Board Games on kickstarter.com (April 3rd)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 3-Apr-14 | 30 comments

board and card games on kickstarter

Below is a selection of games that stood out to us while browsing kickstarter.com.

Backing a project can be a great thing, but please do the research on a game before you put money into it. Happy exploring!

Board & Card Games

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Miniature Painter
Novice Reviewer
Knight-errant

Just saw a preview video for Bullfrogs.. that one looks kinda interesting. Better than I thought.

Of course, the ones I’m really excited about are Forgotten King, Area 1851 and The Ancient World.

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Pick a Favorite LGS
Robots on the Line fan
Miniature Painter
I play blue

Just added Bullfrogs, I agree it looks pretty cool!

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Gamer - Level 4
The Silver Heart

Rollovers:
The Ancient World – Really hoping the make the 50K SG in the next few hours.
Tuscany + Viticulture
Super Dungeon Explore:Forgotten King

Pulled the Trigger:
Till Dawn Tabletop Game
Coup: Reformation – I’m buying a bunch as Christmas gifts for friend and family, have yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy playing this.
Catacombs (as of 60 seconds ago) – This looked really cool and I definitely liked the artistic direction they went versus the original. Anyone have any feedback on how the original played?

Sleuth Mode:
Big Games for Small Pockets: Dice Hate Me’s 54-Card Rabbits – Watched the gameplay for Diners, Brewcrafters, and Easy Breezy Travel Agency, but still needed to see about the other 3 games.

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USA
Military Service

Coup and Westerly.

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USA
Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

So, I’ve cleaned up my Kickstarter pledges to games I know will get played often…

Pledged!

The Ancient World – Ryan Laukat makes very nice game designs.

Tuscany – Jamey Stegmaier makes very nice game designs too! Plus, I’m finally getting Viticulture as well.

Pay Dirt – This looks good, and I’m an Alien Frontiers fan. I hope it funds.

Coup: Reformation – I love Coup… and more cards is great for the price.

Catacombs – I love and own the first edition. You can’t count on this hitting shelves later. This game should not be missed.

Sentinel Tactics – I can’t pass it up.

On the Fence:

Epic Resort – Not sure why, but I’m cautious.

SDE Forgotten King – I’m not sure I need more of this game… and it will be available later. Nice extras though.

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Mask of Agamemnon
Football Fan
Explorer - Level 5
Junior

Really glad that the Blind Accessories got funded, and I’m still rooting for Caleb’s Board Game Cafe!!

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Expert Grader
Champion
Strategist
Junior

So. Many. Games. I think I need to level up my wallet. Jim, do we have a questing system I can use for that? It saddens me to no end that I can’t back most of these games. Now I just need to be able to exponentially increase the capacity of my Wishlist to compensate…

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Pick a Favorite LGS
Robots on the Line fan
Miniature Painter
I play blue

@Sir Gamesalot, I wish we did! And it’s tough because this is just the games on kickstarter, I’m sure many of you are like me and have another list as big or bigger of other games you’d like to own. It’s the caveat (right word?) of really getting into the board game hobby, all of a sudden there are hundreds of games you would like to play!

Queue plug for our very first Your Turn article…
So Many Games, So Little Time >

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I'm a Gamin' Fiend!
Mask of Agamemnon
Rated 100 Games

Without even looking into it, I’m already intrigued by the theme of Bullfrogs. Looks cool!

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Gamer - Level 7
Guardian Angel

I’m excited about several of these games:

Backing:
Area 1851
Westerly
The Big Time
Creative Clash

Watching/On the Fence:
Bullfrogs
Catacombs
Pirate Den
Robots on the Line
Epic Resort

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Canada
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Guardian Angel

Here’s my KickList and musings as I wander the Cardboard Kingdom and sip my Hai Tea this afternoon ;)

Game Developerz: The bubblegum art and parody of The Gaming Other had me from the get go. (This was actually a toss up during Lazy Kickstarter Sunday Brunch between The Boy and me. He’s the big V-Game Head, but I pledged it so his more ‘serious’ Kickstarter Speculator list would remain unsullied. *eye roll and *quiet sigh*) I haven’t been tracking it much, but I popped in to see a Final 48 plagued with some standard EB, Add-on, and Kickstarter exclusive controversy. Well-I ‘caught them all’ and got a nifty jammy worthy t-shirt to boot weeks ago so I’m happy. ;)

Epic Resort : Disney Art style! Worker placement meets Deck building! No-nonsense campaign. I AM going to push the button. I will! I promise!!!! I keep checking in on you. I like you, I really like you! Why am I waiting for the Final 48? Most likely the Final 24? Why??? Epic Resort you are my own personal psychological mystery! A dose of Granny paranoia? I’ll see you Sunday. *hugs*

Tuscany: Too Euro for my Ameritrashy ways. (Although I really want to stomp grapes Lucy style whenever I see it :P) That’s just me. This deserves the love it is getting. The Stonemaier is nothing but quality both in gaming and campaigning. Jamey’s KS blog makes for an interesting read for backer and developers alike. (Especially First Campaigners – read that like a KickRosettaStone!)

Area 1851: Keeps chugging along Game Salute campaign style – here’s the game – here’s some stretchies – thanks for playing. This one had me from a HAL to Hai ‘…Hello…’. Surreal art style, unique can’t-put-my-finger-on-it game play (watch the Alien Autopsy walkthrough). It just seems easy, breezy, Cowpoke and Cowpunk fun!

Coup: Methinks I must look into this Coup . I’ll be watching and then watching-my-back-ing it seems if I back ;)

Catacombs 2ed: I’m linking arms with Team Granny on this. The Boy and I have the complete first edition and love it! (And golly was that hard to track down – even when it was running hot.) It is fun and fast and furious finger flicking fun. If there is a game that lends itself to shouts of ‘Huzzah!’ this is it and while this dex driven dungeon delve is fun, it is can also get nail-bitingly intense. Besides a Gelatinous Cube just unlocked. ’nuff said! Don’t miss this (and run out and grab a broken air hockey mini table for $5 bucks at a yard sale so you are ready! ;))

Treasures and Traps: This one just has a lot of nostalgia value for me and college days when my gaming collection consisted of Munchkin and a full copy of the Mayfair edition of Cosmic E I ‘borrowed’ from my Daddy. In the Munchkin vein it is just an easy. breezy tongue-in-cheek stab at the Tunnels and Tropes of dungeon delving. Nothing too serious, but quite a bit of fun. Also the campaign is a good chance to pick up Dungeoncraft (see Avatar Library ;)) and the just closed Villagers & Villains and expansion. I’m also in it for The Box – since my current version is well kept and loved albeit crammed in a tuck box and kept from Pandora-ing with an army of rubber bands. I’ve never been so overjoyed to see a ‘holder box’ since Cutthroat Caverns: Fresh Meat

Westerly: Welcome to the Threeboot! Third times a charm right? I still have a lot of love for this parody of the pixelated prairie of yesteryear where ‘Trail Hits You’! It seems to be rolling along and hopefully they have stocked up on enough twine and pi-annies to get them to the funding coast. The Trails and Tropes expansion of steampunk, zombies, and Lovecraft’s The Big C puts parody on parody for a triple layer parody cake…that is NOT A LIE.

Storyteller Cards: While not a game-game (although there is a pdf of mini games you can play with the decks), I just sort of like the imagineering and creative aspect behind the idea. $10 the deck/ $20 for the combo – it seems worth a flutter. :)

Bullfrogs: Looks interesting (although I haven’t really looked yet because frogs are creepy!) I fear frogs register the same way as the Apex‘s Dinosaurs with the HaiMind :(

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Canada
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Guardian Angel

First the battle of the Bloodsport Arena games and now you can’t throw a bit of flange without hitting a ‘mini’ game. It really is a Singular Case of Too Many Minis – I never dip my toes too far into the deep end of the Plastic Bath – so let’s see:

SDE:Forgotten King: I backed on Day One and malingered for a few days and now I am scared to go back! Who knows what crazy maze of unlocks and add-ons have been unleashed! With The Boy on the recent AQ and nothing sacred and exclusive I’ll probably just sit on my base pledge and pick up an extra one or two irresistibles during the Final 48.

RECON: Too heavy for me. Will be in it for the MYTH crossovers if those amount to anything.

AETHERIUM: I count this as mini. Skirmish? Meh. The renders look nice though. Might just pick up a figure for the knick knack shelf to dress up the Gaming Den. I wish it well as it splashes about in the Plastic Bath

Heavy Steam Toes crossed The Boy doesn’t catch wind of this. :P Stampunk? A main graphic that looks much like Battle Cry which he shakes about with Tide of Iron (Is this Tide of Steam?) when the much dreaded ‘war game itch’ takes hold of him. All those Cube Pusher cubes to push around! I’m so doomed! *sigh*

In other things…ummm…Sundry and Geek…
Gamers helping Gamers seems to be the name of the game.

Spielbound: I doubt I will ever set foot in Omaha, but the board gaming Cafe has a donation. I wish I had one. The jammy shirt looks nifty also!

Board Games:Now Blind Accessible Another donation (even though it seem so individualized I don’t know how it will work on the funding). I hope they get some major Developer support on the back end.

Rahdo Runs Through It Like the recent Dice Tower campaign – Rahdo provides a service to the Cardboard Kingdom and I support that. I’ll also accept zazzy glass art instead of secret promo cards as a thank you. :) Shame a pretty purple necklace and earring set is out of the budget. :( :( :( *weeps openly*

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