Villages: a Construct and Conquer Card Game

A project in Salt Lake City, UT by Fridgecrisis Games

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Face off against your royal rivals as you settle newly discovered lands. Whose villages will stand... and whose will fall?
Backers: 2901
Average Pledge Per Backer: $46

Funded: $132,636 of $1,000
Dates: Jan 5th -> Feb 4th (30 days)
Project By: Fridgecrisis Games
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The Final Hours

February 3rd - via:
Less than 12 hours to go! It has been an amazing journey and I'm both happy and sad that this part is coming to a close. Even though I'll have my work cut out for me for the next 6 months, I'm excited to see this thing through to the end and beyond.... (Read More)

Card Sleeve Art and Power Dice Update

February 1st - via:
Here's a card sleeve design I whipped up today. Your cards will be looking pretty classy snuggled up in these babies! I'm open to suggestions for making these look even nicer, if you have any ideas to share, but this is the general concept I'm going... (Read More)

Power Dice Poll

January 31st - via:
Just a quick question for everyone! Answer this poll! Okay, now the long version.  With the black Power Dice option we unlocked as a stretch goal, we can also choose to give them different power values than the red dice. The... (Read More)

Kaiju and Custom Sleeves

January 30th - via:
The $100k stretch goal has been revealed! Using the Cardsmith Kit unlocked by the $80k stretch goal, fans like you will be able to design your own cards. If we get to $100k, I'll choose a collection of cards I think would be balanced and interesting... (Read More)

All 3 Box Sizes Available

January 29th - via:
While most of the response to the previous Big Box update was positive, there were a few Knight backers who felt let down by the removal of the original version of the Big Box, especially because they had planned on it to hold their Power Dice. I'm... (Read More)

The New Big Box

January 28th - via:
Say hello to the new Big Box! This monster came in the mail yesterday and I'm happy to report that it does not disappoint. Let's take a closer look, shall we?  This box is wide enough to fit 3 stacks of cards AND dice...  ...even when the cards... (Read More)

Card Design Tips

January 27th - via:
(This update is mostly for royalty backers, regarding custom cards, but it might be interesting for everyone else, too.) Greetings, Your Majesties! I just wanted to write you this update to give you some guidelines and advice as you start thinking... (Read More)

Royalty Pack Add-on and Village Assault PDF

January 26th - via:
Great news! I've been talking with the royalty backers, and it they have graciously agreed to allow the Royalty Pack to be sold as an add-on to all backers! You can now add the 30-ish cards created by the Princesses and Queens to your game for $12,... (Read More)

Queens and Changelings

January 26th - via:
All of the Queens are gone! Each set of 5 vanished within one minute of opening them. You guys keep surprising me with your sheer excitement for this game! Sorry to anyone who really wanted to grab a Queen slot and missed it. I really wish I could... (Read More)

While we're waiting for the mail to arrive...

January 25th - via:
Hey, backers! It has been a few days since the last update, so I thought I'd write a quick one. I had hoped to show you some pictures of the potential Even Bigger Box today, but the sample is still in the mail. I should definitely have it by Monday,... (Read More)

Royalty Pack and Preview File

January 20th - via:
A new reward tier has been added: the Wizard. He comes with Villages, Distant Lands, and Ghost Town for $47, which is $3 off the full price for all three! Go grab it if you've been waiting for a deal on the expansions but aren't interested in the... (Read More)

Rulebook Translations and Village Assault

January 19th - via:
Translators, I've added the rulebook text to your translation documents. I've also added a few more languages to the list: Japanese Danish Swedish Norwegian Italian Slovak In case anyone missed my comments on the other update, card names have a limit... (Read More)

The Save Kitty and Gaialite

January 18th - via:
Almost halfway into the campaign and there's still no sign of slowing down! The $50k stretch goal is right around the corner, so I thought I'd explain a little bit more about the mysterious Save Kitty. Before  I first started working on Villages, I... (Read More)

Translations Unlocked!

January 15th - via:
We passed $40,000! That was fast. Everyone will now officially be able to play Villages with their non-English-speaking family and friends! Here's a list of the languages that our generous backers have begun translating the game into: Spanish French... (Read More)

Early Delivery Shipping

January 15th - via:
Just wanted to write a quick update to expand a little bit on the option to get the base game earlier than the expansions if you ordered both. I talked about this in the previous update, so be sure to read that if you haven't yet. I ran some numbers... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Extravaganza!

January 13th - via:
We passed $30,000! You know what that means? Bigger boxes for everyone! I talked with the printer, and they said they will be able to design a custom-sized box if we order more than 250 of them, which seems likely. That means it will be able to hold... (Read More)

Backer Avatars and Translations

January 12th - via:
Just passed $28,000 and still going strong! Backer AvatarsSome of you requested some backer avatars, so I made a couple different versions last night. Both are at 200x200 pixels. You should be able to right-click (or equivalent) on them and choose... (Read More)

Gambler, Mimic, and Alternate Knight Art

January 11th - via:
We're at $26,000! Only $4,000 more to go until the Big Box Upgrade. It's definitely a tight fit, but this box will be able to hold the base game, all 3 expansions, and the Power Dice. See? This box will be a free optional upgrade for everyone who... (Read More)

Casual Game Crowdfunding: 8-bit Villages and Aspiring Stew Chefs

January 10th - via:
Several new card games have hit Kickstarter, and Tasty Minstrel Games has another pay what you want campaign that worked so well for them with Coin Age. There's an interesting mix of game companies and independent designers seeking funding, so here's a list of our favorite Kickstarter projects for January 2014. (Read More)

10k Stretch Goal: Expansions Unlocked!

January 8th - via:
First off, I'm really sorry for taking so long to set this up. My day job has kept me busy and I wanted to make sure everything I'm about to announce was going to line up. You guys have been really patient with me. Thank you. Okay, I'm sure everyone... (Read More)

More Alternate Art and Future Stretch Goals

January 8th - via:
Thanks for the great suggestions and feedback from the last update. Since then, we passed another 2 Alternate Art stretch goals! The box and the Hero unit will both get a nice new coat of paint... err, pixels. A Bigger Box? A lot of you have been... (Read More)

First Three Stretch Goals Passed!

January 6th - via:
You guys are on fire! I woke up this morning and two stretch goals had been passed. And when I made it home from work, you guys had passed another one! Super Villager #1: AlienAs I'm sure you all guessed, the first Super Villager (bonus card to be... (Read More)


January 5th - via:
Well. That was quick. We hit the funding goal! Less than 12 hours after launching the campaign, too. I'm amazed at the support and enthusiasm you guys have shown so far. Thank you all very much for making this project an early success. This isn't a... (Read More)

50% Already?!

January 5th - via:
Wow. We barely launched this campaign a few hours ago and we're already sitting at about 50% funding! Thank you guys so much for your support! This has been a very exciting morning, to say the least. Hopefully I'll be able to offer everyone a lot of... (Read More)

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