Empire's End Pre-order Store

Created by Brotherwise Games

You’ve built empires at the game table, but can you save one? Designed by John D Clair with art by Kwanchai Moriya.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Loading the Containers!
about 1 month ago – Wed, Aug 09, 2023 at 01:46:16 PM

Greetings all! Some quick updates on Empire's End:


We recieved word that the containers are being loaded over the next two weeks and will begin their journey to each fulfillment partner across the globe! While it is still too early to give an exact estimate on these containers arriving, we anticipate a September/October fulfillment as long as everything goes smoothly across the waters.

Address Change

We have locked addresses for Empire's End, but also understand that situations can occur that might challenge that. If you need to submit an address change please do so by emailing [email protected] and we can change that for you.  As we have not submitted our final reports with our fulfillment center there is still time for the last-minute changes, but please get them in sooner than later so we can assure a smooth delivery! 

Big Hit at Gen Con!

For those that visited us at our booth or attended one of our demo sessions, we want to thank you for stopping by! You all showed a lot of interest in Empire's End, and all of our events were sold out. Allison from Play the Game HQ, stopped by to take some snaps of our demos, check them out below!

That's all for now, but we'll be back again once all containers have made it on to the water! Thank you for your continued support, 

- Brotherwise Games

Production update ...locking addresses!
3 months ago – Thu, Jul 06, 2023 at 09:58:31 AM

Greetings, backers! We wanted to take today to update you all on the progress being made with Empire’s End. We are nearing the production finish line as we received word that printing has officially been completed!

Once the preproduction samples have been delivered to us we'll conduct a final review of the components. If approved, we anticipate it will take our factory team 4 or 5 days to complete assembly and thus wrap up production of Empire's End! That means it is time to make sure you address is updated in BackerKit.

What's in the Box?

Speaking of our factory team, they sent over a thorough unboxing video as well as some behind-the-scenes photos, check them out below! Keep in mind that this unboxing shows off the components of the Deluxe Edition, but how they are packed will be slightly different from what's depicted in the video.

It's awesome to see just how much game is packed into that little box! The deluxe tray by Black Magic Inserts is the perfect way to hold all this gaming goodness, and once you've punched out all the location tiles, we think you'll be delighted by how perfectly everything fits.

That's a lot of Empire's End!

Next Steps 

We have already begun working with our fulfillment partners to ensure smooth transport and will have more information on the status of this in our next update. As you can see, things are progressing very nicely and we can't wait to get this game in your hands!

An Important Reminder

As we begin the process of transferring pledge information to the correct fulfillment centers we will also be locking addresses next Tuesday so please make sure that your address is up to date by logging into your BackerKit account and checking the address you have listed there. If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to contact BackerKit for additional help. If they cannot answer your question it will go directly to us and we will happily assist. 

That's it for today's update! Thank you for your continued support, and we'll have more next month!

Going to Print
4 months ago – Tue, May 23, 2023 at 09:11:40 PM

Hi all,

Very short update here. The past month has been filled with a time consuming but necessary round of reviewing proofs, resubmitting files if errors were found, reviewing the new proofs, and sometimes resubmitting files again if things didn't look perfect. This had been a bit longer process than we expected, mostly because the factory didn't like our dielines for the box files and wanted us to adjust everything to a new set of dielines. I won't bore you with the details, but this is more challenging than it sounds.

The good news is, this week we go to print and I'm very, very happy with how things look. The game is gorgeous and you're going to love it. We've got to submit just a couple more revised boxes from the language partners, but that should be it. With any luck the next update we send will be in late June or early July saying printing is complete.

Thank you again for helping us make this lovely game happen!

Brother One

Empire's End Proofs have arrived!
5 months ago – Fri, Apr 21, 2023 at 01:46:57 PM

Hi All,

Proofs are in!

Today we received the first batch of e-proofs for Empire's End. This is our chance to make sure files look good, check die lines, and to see what the project will look like in full layout. It's an exciting step in the printing process and one we take very, very seriously as it's also our last chance to catch errors before ink is put on paper.

While a full review will happen over the next few days, an initial glance at the files shows them looking lovely! Here's the game board showing the double-sided wrap. 

Empire's End Gameboard

 And the punch boards, looking lovely and suitably punchable. 

EE Punchboards

Proofs in the various localization languages are headed out to our partners at the same time we review these. The goal is to get approvals for all versions submitted next week, and then we're off to the races! Our next update will likely be in mid- to late-May and will be a production update.

More Reviews!

In the meantime, here are a couple reviews of the game to tide you over. We're thrilled to see the positive response the game is getting. The first from the man himself: Rahdo.

And the next from JonGetsGames!

Thanks all! As always feel free to submit any questions you might have to us through the Kickstarter DMs.

Backerkit Locking this Friday!
6 months ago – Mon, Mar 20, 2023 at 03:28:43 PM

Hi all,

Backerkit Closing/Charging Cards

There's only a few days left to modify or add to your Empire's End orders in Backerkit! We'll close the pre-order page and lock orders on Friday, March 24th at midnight EST. This DOES NOT mean that your address is locked in. You'll be able to update that up to about a month before shipping. It does mean that we'll be locking down the orders in terms of what you ordered and charging your card if you used a credit card.

Note also that any non-Empire's End games or products that you've added to your order will ship WITH your Empire's End game, and not before. This is to save costs on shipping and give you the best deal we can.

Foster the Meeple Preview

Looking for more Empire's End content? Need a reminder on the awesome uniqueness of this game? Then let our good friends at Foster the Meeple run you through the game. You can watch the full preview on their Youtube channel:

 *Note that they are playing with a prototype, and the real deal will look even better!

Wooden Pieces

We're so close to final production that we can smell it! And it smells like cute little wooden pieces! We just got the samples for the deluxe wooden player markers and resources tokens, and while there are some issues (mostly in sizing between different pieces), we're super happy with the quality of these! And remember, you can upgrade to the Deluxe version right in Backerkit if you didn't already get it!

Wooden markers for Empire's End

That's all for now, folks. Our next post will likely be a production update some time in April!