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The City of Kings

Created by Frank West

The City of Kings
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3,132 backers pledged £283,371.39 on Kickstarter

The City of Kings is a cooperative adventure for 1 - 4 heroes. You and up to three friends must try to reclaim the realms. Explore, gather, trade and customise your hero to prepare for battle!

Raised in Kickstarter
£283,371.39 / 3,132 backers
Raised in BackerKit
£38,069.90 / 3,133 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping Begins!
about 15 hours ago – Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 01:07:48 AM

Current shipping status: US/Asia is now shipping | EU starts next week | Australia starts on 5th March | Canada starts in 2 - 4 weeks | Rest of the world starts next week.

 

Late last night I had confirmation that a few people in the US had started receiving shipping notifications, shipping has officially begun!

I can also confirm as of today VFI have packed and labelled all the games destined for Asia and these will be collected and shipped today.  

You can find a full overview of the shipping timeline here.

Important Notice

If you receive a shipping notification and realise you have not provided the most up-to-date address, then please respond immediately to the email and include your new address. If you don’t provide your new address it will make it much harder to fix!

New videos  

I have uploaded 2 new videos to YouTube , with more videos coming soon:

Official FAQ  

You can find the official FAQ for The City of Kings here:

http://thecityofkings.com/help/

 It will be updated as soon as questions come in.

Learn with Frank  

Once a few more games have shipped I will schedule a live stream with the focus of teaching you how to play The City of Kings. 

The idea of the live streams will be for you to bring your copy of the game and have it in front of you. I will then walk you through the components, setup, and give an overview of the rules with the goal of getting you ready to play.  

I have no idea how this will go, I’ve not seen anyone do it before but if there is enough interest and it goes well I will run several sessions over the next 2 – 6 weeks.

Delayed? The lies of Vesh!
3 days ago – Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 11:09:54 PM

Current shipping estimate: February 2018

Hey everyone, 
A few months ago, disaster hit, our boxes were damaged and I had to inform you all that our shipping was going to be delayed.


Today I am pleased to tell you I was wrong, I have pushed as hard as I can over the last few months fighting against everything Vesh had to throw at me and now I can officially confirm The City of Kings will start shipping in February as originally planned.  

When in February?  

The game starts shipping tomorrow!

OK, so I want to be very clear that it will take sometime for everyone to get their games, please be patient, but also, please get very excited as your adventure is about to begin!

Here is a full break down of my shipping expectations for each region.

America and surrounding area

Shipping period: 22nd February – 22nd March  

Once your game has been shipped, you will receive a tracking code from Funagain and it should take up to 6 working days (typically 2 - 3) for your game to arrive from the moment it has been dispatched.  

Everyone should have received their games by the 30th March.

Europe

 Shipping period: 26th February – 23rd March  

Once your game has been shipped, you will receive a tracking code from Gamesquest and it should take up to 10 working days (typically 3 - 4) for your game to arrive from the moment it has been dispatched.  

Everyone should have received their games by the 6th of April.

Australia and surrounding area 

Shipping period: 5th March – 20th March 

Once your game has been shipped, you will receive a tracking code from Unicorn Games and it should take up to 10 working days (typically 2 - 3) for your game to arrive from the moment it has been dispatched. 

Everyone should have received their games by the 3rd of April. 

Asia  

Shipping period: 23rd February – 2nd March  

Once your game has been shipped, you will receive a tracking code from VFI and it should take up to 7 working days (typically 4 - 5) for your game to arrive from the moment it has been dispatched.  

Everyone should have received their games by the 15th of March.  

Canada  

Shipping period: End of March  

The games destined for Canada are now on a truck travelling from the US to our Canadian fulfilment centre. Until they arrive I cannot confirm the shipping date, but I fully expect them to be shipping within the next couple of weeks. The number of Canadian games is much lower than in America and Europe and as such I’m hopeful the Canadian fulfilment will still complete within the same time period. 

I will keep you updated as the truck arrives and dates are confirmed.  

Rest of the world  

Shipping period: 26th February – 23rd March  

Once your game has been shipped, you will receive a tracking code from Gamesquest and it should take up to 12 working days (typically 7 - 8) for your game to arrive from the moment it has been dispatched.

Everyone should have received their games by the 10th of April.  

What’s next?  

Well, now we can begin our adventure!

Over the next 48 hours I will be releasing multiple videos, photos and all sorts of information to prepare you for the game. You can follow along on Facebook, Twitter or BGG and I look forward to hearing your stories.

Updates on Kickstarter will be a lot more frequent over the next couple of weeks. 

Most anticipated game of the year  

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Most Anticipated game of the year awards, we finished in the final 20 and won awards for Innovation, Cooperative, Solitaire, Euro and Fantasy games. I’m very proud of this, it was great to see the game back in the BGG hotness and we received a lot of interest, I'm very grateful for your support.  

Gen Con Marketing Fellowship Award  

I can also announce we have been awarded with the Gen Con Marketing Fellowship Award which is given to the best newcomers of Gen Con each year. In 2018 Sara and I will be exhibiting at Gen Con and as part of this award, we have had the size of our exhibit space doubled which is fantastic news - We’ll be able to demo more games and have more space for you to come and say hello!  

Until next time  

It has always been my goal to get the game to as many of you as possible at the same time, and right now I feel confident in saying a lot of you, regardless of where you are in the world, will have received your game within the next 3 weeks.  

It will always take some time for everyone to get their games, but this next month? I will be here for you, making sure nothing gets in the way of you immersing yourself in our world.

Shipping - Final notice!
18 days ago – Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 09:38:05 PM

Current shipping estimate: March 2018

Hi everyone,

This is the final notice for address updates

Please make sure you have informed me of any address changes by Sunday 11th. You can do this by direct message on Kickstarter, or by emailing frank@tcokgame.com  

After midnight on Sunday, I will not be able to guarantee any further address changes will make it through to your games in time.  

I have received 117 address changes since December, these have all been processed and responded to. If you have not heard back from me, please message me again.  

Quick update  

I want to keep the focus of this update on address changes, but for anyone wondering… The boxes are all on boats and heading towards our various fulfilment centres, I’ll send out another update in the next week or so.

Shipping addresses take 2!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:25:09 PM

Hi everyone,

Manufacturing of the new boxes has gone well and we are on track for our new delivery dates.

Final Address Changes  

February 11th will be the last day I can make changes to addresses, so please, if you have moved to a new house let me know!  

You can notify me of your address change either by message on Kickstarter, or by emailing frank@tcokgame.com  

I can’t say enough how important it is that all address changes have been sent to me by the 11th February.

Why the 11th? Before we were aware of the damages to the original game boxes some fulfilment centres had started printing labels and preparing for fulfilment. We now need to manually go through each updated address and check to see whether it was already processed and recreate labels. This is going to take some time and it’s important we don’t delay shipping once the new boxes arrive. 

Last chance to vote!  

Voting in the final round of the most anticipated game of 2018 is closing in a few days and I’m hoping a few of you might vote for us. We’re less than 50 votes away from the top 10 so every vote counts!

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/235922/20-most-anticipated-board-games-2018-final-voting

A huge thank you to everyone who voted earlier in the month, thanks to you we were in the hotness on BGG for 3 days and gained hundreds of new subscribers. Each new subscriber helps make it easier for us to print more copies of the game and allows us to work on expansions. Thank you!

The new box 

I have received the new box samples from our manufacturers and they are looking great. They are very similar to the previous ones but just slightly bigger.

If you receive one of the copies of the game with a damaged box it will arrive inside one of the new boxes. As you can see in the below picture, the covers are identical and the old box fits neatly into the new one. 

 

 The new boxes will be shipping soon and I’m hopeful they will all be at our fulfilment centres in March.

I'll keep you updated, and remember, if you've moved house I need to know!

- Frank 

I need your help and progress update
about 2 months ago – Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 11:40:04 PM

Hey Everyone,

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and the new New year is treating you well.

I need your help

We have been nominated for the most anticipated game of 2018 and now the final voting has opened. 

If you are looking forward to The City of Kings then please vote for us here.  

Why vote?

The Board Game Geek most anticipated game of the year award is a great way to let new people learn about our game, and the more people who know about the game the more we can expand it. 

With the issues we suffered during shipping it's become harder to invest into expansions and growing the world than I had originally hoped. That's not to say it won't happen, but raising awareness of the game and having more people join us will help in countless ways.

If you would like to vote you can do so here:

https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/235922/20-most-anticipated-board-games-2018-final-voting

Thank you for your continued support.

New box update  

Not much has changed in the last few weeks, but I wanted to let you know that things are still progressing. The new boxes are being manufactured and we are still on track for the new timelines.

Upcoming events  

I will be attending HandyCon next week, The City of Games in February and Airecon in March, if you are attending any of these events please come and say hi! I’d love to play a game with you.

- Frank