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Tired of the same old card game you've been playing for years? Us too! Head to our website to grab your copy!
Tired of the same old card game you've been playing for years? Us too! Head to our website to grab your copy!
99 backers pledged $3,416 to help bring this project to life.
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Tired of the same old card game you've been playing for years? Us too!

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 UPDATE: Thank you everyone for your support! We broke our funding goal in just under 24 hours! That doesn't mean it's over! Follow the project to get updates on limited-time deals and check out our stretch goals!

We also just launched  our website: castlescardgame.com

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Once upon a time, there were a few friends, sitting in a cafe in Cheyenne, Wyoming, all they wanted was a burrito. They brought a lowly deck of cards with them, only 52 in number, slowly dealing out another game of Texas Hold'em. When all of a sudden, BOOM! 

These friends decided they were tired of boring card games, and party games that lose their luster: so they invented a new one! Thus, CASTLES was born...

Fast forward 9 months and like a new-born baby, CASTLES has evolved into a quick-paced strategy game with many twists and turns that will leave you wanting to play for hours! (We have tested it for that long and don't worry it's still fun!)

 You sit at a table and are handed five cards, the promise of a crown, and a castle to begin your reign. What will you do with all these shiny new armies in your hand? To your left and right, two rival rulers are looking at you with a gleam in their eye... Allies or foe? There's only one way to know... 

Like medieval times, grow too quickly and you might become a target, too slowly and you'll be absorbed into a bigger empire. Build your army for a larger, more risky show of force, or hold back and whittle them down little by little. Either way, destroy the opposition to your crown with a vigor that is unrivaled to claim the throne!

There are several special cards, use them to give yourself a leg up at the beginning, or to completely decimate a neighbor later in your reign. Strategy rules the land but a rival king could pull something out of their pocket without warning to turn the tides of war! Do whatever you have to do to stay alive! 

Like the idea of forming an alliance? We hope to build a community around our game. We love watching people light up when they play, so we want to bring it to as many as possible. Your pledge will help us make this game a reality for everyone! Find us on Instagram or Facebook: @CastlesCardGame

No game offers the same methods to bring in new players, or the scalability. Feel like bringing someone in during the middle of a game? You can do that! Play a puppet card to bring them in to serve you. The game scales perfectly with larger numbers. Add an extra deck and suddenly your player count goes from a max of 4 to 8, one more deck you could have 12 players! The more players you get, the more complex your thinking: will I survive another round? Making alliances with your neighbors is crucial or you'll easily be squished by the dominant alliance of the table!

Does this awesome game spark some creativity in your eyes? Upon playing at any length you might come up with a few ideas... Don't worry, we have too! Countless expansions are under development: do you like Wizards and Magic? Vikings? Pirates? We got it all. Each color castle corresponds to an upcoming expansion! Throw us some of your ideas after playing some hands and we might feature your card in a future expansion pack! 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face is shipping, both quantity, and price. We are searching for ways to get the shipping costs down, but for now, the shipping is a flat rate of 7 dollars. The other challenge would be if you all blew us out of the water, though we hope for this outcome, we might struggle to keep up with the massive quantity of orders.

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    PDF of Instructions

    Pledge 2 dollars and we will send you a pdf of the instructions, great for getting your feet wet without ponying up for a full deck.

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    One more round of 17 dollar decks!

    We think you all deserve some more love! thank you everyone for getting us past 150% funded! For this, we've decided to release another batch of limited deals! Grab us a 17 dollar deck before they're gone!

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    First edition Castles Card Game!

    Preorder your copy now by funding the process! If you wish to order two, go to the Double-decker reward! More than two? Add 20 dollars for each additional deck you wish to order.

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    Double Decker! TWO. count em' TWO Decks!

    "So... why is one deck $20 and two is only $37?"
    HA! We don't really know! We're analyzing the impact that this might have on our bottom line right now... We'll get back to you.
    TWO decks for $37 increases your player count from 3-4 all the way to 3-8! Now that's some math that adds up!

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    First Print Signed Deck

    Pledge $55 and when we print our first 25 we'll pull one right off the line for you! We'll even put our pretty signatures and a letter too with the printing number so you can brag to your friends that you were first on this gravy train! We'll include another not signed deck so that you can actually play our game without ruining that pretty signed one!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Signed card from prototype number 1

    This is no joke! We will really send you one of the first cards in the prototype deck number 1! This was a hard decision to make, as we've grown very attached to the darn thing, but if you really pledge this much, you deserve it! We can only bring ourselves to part with a few, but you could get one! This level of donation shows a commitment to our cause that is unrivaled.
    (tear stains worth extra!)

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    Early bird gets the worm!

    Be one of the first 20 to pledge a measly 17 dollars and you really will get the worm! We'll give you the friends and family discount that you deserve! (That's a whole 3 dollars shaved right off the top!!!)

    P.S (worm not included unless you really want one, maybe we could work something out)

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    Limited time return of the worm!

    Due to its popularity we've decided to bring back the 17 dollar reward for just this weekend! Get yours before they sell out again!

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    Early Bird! Double Decker Worm

    This deal couldn't get any better! Turn this 3-4 player game into a 3-8 player game! Not to mention you were early, so: buy one get the next deck HALF priced! We can only afford to offer this deal to 10 people so grab it quick! (I was politely told to inform you that there is still no worm)
    P.S. friends included: us!

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