The hit Japanese board game Shitamachi Maid is coming to America, under the title Maid Knight Saga: Story of Faltisia, thanks to LionWing. The crowdfunding campaign for the game just launched, and hit its initial goal in just seven hours.
Inspired by the Sakura Wars series, Maid Knight Saga takes place in a world where where valiant Maid Knights — the best fighters in the land — defend the country of Faltisia. 1-6 players will assume the roles of students at Faltisia’s Royal Academy and work their way through their studies to graduate and obtain one of these coveted positions. You can play things by the book and attend your classes, or you can ditch and learn your lessons through life itself, but either way, your actions will shape the knight you become. And when you graduate, the game is far from over.
Within the US version, the base game Maid Knight Saga: The Story of Faltisia and its expansion Battle for London will be included. You’ll also find 216 cards, 286 tokens, 36 wooden cubes, 8 player boards, and multiple rulebooks/reference guides, along with additional features added to the US release such as a two-player mode and some visual touch-ups.
You can secure a copy of Maid Knight Saga: Story of Faltasia with a $60 pledge. It will include everything mentioned above plus any unlocked stretch goals. The Collector’s set, a Kickstarter exclusive, costs twice as much but includes a hand-numbered collector’s box, dual-layered player boards, a foil maid card set, an acrylic standee set, the official soundtrack in digital form and more.
The campaign for Maid Knight Saga will be short at just 16 days, but based on its performance so far, LionWing should have no trouble getting all the cash they need. You can pledge until July 14.