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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

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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

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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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Kickstart Monday: Majestic Mountains Are Ready for Exploration

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 feature mountain fairing fantasy races.

Fall of the Mountain King

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Fall of the Mountain King from Burnt Island Games features the prequal game to their popular In the Hall of the Mountain King game. In this game you will collect and build a tableau of ancestry cards that will add to your in game actions. This will ultimately lead to an interesting territory control game on the game board.

This is a complete stand alone game. Like many of these sequel/expansion projects there are options to get the original game in the series. If you enjoy playing the bad guys, like games that have euro mechanics, and like games that feature great player interaction then these games are likely to delight you.

Dwar7s Winter & The Lost Tribes

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Dwar7s Winter & The Lost Tribes is the latest game and expansion to the popular Dwar7s games from Vesuvius Media Ltd. While these games boast their unique cartoonish art style that makes them family friendly, there is plenty of game in the boxes.

In Dwar7s Winter, you will pick up in the fall and play more of a tower defense game, something unique for the series. You will build squads, man the walls, and defend the outpost from marauding monsters.

For the Dwar7s: The Lost Tribes expansion adds ogres, crystal dwarfs, and half-bloods. With more content for this great game, and more figures, this alone should make this Kickstarter popular. This particular expansion is a Kickstarter exclusive so make sure you back now to get your copy.

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Kickstart Monday: Breakout Games that Won’t Make You Panic

Welcome to Kickstart Monday our weekly blog series about crowdfunded games and other gaming products. On this week’s Kickstart Monday we’ll dive into two projects that you just might be excited to play and support!

Lockup: Breakout Expansion

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Lockup is a board game from Thunderworks Games that features the players playing one of the more villainous races in a fantasy game world locked up in prison. Each faction is struggling for prison supremacy. Using silent bidding mechanics, players take turns placing workers of various values on the game board. Those workers are then revealed when all of the workers are placed for a round. Those players who have winning bids at various locations will get the opportunity to gather resources or acquire useful cards and abilities for future rounds.

In the Breakout Expansion you will now have a chance to not only play the original game, but give your faction a chance to break out of the prison. Adding a new catacombs board, players will have new actions to select from as they struggle with all of the challenges of the original game and explore these new actions.

Of course, if you didn’t have a chance to pick up the original Lockup game you can pick both it and the expansion up for a very reasonable price. This is a game that if you like worker placement and bidding mechanics you should definitely check out.

Castlescape Deckbuilding Board Game

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In Castlescape from Praetorian Board Games you will via for territory on the game board while managing and optimizing your deck of cards. You will play cards from your hand to add recruits to your supply as well as building walls from the quarry. You can also use gold to pick up new cards from the market giving you new options in later rounds. Some of your cards will let you make back alley deals that could lead to corruption while other cards will let you gain infamy. Manage to have the most points at the end of the game to win.

The best thing with this game is that you are actively constructing a fortress while you play this game. It’s something that feels very rewarding to see come to life as you play. If that sounds exciting to you then you may want to check out this project!

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Kickstart Monday: Explore Fantastical New Lands and Peoples

It’s back to the work week, but that also means it’s time for our dive into crowdfunded projects for another Kickstart Monday. This week we have two games that caught our attention. Let’s dive into these projects and see what makes them great games to think about supporting!

Buru

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Buru from Crafty Games is a Euro style discovery game where you will play as a noble in the Majapahit empire in Indonesia. Your goal will be to set out over the seas to find new people and civilizations to trade with. You have landed with the other players on the small island of Buru where you will need to win over the residents by trading and paying your respects while exploring the island.

The game leverages a bidding mechanic where you will take all but one of your 5 explorers which are numbered (1-5) and place them on regions of the island. They will then resolve with the highest powered explorer to the lowest powered explorer in that region. No matter how many explorers you commit to a region, you only ever get to take one action.

You’ll take actions that secure resources, collect cards that represent the islanders, and utilize the resources and islander abilities to unlock victory points when you pay your respects to the islanders water spirit. All in all it looks like a cool game we just had to mention!

Euborea – Spell, Axe & Loot

In Euborea from designer Martin Baer players will find themselves exploring a hex tile board, discovering locations, overcoming challenges and monsters, fighting battles, gaining skills, and ultimately completing tasks.

Utilizing an asymmetric battle system that resolves similar to “rock-paper-scissors” you will be able to overcome most challenges. While certainly you will acquire skills and other items that will help enhance your chances and enable you to overcome greater challenges, this mechanism let’s it stand out from other games that utilize a similar explore places on the board that may vary in difficulty.

Featuring game play for between 2-5 players this game will be a bit more lengthy at a 180+ minute play time. While longer games like this are often harder to get to the table, there is something about the excitement of discovery and exploration in a fantasy setting that gets us excited. If you are, then you should definitely check this project out.

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Kickstart Monday: Amazing Dark Elves Join Forces with Creepy Cultists

After a week off, we’re back with a new Kickstart Monday for you. This time we are diving into the lands of miniatures with two really good crowd funded projects that should get you excited for these figures. Both of these projects feature real figures that are planned to be manufactured, not just 3D printed models!

28mm Eastern Dark Elves

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These 28mm Eastern Dark Elf miniatures from Mirliton feature all of the models you would want to include in a fantasy dark elf army. These models are sculpted in 3D modeling software, but are being manufactured in white metal to be delivered to backers.

These models all have are themed around more middle eastern look and feel. This makes them really unique against other companies that are producing dark elf models. Whether you are building an old Warhammer Fantasy army, Ninth Age, Kings of War, or really any other system that uses 28mm figures these are sure to give you a really unique look at feel to your army on the tabletop.

Cultists and Zombies

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Cultists and Zombies from RBJ Game Company features an assortment of 28mm figures cast in white metal. Not only is there a big and terrifying mythos monster, but an assortment of really unique zombies and cultists. Models are all sculpted to 28mm scale and so should roughly blend in with other miniatures of that scale.

These figures would be great to supplement a GM’s needs for a mythos RPG or a player who is looking to play a mythos skirmish wargame. If you are one of those people you should definitely check this one out.

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