Voodoo Island–A Preview

22 04 2014

VoodooCoverA few weeks ago The Flux Capacity sent me a prototype of their new game, Voodoo Island. There are multiple modes of play in this little tile-laying game, but I was sent the rules for the 2-player game. So what did I think? I’m glad you asked…

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Affordable Custom Dice–PLUS a Contest!

9 04 2014

Custom Dice1Here’s a cool project that recently came to our attention. Custom Game Lab has figured out a way to make custom dice for an affordable price. They were kind enough to send us some samples, so we took them for a whirl.

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Kickstarter Weekly–April 4, 2014

4 04 2014

Hey everyone! We have some exciting news for you all! But we can’t tell you just yet! Such a let down, right?

Anyway, we’re going to jump in with this week’s Kickstarter Weekly, and there’s some cool stuff to check out from some of our favorite publishers and designers, so let’s get crackin’!

 

Featured Campaign!

storytellerStoryteller Cards: Fantasy – Jason Tagmire

Our good friend Jason Tagmire is back with another deck of Storyteller cards. Storyteller cards serve as a regular deck of playing cards, a creative tool, and a way to teach creativity to young gamers – think story dice. Along with the cards, your pledge will score you the Storyteller Manual–in PDF form, or as an add-on–that will have games designed by some fantastic designers specifically for the deck of cards you’ll be getting. The first game announced is Divvy In The Dungeon by the one and only Jason Kotarski, you may know him as the guy who designed a TOG favorite The Great Heartland Hauling Co. And who has a few more games hitting the market this year with Crash Games! With more to come, this campaign is super inexpensive to get into and packs a lot of potential; we think you should jump on board!

The campaign ends on April 24, and a pledge of $10 will get you a deck of your own! You can find all of the details right here!

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You Say You Want a Reformation: Coup is Expanding!

1 04 2014

CoupReformationCoverBy Firestone

Hot on the heels of their successful Coup campaign of last year, Indie Boards and Cards have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for Coup: Reformation.

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Kickstarter Weekly – March 27, 2014

27 03 2014

Well another week has come and nearly gone, and here we are again with another set of Kickstarter Campaigns that have caught our attention. We think they’re worth taking a quick look at, so we’re going to do that now!

Featured Campaign!

BlindBoard Games: Now Blind Accessible – 64 Oz. Games

64 Oz. Games has developed an ingenious method for making board games accessible for players who are blind. By using an embossing machine and embossing a plastic sticker that adheres to card sleeves, player mats, etc. they will be able to make sets of sleeves which will make popular games accessible and readable for players who are blind. They’ve also developed a way to use QR codes to read large amounts of text on cards through technology already available to the sight impaired. This is a very large undertaking, and a very noble one at that. 64 Oz. Games isn’t the only publisher that is doing their part to make their games accessible, but there is a long list of heavy hitters in the gaming industry who officially support this project. Including: Stonemaier, Rio Grande, Plaid Hat, Minion Games, Crash Games, Indie Boards & Cards and many many more!

The rewards for this campaign are a little unique, but for $25 you can get a copy of Yoink! a tactile micro game, OR a set of braille card sleeves for a “small” game. You can choose from Coloretto, The Resistance, Tichu (1 Deck) or Love Letter (With plastic reference sheets).

The campaign is nearly funded and it ends on April 24. You can check out the full details of the campaign right here.

 

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Kickstarter Weekly–March 21, 2014

21 03 2014

Here we go, folks! We’re going to jump right in this week with a handful of Kickstarter Campaigns we think you should take a good look at! Without further delay here’s our….

Featured Campaign!

pirate denPirate Den – The Gamesmith, L.L.C.

Why? Because pirates! Pirate Den is a bluffing/risk-management game that will have players backstabbing, looting, and, well…being generally untrustworthy as they try to grab as much loot as possible. Pirate Den is designed by TapleTop producer Boyan Radakovich, and is ready to roll. Funding through Kickstarter will simply help cover getting the game to print and helping it hit shelves on time! This one looks like a good bit of piratey fun!

The campaign ends April 10, and you can get your own copy for a pledge of $25! You can see all the details, right here!

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Kickstarter Weekly–March 13, 2014

13 03 2014

Well, we know we were missing in action last week and neglected to bring you our usual volume of quality content–including an installment of Kickstarter Weekly. But never fear: We’re back at it this week and bringing you tons of exciting news from our favorite crowd-funding site. So without any further delays let’s dig in as we bring you a king-sized version of Kickstarter Weekly!

Featured Campaign!

TuscanyTuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture – Stonemaier Games

Viticulture, the game that nearly won my (Jeremiah’s) Game of the Year, is getting an expansion! This is an interesting take on tackling an expansion, where players will unlock smaller expansions one-by-one within the box until the full expansion is included into the game. It seems a clever device to slowly introduce smaller elements of the expansion instead of completely overwhelming players with a TON of new mechanics, components, and strategies. Because of these smaller modules of the expansion, players get to pick and choose their experience each time, as well.

The campaign has already blown past its funding goal and is over $150,000, which has unlocked tons of cool stretch goals, and they’re pushing closer to the final goals with each passing minute! Stonemaier has carved themselves a solid place in the market with their superbly run Kickstarter campaigns and great games; this should be a no-brainer to fans of Viticulture!

The campaign ends April 9. and it will cost a pledge of $45 for a copy. You can see all the details right here!

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