Jolly Dutch Productions B.V. was founded in December 2017 by Alexander & Arnold to develop and publish board and card games. The two combine their love for board games and entrepreneurship, to bring joy to families and friends by getting them around tables and playing entry-level games.
Alexander focuses on the game mechanics and gaming experience, whereas Arnold’s focus is on getting the game ready for production and marketing. The two work with Henk-Jan Hoogendoorn, the artist for both Chartered: The Golden Age and Boogie Beasts. For Herrlof the Jolly Dutch team cooperated with artist Tristam.
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The team decided in early 2018 to launch their first crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for Chartered: The Golden Age, but pulled the plug after a matter of days as it became clear there was not enough momentum to reach the funding goal.
In October 2018 the team relaunched a new version of Chartered: The Golden Age, this time with success. Within 24 hours the crowdfunding campaign reached the funding goal and by the end of the campaign the total funding added up to 284%.
A total of 1.389 people backed the project, thereby ensuring that the game went into production. All backers received their copies of the game and Chartered can now be found in shops in the Netherlands, and some other European countries. Our webshop also accepts orders from Europe, the USA and Canada.
Following the success of the Chartered Kickstarter campaign, Alexander, Arnold and Henk-Jan worked on the second Jolly Dutch game: Boogie Beasts. The idea behind the game was born in the summer of 2018 when Alexander took up skydiving. Following a number of failed and functioning prototypes, the team decided to produce the game directly. The official launch will take place at Spiel 2020 and you can order the game via the webshop.
The third Jolly Dutch game will again be one that is launched via a crowdfunding campaign. Herrlof will be launched on January 7th 2020 on Kickstarter. This is a two person trick taking game set in the Viking age.
The title of king was not simply inherited in the Viking age, you have to fight for it. Enter the Viking age and use the armies of four magnates and chieftains to brawl for the Herrlof: a sign of victory and praise gained in war. Through trick taking and special abilities, you will seek to win just the right amount of power to become the Viking king.
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The team is working on several other game ideas, ranging from large board games to light card games. They are also working on two expansions for Chartered: The Golden Age.