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Build, tax, and attack to become the next ruler of 11th century Kievan Rus. Rurik is a euro-style realm building game for 1-4 players.
Build, tax, and attack to become the next ruler of 11th century Kievan Rus. Rurik is a euro-style realm building game for 1-4 players.
2,319 backers pledged $172,812 to help bring this project to life.

We are Funded!

Posted by PieceKeeper Games (Creator)
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The moment is here - we are fully funded! Woo hoo!

Thank you you so much for your support, and a special thank you to all of our new backers. We couldn't have done it without you.

We also unlocked our first social goal. Read on to learn more about what these Intrigue Cards are, and see what we can unlock next!

Please also take our quick survey about a playmat add-on if you have not done so yet.

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Two intrigue cards. Heresy (on left) is 1 of 6 previously included and we just unlocked Famine (on right).
Two intrigue cards. Heresy (on left) is 1 of 6 previously included and we just unlocked Famine (on right).

Intrigue Cards

Intrigue cards are included for free as a thank you to our Kickstarter backers (if Rurik hits distribution the cards will not be included there, but they will be available to purchase directly through PKG later).

They add variety to the game from round to round. When using them, you reveal a new intrigue card at the beginning of each round. The card will typically impact how players get to place their advisors, but may also trigger a one-time event for all players.

Thanks to your retweets on Twitter, we just unlocked the Famine intrigue card.

"Players must pay 1 coin to place advisors on tax."

Once we reach 50 shares on this Facebook post, we will unlock yet another intrigue card!

Next Stretch Goals

At $53,000, our wooden bear meeple (the start player marker) becomes even more impressive at a 25% larger scale - 38 x 23 x 12 mm!

Our enlarged bear meeple with a standard meeple as a size reference.
Our enlarged bear meeple with a standard meeple as a size reference.

Players have loved the bear and we are excited to make it stand out even more.

At $59,000, we introduce a new leader card and her 40+ mm miniature to the game (see her illustration below).

What type of special ability do you think she has? Leave your guess in the comments! 

We'll share more about her in our next update.

Who is this leader and what does she do?!
Who is this leader and what does she do?!

Happy gaming,

The PieceKeeper Games team [written by Kirk]

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    1. PieceKeeper Games 3-time creator on

      @Jarek: You guessed right - great job!

      @Joe: I love the creativity, thanks for your engagement!

    2. Joseph Pilkus
      Superbacker
      on

      I like Jarek's answer...I'll propose one as well.

      Her name is Tatiana Pereskova, the sister of one of Vladimir's closest knights. Place a coin (or two coins) on her card from the supplies. She may use this coin (these coins) on any of the four turns as a bribe for a placed advisor.

    3. Jarek Nocon on

      Maybe she is Vladimir’s daughter - Predslava, a concubine of Bolesław I Chrobry (Polish king). I think that she has a special ability to build the Stronghold cheaper. :) Or some defense bonus.