Board Games on kickstarter.com (March 7)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 7-Mar-13 | 14 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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Rosetta Stone
Football Fan
Explorer - Level 5
Junior

Clearly, Zombicide 2 was an overwhelming success on Kickstarter…but I couldn’t back it. The MSRP is outrageous, and I own several games over $75. Am I alone here?

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I play purple
Football Fan
Movie Lover

I went with Drum Roll near the end after the huge number of KS exclusives won me over. I’ll be very upset if they put any of those items in the US mass release. It still may be better to just spend the $9-27 for these items and get the base game later on.

Zombicide is a great game, just unconvinced of using KS vs FLGS later on. Did I miss out on episode 2 somewhere?

Concerned about New Clothes and how it could impact future KS games.

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Sentinels of the Multiverse fan
Tasty Minstrel Games Fan

The Cards of Oz looks great, but just not getting enough support. I don’t think they’ll hit what they need in time.

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Canada
I play yellow
Stone of the Sun

I’m super excited for Story Wars to come out, I think it’s going to be versatile and great to play with my more creative friends.

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Veteran Grader
Paladin
Strategist
Junior

Andy,

I have to mention that the first couple of times I played Zombicide, I wasn’t terribly impressed, either. I’d set my expectations a little too high on feeling the proper theme come through and forgot to focus on the fact that it’s a game about teamwork and strategy when the heat (a horde of zombies) is on top of you. Early disappointment jaded my opinion of the game at first, I’m afraid.

I’ve since realized a few mistakes I made. First and foremost, I was playing with the wrong people and on one of the hardest, longest scenarios provided. I also expected something akin to Last Night on Earth game play. Since then, I’ve found the fun in this game lies in the different survivor traits that can be exploited, the unique scenarios offered (in the book and online), and the sense of triumph when playing with a team of truly cooperative-minded people. Throw in some proper mood music and the theme comes through a bit more, too.

For me, the beauty and appeal of the second KS lies in enhancing the options and replay factor of the first game. Primarily, that involves more scenarios, survivors, tiles, zombie types (a big thing for me), and some new mechanics.

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Critic - Level 5
Professional Advisor
Expert Reviewer
Marquis / Marchioness

Sir Gamesalot,

It was that first day $450k that surprised me. When I first saw they were Kickstarting the 2nd season, I had guessed they’d end with raising around the amount of the first Kickstarter. I had figured with the base game not being all that difficult to come by now, that would depress sales, clearly I miscalculated. Perhaps the ability for people to get copies will increase expansion sales.

I thought the game was ok the times I played it, but it hasn’t stood out for me to the extent it apparently has for others.

They appear to do a good job of running their campaigns, and it looks like the fans are rewarding them for it. I hope they continue doing well and that they still have a lot of backers in their future.

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Smash Up: Dinosaur Faction Fan
Knight-errant
Tomahawk

If I had extra monies it would go to Zombiecide. But I don’t. A friend id pledge so I will get to play. May be a win for me.

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Veteran Grader
Paladin
Strategist
Junior

@Andy The Zombicide KS made ~$500,000 of that money in the first 24 hours alone. I believe that is largely due to the number of people that backed the first game, returning as backers for the Toxic City Mall expansion and also picking up the “season 2” game, Prison Outbreak. That, and all of the people that missed the first KS that would’ve jumped on to back it had they known/had the money.

As Wind Lane mentioned, the sheer number of miniatures (along with KS-exclusive promo survivors) makes it a big temptation for anyone that loves the zombie game genre. I’m lucky I have the ability to back it as I did the first one, though my wife doesn’t quite agree. 😉

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I’m super excited about Story Wars.

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Critic - Level 5
Professional Advisor
Expert Reviewer
Marquis / Marchioness

I thought having the rulebook available for The Emperor’s New Clothes was a nice touch.

Zombicide‘s total surprised me. With the impressive run of miniature games (and minis in general) on Kickstarter, I wonder how many miniature based games we’ll see by the end of the year.

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I play blue
Football Fan
USA
Advanced Reviewer

@Chopper Dan what is more disturbing is it is backed by Springboard/Game Salute. Enough of us don’t take them serious as it is. Hopefully the project will be cancelled. Especially for those that backed at the $500 level.

Still backing Drum Roll. Backed Oz but don’t think it will make it’s cutoff. Backing Sails of Glory to though it is a large jagged pill to swallow!

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My First Heart
My First Wish!
My First Favorite!
Gave My First Grade

And all my free money got sucked in to Zombicide season 2. Over 200 minis spread between an expansion, a stand-alone expansion, a box of zombie dogs and a bunch of stretch goal rewards for $150 was too good to pass up.

Disposable Income is evolving!
Disposable Income has evolved into Empty Wallet!

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Veteran Grader
Paladin
Strategist
Junior

Another TMG game, Dungeon Roll looks to be an interesting dice-based game with an adventuring flair and a tantalizingly snazzy old-school “mimic” treasure chest styled box. That, and with a really low price point, it definitely seems to be an easy pick in this line up.

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Gamer - Level 8
Stone of the Sun
I'm a Gamin' Fiend!
Champion

I *really* hope no one who’s backing The Emperor’s New Clothes honestly thinks this is a legit project. Yeah I get it’s an April Fool’s joke but I find it a bit disconcerting that a prank project has funded…

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