Tag Archives: crowdfunding

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!

ItB 2 Player Setup Sample

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.

Jellybean Games Launches Ninjitsu!, a ninja-themed card game for all ages on Kickstarter

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July 29, 2017

Jellybean Games has launched Ninjitsu!, a ninja-themed card game for all ages.

Ninjitsu! is the follow-up to the hit pirate game Scuttle!, which raised over $87,000 on Kickstarter in March 2016, almost 3000% of its funding goal.

Ninjitsu! is fully compatible with Scuttle!, and can also be played as a standalone game.

“I’m really excited to collaborate with Kelly Jo again,” said designer Peter C. Hayward. “Her art is so evocative. Just as Scuttle! really made you feel like you were swinging between decks and stealing treasure, the art in Ninjitsu! really captures the sneakiness and bluffing of the game. It’s perfect for families!”

As with all Jellybean Games, the rules are straightforward and easy to learn. Each turn, players either draw two cards or play a card from their hand. Cards can be played either for their ability, or as a treasure. The first player or team to have twenty-one points of treasure in front of them is the winner.

Ninjitsu! introduces hidden treasures: cards which are played face down, concealing their value. Hidden treasures can be swiped at any time by an opponent, but may contain traps. Players must decide whether taking the treasure is worth the risk of it blowing up in their face.

Three expansions will be released alongside the game: Traps! adds fifteen unique cards and an additional suit to the deck, allowing it to double as a set of playing cards. Two smaller expansions compatible with both Scuttle! and Ninjitsu! have also been announced: Heavy Weather and The Elements.

Ninjitsu! is for 2 to 5 players aged 8+, and will launch on Kickstarter on the 25th of July, 2017.

Master of the Galaxy on Kickstarter by Ares Games

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July 26, 2017

Master of the Galaxy, a fast playing 4? board game – eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate – using a unique and innovative blend of bag-building, card-drafting and tech-tree development mechanics is now live on Kickstarter from Ares Games.

Drawing inspiration from classic science-fiction, movies, and computer games, Master of the Galaxy’s setting is familiar and extraordinary at the same time.

from Ares Games is on Kickstarter now!

Nine Elder Races are expanding through space, ready to assimilate or exterminate anybody who stands in their way. Players are challenged to conquer the Galaxy, starting with one star system, one Species card and a modest supply of resources. Using at its core a “bag-building” mechanic, players will collect new resources to fuel their expansion and development to suit their strategy. Players can choose different ways to dominate the Galaxy – trying to quickly spread their people across the stars, developing science to a level unreachable by the opponents, or embarking themselves on a methodical extermination of the rivals. A complete game requires 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of players.

 

Visions – Help family Yates to unravel and break the old curse which lies heavily upon them

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July 24, 2017

Visions launches on  Kickstarter today!

Family Yates needs your help. Use your abilities as a visionary and help the family to unravel and break the curse which has lain heavily upon them for decades. Engage with the family‘s past, their ancestors, the rooms and places where they once lived, and with their collection of invaluable but lost jewels; a heritage which might be connected to the curse. Create mental connections at the right time and use the visionary energy and knowledge of the past to receive visions and possess the most mental influence at the end of the game.

Visions is a euro style game for 1 to 5 players that combines set collection and resource management. The game plays in 60-120 minutes.

In this competitive and card based game the players connect their mental center with parts of the Yates family’s past. To do so the players collect and use time cards. They receive visionary energy and may change it for benefits. The players also receive vision stones and build visions with them to get mental influence.

The Kickstarter campaign will feature the game at €19 (~ $22) for the base game and at €33 (~ $38) for the deluxe edition. The maximum shipping cost is €6 (~ $7).

Nightingale Games Announces War Room by Larry Harris

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July 3, 2017

Nightingale Games presents the latest game designed by Larry Harris (creator of Axis & Allies and many others) called “WAR ROOM”.

WAR ROOM is a massive, deluxe WWII game with simultaneous, secret movement and production orders and stack-able units played on 42? round map with a polar perspective.

The game has been in the works for 4 years and a Kickstarter is planned for the Fall of 2017. Check out the demo at the World Board-gaming Championships in PA at the end of July 2017 and chit-chat with Larry Harris in person.

PKCGames Running Dice of Rolling Kickstarter

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July 2, 2017

Dice of Rolling are a color-coded 29 piece dice set, optimized for the 5th edition of the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

It seems like no matter how many dice you buy, you still never have enough d6s… meanwhile, your collection of unnecessary d20s keeps getting bigger.

Dice of Rolling are not rocket science. They’re just regular dice that come in the amounts you actually need, and they use color for more than just decoration. One simple purchase, and you’re good to go for most of the situations you’ll encounter in the 5th edition of the world’s greatest roleplaying game. And since each dice type is a different color, you’ll always grab the right ones.

Dice of Rolling are live on Kickstarter now, and already funded.