Maha Yodha: An epic new card game, 4000 years in the making

A project in Naperville, IL by Leprechaun Games USA Inc.

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An epic strategic card game based on the ancient stories, characters and weapons from the universe of Hindu mythology
Backers: 862
Average Pledge Per Backer: $40

Funded: $34,624 of $16,000
Dates: May 7th -> Jun 21st (45 days)
Project By: Leprechaun Games USA Inc.
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Latest News

17 hours more left!

June 20th - via:
Hello all, as promised, we're back with the results of our quick and dirty Backers Choice Poll! The surprise winner that started off slow and had a strong finish is the Custom Coin! A very close second are the Playmats and a distant third is the... (Read More)

24 hours and counting down!

June 20th - via:
We started this 45 day journey with 781 of you over 44 days back with a simple click. Over these 44 days, we have received so much from all of you, including but not limited to translation support, gameplay ideas, constructive feedback and your... (Read More)

Design an EPIC stretch goal/add-on

June 20th - via:
Namaskar! 32 hours to go. Here's something to keep you all busy as we count down to the end. Can you help us design an EPIC stretch goal/add-on. If you have an innovative clever idea for an accessory to make the Maha Yodha experience better for all,... (Read More)

40 Hours to go!!

June 19th - via:
Wow, guys and girls! Since our last update we've added slightly more than $2000 to the campaign, got 64 new Yodhas to our cause and added more than 50 Likes to our Facebook Page. We've also managed to move up 1 level on the BoardGameGeek Hotness List... (Read More)

64 Hours to go!

June 18th - via:
Wow, from counting down days, we're now counting down the hours. Its a time of mixed emotions for us - on one hand, we can get some rest for a few days! :D But on the other, the adrenaline and excitement of running this campaign and interacting with... (Read More)

All the cards are now unlocked!

June 17th - via:
Yes, all the cards are unlocked!Hello everyone! The Maha Yodha campaign now enters its last 3 days. You folks have pledged USD 26282 dollars towards making our dream come alive. In turn, we pledge that we will do our best to make Maha Yodha the most... (Read More)

4 days to go Backers!!

June 16th - via:
Just 4 days more to go backers and friends! We've now reached nearly 60 likes on our BoardGameGeek page and 700 likes on our Facebook page (which also means we're just 300 more likes away from getting you all some nice physical counters too!). Please... (Read More)

5 days to go!!

June 15th - via:
Just 5 days more to go backers and friends! We're really excited that with your help we can make a strong finish over the next 5 days. We've reached nearly 50 likes on BoardGameGeek page and nearly 700 likes on our Facebook page (which also means... (Read More)

8 days to go!

June 12th - via:
An artwork update from the Feminine Divine Set! Wow, we've now dipped into the single digits for this campaign. Just 1 day more than a week to go! Yodhas, this is when we need you all to put light a fire behind this campaign with your social... (Read More)

10 days and counting down!

June 10th - via:
We've reached the 25K stretch goal! A very very big thank you to our backer Wang Tang who tipped us over the edge! Here are party balloons for all of us! A quick update on the artwork We're happy to inform you all that we have signed on some new and... (Read More)

We're very close to 25K!!

June 9th - via:
Hi guys and girls, hope you all had a great weekend! We've been busy little elves over the weekend working over things for the campaign: Firstly, we've just firmed up the specs for the ultra-limited edition box that we previewed in an earlier update.... (Read More)

2 weeks to go!!

June 6th - via:
Dear Backers! We are now just 14 days away from the end of the campaign!! Over these past 31 days, we've found not just 599 backers but friends and mentors as well. We're really grateful to all of you for your support and suggestions so far and... (Read More)

Maha Yodha: A Kickstarter Preview

June 6th - via:
Maha Yodha is a 2-player card game currently making a splash on Kickstarter. Published by upstart company Leprechaun Games, Maha Yodha attempts to capture ancient Indian mythology in a relatively simple, yet strategic card game. We have had the opportunity to play a prototype of the game and have much to say about it. But first, the gameplay. (Read More)

16 days and counting down!

June 4th - via:
Day 2 of the Mahabharatha War The dawn of the 2nd day of the Mahabharatha War sees the mighty generals of the Kaurava and Pandava armies huddled together in their respective camps, in deep deliberation as they go over the losses and gains from the... (Read More)

17 days and counting down!

June 3rd - via:
Did you know that the great war of Kurukshetra, from the epic Mahabharatha lasted just 18 days, (a shade over the 17 left with us)!   Before this internecine battle began, Arjuna, the greatest archer in the world and one of the five Pandava... (Read More)

The Maha Kickstarter Game begins!!

May 30th - via:
Introducing Maha Kickstarter!!So we've been thinking of how we can increase the engagement with the campaign as well as recognise and reward our most active backers! So we've decided to gamify our campaign - here we present Maha Kickstarter!  This... (Read More)

Written Review – Maha Yodha [Prototype]

May 29th - via:
Delve into 4,000 years of Hindu mythology as it collides with card battles in Maha Yodha. A strategic card game introduced to Kickstarter in May, Maha Yodha has already funded and captured the attention of a large number of gamers. Pitting the powers of Warriors from Hindu myths, equipping their legendary weaponry, and using the help of magical scrolls, battle your opponent to bring their life total to zero from 20. Created by Sagar Shankar and Chandan Mohanty with input from Saar Shai, creator of The Agents, Maha Yodha is introducing the rest of the world to the rich culture of Hindu myths. Let’s take a look at the prototype game we received and see how it plays out! (Read More)

Breaking the silence with lots of updates!

May 27th - via:
Yes, we know it has been quiet!Every article that talks about running a Kickstarter campaign spends sometime discussing the "lull", that interminable silence that descends upon most projects after their initial burst of activity and excitement.... (Read More)

Meet the designer ... Sagar Shankar and Chandan Mohanty

May 24th - via:
A card game based on Hindu mythology is original to say the least. But Maha Yodha has a lot more to offer. Sagar Shankar and Chandan Mohanty explain it all. (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: Hollywood, Evolution, and Kart Racing

May 21st - via:
Time for the monthly Kickstarter roundup! May brings us several new card games, as well as the first in a new line from an established gaming company (North Star Games). A popular game from Russia is seeking an English release, and a new racing game mixes things up with a map-building mechanic. (Read More)

Kickstarter Preview: Maha Yodha

May 18th - via:
A game 4000 years in the making. What board game enthusiast wouldn’t be intrigued by this statement? (Read More)

Our first video review is up!

May 17th - via:
Guys and girls, please do check out the awesome review of Maha Yodha by Lance Myxter, the UndeadViking, on our Kickstarter page or below! This is the Youtube link:, please use this for sharing on... (Read More)

We're funded!! And some other updates...

May 13th - via:
We're funded!!We couldn't have done it without the support of all 376 of you beautiful people! Working across timezones, there was not much we could do in terms of celebration except for a brief war dance in front of our monitors and then back to... (Read More)

An amazing day 3 just ended!

May 9th - via:
Wow! Maha Yodha has had an amazing Day 3, with over $5000 raised, and over 130 new Yodhas (warriors in our cause, you guys are not just backers) joining our campaign in just a day! A very big shoutout to Saar and all the Agents who've joined us... (Read More)

This reference might be completely lost on anyone not familiar with the game of cricket!

May 8th - via:
But this is what is done on the score of 111 in cricket. Thanks to all of our lovely 111 backers!  (Read More)

On additional copies, backer recognition and our first poll!

May 7th - via:
Hi All, wanted to thank each and everyone you for backing us in our first few days!! We're really enthused by all your support and also by the several queries that are coming in regarding how additional copies can be ordered. We've posted this in the... (Read More)

A very quick thank you to all our backers so far!

May 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Table for Two: Maha Yodha

May 7th - via:
In Sanskrit, Maha Yodha means “the greatest warrior.” That’s your goal in this two-player card game: to defeat your opponent by commanding warriors, weapons, and scrolls. Maha Yodha is based on Hindu mythology, which, as it turns out, makes great subject matter for fantastic artwork. It just launched on Kickstarter today. (Read More)

Kickstarter Preview—Maha Yodha

May 7th - via:
Maha Yodha is a new card game based on Hindu Mythology. Currently up on Kickstarter, I was able to get a preview copy of the game to give a whirl. (Read More)

[PODCAST] Garrett's Games 410 - Snowdonia Expansion, The Agents, and Maha Yodha

May 4th - via:
Shelley and I enjoy an expansion to a favorite, then discuss two Kickstarter titles as well. (Read More)

Preview – Maha Yodha, “The Greatest Warrior” – Card Game

April 28th - via:
Maha Yodha means ‘the greatest warrior’ in Sanskrit. (Read More)

Card Game Review – Maha Yodha

April 23rd - via:
There are just not enough games that celebrate the mythology and ancient culture of India. I don’t know why – the country is overflowing with people. You would think some of them would be gamers. But I guess they’re too busy answering the phone when you try to call your bank or telling you to restart your computer when you just want to find out why the TV won’t come on. (Read More)

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