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Welcome to Eternal Kings — the game that combines the classic strategy of chess with the diverse combos of a card game!
Welcome to Eternal Kings — the game that combines the classic strategy of chess with the diverse combos of a card game!
Welcome to Eternal Kings — the game that combines the classic strategy of chess with the diverse combos of a card game!
355 backers pledged $26,557 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to Eternal Kings—the game that combines the strategy of chess with the diverse combos of a card game. You control your experience in the game: first by constructing your own unique deck of cards, then by using their abilities to destroy your opponent on the field of battle.

  "This game is Far deeper than any casual perusal will make evident. It is NOT simply chess with a theme pasted on. It used a framework taken from chess, stands it on its head, and turns it into something completely different. I was not expecting anything near what this game actually is. It's like taking the basic idea of chess and throwing in heavy elements of Star Realms/Yugioh/Magic, then stirring it into a frenzy. This is not a game to be overlooked or misunderstood. It's currently on kickstarter and has a gameplay video further down its page, - you owe it to yourself to watch it. This was not expected, at all, but IS amazing." - Lee Godwin, on BGG.

"Eternal Kings will be a game that you will see hardcore gamers playing at your local game store and conventions for years to come." - Geekdad

"But now there’s Rolanda Issa, the fearless creator of ETERNAL KINGS – a brand new and super exciting take on Chess that the Nerd Much? crowd is most certainly going to love." - Bobby Bernstein, www.nerdmuch.com

"Eternal Kings provides the adventure of Magic the Gathering with the strategy of chess. Using a deck of cards and your mind, this is an amazing game that adds a new dimension to the 64 squares." -- Alan Kantor, National Chess Master

"YOU NEED THIS: Eternal Kings, Chess Done In A New Light" - John A. DeLeon, nothingbutgeek.com

"Eternal Kings brings western chess to a thrilling new level. Highly recommended for aficionados of abstract analog tabletop games." - Timothy Connolly, TSR Games, Senior Editor

"Chess... Improved!" Jessica Fiset, Geekbecois English / French

"Eternal Kings is a card game for chess fans and it is chess for card game fans" - Prans, GBAtemp

Featuring beautiful art and a cool setup, it’s an intriguing new way to spend time with some friends. - Patrick Hickey Jr. reviewfix.com

We demoed at the San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con. Hear what some of the players had to say!

We would like to give a special thanks to all the players who contributed to the countless number of playtests and demos that we ran. Thank you so much for all your help and contributions. We could not have done this without you!

We have partnered with Ship Naked to handle fulfillment for Eternal Kings. Because of this, we are happy to offer EU and CA Customs Friendly Shipping. If for any reason you encounter any surprise customs charges during fulfillment, simply contact us at shipping@eternalkings.com with your customs receipt and we will reimburse you through PayPal.

Shipping costs:

  • U.S - $9
  • Canada - $13
  • E.U. - $14
  • Rest of World - $27

If you are outside of the USA and are interested in bulk packages, contact us directly at kickstarter@eternalkings.com.


We'll proudly be using Backerkit as a pledge manager after the campaign ends!

Why Back this project:

  • Gameplay - We're not messing around. When creating Eternal Kings, we intended to make a serious 1v1 competitive game with no gimmicks. The reason we used chess strategy as the movement is because it's perfect. There was no need fix something that wasn't broken. So instead, we added a layer to the game that makes it much more exciting and fun, yet pays homage to one of the greatest games of all time. Your choices matter. So get ready.

  • Tournament play - You better believe it. Build your army and get ready to play with the big boys! We intend to start running tournaments as soon as possible. We CANNOT wait to see what kind of strategies you bring.
  • Stretch Goals - Your pledge will absolutely improve the game and make it better for everyone!
  • Amazing Artwork and Storyline! - Your Kings, Queens, Rooks, Pawns, Bishops, and Knights now have a face and name to them. From the artwork of Denis Nigmatullin, Jason Nguyen, Joewie Aderes, and Piotr Foksowicz, Eternal Kings is a brutal reminder that we are not safe from anything, not even our own planet. Will our race survive? Stay tuned and find out!
  • You'll Get A Copy First - We are 100% committed to fulfilling all Kickstarter pledges before Eternal Kings is available in retail.

How you can help:

  • Visit our BGG page here. Become a fan and subscribe to our page.
  • Share this project with your friends and family. Let's build this community together!

Risks and challenges

As with any Kickstarter project, there can be setbacks or other unforeseen circumstances. This is why we've partnered up with a manufacturing and fulfillment company that both have outstanding track records, to minimize these setbacks.

We have done significant pre-production to get the game in the state it is in now. All the art and graphics are done. And through thousands of hours of play testing, the mechanics are top notch. What we need now are the funds to manufacture the product, which is where you can help, by backing our project.

When the Kickstarter ends, we will immediately start working on getting everything set and ready to print, so that we can send out Eternal Kings as soon as possible!

Our commitment is to build a strong a community. During the entire process, we'll be as transparent as possible, letting you know everything that's happening every step of the way. We will not rest until this game is in your hands!

And thank you so much for your trust in our company and Eternal Kings. Let's build this community and get to playing!

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    FULL GAME OF ETERNAL KINGS
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    - Eternal Kings Alpha Box
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    TWO FULL GAMES OF ETERNAL KINGS
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    - Two Eternal Kings Alpha Boxes
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