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Product Awards:  
The Dice Tower Awards
Best Small Publisher Nominee, 2009

Ages Players
13+ 3-4

Designer(s): Alex Rockwell

Publisher(s): Tasty Minstrel Games

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Product Description

The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed Americans to claim 160-640 Acres of undeveloped land by living on and farming it for 5 years. Also in the 1860s the Transcontinental Railroad was built across North America, linking rail networks between the east and west coasts. The development of the railroads accelerated the spread of Homesteaders colonizing the west and lead to the rapid cultivation of new farm lands.

Become a Homesteader with a new claim and help develop a Township into a thriving City! The player who contributes the most will be declared the winner and have the city named after them!

Homesteaders is an auction and resource management game in which players bid on the right to build certain types of buildings, and then build their desired building of that type. Each round features an income phase, where players acquire resources, and an auction and building phase, in which players bid for available land, and then spend their resources to develop a building on that land.

Product Awards

The Dice Tower Awards
Best Small Publisher Nominee, 2009

Product Information


  • 1 Auction board
  • 53 Building tiles
  • 24 Debt chits
  • 25 Workers
  • 1 Start Player marker
  • 4 Player screens
  • 8 Market Reference tiles
  • 8 Player markers
  • 30 Auction tiles
  • 24 Rail Line chits
  • 48 Silver coins
  • 24 Trade chits
  • 40 Victory Point chits
  • 74 Resources:
    • 14 Wood
    • 14 Food
    • 14 Steel
    • 12 Gold
    • 10 Copper
    • 10 Livestock
  • rules
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