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The Sultan needs your help! Explore the world, find ancient Books and venture into the Sultan's Library, a card game for 2-4 Players.
The Sultan needs your help! Explore the world, find ancient Books and venture into the Sultan's Library, a card game for 2-5 Players.
The Sultan needs your help! Explore the world, find ancient Books and venture into the Sultan's Library, a card game for 2-5 Players.
233 backers pledged CA$ 10,864 to help bring this project to life.

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Don't worry if you missed out on our campaign, you can still get your hands on Sultan's Library. Just come over to Photon Games and order your copy now!

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  Sultan's Library is a 2-4 player card game where players will explore various beautiful location cards, looking for Books to bring back to the Sultan's Library. However, the land is filled with ominous perils and awe inspiring events, wherein an unwary traveler might easily succumb. In the end, only one person will have the honor to become the Sultan's chosen Envoy. Will it be you?

We at Photon Games want to bring you the best game we can at the best price. We are making the cards out of 300gsm card stock to ensure that the beautiful art won't simple fade away. We will also be shipping the game hot off the presses to you, making sure that the game arrives at your doorstep with no mess or fuss!

Sultan's Library comes with the following:

14 Book Cards,  16 Event Cards,  35 Location Cards
14 Book Cards, 16 Event Cards, 35 Location Cards
33 Journey Cards,  24 Action Cards
33 Journey Cards, 24 Action Cards
10 Envoys and Tokens,  1 Sultan's Library,  1 First Player Token
10 Envoys and Tokens, 1 Sultan's Library, 1 First Player Token
                                              

The artwork for Sultan's Library is one of the best features of the game. It really give a great feel to the project and Zane's love for the medium really shines through. Here are a few pictures to give you a better idea of what went into the project.

A lot of time went into making the books really shine.
A lot of time went into making the books really shine.
One initial idea for a book card. We opted for a much sleeker appearance.
One initial idea for a book card. We opted for a much sleeker appearance.
How we got to the Historian we have now.
How we got to the Historian we have now.
Zane does love that Historian!
Zane does love that Historian!
Just a few of the many Location cards.
Just a few of the many Location cards.
A concept model for the Sultan's Library itself.
A concept model for the Sultan's Library itself.
Some of the different logos we considered.
Some of the different logos we considered.
The resource cards look amazing and colourful.
The resource cards look amazing and colourful.
A map of the Kingdom!
A map of the Kingdom!

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Each turn consists of 3 phases: Draw, Explore and Score.  

1. Draw: In the Draw phase you draw two cards from the Action Deck. Action cards will let you do things like Travel somewhere without paying, make other players lose Actions etc. The Action Deck also has Journey cards in it, which allows you to pay for the various things you will be doing in the game.


2. Explore: In the Explore phase, you will pay Explore points to look around the area you are in for Books. If there are no Books near you, you will automatically move on to the next Location. You have 2 Actions per turn. You can do things like Explore the Area, Play Action Cards, Pick-up and Deposit Books and more.

3. Score: If someone has Deposited 3 Books during the Score phase, the players finish out the round. You Score as much Knowledge as is indicated on all your Deposited Books. Whoever scored the most Knowledge wins! 

You can watch us play a game below:

or watch Barry Doublet do a play through here:

Finally, click on the image below to read an overview of the rules:

 Zane Atkinson and Ryno Lourens have known each other for years. With Ryno's talent for games and Zane's dedication to his art, it was inevitable that the two of them would end up making an amazing game together.

 I have spent my whole life bringing my imagination to life through my art and design; constantly developing my skills and qualifications so that I could put myself in positions to create what I love. Photon Games allows me to draw and think freely; designing characters and creatures that I have always wanted to see in games. I can't wait to bring our games to life and see people enjoy what we are all so passionate about.

 Ever since I was young, I have been making my own games. I would dream up some crazy game or other and become obsessed with it, not resting till a prototype had been made and my friends had been convinced to playtest. Sometimes the games fell by the wayside, others we still play today. Photon Games is my way of sharing the games I love making with more people who, hopefully, love playing them.

 We will be listing all of the prices in US and Canadian Dollars below. We are shipping the games directly from China, so the cost of shipping is practically the same all around the world. Besides the Rewards themselves, with every pledge you will also receive our heartfelt thanks!

*Add $5 to any pledge level to receive the digital downloadable version of the play mat.*

Each of the Reward Levels includes all of the previous levels. Here's what you can get:

  The votes are in! Here are the Stretch Goals for Sultan's Library:

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Risks and challenges

There might be delays in the artwork or the production stages of this product, however we at Photon Games want to build trust with our backers and will keep you up to date every step of the way. We also plan to give you updates on our progress at least twice a month, to ensure that you stay as informed on the process as we are.

And if you have any questions about the project, feel free to email us at photonicg@gmail.com at any time.

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    THE EXPLORER - You will collaborate with Zane Atkinson and Ryno Lourens to help design your own, brand new location card which will be included in all copies of Sultan's Library (plus all previous Reward Levels and Stretch Goals).

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    THE CHOSEN - You will collaborate with Zane Atkinson and Ryno Lourens to help design your own, brand new character which will be included in all copies of Sultan's Library (plus all previous Reward Levels and Stretch Goals).

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