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Historical boardgame for 1-4 players, with an innovative turn order mechanic!
Climb your way to the top, as king Xerxes' right hand!
Historical boardgame for 1-4 players, with an innovative turn order mechanic! Climb your way to the top, as king Xerxes' right hand!
395 backers pledged $20,948 to help bring this project to life.

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In this resource management game with an innovative turn order mechanic, each player assumes the role of one Satrap, each with his own area, special ability and characteristics. Every turn the players are trying to collect resources for taxes, construct buildings or launch campaigns.The player has a number of Tax and Campaign cards to resolve in order to satisfy Xerxes and earn his favor. 

GAME OVERVIEW

Every round of the game has the following phases:  Resource Phase.   Annual Event Phase.  Campaign Phase.  Build Phase.  Taxation Phase.  Turn Change Phase. The player that reaches 25 Victory Points earns the favor of Xerxes and wins the game; alternatively, the one with the most Victory Points at the end of the 7th round.       

Please note that all the previews found below, feature prototype components, which in no way reflect the final product.

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Risks and challenges

After 5 successful Kickstarter campaigns, and several printed projects, we are confident in our knowledge of the publishing process.
XERXES 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.

MISSING/DAMAGED ITEMS
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 info@alcyoncreative.com 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 info@alcyoncreative.com and we will send you replacements as soon as possible, or offer a partial refund if we are unable to immediately replace any component or box.

REFUNDS
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.

UNDELIVERED ITEMS
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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    XERXES

    Xerxes base game plus all unlocked stretch goal rewards achieved by this campaign !
    M.S.R.P. $49

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    KING'S PLEDGE

    Alcyon Creative Bundle
    (Xerxes Delivery November 2019)

    Includes:
    • Xerxes base game + All unlocked Stretch Goal rewards achieved
    • Argonauts 2nd Edition
    • Deus Ex Machina + Mini Expansion
    • Alexander's Campaign + Mini Expansion
    • Ironclad + All Stretch Goals
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