Argonauts is a cooperative game for 1-4 players, where even the best laid plan can fall victim to the wrath of the Gods. Tasked with a suicidal mission by the usurper King Pelias, Jason and the Argonauts must acquire the Golden Fleece and return it safely to Iolkos without losing the Argo or too many members of her crew.
Each player controls heroes that participated in the mythical campaign, each with their own special skills and abilities. Guide Jason and his Argonauts into the face of terrible and dangerous mythical creatures like Scylla and Charybdis, the bronze titan Talos, the Harpies, the Sirens, and the sleepless Dragon that vigilantly guards the expedition's true prize - the Golden Fleece - all while surviving lethal encounters with merciless pirates and raging thunderstorms!
You will also need to be a wise steward to your crew, ensuring that the ship remains seaworthy and that the hold is well-stocked with the necessary supplies for the journey to Colchis and back again.
Will you survive the fickle desires of the Gods and the cruel twists of fate that await you? Recover the Golden Fleece, and your legend will live eternally in the glory of the songs that will be sung in your honor!
Throughout this campaign, you can pledge to receive a deluxe copy of Argonauts: 2nd edition. Your copy will include the base game, the mini expansion (unlocked via stretch goals in the 1st edition Kickstarter campaign) as well as a new Argo miniature!
1st edition Upgrade Pledge
Strictly for those who already own a 1st edition copy of Argonauts, we offer an Upgrade Pledge level, which will include the Argo miniature, all of the cards that were changed for the 2nd edition, as well as a new updated rulebook.
DISCLAIMER: The above is the 1st edition rulebook. The rules for the 2nd edition have been edited and are currently at the hands of our graphics designer. Once ready, we will share it with you.
Please note the reviews found below, feature a few prototype components (cards changed for the 2nd edition), which in no way reflect the quality of the final product. They were created with the sole purpose of demonstrating Argonauts to those reviewers whose opinions we highly value. We've also included a few 1st edition previews.
New tutorial video by Cardboard Rhino
New video preview by Board Deck & Dice
To include any add-ons to your pledge, simply click on the "Manage Your Pledge" button found at the top of this page. Just increase your total pledged amount (according to the image below) to include any add-ons you would like to receive. Once the campaign is over, we will send out a survey where you will be asked to confirm which add-ons you have included in your pledge.
We will fulfill all of the shipping ourselves from within the EU. Our estimated delivery will be November 2018, provided there are no unexpected or unforeseen delays in the production and handling process. All backers (both European and International) needn't worry about customs fees. We have a unified cost for WORLDWIDE shipping of $10 USD/per copy and we take extra care to pack each game securely with bubble-wrap and seal it inside the shipping box to avoid any damage to the content.
Our shipping method does not include tracking. Our previous experience has shown a percentage of lost items close to 0%. Should you for any reason require tracking for your order, please contact us at email@example.com and let us know. Please note that you will be responsible for any additional shipping costs since your order will have to be handled separately from our group shipping method.
For sustainability reasons, we keep shipping costs as low as possible. As a result, our group shipping method is to ship each item included in your pledge in a separate package.
Shipments to non-EU backers will have 17 EUR declared as the value of the package. That's roughly equivalent to 19 USD / 24 CAD / 24 AUD / 17 CHF / 2264 JPY, and should be under the threshold that triggers customs duties in most countries. Please note, however, that we cannot be responsible for any unforeseen customs fees.
Risks and challenges
After 4 successful Kickstarter campaigns, and several printed projects, we are confident in our knowledge of the publishing process.
Argonauts 2nd Edition will be printed and shipped from within the EU.
We expect excellent manufacturing quality as we are working with a well-known and respected manufacturer that we've employed in the past for all of our projects with amazing results! We are also confident in our ability to deliver the game, as well as any additional content, in a timely fashion as we do not have to wait for any overseas containers.
That said, unforeseen events may affect fulfillment speed, and the final graphics and components that you see presented here are subject to change. Note that our goal is to ship the game on time, by the dates listed on the pledge levels.
Shipping a package is different than delivering a package. We do not deliver your game - the shipping company does. Therefore, delivery times can vary according to your local postal services. Once we ship, the shipment becomes the responsibility of the shipping company.
By backing this project, you indicate that you have read, understood, and agreed with the above. If you have any questions, please contact us directly via the Kickstarter messaging system.
When dealing with a large number of orders, there is always a chance that errors will occur. If, after receiving your order, you discover that something is missing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the missing items as soon as possible. If your package suffers damage during delivery, please take a few photos of all damaged items and email them to us at email@example.com and we will send you replacements as soon as possible.
Generally, we do not offer refunds unless we are completely unable to deliver the project. We will not offer refunds due to delivery delays or changes/adjustments in the game's components, layout, etc., or for damaged components that can be replaced. We will examine any refund request on a case-by-case basis and may issue a refund at our discretion.
If a package is not delivered due to backer error (wrong address submitted, package went unclaimed by the backer from their post office, etc.), the backer will be responsible to pay additional shipping fees for the item to be re-shipped.
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