Escape the Dark Castle

A project in Nottingham, UK by Themeborne

Funding Successful

A simple, co-operative tabletop game for 1-4 players, with a stylish design inspired by 80s fantasy nostalgia.
Backers: 2119
Average Pledge Per Backer: £41

Funded: £87,814 of £11,000
Dates: May 31st -> Jun 30th (31 days)
Project By: Themeborne
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Latest News

Final Call

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers,  We are now into the final 90 minutes of the campaign! Please have one last look at your pledge total and payment details to make sure everything is in order.  We are on-hand to answer last minute questions.  See you on the other... (Read More)

Important information for all backers

June 29th - via: kickstarter.com
The Kickstarter campaign for Escape the Dark Castle will end in less than 24hrs. Here are some important guidelines to help everyone cross the finish line together. Please read the following carefully:  Deadline The campaign ends today, Friday 30th... (Read More)

The Story Pack

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Due to popular demand, we're delighted to announce a new add-on available to all backers effective immediately. Prepare to immerse yourself even further into the world of The Dark Castle with The Story Pack - a total of 16 dark tales penned by... (Read More)

Cult of the Death Knight

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
It is our great pleasure to unveil the title, and further details, of our first Adventure Pack: Cult of the Death Knight The dreaded Death Knight and his vile cult of demented followers have emerged from the shadows and risen to dominance, twisting... (Read More)

Ratings Wanted!

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Did you play Escape the Dark Castle at UK Games Expo, or at one of the other events we attended during the Kickstarter campaign?  If you did, we’d really appreciate it if you rated the game on Board Game Geek.  For those who don’t know, Board... (Read More)

The Final Days!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it, folks. We’ve arrived at the final days of the campaign – and what a month it’s been!  Before we descend into the mayhem of the final few days, we wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting us this... (Read More)

Video Review

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hold on to your broadswords, people.  The wait is over.   The fine fellows at Beasts of War have been taking our prototype for a test drive this week, and the first ever video review of Escape the Dark Castle has just gone live!    So, make... (Read More)

Well done, prisoners...

June 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Wow!  The £45k stretch goal has been defeated, which means another Kickstarter exclusive Boss card has been added to the base set contents for all backers.  Be warned, this Boss will not be defeated as easily as the stretch goals were! Thanks for... (Read More)

Behold, the Master of Darkness!

June 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Fresh off our artist’s easel, here is a peek at how the artwork for your first Kickstarter exclusive Boss is coming along.  We give you, The Master of Darkness!   The Master of Darkness may be blind, but he sees more than you know!  Unlike most... (Read More)

Prisoners – welcome to the Dark Castle…

June 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, and welcome aboard! The last few days have seen lots of new backers join the campaign, and combined with the increased support from our existing backers we’ve been able to unlock several new stretch goals, meaning more great content for... (Read More)

Revised Shipping Rates for Adventure Pack 1

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Shipping is something we’ve thought about very carefully and we take very seriously. We’ve partnered with GamesQuest (https://www.gamesquest.co.uk/about-us/) to make sure we deliver Escape the Dark Castle to you on time, and undamaged. We’ve... (Read More)

Big News!

June 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we unveil two exciting new additions to the campaign – a series of Kickstarter exclusive stretch goals, and a cracking new add-on.  New Stretch Goals - We’ve added five new stretch goals, all of which provide Kickstarter exclusive content... (Read More)


June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! Just a reminder that we will be adding reviews and features to the campaign page as they roll in, to help you keep tabs on what the indepentent press has to say about Escape the Dark Castle.  In fact, we just posted what we believe... (Read More)

Stretch Goals

June 6th - via: kickstarter.com
You’ve asked if we are going to be adding more stretch goals to the campaign, and we’re listening.   As you have already seen, we’ve worked hard to offer great value for money by pricing this game at just £25, and thanks to the stretch goals... (Read More)

Become a Prisoner!

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to your amazing support, we have smashed our 25k stretch goal. This means our first Add-On has been unlocked – Become a Prisoner! We wanted to do an update here to explain how it works, so everyone has total clarity:  First of all, this... (Read More)

We're back!

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
After an amazing 4 days at UK Games Expo, we’ve broken down our stand and we are back in the studio. The convention was fantastic. Our demo tables were constantly full of people playing Escape the Dark for the first time. Seeing how much fun... (Read More)

We did it!

June 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Escape the Dark Castle is funded!  We're over the moon. A dream is coming true here day by day, and our sincere thanks go out to all backers, large and small, for making this possible. We feel privilaged to be part of such an amazing, supportive... (Read More)

What a first day!

June 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hello Kickstarter! Wow, what a first day. To all you backers who pledged early - we salute you! Welcome aboard, and now please enjoy the ride as we head full speed towards our goal - and maybe even some of those cool stretch goals beyond... We just... (Read More)

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