About this project
The King is dead!
Without an heir, the kingdom of Kazath is in chaos. You are poised to take the Onyx Crown for yourself, but power rarely comes without cost. You must use those around you to achieve victory, raising your army to build your legitimacy, forging temporary alliances... and plotting their inevitable betrayals.
In the end, only one can Reign.
The golden rule in Reign?
You never have to keep your promises. You can be honorable or ruthless. But choose your allies wisely - your sworn battle-brother in one round could easily betray you in the next.
Prepare for war
Choose 3, 4, or 5 Houses to include, depending on the number of players (3-7 players possible), then shuffle the Military Cards of those Houses into a shared deck. Place this, along with Event Cards, House Support Cards and the Onyx Crown itself into the center. Draw starting hands, and the conflict begins.
Bid for the support of a House
Secretly bid for the favor of a House using Military Cards of that House.
The support of a House increases the power of their Military Cards in your army, and you cannot take the Regency and ultimately claim the Onyx Crown without it.
Amass your armies
Will you try to take the Onyx Crown for yourself or ally with another player for the promise of reward?
You can publicly support yourself or your ally by playing a Military or Event Card face-up into their army... then covertly place two more cards face-down into any player’s army to keep your opponents guessing.
Use your special forces
Each House has their own unique military unit, with a powerful ability that can turn the tide of battle in your favor.
Event and Betrayal Cards
Use special Event Cards to gain the upper hand. Use brutal Betrayal Cards to sabotage your rivals. But be warned, they may choose to seek revenge!
Fight for the Onyx Crown
Armies are revealed, and the greatest force takes the Regency and the Onyx Crown for the next round, moving 3 Legitimacy Points closer to the 9 required to win. Anyone who supported their success gains 2.
As Regent, you choose how to distribute the spoils of war. Will you be an honorable and generous ruler or will your greed overcome you?
Don't forget, there is no second place.
Check out the live stream below to see us play a game of Reign on Kickstarter Live:
To see Reign's high quality prototype rulebook click here
- 75 Military Cards
- 27 Event Cards
- 5 House Support Cards
- 1 Onyx Crown Card
- 30 Legitimacy Tokens
- 20-page Rulebook
All cards are 300gsm black core cardstock.
Up to five backers at the Regent Tier may also add a Kickstarter-exclusive Event Card for everyone which won't be available in the retail version of Reign.
-Matthew, The Campaigner
-Eric, What's Eric Playing?
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- Ed, Game Design Ed
Please note that the above video is for an older version of Reign and may not be representative of the final product.
- Tyler, Board Game Quest
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- Fiona, Przystanek Legnica
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Reign is a fully playable game, which the cards and components show, but we have a number of stretch goals planned to extend and improve the game, including the possibility of an 8 player expansion.
Details will be revealed once Reign is fully-funded. With your help, that will be soon!
Unlock 7 special Event Cards that, when played, will endure between rounds and focus on providing lasting effects.
Heroes of Kazath
Unlock 5 mighty Hero Cards with powerful abilities that could swing the tide of war.
House Blackrose joins the fray and will allow Reign to be played by up to 8 players!
Once Fortifications has been unlocked the shroud over this stretch goal shall be lifted.
Shipping for Reign will be done via airmail direct from China and available worldwide. This drops the shipping price significantly in comparison to other fulfillment methods. We will pay the price so you don't have to worry about it.
Reign will arrive swiftly to your door within 6 weeks of manufacturing. If you back our first wave shipping tier (limited to 350 backers) you will get one of the first copies of Reign, a few days sooner, as our little thank you for supporting Reign early.
When backing Reign you won't have to worry about VAT / HST in most countries as Reign's value is under the threshold of CAD $20 / GBP £15 / EU €22. This excludes backers in Denmark, France, Greece, Romania and Sweden. These countries do not have a VAT threshold, please see below.
For shipping to Denmark, France, Greece, Romania or Sweden, and for those wanting to eliminate any possibility of being charged VAT and handling fees, please choose the EU friendly tier. We will be sea shipping your copy of Reign to our fulfillment company in Germany before sending it out to you. Be aware, the EU friendly tier will cost a little bit more and will take longer to ship.
Initial setup costs for a board game are quite steep and for a small independent group like us, Kickstarter is the best medium to raise the funds required for our first print run. It also allows us to reward you, the backer, with awesome stretch goals, the cheapest price and quality components.
We have a heart for Reign. We know it is a great game and the reviewers agree. If we achieve our stretch goals, we can make Reign even better. Kickstarter has one of the most dedicated and quality fan bases for board games we have ever seen and you deserve to be a part of making Reign a reality.
We want you to be able to enjoy playing Reign with your friends and family as much as we have enjoyed making it for you.
Music "Rules of War" courtesy of Shattered Helium, check out their Youtube channel for more.
Reign has been in the works for a while and there are so many people who have helped out along the way. A big thanks to all our playtesters, friends and family, without whom Reign would not have been possible.
Reign contains approximately 30 unique high quality artworks and assets. In order to tackle this Garage Games has worked with Starcat Games to bring the characters and world of Kazath to life.
It is important that the artwork match the tone and feel of Reign and Starcat Games has done exactly that.
Risks and challenges
This is Garage Games Australia's first game but that doesn't mean we are going in blind. We've done our research and countless hours of preparation to make sure we get Reign to you quickly and cost-effectively. The game is completed and we are confident that we can deliver a high quality game to you fast. We are keeping the pledge levels simple for our first game to insure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
We pride ourselves on our customer service, we love answering any questions that you have and we will keep you updated every step of the way.
As with other board and card games, unforeseen manufacturing issues may pop up. The chances are relatively low, since we're using a well-known manufacturer and they are highly experienced in their field. If an issue does arise, it is our priority to resolve it as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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