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Realm-Master: The Epic Board Game has a 2 minutes setup time and can be learnt in only 5 minutes. Each time you play the board game crafts a new story with your hero central stage, defeating your rivals with combinations of curses, enchantments, weapons, brute force and good fortune. 

The board game features some push your luck dice rolling, a little bit of worker placement and lots of casting spells, buying weapons and equipment, enchanting your hero and attacking your rivals.

It takes 3-6 players and is best with 4. Games run from as little as 15 minutes up to epic battles for 6 players. Minimum player age: 8. Note: the dice rolling and random card drafting isn't for everyone, certain people hate random, if this is you then this board game isn't the right board game for you. 

Unique hero abilities are well balanced and lead to different strategies, different board games, and a different story each time you play. The final board game variants have led to some really exciting, really fun, knife-edge games with a palpable feeling of tension in the air.

We're back from exhibiting our board game at the UK Games Expo and got lots of invaluable feedback to make a better board game.

My favourite board game picture from the entire UK Games Expo, you can almost hear him thinking.
My favourite board game picture from the entire UK Games Expo, you can almost hear him thinking.

 

Deep board game thoughts!
Deep board game thoughts!

 

To enter the Realm, or not to enter the Realm, that is the board game question!
To enter the Realm, or not to enter the Realm, that is the board game question!

  

From the UK Games Expo, a five player game.
From the UK Games Expo, a five player game.

It's different to almost all other board games in so far that game design forces players to rethink winning strategies with each play. 

Realm-Master: The Epic Board Game features:

Quick setup time… our board game is ready to play in less than 2 minutes. Multiple paths to victory...You can either win by gaining banners or by killing other players. Each requires different strategies and will play differently each time. 
Quick Turns with little risk of analysis paralysis... Board game turns are fast, even with 4 other players you remain involved. 
Catch Up Mechanics... Winning players don’t build up a growing advantage. You’ll never have to sit out as another players wipes you all out. Instead temporary alliances can form to restore the balance.
Unique Heroes... which lead to interesting dilemmas and decisions.

Weapons help you do more damage to your opponents, equipment helps shield you from counter attack. Enchantments and potions add further variety to the mix. Like chess, you can enjoy the social board game or you can play at a far deeper, more strategic level.  

There are two ways to play the board game: Elimination and Points Victory.

Elimination game rules: In the elimination board game players that lose all their hearts are out of the game. The winner is the first player to get ten banners or the first to kill all other players. Elimination games can have very variable game lengths, especially for small player numbers, sometimes ending in as little as 10 minutes.

Points Victory: If you play the points victory game, the winner is the first player to win get 12 banners (not the usual 10), when you kill a player you gain 3 additional banners from the supply. Killed players return outside the Realm with their starting resources but lose all their buy cards, as well as half their banners and half their gold. 

How to play Realm-Master?

The rules are available on our website.

 

 

Check our some of our latest board game reviews:

"I'd buy it. It looks to me like King of Tokyo with more choices and better artwork. I prefer it to KoT." Chris Bromley, Board Games Trading & Chat UK

"The most fun I've had all evening" Jonathon, BBGG

"I knew I was going to like it the moment I saw the art." Sean BBGG

Board game play has been carefully formulated to give you lots of interesting decisions. Unique weapons, potions and swords can be stacked to further customise your hero and make you ever more powerful.

I've tried to think of everything so you can play the board game you want, the rules maximise your fun rather than restrict your choices.

 

You're welcome to get fully involved in the creative process, naming heroes, giving them special abilities, crafting new spells, weapons and equipment as well as designing new Land tiles, helping create the board game you want to play. The board game art looks great. 

You can also find our board game on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

It costs only £29 and the recommended retail price is £34. Shipping costs are £3 - US, £4 - UK, £7 - Australia, £10 - New Zealand, Rest of the World - £13. 

Thanks for reading. Any questions, let me know and I'll answer them as soon as I can. :) 

Risks and challenges

This is a new and unique board game which I really hope you like. Whilst this is my first Kickstarter I have spent months studying the crowdfunding format, board games and the board gamers that play them. I'm determined to make sure Realm-Master: The Epic Board Game is delivered to the highest possible standard.

Design

The board game has been extensively playtested and redesigned. There are still a few rules I'm rewording to make sure they are as clear as can be, and I'm putting a great deal of effort to make sure they work to maximise your enjoyment.

Artwork

Almost all of the artwork is complete for the board game, though I'll be adding to it right up to when we ship it out. The prototype has had much praise for component quality and it's often been mistaken for a published board game at game nights.

I've paid very close attention to detail and how the board game plays, and I'm going to continue with this right through the production process.

Manufacturing & Delivery

As this is my first campaign there will be challenges ahead but I'm working on making sure manufacturing and distribution runs as smoothly as possible.

This board game has been a work of love and obsession for the past 3+ years of my life. I hope you enjoy playing it, and thanks for reading and joining me on this journey. :)

We will ship the board game anywhere with a reliable mail service.

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