New World Magischola House Rivalry wizard school board game

Created by Learn Larp, LLC.

An exciting wizard school adventure board game for 2-5 players where you attend class, cast spells, & compete for the First House Cup!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

It's ON A BOAT! (feat. T. Kane, et. al.)
almost 3 years ago – Wed, Jun 06, 2018 at 07:15:08 PM

Hello, Magical Backers!

At long last, after Chinese New Year factory shutdowns, problems with reproducing the DuBois blue vs. the Laveau purple, and fun with molds for die, the games are boxed, cartoned, palletted, and in a cargo hold. HUZZAH!!

They are on their way to our awesome fulfilment and distribution partners, Gamesquest! Gamesquest is in the UK and will handle all the VAT and customs clearance, and then ship out individual orders from there. 

I will update with a more approximate delivery time to you once they arrive in port in the UK and we hear from Gamesquest. Until then, we don't know for sure how long they will take -- it could be from 3 weeks to 8 weeks depending on the weather and number of stops the ship makes between Shanghai and UK. 

That means we likely are looking at a late August/early September date for the game to be in your hands, personally. I wish it were sooner, but when we saw the production problem with the colors, we had to ask them to change it. It is important that we produce the high-quality game that you're expecting and that we're proud to publish. I know we had initially said May for fulfilment, but as you've been hearing from our frequent updates, that has been delayed some due to the reasons above. For the next game we fund we will "pad" the schedule a bit more for the unpredictability that results from producing items in China. I hope you'll agree though, that a 3-month delay is preferable to a game that has incorrect printing and colors. This is why we get production proofs! 

It really is a BEAUTIFUL game. Dagmara's art on the box looks amazing, and the cards and components are sharp! I know you're going to proud to add this to your collection and to play it often!

We'll let you know more when we have more info. For now, keep your fingers crossed that we are not on the "slow boat to China" but rather on an "express." 

All best,

Maury

House Rivalry Production & Delivery
about 3 years ago – Thu, May 10, 2018 at 09:22:03 PM

Hello backers!

We just got word that the game has been tested using the mass production, with the plates made and all proofs. In the next two-weeks, it'll come off the factory floor, into the boxes, into cartons, and then onto a ship from Shanghai to the UK, where our awesome distributor, GamesQuest, is located.

This means that the game should get to you, personally, in late July. We are seeking to be sure that we have the game in time for Gen Con, which is August 2-5. I know we had originally estimated May as a delivery date, and production is finished in May, but the shipping and fulfillment time will be post-May. We did not account for losing an entire month for Chinese New Year (the factories shut down for 3 weeks), and we made a quality adjustment after the digital proof to make the game to our high standard, and make it even better for you to look at, hold, and play with. 

We'll keep updating you as we get more specific information, but it takes 4-5 weeks shipping from China, and then a few weeks to receive the product in through customs and VAT, and then process for fulfillment. We've got 10 weeks until Gen Con, and it'll be close, but you will get it first, before any non-backers will get the chance to snap it up.

If you are looking to add something special, we do have the "Grab Bag" of errata cards, early prototypes, and cards that were removed from the game. If you're interested in that, you can check it out here: https://nwmhouserivalry.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/106704

Those will be shipped separately. 

Thanks for your patience, and I am so excited to see this coming to reality. IT IS GORGEOUS. 

Game production has begun: look at this pretty sample
about 3 years ago – Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 04:59:41 PM

Hello awesome backers!

I'm pleased to report that we got the full digital pre-production prototype from Do Fine Games and IT. IS. GORGEOUS. Here are some pics:

The box is the same size as Dominion and many other games
The box is the same size as Dominion and many other games
When you open the box, the scoreboard and cardboard components are on top.
When you open the box, the scoreboard and cardboard components are on top.
Under the scoreboard are the playmats and the rules book.
Under the scoreboard are the playmats and the rules book.
The custom tray holds the cards and components.
The custom tray holds the cards and components.

 We made a small change to the Character cards to brighten up the colors and fix a small centering issue on the card back, and the game begins its full production later this week. I'll post a production schedule as soon as I get it.

SO VERY EXCITED that it is becoming REAL.

Thanks for being magical. Keep dreaming.

Game being finalized, almost off to production!
over 3 years ago – Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 10:49:00 AM

Some great news! This week, our awesome graphic designer Dan Blanchett is finalizing all the components for the game! 

Our artists, Cas, Ffion, and Dagmara have been hard at work for the past three months finishing the artwork. We're adding 14 characters to the game (for a total of 20 player-characters, each with their own variable player powers) as a result of backers at that pledge level! 

Here are some examples of the awesome character art by Dagmara:

Ely Patera, Kestrel Bratsakis, and Thomas Kane
Ely Patera, Kestrel Bratsakis, and Thomas Kane

 Dan has also redesigned the scoreboard, to make it more friendly for play and to better show the rivalry between the houses!

You'll use glass beads to show your House Points!
You'll use glass beads to show your House Points!

We've also added the Easter Egg cards, the cards from the stretch goals, the mystery cryptid, and the winner of our Detention social media contest, Stephen Jack, with his video about why Ash Jones is in detention. Thanks to everyone who entered! 

We also designed a chipboard wand for the wand bearer, and have finalized the box size (it'll be 11.7" x 11.7" x 2.9", the same dimensions as Dominion).

You can still have a few weeks to complete your survey or update your pledge on Backerkit! Now's the time to get extra copies of the game, add the Creatures expansion, nab a Grab Bag of proto-cards, or upgrade from a follower to the game level! 

We're getting excited! Are you? 

Happy New Year House Rivalry Backers!
over 3 years ago – Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 07:54:24 PM

As 2017 comes to a close, we at Snow Dragon Games, and especially designers and developers Dylan Grey, Mike Young and Maury Brown; artists Dagmara Gaska, Ffion Evans and Cas Johnstone; and graphic designer Dan Blanchett want to wish all of you a very magical new year! You made magic in 2017 by bringing this project to life, and we are so grateful for your support. House Rivalry would not be a reality without you! We look forward to delivering it to you in May 2018. 

Speaking of delivery, if you have not completed your survey -- especially if you are one of our backers at the "Design a Card" or "Name Something" levels -- we ask that you submit your responses ASAP. We're currently on schedule to send the game to production in mid-February (Dagmara, Ffion and Cas are working on last pieces of art now, Dan is redesigning the scoreboard, adding the cards from stretch goals, and updating the rules). We haven't heard from just over 10% of backers and we want to be sure to deliver the fun to everyone!

From all of us at Snow Dragon -- may 2018 fill you and your loved ones with happiness, health, inspiration, love, friendship, and community. When we look out for each other, magic happens. Be good to one another!

One of the new characters in the game: Ely Patera, drawn by Dagmara Gaska.
One of the new characters in the game: Ely Patera, drawn by Dagmara Gaska.