Circadians: First Light

A project in Waikanae, NZ by Shem Phillips

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A strategic dice-placement, resource management and engine building game, designed by Sam Macdonald (Architects of the West Kingdom)
Backers: 1673
Average Pledge Per Backer: $83 NZD

Funded: $139,111 NZD of $12,000 NZD
Dates: Jan 8th -> Jan 29th (22 days)
Project By: Shem Phillips
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Latest News

Allies Expansion

January 28th - via:
Hi everyone! The campaign is racing towards the finish line now. Welcome to all the new backers. Thank you all for supporting the campaign over the past 3 weeks! Spotlight On: Allies New Variant Sam is has also been brainstorming a new variant where... (Read More)

Solo Play

January 26th - via:
Hi everyone, We are down to the final few days now. Thank you all so much for supporting the campaign and making it such a big success. Spotlight on: Solo Play Yesterday we ran our final livestream playthrough of Circadians: First Light. If you... (Read More)


January 24th - via:
Hi everyone! I hope you're all well. Last night I got to play two new games: The Flow of History and Everdell. The first one is a brutal game at five players. I got beaten down at the start, but managed to come out victorious in the end. I suspect... (Read More)


January 22nd - via:
Hi everyone! We are down to the last week of the campaign. Thank you all for the amazing support and encouragement throughout. We have one more 4-player livestream scheduled for the end of the week and a few more spotlights on various characters, the... (Read More)


January 20th - via:
Hi everyone, We had an epic showdown on the livestream over the weekend. If you missed it, the video is now available on YouTube: Spotlight On: Akira Next Livestream It took us a while to get the livestream going on... (Read More)


January 16th - via:
Hi everyone! We are getting close to the halfway point of the campaign. I'm always amazed at how fast they fly by. If you haven't noticed, we've had some technical issues with our last two livestreams - the biggest issue being the low quality of... (Read More)


January 13th - via:
Hi everyone! We are now almost one week into the campaign. Thanks for all the comments and support over the past week. Later today, Shem will be chatting with Marco from Board Game Revolution. We'll be talking about Circadians and also some of the... (Read More)


January 11th - via:
Hi everyone! It's day four and the campaign is still moving along at great speed. Yesterday Sam and I faced off in a two-player livestream. Who won? Well, you can find out by re-watching the live below:... (Read More)


January 9th - via:
Hi everyone! We are well into day two and the campaign is moving along at a great pace. Tomorrow we will have front-page ads on BGG to bring in a few more backers. Also, at 7pm CST, BGR will be running a livestream of Circadians on Facebook. I will... (Read More)


January 8th - via:
Hi everyone, Wow - what an amazing start to the campaign! Funded in only 90 minutes! I honestly had no idea how well this new project would be received. It's such a blessing to have all of you supporting what we're trying to create here at Garphill... (Read More)

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