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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: 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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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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