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Kickstart Monday: Crafting Spirits and Fantasy Worlds

Welcome to Kickstart Monday!!!! It’s time to get back to the work week, ponder our to do list, and sort out what can wait until next week. Let’s take a look at what’s out in the crowdfunding world and help you spend those hard earned funds!

Distilled

Image of Distilled Game Box and components
Image of Distilled Game Box and components

Distilled by Paverson Games was featured in our recent podcast. We talked with the designer about this amazing new game that has you crafting spirits in a strategy card game.

This game was fully funded in 23 minutes! You can play in solo mode or with up to 5 of your friends. The fifth player stretch goal and many others have already been unlocked. Hurry and check out this Kickstarter and enjoy becoming part of the distilling world.

Neverhiem Rivals Miniatures Game

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Neverhiem Rivals from Zombie Division promises a tactical miniatures board game set in a fantasy Norse inspired world. It features two styles of play, either a narrative story campaign game or a competitive head to head tactical miniature board game. Both variants of play are very intriguing.

The game features a plethitude of gorgeous miniatures and expansion products for you to choose. Neverhiem Rivals allows you to create a selection of monsters, heroes, giants, and more to be part of your adventure.

If you love games that feature lots of great miniatures, or are looking for a game that you can use the figures in an RPG or other use, then look no further.

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Board Game Brunch: Tinkering with Gearworks and Cheese Turnovers

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Board Game Brunch Food and Gearworks Box

What better to do on a Sunday morning than take a bit of this and some of that to create something new and unique. For today’s Board Game Brunch we played Gearworks by PieceKeeper Games and paired it with some Victorian Era Cheese Turnovers.

Kickstart Monday: Don’t Miss the Wild Assent

We have had our celebrations for July 4th here in the US, but that hasn’t slowed us down on taking a look at the latest crowdfunded gaming projects. It’s that time for another Kickstart Monday so let’s take a look at these two games that are sure to please.

Wild Assent – Lavon Rising

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Wild Assent – Lavon Rising from Lazy Squire Games is the most recent big game project to come to Gamefound. This is a reprint of the original game with all of the original exclusives that went with the original campaign. There will be added expansions as well that you can add to this game.

In the game, you will play a cooperative RPG style board game where you will play the game over multiple sessions discovering a deep narrative. Unlock the stories with beautifully modeled figures and lovely game board. You will play as a seeker who will have special and unique abilities that make each one different. You will have opportunities to recruit workers, discover locations, and find creatures. Your goal will be to locate and capture these creatures and return them for gold and glory.

If you love cooperative games that will give you plenty to discover over multiple sessions as your character grows in power then you should check out this project on Gamefound.

Potion Panic

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Potion Panic from Rocket House Games will have you crafting magical concoctions and having a blast! You will have potion cards that you will play face down in front of you. At points during the game you will want to take the brew action, to set match your potions against an available recipe card.

Other actions include the smash action where you can trigger the ability of one of your face down potions and then it is discarded. You can also, as an action, place a potion card face down in front of you.

This game will provide a nice, lighter game for the table that will not only be family friendly, but also fun. Not to mention, you can back this project for just $3 US to have your own print and play copy. Something that not many of these projects offer.

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Board Game Brunch: Independence Day Edition

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Board Game Brunch: Independence Day Editions

In the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day today. In honor of that we did some traditional American grilling for brunch and paired it with a game of Under Falling Skies by Czech Games.

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Under Falling Skies Game Box

Under Falling Skies is a solo game reminiscent of the Atari video game Space Invaders. The game also reminds me of the movie Independence Day, starring Will Smith. There are multiple scenarios and difficulty levels to choose from as well as a campaign mode. To not ruin any of the campaign surprises, I played a difficulty level one game trying to defend New York City.

Image is of Under Falling Skies Game Play
Under Falling Skies Game Play

I was doing pretty well keeping the aliens at bay and increasing my research tract. The last two rounds, the dice rolls were not in my favor and I couldn’t hold them off. Unfortunately New York City fell to the alien race. I currently lose this game more than I win, but it’s a fun, quick solo game with easy set up. I find it a great one to play when I need just a few minutes to myself.

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Board Game Brunch Food

Brunch consisted of grilled brats and hot links accompanied by corn on the cob with Jell-O Poke Cake. You can’t have bratwurst without grilled onions, which were sautéed with beer and the drippings from the sausages as they cooked. Of course, corn on the cob is a summer and autumn tradition for us and made perfect sense. The Poke Cake finished it off with a beautiful red, white and blue really added to celebrating the holiday!

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games 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 us know via social media.

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Kickstart Monday: Wild Intergalactic Dogfights Protect Hidden Forests

It’s the start of another week. That means it’s time for Kickstart Monday, our weekly blog series featuring 2 or more crowdfunded gaming projects. This week features a pair of board games that are quite different than each other. Both look really cool though and we thing you should take the time to check them out!

Forests of Pangaia

Forests of Pangaia from Pangaia Games is a strategy board game for 2-4 players. During the game you will be leveraging the four elements to plant and grow your trees on the game board. You will come upon barren lands that will require you to complete “rituals” in the game. When you do this you will score life energy (essentially points). Whoever has the most life energy when the final ritual is completed wins!

This game shines as a shorter strategy game, with a play time indicated between 30-60 minutes. Having reviewed the rules there appears to be some real depth in strategy in the game, but the rules are easy to pick up and understand. This really does appear to be a game that will be great as a family game, but also have enough game for even hard core gamers to find enjoyment out of.

If you are looking for a game that features nature, beautiful trees, a dynamic hex based player board, and lighter rules and shorter play time then this is game you should really check out.

Interceptor

Interceptor from the FASA Corporation is a game about space combat with players controlling a small wing of fighters. The core game comes with enough ships, cards, dice, and other accessories to play the game for what looks like two players. With multiple factions available there will be lots to explore in this game.

Players will build their fighter wing of at least 6 fighters and pilots from the wide selection of options available. Then using a predominately D10 dice system for determining results such as shooting at enemy fighters, players will take each other on in a game that should run about 60 minutes of play time for experienced players.

If you are looking for a cool, space themed game that takes represents fast paced space combat and test your mettle against other players and factions then this game very well could be for you.

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 at our email.

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