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Mycelium: A Mushling Game

Created by YadCo Games

Expand your mycelium network with the aid of the mythical Mushlings in this 2-4 player board game! IF YOU ARE ALREADY A BACKER, THERE IS NO NEED TO ORDER HERE! Please wait for your survey.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

$125k Stretch Goal! Additional Hero Mushling Card Revealed!
6 months ago – Wed, Dec 07, 2022 at 04:14:15 AM

Meet the new Hero

I can't believe we already reached this point in our stretch goals. Abi Toads just finished the art for this new Hero Mushling Card, which will now be included in both editions of the game! Unfortunately, it looks like a pretty typical Mushling. Not sure why Abi Toads gave it such a simple design. It doesn't seem to have any standout features or a cool outfit so it blends in with the regular Mushlings of Mycelium... but maybe that's what it wants?

Just a regular lil' Mushling

Either way, this Hero Mushling Card's abilities sure are powerful, and I'd love to get my hands on this card during a game. For those of you who are not sure how these Hero Mushling Cards work, and why they exists, here's a brief overview of the design philosophy behind the variant they are used in:

The Design Behind the Hero Tavern

The Hero Tavern variant adds a new gathering location where players may spend their Combat Tokens at in order to gain very powerful Hero Mushling Cards. This variant was designed to further reward players for winning as the attacker in battle. Without this variant, combat in Mycelium is a bit light, and done later in the game when your only shot at winning is to break the bonds of the player who is about to win so you can get that "one more turn" you need to win. As the attacker, the rewards for winning are mediocre, and arguably benefit the rest of the table almost as much as yourself. 

Typically, the player doing the attacking is not in the lead, and the defending player is nearing victory. Some playtesters expressed disappointment when they realized they don't get a Mushling Card like the defender would when winning in combat. Therefore the Hero Tavern was born, offering rewards to the player who stood up and took action for the "greater good" of the table. But the payoff of being the aggressor will not happen immediately.  Because of Mycelium's turn order, a player who just won as the attacker will typically have to wait 2 turns before they actually get to use a Hero Mushling Card, and that's only if they decide to place a Gatherer Mushling on the Hero Tavern on their next Place Phase. This delay favors players who take action quickly, and incentivizes players to attack earlier in the game.

In summary, if you find you or your playgroup needs more encouragement to attack other players, or if you just want to see these powerful abilities in action, then try out the Hero Tavern variant!

100k! And PAX Unplugged!
6 months ago – Fri, Dec 02, 2022 at 08:04:32 AM

$100k Stretch Goal Unlocked!

It's hard to believe we are already at 6 figures. This means we get Linen Finish on the Player Mats! The final linen finish upgrade, huzzah!

Up next we have the newly added Add-On Gatherer Mushling Meeples! In case you missed it, these will be a $3 add-on that includes 4 meeples with 4 new meeple designs.

PAX Unplugged!

We will be exhibiting at PAX Unplugged from December 2-4. I may not be able to answer everyone's comments right away during this time, but I will try my best! We look forward to seeing some of you there :)

Hero Mushling Name Voting Week 2!
6 months ago – Thu, Dec 01, 2022 at 12:48:58 AM

1st Poll Results

In a very close back and forth race between Dumblespore and Sporcerer Supreme, Sporcerer Supreme won 79-78! Without further ado, let me introduce you to our next little hero...

2nd Hero Mushling Name Vote

This sweet Wrinkled Peach, otherwise known as Rhodotus Palmatus, is the next Hero Mushling Name Vote! Just click on the image to vote on BGG!

Click here to vote!

Stretch Goal #5, Add-on Meeple Preview, and PAX: Unplugged!
6 months ago – Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 06:51:13 AM

You folks are amazing! Over $85,000 pledged, which means the Deluxe Edition box of the game will be joining the club of linen-finish components.  Next will be the player mats, and after that, the real fun starts and we will hopefully reveal some Hero Mushlings that are so eager to join the mix!

NEW STRETCH GOAL: Add-On Gatherer Mushling Meeples!

We have decided to include a new stretch goal, at $110,000!

Say hello to the Add-On Gatherer Mushling Meeples!

You don’t have to ask us twice to meeplify more Mushlings, so here is a little preview of what is in the works for the additional gatherers!  We are currently finalizing the details of producing these little buddies. These will be a $3 add-on, and will NOT be included with either edition of the game! Unlike the Deluxe set of Gatherers or Standard set of Gatherers, there will only be 1 of each unique meeple per add-on (4 meeples in total) Which one is your favorite?

Find us at PAX: Unplugged!

Abi and I are SO excited to have a booth at PAX this weekend, and to meet you all in person if you are attending!  We will have a table in the booth where you can demo Mycelium and see the Mushlings in all their glory.  We will also have prints of the art from the game and some Mushling pins.  Feel free to stop by our booth to say hi, ask questions, or just admire Penny Bun’s vacant stare.

Project We Love!

We’ve been selected by Kickstarter as a “Project We Love”! This is such an honor and we are so happy the Kickstarter folk love these little Mushlings as much as you guys :)

1st Hero Mushling Name Vote!
6 months ago – Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 04:29:57 PM

The first Hero Mushling name vote is here!

We need your help deciding its name! This poll will end next Wednesday due to PAX Unplugged coming up. The next name poll will be Thursday morning instead of Friday, because we will be exhibiting at PAX Unplugged! Just click on the image of the unnamed Lion's Mane below to go to the poll thread on BGG!

What's its name?

Also, over $70k! New Stretch Goal Unlocked!

This means that the board will now have a linen finish as well (front and back)! Again that is for BOTH EDITIONS of the game. Coming up next, we have a linen finish on the Deluxe Box ONLY (this is the only stretch goal that applies to just the Deluxe Edition). Thank all so much for the continued support, and I hope those in the US had a lovely holiday!

Stretch Goal suggestions

Thank you all for throwing Stretch Goals ideas out there on the last update! We have discussed with our manufacturer, and we think we may be able to include ANOTHER set of meeples. We don't know exactly where this will fit onto our Stretch Goal timeline yet, but we really want to do it. We think it will be awesome to play the game with 3 unique Mushling Meeples as your gathering squad. Therefore, we are most likely going to only include 1 of the new Meeple designs for each colony, meaning just 4 unique meeples as an add-on (not another set of 12). What do you all think of this?

Also we really like the idea of a player marker, especially for 2 player games, so we are looking into that as well! I think this is something we can include.