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Rurik: Dawn of Kiev is LIVE on Kickstarter!

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Rurik Launches on Kickstarter July 10


Rurik is Coming to Kickstarter

Good News! Rurik: Dawn of Kiev launches on Kickstarter July 10th! That's only four days away. We are excited (also extremely busy) and can't wait to share the campaign with you on Tuesday.

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Rurik: Dawn of Kiev - Art Print Giveaway


Win a 12x18 art print from our upcoming game Rurik: Dawn of Kiev!
0n Kickstarter July 10th!

One winner will receive their choice of art print: Boris or Maria (shown below).

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For more information about Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, please visit the Rurik: Dawn of Kiev Web Page or follow along in the Rurik Facebook Group.


Rurik: Dawn of Kiev - Art Print Giveaway


Win a 12x18 art print from our upcoming game Rurik: Dawn of Kiev!
0n Kickstarter July 10th!

One winner will receive their choice of art print: Boris or Maria (shown below).

Please wait while the gleam.io app loads below.

For more information about Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, please visit the Rurik: Dawn of Kiev Web Page or follow along in the Rurik Facebook Group.


Origins Game Fair 2018


June has been very busy for PieceKeeper Games, and there are no signs of it letting up!

This week we're at Origins Game Fair 2018. Not only will we be at Booth 361, but we'll also be running events for both Gearworks and Rurik: Dawn of Kiev! If you are attending, you can register for these events onsite at the Origins Registration Kiosk.

After that, make your way over to booth 361 for some freebies!

  • FREE Rurik soldier miniature with coupon from Origins booklet.
  • FREE Gearworks Promo Card when you pre-order a copy of Gearworks!

See you there!
-Kirk





Behind the Board - Episode 2: Playtesting


"Behind the Board" gives you a behind the scenes look into our everyday life as an indie board game publisher. In the second episode, Kirk heads to Protospiel Milwaukee to demo Rurik: Dawn of Kiev. The results and input from players there are then reviewed for consideration of potential updates to the game.

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Behind the Board - 02. Playtesting

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Behind the Board - Episode 1: Prototypes


Our new video series "Behind the Board" gives you a behind the scenes look into our everyday life as an indie board game publisher. In this first episode, we are creating eleven prototype copies of our upcoming game Rurik: Dawn of Kiev (making prototypes takes a lot of time!), receive updated manufacturing samples for Gearworks, and more!

Behind the Board - 01. Prototypes - Full Episode

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Gen Con Demos & Giveaways


If you will be at Gen Con, we'd love to see you and give you a little gift! We'll primarily be in two areas: the First Exposure Playtest Hall (FEPH) - generally at table 14 - and Hall A: Black (although we may also be in other Hall A or Hall B areas close by). Look for a banner with the Rurik art on it (shown below).

The First Exposure Playtest Hall is in rooms 107 - 110.

Look for a banner with this art on it.


We have a few event slots left for Rurik: Dawn of Kiev. Get your tickets now to play an early demo for this upcoming 4X realm building game set in 11th century Kievan Rus' and featuring auction programming (brand new mechanic), resource management, and area control.

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Rurik Demos at Gen Con


Gen Con events for our upcoming euro-style game Rurik: Dawn of Kiev are live and selling out quickly! Get your tickets now to play early demos for this upcoming 4X realm building game set in 11th century Kievan Rus' and featuring auction programming (brand new mechanic), resource management, and area control. Sign up for our mailing list for game updates.




Near-final box illustration for Rurik by Finn McAvinchey.
Playtest of Rurik, a 4X realm building euro-style game set in 11th century Eastern Europe.

Demo New Games at Origins!


Kirk will be at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH from June 14-18 to show off several upcoming games, including Gearworks, Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, and Door Number 3 (more info coming soon). If you are attending and would like to meet up and play a game, please email us or Tweet at us! Click images for more game details.

Box art (left) and card back art (right) for Gearworks. Steampunk strategy card game with a "twist" on area control.
Playtest of Rurik, a kingdom building & "auction programming" game set in 11th century Eastern Europe.

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