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The Objective

In this game, you’ll explore Shadowgate,  the Living Castle, its keep, towers and mines below, to find relics, spells, and most importantly, the legendary Staff of Ages to bring an end to the Warlock Lord, Talimar, his plans to release the Behemoth, and to subject the world to his reign of darkness! Do you have what it takes to stop him and become the fabled Highlord of Westland?

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Player Setup Video

Our Goal

As HUGE Shadowgate fans, ourselves, we take making a great adventure game that reflects and respects the source material, very seriously, and we have been play testing the prototype, making sure we stay true to our promise.  Working closely with Zojoi, they seem to be very confident in our ability to bring a quality product to gamers everywhere. 

We are looking to get the Shadowgate the Living Castle game up on a crowdfunding site (more than likely Kickstarter) right around the time of GenCon 2021. We will be in the First Exposure Play Hall all weekend, so if you're in Indianapolis, during that time, come find us and play test this amazing game!  

As we show off more, start advertising more and travel to show the game off, we'll update the website to let you know! Stay tuned!

Each Player has their own mat that hold their Inventory, Tokens, Equipment, Completed Quests and Death Cards
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What's Included in the Box?

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***NOTE: All artwork and functionality is subject to change***

Game Instructions: (Download)

Tired of Playing a Hero??

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Now you don't have to! Another First Edition, Kickstarter Exclusive character has been added to the game: Lieutenant Kahu, Talimar's Lycanthrope General!

Adding an additional mechanic to the game, Lt. Kahu's ability is one that allows her character card to flip over to become the werewolf character and back again whenever an Event is played. 

The ability allows for her stats to change from:

0 Physical, 2 General, and 2 Mental traits (Human) to 2 Physical, 2 General and 0 Mental (Werewolf) whenever her card flips over. This can give you a significant advantage, should the need arise to change your traits quickly!

Lt. Kahu's Full Equip ability shows off her ruthless demeanor by forcing all other players to discard a card of YOUR choosing from their Inventory or Equipped Items!


One word...EVIL, and yours ONLY if you back the project on Kickstarter. Don't miss out!

We are looking to complete the Living Castle experience by adding the Talimar Rising expansion to your SG TLC Base edition! This adds an additional 12 Quests (4 per stack), 5 Arcane Items (plus 2 Heroic Banner Items), 3 Puzzle Cards, two Djinn Riddles and, most excitingly, 2 BRAND NEW Characters!! But only if we can hit that goal!

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Talimar Rising Expansion - 2nd Stretch Goal

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Artist Chris Cold Returns!

Shadowgate 2014 artist Chris Cold RETURNS to add 2 more characters to the game, only offered in the Kickstarter program!

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Above, is preliminary artwork for the two additional characters:

- Raven, the sorceress that was a character for the unreleased Nintendo 64 game "Shadowgate Rising"

- Shan-Ra, a Tyen ranger character based on the half-lion warriors from the book "Before Shadowgate."

Both will make for great additions to the Shadowgate: the Living Castle adventure board game!  These are the first stretch goal we are attempting to hit! Help us make that happen!

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Exclusive Shadowgate Board Game Music 

Track from SG Composer Rich Douglas

If you have the Shadowgate 2014 soundtrack, it makes for  great atmospheric music while playing Shadowgate: the Living Castle. The composer of that music has made an exclusive track for the board game called "Beyond the Gate" you can download below. 

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About the Creator

My name is Chris Gaizat and I'm the Project Lead for the game Shadowgate: The Living Castle. This game came about because we wanted to pitch the "Quests of Shadowgate" card game to a game publisher, but backed out at the last second because we felt it was a good game, but was lacking the 'Adventure Game' aesthetic that made the IP so much fun. With permission from Dave Marsh, and the assets from the 2014 version of Shadowgate in our possession, we recreated the adventure game from scratch, and the above is what we've come up with. 

It has been an honor, and pleasure, to be able to help build on the legacy that ICOM / Zojoi / Kemco has brought us to thus far, and we hope you'll consider backing us on Kickstarter for a great 2-4 player experience.

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We are excited to announce TODAY, Shadowgate, The Living Castle will be published by the company Trick or Treat Studios! They are all-in on horror, as they work with several horror licenses to create masks, prop replicas, and are now getting into the board game scene! With amazing connections in distribution, you'll be able to find Shadowtgate at a store near you!

As we continue to work on all the details, we'll keep you updated on how and where you can find the game once it is available! Stay tuned!

-Chris Gaizat