Frequently Asked Questions
Monumental is for 1 to 4 players (there is a Solo Mode).Last updated:
110 miniatures (5 warlords, 5 capital cities, 100 soldiers)
56 terrain tiles
83 various tokens
1 scenario book
1 civilization book.Last updated:
Plastic (no resin).Last updated:
Linen Black Core (305g) and poker size.Last updated:
35cm x 35cm x 8cm.Last updated:
For now, we have 4 add-ons:
Each new civilization comes with:
20 miniatures (soldiers),
1 warlord mini,
1 capital city mini,
21 new civilization cards,
6 terrain tiles,
1 civilization rulebook.Last updated:
The core game can hold all stretch goals. About add-ons, each new civilization comes with its individual box because there are too many components in each add-on to be stored in the core game pledge.Last updated:
Printed rules are not planned but we did announce that some additional languages will be available in pdf files.
The Monumental rulebook will be, at the end of the campaign (once funded), released in additional languages:
Meaning, once the pledge manager comes (at the end of the campaign), you’ll have to confirm your pledge language (English or French) + choose 1 pdf file (German, Spanish, Italian, Polish) to download.Last updated:
For Swiss, shipping will be like Europe pricing, except that prices are not including the possible brokerage and/or custom fees and/or local taxes that may apply to your country.
"• EUROPE: 20€ to France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. 20-30€ to the rest of the UE."
Swiss is not in the following category: "REST OF THE WORLD (all unlisted countries)."Last updated:
The choice of having real life characters & half mythical characters is about gameplay and new mechanics to come. Knowing that Monumental is not an historical wargame, even if we are happy to present some great characters of History.
Greece, Egypt, Denmark, China, Japan: these 5 civilizations were our first choices as a sincere tribute to civilization games and because we liked these in particular. About half mythical add-ons, like Atlantis, we wanted to propose something new: having these more "exotic" characters give the opportunity to bring new gameplay elements, to enrich the game and its mechanics.Last updated:
No coop version. Monumental is for 1 to 4 players (there is a solo mode).Last updated:
Poker size.Last updated:
Available on the main page of the Kickstarter page, and below:
SYFANTASY (French video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKMbYHqHBs4
TRIC TRAC: “Designed specifically for Kickstarter, so that players have a great deal of fun playing it.”
THE GAME PIT PODCAST: “It's an interesting game, I enjoyed it and I'd like to play it again.”
CANARD PC: “Nothing to say, civilization board game lovers feel at home”.
SYFANTASY: “EXplore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate. Such an atmosphere reminds us of the best civilization games. As far as gameplay is concerned, there is a strong deckbuilding aspect with multiple strategic combos. And, best of all, Funforge decided to add minis to these mechanics, giving an extra dimension to the game.”
GEEK MAGAZINE: “A deck-building and conquest civilization game that is innovative, dynamic and fun, playable in less than 2 hours - we recommend it!”
UN MONDE DE JEUX/ LE MONDE: “We were lucky enough to play a few turns of Monumental at the International Game Fair in Cannes, and we quite liked the game mechanisms!”
LE LABO DES JEUX:“Monumental is a true 4x game (eXploration, eXtermination, eXpansion, eXploitation) that do not keep cards close to its chest. With nice card illustrations and superb soldier and warlord miniatures, we were promised a classic, yet with a graphic identity of its own.”
BORDEL DE NERDS: “Monumental plays with simple rules but features all the depth of a true civilization game... it could open the genre to new players, beyond the usual expert gamers.”
LES DRAGON NAINS: “We like the innovative game system and the relatively short games for a civilization-like.”
CARNET DES GEEKERIES: “Meet us at Kickstarter to fall for Monumental!”
EXTRALIFE: “I liked it a lot […] A very dense and rich game.”Last updated:
Gameplay videos are available on the main page of the Kickstarter page.
Matthew Dunstan, game designer of Monumental, is explaining the mechanics of the game:
#1 General Intro
#2 Cultural Policies
#3 Completing a Wonder
#4 Military Benefits
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBjo8Zm45P4&t=22s And so on (all videos are uploaded on the Kickstarter page).Last updated:
Monumental is for 1 to 4 players and it's not planned to increase the number of players.Last updated:
Below is Matthew Dunstan's description:
"My name is Matthew Dunstan, and I’m a research scientist and game designer based in Cambridge, UK. I started designing games about 8 years ago, when I was still living in Australia, and to date I have had 11 published designs. Monumental is my second game with Funforge following the release of Professor Evil and The Citadel of Time last year. Monumental is a fitting title for the game, considering it is the most ambitious of my designs to date!
While the origin of Monumental isn’t as old as the Pyramids or Stonehenge, it is still one with many twists and turns, a journey that started over 4 years ago. At the heart of Monumental is a new mechanic I call ‘cross-tapping’, where you deal cards from your deck into a 3 x 3 grid, and you choose 1 row and 1 column of cards to use on your turn. In this very simple system, you already have all the tools for some very satisfying combos, and every turn you are presented with engaging and interesting decisions.
I was intrigued by deck-building games, which are interesting by the fact of them offering a random selection of cards from your deck each turn, and then you have to make the most of what you have been dealt. But the interest is not really in the playing of the cards – once you have a hand your choice of actions is mostly automatic. I wanted this feeling of getting a new set of opportunities each turn, but with some juicy decisions as to how to use these opportunities. What do you need to do right now, and what can wait until later? Do you pull off a small combo now, or wait and hope for something even better? Hopefully this tension and excitement permeates through Monumental from its core mechanism.
Funforge has done an amazing job bringing my design to life, immersing you in the world of mighty armies, feats of technological advancement and towering wonders. The choices you make in Monumental will ultimately tell the tale of your civilization...what will you be remembered for?"Last updated:
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