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Winterborne is a unique Euro board game for 1-4 players with a fresh take on Deckbuilding and Kingdom Expansion.
Winterborne is a unique Euro board game for 1-4 players with a fresh take on Deckbuilding and Kingdom Expansion.
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In Winterborne, players become the founders of their own mighty clan. Their goal is to lead their people wisely and prepare them to survive the cruel Norse winter. They have one Norse calendar year to explore, trade and conquer their way to supremacy. At the end of the coldest season, the clan with the most Victory Points will emerge as the Champion of Winterborne. The others will be left to Hela's cold mercies. Winter is waiting...

Winterborne is a Euro-style medium weight game for two to four players. It features light deck and tableau building. There are multiple paths to victory and each player can decide the best route based on card collection, expanding, or trading with allies. Each path provides a a unique and enjoyable play, giving the game strong replayability.

Number of Players: 2 to 4 | Game Time: 45-90 minutes | Age: 12+ | Boardgamegeek Link 


Winterborne finished in the Top 4 at Stonemaier Design Day 2018 out of 30 entries.  The Design Day itself featured designers, playtesters, and gamers from St. Louis and around the country for 10 hours of playtesting and gaming. 




In Winterborne, players will chose a Clan. Each Clan comes with a Player Board, Six Starting Cards and a Kingdom Board. 


Stretch Goals will be focused on upgrading the game components and adding value and content as well as exclusives for the game.

Game Cards 300gsm Blackcore

Tokens are 2mm greyboard

Settlements and Churches / Meeples wooden

Season Board is a Folding Game Board

Player Board / Province Boards / Kingdom Board thick card

Check out the full review here
Check out the full review here
Kingdom Board Art
Kingdom Board Art

 Four Player

Solo Play


Season Board
Season Board
Art Not Final
Art Not Final


Cards you can add to your Starter Deck
Cards you can add to your Starter Deck

 Talon Strikes Studios games would not be able to be made without Kickstater. This is a wonderful platform that allows us to manufacture the great games that we create. As a smaller publisher Kickstarter gives us an avenue to interact with backers in a way that we would not have in a traditional market.

In past projects we have used the platform to build a better game, increase contact, infuse backer art and ideas.

Vinyl - In Vinyl we were able to blend in a large number of backer submitted art into the game albums. We also were able to add backer suggestions and backers helped to shape the game in many ways.

King's Champion - In King's Champion we were able to not only add in a bunch of art to the game through backer support. That art was a direct reflection of the backers. We were also again able to add in backer ideas and suggestions from our community.

This type of valuable interaction only comes from this type of platform. We consider it an honor to be able to interact, discuss and exchange ideas about games and the hobby with the folks that support us on Kickstater. 

Like many other publishers, we will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship. We will collect this via our pledge manager after the campaign ends. This is so we can be fair to to you all since final shipping sizes are unpredictable with a growing campaign. Plus this gives more room for us to add in features and items through stretch goals.

After manufacturing, we'll ship your rewards at our cost to our international hubs. Following, is a rough estimate for shipping a standard game package (approx. 4kg volumetric weight). Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise based on weight increases from unlocked stretch goals and any add-ons you choose.

  • USA: $8-$12 to most states. ($25 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.)
  • CANADA: $15-$18 to most cities.
  • ASIA: $17-20 to China and Hong Kong. $20 to most other countries (we can't predict an estimate cost to Malaysia, Singapore, or Indonesia).
  • OCEANIA: $17-$20 to Australia. $20 to New Zealand.
  • EUROPE: $15-$18 to most countries. $25 to Norway, Finland, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.

Unfortunately, different import laws and customs from some specific countries have made it impossible for our shipping/fulfillment partner to ship to such as Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. Due to that we will not ship to these areas. 

Risks and challenges

If you have looked at our page and read all the fine print and you are to this point, we hope that you have decided to back Winterborne. We promise to deliver to you the best product we can. We have continued to learn through each campaign we run. We don't foresee any delays to this project as all the art and design is completed. However, in the event that something should come up we will keep you informed just as we have done on other campaigns.

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