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Oros ~ Be an all-powerful Demigod in an ever-shifting world.

A project in Lehi, UT by Aesc Games

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An innovative, thinky, puzzle-like board game with layers of strategy and unique mechanics that erupt with life on every turn. 🌋
Backers: 4938
Average Pledge Per Backer: $59

Funded: $293,543 of $20,000
Dates: Jul 20th -> Aug 12th (23 days)
Project By: Aesc Games
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Latest News

Last day! Let’s keep the party hoppin’

August 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Update #14: Big news for UK backers and another goal down!

August 9th - via:
We are heading straight into the final 48 hours! We knocked off yet another campaign goal and have now added a fantastic finishing touch to the box by printing on the inside lid. Now, we only have two more items before we are fully unlocked! First,... (Read More)

Update #13: $200,000, over 3,000 backers, and 4 days to go!

August 7th - via:
$200,000! What an incredible achievement. Not many Kickstarter campaigns ever make it to this point! I’m so grateful to each one of you for wanting Oros and supporting this project! With this milestone, we’ll have spot UV on the full family of... (Read More)

Reveal #3: Let’s give ‘em summit to talk about

August 6th - via:
What a ride this has been! First, I revealed a side quest: an entire seek & find activity that spans every surface of the game, complete with hidden items contributed by our amazing backer community. Second, I revealed the complete landscape... (Read More)

Update #12: Dual-layered player boards are official!

August 5th - via:
Dual-layered player boards are officially unlocked! That happened so quickly, I’m simply blown away! It’s what everyone has been asking for...and now we have it. Now that feels good! Here’s what comes next: Next goal: UV on the map AND... (Read More)

Update #11: Unlocked! Score pad is officially added

August 3rd - via:
We’ve hit another milestone at $165,000! A score pad will be added to every box of Oros. It will be 50 pages with each sheet printed double-sided. There will also be a digital file available for anyone who runs out and would like to print more, or... (Read More)

Reveal #2: No one (jig)saw this coming!

July 30th - via:
By this point, you all know I’m pretty detail-obsessed. And this reveal is all about how every little detail in Oros builds up to one big amazing picture. This time, I mean it literally. Find out what I mean, right here.👇 Oros has layers of... (Read More)

Update #10: Unlocked! Achievement sheet & more upgrades to come…!

July 28th - via:
Wow! To be honest, I didn’t think we’d hit this one so fast and I’m so excited because the next few goals in the pipeline are ones I know you’ll be excited about based on the comment thread… So: here at $130,000 we’ve unlocked the... (Read More)

Update #9: UNLOCKED Demigod tokens

July 25th - via:
We’re still climbing upward! We hit #1 on Kicktraq this morning, and just stepped across the $110,000 mark. Which means the Demigod player tokens are now unlocked and added to the Collector’s Edition! Let’s keep the momentum up on BGG! Hop over... (Read More)

Update #8: Kickstarter Exclusives

July 24th - via:
For those asking about Kickstarter Exclusives, this update is for you. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the video above.  Many of you had questions about KS exclusives as the campaign launched. I didn’t want to make any big promises or... (Read More)

Reveal #1 — A Worthy Side Quest

July 23rd - via:
The wait is over...and the first reveal is here! I bet you didn’t see this coming! I’m so excited to tell you about it that I made a video, just for you. Check it out. Get your ideas into the Oros artwork! I want you to have a little bit of you... (Read More)

UPDATE #7 - Shipping questions & concerns

July 22nd - via:
The response to Oros has been so incredible and overwhelming! Thank you! The natural effect of that interest is a LOT of questions regarding fulfillment and shipping. I am a one-man team with a few friendly helpers. And currently, I'm getting more... (Read More)

Update #6 Unlocked: Foresight tiles!

July 22nd - via:
 Alright! What a way to wake up and get the day started! We knocked right through our next campaign goal! I’m so thrilled about it because these foresight tiles will be a wonderful player aid, especially for new and learning players. Also! Oros... (Read More)

Update #5: Upgraded pledge level!

July 21st - via:
The Wise One pledge just got better! I’ve decided to add a silver-leafed Collector’s Edition copy of Oros to this pledge level. It’s now called the Silver Wise One. Each backer will receive 1 of 12 exclusive silver-leafed copies of Oros, which... (Read More)

Update #4: UNLOCKED! Board upgrade + a few new goals!

July 21st - via:
Woo hoo! We’ve been pushing hard to get to $75,000 and we made it! We’ve unlocked upgrading all of our board components to be thicker and sturdier!  Growth incentives! Time to light it up! Now that we are a full day into the campaign, it’s... (Read More)

Update #3: UNLOCKED! Silkscreened followers

July 20th - via:
It's been an unbelievable start to the campaign! We're already at 2.5x our funding goal and climbing! This type of momentum is wonderful for all of us. At $50,000 we've now added silkscreening to all our follower pieces throughout the game for both... (Read More)

Update #2: FUNDED in 43 minutes!

July 20th - via:
Wow! Wow! Wow!  We funded in 43 minutes! I am absolutely blown away by this kind of amazing response! Thank you so much to everyone for backing and believing in this project! I'm filled with gratitude for all your support, and can't wait to get... (Read More)

Update #1: Backer Bonus downloads

July 20th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Oros - Kickstarter

July 19th - via:
Vor einigen Wochen ermöglichte mir das Verlagsteam von Board Game Circus eine Erstpartie Oros mit Heike vom YouTube-Kanal Brettspielguru. (Read More)

Oros Game Review

July 16th - via:
However, the upcoming game Oros, designed by Brandt Brinkerhoff and published by Ӕsc Games, takes some of the things you know well—action selection, tile placement, a player board that unlocks progressively-better powers over the course of the game—and then places gamers in the roles of gods with the power to literally move mountains. (Read More)

When I Get Bored I Slam Tectonic Plates Into Each Other...How 'Bout You?

May 19th - via:
In Oros you are a demigod manipulating the plates (tiles) to move around the board and slam into each other. As they slam into each other the land rises, until eventually you are able to create a mountain. Once you have a mountain you can send a follower to build a sacred site. (Read More)

Episode 195: After the Empire – Blue Peg, Pink Peg Boardgaming Podcast

May 3rd - via:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Troyes Dice, Mandala Stones, Oros and many more; 2) All the Pegs review After the Empire; and 3) Look back at Paladins of the West Kingdom. (Read More)

Oros – First Impressions

March 4th - via:
Oros will likely be one of my most anticipated games of the year. An upcoming Kickstarter from Brandt Brinkerhoff and Aesc Games, it’s a tile-shifting delight for strategy and puzzle fans. (Read More)

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