Game On” is a series in which we examine the companies, creators, and games in crowdfunding. We look at the journey, ideas, and concepts the creators wanted to bring to market with their product.

Two friends, and their company El Dorado Games, are out to make games they can enjoy together at game night. That goal has expanded to bring the love of game night to people worldwide. Since bringing their original game, The Island of El Dorado, to Kickstarter in 2017, El Dorado Games is proud to reveal the third and final chapter in its story with a brand-new expansion.

The Revenge Expansion launched on Kickstarter in April 2019 and was fully funded in 40 minutes. El Dorado Games thanked its backers for their support and seeing their vision and making it a reality. The team posted updates throughout the campaign and took feedback and game ideas from the comments to playtest some of those ideas. They went in-depth on game tactics and explained each stretch goal. New tiles were added and additional beast meeple designs were included. Backers also unlocked Campaign Mode- a ten-game campaign for 2-5 players that is a great tool to transition newbie gamers into hardcore fans. By the end of the campaign, 5,194 backers pledged $378,762 to help bring this project to life.

In The Island of El Dorado, players are explorers seeking to discover and control the island’s four Shrines. Players must manage resources and battle other explorers in a tense and explosive race to control the Shrines first. The game offers near-infinite possible may layouts, each with a unique size, shape, and landscape. Combine that with fourteen unique character abilities and two factions, every game will call for a different strategy. Fans love the tense and explosive moments during battles and exploration. It’s a game that offers complex strategy without using complicated rules.  

In The Revenge Expansion, the guardian of El Dorado has risen from the depths of the island to reclaim what is hers. She summons beasts and giants and ruthless natural disasters to reclaim the shrine and cleanse the island. The expansion brings expanded player boards and new abilities with a fully cooperative play mode. In this expansion, players band together against the island and deliver complex strategies to control the shrines. The expansion adds nine alternate objective cards and exclusive island tiles.

To learn more about El Dorado Games and the project they launched on Kickstarter, check out the links and details below.

Game Information:
Number of player: 1-8
Suggested Play Time: 20 minutes per player
Suggested Age: 14+

Included in the box:
80 Revenge Cards
Wooden Pieces
Island Pieces
Building upgrades
Tactical markers
Cards
Tiles
Player boards


Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: April 2019
Ship Date: June 2020
Website: http://eldorado.games/