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WiscoDice at the Best Four Days in Gaming

Suzanne and myself made the trip this September to our first convention in well over a year and a half. Gen Con 2021 was an amazing experience. There may have been reduced capacity, typical vendors were not there, and some vendors that were there had booths that were significantly different. That didn’t make the convention any less awesome. In fact, in many ways it made Gen Con 2021 the best Gen Con to date!

There was so much to see and experience this year. With smaller crowds and lines you were able to more easily enjoy the things that you wanted to do. Events may have been hard to get signed up for, but it wasn’t so hard if you wanted to walk up and try a game. There are always no shows for events and this year was not an exception. On top of that, almost the entire Hall A was dedicated to open gaming which made that section of the convention a very happening place each evening!

Kickstart Monday: Mini Mints and Masters our Childhood

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! Due to recovering from Gen Con, completely losing track of time, and general craziness that work has been I realize this is going out on Wednesday. There is a ton going on in the world of crowdfunding so I didn’t want to miss a week. Let’s take a look at this week’s projects.

Masters of the Universe: The Board Game – Clash For Eternia

Masters of the Universe: The Board Game – Clash For Eternia from CMON is a blast from our child hood. Masters of the Universe cartoons were a weekly delight for myself. For me, backing this project is just to own the figures and a piece of my child hood as much as it’s about being able to play this game.

In the game, players take on the role of a group of heroes or villians to carry out an epic battle for the fate of Eternia. Each game you will play out a scenario. The players will then take on a controller player who has characters that they manage and works to thwart the players.

This looks to be a fun throw back to our child hood with all of the characters and classic look of the original cartoon. If you are like me and love the Masters of the Universe then you will want to back this project from CMON.

Mint Mini

Mint Mini from Poketto is to be the last of the Mint series of games. These games come in small tins that resemble the tins that mint candies would come in. These games are ideal for travel due to their size, protective metal tin, and generally small amount of table space that they occupy.

In Mint Mini you will play a light drafting game for the opportunity to play one of the mini games inspired by the other Mint games. For 1-4 players, this game has an estimated play time of 20 minutes. Like the other Mint games, expect plenty of references to mints and lighter game play.

There are a few add ons with this project that are worth noting. Game mats and options to pick up and add in the other Mint games is worthy of note. Additionally, there is an option to pick up additional blank tins that you can use to store components and stuff in. Playmats are always nice, but the metal lunch box that you can use to store all of your Mint games in is classic.

If you travel and want to take your game on the go then you should check out this project from Poketto.

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Board Game Brunch: Food Truck Battle at GenCon

image of WiscoDice stickers at Board Game Brunch
WiscoDice stickers at Board Game Brunch

Food Truck Battle at GenCon was found in our multiple plays of Truck Off! in Exhibit Hall A and brunch from the numerous Food Carts on Georgia Street.

Kickstart Monday: An Exciting Odyssey for the Ages

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!! I had to take a quick break the past couple of weeks due to crazy work/life balance things. However, we are back this week and I can’t wait to tell you about these two amazing projects. We are going to be talking about two amazing sci-fi games. So let’s go on an exciting odyssey for the ages!

The Artemis Odyssey

The Artemis Odyssey from Grand Gamer’s Guild is the successor game in the same universe as the popular The Artemis Project. However, being in the same universe is where these two games stop being similar. In The Artemis Odyssey you will take on the role of trailblazers discovering the interstellar space. Discover new planets, terraform them, build factories, and gather resources is the theme of this game.

The Artemis Odyssey uses card driven game play where you will play cards in a programming fashion. Your actions will be boosted if the other revealed cards are ones that aid you and give you benefit. This lets you strategically select cards based on what you think your opponents will do.

Of course, like most projects these days it’s available to try using a Tabletop Simulator mod. This ability to play games before you have a physical copy allows players to really know if they are going to like a game.

Do you have what it takes to discover new worlds? If this excites you then you should check out The Artemis Odyssey from Grand Gamer’s Guild.

Agemonia

Agemonia from Lautapelit.fi, the same publisher behind Eclipse, features a cooperative campaign board game. You will play through various scenarios, evolve the maps as you explore, and unlock upgraded powers on your path through this game. As you explore you will use the various books, such as the City Book and the Story Book, to uncover the background and experience new challenges.

While it could be argued there there are too many of these campaign adventure games available, this game looks to have a very well done production. Graphically, it looks to be on point. Not to mention, that you aren’t forced into backing at a huge investment to get the game. There is an add on package if you want the additional miniatures. For those of you who may be storage challenged, or have to carry the game to game nights at some other location that will certainly be attractive.

If you are looking for a different campaign game experience, then check out Agemonia.

Did we miss your favorite project?

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Board Game Brunch: Dual Powers – Battling it out for Russia

image of Dual Powers Game Box and Syrniki
Board Game Brunch – Battling it out for Russia

Board Game Brunch this week Suzanne and Ben battling it out for Russia in Dual Powers. To ensure they had sufficient subsistence to start the day, we enjoyed Syrniki topped with caramelized apples.

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