I can think of on this existing die. One, it’s an alternate die that can be rolled. When selecting the dice you get to roll, you choose 2 of the 3 options. OR you could create an alternate die with really powerful abilities on them. Instead of rolling 2 dice, you’d roll this one specific die. This was inspired by how powerful the elemental die is in the Dice Forge Expansion. It’s difficult to activate that die, but the benefits are pretty awesome.
4. I think an event deck could be cool. However, I’m not 100% sure how that’d be implemented in a balanced and fair way.
5. Alternate or additional board goals could be cool. This is also inspired by the Rise of Fenris and one of the TM expansions that allows you to do this. I think these too could be tiles. Instead of be the first to the middle, it could be to be the first to conquer 7 tiles total , the first to trap someone else, the first to make it to tier 4 on two different tracks, etc.
What does everyone think? Anything you’d love to see to make Tapestry even better here or that I didn’t mention? I also posted on BGG if you prefer to respond there.
Thanks Jesse! We’re always open to new ideas, and you have lots of them! Feel feel to test some of these and see how they work out. 🙂
Thanks Jamey! I don’t really have the means and time at this point in life. I’m finishing up grad school and working full time. I’m more of an idea man anyway ????
I think the proper think for Jamey to say would be “Feel free to test some of these and see how they work out. Email us back with your results, and we may include some of the mechanics in with our next expansion!”
There are different factions that have an ability that can be used in the start of the 2 to 5 benefits phase. However, many of them are useless in the phase 5, like the ones that give you resources or the Historians one that is completely useless. Am I understanding something wrong or it is like I said? Thank you in advance!
The Historians gives you victory points, and the token you give the opponent could result in you gaining benefits .
Yes, but after the 5 benefit phase the game ends for you. I know you can’t use trap tapestry cards. Do you still score points for landmarks? Although, it is difficult that there are still landmarks to build and the resources still being useless. I think in this case and maybe a couple ones the ability should start in the phase 1.
Yes, you still gain points for passive civ benefits.
The adjustments take place after the what the card says, not instead of. so the futurist will first gain 1 of each resource and then lose 1 culture and another one
I have just print the last civilization ajustaments. The Futurists gain the resources as said in their card text and then lose a culture and another resource? Or, They not gain any extra resource yet they lose a culture and another resource? Thank you in advance
hi, quick rule question with the tapestry card dystopia it says “when played, gain any landmark from the landmark board and place it in your capital city” can you take a landmark that is from a tech card or only the landmarks from the advancement tracks
There are no tech card landmarks on the landmark board , so you cannot choose a tech card landmark for that tapestry card.
Just wanted to say that this game is amazing! My GF and I can’t get enough. We have both the base game and expansion and can’t wait for more. Thank you.
Thank you, Nathan! I’m glad you two are enjoying it. 🙂
I enjoy this game very much, are there plans to make the game accessible to play with 6 people with the 2nd expansion? Would love that a lot since that’s my main group and you don’t want to just exclude someone to play it. Thanks
I appreciate your interest in playing Tapestry with 6 players. Originally, that was the plan, but I think the 5-player game is as long as the game wants to be. However, you could probably custom make a 6th player if you copy an income mat.
Hi, is it an idea to put card holders in the next expansion? Because it’s easyer for the game set up. Just ask 🙂 great game by the way!
Thanks for the idea! While we can’t do that for Tapestry, there are lots of card holder options available to buy elsewhere. 🙂
Thanks for the fast answer. What brings the 2th expansion?
We’ll share news of it later this year. 🙂
Hello Jamey, We have a problem with inventors, the thread on FB exploded and people can’t seem to agree.
The question is: When I place a cube on a middle tech card of an opponent and force it to upgrade. He gets the benefit, BUT do I get the benefit aswell before the card comes to my bottem spot.
Thank you for taking the time to clear this out
Yes, the term “upgraded” refers to moving a card up and gaining the benefit, so the person whose card it is definitely gets the benefit, and do to the Inventor’s ability, the Inventor player also gains the benefit.
Thank you for the response. You created the best game ever, some things are a bit complex and open to inerpretation.
Hello Jamey, tapestry is already my top 2 Boardgames. It really is my style of play.
Because of this, promise me that you will expand and put a “CYBER Punk” tapestry letter . Big hug from Brazil and congratulations on the game.
enjoy everything in the Plans and Ploys expansion. /games/tapestry/1–5 Players | Playing Time: 90–120 Min |Age:
what is the official ruling when this happens:
We managed to resolve it but I wondered what the official variant is. 😉
Ah yes, it looks like you advanced all the way to the end of the feline track, and you were rewarded with 1 cat. This is the greatest achievement in Tapestry.
Is there a way to obtain replacement pieces? We just picked up a copy for Christmas, but found that it is missing the “grey house” pieces entirely!
I’m sorry about that! Please fill out our replacement parts form.
Hey Jamey! Thanks so much for the new expansion it’s very cool to play and I love the new factions and landmarks. Had a question about a space tile though, not sure if its a new one or one of the base set ones but it had military advance track = 5 vp. I treated it as a free turn on the track and 5 vp instead of whatever the actual bonus is.
Thank you! That space tile is explained on page 3 of the rulebook. It means, “Whenever you advance on the military track, gain 5 VP.” It’s an ongoing effect.
more advanced players. If you think you’re up for the task of building your own civilization, visit the Stonemaier Games website to order Tapestry direct or reserve a copy from retailers . You can also
Hey Jamey and crew, once again thanks so much for replacing my Plans & Ploys cloth bag, no questions asked! Currently own 5 of your games now, a testament to how much I love me some SM games. You the real MVP!
In Tapestry by Stonemaier Games you develop your civilization over several millennia, move up the four development tracks and expand on a shared map. In my view, this is a great game where you have only limited choices on your turn, but you need to choose wisely to be the most efficient and win the game. As with all Stonemaier Games I know, the component quality is outstanding, even if there are some gripes. It’s a game I love playing and which has plenty of depth.
Hi Jamey, Any plans in the future to release a series of new individual landmarks as a sort of mini-expansion ? I can think of hundreds of new landmarks that could be made and easily incorporated into the game with the new landmark cards mechanic. Cheers.
I love the landmarks too! Though they’re not cheap to create, so a few USD would not be possible. We’ll probably just continue to incorporate them into expansions.
Jamey, can you settle a debate we are having at my house. What are the 5 player piece colors in Tapestry? Green, Blue, Red, Yellow and what?
I’ve played a few games of Tapestry and once with Plans and Ploys. I really enjoy the decisions one has to make throughout the course of the game but can’t help but wonder what Tapestry would be like if there had been more civ management type mechanics. For instance, having to manage your population by feeding them a food resource, or building and managing a standing military force to defend against and fight other players for territory. Was this ever considered or has there been ideas for expansions that would incorporate this?
Chris: That’s more of a micro-civ approach than the macro approach of Tapestry. In Tapestry, we’re looking at a much broader scope than more traditional empire-building civ games.
So funny story. I bought a numbered pre-release copy of Tapestry from Pax Online last year and noticed that my civilization faction mats are printed upside down. Lol. When holding the mat right side up the purple back is upside down. So at the time I didn’t mind at all. I thought it actually made my game more special since it was a numbered copy but now that i got the Plans and Ploys expansion i’ve changed my mind. Shuffling all the mats together would mean i’d have to put them in different directions in order to make the backs all match. I know that it’s been over a year since I bought the original game but are there any options for me at this point to get new mats? If not, I totally understand since i bought the game over a year ago after all.
The original mats are still the same orientation. I appreciate you asking, but even if they change in the future, it’s only the front of the mats that’s relevant while you play, so this isn’t something we would replace.
Thanks for the quick response. Not a problem. Just thought I’d ask.
Any plans for a future digital version of Tapestry…..my preferred way to play ALL board games is in person but Covid has turned all my meetup groups into virtual groups over Table Top Simulator.
On a larger note, Covid has taken so many lives and changed our society….the whole world…. from top to bottom in so many fundamental and tragic ways.
I’m worried about the survival of the Boardgame industry during these times. It’s taken years for Board games to become a thriving, passionate mainstream activity and community. COVID is going to set all of this momentum back years…….Companies are suffering and will pivot and focus on Digital Board games which i think is perfect for these times but NOT as the new normal. Other companies will go out of business. New boardgame development will suffer.
I don’t have anyone to play Tapestry with in person but I bought the expansion anyway not only because I know that one day I WILL be able to but to support Stonemaier games and all the other companies and creators whose work I’m passionate about experiencing.
So back on point….:) I’d love to see a digital version of Tapestry but know that I’ll always buy a physical copy of any game Stonemaier puts out as well.
I definitely hear you on the digital games front, Jordan. This time had made me appreciate platforms like Board Game Arena so much more than in the past, along with full-AI digital games. Tapestry will actually be our first game on Board Game Arena, and we’re in talks with a developer to make a full-AI digital version .
That’s fantastic news Jamey! Thank you! My gaming group loves playing Tapestry so this will be perfect until we all eventually start playing in person again.
That’s awesome news I prefer playing with a AI. I have the Scythe digital version and I am addicted but don’t want to get bored of it this will allow me to vary what I play!
know Jamey. He’s the one who brought us games like Scythe, Viticulture, Euphoria and Tapestry.If you’re not familiar with Jamey, here’s what you need to know. He has two cats. That’s
Hiya Jamey – just played our first game of plans & ploys and we don’t seem to be able to enter our data into the google sheet as the new civs aren’t there yet. Any chance that it’ll be updated?
Thanks Mike! The new civs are already on the list–just scroll down. They’re listed below the core-game civs with “” after each name.
On the short form they are – but on the google sheet they don’t appear for me.
The author of that unofficial database replied to me yesterday on BGG, saying that he was planning to add the 10 expansion civilisations as soon as his copy of Plans & Ploys arrives. I have 3 games with the new civs to enter – two where my wife absolutely wiped the floor with me ????
Thanks for that! We’re 1 & 1 in our house – I suspect the decider will go her way too.
We had a blast replaying our Tapestry session with the same civs as the last session but with a correct understanding of the Shadow Empire variant. We’re so glad we replayed it! I think we’ll play with that variant from now on because we very much enjoyed it when only two of us can get to the table. Our scores fell right at the averages for the civs when looking at your scores database – we love that online feature, by the way.
The Shadow Empire adds that extra level of chance that helps attenuate the meta gaming that naturally enters a game when you know your gaming partner very well. Tapestry makes a player feel like they’re consistently stretching for multiple goals without ever overdoing the anticipation of meeting any of them. It’s strange to still walk away satisfied if you weren’t able to hit your early goals, but Tapestry lets you flow from one goal to the next without making you feel devastated when early plans go awry. Many paths at once, and none too hard or too easy that plans B and C become impossible or inevitable.
Thank you for including that variant and for correcting our mistake so we could play it correctly! We’ve excitedly ordered the expansion, Plans & Ploys, and are now a SM Champion. Thank you for continuing the hard work of bringing people together to share great experiences around a table.
Thanks for giving it another try, Jack! I’m glad you found your preferred way to play Tapestry, and I appreciate you becoming a Champion and getting the expansion. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂
Jamey, please tell us we had an outlier experience with the Shadow Empire Variant! It was a terrible experience. If it was just bad luck, we’ll erase the experience from our minds. With the new expansion coming out, we wanted to get in a few plays of the base game to refresh ourselves.
Do you have any data about what more experienced players think of the Shadow Variant? I was hoping to see a question about that when we logged our play, but that wasn’t an option to input.
We’re going to play a 2-player game again tomorrow without the Empire and using the Futurists and the Craftsmen civs to hopefully give us those good feels we got when we first played this game a few months ago!
Note: we don’t feel like we need the Shadow Variant to enjoy the 2-player game, so feel free to tell us we should pretend that variant doesn’t exist and be on your way 🙂 We only tried it because it said it added more interaction in a 2-player game, and that sounded interesting.
Session Experience: We just ended a 2-player Tapestry game. Tied with 117, so we’re not the best at this game . To make matters worse, we played the Alchemists vs the Traders. It was only after the game where we logged our play that we saw in the Stonemaier data section that these are the worst scoring Civs in the game. Admittedly, we had a lot going against us to start.
For the first time tonight, we included the Shadow Variant. I see a lot of threads about which civs are over/under-powered and balancing those, but there’s almost nothing I’ve found about balancing issues with the Shadow Empire variant. Maybe hardly anyone is playing with that, so it’s a non-issue.
Halfway through the game we realized we couldn’t catch up to get any landmark buildings, so the last half of the game felt like, “let’s just get this over with.”
The Shadow Empire just had too many turns where it advanced along all 4 tracks at once. . Yes, we used only the 1-12 decision cards. There was no catching up to it, which meant it took away all but one of the landmark buildings. The Landmark aspect of the game could have been completely eliminated: Shadow Empire = Just remove the Landmark Board from the game.
The Empire’s “favorite” track didn’t matter because almost all the decision pairs called for advancement on all tracks. We only had a single decision card pair that told us to pick the Empire’s favorite track. There’s no way regular players would be able to not only complete two tracks, but also get into the 4th phase of the other two tracks. Even with us concentrating on two tracks, the Empire was almost always ahead, gobbling up all the landmarks.
If it wasn’t for the Technology deck, I’d have only had a single Landmark. 2019 Cheap Air Jordan 1 Panda Black White For Sale
Jack, seems you’ve misinterpreted the rules for the Shadow Empire. It only ever moves along one track at a time. The S in a box simply means that all unfinished tracks are viable options, and you should use the arrow and list of possible tracks to decide between multiple options. Hopefully this will make it a bit more reasonable next time!
Craig, Oh my. How embarrassing for us! But, we are so relieved it was our own fault. Rereading the rules after seeing your reply makes clear how we misinterpreted the Empire’s movement. We’re going to recreate the exact game setup and replay again today.
This also means your scoring database now has a flawed datapoint of a 2-player tied 117-117 game entered on Aug 29, 2020. This datapoint should be deleted based on our totally incorrect play of the Empire variant.
In addition to Craig’s important clarification, I need to make it clear that I only design the multiplayer versions of our games, not solo variants or bots. I designed Tapestry to be fun at 2 players without the Shadow Variant, which is, as the name suggests, a variant. 🙂 That said, I have heard great reviews about it from those who don’t mind adding a simple bot to their 2-player games .
Thank you for the quick reply, Jamey. We got into this beautiful boardgame hobby around the time you had half the games you now have. SM games are some of our all-time favorites , and we’ve been buying and loving everything you’ve been putting out ever since.
Thank you for all the work you do in not just creating wonderful games that improve the boardgame space, but also in keeping up with the players after the games are out, even when the players make huge rules mistakes like we just did!
Another great game. Amazing components. I am not listening to any of the haters anymore. I’m not sure why I ever did. Every one of the Stonemaier games I have are great. The components are better then 99% of board games out there. I’ve championed pre-ordered pendulum already should get tomorrow. I’m sure it’ll be great as well. Thanks for the great games!
Thanks Glenn! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying Tapestry, and I appreciate you trying Pendulum too. 🙂
Hi! At the start of this year, one of my goals was to get myself away from the various Social Media platforms . I was successful, and have no plant to return to those places.
it is my understanding, however, that most of the discussion for the expansion to Tapestry is being done there. I was wondering if you could direct me to some other source for information on this expansion, or perhaps start sharing that info here on your own site?
If I have missed something obvious, please accept my appologies.
Yep, please see the Tapestry: Plans & Ploys page of our website!
Darnit! See… I did not even see the expansion link on this page. Thanks… got it!
Try Board Game Geek – if you register, you can simply browse when you want, and can subscribe to any relevant threads on there, which will then be highlighted when you go back on the website if there is any new content. It *doesn’t* email about new content
Hello SM team! I have a question about the tapestry cards. What happen when I need to do my income turn and I need to place a tapestry card for this Era and I have a tapestry card that only says When Played, and no other tapestry card besides this one. Do I get what is written on the card once or I did not gain anything?
Jose: “When Played” tapestry cards are used just like other tapestry cards–the only time you play them is during your income turn. Unlike “This era” tapestry cards, you gain a 1-time instant benefit when you place a “when played” tapestry card on your income mat during the tapestry step of your income turn.
Thank you so much Jamey!! I am really enjoying Tapestry and looking forward to play the new expansion. Greetings from Panama!
Hello SM team, I just love your games! Scythe and Tapestry my favorites. I have one question about the Historians, I saw a similar question in Bgg but not the same. If I am playing against the Shadow Empire or against the Automas plus the Shadow Empire do I need to give them a token to gain my Civ benefit?
Hi Jamey/Joe, could you clarify am aspect of the traders’ ability please? If you place a token in an empty space adjacent to opponent territories, do you score victory points for the adjacent territories just once, or at every following income turn? I can’t find the answer on other forums. My wife and I are addicted already! A fantastic game 🙂
I just found the same question below posed by Sylwia and answered by Joe . That said, I wonder why Traders don’t continue to score? It would make sense that once a trade route is opened up, it continues to supply. Additionally, it may redress what feels like a disadvantaged civilisation. Would you ever consider changing this rule?
I just lost with 241 to my wife , but for me the hardest part of losing this one was that I missed out on getting the launchpad when I thought I had it in the bag…
I’ve searched BGG and can’t find an answer to this question. If I have Theocracy active which says I cannot advance on the science track for the era, and someone else plays Age of Discovery and rolls science, the card says all players MUST advance on the track. So which card controls, Theocracy, which says I cannot advance or Age of Discovery which says I must advance? The same would apply if I had Broker of Peace and someone rolled military.
The “cannot” of Theocracy and Broker of Peace takes precedence. So you would not be able to advance on that particular track.
Thank you very much for the clarification. Great game!
Hi Jamey i got Tapestry as my bday present and played my second game today and i loved it, thank you for bringing us this amazing game! I have a question in regards to the Technician civilization.
in the text it said during the income turn, i can put a token on my one of my tech cards and it immediately gets upgraded, AND it ignores the top row prerequisites. This prerequisites-ignoring effect, does it only apply during the activation of the civilization’s ability, or does it stay on the card for as long as the token is on there?
say for example, i placed the token on the tech card on X, it immediately gets upgraded to O, and i gain the benefit. and since you get to upgrade one of your tech cards during the income turn, can i then upgrade this token-marked card onto SQUARE ignoring the prerequisites?
The card with your cube on it ignores the top row prerequisites at all times.
I would buy from your site but im Canadian and the conversion rate is horrible, and you charge 14 buck for shipping. I think im done waiting for wingspan, I cant find it anywhere. This is a game my wife and I wanted to enjoy, but its out of reach.
That’s correct, $14 is the cost of postage, packaging, and labor from our fulfillment center in Toronto. I’m sorry Canada’s currency isn’t stronger right now.
Hello fellow Canadian who’s name is also Dan. Why you complain so much? I think maybe you should buy a more different one of Jameys games… and wait until local stores can get more wingspans in stock. :P. They are all great.
Be sure to try Board Game Bliss in Canada. That’s where I got my copy of Wingspan.
Hello Big fan of your games. I just bought TAPESTRY and after my first 2 player game it ocurred to me that a layer of randomness could be avoided with a new “take 2 tapestry cards, keep one” system. Would’nt you approve?
In Tapestry, you’re able to easily gain quite a few tapestry cards–you gain one in every income turn, and there are a number of them on the advancement tracks. Thus the decision in tapestry isn’t “which tapestry card should I select”; rather, it’s “which of my several tapestry cards should I play, and when should I play it?” Otherwise you’re playing a different game, one that will result in more downtime every time you draw 2 and discard 1.
2 comments on the Dutch version. On the game board an “IF” has not been translated into “ALS”. The tapestry card ‘Pillage and Plunder’ has been translated to ‘Plunderen’. That’s ok, but it accidentally was converted from “THIS ERA” to “ALS GEPEELD” which means “WHEN PLAYED”.
Any chance these mistakes will be corrected in a second Dutch print? If so, can you notity me? I would like to try to get these corrected.
Also, I’m willing to help check the Dutch translations. My wife is very good at language and we are experienced boardgamers. We already noticed some subpar translations. Interested?
Looking forward to the expansion. although we still need to play the basic version many times before we can claim any experience;)
Hi Jan! Our Dutch partner-publisher would cover all of those issues. I know they’ve been alerted about this issue, but feel free to contact them if you find anything else: s.nl . Thank you!
Jan, I checked with 999 Games, and I have some good news: Both of those issues were caught and fixed for the second printing. 🙂
Thanks Jamey and Joe. I contacted 999 Games.
Do you think you will sell updated civ sheets on this site?
The civ mats themselves aren’t changing–there’s just the one-page civ adjustment guide, which isn’t available for purchase. It will be available in the expansion, though.
Is there a showcase of the card art specifically? I would like to have something to use for backgrounds in Zoom meetings. 🙂
Could any of the images on this page work? They’ll embiggen if you click them. The card art is the size of the cards, so they’re far too small to fill a computer screen.
Have there been new adjustments since the civilizations adjustment back in november? I’m afraid I missed out on an update of rules
Just one update in January. It was a very small update–it just removed any penalties when gaining a civ in the middle of the game.
Tapestry was the first SM game in my collection and it became such a quick favorite that I HAD to get Scythe for my birthday. That came in a little early but we have already played 10 games in less than a week. Looking forward to another SM game or two coming in for my ACTUAL birthday next week. Thanks for making such fun and compelling games.
Happy upcoming actual birthday, David! 🙂
Jamey, I’m impressed beyond belief again. Scythe and Viticulture were already 2 of my favorite games and this is joining them. Not to inflate your ego Too much haha but I do believe you are one of the best designers around and one of the best publishers as well. Just an amazing job, sir can’t wait for more! Gonna have to check out Euphoria one of these days.
Thank you so much, Marc! I really appreciate that, and I’ll make sure to keep my ego in check. 🙂
Hello Jamey and thank you for giving me tapestry.
It saves me in the time of isolation. I played 3 times and simulated a three-player game each time.
It is already one of my absolute favorite games.
Thanks Dennis! I’m glad you’re enjoying Tapestry. 🙂
So far my girlfriend and I are having a blast with this game. We do remove the civilizations we have used already from the stack before randomly assigning one, so we can attempt to use all of them at least once before we repeat any. 🙂
Loving it so far. It is a great game. I just loved it when she was able to get the *Singularity* and had not yet discovered the *Telephone*! 😀
Thanks David! It’s those types of alternate histories that I hoped people would have fun with in this game. 🙂
Hello, I have a question about Traders civilization. If I put a marker in the 2nd round and receive points for each adjacent territory controlled by opponents, then in the 3rd round, when I put the next marker, do I add points from this marker from the 2nd round if nothing has changed in this field?
On a Traders’ income turn you are placing one cube and receiving benefits from that single cube placement. All other cubes might still be on the board, but you only gain a benefit according to the single cube placed on that income turn.
Question: my girlfriend is playing the Militants right now. On her turn, she had to do an Income turn. She played the Tapestry card “Militarism.” How do these interact?
The interaction between this card and her civilization is not entirely clear. At least 4 threads on BGG have discussed this with no official answer given. If I had to guess, I would say that she would get to place Outposts with exploration ; this will have to be the leftmost Outpost in a row ; this is not a conquer action ; she will get the benefits of all exposed spaces .
I could be wrong. But as we are in a game right now, this is how we are playing it.
The Militarism tapestry card would allow the Militants to place an outpost from their civilization mat.
I think you are telling me we played that era correctly for her. Thanks!
Ok. I got my copy this weekend . My girlfriend and I have only played twice . I need several more plays before I could even think to write a review.. but first impressions: holy crap this game is amazing!
If I have a complaint, it is only a few areas where the rules booklet is not entirely clear. But that could just be me. A video on the BGG page, and we were pretty clear as to what was going on.
I mean… damn! The game is pretty simple as far as what you can do. It is a freaking jungle trying to figure out what, exactly to do. That is some delicious decision space!
Awesome job guys… this is becoming a favorite very quickly. Thank you so much!
When you gain nanotechnology do you get points once for the arrow and then again for a separate square benefit? We are in the middle of a game! RSVP soon if you can thanks
Here’s what the reference guide says about Nanotechnology: “In any order, upgrade 1 tech card & gain the square benefit of 1 tech card in your top row. You may then discard 3 tech cards to gain 10 VP.”
You get to upgrade a card AND take a square benefit of 1 tech card in your top row. You can do one or the other first.
Hello and thank you for another great game! After the change/balancing of the civ mats, will there be possible to get a hold of new physical cards or will the changes only be available on the site?
Thanks Stein! There are no changes to the civ mats. The only change is the addition of the civ adjustment guide, which you can print from our website.
This is a game I have on order at my friendly local game store. Really looking forward to it.
I was wondering though… if that civ adjustment guide would be one of those things that could be offered up at some point via the Print and Play service you use for the two small expansions for Viticulture? That way, it could come on a nice, thick, even glossy cardstock.
Thanks David! It’s possible, though the adjustments are definitely going to be noted in the official expansion rulebook, so that should cover the need there.
Thanks for the very quick reply. You are awesome, sir.
An important sentence is missing in the french rulesbook. I described the problem on BGG expecting Matagot will update their uploaded rulesbook on BGG. They didn’t do yet … May be request from the game creator could help 🙂
I also translated the civilisations adjustments and uploaded the file on BGG
and uploaded a slightly more readable version of the french version of the development tracks guide.
Will you be releasing a 2nd edition with updated rules?
No, second editions are for extensive rules or art changes. The only difference here are a few minor starting tweaks for a small number of factions–it’s just a printable page as noted on this page of our website.
Jamey!!! Saludos de Peru… hoy probaré el Tapestry, se que será una jornada muy bien aprovechada
Hey Jamey…finally i got my hands on your masterpiece “TAPESTRY” ..have to say this has become my all time favourite
Need to ask couple of things 1. Is Science track weakest? I tried twice going heavy on Science and lost both times..while whenever i prefer the combination of Exploration along with Military..i won every-time
I watched your 5 tips on Tapestry, but unfortunately i lost using those :p
Feel there is so much to explore in Tapestry. Thanks for this game
A friend of a friend played a game that ended . He was Futurists and reached the end of all four tracks and filled up his capital city. He sent my friend pics of the end state of the game. He is a formidable player, and my friend says he is nigh unbeatable at Scythe. This was his fourth game of Tapestry.
I know, you probably have plenty of reason to dismiss me , but there it is.
We have 3 games logged in which one player has over 500 points. All 2 player games with Heralds as the winner. Heralds are OP. Even with adjustments. -15 Vp is nothing when you get beat by 200 anyway 😀
2. Nope, a number of people have reached 300 points.
Finally got a chance to dive in last night with friends and had a blast. Really enjoyed the experience, from the gameplay to the feel of the bits & pieces. Looking forward to playing more!
Until I played Tapestry Scythe was my all-time favorite game. Tapestry has easily supplanted that! This game is simply amazing.
Thank you! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. 🙂
Hi. I preordered the game but haven’t received it.
Hey Robert, this is Joe at Stonemaier. I’ll look into this now and let you know. If you have any troubles, don’t hesitate to drop me a line at
Will Tapestry will be released in Dubai on November 1st? Who is the distributor there? Retail shop name plz?
I’m actually not sure, Nitin. Have you checked with Boardgame Cafe LLC? That’s the only retailer in Dubai that we have on our list.
What is the best way to get rules clarifications?
Just post the question in the Tapestry Facebook group and we’ll answer there. BoardGameGeek is the secondary method, Twitter the third.
Post your question in the Tapestry forum on Board Game Geek. You will get a reply really quickly, and Jamey often lurks there and posts responses.
Hello Jamey! Sorry for my bad English! I didn’t receive my copy of the game yet but I have an idea to improve it. When you make a conquer action you roll two conquer dice and can choose, what do you need more – VP or 1 resource . So my suggestion is to add this opportunity to choose to the symbol “hex in bay leaf” . On your income turn or when you find this symbol – you can choose: 1. gain 1 VP for each territory you control. OR 2. gain 1 resource from territory you control with this resource. I think in your income turn if you have two this symbols – it must be different territories you control. Or you can use one of the symbol for getting resource and second for getting VP.
I think it will add more need to conquer for territories with good resources . For balance may be you can gain resources and only resources from this . And It’s not hard to add this to the game.
I think you are misunderstanding the rules, and, with respect, I would suggest you *play* the game before asking the game designer to change it. There is a Variant section on the Board Game Geek Tapestry forum where you could post your suggestion and see what other players think – but I’d strongly suggest you play the game before doing so.
Thanks for your opinion. I will write it on BGG forum too. I understood the rules correctly and I think this changes can be good for the game that’s why I am here. Especially Jamey is thinking about expansion for the game now. And yes, I didn’t play the game but I watched all replays that I can found
There are plenty of other ways to gain resources – primarily by gaining and placing income buildings. Once you have played the game you will realise how this aspect of the game is balanced.
Question: I saw that Tapestry will be sold at Essen Spiel 2019 through Matagot but there was no price in euro’s? Do you know what the price will be at Essen Spiel? What was the pre order price in euro’s through the Stonemaier website?
I played it yesterday and its such a cool game
I don’t know–I only price things in USD.
I know it is still early, but I was curious if there are any initial results/thoughts on the Google doc for the Tapestry scoring balance? So far we have not sensed any kind of serious imbalance–I think people are too quick to blame their bad playing decisions on it. But I just generally love game statistics, so I keep finding myself wondering how things are shaping up!
I’m waiting for a critical mass of data, but I’ll be sharing it soon!
Hi, I received my copy on Friday but the packaging was not protective enough and the game box is badly damaged , I tried contacting the fulfillment center about it but no response so far .
I know it’s “juste the box” but I thing that contrary to lot of other products, boxes and their arts are a big part of board games, and usually, online board game retailer always use very protective packaging to ensure the respect amazing games deserve.
Is there a way to get/buy and empty box ?
choo-t: I’m sorry to hear about your damaged box. While empty replacement boxes don’t exist , there are other options. Please contact me at with your order number and photos of the damage so we can work it out.
2 points for every “score your capital city” icon. So, if you’ve emptied that income track, you’ll get 6 points per completed row and column.
Thanks, that is what I thought. Just wanted to make sure.
When you score your capital city , for each row/column where all the income buildings are identical , that row/column is worth 2pts, not 1pt
I have a question about Architects ability. Do you get 2 points instead of 1 for every symbol you uncover or just the first one? So with all gray houses on the map do they score 4pts per row/column or 6pts?
I don’t have them in front of me. What’s the wording of the Architects?
Hi Jamey I just recieved tapestry but it had a transport damage :-/ can you help to tell where to write for a new game ?
I will contact you directly, and I’m sorry for the damage
That’s a good question! I talked with the Automa team about it, and they agree that having a blank back would have been more intuitive.
So my Automa income cards have level 3 & 4 on one card and level 1 on both sides of the other. I’m assuming this is right because level 2 is on the mat. Which leads me to the question, why wasn’t the mat left blank and the other card printed with levels 1 & 2 on it. It’s not the end of the world but it did give me cause for concern when I opened the game and found a card printed the same on both sides.
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Hi, Jamey , I hv tried my 1st game of Tapestry tonight , wonderful mechanism designer ! I love it. Also top notch of components, especially appreciate shiny plastic token instead of wooden tokens . I think I will play at least 10 games of it before the end of this month.
THREE questions come up after my 1st play. 1.Is Player cube unlimited? 2.Who will get the landmark if both player leading on exploration track and enter Tier III at the same time by another players’ Tapestry card said “everyone advance in my chosen track but no benefits except myself”but he is on the lowest space 0 3. Space 11 of military track :Drone Assasins scoring your capital. Is that icon count as one multiples of my income track of my “grey House” so now I hv two rows n three column x 4 multipler =20 vp . Correct?
James: Thanks for your questions, and I’m glad you’re enjoying Tapestry!
1. Player cubes are indeed unlimited. 2. Advance in clockwise order. 3. Whenever you see that icon, it means, “Gain 1 VP for each complete row and column in your capital city.” So if you have 6 complete rows and columns, gain 6 VP.
So, the more closer to the release, the more questions about the expanations:) Jamey, I still haven`t played tapestry, and actually waiting for that woundering day, when I will take that desired box. But, I`d prefer to make a notes as early as it posssible, how strongly do you really target on the producing expantions for the tapestry? Doest it like “Well, i even dont know, maybe, if the idea would`ve hit me…” or you have the clear vision of the Tapesry`s future? And as well, could it be cosmetical expantions or they are all a going to be determined on gameplay experience? Of cource if the all that iinformation isn`t secret ) I`m just need to realise, how much money should I safe and how much place on the rack should I reserve for this masterpiece. P.S. Really cannot wait to play the Tapestry with my friends and family
Nikita: If the game is received well, I’d love to make expansions for it! Right now they’re purely hypothetical. 🙂
I have not played the game yet, but got the game recently and looked through it. I got to say I am impressed with the quality of the game — especially with the pieces where buildings have colors, plastic molded tokens with great details , nice papers felt of characters, playmats, etc. It’s like buying all-in-one deal rather than having to upgrade some of pieces from somewhere else. I like the idea of buying game with nice pieces without having to upgrade anything . TWO THUMBS UP! I cannot wait to play the game with my friends.
Will ther be an German Edition on Spiel Essen 2019 ? Pleas say yes 😉
Feuerland hasn’t made Tapestry yet, so no.
Is there likely going to be an art gallery or art for use for Tapestry?
So far just the art available on this page.
Hello there! Do we know already if shipment for Europe has started ?
Please see this recent update I sent: sgk2jngrwe-2986921
Really excited to play this game, Jamey. Are the retailer copies also first printings ?
The player mats feel so cool – almost like a cat’s tongue :p
I was wandering if you send the first customer they had first pre-orderd or it’s random?
Yes, each fulfillment center is dispatching orders in the order in which they were received. But we received thousands of orders in a 32-hour period, and the folks at the fulfillment centers have human limitations on how many they can ship each day.
Thanks Jamey 🙂 No worrie I’m exited to play your game but I’m gonna wait with reading the rules and check some video. Great Job again with Tapestry !!
Hi Jamey – how is your “How to teach Tapestry” video coming along. I’m heading over to the post office to pick up my copy today and am super excited to teach it to my wife.
I’m hoping to get it up on Saturday! Though if you want a video on how to play Tapestry, check out the Watch It Played video. 🙂
It’s September 11. Has Shipping begun on pre-orders?
Yes. I actually just sent an update about this yesterday—perhaps it’s in your spam folder. The fine folks at our fulfillment center are working as hard as possible to ship the many thousands of orders I’ve sent them over the last few days. They’ll get to your order in the next week or so , and when they do, you’ll get a tracking number from FedEx.
Civ games, to me, seem to lend themselves to a legacy format – perhaps you’ll consider that approach to this one at some point…
I noticed the scoring has a possibility of 400 , is that a reasonably obtainable goal? Do you have an average score for your in-house play throughs? If not no worries just was curious. Game looks amazing! So glad I preordered day one.
It happened in playtesting a few times. It’s probably impossible now, but expansions could add to that possibility, so we left it on the board.
So there will be expansions? How much money did I just send you for the expansion when it comes out? 8)
Sorry to see the pre-orders have already sold out Your games are far too popular for my liking Jamey possible to add a few thousand more for pre-order limited to 1 per order no harm in asking
I’m sorry, but we pre-allocated copies to ourselves and to distributors before the preorders started. We’re sold out.
not to worry pre-ordered a copy with bgextras in the u.k, hopefully should receive early nov.
Quite disappointed the pre-orders are gone less than 2 days into the 4 day period… Jameys post on BGG said we would have plenty of time to read reviews / watch videos to make a decision about whether to buy… I thought there were supposed to be ample copies available for the 4 days.
I was hoping our allocation would last 4 days, but I also mentioned on social media and on Wednesday’s e-newsletter that there was a limit to the copies we made that were allocated for direct preorders. The reviews went live at 9:30 am on Wednesday, and the game sold out around 5:30 pm the following day .
Hi Jamey! Quick question: I’ve already preorderded the game yesterday but did not know about the “Champion” option. If I become a Champion now, 2020 Air Jordan 1 High OG “Dark Mocha” Black White For Men and Women 555088-105 is there anyway to still get the benefits?
Yes, if you become a Champion today and email me your order number.
Gibt es auch eine separate deutsche Spielregel ?
von Twitter: Das neu angekündigte Spiel Tapestry von Jamey Stegmaier #stonemaiergames wird es auch auf deutsch geben. Wir werden es 2020 zur Spiel doch in Duisburg oder zur Berlin Brettspiel Con veröffentlichen.
Hi, i would just like to check on something.
As we know, with the first prints of games, there tend to be slight mistakes . If there are misprints in tapestry, could i check what are the possible solutions for buyers from asia?
Just checking to see if its worth getting the first print of the game or should i wait for subsequent printings to reduce the chance of misprints.
So far we haven’t found any misprints that require fixing. If we find something big, we’ll ship worldwide like we did with Wingspan.
Ordered and ready to play! Thanks for making some of my favorite games of all time! I’m hoping that Tapestry will make that list. It’s got a tough job though, not many games on my list that I consider as good as Viticulture…
Just ordered from France. Thank you Jamey for your all beautiful games. Have a good day !
What will the price in Essen be, when I buy it from Matagot or Feuerland. As u said, they will have it. Right?
I don’t know–we’ll see what they decide.
What will be the price when buying it in Essen from Feuerland or Matagot? Thanks!
What is the benefit of the extra dice? Is it more about not having to pass them from player to player or would it speed up gameplay . Thanks!
Just ordered. Really pleased with the price and the large discount on postage
I just pre-ordered it. I wanted to be sensible and watch some reviews first but who am I kidding, it’s not like I would change my mind. The game looks great Jamey, can’t wait to play it!
I can’t order, the website only offers me ‘Notify me when available’ Help!!
I had this too until I realised you need to order from the shopify site:
I’m trying to imagine the game play . Can you expand on how the “era” structure works? I understand each player can progress through the different eras at their own individual pace. So, if a player gets to the end of the 5th era and they’re done with the game they just sit there and wait for everyone else to get to the end of their respective game? They essentially sit out and watch everyone else continue playing for a while? What happens if a player finishes way early before everyone else? This seems very unusual to me. I can see this is influenced by the passing mechanism of The Golden Ages, but I’m having a hard time imagining it in practice.
Second question is more simple. When leaving a comment on your website , have you considered making the comment box appear at the TOP of the comments as opposed to the BOTTOM? Sometimes one has to scroll for a very looooooong time to reach the bottom of the comments. Just a thought. Thanks! 🙂
“So, if a player gets to the end of the 5th era and they’re done with the game they just sit there and wait for everyone else to get to the end of their respective game?”
Yes, that’s correct. This is similar to the Everdell system. Typically a player only waits a few minutes. See the August 11 design diary post.
“When leaving a comment on your website , have you considered making the comment box appear at the TOP of the comments as opposed to the BOTTOM?”
4th of September is here. Where do I pre-order?
Not until 9:30am CDT, as Jamey has already posted!
It will be available at 9:30am Central Time
Morning, looking to ore order Tapestry but can’t figure out how?
It will be available at 9:30am Central Time
Hi Jamie. Really excited about this game. But looking at the dates, this will come a weekend or so before Essen. Is it possible to reserve an english copy to pickup at Essen?
I’m so excited for this, Jamey! I set a calendar alert and figured out the time change between Central and Atlantic. I hope you don’t sell out in the first two minutes 🙂
Jamey, I’m sorry if this has been asked some other place. But is there a specific hour you plan on opening up pre-orders? Thanks for all your hard work!
Will review videos be posted prior to 9:30 AM, or after pre-order opens up?
Hi, it’s 4th of September, where can I pre-order?
Yes, that was a major focus when we designed the colors and icons. I use Colorblind Pal to help with that.
Thanks Jamey. My playgroup was very happy to hear that!
Hey Jamey. This looks amazing! Saw the “How to play” on Watch it played and I loved what I saw. I live in Sweden and I just wonder if it´s possible to order directly from here/you or do I have to wait for retails in sweden to order the game? Best regards, Christopher
Definitely! You can order from us starting on September 4 at 9:30 am CDT, and the game will ship to you from the UK a few weeks later.
Will all reviews be posted here on the Tapestry page in your video section as soon as the embargo is lifted and pre-orders begin?
Yes, the reviews will be posted on the media & reviews page for Tapestry.
Wanted to know if there will be any differences between the version released for preorder vs the retail release in the months to come?
Answer Jamey August 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm: “ every copy of Tapestry is the same except for the individually numbered box, which is unique to the first English printing.”
I will only be in the US until September 17. If I signup as Stonemaier Champion and preorder the game will it be able to arrive on time before I depart?
Probably, but it depends on exactly when you order and where you’re located in the US. We’ll do our best, but we cannot guarantee it.
Sure, that’s not too far from St. Louis. 🙂
Hi Jamey I have two questions: 1) Will it be possible to preorder and choose Essen pickup as a delivery option? 2) When will the metal mechs for Scythe be available to save on S&H and could the also be picked up at Essen?
1. I’m sorry, but that’s not an option that Matagot offers. 2. The metal mechs won’t be at Essen.
We ship from the UK, so shipping isn’t too bad.
Hi Jamey! Im traveling to the US from September 13 to the 21 to Orlando Florida. If I preorder the 4th will it arrive by then? Im from Chile and I would really like to save on shipping and customs
It should! It might even arrive a little earlier than that, though.
Jamey, I do feel the campaign has lost a lot of its impetus. There’s no new information coming out because you’ve banned reviews being released before it goes on sale. I understand your reasons, but it would have helped maintain interest to have some reviews to watch, instead of being forced to find time to watch multiple reviews in the short pre-order phase. We, the prospective customers, are in limbo, it feels. I still intend to pre-order , but others are being tempted to spend their money elsewhere with the enforced delay – e.g. Merchants Cove.
Laurie: Thanks for sharing your feelings! This is exactly how our campaigns work–we talk about the new product for 1-2 weeks, then there’s a week or so between the preorder, then there’s the preorder, then the game ships a week or so later. It’s all very condensed. Tapestry hasn’t budged from the top of the BGG hotness list since we first announced it.
You’re welcome to spend your money as you wish–I’m not trying to tempt anyone to do anything they don’t want to do . Here is the explanation I posted on Monday about the review embargo:
“For our last 7 product releases, we’ve implemented an embargo date for the advance copies we send to reviewers. The primary reason is that we do not want to rush reviewers–we want them to have ample time to play the game, evaluate it, and compose their thoughts so their reviews can best serve potential customers. Without an embargo date, reviewers can feel pressure to be the first to release their review.
The date I’ve chosen to end the embargo for all 7 of those products is the day that our direct preorder begins. I want someone to be able to watch a review, decide that they want the product, and instantly be able to order that product . Our preorders last a few days–it’s not like there’s a race to watch/read reviews–and even if some people don’t discover the reviews until after the preorder, our games are constantly reprinted and are available from retailers worldwide.”
Thanks for replying, Jamey. When the pre-order happened for Wingspan, which was longer than for Tapestry, I was too busy to be able to check out the reviews in the short time of the pre-order, and so was unsure whether to buy it. I STILL have not been able to buy a copy of it. If reviews had been released a bit before the pre-order, then I would have had more time to read/watch them, and would now own a first edition of Wingspan.
Jamey, a few people on BGG have just said exactly what I said above – that because of real life commitments they did not have time to watch reviews in the very short time that this pre-order ran . I really wanted to watch Rahdo’s *review* before buying – but it was not available when the pre-order started . I then had to order without the benefit of the number one reviewer that fits with our situation . Please could you consider raising the embargo one day before the pre-order starts? This wouldn’t have impacted sales at all and would have allowed those of us who do not want to watch hour long play throughs to get enough information to inform a purchase in a reasonable amount of time beforehand. No-one is going to forget to order the following day, either – and we have reminders on Smartphones to help with that anyway.
Hi! Just wondering if there will be any multiplayer playthrough videos available before release? Rahdo and BGG both did an automa play, which was great, but I’d love to see a competitive demo…
The Automa kind of simulates a multiplayer game. Man vs. Meeple might do one.
Just wondering what the shipping costs are to Australia .
$19 USD . We do indeed have a fulfillment center in Australia.
Jamey, You have once again gone above and beyond and I can’t wait to get my copy of Tapestry pre-ordered. It just makes me even prouder to be a Stonemaier Champion. Will you be attending Dice Tower West 2020 in Las Vegas ?
Thanks John! I won’t be there, but I hope you have fun. Thanks for being a Champion. 🙂
Because of their videos is exactly why I want to read them all. Thanks.
Where can I read all 16 civilization mats?
In the game. 🙂 Man vs. Meeple is previewing them on their channel too.
Would a Canadian Champion receive their pre order before November 29th ? I leave for the Philippines on Dec 1st for six months and I won’t be able to receive it if it doesn’t come before I leave
All preorder customers will get their games in September 2019. 🙂
WOnderfuls! Sorry for the spam, didn’t see the first comment was already in!
It may be OT, but you’re cats are beatiful! Best testimonals ever!
It may be OT, but you’re cats are beautiful!
Thank you! Mine are the ginger tabbies. The grey cat is owned by the photographer of some of the photos. 🙂
This is all well and good, Jamey, but when is the pre-pre-order scheduled? I’d really like to get in on that. 🙂
I’ve enjoyed watching ManVsMeeple preview the game. Looks like it’s going to be a great one!
The pre-order, as indicated at the top of this page, is September 4-7. I hope the amount we printed is sufficient, as we started making the games many months ago, and they’re currently on boats headed towards fulfillment centers.
I’m aware of the pre-order schedule. I’m asking about the PRE-pre-order time. 😀
@Carl and @Jamey, that’s where you make your pre-order PRIOR to the pre-order time. 😀 It’s a little proposal I’m working on for the Champions.
Any idea of the shipping cost to France for champion and non-champion ? The game look amazing, and as same as Scythe, I would love to play with the original version and not some odd translation.
I’m in the same boat! Would like to know the shipping for the english version to France!
There’s a shipping chart on the Tapestry page of our website
Yes, please see the shipping chart on the sidebar
If you preorder through the website is there an estimate on when it will ship? Thanks!
The game will ship in September ? I’m definitely in
If I preorder in New Zealand – and I also add Scythe encounters and modular board to the order – will they all ship together ? Or is inventory different for different items ? Should I make two separate orders ? thanks heaps
Regarding the ‘leaders’ civilization; is each leader only available once, or do you use a single that moves around the different boxes allowing for a single leader to be used multiple times?
Watched Rahdo’s preview for this today. I’m not normally a solo gamer, but I’ve gotta say I’m very interested in trying it. I’m impressed with how well the automa takes varied actions. Can’t wait to get this one.
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The Automa not building the income buildings means techs with Lvl 3 advancements that require you or your neighbor reach a certain point of the income track are much weaker.
Maybe the Automa can be updated to move on those tracks to we don’t lose a big portion of the multiplayer game?
Will the Portuguese version be available in Portugal or will it have to be imported from Brazil? Because in that case it will surely be much more expensive than the English version. Thank you
Can you tell me what distributor will have this ? I want to have this for my shop
All hobby game distributors will have it. 🙂
Does Asmodee NA or Golden have it ? I check but still there is nothing on them.
Will you be able to build a civilization that plays into Euphoria? Will there be an expansion pack with building shaped like those in Euphoria? I’m looking forward to this.
There is a nod to Euphoria in the game, but I hadn’t thought about one that includes landmarks from our other games. I like that! 🙂
There is a fan-theory involving Pixar movies that infers that all the movies take place in the same universe. Can this be assumed to be true for the SM universe?
That would be fun, but each of our worlds are separate. 🙂
Considering that the tag line on the front page of your site is “Which world will you visit today?” that’s pretty transparent!
Hi Jamey, the components list above mentions that there are 85 outposts however the screenshot of the back of the box states 50. I take it the box is correct with 50, being 10 per player?
Thanks Andrew! There are 85 player tokens plus 50 outposts. I’ll fix this page. 🙂
Will the non pre-ordered, non-English retail versions of the game have the same quality components and painted mini’s?
Yes, every copy of Tapestry is the same except for the individually numbered box, which is unique to the first English printing.
Should the outposts be listed in the summary of contents?
How much will the shipping to Brazil be?
$40. But you’re better off just waiting for the Brazilian version, which is in production.
Is there anything else left to reveal component wise? If not, could we get a picture of the back of the box?
You know, I think you’re right! I’ll show it in tomorrow’s post.
Welcome back for round two with Andrew Bosley, illustrator of Everdell , Mission: Red Planet, Citadels, Love Letter, and a recently announced collaboration with Stonemaier games, Tapestry.
Some of us may need a hint to allow for spousal points accumulation! Full shelves of games=more energetic pushback!
I so want this! Like really! I will play this hopefully a lot!
Hey Jamey, how many player cubes are there of each colour? Also, what colours are they? Looked like red, green, blue, yellow, white in the trailer.
That’s correct, James: red, green, blue, yellow, and off-white.
Hey Jamey! My fiance and I live in different states and often play games across Skype. This only works when a game has very little important hidden knowledge. For example, she plays Root with me and my friends by playing the Otters, a faction whose hand is public knowledge. We couldn’t however play games like go fish where the whole game is private knowledge. I don’t know if you can answer this yet, but do you think I will be able to play Tapestry with her given this information?
Chad: Tapestry has very hidden knowledge at all. Your tapestry cards in hand are private, but that’s it.
2 month direct sales window! You KNOW I think that’s a smart move.
I think you may be misreading that. The direct sales are usually for a short preorder period, then they close so he can allocate the remaining units to distributors. I don’t think the direct sales window will be open more than a week.
Matt is correct. Our direct preorder is 4 days, after which we’ll allocate all remaining copies to distributors.
Stonemaier Games is noted for their game called Scythe from designer Jamey Stegmaier. . Another game of theirs that people are looking forward to is called Wingspan.
Hey Jamey! Can’t wait to pre-order the game. I’ve been trying to pay attention to all the information coming out, but I’m curious about the capital city board and how that works. Is this something that will be discussed in more detail at a later date?
Thanks Aaron! Check out the second design diary post . It talks about the capital city mats in detail.
Congratulations Jamey …Tapestry Looks Great …Excited to get a copy 🙂
I’m thrilled to post an interview with Andrew Bosley, illustrator of Everdell , Mission: Red Planet, Citadels, Love Letter, and a recently announced collaboration with Stonemaier games, Tapestry.
Jamie, I suppose your done your research on the proper way to build hype and anticipation, cause your great at it!
Outer Rim and The Scarlet Pimpernel. In TOMORROW Sleeping Gods is the hot topic, IMPORT/EXPORT, Tapestry and Carte Rouge. The show is concluded with a deep dive review of Watergate from Capstone
Very nice looking game. I don’t see any worker pieces yet. Is this worker placement style or more of an “action selection” style like Scythe? Keep up the good work and great designs! 😉
It’s neither. 🙂 Check out the first design diary post and you’ll see how the action selection selection system works : /games/tapestry/design-diary-tapestry/
Is the economic/technological/cultural development linear? Or are their setbacks ala the original AH Civ game with calamities ? My economic history study in college reinforced the significance of these setbacks and further reinforced by modern catastrophism thanks to the work of the comet research group , Holocene Impact Working Group as well as the Desert Research Institution’s study of 238 volcano eruptions in the past 2500 years of which 2 stood out as major impacts to civs: . Unfortunately, I haven’t spotted any setback mechanisms in your teases so far based upon natural forces. I’m sure I’ll order your game regardless and enjoy playing it immensely but knowing that our historical course of civ has been quite non-linear I’ll have to just accept its drawbacks knowing that is one more lost opportunity to tell the real epic story of survival that humankind has faced in the last 15,000 years. Perhaps the game will somehow allow an Expansion that can inject the impacts of catastrophe that it has set humankind back many times .
I appreciate you asking, but I’m not really a setback or random event style of designer. I understand that they play a role in real history, but not in Tapestry.
No wonder you have so many friends and fans. Thanks for the consideration. I have 3 favorite mechanisms from AH’s Civ and I’m not sure you’ll hit any one of those. That said, if you manage to create an enjoyable civ game that takes 1/12th the time to play and I get to keep my friends. priceless.
Tropical, wetland… Each player has his own territory? Is the influence of the territory very importante?
Each player has a different capital city mat that connects with their territory on the board. But Tapestry isn’t a dudes-on-a-map game–it’s much more macro than that. So on the board, other than for the exploration mechanism, terrain doesn’t matter.
TapestryOn Facebook Jamey Steigmaier announced Stonemaier Games’ newest title, Tapestry. According to the website, “If you like A Feast for Odin, Mombasa, and Russian Railroads, we think you will enjoy creating your own unique civilization in Tapestry.” The game can be pre-ordered next month.Source: /games/tapestry/
Did Rom Brown hand create all of these mini figures? Did he have a way to speed up the process? Or did he make 18*25000 sculpts?
Rom created the 18 originals, and they were manufacturered en masse by Panda.
I recall it being mentioned that there would be a Watch It Played Video coming along. I’m I correct that it will come before preorders open so we can see some actual game play?
Most beautiful miniatures, ever! Thank you for advancing the Pandagm frontier. Since you didn’t mention it for Tapestry, I assume it was not done there, but do you think the miniature construction would lend itself to magnetized bottoms on the miniature? PS If parents would allow it, Tapestry looks like a great creative kit for kids not yet old enough to play the game.
Dorothy: I do love magnets in games, though they can get pretty pricey. For the right game they’re great, though.
This is an update that totally makes my day, thanks Jamey cant wait to get this on the table.
I’m totally sold after today’s update. I have a lot of faith in your design choices at this point, keep it up =D
have” for players who enjoy complex, standalone board games. You can pre-order Tapestry from Stonemaier’s website beginning in early September. Shipment is expected to begin in late
I’m excited for this and been a huge fan of you and your games since Euphoria!! I know this is a little far out, but… possibilities for expansions?? Just asking!
There are always possibilities! That’s all they are at this point, though.
This looks awesome. German edition also in the works? But now the most important thing: Only 4 pages of rules?!
Feuerland has tweeted that the game will be available in german in 2020: “Das neu angekündigte Spiel Tapestry von Jamey Stegmaier #stonemaiergames wird es auch auf deutsch geben. Wir werden es 2020 zur Spiel doch in Duisburg oder zur Berlin Brettspiel Con veröffentlichen.”
How much will be the shipping to Canada for Champions ? Shipping from Canada or should I expect to pay duties ?
For all of our preorders, we ship from fulfillment centers within the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe. For Canadian Champions, shipping will be $5 USD. Otherwise it will be $15.
Will there be Polish version? If yes, will it be publushed by Rebel, as Wingspan has been? Looking forward to see gameplays. Looks exciting.
There will be a Polish version, published by Phalanx.
Jamey, I really like the addition of the edition numbering you are doing for the first printing. It adds to the game being uniquely your adventure, as a player. Can’t wait to see what more details are to come.
Would there be a Spanish version of the game? If that’s not the case, I will be pre-ordering it.
Thank you very much for the reply, Jamey. Regards to Walter and Biddy. 😎
Yep. On there site. Just checked. No release date ????
just checked there site and yes!!! no release date yet 😉 speler.nl//tapestry-bij-stonemaier-999-games/
Hoping you would be able to find a means to get us the game here in India as well!
Hello! The game looks amazing, looking forward to seeing more 🙂 Are you going to demo this game in Essen? 🙂 Thanks!
Feuerland and Matagot will have the game available for demo and for purchase at Essen.
Hey Jamey! South African fan here. Will international shipping cover us?
Now to find a way to time travel 2 weeks from now to when all of the preview/design diaries are out, Looking forward to the slow reveal of the gameplay. Should be a fun couple weeks.
Thank you so much for the French version… And when would it be available???
Matagot will announce that when they’re ready. 🙂
Will there be any previews of gameplay out before preorders begin?
hopefully stock in the Philippines will not be delayed
but we will soon once it goes into distribution 🙂
Have you ever shipped to a champion in the Philippines and if so did you get any feedback about customs charges?
I’m sure we have, though I can’t recall getting any specific feedback about customs charges.
After the first official retail launch,would there be a delay getting to UK retailers eg month or so,into next year?
Nope. the worldwide release date is November 1.
It’s good to see a new Civilization game that allows solo play as well.
Stonemaier games are a reason for an instant-buy from me, even if it’s the first time I’ve ever heard of this game.
Definitely going to pre-order this one ! It looks amazing and beautiful ! I am a big fan of your company’s games since Charterstone and trust the quality of the design and the dedication of your team.
The game looks awesome and it’s an instant buy for me. If I become a champion, would the game be sent to me with customs charges ?
It would be sent to you from the UK, so no customs charges.
Assuming, please God, we haven’t left the EU…
with a no deal Brexit…..does this mean we get the game for free ??
only if you prepared to walk away with a No-Deal!
Jamey, this looks amazing. My group is already figuring out who’s gonna try to preorder it.
Will these only be available direct or can I order through my FLGS? Should I get on them to preorder if so through you or their usual distributors? I like to support where I play so hoping it will be available locally.
All of our games are both available from us and retailers. 🙂 You’ll get it first if you order from us, but if you can wait a bit, retailers will have it.
I gotta say this is exciting! I wasn’t super-hyped by what I saw at GenCon, so this announcement is beautifully timed.
Looking forward to learning more about this game!
The artwork looks fantastic! It already has my imagination racing and wondering what my civilization will look like. I can’t wait to play this!
Can i i have more details about retailer offer, thank jamey
We just sell to retailers through distributors.
Hi Jamey Do you have your distributor list available somewhere? I’m interested in UK. Cheers.
Our UK distributors are Spiral Galaxy and Asmodee UK.
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