Elzra Games is currently running a Kickstarter to fund a new fantasy board game that can be played by itself or can expand Catacombs Third Edition. This fast-paced dexterity game serves as an introduction to the Catacombs™ universe and features both cooperative and competitive play styles to engage all players through the game.
The following is a description of the game from the Kickstarter page:
Catacombs & Castles relates the story of Larra the Huntress’ journey to the region of Tellaryth, searching for clues to the whereabouts of her missing wolf companion. This land is governed by four mysterious matriarchs who jealously guard their powers and secrets, frequently from other each. Larra becomes involved with the desperate defence of Castle Mivorih from an invading army of undead warriors. They seem intent on capturing the mysterious keystone from the Hmikad arch, which helps support the east wall of the main keep of the castle. That Xaugorth, evil leader of the Wraith Knights, was motivated to leave his underground lair may be the bigger mystery. Perhaps the tales are true and one of the matriarchs has finally gone too far…
Catacombs & Castles uses Elzra Games’ Dexterity Game System, allowing a minimal learning curve for those familiar with Catacombs™ Third Edition. Catacombs & Castles utilizes a streamlined rule set, faster play times, and some new mechanics, yet still is seamlessly compatible with Catacombs Third Edition and the upcoming Wyverns of Wylemuir expansion.
Catacombs & Castles is a game for 2-6 players ages 14 and up and plays in 30 minutes. For more information on this project, visit its Kickstarter page.