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£732
pledged of £18,000pledged of £18,000 goal
35
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 2 2014 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Castilion is easy to learn, but uses elaborate tactics and strategy to outwit the opponent; ultimately defeating their Castle by removing all the defense. The dynamic characters help players battle across the board. Take your time building your army or attack with your first move, the strategy is up to you!

A 2-4 player game that on average takes 45 minutes to play. Your mission is to defeat the other players Castle or make them surrender! Players aged 11+ will enjoy the simple game mechanic which interacts with the colourful characters, and older players are tested using strategy and tactics with no two games alike.

In battle it's up to you! You can play a 'hit & run' or 'heavy & slow' approach, or a mixture of both. Use your skill with the cards and movement around the board to control your Troops and attack or defend to ultimately win. Your mission is to defeat the oppositions Castle, battling your way across the map using pickup cards and all your forces to finish your quest for glory.

Want to know more? See the links under 'Rules and Gameplay' or check out our website.

The game will be produced by Cartamundi ensuring the card stock and card size (3.5" x 2.5") are of the highest quality. The artwork has been professionally commissioned to maintain the high standards.

TOTAL CARDS = 159 

Eliminates chance from the game. Castilion uses movement cards which are recycled during the game to navigate around the board. Use them strategically to help you progress through the game to victory.

Movement Cards
Movement Cards

While Castilion is still a board game it uses a mechanic where movement is purely card based. There is also a hand limit which allows each player to decide how to use them. Players can stock their hand full of movement cards, having a quick light hitting army or have very few, meaning a slow but explosive army.

Rulebook Cover
Rulebook Cover

Castilion is set out into four different colour co-ordinated Troops who are commanded by a General. Players use their movement cards to navigate their troops around the board, they do this because their opposition is defending a Castle. The aim of the game is simple, defeat your opponents Castle before they take yours. Along the way players will pick up Items, Formations and Actions all will aid your quest in medieval world domination! Other pick-ups are dotted around the board, such as the Owl, Supply Ship and Priest. Terrain cards are also picked up around the board, these slow other players down or stop them completely. No Troops are the same though, Heroes and Heroines can be obtained to deliver that final, crushing blow upon your foe!

Quick start and Advanced rules can be found at www.castilion.co.uk

What are people saying?

"We do have to say , that Castilion does seem to be a Kickstarter project being done the right way."      'GamesandTea'.

Excerpt from an in-depth review, and how to play the game from Games and Tea found here:-

http://www.gamesandtea.com/2014/06/castilion-kickstarter-review-part-1.html

http://www.gamesandtea.com/2014/06/castilion-kickstarter-review-part-2.html

The PDF version of 'Castilion Origins' will be emailed to you when the campaign ends, add £15 to your pledge for the hard copy publication. The mini book gives insight into the history of the realm of Castilion in full illustrated detail.

Hard Copy Publication
Hard Copy Publication

Artwork prints of all 8 Heroes and Heroines professionally printed on photographic paper in high gloss, illustrated by Jan Jones our lead artist. Quality collectors items only found on Kickstarter.

'The Golden Chalice' card. A limited edition card exclusive to Kickstarter. The card is a powerful, playable card and if used wisely can change the course of battle!

Only 50 available.

Unique 3D castles to enhance and personalise game play.
The picture below is to illustrate the type of model you can expect.

Canvas art images 40cm x 50cm professionally produced and rolled. Choose your favourite Castle and enhance your wall or games room with this Kickstarter exclusive.

Only 30 available.

All pledges above £20 will receive all the stretch goals.

3D printed castles prepared for you to paint, which will enhance your playing experience. You can, if you wish, use these as prizes to be captured from your opponent! 

  • £10 each 
  • £18 for two 

A full set of Hero and Heroine prints. Artwork from the cards professionally printed to show in full colour these vibrant characters of Castilion.

£8 for 8 prints 7"x5" full colour glossy photographic paper. 

Joe Mellanby - Founder

Joe's ideas are original, straight forward and easy. The game was conceived originally from a trading card idea, which soon developed into the board game we have here. The game mechanic with no dice and based heavily on strategy and tactics, with a minimum element of good fortune, was exactly the way he felt the game should work. Joe's aim from the outset of the project was to bring the best possible quality of materials and he will not compromise on this; which is why Cartamundi Ltd are producing the whole game. The vision for Joe is to continue Castilion with many expansions in different time periods and ultimately fight with each other! The USP for this is unique and will be revealed after the campaign.

Jan Jones - Artist

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The main character artist is a classically trained portraitist with many years experience. Jan brings the main characters to life as opposed to Superhero or fantasy. Blood thirsty Generals, cool looking Heroes, dangerous Heroines, beautiful Queens, tyrannical Kings etc. The historical base of the game is enhanced and brought to life with her clever artwork, which in the future will benefit the expansions and make the game as exciting as ever.

GTAM - Designer

The cards and board design have been put together in a colourful, visually appealing way. Collating all the material takes time and experience to perfect and ultimately has to look great. The Castles in Castilion are the work of GTAM whose original photographs have been artistically rendered by him to suit the feel of the game and give the same exciting appeal when interacting with the characters.

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Risks and challenges

This is our inaugural Kickstarter project which we have been working on for almost two years. The game itself is fully completed; the artwork, card designs and game mechanics are up to date so all that’s left to do is print the game!

We will be using an internationally renowned printing company Cartamundi which has a base in the United Kingdom. Our timings and schedules have been meticulously worked out with Cartamundi and we feel that we are in a position to print the game as soon as our Kickstarter campaign is completed. Which means you will be able to get the game as quickly as possible.

The game has been completed to the highest standard and hopefully we have minimised the things that can go wrong at this point.

Timing issues with suppliers and fulfilment may arise when we can unlock our stretch goals. However these rewards have been planned and after much hard work hopefully, can be delivered to our backers on time.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.53

    ~ Langrick Farmer ~
    Receive immortality in the Hall of Names on www.castilion.com
    Thanks for your help!

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    Super early bird special. The full Castilion board game at a ludacrously low price. Backers that have already selected the 'Owl' reward tier will recieve the PDF version of 'Castilion Origins' as compensation for the decrease in price.

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    Receive the Castilion board game at below the RRP.

    PLUS - You will receive a downloadable PDF illustrated compilation of stories 'Castilion Origins' introducing the history of the Castles including backgrounds of the main characters in the Castilion game. A Kickstarter exclusive.

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    ~General~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' PDF Version.

    PLUS - 8 Heroes and Heroines professionally printed enlargements of the artwork produced for the game. A Kickstarter exclusive, these will never be reproduced again.

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    ~Royal~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' PDF Version.

    PLUS - The 'limited edition' Golden Chalice is a powerful, playable card and if used wisely can change the course of battle!

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    ~Castle~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' printed in a fully illustrated colour, HARD COPY publication.

    PLUS - TWO 3D printed, unique playable Castles to enhance the board and make your game exclusive.

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    ~Castle~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' HARD COPY publication.

    PLUS - 3D printed, playable Castles.

    PLUS - TWO large, (40cmx50cm) canvas art images, professionally produced and rolled featuring any character or Castle you choose from the game.

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    ~General 'YOU' ~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' HARD COPY publication.

    PLUS - Become a General! Jan Jones will paint your portrait, from a picture of you. A unique card and original painting will be produced for you + TWO 3D printed Castles to enhance gameplay.

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    ~Royal 'YOU' ~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' HARD COPY publication.

    PLUS - Become a King or Queen! Jan Jones will paint your portrait, from a picture of you. A unique card and original painting will be produced for you + TWO 3D printed Castles to enhance gameplay.

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    ~Hero or Heroine 'YOU' ~ Receive the complete Castilion board game.

    PLUS - 'Castilion Origins' HARD COPY publication.

    PLUS - Become a Hero or Heroine! Jan Jones will paint your portrait, from a picture of you. A unique card and original painting will be produced for you + TWO 3D printed Castles to enhance gameplay.

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