Towns are yours for the taking in Mob Town! The local rats, sharks, foxes, snakes, and weasels will help you get a piece of the action! Play starts by building the town you’ll be competing for. Then you can employ the local mobsters to take over factories, hotels, restaurants, and clubs. Mob Town is family friendly and was designed and illustrated by Danny Devine. 5th Street Games is the publisher and this is their eighth Kickstarter project.

Mob Town has a $10,000 goal and has already raised two thirds of it as of this post. A $25 pledge will get you the base game, or pledge $35 to get the expansion as well.

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Lagoon: Land of Druids is a game about forging the destiny of a world. Players lead circles of druids in search of enchanted sites that offer magic powers and the energy you’ll need to bend Lagoon’s destiny. Each site belongs to one of three different energies that compete to dominate Lagoon. Every action you take alters the balance of power among these three energies. The energy with the most sites on the board at the end of the game becomes Lagoon’s destiny. Position yourself on the winning side of destiny, and you win!

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Lagoon: Land of Druids is for 2-4 players and takes about 60 minutes to play. It has currently raised already passed it’s $20k goal and is already hitting stretch goals. $35 will get you a copy of the game shipped within the US.

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The GAMES OF ART Kickstarter project is the latest endeavor of Eagle / Gryphon Games. The project presents three new and different games for which Backers may support & pledge: Games of Art: a book of games, Petite Pastiche, and Fantastiqa: The Rucksack Edition. These games all feature and use wonderful classic & modern art in their design and their game play. When you pledge, you can select any of these games individually, or you may bundle them in various ways for greater savings. You can also add Cubist, Rococo, and Fantastiqa expansions to your pledge as addons.

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Games of Art is presently at $9,600 of a $20,000 goal and will be available to pledge until March 3, 2014.

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This February, Crptozoic is bringing a real-time two player card game based on the mech video game, Hawken.

Your deck of cards contains primary and secondary weapons systems, thrusters, special abilities, and various other high-tech instruments of war. Draw cards and place them onto the table as fast as you can, but be careful or you might overheat! If you don’t wish to play a card, place it face down and it acts as cover for the round, absorbing a bit of damage from your opponent. The action is in real-time, but a game round ends when a player snags the FIRE! button from the center of the table. The speed of the Mechs are calculated, which determines the engagement range. Then weapons are fired and internal heat is generated. Quick reflexes are helpful, but a quick mind will win every time!

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Numero Group has announced a new fantasy, rock themed board game coming this May.

In the brave tradition of George and Charles Parker, Milton Bradley, and Gary Gygax comes Cities of Darkscorch—the Numero Group’s embattled first attempt at board game creation. Cities is the playable companion to Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, our 48th mainline release and a harrowing dive into the Stygian caverns of the American hard rock underground. A dice-rolling, card-driven, heavy rock band van ride through a fantasy landscape, Cities of Darkscorch could not begin to exist without Robert Soden, who, in 1975, set about creating a tapestry of maps, floorplans, and dungeon schema—the D&D-based lands of Eldara.  Expanding upon Soden’s meticulous vision, Cities of Darkscorch required newly commissioned card art and band logos to summon up a gravely themed mythical land of desolate outposts, warring bands, and the familiar ills that befall them.

Roleplaying as any of Darkscorch Canticles’ sixteen determined bands, one to six players traverse the broken roads of Darkscorch—battling such forbidding quartets as Grimsword, Narcissus, Ass-Centaur and 97 more—to collect city banners from such pits of hard rock competition as Afterdath, Wizard’s Wellspring, and Throk. Along the way, players may augment their bands through the use of fate cards with new artwork from the demented minds of John McGavock McConnell and Eliza Childress.

Packaged in a custom game box with new artwork by Robert Soden, in a limited edition of 1500, Cities of Darkscorch includes the following elements:

• 25×25 full color Cities of Darkscorch Gameboard
• 16 Wooden Player Tokens/45 Adapters
• 6 Banner Boards
• 100 Fate Cards
• 100 Foe Cards
• 1 20-Sided Combat Die
• 1 6-Sided Movement Die
• 1 4-Sided Performer Die
• 1 Instruction book
• Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles 2LP and CD with alternate cover art by Robert Soden.

Cities of Darkscorch, Supa Edition — limited to 500 copies. 

Cities of Darkscorch, Supa Edition includes all of the elements of Numero’s Cities of Darkscorch game, plus a bonus 7” featuring “Animal Woman” b/w “Red Brained Woman” by LA heavy rock honchos Supa Chief. Also included is a custom-printed guitar pick, which serves double duty as an additional Cities of Darkscorch Player Token. Full color pic sleeve features a game board map extension, complete with its own exclusive Darkscorch city.

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Coming this March from AEG!

Smash Up is back with even more wild factions in the mix!  Science Fiction Double Feature brings four new decks to the base-smashing business with abilities unlike those seen before.  Time Travelers allow you to reuse your cards time and time again. Cyborg Apes take actions that attach to your minions to a whole new level.  Super Spies use their mojo in espionage to plot out the future of you and your opponents, while finally the Shapeshifters could be anyone…

Science Fiction Double Feature is an expansion to the wildly popular card game Smash Up. This expansion features enough for two players right out of the box, and can be combined with any Smash Up set to support up to 4 players.

 

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In February, IELLO is publishing a children’s, dice rolling, pattern recognition game of farm animal fun.

The animals have escaped from the farm! You need to bring them back before they get into trouble and you want to do so faster than your opponents so that you can save more than they can!

In the fast-catching game Fun Farm, players compete to spot and catch the animal shown on the cards before all their opponents. Each round, the active player reveals the top card from the deck, placing it next to any others still on the table. Each card depicts an animal, a black die (showing one color on this die), and a white die (showing one color on this die). The player then rolls the black die and the white die. If a die depicted on a card matches the color rolled on that die, players race to grab the animal toy from the table that matches the animal depicted on the card. Whoever does so first claims the card, and once the deck runs out, whoever has the most cards wins

Fun Farm is for two to ten players, ages six and up and plays in 15 minutes.

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Coming this April from game designer Leo Colovini is an adventure game of purr-fect spryness.

It’s night and you, a clever cat living on rooftops high above the busy city, have a mission. Your lofty goal is simple: become the town’s “Top Cat.” Stealthily moving from roof to roof, stake out as many shelters as you can, connecting with your cat buddies and collecting tribute fish from your fellow felines. With fish you get valuable cans. Collect the most cans and you become Top Cat! To win, you’ve got to navigate the right paths, avoid the dangers of the city streets below, and dodge the fishy demands of your hungry rivals. Every game involves different paths to victory, so you better be nimble and quick, curious and catty… and oh so clever! After all, just being furry won’t make you the best cat on a hot tin roof.

Contains:
• 1 board
• 16 cat pawns (2 shapes in 4 colors)
• 24 catwalks (6 each in 4 colors)
• 12 shelters (3 each in 4 colors)
• 65 fish
• 14 tin cans
• 52 cat path tiles
• rules

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Rogue Agent (LIMITED EDITION) – designed by David Ausloos

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Stronghold Games has announced preorders for Rogue Agent and Voluspa: Order of the Gods expansion.

NOTE: This “Limited Edition” of the game will contain 10 additional Criminal cards. Please note that this will be the only printing of the LIMITED EDITION of Rogue Agent.

2048, Earth. The corrupt government has lost grip on Rain City, a brooding metropolis were crime runs amok, depsite patrolling police squads. This desparate battle has recently seen a new player: a secret Agency of Bounty Hunters, attempting to control the endless assaults on innercity life.

Your task: Defeat and arrest Ciminals, defuse high tech bombs that threaten to destroy city districts, and prevent assassins from completing their destructive path. You are one of the members of this secretive brotherhood of justice. So… are you ready to survive the crime waves in the big city and uncover the infiltrating Androids amongst your team that plan a revolt?

Rogue Agent is a tense cyberpunk adventure game, pitching players against underground networks. The game features detailed plastic miniatures, a large variety of unique criminals to defeat, special icon-driven custom dice, and two different game play modes.

Voluspa: Order of the Gods  – designed by Scott Caputo

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The balance of power is shifting among the Order Of The Gods!

  • The goddess Freya can permanently increase the value of the other beings.
  • The resourceful Dwarf taps the power of neighboring gods.
  • The monsterous Niohoggr hoards extra benefits for anyone brave enough to defeat it.
  • And the swift flying Raven can score twice in the same turn!

Play these new tiles with the Voluspa base game, or blend tiles from the “Voluspa: Order of the Gods” expansion with tiles from the “Saga of Edda” expansion!

Four recommended game setup variants are included, and many other variants are possible, enabling you to enjoy Voluspa and these expansions in many different ways!

The possibilities in Voluspa are more endless than ever!

loonacy

Looney Labs have released a street date for their frenzied, Fluxx matching card game, Loonacy, of March 28th.

Loonacy is a rapid fire game where players race to be the first to empty their hand of 7 cards by matching one of two images with the images on the open piles in front of them. Speed of the hand and luck of the draw determine the winner in this frenzied free-for-all! 

Plays great with 2 to 5 players and features images from all of your favorite Fluxx games.