Death From Above

Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector's Edition

A project in Louisville, TN by Bezier Games

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Fantastic new art, premium components, 2 new expansions, GameTrayz™, and more!
Backers: 11859
Average Pledge Per Backer: $132

Funded: $1,561,758 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 19th -> Feb 18th (31 days)
Project By: Bezier Games
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Latest News

Campaign Closing at 12pm EST Today!!!

February 18th - via:
This is it! Thank you all so much for a MAGNIFICENT campaign! This has been such a thrilling and positive experience, we are so happy to have had you all join us on the journey.  We are now in the final hours but no matter what happens today, we... (Read More)

1 Day Left!!! All Stretch Goals Achieved!!!

February 17th - via:
Just over 24 Hours Left!!! WOW! Waking up to over 10,000 backers is the start of a lovely day!  Congratulations on unlocking your final stretch goal gang :D Fun news - we heard many of you suggesting that the grey swan be switched to black and we... (Read More)


February 16th - via:
WHAT A DAY!!! We are blown away by the amount of backers hopping on board today! This is incredible, we are SO CLOSE to achieving that last stretch goal :D  We honestly are amazed at the participation today, the engagement in the comment section,... (Read More)

3 Best Ongoing Kickstarter Board Game Campaigns - February 2021

February 16th - via:
Cult of the Deep, designed by Sam Stockton, is a game about members of a cult. The game was designed for 4 to 8 players and like you might be expecting, each of them knows only about their own role and their ultimate goal. The name “Human Punishment” may ring a bell for tabletop game players, especially if they enjoy deduction games with many people participating. Castles of Mad King Ludwig was released back in 2014 and instantly became crazily popular with board gaming people. (Read More)

When DAYS LEFT switches over to HOURS LEFT

February 15th - via:
65 HOURS TO GO!!!  Ludwig Cat is stoked.... Today we unlock the Locker Room!  This room has a unique Bezier Easter Egg - the small letter and box on top of the lockers is representative of a really cool Stretch Goal scenario we did in our 2014... (Read More)

What's Valentine's Day without Chocolate?!?

February 14th - via:
Happy Valentine's Day Backers <3 Today we unlocked the oh-so-sweet Chocolatessen!  We have a huge sweet tooth for this tile,  look at all those goodies!!! Whether you are celebrating with the King or Queen of your castle, or just rocking the day... (Read More)

Catacombs Unlocked! And some sappy love stuff...

February 13th - via:
Catacombs Unlocked! Perhaps one of the creepiest rooms yet - will this tile leave your castle haunted, or on the way to a glorious victory paired with a bounty of Utility rooms?! I am sensing the latter, in fact I can feel it in my BONES :D No... (Read More)

Don't tell anyone about our Secret Stretch Goals!

February 12th - via:
Well, they're actually Secrets stretch goals, as in the expansion for the original castles game. We've heard you asking for daily stretch goals that aren't just new rooms (though everyone really does like those rooms), so we came up with a great new... (Read More)

Final Week! Let's Go!!!

February 11th - via:
Happy Thursday Backers! 1 Week Left!!! Thank you all for such an amazing campaign thus far! We are so grateful for all of you, and for all the enthusiasm and participation around this project.  Please continue with your awesome support and share the... (Read More)

First GameTrayz Samples :D

February 10th - via:
First Samples of GameTrayz have arrived! While these are not the correct color yet, we were pumped to get these in the mail and test out all our prototype pieces with them! The organization and stacking is just such a beautiful thing!! China Room... (Read More)

No More Round Rooms? WHAT?!

February 9th - via:
There are no more round rooms in Castles! WHAT?! Yes, you heard that correctly! Even the 150s and 300s need to join up to entrances that are flat, so we fixed them for the collector’s edition by making the entrances flat!  They still appear round,... (Read More)

The Verdict Is In!!

February 8th - via:
GameTrayz Colors After all of your amazing feedback, it has been confirmed that the trayz for the main box will by royal purple, and the trayz for the Colossal box will be wine red! We think these are great choices! Thanks so much for your... (Read More)

Too Close to Call!!!

February 7th - via:
Colossal GameTrayz Color Too close to call! We had many people choose Royal Blue and Wine Red, and it was quite close - we'd like to have everyone decide between those two colors now! The suspense is a bit exciting....  :D Take Second Survey These... (Read More)

Colossal GameTrayz Survey Time!!

February 6th - via:
Colossal GameTrayz Color Survey Thanks everyone for the wonderful feedback regarding the GameTrayz for the main box - Royal Purple is going to look AWESOME! Now it is time to decide on the color for the Colossal box - let us know what you think!!!... (Read More)

$1M Goals Achieved!!! Unlocks Galore!!

February 5th - via:
Amazing Day Backers!! Congratulations on unlocking the $1M goals! Look at those fantastic Spring swans!!! We are so thrilled with the tremendous enthusiasm for this campaign and the overall support this project has seen. Thank you all so much for... (Read More)

GameTrayz Color Survey

February 4th - via:
Thank you for your feedback! We have compiled the most popular answers into a survey.  We'd like you all to complete this survey via the link below; we will follow up with the winning choice tomorrow evening, in addition to a second survey for the... (Read More)

Brainstorm Time! What do you think?

February 3rd - via:
Put on your thinking cap! The island trays that fit into the market/score board will be a dark green. We have yet to decide on a color for  the GameTrayz™ that hold everything in the box. We'd love to hear your thoughts! What color would you want... (Read More)

Ice Ice Baby!

February 2nd - via:
New Room Unlocked! Today's new unlocked room is the Icebox: While this tile is the smallest size and only 2 points,  it pays off dividends by being an easy room to close and reward you with a second turn!  A few of our team members are known for... (Read More)

The 18 Stretch Goals of February!

February 1st - via:
Happy 1st day of February Everyone!  We have some exciting news... Every single day for the rest of the campaign, we will be unlocking a new stretch goal!!! You heard us right, that means 18 new goals to come today through the campaign's close on... (Read More)

Waiting is tough...

January 31st - via:
Fulfillment may feel like forever away but... Try Castles of Mad Kind Ludwig Collector's Edition on Tabletopia today! This version does not have Royal Decrees implemented yet, but the new Towers expansion is! You will get to experience the new... (Read More)

Quiet Room & Dormitory Unlocked!

January 30th - via:
Happy Saturday Backers! You Did it!!! The Quiet Room and Dormitory were unlocked today once we surpassed $900K pledged - How incredible! These two tiles can produce some pretty nice points when used together! Keep an eye out for more stretch goals on... (Read More)

Designer Interview

January 29th - via:
Designer Interview With Ted Alspach Some of our favorite excerpts from Ted's interview with Gaming With Sidekicks! Tell us a little about yourself as a designer for those that may not be familiar with your work: I’m Ted Alspach, the designer of... (Read More)

BoardGameGeek Article Series By Ted Alspach

January 28th - via:
Turning a wishlist into a reality: A series of articles by Designer, Ted Alspach. The process of creating a game is one thing,  while the process of reimagining and expanding on a game is quite another. Read all about the top asks for this edition... (Read More)

Royal Decrees: Staff Favorites!

January 27th - via:
The new Royal Decrees expansion is A LOT of fun to play with, giving each player a unique ability. Some of these abilities are only used once, while others can be used multiple times, but all have been balanced to provide either a certain amount of... (Read More)

More Rooms Unlocked & Rules Posted to BGG!

January 26th - via:
BOOM - You all did it last night! On to the next!! The Cello Room and Painting Room have been unlocked, but - you may not want to take the 1 point penalty of using them together.  Next up will be the Dormitory and Quiet Room who work VERY well as... (Read More)


January 25th - via:
BIG NEWS TODAY BACKERS!!! New Pledge Level - Colossal Moats & Barbicans: Our original plan for colossal moats and barbicans ended up being a lot more expensive than we felt we could pass on to Kickstarter backers. But after hearing so many... (Read More)

Tantrum House Colossal Playthrough!

January 24th - via:
Tantrum House Colossal Playthrough We are loving this component mosaic Katia Howatson did of Neuschwanstein Castle! How many unique game pieces can you spy? Update your phone wallpaper with a FREE Castles of Mad King Ludwig Collector’s Edition... (Read More)

$700K Achieved!!!

January 23rd - via:
Congrats on another milestone gang! Office & Studio Unlocked! We are just chugging right along! You have now added these two awesome activity rooms. The Office holds quite a few hidden Easter eggs, can you spot them all?! A look at our prototype... (Read More)

All Social Media Goals and $600K Goal Unlocked!!!

January 21st - via:
$600 Stretch Goal Unlocked! After crossing the $600K mark, we unlocked the courtyard bonus card, decree, and favor! Courtyards are created by enclosing a negative space with your room tile edges, and at least one doorway opens into that space. These... (Read More)

Over $569K Pledged on Day 2!!!!

January 20th - via:
Another amazing day! You all are killing it! We are well on our way to 600K. Today, our new backers unlocked some really amazing stretch goals:  Archives, Windy J Farms, Oma Nook, and Werehouse - three of these are based directly on real life places... (Read More)


January 19th - via:
WOW!!!!! We are completely humbled by the amazing support for this project and by all of you rallying together for an incredible first day, we are truly blown away! All we can say is THANK YOU!!!! You all have accomplished some awesome stretch goals... (Read More)

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