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Return to Dark Tower

A project in Sunrise, FL by Restoration Games

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An epic fantasy game pitting 1-4 heroes against an intelligent, malevolent tower.
Backers: 23659
Average Pledge Per Backer: $171

Funded: $4,054,495 of $850,000
Dates: Jan 14th -> Feb 4th (21 days)
Project By: Restoration Games
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Latest News

We Were Victorious

February 4th - via:
 Well, you all charged and charged. And then, when I thought you all were done charging, you went and charged some more. Charged yourselves all the way past $4 million. That's an incredible achievement and beyond our hopes and dreams when we... (Read More)

A Feast for the Eyes: An Art Design Diary by Jason Taylor

February 3rd - via:
We've shown you some behinds the scenes looks at both the gamedesign and the Tower design. For this last update, we wanted to give you some insight into how the world of Return to Dark Tower came to life through an amazing team of artists led by our... (Read More)

Sleeves, glorious sleeves!

January 31st - via:
Hi friends! Suzanne here, sneaking in before the weekend to show off the preliminary sleeve design. You helped unlock this optional add on through a stretch goal and we know a lot of you have been eager to see what they will look like. For those of... (Read More)

Say Hello to Our Furry Friends!

January 31st - via:
Just a quick update today as we head into the final weekend of the campaign. Let me start off by saying thanks to all of you. This has been a really special effort, and that would not be possible without you. Yes, you, over there! The final 48 hours... (Read More)

Ready for Its Close-Up: A Design Diary by Tim Burrell-Saward

January 30th - via:
Today, we've got a fascinating follow-up by our lead Tower designer, Tim Burrell-Saward on the aesthetic design of the tower. Meanwhile, if you missed the big news, we recently announced we are adding competitive play to go along with the cooperative... (Read More)

Competitive Play Is Now in the Game! Also, Lots of Other Stuff.

January 28th - via:
*Race* to Dark Tower Let's get to the good part: The game will now include competitive play in addition to the cooperative play you all have seen from the beginning. The way competitive play works is this: Instead of working together to complete the... (Read More)

A Little Help from Our Friends

January 27th - via:
Happy Monday, everybody! Let's start by acknowledging that number over there. $3 million! Wow! You all are amazing. As we roll into the final full week of this campaign, it's a good time to have a quick look back and take a deep breath as we sprint... (Read More)

Dungeons & Deals: A Game Design Diary by Brian Neff

January 23rd - via:
In an earlier update, I (Justin) talked about the quest/event system in general and how many scenarios it can generate. Today, I dragged one of our designers, Brian Neff, away from his massive quest spreadsheet to give you all some more information... (Read More)

A Closer Look at Add-Ons

January 22nd - via:
I've got a new friend I want to introduce you all to. Before I do, you'll see we've announced another stretch goal for a new add-on: card sleeves. I wanted to talk about add-ons in a little more detail, including an important clarification on the... (Read More)

Return To Dark Tower, Fight A Terminator, And Save Some Butterflies In The Latest Tabletop News

January 22nd - via:
The New York Toy Fair is around the corner and with that comes a lot of exciting announcements for upcoming games. (Read More)

The 8 Stages of Grief, errr, Tower Design by Tim Burrell-Saward

January 21st - via:
The tower you’re looking at on the Kicktarter page is the Mark 8. Meaning that seven distinct revisions existed before this one. The journey from one to eight is what I thought I’d write about for this post. As I mentioned in my last design... (Read More)

Return to Dark Tower: First Impressions and Unboxing Its Massive Mechanical Tower

January 21st - via:
We open up Return to Dark Tower with designer Rob Daviau and check out its impressive foot-tall centerpiece. (Read More)

Behind the Scenes at Restoration HQ

January 20th - via:
As we've mentioned, a lot of care and planning went into the design of the Tower. What we have not revealed, until today, is that the very earliest planning of the Tower was performed by the Murph Brothers, Mike and Nick, out in our massive LA... (Read More)

A Closer Look at Quests, Events, the App, and Replayability

January 17th - via:
We've blown through a few more stretch goals, and I'll go over those in a bit. But I wanted to take some time to go over some key features of the game that are hard to describe in the limited space of a campaign page. So this update might be a little... (Read More)

Quick Bonus Update for Retailers: Catching Up on Messages and Media Assets

January 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

2 Quick Things to Talk About

January 16th - via:
First, there's one million ... and then there's another million. **head explodes** Did you all really do that? Sure, we blasted through a huge batch of stretch goals -- get to that in a minute -- but I'd be remiss if we didn't take a moment to just... (Read More)

Board game releases 2020: 10 upcoming board games you should play this year

January 16th - via:
Pandemic Legacy: Season 3, new Gloomhaven and Root creator’s next game lead the biggest tabletop titles of the next 12 months. (Read More)

Alliances: We're All In This Together

January 15th - via:
Big update this time. Lots to talk about. Our continued thanks to you all for this impressive showing. Let's start things off with our Chief Restoration Officer, Rob Daviau, who penned this design diary about the how and why behind the Alliances... (Read More)

Return to Dark Tower is a (Literal) Massive Kickstarter Success for Restoration Games

January 15th - via:
Return to Dark Tower from designers Rob Daviau and Issac Childres and publisher Restoration Games is the modern reimaging of the cult classic board game. (Read More)

Restoration Games brings Return to Dark Tower to KS

January 15th - via:
January 14 was a huge day for Kickstarter, hosting no less than 3 high profile board game projects. Arguably one of the most anticipated is the Restoration Games project Return to Dark Tower, designed by the dream team of Rob Daviau (Pandemic Legacy), Isaac Chilres (Gloomhaven), Justin D. Jacobson (Fireball Island), Noah Cohen (Betrayal Legacy), and Brian Neff (Betrayal Legacy). (Read More)

Well, You Charged Alright!

January 14th - via:
When you launch a Kickstarter campaign, you're hopefully pretty confident you'll hit your goal. A lot of times, you might set that goal on the low side, so hitting it is fun but not really a cause for major celebration. For this campaign, we couldn't... (Read More)

Rob Daviau And Isaac Childres’ RETURN TO DARK TOWER Announces Kickstarter

January 14th - via:
Get your hand on what is sure to be a must-play game. (Read More)

RETURN TO DARK TOWER Updates an Iconic Role-Playing Game

January 14th - via:
Restoration Games launched a kickstarter for Return to Dark Tower, a spiritual update to the popular 1981 role-playing board game Dark Tower. (Read More)

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