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A board game of nation-building in a world of magic and machines.
A board game of nation-building in a world of magic and machines.
795 backers pledged $44,703 to help bring this project to life.

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City of Iron is a board game in which 2-4 players compete to build up the most powerful nation in a world of magic and machines.  The game takes around 90 minutes to play.  In the game, players draft building cards, compete to have the most of ten rare goods, customize and build two decks of cards, and use military cards to attack neutral towns.  Will you win with a strong military, a powerful economy, advanced technology, or by rapid expansion?

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"This is by far the best prototype I've played this year - everyone had a blast, with fun, interesting decisions."   -Tom Vasel

Here's what boardgamegeek.com users are saying:

"After a number of games, not only do I really enjoy the game, but I like the speed and tempo of the game. Each game has a good tempo, yet it has a lot of variety to choose strategies. Another big positive for me, is the set up time is fast. Even sorting/removing cards for a 2-player game, the set up time is about 5 minutes. This makes the game easy to get out and play." -Sithhunters

"I'm really starting to see all the intricacies and realizing that... this is a very balanced game and also one with a good deal of replayability. The order in which the cards come out really dictate how you can and will play each game. Additionally, your opponents actions can really change how you must play. It is a game of reacting both to what the game deals you and what your opponents deal you... Nice work Ryan, this game just keeps getting better!" -dedlius

"It was a VERY satisfying and tight game. The game seems scaled well with two players." - Chris D'Andrea (lordunborn)

Also, read some recent reviews: here and here.

City of Iron boardgamegeek.com page.

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24x18 Signed Game Art Poster

City of Iron Game

The more funding we can get for City of Iron, the better the components will be!

It's been my dream to design and publish board games since I was fourteen.  I've spent hundreds of hours working on City of Iron and I hope many people will be able to enjoy it.  I like to do everything when I create board games: design, illustration, graphic design, development, promotion, etc.  However, this project wouldn't have been possible without all the amazing play-testers.  Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this game possible!

The only thing the game needs now is funding.  Thank you so much for supporting this dream!

For some insight on the design process for this game, please see this design diary.

Here are a few more details on the project, shipping, etc.

Posters: These will be shipped out when the games are shipped.  Please note that they will be folded.

International Shipping: As per US Customs law, we cannot label the game as a gift for shipping.

Shipping and Distribution: I will ship this game to you myself, from the Red Raven Games headquarters.

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    City of Iron 18x24" Signed Game Art Poster, free shipping.

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    Signed, home-printed copy of the City of Iron prototype shipped to you in November. 1 copy of the City of Iron game and free shipping inside the USA. Also 1 signed 18x24" Poster and 1 sketch of original game art. Free shipping anywhere in the USA. Shipping +$15 to Canada, +$40 Outside Canada and USA.

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