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Establish the most powerful and prestigious family dynasty through marriage alliances, warfare and intrigue in feudal Europe.
Establish the most powerful and prestigious family dynasty through marriage alliances, warfare and intrigue in feudal Europe.
Establish the most powerful and prestigious family dynasty through marriage alliances, warfare and intrigue in feudal Europe.
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Among Nobles - A Bloodline Building Board Game

DKK 139,061

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Among Nobles is a card game about establishing and expanding a family dynasty in feudal Europe.

Players control some of the most iconic and influential figures in the European history. Using their unique abilities cunningly is crucial in the fierce competition between the leading noble houses. The game is won and lost in the intricate interaction between war, strategic marriages and influence at court. Each player starts with a lord and his lady and will bring generations of their family to life through birth and marriage.

Character cards
Character cards

Players advance their influence in the game by waging war, earning gold and expanding their family. Gold is used to buy extra actions, pay for wedding feasts, muster armies and pay for the education and finer upbringing of male heirs. Armies are used to wage war, bringing riches and prestige back from distant provinces. Prestige points are a measure of your influence on society. The player with the most prestige points at the end wins the game.

You activate characters or couples and pick a series of actions in a horizontal row. Since a wife’s actions are added to her husband’s, activating couples can be more efficient than activating single characters. Most daughters get married off to other families, while the sons continue your family’s bloodline. Games can be won and lost because of the right or wrong marriages and it is also crucial to get the right heirs and a family that works well together.

Province cards
Province cards

Among Nobles is thoroughly playtested and the design is finalized. It has been presented at conventions, it was a best board game nominee at Fastaval 2013, and it has the Nordic Game Artisans seal of approval. We have a deal with an established manufacturer. All we need is your support!

Reviews:

Review on BoardGameGeek (9) by Igor Larchenko (Pard)

Review on BoardGameGeek (9) by Asger Sams Granerud (AsgerSG)

Review by Tobias K on Facebook

Review by Eurogamer.dk (in danish)

Media: 

Roll For Crit, Boardgames in Blighty, Purplepawn, Wargamer.gr, Meople's Magazine, The Meeples Mechanic.

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You can read the game rules here. You can download them directly here (22 MB).

NEW: Rules in German and French will be made available later.

Kr 150,000 - Signed copies

All who wants it will receive their copy signed by all 5 designers. Are you using the game as a gift? Send us info, and we will make it into a personal greeting. 

Kr 140,000. "How to explain the rules".

We all know the situation: You have gotten your hands on this great new game and want to play it with your friends. But even though you know the rules, explaining them to the other players can be hard. We will make an online guide (pdf) that will help you with what to say, make examples etc.

DONE. Kr 125,000. Printed French rulebook

We will print the French rulebook on nice, thick, glossy paper, and include it to those who want it when we ship the game.

DONE. Kr 110,000.Printed German rulebook

We will print the German rulebook on nice, thick, glossy paper, and include it to those who want it when we ship the game.

The pledges are in Danish kroner (dkk/kr). Under each reward, an estimated price in euros and US dollars is listed. The conversion rates from March 9th are: kr100 = €13.4 = $14.6.

The conversion rate between Danish kroner and euros has been extremely stable for more than 15 years (the krone is tied to the euro). 

The conversion rate between Danish kroner and US dollars will follow the rate between euros and US dollars.

PRINT & PLAY

Kr10 (€1.3 / $1.5 approx.)

Among Nobles as print & play (pdf files). With detailed instructions on how to print and setup. It features our most up-to date files. Not included: 3 actions tokens and 10 army tokens in each player color (up to 5 players), these you must supply yourself. Download link will be provided to all backers in every update during the campaign.

1 GAME (PICKUP IN COPENHAGEN)

Kr195 (€26 / $28 approx.). MSRP kr300 (40€ / 44$), save 33%

The cheapest way to get your copy of Among Nobles!

A single copy of Among Nobles. Pickup in the Copenhagen area (Denmark). Pledge an additional kr195 for each extra game you want. Print & Play version included.

1 GAME (SHIPPED ANYWHERE)

Kr295 (€40 / $43 approx.)

The easiest way to get your copy of Among Nobles!

A single copy of Among Nobles. Shipped anywhere in the world.* Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want. Print & Play version included. *Local taxes and customs may apply outside the EU.

8 GAMES (RETAILERS ONLY)

Kr800 (€107 / $117 approx.)

The most professional way to get your copies of Among Nobles!

This offer is only available for VAT registered companies. Pickup in the Copenhagen area (Denmark). Contact us for info on shipping cost and larger quantities. Print & Play version included.

FLAVOUR THE GAME - LADY

Kr795 (€107/ $119 approx.)

The most elegant way to get your copy of Among Nobles!

Design the flavour text for one of the Ancestral Ladies. The text must meet the following conditions:

  • Text must be in the spirit of the game and be expressed in no more 140 characters
  • The flavour text, approved by us, must be finalized no later than April 10th 2015
  • Talk to us if you need assistance or inspiration.

Includes a single copy of Among Nobles shipped anywhere in the world*. Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want. Print & Play version included. *Local taxes and customs may apply outside the EU.

FLAVOUR THE GAME - LORD 

Kr995 (€133/ $148 approx.)

The most dignified way to get your copy of Among Nobles!


Design the flavour text for one of the Ancestral Lords. The text must meet the following conditions:

  • Text must be in the spirit of the game and be expressed in no more 140 characters
  • The flavour text, approved by us, must be finalized no later than April 10th 2015
  • Talk to us if you need assistance or inspiration.

Includes a single copy of Among Nobles shipped anywhere in the world.* Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want. Print & Play version included. *Local taxes and customs may apply outside the EU.

YOU AMONG NOBLES (SHIPPED)

Kr9.995 (€1.340 / $1.417 approx)

The most extravagant way to get your copy of Among Nobles!


An original oil painting of you. Painted from a photo, exquisitely framed and shipped with a single copy of Among Nobles. Measurements of portrait is 50x60 cm.

The portrait will be used on a promotional card that you may help design. The photo must meet the following conditions:

  • Photo must clearly show one person in adequate resolution
  • You must own the rights to the photo
  • You must have the consent of the person in the photo - who could be you, your sweetheart or even your mom ;-)
  • Considering the setting of the game and the promo card, we encourage a photo in the spirit of the game. It is not a requirement, though.
  • The photo must be non-offensive and meet our approval.

Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want. Print & Play version included. *Local taxes and customs may apply outside the EU.

A strong passion for board games led us to create our company Among Meeples in 2010. Our vision is to design games that we enjoy playing ourselves. We call this concept Games by Gamers. The first result was Colonies, a game of resource management in the far reaches of space. Colonies was published in 2012 and has a rating of 7.19 on boardgamegeek.com. It is still available through our website.

 "Among Nobles was a great game, when I first tried it during Fastaval 2013 - which is the reason we nominated it for the Otto award. In fact, I believed the game was worthy to be published back when I had the honour of playing it. Since then, the game has been polished and looks to be an even better experience - I know I can't wait to get my hands of a published copy." - Peter Brichs, jury member at Fastaval 2013.

Risks and challenges

Among Nobles is thoroughly playtested and the design is finalized. The game was a best board game nominee at Fastaval 2013, and it has the Nordic Game Artisans seal of approval. We have a deal with an established manufacturer.

Everything is ready. We just need the funding so we can get Among Nobles out where it belongs - in the hands of gamers everywhere.

Should we experience any unforeseen problems we will be able to solve these quickly and efficiently since several of us work with project management in our professional lives. Also, we have been though the process of designing and publishing a board game before: Colonies was released in 2012 to critical acclaim.

We have kept the Kickstarter campaign simple and manageable with a focus on the important thing: getting the game to you as fast as possible.

We will listen to all your feedback. We will respond to constructive criticism and shed light on things that have given rise to questions.

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    PRINT & PLAY

    €1.3 / $1.5 approx.

    Among Nobles as print & play (pdf files). The final version of the game. With complete instruction on how to print and setup. Included in all rewards below.

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    1 GAME (PICKUP IN COPENHAGEN)

    €26 / $28 approx.

    A single copy of Among Nobles. Pickup in the Copenhagen area (Denmark).

    Pledge an additional kr195 for each extra game you want.

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    Pledge DKK 295 or more About $43

    1 GAME (SHIPPED ANYWHERE)

    €40 / $43 approx.

    A single copy of Among Nobles.
    Shipped anywhere in the world.

    Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want.

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    Pledge DKK 795 or more About $116

    FLAVOUR THE GAME - LADY

    €107/ $113 approx.

    Design the flavour text for one of the Ancestral Ladies (subject to our approval).
    Includes a single copy of Among Nobles shipped anywhere in the world.

    Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want.

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    Pledge DKK 800 or more About $116

    8 GAMES (RETAILER ONLY)

    €107 / $117 approx.

    VAT reg. companies only.

    Pickup in the Copenhagen area (Denmark).
    Contact us for info on shipping cost and larger quantities.

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    Pledge DKK 995 or more About $145

    FLAVOUR THE GAME - LORD

    €133/ $141 approx.

    Design the flavour text for one of the Ancestral Lords (subject to our approval). Includes a single copy of Among Nobles shipped anywhere in the world.

    Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want.

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    Pledge DKK 9,995 or more About $1,455

    YOU AMONG NOBLES

    €1.340 / $1.417 approx.

    An original oil painting of you. Painted from a photo, exquisitely framed and shipped with a single copy of Among Nobles.

    The portrait will be used on a promotional card that you may help design. The promotional card will likely not ship with the game.

    Pledge an additional kr255 (€34 / $37 approx.) for each extra game you want.

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