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An empire-building card game for conquerors and builders from an award-winning designer. 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, tons of fun.
An empire-building card game for conquerors and builders from an award-winning designer. 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, tons of fun.
An empire-building card game for conquerors and builders from an award-winning designer. 1-4 players, 30-60 minutes, tons of fun.
968 backers pledged $36,033 to help bring this project to life.

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Did you miss the campaign? That's ok, you can still check out Coin & Crown and pre-order at the Escape Velocity Games website.  

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Stretch goals will be revealed as the game funds and goals are achieved. We're going to have some stretch goals based on backer count and some will be based on total funding. 

If there are stretch goals you'd like to see, please comment on the campaign!

 

In Coin & Crown, you and up to three opponents (or play solo) compete to control an ancient civilization, vying for power as you build up your troops and resources to conquer and cultivate as many lands as possible.

Each turn, you will draw coins from your coin purse for income, which can be spent as you see fit. What will you do with your limited wealth? Buy new resources? Harvest existing ones? Recruit new troops? Construct buildings to improve productivity? Donate to the church? Enhance your coin draw by exchanging with the Imperial Mint? Reserve money for next year?   

It will take careful planning to grow your army and advance your empire! Every decision you make will help toward gaining victory points, with the winner being the player who has the most points by game end. Use your coins wisely to claim the crown!

 

Each round, players will draw 4 coins from their bag and then take turns deciding how to spend them. On your turn, you will choose from one of three actions:

In order to reign, you must conquer lands, which earn you points! The more lands you conquer, the more points you’ll earn. Lands can be conquered by force using your army or by diplomacy using your coins.

For each land you own, you have the opportunity to upgrade it to an even greater land! But to do so, you’ll need to dedicate resources (wheat, sheep, lumber, ore). In the above example, this hamlet needs ore and wheat to upgrade to a village. To upgrade it to a town, you will need two wheat and one lumber.

Of course, to do all this conquering and upgrading, you will need some cards from the market. You can purchase a card from the market by using the coins drawn at the beginning of the round.

For a more comprehensive overview, check out the video below by Steven Aramini, one of the designers for Coin & Crown:

Still not enough? Well, we've got you covered. Download and read the full rulebook here.

 

*Please note that the rulebook currently includes some cards that will be featured as stretch goals (we will update the rulebook after the campaign to include all the stretch goals).

"Very pure, very elegant... There's a lot going on, it's solid, it's fun, it's very easy to explain... It's really sharp, I'm very very impressed by it!" - Richard Ham, Rahdo Runs Through

"Loaded with strategic decisions each turn, Coin & Crown is a gorgeous and truly unique empire builder. It's also a ton of fun!"  - Chris Leder, designer of Roll For It and Trainmaker

"Multiple paths to victory! There's a lot of game in this box." - Matthew O'Malley, designer of Between Two Cities, Diner, and Knot Dice

“It feels a lot like Dominion, but streamlined, and, honestly, it feels very fresh. This game is simply a fun and easy game to play.” - Jason Glover, designer of Dig Down Dwarf and Four Tribes

“With its sleek graphic design and well-oiled mechanics, Coin & Crown offers a great experience regardless of what path you take to victory.” - Danny Devine, designer of Ghosts Love Candy and Topiary

 

 

 

We're hoping to keep the rewards for this campaign simple! The main reward will include a copy of the game and any applicable stretch goals. 

Game bundles are available. A slight discount is given for 2 copies, with more aggressive discounts for more copies. 

For backers looking for the best deal or to save on shipping, please consider the 4x game reward level.

For retailers or distributors, please contact us directly for special pricing.

Shipping & Customs     

Backers within the EU will have their games shipped from within the EU and will not need to worry about additional VAT charges. 

This project will also be AU-Friendly. Backers outside of Australia, the EU, or the USA are expected to pay any applicable taxes/duties/customs/fees. The actual pledge amount for the game will be marked on the box for calculation purposes and it will be labeled as merchandise, not a gift. Fulfillment will be directly from China.

 

Escape Velocity Games is an independent game publisher based in Baltimore, MD run by Steven Cole. Steven is the producer on this project and is most likely the one you will hear from if you send any questions or comments, which are quite welcome!  

Coin & Crown was designed by Steven Aramini (designer of Barker's Row, Yardmaster, Groves, and Circle the Wagons) and Janice Baker, who also did the amazing graphic design work. Steven is a 2014 Ion Award Winner, as well as winner of two Game Crafter design challenges (Coin & Crown was the winner of one of them) and the Button Shy Wallet Contest.

Cover art was done by the talented Jeff Brown. For the Kickstarter video, music was provided by Kevin MacLeod and licensed under Creative Commons (Attribution 3.0 License).

Risks and challenges

Every project comes with its own risks and challenges, and this one will be no different. The final touches for manufacturing could be delayed, production could be slower than expected, errors could be found in pre-production proofs, or any number of things could happen to introduce a delay.

On a positive note, the game design, illustrations, graphic design, and playtesting are all complete. We're partnering with a proven manufacture, and this is Escape Velocity Games' fifth Kickstarter project. Our four previous projects have all been delivered to satisfied backers.

Thank you for trusting us and helping to make Coin & Crown a reality!

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