Icaion Late Pledge

Created by Tabula Games

Test your strategic abilities in this Engine Territory Building and Resource Management board game set in the Mysthea Universe. Designed by Martino Chiacchiera and Marta Ciaccasassi and wonderfully illustrated by Travis Anderson, has been successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production is finished!!! Next phase: cargoes to load!
5 months ago – Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 01:02:10 AM

Latest on production and first shipping step!

Hi guys, how is everyone doing?

Here's a quick update to stay in the know. We are thrilled to announce that the production of Icaion is officially over and went as expected: aka great! See all photos below as reference!

Icaion mania!
All Mysthea Essential games wrapped up!
Boxes containing the Aberrations!
Tons of boxes!

The cargoes are almost ready!

Our Chinese factory and our forwarders are very close to arrange the booking of the ships for the cargoes' transportation. As soon as they give us further updates we will share them with you!

Additionally the Asian cargo, whose transportation will be handled by ground instead, will leave the factory after the oncoming Chinese New Year. In fact the Asian manufacturers will return fully operative after February 4th, when they will take care of the cargo.

As soon as we know more about the ships estimates and about the next phases we will let you know through an update, so stick with us ;)


Deadline: Addresses Lockdown next week and the pre-production samples!
6 months ago – Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 12:45:29 AM

Lockdown next week: Time to update your address

Hello, everyone!

Here's a quick update to keep you posted!

As we stated, recently we took care of locking all the orders. Now the next step ahead of us is to lock all the addresses. Next week we are going to export the whole information and we will hand it over to our fulfillment partners. This means that, if you need to change your shipping information, this is your last chance to update it.

The deadline to lock the addresses will be on December 6th at 6:00 pm cet. Please take into consideration that, after this date, we will hand the addresses to our fulfillment partners and this means we won't be able to change them anymore since they will no longer be under our control.

In order to change your shipping information you just need to go to your Icaion's survey on Backerkit, click "Edit Your Address" in the top right corner of the page and there you can type in your new address.

Here you will be able to change your address!

If, for any reason at all, you do believe that you are going to move in the upcoming months, we suggest to insert the address of a relative or a friend of yours just to be sure. If you need further assistance please feel free to contact our support team at support@tabula.games and they will help you out.

Pre-production samples are here!

We recently received the pre-production samples and we are very happy with how they turned out to be! Game Board, Player Boards, Event Board, tiles, all cardboard components look neat as expected!

Moreover, what we were also eager to unwrap, were the minis! They surely met our expectations and we absolutely love their details! 

As soon as we have more news we will of course keep you posted! In the meantime, a special treat: some photos of the components, so you can see with your eyes what we are referring to and how the components will look on your table! Enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments :)

Game box, Rulebook and tiles
All the boards on the table
Here are the machines on the division board (neutral color sample)
Admire the Colossus
Seekers at your command
The Criminal modular bust mini
The Aberration surrounded by the parasites

Stay tuned, we will be in touch soon!


We received the Miniatures samples, guys!!!
8 months ago – Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 01:42:20 AM

Pre-production minis!

Hello everyone!

Our factory just sent us the first pre-production miniature samples, and we couldn't wait to share them with you all, check them out!

We are using these to check on the detail preservation and any possible issues with the undercuts on the molds, allowing us to adjust some models in order to prevent any problem with the final miniatures.

All the miniatures are looking good, but some of these little fellas needed a couple of adjustments that are being done right now. We expect to receive new samples as soon as we update the models!

Everything is going smoothly and we are right on time with our initial estimates, actually we are a bit early that what we expected! ;)

The 2nd Edition of Barbarians: The Invasion is live on KS!

As some of you may already know, earlier this week we went live on Kickstarter with the Second Edition of our first big game "Barbarians: The Invasion". This campaign was born with the objective of upgrading and improving our first Kickstarter success, basing it on all the feedback we collected during these years from our backers. 

Discover the unique worker placement mechanic on the 3D rotating volcano!

To celebrate our first "second edition", we decided to offer to all our Returning Backers the new Mystic Set add-on entirely for free, and this includes all of you!

Check out the new campaign here if you are interested!

See you soon,


Last call for the Pledge Manager, a juicy work in progress and a surprise!
9 months ago – Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 03:20:03 AM

Here's a preview of the trays design!

Hello everyone, how is everything going?

It has been a while now, but we have been working really hard on Icaion development.

With regards to this, we wanted to share with you a juicy work in progress of the two trays our 3D modeler has worked on! All your minis will have their own spot, allowing you to store them safely and neatly inside the box. We still need the factory's confirmation for the slots' shapes and dimensions, but we thought you would appreciate to see a preview!

We hope you like them, tell us what you think in the comments.

Have a look at this mockup of the trays!

On October 9th we will close the Pledge Manager!

Soon we will take care of the first phase of our post-campaign management: we will lock all the orders on Backerkit and charge the credit cards.

So, if you need to change your add-ons, switch your pledge level or adjust your payment information in the survey, we suggest to do it as soon as possible. The deadline for any modification of your order is October 9th at 13:00 CET. Please take into consideration that, after this date, it will no longer be possible to upgrade your pledge nor edit your add-ons. Passed that deadline, it will only possible to modify your shipping information.

If you have any issue or doubts about the survey, don’t hesitate to contact our support team at support@tabula.games and they will be happy to help you out!

The English deck has been unlocked really fast! 

Speaking of add-ons, we are really happy to say that you managed to unlock the Additional English decks with written text add-on in no time! 

For those who don't remember this, we stated that if we received at least 200 requests for this add-on, we would have reprinted it. Well, so far we counted more than 550 backers who added this to their order, so, as promised, we will reprint the Mysthea English decks: are you happy? :)

Remember that, as stated in our last update, if you are among those who have a €1 pledge, you won't have the chance to add any add-ons at all if you don't upgrade your pledge first. By choosing a pledge that contains at least one copy of Icaion you will then have access to all sorts of add-ons.

A special thanks to a special backer: Pawel Stróżyk! 

We don't know if you followed the comments section during the campaign, but we sure did!

When the campaign was live, your fellow backer Pawel Stróżyk showed us his passion for the Mysthea Universe by posting every once in a while parts of a story he came up with set in the world of Icaion.

We appreciated his creative spirit so much that we thought the least we could do was to release his work by giving it more of an Icaion look and allowing everyone to read his words!

Thus, give a round of applause to Pawel Stróżyk and enjoy "The Symbiote Seeker"

Read this community sourced story!

We will be in touch soon, so stay tuned!


The Pledge Manager is open!
11 months ago – Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 02:37:17 AM

Post-campaign surveys!

Hello, folks! We are happy to announce that the Pledge manager is finally open, yay! 

Our Pledge manager is BackerKit and, if you are not familiar with how it operates, it will initially send the post-campaign survey to just the 5% of backers as a test to check if everything works fine. This is called a "Smoke Test" and it has been sent out to around 200 lucky backers! So, we suggest to take a closer look at your inbox: you could be one of the first backers that will access the pledge manager!

Afterwards, if no issues arise with this smoke test, it will be sent out to all the inboxes of our backers!

In Backerkit you will be asked to fill in all the fields regarding the address for shipping purposes and get the chance to pay for the shipping fees to your region. Additionally, you will also be able to get any add-on items you like. On the post-campaign survey it will also be possible to upgrade your pledge level!

We will give everyone the chance to fill their survey for a while. It will be possible to modify your selection and shipping address until we lock everything down and charge the cards. Don't worry, as soon as we are ready for the final lockdown we will post an update announcing it!

Early Birds: you are all set!

A message to all Early Birds, please take into account that your reward will be automatically included into your order, so you won't need to add the Aberration Miniature to your cart by yourself (unless you want an additional copy!) and you will be receiving it alongside the other items you chose!

Returning Backers: deadline to get your name inside the box!

Just at the beginning of your survey you will be asked if you want to see your name in our Thank You Page/inside the box/inside the rulebook. Eligibility for the placement of the name varies depending if you are a returning backer, check out this page to see if you are eligible to have your name printed inside the box or rulebook.

The deadline for providing the name you wish inside the box or rulebook will be July 17th at 17:00 CEST.  

To give us the name of your choice, just click on the answer, and then proceed to put the name that you want to see.

After this deadline, the files will be exported for production so we won't be able to edit them anymore. Thus, keep in mind that those who will not answer this question in time won't see their name inside the box or rulebook! Don't worry though, you can still edit the rest of the survey after this date.

1€ folks: how to upgrade your pledge!

If you are among those who have a €1 pledge, you won't have access to any add-on unless you upgrade your pledge. Once you upgrade it to a level that contains 1 copy of Icaion, you will be able to access all the add-ons at the prices displayed during the campaign.

To upgrade your pledge level, just click "Switch your pledge level" under the green button "Get Started" and choose whatever you prefer, as shown in the screen below!

Everyone will of course have the chance to upgrade their pledge by following the step above regardless of their pledge level!

Everyone: tons of Add-ons!

In the pledge manager we will have a lot of add-ons and exciting new items that aren't part of any pledge like the hardcover Artbook "The Art of Icaion", a unique collector's item featuring the wonderful Artwork of Travis, exclusive concept art that gives a glimpse on his creative process and also the Lore of this game. 

Additionally, you can also grab the "Mysthea Miniatures Bundle" to add three Monster Miniatures and their cards to your collection, ensuring a higher replay value to Mysthea!

But this is not all! You can also get a copy of Volfyirion, both the Card Game and the Dragon Miniature! 🐉

Special Add-ons available!

After receiving tons of requests about add-ons from our previous campaigns, we decided to include as add-ons some items that we have left in stock.

The most requested item is the Additional English Decks with written text. A lot of backers were worried about Mysthea icons readability and wanted to grab a copy of the deck. We have only 30 copies left of that deck and we have decided to offer them as an add-on! But since there are way more of you than just 30, we also added an intriguing option: if 200 backers request this add-on on BackerKit, we will reprint it and add it for everyone to take!

This is possible thanks to a neat feature of BackerKit that allows us to offer this item only if we reach the quantity needed for production. If we don't, your cards won't be charged for this item!

Lastly, we also have extra stock of some Language Packs, these include the translated rulebook and five reference sheets translated in either of these languages: Italian, German, French! These are also in limited quantities, but we believe it's more than enough to satisfy anyone.

This is it for now, but if you have any trouble with your survey don't hesitate to contact our support team at support@tabula.games with your questions!