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Fight mythological creatures. Gain honor. Recruit powerful allies. Build a thriving merchant class. Ascend to the throne! The Kingsmen!
Fight mythological creatures. Gain honor. Recruit powerful allies. Build a thriving merchant class. Ascend to the throne! The Kingsmen!
183 backers pledged $25,822 to help bring this project to life.

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The King's Men game. The new game of kings.

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The King lays in his bed slowly dying. 

His time on this earth is coming to an end. The powerful lords of the realm all see the throne as their birthright. An all-out power struggle is imminent.

In order to become king, you must amass wealth and fame. Build a thriving merchant class to fund your adventures. Recruit powerful allies to aid you in battle. Fight mythological creatures to inspire awe with the people.

Work with other lords to thwart threats to the kingdom. But, if you think they are getting too powerful, strike them down! Form alliances and plan on betrayal, the other nobles are planning the same.

Curry favor with the Bishop so that the church might bless your endeavors. Deploy the powerful Knight to crush your enemies. Do you have what it takes to ascend to the throne?

The game includes

24 dice (custom etched)  

84 Cards (amount may be greater depending on stretch goals, etc)  

20 Punch out Coins 

Paper Play Mat and Rule book

Kickstarter Exclusive - Dark Paladin
Kickstarter Exclusive - Dark Paladin

 As a special thank you to our Kickstarter supporters, we will include the exclusive “Dark Paladin” card. He represents a more powerful ally than you can get in the regular version of the game. Pledge now and power up your deck!

Deluxe Edition Exclusive
Deluxe Edition Exclusive

 The Warlord ensures victory by brute force.

  

                             The Game

2-5 Players

15-45 Minutes of Play

Each turn players try to complete quests, slay creatures threatening the kingdom and build economic and military assets to help them in subsequent turns.Their goal is to gain enough prestige to become the next king. The other nobles are trying to keep each other from ascending to the throne. The King's Men is a super competitive, fast based game featuring trickery and sabotage. Even so, casual players can learn the game easily in about five minutes. The game scales seamlessly between the casual and hardcore markets.

Want gold? Establish marketplaces to enhance your economy. Run caravans to foreign lands to trade for essential goods.

The backbone of your army is your knights. But, knights need cannon fodder. Hire mercenaries and levy peasants to fill out your army.

Events
Events

Any noble that wants to wear the crown must be known for something. Money and power are not enough. Have you defeated the Minotaur, the Cyclops, the Basilisk?

Stretch Goals

30K Stretch Goal - We are working with Rare Elements Foundry to provide an exclusive set of metal coins for The King's Men. Every pledge level that includes a copy of the game, will receive 1 set of custom metal coins.  The image below is a sample image of coins that Rare Elements Foundry provides. Coins may be shipped separately from the game at a later date depending on manufacture.  

Community Goals

Facebook.com/altmodegames
Facebook.com/altmodegames
Twitter.com/altmodegames
Twitter.com/altmodegames
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/176400/kings-men
boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/176400/kings-men

Reviews

Outside the Cube ~ "I find it impossible to say no." Eblison Grun

Undead Viking ~ "A lot of us had a heck of a lot of fun with it."

ThePCGamingVortex ~ "We had a blast!"

Learn to play with our video tutorial series!

Here is a preview of our game.

We are still working on coloring some of the images you see here. From the art that is finished, we hope you can tell that we are sparing no expense and using top-tier, nationally recognized artists. With your help, we can finish and ship the game out to retailers all over the country.

Take back Sunday!

These days it seems like all the kids do is text. Mom is doing her social media thing and dad is playing video games. We are all interacting, just not with one another. We buy games, hoping that our friends and family can enjoy them with us. Most of those games, however, sit on the shelf after being used once or twice. They are too complicated, too hard to learn and in the end, unfulfilling. We make games because we love the personal interaction that they provide. Playing together helps us to reconnect with those most important to us – our friends and family. Our games are easy to learn and quick to play. They offer the ease of use that families desire along with the complexity and re-playability that even hardcore gamers demand. Alt Mode Games wants you to turn off the phones, put away the tablets and get off the internet. Spend more time with the people you love. Take back Sunday! Please support us on Kickstarter with your generous pledge today.

Risks and challenges

We made a longer lead time to delivery exactly because of potential timing issues. When you are working on a shoestring budget, art takes a lot of time to produce. We have manufacturers lined up for our project. We have distribution channels figured out. We have really covered every base. There is very little that has not been triple checked. What we really need is community support for our project to make our dreams a reality. We are extremely proud of our project and the play testing process has been exhaustive. We are going to ship an excellent product and are committed to exceeding our backers’ expectations in every facet of what we do!

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