Cardsmith Pack Pre-Orders!
The proof copy of the Cardsmith Pack arrived, and it looks great!
The Fourth Wall artwork effect didn't turn out as cool as I'd hoped, so I made this instead:... Read more
Cardsmith Pack Update
Hey, everybody! Wow, it's been 3 months since the last update. Life has been busy--I'm back in college and I picked up more hours at my job. But I'm still... Read more
Cardsmith Winners Announced!
The Cardsmith voting frenzy has passed and things have been quiet in Villages-world for the past couple weeks. But we still haven't revealed the winners! We tallied the votes and... Read more
Last Chance to Vote!
Just a quick reminder: The deadline for voting on the Cardsmith Expansion is June 1st.
So far, every card has been voted on at least 40 times,... Read more
Cast Your Vote!
Voting for the Cardsmith Expansion submissions has begun!
Click here or on the image above to vote!
After removing a handful of duplicates and cards that relied exclusively on new... Read more
More Card Sleeves Arrived!
Hey guys, good news! Just wanted to let you know that we got that second shipment of custom Villages card sleeves, and they look great! If we sent you a... Read more
The Cardsmith Deadline Approacheth!
Hey, everyone. Another Cardsmith update here! We've gotten over 180 custom card submissions for the Cardsmith Expansion so far! A lot of creativity has gone into making these cards and... Read more
Submit Your Cards!
Hey, everyone! Rachel here. With the exception of the people waiting on the second shipment of card sleeves (still due to get here around the end of April), all rewards... Read more
A Wild Cardsmith Appears!
Hey everybody! It's been a long time since our last proper update and I wanted to let you guys know about some exciting things coming up for us in the... Read more
Foreign Language Update
Just a quick shout out to backers who ordered foreign language copies of the game. If you've moved recently, be sure to double-check your shipping addresses as listed in Backerkit... Read more
No Christmas Miracle...
In our last update, we said we hoped to get the final packages we needed from TGC by last Saturday, meaning we could send the remaining English-language rewards by the... Read more
Quick mini-update: TGC has shipped everything on their list and is now sending us the remaining material. When we get it, hopefully by Friday or Saturday, we'll pack up all... Read more
As more games have arrived, a few of you have had questions/problems regarding your orders. Obviously this is bound to happen with such a massive operation, especially when led by... Read more
Thanks to the magic of the Bulk Cardsmith Kit (basically I feed it a giant spreadsheet and it makes all the final image files for me, yay), I am almost... Read more
Rachel here, taking over for Jaron while he runs quality checks on the last batch of dice.
As many of you may have noticed, TGC has... Read more
Wave 2 Underway
I'm super excited to announce that Wave 2, which includes everyone and everything except translations (more about that later), is officially underway! Your mailing addresses have been sent and... Read more
Sleeves Are a Pain
Backers. I have bad news. The card sleeve manufacturers have messed up again and apparently only printed about 70% of the amount we ordered. Totally pro.
So here's what we're... Read more
Hey, backers! I know you've been waiting for far too long for this moment, so I shan't delay. The expansions are complete!
Many of you have been receiving the Print... Read more
Hey, backers! I just wanted to give a quick update on translations, for those who are interested.
The other day, I checked to see how many games in each... Read more
Update Your Address!
Wave 2 is almost upon us! The cards are tested, the box art is finished, and I'm ordering a final proof copy from TGC today. Within the next two, maybe... Read more
Expansion Box Art and Cards
Behold! Distant Lands and Ghost Town box art!
The expansions are getting seriously close to being finished. We had a huge playtest session the other day where we piled every... Read more
Party, Previews, and Voting!
Hi, everyone! Tsirachel here, taking over for today. We've been in Seattle for the past week, so we apologize for the long silence, but I'll be going through any messages... Read more
Villages Launch Party
We've nailed down a date and time for the Villages launch party!
When: Saturday, July 26th at 6:00 PM
Where: Fongo Bongo Games (1751 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT 84065... Read more
Distant Lands Art and Gold Vault on Android
Howdy, backers! How was your Independence Day, World Cup, or any other significant recent event? It just feels like it's been so long since my last update.
Production and Shipping... Read more
Backer List & Art Livestream
Sorry for spamming your inboxes once again, but I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for all of your support yesterday. I feel a lot more confident about... Read more
I've gotten roughly a bajillion emails asking about the expansions, and even though I feel like I've answered a bajillion times, the answer must not be making its way to... Read more
Base Game and Royalty Pack Card List
A lot of backers have been saying that their base game and royalty pack have been mixed together on arrival. Here's a list of everything that should be in each... Read more
Dice! ...and some other stuff.
Dice dice dice!
As you can tell, I was quite excited to finally have the Power Dice in my possession. I sent them off to The Game Crafter... Read more
Medium Boxes and Royalty Packs Shipped!
Mini update! Orders of the Medium Box base game and/or the Royalty Pack (English only, so far) are being sent out now! These packages don't include the dice yet, but... Read more
We've been getting a lot of questions from confused backers about the shipping schedule and when they can expect their items to arrive, so I thought I'd set the record... Read more
And They're Off!
Good news! The first wave of games is being sent out by TGC right now! They've been trickling out the door since yesterday. This first set is going mostly to... Read more
Answers to a Few Questions
Hey, guys! I wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions we've been getting recently.
If you need to change your address, send me your new address in an email.... Read more
Wave 1, Away!
The first wave has been officially ordered! It's been a rocky ride so far, but it's finally happening. In about 2 weeks, the first printed games will start being sent... Read more
April 6th Update
Hey everyone! Sorry I've been so quiet lately. Just wanted to send out a quick status update.
I still haven't been able to place the order for the first wave... Read more
End of March Status Update
Woah, it's almost April already. How did that happen?
I'm ashamed to admit that I still haven't officially submitted the order to The Game Crafter for the first wave of... Read more
Box Art Results
Hey guys! Just a quick update here.
The poll about the alternate box art last time had some unexpected results! The winner by numbers alone was the castle/treasure chest idea,... Read more
Alternate Box Art Poll
Happy March 1st!
Over the last few days, I placed the orders for the Power Dice and card sleeves, so those are on their way! The dice should be ready... Read more
PnP, Poll Results, and Speed Art
Hey, everybody! I have a few things to follow up on, so here we go.
The first Print and Play version is finally ready! Woo hoo!
Right now,... Read more
Card Sleeves Update
I have a bit of bad news for you guys... Legion Supplies, the company that will be making the card sleeves, said it's going to take 4 months to finish... Read more
BackerKit is Live!
Woo hoo! The BackerKit site is now live! You can go there to fill out your shipping information, choose your add-ons, and specify other options like language and dice color.... Read more
Payments and Surveys
Hey, backers! I've already received almost all of your payments! Thanks.
Some of you have probably been running into errors, and I am told that Kickstarter will automatically send you... Read more
Thank you, backers!
It's over! We hit $132,636. From all 2,901of you. I am just... astounded. When I launched this campaign, I had sold maybe 250 copies of the game in... Read more
The Final Hours
Less than 12 hours to go! It has been an amazing journey and I'm both happy and sad that this part is coming to a close. Even though I'll have... Read more
Card Sleeve Art and Power Dice Update
Here's a card sleeve design I whipped up today. Your cards will be looking pretty classy snuggled up in these babies! I'm open to suggestions for making these look even... Read more
Power Dice Poll
Just a quick question for everyone! Answer this poll!
Okay, now the long version.
With the black Power Dice option we unlocked as a stretch goal, we can also... Read more
Kaiju and Custom Sleeves
The $100k stretch goal has been revealed! Using the Cardsmith Kit unlocked by the $80k stretch goal, fans like you will be able to design your own cards. If we... Read more
All 3 Box Sizes Available
While most of the response to the previous Big Box update was positive, there were a few Knight backers who felt let down by the removal of the original version... Read more
The New Big Box
Say hello to the new Big Box! This monster came in the mail yesterday and I'm happy to report that it does not disappoint. Let's take a closer look, shall... Read more
Card Design Tips
(This update is mostly for royalty backers, regarding custom cards, but it might be interesting for everyone else, too.)
Greetings, Your Majesties! I just wanted to write you this update... Read more
Royalty Pack Add-on and Village Assault PDF
Great news! I've been talking with the royalty backers, and it they have graciously agreed to allow the Royalty Pack to be sold as an add-on to all backers!
You... Read more
Queens and Changelings
All of the Queens are gone! Each set of 5 vanished within one minuteof opening them. You guys keep surprising me with your sheer excitement for this game! Sorry... Read more
While we're waiting for the mail to arrive...
Hey, backers! It has been a few days since the last update, so I thought I'd write a quick one. I had hoped to show you some pictures of the... Read more
Royalty Pack and Preview File
A new reward tier has been added: the Wizard. He comes with Villages, Distant Lands, and Ghost Town for $47, which is $3 off the full price for all three!... Read more
Rulebook Translations and Village Assault
Translators, I've added the rulebook text to your translation documents. I've also added a few more languages to the list:
In case anyone missed... Read more
The Save Kitty and Gaialite
Almost halfway into the campaign and there's still no sign of slowing down! The $50k stretch goal is right around the corner, so I thought I'd explain a little bit... Read more
We passed $40,000! That was fast. Everyone will now officially be able to play Villages with their non-English-speaking family and friends! Here's a list of the languages that our generous... Read more
Early Delivery Shipping
Just wanted to write a quick update to expand a little bit on the option to get the base game earlier than the expansions if you ordered both. I talked... Read more
Stretch Goal Extravaganza!
We passed $30,000! You know what that means? Bigger boxes for everyone! I talked with the printer, and they said they will be able to design a custom-sized box if... Read more
Backer Avatars and Translations
Just passed $28,000 and still going strong!
Some of you requested some backer avatars, so I made a couple different versions last night. Both are at 200x200 pixels.... Read more
Gambler, Mimic, and Alternate Knight Art
We're at $26,000! Only $4,000 more to go until the Big Box Upgrade. It's definitely a tight fit, but this box will be able to hold the base game, all... Read more
10k Stretch Goal: Expansions Unlocked!
First off, I'm really sorry for taking so long to set this up. My day job has kept me busy and I wanted to make sure everything I'm about to... Read more
More Alternate Art and Future Stretch Goals
Thanks for the great suggestions and feedback from the last update. Since then, we passed another 2 Alternate Art stretch goals! The box and the Hero unit will both get... Read more
First Three Stretch Goals Passed!
You guys are on fire! I woke up this morning and two stretch goals had been passed. And when I made it home from work, you guys had passed another... Read more
Well. That was quick.
We hit the funding goal! Less than 12 hours after launching the campaign, too. I'm amazed at the support and enthusiasm you guys have shown so... Read more
Wow. We barely launched this campaign a few hours ago and we're already sitting at about 50% funding! Thank you guys so much for your support! This has been a... Read more