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Architects of the West Kingdom

A project in Waikanae, NZ by Shem Phillips

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Hire apprentices, construct the cathedral and develop the city in this unique worker placement game for 1-5 players.
Backers: 5083
Average Pledge Per Backer: $103 NZD

Funded: $526,052 NZD of $34,000 NZD
Dates: Mar 13th -> Apr 4th (23 days)
Project By: Shem Phillips
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Latest News

Worldwide fans contribute $500,000 to kickstart Kiwis' board game Architects of the West Kingdom

April 12th - via:
Board game creators raise $500,000 in a month to launch building game. Architects of the West Kingdom, created by Sam Macdonald and Shem Phillips, raised $526,052 in less than a month through crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. (Read More)

Final Hours

April 4th - via:
Hi everyone!We are down the final hours and are currently sitting just under $500k NZD in funding! This has now become Garphill Games' biggest Kickstarter campaign, both in funding and backer numbers. Huge thanks!!Some important things to remember... (Read More)


April 2nd - via:
Hi everyone,We are getting very close to that final 48 hour mark! I have to say, this campaign has been an absolute pleasure to run. I really appreciate all the feedback and interaction throughout. Yesterday we had our 5 player livestream. We had... (Read More)


March 31st - via:
Hey everyone!I trust you're all having a great Easter weekend. Whether you hold faith in Christ, or not. I hope you get to enjoy some time with family and friends - and eat too much chocolate!  Spotlight on: Hugo  Tabletopia is ComingThat's right!... (Read More)


March 29th - via:
Hi everyone!The campaign is really starting to take off as a lot of big group pledges begin to roll in. Yesterday I took on Helena in a solo playthrough. How did I do? You can watch the replay... (Read More)


March 27th - via:
Hi everyone,Wow - what an intense livestream yesterday! We got through our first game so quickly, that we ended up playing a second game immediately after. If you missed the stream, you can re-watch it... (Read More)


March 25th - via:
Hi everyone!Great news, Tabletopia have offered to create a digital version of Architects! I have already provided them with all the files, so it should be available soon. Spotlight on: Clovis  Upcoming LivestreamThis is going to be an epic... (Read More)


March 23rd - via:
Hi everyone!We have reached the halfway mark in the campaign! We had loads of fun in yesterday's four player livestream. If you missed the video, you can re-watch it... (Read More)


March 20th - via:
Hey everyone,Well, Sam destroyed me in yesterday's livestream. I clearly need more practice to successfully pull off the Merchant strategy. I should have drawn more cards early on, to try build more towards Therese's strengths. If you missed the... (Read More)

Italian Edition Now Available

March 19th - via:
Hi everyone,Thanks to Fever Games, we can now offer an Italian edition of Architects through this campaign. This will be printed alongside all other language versions at the same time and through the same manufacturer - so you can expect the same... (Read More)


March 18th - via:
Hey everyone!Day 6 is here and we're still charging along at a steady pace. Spotlight on: Rudolf  Our first livestream playthrough is on tomorrow!  For all those who can't watch the livestream, it will be recorded for you to watch later. We also... (Read More)


March 16th - via:
Hi everyone!We are well and truly smashing into day 4 of the campaign. Thank you for your continued support. Spotlight on: Therese  Designer DiariesCo-designer, Sam Macdonald has been writing a series of blog posts around how Architects was created.... (Read More)

Re-Roll: This Week

March 16th - via:
The board game (and board game-related!) news that caught our attention for the week ending March 16, 2018. (Read More)

Spanish Edition Now Available

March 15th - via:
Hi everyone!Thanks to Ediciones Primigenio, we can now offer a Spanish edition of Architects through this campaign. This will be printed alongside all other language versions at the same time and through the same manufacturer - so you can expect the... (Read More)


March 14th - via:
Hey everyone!Day two of the campaign and we still going strong. Thank you for helping spread the word. Spotlight on: AdaWith each campaign, I will be posting a spotlight like the one below. This focuses on one of the variable player powers and some... (Read More)


March 13th - via:
Hey everyone!Here we go again - off on another adventure together. It seems like so long ago that we first started out with Shipwrights of the North Sea. It's a very humbling experience seeing the pledges roll in. So many familiar names. I am... (Read More)

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