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The King's Armory - the Tower Defense Board Game

A project in Alhambra, CA by John Wrot!

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Heroic choices and brilliant strategies are needed to save the realm in this cooperative play Tower Defense board game for 1-7 players.
Backers: 815
Average Pledge Per Backer: $111

Funded: $90,389 of $49,000
Dates: Oct 28th -> Nov 28th (31 days)
Project By: John Wrot!
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The Happiest Thanksgiving that Ever there Was!

November 28th - via:
THANK YOU! + a Special treat!Wow!  What an overwhelming day!  To be surrounded by so much Love, care, friendship, fellowship, prayer, friends, support, 1000+ comments, 120+ emails, $10,000 in pledges, from 100+ new backers... uh .. WOW!  And... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
Ok, well not a correction, but ... well frankly... we want to enjoy our last 2 hours with you guys. SO, we have posted all of our end of campaign front page stuff, and ... well... something else.  You should go look. Love you guys!  And I'll see... (Read More)

2 Hours to Go!

November 28th - via:
The last 2 hours, and about $2000 from our last Stretch Goal!Let's just enjoy it and see what happens.  Most you, my dear friends are asleep right now anyway. : P  So do enjoy that rest, and You'll awaken to good things tomorrow. If you're still... (Read More)

7 Hours to go & Q&A

November 27th - via:
Hi everyone! WOW! What a day!  First let me say, we're only $5000 and change from the dice.  If you've got any promotion left in you in last 6 hours.  Do it.  We're at the point that most of Europe is getting ready for bed, and the USA is getting... (Read More)

$81,000 Stretch Goal... UNLOCKED!

November 27th - via:
Congratulations! Runika Zenanen of Level 99 Games has been unlocked for every Kickstarter Copy of the Game! Runika has a giant Golem, an "Artifact" named Udstad, that she uses to pummel foes and resist damage.... ...How would YOU like to ride it?... (Read More)

12 Hours!

November 27th - via:
Down to the last 12 hours, guys & gals!  Now's the time to do it!  You've been considering the plunge into a higher tier!  Now's the time to unlock those stretch goals!  Runika is only moments away, and I KNOW that we CAN hit those dice and... (Read More)

24 Hour Countdown!

November 27th - via:
Greetings!We are officially in our last 24 hour push!Here’s what we need you, in your enthusiasm, to do to help us kick down the doors of as many stretch goals as possible.1) Go the main page and click the “Share on Facebook” and “Share on... (Read More)

$72,000 goal UNLOCKED!

November 27th - via:
Let me just tell you how much this means to us (Anne and I)… As many of you know, this is the Reboot of our last campaign. We launched in June of 2013, and failed to fund on August 25th. Our goal then was …$72,000. That is why this tier has been... (Read More)


November 27th - via:
Greetings, everyone!  The Jester Mini and his accompanying, completely insane, "Gauntlet Mode" variant have been unlocked!   If you have pledged for minis READ THIS!ALL tiers that include minis include the "BASE 9".  The Jester is number 10 - and... (Read More)

The ship has docked!

November 26th - via:
Now introducing! With the ability to commit High Piracy mid battle, Rhette just might steal you a new Equipment Card! Rhette's Face is up for Auction!Want your pretty little Wife to be a fancy Pirate in the first Tower Defense Board Game in... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked ...again!

November 26th - via:
$65,000 stretch goal unlocked!That means that Eligor, our Devastation of Indines Herois unlocked for every Kickstarter copy of the game! Eligor is the successor to Saint Kelbran and is a defensive style warrior that fights for the good ...but has... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked + a New Mini!

November 25th - via:
New Stretch Goal Unlocked!Congratulations.  Having hit the $60,000 mark, we just added a new Monster Entrance Tile to every copy of the game!  You can now have the monsters enter from ANYWHERE on the map! This is especially fun on the 5x5 maps... (Read More)


November 25th - via:
You want to actually READ this one! (And I promise not to mention attacking anywhere! ; ) 72 hours to go and LOTS of good news! There’s too much to sort into some profound order, so just enjoy and read. *Announcing: 3 NEW PLEDGE TIERS! …+... (Read More)

Keeping it Fresh, Keeping it Fun!

November 25th - via:
When John from Gate Keeper Games contacted me about Kings Armoury I knew I had to get him to come on the blog and talk about the game… John however subcontracted that job out to his wife! Sneaky! (Read More)

BGG Attack ...for Charity!!!

November 23rd - via:
Our game is structured into Waves of attacks.  It seems appropriate that our assaults on BGG should be as well!  It's already Saturday in most of the world, and... Saturdays have CONSISTENTLY been the biggest day of the week for new pledges for... (Read More)

2nd Stretch Goal Unlocked!

November 22nd - via:
Greetings,We have unlocked the 2nd stretch goal!  With the addition of our partnership with...                              The Frog Prince is a real ladies’ man.                         No really…... (Read More)

New Allegiances & Partnerships!

November 22nd - via:
Greetings,I come today with more good tidings! We've been in touch with Artistic Justice Games, the great people who brought you Fairytale Games - The Battle Royale, and we've struck a formal allegiance with them to put some of their fantastical... (Read More)

Final Week Mega Update!

November 20th - via:
Greetings,Welcome to the final week!  Here's some great updates for you along with where we can get working in new promotions and have some fun while doing it! First - TKA Name-a-Character Auction now open!So very many backers have asked me if there... (Read More)

BGG Update

November 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

November 18th - via:
Congratulations!We just broke $52,000 and now have 3D towers in every game!Those much desired play variants are next!  So highly voted for, let's get them unlocked! John  (Read More)

Twitter Hour!

November 18th - via:
This is your 1 hour reminder about our Twitter discussion at hashtag #TKArmory. I have my budget open, some sketch art queued, and feeling pretty brave! Looking forward to questions, comments, and general tomfoolery with some good friends. #TKArmory... (Read More)

Twitter... TODAY!

November 18th - via:
Welcome to the side of light, happiness, and joy! The side of onward and upward!The side of more FREE STUFF! The side of Fully Funded!YOU did this. YOU made this happen. And now together we can unlock the Gamer Achievements! First, here’s the... (Read More)

Board Game News 33: Towers, Tin Cans and Thingamabobs

November 17th - via:
Well, we have some really exciting projects for you this week. King’s Armory brings Tower Defence to the table, while Dreaming Spires allows you to build your own Oxford College, I kid you not! As well as that we have Fortress Moon finally on Kickstarter and Iron and Ale coming back for a second go around. And as the head of the UK Gaming Media Network, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the little UK start up Dog-Eared Games who are working to bring an expansion to their card game Stak Bots to a table near you. (Read More)


November 16th - via:
We did it guys!100% Funded!First, as I've said in the comments, thank you God!  For allowing this to happen and for so many amazing new friends! Thanks to all of you!  Who, without your help, dearest of friends, such things could not be possible. I... (Read More)

Content, Content, and more Content!

November 15th - via:
Enjoy the good news! New “Complete” Pledge Tier - (with Early Birds)This new pledge Tier includes EVERYTHING currently on the Map, Hero, Accessory, and Early Expansion Add-On charts, PLUS a set of any 9 Bronze Minis of your choice!    Did I... (Read More)

BGG Thursday!

November 14th - via:
Welcome to Thursday!Here’s the plan: Visit BGG and respectfully post everywhere that is relevant! (Instructions on how to make an account, and navigate are in Update #9). This is an awareness building campaign and an encouragement... (Read More)

The King’s New Armory: Interview with the Creator

November 13th - via:
Several months ago, I was approached by a Kickstarter creator and game designer named John Wrot about a game called The King’s Armory he was planning to launch on Kickstarter. That became the first of many discussions about the structure and tone about his campaign. I’ll go into details about what happened in the interview, but ultimately the campaign failed to fund. (Read More)


November 12th - via:
Greetings!Let me put this plain: Our goal is to fund by the end of the weekend.  We've done everything in our power so far to meet that goal.  -We've advertised on every site we know of (raising funds from friends and family, outside of KS budget... (Read More)

Survey Results & New Charts!

November 11th - via:
Greetings!The survey was a huge success, with over 140 responses coming in.  (If you got it in a little late, I was checking as I worked so no worries.) Here's a shortlist of our winners: #1 - New "Playable Bling" - with a full 49 "Criticals" #2 -... (Read More)

Updates on the Week ...+Thor

November 9th - via:
Happy weekend!I know we all have big plans this weekend, and I hope you have a great one! Here is your week in review to recap some important details and catch up our new backers (welcome!). Just some quickie updates for you to keep you abreast on... (Read More)

“This is your game.” Backer Survey.

November 8th - via:
Welcome to update #14 - our first official poll of the 2013 TKA reboot!Allow me to introduce this poll regarding the Stretch Goal Charts with an expansive description of why it’s showing up. : ) As we were preparing for this reboot we made a lot of... (Read More)

Rahdo Runs Through... AGAIN!

November 8th - via:
Greetings,...with great news of an update to our rules manual in a unique way. There are some people that are simply wonderful.Richard Ham (Rahdo) is one of them. When he found out about our Reboot he started following us, and even posted on our BGG... (Read More)

Press Release

November 6th - via:
Attention Attention, read all about it!I would like to fill you guys in on all the amazing bits of press we've received in just 1 week.  So much hard work is really paying off.  I'm so happy to present this update to you. In no particular order:... (Read More)

Contest ...suspended...

November 6th - via:
Greetings,Kickstarter has a project guideline of "no contests" on their site, so as ensure that backers are not "misled or confused about the difference between the reward that they have pledged towards and a contest or raffle winning that they might... (Read More)

Official TKA Contest!

November 6th - via:
Greetings, everyone! Official Contest Started!Special thanks to Kelly N. for starting a "Caption Contest".  We LOVE the idea, and hereby officially back it.  (Feels good to back a backer!)  A prize for the best caption will be awarded. Here is how... (Read More)

BGG Attack! (with step by step guide)

November 5th - via:
Happy Tuesday, friends. (Please click through to view this post on KS, so you can see all the images, thanks.) Welcome to Kickstarter Week 2.  "What normally happens in week and/or 3, is called the mid-campaign slump; funding rate slows down, to an... (Read More)

Kickstarter of the Week: The King’s Armory

November 4th - via:
Our newest Kickstarter of the Week is the cooperative board game The King's Armory. Taking inspiration from the popular tower defense genre of games, The King's Armory attempts to recreate that experience on your tabletop. (Read More)

Big Update!

November 2nd - via:
Greetings!  We've got a lot for you in this one. First:A very special welcome to our 40 new backers today! We're just short of 70% in only 5 days. You guys are amazing! NEXT:We would like to ask you to use the 2 little links (Facebook & Twitter)... (Read More)

Bulk & Retailer Pricing!

November 1st - via:
November is International Buy-in-Bulk Month!Happy All Saints Day, I hope you all had fun yesterday.  We even had 1 backer take her daughter around trick or treating, while carrying her +3 Battle Axe of Goblin Slaying.  So they came home safe. ... (Read More)

Happy All Hallows' Eve!

October 31st - via:
Trick or treat!A happy greeting... to remind you to have a happy and SAFE...All Hallows' Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day! A quick pondering on the strangest holiday on the calendar: Being scared is not something most children enjoy...Being... (Read More)

Congratulations on 50% + Bonus Joy!

October 30th - via:
Ladies and Gentlemen,We have just past, at the exact same time: Both the 50% mark AND the previous launches' total pledges! Keep pushing to spread the word.  Crowd-funding is a word of mouth, share-the-joy, type of thing.  And your word is worth... (Read More)

An image a day...

October 29th - via:
Congratulations... all of you for such a successful day 1!  I only put the game out there.  You've made it successful thus far. We are also up over 70% video completion rate, from 50% yesterday!  Thanks to all who replayed and finished their... (Read More)

12 hours

October 28th - via:
WOW!We just crushed through 35% of our goal in less than 12 hours! I can't thank you enough! You day 1 backers with your generous pledges are the bread and butter, meat and potatoes, shields and towers of this campaign!  Next: Kickstarter's... (Read More)

Update #2 - PnP files

October 28th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Update #1

October 28th - via:
Greetings!We would like to welcome everyone to The King's Armory reboot project! We thank you for your support for those who have pledged, and we thank you for hanging out with us for those who are considering it and viewing this in their research.... (Read More)

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