Several board games began their Kickstarter campaigns this week, and all with vastly different themes:
Tesla vs. Edison: Duel is a 2-player card game from Artana LLC, distilled from the original Tesla vs. Edison: War of Currents and advertised to play in only 30 minutes. Players can choose one of 8 famous inventors (including Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, of course) and take their respective sides in the War of the Currents. The inventors all play differently, but players can also differentiate their electric empires by hiring famous assistants, completing projects, investing in minor companies, and spreading propaganda against the other side. The game is set to ship in October 2017. For more information, check out the Kickstarter page here.
Sentinels of Earth-Prime is a new standalone cooperative card game that uses the rules of the hit superhero game, Sentinels of the Multiverse, in a new setting. This time, the heroes have to protect Earth-Prime, the setting of the Mutants & Masterminds RPG from Green Ronin Publishing. They are partnering with the publisher of the original Sentinels, Greater Than Games. The game includes 10 hero decks, 4 villain decks, and 4 environment decks. It is set to be delivered in April 2018. More information can be found on the Kickstarter page here.
Chariots of Rome comes from Victory Point Games, probably best known for their historical war games. In this game, however, 2-8 players take instead to the Circus Maximus in Rome in what appears to be a brutal chariot race in honor of the Emperor. Players can control one of 12 single charioteers (with special abilities, obviously) or one of 4 different factions consisting of two chariots, all of which will not only compete for every millimeter on the hallowed track, but try to hinder their opponents’ progress along the way. And on top of all that, racers will be subjected to the whims of the gods through global Fate events that may enhance or hinder even the best laid plans. Visit the Kickstarter here.