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Kickstart Mondays is all about sharing two new Kickstarter projects each week. These projects are always gaming related, whether that’s a cool new game, accessory, table, or other product. Stay tuned here to find out what projects you might want to look at backing on Kickstarter!

Kickstart Monday: The Old Ones Wake for Ragnarok

It’s the start of the work week again. Time for a little Monday morning distraction with a couple of crowd funding projects to distract you.

AuZtralia Big Box + Expansions

From the Kickstarter Page

SchilMil Games with partnership with designer Martin Wallace are working on expanding the AuZtralia game with a big box and two new expansions. The mythos had previously taken over the world, but humanity has pushed them back to Australia. Now Cthulhu and the other great old ones fight back against humanity to desperately cling to their hold on Earth.

The base game features an exploration of Australia as you try to settle it from your beach head. Build military units, build farms, and collect resources. Combat with the old ones is card driven with different types of units being better against different types of monsters. Players play as different factions trying to retake (and make a profit) on Australia. Can you muster what it takes to overcome the last of the Old Ones?

On top of the big box for storage, the Revenge of the Old Ones expansion enables a player to take control of the old ones to make for a one vs. many play experience. Meanwhile, the TaZmania expansion gives players some alternate maps that scale the game down better for a 2-3 player experience.

Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Mythic Battles: Ragnarok

From Monolith Board Games comes another epic game with loads of figures, cards, and other components in Mythic Battles: Ragnarock. Based on the same Mythic Battles engine from Mythic Battles: Pantheon, in this game you will play out the epic Norse mythology of Ragnorok with various Norse gods and their foes.

What’s for sure to be included in this project are a plethora of well sculpted plastic figurines. What’s even cooler is that they are diving into Norse mythology. If the original Greek mythos wasn’t your thing from the Pantheon game then this could be more your visual style.

If this kind of thing sounds like fun, then check out Mythic Battles: Ragnarok.

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Kickstart Monday: Building Rome With Great Components

This week on Kickstart Monday we will take a look at Magna Roma and some great alternate wooden game components.

Magna Roma

Courtesy of the Kickstarter Page

Archona Games has published what looks like a great game with Magna Roma. In the game you have been summoned by the Emperor of Rome to build it’s great expansion. During the game you will produce resources, place tiles, and build your city to be better than your opponents.

The game features a combination of tiles, miniatures, coins, a other components that make you feel like you have dove into ancient Rome. From what’s shown on the Kickstarter page this game looks like it really takes it’s theme into what should be a very immersive experience with great mechanics that are unique enough for it to make a spot in your game collection.

Printed Game Components

Courtesy of the Kickstarter Page

spielmaterial.de has launched another project to add more game components to their available products. There are 50 new designs that will be produced if the project is successful. These are wooden game components will printed designs on them. So not only are the cool shapes, but the art work carries over so that each token seems more representative of what it is in game. These kind of accessories, while not necessary, really help aid the immersion factor.

Available as well are the original tokens that they produced previously. If you are looking to add a collection of unique game components to your board gaming experience this project may have you covered.

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Kickstart Monday: Spooky Graveyards and Need Investigation

It’s Kickstart Monday and it’s time to talk about two new crowd funded projects today. Today’s feature projects will dive into our love of tabletop miniature gaming.

Tabletop World’s Graveyard Terrain

Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

For our first crowd funded project let’s take a look at this Kickstarter from Tabletop World’s graveyard terrain for 28-32mm modular resin terrain. This terrain looks beautifully gothic and I can see it fitting so many different tabletops. Indeed, I can see this terrain working for Malifaux, Warhammer, Batman Miniature Game, and many other games.

What I really like about this is that this is truly a modular set of terrain that you can back this project and receive physical copies of. You can pick up as much of it as you want, duplicates of certain pieces if you would like, or just a couple of pieces to supplement your gaming board. Whatever direction you want to take it, this terrain is certain to make your table look more stunning!

The Nightgaunt’s Nightmare – 15 Call of Cthulhu Miniatures

Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Keeping to this week’s theme, The Nightgaunt’s Nightmare project from Cosmondo features 15 cool figures that you can use to explore your new graveyard terrain. This Kickstarter Project features only the .STL files for these figures. This means you’ll need access to a 3D printer to take advantage of these models.

In the images provided, these models look pretty cool and would be great additions to your Call of Cthulhu RPG game or to add as additional background characters in any horror game (miniature or otherwise). Indeed I could see some of these figures getting used in even Zombie Apocalypse games!

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Kickstart Monday: Pretty Flowers Get Stomped by Monster Invasions

Monday, Monday, Monday!!! This week only. Featuring projects from Gamefound and Kickstarter game projects for a limited time only. Let’s take the time to check out these great projects!

Monster Invasion

Monster Invasion
Courtesy of their Gamefound Project Page

Monster Invasion is a Gamefound project from Petersen Games. Where these projects are typically for a single game or product this one combines four games by four different designers!

This is also a different type of crowd funding projects. These games are all ready produced and ready to ship, so once the project is funded and funds collected these will ship. No big delays. Of course, that makes this more of a pre-order system. However, you do get a discount and are assured to be able to receive these games before they are available in retail.

All four games are available to try today on Tabletop Simulator so give them a try before you decide to back.

Gift of Tulips

Courtesy of their Kickstarter Project Page

Going from scary monsters we will turn to the lighter side of gaming with Gift of Tulips from Weird Giraffe Games. If you love bouquets of flowers, beautiful artwork, and games with cards then this will be a bright ray of sunshine for you!

At it’s core, Gift of Tulips is effectively a card drafting game. You will start with a hand of two cards, perform two actions on your turn, and before performing an action you will draw a card. Actions must be different that you play. You will either play a card that is added to your dispay of cards (your bouquet), give a card to another player (gifting them a flower), or add it to a stack that will be used for scoring during the other actions.

At it’s heart, there is simple mechanics with art that will make this game attractive as a great family game. We recommend you take a look at this Kickstarter game!

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Kickstart Monday: Ragnorock and the Eternal Palace

It’s Monday. It’s time to dive into crowdfunding. Here are a couple of treasures we think you might be interested in.

Ragnorocks

Ragnorocks from Grey Fox Games and designed by Gordon Hamilton (you know, that same guy that designed Santorini) will provide a unique game play experience for 1-2 players. On your turn you will move one of your viking figures on the board and place a runestone. You will have the option to play myth cards that may affect your viking’s ability to do things or give you options on placement of the runestone you normally wouldn’t have. Score the most points and you win!

This abstract game looks to be a real treat, much like Santorini is. If you are in need of a good two player game and checkers and chess have been played out then this might be the game for you.

Eternal Palace

Eternal Palace from Alley Cat Games features a dice placement (dice represent your workers) game with beautiful artwork and intriguing Euro style mechanics. Start your turn by rolling your dice behind a screen. On your turn you will be able to place your dice onto the game board. Beware as you don’t know what your opponents rolled. Action spots on the board may require a 3 or greater or a 5 on the dice to use. Since you don’t know what your opponents rolled you could gamble and take a more needed action only to find out that they did roll that 5 on the one dice they had of that type.

The game boasts that the main game will have over 400 components. If dice placement, tons of components, and player interaction sound great then hop over and back this project.

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