A project in St. Paul, MN by Patrick Leder

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A fast-playing and tense science fiction game with an innovative campaign.
Backers: 15277
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $1,459,879 of $100,000
Dates: May 24th -> Jun 14th (22 days)
Project By: Patrick Leder
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Latest News

Root creator’s next board game, Arcs, will feature a two-player mode

March 20th - via:
In an update on the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page for the upcoming board game, Wehrle revealed that they had been working on designing a two-player game mode for Arcs. Though Arcs’ core game is intended to support between three to four players, Wehrle decided to conjure up a version that would enable a couple of people to play it. (Read More)

Could Arcs be the first misfire from Cole Wehrle? Our impressions of Root creators’ latest board game

June 28th - via:
Wehrle’s latest game is Arcs, an upcoming board game that was initially pitched as a narrative-driven tabletop title taking place in space. Since its first reveal, Arcs has had its successful Kickstarter in which the game’s campaign elements were removed from the core release and placed into a separate expansion, reportedly due to the need to provide a more affordable version. (Read More)

The Final Weekend! Take a Peek at the Minis!

June 10th - via:
You Love to See it ... (Minis Preview) Many of you have been asking for more information about the minis, so we've put together a full render of all of the minis you are getting. This shot includes everything but the 12 imperial ships (we're still... (Read More)

Arcs Studio Campaign Act 3, Tomorrow!

June 8th - via:
Studio Campaign Series, Game 3 of 3! Our Staff Live Play series wraps up with Act 3 tomorrow! 2PM CDT on Twitch! If you need to catch up, watch the previous acts. Act 1 on Twitch or YouTube! Act 2 on Twitch or YouTube! Arcs Campaign Live Stream... (Read More)

Kyle Ferrin Art Stream Tomorrow!

June 6th - via:
Watch Kyle Draw, Live! It's a bit of a Leder Kickstarter tradition to have a live art stream with Kyle Ferrin. Tomorrow's the day!  Kyle will be joined by Patrick Leder, so bring your questions and watch some of Kyle's creative process.  In fact,... (Read More)

Live stream this weekend, links to this week's happenings, and Campaign info!

June 3rd - via:
Arcs Live Play This Weekend! Tune in to GuerricSamplesGames on June 5th at 2PM CDT, on Twitch! Guerric Samples Games Live Stream on June 5th, 2PM CDT on Twitch Live Stream Link Roundup! We have one final act to play in our Arcs Studio Campaign stream... (Read More)

A Big Milestone and Act 2 of our Campaign Coming Your Way Tomorrow!

June 1st - via:
A Big Milestone Monday the Arcs campaign crossed a million dollars. Though we don't have things like stretch goals, this was still a very big milestone for everyone at Leder Games. We stopped doing stretch goals a few years ago for a pretty simple... (Read More)

Monday is a day of rest … but Tuesday we’re taking off again! 🚀

May 30th - via:
The studio is closed today. It's a bit wet and gloomy, but we're enjoying the long weekend. We will address comments and emails when we’re back tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, there’s a lot happening! Join us tomorrow morning on r/boardgames for... (Read More)

Wow, what an amazing first few days!

May 27th - via:
Heading into the first weekend of the campaign, we are grateful and overwhelmed. (And a bit tired. Just a little though.) We’ve watched some great Arcs live streams from Space Cats Peace Turtles and Beneeta_K! (Check out the VODs, available now on... (Read More)

Design Background and Upcoming Streams

May 25th - via:
Hello everyone! First, I just want to say thank you for all of your support. We've been working on this project for a long time, and it is tremendously validating to see the response.  Today, I wanted to take a little time to share with you some... (Read More)

Arcs Takes Space Opera Board Games to Whole New Level

May 25th - via:
In Arcs, players will try to bring their space empire into a new era by completing different objectives. While all the players begin with the same batch of resources, their choices early in the game (especially when deciding what to prioritize) will ultimately send players in wildly different directions. (Read More)


May 24th - via:
Over the last few months the company has been a hive of activity. We are receiving reprints of older games, planning our move, and there has been more than just Arcs hitting the tables. Above it all, Arcs was our highest priority. Not only did we... (Read More)

We preview Arcs, a 4X game by Leder Games’ Cole Wehrle and Kyle Ferrin

May 24th - via:
Arcs: Collapse and Conflict in the Void is a quick-playing strategy game set in space. Players take on the role of scrappy spacefaring societies, each one attempting to achieve galactic supremacy. The project boasts the same level of daring innovation that Wehrle is known for, but it also proposes an entirely new release model. (Read More)

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