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Eggs and Empires is a frenetic, simultaneous bidding game that is easy to learn and is packed with interesting decisions. Only $16!
Eggs and Empires is a frenetic, simultaneous bidding game that is easy to learn and is packed with interesting decisions. Only $16!
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This new card game from Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, designers of the hit game Fleet, is for 2-6 players, takes 20-30 minutes, and is only $16. Pledge now for this great game in a small box! 

Shipping is included in all pledge levels!

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Thank you to everyone that has backed so far! We are so excited and based on the funding curves we have a great shot at getting a few stretch goals knocked out! Speaking of...

STRETCH GOALS

15K: The Triumvirate Eggs Eggspansion (3 Egg Cards) - UNLOCKED!

20K: The Brood Eggs Eggspansion (6 Egg Cards)

Overview

Eggs and Empires is a fast-playing card game in which players will use matching decks of Empire Cards that contain Adventurers numbered 1-10. On each turn, all players will select one card from their hand and play it simultaneously in an attempt to collect Good Eggs that are worth VP while avoiding the nasty Exploding Eggs that lose VP!

Typically, the player who played the highest Adventurer chooses an Egg first, then the player with the second highest Adventurer picks an Egg, and so on until all revealed Eggs are collected. Ah, but it's not that simple! Each Adventurer has a unique power that can affect the order in which Eggs are selected. The powers interact in strategic and awesome ways so that every hand is exciting and different.

Outwit your opponents to collect as many Dragon Eggs as possible — while avoiding those wicked Exploding Eggs!

Story

Eggs from the dragons of Ridback Mountain are valuable — not quite as valuable as gold following the last market fluctuation, but still TOTALLY worth the hassle, especially since it's not like YOU are climbing the mountain and searching through dragon caves. That's what peasants are for...

All the empires have sent their intrepid Adventurers out to collect Eggs, but not all will succeed! It gets crowded on Ridback Mountain, and there are only so many dragon Eggs to go around — not to mention that the dragons have started mixing Exploding Eggs into their nests, and those hurt.

Pledge Info

We wanted to keep this campaign very simple. Eggs and Empires is a great game offered at a great price! Simply select the reward to the right based on your location. Shipping and handling and all stretch goals are included in the price! 

There are NO add ons or extra costs, but additional copies can be added to any pledge level at the cost of that pledge level. So for three copies, a US backer would pledge $16+$16+$16 = $48. Canada backers would pledge $50 for two copies, $25+$25.

Canadian and international backers should make sure to take advantage of the 4 pack to save on shipping costs!

This project is EU friendly! Eggs and Empires will ship from a warehouse in the Netherlands.

What is in the box?

Eggs and Empires includes:

  • 102 deluxe linen 2.5" x 3.5" cards w/ amazing art by Cristian Chihaia
  • 1 awesome stand up Egg Tie Breaker Marker
  • 13 Egg Chits for Pub/Con scoring
  • Mildly humorous and easy to teach Rulebook

All of that comes in a high quality small and portable box that can be put in your pocket or game bag to be taken and played anywhere! Eggs and Empires has a small play footprint even at the higher player counts.

The Eggs and Empires box is 5.375" by 4.25" by 1.0".

The Adventurers and a few Eggs
The Adventurers and a few Eggs

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Reviews and Links

boardgamegeek.com game page (link)

Full rules on BGG: (link)

"Matt & Ben introduced me to Eggs & Empires in a pub at GenCon and it was one of the best games I played while I was at the con. It was so good, in fact, that I wanted to publish it with Dice Hate Me Games - but Gryphon Games beat me to it!"

- Chris Kirkman Dice Hate Me Games

"Often the downside of trick taking games is that you can get on auto-pilot and it can get boring. Not so in Eggs and Empires. The wanting and not wanting to take tricks paired with having to pay attention to your card powers and those of what the other players have played keep you constantly engaged. This is a great game which plays well with all player counts and in the perfect amount of time!"

- Dan Patriss - The Geek All Stars

"Eggs and Empires is a definite winner in my book. The only complaint I have about it is that it's not available right now."

- Jonathan Liu - GeekDad.com full review here

"Following their success with Fleet, this design duo have come up with another game that's a hit with the League. Eggs & Empires perfectly fills the role of a quick, entertaining and accessible deduction-based card game that novice and hardcore gamers alike will surely enjoy!"

- Dan Halstad The League of Nonsensical Gamers nonsensicalgamers.com full review here

"Eggs and Empires is a quick and enjoyable light strategy card game... This Dragon Egg collecting game is a strong addition to any family game collection"

- Cathe Post of Geekmom.com

Ryan Moore Counselor/Father/Gamer reviews Eggs and Empires here!

Interview about Eggs and Empires with The Inquisitive Meeple (here)

Eggs and Empires Designer Diary on BGG (here)

Eggs and Empires Review by Eric Handler (here)

"Small card game with eggcellent gameplay !" - Chris of todayinboardgames.com(here)

Eggs and Empires Review by Ken Grazier of Geek-Craft.com (here)

"Overall, Eggs and Empires is a great simple game that is quick to teach, easy to learn, and a lot of fun. The simple game play makes it accessible to many kinds of players, and the luck of the draw is balanced very well against the strategy that comes with a small deck and each player having the same cards." - Ken Grazier Geek-Craft.com

60 Second Game Review of Eggs and Empires

Backer Reward

Downloadable print and play with really cool alternative art!

All backers will receive access to a set of PnP files that can be downloaded and played immediately! They utilize really cool black and white sketch art from Cristian!

Stretch Goals

15K: The Triumvirate Eggs Eggspansion (3 Egg Cards)

The Triumvirate Eggs are fun way to spice up the Egg Deck with some new and fun choices. There are only three Triumvirate Eggs in the deck and if you collect one by itself it will explode... but get another one and they stabilize and become Good Eggs! 

25K: The Brood Eggs Eggspansion (6 Egg Cards)

The Brood Eggs are a larger set of Eggs that can be mixed into the Egg Deck. One by itself isn't worth much, but the more of them you collect, the more they are worth!

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Risks and challenges

We stand by our products, but sometimes issues do happen. Please contact our customer service department with regard to any such issues within 90 days of receiving any copies of the games covered in this Eggs and Empires project.

Shipping issues are relatively uncommon, but they do sometimes occur, especially when shipping to destinations outside of the US. We will obtain tracking information when it is possible, but sometimes it is not. We cannot guarantee that there will not be shipping problems, as we cannot guarantee the service and reliability of the various postal/delivery services involved around the world. You will have to assume that risk along with us.

To put it simply, you will get everything you are promised when you pledge to one of our Kickstarter Projects, and it will be delivered to you in as timely a manner as possible.

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