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A Strategy Card Game that combines the best elements of Tower Defense and Role Playing Games
A Strategy Card Game that combines the best elements of Tower Defense and Role Playing Games
276 backers pledged $33,774 to help bring this project to life.

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Castle Assault is an intense Battle Card Game for 1 or 2 Players where You lead a strategic conquest of your Enemy's Castle Stronghold. Castle Assault includes many different Cultures, each with their own customizable deck, tactics, and lore for great re-playability.

The unique 1-Player Campaign progresses through numerous Scenarios with different victory conditions and as you complete Scenarios and mini-quests Your Hero levels-up and gets even more powerful!  You customize your Heroes to the path You want them to follow. 

Gameplay begins by summoning Units from your hand to your Castle Rampart to physically move across the Battlefield toward your opponent.  Victory is through destruction of your opponents Castle as your Units execute tactics via their stats and abilities.  Games are completed in 30 minutes or less and are "Fast, FUN, and easy to pick-up"

"I find Castle Assault’s style of play to be much more satisfying than any other card-based tactical combat wargame I’ve played in sometime." - Cyrus Kirby, FatherGeek

"Theres something about Castle Assault that's 'just FUN'... Ultimately if you are a 2-Player gamer this is a 'have to get' kind of game" - Lance Myxter, The Undead Viking

"Castle Assault is a very fun game... that I definitely recommend backing on Kickstarter." - Maurice Fitzgerald, Club Fantasci

"Castle Assault was really easy to understand and extremely easy to get into... this was a really fun game." - Merlin_the_Shut-In, Aftergamerz.com

...and gamers like you in 1000+ play-tests have been saying...

"if you're down, you're never out... there is great balance in the counter-attack and you can leave your opponent breathless... I love it."

"The mechanics [between decks] really have depth... even a re-match with the same decks will not be the same... its not so much playing your hand... but adapting to the way your opponent is playing."

  • 1 - Massive 6-fold 20" x 30" Gameboard
  •   - 34 Card Or'cal'amity (Orcish)
  •   - 34 Card Caleas’ri’ealven (Elvish)
  •   - 34 Card Gilded Knights (Human)
  •   - 34 Card Black Vigil (Undead)
  •   - 27 Card 1-Player Campaign (Mercenary Warband)
  •   - 4 Dual-sided upgradable Heroes
  •   - Stamp book of Equipment and Abilities to customize your Heroes as they level-up
  •   - 16 Neutral Ability cards to enhance a desired strategy and enhance deck customization
  • 3 - 12mm laser engraved red dice
  • 2 - 16mm laser engraved black dice
  • 5 - Glass counters (Red)
  • 3 - Soul glass counters (Black)
  • 1 - Arcane glass counter (Yellow)
  • 1 - Discard glass counter (Clear)
  • Rule booklet
  • 1st Expansion "Unheralded Omens"
  •   - 34 Card Crimson Vampire culture
  •   - 34 Card Lunar Hunt (Werewolves)
  •   - 2 additional Dual-sided upgradable Heroes!
  • Total 260+ Cards!

Castle Assault assimilates exciting concepts from many popular games and streamlines the complexity to create an easy to pick-up, fast, FUN game.

1-Player Campaign.  One massive storyline across 9 different Scenarios each with their own differing path to Victory.  Complete the campaign once per Culture for 54 Different experiences!

Role-playing element to Level-up your Hero.  As you defeat the Single Player Campaign you gain Levels; which you can then use to customize your Hero.  Each Hero is different but you decide what path you want to take your Hero (do you want an all-or-nothing Fighter?, a Ranged expert?, or perhaps a Healer who will focus on supporting and promoting your on-Battlefield Units)  You decide your path to Victory! 

Intense 2 Player battles with 260+ cards and 6 Player Cultures for extremely varying gameplay and rich strategic experiences.  Each of these Cultures can be played against each other for 15 completely different battles!

The Art!! We have collaborated with 14 Artists and they have created 115+ unique pieces of exciting hand created artwork for this project!

Castle Assault is a brand new and unique gaming experience combining the ferocious onslaught of Tower Defense games with the strategic elements of CCGs and progressive advancement of RPG's.  Castle Assault seeks to break the mold of traditional card games and organically extract the most enjoyable parts of these different genres and distill them into a standalone concept. 

Castle Assault is a customizable card game AND NOT a 'collectible' type of Trading Card Game.  You get everything.  There will not be 'random booster packs', only additional Culture expansions to further multiply the depth of gameplay and you will always get ALL the cards to challenge your gameplay style.  We are actively playtesting 20 amazing new Cultures with over 1500 playtesting rounds recorded.  Should our stretch goals be met we are extremely excited to bring these expansions to you.

Expansions!!  MORE Cultures, MORE Artists, and YOU VOTE for what you want to see!

  • Dwarves vs Dragons
  • Steampunk (tech) vs Nature (primal)
  • Mongols vs Ninjas
  • Cthulhu
  • Giants & Treants
  • More 1-Player Campaigns
  • New 1-Player Campaign antagonists with massively new mechanics

The $28,000 funding target falls considerably short of the costs required to Illustrate with 14 artists, Manufacture a game, Ship it to us, Ship the game to you and cover the Kickstarter fee, however, we consider this a joint development project and as such we are taking a number of costs to bring this exciting game to realization with you.  Please know EVERY contribution you make is sincerely appreciated and moves us toward our goal!

Risks and challenges

We have identified 3 risks associated with Castle Assault project realization; Manufacturing, International Shipping, and our Art Assets.
To mitigate the risk associated with Manufacturing we have identified 5 potential manufacturers and received quotes from each. Each manufacturer has its strengths; cost, minimum quantity buy, or manufacturing location. Dependent on the final pledge level, we will downselect to one manufacturer based on our internal weighting of the above factors. Proactively with our two most competitive quotes from our manufacturers we have obtained mfg. approved bleed files as well as other associated periphery requirements to initiate a contract.
To burn down the risk associated with International Shipping we have identified a fulfillment location based in the UK. This location has been recommended to us through industry contacts.
Challenges associated with Art is largely based on our reward levels to include backer representative imagery. We have our artists primed and on-call and upon conclusion of the project (and the Kickstarter 14 day pledge collection window) we can compensate our artists to begin work. Our talented group of artists clearly understand the impact of this timeline and have made arrangements on their workload to ensure their work is completed quickly but with quality representative of this project.

This team lives Castle Assault.
This team IS Castle Assault...
Every night and day Castle Assault is raw passion and since its genesis 2.5 yrs ago we have continuously improved this product with play-testers in numerous states, conventions, hobby shops, and meet-ups all culminating and incorporating your feedback. Weekends are dedicated to playtesting, garnering feedback, and hammering out all possible kinks. 2014 was, and 2015 is an all-out, all-hands-on-deck effort to deliver the most solid, balanced, and enjoyable gaming experience to You.
Castle Assault is not a hobby. It is a full on obsession and there is no obstacle our team cannot collaborate around to overcome. If you support this project we personally vow and assure you we will see this project through thick or thin to see it delivered to your hands and support it beyond.

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    DIGITAL SQUIRE - A sincere "Thank You" for supporting our project and 4 Digital Castle Assault Wallpapers: The Mercenary Lieutenant, The Undead Amalgamation, The Orcs Rocket Rida, and The Wolves Beastmaster.

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    DIGITAL STANDARD BEARER - Everything in DIGITAL SQUIRE plus a Print n' Play of the 4 Core Factions and an additional 4 Digital Castle Assault Wallpapers: The Vampires Sanguine Dragon, The Elves Moonblade Warrior, The Castle Assault Card Logo and The Mercenary Battle Mural! (Total 8 digital wallpapers)

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    CASTLE ASSAULT CORE EDITION and the 1st Castle Assault Expansion "UNHERALDED OMENS"! - Includes all 8 digital wallpapers in DIGITAL STANDARD BEARER + the Castle Assault Boardgame with all 4 Factions of the Elves, Humans, Orcs, Undead and the epic Single-Player Mercenary Campaign. This also includes the 1st Expansion "Unheralded Omens" which feature the Wolf and Vampire Factions, plus 2 copies of an Exclusive Kickstarter Factionless Ability, PLUS ALL CORE EDITION unlocked Stretch Goals!

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    CASTLE ASSAULT MASTERS EDITION and the 1st Expansion UNHERALDED OMENS! - Includes all 8 digital wallpapers in DIGITAL STANDARD BEARER and the CASTLE ASSAULT CORE EDITION including all 4 Factions, the Single-Player Campaign, and the 1st Expansion "Unheralded Omens" + ALL MASTER EDITION unlocked Stretch Goals, and an Armory Loot Chest deck protector to store and save your unique Abilities as you progress through the Single-Player Campaign, plus 2 copies of 2 Unique Kickstarter Exclusive Factionless Abilities!

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    CASTLE ASSAULT WAR KING and the 1st Expansion UNHERALDED OMENS! - Includes all 8 digital wallpapers in DIGITAL STANDARD BEARER and the CASTLE ASSAULT CORE EDITION including all 4 Factions, the Single-Player Campaign, the 1st Expansion UNHERALDED OMENS with its amazing 2 additional Factions, ALL Stretch Goals possible, 3 unique Exclusive KS Factionless Abilities, the Armory Loot Chest deck protector + 2 Unique EPIC level Kickstarter Exclusive Factionless "Artifice" Ability cards which are so powerful that only 1 can be added to your deck before battle! Also includes an additional 2 copies of every Factionless Ability in the Core Set for a total of 18 extra cards!

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    MERCHANT TROVE - 5 copies of the CASTLE ASSAULT CORE EDITION! (which includes 5 copies of the 1st Expansion "Unheralded Omens" and 10 copies of each of the Core Edition Exclusive Kickstarter Factionless Abilities) and all 8 digital wallpapers in DIGITAL STANDARD BEARER

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    HERALDIC AUTHORITY - Everything in the CASTLE ASSAULT WAR KING pledge + You name a Card in Castle Assault and our design team will incorporate Your Card into a playable Faction and Your Card will be included in every copy of Castle Assault! ALSO receive an invite to a Launch Party in New York City, NY (we've got the beverages covered!)

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    ENTER THE GAME! - Everything in the CASTLE ASSAULT WAR KING pledge + One of our talented artists will illustrate Your likeness, and our game designers will incorporate You into a Faction or the Single-Player Campaign. Your likeness will be included in ALL copies of Castle Assault and of course you get to name it!! ALSO credited in the game's documentation as a Special Contributor and ALSO receive a VIP invite to a Launch Party in New York City, NY (we've got the beverages covered!)

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    YOU'RE A BOSS! - Everything in the CASTLE ASSAULT WAR KING pledge + One of our talented artists will illustrate Your likeness, and our game designers will incorporate You as a Faction Hero or as a legendary antagonist Leader in the Single-Player Campaign. Your likeness will be included in ALL copies of Castle Assault and of course you get to name it!! ALSO credited in the game's documentation as a Special Contributor and ALSO receive a VIP invite to a Launch Party in New York City, NY (we've got the beverages covered!)

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    SUMMONING OF THE CREATORS - Game designer TJ Dunbar and a contingent of the Castle Assault team will personally Thank, Sign, and Hand deliver 4 copies of the Castle Assault WAR KING EDITION boardgame to you including sitting down and playing Castle Assault with you and your friends. This reward includes all digital prints, ALL Stretch Goals, all the different exclusive KS Factionless Abilities, an additional Faction Deck of your choice for amazing "Dueling Action", the Armory Loot Chest, and as many numerous other promotional materials we can pack in our bags. Within 200 miles of New York City, NY is preferred but we can discuss further locations. ALSO receive a VIP invite to a Launch Party in New York City, NY (we've got the beverages covered!)

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Funding period

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