Board Games on kickstarter.com

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 21-Feb-13 | 17 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!

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Dragon’s Hoard looks very appealing, both visually and in terms of a unique perspective (taking on the roll of a dragon).

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The most interesting campaign for me now: Sails of Glory. Ships of the line form the golden age of sail. High cost to get in. I’ll probably just support the base game to get he exclusives and pick up the expansions at retail later.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1402889231/sails-of-glory-miniatures-ship-combat

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And I forgot to mention: the new Zombicide expansion KickStarter has launched and is funding at a ridiculous rate!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/zombicide-season-2?ref=live

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The Machine of Death: The Game of Creative Assassination should definitely be put on this list. It has a ton of support and looks to be a hit with those that love tongue-in-cheek games.

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The OZ game is the only other one (besides Drum Roll) that has my attention. It seems to be stalled out too, especially with such a low funding goal.

May need to do some serious research and see if it worthy of more aggressive word of mouth.

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Zombie House Blitz! Don’t forget about the Zombie re-theme of Dutch Blitz!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stupidawesome/zombie-house-blitz-tabletop-card-game?ref=live

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@Wind Lane – Story Wars has been my latest splurge. I love games that let me yell

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@ Penta & Tim R.

I think that restraint and “only if I really like it” mind set are the way to go. I’ve been getting all of the Small Box Games kickstarters because his stuff sells out so quick that getting it through KS is a great way to make sure I get a copy. I especially love my KS version of Omen with the most beautiful metal coins I have ever seen in gaming.

The reason KS had been so hard on me lately was the Rivet Wars KS coming so soon after I had gotten through the last SBG, Penny Arcade, & The Goon KS’s that had all come up at the same time.

But a ton of minis for a really great price and the game looks good too? I just couldn’t pass on Rivet Wars when I knew it was within the budget – it just took ALL of my fun budget at the time. 🙂

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@Tim R. – I know what you mean. Usually if I fund a game on kickstarter I make sure to go with the most basic stuff, unless some really nice stretch goals are reached that add a lot of value.

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@Wind Lane, I agree with Kickstarter being a money sink. I’m thankful I haven’t funded a ton of games just to get that “pretty” little extra that’s a Kickstarter only item. It reminds me of when I was a kid and kids cereal came with toys inside…I wouldn’t care if I liked the cereal or not, because the toy was awesome and I “had” to have it. I feel the companies on Kickstarter have done a terrific job in marketing their games. Support their game and you too can get a super special toy with your game if you buy now and spend $100+ on a game that may retail for $80. Don’t get me wrong, I supported one game for $150 and to me, the extras I will be receiving are going to be awesome..but a few games that way and that adds up pretty quick.
I’ve made a rule for myself that I have to REALLY like a game to kickstart it.

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I’d encourage everyone to take a look at Influence. It’s an interesting looking abstract game with a good pitch, and the type of game that really needs crowdfunding for it to exist.

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I’ve already backed Drum Roll. That is a fantastic game. Hull Breach has my attention, but I will need to ponder it further. Like others, my wallet is sad and hungry.

– Granny Cry Poor Mouth Boo Hoo Boo Hoo

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@coltsfan76 They’re just buying themselves more time for the word to get out about their game as well as get all the last ducks in a row when it comes to the production and distribution of the game. At least that’s what I would think.

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I’m currently backing Legacy: Forbidden Machines and a local gaming convention in Kansas City, KS (KantCon). I’m looking forward to an upcoming Zombicide expansion Kickstarter, along with the next thing from Cheapass Games: Deadwood Studios, USA. It’s starting at noon next Friday, March 1.

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Drum Roll is the only one I am pledging. It is funded but stalled on stretch goals. I don’t know why companies go beyond the 30 days. I would venture a guess that the campaign gets 90% of its funding in the first and last week. By extending the middle, they may pick up a few more pledges but the net result is usually just slowing down the whole process and muting excitement.

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You guys should look up Story Wars on kickstarter. That game looks like it could be a lot of fun with the right people.

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I’m sure some of these will be really fun games, but I’m kind of glad none of them appeal to me at first glance. Kickstarter has been a big money sink lately – not that I’m complaining – I’m really looking forward to everything I’ve got coming – but my wallet is definitely going to be a bit happier for a week or two.

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