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Martin Wallace's Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition

A project in Phoenix, AZ by Eagle Games

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A grand empire building game with straightforward rules for 2 to 7 players
Backers: 1684
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $120,536 of $40,000
Dates: Aug 15th -> Aug 30th (16 days)
Project By: Eagle Games
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Latest News

Metal Coins / Spanish Insignia / Pledge Manager

August 29th - via:
If you might be interested in buying Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition but the timing is not great for you right now; or you want to see the how-to-play videos that will likely be done in the next month or so; or you just simply do not want to... (Read More)

The “One and Only” KS Edition of Struggle of Empires Deluxe

August 29th - via:
We are pleased to announce that given the excellent response by Backers to this Kickstarter, and commitments made by Retailers to our PIP program; as well as commitments made recently by our international print partners, we are certain to be able to... (Read More)

Final Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 28th - via:
We are very pleased to say that when we hit 1350 Backers a few minutes ago we have now achieved all the Stretch Goals for Struggle of Empires Deluxe. This means that every KS Edition of the Game will include all of these components: As mentioned... (Read More)

Our Gift to Backers

August 28th - via:
I am very pleased to present a gift to all our Kickstarter Backers of Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition. Consider this a Final Stretch Goal if you like, but this one does not depend on the number of Backers or the total funds pledged. We will be... (Read More)

Player Count Considerations

August 27th - via:
One of the greatest challenges for the Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition was addressing game play for lower player counts. Martin Wallace did provide us with a basic variant to include non-player major powers that works quite well for 4, 5, and 6... (Read More)

Next SG Unlocked! / New Shipping Rates for Japan

August 27th - via:
Wooden Active Player Marker SG Unlocked We've unlocked our next Stretch Goal to include a wooden Active Player Marker to the KS edition of the game in addition to punchboard version already included. A Wooden Active Player Marker will be added to... (Read More)

Developer’s Challenges; Rules, Art and Graphics Changes; Thoughts on How-to-Play Videos; & a bit about Kickstarter Philosophies

August 23rd - via:
Ralph Hayes Anderson is a games designer (e.g. Chimera and more) and a games developer (e.g. Baseball Highlights 2045 and Football Highlights 2052 – with Mike Fitzgerald) and” play test” consultant (e.g. Peter Hawes’ Francis Drake, Mac... (Read More)

Silkscreened Wood Components Unlocked!

August 22nd - via:
We have unlocked our Silk Screen Stretch Goal! The Military Units (Armies, Navy, and Forts) will now be silkscreened in Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition. The Military units (Army, Navy, Fort) and Control & Local Alliance Markers will now be... (Read More)

There will be a fully-Japanese production of Struggle of Empires Deluxe!

August 22nd - via:
We are very pleased to announce that Arclight, our steadfast print partners in Japan, have confirmed that they will be co-producing an all-Japanese-language production of Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition. This means that all Japanese Backers of... (Read More)

Kickstarter Objectives and Stretch Goal Changes

August 21st - via:
Our goal for Struggle of Empires was to produce a deluxe edition of what we think is an all-time classic design by one of the best designers of the past 20 years, Martin Wallace. We have published the original version of this game for the past 15... (Read More)

New deluxe edition of Struggle of Empires on KS from Eagle-Gryphon

August 19th - via:
Struggle of Empires (2004) is a highly regarded strategic wargame by master designer Martin Wallace (Brass, Railroad Tycoon, London) originally published by Warfrog/Treefrog Games. This classic game combined colonization-era war and area control with a simple ruleset, culminating in a satisfying heavy experience for the 2-7 players involved. Now, Eagle-Gryphon Games has a Kickstarter Campaign to bring their deluxe edition mastery to this masterpiece (Read More)

Wooden Auction Gavel SG + A New SG Added

August 18th - via:
We've now unlocked our next Stretch Goal of adding a wooden Auction Gavel to the game. This will be included in all KS editions of Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition! A Wooden Auction Gavel will be added to the KS Edition A New Stretch Goal We've... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

August 15th - via:
Additional Set of Dice! We've unlocked the first Stretch Goal to include an additional set of 4 Battle dice and 1 additional Distant Sea Move die to the Kickstarter version of Struggle of Empires Deluxe Edition!   Onward to our next Stretch Goal!... (Read More)

We're Funded!

August 15th - via:
...And We're Funded! Thank you backers! Seven and a half hours and we are funded! I've been watching and responding to your comments and I really appreciate what you have to say. We are happy to answer questions and listen to your feedback. I've had... (Read More)

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