About this project
Cartographers and Cannoneers compete for the frontier!
Fantasy Frontier is a fantasy board game of airships and exploration for 2 to 4 players with a play time of 45 to 90 minutes.
Each player controls a unique airship with a crew of pioneers. Players manage the actions of these pioneers each turn in effort to scout the land, gather resources, construct townships, and even battle it out in aerial combat.
Creating geographic patterns via tile placement, the players will develop a new world each time they play.
Players compete to be the first to score a required number of victory points to win the game. Points are scored by building townships, completing geographic patterns and fighting their rivals in airship battles!
Every turn, Players must carefully manage the actions of 5 workers. Workers can be assigned the following tasks:
• Piloting the Airship - Moving their airship token around the board.
• Research & Development - Drawing map cards with geographic patterns and discovering development cards to improve their airships.
• Scouting the Land - Drawing terrain tiles to place on the map to expand the community game board.
• Gathering Resources - Land the airship and exit the workers to collect food, wood, stone and gold. These resources will be used to improve the performance of workers and to build townships.
• Construct a Township - Land the airship and disembark the workers to build a township. Townships provide a reoccurring resource stream and are worth victory points.
• Aerial Combat - Engage in airship battles with other players to slow their progress and potentially score victory points.
• Repair Ship Damage - Repair the damage taken in battle.
Fantasy Frontier is truly a unique gaming experience. It blends peaceful euro play-style with the optional take-that element of combat creating a game unlike any other.
Each player will get a unique player board representing their faction. They will place their workers upon this board every turn to indicate the assignments they wish to perform. Each faction offers its own helpful player power!
The Airship Player Boards:
For larger images of each board please visit the gallery on BoardGameGeek linked below
Rules of Play
You can download the prototype rules below. This version of the rules has not yet received the wonderful treatment of the graphic artist.
Fantasy Frontier will retail for $50 and boasts over 225 components! Lets take a look inside.
The game box, physical components and printed components are prototype elements and for mock up purposes only. This is NOT the final version of the product. For instance, the resource dice will be laser etched, not stickered.
So much time and love has been put into Fantasy Frontier to make it the best possible game it can be, but with your help it can be even better!
At $25,000 we are able to produce a high quality board game with fantastic components and engaging game play. If we are able to raise more than $25K we can begin to explore some very fun upgrades!
The most effective way to assure we reach these upgrades is to share this project on your social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogs, etc. Share this project with EVERYONE!!
Telling your friends, family, and gaming communities to jump in on this great game will make everyone's game better as all stretch goals are production wide!
Speaking of social media, here is an incentive for getting inlvolved:
- 500 Facebook Likes! Once the Gamelyn Games Facebook page reaches 500 likes, the euro-sized research cards will be UPGRADED to 70 x 70 mm square cards (Power Grid size)
THE FACEBOOK STRETCH GOAL HAS BEEN UNLOCKED!! CONGRATULATIONS!
Here is a sample of the NEW Map Card design!
Now onto some more upgrades!
The Black Dragon Expansion Pack comes in it's own beautifully illustrated box and includes all the components needed to add a 5th player to Fantasy Frontier. The Black Dragon faction doubles as an exciting alternative to the base game factions in 2-4 player games as well.
The Black Dragon Expansion Pack is an Add-On Stretch Goal. It is only available if it is unlocked by this project reaching $49,000 in funding. Once available, backers may add $15 to their pledge to receive the expansion.
Read more about The Black Dragon Expansion Pack in Update #12
Complete your package by adding these awesome fan-focused add-ons!
Simply increase your pledge by the amount indicated next to your desired add-on. These can be added to any reward tier.
Some reward tiers already have these items built into them, so please review the tiers to see which one is right for you.
The PRIVATEER reward tier offers a special bundled price for getting both the Swag Bag & Dice and the PDF Art Collection!
This high quality bag and dice set is a MUST have for any fan of Fantasy Frontier!
Pay tribute to the wonderful art of Naomi Robinson by adding this vast collection of Fantasy Frontier art to your pledge!
This high resolution PDF collection consists of ALL of the art made by Naomi Robinson for Fantasy Frontier. Whether it made final production or got left behind on the cutting room floor, it will be in this collection. Early sketch concepts for Fantasy Frontier are exclusive to this collection and cannot be found anywhere else. This is a MUST have!
If you enjoy the art of Fantasy Frontier, please show your support to the artist by visiting her page.
Naomi Robinson: http://naomirobinson.blogspot.com/
This art collection will be delivered upon the conclusion of the project as a digital PDF presentation via an exclusive Dropbox invite.
The PDF Art Collection is included FREE of charge on all International and Canadian orders.
International Backers must add $70 for each additional copy of Fantasy Frontier.
Add-on International games come as the same package as the INTERNATIONAL PRIVATEER. So each add-on game will get the collector's bag w/dice and the digital PDF art collection.
Canadian Backers must add $60 for each additional copy of Fantasy Frontier.
Add-on Canadian games each come with an additional invite to the digital PDF art collection.
Additional copies of Fantasy Frontier must be added to reward tiers that already offer at least one copy of Fantasy Frontier.
Backers can pledge to receive a maximum of 4 copies of Fantasy Frontier.
Fantasy Frontier distribution will handled by the professionals at Game Salute. To keep the shipping costs as low as possible, they ship packages via a variety of shipping services depending on your specific location. They use USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL.
Thank you to the reviewers who have put a considerable amount of time into giving this game a thorough and honest review.
Please check out their reviews below:
Game overview with Eric Martin of BoardGameGeek at GenCon 2013
Gameplay tutorial video
Fantasy Frontier is offered World Wide!
"I live outside the US and want to help this project, what reward tier do I choose?"
- CANADA - Select CANADIAN PIONEER *NEW TIER*
- ALL OTHER NATIONS - Select INTERNATIONAL PRIVATEER
The CANADIAN PIONEER reward tier has been opened up to help backers that live in Canada get the game as cheap as possible.
It's no secret that shipping costs for backers located outside the US is very expensive. Some project creators refuse to even offer shipping outside the US. It's important to us at Gamelyn Games that everyone, anywhere, has an opportunity to help bring this project to life.
With that said, we are not happy about the shipping costs. We know it's frustrating to you and it's frustrating to us as well.
Fantasy Frontier is a heavy game that boasts over 225 components. After all things are considered and discounted, it stills costs $45 to ship internationally. Any way we try to slice it, we have to ask for $90 in order to ship a copy of Fantasy Frontier outside the US and Canada.
We understand that $90 is a lot and that can be very frustrating. So, that is why we are throwing in a couple things for free to international backers outside the US and Canada. The Collectible Swag Bag and the 2 Collectible Dice, as well as the PDF Art Collection do not increase the shipping and are SUPER cool! The bag and dice are very limited and unique. Therefore, we have decided to throw all that in for free ($20 value) on the INTERNATIONAL PRIVATEER reward tier!
We hope this helps soften the inevitable shipping costs.
Thank you for your understanding of this issue.
Fantasy Frontier features pattern recognition as a front line mechanic, supported by worker placement and resource management. In this mini-game you will be able to test your skills of spacial awareness.
In Fantasy Frontier, players must create the patterns through tile placement on a community board. This mini-game is different than the actual game in that the board is already created and you are finding the patterns instead of making them. Enjoy!
How many patterns were you able to find!?
1-3 Novice 4-6 Scout
7-9 Inquisitor 10 Cartogropher
Second to backing the project, the best thing you can do to help Fantasy Frontier get made is to spread the word on your social media sites. Here are some fun social media avatars you can use to help with that:
We choose to use Kickstarter because of the people. Kickstarter has a very supportive and enthusiastic community that we've grown to love.
Our experience with Kickstarter began as a project creators. I, personally, had not backed a project prior to making my own, that quickly changed. The philanthropy demonstrated by the backers that so generously supported our projects became contagious. We're not just project creators anymore, we are backers now and we love it! Backing a project is a little bit like being Santa Claus and getting it in the mail later is a lot like being a kid on Christmas day!
There's more than one way to fund the publication of a board game and even within the crowd-funding concept there are several options but none that compare to Kickstarter. Without the wonderful community of Kickstarter we would not be where we are today. That is why we feel it is important to give back. Kickstarter has changed our business and our lives in a big way and if we can play a small part in changing someone else's life in a big way we will!
We have put endless hours into bringing Fantasy Frontier to this point. Many people have put a lot of hard work into this game but entering production is very expensive and unfortunately outside the limitations of our resources. The game has been enjoyed by so many and some awesome memories have been made. With your help, we can make this game a reality and share the unique experience within with a lot of people.
Thank you Kickstarter and thank you backers! If you pledge your support to this project we give you our word that we will respect your efforts and use every last penny pledged to deliver the best possible product we can.
Gamelyn Games, LLC. is a board game publishing company based out of Mesa, Arizona and was founded in 2012 by Michael and Brittany Coe.
Gamelyn Games is dedicated to providing innovative games and accessories that attract players of all ages and interests. We are truly dedicated to creating fun and unique products!
Gamelyn Games has published Dungeon Heroes, as well as the Lords of the Undead and The Dragon and the Damsel expansions to Dungeon Heroes. We have also created the Fantasy Gaming Figures and GIANT meeples products and we have many more exciting games and accessories to come.
Both Brittany and I come from a background of service and hospitality. We've learned the most important element in business is caring for your customers, treating them like family.
Here at Gamelyn Games, customers are our #1 focus! You can always count on friendly and prompt service and communication.
Thank you very much for your support and belief in this project! Please share it with your friends and family.
Michael Coe, Founder & CEO
©2013 Gamelyn Games, LLC all rights reserved.
Images shown of Fantasy Frontier are prototype images and the final production is subject to change per manufacturer's requirements and in the best interest of the game.
Risks and challenges
The publication of a board game is a complicated process. It is prone to many mistakes and as we've seen recently, some people are not prepared for the undertaking.
We're proud to say that we are not only prepared for the task at hand but also experienced in having successfully fulfilled multiple board game projects.
While Gamelyn Games has only one published title, Dungeon Heroes, we were also founders of Crash Games and published Rise! as well as The Lost Dutchman prior to starting Gamelyn Games.
All 3 games were fulfilled on time and are now available worldwide.
We are not perfect and we are not above the possibility of mistakes and delays. Sometimes these things are completely out of our hands. Mistakes and delays happen and they happen to us, but here are the steps we are taking to prepare for them and to reduce their likelihood:
1. We have done significant pre-production. This includes having all the art for the game completed and the graphic art over 75% completed. The production quote is in hand and ready to be initiated.
2. We are proud to be working with Panda Game Manufacturing again, the same manufacturer used to create of Rise!, The Lost Dutchman, and Dungeon Heroes. We have a great relationship with their entire team. We are familiar with their production requirements, timelines, payment schedules, communication methods and Chinese freight arrangements. Together we have created some great games and we hope that Fantasy Frontier will be our next!
3. Professional distribution is already in place, and we are proud to say it will be handled by our friends at Game Salute. They were responsible for having fulfilled the shipment of Rise! and Dungeon Heroes. Both were delivered on schedule with professionalism and reliability. Game Salute also handles all of our defect and missing parts replacements. They have proven to be communicative, punctual and customer service minded.
Again, this isn't to say that this project won't experience mistakes, they happen to everyone but it does show that this road is familiar to all parties involved.
Above all, we are dedicated to 100% backer communication. We will be transparent with our process, as to involve our backers as much as possible.
We will be present daily to answer any questions or read any comments and we will provide regular updates and supply photos of the progress when possible.
Thank you for your trust in us! Lets bring Fantasy Frontier to the gaming world!
PREVIOUS PROJECTS' STATUS:
Fantasy Gaming Figures is currently on schedule and in production.
The mini GIANT Meeple Project is being produced along side the Fantasy Gaming Figures and is on schedule. Both projects will be delivered together.
Dungeon Heroes completed fulfillment successfully and on time. Some backers even received their games early! Backers have since written in with elation about the game and the management of the project.
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