a new board game for 2-4 (awful) wizards

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Kill Merlin! is FUN

Watch our montage video of people having fun winning Kill Merlin!

Kill Merlin! is fun to play, and winning is especially satisfying.

"And with THAT, I have killed Merlin!"

Reviewers Love Kill Merlin!

There are more previews and reviews below, but first...

About the Game

Merlin is the most powerful wizard in the land, and he has cornered the market on all mana and magical ingredients. His impetuous and unpredictable nature has made life for an aspiring magic user a challenge. As long as Merlin lives, you and your fellow wizards must hide in the shadows and follow his every whim. You know that there is only one way to end his megalomaniacal reign. You must kill him.

Buy Ingredients

Use your wits, magical ingredients, and the very elements of nature to assemble a mystical spell that can bring Merlin down. However, as you pursue your dreams of power, so too do the other magical beings of the realm. And the only thing more dangerous than a crafty old wizard is an ambitious young one. Actually, all wizards are terrifying, so be careful.

Learn and Cast Spells

Buy ingredients, learn spells, and cast spells to thwart your opponents.

Be the first to defeat Merlin so that all may revere your glory!

Kill Merlin! is a 2-4 player wizard-themed strategy game with unique mechanics and high player interaction. It is straightforward and easy to learn, but there are many layers of strategy. It's great for both gateway and hardcore gamers.

A full game of Kill Merlin! takes about 15-30 minutes per player. So, a 2-player game might last 30-60 minutes, while a 4-player game might last up to 2 hours. Since the spell board is dealt randomly each game, the duration can vary.

 * The images above show the current state of the artwork, some of which may be upgraded during the design/manufacturing process.

Read The Meeple Street's Review of Kill Merlin!                             

Meeple Times:

"This is a take that game of the finest degree. It’s simple, easy-to-teach, fast paced, and plenty fun for beginners and veterans alike ... Dave Schuman and his boys did a fantastic job crafting a game full of wacky and unpredictable surprises ... if you’re a fan of take that games, a category made famous by games like Munchkins and King of Tokyo, but you want more meat on the bones, then you’re really going to like Kill Merlin!." - Gary, Meeple Times

Read the full Meeple Times review here: https://meepletimes.com/impressions/kill-merlin-first-impressions/

That's What Jenni Said:

"It feels a little less frustrating to have an opponent take all your money when you know they might be Merlin’s next victim and lose it all themselves the next turn. It reinforces the theme that Merlin is the bigger enemy, and nothing should be taken personally as we step on each other trying to get to him first." - Jenni, That's What Jenni Said

We got a "Oui! Oui!" from Jenni :)

Read Jenni's full review here: http://www.thatswhatjennisaid.com/2018/10/board-game-preview-kill-merlin-new.html

Unfiltered Gamer:

"It's a party game, it's a family game, and it's crazy... even when you think you're losing this game, you might actually not be losing because Merlin might have a few tricks up his sleeve..." - Michael, Unfiltered Gamer

Watch Unfiltered Gamer's Video Review of Kill Merlin!

Board Game Brawl:

"Kill Merlin!... is easy to set up, it's easy to teach, it's fast to teach... so there are layers of strategy there, but it's also so straightforward and easy to learn that I think that casual gamers could potentially enjoy it, players who want a little more meat on their games could enjoy it as well, and people who are in the middle." - Nick, Board Game Brawl

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 Here is a link to the draft RULES.

Here is a link to the draft Wizard Turn Sequence Sheet.

I've enabled commenting privileges in both of those docs, please feel free to comment directly in them with any feedback. The final rules are still being laid out and will be updated when available.

Shipping will be collected after the campaign via CrowdOx. We are working with Quartermaster Logistics for shipping logistics and fulfillment, and we offer customs friendly shipping to US, EU, Canada, Australia, and China backers.

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee delivery to Russia, South Africa, Brazil, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan. If you are in those countries and want to make a pledge, you might consider getting the game shipped to a friend or relative in a more shipping-friendly country.


$49 2 claimed

(Untrust)worthy Wizard

1 full copy of Kill Merlin! All stretch goals included. 

PLUS... you'll get access to LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER by Scott Werner. 


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$199

Miniature Machination

LIMITED EDITION miniature figurine of Merlin himself! (May ship separately from the game.)

1 full copy of Kill Merlin!
All stretch goals included.

PLUS... we'll include your name in the official rulebook as a "Miniature Member" of Merlin's Kickstarter Guild (if you pre-order before we submit  final artwork to the printer).

PLUS... you'll get access to LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER by Scott Werner.


Pre-Order $199
$499

Astral Projection

2 CUSTOM GAME BOXES with one-of-a-kind, custom artwork featuring your likeness as the contemptuous Merlin on his throne! (May ship separately from the game.)

2 full copies of Kill Merlin!
All stretch goals included.

PLUS... we'll include your name in the official rulebook as an "Astral Member" of Merlin's Kickstarter Guild (if you pre-order before we submit  final artwork to the printer).

PLUS... you'll get access to LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER by Scott Werner.

Pre-Order $499
$999

Conjurer-In-Chief

All sorts of goodies!

2 CUSTOM GAME BOXES with one-of-a-kind, custom artwork featuring your likeness as the contemptuous Merlin on his throne!

PLUS... LIMITED EDITION miniature figurine of Merlin himself! Lovingly hand-painted by Scott Werner.

PLUS... One full set of metal mana tokens

PLUS... 2 full copies of Kill Merlin!
All stretch goals included.

(Items may ship separately.)

PLUS... we'll include your name in the official rulebook as an "Executive Member" of Merlin's Kickstarter Guild (if you pre-order before we submit  final artwork to the printer).

PLUS... you'll get access to LIMITED EDITION DIGITAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER by Scott Werner.

PLUS... FREE Shipping!

Pre-Order $999
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