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Use a mix of cunning and luck to sway the Village Elders of the Four Tribes to side with your Empire in a time of uncertainty!
Use a mix of cunning and luck to sway the Village Elders of the Four Tribes to side with your Empire in a time of uncertainty!
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In Four Tribes you take on the role of one of the two battling empires and you try to balance supplying desperately needed provisions to the northern villages and waging war with your sworn enemy! Will you be victorious?   

Four Tribes is a thrilling two-player* game that takes about 30 minutes to play! Four Tribes combines strategy, tactics, and luck into a fun, fast, and casual game that will be welcome on any gaming table. The mechanics are intuitive and easy to teach. Four Tribes makes a great game to take on trips, to the pub or cafe, or to play with your spouse at home at the coffee table! 

Four Tribes was born out of the love of good 2 player game design and inspired by modern classics like Lost Cities, Battle Line, and Balloon Cup!

*We are playtesting a 4 player variant right now. These variant rules will be included in the final instruction manual!

Build it! Play it! & Then Back it!

PDF FOUR TRIBES RULES

B&W PnP FILES

  • 36 Green Army Cards BONUS! 300 gsm Linen Finish
  • 36 Orange Army Cards BONUS! 300 gsm Linen Finish
  • 12 Wooden Village Elder Pawns (3 red, 3 green, 3 yellow, & 3 blue) 
  • 50 Wooden Houses (12 red, 12 green, 12 yellow, 12 blue, & 2 black)
  • 6 Double-sided Village Cards BONUS! 300 gsm Linen Finish
  • 3 Longhouse Cards BONUS! 300 gsm Linen Finish
  • 1 Drawstring Bag
  • Full-color Instruction Booklet
  • 2 Piece Setup Box BONUS! Upgraded Box W/Linen Finish
  • BONUS! 2 Cleric Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Disease Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Wine Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Black Dragon Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Unicorn Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Assassin Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Harvest Cards
  • BONUS! 2 Donkey Cards HEE-HAW!
  • BONUS! Starting Player Token
  • BONUS! Jumbo Map Card
  • BONUS! Tribal Conflict Micro Game (1 Jumbo Double-sided Map Card)

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Father Geek Review Link

 All Us Geeks: Game-play and Review

Learn more about me and the Four Tribes project on the All Us Geeks Podcast. This was recorded January 15th.

ALL US GEEKS PODCAST INTERVIEW 01-15-2014

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 Copies of Neptune include all KS stretch rewards!

 Copies of Zogar's Gaze include all KS stretch rewards!

 Copies of Neptune and Zogar's Gaze come with all KS stretch rewards!

 Stretch goals are our way of saying thanks for your support! When we over-fund, we are able to create more copies of the game. When this occurs, the price per copy drops and this saves us money. It is only right to pass these saving on to you, the backer! We do this by adding additional rewards!

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Risks and challenges

Our goal is to make a quality product and we understand the challenges of doing so. Our focus is to stay engaged with both our manufacturers and backers to keep everyone on the same page and informed. An informed backer is a happy backer.

If challenges arise, we will hit them head on. Sometimes an issue can cause a delay, and while delays are typically avoided, producing the the best product is always our end goal. Again, open communication with our backers is key.

All fulfillment will done in house via the use of USPS. We have our quotes from manufacturers in hand and all artwork outside of possible stretch rewards is done.

We also have experience with Kickstarter, having run 4 successful campaigns for Plague The Card Game, Zogar's Gaze, Tasnia, and Neptune. We feel that this experience gives us a good advantage if and when any issues arise.

Tasnia hit port in the U.S. on the 30th of December and is in customs now, with shipping likely to begin early to mid January.

Neptune Proofs have been approved in both digital and physical forms and manufacturing is under way.

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    VILLAGE ELDER - Receive 1 copy of the Deluxe Collector's Edition of Four Tribes! This KS Exclusive set will come housed in a classy book-style box and contains all wooden pieces, real velvet pouches, and a 5x7" solid metal print of the box art from the standard game box! It will certainly be welcomed on any gaming shelf! In addition, you will receive 1 standard version of Four Tribes with all stretch goals and 1 HUGE(14x24") roll-up game mat! You will also have your name added to the booklet and the booklet will be signed and numbered! You will also gain access to the PnP files! All shipped FREE to anywhere in the U.S. Add $12 to ship to Canada and $20 to ship International.

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