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Catacombs is a fantasy board game where players flick wooden discs through a set of rooms battling monsters and getting treasure.
Backers: 2230
Average Pledge Per Backer: $105

Funded: $233,771 of $40,000
Dates: Mar 17th -> Apr 16th (30 days)
Project By: Elzra Games
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Thank you everyone!!

April 16th - via:
Well it has been a wild ride; however we really appreciate everyone's support and feedback. We do really want to make the best possible version of Catacombs, that was the intention we started this campaign with.  We were not planning to commit to... (Read More)

Soloth Campaign Stretch Goal (215K) - details

April 16th - via:
For those unfamiliar with him, Soloth is the Vampire Lord, whose reign cast a dense shadow on the lives of those above from his cavern deep inside the Underworld. Crops were blighted, harsh winds fanned fires, streams spread plagues for which there... (Read More)

Wyvern Concept Artwork (monster included with Cavern of Soloth expansion)

April 15th - via:
As the campaign heads into the final stretch, we thought people would like to see a concept sketch of the fearsome Wyvern (vermin monster family).  It is included with the Cavern of Soloth expansion. Wyvern Concept Artwork  (Read More)

Ice Mage Hero / Ally Final Artwork

April 14th - via:
Here is the final artwork for the Ice Mage.  To confirm, he is male and will be a full hero in addition to being an Ally.  Note the Ice Mage is Kickstarter Exclusive. Ice Mage Final Artwork  (Read More)

[PODCAST] Dj Grandpa's Crib: Only for the Young at heart

DJG discovers The Red Solstice with Hrvoje Horvatek, faces the Creative Clash with Ryan & Smoker, puts Nick Bratt under The MicrobeScope, and explores the Catacombs with Aron West of Elzra Games. (Read More)

Gelatinous Cube concept artwork

April 12th - via:
Hi everyone, Here is the concept artwork for the Gelatinous Cube monster.  We expect it to be an actual wooden cube that is flicked around the board.  It will have some different shot sequences and will probably capture Items from the heroes that... (Read More)

Fire Mage final artwork

April 11th - via:
The Fire Mage from the Chicks in a Catacomb Add-On.  Kwanchai did a fantastic job with her.  She will come with offensive spells including one that will bring an Antient into play. The Fire Mage  (Read More)

Barrier Walls

April 11th - via:
Hi everyone, Thanks everyone for being patient.  As promised, here is an overview of how we envision the so called barrier walls working.  For people not familiar with the original Catacombs, disks flying off the board was a problem, so this is... (Read More)

Hero Portraits artwork

April 9th - via:
Hi everyone, We're excited to share with you a close to final version of the hero portraits for this new edition of Catacombs! Hero portraits from the new edition of Catacombs  (Read More)

Katakomben - Catacombs German Language edition - final box artwork

April 9th - via:
Hi everyone, We're happy that this new edition of Catacombs is going to be available in more than one language.  Here is the final version of the German language edition of Catacombs: Katakomben.  Remember you can pledge for both the English and... (Read More)

Is this TeenaBee as a Catacombs creature?

April 9th - via:
Kwanchai just happened to draw a Bee creature as part of a load of concept sketches.  As Teena Bee is a frequent commenter, we thought we would throw this up :).  TeenaBee?  (Read More)

Antient Concept Sketches

April 9th - via:
These are early sketches of two powerful Antients.  The one on the left is included with Chicks in a Catacomb Add-On (KS exclusive), the one on the right emerges from the Urn Item (this is not KS exclusive).   Antient concept sketches What is an... (Read More)

Designing a Monster - How It Works (summarizing comments)

April 9th - via:
Design A Monster Variant Backers of this reward level choose an existing base game monster and design its shot sequence, health, reward, and propose a new monster ability, which can't break the game or take a lot of text to describe. You are credited... (Read More)

Allies: a deeper explanation

April 9th - via:
In the original Catacombs, the notion of Allies was a loose concept that encompassed the Friendly Skeleton who could be summoned via a Wizard's spell and the Wizard's Familiar Item that could be purchased from the Merchant. One had a spell card back,... (Read More)


April 8th - via:
Hi everyone, YESSSSSS! We made it to 100K! The Owl Bear is now unlocked. Here's some concept art We'll be posting more Stretch Goals today so there'll be lots to talk about ;) Thanks for all the support! Team Elzra  (Read More)

Zombie Knight Artwork + Stretch Goals update

April 7th - via:
Hi everyone, We want to share with you the artwork for the Zombie Knight, one of the zombie monsters from the Zombie Horde Add-On.  This is the final version of the artwork and we think he looks fantastic.  Also more stretch goals are going to be... (Read More)

Cavern of Soloth Reward Levels plus the Bonus Hero

April 7th - via:
Hi everyone, New reward levels incorporating the new edition of the Cavern of Soloth expansion (added to this KS by popular demand) are ready to be pledged against.  We have included an "All-In" reward level that gets you the new base game (and all... (Read More)

Cavern of Soloth expansion cover (concept) + details

April 6th - via:
Concept artwork for the Cavern of Soloth expansion - this is not the final version. Cavern of Soloth expansion cover concept All hero, room, item, artifact and monster cards from the original edition will be included and rendered into the new artwork... (Read More)

Zombie Horde Update

April 5th - via:
The Zombie Horde add-on introduces a new zombie monster family distinct from the undead (gray) monsters.  The original Zombie was one of the weakest in the game; his new colleagues are definitely not.  The zombie family will feature the following... (Read More)

Ice Mage Concept Artwork

April 5th - via:
The Ice Mage Visual confirmation that the Ice Mage is male... :)  (Read More)

Chicks In A Catacombs Update

April 4th - via:
We know everyone has been patient, so here are some more details about the Chicks in a Catacomb Add-On.  We're working on similar updates for the Zombie Add-On, Soloth and the unlocked stretch goals.  Kwanchai is busy getting some artwork finalized... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals revealed and Zombie Horde details.

April 3rd - via:
Hi everyone,   First off, GELATINOUS CUBE! We did it!   We’ve just updated the campaign site and revealed some more Stretch Goals: a KS exclusive Item, Poison Cards (yes, poison will be a part of the base game!) and 5 Vermin Monsters. We’ve... (Read More)

Ice Dragon......Concept Art

April 1st - via:
Hey everyone! This is a mini art update. We are loving this Ice Dragon!!! And we unlocked the New Item Stretch Goal!! Details are coming soon...... Thanks for the continued support, suggestions, jokes :)  Team Elzra  (Read More)

German Reward Levels and SPIEL Pick-up!

March 31st - via:
Hey everyone!  We’ve just added some new Reward Levels for the German version of Catacombs and an option for pick-up at SPIEL 2014 in Essen.  Anyone can pledge for the German language version and it will be shipped to you anywhere in the world.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 The Sorcerer's Shield + Sticker Upgrade Unlocked!

March 30th - via:
Stretch Goal #4 Unlocked! Thanks everyone:  the Sorcerer's Shield has been unlocked, so this upgrades how the Sorcerer Catacomb Lord will be played.  This also means that the Wizard's Shield, the obstacles, the Elf's arrows and the Firewalls will... (Read More)

Katakomben - Catacombs German Language Version + Essen Pick-up

March 30th - via:
Hi everyone, We're very excited to announce a German language version of the new base Catacombs game that will be manufactured at the same time as the English language version and will include all the Kickstarter exclusives.  The Chicks in a... (Read More)

Catacombs Box Cover Artwork

March 30th - via:
Catacombs Box Artwork The final version of the box cover with the final version of the logo.  Hope you all like it.  (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 The Ice Dragon Unlocked!

March 29th - via:
Stretch Goal #3, the Ice Dragon Catacomb Lord, was unlocked and we're well on the way to our next stretch goal of the Sorcerer's Shield and Sticker Upgrade.  The Sorcerer's Shield is required for the new rules for playing the Sorcerer Catacomb... (Read More)


March 28th - via:
We've been getting a lot of questions about expansions. Here are some answers to the most-asked ones. Will Cavern of Soloth be re-issued? We are strongly considering it. Some things will be different as a result of the changes to the base game, but... (Read More)

Game Buzz: Kickstarter Blitz #3

March 28th - via:
Time for another Kickstarter blitz. There’s a bunch to get through today, so let’s go. (Read More)

Stretch Goals update!

March 27th - via:
We’re past Stretch Goal #2 and on our way to the ICE DRAGON! We’ve made a couple of updates to the Stretch Goals: - We’ve decided that the updates we’re going to make to the player mats will get into the game no matter what. So…..we put in... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 unlocked!

March 27th - via:
The second Stretch Goal has just been unlocked! Plastic money coins will now be in the game. Next up: the Ice Dragon! A completely new Catacomb Lord! Thanks for the support everyone! Team Elzra  (Read More)

Stretch Goal unlocked!

March 26th - via:
The first Stretch Goal has been unlocked - 3 Variant Monster Cards! Next up.....coins instead of money cards. Thanks everyone :) Team Elzra  (Read More)

We did it!!....and Stretch Goals update!

March 25th - via:
We did it! Thanks for the support everyone! Now let’s get to the Stretch Goals. We’ve made a few changes. Here’s the rundown: they are now listed at $5K intervals (this won’t necessarily last as we get further along) the Ice Dragon will be a... (Read More)

Game Play Video

March 24th - via:
Hi everyone, Just a quick update to let you know we have just uploaded a quick game play demonstration video to the story page.  Note, this is using one of our prototype versions of Catacombs with the new artwork on the original sized boards.... (Read More)

Add-Ons Revamp!

March 24th - via:
Hi everyone, First off - we passed $30! Only $10K until we're funded and on to the Stretch Goals! We've made some tweaks to the campaign site. We have: featured the bigger boards more prominently clarified the Add-On section  highlighted that while... (Read More)

New Boards and Player Mat Details!

March 21st - via:
Hi everyone! Two of the upgrades we're planning are the boards and player mats. Here's a quick rundown of the board details: size will increase from 51cm x 25.5cm (20 inches x 10 inches) to 61cm x 30.5cm (24 inches x 12inches) (these are approximate)... (Read More)

New Add-On!

March 21st - via:
The Chicks in a Catacomb Add-On is now available! You will receive 4 female variants of our Heroes. This means there will be variants of the Elf and Thief as well! Team Elzra  (Read More)

Updated Core Rules

March 20th - via:
Hey everyone, Thanks for another great day! We are really overwhelmed by all the support :) We're trying to make the best version of the Catacombs base game as possible so we're updating some core rules. This is to make things more clear and... (Read More)

New Add-On and Zombie Horde Details!

March 19th - via:
Due to popular demand, we've included an Add-On for owners of the original Catacombs base game. This is a chance for you to upgrade your wooden pieces to the new art style without having to get the new version of the game. This Add-On is the only one... (Read More)

Shipping Update!

March 19th - via:
Good news! We've received confirmation from our distributor that shipping will be the same rate for all EU countries. Please see the updated "Shipping" section for details.  (Read More)

Catacombs Review Links

March 18th - via:
As requested, links to some reviews of the original version of the Catacombs base game: (Richard Garfield's review and podcast)... (Read More)

10K in 24 hours! Thanks everyone!

March 18th - via:
The response has been fantastic during the first 24 hours of the campaign.  We're busy preparing responses to everyone's comments and updating the FAQ.  Thanks for your suggestions on how to make the campaign and the game even better.  (Read More)

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