May 5th, 2015
There have been several interesting game launches on Kickstarter over the past several days during our move! Let’s break them down here, shall we?
Artipia Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Project: ELITE, their new real-time sci-fi board game.
Project: ELITE takes the idea of a real-time co-operative dice game, and with unique twists brings innovative new mechanics to the table. Players take the role of a special ops team with the mission to hold back an ongoing alien invasion trying to take over the Earth. The game consists of 80 highly detailed miniatures in 17 unique designs
Players need to work together in short 2-minute rounds deciding quickly among defending their base, hunting down some aliens or completing their objectives. Special events and unique alien abilities make every round different and highly challenging for the players. To win the game they will have to rely not only on their special weapons and items, but on their fast reflexes as well.
The game provides endless replayability with a 2-sided board depicting two different landscapes, 4 different kinds of objectives, 3 levels of difficulty and a plethora of weapons, items and events, making every game a unique, ELITE experience.
giochix has a Kickstarter campaign up and running for The Foreign King, their new historical board game.
The Foreign King is a light-to-medium weight strategy game for 2-4 players, in which you lead one of most influent bourgeois family of Belgium. Main mechanics are placement and majority, and thanks to his ease of learning and fast pace, a game lasts about 40 minutes.
During the game you must pay attention to many factors and to the different strategies that can lead you to the victory. In The Foreign King, opponent’s actions will be important for your strategy as yours. Especially remember: not only you must choose the best action but you also have to take it at the right moment or your opponent will prevent you to do it. The game is divided in turns. In a turn each player takes one action, choosing it from the action that are not yet performed by others players.
Altema Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for Cauldron, their new board game of potion-building.
Cauldron: the board game of competitive alchemy is full to the brim with potion-brewing fun! Two to five players compete as mysterious and powerful potion brewers with unique skills for mastery of the arcane art. Harvesting spooky ingredients allows players to brew potions, growing their power. However, that power needs to be invested cautiously to make purchases that improve your abilities.
Player interaction is key – it is important to be mindful of what others are brewing. Spells and stealing can help disrupt the plans of players who are getting too far ahead. Cauldron is a great game for all experience levels – it is welcoming, deep and plays in just over an hour.
Evolution is a board game that plays in 60 minutes for 2-6 players ages 10 and up. In the Evolution game system, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck help them reach food others can’t.
The first edition of Evolution was a finalist for the Escapist’s 2014 Board Game of the Year and four-time Golden Geek nominee. This Kickstarter campaign improves the system with two major releases:
Evolution (Second Edition) from North Star Games – With the benefit of feedback from thousands of plays, we’ve figured out how to make an already-great game better.
Most of the cards have been changed to some degree, leading to a better experience for first time players and a more rich experience for tournament players. Catherine Hamilton was also commissioned to paint additional backgrounds for 9 of the 17 cards cards
Game Salute has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fast & Furious: Full Throttle.
Fast & Furious: Full Throttle comes with a double-sided game board offering two different street courses. In the mood for a long, race? It’s there. Maybe you’re looking to live a quarter mile at a time? You’ve got that option too. To increase the replay value, players decide where the start and finish lines are before each race using the included Star and Finish cards. The chosen course also dictates the number of upgrades available to players before the race begins. Upgrades can be spent on your car to supe up its steering, nitrous, engine, tires, and more. Drivers further modify the race experience as each one comes with their own special bonuses.
Spellforge Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Foe Hunters, an exciting co-operative, multiplayer deckbuilding/adventure game set in the realm of high fantasy! Players take the role of heroes that are working together to thwart the evil Foe. On their adventure the heroes will work together in an effort to bolster their party and fend off this powerful enemy. The players will harness mighty abilities and powerful equipment while they work as a team to rid the world of this wretched evil!
In Foe Hunters each player selects one of the Heroes to play, each having its own unique starting deck. After selecting their Hero, the players set up the Foe deck and the City deck and you are ready to play! Each turn the player can play a card from their hand, buy a card from the City deck, and activate a heroic Feat in any order. Cards purchased from the City deck go directly into your hand instead of your discard pile, so you can play them right away! Once you have done these simple actions, your turn is over and the next player goes. Once all players have gone, the round restarts with the Foe activating their powerful abilities. Gameplay continues until the party is dead or the Foe is dead, whichever happens first.