Shadows of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game for 1-4 heroes

Created by Tristan Hall

RPG-based adventure card game of gothic high fantasy for 1-4 heroes, and sequel to the award winning Gloom of Kilforth by Tristan Hall

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shadows of Kilforth - the Best Solitaire Game of 2019?
9 months ago – Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 06:44:21 PM

Hi guys, 

Apologies for another update so soon after the last one, but time is of the essence and I'm delighted to share with you that Shadows of Kilforth is short-listed for Best Solitaire Game of 2019! :D 

Thanks so much for all of your nomination thumbs, we just need your click one last time to edge out that incredibly stiff competition...

And whether you thumb or not, thanks for all of your support, and happy gaming to you all!

Tristan xx

What happens when the gloom descends??
9 months ago – Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 12:41:14 AM

Fellow Kilforthians!

When the Ancients rise, the gloom prevails, and the land is doomed... Or is it? Our latest game Veilwraith asks this very question.  Launched and funded - in one hour! - at the beginning of April we are steadily closing in on the finish line. Veilwraith is a solo fantasy card game (with multiplayer option), set after Kilforth has been destroyed, featuring deck building elements and campaign play. 

We are live on Kickstarter right now with just 11 days left to go and you can back us here:

When the world ends, life and colour fade and decay from the Vana lands, but from beyond the Veil, memories abide. The world ends, yet hope endures. And the Veilwraith rises… 

In the seared Vana lands left behind after the end of all things, fragmented memories of trapped souls continue to try to break through the shattered Veil. Some spirits remain because of an intractable bond with the life they left behind, and some remain because of strong magicks, or curses, or the tragedy of their fate – these souls are the Deja. Other more malicious entities patrol the Vana too, clinging to a shadowy vestige of wraithlike half life. They are the twisted Anima – creatures and spirits driven by madness and evil: demons, monsters, damned souls, and puppets of the Overlord Himself.

As a Veilwraith you are a remnant of what once was – an unearthly being sent back through the Veil by an impossible twist of fate. You must traverse the corrupted Vana, searching for and weaving together a series of disparate memories called Keys that can restore light, colour, and life to this broken, blackened world. But you are not helpless. Gifted with unusual talents you can use powerful memories from the stories that came before; memories which are all that remain to lend hope to this ravaged land.

We understand that these are strange times, and that some of you may not be able to join us on this journey, and we wish you all safety, happiness, and happy gaming wherever you are!

Tristan xx

Shadows of Kilforth, April 2020 - Fulfilment Complete!
10 months ago – Sat, Apr 04, 2020 at 07:52:58 PM

Hi all,

How are you? I hope you're keeping safe and well and have plenty of cool games to tide you over, including Shadows of Kilforth of course! Okay, grab a brew, and pop your feet up, cos it's a biggie this time...

Fulfilment Complete!!

That's right, pretty much all of you should have your games right now - woo hoo! And those of you who haven't please contact support at if you haven't already. Thank you so much to all of your for you amazing comments, support, tweets, and feedback - the reception for the game has been brilliant from both fans of Gloom and newcomers alike, and we are absolutely delighted with the final package. You helped us make it what it is, so thank you to each and every one of you for getting us this far. And with that in mind we have a small favour to ask of you...

Best Solitaire Game of 2019?

Shadows of Kilforth has been very kindly nominated for the Best Solitaire Game of 2019 in the 1 Player Guild Awards! external image Please lend us your thumbs my friends, a couple of clicks is all it takes to help us out:

Combining the games into 50 Locations!!

Matthew Lanham has bravely led the charge into a 50 Location game by combining both games together into one truly epic adventure! Be sure to share your tales if you're as brave as Matthew, though I'm guessing most of us would need to set this up on the carpet without a hyowge enough table to hand! :D

All The Videos!!

Thanks so much to all of you who have shared blogs, reviews, videos, even tweets - it's amazing to watch this community engage so enthusiastically with the game. Here are just a few - be sure to let me know about any I missed in the comments and we'll roll them out on social too...

Ricky Royal

The man, the legend, is back in Kilforth, with a full play-through:

Rolling Solo

Here's the Shadows of Kilforth Unboxing video from the great RollingSolo:

CBK Gaming 

Discussion and Review of Gloom of Kilforth:

One Stop Co-op Shop

Shadows of Kilforth Setup and full play-through with Colin, plus a quick review by Mike:

 Meet Me At The Table 

Shadows of Kilforth Intro and Setup: 

Girl Meets Meeple

And here's another lovely Unboxing video for Shadows of Kilforth:

Session Reports

Another brilliant Gloom of Kilforth session report from Gameward Bound:

Game Articles by Tor Gjerde

How to use the (gorgeous) hero playmats, by Kilforth veteran Tor Gjerde:

Favourite Kilforth Class/Race Combos!

What are your favourite race/class combos in Kilforth? Comment below or join the discussion here:

Rise of the Ancient!

Ever wanted the Ancient to start moving around Kilforth? BGG user Sven has put together this Gloom of Kilforth mod for you: "Rise of the Ancient". I haven't tried this yet myself, but I love the creativity that people are putting into modding their plays of the Kilforth games - after all, modding other people's cool games is how I got started in the first place. :)

Our next game: Veilwraith is Kickstarting Tuesday 7th April 

We ummed and ahhed, and agonised about the sensitivity of whether or not it's the right time to launch Veilwraith given the state of the world right now, and as we let our March deadline slip by I typed up a 1,000 word essay about the relative pros and cons of such an action. But the continuing activity in the board game scene and on Kickstarter has shown that there is still a healthy appetite for cool gaming out there, especially at this time when we are all searching for interesting and inventive ways to keep us occupied safely at home. With this in mind we're going to go ahead and launch Veilwraith. So please check out the preview page for the Kickstarter here:

Kickstarting Tuesday 7th April

Thanks for playing, peeps - ciao for now,

Tristan xx

PS. the Unfinished Tales small box expansion for Shadows of Kilforth will be Kickstarting later this summer, but in the meantime, and to help combat the Covid Blues, feel free to print out and test drive this upcoming hero combo for yourselves:

Hall or Nothing at Stand E10, Airecon 2020 + Asia fulfilment commences!
10 months ago – Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 03:21:54 AM

Hi guys,

Just a quick message to let you know that:

a). VFI have confirmed receipt of their delivery and Asia shipping will commence this week! :)


b). We managed to wrangle a stand at Airecon after all, so we'll be there in Harrogate this weekend showing off our fancy new copies of Shadows of Kilforth and Gloom of Kilforth (with limited stock available to buy) as well as 1565, St. Elmo's Pay, and maybe even Veilwraith too!

And here's Francesca and me having a good old chinwag with the lovely Airecon organiser Mark Cooke about the show and our games:

Hope to see you there for a Vulcan salute or air high five!!

Tristan and Francesca xx

Shadows of Kilforth, March 2020 - Fulfilment Underway!
11 months ago – Tue, Mar 03, 2020 at 01:55:10 AM

Howdy Partner,

Might I say that you are lookin' mighty fine today - now go and grab yourself a nice hot cup of tea, it's a biggie this time!

Fulfilment Commencing!!

So it begins! 

  • UK and RoW shipping has already commenced, we're about 1/3 of the way through and everything should be despatched before the end of this week.
  • US delivery has landed with QML and fulfilment is commencing this week.
  • Asia delivery has been slightly delayed, please see below.

Did you go "Hall In" on Shadows of Kilforth? If so, your shipping box might look something like this (mine does)...

And here are some more photos from the fulfilment team here in the UK:

Now, I'm not saying that here at Hall or Nothing we make the most gorgeous games that the world has ever seen...

... but here at Hall or Nothing...

... we make...

... the most gorgeous games that the world has ever seen*! :P

*your mileage may very (but I hope it doesn't!)

Unpacking Video

And here's an unpacking video I put together just for you:

Kilforth Rules!!

Here they are in case you need to swot up before your game arrives:

Gloom of Kilforth: #48 in the Top 250 Solo Games

Check out this list as it has a shed load of other cool games in there too:

UK Games Expo 2020

We are absolutely chuffed to bits to support our favourite convention again this year UK Games Expo, so who's gonna be there? Be sure to come say hello if you are attending the expo - I'll be delighted to meet you, fist bump, blather about the Witcher, and just generally geek out with you! The Hall or Nothing booth will be on Kilforth Street (naturally), Stand 1-1016.

Asia Fulfilment Update

Here's the factory's official statement about the VFI Asia fulfilment:

"Due to the escalation of the Covid-19 Corona Virus situation, our production facility in Shenzhen will remain closed for an additional 2-3 weeks, likely until early March.
 This precautionary measure is being taken to reduce the chance of an infection happening to our team which could have much longer term consequences.
 Stopping the spread of the virus is a global issue and the local government has put in place a number of policies aimed at preventing the further spread of the virus including halting public transportation from affected areas and also asking companies for their cooperation in facilitating health checks for their staff.
 Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
 Panda Game Manufacturing"

They also added:

“Our factory is still closed until early March. We slowly have people coming back, but I know that our warehouse team which is responsible for packing the shipments is not back yet.”

And we'll keep you up to date of any developments on this. FYI, this does not affect the UK/US/RoW shipments which are proceeding as scheduled.

Veilwraith play-through videos!

To tide you over whilst your games are being shipped out to you, here's some more info about our next game, which takes place after the world of Kilforth has fallen into gloom! Here are the teaser, Setup video, and play-through video, all in one convenient package for you:

Cheers guys, I cannot wait for you to open Shadows and get stuck in to all that Kilforthy goodness! :D

If you're sharing pics, photos, or videos be sure to tag us in any social media, and if you have any rules questions our veteran players are on hand to tackle them in our Facebook group here:

This will look new and familiar at the same time to many of you.

Tristan xx