12 realms

MAGE Company has started a Kickstarter Campaign for 12 Realms: Dungeonland, a dungeon crawl, tile-laying coop adventure game for 1-4 players. Using the fairy tale themes of previous 12 Realms games, Dungeonland is an independent, stand-alone game. In Dungeonland, players take on the roles of famous fairy tale heroes, such as Little Red Riding Hood or Prince Charming, and travel the land to stop the great villains of lore. Combat uses a unique system of custom dice, and Villains fight with an A.I. system which allows them to react to circumstances and use special abilities. Characters have unique abilities, and can level up in Campaign games, developing skills along a tech tree and collecting new items. Dungeonland also has an Arena mode, where players fight each other in an 8×8 Arena board, either individually or in teams. Finally, The Master Quest offers players the experience of a Campaign game set in a single scenario. 12 Realms: Dungeonland comes with custom attack and defense dice, load of cards and tokens, 13 map tiles, 6 hero miniatures and over 20 fantastic creature miniatures (including chicken warriors) with more coming as stretch goals.

The Kickstarter Campaign for 12 Realms: Dungeonland continues through June 5, and is expected to deliver in April 2018.

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MAGE Company has announced that Twisted Brother Studios, a two man design operation, will be joining them under the MAGE Company umbrella.  Twisted Brother Studios is still a very new company having only formed in 2016 and are working on board game expansions for the Carrotia game put out by MAGE Company.  Also of note is that they are working on the next game in the 12 Realms line called 12 Realms: Dungeonland, which will be coming to Kickstarter soon.  You can read the full press release below and both companies are looking forward to the partnership to elevate each’s games to a higher level.

Twisted Brother Studio joins MAGE Company

ATHENS, Greece (14 November, 2016) –  MAGE Company is proud to announce partnering with Twisted Brothers Studio for the development of its games.

“MAGE Company is thrilled to partner with Twisted Brothers, and aims to have a fresh air brought to its game development”, mentioned Alexander Argyropoulos, General Manager of MAGE Company.

“Twisted Brothers Studio is really happy to announce it has joined the MAGE Company Family. We are a game developing studio with real passion and love for the boardgame industry. We have been gamers for many years, long before we ever thought we would work on this industry. We are proud and really excited to work for MAGE Company and promise to raise even higher the high quality standards that they have set in the past.”, Twisted Brothers noted.

Through this collaboration, MAGE Company aims to bring gaming to a higher level. “We have high hopes for this partnership. Game rulebooks will be more consistent and the Brothers will give their best to combine fun and solid mechanics in all our projects.”, said Alexander Argyropoulos.

The opinion of the gamers seems to matter a lot to the Twisted Brothers Studio. “When we provide you with the final product we want to be certain that you are satisfied with the result.”, they confirm.

The collaboration between MAGE Company and the Twisted Brothers Studio started not long ago: “Our first project as part of MAGE Company was the rules for Carrotia’s expansions that were Kickstarted recently. Also during the past few weeks we have been working hard on the 2.0 version of Aether Captains. We are really proud with the result of our work and we hope that you will share in our enthusiasm once you play the game.”, the Studio said.

“Right now they are working hard on 12 Realms: Dungeonland, one of our biggest projects yet. We have high hopes for this one and I am sure that along with Twisted Brothers we will give you the best experience possible.”, Alexander Argyropoulos mentions.

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ABOUT MAGE COMPANY:

MAGE Company is a board game publisher based in Eastern Europe and in USA. The company was created back in 2010 for the purpose of creating new and exciting board games. Since then MAGE Company has published a variety of titles such as 12 Realms, Wrong Chemistry, Hoyuk, Raid & Trade, Res Publica: 2230AD, Carrotia, the Cohort and more. MAGE Company develops and publishes games that offer a different playing experience and always supports the main titles with news expansions that enrich the games with new mechanics.  Following the standards of the marker, each board game includes components of high quality. Few titles are published each year, each with its own style, theme, and mechanics. Our priority is to keep a very special line of board, card and miniature games. Our current titles are divided in two different parts: the Family Zone and the Original Games. We build our lines based on games for the kids and families and for those who are more experienced gamers.

ABOUT TWISTED BROTHERS:

Twisted Brothers is a Development Studio created in January 2016 by a duo of gamers. Twisted Brothers are a dedicated group of gamers that love their job and will always try to provide their fellow gamers with nothing less than the best.The background of the developing duo, Nick and Panos, includes RPG Games, a variaty of board and card games, as well as wargames. Our projects include the expansions for Carrotia: Carroting, Carrots Out, Tutancarrot and Noscarotu and the Aether Captains version 2 rules. Our biggest project is 12 Realms: Dungeonland, a new dungeon crawling game in the 12 Realms Universe.

MAGE Company has released its December 2015 News bulletin with the following items of interest.

January 18, 2016 Kickstarter Announcement

aether captains

MAGE Company will Kickstart an old print-and-play game by Todd Sanders, Aether Captains.  This steampunk themed, scenario-based, asymmetric board game for 2-5 players pits one player, the commander of the mighty zeppelin fleet, against the many waves of marauding sky pirates.  You can preview the upcoming Kickstarter project here.

New Partnership

MAGE Company has partnered with Ninja Division, and the above Kickstarter of Aether Captains will be an immediate product of this partnership.  Below is MAGE Company’s official announcement:

MAGE Company has proceeded to a partnership with Ninja Division known for Ninja all Stars and Super Dungeon Explorer games. The board game publisher best known for its titles 12 Realms, Raid & Trade and Res Publica: 2230AD, has now entered in a publishing agreement with Ninja Division, to make its products widely available to the North American and Canadian markets. New distribution partners will begin production of 12 Realms and Raid & Trade soon and they are expected to start distributing early in 2016. 

MAGE Company also has announced two new supplementary game products:

New Box and Foam for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story

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The production for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story, the 2nd big expansion for 12 Realms is also moving along, with the box and foams of the game being the last production update by MAGE Company. The board game box measures 31*31*10 cm and comes with 3 foams to protect the miniatures from ALL the 12 Realms boxes. The foams can accommodate both Heroes, and Dark Lords, while they also come with custom holes to fit the buildings and other bigger sized minis.

Premium Square Sleeves Now Available

The 53*53mm premium sleeves are now available for pre-order in the MAGE Company online shop! MAGE is the only one producing premium quality sleeves of this size. The re-production is now finished and the estimated time of arrival of the sleeves to the German warehouse is December 20th. These premium quality transparent sleeves can be used in games like Raid & Trade and 12 Realms, as well as fit other games with 50*50mm cards, like Kingdom Death! Check it out at www.magecompany.com

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12 Realms: Bedtime Story is recently funded on Kickstarter and Spieleschmiede, but Giochix would also like to announce that it is on Giochistarter as well.  These campaigns are all going to be combined to fund the production of the game, and Giochix states that if they reach the mark of 3,000 Euros on Giochistarter, they will add the Italian translation of the rulebook (as the one currently available is in English).  The project includes the last 12 Realms expansion as well as the base game and other expansions.  See the Giostarter project here.

bomarzo board

Another announcement from Giochix is a new game by designer Stefano Castelli called Bomarzo.  In Bomarzo, players will take the role of feudal lords of the Orsini.  They will be managing one of the four minor fiefs: Collepiccolo, Castelvecchio, Montenero or Mompeo, trying to earn the esteem of the lord of the land.  There are “monsters of the park”, however, supernatural forces that can make or break your task of developing your fief.  Turning these forces to your advantage and developing the best fief will lead you to victory.

Bomarzo is a game for 2-4 players and plays in about 60 minutes.  To back this project, visit the Giochistarter page or the Kickstarter page.

12 Realms is a cooperative miniatures game that brings the fairytale world to life utilizing both settings like the fairy forest and characters like Red Riding Hood and Snow White.  Using card play and working together players attempt to hold back the hoards of monsters that invade the lands they inhabit.  If players are able to stem the tide and defeat the boss at the end they will claim victory and bring peace to the land.  Bedtime Story is the latest expansion of the 12 Realms game and will bring even more variety to the game and continue to expand its replayability.  Some notable additions that will be coming to the game are a steampunk inspired board called Clockwork Shire with their heroes Geppetto and Pinocchio, and Horrorville which includes Van Helsing and Oliver Twist.  Add in four new main villains and lots of new realm cards and you have a packed expansion (and that’s before you add in stretch goals).

Head over to the campaign to pledge for just the expansion or a combination of expansions and base game.  They also have add-ons to get all previously released promos, card sleeves, and even PAINTED minis.  As of this writing they are fully funded and well into unlocking more minis and other content in stretch goals.  Campaign ends on June 19th.

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12 Realms is a cooperative fantasy adventure game from MAGE Company. In 12 Realms players are tasked with  with saving the Realms from the Dark Lord’s overwhelming hordes. Bedtime Story is the latest expansion and the Kickstarter campaign that was announce in February is about to go live.

Bedtime Story allows for 1-7 players. They will face more powerful invaders, flooding map tiles, timed areas and even resist the desire to join the Dark Lords. Along with this new threats there will also be new heroes to recruit, special buildings, and new powerful Talents to choose from.

MAGE Company, in anticipation of the Kickstarter, posted their preview page in Kickstarter. To learn more about this expansion visit their Kickstarter page here.

MAGE Company is a game company that released games like 12 Realms, and Hoyuk, amongst others. They have some new expansions soon to be released and a UK Games Expo 2015 announcement.

Hoyuk: Anatolia

Anatolia is an expansion of Hojuk, a tile-laying game where 5 clans try to take over the valley by building the best village. The Anatolia expansion adds three different game mechanic or achievements. Players will have the chance to create an irrigation system for their villages, to throw and throw the best festival in the valley, and to build two artifacts.

12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy

12 Realms is a co-op, fantasy, adventure, game where players work to stop the Dark Lords’ hordes from pillaging the 12 Realms.This expansion will contain four new realms in the Fairy world to discover so as to defeat their enemies. The realms are: Kievan Empire, Golden Caliphate, Olympia, and Nile Valley. Eight Plots will provide a different game experience. They will include a background story and will increase the difficulty of the game by increasing the amount of decisions that players will have to make.

12 Realms: Bedtime Story

This expansion will be launched on Kickstarter in April 2015. In this expansion, bedtime stories and other tales will be invaded. Atlantis Realm will face a terrible sea threat, Pinocchio is trying to save the Clockwork Shire, a god rises in Tang Dynasty, and a mad man threatens Horrorville. Players will face more powerful invaders, flooding map tiles, timed areas and even resist the desire to join the Dark Lords. Along with this new threats there will also be new heroes to recruit, special buildings, and new powerful Talents to choose from.
MAGE Company will be offering hand painted miniatures with the Kickstarter, but because of limited availability, they want to know who is interested. If you are interested you can visit their Kickstarer preview page here and let them know.

Raid & Trade

This game, set in a post apocalyptic world, requires the players to negotiate and manage their resources in order to gain citizenship status within a Golden City. MAGE Company will be publishing the English version with an estimated release of June 2015.

UK Games Expo 2015

MAGE Company will, for the first time, join the UK Games Expo. They will have demos for their games and more, but we will have to wait until April for additional information.

ghost town

Mage Company is bringing 12 Realms back for more action with their latest expansion, Ghost Town, that is now live on Kickstarter.

In this expansion, players will experience an all new Realm that challenges heroes of the Fairy world to save a town that has been cursed from this world by the dark lords and turned into a ghost town. Missing items of the Marshall must be found before time runs out and the town will be lost forever.

ghost town components

Backers have multiple funding options with different rewards, including the new expansion only or the entire 12 Realms series with the base game and the first expansion, Ancestors Legacy. With 31 days left to go until the project ends, 12 Realms: Ghost Town is already at 300% funding and climbing.

You can check out the project here.

ancestors legacy

12 Realms returns with Ancestors Legacy! A fairy tale, coop, miniature game for 1-7 Heroes. Choose, equip, challenge, exploit, protect! Exciting adventure begins as 12 Realms returns with an expansion entitled Ancestors Legacy! Four exciting new realms lie hidden in the Fairy World and you must prepare yourself to explore them so as to defeat all of their enemies. Kievan Empire, Golden Caliphate, Olympia, and Nile Valley are the new lands you will get to explore to learn their secrets. Ruslan, Sinbad, along with the rest of the heroes, will unite to fight against Marid, Sobek, and the rest of the Dark Lords!

ancestors legacy figures

 The closing date on Kickstarter is June 13, 2014, the current pledged amount is $16,719 and the funding goal for the project is $40,000.  Pledge $45 for your own copy. The estimated delivery date is Feb 2015.