Hoplomachus - The Lost Cities

A project in Mora, MN by Josh & Adam Carlson

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Hoplomachus is a hex-based board game set inside a gladiatorial arena. 100 unique units & tactics on 11g chips ready to do battle.
Backers: 204
Average Pledge Per Backer: $125

Funded: $25,440 of $15,000
Dates: May 10th -> Jul 9th (60 days)
Project By: Josh & Adam Carlson
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Latest News

HOPLOMACHUS: VICTORUM Launches On Kickstarter Next Year

July 9th - via: gametyrant.com
Chip Theory Games, the game developer behind popular strategy board games like Too Many Bones and Cloudspire, is bringing a new board game to Kickstarter in 2021. (Read More)

New Rulebook Release for Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities!

April 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone!We have prepared a new Rulebook release for Hoplo: TLC! Here is the downloadable PDF but I've also listed the changes below so you don't have to go through the whole thing looking for the differences. :) Here they are in no particular... (Read More)

RoR Update: If you're not watching the frenzy...

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
...you may want to start!!! Less than 4 hrs left!!!15 New Unit chips unlocked and now included with all $60+ backers games!  2 New Custom Dice! And we are approaching an amazing 30k reward...  (Read More)

RoR Update! Much can be accomplished in 48 hrs...

March 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello fellow Hoplites! Here's just a few updates from our Rise of Rome project:  1) HOPLO BACKER Avatar It's time to don this cool Hoplomachus avatar and inspire others to set their feet on the sands of the arena! 2) Price Reduction For Higher... (Read More)

Training Grounds Mat - Works with Original Game!

March 19th - via: kickstarter.com
First Some Clarification:As we wrap up our Rise of Rome project we want to make sure people are aware of some of the things we are developing for both games!  Our Training Grounds mat has some great features and at a pretty reasonable price for a... (Read More)

Hoplomachus: RoR - Final Week Approaching!!!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
We need your help!  The final week of our Rise of Rome project is upon us, and we still have some ground to cover to ensure its success (Adam felt the need to inspire the traffic in frigid Minnesota to join us)!  Hoplomachus has been a sensation... (Read More)

Rome has something to say...

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
While the final shipments of Hoplomachus: The Lost Cities make their way to our patiently waiting backers, we have immediately turned our attention to a few of the things we promised in our last update:  Extra Game Scenarios! We are proud to... (Read More)


February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Yes, you heard correctly...By the end of the day today, all games will have shipped out to our backers. I have to say, Adam has been tirelessly working on this process and has logged 100's of hours sorting and prepping games to the standard we... (Read More)

Blood, Sweat, and Tears

January 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Where to beginLet's start with the most shocking news: We are STILL working on getting games out to our backers! Yes, you heard correctly. And now while you are all stunned and befuddled, I will elaborate.  First of all, what started as a minor... (Read More)

Shipping Update!

December 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hoplomachus is being delivered! First off, thank you ALL for your patience and understanding in this intense process of ordering, receiving, quality checking, and shipping our flagship game! Adam and I have logged over 80 hrs since our games arrival... (Read More)


November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Yes, we have FINALLY received the games!...although the lions appeared to be restless from being caged for so long and took it out on the driver...the poor guy.  I think that was the longest cross-country shipment (from port to Minnesota) I've ever... (Read More)

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