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:

3,863 Thank Yous! We did it!
over 3 years ago – Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 01:55:55 AM


Thank you so much! 

This has been an amazing journey, since first playing the prototype with Martin here in Katikati, New Zealand over three years ago (he didn't warn me that my farms would soon be stomped all over) to actually publishing this amazing game.

We decided at the outset to do this Kickstarter a little differently, making it as affordable as possible, and concentrating on game content more than 'bling'. We wanted to give everyone the same game experience regardless of which levels they pledged at. Thank you for pledging and helping make the best game possible.

We closed out with 3,863 backers and a total of NZ$274,210. An amazing result.


What's next?

Now my job is to focus on finalising the artwork, organising the translations, and preparing for manufacture. Some of this work is already underway and our publishing partners are all keen to keep to the planned schedule. Our time frame looks like this:

  • APRIL - finalise artwork/translations and manufacturing details
  • MAY/JUNE - production
  • JULY/AUG - shipping and customs
  • SEP - delivery of rewards.

Pledge Manager

We are using BackerKit as our Pledge Manager. As a backer you will be sent a survey link in about 2 weeks. This will let you complete/confirm/add to your order and pay your shipping fee.

We have also prepared a pre-order store using Backerkit. This is ONLY for late backers who missed the Kickstarter.  IF you backed us at any level, this Pre-order link is NOT for you.

On the other hand, if you know someone who missed the Kickstarter campaign, please tell them to check out the pre-order link that will be on the KS page very soon.


I am planning to do an update once a fortnight and also if there is any major news to share with you.

Once again, the biggest thanks to you. We couldn't have done this without you.

Amanda & Martin

Pawn victorious! 4 Hours to go!
over 3 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!
over 3 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%!
over 3 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!
over 3 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