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
£37,712.90 / 3,118 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Hoodrah Kelraz has captured Cloud Keep
7 months ago – Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:01:57 AM

It hasn’t been long since we opened the city gates but it looks like something has gotten the attention of Vesh! Perhaps it was the 1,100 of you who decided to all turn up at the same time? Nice planning guys...

We have just passed the £100,000 mark which is an incredible milestone, so thank you all once again for your continuing support!

We have unlocked even more stretch goals and now your character sheets will come with full character posters and a short back story on the back of them!

We have also unlocked some extra position cards and Hoodrah Kelraz will be arriving in your box and waiting for you at Cloud Keep.

Reward breakdown

A few people have been asking for some extra information about the dexterity micro expansion and quick setup trays so I have created a full break down of each of the rewards here:

Quest: Who wants to go first?
I am still hoping to get some more brave heroes to join our open quest, make sure you add your thoughts in the comments before the next quest begins!

Spreading the word
We are now number 5 on the Board Game Geek hotness charts which is incredible, thank you! Let’s keep spreading the word and see if we can keep getting higher.

Upcoming information and videos
There are a few things I am planning on doing soon, including:

  • Recording a video about side quests
  • Writing an update about the clock
  • Recording a run through of a more complex combat scenario

Is there anything else you would like to know more about?

I am grateful for all the feedback and help to date, thanks for being such great adventurers!

- Frank

Quest unlocked: What’s that over there?
7 months ago – Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:01:44 AM

What a strange looking creature, I’ve not seen anything like that before… Do you know what it is?

As the end of our first weekend approaches I continue to be amazed by the way the project is growing, we are now over 400% funded! We are sitting in 4th place on the Board Game Geek hotness charts and the word continues to spread, so thank you.

I am pleased to say we have now unlocked our 16th stretch goal adding the Beggar’s Boots to the equipment deck!

We have also unlocked 5 more side quests and even more lore, so now each creature template will come with faction lore on the back.  

Building a world
The City of Kings is more than just a game, it is a world that I have been building for the last 2 years. Today I would like to invite you all to submit your ideas for the next race we add into this world and perhaps feature in a future game.

Quest unlocked:

What’s that over there? What a strange looking creature, I’ve not seen anything like that before… Do you know what it is?

Most of the races in The City of Kings have been inspired by the animal kingdom and I want to know, if you were to add a new race into our world:

  • What animal (or animals) would it be inspired by?
  • What unique features would it have?
  • What are its strengths and weaknesses?
  • Would they be good guys or bad guys?

Please write your ideas in the comment area of this update!

Note. If we think any of the ideas would fit our world, we may try to introduce them into the story in future games. Giving you credit of course. 

The Lost Blade has been found!
7 months ago – Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:01:19 AM

After days of looking the Lost Blade has finally be found!  

We have also increased the size of the scenario cards and gained 6 more stat bars, allowing us to add more lore and more creatures to the game.

With 19 stretch goals unlocked (crazy!) I think it’s about time we slowed down… Not because I want to stop putting stuff in the box! But because something horrific has started coming this way…

I think it’s a troll? 

Open quests
 We currently have 2 open quests and will be closing one up soon to make way for quest number 3!

Upcoming videos
 The 2 videos I promised in my last update will be here soon, apologies they took longer than I had hoped but there were a few technical problems.

 A few people have asked where they can send feedback for the rulebook so I have created a post here for any comments you might have.

1,500 backers
I’m not sure what I can say, you guys are incredible!
Let’s keep this going, spread the word, tell your friends and let’s unlock another 20 stretch goals!

Quest unlocked: A great artist
8 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!
8 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