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A dynamic game of card drafting, intrigue, and hidden information for 2-4 players ages 14+ that plays in 20-45 minutes.
A dynamic game of card drafting, intrigue, and hidden information for 2-4 players ages 14+ that plays in 20-45 minutes.
A dynamic game of card drafting, intrigue, and hidden information for 2-4 players ages 14+ that plays in 20-45 minutes.
1,573 backers pledged $62,637 to help bring this project to life.

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The Empress has died. The heir to the Crown Imperius has vanished. As the bloodline of the Atarchus dies, so does the Empire of the Dawn. Mutinies have been reported by garrisons on the frontier as the minor houses vie for control of the Known Universe and everything within it.

It is to be civil war.

Beyond the lies, the promises, the bloodshed, and the assassins’ blades there will surely be a grand future. One with an Ashnon, or Drakkai, or Quell, or Zathmir noble sitting on the Dawn Throne. Surely a new empire is to be formed. But first, blood.

Imperius is a game of intrigue and conflict for 2-4 players. Outwit and outmaneuver rival factions to score victory points. Play continues until one or more houses earn 20 victory points, which will trigger the end of the game. The house with the most victory points at the end takes the Crown Imperius and rules over the Known Universe.

Empire of the Dawn adds more elders, events, and planets to the struggle for control of the Known Universe. This expansion introduced advanced complexity option and contains the following content:

  • 12 elders--3 for each house
  • 14 events
  • 8 new planets
  • 4 alternate art Nobles for each house

Backers of Imperius will receive the Enmity expansion at no cost. Throughout the campaign, content will be added to this expansion, which will not be available in the initial retail release of the game.

Backers of Imperius will receive the Enmity expansion at no cost. Throughout the campaign, content will be added to this expansion, which will not be available in the initial retail release of the game.

To learn more about how to play Imperius, we encourage you to watch our How to Play and Strategy Tips videos below. You can also download and peruse our draft rulebook here.

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  • Imperius is the third project from Kolossal Games. While Kolossal is new to the industry, we hit the ground running armed with the knowledge of industry best practices, experienced partners, and wonderful games. We're on track to deliver our first two games, Western Legends & Kami-sama, in record time. Our growing team of eight is led and supported by industry and marketing experts. We have a machine that works, fueled by amazing games that are designed, developed, and illustrated by incredibly talented people. 
  • The game is easy to learn while providing interesting, diverse, and tense gameplay each game, combining familiar mechanisms in a unique, new way. Further, designer Grant Rodiek has worked side-by-side with our team to ensure the game is at the highest level of quality and testing.
  • The game is beautifully illustrated by our friends at Gong Studios (Netrunner LCG, Charterstone, Kami-sama).
  • We are committed to begin fulfillment to backers of Imperius before the game is made available in retail.
  • Components and materials for the game are in the final stages of completion upon launch. All files will be uploaded to our manufacturing partner within two weeks after the end of the campaign. This ensures timely delivery to our backers.
  • By backing Imperius through this campaign, you will receive - at no extra cost - the Enmity expansion. This expansion will include unlocked Stretch Goal content not available in the initial retail release of Imperius. We have many exciting and interactive goals planned for those who are backers of Kolossal's third official release!

Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. Every month, tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in dozens of categories.

A person who supports a project is called a "backer." The process of giving money to this project is called a "pledge."

In return for your pledge, we (the creators of the campaign) are able to offer "rewards," depending on the amount you pledge. For example, if you pledge $50 to help back the project, we'll offer you a copy of the game along with any stretch goals we achieve as soon as it is manufactured.

You can become a backer in just three easy steps:

  • Step 1: Read through the pledge levels and rewards we're offering in the right sidebar of this page.
  • Step 2: Click the large, green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the trailer video at the top of this page.
  • Step 3: Enter your pledge amount, and complete the steps for filling in your information. This process takes just a few seconds! That's it! It's really that simple! Thank you for backing!

Once you've backed this project, we encourage you to share this page on social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter and share with your friends and family. Also, be sure to like Kolossal Games on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates about this project, and find us on Instagram and BoardGameGeek for even more!

Add-Ons for this project are included in the reward tiers and will be available after the project within the pledge manager. If you'd like to add additional copies to your pledge beyond what is available in the reward tiers, you may do so within the pledge manager after the project. 

We’ll be using CrowdOx for post-campaign pledge management. What is CrowdOx? CrowdOx gives you the opportunity to verify your reward, make your selections (i.e. choose a color, size, etc) as well as verify and validate your shipping address. 

Please click on your desired reward level to see the shipping cost for your region. Every backer is important to us, regardless of location, but the reality is that shipping is very expensive and is a cost we all need to share. To offset this, while remaining fiscally responsible, we have included a small discount on ALL shipping, but no shipping is free.

The Imperius campaign includes Customs-Friendly delivery to the US, Canada, the UK, the EU, Australia, and New Zealand. Customs-Friendly means, if you live in any of these regions and have any additional charges for receiving your package, simply email kickstarter@kolossalgames.com a copy of your customs receipt and we will reimburse you via PayPal.

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Risks and challenges

While Imperius is only the third Kickstarter project from Kolossal Games, our team has years of experience with publishing games. We have an impeccable track record of successfully delivering previous Kickstarter projects to thousands of supporters in a timely fashion--if not sooner. Our commitment to building a strong, supportive community around Kolossal Games will enable us to also deliver this project on time and with the highest quality possible.

That said, there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. There are many steps in the process of manufacturing and fulfilling a game, many of which involve partnerships. Through careful and thorough planning, common mistakes can be avoided. However, possible delays can occur from circumstances beyond our immediate control. If such an issue is encountered, our team will adapt and no corners will be cut to course correct as needed.

Our greatest obstacle is simply the funding capital to manufacture such an ambitious product of the highest quality capable. Your contribution makes this a reality!

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    Your support of the houses will be honored thusly. For your contribution to the struggle for the Crown Imperius, you will be rewarded with the below content, including a free expansion comprised of the many stretch goals on the event horizon.

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    Your support of the houses will be honored thusly. For your contribution to the struggle for the Crown Imperius, you will be rewarded with the below content, including a free expansion comprised of the many stretch goals on the event horizon.

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    Commander

    The Known Universe is yours to reign as you see fit. Your feats will be rewarded with the below content, including a free expansion rife with the spoils of war.

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    Nous produirons le jeu de base plus les expansions de Imperius en français lorsque ce niveau atteindra 250 contributeurs.

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    Kommandant

    Wir werden das Imperius Grundspiel plus Erweiterungen in Deutsch produzieren, wenn diese Belohnung 250 Unterstützer erreicht.

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    The Known Universe is yours to reign as you see fit. Your feats will be rewarded with the below content, including a free expansion rife with the spoils of war.

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    • Empire of the Dawn Expansion
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