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The revitalized classic strategy game of boats and bricks for 2-4 players.
The revitalized classic strategy game of boats and bricks for 2-4 players.
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The air wavers in the afternoon heat as the sun beats down on the smooth waters of the Nile. The Pharaoh has sent down an edict to you, his best builders. He requires monuments, not just one, but five glorious monuments in his name so that he will be remembered throughout all of time. The builder whose work most pleases him shall be given not only riches, but fame and honor beyond all imagining. So gather your resources, organize your crews, and adorn the banks of the Nile with marble and gold.

Egizia: Shifting Sands is a streamlined, modern update of Egizia that both longtime fans and brand new players can easily pick up and enjoy. Players travel down the Nile, placing boats as they go, to collect resources that will help them construct some of Egypt’s most famous monuments. Shifting Sands comes with all new monuments to build, new cards to collect, and a constantly shifting river. If you aren’t familiar with Egizia, you can check out the BGG page. You can also visit the Egizia: Shifting Sands BGG page to view the updated game and art assets!  

Egizia: Shifting Sands is a card drafting, worker placement game for 2-4 players that plays in 90 minutes. For more information, we encourage you to view the videos directly below, or simply read our draft rulebook here.  

Classic Egizia was Recently Awarded the Spiel of Approval - Listen to the Episode to learn more about the Classic Edition!
Classic Egizia was Recently Awarded the Spiel of Approval - Listen to the Episode to learn more about the Classic Edition!

 We are very excited to be able to offer our Kickstarter backers with a number of great extra items for their support. We will be announcing a new milestone reward every day during this project and every copy of Egizia: Shifting Sands sent out to backers of this project will include all these milestone rewards. 

 Note that anything marked with these symbols are: 

Kickstarter Exclusive - An exclusive item for Kickstarter backers with remaining stock available through conventions and special promotions only.

  •  Stronghold Games has published over 100 games. Through our many years in the publishing industry, we have become an experienced publisher with a reputation for great games (in design and production) that are delivered in a timely fashion.
  •  Egizia: Shifting Sands was designed by the original designer of Egizia, Virginio Gigli (Grand Austria Hotel, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Coimbra) , and developed extensively by Brian Bersak.
  •  Shifting Sands is an updated version of the beloved strategy game Egizia. 
  •  Egizia: Classic Edition will be included in this Kickstarter version of Egizia: Shifting Sands and will not be found in retail.
  •  All of the art assets are complete and ready for immediate upload after the project funds.  

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  •  SHIFTING SANDS: (Pledge $39 or more) One copy of Egizia: Shifting Sands including all of the milestones. Shipping and taxes are not included in the price - please see our shipping & taxes section below for more details. For additional copies in the US and international, check our rates below.

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For the US, Canada, UK and the EU we have included applicable taxes, your rewards will be sent Duty Free from within your region – there will not be any additional customs charge. Outside of the US, Canada, UK and the EU, we cannot guarantee customs friendly shipping in these areas. There may be additional duties and/or fees charged by your country's governmental agencies and/or shipping partners. Those fees are solely your responsibility, and we can neither cancel a pledge nor will we pay those fees. In case a package is returned or destroyed due to non-payment of such fees, your pledge will be considered fulfilled. 

Stronghold Games is excited to offer retailer packages of Egizia: Shifting Sands for Brick and Mortar stores.

For more information, please email us at:

Our plan is to have Egizia: Shifting Sands available at Essen. While our current production schedule looks like Kickstarter rewards will ship out around the time of Essen, it may be the case that we have games at Essen before the Kickstarter backer copies are sent. It may also be the case that we are unable to get games to Essen in time. I wish we were able to absolutely guarantee results, but we simply know that we can't make such commitments when so many other parties are involved in the process.  

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All the milestones will be available in the games we bring to Essen – your support is very valuable to Stronghold Games and we look forward to seeing you again this year with lots of great new games. 

Risks and challenges

Stronghold Games has learned how to streamline the game publishing process and has successfully delivered games to thousands of its supporters. Our previous experiences will enable us to also deliver this project on time and we have every confidence that Egizia: Shifting Sands will be on schedule and of the highest possible quality.

That said, there are always complexities and considerations in a project of this scope that may cause delays. Stronghold Games will use contract manufacturing to make this game, freight forwarders to get games through customs, and 3rd parties like Amazon, the US Post Office, and FEDEX to ship the games to you – we don't control everything and there are lots of opportunities for delay. We have a track record of making everything work out for backers in the end – so please be confident and supportive of our efforts to get this great game into your hands.

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