One day after its campaign launched on Kickstarter, a Game of Thrones-inspired board game has already received more than 200% of its fundraising goal.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game launched on Kickstarter Tuesday, combining George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world with tactical tabletop board gaming and paintable miniatures. The project asked for $300,000 to produce the board game and reached its goal in less than an hour. At the time of reporting, the project has earned over $630,000 in pledges.
The board game pits players against each other as the North (the Starks and their allies) and the South (the Lannisters and their allies) in tactical warfare in what looks like a mix between Stratego, Risk, and role-playing games, but with added elements of political intrigue.
Here’s a glimpse at what the finished product will look like:
Instead of pulling from the popular HBO show Game of Thrones, the board game is taking a page out of the original book series: A Song of Ice and Fire. There are even different kinds of game modes named after the books, with each slightly changing the rules and focusing on stand-out elements from those books.
For the first book, A Game of Thrones, players fight for control over points that offer unique benefits. For the sequel, A Clash of Kings, one player sets up a defensive position and the other player has to stage a siege.
There appear to be a wide range of miniatures, from lowly foot soldiers to series staples like Jaime Lannister, Robb Stark, and Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. The Mountain. At different stretch goals (many of which have already been reached), more character miniatures will be included for everyone.
The base-level pledge costs $150, which includes the game and all stretch goals. At the time of reporting, over 4,100 people have pledged $150 or more.
The company behind the game, CMON, has successfully created a handful of board games and card games in the past, including a recent Bloodborne card game, Cthulu in the House, and Wrath of Kings.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game is expected to ship to backers in April 2018.