The Duke

A project in Seattle, WA by Catalyst Games

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An innovative, tile-based strategy game. Summon your court, levy your troops, and seize the field of battle!
Backers: 582
Average Pledge Per Backer: $90

Funded: $52,256 of $15,000
Dates: May 30th -> Jul 1st (32 days)
Project By: Catalyst Games
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Latest News

The Duke nears end

October 2nd - via:
The final batch of leather playing surfaces and pouches were sent to Game Salute last week, and we are waiting to hear if they received the final 20 boxes from BLue Panther in order to fulfill the last special materials to backers.  We've also heard... (Read More)

90 Sets plus Legacy Editions

August 25th - via:
I received an update from Game Salute this week that said that Game Salute is only missing components for the last 90 sets of premium components. The delay is from the box of lost pouches that we are replacing using a local tannery... GS also needed... (Read More)

Back from GenCon 2013

August 21st - via:
First, let me say hello and thanks to all the awesome Kickstarter backers who made a point to stop by and see us at the show! We heard stories of a lot of great games and some interesting piece combinations we are all interested in trying out. Also... (Read More)

Inking Issues & Premium Components

July 25th - via:
Greetings all! We have some news to report! Premium components are beginning to ship! Actually, a few of them shipped last week, but only a few due to collation and a few shipping issues. Some of the wooden boxes arrived in distress and we had to... (Read More)

Premium Components. Q&A

July 3rd - via:
Greetings! By now almost 100% of all backers should have their game in hand, at least in the US and Canada. This would include all premium tiles and tile expansion packs. If not, please contact right away to find out what... (Read More)

Gen Con The Duke Tournament "Prize Pack" Playtesting

July 2nd - via:
And here we go into some fun new playtesting. Look at the bottom of the following page and you'll be able to download the Print & Play "Middle Ages Siege Engines Expansion Pack" PDF for playtesting:... (Read More)

Gen Con The Duke Tournament Participation Tile Winner!

July 1st - via:
We're happy to announce that the winner for this year's Gen Con The Duke Tournament Participation Tile is the Swashbuckler!  Congratulations to Daniel W. Cisek for designing the winning tile! Thanks to everyone that submitted and the lively... (Read More)

Gen Con The Duke Tournament Participation Tile Voting

June 20th - via:
As noted in our previous update, Catalyst Game Labs will be running a The Duke tournament at Gen Con this year. Everyone that enters will walk away with a "partipication tile"...and you, our The Duke community, will help determine what that tile is!... (Read More)

Gen Con 2013 The Duke Tournament Participation Tile Design Contest

June 10th - via:
Gen Con 2013 will see the debut of The Duke tournaments, to be held yearly at that seminal gaming convention. Any participant of that tournament, regardless of their results, will automatically walk away with a brand new, Gen Con 2013 The Duke... (Read More)

Shipping Confirmation - first wave

June 9th - via:
Just a quick follow-up since there was some confusion on the earlier post regarding backers and their copies of The Duke. Thanks for the emails pointing out this problem.  Game Salute just confirmed in a phone call that, assuming the games arrive at... (Read More)

Kickstarter: If you Like it, Stick With It.

January 30th - via:
When I first invested in something on Kickstarter, I did so not really comprehending what I was doing. My husband found a game he really liked the look of, didn’t have the spare cash to justify it and so I invested as an early birthday present. His birthday is in September. Delay after delay, after delay and we still have no game. This week’s update tells us that the previously promised release date has again been pushed back, to May. (Read More)

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