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Fall is almost here and so are tons of huge Kickstarter campaigns that many of us were impatiently waiting for. Today we’ll open with one game releasing sometime in 2020 and two projects set for September 22nd.
Chronicles of Waral – 2020
A brand new publisher from France called Moskito Games is about to launch their first project on Kickstarter. Chronicles of Waral is a board game for 2 to 4 playersset in a fictional Kingdom of Kreis where various groups fight each other over controlling its capital called Heldenheim.
Chronicles of Waral is a fast paced game with a huge part of gameplay relying on (beautifully illustrated) cards. Good decisions grant you more influence, and whoever has the most by the end – becomes victorious.
At the beginning of the game, each player gets 4 characters, places one in front of them and keeps passing the cards to the next player. You repeat this until you have 3 characters in front of you. The board consists of 8-10 district cards. During your turn you can use each of your characters once to either loot a location, conquer it or activate a Trick Card. The game ends when ...
The world is on the brink of an unbelievable shift in power. Everything because of a single individual and his mind filled with ambition, genius and… rotten to its very core.
General Goodman has finally finished his evil plans and is about to set them in motion. Would you dare try to stop or defeat him? Well then you might have picked a wrong game as in Tomorrow Dies Today everybody plays as villains!
General Goodman and His Talented Friends
While Goodman is the mastermind and the central figure of the entire story, his fellow henchmen are equally important in making his vision of the world real. No matter which way of playing the game will you choose, you’ll always have to pick one of the available characters. They differ by their (surprisingly interesting) backstories, available abilities and other unique qualities.
Want to choose pure muscle and work as Goodman’s main bodyguard? Boris is your guy. Prefer a dash of madness in the form of Archibald Kluge – a scientistobsessed with robotics and not necessarily sane? How about Cassandra, apolitical fixer whose diplomatic skills can fool and trick virtually anyone. The rest of the colorful cast includes: a genius thief, a bioweapon expert, a gentleman assassin, a pilot specialized in smuggling goods...
Our “upcoming games” series article usually appears by the end of the week. This time however we’ve decided to not only publish it earlier, but also expand it with over twice as many games as usual. Enjoy!
Darkest Dungeon – Fall 2020
Mythic Games is cooperating with Red Hook Studios to bring a beloved video game called Darkest Dungeon to our tables.
Darkest Dungeon: The Board Game is a co-op dungeon crawler, playable with up to 4 players and takes many concepts from its inspiration source.
Players can take on the roles of various characters from the Crusader to the Plague Doctor.
Getting rid of all 3 bosses will allow your party to enter the titular “darkest dungeon” and defeat the final and most powerful villain lurking there.
The 7th Citadel – September 22nd
The 7th Continent was already an incredible adventure game that kept pushing the boundaries of its genre. Its younger brother ...
No matter whether it’s paganic Forefathers Eve, an All Saints Day, Halloween or Samhain – many cultures celebrate the dead, whether these are their closest ones, some long gone ancestors or even animals.
Naming a favourite among all these days would be hard (and well… a bit wrong) but the Mexican Dia de Muertos has always fascinated us at KA. To the point of whining about why so few games use this fantastic theme. But now, the tides seem to finally have changed. A colorful, fast paced and highly thematic Die of the Dead is almost here! Let’s check it out.
A pretty new, but without doubt incredibly creative designers at Radical 8 Games have been playing board games for ages as well as had some attempts at designing their own. To create Die of the Dead, Radical 8 Games contacted various specialists knowledgeable about Mexican culture.
They worked with a consultant and a Mexican artist to bring all these vibrant colours and shapes coming from centuries of tradition. This way the game would be as faithful to the original celebration as possible and avoid any mistakes. And yes: it’s a looker. With all colorful caskets, a stairway, the Oferenda tokens, player and city boards – it’s almost impossible to look away from the game.
Let’s Prepare for Celebrations
Die of the Dead was designed for 2-5 players and can be easily characterized as a fast paced dice game. One session shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes. The goal may sound simple: as a friendly spirit you have to guide lost souls up the marigold stairway to the land of the living. Whoever succeeds at this first: becomes the winner.
You all are probably well aware by now at how much I love #Rurik: Dawn of Kiev. Welp, the Kickstarter for the Stone and Blade expansion just launched! If you missed getting the KS edition of the base game last time, now's your chance. Such a good game! I will always talk up good games haha
Who else here as played Rurik? How do you like it?
I am currently creating a set of printable 3D models (File format: STL) for tabletop role-playing games on a "Fantasy Swamp" theme.
This project will include various sets of plants, creatures, structures, and decorative elements.
Go give it a peek!
We’ve already had a number of board game tables on Kickstarter and the most common thing with all of them is an insane number of add-ons. While we love the idea of customizing the thing to your taste (more on that later), the basic piece of furniture you got was rather on the bare side and considering the pricing: not really worth it.
The case of The Megan tables is pretty different. Each of them, no matter if it’s the coffee table or colossal Megan Wing, has a number...
After all of the time we spend researching and acquiring games, and then getting friends together for a game night, shouldn't that experience be the best it can be?
Wyrmwood Gaming just launched their 14th Kickstarter campaign, for a Modular Gaming Table. It's a solid wood table that comes in a variety of sizes, and you can increase or decrease the size of the table with upgrade kits as your needs change.
Start out with the base pieces in the wood that you want (they are the end pieces with the logo, seen above), and you can change the height, length, felt, and accessories at any time.
Build your table exactly how you want it with the interactive customization tool. Any accessories you don't get today will make great birthday and holiday gift suggestions later!
Check out the campaign before it ends on October 9, 2020. Go to the Kickstarter!
About the Modular Gaming Table
The Modular Gaming Table from Wyrmwood Gaming is made in America from solid wood. It is striking not only in its design, but its craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Look how the topper mirrors the angled corner of the base. Even the storage box for the leaves has dovetail joints.
It comes in several sizes and heights, from coffee table to dining table for 8 to 10 people.
The Lilliput is 24" x 44", and starts at $300 for Maple.
The Gaming Coffee Table is 44" x 48", and starts at $400 for Maple.
Put taller legs on it, and it becomes the Small Gaming Table that seats four. It starts at $500 for Maple.
The Medium Gaming Table is 44" x 72" and seats six. It starts at $650 for Maple.
The Large Gaming Table is 44" x 96" and seats eight to ten. It starts at $800 for Maple.
Remember that the tables can be made smaller as well as larger, so if you move into a smaller place or become empty nesters, your table can adjust to fit your needs.
The important thing is to decide on your favorite wood. The tables are available in Maple, Espresso Maple, Cherry, Black Walnut, Padauk, Wenge, and Purpleheart.
Since we can't always be gaming, toppers are available to give the tables a solid surface.
The toppers have a tongue-and-groove design with rubber in the groove side to provide spill resistance. The corners of the end pieces match the corners of the table base, and the available storage box provides a safe place to keep the leaves while you're gaming.
The Modular Gaming Table has a magnetic rail that goes around the inside and outside of the table. Once in place, accessories can slide along the rail to be exactly where you want them.
Let's take a look at what's available.
When I think of a gaming table, I think of cup holders.
There are two sizes; one for general use, and a smaller one for bottles and stemware.
The metal insert is dishwasher safe.
There are two shapes of component organizers. The new modular option is curved to fit on the left or right of other rail accessories.
Here it is next to the drink holder. Everything fits together nicely.
If you play a lot of games with hands of cards, take a look at the Card Shelf. It has two component wells, and a curved cut to hold cards that is angled back perfectly. Not only that, but it swivels!
Here's another look at it, without cards.
Especially if you're considering a coffee table, you might find the Power Pack useful. It charges your phone while keeping it handy. A charging station is also a nice thing to offer your guests when they need it.
Do you often keep score, or take notes? Imaging sitting down to a writing surface like this.
The Player Desk has a leather surface and places for components and writing instruments.
If your table is going to see a lot of RPGs and you want to get on the DM's good side, take a look at the Game Deck. It can slide to one end to be a place for the DM screen and other supplies, or it can go to the middle of the table to divide the table into two playing areas.
The Game Deck has the same magnetic rail to hold accessories.
And if you use maps or other digital assets in your games, an Inset Screen is available that can hang on your wall when you're done.
If you like grid / hex maps, and acrylic sheets to cover your maps, Wyrmwood offers those as well (they really did think of everything). Wargamers, imagine having those sheets over your paper maps.
It's a bit hard to see the clear acrylic in the image because it's, well, clear, but the videos on the campaign page show it off nicely.
The felt play surface is available in five colors. Charcoal (center) is the default color.
All you'll need to provide is a hand drill. All other parts and bits are provided. But if assembling furniture isn't your thing, White Glove Delivery is available.
More on Kickstarter
Accessories are $10 off during the campaign, and that can be a significant savings.
The Kickstarter page has several videos that give you a closer look at all of the features and options. Be sure to check out the campaign before it ends on October 9, 2020.
Another Friday brings another batch of Kickstarter previews. Today we’re focusing on board game campaigns launching in Fall and possibly later on.
Dining with Dracula – August 18th
Count Dracula is without doubt a true legend, featured in plenty of board games. The old fellow has spent ages sucking blood from innocent people and would finally like to get some well deserved rest. You, as one of his dear great-great-great-grand-children, will have to help him and hopefully become his heir.
Does that mean attacking innocent people? Possibly, but your main task will be… working on developing local tourism which has become quite vibrant thanks to your dear, bloodthirsty uncle.
Dining With Dracula is an euro-style board game designed for 2 to 4 players. You have a certain number of actions available on the in-game clock and have to spend them on gaining resources that will please the old vampire. As you progress, you’ll need additional workforce so turning tourists into vampires is unavoidable. Each of 4 days ends with a Dinner Phase where you gain Victory Points for your achievements. Entering this phase has a cost paid in sheep, tourists, blood packs, gift cards or by being bitten yourself. Whoever has the most VPs by the end of 4th day becomes the winner.
Defection – August 25th
Now, here’s something for all SF fans out there. A new space exploration themed board game is coming to Kickstarter on August 25th and the materials released so far make it look quite tempting. The premise is unique here. You’re tasked with saving civilians during a huge, interstellar war. If you succeed with saving their lives, you’ll also have to help them with creating new places to live on various, hopefully safer, planets.
Being a ruler of a kingdom is not an easy task. No matter how strong your army is, enemies are always lurking right behind your borders, ready to scheme and strike. As a young ruler, taking over the realm after your uncle’s death, you’ll have to deal with them sooner than you think. An inexperienced king sounds like a tempting reason to attack your homeland and there are first signs of an opposing army marching your way. Will you give up what you’ve inherited or pick up a sword and fight back?
Protect Your Throne
Thrones, a board game designed by Chad Anthony Randell, has launched on Kickstarter this week and immediately caught our attention. The designer is a huge fan of The Song of Ice and Fire and his dream was to create a game with a feeling similar to conflicts known from the popular franchise. Chad was also inspired by a board game mentioned in the books. Star Wars have their Holochess, the Witcher novels mention Gwent and the saga by George R.R. Martin features a game named Cyvasse.
In Thrones you fight against each other on a square board shaped similarly to one known from games like Chess or Stratego. It’s designed for 2 players but the author mentions that the game is expandable and will be playable in bigger groups when you have a second copy.
A Homeland to Defend
The goal in Thrones may sound simple. As a young king you have to protect the main fortress of your realm and conquer the one belonging to your rival. The game has a lot more depth though, as you can fully ...
This is the expansion that adds additional chronicles and an Automa solo mode to the highly rated #Glen More II: Chronicles. There was a high demand for a solo mode and it went through!
What are your thoughts on this game? I've looked into Glen More II a few times before and while I like its potential to be a great tile laying game for me and my wife, I also have #Keyflower on my shortlist and that one interests me more despite not having a solo mode.
Oh and its the same designer as the game I recently wrote up my first impressions on: #Lions of Lydia: A Strategic Game of Ancient Prestige. I really liked that game. Hmmmm..........
@Batmark I noticed you had uploaded several pictures of Glen More II on the game page (whether manual or through importing your BGG data.) How do you feel about the game?
You're in a crowded cafeteria, about to sink your teeth into a sandwich, and you feel someone watching you...
Be ready to dodge the tomato coming your way...
and grab something to offer in return!
Cafe Chaos is a card game about the world's most chaotic food fight. You'll choose a character with a unique ability and throw epic food combos like Moldy Double Deep Fried Couch Cushion Candy. Have the fewest splat points at the end of the game to reign supreme!
You can get a copy of Cafe Chaos with a Kickstarter Exclusive Collectors Card for $25.
Add the Animator Pack and Animator Poster at the $45 level, or all of that plus Sooubway Pack, Junk Food Pack, and Odd 1s Out Lunch Box for $80.
Ready for more? How about three plushies, and upgrading to a holographic Animator Pack? The Collector's Edition pledge level is $130.
More plushies, more merch you say? The Odd 1s Out Fanatic Bundle has an Odd 1s Out backpack, pencil case, lanyard, holographic notebook, folder, and all 10 plushies, on top of:
- a holographic Animator Pack,
- Sooubway Pack,
- Junk Food Pack,
- Odd 1s Out Lunch Box,
- Animator Poster,
- Kickstarter Exclusive Collectors Card, and
- a copy of Cafe Chaos, all for $250.
Check out the campaign before it ends on September 10, 2020.
About Cafe Chaos
Cafe Chaos is an Odd 1s Out food fight card game. Each player chooses a character, and each character has a special action that helps them out during the game.
You'll take aim at other players, but those players will also be taking aim back at you, so be ready! Collect food, make combos, and let the food fight commence.
Then you'll add splat points. If any player has 10 splat points, the game ends, and the player with the fewest splat points wins!
Add Cards with Packs
Three packs are available during this campaign, to give you more characters and more special abilities. Attack without food, or get a powerful healer. The Booster Pack Bundle and above will give you the Animator Pack, the Sooubway Pack, and the Junk Food Pack.
More on Kickstarter
The Kickstarter has closeups of all of the merch, like the exclusive plushies, plus behind the scenes artwork and more, so be sure to check it out before it ends on September 10, 2020.
Hello friends! I’m back after my break only to share some amazing Kickstarter campaigns either running right now or coming within weeks. Take your favourite tea or drink, sit comfortably and… enjoy!
Roll Camera! The Filmmaking Board Game
Creative takes on the co-op game genre are easily among my favourite titles, and Roll Camera fits that description perfectly. Each of you plays a different part in the process of making a movie. There’s a director, a star, a cinematographer, editor, production designer and a producer. You all share the same goal: making the best movie possible. Alternatively, the game also lets you win when you reach the other side of the spectrum and make a movie so bad, that it’s good. To get to the end you have to use your budget smartly and solve neverending problems together with your own idea cards. The majority of gameplay is based around dice placement, so fans of heavy dice chuckers will definitely feel right at home.
The Umbrella Academy Card Game
A second season adapting the popular graphic novel by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá has only premiered recently on TV and at the same time we’re also getting a card game set in the Umbrella Academy’s universe. Being a huge fan of the comic I simply couldn’t resist adding this one to my list. The card game is designed for 1 to 6 players and plays really fast (20 minutes per game). To win you have to...
Geeknson’s Board Gaming Tables, Thrones, Amsterdam, Hamburg
Geeknson’s Board Gaming Tables – August 2020
The place where you play all your games is almost as important as the games themselves. Feeling comfortable during a short session or a long game night boosts the enjoyment and makes the entire experience miles better. That’s why so many board gamers are starting to look at board game tables, made specifically for their hobby.
Geeknson’s The Megan Board Gaming Table on “Shut Up and Sit Down“. The photo shows the previous version known from the European KS campaign.
Geeknson is an UK based company, that continues Europe’s 400 years long history of crafting uncompromising quality furniture from oaken wood. The company has been in business for over 22 years and now they’ve shifted most of their focus to creating revolutionary board gaming tables. So far, their most famous project called The MEGAN, got wildly popular on Kickstarter and collected almost $700.000 from thousands of satisfied gamers. All of that despite shipping only to Europe and being modestly priced comparing to competitors. With the new campaign, the guys are attempting to get their product to tabletop game enthusiasts in North America.
The MEGAN and other products made by the company are highly customizableand allow for endless accessories and extensions from brand new wireless inductive chargers and counter holders to D&D benches and wine glass holders to really level up your gaming experiences. Many of these will be new...
What is the Unattainable Triangle and why is it relevant to board games? How is communication involved?
It's something I have been thinking about for a while now about Quality, Speed, and Time. It's mainly used for the production side of things and we talk about that in our article but I keep thinking about it from a consumer point of view.
What do you think? Does this triangle hold true for board games? Is there a way around it?
It wouldn’t be a Friday at KA if we didn’t manage to cook up another of our Kickstarter board game preview articles. Today we’ll show you 3 titles coming to KS around September 2020.
Streets – September 1st
This one tooks us by surprise. Many of you surely remember Villagers, a game by Haakon Gardner. It was funded back in 2018, collected £482,171 in pledges, got great reviews and had another huge success in retail. Looks like Haakon wasn’t slacking and has meanwhile designed a whole new game, which is supposed to appear on Kickstarter on the first day of September.
Streets, like Villagers, belongs to the city building game genre. The area you’ll be working on used to be a small town but is suddenly turning into a bustling city thanks to tourism and celebrities moving there. The game can be played by 1 to 5 players and takes up to an hour. Each of you takes...
Sherlock Holmes has been poisoned! As he fades in and out of consciousness, he needs your help.
Sherlock's Mysteries is a story-driven escape room style puzzle adventure for 1-6 players. Each chapter is a 1 to 2+ hour long mystery that can be done in any order, and requires no outside knowledge. Once all 10 chapters have been solved, a meta puzzle brings it all together.
You can get Sherlock's Mysteries: Lucid Dreaming in book format for CA$ 40 (about $30 USD).
- The Deluxe Edition of the book includes a prequel chapter and additional notes pages for CA$ 53 (about $40 USD).
- The Collector's Edition of the book includes everything in the Deluxe Edition plus an additional bonus chapter, an enamel pin, credits in all versions of The Journal, and a signed and personalized inside cover page for CA$135 (about $100 USD).
If you enjoy manipulating physical objects, the Attache is a suitcase that is filled with clues, locks, puzzles, tools, mystery items, boxes, letters and much more. The Attache also contains a refill kit so that you can pass on the experience once you've completed the game. The Attache is available for CA$ 270 (about $199 USD).
- The Deluxe Edition of the Attache contains the prequel chapter, an extra refill kit, and 2 puzzle postcards for CA$ 407 (about $300 USD).
- The Collector's Edition of the Attache includes upgraded print materials, hand-signed numbered plaque, a third refill kit, the prequel and bonus chapters, and 3 puzzle postcards. It is available for CA$ 475 (about $350 USD) during early bird pricing.
- The Master Detective package adds a fully customized 1-hour bonus chapter to the Collector's Edition, and allows you to choose the character names, traits, and attributes. It is CA$ 999 (about $736 USD).
Check out the campaign before it ends on August 13, 2020. Go to the Kickstarter!
About Sherlock's Mysteries
Sherlock's Mysteries: Lucid Dreaming contains 150 puzzles ranging from ciphers and codes to association and logic. Players of all experience levels can participate.
The 10 individual chapters are connected by an arching narrative. Each chapter takes 1-2+ hours to complete but there is no time limit. You can play the chapters in any order, and with different groups of friends and family if you would like.
Uncover case files, narrow down suspects, and search for a cure.
The Sherlock's Mysteries Mobile App is available on all Apple & Android devices. Once you have downloaded the application you will not need an internet connection.
The app contains Easter eggs, optical illusions, clues, videos, evidence files, and mini brain teasers, as well as multi-stage hints and solutions for each chapter so that you never get stuck. The app will also provide your group with a soundtrack and video series for each chapter.
The Attache is a suitcase filled with physical clues, artifacts, tools, and puzzles to work with. It lets you experience Sherlock's Mysteries: Lucid Dreaming in a tactile way.
Inside The Attache you'll find locks, mystery items, boxes, maps, letters, and much more.
It also contains a refill kit so that you can pass on the experience once you've completed the game.
The Attache brings the escape room experience home by having you and your team discover codes, symbols, numbers, letters, and keys needed to open real locks and ciphers.
More On Kickstarter
You'll find more details about each pledge level, and all of the deluxe extras available. Shipping is very reasonable, and EU backers won't have to worry about VAT and customs charges.
The custom Master Detective level would be great for a special event such as a wedding or anniversary! Be sure to check out the campaign before it ends on August 13, 2020.
Big box adventure games are a staple of Kickstarter-funded “tabletop” category projects. When you look at the most funded campaigns, they easily make at least 80% of them. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Kickstarter has long been a place where you advertise endless adventures, with countless components and hundred pages long storylines.
The game we’re about to tell you today is huge, but that’s where the similarities end. Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles is a large scale euro strategy game that uses tons of creative ideas to tell its story through mechanics, instead of an attached book. And you actually get 2 games in 1 box, both connected by a quite unique plot.
The Lost Liner
Pearl of the Sea was a liner like no other. Hosting hundreds of passengers it moved through seas like a real, leisure fortress. That is until its final night when sky was bright from the strikes of thunders and the ship got carried far away. After crashing it ended up on a shore of a certain uncharted island. While the passengers who managed to stay alive began turning the area into a ...
Welcome to our Friday article about the next batch of upcoming Kickstarter board games. What on the menu today? One big expansion, two great looking debuts and an unexpected adaptation of a video game.
Let’s start with a game that happens to be launching next week. The Night Cage by Smirk & Laughter Games takes players to dungeons filled with unending darkness. You have zero memories and no clue where you are. All you own is a single candle that can help you see a tiny bit of the corridors around you. It also keeps burning out.
The Night Cage is a cooperative dungeon crawler that does everything to make the players feel completely lost. The unique, black and white artstyle amplifies it even more. You and your companions are ...
I like what it's trying to do but minimum player count is 3 and it doesn't seem to have solo mode, so likely a pass for me. Sure seems like a cool game though so I wanted to share it in case anyone's interested!
I believe it's launching on Kickstarter this month.
Charty Party is a card game where you try to sway the judge with the funniest topic and earn points. It was a big hit on Kickstarter last year, and now it's back with an All Ages Edition so that everyone can play.
Charty Party: All Ages Edition comes with 44 new chart cards and 250 new orange cards that can be played on their own or combined with the original Charty Party.
You can get a copy for $25 (discounts on multiple copies), and for every $5,000 they raise, they're donating a Departmental Set (10 games) to schools around the country! Check out the campaign before it ends on July 17, 2020.
About Charty Party
Charty Party is a card game for 3 or more players where you try to choose the card that makes the judge laugh the most.
Each player starts with seven orange cards.
One player is the judge for that round, and they draw a chart card.
The other players choose a card from their hand that fits the Y-axis (vertical) of the chart card and pass it to the judge face-down.
After four hours with your younger siblings, do you have an increased difficulty sharing? An uncontrollable urge to jump into a big puddle? Or a big desire to be an only child?
The judge picks the funniest answer and that player wins a point.
Let's try another one.
It has been four hours since lunch. Do you:
Have difficulty understanding basic instructions?
See an increase in time spent whining?
Note a new willingness to eat a bug?
If you were the judge for that round, which one would you choose?
New in the All Ages Edition
Charty Party: All Ages Edition has the line graphs we all love, of course, but now you'll also see bar charts
and scatter plots.
People who own four cats tend to have weirder haircuts! Students laugh, and they learn.
This isn't an accident. The people behind Charty Party got messages from teachers and parents all over the country, asking for a version of Charty Party that they could share with their students and children. The designers interviewed parents and teachers, and set out to design a game that everyone could enjoy together.
As a way to give back, the creators are donating a Departmental Set (10 games) to schools for every $5,000 they raise. To make sure the games last, even with frequent classroom use, Charty Party: All Ages Edition will be printed on 350 GSM stock, the highest their manufacturer offers.
More on Kickstarter
See the list of schools that will receive free copies of the game, and find out more about discounts for multiple copies and the original version of Charty Party. Be sure to check out the campaign before it ends on July 17, 2020.
Anyone else looking forward to this Kickstarter launching this week?
I enjoyed Mystic Vale and thought Edge or Darkness was OK (only 1 play though), but this one seems to have more to it with the 4X concept. I think it may end up being one that I back but I will be waiting to see more gameplay videos and checking out the rules.
This seems to be the year of the pirate game. Hopefully this one measures up!
MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation is a TCG rooted in creatures, spells, and artifacts. For this first set, the creatures, or Beasties as we call them, are USA based cryptids (i.e. Bigfoot, Mothman, Jersey Devil, etc...).
What sets MetaZoo: Cryptid Nation apart is its core mechanic of breaking the 4th wall, or "meta". From a gameplay perspective, this means that the strength of your Beasties and Spells are impacted by the environment you play in. Playing on a rainy day? Your water Beasties and Spells get a power boost. Playing near an open fire while trying to keep warm as it snows outside? Your Flame spells are now twice as powerful, but watch out... the Snow outside not only boosts the strength of your opponent's Snow Beasties, but also makes some of them invisible (unable to be directly attacked).
This added level of meta means choosing your battleground to best suit your deck build, or rapidly building decks to suit your environment, is a key feature of the game. Imagine playing a friend, but deftly convincing them to play next to a patch of trees to gain additional power boosts for your Forest Beasties!
We just launched our pre-launch page on Kickstarter, happy to answer questions here.
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 ...
[Rurik: Stone & Blade, Rurik: Dawn of Kiev]
[The Wyrmwood Modular Gaming Table: Coffee & Dining Models]
[The Wyrmwood Modular Gaming Table: Coffee & Dining Models]
[Glen More II: Highland Games]
[Cafe Chaos : The Odd 1s Out]
[Western Legends: Blood Money]
[Sherlock's Mysteries: Interactive Puzzle Adventure]
[Charty Party: All Ages Edition — Absurdly Funny Charts Game]
$181,478 / $30,000
A dark and immersive experience awaits you and your group of explorers. Travel the unknown, face cosmic horrors and fight for survival!
Ends in 21 daysSee Kickstarter