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A thematic card drafting/engine building game in an eastern setting where all players are potential future timelines of the same person
A thematic card drafting/engine building game in an eastern setting where all players are potential future timelines of the same person
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A Thief's Fortune is a card game for 1-4 players in which each player represents a different possible future of the same character. By visiting different locations, interacting with local characters and making sure that certain events you have seen actually happen, you try to find the path that will lead you as far away as possible from danger. 

A Thief's Fortune is a competitive Card Drafting & Engine Building game for 1-4 players that lasts 45 to 90 minutes.

The game revolves around a Thief who has just come across a mystical item that allows him to see glimpses of the future.

Each player represents a different timeline of that character and through the various choices and actions of each player, separate alternate paths are formed

By visiting various Locations, interacting with local Characters and making sure that certain Events you have seen, will actually happen, you try to find the path that will lead you as far away as possible from danger and at the same time gather as much fortune as you can.

During the 5 rounds of the game, players gather Fortune Points with the player who has the most being the winner.

In front of each player there are 3 different and distinguishable spaces, starting from the right hand side to the left: the Future, the Present and the Past

Α game of A Thief's Fortune lasts 5 rounds with each of them having 4 different phases:

1. The Planning Phase

You draw 5 cards out of the 3 piles (at least one from each pile) and you draft them as shown below:

Whenever you play a card, it is placed in your Future  with the resources shown in its loot area on top of it. 

2. The Loot Phase

You get a number of resources from cards in your Future. Cards left without any loot on them are then moved to your Present

3. The Action Phase

You use the cards in your Present Area. You can perform up to 2 actions on your turn like Activate a Character, Activate an Event or Spend Time to get more resources from your Future.

4. The Bribe Phase

Finally, in this phase, you bribe guards that are in your tail in order to avoid getting caught. For each Danger that you have, you need to spend one Basic Resource, otherwise you lose Fortune Points.

To find out more about how the game plays you can download the full rulebook in the following link:

Download the rulebook here (PDF)

You can check the game out on Tabletopia



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To include any add-ons to your pledge, just click on the "Manage your pledge" button on the top right corner of this page and increase your total pledged based on the prices above.

After the end of the campaign you will have access to our pledge manager where you will be asked which add-ons you would like to add to your reward. You will also be able to add more items at that point.

A Thief's Fortune is designed by Konstantinos Kokkinis and Sotirios Tsantilas. This is the designer duo behind  Project: ELITE , and this is their latest collaboration since this project.

The production of Α Thief's Fortune is scheduled for autumn 2018.

The published product may have differences regarding sizes, quantities,  colors and layout because of production limitations and/or adjustments.

Stretch rewards generated through this campaign will be given to all backers free of charge. Keep in mind that these Stretch rewards will not be exclusive and may become available to acquire in the future at an additional cost.

We expect to have the game delivered to backers within December 2018.  Please keep in mind though, that there is always the chance of the production and handling process getting delayed for various reasons.

Our current shipping solution is very reliable, but DOES NOT offer tracking information. From past experience we already know that the percentage of lost items is almost 0%. However, If you require tracking information for your order, please contact us at support[at] and let us know. Please note that you will be requested to pay additional shipping costs  since your order will have to be handled separately from our group  shipping solution.

All orders will be shipped from Greece (EU member). If you have any  concerns regarding customs and import taxes for large cost orders,  please contact us at support[at] and we will assist you  on that.

In order to keep shipping costs as low as possible, we  always try to find the most efficient solutions for mass shipping of  games/items. Please note that you may be receiving the games/items you pledged for in more than one package.

If you select ESSEN SPIEL 2018 pledge level  you will be able to collect your game during Spiel 2018 fair (Essen,  Germany 25th-28th of October 2018) from Artipia Games booth. If you do  not collect your pledge during the fair, we will request additional  shipping fees to send your pledge via mail.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A Thief's Fortune is scheduled to be released at Spiel 2018 in Essen-Germany in October 2018. Note  that the only guaranteed way that you will be among the first to get  the game, is to select the "A Thief's fortune - ESSEN SPIEL 2018" pledge level and collect your reward from Artipia Games booth. Since this is a Spiel 2018 release, several  customers and retailers may purchase the game from the fair which means  they will get it before our group shipment goes out to backers. However,  the Stretch rewards will not be sold to retailers outside of this  campaign.

To receive your reward via mail please select  'A Thief's Fortune - MAIL' pledge level.  

Shipping costs will be collected after the campaign’s end, using a pledge manager. 

The following prices apply in our main unregistered  mass shipment solution. If you require tracking information for your  order, please contact us at support[at] and let us know.  In that case you will be requested to pay additional shipping costs  since your order will have to be handled separately from our mass  shipping solution.

Italy, Romania: Due to delays in previous campaign  deliveries to backers in Italy and Romania caused by local postal  services, we strongly recommend backers from those countries to contact  us to arrange registered shipping. If not, please be aware that your  package may arrive much later than it will in other countries.

Brazil: WE DO NOT SHIP TO BRAZIL. Tremendous delays and  unsuccessful deliveries in our previous campaigns’ fulfilment to most of  backers from Brazil forced us to exclude the country from our campaign.  Unfortunately We will be forced to refund all pledges that involve  shipping to Brazil.

* China, Macao, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Russian Federation, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Mexico: Packages will be handled separately from the mass shipment solution. The total shipping cost for A Thief's Fortune, 33 USD, will be automatically added when you pledge.

** Greece: The total shipping cost for A Thief's Fortune, 3 USD, will be added when you pledge.

For Essen Spiel 2018 pick-up option please select 'A Thief's Fortune - ESSEN SPIEL 2018' pledge level. 

For Essen Spiel 2018 pick-up option there are no additional shipping costs. Additionally, you will not have to submit a Pledge Manager, but instead we are going to send you a survey, where you should fill in with your contact information and necessary details. In case you want to include add-ons in your pledge, you will be able to mention it in this survey. This is a solution that we chose because of the proximity of this campaign to Essen Spiel, in order to be sure that everything will be done in time.

A  few days before the fair you will receive a unique code via email with  which you will be able to collect your reward from Artipia Games booth  (25 - 28th October 2018, Spiel 2018 Essen, Germany).

Risks and challenges


ARTIPIA GAMES is a very reliable publisher in Kickstarter having already successfully fulfilled 18 Kickstarter campaigns in the past 7 years. We always work hard to deliver you a great game, in the shortest time frame possible. This is always one of our top priorities, alongside high quality and safe delivery.

Fields of Green: Grand Fair and Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake expansions are being produced and are scheduled for delivery on November 2018. Backers who have selected Essen Pick-up pledge level will collect their pledge at Essen Spiel 2018 fair on October 2018.
All other past campaigns have been delivered.

All items offered through this campaign are English versions. All texts are in English.

If after receiving your whole order, there are missing/damaged items please inform us by sending an email at support[at] including some photos of what was damaged. We will send you replacements for the missing/damaged items as soon as possible.

We will re-send any packages returned to us undelivered after we will inform the backer. If a package was not delivered due to a backer's fault (wrong address given, backer didn't claim the delivered package from their post office, etc), we may request additional shipping fees to re-send the package.

Estimated delivery is November 2018. However third parties involved with the production of items needed to fulfil the campaign may cause unpredictable delays. Also, after sending the packages, further delays may occur due to your local customs and postal services traffic that are out of Artipia Games control. Please note that delivery dates that involve shipping refer to the month we expect to dispatch the items.

After the campaign is over you will be requested to complete a survey and pledge manager including your shipping address. Please provide us a shipping address that will be valid around November 2018. If after filling the survey and pledge manager you wish to alter your shipping address, please send us a message at support[at]

A while after the campaign ends you will get access to our pledge manager. Your order will get fulfilled only if you have completed the pledge manager before campaign fulfilment. Please note that due to weight limitations in the shipping methods we use, your order may be delivered in multiple packages. Even though all of your packages most probably will get shipped at the same time, there is always a chance they will arrive to you several days apart. This may occur due to each country's postal service sort-and-dispatch system.

We generally do not offer refunds unless we are completely unable to deliver the project. We will not offer refunds because of delays in delivery or changes/adjustments to the game's components, layout etc. or for damaged components that we are able to replace. We will examine any request for a refund separately and may refund only the cases we feel the request for a refund is justified.

The gift of the Palace Miniature for the backers of the first 48 hours of the campaign will be given only to those who will select one of the 2 available plegde levels 'A Thief's Fortune - MAIL' and 'A Thief's Fortune - ESSEN SPIEL 2018', not to those who select a pledge without a reward.

The gift of the 4 cardboard pouches for backers of Artipia Games past campaigns (Kitchen Rush, Whoosh: Bounty Hunters, Grand Fair, Piece of Cake, A Thief's Fortune canceled campaign) will be given only to those who backed for copies of those games, not to those who pledged without a reward.

Through this campaign you may receive updates on Artipia Games’ other upcoming projects. Such updates will be rare.



Please note that all material depicted in this campaign is a work in progress. Various elements and layouts might change until the game gets produced.

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