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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 update 2!
3 months ago – Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 12:22:25 AM

Current shipping status: America/Asia/Australia/Canada have all started shipping. EU/Rest of the World starts tomorrow!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to give you all a quick update about the current shipping status, if you would like to see full the time line, you can do so here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tcokgame/the-city-of-kings-a-cooperative-adventure-for-1-4/posts/2124922

Asia  

All games have shipped and if your game hasn’t already arrived, it should be there within the next week.  

America  

Approximately 75% of all games have shipped, we’re currently on track for all games to have been posted by the end of this week, although some may slip into Monday/Tuesday next week.  

Australia  

All games have shipped and if your game hasn’t already arrived, it should be there within the next 2 weeks.  

Canada  

I am pleased to confirm Canada has now started shipping games and some have already arrived! About 25% have been shipped so far, and these will continue to go out over the next 2 weeks.

Europe and the rest of the world  

I am very sorry to say Gamesquest have experienced several issues over the last week and have not yet started shipping.

Here are the events so far:  

  • Last week Gamesquest started organising their warehouse in order to process the games for shipping.  
  • They had to move a container from one warehouse to another which was scheduled to happen last week, but the extreme weather we experienced in England on Thursday/Friday stopped the move from happening. For those who don’t know, last week we experienced snow storms which closed many of our roads and stopped a lot of businesses from opening.  
  • The move was then rescheduled for yesterday with shipping to start as soon as possible. Unfortunately by the time the container and was unloaded, it was too late to start shipping and I was informed shipping would begin today. 
  • This morning I was contacted by Gamesquest and informed they had a power cut in their warehouse and were unable to work as the computers were off.
  • I was informed 30 minutes ago that the power problem has now been fixed and shipping will start tomorrow.

I want to offer you all my sincerest apologies for this delay, I did my best to make sure all 5 fulfilment centres were ready to start shipping at the same time, but these circumstances are out of my control and all I can do is promise you I will continue pushing daily to make sure you all receive your games within the next few weeks.  

I will be I contact with Gamesquest first thing tomorrow to make sure there are no further issues and that shipping has started and will keep you posted.  

Until next time  

I want to thank you all for your continued support during this last month, there are always complications when it comes to shipping thousands of games around the world and your understanding has been fantastic. Thank you.

I’m so pleased to see your responses to the game so far and look forward to reading more of them in the coming weeks!

- Frank

Shipping update, support and helpful resources!
3 months ago – Thu, Mar 01, 2018 at 12:21:37 AM

Current shipping status: America/Asia/Australia/EU/Rest of the World have all started the shipping process. Canada starts in 2 - 3 weeks.

Hey everyone!  

Over the past few days games have started arriving all around the world, and whilst we still have a long way to go until all the games have been shipped, I do hope those of you who have already received your game are enjoying it!

Shipping update  

For those of you still waiting on your games, please do not worry! There is no need to start messaging me yet, we are still processing thousands of games all around the world!

Asia  

All games have been shipped.  

VFI have finished shipping all of their games and you should receive a tracking code soon.  

If you have not received your shipping notification by the 7th of March, please let me know. 

America and surrounding area

Shipping period: 22nd February – 22nd March  

Funagain have shipped approximately 20% of their games and will continue sending games daily for the next few weeks.  

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.

If you have not received your shipping notification by the 25th March, please let me know.

Australia and surrounding area  

Shipping period: was 5th March, now 26th February – 14th March 

Unicorn Games have started shipping early and 70% of all their games have already been shipped! They will continue sending games over the next 2 weeks.  

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.  

If you have not received your shipping notification by the 17th March, please let me know.

Canada

Shipping period: End of March  

The games destined for Canada will be arriving any day now with Starlit who will be managing Canadian fulfilment.

Until the truck arrives 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 frame as the rest of the world. I will keep you updated as the truck arrives, and dates are confirmed.

Europe and the rest of the world 

Shipping period: 26th February – 23rd March 

Gamesquest have started processing the games and are currently reorganising their warehouse to better manage the repackaging of the damaged games. This is a very non-standard process and they want to make sure you receive your game in the best condition possible. No games have been shipped yet, but the process has started, and the first tracking codes will be sent out in the next few days. 

Once your game has been shipped, you will receive a tracking code from Gamesquest and it should take up to 12 working days (typically 3 – 4 for Europe and 7 – 8 for the rest of the world) for your game to arrive from the moment it has been dispatched. 

If you have not received your shipping notification by the 10th of April, please let me know. 

Support  

Once your game has arrived, if you have any queries regarding missing components, or other support related issues please email frank@tcokgame.com and I will get back to you as quickly as I can. 

Whilst I do check the Kickstarter comments regularly, it is much easier to manage these queries directly through email.

Your photos and ratings!  

As The City of Kings starts to arrive I would like to ask if you could post a picture on Board Game Geek, and once you have played the game, please leave a rating.

The future of The City of Kings, in regard to reprints and additional content is very much dependant on new people finding out about it, and the best way to do this is through high levels of activity on BGG.

You can post your photos and leave ratings here: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/207243/city-kings  

This would mean more than you can imagine!

Helpful resources  

I have created a few new resources which you might find helpful!  

Shipping address wrong?

A few people have been contacting me after receiving their tracking notification saying they forgot to update their address. Please be aware that once your game has shipped, there is a reasonably large fee ($15 - $30) for intercepting packages and updating the addresses. If you know your address is wrong, it’s critical you let me know as quickly as possible, so we can avoid these fees!  

Until next time

I’d like to thank you all for making The City of Kings become a reality. There was a day this week where I woke up and realised I had made a game, not only that, but it was an actual real thing in people’s homes that people were enjoying. Amazing.

This is thanks to you, and I will always be grateful.

Shipping Begins!
3 months 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 months 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!
3 months 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.