Kickstarter Crowdfunding

Hit the beaches (only if funded)!

Draco Ideas has announced that its Kickstarter campaign for 2GM Pacific, the latest entry in the 2GM Tactics series, will launch on December 3rd, 2019.

2GM Pacific is a standalone expansion to 2GM Tactics set in the Pacific Ocean Theater of World War II, allowing players to recreate epic battles between the United States and the Empire of Japan. The game is for 1-4 players and has a strong army-building component, where cards represent military units and the various actions they can perform on the battlefield. Battles are turn-based until a player fulfills their victory conditions. The game includes a campaign books with 15 historical scenarios for players to choose from.

2GM Pacific will be fully compatible with the other entries in the 2GM Tactics series, but will feature completely redone artwork and layouts that still maintain the ‘American comic’ style of the 2GM Tactics series. Similarly, the game components have also been redesigned with updated rulebooks, a foldable game board, more cards, new tokens and new dice. The game also comes with an advanced rulebook with detailed rules and extra game modes, based on input from the 2GM player community, and an improved solo mode.

More information can be found here.

Detective: City of Angels, from Van Ryder Games and designed by Evan Derrick, is a 1-5 player deduction game that is now back on Kickstarter with a brand new expansion, Smoke and Mirrors!

The base game is set in 1940’s Los Angeles where players take on the role of LAPD Homicide detectives as they are taken along a narrative-driven experience and attempt to solve 9 different cases. Each detective is competing to be the first to solve the case. However, one player is The Chisel who is attempting to misdirect the players! If you want a cooperative experience, there is a mode for that as well.

Detective: Smoke and Mirrors adds 4 new cases to the game (originally 3 but the stretch goal was reached). These cases are more complex and challenging than the cases from the base game with new mechanics, new types of cards, and new requirements to solve the case! Instead of just identifying the guilty suspect, the murder weapon, and the motive, players will now also have to identify each additional accomplice that was involved as well as where the next crime could take place.

For more information, check out their Kickstarter campaign here.

Business was for up front. Party was left for the back… until now. A new Kickstarter mixes business and party together with a series of d20 silk neckties. Each tie is covered with d20 images and will be available in black, red or royal blue.

This Kickstarter ends Sunday May 20th at 10AM MDT. As of April 17th the project was only $87 short of the funding goal. It’s more than likely that this July elegant gamers near you will be sporting their d20 ties to both business meetings and cocktail parties.

Pledge levels are available for one, two or three ties with an estimated delivery date of July 2017. The project features one stretch goal. If the funding level hits $3,000 backers will receive a survey to add an additional color option; purple, gold, silver or green.

A newcomer to Kickstareter, this is Kaleb’s first project created and there are no recorded Kickstarters having been backed before. One stealthy backer verified the project creator via Etsy and has since backed the project, which is a great sign of support. The project creator noted that the overseas factory has a 100% on time record.


circus flohcati

Australian publisher Grail Games is headed to Kickstarter to bring you the 5th game in their ongoing Mike Line collection – a series of small games that pack a big punch – and this time it is an oldie, but a goodie: Reiner Knizia’s Circus Flohcati. This popular filler card game – which plays 3-5 players in about 15 minutes – will be reprinted featuring all new artwork by artist Heiko Gunther as well as a bit of extra polish on the rules to bring the game closer to Knizia’s original vision.

circus flohcati cards

In this game, players must outdo one another by putting on the greatest Flea Circus show in the world. Circus Flohcati uses a combination push your luck set collection and card drafting mechanics in which players attempt to build up the best possible hand of cards – that will allow them to combine sets of three of a single suit and possibly even a game ending gala show (1 set of 1 card from each different suit) – by drafting cards from the center of the table. You can always draw more cards to give yourself more to choose from, but be careful: If you draw a card that matches a suit already on the table, you’ll get nothing at all!

Unfortunately, Grail Games only possesses the rights to distribute the game within specific countries, so the project is exclusively limited to backers from the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.

Check out the full campaign here.