You’re in demand all over the realm!
Villages, monasteries and towns need your help to construct important buildings. Assume the role of an architect and assemble a competent team of craftsmen. Raise buildings and assist the people with small repairs or farm work. The Queen will reward you with her appreciation and with gold coins.
Gain the privilege of constructing the new royal palace, and you will win the game as the land’s most successful architect!
Queen's Architect by Volker Schächtele for 2-4 players ages 10 and up.
Queen’s Architect is far into development and we are aiming for a Gen-Con release this year.
Production of the US/FR edition is planned for April. As soon as it is produced we ship it to our fulfillment center in the US and Canada in order to get the game to backers by the end of June, beginning July.
For the German backers: The German edition is already produced and will be available by the end of March in Germany.
In Queen’s Architect the goal of the players is to build the Queens palace, thus becoming the most successful architect. But the road is long and first you have to earn the Queen’s appreciation. To do this players have to move around the map and construct buildings in villages, monasteries and towns. That is easier said than done, since each location is in need of different craftsmen. The demand tiles show which craftsmen are needed to be able to build.
It is the player’s task to assemble a competent team of craftsmen to fulfill demands. At the beginning of the game players choose two craftsmen. Each craftsman is a member of one of 6 guilds and has his own set of performance numbers. The performance numbers determine how much appreciation the player gains from the Queen. But only the number currently connected to the hammer symbol on the player’s action star counts, when constructing a building.
To hire more craftsmen, players can look to the billboard. It shows all craftsmen available for hire. The more experienced a craftsman is, the more expensive is his employment.
A hired craftsman is placed on an open spot of a player’s action star. The corner of the new tile that was pointing at the hammer icon on the billboard is attached to any free notch of the player’s action star.
The action star shows the 6 available actions and has space for a maximum of 6 hired craftsmen. On a players turn he can move his architect pawn up to 3 spaces in clockwise direction and then perform the shown action.
The most important action is to build. Once a player meets the requirements he can construct a building and earn the Queen’s appreciation. He adds all current performance numbers on his craftsmen and climbs the appreciation track.
A key component of the craftsmen and to this game is that after you have built; rotate your craftsman clockwise to the next number. That way the current performance number changes, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Once a craftsman has reached the last position, indicated by an arrow on the performance number, he will leave your team and you have to look for a replacement.
Letting your craftsmen have a good time at the local Tavern keeps them around for longer and you can rotate them counter clockwise.
This is just a brief overview, for more information take a look at the rules which will be posted shortly in an update!
Queen's Architect and Parfum Bundle
If anyone has missed out on the Parfum campaign, now is your chance to get it in the bundle along with Queen's Architect. The bundle also includes the Parfum expansion: The Secret Essences.
Marcel and Marco, the designers of the award winning game “Fresco” now introduce you to the wonderful world of fragrances through their new game “Parfum”.
In “Parfum”, players assume the role of master perfumers. They distill precious essences and create unique perfumes using ingredients like vanilla, lavender, rose, bergamot and violet.
But each customer has their own preferences, so even the most charming symphony of fragrances must satisfy the tastes of the wealthy clientele, so that they buy your creations. Choose your Aroma dice skillfully to obtain the right fragrance notes to create the most desired perfume. Watch your customer’s desires to become the most successful perfumer.
For more information on Parfum check our Parfum campaign site:
Brazil, Russia and Ukraine
Due to the high customs charges and delivery challenges we no longer ship to Brazil, Russia or Ukraine. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Risks and challenges
Everything Alhambra : Printing is completed and it should leave for the USA and Canada as soon as the next ship is available.
Lancaster, Wallenstein : are in schedule as planned.
the US edition is scheduled for printing in April and we should ship it immediately to the States and Canada.
German Edition is ready and will be availbe in the retail early April and US Edition will be printed in April.
Our toughest challenge with our previous projects has involved the coordination of production when a game is made with components from different manufacturers. This creates some logistics and shipping challenges that we want to improve upon. Going forward our plan is to minimize this situation so that we can better manage our production timeline and delivery.
Due to circumstances out of our control like extreme weather delays of 2-3 months or longer can occur in individual cases.
Due to shipping time (ocean transit, customs, rail/truck, and final delivery), our release policy for Kickstarter Games releases is that they will be released in the EU when they are available since we produce in Holland. The USA will be 8-10 weeks after EU and for backers everywhere else including Canada could be 10-12 weeks or longer from the EU launch.
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