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Late Pledges Open for Into the Black: Boarding Party

ItBBP Late Backing - Game Display

April 17, 2018

Did you miss out on backing Into the Black: Boarding Party on Kickstarter?
Never fear! We have opened up Late Backing through Pledgemanager!

Preorder your copy of Into the Black: Boarding party and the two expansions, “Increased Crew (5-6 Player Expansion)” and “EPIC Encounters” for the same Kickstarter backer bargain price only until June 29th. Once we hit that go-go button with our manufacturer this deal will disappear!

Into the Black: Boarding Party is a 1-4 player (5-6 with Expansion) semi-cooperative Space Pirate “dungeon” crawl with a traitor element that was successfully funded through Kickstarter on March 30th by 426 enthusiastic backers!

Board an enemy star ship, loot and plunder, complete your objectives and survive!
Take on the role a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an enemy vessel, set on accomplishing your mission while each pirate also has their own secret goal to fulfill.

Explore and 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 this while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.

Be wary of the possible traitor lurking 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!

Quick Player Turns – With 2 actions per turn it will be your turn again in no time!
Re-playable – 10+ player boards,14 personal goals, 7 primary missions and a completely modular game board mean no two games are likely to be quite the same!
Semi Cooperative – Players must work together to complete the primary mission while also dealing with their own personal goal, complete with the possibility of a traitor in your midst!
No Player Elimination – Everyone is in the game to the end!
Solo Play Integrated – With a complete enemy AI system, Into the Black: Boarding Party is fully playable solo, by design!

Small Star Empires 2nd Edition on Kickstarter Now


April 16, 2018

Already well over funding and 3 weeks left to go, Archona Games is crowdfunding the 2nd edition of their popular Small Star Empires PLUS 2 Expansions!

Small Star Empires is highly engaging, easy to learn, and quick to play area control game for 2-4 players. In this game, players colonize the galaxy using their ships, which they will move on a modular board, allowing for a different map and different experience each time you play the game.

The rules are simple: Each turn a player has to move one of his ships in a straight line, as many spaces (star systems) as he wants but he cannot go over systems controlled by other players. After his move, he has to place a Colony or Trade Station on that system, thus gaining control over that system for until the end of the game, for which he will get an amount of points. When all of the players placed their Colonies and Trade Stations, the game ends and points are calculated. The player with the most points is the winner!

With these extremely simple rules, players will get into the game from the very start and they will immediately immerse in the depths of the tactical and strategic choices they will need to make, in order to score more efficiently at the end of the game.


Last One Standing Coming Soon


April 15, 2018

Last One Standing is coming to Kickstarter May 1st, 2018.

In Last One Standing – The Battle Royale Board Game up to 8 players find themselves on an ever-shrinking map where they must move, loot and shoot their way to be the last one standing.

In the year 2025, a new reality television event has seized international attention called, Last One Standing. Participants from around the world compete for the title of world champion in this ultimate life or death battle. The competitors are parachuted onto an island where they will explore, loot, fight and kill for their own survival. Anyone can play, but in the end, only one can remain. Will you be the last one standing?

If you’re more of a team player, partner up and play the game in duos mode.

Whatever the case may be, Last One Standing is your chance to experience the thrill of battle royale around the table.

Zombicide: Invader from CMoN Funded in Minutes


April 12, 2018

Zombicide: Invader is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, taking the trademark Zombicide action into the far reaches of space! Players control a group of Survivors trying to defend their remote mining outpost from a swarm of infected aliens controlled by the game itself. The more experience and power the Survivors earn, the more Xenos invade the facility!

This sci-fi interpretation of Zombicide is as sleek as ever, playing fast and furious. The rules have been optimized to reduce setup time and make the game flow quickly, focusing the action on the struggle between the Survivors and the Xenos.

The game’s character artwork was created by renowned artist Adrian Smith, and brought to life as miniatures by the talented team at BigChild Creatives.

Kartoffelkrieg: Potato Wars Live on Kickstarter!

Box Cover 3d Final Version

April 5, 2018

Corey Wright and his Corvallis, Oregon game publishing company, Massif Games, launched a crowd-funding campaign for “Kartoffelkrieg” on Kickstarter. They are seeking to raise $19,000
USD for a game that uses real potatoes and miniature parts to simulate mechanized potato combat!

Kartoffelkrieg is a crazy looking 3-4 player game invented by Michael Craughwell, better know as Michaelcthulhu, a YouTuber who makes giant custom swords and hammers! During the game, players assume the roles of giant weaponized potatoes, and maneuver around the table, attacking and hiding from their components, while seeking to get “hit” points from destroying parts.

Game Mechanisms include take that, dice rolling, variable player powers, and other elements that make it much like a gateway, family-friendly war game!

Massif Games will use the money raised to pay for manufacturing, freight, and fulfillment costs, and hope to expand their operations to have a positive influence on the local economy.


Restoration Games Launches Kickstarter to Bring Back Fireball Island


April 4, 2018

Restoration Games launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. The game is a restored version of the 1986 classic tabletop game of marble mayhem, renowned for its unique 3D plastic board. The new board is bigger, taller, and faster and still manages to fit in a smaller box by using three trays that stack on the table but can nest in the box. It also features brand new art, components, and rules for play. In place of the roll-and-move mechanic from the original, players now play one of their action cards to move and take a special action. The game ends when one of the players takes snapshots from three separate spots on the island and gets back to the helipad. The winner is the player who collected the most valuable treasure.

Backers can pledge $60 to get a copy of the base game or $130 to get the base game plus three separate expansions.

  • The Last Adventurer expansion adds a new mini and an option for a 5th It also includes small snake marbles, a giant foam boulder, and player powers to give the other players special abilities.
  • The Wreck of the Crimson Cutlass expansion adds a whole new location for the players to explore. Players travel to the pirate ship via the island caves. Once there, they can collect a new kind of treasure but must be careful to dodge cannonball marbles flying at them from the bowsprit and tumbling out of the rickety crow’s nest.
  • The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bees expansion gives players two new wildlife threats. The tiger leaps onto players from off the board, using a dexterity shot, while the bees come out in a swarm and sting anyone touched by them.
  • The Kickstarter campaign also features a fourth expansion, the Treasure Trove, free to backers, that adds a pack of cards with all sorts of effects. Additional cards will be added to the expansion via unlocked stretch goals.

The campaign runs for 30 days and has a funding goal of $250,000. The game is scheduled to be delivered to backers in November, 2018.

Given the unique nature of the prototype, Restoration Games is using a novel “road trip” approach to take it around to players and content creators across the eastern United States. J.R. Honeycutt, the company’s Tinker-in-Chief, is driving the game from city to city, making stops at various game stores, cafes, conventions, and the like. The road trip commences at PAX East in Boston and concludes at the end of the campaign in Honeycutt’s home state of Texas.

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game Launches on Kickstarter Today!


April 4, 2018

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game launches April 4th, 2018 on Kickstarter!

Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game is an exciting new high quality pre-painted miniatures game that uses the brand new Universal Tactics System! This system allows two to six players to simulate fights across Street Fighter’s iconic roster by controlling their favorite characters, rolling dice and playing cards from fighter specific 40-card Battle Decks!

Key Features:
• Play Street Fighter like never before! Play in Versus Mode as well as Free For All and Team Modes for up to six players!
• Boss Mode offers 3 versus 1 Cooperative Play against one powerful Boss Player!
• High quality pre-painted “Collector-Sized” miniatures with breath-taking special effects sculpts!
• Stage maps with 3D destructible terrain inspired straight from the video games!
• 40-Card Character Battle Decks split into Projectiles, Specials, Strikes and Event cards!
• An Innovative combo chain attack system rewards smart play and hand management!
• Use powerful super & ultra combos for impressive finishes!
• Cross compatible with future Universal Tactics System sets. Create your dream scenarios for some truly legendary fights!

Highways & Byways Launched on Kickstarter


Mar 30, 2018

Brandon Rollins and freelance artist, James Masino, are live on Kickstarter in hopes to fund the printing of Highways & Byways. Long-time lovers of Ticket to Ride and neophyte gamers alike will enjoy the approachable, nostalgic, friendly world of Highways & Byways.

Race across the United States in your first used car. You’re on a mission to explore all places beautiful and forgotten before your vacation is over!

Plan your route by choosing byways. Then travel across the country a little bit every day, planning around highway construction, moody weather, and your car’s pesky tendency to break down!

Highways & Byways is great for board gaming couples and families. It takes only 10 minutes to learn, yet there are multiple paths to victory. Don’t let the simplicity fool you – it’s also very re-playable!

Highways & Byways is a completed game, launching with all artwork and a fully tested design. It has been available as a Tabletop Simulator app for ten months. Casual gamers and experienced designers alike have helped refine the game through online testing and in-person games. Testing has been coordinated through social media, the Pangea Discord server, and Protospiel Atlanta.

Copies of the game will be available at $49, with free shipping to backers in the USA. The campaign is EU-friendly, Canada-friendly, and Australia-friendly, meaning rewards will be shipped from within those respective regions and no extra customs fees will be incurred. The campaign will conclude after 25 days. Backers are expected to receive their rewards in August 2018.