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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 Dark Knight and Epic Expansions

Another big week for crowdsourcing. I have three projects again this week. There’s are so many big projects on Kickstarter currently that I feel that I had to include a bonus project for this week and still couldn’t include everything I wanted to.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Cryptozoic Entertainment is releasing it’s take on the Frank Miller Batman in their project Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – The Game. This game can be played either as a stand alone missions or as a campaign game with each mission’s results impacting the next. The game is designed as a solo play experience. There will be four scenarios (books) that you will be able to play through.

During the game, you will need to collect clues that will advance the mission. Be aware though, that the doomsday clock persists over all of the scenarios and you can be assured that in campaign mode if this is ignored to much it will only be bad things for Batman. However, you can visit the Batcave to unlock vehicles, interact with aids like Carrie Kelly Robin and Jim Gordon for extra help, and you will have plenty of gadgets to help the worlds greatest, but older, detective.

Root: The Marauder Expansion

Because we can’t get enough cute little forest critters duking it out for forest dominance, Leder Games has another expansion just for you. Root: The Marauder Expansion will give you two more factions to choose from. The Keepers in Iron (badgers) and the Lord of the Hundreds (rats) will add new asymmetric play styles to your games of Root. Add in the Hirelings, and there’s quite a bit of new content that you can add into your games.

Marauders is aimed at improving two player game play within the Root game system. I feel like I exhausted the game play available from the core box for two players and have shelved the game until I can play it with others. This expansion just might the answer for us to take it back off the shelf and give it a play with new content.

Paladins of the West Kingdom: City of Crowns

Paladins of the West Kingdom

Paladins of the West Kingdom is one of my favorite games. It’s satisfyingly complex, challenging decisions, and really solid game play. It’s no surprise that it’s receiving an expansion. Garphill Games are bringing us City of Crowns to add additional flavor to our games of Paladins.

Featuring an expansion to the main board on the right hand side, you will have new actions including the Muster and Negotiate actions. These actions will have their own cards and will allow revealing more Townsfolk and Outsiders to the board each round. In addition, you will have the new Diplomacy attribute to manage. Finally, updated solo play rules for those of you who love or need that experience to play games like these.

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Kickstart Monday: Unlock Ancient Rulers, Blood Red Skies, and Mars Expeditions

If you are looking for the best Kickstarter projects to back then you have come to the right place. This week might be a little hard on your wallets so be warned! In this week’s Kickstart Monday I have a blockbuster 3 projects to feature instead of the normal two so let’s get started!

Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition

Terraforming Mars has been a hit game since when it was initially released. Now it’s been re-imagined into a card game with Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition. Stronghold Games is looking to crowd fund another new game. While one might question if they don’t have enough money from all of those copies of Terraforming Mars that they have sold over the years, it’s exciting to see new content in a new form for this hit game.

The game will be broken up into turns. Each turn has a set of phases. During the first phase, you can play a green card that lets you spend the appropriate resources to build on Mars. The next phase is the construction phase. You can play either a blue or red card. Blue cards will give you additional actions or effects while red cards are events that should be beneficial to your overall strategy.

During the action phase you will take any card actions that you have in front of you. These actions might let you collect resources or populate Mars with Earth life. The production phase will then let you generate all of the resources you have from your cards as well as mega credits equal to your terraforming rating.

The final phase of the round will be the research phase where you will draw two new project cards, keep one, and discard the other. Just like in Terraforming Mars, when the oxygen, heat and oceans make the surface habitable by life the game ends. Score up any final scoring and whoever has the highest terraforming rating wins!

Blood Red Skies Digital Edition

Blood Red Skies is a hit game from Warlord Games that lets players play out the dog fights of WW2 battles. This game has big designer credentials with Andy Chambers designing the original rules for the miniature version of the tabletop game. This project will let players take those games to the digital realm, allowing you to play more games and form new friendships.

Regency

Regency Game
Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Regency the Game from Pique Games allows players to play as various famous rules and attempt their hand at creating the greatest kingdom in history. You will do this by using your influence to recruit citizen cards to your kingdom. From there, these citizens will provide additional capabilities to you on future turns. Collect all six different citizen cards to score the immediate victory!

This game promises player interaction which is something that seems to be cut out more of games as of recently. Don’t worry, you will have ways to defend your kingdom from the other players. Best part, is that this game is available for you to try right now on Tabletop Simulator.

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Kickstart Monday: Detailed Painting and a Spiky Cheering Squad

It’s Monday and you know what that means. Well yeah, we have to go back to work, but it’s also time for Kickstart Monday!!!

GhosTiny Fine Detail Paint Brush Set For Miniatures

Jeff Beyer has launched his new project. This project is aimed at making affordable, smaller tipped paint brushes for miniature painting. GhosTiny Find Detail Paint Brush Set features 9 total brushes. That will include 7 unique round brushes, 1 chisel shaped brush, and 1 flat brush. Of course, like most projects you will have options to pick up the original set. There is all a really cool skull shaped cup that you can pick up to hold all of your paint brushes.

Chaos Pact Cheerleader Team: Fantasy Football

The Miniatures
Courtesy of their Kickstarter Page

Generic Miniatures has released their new project for their take on a Chaos Pact Cheerleader Team: Fantasy Football. You have options to back and receive the STL files for your 3D printing fun or with their partnership with Kazrak Miniatures you can back and receive metal or resin versions of these models.

On top of that, there are number of cool add-ons and stretch goals. That goblin hot dog vendor is one of my favorites!

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Kickstart Monday: Racing for Beer and Board Game Survival

Welcome to the week! Time to get it started right with two new crowdfunding projects coming to you from the land of Kickstarter. We will be racing for beer and picking up our essentials for board game survival. Let’s check the featured projects out!

The Belgian Beers Race US Edition

Grand Gamers Guild has a new project and this time you will be racing around Belgium, sampling great beer, and trying not to get too intoxicated in the process. If that doesn’t sound like a college European vacation then I am not sure what does!

The game will take place over three game days. The game appears to use an action time track where various actions take differing amounts of time. Whoever is furthest behind (has the most time) is the next person to activate. When the day runs out of time then the round is done for you.

During each round you will need to travel by hitch hiking, buss, or biking around Belgium to reach each brewery. Of course, once you stop you can choose to take a taste and purchase beer, purchase cheese, and meet up with the other players. Of course all of these activities take time. Worst of all, meeting up with friends and tasting beer will move you up on the breathalyzer track. Move too far up and you will lose time the next day!

Each round you will score points for various activities. If you have what it takes for a wild, beer soaked ride in Belgium then you should probably do that instead. However, for the rest of this, we can relive one of our college vacations when we play The Belgian Beers Race.

Make 100: The Board Game Survival Kit

Sit down to play a game at the table, just to find out the game doesn’t have components for your player color? Tired of getting confused during the game because you had to settle for a player color you usually don’t play? Well bring your own player pieces in this handy tin in this project.

Atikin Games, the publisher of this Kickstarter, is including a tin to hold your survival kit, 5 meeples, 2 dice, a plastic player marker, and a round cylinder in the kit. You can upgrade the kit to have a custom an updated logo on the tin, a deluxe version that includes a set of polyhedral dice and bag, and several of the Atikin board games in various bundles.

This is a great little way to help ensure you don’t get mixed up the next time you play a game.

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Kickstart Monday: Cyberpunk Miniatures and Office Politics Await You

Welcome to Monday everyone! This week, let’s look at two new Kickstarter Projects that you might want to consider supporting

Gridwars: Age of Cyberpunk

From Titan Forge Games, Gridwars: Age of Cyberpunk is a complete miniature wargame Kickstarter project. Fire up your 3D printer because it’s going to be busy when you receive your rewards for this campaign. All of the figures, terrain, and materials are available as digital only products to you based on your backing level. If you have a good 3D printer and your friends don’t then go all in and print out crews for everyone to play!

Miniatures use hex bases and a hex based battlefield to play out games on. Each scenario is set to feature role playing game elements so that you can hopefully capture the narrative of the factions during the game. The most unique thing appears to be the energy system where, at the start of turn, you will assign energy resources to units that later can be used to boost attacks, defense, and other abilities.

Welcome to Sysifus Corp

Sysifus Corp from Pegasus Games advertises this board and card game as a cut-throat corporate board game. During the game, you will be playing as employees of the Sysifus Corporation. Your ambition, and desire to win the game, will require you to work your way to the top of the company.

During each turn you will be managing a hand of cards, playing cards in various combos and chains, and every so often stepping on the other players with a bit of take that.

If you have been missing the corporate politics from working from home too much, this game should be sure to get you back into the swing of it. Of course, by the time you receive your copy most of you will have probably returned to the office. Of course, if you like games where you mess with your opponents plans with quite a bit of take-that game play, enjoy cards, and don’t mind a bit of tile placement to boot then this game is likely for you.

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