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A thrilling strategy board game for 2-6 adventurous warlords. Big play field, lots of surprises!
A thrilling strategy board game for 2-6 adventurous warlords. Big play field, lots of surprises!
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 Welcome to the world of Elinor! 

It’s time to dive into a large-scale fabulous world of adventures, fights and magic. We blurred the line between game and reality. You can not only play this world – you can live it!  

Elinor - a huge continent, situated in the middle of a boundless ocean. The nature of this world is rich and diverse – hight mountains, deep forests, endless prairies, severe snows of the North and arid deserts of the South. Eight nations, originated from the Valley of the Ancestors, created their own governments in different parts of the continent: wise Djunits, reckless Guawars, fearless Itoshins, enlightened Ulutau, discreet Vedichs, mighty Taurs, inventive Tausmatus, careless Chekatta. 

The Valley of the Ancestors, situated in the heart of the continent, is a cradle of civilization. The trading, cultural and historical center of the continent, where the paths of the eight Elinor nations come together. The mild climate, extensive trade and innovative ideas of Elinors’ most outstanding thinkers – all this is what made the Great Cities of the Valley increasingly more powerful and prosperous. But in the year 530 of the Third Era, the unconceivable happened… The valley became deserted! One day its population simply disappeared without a trace. The rulers of all the Elinor nations began to assemble convoys of warriors, sages, traders and settlers to re-fill the Great Cities with life and find out what had actually happened in the Valley of the Ancestors. These very events are the beginning of the first book of “Elinor” series - “The Deserted Valley”.  

Now let’s move to the playing field!  

From two to six people can take part in the game. Each player has his own color of the basements, where the tokens are put. There are two possible variations of the game, and the playing field can be used for both of them. The first one is simplified and will be appreciated by the chess admirers and by people with developed tactical thinking. Every player picks 6 units from the eight peoples of Elinor at random. The main aim of every player is to beat all the opponents’ tokens and to lead his warriors to victory. 

Get acquainted with the electronic demo-version! www.elinor.games

The second variant of the game is a board turn-based strategy in the best spirit of Civilization and Heroes of Might and Magic. You can control one of 8 unique peoples each of which has its peculiar abilities, skills and buildings. Develop the economics, build forts, hire new warriors for your army, become the mightiest master of the Valley of Ancestors.  

A brief description of the playing field and the tokens Every token has three main characteristics: attack, vitality and speed. Moreover, some of them have special abilities, based on the peculiar traits of each nation.

So! Every nation has its strengths and weaknesses, that is why randomly chosen tokens make a game interesting and unpredictable. Nevertheless, let’s move to the extended version!

Now let’s get acquainted with the buildings and economics.And the main reference to the book “Elinor. The Deserted Valley” is an ability to become a BUKTA, a dark shaman, and raise the army of the dead for the fight. It may turn out that all other players will have to unite to win. A set includes play money – salds as well as tokens for marking injuries, damage of buildings, turning into animals and immobilization of units.

And the main reference to the book “Elinor. The Deserted Valley” is an ability to become a BUKTA, a dark shaman, and raise the army of the dead for the fight. It may turn out that all other players will have to unite to win. A set includes play money – salds as well as tokens for marking injuries, damage of buildings, turning into animals and immobilization of units. 

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Why Elinor?

This game did not appear in an instant. The idea of it came to Mikhail’s mind several years ago! Step by step it improved. Best creative team members took part in upgrading and polishing the game. It was tested numerous times, first, among camp Elinor participants and team and later on major game festivals and online. Now we can safely say that it’s hard to stop playing.

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The Camp

This is your journey to fantastic world of adventures, fairytales and magic! Here you can realize your most fabulous and amazing dreams, become a knight, a craftsman, a poet, a tradesman or a dreamer. Together with your friends you will fight with monsters, pass through mystic forests, search for treasures, explore dark caves and finally win in a big role game.

The book and the game story both originate from an unusual kids’ Fantasy camp Elinor, created and owned by Mikhail Shelkov. This camp is the first and only permanently working camp of such kind in Russia. Here you can plunge into mysterious world of adventures. Kids can become knights, wizards, craftsmen, or other heroes of ancient fairy tales.
Elinor – is a fantasy universe created by Mikhail Shelkov and his companions to be played live in the camp. The story turned out to be so exciting, that it was decided to wright it down. So the plot of the game and of all the books of Elinor series is actually based on a real story, played by kids during our camp trips over several years. This story is live and developing.  

Thanks to its 10 years of experience, Elinor is today one of the leaders among Russian kids’ camps. More than 1000 children take part in camp programs each summer and more than 90% of them want to come back next year. Camp team studied most popular kids’ passions and dreams and combined them with effective child development programs. As a result, this camp offers such facilities and benefits for children, that no one else does.  

Learn more: http://shtormgrad.ru/

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Shipping:

Shipping to Russia is 5$
Any other country is 20$

Risks and challenges

This is our first kickstarter experience, and we are doing our best to make our customers happy. The game is 100% finished. Each step of the fulfillment process is accompanied with a reliable partner.
Unforeseen events in manufacturing, shipping or delivery sometimes do happen, but the motto of our company is to keep our promises at any cost. We are also always open to any questions or comments of yours. Feel fry to communicate with our team. Thank you for your support!

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