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A Wild West game that pits unique characters  against each other in a race to build territories & gain influence while avoiding events.
A Wild West game that pits unique characters  against each other in a race to build territories & gain influence while avoiding events.
A Wild West game that pits unique characters against each other in a race to build territories & gain influence while avoiding events.
148 backers pledged $9,696 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Jiunwei Chen on January 17, 2012

      We got our copy and had fun playing our first game! The wife was especially surprised by how great everything looked. Look forward to playing this with our regular board gaming crew! Congrats!

    2. Knight Works 5-time creator on October 20, 2011

      The samples for the game just arrived this morning. Everything looks absolutely great! I noticed a few things that I will correct but the components are beautiful. I will have an update out in the next day or two with a group of complete product shots.

    3. Knight Works 5-time creator on June 29, 2011

      I wanted to give everyone a heads up that I will be posting an update sometime in the next day or so that will explain the timeline for the Dark Horse board game. I should have the new territory map artwork by then as well so I will drop that in as a sneak peek. Plus, I have been working on the "Insiders Group" site and things are going well. My update will also include some information on when things will get fired up for that effort as well.

    4. Jim Leesch on June 21, 2011

      I am so pleased this made it! This is easily one of the most anticipated games on my list since I heard of it. . . three weeks ago. Seriously, congratulations!

    5. Knight Works 5-time creator on June 20, 2011

      Thank you! All you have to do is click on the blue "Manage Pledge" button and you can change rewards and dollar values. Kickstarter will send you back to Amazon to confirm the change. So you dont have to cancel your previous reward. I was thinking the same thing until I adjusted one of my pledges awhile back. Its actually pretty easy. :-)

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      Michael Wißner on June 20, 2011

      Congratulations! Can't wait to see (and play!) the final version.
      One question though: If I increased my pledge, is it a good idea to cancel the payment authorization for the lower pledge? Or will that cause problems?

    7. Knight Works 5-time creator on June 17, 2011

      Thanks for all support everyone. I will continue to post updates as I know more about the time line for getting this Dark Horse out of the gate. All new layouts and design will come as updates in the next couple weeks.

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      Marc Waters on June 17, 2011

      CONGRATULATIONS! I consider this a major win (I was gonna haz a sad if this was not funded)!

    9. Jeff King on June 17, 2011


      I also posted this project to my Facebook well before I was even able to become a backer myself.

      Here's hoping the next 4 days add a decent amount of icing on the cake, after such a close race to funding!

      I look forward to getting my copy of the game and hopefully running it at my convention for others as well!


    10. Paul Incao on June 17, 2011

      Congratulations Don !!!!

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      Marc Waters on June 17, 2011

      Posted on my facebook as well.

    12. Jason Valdez on June 17, 2011

      for the first time ever i've actually posted a link on my facebook to get additional support for this project. i hope my friends decide to not bash me in the head. i really hope this succeeds. :)

    13. Knight Works 5-time creator on June 15, 2011

      If you guys are tense then I'm about to have a heart attack! I have crossed my fingers, toes, eyes and anything else I could think of. I am going to work on a custom handcrafted wood box for Dark Horse this weekend. If things go well, and I dont cut my hand off, I will post the new reward with pics on Sunday. Hopefully that will help in hitting our goal.

      The interesting thing about the reward is that supporters will receive a hand made copy of the game within 30 days of the project closing. Plus, I will be throwing in a bunch of other rewards. So for say $250 a couple lucky backers will get Lifetime Copies, or Caricature Card, or (design your own card/expansion preview) AND the custom deluxe boxed version of the game.

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      Marc Waters on June 13, 2011

      Color me wrong. I thought that 4k in 12 days was going to be impossible, but the internet is proving me wrong. Really hoping we can all squeak this one out with the final week. I *might* cancel my $40 pledge and re-pledge @ $120 depending on the states of this project in the next few days. My Credit Card is shaking with fear...

    15. Knight Works 5-time creator on June 10, 2011

      No problem, I added an additional line into the "Reward Disclaimers" section for the Designer Chat. Backers can include that option by adding $20 to any reward level.

    16. Doug Bass of Meridae Games on June 10, 2011

      I would be interested in the designer chat reward, if it simply included the 1 hour chat and two copies of the game, but no expansions or special cards. Could you add a reward like that? How much would it cost?

    17. Knight Works 5-time creator on June 9, 2011

      Don't count this Dark Horse out of the race quite yet. :-)

      Everyone could stir things up at a grass root level by tweeting, facebooking, and emailing your friends. If each backer can bring in just one more friend to the project we will definitely hit our goal. When you add the quick link to a facebook wall post its adds a nice link to the Kickstarter video with a short description. Once I can build up a small fan base then the expansion and other games will be a lot easier to get out to the public.

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      Marc Waters on June 9, 2011

      $4000 in 12 days... Upsetting. I was really looking forward to getting this funded as it seems like one of the more original games on this site. What can we do?

    19. Cryogenic Entertainment on June 3, 2011

      I wish you the best of luck on this project, I have always really liked board games, but I have found that there are less outlets for finding really cool board games like this one then there are for video games. So I really hope you succeed so I can play it.

    20. Knight Works 5-time creator on May 31, 2011

      Thank you! The review copies are starting to trickle out and should be in place for the last two weeks of the project. I am unfortunately cutting it close but I'm excited and confident that we will make it! I just need to get one little foot in the doorway and then all of the other projects at Knight Works can start rolling.

    21. Uli Troyo
      on May 28, 2011

      I really hope you guys get funded. The game looks great!

    22. Knight Works 5-time creator on May 28, 2011

      I did speak with the admin at Purple Pawn and DH is listed in the weekly Kickstarter list. I have tried to poke around BGG a little bit but I probably should concentrate more on the forums. Thanks for the hints. If there is anything you can do to drop a line here and there that would be great too. - Don

    23. HPLustcraft
      on May 28, 2011

      Hey there! Have you considered going on Board Game Geek (, starting something in the forums or advertising with them? I understand it's very reasonable... Also, The Purple Pawn ( has a weekly list of Kickstarter game projects, as well as a list of ways to make it more likely you will succeed at Kickstarter projects!