Solomon reigned over the kingdom of Israel during its golden age. He commanded tribute from Israel’s neighbors, expanded Israel’s borders, built roads and fortresses, and kept the peace within the land. His merchants filled the kingdom with exotic goods such as spices, ivory, apes, and peacocks. Perhaps most famously, Solomon also built the Temple in Jerusalem, a golden place of worship lasting hundreds of years.
In Wisdom of Solomon, players act as governors for Solomon, sending out workers to gather resources, build structures, and expand Solomon’s influence in the kingdom. The player who curries the most Favor by game’s end will be crowned the winner!
Wisdom of Solomon is a worker placement game with a splash of network building. A typical game takes about 15 minutes per player, with games being a little bit longer the first time playing. Wisdom of Solomon is a light to medium weight game, meaning that there is plenty of strategy for experienced gamers to enjoy but the game is intuitive and simple enough for new gamers to be able to jump right in.
Wisdom of Solomon traces its origins to the game, "Kingdom of Solomon", designed by Philip duBarry and released by Minion Games. Wisdom of Solomon has taken the things that made that game special and added new revised gameplay, artwork, and components to create something completely new, yet familiar to those who have played Kingdom of Solomon in the past.
In addition to Wisdom of Solomon, we are doing a second printing of our first game, Kings of Israel. Kings of Israel is a 2-4 player cooperative board game taking place in ancient Israel during the reign of the Northern Kingdom kings. Kings of Israel has been out-of-print for over a year now, and is being offered again in a group reward with Wisdom of Solomon at the $79 level.
In addition, this printing of Kings of Israel will include both a new Ability card and a new campaign mode! Slowly advance in difficulty as your team of prophets faces off against evil within Israel with this new mode.
Additional copies of Wisdom of Solomon or Kings of Israel can be purchased for $35 each, which is a 30% discount off of their normal retail price!
We have a load of stretch goals lined up! There are a few listed from the start, but more will appear as the goals get knocked down.
More Stretch Goals to be revealed...
So what is a game of Wisdom of Solomon like? Check out the reviews below! Many include not only a review but also a detailed overview of the gameplay and the decisions to be made in the game.
"The gameplay of this is fantastic. This is a game I have played with people that people that are interested in the Biblical theme and who couldn't care less about a Biblical theme and everybody I have played with has greatly enjoyed this game." - Geek City USA
"I really enjoyed every aspect of this game." - The Dice Odyssey
"This game is incredible!" - The Boardgame Mechanics
More reviews to come!
The Wisdom of Solomon rulebook is available to preview today! Here is the link for the rulebook to Wisdom of Solomon:
And if you would like to see the updated rulebook to Kings of Israel, here is the link to that also:
Wisdom of Solomon is available to play for free on Tabletopia! Grab a couple friends and head over here to try it out!
Retailers, you may back Wisdom of Solomon at the Retailer level to reserve copies of Wisdom of Solomon and/or Kings of Israel with the exclusive Kickstarter bonuses. The $19 Retailer level will place a deposit for your requested copies. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a quote for the number of copies requested sent to your location!
For the first time, we will be using three different distributors for our Kickstarter fulfillment! Copies of WIsdom of Solomon and Kings of Israel will be sent out to you from either the US, Germany, or China depending on your location. This will allow us to offer free or reduced shipping costs throughout the world. Below is the list of shipping prices, which are the same no matter how many games are ordered.
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Funhill Games is a board game publishing company focused on releasing Biblically themed games. Our first game, Kings of Israel, was initially designed as a way to teach ancient Israel geography to my teen Bible study group. Eventually, it grew to an actual game that was release in 2014. A video game version of Kings of Israel was released in 2015 and now we are funding our next board game, Wisdom of Solomon!
Risks and challenges
We have run one other Kickstarter campaign prior to this campaign for the first printing of Kings of Israel. That campaign went well except we ran past our planned shipping date by about five months.
This time around we will be bringing in more experience to the process. This campaign will be different in that two games will be printed at once, but the previous campaign also had three different versions of Kings of Israel being printed at the same time, one of which required outside artwork to be completed by another company in their own language. Another change is we will be using a new printer which will bring new procedures to work around, but the processing time should be reduced and allow us to bring the game(s) to the backers sooner. Overall, production this time around will be different but a little easier to manage and control.
Both games have all of their artwork finished, so as soon as the campaign ends we will be able to sign a contract with the printer and start up the production process. Based on printing estimates, the games should be in hands of backers in October but there are always surprises that will pop up to slow things down. So I am adding an extra 50% buffer to revise the expected shipping date to be December 2018.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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