Sky Dynasty - Strategy Card Game
Sky Dynasty is a card based strategy game for 2-5 players using simultaneous play, deck building, and location control mechanics.
-The basic game starts at 40 USD plus 6 USD shipping within the United States, but we will gladly ship anywhere in the world-
Sky Dynasty is a deck builder game played in rounds with a 10 card hand. Players compete for control over seven different locations each round by secretly dispatching cards in phases. Each location offers unique advantages such as purchasing cards, gaining coins or earning influence (victory points).
Sky Dynasty is unique in that it employs simultaneous play in stages rather than turns. Players must make decisions on where and when to dispatch their cards simultaneously with opponents. Do you split up your forces to different locations in hopes of winning multiple areas, concentrate your forces on one area for a more assured victory or play off your less important cards to buy time and see what your opponents will do? Players must choose wisely in order to be victorious.
Check out reviews of Sky Dynasty:
- Lets Level Up "very, very cutthroat, very fast paced and engaging" " Definitely one you would want to look at"
- Cloak and Meeple "a lot of interesting play and a lot of strategy within"
- Board Game Authority "a really clever recombination of existing game mechanics to make a wholly-unique new experience"
- I Slay The Dragon "often ensnaring the entire table in high-stakes, winner-take-all battles leading to glorious victory…or ignominious defeat."
- GamerNode "Sky Dynasty is mechanically unique and has been inventive with the deck-building genre"
- Gameosity Review "Sky Dynasty remains a clever combination of area control and deck building"
To get an idea of how the game plays, I've prepared a video that goes over the basics and demonstrates game play.
Featuring 30 unique ship cards, four unique location cards for each location (not including open space) and random location cards, Sky Dynasty provides a dynamic game play experience while maintaining a high level of strategy. Every game presents new opportunities.
The basic game includes 288 mini sized cards printed on high quality card stock.
- 1 tin game box (not included in prototype editions)
- 288 mini game cards
- 7 location tiles (3.5 X 5.75 inches)
- 45 acrylic gems (influence)
- 50 punch out coins
- 30 plastic rockets (player markers)
- 1 plastic pawn (palace marker)
- 1 six sided die
Pledge Levels and Editions
Please send a message if you are interested in obtaining multiple reward levels such as obtaining a third copy of the game or a prototype and production copy. We will be happy to accommodate you.
We are offering the opportunity to pledge for one of the Prototype Editions of Sky Dynasty that was used as a review/preview copy. You will receive one of only six Prototype Editions of Sky Dynasty in existence! Act soon because there are only two copies of this rare edition that are available in this campaign.
In addition, as a backer of the Prototype Edition, you will get to be one of the first backers to receive your reward. Since the two Prototype editions already exist, they are available for shipping as soon as the campaign ends.
Please note that the Prototype Edition does not include the game box, and are shipped in a plain cardboard shipping box. Stretch goals may ship later.
We are offering a special Limited Edition version of the Sky Dynasty for $55 USD plus shipping. We will only be offering 25 copies, so get yours while supplies last!
The Limited Edition features the following:
- A signed copy of the game with unlocked stretch goals
- A numbered thank you card identifying the game as a limited edition and personally thanking you for your support as a Kickstarter backer
- 2 Wraith promo ship cards
- 2 Starliner promo ship cards
Multiple Game Packs
We also offer larger quantity packs of the game which save you some money on the base cost of the game, but may save a lot on shipping.
Stretch Goal $10,000 - Sky Dynasty Magnet!
If we raise over $10,000, backers will receive a 2" x 3.5" magnet featuring original artwork!
Stretch Goal $12,500 - Exclusive Kickstarter Only Promo Card #1!
If we raise $12,500, we will release a new promo card that will forever be exclusive to backers of this Kickstarter campaign. Each backer will receive 2 cards per game.
Stretch Goal $15,000 - Exclusive Kickstarter Only Promo Card #2!
If we raise $15,000, we will release a second new promo card that will forever be exclusive to backers of this Kickstarter campaign. Each backer will receive an additional 2 cards per game.
Stretch Goal $17,500 - Deep Space Expansion Pack!
If we raise over $17,500, backers will receive the New Moon expansion set to go with your copy of Sky Dynasty! This expansion pack includes 38 new ship cards (9 unique) to add to your ship deck.
Click here to view expansion cards.
Stretch Goal $20,000 - Box Organizer!
If we raise over $20,000, Backers will receive a box insert for each copy of Sky Dynasty. This vacuum formed organizer gives you an awesome and convenient way to store your cards and pieces inside the Sky Dynasty tin box.
Useful Links and reviews:
- Starflare Gaming Website
- Facebook Page
- Board Game Geek Page
- Play Video
- Rule Book
- Let's Level Up Preview
- Cloak and Meeple Preview
- Board Game Authority Preview
- I Slay the Dragon Preview
- Gameosity Preview
I have always enjoyed building games and to make this game a success would be a long time dream come true. And so, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I present Sky Dynasty to you on Kickstarter. I greatly appreciate your support, and am confident that you will enjoy playing Sky Dynasty.
I will gladly play the game for free with any backer or potential backer who happens to be in the Scottdale Pennsylvania area! You do not have to bring a game, just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a time.
Warning! Sky Dynasty contains small parts that present a chocking hazard to small children.
Risks and challenges
Running this campaign presents a number of risks and challenges to me. It is always a challenge for me to balance working on Sky Dynasty with a day job and a busy family life. After my first Kickstarter campaign for Sky Dynasty wasn't successful, it has at times been difficult to muster the courage to keep pursuing my passion. However, every time I play the game, I'm reminded of why I'm so passionate about it, and I know that it's worth sharing.
Sky Dynasty has also challenged me by taking me out of my comfort zone. I'm naturally a fairly reserved person, and it has been an experience for me to approach reviewers, join communities, make videos and discuss/promote my game with people outside my personal circle.
Logistically speaking, it has been a challenge to reconfigure the project for a 100 game production run. I've had to cut the profit margin way back and up the final cost a couple dollars. Also, it has been a challenge to get manufacturers interested in a smaller scale project. However, on the bright side we now have more room for some great stretch goals when we fund a larger production run.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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