Aldabas: Doors of Cartagena

A project in Grand Rapids, MI by Grand Gamers Guild

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A card game inspired by Colombian culture. Build your neighborhood by populating it with nobles, soldiers, clergy, and more!
Backers: 786
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $15,881 of $5,000
Dates: May 4th -> May 18th (15 days)
Project By: Grand Gamers Guild
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Latest News

Game Preview: Aldabas

May 17th - via:
If you have ever been to Colombia you will learn a secret: the doors speak. No, they don’t use words to communicate but instead will tell you a story via the aldabas that are on each door. An aldabas is a ornate door knocker that adorns each door in colonial times. Aldabas is a Kickstarter campaign game produced by Grand Gamers Guild. It is designed by Joshua J Mills and Nat Levan. It plays 1-4 players in 30 mins. (Read More)

Levan the Man

May 7th - via:
Good morning, backers! We had a strong overnight, and I was excited to see our progress when I checked in today. This bodes well for the next 11 days. One Card Wonder In this life, if we don't work to lift each other up, our value is greatly... (Read More)

Bringing Aldabas to life

May 6th - via:
Good morning! I wanted to take a moment to show you 2 changes we made to Aldabas as part of the process of bringing it to Kickstarter. Take a look at the image below. Old card on the left, new card on the right There are 2 distinct differences in... (Read More)

Moving Day!

May 5th - via:
G’morning, everyone. Through a challenging confluence of events, today is the day I’m moving out of my apartment and into my house (sort of). My aldaba-less apartment door I’ll be around and keeping my eye on the campaign, but my ability to... (Read More)


May 4th - via:
¡Muchas gracias! When I decided to publish Aldabas, I did so because of the extraordinary game play: mechanically simple, strategically tough. I knew the game was great, and I knew that Josh Cappel could make it to look beautiful. And boy did he... (Read More)

Aldabas: Doors of Cartagena Preview

May 3rd - via:
Gameplay in Aldabas is simple but the strategy is deep. Each player is given a vault along with five cards to start the game. During the players turn, they must take 2 actions, either different or the same action twice. Players can take two coins from the supply, buy one door card or place one door card in their tableau. (Read More)

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