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In Templar, by Jesús Torres Castro, you take the role of a Templar and protect your treasure from the King and outwit his spies. Read more

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In Templar, by Jesús Torres Castro, you take the role of a Templar and protect your treasure from the King and outwit his spies.

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OUR ESTIMATED SHIP DATE HAS CHANGED TO OCTOBER 2013!

Templar, by Jesús Torres Castro, is a game for 2-5 players. Players take the role of a Templar hiding the order's treasure from the King and his spies. The Templar who successfully hides the most treasure in the abbey wins the game.

Every inhabitant of the abbey has different skills: some monks can help to hide the treasures, when the abbot visits a room, he examines the hidden treasures and recognizes the Templar(s) who hid the treasures, his sister can bring new items into the abbey, others can move items or open and close doors.

But all is not well in the abbey. Some inhabitants will interfere with the Templar plans. The new prior Severus prevents any activity because he is no Templar. Vitus, an enemy spy, has been sent by King Philip to control whatever our abbot Remigius has done.

At the end of the game, in addition to treasures recognized by the abbot during the game, each player will be awarded extra recognition for seal rings hidden in the church (the largest room) and for the number of rooms in which he has hidden items. The end game rewards encourage the Templars to move about the abbey and strategize where they are going to place their Order's treasures.

The neutral treasure tiles are drawn from the bag and placed in the warehouses on the harbor board, which sits beside the abbey board. The rooms of the abbey are where you hide your treasures.

Each player gets a hand of 11 cards (each hand is the same). One of the cards is for end game scoring. The other 10 cards are used to move special characters and yourself around the main board. They also allow you to hide treasure and go to the harbor for more.

Player pawns, special character pawns and movable door.

Click for PDF of the rules

This video explains all the cards in Templar and shows a few mock turns. The game shown in this video is a demo copy. Wood game components shown are not the components we have designed for the game and the art is not yet completed.

All games offered as pledge levels are our own published games.
All games offered as pledge levels are our own published games.

To help you make your Pledge Level choice

We have provided a brief summary, rules and videos of our other published Queen Games.

Via Appia, the most famous road of the Roman Empire, is under construction. Be a part of this historic event and finish the road that connects Rome and Brindisi. Prove your intuition in the quarry to get the best stones. Whoever builds the most valuable sections and reaches the different cities early will be victorious and become the most famous builder in all of Rome.

Click for PDF of Via Appia rules

Click for PDF of Via Appia rules variant

Maharani the players are architects helping the King to complete the Taj Mahal palace by placing beautiful mosaic tiles. These tiles come into play via a rotating rondel, which enables every player to place the tiles in different parts of the palace. Once the mosaic is complete, the best architect wins the game.

The video link is a full game of Maharani. Once you are on Board Game Geek click the round button in the upper right corner of the video player. From there you can jump to the rules or jump to the end game scoring and discussion.

Click for PDF of  Maharani rules

In Alhambra, which is Arabic for "red fort", players are acquiring buildings to be placed within their Alhambra complex. On a player's turn, a player may take money from the open money market, purchase a building from the building market, or engage in construction and re-construction projects with buildings that have been placed in the player's reserve. The game rewards efficiency, as when a player purchases a building from the market for the exact amount of money, the player may take another turn. Players with the most buildings in each of the six building types score in each of the scoring phases, and points are awarded for players' longest external "wall" section within their complex. The game ends when the building market can no longer be replenished from the building tile supply. Then there is a final scoring round, and the player with the highest score wins.  

The Alhambra Anniversary Edition comes with wooden lion fountains (the central/starting building) for each player and a board for organizing the currency and building tiles. The board shows how the original Alhambra was built.This is the edition shown in the Tabletop video. The Anniversary Edition was originally published 5 years ago in limited quantities (only about 250 made it to the US.)

Click for PDF of Alhambra rules

Some exclusives will be made available at conventions or by promotion, but other than that, the only way to get them is here on Kickstarter.

OUR ESTIMATED SHIP DATE HAS CHANGED TO OCTOBER 2013!

If you back the game here on Kickstarter, you'll get a copy of the game in advance of the release date and all the stretch rewards! You will be one of the very first people to own the game!

*While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later.

*See details in the shipping section at the bottom of the page.

All components of this game are language independent with the exception of:

Names of characters on cards. Their names are in English.

There will be only one international edition with printed rules in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish.

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SHIPPING

United States, Germany, NL, and BE

 Shipping is Free.

European Union, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine

$15 for shipping and handling charges.

Shipping is free if you pledge $80, - or more!

Canada, Switzerland, Norway

$15 for shipping and handling charges.

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES 

Please add $30 for shipping and handling charges.

All shipping charges are per shipment.

Essen Pickup!

The International Spieltage is October 24th-27th and held in Essen Germany. 

On the survey for this project we will have the question. Essen pick up? O yes O no

Those of you that intend a Essen pick up do not add shipping.*

*Should something occur between now and then, and you are no longer able to attend Essen we will ask for shipping fees to send you your package.

 Disclaimer 

While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later. 

All additional costs that may occur because of custom duty or local charges are the backers responsibility.

Any Kickstarter Exclusives will only be available here on Kickstarter. Some exclusives will be made available at conventions or for promotions only.


Risks and challenges

This is an exciting project for us.

Our toughest challenge with our previous projects has been our choice to produce the games in Europe. We prefer the quality that is attained by the European print houses that we cannot get at this time in China or North America. We are working with printers in the U.S. to see if they can meet our quality goals, but so far that has not come to pass.

Everything will be shipped with the main game and not in separate shipments.

We expect the following shipping dates:

Lost Legends is being delivered week of July 29th

Colonialism in August.

Speculation is on track for August.

Amerigo is on track for a September delivery.

Dark, Darker, Darkest in October.

While every effort will be made to ship when promised, estimated delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change, unknown external factors may cause delays. Early delivery promise applies only to addresses within the United States, backers from other countries may get their rewards later.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    242 backers Limited (8 left of 250)

    EARLY BIRD. You will receive a copy of Templar at a special "early bird" price! You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany,Belgium, and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
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    Pledge $50 or more

    39 backers

    TEMPLAR. You will receive a copy of Templar. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $80 or more

    13 backers

    TEMPLAR + MAHARANI. You will receive a copy of Templar and a copy of Maharani. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $80 or more

    63 backers

    TEMPLAR + VIA APPIA. You will receive a copy of Templar and a copy of Via Appia. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $80 or more

    52 backers

    TEMPLAR + ALHAMBRA ANNIVERSARY EDITION. You will receive a copy of Templar and a copy of Alhambra Anniversary edition. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $115 or more

    29 backers

    TEMPLAR + MAHARANI + VIA APPIA. You will receive a copy of Templar , Maharani and a copy of Via Appia. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $115 or more

    14 backers

    TEMPLAR + ALHAMBRA ANNIVERSARY EDITION + VIA APPIA. You will receive a copy of Templar, Alhambra Anniversary edition, and a copy of Via Appia. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $140 or more

    40 backers

    TEMPLAR + MAHARANI + VIA APPIA + ALHAMBRA ANNIVERSARY EDITION. You will receive a copy of Templar, Maharani, Via Appia and a copy of Alhambra Anniversary edition. You will also receive any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $260 or more

    5 backers

    TEMPLAR X6. You will receive 6 copies of Templar. You will also receive 6 copies any stretch rewards we reach. Includes shipping to the United States, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. All other countries check the "Shipping" section of the project description to determine your shipping fee. We accept no variations to this pledge level.

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