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Officine SottosopraBy Officine Sottosopra
First created
Officine SottosopraBy Officine Sottosopra
First created
€1,867
pledged of €9,000pledged of €9,000 goal
26
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 23 2018 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

5 POPULATIONS. 4 NATIONS, 2 GAME MODES, 1 KING This board game is set in the Medieval Northern Europe and is a fusion of several board games and video games that have made the history of entertainment. It consists of over 900 pieces including soldiers, officers, relics, constructions and dices as well as an IOS and ANDROID APP.

The object of the game is to become the King of the Empire. Choose your population and, turn after turn, evolve to unlock features that will allow you to attack your enemies more effectively and move through land and sea faster. Conquer territories, capitals and relics on the gameboard, earn points in the APP and evolve to subdue the other population.

Rise of Kings is a board game inspired by the video games and the board games that made the history of entertainment. It is set in the Early Middle Ages, precisely in the year 961 AD. The map consists of Northern Europe territories. In this period the populations are fighting each other leading to a constant transformation and evolution of the western world.

Germans, Franks, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings are about to defend their territories to compete for world domination, each one showing their strengths. However, they are not alone. Along with these renowned populations there are the invaders! The Slavs to the east, the Moors to the south, the Celts and the rebels to the west will try to invade the neighboring territories in search of power and wealth. The game features two modes but the variables are so many that there are infinite possibilities.

The times of a united Western Europe are long gone. The mighty Charlemagne managed to unify the great European territories by protecting them from the barbarian invasions and making them thrive. In 961 AD Otto I of Germany is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope John XII. As his predecessor he has ambitions to expand his empire, although the task is not simple. 

As occurred in the Frankish Empire, in the Italian peninsula the populations are claiming independence from an Empire whose only aim is to collect taxes. The Franks manage to fight against the Muslim invasions at the south, while keeping their freedom from Otto’s expansion thanks to the powerful strongholds they built.  

At the same time, the Anglo-Saxons are achieving unification. The same kings who once were fighting each other, now are part of a unified kingdom to cope with the Vikings invasions, with the ulterior motive of expanding on the fertile lands across the Channel. And the Vikings are just as powerful, with their majestic ships that can wade through rivers and oceans; they don’t attack just to pillage territories, they also settle and exploit the soils for products.

The game has a historical background, between the Early and Late Middle Ages, and it is truly accurate regarding existing conflicts and active and passive skills. The game board itself was created unifying two maps: one dating back to 10th century by an English cartographer (for Britain, Frankish Empire and Germany) and one dating back to 15th century by a German cartographer (for Scandinavian territories).   

The names of the cities are written in the respective original language. There are 2 game modes, the “war mode” and the “evolution mode”. The first is for those who want to focus on the war strategy, while the second is for those who also want to focus on the economic management part.

War Mode    

You start by choosing among several game options, like civilization points, relics, capitals, regions, sacrifices, castles, foraging, port strongholds and raids. Then you choose your population and get the capital territory with it. After the cards are dealt you can place your armies on the territories you obtained. When the phase of placing armies on territories is completed the game starts.  

There are two game phases. The first where you collect both armies (1 for 3 territories, 1 for 1 relic, 1 for your occupied capital, 2 for the enemy’s occupied capital, 2 for the conquer of your region and 3 for the conquer of the enemy’s capital) and civilization points (2 for each relic, 1 for your occupied capital and 2 for the enemy’s occupied capital). The second phase where you can move and attack.  

The objectives of the game are several and everyone can pursue them at any time: capture all capitals, capture all relics, capture last territory of an enemy, deploy twice the armies of the second player with more armies.

Evolution mode    

You start by choosing your population. Then you place 4 soldiers, 1 farm, 1 research center and 1 stronghold on your capital.  

There are 2 game phases. The first where you collect wheat (produced by farms) and research points (produced by research center and relics) and the second where you can evolve, deploy armies, settle, build, move and attack. In this game mode, evolution is crucial because it guarantees you many benefits, depending on the field. Circular economy makes your farms produce more units of wheat, geographical maps makes you move faster on the game board, military service makes you deploy more soldiers in every city and military strategy makes you use more dice during battles and build strongholds.  

Another feature is that you can leave your territories defenseless but attention with that, because in this way the enemy can occupy and destroy them with no effort.  

The objective of the game is to colonize the world and evolve in the several fields with the final aim of achieving one of the following goals, that are several and everyone can pursue them at any time: capture all capitals, capture all relics, defeat an enemy by conquering his/her last territory or by destroying his/her last army, establish a time limit after which you collect 1 point for each completed research, 1 point for each army, 1 point for each capital and 1 point for each relic.

The game has already been designed with all the expansions that will come out over time after crowdfunding. These versions will give the chance to be catapulted in other eras with different populations, as well as allowing up to 30 players to play simultaneously to create games that will last several days. 

Get the premium edition and with it the medieval DICE TOWER, to make your gameplays even funnier

 
If you want to see more, you can go on our social pages:

Instagram (for other product photos)
https://www.instagram.com/riseofkings_boardgame/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/riseofkingsboardgame/
YouTube (for video tutorials and other videos)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Lyy7l_iVRZYeUZk6nbPyg/featured?view_as=subscriber

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Rise of Kings was created by Officine Sottosopra, a young Italian brand from Rome, specialized in the recreational industry. The planning and prototyping of this game were long-lasting and expensive. After more than a year of changes Rise of Kings is finally live on Kickstarter. The funds from this crowdfunding will allow the game to be mass-produced. We have decided to start with a crowdfunding as we needed to capitalize a budget to gear ourselves up, but we also wanted to give the chance to all the people who showed us their support (directly and indirectly) to buy our product at a discounted price.

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