Warring Kingdom

Created by Harry Gao

Warring Kingdom
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163 backers pledged $9,073.88 on Kickstarter

Challenge your friends over the supremacy of a broken kingdom! Introducing new, fun and exciting mechanics that bring combat to life.

Raised in Kickstarter
$9,073.88 / 163 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$505.00 / 165 backers

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Want your own copy of Warring Kingdom but missed the Kickstarter? Fear not! Everyone pre-ordering via Paypal before August will receive the game as soon as it becomes available! Email us at to get your game!

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"It takes a proven concept and enhances it to the point I wouldn't want to play some of the older more established games in its genre." -Let's Level Up

"This is what Dominion should have been like." - Today in Board Games

"[Warring Kingdom] is both familiar and unique, and has worked really hard to create a game that I really enjoy!" -Geeks Playing Games

"I can't speak enough praise about the battle mechanics. I love it so much"  --NVS

"Highly interactive and highly fun." -Today in Board Games

"Easy to learn and very enjoyable to play." -Convention Gamer

"I liked Warring Kingdom quite a bit.. and I really like the artwork in this game. Cannot state that enough!" - Bower's Game Corner

"A game surpassing classics in its field." -Slimgamer

"Warring Kingdom is not like most deck builders. Even after a dozen plays, there is still a lot more to uncover." BGG Reviewer

"Warring Kingdom has a plethora of strategies and tactics that will keep the game entertaining for a long time. " -Board Game Quest

"After playing Warring Kingdom I can't go back to Dominion."- Beta Playtester 

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  • International shipping cost is listed in each tier; simply add that to your pledge depending on where you live. Note the international special tier (3 copies of the game) has FREE international shipping!
  • If you want any add-ons, simply add the price of the add-on to your pledge!
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Why pledge today? Well, here are just a few good reasons!

  • You will get Warring Kingdom before anyone else!

  • Without your help, the game won't fund and no one gets Warring Kingdom and the world will be sad place!
  • You save money off MSRP!
  • You can get the exclusive Kickstarter expansion pack with fun new cards!
  • You will receive all stretch goal perks, as well as the following Kickstarter exclusive cards!
  • And of course, you will receive my eternal gratitude and positive energy!
KS Exclusive!
KS Exclusive!

A year ago, we set out to design a game that we would love to play. As gamers, we wanted a game that would be fun and deep, yet easy to pick up. We invented the unique battle mechanics that hinge on both preparation and luck, creating a one-of-a-kind deck building game. The result is Warring Kingdom!

Warring Kingdom is a 2-4 player game with direct player Vs. player combat. You will play the role of a disgraced Lord fighting others to usurp the Crown. You must balance economic development with military maneuvers. The end goal is to demonstrate supremacy over your opponents by defeating one of them; the first player to destroy an opponent's castle wins the game. 

We have an exciting combat system that brings epic battles to you in the form of cards. Over the course of your game, you will turn your meager city into a hotbed of economic and military activities, hiring soldiers, building siege engines, grabbing civilians and sabotaging your opponents. You will be immersed in the gaming experience as one of the remaining Great Lords caught in War for the Throne. Every game is 60 minutes of fast-paced, scream-out-loud fun!

Every decision you make will be meaningful. You will tailor your strategy to what's available and to others' actions, taking a different path each time you play.

Put on your helm, pick up your spear, and challenge your friends to duel over the Crown of Eastmore... in the WARRING KINGDOM!

An exclusive expansion adds much more flavor and strategy to the game! Here are few example cards from the expansion:

Sample cards from the expansion
Sample cards from the expansion

                              The expansion allows for even more strategic depth without complicating gameplay or introducing new rules. It offers even more replayability and tactical flexibility!

                              All additional artwork and setup are finished for the expansion; there will be no delay in shipping!

                              Want more stuff? Simply add the corresponding price to your pledge to claim your add-on! (int'l shipping additional)

                                                          Additional Copy ..........................................$35

                                                          Expansion ...................................................$13


                              Professional MtG style custom playmat designed to beautify and simplify the gaming experience. The mats will be 24 inches wide (60.96 cm) by 14 inches (35.56 cm) tall. 

                              Potential Design
                              Potential Design

                              Wall Paper ...................................................$5 

                              Get some beautiful and high definition background for your desktop!

                              We have created four 1080p wallpapers for $5 each. 

 Want to see Warring Kingdom in action? Check out the play through video!

Like Podcasts? Here's Warring Kingdom on DJ Grandpa's Crib

And here are what reviewers have to say about the game

"Warring Kingdom is a game that NEEDS to be funded. It takes a proven concept - like a deck builder - and enhances it to the point I wouldn't want to play some of the older more established games in its genre."

                                                                                       -- Rick, 

"It's a great combination of deck building and combat. As a fan of both deck building and player vs. player combat games, Warring Kingdom is an exciting find. The addition of dice adds just enough luck that it balances the game for those who don't enjoy matching wits quite as much as I do. But there is plenty of strategy, building and combat for those who do."             

                                                                                             --Lori, Geeks Playing Games

Warring Kingdom is a richly themed deck-building game with a lot of player interaction and a unique and interesting combat system. Replayability is very high and there is a great depth of strategies that players can explore for a long time to come. Warring Kingdom is easy to learn and very enjoyable to play. Both my 12-year old son and I thought Warring Kingdom was the best game we learned during TotalCon 2014.

                                                                                                    --Ed Murphy, Gamer

"I can't speak enough praise for the battle mechanics. I love it so much. It changes everything. For somebody who has his days of strategic thinking, and other days where I can't strategize to save my life, this gives me a break on my bad days, and make me work for it on the good ones."

                                                                                             --NVS, Kickstarter Preview

"Unlike some deck building games there is a lot of player interaction in Warring Kingdom. And, again, unlike some deck building games, the player interaction is perfect for the theme of the game. You genuinely feel like the Lord of the manor, sending your plebes out to do your dirty work. It is a fitting detail and it is fun!"

                                                                                               --Ben, Geeks Playing Games

Overall we really enjoyed Warring Kingdom once we got the hang of it. My friend (a very forward hater of Dominion) expressed “This is what Dominion should have been like”. That pretty well summed up the mood at the table. Warring Kingdom takes the basics of a deck-builder game and adds the player interaction that was sorely missing from the original batch of deck-builders.

                                                                                           --Roger, Today in Board Games

"Do you like the pure deck building mechanic of Dominion but find the minimal player interaction disappointingly lacking? Then get ready for Warring Kingdom."
                                                                                                        -- secoAce 

The game was a lot of fun to play. I enjoy the combat a lot in this game. I wasn’t sure how using dice to determine which columns attack would work, however, I was pleasantly surprised. 
This game is ideal for the veteran Dominion player that wants more direct player interaction throughout the game. Warring Kingdom has a plethora of strategies and tactics that will keep the game entertaining for a long time.

                                                                                         --Tyler, BoardGameQuest 

"I liked Warring Kingdom quite a bit. I liked how you are never quite sure what you are going to get.. unlike other deck building games."

                                                                                      -- Bower's Game Corner

"Warring Kingdom has depth
I recommend this game to anyone that is looking for a game with a good dose of deck building with a lot of player interaction, used in conjunction with tactical battles randomized through dice rolls. Even after a dozen plays, I feel that while I have a feeling for the game now, there is still a lot more to uncover."

                                                                                                    -- bbblasterfire 

If you are still hungry for more information you can check out our website or just ask us in the comments. We’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible! You can find the full rulebook here.

We’re a small group of gamers that really enjoy tabletop gaming. We really love tabletop games like Innovation, Pandemic, Munchkin, and Mage Knight, just to name a few. 

Warring Kingdom has been play-tested, changed, play-tested, changed, over and over again. It is now ready for prime time! The art is complete. Local conventions love it. Manufacturers are ready and waiting. Now all we need is you!  


Many of you have been asking for avatars; so here they are! Please use one of these as your KS avatar for the duration of the campaign to help raise awareness! 

Feel free to reach out if you have any other avatar ideas; I'd gladly make one for you!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Last batch sent today!
over 2 years ago – Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 04:27:01 AM

The last batch of games are sent today! By now, you should have either received your copy, or received a USPS notification tracking your copy. If anyone has not seen a tracking notification, do let me know!


Thank you everyone for the ride. It was a great amount of fun; so much so I might be tempted to do it again with an expansion...

Stay tuned my friends.


Half way there!
over 2 years ago – Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 09:59:25 AM

Status update:

  • Half of the games have been packed for delivery/delivered. You should have seen a tracking email from USPS if you are among those folks. 
  • Everyone else's should go out by 10/13; so everyone (maybe except some international backers) should see the game by 10/20! 
  • Warring Kingdom play party was great; thank you everyone for coming! 

For those of you who have received the game and played it, please head over to BGG to rate the game! 

I'd very, very much appreciate it. Tell your friends about the game; copies of the game will go on sale as soon as all backers receive their copies! 

~Happy Warring,


Warring Kingdom Play Party--This Sunday!
over 2 years ago – Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 05:42:33 AM

First, a reminder: the play party, where you'll be able to pick up your copy of the game and enjoy playing it with the Warring Kingdom team and other backers, will be held on 

This Sunday, at 1pm, at Walker Memorial (142 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142).

Friends and gamers welcome!

Second, 8% of the game have been delivered, and we are waiting for a large shipment of USPS boxes before sending out the rest. All shipments will be done with USPS priority mail, with insurance and tracking, to guarantee the safest and fastest deliver. 

And again, please double check your address on record in backerkit if you have recently moved or if you are prone to typing your address wrong (I know I do it all the time!) 

If anyone wants an extra copy, or would like to add on the playmat, let me know right away so I can bundle it into your shipment!

 Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!


Sept Update: GAMES LANDED!
almost 3 years ago – Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 09:04:26 PM


I'll start with some good news, then follow it by some more good news, and close it off with one extra good news. Enjoy the update!

All the games are now off the boat, into warehouse!! Starting next week, all games will be sorted and shipped to YOU, in reverse-geographical order so that most backers will receive their copies at relatively same time. 

Please double-check your backerkit to make sure your pledge questions are complete and addresses up to date!! 

Next up, I have mentioned the possibility of a Warring Kingdom play-party, and received many emails, FB messages, Kickstarter messages etc. expressing interest. So the party is official a go! All local backers, and not-so-local ones who wish to join us, are all welcome! We will meet on MIT campus at Walker Memorial
3rd floor in the "Gym" (which is filled with desks and very MIT) 
On Sunday, 9/28 @ 1pm. Friends are welcome too! 
Please RSVP here. Not binding, and if you happen to show up without RSVP I won't kick you out either....but it does help me get a rough head count and better prepare. 
Finally, starting next week, updates will be provided WEEKLY to keep everyone posted. 
That's all folks. Thank you all, and again, please do go double check your address in backerkit, and you can make any updates to it right there!

August Update!
almost 3 years ago – Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 08:38:18 AM


That's right everyone, the game has been fully printed, packaged and is shipping to the U.S. as we speak! It'll make its journey to NYC, then to Boston, where it will be distributed to all of you!!

More specifically, we are looking at an arrival date of 9/20, and first copy of the game will go out before the end of the month. Everyone in the Boston Area, plus take note we will be having celebrating with a Warring Kingdom play-party, if you are interested, shoot me a note!!

Most U.S. Backers can expect the game by 10/15 based on current estimates, and international backers by 10/20. Of course, to keep optimism in check, there can still be steps that will delay these dates, but I'm feeling quite confident that we will deliver on time! 

That's all folks~ Stay safe, and stay cool!