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A dungeon building adventure game for 2-4 players by Pete Shirey and Richard Launius!
A dungeon building adventure game for 2-4 players by Pete Shirey and Richard Launius!
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2,201 backers pledged $107,679 to help bring this project to life.

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Brave Delvers from across the realm have journeyed to seek their fortune within the dungeons of Skull Cavern. Gold, treasures, and perilous encounters await behind every door! Grab your gear, sharpen your swords and watch out for those kobolds! 

In Delve, players guide their band of adventurers through the dungeons of Skull Cavern. Each turn, place a dungeon tile and a delver, explore the dangers below and search for loot. When a room or corridor is completed, delvers must fight for their share of the gold and treasure. If a player manages to complete a room alone, they instead must overcome dangerous encounters before collecting their riches. Designed by legendary talents Richard Launius and Pete Shirey, Delve combines tile laying and an immersive narrative experience in a new and exciting way

 

Delve is a tile laying game for 2-4 players that plays in under 60 minutes designed by the legendary team of Richard Launius and Pete Shirey. For more information, we encourage you to view the video content below, or simply read our draft rulebook here.

The Peril Awaits expansion of Delve contains 10 more treasure cards and 30 more encounters, adding even more dungeon-exploring adventures for you and your fellow delvers! Promos will not be part of the retail version of Delve.

We have also implemented updated tile art, which can be seen below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We have a number of exciting goals to reach during this project - more dice, more encounters, more promos! Help us spread the word and make this project even better for everyone.

Promos are extra content that won't be in the retail edition of the game, promos are an extra reward for backers of this project.

 

In addition to the more traditional funding goals above, we encourage our backers to unlock more content by becoming a fan and/or follower on our various social platforms:

 

 

 

 

  
  • Delve is the 33rd project from the combined teams behind Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games. With the successful execution of our first 32 projects, we have become experienced publishers with a reputation for great games (in design and production) that are delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Delve was designed by talented newcomer Pete Shirey and tabletop legend Richard Launius (Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, Defenders of the Realm). This game has undergone extensive testing and development to ensure the best possible experience. We are confident that this game will be in your collection for years to come.
  • Backers will have early access to promo content in Delve, which will not be available in retail upon initial release. It may be released in the future, but if you miss this Kickstarter, we cannot guarantee that it will be available at a later date.
  • All of the art assets are complete and ready for immediate upload after the project funds.
  • Prices include US shipping. This project also is EU & Canadian friendly.
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Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories.  

A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to this project is called a "pledge."

In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $38 to help back the project, we'll offer you a copy of the game along with any stretch goals we achieve as soon as it is manufactured.

You can become a backer in just three easy steps:

  • Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
  • Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page.
  • Step 3: Enter your pledge amount, and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! It's really that simple! Thank you for backing!

Once you've backed this project, we encourage you to share this page on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and share with your friends and family. Also, be sure to like Indie Boards and Cards on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real time updates about this project and more!

  • DWARVEN MAP: (Pledge $1 or more) Your continued support will help the brave Delvers. 
  • ALCHEMIST’S RING: (Pledge $38 or more) One copy of the base game with all of the stretch goals. Shipping included in the US. Other shipping pledge rates based on location. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below. 
  • KING’S BLADE: (Pledge $45 or more) One copy of the base game and Peril Awaits with all of the stretch goals. Shipping included in the US. Other shipping pledge rates based on location. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.
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Our plan is to have Delve available at Origins. While our current production schedule looks like Kickstarter rewards will ship out before Origins, it may be the case that we have games at Origins before the Kickstarter backer copies are sent. It may also be the case that we are unable to get games to Origins in time. I wish we were able to absolutely guarantee results - but we simply know that we can't make such commitments when so many other parties are involved in the process. 

If you want Origins pickup - DO NOT PLEDGE FOR THIS PROJECT - all you have to do is sign up for our Origins email list by giving an email address here. Shortly before each event, we will ask you what you would like to reserve for Thursday pickup (NOTE: we cannot handle prepaid reservations or hold items past Thursday).

All the specials & promo items will be available in the games we bring to Origins - your support is very valuable to Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games and we look forward to seeing you again this year with lots of great new games.

International Shipping

We are very excited to be continuing our international partnerships to offer Canadian & EU Friendly shipping options as well as shipping options for Australia.

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is the 33rd Kickstarter project from the combined teams behind Indie Boards and Cards & Action Phase Games. We have learned how to streamline the game publishing process and have successfully delivered all of our previous kickstarter projects to thousands of supporters. Our previous experiences will enable us to also deliver this project on time and we have every confidence that Delve will on schedule and of the highest possible quality.

That said, there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. Indie Boards and Cards will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs and 3rd parties like Amazon, the US Post Office and FEDEX to ship the games to you - we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunities for delay. We have a track record of making everything work out for backers in the end – so please be confident and supportive of our efforts to get this great game into your hands.

REFUND POLICY

We can refund you within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that, we have a policy of no questions asked, though that’s minus 20% for Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from them after 14 days). However, if we’ve begun packaging your pledge for shipment (usually 4 to 6 weeks before the actual shipping date), no refunds are possible. If a component cannot be delivered AT ALL, we refund that completely, including fees.

All refunds after the 14 days close of the campaign may be processed via Paypal or reversed via Stripe to your credit card at our discretion. Refunds within 14 days are reversed via Stripe to your credit card.

This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.

If you do not log in and submit your project survey results (ie, provide us with your shipping address) for your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge (at additional cost for international backers) if you complete your project survey after the 8 week window has elapsed.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.

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