3 Upcoming Kickstarter Board Games – Greeks, Vikings and Cthulhu in Australia

Let’s close another week with a look at games coming to Kickstarter during the rest of summer 2020. Today we have 3 previews including 2 interesting debuts and a new expansion to AuZtralia by Martin Wallace. Enjoy!

Kleos – July 21st

Kleos takes place in the universe of ancient Greek mythology. The story borrows a lot from the myths, but adds its own spin on them. The titular Kleos is a new city state that lacks its own patron god. That makes Zeus announce a five days long contest, and the winner will become the sole deity of that region. 

Kleos was designed for 2 to 5 players and a single game takes up to 2 hours. The winning condition is simple. During the course of the game you will be gaining glory and whoever ends up with the most becomes victorious. Glory can be amassed through a variety of ways. The most obvious way is area control by holding certain areas on the map for as long as possible. Since you’ll likely by fighting for them it’s good to know that successful combat also awards glory. There are even more ways to collect it such as recruiting mythical heroes and monsters to join your cause.

As you’ll be playing as specific olympian gods, the player powers are asymmetric. You can choose between Ares, Athena, Dionysus, Artemis, and Hermes.

Northgard: Uncharted Lands – July 23rd

“Northgard” may sound familiar for some of you, especially if you’re into video gaming. The original game got plenty of good reviews, some even calling it “The Settlers of 21st century”. Recently more and more successful video games are being adapted into board games. Looks like it’s high time for ...

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