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Vikings of Dragonia is a strategic board game of area control and hand management.  Players lead their own Viking clan and compete to gain the most Honor and treasure through occupying islands and battling with your opponents. Players can also control the Wild Dragon to protect their islands and prevent opponents from collecting treasures!

"Vikings of Dragonia mixes brisk gameplay, adorable art and furious combat for a can’t-miss tabletop adventure." - Quincy Rhoads, Indie Cardboard

"I had a blast every single time, plus the artwork is just awesome! I really recommend Vikings of Dragonia." - Lance Myxter, UndeadViking.

"We can attest as to why it won 1st place in the game design contest. The game is solid, well polished, and ready for prime time." - GeekLine415

SIMPLE RULES & STRATEGIC DEPTH

  • Easy-to-Setup & Quick-to-Play: Vikings of Dragonia can be set up quickly and played in less than an hour!
  • Well-Balanced Game:  We introduced a unique game mechanic where  the number of Honor Points for a player can be removed as quickly as it can be obtained. This enables very dynamic gameplay as leaders can shift quickly through out the game. 

ENGAGING GAMEPLAY

  • Player Interaction: Without being conflict heavy, you can initiate battles against your opponents with Fireball Cards. Also, you can control the Wild Dragon to prevent them from collecting loot!
  • Scalability & Replayability: We made a modular tessellating game board that allows players to change the map for every time they play.  We scaled the game so it is just as fun to play with 5 players with minimum downtime between turns.
  • No player elimination: Players do not get eliminated from the game so that you will always have the opportunity to make a comeback.

TESTED by HUNDREDS

  • Vikings of Dragonia has been tested hundreds of times by players all over the country, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York City.
  • We played at DunDraCon and KublaCon, several local Board Game MeetUps and at Game Stores (Isle of Gamers and Games of Berkeley) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

PRESENTATION

  • Dragon Meeple: Each game comes with 2 custom Dragon Meeples about twice the size of a standard 16 mm meeple. 
  • Adorable Artwork: All illustrations feature adorable artwork and dynamic, vibrant colors that can be appreciated by all ages!

"The game offers an excellent marriage of Euro- and American-style gaming" - Quincy Rhoads, Indie Cardboard. 

"I think it’s one that casual gamers could enjoy learning, but more experienced gamers will be able to discover some depth to it." - Jonathan Liu, GeekDad.

"This is one of those perfect little gateway family games that doesn't have a ton of rules but has a lot of unexpected depth to it." - Lance Myxter, UndeadViking.

Vikings of Dragonia has been extensively tested by hundreds of gamers!
Vikings of Dragonia has been extensively tested by hundreds of gamers!

Blogs and Podcasts

This is a fast-paced interactive strategic game. A 5-player game can be played within an hour!

RULEBOOK

The Rulebook is available for direct download in English and German (English PDF and German PDF). 

We introduced new game mechanics in Vikings of Dragonia that makes the game engaging to play and well-balanced.  

WILD DRAGONS

The Wild Dragon is a novel game mechanic that we incorporated. The Wild Dragon is a Neutral Unit, which means it can be controlled by any player only on their turn. What's interesting is that the Wild Dragon can be used Offensively and Defensively, depending on your strategy.  It has 2 special powers: 1) Active Wild Dragons prevent any adjacent islands from collecting Viking Coins during the Loot Phase and 2) Any water and islands spaces adjacent to a Wild Dragon are considered Safe Zones, where no Vikings can be attacked.

VIKING BATTLES

Players can initiate a Viking Battle with an opponent playing Fireball Cards.  The defending player can choose to respond with another Fireball, which continues the battle, OR play a Retreat Card to return to the Village, OR discard the Viking from play.  Battles continue until one Viking is discarded or returned to the Village.  

The Fireball Cards and Retreat Card is used for the Viking Battles
The Fireball Cards and Retreat Card is used for the Viking Battles

Have you ever wanted to buy your own island?  Well here you can!  As a Kickstarter exclusive, your name will be featured on one island (pending Mach Brothers approval and character limits).  For example, if your name is "John R Smith", there are seven variations possible: "Smith Isle", "Smith Island" "John's Island" "John S Island" "JR Smith Isle" "J Smith Island" "JR Smith Island" No other variations are allowed.  If you want a Vikings-themed name, Mach Brothers can create a Norse-sounding name based on your full name (Please inquire before backing if you want to create a Viking themed name).   Please note that there is a limit of 14 characters (no numbers and symbols), including space character. Names cannot be trademarked or copyrighted. Island names will be assigned randomly. Your name will be displayed on one island for all prints of this edition.   Here's your chance to show off to your friends that you own an island! 

You must be as excited as we are! You can build your own world by naming all the islands of Dragonia!  This is your personal copy and no one in the world would have the same one!  We're excited to bring you this AMAZING opportunity exclusively through Kickstarter.   If you want to play Vikings of Dragonia now, we will deliver you this personalized, high-quality prototype as soon as the campaign ends and your payment is processed. You will be one of a few in the world that gets to play Vikings of Dragonia months in advance!  The prototype contains hand-made tokens, tiles and overview cards. Enjoy premium-quality cards and prototyped wooden game components like the Wild Dragon! All names must be approved by Mach Brothers.  Please note that there is a limit of 14 characters (no numbers and symbols), including space character. Names cannot be trademarked or copyrighted.  Island names will be assigned randomly.  You also get One copy of Vikings of Dragonia when it's ready, and all stretch goals.

Mach Brothers Games is a board game company based in San Francisco Bay Area. We are committed to publishing engaging, beautiful, and approachable board games. Our mission is to share our passion of board games with you, to create fun and memorable experiences, and bring friends and families closer together.  Vikings of Dragonia is designed by 3 brothers (Albert, Ed and Kevin). 

The Mach Brothers have learned a lot about game design and prototyping and we love to share our knowledge with the BoardGameGeek community.  For example, we created DIY instructions for making high-quality circular tokens and for making a board game box with a box insert

Game Design: Albert Mach, Ed Mach, Kevin Mach

Illustrations: Jimmy Lam, Ed Mach

Graphic Design: Ed Mach, Albert Mach

Photography: Albert Mach

Music Composition and Video Production: Kevin Mach

Vikings of Dragonia would not be possible without the generous help of many. A big thanks to the hundreds of playtesters, game designers, and game publishers for their valuable feedback and support. Also thanks to the local MeetUp groups and game stores in the San Francisco Bay Area! 

As a small startup, we can't fund the production of Vikings of Dragonia on our own.  We’ve spent over 2.5 years to design, playtest and develop Vikings of Dragonia into what it is today.  We need your support to place a minimum order with our manufacturing and shipping partners. If we reach our goal, we’ll be able to fund the production of Vikings of Dragonia and continue creating new engaging, interactive games!

Our project video contains slight alterations made to sound effects that were generously made available by people through Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0. Check out the full video credits for these sound effects on our YouTube page. 



For more about Vikings of Dragonia, including getting sneak peeks and reading our blog on game design and game theory, visit www.MachBrothers.com and sign up for our mailing list.  Make sure to SHARE the project with your friends and network - it makes a HUGE impact on the success of the campaign.  With your support, together we can bring Vikings of Dragonia to life!  




                                                                                                                                                          

 



Risks and challenges

Vikings of Dragonia is fully designed and playtested by hundreds of gamers. The artwork is complete and the game is ready for print. Mach Brothers Games has everything in place to ensure a successful launch. We are ready to make this game, and just need your support!

Vikings of Dragonia is our first Kickstarter campaign. We expect to hit obstacles, so we have chosen a conservative delivery date and kept our reward levels and stretch goals simple. There are risks that may be out of our control. In any event, we will manage and communicate any risks that may arise to all backers in a timely and professional manner. As with any Kickstarter project, unexpected delays could happen, and we will do the best we can to make sure your game is delivered on time.

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