Rise of Tribes

Created by Breaking Games Team

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!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Tribe vs the Volcano
about 2 years ago – Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 03:29:07 PM

Welcome new members of the tribe! We just hit $80K and over 1200 backers! Your enthusiasm and ideas are overwhelming. We can't thank you enough.

Speaking of ideas, a great many of them are being given over in our comments section. Hope you'll join us just to tell us which tribe you would play first, what color meeple you would play with, ask us questions, or share ideas about what you want to see next in future stretch goals! Speaking of stretch goals...

The Volcano

When the Event first occurs, the tile is added – bordering the map where the active player has meeples. Now, the volcano erupts! (oh no!). Tribes nearby gain stone, but may lose meeples depending on the doubles rolled. The volcano event is mixed back into the deck, and a subsequent pull causes another eruption, so watch out. Good news though – the tiles bordering the volcano gain flexibility and can produce stone for your tribe. Is that worth the risk?

What's Next for Our Tribe?

We're only 10K away from reaching the Altar, so please share and talk about Rise of Tribes to others you think would love to join our tribe!

The Facebook Tribe

If you're on Facebook and haven't joined our Rise of Tribes Facebook Group yet, please jump in! There are a great deal of playtesters who can give you honest evaluations and answers to your questions there. The designer, Brad Brooks, can be found lurking in the threads from time to time as well.

Tell us in the comments section which social media and websites you believe we should be more present in!

Flick Wars

You know all those gorgeous prototypes you've seen in the review videos? They were produced by Print and Play Games, and right now Andrew Tullsen is about to complete his first Kickstarter for his game, Flick Wars.



If a quick, combat, dexterity game with 3D terrain sounds like a game you don't want to miss, then we highly recommend checking out their campaign before it ends tomorrow!


New Tribes!
about 2 years ago – Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 03:28:16 PM

Welcome to the tribe, all newcomers! Thank you for joining us and getting us to the stretch goal for the Altar! We are all blown away by the passion for this game.

The Danañu

We unlocked this unbelievable stretch goal so fast we didn't have time to properly introduce them! This is a 7th tribe that players can select! The art is still being worked on, but this is the rough so far.

The Kia Kia

Speaking of new tribes! The next stretch goal to reach is the 8th tribe, the Kia Kia! I have to admit, this might be my favorite of the artwork so far, and its still in rough!

Board Game Geek

We are so excited to be listed in the Hotness list on the left side of the boardgamegeek site! 

We hope everyone has a great weekend! If you play games, let us know in the comments section or Facebook group what you played!

War Cry!
about 2 years ago – Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 03:27:12 PM

What a weekend! Normally Kickstarter creeps along on the weekends, but you guys are not slowing down. We gained about $20,000 this weekend! Welcome to the tribe if you've just joined us.


The cave drawings are complete! We now have badges to show off! Upload and set as your avatar the tribe you want to play first when you get your game! We'll see which tribe gets the most love in the Kickstarter Comments section.








BoardGameGeek Hotness

BGG Mystics of the tribe, we need your help! We're climbing the hotness track on the #1 board game website, and a couple of thumbs on our cover image and voting for your favorite tribe art will help us out.

Click here to thumbs up the cover image!
Click here to thumbs up the cover image!


Other images to thumb:

The MU'K'A'AN!

We Found Arrowheads!

If you go to our Facebook Group, you'll see we posted 3 options for an arrowhead score marker that will replace the score markers in the game for both Standard and Deluxe editions! Tell us which one you would prefer!

Facebook Group Post


Social Goals!

Brad Brooks, designer of Rise of Tribes, remarked that it really does take a village to make this all possible, so we thought we'd make some very special game goals to reward community growth.

Below is a chart of social goals, ranging from backer count (get a friend!) to snapping fun photos. If we get 10 of these goals, we'll TAME THE MAMMOTH (event upgrade)!

12 goals and we'll introduce another first print exclusive hex tile, the TAR PITS! Finally, if our tribe can get to 15 points (just like the game), we'll introduce LEADER MEEPLES in every box of Rise of Tribes (both standard and Deluxe editions)!



 We're so excited to see how the tribe answers this war cry! 

Meeples, and Mammoths, and Lands Oh My!
about 2 years ago – Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 03:25:15 PM

Welcome new tribe members! We just hit 250 subscribers on the boardgamegeek page! That's another social goal knocked out. We're getting closer to the Event upgrade that allows you to tame the Mammoth. I want to be the guy riding the mammoth on the cover of the box!

We're very close to 750 members of our Facebook Group tribe!

Arrowheads Decided!

With everyone's input considered, the race was so close, we gave our designer, Brad Brooks, final call. The arrowhead score markers we just unlocked will be option B! 

Thank you so much for your input.

Great Lands Stretch Goal

The Great Lands are 3 new tiles that serve as an unique version of the common forest, lake and mountain tiles. They are now included in both Standard and Deluxe editions. Thank you for reaching this stretch goal! We have been eager to share this art (though it is not finalized).

There are three ways these 3 tiles can be utilized in the game:

  • These lands stand out from the normal tiles, and would make very attractive resource holders. Place your stone, food and wood on these cards and keep them nearby the map.
  • The great lands can be considered special versions of forest, lake and mountain, and as such they have been imbued with magical energy (thank you Sergio Chaves for gorgeous illustrations) that grants +1 to all resource gathering. Mix these in as one set of your terrain if you want them dotted throughout the map.
  • Scenario play - 3 new tiles, which count as forest, lake and mountain, gives everyone tiles to play variants, possibly with more players or with quests or wherever your imagination takes you in Rise of Tribes.

Custom Meeples have Spears!

We unlocked this stretch goal a while back, but we wanted to make sure we had it right before showing. This is close, but may very slightly in the end. Now both Standard and Deluxe games will have 80 custom spear-wielding meeples!