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An innovative semi co-op Fantasy board game for 2-5 players. Fast paced Euro game infused with a unique Dungeon crawler + Bonus Game

Link to pre-orders here.

In Fallen City of Karez, each player will take the role of a lord of one of the guilds who seek to tighten their grasp on the rising city. The players will strive to maintain a balance between keeping the city safe for its citizens by sending exploration parties to defeat any threats, and at the same time attracting to the emerging city new adventurers wishing to fill their pockets with fortunes and their names with glory.

Rule Book  

The Art of Karez:   

As an emerging publishing company we like to get our production values to the highest quality we can. We hire the most talented professionals in order to make this game a total experience, not only by its great gameplay but through every card and token a player holds in his hand. Our new graphic designer, Antonis Papantoniou gave the game its definitive look as he did with his previous board games (Drum roll, Briefcase and Among the stars). Here are some examples of our quest to excellence:

Final game board
Final game board
6 classes of Heroes
6 classes of Heroes
Encounter cards - final versions!
Encounter cards - final versions!
The new art for the city watch section on the game board
The new art for the city watch section on the game board

(find more at the bottom of this page)

Stretch Goals rewards:


A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels

A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels
A stretch goal bonus for minis box set pledge levels

Father Geek Review:  

"This is truly a “gamer’s game” and the semi-cooperative element was a big hit"... 
"Fallen City of Karez is a big game where strategy and mental stamina is essential".

Read through the full review here.

A Dice Tower preview - with Tom Vasel:

Tutorial Video : Part 1 - Basic Overview   

Here is our first instructional video that will cover most of the concepts,components and the first phases in game play (taking actions and activate them).

Tutorial Video : Part 2 - Adventures and Combat

Not sure yet?

You liked the game and wish to try out before pledging, no problem! I designed a solo adventure where you can print 1 page only and you will be able to experience encountering monsters and surviving deadly traps in our unique combat system. You can download the adventure here .                Note: this is pre-published prototype art.

Why Kickstarter? 

Our company has developed the game to a point where we are ready to produce it. As this is our first published game board project, our initial capital is very limited and we need your help to get a better production value for the game. Each backer can literally make the game better by allowing us to invest on more luxurious components than our very limited budget can support. 

A successful campaign will also allow our designer to push forward additional game designs towards publication. Please visit our website to find out more.

What's in the box?   

This is the updated list of components:

  • Game board (64X91 cm)
  • Rule book 
  • 5 Guild of Karez cards (122X70)
  • 12 Hero cards (standard euro size)
  • 51 Encounter cards 
  • 53 Item and Instant mini-cards 
  • 14 Adventure mini-cards 
  • 26 Dice: 10 red, 5 blue, 5 green, 1 black d3 and 5 treasure 
  • 24 Wooden people tokens: 17 white (citizens) and 7 black (adventurers)
  • 59 Wooden cubes: red (threat), blue (valor), black (wound) and yellow (gold)  
  • 10 Green crystal tokens (Un-locked!)
  • 35 Guild tokens: 7 of each guild
  • 11Level up tokens: 5 attack and 6 defense
  • 3 Monitoring markers 

Mini Expansion - The Golden Dragon:


This new guild house is available with the "Adventurers of Karez" pledge level and up. 

The Golden Dragon Guild is one of the oldest guild houses in the known world, its mysterious demeanor and deity fed the rumors tying them to the destruction of Karez. The player who controls the lord of the Golden Dragon guild will conspire to destroy the city of Karez! If Karez does not become a City by the end of the game, this player wins the game and all the other players lose.

As the king leaves Karez to its ruins, the Golden Dragon's worshipers can finally construct their secret temple and resurrect their beloved deity.

Pledge levels:


includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)

includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)

includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)

will include any stretch goals reached (minis+game related)
will include any stretch goals reached (minis+game related)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
will include any stretch goal reached (minis and game related)
will include any stretch goal reached (minis and game related)

includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)
includes any stretch goal reached (game related - no minis!)

Minis Development:

early "green" for the Wizard hero miniature
early "green" for the Wizard hero miniature

More illustrations:

The new Adventure deck, by Antonis Papantoniou
The new Adventure deck, by Antonis Papantoniou
A new concept of a tree flourishing from Lava
A new concept of a tree flourishing from Lava
New sketch for the Blacksmith building
New sketch for the Blacksmith building

Many thanks to all contributors for your interest and support of our project.

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    "Fans of Karez.": For your kind support we will reward you with a magnificent desktop background for your PC and you will get online updates directly from the designer.

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    "Minis of Karez" - a full set of 6 30mm minis of all 6 classes of Heroes in Karez (1 of each class, unpainted resin). Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world).

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    Early bird! "Scouts of Karez" - as the first ones to back our project you will get the "Adventurers of Karez" pledge level at a lower cost (Copy of the game + mini expansion + every stretch goal reward). Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world). Essen pick-up is available!

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    "Adventurers of Karez': You will get 1 copy of the game + 1 Promo mini expansion (Golden Dragon Guild House) + all stretch goals reached. Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world). Essen pick-up is available!

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    "Heroes of Karez": You will get all of the "Adventurers of Karez" pledge level rewards + a collector's dice cup + a signed collector's poster. Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world). Essen pick-up is available!

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    "Founders of Karez": Same as the "Heroes of Karez" + your name will be carved in the chronicles of Karez as a co-founder in a special section in the game rule book. Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world). Essen pick-up is available!

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    "Adventurer & Minis" - all the rewards from "Adventurers of Karez" & "Minis of Karez". 1 copy of the game + mini expansion + basic minis box set (6 minis). (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world).

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    "Two adventurers" - Double of everything that comes with the "Adventurers of Karez" pledge level. Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world). Essen pick-up is available!

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    "Collector's Edition": all the rewards of the "Heroes of Karez" pledge level + 1 minis basic box set + 6 additional minis to be chosen from the 6 existing hero minis and any stretch goal reached (in total 12 minis!).

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    "Party of Two": Double of everything that comes with the "Heroes of Karez" pledge level. Shipping and handling is free to the U.S (pledge +5$ to Canada and Europe, +10$ to the rest of the world). Essen pick-up is available!

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    "Dinner at Essen" - Thursday 18.10.12 - You will get all the rewards that comes with the Co-founder level (75$) and you will have dinner with the Golden Egg team at Essen! (we will present you future games and answer any question, almost any...)

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    "Painted exclusive collector's edition" - You will get anything that is in the "Collector's edition" and you will get all your minis painted by EFS pro painters. Each 1st edition set will get a verified certificate. Free world wide shipping is included.

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    "Caravans of Karez": 6 copies of the game + 6 mini expansions, shipped freely world wide!

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    "Legends of Karez": You will get to be an illustrated new Hero of Karez . You will be one of the new heroic races in the Karez expansion (spoiler!) expected in Q1 2013! You will receive your Hero card with all of the "Heroes of Karez" pledge rewards. Shipping and handling is free of charge!

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    "Horrors of Karez": You will get to be an illustrated new Monster of Karez. You will be one of the new encounters in the Karez expansion (spoiler!) expected in Q1 2013! You will receive your Encounter card with all of the "Heroes of Karez" pledge rewards. Shipping and handling is free of charge!

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