A Study in Emerald

A project in Manchester, United Kingdom by Martin Wallace

Funding Successful

An exciting new board game based on Neil Gaiman's award winning short story
Backers: 1882
Average Pledge Per Backer: £66

Funded: £124,135 of £30,000
Dates: Apr 24th -> May 24th (30 days)
Project By: Martin Wallace
zombiesboard gamestrategy gamesteampunkmonstershorrorlovecrafttabletop game +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: May 24 @ 16:30 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News


May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Well, thanks to everybody who has pledged. I'm amazed we breached the 120000 mark, so hugs all round! Will now have to get on and design bonus cards. The artist will be cursing me;). (Read More)

Artist at work

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Just had some more images through from John Woodward, who is working on the card images - including one of him at work!  (Read More)

Zombie meeple

May 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Anne has come up with the attached design for the zombie meeple. I have sent it to the manufacturers, who then have to figure out whether they can cut it - which may mean a slight change in the design.  (Read More)

A Study in Emerald on Facebook

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
The new Treefrog Facebook page is up and running which we hope will help promote the Kickstarter campaign. Alongside these Kickstarter updates, it'll feature artwork previews as soon as they come in. http://www.facebook.com/TreefrogGames If you do... (Read More)

Zombie Stretch Goal reached

May 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to everybody who has pledged so far. We have now reached the zombie meeple stretch goal. I use a Czech company called DETOA for wooden pieces. They are usually more expensive than the competition but their product is much nicer - better... (Read More)

Interview on Opinionated Gamers

May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Opinionated Gamers have recently posted interview with me, which may be of interest. http://opinionatedgamers.com/  (Read More)


May 10th - via: kickstarter.com
I’ve no idea exactly how this Jamplify thing works, but apparently it’s a good way of getting you to promote A Study in Emerald, with those who do the best getting rewards such as a free copy of the game, the Collector's Edition of The Witches... (Read More)

The State of Games, Episode 44 – The One About Crossovers (podcast)

May 9th - via: dicehateme.com
In this special Hulk of an episode of The State of Games, Dice is joined by his Super Friends Darrell Louder, TC Petty III, Dan Patriss and Tom Gurganus for a true Iron Man competition of conversation on comics, Kickstarter and cinematic heroism. The Fearless Five discuss the dangers of mismanaging hope in a Kickstarter campaign, why Man of Steel may either save or curse Superman for movie-goers this summer, how we may never see the true Wolverine of the comics on the big screen, and just exactly how Sentinels of the Multiverse, Marvel Legendary and the DC: Deckbuilding Game stack up against each other in a true round-table smackdown. All this, plus Galactic Strike Force, Pacific Rim, zombies, a talking raccoon, how Ant-Man totally rocks, the magnetic attraction of Chris Hemsley and so much more. Break out the spandex, dear listeners, and prepare to join the fray! (Read More)

Permission to produce game

April 29th - via: kickstarter.com
A number of people have asked if I have the license to print the game. I'm sorry I did not make that clear in the information on the KS page. The answer is 'yes', I do have a signed contract with Neil Gaiman giving me permission to produce a board... (Read More)

First stretch goal down

April 26th - via: kickstarter.com
A big thank you to everybody who has pledged so far. To get to this point so quickly is heartening. Keeping fingers crossed that progress continues apace. Martin  (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!