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Vie for control of the three realms: The Heavens, The Earth, and The Hells, in this poker-styled game of Japanese Myth and Monsters. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on October 3, 2013.

Vie for control of the three realms: The Heavens, The Earth, and The Hells, in this poker-styled game of Japanese Myth and Monsters.

About this project

In a mythic oriental universe, great powers battle for control of Three Realms: The Heavens, The Earth and The Hells. Sangoku (meaning "three realms") is an elegant and thematic card game by Thunderstone designer Mike Elliott.

A Winning Hand Gets You Creatures To Defend Your Realms... And Attack Others
A Winning Hand Gets You Creatures To Defend Your Realms... And Attack Others

Players recruit warriors: Dogs, Samurai, Oni and Dragons to their armies by playing poker hands to each of the Three Realms. The best hand in each realm wins and a Warrior is summoned from the winning cards... but the weakest cards also summon the most powerful Warriors, with the 2 card in each suit (Fire, Metal, Earth, Water, Wood) summoning a mighty Dragon.   

A Set Of Warriors From The Fire Suit, With Power Listed
A Set Of Warriors From The Fire Suit, With Power Listed

With these recruited Warrior Tokens, players advance on their opponents to gain ascendancy in the Realms. They can also wager and collect Legend cards, which when combined into sets can be used to powerful effect, including bringing forth uniquely damaging Warriors.

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We have lots of ideas for how to upgrade Sangoku, by adding more cool cards and options to an already great game. By backing this campaign and helping to spread the word, you can help make Sangoku an even richer game experience! :)

Game Salute Guaranteed is our promise that Sangoku will be produced with quality components and that you will enjoy the time you spend with the game. If you're not satisfied with Sangoku, simply return it to our headquarters within 30 days of receiving it, and we'll refund your pledge. That's our no-questions-asked money-back guarantee.

With www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport, you can pledge for Sangoku here AND support your local store. Simply select your favorite local store when you complete your delivery survey and your pledge will benefit the store just as if you purchased the game through the store. Start out by using www.GameStoreLocator.com to find a Game Salute Select Store near you. If your favorite store is not on the list, be sure to ask them to sign up today at www.GameSalute.com/SelectStoreSignUp .

If you have any questions while our campaign is running or following the conclusion of the campaign, feel free to post on the main comments thread or email Kickstarter@GameSalute.com. Our service team strives to reply promptly to all questions and comments (except for when we're sleeping or eating or other basic bodily functions, and sometimes even then!) 

When we announce that reward packages are shipping, you can direct your inquiries to Service@GameSalute.com or call 1-888-57-GAMES (examples: when packages have shipped, updating your address, reconciling payment). Our service team is in the office from 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time and we always look forward to serving you! 

We generally post updates every few days during an active campaign. Once the campaign concludes, we post updates every few weeks. You can follow us on Twitter @GameSalute or on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/GameSalute) and we invite you to join our Weekly Briefing email newsletter to keep abreast of all the Latest and Greatest in Games from Game Salute. 

Thanks as always for your support!

Shipping is expensive. We've calculated the cost to ship this game to backers around the world and we're subsidizing that to help keep your costs down. The cost to ship this game to backers in the USA is $8.35. Game Salute is covering $8.35 of the shipping cost for ALL backers around the world. That means that the pledge level for US backers includes shipping. For international backers, we're passing along the same savings on shipping. Simply check the chart below, find your destination group, then follow the line to see you total pledge amount.

To keep the shipping costs as low as possible, we ship packages via a variety of shipping services depending on your specific location. We use USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL. You will be responsible for any import fees, brokerage or delivery surcharges, or applicable taxes that may be levied after we have shipped your package.

Let us know when you pledge at a retailer level and we'll list your store here to encourage local backers to choose in-store delivery through Game Salute Local Support, earning you the full margin on those games, too, just as if you had sold them yourself.

We are pleased to offer access to our game designers and creative team for podcast, blog, newspaper, or television interviews. Team members can also be present for conventions and event appearances with a timely invitation and appropriate travel and lodging expense allowances. Please contact Jon@gamesalute.com to discuss any of these media support opportunities.

Designer: Mike Elliott

Artists: Sara Richard

Art Director: Dann May

Graphic Designer: Dann May

Editor: Bryan Johnson

Executive Producer: Dan Yarrington

Campaign Manager: Jon Brunette

Developer: Game Salute

Publisher: Game Salute

And a special thanks to all of our playtesters!

Risks and challenges

As we enter the crowdfunding phase, Sangoku is in the art development phase. Your participation will help us determine how awesome we can make the production of Sangoku. Certain stretch goals will require additional art if we fund at those levels, so we have set an extended delivery date to be on the safe side. Every game project is subject to potential production delays, but we believe we've allowed enough wiggle-room for Sangoku The final challenge is getting the game and rewards out to the backers. Game Salute is well versed in Kickstarter reward fulfillment and we are prepared to meet this challenge for Sangoku.

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    Pledge $35 or more

    43 backers

    WARRIOR

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Sangoku + All Unlocked Game Upgrade Stretch Goals.

    USA Backers: Pledge $35.00 for one Reward Pack and $35 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    Canadian Backers: Pledge $47.06 for one Reward Pack and $37 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    EU Backers: Pledge $67.16 for one Reward Pack and $57 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    All Other Backers: Pledge $76.41 for one Reward Pack and $66 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    USA Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $175 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is assured by Game Salute Local Support www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $49 or more

    117 backers

    SHOGUN

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Sangoku + Premium Warrior Chips + All Unlocked Game Upgrade Stretch Goals.

    USA Backers: Pledge $49.00 for one Reward Pack and $49 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    Canadian Backers: Pledge $68.26 for one Reward Pack and $53 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    EU Backers: Pledge $87.38 for one Reward Pack and $71 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    All Other Backers: Pledge $95.47 for one Reward Pack and $80 each for up to four additional Reward Packs.

    USA Retailers: Pledge for 5 Reward Packs at $245.00 and you will receive a 6th Reward Pack for your store's game library FREE. Your full margin is assured by Game Salute Local Support www.GameSalute.com/LocalSupport

    Shipping included in the pledge amounts shown above.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $295 or more

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    LEGEND

    Your Reward Pack includes: One copy of Sangoku + All Unlocked Game Upgrade Stretch Goals.

    PLUS our artist will customize one of the face cards from the Recruitment Deck based on a photo that you submit. Please Note: There may be restrictions on acceptable art so as to match the historical period and theme.

    The Custom Art is limited to just the one portrait per pledge, but you can pledge for up to 4 additional Reward Packs at $35 each.

    Shipping for the Legend Level is included in the pledge amount.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (31 days)