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About

The Nobles is a fast-paced medieval fighting game where you take turns hacking and slashing at each other to see who can strike the killing blow first.  Every single strike there's a chance to lose your head, adding a suspenseful life-threatening urgency to every move!

The game is simple.  Like in the iconic black knight fight scene from a classic movie, each player fights until they lose all their limbs, or lose their head.  Play cards to fight and confuse your opponent.  Roll the dice to charge and retreat.  And draw from the bag o' death to see what body part gets cut off.

The Nobles can be played with two players in a one-on-one duel, or with three to four players in a free-for-all death match, or played with teams (2-on-2 or even 3-on-1).

With a mix of strategy and luck, games can average around 20-30 minutes, or can be over in as little as 60 seconds.  We've played a lot of games and only once witnessed a killing blow in the first turn, but boy was it satisfying.  Boom... head shot!

Reviews & Gameplay

The Undead Viking (and his daughter) loved The Nobles!  Check out the preview here:

And check out some gameplay as the Halberdier tries to explain how to play The Nobles:

Still want to know more?  Download the first draft of the rules sheet here: http://www.shockpanda.com/TheNoblesRules.pdf

The game started as a dream.  An actual dream... like you have when you're asleep.  It was vague, but it quickly evolved into a bloody limb-losing tabletop action game that we really enjoyed playing. 

So why Kickstarter? We obviously think the game is awesome, but we need your help to make sure we're right and to make it even better through your feedback.  Kickstarter is also the best way for us to get the game the attention it needs and the fastest way to get it into your hands.

The Ranger is just one of the new characters we created late in the game, so we decided to add her as a bonus for all those people helping to get The Nobles out there. She will come with at least two new playing cards, a new player mat, and of course her game piece. For those backing The Lord level, she will come as an upgraded custom mini!

* All artwork and rules subject to change. 

A note on custom miniatures: As you probably know, minis carry an expensive cost at low production quantities.  We need your help to make them a reality.  We're offering the upgrade to gauge demand and to help lower the cost in the long run for everyone else.  Our hope is to give each character their own personality not only through their abilities and player mats, but especially through their game pieces.  And in this way, we also hope to add new characters as the campaign progresses and ultimately for as long as people want more.


Shipping Information

Shipping rates around the world are listed below.  Please note that this project is EU-friendly, meaning no extra customs or taxes.  Shipping for all countries outside the US will be charged after the end of the campaign and handled by the pledge manager.

US - $12
UK - $18
Germany - $18
EU West - $21
EU Central - $29
Canada - $16
Australia - $18
New Zealand - $21
Asia - $20
Rest of World - $24

EU West is Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Spain

EU Central is Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Cyprus, Estonia and Latvia

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