About this project
Thank you to all of our amazing backers for making this game a reality! Please make sure to follow our progress in the updates.
Villages of Valeria is a village-building card game in which players establish resources, construct buildings, and attract adventurers to become the next capital city of Valeria. Take on the role of a Duke in the vast and beautiful kingdom of Valeria and, on your turn, lead the table by selecting an Action - Harvest, Develop, Build, Recruit, or Tax - for everyone to perform while you get a slight advantage for being the Active Player.
Villages of Valeria is a stand alone game set in the world of Valeria and takes place just before the hordes of monsters invade the kingdom in Valeria: Card Kingdoms.
In Villages of Valeria, 1 to 5 players compete to build the best village in the kingdom in about 45-60 minutes.
There are two main cards in Villages of Valeria: Building cards and Adventurer cards.
Building Cards can be used in two different ways:
You can pay the Resources listed on the left to build the Building and use its power during the game.
You can Develop it as a Resource by flipping it upside down and placing it under your Castle.
Adventurer cards are attracted to your village by certain Building types listed on the left of the card. Pay Gold to add them to your village to use their power or reap Victory Points at the end of the game.
The game is played over several rounds where players take turns being the Active Player. The Active Player chooses an Action and, in turn order, all other players may follow and do the same Action but at a slight disadvantage.
HARVEST: Draw 3 Cards.
Follow: Draw 1 Card.
DEVELOP: Discard 1 card to add a Card to your Castle as a Resource.
Follow: You may discard 2 cards to add a Card to your Castle as a Resource.
BUILD: Place Gold on Resources to add a building to your village and draw 1 card.
Follow: You may place Gold on Resources to add a building to your village.
RECRUIT: Pay 1 Gold to add an Adventurer to your village. Follow: Pay 2 Gold to add an Adventurer to your village.
TAX: Collect 1 Gold and draw 1 Card.
The game ends after the turn in which any player's Village contains the target number of Buildings and/or Adventurers. This can happen either because the Active Player has built a Building or recruited an Adventurer, or because another player following the action has done so. The entire Action is played out, so even if the Active Player has triggered the end of the game, all other players still get a chance to follow the Action and add to their own Villages.
Count up your Victory Points and see who's village will become the next capital city of Valeria!
Watch the play through video by Rahdo Runs Through:
- 72 Building Cards
- 10 Adventurer Cards
- 5 Castle Cards
- 5 Player Reference Cards
- 30 Screen Printed Wood Gold Coins
- 1 Screen Printed Wood Active Player Token
- 1 Rulebook
- 1 Beautifully Illustrated Box
Added to Game via Stretch Goals Thanks to Our Backers
- 1 Cleric Adventurer Card
- 1 Warlord Adventurer Card
- 1 Blacksmith Adventurer Card
- 1 Rogue Adventurer Card
- 1 Summoner Adventurer Card
- 1 Necromancer Adventurer Card
- 3 Fountain Building Cards
- 3 Tannery Building Cards
- 3 Forger's Den Building Cards
- 3 Archery Range Building Cards
- 1 Solo Variant Reference Card
- 1 Action-Selection Card
All card will be 320gsm Blackcore stock with a Linen Finish thanks to our backers! Expanded to 5-players! Solo Variant Added!
Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Bonus Pack Content
- 1 Baron Adventurer Card
- 1 Sorceress Adventurer Card
- 1 Champion Adventurer Card
- 1 Bishop Adventurer Card
- 1 Events Reference Card
- 1 Dragon Event Card
- 1 Queen's Day Event Card
- 1 Goblin Horde Event Card
- 1 Fae's Blessing Event Card
- 1 Giant Event Card
- 1 Royal Wedding Event Card
- 1 Rabunhod Event Card
- 1 Orc Bearrider Event Card
- Custom Box Sleeve
*This content will not be available through regular distribution. However, it will be available in limited supply at conventions, through contests, and online at the BGG Promo Store and the Daily Magic Games website.
** Pledge at the Adventurer level to get your likeness included in the game. Our artist, The Mico, will require several pictures of you three days from the completion of the campaign. If we don't get your pictures in time, we will move forward with production without including your image.
DELUXE Villages of Valeria Content
Includes everything in the standard game and all Stretch Goals, plus any Deluxe Milestone Goals unlocked.
DELUXE Game Contents:
- Double-Tall Box to Accommodate Sleeved Cards
- Plastic Insert with Separate Card and Bits Sections
- Foam Spacers to Keep Cards In Place
- Foam Cover for Bits Control
- Box Sleeve
- 13 Cards in the new Expansion Pack #1: Guild Halls.
Expansion Pack #1: Guild Halls Contents:
- 1 Worker's Guild Building Card
- 1 Tower of Honor Building Card
- 1 Sacred Grove Building Card
- 1 Key and Blade Building Card
- 1 Miner Adventurer Card
- 1 Squire Adventurer Card
- 1 Shaman Adventurer Card
- 1 Sapper Adventurer Card
- 1 Festival of the Dawn Event Card
- 1 Rise of the Skeletons Event Card
- 1 Jester's Craft Event Card
- 1 Isles of Valeria Event Card
- 1 Event Reference Card
Guild Halls will introduce 4 new buildings - 1 for each type. When built, a Guild Hall will reward the player with Victory Points if they have the most of that Guild Hall's building type.
Guild Halls will also introduce rapid-recruit Adventurers that only require 1 building type icon in your village to recruit. They offer some quick but low points and immediate rewards.
Guild Halls will build upon the Event cards mechanic. Skeletons, Jesters, and more!
We've sent out prototypes to several respected reviewers and gamers - this is what they had to say...
Let's start with Rahdo Runs Through Games:
Here's what Daniel Zayas from SmarterBacker.com had to say:
Here's what Undead Viking has to say about Villages of Valeria
Here are a few videos you can view. Just click on their quote:
And here are some quotes from more respected gamers and reviewers:
Check out the article written by Jonathan H. Liu on GeekDad.com!
Check out the full article by Dan Halstad on The League of Nonsensical Gamers website.
Unlocked! - $180k = Villages of Valeria Digital Art Book. Final art from the Mico without the game play icons and some descriptions (narrative) by Isaias Vallejo to flesh out the Valeria world.
All Stretch Goals below have been UNLOCKED thanks to all of our amazing backers!
Unlocked! - $9k - 1 Cleric Adventurer Card added to the game.
Unlocked! - $10k = 3 Fountain Building Cards added to the game.
Unlocked! - $12k = Upgraded Punchboard Gold Tokens to Wood.
Unlocked! - $13k = 1 Warlord Adventurer Card added to the game.
Unlocked! - $14k = 3 Tannery Building Cards added to the game.
Unlocked! - $16k = Active Player Token upgraded to Wood.
Unlocked! - $17k = 1 Blacksmith Adventurer card added to the game.
Unlocked! - $18k = 3 Forger's Den Building Cards added to the game.
Unlocked! - $22k = Upgrade Card Stock to Blackcore
Unlocked! - $23k = 1 Rogue Adventurer Card added to the game.
Unlocked! - $24k = 3 Archery Range Building Cards added to the game.
Unlocked! - $28k = Upgrade Cards to Linen Finish
Unlocked! - $29k = 1 Sorceress Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack
Unlocked! - $34k = Screen Print on Active Player Token.
Unlocked! - $35k = 1 Champion Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $36k = 1 Bishop Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $39k = Unique Art for each Castle Card in the game.
Unlocked! - $42k = Expand the game to 5 Players. Added 1 new Castle Card art and card, 5 Gold tokens, and 1 Reference Card.
Unlocked! - $43k = 1 Dragon Event Card and 1 Rules Reference Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $44k = 1 Queen's Day Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $45k = 1 Goblin Horde Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $46k = 1 Fae's Blessing Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $51k = Screen Print on Gold Tokens.
Unlocked! - $52k = 1 Giants of Ostendaar Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $53k = 1 Royal Wedding Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $54k = 1 Rabunhod Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $55k = 1 Orc Bearrider Event Card added to Kickstarter Limited Exclusive* Promo Pack.
Unlocked! - $65k = Solo Variant Included. 1 Solo Reference Card added to the game.
Unlocked! - $70k = Box Sleeve for Kickstarter Backers Only.
Unlocked! - $72k = Action-Selection Card Added to the game.
Unlocked! - $77k = 1 Summoner and 1 Necromancer Adventure cards added to the game.
Deluxe Milestone Goals are based on the number of DELUXE copies pledged at the Deluxe level. When we reach a certain number of backers, we will add new content to the DELUXE Villages of Valeria.
NEW MILESTONE - 3D Castles for your Tableau Track!
UNLOCKED! - 1500 Deluxe Pledges - Box Sleeve Added! Wrap up your Deluxe game with style.
UNLOCKED! - 2500 Deluxe Pledges - Tabbed Divider Cards Added! Sort your cards by Buildings, Adventurers, Events, and Support.
UNLOCKED! - 3500 Deluxe Pledgess - Upgrade the Action-Selection Card in to an Action-Selection Tile with punched out spaces to hold the Active Player Castle Token more firmly.
UNLOCKED! - 4500 Deluxe Pledges - Expansion Pack #2: Monuments Added! This 12-card pack brings culturally significant buildings to your village to raise the esteem of your citizens. And we'll add a Monuments divider card into the Deluxe box, too. This is not a Kickstarter Limited Exclusive (like the Bonus Pack you've already unlocked) and will be in retail where Villages of Valeria is available.
UNLOCKED! - 5500 Deluxe Pledges - The Tableau Tracker is a way for you to keep track of how many cards each player currently has in their village tableau. This board is not needed for play but it is an easy way to see when the game is nearing the end so you can make that power-play that will win you the favor of the King. Five colored cubes will be included with the tracker.
Backing the game is a great way to support the project and we thank you for your support. The next best thing you could do is to help us build awareness for the game by following us and sharing our posts on Twitter and Facebook.
We'll be using ShipNaked as our fulfillment partner. They have a great track record of fulfilling games on time and offering great customer support to those in need. With their Customs-Friendly Worldwide™ service, we can get a guaranteed low price on shipping and make sure you don't get hit with extra fees.
We've built in a small discount for ALL shipping. We like to be completely transparent about everything we do. Here's a breakdown of the shipping costs and the discount you're receiving for pledging on Kickstarter.
If you'd like to add-on additional copies of the standard Villages of Valeria, you can add any number of copies by adding $18 for each additional copy ($38 per additional copy for Russia/Brazil). If you'd like to add-on additional copies of the DELUXE Villages of Valeria, you can add any number of copies by adding $26 (for USA) and $32 (for World) and $60 (for Russia/Brazil).
To add more games (or the Expansion Pack #1: Guild Halls) beyond the first, manually enter the $$ total when making your pledge or click the blue "Manage" button next to a previously made pledge. For example, if you're in the USA, enter "$37" for 2 copies of the standard Villages of Valeria. Or, if you're in the USA, enter "$25" for 1 copy of the standard Villages of Valeria and 1 copy of the Expansion Pack #1: Guild Halls.
Our previous games, Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge, ManaSurge, and Valeria: Card Kingdoms will be available to add onto your pledge in limited numbers, but they will not be delivered until September when Villages of Valeria is being fulfilled. We encourage you to ask your FLGS to order these games from Peachstate Hobby or Alliance (in the USA).
We like to support game stores around the world by offering the special Kickstarter versions of the game to retailers during the campaign. We treat retailer backers just like other backers in that they receive their rewards before we release regular retail games into distribution. If you're a retailer, please contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org during the campaign for pricing information.
We can't produce this game without Kickstarter and without the support of generous backers like you. We believe we have a great game here and want to bring it to tables all over the world. Every dollar we make will go directly back in to making Villages of Valeria a better game. Our Stretch Goals are designed to add more content to the base game - so your pledge really makes a difference in making the best game possible.
Here are some incentives we are offering to all our backers:
- 32% off MSRP. Pay only $17 instead of $25.
- Discounted Shipping. All pledge levels get $5 off.
- The opportunity to get your likeness** in the game.
- Get *Kickstarter Limited Exclusive content. 13 Cards in a Bonus pack - a $5 value - given to you for FREE.
- Opportunity to get the DELUXE Villages of Valeria - a $35 value for only $23 plus shipping. That's 34% OFF!
Daily Magic Games is a designer-friendly and customer-focused publisher specializing in casual tabletop games that are easy to learn and play, yet layered with strategy and depth.
We're based out of Seattle, Washington and like to focus on the growth and promotion of game design in the Pacific Northwest. We've even started a playtesting event network called playtestNW to help local designers meet each other and playtesters on a regular basis. Our hope is that we're helping designers build better games.
We are focused on listening to what our customers have to say and making sure that we are producing the type of games you want at a high quality. We're happy to report that of our previous three Kickstarter games, Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge delivered one month late in December 2015, Valeria: Card Kingdoms delivered on time in January 2016, and ManaSurge is on track to deliver on time in May 2016.
We like to make casual and gateway games in an effort to get more people to the table. Our games are easy to learn to help new players get in to the game faster, but they're also layered with strategy for the more seasoned players.
Risks and challenges
Daily Magic Games is committed to delivering quality products on time. We realize that the publication of a board game can be complicated and, no matter how experienced the project creators and mangers are, some problems may occur. In an effort to reduce the likelihood of delays and mistakes, we have taken several steps to prepare for success:
1. This game project, as well as the Kickstarter campaign itself, are in the hands of two well-seasoned professionals. David MacKenzie has been running Kickstarter projects since 2010 (Alien Frontiers, Sunrise City, Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, ManaSurge), and Isaias Vallejo comes from a digital game background as production and studio director at Big Fish Games and has designed two successful board games: Sunrise City and Valeria: Card Kingdoms.
2. We are dedicated to backer communication and feedback. Throughout the campaign, we will be as transparent about the process and as open to feedback as possible without jeopardizing production and delivery timelines.
3. We have done significant pre-production. All the art and graphic design for Villages of Valeria is completed with the exception of stretch goal content. The art and design for the stretch goal content has been sketched out and is ready to push forward as soon as each goal is achieved.
4. We have our manufacturer lined up and ready to begin the pre-press process as soon as the campaign ends.
We hope that everything goes as planned, but if something falls through the cracks, we are ready and willing to employ every tool at our disposal to get the project back on track and running smoothly.
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The pledges are $17 plus shipping and the add ons are basically $17 plus $1 for incremental shipping. As packages get heavier, they get more expensive to send, especially after the HUGE price increases at the USPS last month, so we built in a little postage buffer so that we "hopefully" won't be slammed by busies-killing postage fees.
Villages of Valeria is a stand alone game and we wanted it to sink or swim on its own, without riding the coattails of its big brother. Valeria: Card Kingdoms will be in retail stores in a week or two and the expansion packs will be available from the BGG Store, so if you really want VCK you can get it and play it over and over again before VOV is even done with Kickstarter fund raising.
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