Board Games on kickstarter.com (Feb 26)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 26-Feb-14 | 33 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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I hope to see Migration on this week’s kickstarter list…and maybe a preview. I know it was available through The Game Crafter for a while and maybe some folks out there have some experience with it.

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check out Duelga.

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I didn’t end up demoing Slaughterball. I was covering yet another shift. I’m getting tired of work encroaching on my board game time…

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Correction: oddball:Aeronauts needs 27,500 to unlock a lovely storage tin and nifty pin stretch goal. At the moment 6 hours and only 43 pounds sterling of dead weight to get those zeppelins and pokey anthros to fly higher!!!!!

I’m not one for the kitschy stretch goals – but they look lovely and really suit the game. Worth a look! 🙂

Correction Correction: oA just hit Tin City so the equivalent of $25 US base pledge just became an ‘auto pledge’ with a great game, bonus cards, a nifty storage tin, and a stylish Aeronaut pin.

Status: ‘Worth a look” upgraded to ‘DON’T MISS!!!’

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oddball: Aeronauts is in the throes of a healthy Final 48 and an even healthier one of they can hit 28K fund a lovely storage tin 🙂 Check them out! 🙂

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Backed oddball Aeronautics.

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Thanks so much for your thoughts, @Granny, @MChez, and @HaiKulture. I’ve yet to play Sentinels, Legendary, or DC so I don’t have much to compare to. Sentinels looks awesome but a little crunchy for my current game group. Maybe someday. Hooray for capes!

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Heroes Wanted backed + the new 10$ add-on for more champion and villain cards. Also jumped on Arcadia Quest. Looks like a really fun game!

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Westerly still has 3 or 4 Zombie Event Card Vanity Pledges still available for $100 (with a base game (50) and two 54 card expansions (30)included it makes for a $20 ‘get in the game’) and with all the undead pledge shambling a few locked down EB’s have opened up for bargain hunters.

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I’m curious as to the experiences people have had with Dreadball, Slaughterball, and now Guild Ball. I like that Slaughterball plays up to 4. The other two games look to be 2-player only. Guild Hall might have the better art, but I can’t tell which games is the most “fun” by reading the rules. It’s hard to pony up $150 for a 2-player game, so maybe Slaughterball is the way to go. Dreadball has some pretty good reviews though. Dang. I’m a deer in headlights when it comes to these three. Maybe I’ll just pull out my ancient copy of Blood Bowl.

@grand_dragon79 I’ll be looking for your overviews of Slaughterball. Maybe I can be swayed. Maybe.

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By the way, I posted a comment on the 24th on my experience with Lagoon: Land of Druids, on the ‘What’d you play

My first attempt linking. Sorry if it is botched. >.>;

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I’m planning on demoing Slaughterball on Sunday. I’ll post my thoughts and everything here or link over to BGG for sharing of my experiences. Not sure what the right forum for that is right now since I’m new to writing reviews/impressions of tests. It looks exciting and will be a fun way to spend a afternoon.

I have a hard time committing to it pricewise- especially as a Butcher backer, but it looks great. Slaughterball really does look like the superior bloodsport miniature game in the genre- but it NEEDS more support. Especially when overshadowed by Mantic’s Dreadball Xtreme.

I dropped retail money on Tokaido no less than 2 months ago. I am quite upset now that I see I could have gotten the collectors edition on KS if I waited or knew how to do my research better. I know I can drop for the accesories pack, but it doesn’t feel worth it when I look at how much potential there is if I can sell my base copy for a good price. As I do not currently own crossroads, it almost makes it worth it. Time to visit my local FLGS and see what they can do…

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@Budgie I can only speak to HoMC and have also posted a review sharing my thoughts here on BG.com. While both games seem to share the same theme, they are very different games, mechanically and style-wise, at the end of the day.

I’m very fortunate to be in a position to pick up both games if I thought they would be played in my house, but ultimately Heroes Wanted, while I like what they’ve done with the A and B cards, doesn’t really factor in gameplay wise. Also, when it comes to hero games, I like to have a variety of options when it comes to playtime and set up requirements. HoMC is a nice fit with Sentinels, Legendary and DC where as I don’t see me saying the same thing for Heroes Wanted.

While I would encourage you toward HoMC because it’s a project I support, my suggestion would be to consider which do you think would get more playtime with your gaming group.

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@Jen Moore … tell me about it, just caught wind of the board games on Kickstarter and suddenly Lagoon: Land of Druids and Tokaido pop up on my Amazon payments.

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For anyone interested Westerly The Parody of the Pixelated Prairie Game of SVGA Yesteryear is having a special pledge level weekend.

They are offering a half-price ‘vanity’ pledge of $100 (or thereabouts) to get your mug zombified as part of the card art for the Zombie Deck in their ‘Trails and Tropes’ Expansion.

As a game pledge combo – it is probably the cheapest ‘vanity’ pledge on The Kick – even if you aren’t going to be that ‘purty’ with the whole undead thing. 🙂

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@Budgie There certainly is a war of Capes and Cardboard on Kickstarter at the moment. So much so that our house is divided – I am backing Heroes of Metro City: S-Squared and The Boy is backing Heroes Wanted and having a chuckle at me. Obviously I have played HoMC (hence the review – and thanks 🙂 ) and think it expands the current ‘trilogy’ of Cape Games (Sentinels, Legendary, DC) by bringing the ‘Build a Hero’ aspect to the tabletop. It is a deck-builder in the Thunderstone vein – but leave all Thunderstone strategies at the door. It is semi-coop (holding back the minor baddies so there is still a city save) while always staying ahead of the other players so you can take out the ever present Big Bad Endgame Nemesis first. Fans of The Trilogy should give it a look.

I think the art of Heroes Wanted looks great and I did take a peek at the campaign. It definitely is a different game with the tactical feel (I’m holding out for Sentinel Tactics WOOO! ). I couldn’t really get a sense of the gameplay from the video either and honestly the other components look ‘meh’. They really seem to be relying on slapping up art – which seems to be working. The cards are pretty and silly and fun, but pretty and playable? My jury is still out.

The War of the Indie Comic Games rages on…

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About to drop some money for Lagoon: Land of Druids, and will probably spend for Tokaido: Collector’s Edition.

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Is anyone else confused by the popularity of Inceptor? It looks like a roll and move game to me. Is that the appeal? Maybe it’s the name and theme? The board looks cool, but the game play looked boring… roll dice, move, take a card, pass the dice. Am I missing something?

BTW I added Tower, Migration, Heroes Wanted, and Town Center to my queue. They might not all make it, but they are all good games that would get my support if I had the funds.

@Budgie Heroes Wanted looks like the superior game to me. I watched all the material, and think it’s the only game that could stand up next to Sentinels and Legendary.

“That muffled whimpering is just my wallet… move along.” ~ Granny

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@Paladin – I’ve been looking at Migration too and I’m glad to hear that it’s better than it’s theme, which appeals to me but also makes me a pushover for anyone marketing a game with talking animals. I’ll definitely be backing this one. : )

I am also going back and forth between Heroes of Metro City and Heroes Wanted. At first, @HaiKulture had me sold on Metro City with her great review, but as I was watching videos of gameplay I began to lean toward Heroes Wanted. They are definitely very different games and I’d love to have both, but we can’t afford to back everything we want, can we? Oh well. Does anyone here have experience with either or, preferably, both games?

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@Account Deletion… Funny, I was just thinking the same thing – March is looking expensive!

At the Moore household, we’ll be getting in on Arcadia Quest, Takaido, and Drake II: Horizons.

I didn’t see Drake II in the list above, but for anyone interested, according to the Kickstarter, it is a “28mm miniature fantasy skirmish game,” in which, “large models are cast in resin while smaller models are produced in high quality jewelry grade pewter. Some of our more complicated pieces use a combination of both materials.” The miniatures are gorgeous and the prices are reasonable (especially when you factor in the stretch goals that have already been unlocked).

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