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Magical Friends - and How to Summon Them (relaunch)

A project in Salzburg, Austria by Klemens Luger

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Magical Friends - and How to Summon Them. It is an easy-to-learn but tricky-to-win strategy game for 2-5 players.
Backers: 431
Average Pledge Per Backer: €64

Funded: €27,693 of €25,000
Dates: Sep 6th -> Sep 30th (24 days)
Project By: Klemens Luger
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Latest News

Final hours to name our gingerbread hearts!

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
The polls for the nicknames will run for 2 more days.   You can find more Details in Update#4. There will always be a pair of nicknames, one for the fresh and happy new friend you called. And another, weaker one, in case your friend gets poisoned.... (Read More)

Stretchgoal update and some more art

September 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Now that we're funded, we can finally work on stretch goals. Yes, I hear you. You want to see the asymmetrical player powers! So I've exchanged the first 2 stretchgoals. We can reach 30,000€, let's go! And now ...  lets get into some backing mood... (Read More)

We just funded!!!!

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Its the biggest news so far:  We did it! Magical Friends and How to Summon Them has just funded! Thank you so much for helping together to bring this game to life!  It was a wild ride so far, we have been working on the game for several years now,... (Read More)

How much time has been put into Magical Friends?

September 25th - via: kickstarter.com
My journey with Magical Friends started 3 years ago. But 3 years can mean very different things in terms of time spent. When you have a team of designers, it's different than when you have one. Whether a designer works full time or part time changes... (Read More)

Designer Insight Nr.2: magical standees

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
When I started designing Magical Friends, my main goal was to have lots of magical creatures with unique powers that you could do combos with. Combined with the artifact bid for turn order, it worked really well. But how do you get them on the board?... (Read More)

Stretchgoals and Artworks Nr. 2

September 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
I updated the stretchgoals one more time. The asymmetric player powers will be reached at 35,000€ and I added a new one at 40,000€, custom dice. There will be a lot of people coming forward in the last 3 days of the campaign so we can not only... (Read More)

Fellow designer Michal Vitkovsky and why he is relevant for Magical Friends

September 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Some of you might have seen the Livestream with Shiver Me Timbers designer Michal Vitkovsky. For those who haven't seen it, I'll tell you why he's relevant to Magical Friends. I played a prototype of his game almost 4 years ago. When I began my... (Read More)

Spiel 2022 in Essen and the notorious mini-Magical Friends

September 18th - via: kickstarter.com
This year I won't be having a booth at Essen, but I will be there and will try to find some new contacts.  Like last year Hannah will be at her artist booth. You can either see Magical Friends there ... or by running into me! Because I will have a... (Read More)

Designer insight: 2-player changes

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Designed for 3 or more players, the old prototype had a very simple 2-player adaption. The number of creatures was doubled, which led to a filled game board and additional combo potential.  The game thrives on the fact that the board is full of... (Read More)

Double Livestream this week!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
This week there are two opportunities for me to reach more people through livestreams. On Wednesday at 16:30 UTC (18:30 in Germany and Austria), I'll be talking with Michal Vitkovsky about Magical Friends and How to Summon Them and Michal's plans to... (Read More)

The Artwork of Magical Friends

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
There is a lot of creativity in Magical Friends, the game design, the storage solution and the huge amount of incredible artwork. It's wonderful to work with the talented illustrators Hannah and Nessi. It's a great feeling to receive a finished piece... (Read More)

Lets bake these gingerbread hearts with some backer flavor!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
A true sign of friendship is a gingerbread heart with a nickname on it. This is common knowledge! Each wizard has brought their own set of 11 hearts in their color.  The nicknames written on these hearts are not yet set in stone. We want you to... (Read More)

Live talk about Magical Friends today!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Today at 19:30 UTC there will be a live talk with DOALG (Diary of a Lincoln Geek) about Magical Friends. Its always nice to talk to people about the game, and I'd love you to join the conversation. :) You can ask anything that comes to mind in the... (Read More)

It's a relaunch, what has changed in the game since last year?

September 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Thats a big one! I've added a stretch goal from last year to the base game: Challa Brogisdottir is added as a fifth player. We had a lot of fun testing the game with five players. It's difficult to get past so many eyes, and there are so many... (Read More)

Welcome to the Magical Friends Kickstarter!

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome to the Magical Friends Kickstarter.  Since this is a relaunch, it's not the first time for some of you to join in, and I'm very happy to have you back.  I'm also very happy to see all the new faces, the more, the merrier.... and we need as... (Read More)

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