Age of Comics: The Golden Years

A project in Rome, Italy by Lirius Games

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A worker-placement board game in which you play the role of a fictional comic book publisher during the golden age of comics.
Backers: 4188
Average Pledge Per Backer: €53

Funded: €223,502 of €25,000
Dates: Sep 19th -> Oct 19th (30 days)
Project By: Lirius Games
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Latest News

Horror, contest and giveaway!

October 17th - via:
And here it is! The last and final card by the master of horror Francesco Biagini (Terra Inferno, Elric, Higher Earth). Francesco captured the wonder and horror of a frightening encounter leaving us on the edge to know more about what happened to... (Read More)

Card number 5!

October 16th - via:
And here it is, our 5th card. Master Riccardo Burchielli (DMZ, Highway to Hell) captured the sense of the western frenzy with a single stunning vertical frame. The evocative power of this image freezes a ruthless and overwhelming action scene ready... (Read More)


October 15th - via:
Dear all, First of all, we are sorry to inform you that we had to pause the "Design your comic book cover" contest. Even though we tested the software thoroughly before sharing the link with you, today we realized there was a bug with the voting... (Read More)

Holy Moly

October 14th - via:
You did it again! We want to thank you all for the big rush that skyrocketed us above 150k fulfilling our latest stretch goal. Wow! Thank you! We also want to thank all the participants that submitted their lovely covers for the contest. You rock!... (Read More)

Design your own comic book cover contest's deadline is approaching!

October 12th - via:
Hi there,  This is just a reminder that our drawing contest is closing today at 11.59 pm Pacific Time.  We have already received some amazing drawings and we cannot wait to share them with you. By Friday we will come back with the link to the... (Read More)

Journey to space, to Romics and a special stretch goal!

October 7th - via:
Surprise!  We kept this card as a last moment's surprise. We hope that will bring you back to the space exploration of your childhood.  We believe that retro-future master Gianluca Pagliarani (Wolfskin Annual #1, Aetheric Mechanics, Ignition City,... (Read More)

Here comes the stretch!

October 5th - via:
Thank you again!  You did it! You hit the last stretch!  And as you wished for.... here is a new one :-D This is a mini-expansion (both for the standard and the collector's edition) that we had in the works for a while and it recreates the... (Read More)

Breaking news!!! Age of Comics: The Golden Years has been selected as kickstarter “Project We Love”!!! Yahoo!

October 4th - via:
Dear backers,  We have just been informed that Age of Comics: The Golden Years has been selected by Kickstarter as a “Project We Love,” which is Kickstarter's team way of highlighting "brilliant examples of creativity." This is the testimony... (Read More)

New cards revealed and drawing contest!

September 30th - via:
As promised, here is Elena Casagrande’s gem of a card. We were immediately struck by the way the character's strong personality exudes through the page. Elena's bravura and vision offer a glimpse of a complex story with a single image. Giuseppe... (Read More)

New milestones achieved... and a new stretch goal!

September 27th - via:
Dear backer, You did it again! You unlocked two more stretch goals: all punchboard tokens and tiles will now have a super-luxe linen finish (besides being 2mm thick) and there will be spot UV printing on the box to make Laura's art and characters... (Read More)

Special Guest Crime card + plus some more news :)

September 23rd - via:
Dear all, here is the first of our special guests' artwork. We believe that Lisandro Estherren’s bravura captured the tension, the darkness, and the grittiness of those crime comics. We would love to read it actually. Who knows, maybe one day...... (Read More)

Thank you and let's roar!

September 21st - via:
Dear all,  Thank you so much!  Thank you so much for your support and your kind words.  Thank you so much for your suggestions and enthusiasm. You did it! You helped us reach the goal in just a few hours. It went on so fast that it was difficult... (Read More)

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