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3rd June 2015 2

You may be looking at this website and thinking it isn’t much, and you’d be right, this is perhaps the most minimal release I have ever done. Yet here I sit wondering why I waited so long, to have so much.

The City of Kings has been a concept in my head for a while now, designed from years of ideas. I could talk for days about how it will work, why I believe this board game will be a thing of beauty and so I decided to do just that.

Normally I’d wait for artwork, branding and things to show but this time around it’s going to be different. I’m going to focus on making this game a thing of beauty, something fun which I hope countless people will enjoy.

As the game develops artwork will come, the website will improve, images will start to appear but until then there will just be this, a minimal blog of progress.

Frank West

Frank West is a gamer and designer based in Bristol, UK. He published his first board game, The City of Kings, in 2018 and now works on other games and organising events in the local area. His goal? To design and publish games focusing on immersive themes, fun mechanics and beautiful components. If you have any questions or would just like a chat, feel free to get in touch at any time!


  • Wonmin

    1st February 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Reading this post, 6 years later. Just about to launch my own board game for the very first time. Feels good to know others have walked this path before me and that I am not alone.


    • Frank West

      1st February 2021 at 3:09 pm

      When I started this journey I had no idea what to expect, it’s been an incredible experience and while there have been ups and downs, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

      I wish you the best with your own adventure.


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