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The Great Wall Reprint by Awaken Realms Awaken Realms
Great Wall is 1-4 player innovative worker placement Board Game with multiple different ways to play it - solo, full co-op or competitive. With great reception from reviewers and gamers in 2021 the game is finally coming back!

Project story

1 - 4
Play time
120 min
14 +
worker placement
The Great Wall is an asymmetric worker/soldier placement game with engine-building themes and a twist in the form of a constantly attacking AI for 1-5 players. This fantasy board game is inspired by the history of the Great Wall of China, the Song Dynasty, and Genghis Khan's conquests. This Awaken Realms title gained the recognition of many players and reviewers, who placed it in the rankings of the best games released in 2021.

Why back now?

What's in the box?




"This is the game of the night! This is the big meaty game that you pull out to play, and it’s going to be the one you talk about!"
- Tom Vasel, Dice Tower

"I would say The Great Wall is at its best as a competitive game, but I can certainly see people falling in love with it as a co-op game as well."
- Rahdo

"The Advisors and Generals give you so much fun in this game! They are really what drives this game forward. Those things turn The Great Wall into an excellent engine!"
- BoardGameCo

Game highlights

3 fully fledged way to play!

You can play Great Wall as a solo, full co-op and competitively. Each of the mode have been really well designed and thoroughly tested to be really enjoyable and works with vast majority of expansions and extra content.
Getting Great Wall offers you an amazing replayable experience, that you can play in different ways with different people and still have TONS of fun!

Unique worker placement hybrid

Game introduces a lot of interesting mechanics and integrates them very closely with the theme. You can earn points in multiple ways, from economical part, building wall or fighting in defense of the wall against hordes of enemies.
You need to be very strategic about your choices, interact with other players and pay very close attention to what is happening on the board. There is TON of extra details and interactions that you will be discovering while playing more of the game, such us tea track importance, sequence of activations or the way certain fields can be activated with your workers.

Create unique engine and win!

Most importantly, during the game you will try to create your own unique, asymmetric engine that will help you get an edge. Those engines can be super different – from allowing your workers to bring you more resources, exchange resources for free, being more efficient in combat or being a better wall-builder!
Possibilities are endless and there is a place for a lot of different strategies whether you enjoy more “combat „oriented strategies or pure economics.

Top of the shelf components

Our 2d and 3d artists left their hearts in this game – we really wanted to create one of the best looking position in this segment and we hope, that we were able to do so. Artstyle is very consistent and thematic, miniatures super-detailed and all the components are top quality.
You can expect a box that is filled with content up to the very edges, without any “wasted” place – and all of the components were carefully crafted to play together visually and bring tons of theme to your table.

Awaken Realms

Over 7 years ago we started as a "true start-up" miniature painting studio painting Warhammer 40 000 models (in the old basement :D). Now, we have grown into a team of 150 people with one simple goal - create the best games in their categories. Games are our passion, always have been - so we take the whole process personal and give everything we can to deliver amazing experience for you all!
Our 3 main company values are passion, inspiration and community - and we try to implement them in everything that we do. We were able to deliver a lot of games already, such us:
Nemesis, The Edge Dawnfall, This War of Mine: TBG, Lords of Hellas, Tainted Grail, Etherfields, Great Wall and more!
We want to be proud from every game that we create, so you can expect us to give tons of effort with every title that we release!


Risks and challenges

We are confident about the delivery of the game and there is no risk in that area - we have accumulated vast experience working on other titles and projects and big track record. Even during one of the worst global supplies chain crisis we continued to deliver our games. The only risk factor, which can always happen, is a delay in delivery due to unforeseen circumstances orprolongeddevelopment.

Please note that this is not a pre-order and the final product might slightly change in the process or get delayed. We are fully devoted to creating an amazing experience and you can trust us that every choice we make will only be aimed at improving the standard of the final product.

Game and all components will be produced in China and will be up to the highest quality standards that we hold for our previous games.

Refunds and cancellation

During the crowdfunding campaign you can freely modify or cancel the order. Gamefound only collects your payment at the end of a successfully funded campaign.

After the campaign, if you would like to resign from a part of your pledge or cancel your order, you can contact our customer support team and request a partial refund or cancel order. We offer 91% no-question asked refund (9% goes toward payment processing, Gamefound and administrative fees).

If you receive the game and any component will be damaged / missing, our customer service upon contact will be happy to send replacement.