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Enter the manor alone or with friends to face the Lich and get its soul in this fun game of wizardry and bluffing for 1-6 players.
Enter the manor alone or with friends to face the Lich and get its soul in this fun game of wizardry and bluffing for 1-6 players.
Enter the manor alone or with friends to face the Lich and get its soul in this fun game of wizardry and bluffing for 1-6 players.
256 backers pledged €8,031 to help bring this project to life.

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Animagicians is a card game of wizardry and bluffings for 1-6 players, which takes place inside an enchanted manor, putting players in great danger against monsters, bad luck and... other players. Is an assimetrical strategic push your luck game which can be played Solo, Cooperative or All vs All. Besides, the game is language independent, and the cards with text are double sided in Spanish and English.

Each player represents a Dark Seeker, magicians with the ability of cage the souls of the monsters into crystal shards, gathering more and more power in order to become the most powerful Dark Seeker ever seen. Their goal is to encage as many Monster Souls as possible, or to defeat and encage the Lich itself.

Players will have to choose secretly which monster or monsters they want to defeat, saving themselves or saving other players, betraying them or bluffing with the spells to remain as much time as possible inside the manor. The state of the game will change suddenly thanks to the Special Cards or the Relics, powerful items that will be randomly found while battling monsters.

Animagicians is a fast and fun game that becomes more and more complex as the players play and find which character is better against each other, how to take profit of your Soulblast or learn when and how to use the Special Cards.

  

Game cards both in English and Spanish
Game cards both in English and Spanish

  

This is a quick overview of how Animagicians is played in the All vs All mode. For more details of the rules or gameplay, check out Animagicians’s work-in-progress rulebook. 

  

  

  • (Video with subtitles in Spanish and in English. Activate the subtitles to see them)

 

The Lich Figurine

Each backer of the Kickstarter campaign will get an exclusive handsculpted Starting Player Token of the Lich, as a gift for supporting us. Check out the 360 degree video of the Lich who is waiting for you at its Manor.

The Lich figurine sculpted by Ivan, from Windmaster Miniatures
The Lich figurine sculpted by Ivan, from Windmaster Miniatures

  

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Is intuitive: In Animagicians, the objective of each player is to get before the others the 10 Souls necessary to win the game. Simplicity is the basis of the game: once you have played a round you assimilate the mechanics of the game, and the more you play the more hidden interactions you discover. Each player only needs to read two cards per game: his Character Card and his Glossary of Symbols. All other cards have no text, and only with a glance you learn what they do. 

Lenght of the games: Animagicians games are fluid and fast. A 3-player game lasts 15 minutes or a 6-players game is as fast as to finish in 3 rounds (hint: the Sealing Vessel is much better than it looks). One of the aspects in which we have worked most is in eliminating the boredom factor. When a player is caught by the monsters, instead of being eliminated from the game, only remains one round without playing, and gets a fresh new hand of cards, which is sometimes even preferable to be caught to return later with more force. 

A Solo Mode game with one mission accomplished and a broken Soul Cage
A Solo Mode game with one mission accomplished and a broken Soul Cage

High replayability: The more games you play with Animagicians, the more different you discover that the game can be. There is so much to discover: what character should I take depending on the characters that they have chosen the players that choose before me, what moment is the ideal to use the Relics, on whom I must play each different kind of Special Cards, what Characters are better depending on the number of players... and all this without talking about Solo or Co-op Mode, where to know how to manage resources and when to save your partner is the key to victory. We even have more game modes as Stretch Goals that we are eager to reveal!

 

 

 

How to add the Add-ons to your pledge?

Follow this 4 steps to get any ammount of Add-ons with your pledge. There is no limit of Add-ons you may include!

  • 1 - Press the green "Manage your pledge" button at the top of the page.
  • 2 - On the next screen, press the blue "Change your pledge" button.
  • 3 - Now, in the current Animagicians reward you’ve chosen, increase the pledge amount by the value of the add-on then click on the green "Continue" button.
  • 4 - In the new window click on the blue "Confirm" button.

It was easy, isn't it? If you like it, go there now!

Their story is dark as the night. Thieves, monks, bounty hunters, wanderers... all diferent but with a common goal: become the most powerful Dark Seeker ever seen. But what do they really want?
Only time will tell...
 

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

  

 

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For the shipping of Animagicians, we will do our best to find and use region-friendly solutions for USA, Canada and Australia. Europe backers are 100% region-friendly. Doing that you won't have to worry about customs or duty.

Even if is our first time, we will use a pledge manager after the campaign. The pledge manager allows us to estimate the exact amount to be charged for the shipping costs. The weight of the game may vary depending on the unlocked stretch goals, but we are working really hard to make the shipping cost really affordable.

Right now, the estimated shipping costs are 3€ to Spain, 6€ to EU and 10€ to the rest of the world.

Special thanks to Bryant, for the voice, Pablo, for the music, and Alvaro, for the Lich's video
Special thanks to Bryant, for the voice, Pablo, for the music, and Alvaro, for the Lich's video

Arcadia Designs started its career through Kickstarter in 2017. We joined forces early in the 2016, and we've been working together since then, making designs for other people and lastly we decided to make our own games.

  

  

    

  


Risks and challenges

We can't be more excited to re-start our journey through game design with this game on this platform. We learn some valuable lessons from our previous campaing and we have applied them here to make this a good experience for everyone.

We will update frequently through the campaing, and answering all the questions you send to us.

We will make your trust in us well rewarded. Thanks in advance!

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    Early Birds

    The Early Birds is a limited offer of the Core Box. The Core Box is the retail version of Animagicians (MSRP25$). It includes the base game and all the stretch goals.
    +1 KS Exclusive Figurine of the Lich.

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    Animagicians - Core Box

    The Core Box is the retail version of Animagicians (MSRP25$). It includes the base game and all the stretch goals.
    +1 KS Exclusive Figurine of the Lich.

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    Animagicians - 2x Core Boxes

    The Core Box is the retail version of Animagicians (MSRP25$). It includes the TWO base games and all the stretch goals.
    +2 KS Exclusive Figurines of the Lich.

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    Animagicians - Collector's Version

    The Collector's Version is an exclusive version of Animagicians not to be sold in stores. It includes the base game and all the stretch goals, an exclusive poster signed by all Arcadia Designs members, a pyrocarved numbered wooden box and 1 KS Exclusive Figurine handpainted of the Lich.

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section for details!

    Includes:
    • Animagicians Base Game
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • An exclusive poster signed by all Arcadia Designs members
    • A pyrocarved numbered wooden box
    • 1 KS Exclusive Figurine handpainted of the Lich
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    Animagicians Collector's Version wave 2

    The Collector's Version is an exclusive version of Animagicians not to be sold in stores. It includes the base game and all the stretch goals, an exclusive poster signed by all Arcadia Designs members, a pyrocarved numbered - wave 2 wooden box and 1 KS Exclusive Figurine handpainted of the Lich.

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    The Dark Seeker

    Create your own Character Card! Choose an animal, and create with our design team a Dark Seeker character card of that animal adding it to all the games.

    It includes the base game and all the stretch goals, an exclusive poster signed by all Arcadia Designs members, a pyrocarved numbered wooden box and 1 KS Exclusive Figurine handpainted of the Lich.

    *Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends. See Shipping section for details!

    Includes:
    • Animagicians Base Game
    • All unlocked Stretch Goals
    • A pyrocarved numbered wooden box
    • An exclusive poster signed by all Arcadia Designs members
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    For Retailers

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    Includes 20 Core Boxes of Animagicians (+1 to do demonstrations)

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