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helionox

Mr. B. Games proudly announces their Kickstarter for Helionox: Mercury Protocol, a new stand-alone expansion set in the Helionox Universe.  Helionox is a deck-building game featuring variable player powers and worker placement.  This new expansion will add pick-up-and-deliver mechanisms to this movement-based card game.  This expansion will be completely compatible with the original core set, The Last Sunset, and will expand the game options of interplanetary travel, combat, and cargo delivery.  Several new card types will also be included, including four unique ships, each equipped with differing abilities.

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What follows is a summary of gameplay for the expansion, as outlined on the Kickstarter:

Players compete for “Influence” by overcoming both social and stellar events, traveling to different locations around the solar system to establish embassies and gain special abilities, and acquiring powerful technologies and operatives from an abundant marketplace.

On their turn, players purchase cards from the market with “Credits” and integrate these cards into their deck for use later in the game. Players can also choose to overcome one or more of the disastrous events spreading across the colonies by using “Defense”. Both Defense and Credits are gained by playing cards or using Location and Architect abilities. Players continue building increasingly powerful combinations to acquire Influence points on subsequent turns. But time is limited!

Once the last card of the “event deck” is played, the game is over. The player with the most influence at the end wins.

This Kickstarter project for Helionox: Mercury Protocol will end on Friday, May 6, 2016.  For more information and to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.

exposed

Overworld Games (Good Cop Bad CopNew Salem, and Booze Barons) would like to proudly announce their sixth Kickstarter campaign for their new title, Exposed.  In this game, “players are hiding in plain sight and mastering the art of pickpocketry to try to steal the most wallets from guests at a party. Just like in Good Cop Bad Cop, you don’t have to lie in this one, but you can if that’s your style. Each move you make gives away information about your secret identity so you’ll need to steal wallets with stealth and cunning to avoid getting exposed by other players!”

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This Kickstarter campaign has worldwide free shipping, promo cards that will be exclusive to backers for a limited time, and a money back guarantee.  Another interesting aspect of the campaign is that one of the stretch goals allows backers to earn more promo cards by taking pictures of crazy things related to the campaign.

Exposed will be released at GenCon 2016 along with the Undercover expansion to Good Cop Bad Cop.  For more information on this project, visit its Kickstarter page.

harvest

Queen Games is currently running a Kickstarter project for the fourth expansion for the game Kingdom Builder by Donald X. Vaccarino: Harvest.

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This new expansion features the following additions to the game:

  • 4 new board quadrants
  • Some Castles replaced with Silos
  • 16 location cards with 8 new abilities and 8 new summary cards
  • 6 new Kingdom Builder cards

A new terrain type is featured on the new board quadrants, Farmland.  This new terrain type is difficult to settle, and requires special actions to do so.  The eight new location types include the Bazaar (reuse one of your abilities on the same turn), Cathedrals (decide whether to take a chip or return any number of chips and place that many extra settlements on the current terrain) and the Cabin (allows you for one turn to place two neutral scouts on the board, adjacent to one of your settlements).  Some of the Castles have been replaced with Silos, adding new twists to the end-of-game scoring.  Lastly, six new Kingdom Builder cards have been added: Mayors, Halfling, Adventure, Rangers, Innkeeper, and Rovers.

This project includes various pledge levels, including options for the Kingdom Builder Big Box set.  This project will fund on Friday, March 18, 2016.  For more information on this project and to support it, visit the Kickstarter page here.

 

From Publishers Kickstarter

Game wherever YOU ARE! Another SET of insanely small card games that you can play anywhere, with anyone, ANYTIME!

In 2014, Pack O Game Set 1, a series of small card games with a surprising amount of gameplay, strategy and fun, released to great success.  Now, the game’s publisher Perplext has started a new Kickstarter project for the Set 2 in the series, featuring middle-weight games, for gamers, that present games with more depth of gameplay.  This set includes four new games of varying complexity and length, listed as follows:

  • Gym:  Unique Team “Picking” (just like those gym class days!) with interesting strategy and manipulation during the event playing phase.
  • Rum:  Quick turns, “Press your luck”, set collecting with stealing.
  • Sow:  “Mancala” meets secret goal/set collecting farming game.
  • Orc:  A short, 2-player battle of hand management and timing.

Also included at various pledge levels in the campaign is a POD, a custom zipper-pouch that officially stores your Pack O Games.

All four of these new games are also playable on the digital gaming platform Tabletopia.

The project is set to fund on April 3, 2016, and reached it’s funding goal in the first day.  For more information on the project, visit the Kickstarter page here.

The 26th century: humanity has discovered a new planetary system.  The first settlers have arrived.  Workers and mining companies are building factories and extracting resources.  In this era of development there is an urgent need for transportation and trading.  It is up to you to plan routes for the transportation of food, people, resources and goods.  Building up a supply network is difficult because of the ongoing changes in the planetary configuration.  Find ways to plan your network in the best and most efficient way.  Only with the best strategy will you be able to compete with the others and establish a successful supply network in the new world.

Thomas Neu of Neobite Games is currently running a Kickstarter project for his new competitive card game, Space Pioneers, a game with a unique combination of planning, interacting and solving missions and secret tasks.  The goal of the game is to establish supply flights within the newly discovered planetary system by planning the best routes.

Space Pioneers is for 1-5 players ages 8 and up and plays in 20 minutes.

For more information and to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.

widowers wood

Privateer Press has announced the Kickstarter for their new cooperative adventure for 2-4 players, Widower’s Wood.  In this tabletop adventure board game with miniatures, players take on the role of monsters, inhabitants of the swamp, working together to survive the horrors of the impending doom.  The game is set in the dark wilderness of the Iron Kingdoms, and “the inhabitants of Widower’s Wood find themselves trapped in the grim maw of ghoulish horrors, their last hope is a team of ravenous monsters with the cunning and ferocity to bite back.”

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The Kickstarter project for Widower’s Wood will run until March 19, 2016.  A copy of the game will include:

  • Campaign Guide with 7 Linked Adventures
  • 43 Plastic Figures
  • 4 Hero Character Sheets
  • 202 Cards
  • 202 Tokens and Markers
  • 8 Dice
  • 16 Map Tiles
  • Game Board
  • Villain Reference Sheet
  • Rulebook

A German edition of the game will also be available through the Kickstarter via Privateer Press’ partnership with Ulisses Spiele.

Widower’s Wood is for 2-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in 60-120 minutes.  For more information on this game and to support the Kickstarter, visit the Kickstarter page here.

odin

The old Jarl is looking for a successor among the wisest and the bravest, and a salty wind carries a promise of wealth and glory.  Build your ship, gather your men, and carve your way to the throne.  Lord Odin is watching, will you become the one to rule in his name?

NSKN Games is now running their latest Kickstarter project, In the Name of Odin.  This is a strategy game for 2-5 players in which players will use Action Cards to build structures, gather men, recruit famous Vikings, and buy longships in order to conduct raids.  Each raid has a set of requirements and a reward in Fame.  The player who has the most Fame at the end of the game becomes the new Jarl, winning the game.

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A copy of the game includes:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 5 Player Boards
  • 161 Cards
  • 48 Cardboard Tokens
  • 5 Wooden Scoring Discs
  • 90 Plastic Viking Miniatures
  • 1 Rulebook

For more information and to support this project, visit the Kickstarter page here.

aether captains

One player commands the mighty naval zeppelins of the Grand Compact: Dauntless and Dominion. As Commander, you have been tasked by the Emperor to defend the Grand Compact and Arkady from the merciless sky pirates. With your staunch crew of steam welders, engineers, navigators and gunners, you fly with honor to confront the pirates threatening Arkady.

The remaining players command waves of attacking sky pirates, each with their own unique objectives which may pit them against any player when it results in the greatest profit for themselves. Infamous and feared, you have risen through the cutthroat cadres to become a War Captain. You swear to never rest until you control the skies and the Grand Compact falls!

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Mage Company is proud to announce their Kickstarter for Aether Captains, an asymmetric steampunk board game for 1-5 players of villainous sky pirates and heroic naval zeppelins in epic conflict above the skies of Arkady.

From the Kickstarter project:
[In Aether Captains,] one player commands the mighty naval zeppelins of the Grand Compact: Dauntless and Dominion. As Commander, you have been tasked by the Emperor to defend the Grand Compact and Arkady from the merciless sky pirates. With your staunch crew of steam welders, engineers, navigators and gunners, you fly with honor to confront the pirates threatening Arkady.
The remaining players command waves of attacking sky pirates, each with their own unique objectives which may pit them against any player when it results in the greatest profit for themselves. Infamous and feared, you have risen through the cutthroat cadres to become a War Captain. You swear to never rest until you control the skies and the Grand Compact falls!

This is the first project featuring the combined efforts of Mage Company and Ninja Division through their recent distribution agreement.  This Kickstarter project has a single pledge level for the game, with shipping to anywhere in the world.  If successful, the project will fund on February 25, 2016.  For more information on the game and to fund the project, visit the Kickstarter page here.

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Lead your team to the safety of the escape pods and leave station Argo before the Aliens kill you!

Push the others to make way in the cramped corridors, and use Astronauts from other teams to slow down the Aliens. Be careful however because if too many die, everyone will lose!

Bruno Faidutti (Citadels, Incan Gold) and Serge Laget (Cargo Noir, Mystery at the Abbey) have once again teamed up to bring a new game from Belgian publisher Flatlined Games: Argo.  In Argo, players are a team of space miners that have awoken in an unknown deep space mining station.  Am much as the team would like to know where they are and how they got there, there is no time, as alarms are blaring and predatory aliens are attacking the station.  There is nothing for it but to run to the nearest escape pods and escape the installation, avoiding the aliens’ terrible jaws.

Argo is a fiercely competitive game in which players adopt an every-man-an-woman-for-themselves approach, yet all the while not letting too many of their compatriots get eaten by aliens, lest they all lose the game.

As the players avoid horrific deaths at the mouths of the alien attackers, they reveal tiles as search for escape shuttles.  Players alternatively control the aliens as well as their own miners, and since there are not enough escape pods for everyone, some miners will be left behind…or eaten…

Argo is a game for 2-4 players ages 13+, and plays in about 40 minutes.  If successful, this project will fund on March 3, 2016.  For more information and to support Argocheck out the Kickstarter page for this project.

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Poker meets worker placement in this artfully crafted 30 minute board game for 2 to 4 players. TINY box, EPIC gameplay, EVERY TIME!

Gamelyn Games is well known for their “Tiny Epic” series of games, including Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Tiny Epic Defenders, and most recently Tiny Epic Galaxies.  As of Monday, January 11, 2016, the Kickstarter project for the latest addition to the series, Tiny Epic Western, has begun.

In the game, players each have a “Boss” card on which they keep track of their posse members and influence.  As the Boss, each player will send his or her posse around the town, playing poker, gaining influence, and purchasing buildings.  Utilizing a combination of poker and a worker-placement mechanism, players will place their posse members in different buildings to take a variety of actions to accomplish the above goals.

Each time a player sends a posse member to a location, a poker hand is played.  Winning will award the player the “poker pot” and any extra influence from a “double down” spot. Players will need this influence for acquiring buildings later on in the round.  The Sheriff’s Office is a unique location offering players the ability to change the value or suit of their poker card. It also offers a way to acquire an extra building each round and activate players’ 3rd posse member.  When another player’s posse member is in the way of another player’s, the other player may send in his or her posse member for a duel to try and take the spot.  A “WANTED” card is dealt to the winner of the last duel.

After locations and placement of posse members have been resolved, players may spend their Influence to purchase one building occupied by one of their posse members.  Buildings offer victory points, abilities, and industry influence.

At the end of each round, the player who had the best poker hand at the Town Hall advances one of three industries forward in their rank.  The game ends after six rounds (bullets in a revolver) and the player with the most victory points is the winner.

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One copy of Tiny Epic Western includes:

  • 1 Box
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 12 Meeples
  • 1 Poker Chip
  • 2 Bullet Dice
  • 3 Industry Tokens
  • 12 Influence Tokens
  • 1 Wanted Card
  • 20-Card Poker Deck
  • 24 Building Cards
  • 4 Boss Cards (Player Cards)
  • 6 Location Cards

The Deluxe version of the game includes Kickstarter exclusive material:

  • 2 Unique Boss Cards
  • 2 Additional Bullet Dice

Tiny Epic Western is a game for 2-4 players ages 14 and up and plays in 30-45 minutes.  As of the fourth hour of the project, it has funded at 408% of it’s target pledge goal.  The Kickstarter will fund on February 6, 2016.  For more information on the project, visit the Kickstarter page here.