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The latest from R&D Games takes Keyflower and weaves its compelling gameplay into the history of London, the greatest city on earth!
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Key to the City: London, the brand new release from R&D Games for Essen 2016, already looks set to be a modern tabletop classic. Designed by Richard Breese and Sebastian Bleasdale, it takes their original collaboration, 2012's Keyflower, and enhances it in many ways to create an all-new, yet familiar, gameplay experience. R&D Games and Game Salute are proud to offer the game through this campaign for gamers in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand!

For those of you who missed out on R&D Games' 2015 release, Inhabit The Earth, we're also offering a limited opportunity to pick up both games at a bargain price of only $79. With copies of Key to the City: London already on the way to our US distribution facility, we aim to get these delivered quickly and efficiently using Ship Naked for worldwide shipping.

  • 57 large location tiles, lavishly illustrated by Katherine Baxter and Richard Breese
  • 8 3D landmark building standees
  • 6 wooden Thames sailing barges, in each of the six player colors
  • 144 wooden connectors in six different colours
  • 72 skill tiles
  • 120 wooden Keyples, plus a cloth bag to store them in
  • 6 player screens
  • Rulebooks in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Portuguese
  • 1 London Landmark information booklet

Check out the first review of the game from The Score:

Thanks to The Score for the great review! 

For the first time in the Key series, the game takes place in a real world location - the bustling metropolis of London. Between two and six players develop and grow their individual boroughs using double sided tiles that represent well known landmarks from one of the most famous cities on early, using their Keyples to bid for new locations, generate resources and upgrade sites that are already in play.

Over the course of the game's four eras, players' boroughs will grow ever larger and more Keyples will become available for use as they sail their individual barges down the iconic River Thames. After the game is complete, the player with the most points is declared the winner.

Every play of Key to the City: London offers a new challenge for gamers of all kinds, combining accessible rules and challenging decision-making. With a new, iconic look throughout the game from illustrator Katherine Baxter, this will be one of the most beautiful games of 2016 to grace your table. Now available in limited amounts through this Kickstarter campaign, this is the only way to guarantee yourself a copy of the game's first print run.

 

Please note that this campaign is ONLY for backers in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Key to the City: London will be made available to other countries through different companies in the future. We are unable to send copies to any backer outside of these four countries, and thank you for your understanding.

Risks and challenges

Copies of Key to the City: London have been produced and are already on the water, on their way to the US facility. We're working with Ship Naked, the specialist board game shipping company, to ensure that your games will reach you not only quickly, but in the best possible condition. We are confident that this will campaign will be turned around quickly and hope that you enjoy this incredible game!

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