Res Arcana won the As D'or - Expert!

The great work is achieved! Res Arcana won the prestigious As d'Or 2020 prize, Expert category, awarded by the Cannes Games Festival Jury. We are happy and proud of this award which celebrates the qualities of this masterpiece that is Res Arcana. Thanks Tom!

Res Arcana first expansion available

We are happy to announce that Res Arcana first Expansion: Lux et Tenebrae is now available in English and French!

Be ready for some Dark Magic summoning and White Magic countermeasures.

Bouclier d'or 2020 - Expert!

Res Arcana won the Bouclier d'or 2020 - Expert Category awarded by the Domaine des Jeux Festival in Clermont-Ferrand (festival unfortunately canceled / postponed due to the sanitary situation). This award, given by the entire profession, warms our hearts! We wish the festival good luck and hope they can find a new date soon.


Our games

Lux et Tenebrae

In a dark cathedral, a mage harnesses the power of demons to enhance her spells. In an alchemical laboratory, a diviner inscribes a scroll of destruction. Meanwhile, a bard and beastmaster seek out the prismatic dragon and golden lion to keep the forces of darkness at bay.

Lux et Tenebrae™ (light and darkness) is the first Res Arcana™ expansion.

Lux et Tenebrae expands Res Arcana to 5 players, adds a new artifact type – demons – and introduces scrolls: special one use powers that can be gained one round and saved for future rounds. New mages, magic items, monuments, places of power, and artifacts further expand the game.

Res Arcana

In Res Arcana, 2-4 alchemical mages vie for control of ancient monuments and places of power. Use your magical essences and items to build artifacts, activate their powers, and command dragons. The mage with the most victory points wins!

Designed by Tom Lehmann and richly illustrated by Julien Delval, Res Arcana offers a unique gaming experience. Available now in English and French.


Customer Support

While we try our best, sometimes production errors creep in.

If your game has damaged or missing parts, please fill out the customer support form of our local distributor, depending on where you purchased your game.

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About Sand Castle Games

Created by a small group of game enthusiasts and industry veterans who were instrumental in several blockbusters like Citadels, Ticket to Ride and Small World, Sand Castle Games is a US based board game publisher that wishes to focus on a limited number of high quality releases, publishing elegantly designed and beautifully produced board games.

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