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Shadow Tactics: the Board Game + solo/co-op Ronin expansion

A project in Budapest, Hungary by Antler Games

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Tactical stealth game with secret action programming for 1-6 players. Now with 1 vs. many and cooperative/solo modes.
Backers: 638
Average Pledge Per Backer: €74

Funded: €46,953 of €5,000
Dates: Feb 16th -> Mar 3rd (16 days)
Project By: Antler Games
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Latest News

Replayability and setup

March 3rd - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, As we are entering the final few hours of the campaign, we would like to thank all of you for the tremendous support you gave us! We are over 600 backers and €45k! That is amazing! YOU are amazing! Thank you! There... (Read More)

Very important info for Returning backers!

March 3rd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Winter and Night mode rules

March 2nd - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, We are entering the final day of the campaign so let us thank you all - original and new backers alike - that you help us make Shadow Tactics a reality! We are over 500 backers in this campaign, you are awesome! In... (Read More)

Ronin dev diary

March 1st - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, András here. Let me share some tidbits of how the Ronin mode developed. Since the idea of the Shadow Tactics board game, we have always been considering a co-op mode, but we felt that it has so much to offer as a 1 vs.... (Read More)


February 28th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, Today we will show you a very special ninja character from the Tanuki expansion, our cute furry friend, Kuma. Kuma is the pet tanuki (Japanese raccoon dog) of Takuma. In the base game, Takuma has some Action Cards that... (Read More)

Communication restrictions and the Birdcall mechanism

February 27th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, Today we are going into detail about how communication works in Shadow Tactics since it is a vital though a commonly overlooked aspect of the game and may determine your tactics and the outcome of your plans. In the... (Read More)

Wooden insert, assemble!

February 26th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, We would like to provide you some more information on the wooden insert. It will arrive flatpack so assembly and some gluing will be required. For a lot of people who like wooden inserts, it is also an enjoyable... (Read More)

Chapter details

February 25th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, Today we are going into details about the story and the gameplay differences of each chapter. There are 4 chapters in the game, each containing 5 missions. For the general rules of playing missions as part of a chapter... (Read More)

Story mode and Tactics cards

February 24th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, In today's update, we will show you how the Story mode works and how Tactics cards are used. Story Mode Each chapter in Shadow Tactics has five missions. Usually, there is a bossfight mission (see the previous update... (Read More)

Mission types

February 23rd - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, In today's update we are going into details about mission types in Shadow Tactics. In most missions, ninjas have an objective to complete to win the game and the Daimyo has two winning conditions: either gain a certain... (Read More)

Structures and their rules

February 22nd - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, Today we would like to share a little bit more information about the structures add-on as well as the rules how each element works. First, let us show you how all the buildings look like on the map: Almost all maps have... (Read More)

Component quality and sizes details

February 21st - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, Andrew here, in charge of production. We thought you might want some details about the components, their quality and what will be different compared to the prototype. We are very close to manufacture, but some details... (Read More)

Preliminary survey about your product choice

February 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

All-in pledge | About the Ronin mode

February 19th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, Today we've been up in the top 10 of Kicktraq's hotlist! This is awesome! If you want to help keep us there, please, go to the campaign's Kicktraq page here, click on the green 'Visit project' button and comment... (Read More)

New full playthrough from Unfiltered Gamer | Important info for Returning backers! + Price table

February 18th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, We conclude our second day of the campaign with a short update. In fact, it is short to read but long to watch if you wish, since Unfiltered Gamer made a live stream playing Shadow Tactics. Returning backers, please... (Read More)

Insert packing video | How to add add-ons clarification | Original backers' disclaimer

February 17th - via:
Honorable Ninjas and Kunoichi, We are happy to have you all here returning and new backers alike! Thank you for your support! A lot of you asked about what the wooden insert can hold so let us show you in a video how it can be packed full with the... (Read More)

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