Board Games on kickstarter.com (Feb 4)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 4-Feb-14 | 28 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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The Gold Heart

Haha, had to chuckle when I found this list… Looking for reviews for City of Iron, led me here, when I was trying to decide whether or not to pledge for the expansion. Glad to see it’s a good circle between Kickstarter and boardgaming.com

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Canada
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Platinum Supporter

Zombie 15′ is well on it’s way to a nice, crazy fund-filled Final 24.

I’m wishing Heroes of Metro City: Sidekicks a little pixie dust magic because The Boy and I got the base during the first campaign and it really is a nice little Cape-builder. I wish there was a few more odds and ends attached to the ‘vanity pledges’ because the art looks great on the last update and it is reasonable. Who wouldn’t want to get in on the tights and fights?

Not included in this new flash – I want to give Westerly a shout https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2010758051/westerly-reboot A parody of the sacred pixelated prairie of yesteryear: The O-Trail, bWesterly has a lot of potential in humor and moxie. There are two 54 deck expansions for a decent price and you have the option of just being a ‘Straight Shooter’ and sticking with the base or going kitchen sink in on the parody with a ‘Trails and Tropes’ where they poke fun at some of the overdone ‘printing money’ themes in gaming today: Zombies, Steampunk, and Good Ol Cthulhu. It’s pretty fresh and unique and deserves a peek and some love in my opinion.

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A few really good looking games on this list, in particular Zeepelin, Aeronauts and Alchemy caught my attention. A shame you missed out our game on Kickstarter ‘Maze Master’ though. 😛

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Z-Man Games fan
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

I think Heroes Wanted is gonna be a good one though.

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Z-Man Games fan
Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

There seem to be certain themes that do particularly well. Cowboys, pirates and zombies.

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The Gold Heart

Hey, Jim, I saw you took my input. Thanks!

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Norway
Plaid Hat Games fan
AEG fan
Tasty Minstrel Games Fan

@Wade C.
Great avatar change Wade;)

Heroes Wanted backed! Didn’t know why that took me so long… missed the discounted early bird specials.
Looking into Mob Town now… This is bad for my wallet….

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Canada
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South Africa
Scotland

Okay, so I just got around to playing the P&P version of Lagoon – it’s brilliant.

What I love is how the energy strategy you choose changes as you play. I was blue for most of the game, then the balance of power shifted, so I went for red, then I considered yellow when Jasmine seemed to have flip-flopped too, then I went back to blue for the victory!

It came right down to the wire.

Highly recommend you either back this, or at least try the P&P on the KS site.

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Guardian Angel
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Marquis / Marchioness

@jwspiker – for me, the Fantastica: Rucksack Edition campaign isn’t worth backing because you don’t get the board (I know it plays the same as the Enchanted Edition, but the board is a must to me).

Also, I don’t think it helps that the campaign isn’t “Fantastiqa”, but “3 Games of Art…” You kind of have to squint to tell Fantastiqa is in there.

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Game Salute fan

lagon game is one i’m keeping my eyes on, as well as oddball and heros wanted. Fantastiqa project is one i’m on by i’m surprised it’s not doing better. My budget has shrunk so much i can’t get all of them, nor fief. Must make decision wisely. I backed out of tortuga, looks interesting but Queen doesn’t know how to run KS projects IMO.

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Rosetta Stone
Football Fan
Explorer - Level 5
Junior

My wife tells me that I am too negative sometimes, or concentrate on what I don’t like too often. So I won’t talk about the KS games that don’t interest me, or those that I’ve demoed and didn’t like. 🙂

But I will say that I’m really excited about Lagoon: Land of Druids! I’m not really sure why it appeals to me so much, but this game is super high on my list.

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Intermediate Reviewer
Copper Supporter
Viscount / Viscountess

So many games…

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USA
Book Lover
Novice Reviewer
Cooperative Game Explorer

I am looking forward to Tiny Epic Kingdoms.

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Denmark
Paladin

If I wasn’t a poor student I would have backed Alchemy and Lagoon: Land of Druids!

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan

I have Backed Alchemy, Villages and Draco Magi and all three look incredible. I can’t wait for them to ship I am still on the fence if I want Lagoon art and game play sounds and looks great but I don’t want to spread myself to thin it’s like Christmas in July!!!!!!!

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Expert Recruiter
Count / Countess
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

Proud backer of Lagoon: Land of Druids!

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I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness

@Kaleb –

Plus the links… that one took me forever…

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I play purple
Football Fan
Movie Lover

Yeah, a LOT of great games on KS now. I suspect it’s so they can get the product out in time for the summer cons. @Account Deletion – way to use the bold and italicize tags! 😉

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USA
I play blue
Paladin
Master Grader

Shadowrift fans will want to know that the Kickstarter now has a Party Mat that you can add on for $19. It is certainly tempting as it likely will add to the game.

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