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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: Mad Kings and the Peasants they Rule Over

Another week, another pair of Kickstarter projects!

Castles of the Mad King Ludwig Collector’s Edition

The recent Kickstarter project for Castles of the Mad King Ludwig Collector’s Edition certainly caught our eye. It’s a classic game that’s going to add a bit more content in the form of expansions, tricked out pieces, and updated art. If you don’t have this game, or are the mega fan, then this game is sure to be a hit on your table.

Bloody Peasants

Bloody Peasants from Midlam Miniatures will set up your fantasy tabletops with very cool medieval age fantasy farmers. After all of the games of Warhammer, with the buildings, fields, and other structures on the table over the years never did I have any wildlife or peasants to help add to that theme. These models will help populate your gaming tables whether that’s for a miniature game or your role playing game!

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Kickstart Monday: These Goblins Might Need a Minty Fresh Game

Scouring crowdsourcing platforms for this weeks games was an interesting challenge. It seems that this point in January is a bit lighter on projects that caught my eye, but hopefully these two projects will will make you feel minty fresh.

Return to the Court of the Goblin King

Effincool Miniatures is looking to license The Court of the Goblin King which was originally from Flytrap Factory in New Zealand. This project, the Return to the Court of the Goblin King, is a classic Kickstarter that features a company that needs funding for things like tooling, contracting a studio painter, and paying for the licensing. To me, this is what crowdfunding is all about.

The models themselves are takes on classic Scandanavian and Germanic folklore of goblins. Featuring a Goblin King on throne and various other golbins that become the goblin court. On top of that, if you back at the right level you have the chance to pick up a massive resin Hill Giant, a cave troll captive, and a number of cool stretch goal models.

Mint Bid

Mint Bid from Poketto is the latest in these Mint games to release. Each game in the series features a small metal tin that resembles those fresh mint tins. We actually own the other games in this series. Each game is very unique and would be great if you need something small to travel and play.

Mint Bid looks to feature you bidding for various locations to have a chance to rebuild the city after a super hero disaster. You may find yourself working with a partner to outbid the other team, but beware, each palyer is working to win the game on their own.

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Kickstart Monday: Gaming Cocktails with Burly Norse Footballers

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday. Since I started this series on our Facebook Group I have come to look forward to scouring Kickstarter for new gaming related products and games every week. For this week I have another two cool looking projects that I wanted to point out.

Mystic Libations: Critical Cocktails

Mystic Libations
Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Mystic Libations is brought to you by creators Trader Brandon and Todd Stashwick. Backers of this Kickstarter project will receive a book with over 100 cocktail recipes.

Since we are from Wisconsin having cocktails seems very natural at the gaming table. Having themed ones might just even help with some of the immersion into a specific game. When I started playing Pandemic Legacy Season 0 and we were playing spies I immediately made a vodka martini – shaken, not stirred – just to get into the game a bit more. Little things like this can really aid players feel the setting of the game while adding something fun that they can all enjoy.

The Hammers of Valhalla – Norse Fantasy Football Team

The Hammers of Valhalla
Courtesy of their Kickstarter Project

The Hammers of Valhalla provides an excellent alternative for your Norse Blood Bowl team. This project is from Anthony J. Fennell who is owner of the Patriot Printing Southern Arizona. This company makes a number of alternative 3D printed models for a number of games including Blood Bowl and Star Wars: Legion.

This Kickstarter project will provide backers with quality 3D printed resin models. They don’t waste time on fancy artwork packaging, but take care to shrink wrap and carefully package all models for shipping. If you need a new Blood Bowl team for the new season, this is a great project to look at backing.

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Kickstart Monday: Firey Dice and Blinging Your Games

Welcome to 2021!!! That’s right, we are finally out of 2020 and with a new year comes our first Kickstart Monday! For this week, I stumbled into a metal dice Kickstarter that would be great for your RPG games. I also found a project that had some amazing components to bling out your favorite board games!

Dragon Scale RPG Metal Dice Set

Dragon Scale Dice
Image Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Dragon Scale RPG Metal Dice Set by Dragon Scale features a full set of metal dice for your role playing game. There is something that can be appreciated about the thud sound that a metal dice makes when it hits the game table.

Offered in different colors, what makes these dice unique compared to other metal gaming dice is the scale patter that is designed onto each dice face. Personally, I am really partial to the red dragon scale dice myself. Let us know what your favorite color is.

Upgrade Your Games: Season 2

Upgrade Your Games Token Set
Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

We have all wanted to have amazing components for our board game. With Upgrade Your Games: Season 2 by Vesuvius Media Ltd. this dream can be made true.

With a number of unlocks yet to go, this Kickstarter project features some really amazing component upgrades, player token upgrades, and metal coins. If you are like me, then adding great components to a game really helps with the immersion.

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Kickstart Monday: Deep Space and Abstract Magic Awaits

For our final Kickstart Monday of 2020 we have explored the known galaxy of crowdfunding engines to bring you these two amazing projects. New to Kickstart Monday, not only do we feature a project on Kickstarter, but we also delve into Gamefound which is another popular crowdfunding engine focused on tabletop games.

ISS Vanguard

ISS Vangaurd
Image from the Gamefound Project Page

ISS Vangaurd has some serious credentials behind it. With Awaken Realms as the publisher behind this, the same guys that did Nemesis and Tainted Grail, there is real promise for another hit title.

The game itself is a coop for 1-4 players that plays out as a campaign. That’s right, it’s a campaign game and not a legacy game. What’s the difference? Well, in Legacy games you typically play out a story but also remove, damage, or modify components of the game during the course. In campaign games, you typically evolve your character with additional items, equipment, and experience by unlocking components and add ons.

The narrative of the game has been worked out by the lead writer from Tainted Grail, Polish authors Krzysztof Piskorski. This should lead to a very immersive and deep story arc for this sci-fi game.

In addition, this game has an option to upgrade the cardboard standees to plastic miniatures. For those you want or have the space for that level of immersive experience or want the extra plastic you can add them, yet aren’t forced to have those as a requirement.

Winter Queen

Winter Queen
Image from the Kickstarter Project Page

Winter Queen from CrowD Games looks to be a brilliant abstract crystal drafting and placement game. On a turn you basically draft crystals and then place them on Queendom Map board. Alternatively, you can take a crystal on the map and place it on spell books that are in your inventory. Finally, you can match patterns on your spell book tiles to score victory points. Score the most and win the game in this quick 20-30 minute promised play time.

This game feels like it takes some of the best mechanics from Azul with the crystal drafting mechanis, Tiny Towns (but with a single shared board to place crystals on), and other pattern matching games.

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