Rise of Tribes

Created by Breaking Games Team

Rise of Tribes
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5,906 backers pledged $386,887.00 on Kickstarter

Rise of Tribes is a 2-4 player board game. You are a prehistoric people, looking to grow in number, gather resources and lead your people to victory. Build villages, discover advancements and control territories to win! Design by Brad Brooks (Letter Tycoon), published by Breaking Games. Thanks to Kickstarter, this game is full of upgraded components, more art and epic bonus content. For a limited time, we're offering a reduced price on both standard and deluxe editions. We hope you enjoy Rise of Tribes!

Raised in Kickstarter
$386,887.00 / 5,906 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$43,496.00 / 5,913 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Tribes in the wild...
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 12:06:15 AM

Hey all,

Peter here, checking in from the development hut. In about two weeks, we'll post info on Backer Kit surveys. Before then, hi again (and thanks!) and a quick update on our next 2 shows where you'll see Rise of Tribes and more. PLUS, a look at some tribal allies on Kickstarter.

First, our final Jungle tile art is in! We could sure get lost in this art!


Breaking Games is at Comic-Con, in the webcomics section (#1234) with our pals Cyanide and Happiness, Joking Hazard - also funded on Kickstarter! We're there releasing a cool toy figurine (a Pixel Party version of The Tick! - design by Blaise Sewell and Razlo Bailey), and we'll have first ever copies of our party game Sparkle*Kitty (design by Manny Vega). This all being said, if you are there and want to try Rise of Tribes, YES! Let's do it! Come find us!

Breaking Games is a sponsor of Gen Con (Booth #2329), and we'll have a Rise of Tribes dedicated space in our booth, all day, every day! We'll have the debut of Asking for Trobils 2nd Edition! (designed by Christian Strain (yes, our KS campaign guy!) and Erin McDonald - originally funded on Kickstarter). In the event section, we'll also have demos of The King's Abbey 2nd Ed. (another awesome Kickstarter original, Aura, 4 The Birds, Letter Tycoon and The Game of 49 2017 championship tourneys!, and much more. 

The Community of Kickstarter!
In typing the above, it's really cool how many connections there are, and in particular how many games Kickstarter has tied together. It's a small world. Our friends at Dragoon told everyone about Rise of Tribes, so we're happy to shout out a couple of allies here, KS projects we think you should know about, if you haven't backed already!

Christian, Brad and myself are members of The League of Gamemakers - a blog about game design, publishing (incl. Kickstarter)  2 other Leaguers have launched epic looking campaigns THIS WEEK. Both campaigns with wicked looking meeple pieces btw. That's wild! Have you seen:

Legendary Creatures - by Pencil First Games (by leaguer Eduardo Baraf) 


Unbelievable card combos and gameplay here. And look at those meeples! Our tribe covets them! 

Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done by TMG (design by leaguer Seth Jaffee)
This game is epic looking. TMG of course is a KS pro member, and it shows. There's meeples AND minis. What?? Oooh, and a cool mancala mechanic...



Epoch: The Awakening Design by Marc Neidlinger (a proud backer of Rise of Tribes he tells me - Hi Marc!). Our friends at Print and Play are connected with this innovative looking game.  Chase Van Epps at Print and Play (responsible for many of our awesome Rise of Tribes prototypes) is listed in the game development credits here - very cool!


One more! Gen Con Video Bonanza 2017 
This is a connection that ties many Kickstarters together. Bower's Game Corner does many many many Kickstarter previews, and of course Forrest Bower covered Rise of Tribes as well. ROCK ON! He is looking for funding so he can cover all of Gen Con, and Essen too. Bower's Game Corner brings a true passion for games to his reviews, and we love it. Breaking Games is donating swag to the cause.

Whew! It's a jungle out there, navigating all the amazing things on Kickstarter. Talk again in a couple weeks!

Our Tribe Rises!
about 1 year ago – Fri, Jul 07, 2017 at 12:58:01 AM

We did it! To all of our backers, thank you so much! Some of us at Breaking Games would like to thank you personally with a short message.

Shari Spiro - Producer

I am honored and humbled by the response to this game - and in equal awe of how our team has responded to each of the backer's questions. It has been an amazing thing to experience first hand the feeling of community and support that everyone has put forth during this Kickstarter. May it be the start of many exciting Rise of Tribes games to come - as this is a game that will keep families and gamers coming back for years of enjoyment.

I have to say that I am the biggest fan of Rise of tribes, and I would like to especially thank Brad Brooks for designing it - Peter Vaughan for developing it - Christian Strain for leading our Kickstarter - Kat Mooney for pricing it - and for the great production work to come - Sergio Chaves for drawing it and Astrid Dalmady for finding Sergio. Special thanks also to Wes Straub and Marshall Gill for their Wesness and Marshmallowness - Aaron Demark who will be handling sales of retail worldwide - our entire team at Ad Magic -Breaking games and our many fans, Retailers, translators, and friends who came together on this project. The awesome response and the camaraderie of this Tribe community is something we hope will continue To grow, move, gather, and lead. Thanks! You all rock.

Brad Brooks - Designer

I’m overwhelmed by the response we’ve gotten to Rise of Tribes. A huge “Thank You” to all the backers who have joined our tribe, and to the many tribe members who worked so hard to make the game and the campaign such a success.

Peter Vaughan - Developer

Thank you Rise of Tribes! (that's you now). We at Breaking Games make tons of games. Strategy, family, party! We print 'em and go to all the shows. It's a heck of a lot of fun making games, (this one I've been working on with Brad for a year and a half!) but it's not nearly as fun as what we all just did, the last 30 days. We made this game as a team, and we made it EPIC! Meeples and modular gameplay crammed into two glorious boxes of tabletop goodness. A quick gateway civilization game for everyone. Everything from the Facebook polls to the pictures of meeples in nature, the foreign language PDF's we're making now in 8 languages, the stretch goal map ideas, and the ideas for expansions and scenarios to come; all of it was amazing. And now, a huge print run, as fast as we can, to get to 15 points. (that's what all tribes want, after all). 

Thank you sincerely, from our heart! Cheers!"

P.S. A special thank you to Sergio Chaves for making me say WOW almost every day when I get my email.

Christian Strain - Campaign Manager

I have to honestly say, you guys knocked past all of our expectations! In the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign, we had a game we wanted to make, a version of that game we hoped we could make, and a final version that was just a dream. You guys made the dream happen!

We can't thank you enough, not just for backing Rise of Tribes, but for being involved and sharing your enthusiasm. It's been a great experience running this campaign for Breaking Games. I hope to see all of you on our next adventure!

From all of Breaking Games, Thank you so much!


Last of the Tribes Art
about 1 year ago – Thu, Jul 06, 2017 at 01:21:05 AM

We've added many new members to our tribe! Welcome all, and thank you for joining us. We're almost to 5000 backers, and we have surpassed the final $300K Stretch Goal giving us these unique meeples! Thank you all so much for bringing this game to fruition in the best possible way.

Mountain Animal Selected

In case you're new, we've been having polls to decide which animal art would appear on different tiles. One of the Forest tiles got Dire Wolves, a Lake tile has a mysterious creature beneath the water, and now we are calling the third and final poll for the Giant Condor!

I personally voted for this one, so I'm very pleased. This beautiful bird on a Mountain hex will be great to see. Thank you to all of you who participated in our Facebook Group and polls!

Kia Kia Art Completed

Finally, the Kia Kia art is completed by Sergio! Just in time before the end.

Now I can't decide which Tribe art is my favorite!

Final Push

All of our Stretch Goals are completed. The game is what we had always hoped for, thanks to you. Technically, you won't be getting anything new if you help push this campaign further, but if you have loved this project, if you want to be more a part of it, if you want to encourage campaigns like this one, then please share/retweet these posts and tell your friends in the final hours. Thank you so much!

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New Art and Stretch Goals!
about 1 year ago – Tue, Jul 04, 2017 at 01:01:49 AM

We can almost see the end of our great journey with 3 days to go!

Welcome to all of the new tribe members we have picked up along the way. We just passed 4,000 backers this weekend! Recently we've hit Stretch Goals and Social Stretch Goals. We also have some new, exciting Stretch Goals to discuss and new art to show!

Chieftain Stretch Goal Unlocked  

We unlocked the Stretch Goal for a new Event and token for the Chieftain.  

The Chieftain event is shuffled in to the Events deck after the first village in the game is built. It is a unique single moment event; a resource bid for victory points (1 or 2 VP depending on total resources spent). The winner is awarded the token, and then must distribute the paid resources out to the other tribes, as they see fit. 

Leader Meeples Social Stretch Goal Unlocked 

Our last Social Stretch Goal was unlocked and now we have these amazing Leader Meeples!

Leader meeples are a variant/advanced rule in the game, after players are familiar with regular rules. They are build-able by all tribes once there is a village on the board, so be aware of this when you race to settle first.

We are actively testing various scenarios where they have lasting effects over certain dice actions versus single once-per-game powers. We will update you with more information. We are excited that this community stood together and made these possible by completing all the social goals! It takes a village, indeed.

The Next Stretch Goal

Our Next Stretch Goal is new art for the Deluxe Box, plus animal art being added to the common tiles.

The art for the Deluxe Box isn't final, but this is the direction it is going. You will be able to take the pieces out and fit them into the Standard Box if you want to combine them. Personally, I think the Deluxe Box will look great on my shelf!

New Animal on the Lake Tile

We've been running polls in our Facebook Group to determine which animals would be added to one Forest, Lake, and Mountain tile in the game. The first poll resulted a Dire Wolf being added to a Forest tile.

Now we have the results of the second poll for the Lake tile. Anyone who was participating in the poll knows already, the mysterious shadow beneath the waters is our winner by a landslide!

The Final Animal for the Mountain Tile

Finally, our Mountain tile needs an animal for when this Stretch Goal hits. For the mountain tile, we are bringing back the Cave Bear! It was nearly the winner in the first poll. Fighting the bear for the Mountain spot is the Woolly Rhino and the Giant Condor!

Go to our new Facebook poll and give us your vote! As always, if you share the poll, your vote is counted twice!

The Last Stretch Goal

After the Deluxe Box Art and Animal Art Stretch Goal, we have one final Stretch Goal to take us home! Many of you have seen it on the page already, and we've been excited to bring it to you.

The shapes of these are still being examined by the manufacturer to make sure they're possible, so these may change slightly, but these are close to finished.

The Danãnu Tribe

We have been eagerly waiting for Sergio to send us final art on the two tribes that were unlocked. Finally, the Danãnu!

Personally, I think this might be my favorite art for the males.

Shipping FAQ

We have just updated information on both Brazil shipping and 8-10x of the 6pack to EU. For any and all shipping questions going into the final days, please check the FAQ, and then, if you have further questions, send Breaking Games a message.

Evidence of the Tribe's Hard Work
about 1 year ago – Sat, Jul 01, 2017 at 12:02:38 AM

The final stretch Goal reached! You guys are amazing! We have so many new tribe members because of your efforts. 

On Monday we're going to have a mammoth of an update showing the Leader meeples, the next Stretch Goal, and a lot more! In the meantime, we got to play with the new wooden Mammoth!


These prototype meeples don't have spears yet, so they just run in terror.

Tribal ExSPEARience!

It looks like the Forensic Scientists over at Grey Fox Games have discovered a Spear from the prehistoric era of Rise of Tribes! They've added a custom card based on Rise of Tribes to their current (but ending on Monday) expansion of Deception: Murder in Hong Kong Kickstarter!

*art not final*

If you already own it and haven't seen the expansion's Kickstarter, or if you want both the game and expansion, head over there this weekend before the campaign closes. You'll have a special place in your heart for that spear as a tribe member!

Have a great weekend! Come tell us what games you played in our Rise of Tribes Facebook Group!