Finnish design. I was shown a demo at Essen 2010 and bought some.
Kings of Mithril is a world building game set in a fabled Dwarf Kingdom on a distant island, where two to four players compete for the king's crown by building up their kingdom around and deep inside Mount Mithril.
Players try to extend their mining tunnels deep inside the mountain and build underground forges while lumberjacks, farmers, road builders and merchants spread out to the plains around the mountain. Building forts and guarding borders also help each tribal chief towards the ultimate goal of being crowned king of this mythical island surrounded by stormy seas.