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
£18,989.00 / 3,095 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Quest unlocked: A great artist
5 months ago – Sun, Apr 09, 2017 at 02:16:24 AM

The Sakura love to paint stories on the walls of their caves, where do you like to paint?

Today we passed the 500% funded mark and things don't seem to be slowing down, the troll is nearly here!


@DoodleDemmy sent in some fan art featuring Earthshaker and I wanted to invite you all to submit your own drawings. If we get enough we will create a fan art gallery on the website for everyone to see.

Quest unlocked: A great artist
Send us your fan art by either linking to it in the comments below or tweeting it to us on Twitter @tcokgame.

The city gates have opened!
5 months ago – Sun, Apr 09, 2017 at 12:57:03 AM

When I asked Earthshaker if we could let a few more people into the city I didn’t realise we would have 500 new residents within 8 hours, we might need some more food!

We funded in 3 hours and 6 minutes, we hit 500 backers after 8 hours and we’re quickly working our way through the stretch goals having just passed 150% funded.

The next 30 days are going to be an amazing adventure, now the game is funded we can concentrate on how much more we can put in the box and how great we can make everything look and feel.

We have loads of things we want to be able to give you and hope you can continue to spread the word and unlock as many stretch goals as possible! You can help by posting a message on Twitter or Facebook, becoming a fan on our BGG page or just using one of our avatars for the next few weeks.

Kickstarter packs
A few people have been asking for larger images of the Kickstarter armour set and Kickstarter faction pack so here you go!

Kickstarter armour set
Kickstarter armour set


Kickstarter faction pack
Kickstarter faction pack

UK Time Zone
As a reminder, the team and I are based in the UK so please be aware we will have to sleep at times, but maybe not tonight? We will do our best to answer your questions as quickly as possible.

Regular Updates

I also wanted to say that I won’t be doing updates every time we hit a stretch goal. I will always update you when something big is happening and summarise the stretch goals in updates but want to keep your inboxes clutter free as much as possible. You can keep an eye on the comments section on Kickstarter for regular updates as stretch goals unlock!

Thank you and until next time, keep on adventuring!

- Frank

Stabcon, creatures and dice
5 months ago – Sat, Apr 08, 2017 at 03:39:26 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm going to do a slightly different type of update today so forgive the unusual format!


I am about to jump on a train to Stabcon, a UK board game convention in Southampton and will be taking a copy of The City of Kings with me. If you are attending, come say hello!

Stretch Goals

Due to Stabcon, I’m going to have limited internet access so I have added 2 more stretch goals and revealed the troll artwork. Let’s see how much we can unlock over the next few days!


I have finished the new dice and you will find an updated version on the Kickstarter page, we also have a new stretch goal to engrave them!


Since I started designing The City of Kings I have always believed the creature war banners were the best and most thematic way of representing creatures. They make thematic sense within our world, allow you to visualise monsters how you please based on back stories and abilities, and make the game play very smooth as they are easy to identify.

With that said, a lot of people have been unhappy with this approach and I wanted to find a way to please both parties. So! We are going to be unlocking some creatures (such as the troll) which you will be able to use as a replacement for the war banners should you choose.

These creatures form part of the story and for those who continue to use the war banners (as I would recommend) you will be able to use these creatures for specific story driven battles, in a similar way to a boss. I hope this approach will continue to enhance the visual experience The City of Kings provides whilst offering further visual identity for those wanting it.


There is of course one condition to all this, we need to unlock some more stretch goals!