Board Games on kickstarter (Nov 19)

Posted by Account Deletion {Family Gamer} | 19-Nov-15 | 16 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!

Role-Playing Games

Miniatures Games

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I Am What I Am

Thank you AD for being back with this post on KS. Me too, I wish your work will allow you to continue more regularly this KS post.
This week I’m backing **BrilliAnts** because these young fellows from Quebec seem to have created a very nice game (which can be played with children from 8+ to very addicted usual gamers of all age). Already 250% funded in 3 days and the 6th SG has just been unlocked a few hours again.

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Canada

This list has to be edited! This is heresy! There is nothing about BrilliAnts which has been relaunched the day after this list was posted!

You should check it out.
That was an automatic pledge for me.

BrilliAnts – Kickstarter

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I play purple
Explorer - Level 6
Vanguard
Cryptozoic Entertainment fan

Yea, new Kickstarter games! Thanks AD!

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

Thanks for all you do for the site AD. Glad to hear that your workload is slackening a bit. I am happy with whatever you have time for!

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Canada
I'm a Real Person
Treasure Map
Video Game Fan

So glad to see this back again. I have been missing this segment of the site. And thanks for all the effort you put into the site (and everyone else that does as well!).

I have my eyes on a couple of games. Deep Space D-6 and Centauri Saga. Does anyone know more about there? I only have a few days left for each to decide.

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3

Welcome back. I love this segment. πŸ™‚ Thanks.

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I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness

@Harry –

As Cool Mini’s prominently-displayed Tom Vasel quote decrees, Arcadia Quest is an absolutely outstanding game. It’s a wonderfully competitive, campaign-driven game which allows you to dwell on it for weeks at a time as you jostle for position against your opponents through dungeon after dungeon.

It’s (rightfully) compared and contrasted with Super Dungeon Explore due to the nearly identical look and the suspicious timing of Cool Mini’s disassociation with Soda Pop Miniatures and their announcement of AQ, but the games are as different as could be outside of the “dungeon tiles, miniatures and treasures” thing. AQ is straight competition from the get-go, requiring no cooperation or partnerships to progress through. Heroes getting killed by the dungeon monsters will affect their “score”, but you just keep re-spawning until the dungeon is defeated. SDE (if you haven’t played it) is either a solid 1-vs-many crawl requiring a DM or a terrific full coop requiring constant communication and planning between players. And SDE is more monster-focused while AQ is all about the heroes. Where AQ smokes SDE (at least until Legends is released) is the excellent campaigning. The winner of a scenario in AQ chooses the next scenario that will be played (out of a few options) until the final scenario is reached; once beaten, scores are tallied and a winner is declared. Each scenario takes an hour or two depending on player count, and you carry all of your upgraded weaponry between scenarios.

But there’s still the “Cool Mini Problem” – all of those exclusives from the first campaign you can’t get your hands on now without playing into the hands of the eBay anti-gamers (my name for the plastic prospectors who feed off of Kickstarter exclusives with little care for actually playing with them, only capitalizing off of those of us who wish to…) While this can cripple (in my opinion) Zombicide, Rum and Bones and several other terrific Cool Mini games, it doesn’t hurt AQ as badly because Cool Mini has released several retail packs with additional heroes. If you’re playing with 4, additional heroes are necessary pretty quickly – with 12 heroes in the box, you’ll use all of them in every game (each player controls a “guild” of 3 heroes each). Most of the game’s variability lies in unique hero powers, so playing with the same 12 (only exploring different combinations) every game will have limited shelf life.

Of course, you’re backing the expansion now – and that will have a ton of exclusive heroes for you to choose from, so you should be fine. And the announcement of the Frost Dragon expansion in the current Kickstarter will probably make the game better than ever – a 6th, fully cooperative scenario for all players to play through after a victor has been declared from the campaign proper will go a long way to soothing the losers who may feel a little bitter at spending six nights on a game only to lose…

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Z-Man Games fan
Plaid Hat Games fan
Ireland
Stone of the Sun

Must give Arcadia Quest a go. Anybody tried it, what do you think?

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I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness

Thanks for the sentiments everyone! It’s always been my intention to help Jeff with game additions when time allows, and I hope to be able to sprinkle some in here or there again now. It always pains me to see the same games sitting on top of the “New Games” area on the right side of the main page for too long…

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Legend of the Five Rings Fan
Advanced Reviewer
Tactician
Guardian Angel

Game updates are my department, and I’m in a similar boat to AD with respect to the time I have to do them relative to my day job. Not sure when things will be able to resume just yet.

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Canada
El Dorado
Professional Advisor
Senior

I pledged fo Perdition Mouth but I’m still not sure

I have Secret of the lost Tomb and I love the game but I don’t feel that I need more expansion, ther is a lot going one only with the base game.

I almost pledged for Victory and Glory but the 35$ shipping for Canada slowed my swing

I’m in for Century Saga

I also pledged for Lunarchitect…not on this list

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Canada
El Dorado
Professional Advisor
Senior

Who are we to criticize… you are the one doing the job while we are sitting and waiting.

So no need to apologize…we will eat when you’ll feed us πŸ™‚

By the way what is happening with the game update? πŸ™‚

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Critic - Level 5
Professional Advisor
Expert Reviewer
Marquis / Marchioness

Thanks for everything you’ve been doing on the site, and welcome back!

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USA
I play blue
El Dorado
Guardian Angel

Great to have you back AD!

Some interesting stuff coming out of Kickstarter!

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United Kingdom
Advanced Reviewer
Knight-errant
Tinkerer

Great to have you back with this spot, AD! πŸ™‚ I hope life calms down for you soon.

I’d like to add the one project I’m backing at the moment, a really interesting looking game from the always reliable Ragnar Brothers: Nina and Pinta…
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2061897488/nina-and-pinta

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I play black
Guardian Angel
Platinum Supporter
Marquis / Marchioness

Apologies for my extended absence on the site – my day job has been absolute murder since mid-July, and though I was able to hold on for a little while by mid-September it became impossible for me to do anything here other than explorables and What Are You Playing…?

I’m not completely out of the woods yet, and I may still be spotty through January, but the Kickstarter article should be reliable again now, and unboxings should pop up here and there (we’ve got a big back-catalog now waiting for graphics and editing).

Since this is a Kickstarter article… personal finances and a huge volume of games coming in for the site made me cease backing Kickstarters around January. The only exceptions were a few Cool Mini campaigns (since you may as well never play the game if you miss the Kickstarter). But it looks like I’m getting sucked back in… in the last month I’ve backed The Others: 7 Sins, Super Dungeon Explore: Legends, Folklore: The Affliction, Cthulhu Wars (at an absolutely painful “everything” level since I missed the first campaign) and Arcadia Quest: Inferno. Hope the kids like plastic for Christmas…

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