QST Tabetop Subscription Box is a really interesting new project just launched on Kickstarter. QST aims to deliver a brand new board game each month, created as a collaboration between a famous concept creator, board game designer, and artist. What makes this project special is the amazing caliber of the personalities already lined up. Get ready for a long impressive list.
The Concept people include Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty), Nolan Bushnell (Remember Atari and Chuck E. Cheese), R. A. Salvatore (Sci Fi Author), Kevin Eastman (Heroes in a half shell), and many others.
Board Game Designers include Richard Borg (Liar’s Dice, Memoir ’44), Bruno Faidutti (Citadels, Mission Red Planet), Bruno Cathala (Shadows Over Camelot, Cyclades), James Ernest (Kill Dr Lucky), Seiji Kanai (Love Letter), just to name a few.
The artist list is no slouch either, with huge names from various field, such as Vincent Dutrait, Mihajlo Dimitrovski, and Marvel artist Walt Simonson.
The first game from QST will be Foreclosure: Dungeon Masters Tavern, by Cory Jones (Co-Founder of Cryptozooic), Matt Hyra (Adventure Time Card Wars) and Robb Mommaerts (Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis). In Foreclosure, the boss monsters have sought legal counsel and sued the dungeon masters over loss of treasure. Having won, they are now collecting on the loot from the Dungeon Masters Tavern, driven into foreclosure. 2-4 players take on the roles of varied monsters in a blind bidding game in an attempt to gather the most loot.
The Kickstarter Campaign will run through September 29, and is expected to start shipping in March 2018. Check out the complete list of people involved here.
You probably have some sort of subscription service – for the internet, cable TV, magazines, or even books, but what about for board games? Now, you may have heard of Game Box Monthly, a board game subscription service that sends you one game per month, but now there is a new subscription service that sends 2-3 games per month: Board Game Bento!
Blind Ferret, a multimedia company that started from its love for comics (and has a comic subscription – Comic Bento), is now bringing a blind-box subscription service to the world of tabletop games. Each month, subscribers will get either 2 games and an expansion, or 3 different games. There will also be a monthly theme – the first month of October is Spooky Game Knight themed.
The games you get each month are a surprise – there’s some teasers on the website (such as the type of game), but you won’t know the games you get until you open the package!
If the surprise sounds fun to you, then you can learn more from their Facebook page or the Board Game Bento website. See the press release below:
Blind Ferret, the team behind the wildly successful COMIC BENTO, are pleased to announce the launch of the newest sensation in Tabletop Gaming: BOARD GAME BENTO!
“The best part about the modern board game industry is how many awesome games there are.” states BOARD GAME BENTO manager and Paizo Volunteer-of-The-Year 2015, Ryan Costello. “The perfect game for you is out there right now. The challenge is finding it. BOARD GAME BENTO takes the guess work out of it!”
BOARD GAME BENTO is a blind box subscription service for tabletop gaming enthusiasts. Every month, for as low as $45/month plus shipping & handling, subscribers receive at least $80 worth of board games and add-ons at their door step. Each box includes either three different games from three different publishers, or two games and an expansion for one of the included games. The add-ons tie into the month’s theme and game content, making the experience of playing a game out of a Board Game Bento box different from playing the same game off the shelf.
Officially launching on October 5th, 2015, BOARD GAME BENTO’s debut theme is Spooky Game Knight. The subscription cut-off is October 28th at 11:59 pm Eastern, and the first month is limited to 200 subscribers.
Follow along for updates as this brand new gaming community grows:
Founded in 2007, Blind Ferret Entertainment is a Montreal based multi-media company best known for its flagship web property Looking For Group along with the webcomic pioneering Least I Could Do. With a worldwide reach of over 7 million fans and nearly 13 years of experience, Blind Ferret continues to expand and reach out to new audiences worldwide. Blind Ferret also helms the comics retailing website ComicPull.com and the blind box subscription service, Comic Bento.