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Hire apprentices, construct the cathedral and develop the city in this unique worker placement game for 1-5 players.
Hire apprentices, construct the cathedral and develop the city in this unique worker placement game for 1-5 players.
5,083 backers pledged NZ$ 526,052 to help bring this project to life.

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Architects of the West Kingdom

NZ$ 526,052

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Garphill Games, in association with our international partners are proud to bring you Architects of the West Kingdom. This is the first title in a brand new trilogy of games, following on from the renowned North Sea Trilogy.

 *Tax-friendly shipping to Canada is only for English editions, not French.
 *Spanish and Italian languages are now an option, despite them not being written on the reward level. Simply choose one of the Non-English reward levels. You will have the chance to choose your language in the survey after the campaign ends.

Architects of the West Kingdom is set at the end of the Carolingian Empire, circa 850 AD. As royal architects, players compete to impress their King and maintain their noble status by constructing various landmarks throughout his newly appointed domain. Players will need to collect raw materials, hire apprentices and keep a watchful eye on their workforce. These are treacherous times. Rival architects will stop at nothing to slow your progress. Will you remain virtuous, or be found in the company of thieves and black marketeers?

Key Features: 

  • Unique take on worker placement where players can invest workers into areas for greater rewards and capture opposing, greedy workers for money
  • Variable player powers and more than 30 unique buildings and apprentices provide a huge amount of depth and replayability
  • Multiple paths to victory, thanks to the virtue system and wide array of potential apprentice and building combinations
  • A highly interactive experience, with no take-that mechanics
  • Intuitive and easy to use solo play mode
  • Over 160 cards and 280 wooden tokens


Aim of the Game

The aim of Architects of the West Kingdom is to be the player with the most Victory Points (VP) at the game’s end. Points are gained by constructing various Buildings and advancing work on the Cathedral. Throughout the game, players will need to make a lot of moral decisions. However, only at the game’s end will their virtue be judged. A few underhanded deals here and there might not seem like much, but fall too far and you will be punished. The game ends once a set number of constructions have been completed.

Click here to download the rulebook and appendix


Components

Total card counts for sleeving (including promos) :
54 x 86mm - 118 Cards
43 x 67mm - 49 Cards

For this Kickstarter we have decided not to offer any stretch goals. Instead, all components will be upgraded from day one! Linen finish, ivory core cards, premium wooden tokens, thicker box, variable player powers, solo mode, etc, etc. On top of that, we are also giving away 5 free promo packs with each copy of Architects:

*Note to backers of the Italian version: As there is currently no Italian release of Raiders, your Outsider Promo Cards will be provided in English.

To add-on additional copies of the game or metal coins, simply add the extra cost to your pledge level. This will need to be done during the campaign, as there will not be a pledge manager. All pledges are in NZD.

 - Note that each copy of Architects will come with all 5 free promo sets.

"Raiders of the North Sea came with metal coins in the box, why do these coins cost extra?" - As much as we'd love to put them in the box, it comes down to the production cost. Architects has twice as many cards and wooden components as Raiders. Even without the metal coins in the box, Architects has a similar manufacture cost to Raiders.

Refer to the chart below to calculate the discounts on group pledges.
To help with larger calculations, use this spreadsheet.

The prices above are for each specific add-on. So for 7 games, the 1st would be $70 NZ (plus the shipping included in the chosen reward level), the 2nd, 3rd and 4th copies would be $65 NZD each and the final 3 copies would be $60 NZD each.
- Note that each copy of Architects will come with all 5 free promo sets.

There are a few things to keep in mind for group pledges:

  • Group pledges must be for a single-language. For example, one group cannot get a mix of English and French versions
  • Group pledges must use an existing Reward Level and use the add-ons prices above
  • Remember to take the shipping costs of the chosen reward into account. There are no additional shipping charges per unit
  • There is no additional group discount for metal coins. These are always $18 NZD per copy (25% off MSRP)

For North American retailers and stores that already stock Renegade titles, please contact Renegade Game Studios directly to pre-order copies for your store:
ww.renegadegamestudios.com

For all other stores looking for English versions, please send us a private message through Kickstarter to inquire about prices.

For German versions, please contact Schwerkraft-Verlag directly here:
www.schwerkraft-verlag.de/kontakt

For French versions, please contact Pixie Games directly here:
www.pixiegames.fr/nous-contacter

For Portuguese versions, please contact Meeple BR directly here:
www.meeplebrjogos.com.br

For Spanish versions, please contact Ediciones Primigenio directly here:
www.edicionesprimigenio.com

For Italian versions, please contact Fever Games directly here:
www.fever-games.com

All shipping rates are included in each Reward Level.

  • For English editions, US, Canada, Australia, NZ, UK, Germany, Norway and Hong Kong all have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Garphill Games will handle production and fulfillment of all English versions
     - Rewards sent within Norway will be distributed via Grimfield Games, Norway. Alternatively, Norwegian backers may pre-order directly from Grimfield Games
  • For French editions, all orders within France and Belgium have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Pixie Games will handle production and fulfillment of all French versions. The French edition is only available in France, Belgium, Canada and Luxembourg
    - Note: Pixie cannot offer tax-free shipping to Canada.
  • For German editions, all orders within Germany have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Schwerkraft-Verlag will handle production and fulfillment of all German versions. The German edition is only available in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg
  • For Portuguese editions, all orders within Brazil have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Meeple BR will handle production and fulfillment of all Portuguese versions. The Portuguese edition is only available in Brazil and Portugal. All Portuguese copies sent within Brazil will include tax-friendly shipping.
    - Note: While Meeple BR are working towards offering tax-free shipping to Portugal, this cannot be guaranteed. 
  • For Spanish editions, all orders within Spain have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Ediciones Primigenio will handle production and fulfillment of all Spanish versions. The Spanish edition is only available in Spain.
    - Note: While Spanish is not listed on the Non-English reward levels, it will still be an available option to choose from in the surveys after the campaign.
  • For Italian editions, all orders within Italy have no additional costs above those shown on each Reward Level. Fever Games will handle production and fulfillment of all Italian versions. The Italian edition is only available in Italy.

For all other areas, Kickstarter will automatically add any additional cost when selecting your reward.

*Tax-friendly shipping to Canada is only for English editions, not French.

Risks and challenges

Having crowdfunded games in the past, I realize it can take a while from project start to completion (you getting your games). My goal is to have all games sent out before the end of December 2018. Project backers will be notified should this be delayed.

You can view my last project here -
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shem/explorers-of-the-north-sea-rocks-of-ruin

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