Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Guardian’s Call is a bluffing and deduction game for 2-5 players. Gather the most provisions and save the most villagers to win!
Guardian’s Call is a bluffing and deduction game for 2-5 players. Gather the most provisions and save the most villagers to win!
Guardian’s Call is a bluffing and deduction game for 2-5 players. Gather the most provisions and save the most villagers to win!
749 backers pledged $37,760 to help bring this project to life.

About

Guardian's Call project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$37,760

749

 There are many Guardians, but there can only be one Guardian of the Realm, the leader who will lead their combined strength to victory. Bring the greatest resources to the Council and save the most villagers and you will be named the Guardian of the Realm.

 

Gather weapons and shields, unearth ancient artifacts, and use magical spells to reinforce your defenses. Avoid the curses that will trick the unwary in these dark times. 

The clans offer aid to each other, but only the leader of the most prepared clan will be named Guardian of the Realm.

Each round, replenish your hand to 6. You can draw from the common face-up pool, or unseen from the deck.

Now you must make an offer of resources to another player, by choosing 1 or more cards that are all the same.

You may tell the truth about what type of card they are, or you may bluff. You must not lie about the number of cards though.

The recipient must decide if you are truthful or bluffing.

When you lose an offer, the Council takes pity on you and bestows to you a coin. You can also win coins by acquiring cards that match your affinity bonus. This can be from an offer you receive or that you make!

If you have enough coins, you can buy resources directly into your tableau for 3 coins.

Or you can spend 5 coins to dispel a curse from the open market and score 5 points.

As you add supplies to your tableau from successful offers, each scores differently. See the breakdown below. How will you choose to pursue victory?

The Council convenes near the midpoint of the game, and scoring takes place with quests and the Castle track. Then finally War is at hand when its card is drawn, triggering the last round of the game. 

The dragon and orcs have arrived at the city gates. Who will lead the Guardians into battle?!?

Watch a playthrough with Man vs Meeple! 

Check out the full rules of the game in the draft version of the Guardian's Call rulebook.

 

See the cards up close in all their fabulous detail in the downloadable card sampler.

 

 

  

  

Pick your favorite Guardian and make them your avatar online! 

 

 

 

Watch David, James, Tiffany and Dana play
Watch David, James, Tiffany and Dana play

 

     
Click to read the review from GEEKDAD
Click to read the review from GEEKDAD

 

                   

 

Listen to Jimmy's interview with the designer
Listen to Jimmy's interview with the designer

 

Click to listen (Start at 40:37)
Click to listen (Start at 40:37)

 

Click to read
Click to read

 

       
Read Derek's review
Read Derek's review

 

 

 

                                  

We pre-pack Guardian's Call in a robust mailer box at the factory, and use quality fulfillment companies in each region to keep shipping costs as low as possible! We are subsidizing shipping in the core pledge tier, and backers in some regions will need to pay additional fees as follows:

  • Australia/Canada/European Union + $10 USD
  • Rest of the World + $20 USD

 

We love the journey and what you as a backer bring to a project. Your feedback shapes the project and makes it better than it would have been without it.  

With the support of stretch goal funding, we are able to make a game that has additional content like more Quests, miniatures, and art! We have some big plans for stretch goals that we would most definitely not be able to pull off without support and pre-funding.  

Early access - Backers will be the first to get their games! It will not be in retail until backer copies have been delivered. (This statement excludes conventions. If we are able to air freight copies for promotional purposes, we will do so.)  

Still want to wait for retail? That's okay too! Please support your FLGS (friendly local gaming store)! We love our retail partners! They are the backbone of this industry! 

 

 

Risks and challenges

This is not our first Kickstarter here at Druid City Games. We have done our homework, we have vetted many vendors and fulfillment services. We have our manufacturer selected and are already prepping for a successful campaign so that we can deliver to you on time.

We strive to give our customers the very best experience possible and we will do nothing to compromise that trust. We hope you will support our project with confidence! We need your support!

Thank you,
Team Druid City

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Follow Along

    Follow along with the campaign. This also gets you access to the pledge manager for late pledging.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    108 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Guardian's Call

    ~Guardian's Call~ ($39 USD)

    1 copy of Guardian's Call including all stretch goals and the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature!

    ~ SHIPPING ~
    • USA: Free
    • EU/Australia/Canada: +$10 (Customs & Duty Free)
    • Everywhere Else: +$20

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    601 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $72 or more About $72

    Guardian's Call (2 copies)

    ~Guardian's Call~ ($72 USD)

    2 copies of Guardian's Call including all stretch goals and the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature!

    ~ SHIPPING ~
    • USA: Free
    • EU/Australia/Canada: +$10 (Customs & Duty Free)
    • Everywhere Else: +$20

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $108 or more About $108

    Guardian's Call (3 copies)

    ~Guardian's Call~ ($108 USD)

    3 copies of Guardian's Call including all stretch goals and the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature!

    ~ SHIPPING ~
    • USA: Free
    • EU/Australia/Canada: +$10 (Customs & Duty Free)
    • Everywhere Else: +$20

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Retailer Pledge - Brick & Mortar stores

    ~Guardian's Call~ ($150 USD) ~ Tax ID and business info will be required for verification.

    6 copies of Guardian's Call including all stretch goals and the Kickstarter Exclusive miniature!

    ~ SHIPPING ~
    • USA: Free
    • EU/Australia/Canada: +$10 (Customs & Duty Free)
    • Everywhere Else: +$20

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (10 days)