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Kickstart Monday: The 7th Citadel and Micro Moonshine

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

There are certainly some exciting projects out in crowdfunding land. Let’s take a look at a couple of games that we think you should check out.

The 7th Citadel

Our first project this week is The 7th Citadel from Serious Poulp on Kickstarter.

The 7th Citadel is a cooperative exploration game for 1 to 4 players set in the post-apocalyptic fantasy world known as the Collapsing Lands. You start the game as a lowly “slave-gardener” toiling in one of the citadels of the Necrodruids tending to the monstrous plants intended to protect humanity from the horrible giant worms known as “Burrowers” that ravage the land.

Your journeys will take you far across the Collapsing Lands discovering new areas, people and, threats. You explore the land of 7th Citadel by revealing one of the more than 1000 terrain or event cards to build a growing game board. You are able to freely explore the world in the direction of your choice.

You will encounter obstacles, threats, NPCs, companions and side quests.  You will choose how you reaction these encounters and your choices can have a lasting impact on the world and have repercussions later in the game. Your characters will also advance in power as you play, gaining new skills and equipment and building buildings for powerful permanent effects. Will you succumb to the various dangers and obstacles along the way or will you be able to overcome the threat of the mysterious “First Garden”?

If you are already familiar with the core 7th Citadel game the first pledge level of Veteran may be the right choice for you. For $53 it includes the Season 2 Collector’s box, the new “First Garden” threat and the kickstarter exclusive expansion “The Reversal”. For newcomers, take a look at the Novice pledge for $87 which includes the 7th Citadel core box and applicable stretch goals, or opt for the Rookie pledge at $139 which includes the core game, the Season 2 Collectors box, the new threat and the expansion and applicable stretch goals. Check out the 7th Citadel campaign page for other pledge levels and addon options. You’ll need to visit before June 19, 2024, when the campaign ends.

Micro Moonshine

Our second game this week is Micro Moonshine from Thistroy Games on Gamefound.

Set in the 1920s in the United States during prohibition, Micro Moonshine is a small-box game for 1 to 4 players who compete to build an illegal liquor empire. During the game you will draft worker cards to be able to to take actions at city locations or to use their special abilities.

To craft your illicit spirits you’ll need to purchase ingredients from the market like water, grain, fruit and sugar. Use the right combination of ingredients at the Barrel House to produce different spirits or wine, then visit the Bottling Plant to bottle your goods so you can fulfill contracts with local speakeasies to earn victory points at the end of the game.

You may also find yourself visiting the Docks, the Street Market and the Black Market to get additional access to ingredients or offload your illegal goods. As part of the stretch goals for the campaign, additional modules have already been unlocked for the game including the Police Station module and the Farm module which both add some new actions and gameplay mechanics.

Mico Moonshine is available for $27 with the Base Pledge, which includes any unlocked stretch goals. You can also go in for a copy with an upgraded neoprene game mat for $49. Thankfully you won’t need to dodge the law to pledge for your copy of Micro Moonshine, but you will need to do so before June 28, 2024, when the campaign ends.

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Kickstart Monday: Rebirth and The 7 Seas

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

There are certainly some exciting projects out in crowdfunding land. Let’s take a look at a couple of games that we think you should check out.

Rebirth

Our first game this week is Rebirth on Kickstarter from Mighty Board games and designer Reiner Knizia.

Rebirth is a 2 to 4 player tile laying game where after disasters have destroyed much of civilization, people in the distant future are looking to rebuild society. This is not your typical post-apocalypse with radiation filled wasteland though. The game is set on a lush map of Scotland where you will guide your clan in the restoration of the land. You will build energy and food farms to support the population and build settlements to gain points and control castles. You will also visit cathedrals and score points for community end game goals. The game also features an alternate map of Ireland which has new terrains and new mechanics to explore and is a more advanced and competitive game.

Rebirth is available as a limited edition pledge for $49 and includes custom 3d components made from sustainable Re-Wood material. The Kickstarter campaign for Reiner Knizia’s Rebirth ends soon on June 12, 2024, so make sure to get your pledge in before then.

The 7 Seas

Our second game this week is The 7 Seas from Critical Hut on Gamefound.

The 7 Seas is a 1 to 5 player worker placement dice rolling game where players explore, trade and battle across the high seas. During the 7 rounds of the game you will take actions with your 2 workers, your Captain and an officer. For your main actions you’ll be able to set sail on one of the unique seven sea tiles and have encounters with pirates, merchants and creatures.

You’ll have an opportunity to land on islands to explore and interact with the locals. You may need to dock at a port to make strategic resource trades or sometimes just go fishing when you just need food for your crew. Finally you can upgrade and repair your ship to prepare for further adventures. As optional actions you can also choose to attack your opponents to plunder their loot or trade with other players to swap resources. As you take your actions you are looking to gather more Glory points than the other players to be crowned the Legend of the 7 Seas at the end of the game.

The 7 Seas Core Box pledge will net you the base game for $44. You can upgrade to the Captains pledge for $66 which will include component material upgrades and any extensions unlocked through stretch goals. The 7 Seas campaign on Gamefound will end on June 9, 2024, so make sure to get your pledge in before time runs out.

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Kickstart Monday: Children of Morta: The Board Game and ICE: Second Edition

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

There are certainly some exciting projects out in crowdfunding land. Let’s take a look at a couple of games that we think you should check out.

Children of Morta: The Board Game

Our first game this week is Children of Morta: The Boardgame from Roomiz Games on Kickstarter.

Children of Morta: The Board Game is a 1 to 4 player cooperative adventure game based on the popular video game Children of Morta. You and the other players will become one of the members of the Bergson family working together to fight the corruption plaguing their homeland.

The game features two major play modes; Story Mode and Family Trials. In the Story Mode you will play through a  narrative campaign and unlock permanent upgrades for your characters. Family Trials is more like a roguelike video game where your progress is reset each session. Each family member has their own set of abilities and unique playstyle. You’ll need a mix of abilities and cooperative tactics as you explore dungeons and uncover their challenges and secrets. As a family you’ll use a shared bag building system to progress as a group and to draw and coordinate your skills. You’ll also share a resource called Rage which you can use to power up your abilities but you’ll need to manage it carefully to use it to its fullest potential. As you adventure you’ll face off against a variety of enemies including mighty boss monsters that use their own unique deck of cards making boss fights challenging and unpredictable. And whether you are playing a single session or playing through the campaign setup will be quick and easy with the unfolding adventure book and flexibility to allow players to leave and join the group as needed.

Children of Morta: The Board Game on Kickstarter now starting at $45 for the Guardian Pledge. At this level you get the Standard Edition and standard stretch goals. For $85 you can make the Goddess’s Pledge and receive the Deluxe edition which features upgraded acrylic tokens, metal coins and both standard and deluxe stretch goals. The Divine’s Pledge is available for $115 and includes every item in the deluxe edition plus neoprene player mats and custom marbled dice. The campaign for Children of Morta: The Board Game will end on May 30, 2024, so gather the family to make your pledge before then.

ICE: Second Edition

Our second game this week is ICE: Second Edition from ThisWay Editions on Gamefound.

ICE is a strategy adventure board game for 1 to 5 players where archeological guilds are exploring an icy expanse in a search for valuable artifacts in order to bring renown to their guild. Players take a group of explorers led by their Expedition Leader out into the frozen Valley of the Elders, represented by a 3 layer game board made up of 3 sets of hex tiles. As you explore you will be digging through these terrain tiles and excavating ancient artifacts to collect for special powers and end game points.

The game takes place over 4 days where each player will take turns spending Exploration Points to take actions. Actions include, building camps, moving your explorers across the map, excavating tiles and artifacts, planning ahead to gain extra expiration points in the next round and even spending Renown (points) to take extra actions in the current round. You will also have access to special abilities from your specific Archeological Guild and from collecting sets of ancient artifacts. If you explore deep enough you may even uncover the ancient buried city of Azulia, where you will earn points for every section you uncover. After 4 days the expedition that has gathered the most renown for their guild will be the winner!

This new collectors edition of ICE is available for $140 and includes 2 expansions (Relics and Edifices and Gulid) in a collectors big box, deluxe screen printed meeples and metal coins. If you are a backer of the original version you can opt for a Returning Backers pledge for $49 which includes a conversion kit for the new edition and the Relics expansion. The standard retail edition is also available for $64 or in a bundle with the expansions for $107. If you want to dig further into the reward tiers and other addons, be sure to send out your expedition for ICE: Second Edition before the campaign ends on May 26, 2024.

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Kickstart Monday: Corps of Discovery and Castle Up

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

There are certainly some exciting projects out in crowdfunding land. Let’s take a look at a couple of games that we think you should check out.

Corps of Discovery

Our first game this week is Corps of Discovery from Jay Cormier on Kickstarter.

Corps of Discovery is a cooperative 1 to 4 player survival game set in the world of the Image comics series Manifest Destiny. The comic follows adventurers Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery Expedition in an alternate history American frontier, as they explore the wilds and fight demonic monsters.

In the game players will join the Corps of Discovery and venture out into the wilderness aiming to explore and survive the wild frontier. Players will choose a Chapter and a unique map to start the game. Chapters have unique objectives that usually involve hunting down and killing a monster. Players explore the map by revealing path tokens and gathering resources from the terrain that is uncovered. Players will be able to use a unique deduction system to find specific terrain that they need. In addition to explorations players will take actions to use their character’s special abilities, use gear cards, build shelters and fires and kill monsters. Each chapter has its own specific rules for killing monsters. You will also face threats and challenges on your path that will require the players to spend specific resources to complete. each day brings new challenges and you must be able to feed your troops at the end of each day.

Like many coop games there are many ways to lose and the players will only win by completing the Chapter objective – such as killing three monsters. The game features multiple chapters of play and several different maps which can be used with any chapter allowing for some good replayability. With the unique setting, great looking comic art and some fresh mechanics, this looks like it could be a very interesting title.

Corps of Discovery pledge levels start off with the Retail Edition for $39. The Deluxe Edition at $59 features some upgrades with a wooden board and wooden path tokens and an improved box insert tray. Further up the line is the Ultimate Edition for $119 which includes the Deluxe Edition and 4 expansions included in the box. If you are ready to join Lewis and Clarke on a trek through the monster filled American frontier check our Corps of Discovery before the campaign ends on May 14, 2024.

Castle Up

Our second game this week we have Castle Up from Marti Ganduxe Pregona on Kickstarter.

Castle Up is a 2 to 4 player medieval kingdom building and combat and tableau building card game. In Castle Up players are competing to build a medieval city made up of structures in four suits: military, merchant civilian and wonder. Players start the game with a unique castle for their city and then are able to purchase new building cards each round and execute a battle phase. Some cards like the Tax Office, Town Hall and Cathedral provide passive bonuses while others have actions that can only be used once each round.

Buildings come from three different eras and become more powerful as the game progresses. Military buildings like the Archery Range or Soldier Barracks provide attack points that you can use during a battle phase to attack other players’ buildings. If you do enough damage in your attack the building becomes damaged and the opposing player must repair it before it can be used again. Players may also purchase the use of special action cards instead of buying buildings on their turn. These special actions let you prepare defenses against attacks, loot the peasants, gain the first action in the next round and impose taxes to gain more resources. Managing your resources and buying the right buildings is the key to victory. The score for each building increases based on the era it’s from and you will score additional victory points if you control more buildings in a given suit than any other player.

This quick and easy to learn card game is available on Kickstarter starting at $24 which includes the base game and any unlocked stretch goals. For a few dollars at $27 you can get the base game along with your name in the rule book credits. Other interesting options include the Behind the Scenes Edition for $107 which gets you the base game and a prototype copy of the game that was used in play testing, and the Build Your Own Castle Edition for $257 with the base game and the opportunity to design your own castle card for the game. The campaign for Castle Up ends on May 30, 2024, so make sure to make a pledge before then.

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Kickstart Monday: Heroes of the Sanctum and Cosmos Empires

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! This is our weekly series featuring 2 or more crowdfunding projects that have caught our eye. We scour over platforms like Kickstarter, Gamefound, and Indigogo to find projects that interest us.

There are certainly some exciting projects out in crowdfunding land. Let’s take a look at a couple of games that we think you should check out.

Heroes of the Sanctum: The Strategy Card Game

Our first game this week is Heroes of the Sanctum: The Strategy Card Game from Firetap Games on Kickstarter.

Heroes of the Sanctum is a solo dungeon crawling card game set in a dark fantasy universe. You will be in control of four unique heroes as you take on quests and face grim enemies that threaten the world. Choose from heroes like the Warlock the Spirit Dancer, the Pyromage and the Assassin. Each hero had a personal passive ability and a unique action to be used in quests and combat.

There are variety of quests to choose from where your heroes may be defending a fort, delving dungeons or recovering a valuable artifact. Your adventure will take you to different regions like the Forsaken Cliffs or a Molten Lake each with different obstacles and effects not to mention the monstrous threats you will face. Test your heroes against enemies like Dread Knights, Reapers, Underhounds and Enraged Ghouls. Each threat has a unique action to challenge your party. Let’s also not forget the spoils of victory, you will earn loot for defeating threat which you can strategically assign to your party members for the most benefit. The Heroes can also advance by completing different quest goals growing in power even further. Your victory will depend on how you manage your Heroes unique actions in combination with Stratagem cards which you use to activate the 8 core Hero actions: Attack, Heal, Defend, Scout, Use, Taunt, Assist and Move. You will have to use your action points wisely to overcome obstacles and defeat threats if you hope to achieve your quest!

The Heroes of the Sanctum core game is available for just $30 and will include any applicable stretch goals. For $74 you can opt for the Ultimate pledge which includes the core game, the Epic expansion and the Multiplayer expansion that adds rules for up to 4 players to play the game cooperatively each controlling one hero. This pledge also includes a unique Comic Campaign book – a graphic novel that also doubles a game book offering an immersive series of quests and some new game mechanics. If you are ready to dive into some dark fantasy roleplaying and dungeon crawling check out the Heroes of the Sanctum Kickstarter campaign before it ends on April 25th 2024.

Cosmos Empires

Our next project is Cosmos Empires from Bigger Worlds on Gamefound.

Cosmos: Empires is a fast, easy to learn tableau and engine building card game for 2 to 8 players where you build and grow a galactic empire. Each turn of the game you will roll production dice to determine if any cards in your empire (or others player’s empires) produce credits. Any card that has a roll value that matches the dice will produce cosmic credits for that player. You will then have 2 actions to use on your turn.

Three options are available. First you can use an action to tweak your production roll if the dice didn’t land in your favor. Second, you can cycle a card in the available build pool of 10 cards and collect 2 credits. Third and most importantly you can use cosmic credits you’ve produced to build a card from the build pool. You will be able to choose from variety of beautifully illustrated cards some representing ships and facilities like the T-wing, the World Ship and the Fabricator Belt while others represent more fantastical cosmic creatures and locations such as the Nebula Whale, the mysterious Librarian entity and the cosmic world-tree Yggdrasil. Each card provides additional production value to grow your empire and may come with a special ability unique to that card. Once a player has reached a total of 30 production across their cards the end game is triggered, and the player with the most productive empire wins!

The Cosmos Empires campaign is offering a 2nd edition of the original Cosmic Empires released in 2022 and a brand new expansion titled Culture Clash. With Culture Clash each player will start the game with 2 secret culture cards like Ancient, Martial or Technical. Each culture provides the player with a one-time special ability that is triggered when the player reveals the culture card. Culture Clash also adds a host of new cards more than doubling the number of cards available. 

A copy of Cosmos: Empires and the Culture Clash expansion are available for $35 which includes clear card sleeves for all the cards in the core game and the expansion. You can also pledge for the core game or their expansion on their own for $25 and $15 respectively. There is also a Complete Collections Edition pledge level available for $120 that includes the core game and expansion, upgraded metal dice, mother of pearl tokens and a wooden collectors box. To expand your cosmic empire, visit the Gamefound campaign page for Cosmos: Empires before April 25th 2024.

Did we miss your favorite project?

Thank you for checking out this week’s Kickstart Monday! If you find these interesting or want some attention on a Kickstarter or other crowdfunded projects that you would like to read more about please share your thoughts with us via our social media or email.

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