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Castles of Caleira was created by Keith D Franks. Keith is from Sydney Australia and fell in love with board games and video games as a child. Magic the Gathering was one of his favorites. Keith always had a big imagination and found that he had a passion for designing and creating games. The Castles of Caleria is published by Cutlass Boardgames. The artwork in the game is one of the most exciting features. It is an easy game to take on the go, fitting in your back pocket.  And it is also an easy game to play being able to be completed in 10 minutes.

Keith found that Kickstarter was the perfect place to release his new game. They were 32% funded within the first 24 hours and were able to make it to the hot list on Kicktraq. Keith set up alternate art versions of the game for stretch goals. For each milestone that they hit he unlocked an alternate winter themed card. He was able to successfully meet his campaign goal in less than a month and ended up being over 154% funded.

Casltes of Caleira is a “beautifully illustrated, fantasy landscape microgame where players compete to build the best castle.” In the game the King has tasked the players with building a castle so great that it will overshadow the neighboring kingdom. Each card represents a key strategic piece that can either build up your castle or destroy a part of your opponents castle. The goal is to end up with the castle that history remembered. There are light rules, quick gameplay, and some stunning art work. The game can be easily learned and taught and is also portable. You can carry the game with you to play with friends, coworkers, or at the pub and can easily complete one game in a short amount of time.

Players are able to build victory points by the cards that they play. The player with the most points at the end of the game will win. The cards can be played either face up, or face down. The game ends when the deck of cards runs out. The cards in the deck can be used to spy on others cards that are face down, copy the effects of other cards, attack your opponents.

In Castles of Caleira each of the cards that you hold in your hand could either win you or loose you the game. To see the beautiful artwork on the cards, or to see this Kickstarter campaign you can view the information at the links below.

Game Information:
Number of player: 2-4
Suggested Play Time: 15 min
Suggested Age: 8+

Included in the box:
2 Boxed Edition Exclusive Moat Cards
4 Trebuchet Cards
3 Battlement Cards
3 WatchTower Cards
2 Marketplace cards
2 Throne Room Cards
1 Wizard Tower Cards
1 Observatory Cards
1 Princess Spire Cards
1 Barracks Card

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: March 5, 2018
Ship Date: August 1, 2018
Website: Cutlass Boardgames