Embark on a grand adventure in the lively Galzyr! The game features an open and persistent world, hundreds of stories, and charming animalfolks. Supports both competitive and co-operative play for 1 to 4 players.
Lands of Galzyr is an adventure board game set in an open, story rich world. In the game, you are an adventurer seeking fame and excitement in Galzyr – a region known for the historic strife between three city-states and their former motherland and the thrill-seeking nature of its colourful inhabitants.
The adventure you embark on is built upon a massive storybook that guides you to face all kinds of situations, animalfolks, and challenges as your journey continues from one game to the next. Lands of Galzyr can be played either competitively or co-operatively with 1 to 4 players, and despite its continuous nature, players can drop in and out freely between games.
Story-driven adventure: There are hundreds of stories waiting for you to explore. Quests, characters, and decisions all come together to create a grand adventure.
Open game world: Galzyr is a big place, and only you decide the direction of your adventure. There’s lots to see and experience wherever you choose to go.
Save mechanism: Your actions have consequences, often far-reaching. The game is designed to be a continuous adventure where each game picks up where the previous one left off.
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All additional items in the Deluxe Edition can also be purchased separately as addons.
Lands of Galzyr utilises a digital storybook which you can access with an internet browser. You can use the book online or alternatively download and use it offline. The lack of a physical book makes the game more affordable, but the digital storybook has other less obvious advantages as well.
Ease of use: Compared to a printed storybook, our digital adaptation is faster and comes with many handy features. This significantly cuts down the time wasted on finding the right page or paragraph.
Spoiler free: The storybook only shows you the parts you should see at any given moment, preventing you from accidentally spoiling any upcoming surprises.
Updates: We are able to update the storybook even after release to fine-tune the story entries based on your feedback or to add additional polish.
We commit to keeping the digital storybook online for as long as possible and promise to release it as open source software if we ever find ourselves unable to continue hosting it anymore. You can rest assured that you can enjoy your copy of Lands of Galzyr till the end of time.
Meet the adventurers
When you delve into Lands of Galzyr, you will become one of the four adventurers shown above. Each adventurer is different, including a unique starting quest and special ability, but you can change most things to your liking while playing. While we recommend that you play the same one each time, players can nevertheless drop in and out between games without issue.
We will introduce each adventurer in more detail in upcoming project updates. Follow the project to learn more about our colourful cast of characters!
How to play
You can download and comment on the latest draft of the rulebook from the link below.
Previews and first looks
Please note that the game components in these videos are of prototype quality and they do not fully represent the final product.
There has been some small tweaks to the rules since the filming of these gameplay videos. They should still give you a really solid idea on how the game plays in general.
Sami, a designer and illustrator of the game, will host two YouTube livestreams every week during the campaign. On Fridays he will do drawing streams and on Sundays gameplay demo streams. Subscribe to the channel to see the starting times and to receive notifications.
The world of animalfolks
In the world of Daimyria, intelligent animalfolks have risen to build civilisations, each with their own defining traits and unique cultures. There are reckless polecats, scheming magpies, enthusiastic turtles, and many other colourful folks with their own attitudes towards life.
Daimyria is the world where Lands of Galzyr takes place, as do our other games, Dale of Merchants and Dawn of Peacemakers. The world is rich in both story and characters and we continue to expand it further through the games we release. If you’re familiar with the earlier games, you may even encounter some familiar faces and get to know them on an entirely new level!
Our previous games are both loved by the players and acclaimed by reviewers for their elegant gameplay and charming artwork. Our goal is to make innovative games, taking existing genres to new directions or creating entirely new ones.
Additionally, we have a couple of key design principles which can be seen in our games.
Thematic: We make our games immersive and memorable by enhancing the gameplay with a strong theme.
Bold: Challenging both ourselves and the established norms, we strive to create fresh and unique experiences.
Polished: We take pride in the quality of our games, placing great emphasis on playtesting and build quality.
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Meet the team
We would like to thank all playtesters for their time and feedback. We're also extremely grateful to all backers of our previous projects, whose support has allowed us to get to the point where we can even attempt such a grand project.
Everything in this Shipping section refers to English copies, including addons from Snowdale Design's catalog. See details for French versions 🇫🇷 here and Spanish versions 🇪🇸 here.
Shipping costs will be charged after the campaign in the pledge manager (which is here on Gamefound). All products will be shipped through fulfilment centres operating in the USA, Canada, European Union, and Australia. Backers in these regions will not be subject to import taxes. VAT is also already included in the pledge price for these regions. Shipping outside these regions may result in additional costs.
After the campaign, all backers will have access to the pledge manager. If you pledge for the English version of the game, you can use the pledge manager to add any number of additional games and addons from Snowdale Design’s catalog to your pledge. All products will be fulfilled in a single delivery in order to keep shipping costs at minimum. If you’d like to receive some of the games quicker, consider purchasing from our online store.
If the campaign is successful and the production goes according to plan, backers will receive their games by July of 2022. This estimate accounts for moderate delays, including those caused by the ongoing pandemic, so an earlier delivery is a possibility.
Refunds and cancellation
During the crowdfunding campaign, you can freely modify or cancel your order. Gamefound only collects your payment at the end of a successfully funded campaign.
After the campaign, we generally cannot offer refunds. But if you really need one, contact us and we'll see what we can do. At most, we can return 90% of your pledge, as 10% will go to covering administrative and payment processing costs.
Naturally, if any components are missing or damaged in the copy you receive, we'll send you replacements.
Risks and challenges
Snowdale Design has successfully completed and delivered 5 prior projects on Kickstarter.
We will do our best in trying to prevent and minimise any delays in final development, manufacturing, shipping, or delivery. Reliable manufacturing and fulfilment partners have already been selected. That being said, unforeseen issues which delay the project may still occur. We promise to tackle any and all possible obstacles and provide transparent communication should any delays happen.
The still ongoing pandemic continues to cause issues, but we have discussed the situation with our partners and will do our best to minimise its impact.
You can support our project with full confidence. Thank you for your support!