AuZtralia board game by Martin Wallace

Created by SchilMil Games (Amanda Milne)

AuZtralia is an adventure/exploration game for up to 4 players set in an alternate reality 1930s. The theme is inspired by Martin Wallace's game A Study in Emerald. It can be played competitively, or as a solo game or as a fully co-operative game.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Pawn victorious! 4 Hours to go!
almost 2 years ago – Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 01:45:11 AM

Hi you intrepid explorer of Old One riddled AuZtralia,

The end is nigh!

We are fast closing in on the end of this campaign, just a few hours to go.

We zoomed past 250k and are closing in on $270k. Thank you one and all for your amazing support to make this game the best ever Martin Wallace game in the Universe!

Quest Poll

The final vote is in on the Combat marker:

Option A THE PAWN wins! The voting closed at

A) 499

B) 37

C) 410

However, if I can fit the printed token into the existing punchboard, there will be one of those as well :)

Shipping charges in Brazil

com preço de envio amigável de 1= $35, 2=$50, 3= $70, 4=$90, 6=$130 (USD)

Until later,


32 Hours left! Vote in the Poll!
almost 2 years ago – Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 12:22:03 AM

Greetings from the SchilMil HQ.

Welcome on board to everyone who joined us in the last day or two. There has been quite a lot of activity since the 48 HR reminder. We are currently at 3,333 backers!

The final countdown is now on. The KS page clock is changing in hours rather than days.

Today's Quest is # 24 of 24. The final one!  The Quest is not funding related. We need your opinion. Help us decide on the look of the Combat marker.

The background to this is we originally had one in the game but we never saw it used, although it seemed a good idea, so we took it out. Then we saw the Heavy Cardboard live stream in which they improvised with a marker to denote where the current combat was happening. So we decided to add one back in. Vote now to have your say!

Click the image to vote in the BGG poll.


Please share the news that AuZtralia is closing soon. We need as much strength as possible to defeat the Old Ones once and for all.

Until next time,


Videos! Metalware! 400%!
almost 2 years ago – Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 01:34:00 AM

We smashed through the 200k barrier at lunchtime (NZ time)

AuZtralia is over 400% funded less than 3 days to go, and your pledges are still coming in.

From the bottom of my heart, I’d like thank you all for your funding, for your lively comments, your helpful suggestions and above all, for helping us to completely transform the game. Just look again at what we’ve achieved!

  • A completely revised player board, now with two maps - double the playability
  • We’ve added no less than twenty new game play variants
  • Most game components have been enhanced or upgraded
  • We’ve added our special limited edition Cthulhu free to all Kickstarter copies
  • We are offering a 6 for 5 Group Buy on the English edition of AuZtralia worldwide
  • We’ve honed our shipping prices to give you least-cost reliable delivery
  • And there’s still time for more!

Undecided or still on a $1 pledge? That’s OK! All I ask is that you take another look at AuZtralia now – we think it’s twice the game we started with!

Heavy cardboard's live stream happened earlier today. If you missed it you can catch it here:

Edward and the crew smashed the Old Ones after some very tense and close calls with both Shoggoth and Migo.

"The mechanics just work here! - Weird! - I enjoyed this more than I expected to"


New German preview by Brettspiel Heroes:


New Quest - lovely linen.

The new quest is to improve all the cards in the game...

 Thanks again for your awesome support. Less than 3 days left!

Until next time.

Amanda & Martin

Live Stream! Haikus!
almost 2 years ago – Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 01:54:54 AM

Funding along!

We are up to NZ$190,000 and still trucking nicely along thanks to over 2,700 backers.

AuZtralia Live Stream Play through!

Heavy Cardboard will be hosting a live stream of the game on their YouTube Channel at 19:00 Monday MDT  /  01:00 Tuesday UDT/GMT /  Noon Tuesday Melbourne /  14:00 Tuesday New Zealand

I'll be there on the chat in case any interesting rules questions come up.


The Haiku challenge was a great success and achieved the desired aim of the shine on the binoculars. There were over 80 weird, funny, poetic and downright gloomy Haikus posted. An excellent effort!  Thank you to all who took part. You can keep em coming if you want to - don't stop just because we nailed the quest!  You can read them all here.


This photo of the prototype, by Ike has been on the front page of the Geek for some days now - please give it some more thumbs so it stays there, and pick another photo you like to thumb too.


Until next time,

Amanda & Martin

Haiku Cthulhu - Spot on!
almost 2 years ago – Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 12:11:23 AM

A really Happy Weekend to all!

The sun is shining here, and we are rockin' and rollin' forward to our goal of the shiny metal Cthulhu in your game.


Today's Quest (Day 20 of 24) is to write a Cthulhu themed Haiku.

Click the image to go to the Haiku thread now!
Click the image to go to the Haiku thread now!

If we get at least 40 posted to this BGG thread then the binoculars on the cover will gleam with spot UV varnish.

Haiku - a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. 

Here is my contribution that got the ball rolling. At time of writing there are already 25 compositions on the Geek thread.

I wandered lonely
As a Zombie Dylan fan
Whack! Blood on the Tracks!


Shipping prices for S E Asia

We have chosen to work with China Fulfil to send your games direct to you in SE Asia from China. The shipping charges are now listed on the KS page under Shipping Details.

In other news

Bill at Stronghold is helping us out with the box artwork and card backs etc. Here is a draft design for the 'game-in-play' image for the back of the box.


I've just finished the rule book and it's gone to our partners for translation - WooHoo :)

Five days left! Keep spreading the word. You're doing great!

Amanda & Martin