Tapestry

Tapestry

Designed by Jamey Stegmaier | Art by Andrew Bosley | Sculpts by Rom Brown

Tapestry is a competitive, asymmetric, medium-weight civilization-building game.

1-5 players | 90-120 minutes | ages 12+

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(2nd printing in December)

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(November 1 release)

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 (science, technology, exploration, and military) 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!

Featured Components: 

  • 1 box
  • 1 game board
  • 4-page rulebook
  • 2 reference guides (identical)
  • 18 prepainted landmark miniatures (28-70mm tall)
  • 100 income building miniatures
  • 16 asymmetric civilization mats
  • 6 unique capital city mats
  • 5 income mats
  • 43 different tapestry cards
  • 7 trap cards
  • 48 unique territory tiles
  • 15 unique space tiles
  • 33 tech cards
  • 3 custom dice
  • 65 player tokens (cubes)
  • 50 outpost tokens
  • 1 custom insert
  • 28 Automa cards (solo mode)
  • 1 Automa mat
  • 1 Automa rulebook
  • 6 reference cards
  • 1 landmark board

Tapestry includes a total of 117 cards (57x87mm). The box is 296x296x100mm and weights 2.8 kg.

Release Details: available in limited quantities at Essen Spiel (sold by Matagot; preorders not available), retail release 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.

Log Your Win: Please use this form after a multiplayer game of Tapestry to record the winning civilization and their final score:

245 Comments on “Tapestry

  1. 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!

  2. I gotta say this is exciting! I wasn’t super-hyped by what I saw at GenCon, so this announcement is beautifully timed.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (I live in Greece) ?

  5. 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.

  6. Stonemaier games (and Jamey as designer) are a reason for an instant-buy from me, even if it’s the first time I’ve ever heard of this game.

          1. Have you ever shipped to a champion in the Philippines and if so did you get any feedback about customs charges?

  7. 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.

  8. Hey Jamey!
    South African fan here. Will international shipping cover us?

    Thank you!
    (The game sounds amazing btw. Well done!)

  9. Hello!
    The game looks amazing, looking forward to seeing more :)
    Are you (or any of your distributors) going to demo this game in Essen? :)
    Thanks!

  10. 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.

  11. Will there be Polish version? If yes, will it be publushed by Rebel, as Wingspan has been?
    Looking forward to see gameplays. Looks exciting.

  12. How much will be the shipping to Canada for Champions (and non Champions) ? Shipping from Canada or should I expect to pay duties ?

    1. 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.

  13. This looks awesome. German edition also in the works? But now the most important thing: Only 4 pages of rules?!

    1. 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.”

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

      1. 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?

    1. Each player has a different capital city mat (more of a special/abstract minigame) 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.

  18. Is the economic/technological/cultural development linear? Or are their setbacks ala the original AH Civ game with calamities (Volcano/Earthquake, Famine, Epidemic,etc.)? My economic history study in college reinforced the significance of these setbacks (“The European Miracle” Chapter 2 Disasters and Capital Accumulation by E.L. Jones 1988 2nd Edition) and further reinforced by modern catastrophism thanks to the work of the comet research group (“Younger Dryas Impact Event ~12.8k years ago – massive impact zone, global conflagration, flood, cooling, etc. ), Holocene Impact Working Group (Burckle Crater ~5k years ago – MegaTsunami) 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: (535-536 AD, 539-540 AD). 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 (literally in case of a Taurid comet event) of catastrophe that it has set humankind back many times (in some cases to essentially a complete reset).

      1. 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.

  19. 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! ;-)

  20. Jamie, I suppose your done your research on the proper way to build hype and anticipation, cause your great at it!

  21. 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?

    1. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. Is there anything else left to reveal component wise? If not, could we get a picture of the back of the box?

  24. Will the non pre-ordered, non-English retail versions of the game have the same quality components and painted mini’s?

  25. 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?

  26. 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.

      1. 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?

  27. 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

  28. 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?

  29. 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.

  30. 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?

  31. If I preorder in New Zealand (assume coming from Australia fullfilment center) – 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

  32. 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.

  33. This is all well and good, Jamey, but when is the pre-pre-order scheduled? I’d really like to get in on that. (Barring that, will you be sure to be printing enough to fulfill all pre-orders? I guess that’s the point of it, eh?) :-)

    I’ve enjoyed watching ManVsMeeple preview the game. Looks like it’s going to be a great one!

    1. 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.

      1. Hi, Jamey,

        I’m aware of the pre-order schedule. I’m asking about the PRE-pre-order time. :D

        OK, fine. I’ll wait.

          1. @Carl and @Jamey, that’s where you make your pre-order PRIOR to the pre-order time. :-D It’s a little proposal I’m working on for the Champions.

  34. 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

  35. 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 (Feb 26 – March 1, 2020)?

  36. Just wondering what the shipping costs are to Australia (I believe you mentioned some local distributor out here).

  37. 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…

  38. 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 (and have signed up as a champion to help reduce shipping costs to the UK), but others are being tempted to spend their money elsewhere with the enforced delay – e.g. Merchants Cove.

    1. 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 (especially if they’re not able to wait just 6 more days to buy a game that they’ll receive a few weeks later). 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 (there’s no risk of them forgetting). 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.”

      1. 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.

        1. Jamey, a few people on BGG have just said exactly what I said above – that because of real life commitments (like work) they did not have time to watch reviews in the very short time that this pre-order ran (one and a half days). I really wanted to watch Rahdo’s *review* before buying – but it was not available when the pre-order started (someone said he overslept!). I then had to order without the benefit of the number one reviewer that fits with our situation (mostly 2 player, and not liking too much take that).
          Please could you consider raising the embargo one day before the pre-order starts? This wouldn’t have impacted sales at all (I suspect the pre-order would have sold out faster!) 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.

  39. 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

  40. Hi Jamey
    I have two questions:
    1) Will it be possible to preorder and choose Essen pickup as a delivery option? (If it saves on S&H)
    2) When will the metal mechs for Scythe be available to save on S&H and could the also be picked up at Essen?

  41. 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 (Sep 16) before I depart?

  42. Hi,

    Wanted to know if there will be any differences between the version released for preorder vs the retail release in the months to come?

    Thanks

    1. 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.”

  43. 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?

  44. 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

  45. 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!

  46. 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 :)

  47. 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?

  48. Hey Jamey, 2 quick questions:

    I’m trying to imagine the game play (but maybe reviewers will touch on this once the embargo is lifted). 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 (like this one), 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! :)

    1. “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 (like this one), have you considered making the comment box appear at the TOP of the comments as opposed to the BOTTOM?”

      Yes, I’ve considered it.

  49. 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!

  50. Just ordered. Really pleased with the price and the large discount on postage (I’m in the UK)

    Thank you.

    Looking forward to playing it.

  51. 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 (like players can all go at once?). Thanks!

  52. 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…

  53. Hi, i would just like to check on something.

    As we know, with the first prints of games, there tend to be slight mistakes (eg scythe board misprint, wingspan card misprint). 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.

    Thanks!

    1. 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.

  54. 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, is there anyway to still get the benefits?

  55. 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.

    1. 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 (a 32-hour period to watch a review or two).

  56. 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

  57. 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.

  58. Civ games, to me, seem to lend themselves to a legacy format – perhaps you’ll consider that approach to this one at some point…

    1. 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 (please see the chart that is on both the Tapestry page of our website and the webstore), and when they do, you’ll get a tracking number from FedEx.

  59. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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 !!

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