ALL 7 Stretch goals have been unlocked, including exclusive cards not available at retail. See below for more information on the unlocked and announced stretch goals.
Castle Dice released almost a year ago, and it has been met with glowing review after glowing review. The mechanics are truly original and they create a fun experience that is enjoyed by a wide variety of players. It’s a great game for families AND a great game for a hard-core gamer night.
"I want to put this on my shelf and play it again and again because I think it's great."- Tom Vasel, Dice Tower
"Castle Dice is a fantastic dice-based Gateway Plus Game.”…”The dice pool mechanic is a great idea, helping Castle Dice avoid a lot of the pitfalls and wide disparity that happens with other games of the type.” - Cardboard Republic
“This game has earned its spot on my primary gaming shelf and has forced another of my ‘all time favorite game to the closet of shame, the place where once great games go to die. You heard me right, Castle Dice is that much fun.” - The Dread Gazebo
“Simply excellent and I look forward to playing this game as soon as I can.” - Father Geek.
"Clever and cute, Castle Dice is a must have for any family-friendly gamer.” - Sean, Gamers Remorse
Castle Dice was also featured on Venture Beat in their series of "Great Table-Top Games for Video Gamers."
Castle Dice is a light Euro-Style game that has received critical praise from reviewers and gamers of all stripes. In the game, players take the roll of sons and daughters of a king with the goal of creating the best castle they can. Whoever builds the best castle becomes the successor to the throne. Will it be you?
Castle Dice is the hit Euro-Style Big-Box game about building castles. The game uses lots of dice, but don't let that fool you! Castle Dice has a unique set of clever mechanics that stop it from being a game where “you roll well you win, you roll poorly you lose.” Castle Dice features light worker placement and a unique dice drafting system to keep the action fast and fun.
“My group loves Castle Dice. As one of the gamers who tends to like heavy games I'm glad to have backed a game with loads of dice where there is a clever system for alleviating the horrible luck I have when rolling dice.” -@Reldnahcire, Happy Backer
"Castle Dice is a fun and rewarding game experience." - dicehateme.com
That last quote came from a site called Dice Hate Me - Even THEY like this dice focused game!
The base game of Castle Dice featured truly original gameplay. More Castles expands on the themes from the basic game while making sure the game still remains easy-to-learn for new players.
"Easy to pick up and play, but with definite strategy and tactical elements! I consider it a must-play." Joseph Le May, Happy Backer
4 Unique Castle Decks
The big addition in More Castles, is that now each player will be using a unique Castle deck instead of sharing a common one. Each deck comes with unique new castle parts and is themed to a particular strategy/play style. This shakes up your buying decisions and can create some really fun moments.
New Castle Building Cards
We’ve opened up the design space as to what Castle “Building” cards do. More Castles introduces Castle pieces that allow you to draw more cards, ones that change how your villagers work, and a whole slew of other new abilities.
New Castle Deck Action Cards
It’s not just the castle Buildings that are new in these decks, each deck features a unique set of action cards. Cards like The Librarian who helps you get exactly the Village cards you want, the animal wrangling Stable Master, and The Puppeteer who creates a massive amount of resources on his own.
A Reasonably Sized Box!
The box for More Castles is designed to fit under the tray of the base game. So Castle Dice and More Castles won’t take up any more shelf space than the original game does!
You may all breath easier now…
Feedback from Players
How do all of these features stack up with existing Castle Dice players? We took More Castles to UnPub in Delaware. It's a get-together of unpublished games and tons of top-flight play testers. After playing games, the testers give feedback to the UnPub staff, which gets filtered back to the designers (this way there is no pressure from play testers to "be nice to the game designer across the table from you"). Here was how we did! (5 being the best score possible).
It was a great experience and showed us that we were on the right path. After scoring this well, we still spent several more months on the expansion to make sure everything is as good as we can make it.
“For anyone who is a dice junkie like me, this game is as good as it gets!” - Edgar, Happy Backer
We have some fun Stretch goals lined up for this campaign. We’re starting with this stretch goal and the following add-ons…
Stretch Goal #1 -UNLOCKED!: Royal Wedding x4. We will add 1 copy of Royal Wedding to each Deck (4 cards in total).
Stretch Goal #2 - UNLOCKED. New Resource Tracking Tokens. An updated set of tokens that can be used to track the resources instead of the gems in the original game (which were just ever-so-slightly too big for their job). Enough tokens for 4 players will be included in every copy of More Castles.
Stretch Goal #3 - UNLOCKED. Exclusive "Super Villagers." Each backer will get a set (1 of each) of the Super Villagers cards (with Castle Deck backs) for each copy of More Castles they buy if the campaign hits $18,500. These cards will NOT appear in the retail package. For more on these cards and how you can use them in the game, check out Update #4
Stretch Goal #4 - UNLOCKED: Alliances: The Official 2-on-2 Rules for Castle Dice. We will include the rules and all other components needed for an exciting 2-on-2 version of Castle Dice in every copy of More Castles. Rules by Luke and Mike Mullins.
Stretch Goal #5 - UNLOCKED: Jumbo Animal Leader Markers: These markers are given to the player that has the most of any given animal type. These markers will be printed on thick token stock and included in every copy of More Castles.
Stretch Goal #6 - UNLOCKED: Super Scout. Each backer will get 4 Super Scout cards (with Castle Deck backs) for each copy of More Castles they buy. These cards will NOT appear in the retail package. For more on these cards and how you can use them in the game, check out Update #10
Stretch Goal #7 - UNLOCKED: Victory Point Tokens. A set of thick tokens to use to get all Victory Points that aren't printed on Castle Buildings "on the table" at the end of the game. The set includes 1 large Most Villagers token, 1 large Most Animals token, and a bunch of 1 VP tokens. We will include this set of tokens in each copy of More Castles!
(Image coming shortly - this was a last minute add on because we ran out of stretch goals!)
Add-On #1 – If you know what the internet is, you'll want Flame War, Andy Chambers' super fun game where each player takes the roll of a forum moderator. We're making this game available at a huge discount to all backers of this campaign!
Add-On #2 – Fairy Mischief: A super fun game designed to help turn kids into table top gamers, designed by our own art director and his wife. With fantastic art by Jasmine-Beckett Griffith, it's as beautiful as it is fun! Available here for the discounted price of just $26.
Add-On #3 – Even more More Castles. You can add an extra copy of More Castles on to any backing level for $32.
Add-On #4 – More Castle Dice – Original game. You can add an extra copy of the original Castle Dice game to any backing level for the discounted price of just $55.
We absolutely love the artwork and graphic design from the original game and we’re not the only ones! It has been very well received by players and the press alike. Why would we even think of changing artists now?!?! The art for the new set is done by the same fantastic pair of artists (Nate Lovett and Sam Cube) and our own Jay and Suzie Hernishin (the mistress of logo magic) are handling the graphic design.
We even have a few original B+W drawings from the original game and the expansion by Sam that are available at different backing levels!
We'll be previewing cards from the expansion here during the campaign, so keep watching!
More From Past Backers
"Innovative, fun, and surprisingly easy to play. One of our go-to games for game nights.” -- Steven McGrath
"Great 'gateway' game. My whole family is hooked!" - Mike Caldwell
Fun to 11 is a group of gelatinous cubes that have been out in the sun too long. Luckily, they are not covered in sugar (despite repeated playings of that particular Def Leppard song), so no one has yet to mistaken them for the dessert turkish delight.
Fun to 11 is also a group of friends with more than 60 years of professional hobby game experience that have successfully launched several games on Kickstarter. You can trust us to be on time. Of our first 5 games, 3 shipped on time, and 2 shipped early..
If you have any questions for us about Castle Dice (or anything really), definitely contact us and we'll do our best to get right back to you.
- Kai, Dave, Luke, and Jay
Risks and challenges
We've launched several games on Kickstarter so far, and each has delivered on time or early, so we think the risk is low. That said, there is always the chance one of us gets hit by a bus - which would certainly delay the product and would probably really hurt too. Then there are things out-of-our control like labor disputes, shipping disasters, or weather related who-knows-what. Hopefully none of that will happen, and we'll deliver More Castles on time (or early) like all of our previous offerings.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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