Dogs of War is a euro-style, soldier placement board game of deception, intrigue and shifting alliances for 3 to 5 players. Dogs of War is an elegant game set in a steampunk-influenced renaissance universe. Noble houses engage each other in a series of fierce battles, and it is up to the players and the Dogs of War they control to deploy their private armies in support of whatever house they wish to favour.
Players take to the battlefield as one of the Dogs of War. As Captains of their own private army, each Dog of War has a special ability that will help them win influence, battles, or betray the house they’ve sworn allegiance to!
The closing date on Kickstarter is May 9, 2014, the current pledged amount is $36,017 and the funding goal for the project is $25,000. Pledge $50 for a copy + The Kickstarter exclusive captain: Count Iago + applicable stretch goals! The estimated delivery date is Oct 2014.
Essen: A Board Game!
ESSEN: A board game about selling board games & exhibiting at a board game fair.
Following the success of Gear & Piston, Byzantio / Nekken and the 4th edition of Town Center, LudiCreations are proud to announce their next Kickstarter campaign; ESSEN.
In this euro-style game for 1-4 players, you take on the role of a board game publisher that is exhibiting at the world’s most famous trade fair. Designed by Harry-Pekka Kuusela, it is playable in 30-60 minutes, and can be played with up to 8 players by combining two copies of the game.
“I have been designing these mechanisms since 2007, and I am delighted with what this game is going to become. I can’t wait to play ESSEN in Essen!” – Harry-Pekka Kuusela
In ESSEN, which is going to be beautifully illustrated in pixel art, with a plethora of inside jokes and references for board gamers, you have to make decisions like any publisher has to make – about staffing, managing your money, creating buzz, and much more! Each player board is themed as being occupied by a certain type of game publisher (eurogames, ameritrash, wargames, RPGs), with reverse side showing even more types of games (abstract, children’s games, space 4X, LARPs) for even more variety.
Last year the Spiel game fair had 156,000 visitors & 828 exhibitors from 39 nations. This April you can back the campaign which allows you to take over a booth and outsell them all to be the best publisher in ESSEN!
Griggling Games has announced a new “euro-ish” game of space exploration. Players manage resources, conduct research in technology, and, through careful planning, maneuver through four rounds of space exploration.
Destination: Neptune is for two to four players and is currently in production with the goal of a summer 2014 release.