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A fun and fast card game that mimics how samurais competed against each other by earning their daimyo’s trust in Feudal Japan.
A fun and fast card game that mimics how samurais competed against each other by earning their daimyo’s trust in Feudal Japan.
271 backers pledged HK$ 71,776 to help bring this project to life.

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  ...AND MORE in stretch goals!

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We are partnering with different logistics companies and are able to obtain great international shipping costs. Backers from the European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will not suffer import taxes or additional custom charges. Additionally, backers from Hong Kong will receive free shipping on their rewards.

 

Hi everyone, we’re IceMakes, a young, vibrant game design company that is based in Hong Kong. We love playing board games and to take our passion to the next level, we started designing our own games. Since 2014, we’ve collaborated with several local non-profit organisations to start publishing our dreams. 

Growing up playing countless board games and video games, we particularly enjoy those that are set in Japan’s Sengoku period. The chaotic warring states period provides a perfect background for a game story. And after designing quite a few board games ourselves, we’ve decided it’s time to create a simple but strategic card game that is easy to learn and fun to play. By combining these two elements, we created Samurai Vassal.

We’ve been brainstorming and playtesting the game for a year to refine the game mechanics to ensure high replayability. We’re happy that our friend Kwong-shing Lau, who is a brilliant artist, offered to help with the artwork of the game. Every character on the cards was hand-drawn and all the Japanese calligraphy was done by him. With the beautifully-designed characters and the gameplay that’s been tested over and over again, Samurai Vassal is a fun, fast paced card game that we hope you’ll enjoy with your friends and family.

You can find all of Shing's brilliant art work here: https://cowcowtony.wixsite.com/shing. Hire him to do your art!

 

 

Why Kickstarter? 

Ever since Kickstarter was launched in 2009, it has changed the way how games were published. Bringing a game to life is no longer something that can only be done by major game publishers. Now, game enthusiasts can also share their creations with other like-minded board game fanatics around the world. And because of that, we think Kickstarter is the perfect platform for us to share our passion with everyone. We would love to get your feedback and comments here on Kickstarter before we publish it, so that we can make sure the game that is delivered to your hands is the best version that it could be.

Risks and challenges

For Samurai Vassal, most of the artwork, card box, and game rules are ready. We’ve also lined up our publishing and shipping channels so that when the campaign ends, all we need to do is just finalise a little bit of the details and everything is ready to print and shipped to you.

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    Pledge HK$ 10 or more About $1

    Apprentice Samurai ~US$1.30

    Thank you for supporting us! You will receive all the updates from us and a shout out on our website, just like all the other samurais.

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    Pledge HK$ 40 or more About $5

    Digital Samurai ~US$5.2

    You will receive a PDF version of the basic game. Simply print and cut out the cards and trust tokens, and start battling other samurais!

    Includes:
    • PDF version of the basic game (6 sets of basic proposals)
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    Pledge HK$ 130 or more About $17

    Early Samurai ~US$17

    You will receive the full Samurai Vassal game with all the unlocked stretch goals, in addition to the Kickstarter Exclusive Card - a unique character proposal card with your name on it!

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    • Unique Character Proposal Card with your name on it
    • Full Samurai Vassal game with all unlocked stretch goals
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    Pledge HK$ 150 or more About $19

    Basic Samurai ~US$20

    You will receive the basic Samurai Vassal card game.

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    • Basic Samurai Vassal game
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    Pledge HK$ 190 or more About $24

    Kickstarter Samurai ~US$25

    You will receive the full Samurai Vassal game with all the unlocked stretch goals, as well as the Kickstarter Exclusive Card - a unique character proposal card with your name on it.

    Includes:
    • Unique Character Proposal Card with your name on it
    • Full Samurai Vassal game with all unlocked stretch goals
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    Pledge HK$ 190 or more About $24

    Early Expansion ~US$25

    Play with even more twists and turns and varying strategies!
    You will receive 10 extra character proposal cards, and the full Samurai Vassal game with all the unlocked stretch goals, plus a unique character proposal card with your name on it.

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    • Unique Character Proposal Card with your name on it
    • 10 extra character proposal cards
    • Full Samurai Vassal game with all unlocked stretch goals
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    Pledge HK$ 250 or more About $32

    Expansion Samurai ~US$33

    Play with even more twists and turns and varying strategies!

    You will receive 10 extra character proposal cards, and the full Samurai Vassal game with all the unlocked stretch goals, plus a unique character proposal card with your name on it.

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    • Unique Character Proposal Card with your name on it
    • 10 extra character proposal cards
    • Full Samurai Vassal game with all unlocked stretch goals
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    Pledge HK$ 450 or more About $57

    Your Face on a Card ~US$60

    You will receive one unique character proposal card (using a profile photo of your choice), the full Samurai Vassal game with all the unlocked stretch goals, and 10 extra character proposal cards.

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    • Unique Character Proposal Card with your name and face on it
    • 10 extra character proposal cards
    • Full Samurai Vassal game with all unlocked stretch goals
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    Pledge HK$ 2,200 or more About $280

    Merchant Samurai ~US$266

    Sell these in your retail store and spread the fun to other board game lovers!

    You will receive 10 full sets of the Samurai Vassal game, including all the stretch goals except for the Kickstarter Exclusive cards.

    Includes:
    • 10× Full Sets of Samurai Vassal game (excludes customized cards)
    • 10 extra character proposal cards
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    Pledge HK$ 2,500 or more About $318

    Design Your Own Samurai ~US$333

    Collaborate with us to design your very own card!

    You will receive 1 personalized character proposal card designed by you, 10 extra character proposal cards, the full Samurai Vassal card game, plus all the unlocked stretch goals.

    Includes:
    • Personalized Character Proposal Card designed by you
    • 10 extra character proposal cards
    • Full Samurai Vassal game with all unlocked stretch goals
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