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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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