March 27th, 2017
Calliope Games has launched a Kickstarter Campaign for their new game, Dicey Peaks.
Dicey Peaks is a thrilling tile and dice game for 2-6 players, created by acclaimed designer Scott Almes (the Tiny Epic series, Harbour). Racing to the fabled flag atop Yeti Mountain, players take turns rolling dice and skillfully choosing whether to climb or rest. As you advance, you’ll reveal tiles that can help or hinder your progress. Avoid avalanches and watch out for the Yetis… for when they attack, you might lose more than just your turn! If you crave adventure, suspense, and danger, then scale your way to the top of Dicey Peaks!
March 22nd, 2017
At 16:00 GMT on Tuesday 28th March, The City of Games will launch their latest board game on Kickstarter: The City of Kings.
The City of Kings is a 1 – 4 player cooperative fantasy adventure featuring tactical (deterministic) combat against procedurally generated creatures, resource gathering, trading, role playing side quests, exploration and full character customisation.
Set in The City of Kings universe, you will play through a series of 7 stories as you are introduced to the world, and find yourself at the centre of the War of Cloud Keep. Whether you want to charge into the battle, defend your party, care for the wounded, or build out infrastructure far from the battle, you can tailor your role to your own style of play. Whilst you try to survive against the devastating creatures of Vesh, where you must use the environment and work together to find ways to overcome the creatures’ terrifying abilities.
March 19th, 2017
Wu Wei from Grey Wolf Games launches on Kickstarter tomorrow!
Wu Wei has been in development for over 6 years and has gone through rigorous play testing including three years at Indy GEN CON in the First Exposure Play Test Hall and 1 year at Dallas BGGCon in the Unpub room.
In this tabletop adventure, martial arts masters secretly train students to become lineage holders while an ambitious new emperor tries to unify his people under one banner. Deeply rooted in Chinese philosophy and martial arts strategy, this game carries with it the concepts of yin and yang, the four seasons, chi (energy), and the eight directions.
Lead your student on a journey to receive training from kung fu masters across the land, gaining animal cards that represent your student’s skills. Once your student has all five animal cards, bring your student and master back to the center tile to pass on your martial arts lineage to the next generation.
Beware the emperor, who will try to clear paths for his generals to conquer the four corners of the earth. If the emperor secures towers in the four corners of the board before you secure your lineage, only his lineage will prevail.
March 16th, 2017
Invisible City, LLC has launched a Kickstarter for The Island of Doctor Necreaux: Second Edition: a cooperative adventure game for one to four exceptional agents, set in a pulp sci-fi world. The game features cooperative play, a thematic adventure deck, variable player powers, and simultaneous play using cards and dice.
1 to 4 players (with a 5 player variant), 45 minutes for 2 players + 15 minutes per additional player, ages 13+
The diabolical Doctor Necreaux has kidnapped the world’s top scientists and forced them to build a doomsday device. Your mission: Infiltrate Necreaux’s island lair, find the scientists, and escape before the island explodes!
You begin the game by constructing your team of super-spy agents. You create your agent by putting together three skill cards that make your agent unique and give each member of the team a variety of ways to contribute. You roll dice to resolve traps, events, and combat, using your special abilities to mitigate luck. Your goal is to draw and resolve cards from the island adventure deck in as few turns as possible to find the scientists and escape shuttle before the countdown timer reaches zero. You’ll encounter monsters and traps that will snare you if you’re moving too quickly to notice them. Will you keep a steady pace, or will you press your luck to beat the timer? How well will you work together, combining your skills to defeat the traps and terrors on your quest to save the scientists? Find out in The Island of Doctor Necreaux: Second Edition.
The Island of Doctor Necreaux: Second Edition is a reprint of Jonathan Leistiko’s original game, The Isle of Doctor Necreux, published in 2010 by AEG. The Second Edition has revised mechanics, new art, and variants of gameplay based on feedback from the board game community.
March 16, 2017
Get Off My Land! is a game of “Close Quarters Farming” by First Fish Games, where farmers compete for limited space and resources. The game takes place over the course of one year as you expand your farm from a humble farmhouse and build it up to generate enough money to proclaim yourself the most successful farmer!
Each farmhouse starts the game surrounded by forest. The first step is to clear the forest, providing land to expand your farm and wood to build fences. By fencing off cleared land you create areas to grow crops or raise animals.
Plant Crops, Raise Animals, Borrow from your Neighbour, become successful!
March 15th, 2017
Zebulon: Galactic Control is currently live on Kickstarter! Zebulon is a space themed, modular strategic board game. Complete missions, lay traps and confront other players in battle.
Zebulon: Galactic Control is a strategic space board game for 2-4 players where you race to complete five missions while thwarting your enemy by laying traps, outmaneuver opponents and defeating your enemies in battle.
- Modular tiles
- Unique factions with abilities
- Bid on Missions
- Lay Traps
- Epic Space battles
- Ship Upgrades
March 14, 2017
Today, Restoration Games launched a Kickstarter to publish a restored version of the 1979 board game, Stop Thief.
The Kickstarter campaign lasts from March 14, 2017 through April 11th at 10:00 PM. The Kickstarter features three reward tiers. The main tier offers the new game and comes with a pledge of $29. There is also a tier just for U.S.-based brick-and-mortar retailers that includes a carton of games at distribution prices and promotional support from the company. The last tier includes a copy of the game signed both by the game’s original designer, Dr. Robert Doyle, and Restoration Game’s Chief Restoration Officer, Rob Daviau. This edition is limited to 20 copies, numbered, and includes a notarized certificate of authenticity. All tiers also include limited edition promotional cards of Justin Jacobson and Rob Daviau as thieves, usable in the game. The campaign seeks to raise at least $25,000 to fund.
Stop Thief was designed by Dr. Robert Doyle and published by Parker Brothers in 1979. A family-style deduction game, it featured an electronic device that beeped and chirped as players tried to track down an invisible suspect by the sounds they make while escaping. In the new version, Restoration Games has replaced the electronic device with a free companion app, which offers better sound quality and a more dynamic platform for different modes of play. Stretch goals in the campaign will unlock more difficulty levels and play styles, such as a cooperative mode. This makes the game fun for families and experienced gamers alike. The game also features modern game mechanisms, such as asymmetrical movement decks in place of the original roll-and-move and variable thief effects that change the rules. Vibrant new art by Roland Macdonald and John Ariosa complete the restoration. Stop Thief! is for 2 to 4 players, ages 13 and up, and takes 30-45 minutes to play.
February 13th, 2017
Land of Zion is on Kickstarter looking for funding for another 10 days! It’s just around 50% funded so get in now and help them reach their goal!
Land of Zion is a dynamic, expandable card/board game (ECG) that blends a variety of play elements, including resource management, dice rolling, card positioning, and tactical gameplay. 2 to 8 players compete on a large, grid-based game board, and matches take 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Players can choose from three exciting ways to play Land of Zion. Those formats are constructed, draft, and free play.
Each player begins the game with a group of adventurers who have made their way to the valley of Lux to train and prepare for the upcoming battle against Tenebris. Throughout the game players will use speaking stone cards drawn from a community resource deck in order to perform various abilities in battle.
Land of Zion is a great mix of unit positioning and strategy requiring each player to carefully plan their turns and manage their resources to achieve victory against their opponent. The numerous and diverse characters allow for a variety of play styles, and every match is an unique experience.