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Heroic Co-operative Deck-Building!

Be a hero valiantly coming to the aid of a stronghold as a vast army bears down on it! Use the resources of the stronghold and your own unique abilities to keep it from overwhelmed.

Build a deck of cards to play with as you go and do your best to defeat the foes as they appear.

  • Choose one of 3 heroes - Arpad of Lhun, Zsuzsa Slatewalker and Sandor the Wise - to help a besieged settlement.
  • Face one of 2 pre-built armies, the Goblin Horde or the Fire Lizard Crusade, or customise your own.
  • Set how challenging you want the defence to be.
  • Save Fort Briggs!

A game takes about an hour. This set includes everything you need to play with up to 3 players.

Free PDF Quickstart Edition

A 'Quickstart' version is available as a FREE Print-and-Play PDF, containing a subset of the cards in the full game. The Quickstart version supports 2 players.

Winter of Death

The starter set of Bulwark is split into two products - this base set and the expansion 'The Winter of Death'. With both products, you have 4 heroes, 4 foe decks and 4 locations to defend.

What People Say

"Not bad for a cover-based shooter." - A friend of the creator.

"When we were stranded on a desert island, we chose to burn one of our own as fuel rather than burn the cards." - Another friend of the creator.

Actual Play


The Print-n-Play option above gets you a Free PDF Quickstart Edition (a print-n-play containing a subset of the full game's cards that supports 2 players).

The Card(s) option above gets you high-quality, printed cards delivered to your door.

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Patrick B August 07, 2021 10:05 pm UTC
The quotes in the description are hilarious! Great job, really funny!
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James S May 19, 2021 11:39 pm UTC
Is it just me, or is the price of this slowly increasing? I swear it was $44.44 this weekend/last week, but now it's up to $44.76.
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Benjamin W May 20, 2021 10:19 am UTC
Hi there!

I've always set the price in GBP, and what you see is whatever Drivethru calculates as the equivalent USD amount.
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James S June 06, 2021 2:04 pm UTC
Ah ha! Thank you for solving the mystery. :)

Now when I scroll through my wishlist (still trying to find time to try out the PnP version before I invest in it) I'll know I'm not crazy. :D
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This title was added to our catalog on April 16, 2013.
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