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Archona Games was founded by Milan Tasevski at the beginning of 2015. Milan is a big fan of board games and culture and his team is "committed to spreading the board game geek ways to the world and plant seeds of future board game fans and fanatics". Archona Games is known for their sci fi space battle games and amazing graphics. Milan is constantly engaging with various people from the community, always in search for great people to work together with on games and projects. Vladimir is the owner of a local gaming store in Macedonia called Goblin Games, and Boris Momic is the manager of the first board game cafe in Macedonia called Samo. All of these men are very active in the gaming community.

Archona Games reached out to Kickstarter to launch their new game Galactic Warlords, with game design by Babis Giannios and art by The Mico. They launched their project on November 7, 2017 and were 75% funded in less than a day. Archona games did very well with this campaign by having good graphics and also being able to connect their funders with the storyline that was behind the game. In less than two days they were funded. They were able to add on a miniature set, add a promo card, provide their backers with a print and play set and more. Within 10 days they were able to unlock their first stretch goal. They were able to successfully raise their goal in less than a month.

The storyline behind the Galatic Warlords is that players get to be one of the Galactic Warlords that is trying to establish dominion over the contested galactic region know as the Preiakka Federation. 400 years ago, the galaxy was finally united. After a long and tiring negotiations, the Preiakka Galactic Federation was born. Six major galactic factions, the Altorans, the Oku’Nar, the Remmen, the Fellerians, the Praxis and the Kiithos were united under a single idea – to bring peace to the galaxy – after years of hostility and aggression. All of that time the galaxy prospered in peace but then 78 years later all of that changed at Warlords fight to assert control over the planets.

The Game Play for Galactic Warlords is as follows. The WarLords are selected and then they hire the experienced mercenaries. Each turn they will be able to play one of the hired mercenaries and gather units for their base. The Warlords then establish control of the planets by deploying units on them or gain reputation by invading them. They are able to protect their mercenaries by putting them on matching half circles. At the end of the game players are able to gain additional power by fulfilling the missions of the mercenary cards. You can find out more about Galactic Warlords by viewing their Kickstarter campaign or their website by clicking the links below.

Game Information:
Number of Players: 1-4
Suggested Play Time: 30-90 minutes
Suggested Age: 13+

Included in the box:
80 infantry
8 aircraft
12 tanks
4 player boards
40 mercenary cards
15 support cards
1 galaxy board
24 planet tiles
4 player base ships
8 player markers
5 reputation markers
6 planet markers
16 solo cards
3 combat dice
4 help cards

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: November 7, 2017
Ship Date: December 5, 2018
Website: Archona Games