Crowdfunding News

Mountaineers, a 3D Board Game On Kickstarter

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Nov 18, 2017

Corey Wright and his Corvallis, Oregon-based game publishing company, Massif Games, launched a crowd-funding campaign for “Mountaineers” on Kickstarter.

Only 7 days in, their campaign is over 100% funded and has received the coveted “Project We Love” designation by Kickstarter.

Mountaineers is a 3D board game with an adventure and exploration theme for 1 – 6 players. It has more than 120 physical mountain combinations and over 500 components! Players can climb around the mountain, marking their path and completing objectives for victory points.

The game features changing weather conditions, character upgrades, and millions of game play scenarios. Game Mechanisms include pattern building, resource management, modular design, point-to-point movement, and character building.

Mind Your Numbers Seeking Funding on IndieGoGo

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Oct 30, 2017

9 Numbers. 12 Symbols. 9 Rounds.

Mind Your Numbers, currently running a campaign on IndieGoGo, is a simple, short board game that anyone who knows how to add, subtract, multiply & divide single digit numbers can play. Yet, one needs to plan and strategize well to win this challenging mind game.

While the game is great fun, it also eases math anxiety and develops a curiosity to learn. All brain, little luck mind game for all ages above 8 years. Small, light-weight, easy to carry, play it anywhere – even on a flight!

Fruit Ninja Game Series on Kickstarter Now!

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Oct 30, 2017

Fans of tabletop games may soon be able to play Halfbrick Studios’ popular Fruit Ninja in a series of 3 different tabletop games thanks to board game publisher, Lucky Duck Games, publisher of the popular Vikings Gone Wild and it’s expansions.

After collaborating with 50 of the most creative game designers in the board game industry Lucky Duck Games plan to produce three entertaining, family friendly tabletop games based on Fruit Ninja, these are:

Fruit Ninja – Card Master – A Fast-Paced Deck Building Game

Fruit Ninja – Slice & Dice – A Dice Game of Strategic Fruit Slashing

Fruit Ninja – Combo Party – An Energy Pack Party Game

Lucky Duck Games hope to raise $10,000 through the kickstarter to help with production and manufacturing costs of the games.

“The support we have received from Halfbrick has been amazing and now we’re incredibly excited to be launching this Kickstarter”

Neon Knights Board Game on Kickstarter!

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Oct 22, 2017

Neon Knights is a Cyberpunk Battle Racing game with action taking mechanics, modular tracks, car customization and driver skill upgrades that is currently funding on Kickstarter from The Board to Death Team, creators of Street Kings.

Do you have what it takes to join the Neon Knights? Join the XRL (Extreme Racing League) Tournament today!

In the dystopian future of 2086, the city is split in two. The upper class lives in the upper half of the city while the lower class live in the slums. Cash is illegal in the lower part of the city, and the people there now use casino chips from the old world as currency. The upper class business men have created the Extreme Racing League as an automotive racing sport for entertainment. Anyone with a car who lives in the slums can enter. The prize? You guessed it: A pass to enter the city above, crowned as a Neon Knight (Drivers for V.I.P). What you do when you get there is up to you…and another story in itself.

You’ve spent all your chips on building the car and entering the league. Now it’s time to prove your worth in a racing tournament that can only be won by taking risks, and pushing it to the limit. Do you have what it takes to join the Neon Knights?

Neon Knights is a career-driven racing game for 2 to 6 players. You can play single races or in campaign mode which allows you to level up your car and skills as you play. You will advance in your career by buying upgrades and installing weapons and shields on your car. You will also gain fans and sponsorships who will train you in getting the skills you need to become a better driver. During the race you will need to pass over certain street areas to Activate weapons and shield you have on your car, which you can then use on other drivers.

You can go as fast as you want to but some areas of the slums are harder to drive through and will damage your car if you’re going too fast. Will you take those risks?

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ELO Darkness, MOBA Inspired Card Game On Kickstarter Today!

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Sept 26, 2017

ELO Darkness, the new MOBA inspired card game is now on Kickstarter.

The first customizable card game inspired by MOBA is back on Kickstarter with many hot new features.

For those who haven’t heard about this project yet, ELO Darkness stems from the ambitious idea to combine the MOBA genre with unique card duel mechanics. Each player controls a 40-card deck representing his Team of Heroes (5 characters divided into classes) and including both generic Action cards and specific Hero abilities. The game is designed for 1vs1 or 2vs2 matches, which are played on a fully illustrated gameboard featuring an epic MOBA inspired arena.

The aim of the game is to invade the enemy base, advancing step-by-step on the board, destroying the enemy towers and breaking through the opponent defenses from one of the 3 different lanes on the map. Since there are no dice in the game, randomness is very limited also being mitigated by control factors such as the possibility to draw more cards when retreating from your position on the map. Cards can be used for multiple purposes in the game: they can be discarded during the Farming phase in order to gain Experience points and gold (which is useful to buy and upgrade Item cards), or they can be played to advance on the 3 different battlefronts during the Combat phase. The latter is resolved through a simultaneous action selection mechanism followed by a back-and-forth phase in which players alternate using Gank cards to increase their Influence on the lane and trigger powerful combos and synergies between the Hero.

The unique aspect of the game is the interaction with the map, which introduces interesting tactical aspects and really contributes in making the game more thematic and immersive. Another feature that is really difficult to find in other similar titles is the huge amount of content offered in the game.

For about $58 (€ 49), the box includes a total of 400 cards featuring 30 Heroes, 20 Item cards per player (with upgraded version each), over 130 Action cards, a thousand of tokens and two gameboards which are dedicated each to a different game mode. ELO Darkness is a complete game, rich in content and with a high replayability. Players who delve into the deckbuilding and customization aspect can find a huge variety of combinations and possibilities. For those who love miniatures, then, or for those who simply want to get the most immersive MOBA experience, there are sets of highly detailed exclusive Tower and Minion minis that can be added selecting the Platinum pledge level ($69, or $63 with the limited Early Bird!).

If you love highly tactical games, with a great customization component, be sure to check out this title on Kickstarter.

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Prepare Your Crew for Into the Black: Boarding Party, On Kickstarter Now!

August 31, 2017

I Will Never Grow Up Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for their newest game, Into the Black: Boarding Party, a 1-4 player, semi-cooperative space pirate dungeon crawler designed by James J Campbell!

Play as a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an unknown enemy vessel, set on accomplishing their primary mission while each pirate has their own secret goal to fulfill.

Explore the ship one section at a time, loot the vessel of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner; All while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.

Be wary of the the traitor among you, out for personal glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Will you make it off the ship with all of your goals accomplished and your crew intact? Find out in Into the Black: Boarding Party!

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A typical 2 player setup

Solo Play included by design!

Back today for $59 CAD (approximately $45 USD) and get 2 Kickstarter Promo characters, all unlocked stretch goals and approximately a 30% discount off MSRP!

Into the Black: Boarding Party is the first (or rather the middle game) in a planned trilogy of games in the Game of Space Piracy world.

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The Brigade, Fantasy Firefighting Board Game, on Kickstarter Now!

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August 7, 2017

The Brigade, a game of Fantasy Firefighting in the town of Tinderbox developed by Red Genie Games is live, and already funded, on Kickstarter with 24 days to go!

Welcome to Tinderbox…

Where a magical fire storm has appeared above the Pyromancers University and fireballs are raining down on the city.

Take control one of four rival fire wardens and build up your brigade to protect the citizens of Tinderbox.

Putting out fires will earn the loyalty of the townsfolk and see you elected to the position of Fire Chief of Tinderbox, and win the game.

The Town of Tinderbox is represented by a grid of unique location tiles randomly placed around the Pyromancers University. Each player starts in a fire house on one corner of the board.

Play Board Games Immediately With DIZED

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July 29, 2017

Dized announces Blood Rage, 7 Wonders, Carcassonne, and Bang! to be first games to get custom Dized tutorials.

The IndieGoGo campaign for the app launches on August 28th.

If you ever just wanted to pick up a brand new board game, sit down and play straight out of the box, soon you will be able to. Dized is an application that puts players in the game from the moment the box is opened with interactive tutorials. These step-by-step guides are like a friend at the table who knows the rules inside out and the best way to teach them. Most importantly, the app allows players to make their own decisions and choices and reacts accordingly.

The company announced today the initial line-up of interactive tutorials slated for the app. The first games to receive the Dized treatment are Blood Rage, 7 Wonders, Carcassonne and Bang! In the works are tutorials and other content related to these games, such as the setup and the rule lookup tools.

“We’re thrilled to be working with such esteemed titles and publishers. The diversity of this library shows that Dized works with a variety of different games, ranging from casual to core. Eventually, we want to bring these tutorials for all games out there, and that’s one of the reasons why we’re crowdfunding Dized through IndieGoGo – to be able to scale up in a way we wouldn’t otherwise be able”, states Dized CEO Jouni Jussila.

Dized has been under development since 2016. After a successful proof of concept released last year, a new version of the app is now ready to show the real potential of Dized.

“We’ve discussed with players from all backgrounds and one thing is clear: there is a need for a better way to learn games. Dized has already been tested with audiences and the feedback has been spectacular, not just among players but with all branches of the industry,” Jussila continues.

Dized’s partners include some of the biggest names in board game industry, such as dV Giochi, Hans Im Glück and acclaimed designer Eric M. Lang.

“If you love playing games and don’t like reading rulebooks, there’s no reason for you not to support Dized right now. Dized is different from a regular “How To Play” video, because videos aren’t context sensitive. With Dized you can experience the game as you are learning it. You can even ask it rule- related questions,” Eric M. Lang explains.

Dized is free to download and available before the campaign starts with demo content. During the campaign, backers will be able to purchase subscriptions that give access to premium features. On top of the interactive tutorials, rule lookup, and setup tools, the team has big plans for Dized. The goal is to create the ultimate companion app, no matter if you’re looking for community features, expo tools or additional digital content.

“Our goal is to create a one-stop-shop for board games. So come August 28th when the IndieGoGo campaign launches, be sure to show up and change the world of board gaming forever. We have tons of awesome perks lined up, and big game announcements to follow”, concludes Jussila.