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:

Scum of Kilforth Promos!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 08:38:52 PM

This is it friend: the campaign for 1815, Scum of the Earth: The Battle of Waterloo Card Game (plus the previous two HEBS games 1066, Tears to Many Mothers: The Battle of Hastings Card Game and 1565, St. Elmo's Pay: The Great Siege of Malta Card Game) is in its final hours on Kickstarter and we have just one stretch goal to hit: Scum of the Earth promo cards for Kilforth!
Can you help us smash this last goal before time runs out??

£88,682 pledged 554% funded 1,480 backers 7 hours to go...

See you at the ridge line, soldier!

Tristan xx

Shadows of Kilforth: Shadows of Pay Promo Cards available once more + The Call of Kilforth!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 03:16:01 AM

Greetings Warriors of Kilforth - I hope this missive finds you safe and well!

Call of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game

This is a gentle heads-up that the third game in the Kilforth trilogy "Call of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game" will be launching on Kickstarter this summer, so stay tuned for more info!

The Minister of Strife will hunt you down in Call of Kilforth!

Shadows of Pay - Shadows of Kilforth Promo Cards

In the meantime, the Shadows of Pay - Shadows of Kilforth Promo Cards are being made available once again. These three legendary promo cards for Shadows of Kilforth: A Fantasy Quest Game are included in every copy of our award-winning + Dice Tower Approved Historic Epic Battle System game 1565, St. Elmo's Pay – The Great Siege of Malta Card Game!

And whilst we'd dearly love you to support our Historic Epic Battle System games, if you'd rather just print and play with the promo cards yourself, well, they've already been shared elsewhere on the internet, so here you go... ;)

If you are interested in supporting us (and/or haven't already), 1565, St. Elmo's Pay is available to pre-order right now in the latest Kickstarter campaign for our next 1-2 player game "1815, Scum of the Earth - The Battle of Waterloo Card Game". You can check out the Kickstarter for yourself right now, here: 

The third game in our award-winning Historic Epic Battle System, "1815, Scum of the Earth – The Battle of Waterloo Card Game" follows (and is compatible with) "1066, Tears to Many Mothers – The Battle of Hastings Card Game" and "1565, St. Elmo's Pay – The Great Siege of Malta Card Game".

And yes, the first game in the series 1066, Tears to Many Mothers will also be available to order, along with its glorious playmat too!

The HEBS games will continue to be wonderfully illustrated by our incredible team of international artists as we strive to continue upholding the Hall or Nothing standards you've come to know and love:

Hope you like what you see, and happy gaming in any case – here's hoping you'll join us again this summer for another inimitable fantasy adventure, as we are summoned once more by the undeniable Call of Kilforth!

Remain excellent peeps,

Tristan xx

Shadows of Kilforth - the Best Solitaire Game of 2019?
over 2 years 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??
over 2 years 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!
over 2 years 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: