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Relive the Greatest Siege in History!
A vendetta spanning decades reaches its terrible and bloody crescendo!

Suleiman the Magnificent's 30,000 strong armada descends on the 500 beleaguered Knights of St John and the defending people of Malta, with the express purpose of wiping them from existence, and changing the course of history forever...
1565, St. Elmo's Pay is an asymmetric, competitive, tactical card game, and successor to the award-winning 1066, Tears to Many Mothers (also available in this campaign), with which it is fully compatible. Each player, as either Ottoman Turks or Knights of St John, musters troops and resources to overcome the various obstacles in their path before the two armies clash in an epic siege over three frontiers on the tiny island of Malta: Birgu, Senglea, and the doomed fortress of Saint Elmo.

Players: 1-2                      Time: 30-40 minutes                       Ages: 10+

Every beautiful card in the game is inspired by a real person or event from the time. With a focus on quick, tactical play and a thematic re-imagining of the events of the time, the game is non-collectable, and there is no deck building required. Each player simply grabs their deck and shuffles, then play begins.

Pledge Levels

Games from the KS
  • 1565 Game Only

    1565 Game Only

    £30.00 £35.00
    The game: Relive the 1565 Siege of Malta 'the Greatest Siege in History' in this gorgeous 1-2 player, 30-40 minute, non-collectable card game.
  • 1565 Game + Playmat

    1565 Game + Playmat

    £55.00 £65.00
    1565, St Elmo's Play: Game + Playmat. Includes all Stretch Goals.
  • Both Games + Playmats

    Both Games + Playmats

    £99.00 £130.00
    Get everything! Includes all Stretch Goals: 1565, St Elmo's Pay + 1565 Playmat + 1066, Tears to Many Mothers + 1066 Playmat.
  • Both Games: 1066 + 1565

    Both Games: 1066 + 1565

    £60.00 £70.00
    Both games, no playmats, includes all Stretch Goals: 1565, St Elmo's Pay + 1066, Tears to Many Mothers.

Add-ons

  • 1565, St. Elmo's Pay

    1565, St. Elmo's Pay

    £30.00 £35.00
    The Game: Relive the 1565 Siege of Malta 'the Greatest Siege in History' in this gorgeous 1-2 player, 30-40 minute, non-collectable card game.
  • 1565 Mat (stitched edges)

    1565 Mat (stitched edges)

    £25.00 £30.00
    This beautiful neoprene playmat offers a stunning framework for your games of 1565, St. Elmo's Pay.
  • 1066, Tears to Many Mothers

    1066, Tears to Many Mothers

    £30.00 £35.00
    1066, Tears to Many Mothers: Outwit your enemy & recreate the Battle of Hastings in this multi-award nominated, 1-2 player, 30-40 minute, non-collectable card game.
  • 1066 Playmat

    1066 Playmat

    £25.00 £30.00
    A sumptuous, beautifully illustrated neoprene playmat to frame your games of 1066, Tears to Many Mothers.

Other Games

  • Gloom of Kilforth

    Gloom of Kilforth

    £57.00 £59.00
    TGM Game of the Year nominee: the complete, epic, RPG-based adventure card game of Gothic high fantasy for 1-4 heroes by award-winning designer Tristan Hall.
  • Shadows of Kilforth
    The fully compatible sequel to the complete, epic, RPG-based adventure card game of gothic high fantasy for 1-4 heroes by award-winning designer Tristan Hall.

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