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Arkenshield – The Gates of Thy´an

A project in Nuremberg, Germany by MAD MAKI Boardgames
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Unique turn-based – deck-building – board game for 1 to 4 players. Enter the AWL Universe and fight your way into the unknown.
Backers: 238
Average Pledge Per Backer: €87

Funded: €20,667 of €29,000
Dates: Nov 11th -> Nov 30th (19 days)
Project By: MAD MAKI Boardgames
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Latest News

With Arkenshield you always play with your whole deck!

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to the world of Arkenshield. Are you tired of drawing 6 cards from the deck you build and never have the card you really want? Wait no more! With Arkenshield you always play with your whole deck! This game not only combines several game... (Read More)

The Author Describes The Basics (video: approx. 5 min)

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We show you what moved us to create our own reviews and what is basically included in the game. Please remember that all illustrations of the playing cards will be in color.  The author unfortunately does not speak perfect English and is not a... (Read More)

The Author Shows The Game Mechanics (video: approx. 37 min)

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We show you all game mechanics of Arkenshield. Just jump to the part of the video that you find interesting. initial setup (example: 1-player mode / scenario: invasion) (0:00 min) the tavern and the merchant (7:49 min) the fellowship (13:12 min)... (Read More)

The Author Plays The Game - (shortened version - video: approx. 16 min)

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
With the example of the 1-player mode (scenario: invasion) the author shows how the game works. The basic moves of course also apply to the 2-player, 3-player and 4-player mode. Since the video of the whole game lasts 1 hour and 26 minutes, we have... (Read More)

The Author Plays The Game - (full version - video: approx. 1 h 26 min)

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Using the example of the 1-player mode (scenario: invasion) the author shows how the game works. The basic moves of course also apply to the 2-player, 3-player and 4-player mode.The video of the whole game lasts 1 hour and 26 minutes. Normally such... (Read More)

The Single Multi Player Mode: Initial Setups (video)

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 This is the great strength of Arkenshield. What is already a lot of fun in the single player mode against the AI Commander, gets a whole new... (Read More)

Arkenshield - Let´s Get Into It

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
A new view on the board game I think it is now time to present the game ourselves and not to refer to the reviewer's opinions anymore. We will do a small film shoot about the single player mode over the weekend and then present it to you at... (Read More)

Arkenshield - ALL IN

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
This update announces the integration of two unique new huge pledges: "The Shadow" - Pledge and "The Great King" - Pledge. With this we address those who have a lot and want a lot. With our 2 packages, he/she gets a huge part of our treasure trove:... (Read More)

The - NEW - Funding Bonus

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Again thanks so much to all those who have placed their trust in us so far. You are the wonderful part of a positive and inspiring community of players. As we received several request about the - former - "Early Bird Bonus", we now decided to change... (Read More)

Arkenshield - A Massively Singleplayer Board Game

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 The single player mode of Arkenshield has its very special characteristics. First you randomly select the desired number of Expedition Cards... (Read More)

Arkenshield - better together

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Please tell all your friends and colleagues about our campaign. We would love to share this great game with you. Especially the 1-player mode is very unique. We are constantly updating our KS campaign page (videos, new content and details) to show... (Read More)

The Merchant: Initial Setup (video)

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 At the beginning its position is defined in the same way the “Tavern” is (see white markers). When you arrive at that location, you can... (Read More)

What the expansion "Final Extinction" is all about?

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Besides new very cool playing cards (see below), a meeple is added to the game. Basically the expedition (i.e. the Fellowship of the Arkenshield) moves from left (Thaera'Ijun) to right (Citadel). The direction of movement is always to the right - or... (Read More)

BIG Content Update: "The Assassins" Pledge

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
To honor the backers who have chosen "The Assassins" - Pledge so far, the expansion "Final Extinction" has been enhanced with some cool features: Among them 2 powerful mounts that will take you into battle and 3 events. These events fire up the... (Read More)

The Tavern: Initial Setup (video)

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 In order for the players to have the chance to get their second companion right at the beginning, the “Tavern” game piece is placed on a... (Read More)

The Movement Tokens: Initial Setup (video)

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 We will update our Kickstarter page constantly The Movement Tokens: Place all 45 movement tokens face down in front of you and pick... (Read More)

"First Champion of the Arkenshield" - a title and very powerful cards!

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We got a great question from Goodsound and therefore would like to explain the "Early Bird Bonus": Why Early Bird?  Every backer who supports our campaign within a certain time frame receives the "Early Bird Bonus". But what exactly is that? the... (Read More)

Free Upgrade: French Game Manual + Guides included

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We will provide a French game manual (28 pages) and French guides (2 pages each) free of charge to everyone who has backed "The Kingsmen" or "The Assassins" Pledge and wants to have them. In these guides everything is described in detail - even the... (Read More)

Free Upgrade: German Game Manual + Guides included

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We will provide a German game manual (28 pages) and German guides (2 pages each) free of charge to everyone who has backed "The Kingsmen" or "The Assassins" Pledge and wants to have them. In these guides everything is described in detail - even the... (Read More)

The Early Bird Bonus

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Our sincere thanks go to all those who have placed their trust in us so far. You are the wonderful part of a positive and inspiring community of players, to whom we would like to take our hats off. Because we have received feedback on this, we would... (Read More)

Good to know: The Arkenshield single player mode

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Arkenshield has a really challenging single player mode. If you like, please watch what the reviewers had to say about it. Personally I liked best what Mark Streed (The Dice Tower) wrote us: "A fantastic solo gaming experience" :-) Additional... (Read More)

New Feature: The Resource Counter

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
We have integrated a new feature: the "Resource Counter". It helps players to add up resources much quicker. Thanks to the great suggestion :-)  (Read More)

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