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Kickstart Monday: Roleplaying, Card, or Dice Game, its Your Choice

Welcome to Kickstart Monday! Kickstart Monday is our weekly series where we feature two or more crowdfunded projects in the tabletop gaming industry. This week, we are looking at two games that cater to a variety of play styles.

Dice Trucking

Curtsey of their Project Page

Dice Trucking is a Print and Play game by Derik Duley. In this game you construct and send a space transport on peril filled runs. Turns are simultaneous, which means minimal downtime for players. Throughout the game, you work on building and repairing your ship and racing across space to deliver cargo and earn credits. At $3 USD to back, this looks to be a fun filler game to add to your collection.

Ultimate Dungeon Showdown

Curtesy of their Project Page
Curtesy of their Project Page

The second game this week has both a Roleplaying and Card Game version. Check out the Ultimate Dungeon Showdown by Zombie Orpheus. In both versions you are recruiting an adventuring party and battling for the title of Ultimate Dungeon Champion. Back either the card game, roleplaying game, or both, depending on your interest. Either way you get an adventure for you and your friends as well as options for some fun and unique add-ons.

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Board Game Brunch: Celebrating Spring Blooms with Flourish and Rhubarb Crisp

Board Game Brunch Flourish Game box, Flowers, and Rhubarb Crisp
Board Game Brunch: Flourish and Rhubarb Crisp

As our gardens come alive with colors and fresh fruit, we celebrate spring with the board game Flourish, but Starling Games, and some delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

Board Game Brunch: Out of this World French Toast with Ganymede

Today we went out of this world to play Ganymede by Sorry We are French and enjoy some brunch staples, French toast and mimosas.

Ganymede Box Art
Board Game Brunch: Ganymede Game Box

In 2019, I attended my first GenCon. Ganymede was a game I signed up to play after doing some brief online research. During our first game we went online and secured a copy.

Board Game Brunch: Ganymede Game Setup

In the game you are recruiting settlers from Earth to travel to Mars and then Ganymede. Today we played with the Moon expansion. This expansion adds additional opportunities to recruit advisors, which provide additional bonuses and help to achieve your goal. Check out our full review of the base game: http://wiscodice.com/ganymede-board-game-review/

Board Game Brunch: Ganymede Mid-Game State

My company just couldn’t get into a rhythm and was left in the dust as my husband pushed his company. I may have lost hard in today’s game, but that won’t deter me from playing this again.

Board Game Brunch: Dog Enjoying Ganymede

Our dog had to see what was going on, we were having so much fun.

Board Game Brunch: French Toast and Mimosas

For brunch we ate French toast. To launch the entrée out of this world, we made it with Cinnamon Crunch bread and topped it with summer flavors. Toppings included real whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and of course our favorite maple syrup. This Cinnamon Crunch Bread looks complicated, but was one of the easier breads I’ve made. You can find the recipe here: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/cinnamon-crunch-bread/#tasty-recipes-95266-jump-target

Board Game Brunch: Unbaked Cinnamon Crunch Bread

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Game and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? let me know via social media.

Board Game Brunch: Chestburster Beef Stew with Nemesis

Board Game Brunch today featured Nemesis with Chestburster beef stew served in bread bowls.

Board Game Brunch: Chesturster Stew and Nemesis

Nemesis is a recent Kickstart arrival to our home. This is a survival horror board game that plays like a dungeon crawl in space. This was our first full play through of the game. We found that with the high amount of sequence based resolution to actions and events made having the rulebook at the ready is important for your first several games.

Board Game Brunch: Nemesis Board Game Box

We love the theme of the game. The feeling of being trapped on a space ship with alien intruders is well captured. You can feel the story unfold on each of your actions. We will still be telling the story of the breeder intruder of Ben’s captain that shot two full clips of his energy rifle to only have the alien continue to escape death. My scientist rammed her wheel chair into the stubborn alien late in the game as a close combat attack an took it down.

Board Game Brunch: Nemesis Alien

We paired this game with some slow cooker beef stew (it may be the end of May, but we’re in Wisconsin, USA and woke to frost) served in delicious bread bowls. The beef stew is great when you want just something a little different, the seasoning included mustard and brown sugar which provided a nice change from the standard stew we make. The bread bowls were amazing. I found the recipe on one of my favorite bread sites: Sally’s Baking Addiction. The texture soaked up the stew gravy perfectly.

Board Game Brunch: Chestburster Beef Stew

Looking for other Board Game Brunch games and recipes? Find them here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/

Board Game Brunch: Village with Amazing Biscuits and Gravy

Board Game Brunch: Village game cover and plate with biscuits and gravy with fried eggs

Today’s board game brunch featured a two-player game of Village (base game only) paired with homemade biscuits and gravy.

Village is a 20-year old, worker placement game that continues to see the table. Each player is responsible for growing the family through multiple generations. There are multiple paths for points, and to have the most famous and prosperous family, you best pay attention to them all.

Board Game Brunch: Village game play

The base game plays 2-4 players, scaling excellently to each player count. Total play time is just under an hour for today’s two player game. Even with four players, this does not take much longer. Of course, my husband eeked out a win going heaving on the religious points.

Board Game Brunch: Plate of biscuits and gravy with fried eggs, coffee, and juice

Brunch was biscuits and gravy, a delicious treat for us. Today we tried Chef John’s Buttermilk Biscuits, which had lovely flaky layers. the biscuits were topped with Ben’s sausage gravy: cooked pork sausage simmered in made from scratch gravy (flour, onion, milk, garlic, black pepper, and butter).

Village with Biscuits and Gravy was a great way to start our Sunday. If you have any suggestions for food and game pairings you’d like to see, let me know via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Enjoy your Sunday

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