Dwarven Forge's Castles BoxDwarven Forge’s Castles: 3D Modular Terrain for Gamers is as big as the title of this article. It’s an amazing idea where you buy modules to build a castle and play your games. Despite the fact that it’s mostly indicated for RPGs (Role Playing Games), I’m also thinking about using it to play Munchkin. It’d look amazing to have the levels actually represented by rooms in a Castle. But it’s not just used to play games, for miniature lovers, it’s a must have.

Dwarven Forge is the name of the company behind this Kickstarter. They already have 4 successful projects backed, all focusing on building modular components to use with your board games. Among these projects, it’s worth to mention Caverns-Dwarvenite and City Builder.

What is Dwarven Forge’s Castles?

Dwarven Forge's Castles CastleThis particular project is focused only in Castles (really?) and the miniatures are all in 25mm scale with a great range of different hand painted items. It’s amazing that everything is actually hand painted. I can’t recommend a project enough when they put so much care in the production line.

The miniature options include, but are not limited to, ramparts, watchtowers, walkways, arched bridges and a gatehouse with a working drawbridge. A working drawbridge! How cool is that?.

If you wonder how many different parts they have, the answer is 150 and it can be increased accordingly to the stretch goals. You can reproduce basically everything you can find in a real castle.

Dwarven Forge's Castles DrawbridgeIf that’s not enough, all the parts can be integrated with their previous projects to create the ultimate land for your game (or just to show off to your friends ;)).

If you’d prefer to paint all the parts to customize and make it look the way you want it, they also have a gray option that you can just decorate as you wish.

As it’s described in the project, imagine a line of handcrafted 3-D miniature terrain with everything you need to build your own magnificent castle. In other words, everything I’d like to have.

Dwarven Forge’s Castles – Kickstarter Details

Dwarven Forge's Castles WatchtowerThis project accept pledges starting at $20, which is meant for add-ons and $65 giving you a Gatehouse that’s meant to be delivered around January, 2017.

If you have some money to spend and really liked this project, I’d suggest you to go for the Grand Citadel pledge at the value of $980. It includes 132 pieces plus all the stretch goals. Better impossible.

The Kickstarter goal is $100,000, but they’re already successfully backed with more than $800,000 and there’s still 16 days to go.

If you want to know more, take a look at their intro video:

Now you can take a look at the Kickstarter page here and support this amazing project. I know that it looks like I’m selling it, but I don’t earn anything from this project. It’s just one of those Kickstarters that you just have to help spread the word.

Tell me what you’d build or with which game you’d use it to take your game play to another level. I’d love to hear it.


Playing board games since I was 8, I created a passion for different styles such as Strategy, Cards, Family and Role Playing Games. My current favourite board games are Ticket to Ride, Tokaido and Rummikub.


  1. Hey mate,

    I think’s its really cool and well designed. How many different combinations of castles can you make? And besides the fun of building it (and its decorative purposes), is there a game or set of rules to accompany the fun?

    Good review and keep writing about your passions!

    • Marcelo Reply

      Hey Max,
      The combinations of castles you can make is actually up to the components you acquire. You can make it the way you want and there’s no limit. For example you can have a castle in a square, rectangular or star shaped. You can have towers with one, two, three or as many levels you desire.
      It has no rules and there’s not a game accompanying it. It’s really ‘only’ the miniatures.

  2. Okay.. that does look pretty sweet. I have been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Not so much to play with as a game, but to have as a fixture in my game room. I will definitely have to keep an eye on this one! Thanks for the heads up.

    • Marcelo Reply

      That’ll definitely look amazing in a game room. 🙂

  3. This is a fantastic thing! I was dreaming of castles and fortresses when I was a kid but couldn’t get one. In my opinion, it’s no smaller than model trains. It’s still my dream and this Builder project makes it easier for me to complete it. Thank you, Marcelo, for your review!

    • Marcelo Reply

      I always loved castles and I spent some good time drawing it and playing games with this thematic when I was a child. I still love it and this Kickstarter project made me remember that good feeling about castles. I just want one at home 🙂

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