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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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Kickstart Monday: Build the Greatest Empire as the Heroes Rise

Welcome to Kickstart Monday. Your weekly spot where we feature two amazing crowdfunding projects that you will want to consider supporting. Let’s take a look at this Kickstart Monday projects!

After the Empire – Deluxe Version Reprint

Game Box

After the Empire from Grey Fox Games features a unique castle defense/worker placement set of mechanics allowing you to dive into a very thematic game experience. Our very own Justin just reviewed this game and is very excited about this game.

This is a great way for you to get a copy of the game or to order the deluxe version that won’t be available for retail. The deluxe version features a number of upgraded components. The biggest being the upgraded soldier tokens. These are just wooden blocks in the standard version, but actually are small figures for the deluxe. Other upgraded components include plastic wood and iron cubes, food token upgrades, component trays and more.

This game is certain to delight those of us who love castle sieges, worker placement, and good strategy games.

7 Moons: Heroes of Dragon Reach

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7 Moons: Heroes of Dragon Reach from Gunpowder Studios advertises as a family board game set in a world of dragons and monsters for 1-4 players. You will take on the role of a royal emissary who is charged with the defense of the land. Gather resources, recruit allies, fill your war chest, and complete quests to stop the shadow army from ruling the day.

During the game you will move about the game board rolling dice to indicate your movement. You can move more quickly on horse or dragon back, should you be fortunate enough to gather the service of a noble steed. As you move about you will engage in encounters that will drive a narritive into the game of quests and other interactions.

In addition, you can play this game today on Tabletopia and give it a try before you back. If you want a lighter game you can play with your family and enjoy a fantasy adventure game then this is worth taking a look.

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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
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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

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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: Deep Space and Abstract Magic Awaits

For our final Kickstart Monday of 2020 we have explored the known galaxy of crowdfunding engines to bring you these two amazing projects. New to Kickstart Monday, not only do we feature a project on Kickstarter, but we also delve into Gamefound which is another popular crowdfunding engine focused on tabletop games.

ISS Vanguard

ISS Vangaurd
Image from the Gamefound Project Page

ISS Vangaurd has some serious credentials behind it. With Awaken Realms as the publisher behind this, the same guys that did Nemesis and Tainted Grail, there is real promise for another hit title.

The game itself is a coop for 1-4 players that plays out as a campaign. That’s right, it’s a campaign game and not a legacy game. What’s the difference? Well, in Legacy games you typically play out a story but also remove, damage, or modify components of the game during the course. In campaign games, you typically evolve your character with additional items, equipment, and experience by unlocking components and add ons.

The narrative of the game has been worked out by the lead writer from Tainted Grail, Polish authors Krzysztof Piskorski. This should lead to a very immersive and deep story arc for this sci-fi game.

In addition, this game has an option to upgrade the cardboard standees to plastic miniatures. For those you want or have the space for that level of immersive experience or want the extra plastic you can add them, yet aren’t forced to have those as a requirement.

Winter Queen

Winter Queen
Image from the Kickstarter Project Page

Winter Queen from CrowD Games looks to be a brilliant abstract crystal drafting and placement game. On a turn you basically draft crystals and then place them on Queendom Map board. Alternatively, you can take a crystal on the map and place it on spell books that are in your inventory. Finally, you can match patterns on your spell book tiles to score victory points. Score the most and win the game in this quick 20-30 minute promised play time.

This game feels like it takes some of the best mechanics from Azul with the crystal drafting mechanis, Tiny Towns (but with a single shared board to place crystals on), and other pattern matching games.

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