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Get the entire Valley of the Kings series designed by Tom Cleaver in one deluxe box, with upgraded components and AEG Premium Sleeves!
Get the entire Valley of the Kings series designed by Tom Cleaver in one deluxe box, with upgraded components and AEG Premium Sleeves!
2,001 backers pledged $103,169 to help bring this project to life.


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This was the Kickstarter for Valley of the Kings Premium Edition from Alderac Entertainment Group. Our thanks to everyone who backed the campaign!

Backers will receive an emailed link to the Pledge Manager in approximately 10 days (April 26th) or whenever Kickstarter completes the process of initial charges to Backers and we are able to import the data into the Pledge Manager system.

If you missed the Kickstarter we will have Late Pledges open for a very limited time window. There will be a button on this page to the right of the main campaign image that will take you to the Late Pledge system when it is open (also in about 10 days).

If you have any questions please email

Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) is proud to bring you the Kickstarter for Valley of the Kings Premium Edition. This version of Valley of the Kings consolidates the three previously released games in the line, upgrades the components, and adds new content.

Valley of the Kings is designed by Tom Cleaver. The first game in the series was released in 2014, Afterlife was released in 2015 and Last Rites was released in 2016.

This product is in a fast turnaround with our production facilities in China, and we intend to deliver these Rewards four months from now in August 2019. The retail release of Valley of the Kings Premium will be in October, and the suggested retail price for the retail release will be $65.

Benefits to this Campaign: 

  • You will get the product at a discount to the suggested retail price
  • You'll get it two months before the normal retail release

To ensure that we can fulfill the Rewards on this accelerated timeline there will be a limited two-week window for the Pledge Manager following the end of the campaign which will open as soon as Kickstarter has finalized its collection of payments and transmitted the funds raised in the campaign to us. We expect that the Pledge Manager will open in the first week of May. If you back this campaign you will be notified via email direct from AEG when the Pledge Manager is open.

You will be able to arrange payment for your Reward via PayPal on the Pledge Manager. You will also be able to order multiple copies of the game, with a consolidated shipping & handling cost.

Key Features of this Campaign:

  • Over 300 playable cards upgraded to tarot-sized linen-finish cards
  • Supports 1-6 players
  • 350 AEG Premium Sleeves
  •  NEW: Pharaoh Cards for new starting powers
  •  NEW: Unique Cards with exciting new abilities
  • Deluxe Box

Qualified Brick & Mortar Retail Stores please see the Kick It Here section below for details on the Kick It Here Reward. 

Click the Rulebook to download the PDF Rulebook (12MB).

Click the Player's Guide to download the PDF Player's Guide (17MB).

What is a "Premium Card"? For AEG, that means a super-sized (Tarot) card that gives the art and game text room to breathe, a card that looks amazing on the table, a card made with a linen finish, and printed on the highest quality card stock.

We have a lot of experience with Premium cards - we featured them in Love Letter Premium, Lovecraft Letter, and the cards in both Mystic Vale and Edge of Darkness are built to Tarot-size. We love the way they feel when you shuffle them, and hold them, and how they look on the table when you play!

This Kickstarter does not feature any stretch goals. Instead, all components will be fully upgraded from the launch of the campaign! Linen finish on the game cards, using high-quality black-core playing card stock, randomizers and dividers included, a custom-designed insert that will hold the components and all the cards when sleeved, and 350 AEG Premium tarot-sized sleeves included!

The starting player takes the first turn of the game; then play continues clockwise around the table. Players continue taking turns until the end of the game.

Taking a Turn

During your turn you must follow these four steps in order:

Play Cards

Each card in your hand can be played for only one of these purposes:

  • Buy a card from the base of the pyramid.
  • Execute the action listed on the card.
  • Entomb the card (once per turn).

You may buy cards, execute actions, and entomb a card in any order you wish during your turn.

If you are playing with pharaoh cards, you may execute your pharaoh power once during your turn.


When you have played all the cards you chose to play, discard all of your cards in play and all cards remaining in your hand. Cards may be discarded in any order you wish. All cards go to your personal discard pile – not the boneyard.

Rebuild Pyramid

If you have made no changes whatsoever to the pyramid during your turn, sacrifice any card in the pyramid by putting the selected card on top of the boneyard. The pyramid will then crumble as normal. Regardless of whether or not you changed the pyramid, replace cards removed from the pyramid with cards from the stock. Draw cards one at a time and fill the empty spaces in the pyramid, starting from the base up.

Draw New Hand

Draw a new hand of 5 cards. If at any time you are required to draw a card and your draw deck is empty, shuffle your discard pile to form a new deck.

After you have completed each step, the next player clockwise around the table takes their turn.

We have configured our logistics system to provide the lowest average cost for all our Backers while working with trusted partners for delivery of your Rewards.


Our plan is to have these Rewards delivered in four months in August 2019 for backers of the Kickstarter. The product is ready to begin production at our facilities in China, and once we have closed the Kickstarter we'll be on a very fast timeline for delivery!

If you have any questions please email

We will be charging shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship from the closest distribution center to your delivery address. You will pay for shipping & handling in our Pledge Manager. Links to the Pledge Manager will be sent shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends. 

Shipping costs vary widely based on where you will receive your reward.

We will ship your Rewards at our cost to our international distribution centers. Based on your delivery address we will either ship to you from our Depot in the EU, in the UK, in China, in Australia or from the USA (Canada and the rest of the world).

The following chart are estimates for shipping Valley of the Kings Premium:

We are currently estimating the weight of Valley of the Kings Premium at 7lbs/3kg.

  • USA:$15
  • CANADA: $22
  • UK: $18
  • EUROPE: $12 to Germany. $20 to EU + Norway, Switzerland & Lichtenstein
  • LATIN AMERICA: $49 to most countries. 
  • ASIA: $13 to China and Hong Kong. $26 to most other countries. 
  • OCEANIA: $22 to Australia. $28 to New Zealand. 
  • Rest of World: $49

Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs may rise.

All cost estimates are in US Dollars.

We expect to use Aetherworks for fulfillment in Australia for this campaign.

Unfortunately, different import laws and customs from some specific countries have made it impossible for AEG to ship games to them.

WE DO NOT SHIP TO: Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.

Alderac Entertainment Group is committed to supporting brick & mortar retail game stores. Our Kick It Here program is designed to let stores participate in the fun and excitement of a Kickstarter campaign. 

The Kick It Here program is open to brick & mortar retail stores who generate a meaningful percentage of their sales from tabletop games. Kick It Here products may not be resold on the internet. AEG reserves the right to disqualify any backer from this promotion at its sole discretion.

Kick It Here orders are available to any brick & mortar store anywhere we ship the Kickstarter Rewards to - stores will pay actual Shipping & Handling for delivery just like regular backers. We expect the cost to be around $30-$50 for Chinese, US and EU stores. We will have exact pricing in the Pledge Manager.

For this campaign because of the accelerated timeline we are not going to solicit stores to participate via our email system but will instead use Kickstarter directly - you have to back this project at the Kick It Here Reward level to get the Kick It Here pricing and delivery. 

If you select the $51 Kick It Here Reward level you will be eligible to make the full $150 purchase for 6 units of Valley of the Kings Premium in the Pledge Manager. The $51 you pay on Kickstarter will automatically be credited to your account as a pre-payment.

Please Note: If you do not qualify as a brick & mortar retail store, or you fail to complete your order in the Pledge Manager, AEG can only refund you 92% of the amount you pledge. The other 8% is lost to unrecoverable Kickstarter fees.

Kick It Here orders will ship at the same time as the other Kickstarter Rewards and you will have this product approximately 2 months before the normal retail release date.

AEG would like to thank the following professionals who helped assemble this Kickstarter:

  • Tom Cleaver, original designer of Valley of the Kings 
  • John Goodenough, development lead for Valley of the Kings Premium Edition 
  • Matt Paquette, graphic design for campaign elements
  • Erick Santz, producer for animated game segment in the campaign video
  •  Christian H. Miles, narrator
  •  Trouble in Paradise by Andreas Ericson; Production music courtesy of 

Risks and challenges

At the end of the campaign we will cancel and refund any pledge of less than $50. To remain a Backer in good standing, please select a Reward of $50 or more.

All images used in this Kickstarter are subject to change and may represent unfinished or non-final art or design. All card counts are approximate and are subject to change. All card and component names are subject to change. All packaging is subject to change and is not finalized. Rules are subject to change.

Alderac Entertainment Group has been in the publishing business for more than 20 years. We are experienced at producing games in China and distributing them worldwide. Nonetheless there are always risks associated with manufacturing and logistics.

These problems can delay or otherwise impact our ability to meet our commitments to our backers.

These issues include (but are not limited to):

* Production delays
* Shipping delays
* Customs delays

The estimated delivery date is August 2019, but keep in mind this is only an estimate. Also, due to the logistics of international shipping, backers in different regions of the world may receive their rewards sooner than others.

We've done our best to minimize this as much as possible, and we are always happy to refund pledges if for some totally unforeseen reason the game can't be delivered at all.


Before the Rewards are shipped we offer no questions asked refunds. Once we have shipped your Reward our refund policy will depend on the circumstances and will be at our discretion.

At your request we can give you a full refund within 14 days of the campaign’s end, fees included. After that we will subtract Kickstarter and payment processing fees (which we can’t get back from Kickstarter after 14 days). Those fees usually equal 8% of the total pledge.

Refunds will be processed through Kickstarter and will be applied to whatever payment method you provided to Kickstarter. In the event that is impossible we will work with you to arrange a refund through other channels.

This project is being funded in USD and any refunds processed will be in USD for the exact amount received in USD, excluding any applicable fees depending on the time of the refund being processed. Not responsible for changes in the rate of foreign exchange.


By pledging to this project, you agree to conduct all public interactions via Kickstarter's communications channels with this project and our team and other backers in a positive manner. Harassment, name-calling, or attempts to inject inappropriate content into the public communications channels for the project will result in the cancellation of your pledge (with a full refund) and your ejection from the campaign. We want the communications channels for this campaign to be a friendly, positive place for our community to gather and discuss the campaign, ask questions, and provide input.

AEG reserves the right to cancel any pledge (with a full refund) at any time, for any reason. If your pledge is cancelled while the campaign is ongoing you agree not to re-pledge either under your original account or under any other account you control. Violations of this policy will be reported to Kickstarter.

Minor cosmetic damage to the box or other packaging can occur during shipping. AEG makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the shipping containers it uses are suitable for the safe delivery of the Rewards. If you believe that your Reward has suffered more than minor cosmetic damage please contact us immediately. Keep all packaging including outer cartons for our inspection. AEG will at its sole discretion determine if the damage constitutes other than minor cosmetic damage and/or was the result of insufficient packaging.

If we ship to the address that you provided in our Pledge Manager and the package is returned to us as undeliverable you will pay the full cost to ship the Reward again to a revised address.

If we ship the Reward to the address you provided in our Pledge Manager and the package is delivered to that address but you are unable to receive it, or you have moved and are no longer the occupant of that address and cannot otherwise retrieve the package, or if the package is lost or stolen after delivery, and you wish to have the order fulfilled again you will pay the full cost to ship the order to a revised address plus the amount of the original Reward plus Add-Ons and other upgrades on your order.

In all cases you acknowledge that quantities are limited and AEG may not be able to ship all or part of your order more than once.

If any part of your order cannot be fulfilled for any reason AEG will provide you with a pro-rated refund for that portion of your order.

By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented while the Kickstarter project was active.

If you do not log in to our Pledge Manager and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your Reward if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.

If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our Pledge Manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project but instead wait for the general release.

If you have questions or concerns about these terms & conditions please email for further information.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Valley of the Kings Premium

    Premium Version of the Valley of the Kings Game

    • 294 Artifact Cards (Tarot-sized)
    • New Unique Cards (6)
    • Pharaoh Cards (10)
    • Randomizer Cards (20)
    • Dividers (39)
    • 350 Tarot-sized AEG Premium Sleeves
    • Quick Reference Cards (6)
    • Tomb Tiles (6)
    • Deluxe Box
    Estimated delivery
    1,727 backers
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    Pledge US$ 51 or more About US$ 51

    Kick It Here 6 Pack for Retailers

    THIS IS A DEPOSIT, not the full amount for this level. After pledging we will contact you for verification of your store status.

    This package includes 6 copies of the Valley of the Kings Premium Edition. Stores will pay $150 plus shipping & handling. Please see the Kick It Here section of the Main Campaign page for more details.

    • Valley of the Kings Premium 6-Pack for Kick It Here Retailers
    Estimated delivery
    66 backers
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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    2 Games, FREE SHIPPING

    Get 2 copies of the Valley of the Kings Premium game as featured in this Kickstarter, and we'll waive the shipping & handling fees! This offer is good for backers in the US, Canada, China, and EU+UK. Not available in Australia or New Zealand or countries not otherwise listed.

    • 294 Artifact Cards (Tarot-sized)
    • New Unique Cards (6)
    • Pharaoh Cards (10)
    • Randomizer Cards (20)
    • Dividers (39)
    • 350 Tarot-sized AEG Premium Sleeves
    • Quick Reference Cards (6)
    • Tomb Tiles (6)
    • Deluxe Box
    Estimated delivery
    129 backers
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Funding period

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