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Solve a crime quickly in 5-Minute Mystery on KS

“Easy to pick up and quick to play, 5-Minute Mystery is great for newbie gamers, busy families, and game groups looking for an ice-breaker. So if you’re ready to cheer as you arrest a frog while a British walrus yells at you, then clear a spot on your games shelf for 5-Minute Mystery!”

The fine folks at Wiggles 3D have a new Kickstarter project in their famous 5 minute line, 5-Minute Mystery . Previous 5 Minute titles by master quintologist Connor Reid , 5-Minute Dungeon and 5-Minute Marvel , have...

Queenside Games release CHOKER, a board game app that combines Chess and Poker

Chess variants continue to multiply, and for good reason, Chess as a game has been around for centuries and has a huge following, boasting a player count in the millions. So Queenside Games, along with chess greats Hikaru Nakamura and Anna Rudolf, are looking to shake things up with their variant called CHOKER, an app based board game which combines Chess and Poker.

In this version you start with only a single pawn and your king on the board, but don't worry, you will be able to add more pieces to the board later. Then you are dealt a...

Great Wall Board Game by Awaken Realms Live on Kickstarter

The Great Wall , designed by Kamil 'Sanex' Cieśla , Robert Plesowicz , and Łukasz Włodarczyk , is a worker placement/euro-game for 1-4 players as they raise and defend the Great Wall of China!

Players will take on the role of generals of an ancient Chinese empire defending against hordes. Each general has unique player powers they can use to build armies, loot resources, and create their engines to help build and defend the Great Wall! But make no mistake, there can only be one winner. Players will work together at times, but ultimately...

Intensify Forward Firepower! The Onager-class Star Destroyer is coming to Star Wars: Armada

When you hear the phrase Star Destroyer, most often you think of the Victory or Imperial-class Star Destroyers as they were the backbone of the Imperial Navy, and the ones most often seen on screen. But there is another that doesn't get as much attention, and that is the Onager-class Star Destroyer , the latest ship to be added to the Star Wars: Armada lineup.

The Onager-class Star Destroyer has a unique shape that sets it apart from other Star Destroyers, but it also has another aspect that makes it unique and dangerous. That...

Board game implementation of Elite Sniper video game coming to Kickstarter, preview at PAX U

Rebellion makes the tactical shooter video game series, Sniper Elite. They have launched a board game division, Rebellion Unplugged, and their first project will be Sniper Elite the Board Game. The game will be a competitive stealth action game for 2 to 4 players.

Sniper Elite the Board Game is designed by David Thompson and Roger Tankersley. David Thompson is one of the designers on Undaunted: Normandy . The art will be from the same team that does the video game series.

Sniper Elite the Board Game will be coming to Kickstarter in 2020. You can get...

2GM Pacific Kickstarter Announced

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...

Medici gets the dice treatment

Grail Games and acclaimed designer Reiner Knizia have teamed up once again for another game in the Medici line. After a successful reprint of the auction game Medici , followed by Medici: The Card Game , Grail Games has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Medici: The Dice Game .

Medici: The Dice Game utilizes five custom dice with faces representing goods of different values. Each player’s sheet represents the cargo hold of a ship. The person who rolls the dice will get to select up to three of them for their ship, while...

Namiji - The Sequel to Tokaido is Live on Kickstarter

Namiji from Funforge , designed by the esteemed Antoine Bauza and illustrated by Naïade , is a spiritual successor to Tokaido for 2-5 players. Though this is a sequel, it is a standalone game that does not need Tokaido to play it!

In Namiji, players will ride on painted boat miniatures as fishers across the seas of the Japanese coast! Players will compete to contemplate marine species, collect colorful fish, an bring in their traps filled with crustaceans. Along the way, players can stop to improve their equipment and send...

EuropeMasters Champions Announced

The 31st annual European Boardgames Championships [EuropeMasters] were held on October 26th, 2019, at the Spiel in Essen, Germany, with 38 teams participating from 12 different countries, a new record. Nine games were nominated for play in March 2019: Gùgōng, Solenia, Crown of Emara, Key Flow, Underwater Cities, Everdell, Coimbra, Carpe Diem, and Newton. From this nomination list, four games were selected for the tournament: Gùgōng, Solenia, Coimbra, and Newton. The committee stated that in selecting the games for play, they look for different gaming mechanisms as well as the play time for the games.

There is a complex...

Station Master returns with a new version from Calliope Games

An old family-weight betting game is receiving a fresh modern facelift and premium treatment thanks to Calliope Games and Kickstarter. Station Master , designed by Chris Baylis and originally released in 2004 by Mayfair Games, is back with a new look and streamlined rules, and it's seeking funding right now. In this game for 2-to-6 players, locomotives are arriving at a station awaiting passengers and train cars. Each turn players may add either cars or passengers to a train, with each car either adding positive or negative points to...

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