Wallet Kickers of the week

Christmas gets closer the and pickings are starting to get slim on Kickstarter, but there is still one or two projects left to use that Christmas bonus on.  First on the list is a super premium edition of a game, and that is Lycans vs Vampires, The Full Fantasy Backgammon Collection.  That’s right, in this campaign you will be able to pledge for some very high quality and impressive looking backgammon boards and tokens.  Backgammon is a classic abstract game and in this campaign there are three boards you can choose from, each with a different type of cover art, but similar art for the inside of the game.  Each option also comes with marbled plastic playing pieces, as well as a set of metal coin playing pieces, dice, a doubling cube, and pouches to carry everything.  There is even an add-on option if you want an additional set of metal coins with different designs and colors on them.  Overall if you like backgammon, and have a soft spot for fantasy horror art, this is something for you to take a look at.  Find out more on the Kickstarter campaign page.

Next up we have Red Sonja: Hyrkania’s Legacy, another game in Lynnvander Studio’s legacy line of games, not to be confused with legacy games like Pandemic Legacy.  Red Sonja is a cooperative adventure game for up to four players, with each player taking on the role of a different hero in the lore.  The overarching goal of the game will be determined at the start by the quest card, this card will tell you how it is you can win the game.  But you still have the find the places you need to go on the board, and then survive your trip out in to the world as there are dangers lurking around every bend.  On your turn you will gear up and start exploring, revealing tiles along the way and possibly monsters as well.  Once you are out of actions then the monsters will attack, hopefully not while you are unarmed and vulnerable.  If you fall in combat that’s okay, you will be able to come back, but this heightens the despair in the land, and if you get too much then you will lose the game.  But if you manage to complete your quest before then, you will win the game!  To find out more about the game and to pledge for a copy, check out the Kickstarter before it ends on December 20th.

Lastly we have a light-hearted and comical card game called Seat Wars, where you are trying to claim a seat on a packed out bus.  Play is simple in that on your turn you will play a card to take a seat on the bus, but there is more to it than that.  If the seat is empty then you play them there, if there are no empty seats then you have to bump someone out, and that is where the card’s attack value comes into play.  If your attack is higher, great, you take that seat and put your passenger there, but if not then you will have to play out some equipment cards in order to bolster your value.  But the key to scoring your passengers is this, they have to remain seated for one full round, so you need to make sure there is either lots of empty space on the bus, or making sure they are too tough to move.  Add into this mix event cards that effect everyone, and special item cards that give bonus points, and you have a fun and quick little card game.  You can check out the Kickstarter campaign for more info and to pledge for a copy of this fun looking game.