Board Games on kickstarter.com (May 1)

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 1-May-14 | 21 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 & Miniatures Games

Role-Playing Games

Other Board Game Related Projects

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Comments (21)

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I got in early for Bling Bling Gemstone (have a young kiddo at home)
Enigma – it looks interesting and I’m not out a whole lot if I don’t like it
Linkage – love anything science related
Dragon Slayer – because, well, it’s Dragons.

Considering:
Heavy Steam
Stratagem

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Intermediate Reviewer
Champion
Mask of Agamemnon
Novice Advisor

I don’t know that there are 250 of us regularly active on this site, though. Shingo Games should probably provide a link to the boardgaming.com page.

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

Capes and Villains just relaunched today
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shingogames/capes-and-villains-remastered

Definitely worth a look as there’s a potential for quite a bit of game at a reasonable pledge level and the ‘Create-A-Cards’ are at an all sorts of variety. Every Create-A-Card goes into the Kickstarter so potentially backers can create a whole section of this Comic Universe Mash-Up

And there’s an exclusive card on unlock for BGdot ‘Want Its’ so it is nice to see our FLGS get a little street cred along with The B-Other 🙂

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Mask of Agamemnon
Paladin
The Gold Heart
Cooperative Game Explorer

Role-Playing Games are always great acquisitions.

I find it very interesting scenarios and mechanical adopted by many of these Role-Playing Games.

Too bad it does not always find a group of players willing to play them for a while to test the scenario.

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USA
Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

Evolution looks pretty nifty, and if you get there early, you can get another game like Wits and Wagers for only 5 bucks more. That’s a bargain!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1923120194/evolution-0

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USA

I’m watching March of the Ants. It looks rather nifty and I like the theme, I’m getting tired of the same old tabletop troupes.

I thought about Among the stars, I’ve heard good things about it, and it draws some parallels to 7 Wonders, but I am a completionist so I’m staying far away from that.

Evolution will be hitting ks 5.5.14, I’m backing that one.

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The Gold Heart

Backed:

Linkage: Totally digging the science-games lately. Nice, small, unique, fairly simple once you understand DNA and how it works.

Enigma: Looks interesting. I know little, but I love historical things. I did not support his last KS Wallet Battles because of similarities to Coin Age, but this looks like its own unique beast for the right price.

Dragon Slayer: Finally caved. Just Sounds fun. After playing Zombie Dice with my friends, I can see this going over well with my group. Plus, metal dice and shiny box.

Psychological Warfare: Just popped up the other day. The concept was interesting, getting to ‘mess’ with people’s heads, have them going through actions to make “decisions based upon balancing your: Mental Energy, Psychological Baggage, Attacks or Defense, High energy cards vs. Low cost cards, and Therapy,” as quoted from their KS page. This looked like something that might make people I don’t normally get the pleasure of playing games with interested in. Looks promising.

My eye is on March of the Ants; I love supporting locals, but the art needs to get incorporated.

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Veteran Grader
Paladin
Strategist
Junior

@Chopper Dan,

You should jump in on Transylvania: Curses & Traitors. I know the game developers, Jamie and Loren Cunningham. They are really great people. They’re going to make sure it shines to its fullest potential before finalizing. Don’t believe me, though. Check out the many reviews posted on the KickStarter page to see their comments. I can’t speak out enough about how much I love the theme and multiple winning conditions. They have the Free “lite” PNP & Rule Book linked under the “How To Play” section. I read it a while back and it gives you a good feel for the mechanics. Even in its “rough draft” version, it works. The final revised rulebook will probably be a masterpiece of precise explanation.

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

Why oh why is there so much enticing stuff on Kickstarter?!?!

I’m in on:
Among the Stars Stretch Goal Level
Linkage
Dragon Slayer As a backer of the Coup expansion, the $7 level is pretty much a no-brainer, no matter how much of a simple dice game it is.
The Agents Return Getting the new expansions, updated cards and rulebook, and chipping in for the Fancy Box this time!
Black Forest Looks to have a lot of potential
Dogs of War Getting it primarily for the exclusive factions.
Rise to Power Very sharp design and interesting looking gameplay. Even for an international project to the US, it’s not a bad deal (around $31 USD).

I’m in for a buck on the Nothing Personal – The Expansions project, because I’m finding it hard to justify nearly $50 for these two relatively small expansions, and having to wait for a year and a half for them to arrive. There’s no real incentive to get them now. Nothing Personal is a fun game, but I think I’d rather just wait for the retail release next year.

Considering:
Unknown, Transylvania: Curses & Traitors, and March of the Ants.

Edit: Caved in on March of the Ants. Couldn’t beat it at $35.

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Miniature Painter
Rosetta Stone
Advanced Reviewer
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

I got in early on Bling Bling Gemstone. Tok Tok Woodman is big with my young daughters, and they will love the colors of this version.

I almost pulled the trigger on Bullfrogs but decided I would spend the money instead at the LGS on free comic book day. They generally have some smoking deals on everything in the store when the first Saturday in May rolls around.

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8
Plaid Hat Games fan
Cave Goblins - Summoner Wars
I Am What I Am

You missed posting Flick Wars, a sci-fi dexterity game with awesome changing terrain mats.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/printplaygames/flick-wars

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10
Gamer - Level 8
Explorer - Level 5
Critic - Level 3
Junior

Very interested in Black Forest. This is one I really need to read up on in the upcomming days.

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Gamer - Level 5
I Love Playin' Games
Amateur Advisor
Rated 100 Games

After last week of not being in on many of the Kickstarter projects, I broke big time and backed quite a few.

I’m in on:

The Agents
Snitch
In Security
Yardmaster
Custom Dice

I’m considering:

Enigma
Eggs and Empires
Rise to Power
Dragon Slayer

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South Africa
Scotland

Thanks Jim 🙂

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South Africa
Scotland

After last weeks comments I jumped in on Bullfrogs. I’m also in for Eggs and Empires, Dragon Slayer, Yardmaster and Linkage. I’d also like to recommend that you check out In Security (I’ve been playing the PnP) for just £2. The developer seems really cool too.

My watch list is:

Minion
Heavy Steam
The Agents
Transylvania
Black Forrest

p.s typing html on the iPhone is painful 🙂

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

Just added In Security to the list!

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Professional Reviewer
Canada
I play black
Silver Supporter

Backing Bullfrogs and very happy for it – a really well-run project with a curious neat theme and simple and appealing execution.

Will most likely go for Dragon Slayer as well – seems to be Dungeon Roll with player interaction.

@Granny – wow, you are certainly supporting the indie designers out there with so many project backed! Good on you!

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9
USA
Platinum Supporter
Petroglyph
BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester

— BACKED —

Bullfrogs – This looks like a great gateway game. I’m glad it was funded!

Among the Stars- I’m getting the expansions and stretch goals for this epic card game.

Dragon Slayer- It’s a nice little push-your-luck dice game for 7 bucks. How many of these do I need?

Dogs of War- I like the game, but beginning to wonder if I need to back it. They aren’t pushing it very hard… stretch goals are wimpy in comparison to previous Coolmini extravaganzas. I may drop it and pick it up later.

Eggs and Empires- I like the extra powers on the cards, but this uses the Incan Gold/Get Bit card mechanic. Will this get played more? I may drop it and pick it up later.

Agents- I’m getting the new expansions and fancy box!

Linkage- Looks like a nice little card game filler with maybe some learning sneaking in. I like me some learnin’.

Black Forest- This looks like a great hybrid of Euro and Ameritrash. I’m intrigued.

Yardmaster- Rahdo’s run though convinced me of this purchase.

Nothing Personal- I’m getting the expansions. You owe it to yourself to check out this game if you haven’t yet. You can get everything on the Kickstarter. It’s not cheap, but worth it.

Transylvania: Curses and Traitors- This game looks really good. I’m wondering about game play. Concept is fantastic!

— WATCHING—

Rise to Power- Hmmm… maybe.

March of the Ants- I love the theme… but the art on the game pieces does not look like the art in the design of the KS page. I’m hoping the the tiles get the same treatment. We’ll see.

Note: I also have my eye on the Custom Game Dice project. It might be a nice option for prototyping games.

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El Dorado
I'm a Gamin' Fiend!
Rated 100 Games
Paladin

I’m glad Bullfrogs finally made it with the frog meeples. They had a massive jump in the last week!

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Intermediate Reviewer
Champion
Mask of Agamemnon
Novice Advisor

Last chance for Bullfrogs, which now has custom frog and bullfrog meeples. Doesn’t seem like a bad family game for $22.

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