Kickstarter Weekly–Jan. 31 2014

31 01 2014

Well another week has completely sped by here at TOG–and what a week it’s been! Podcasts…reviews…all kinds of stuff. Today as we finish up the week we once again bring you our old faithful Kickstarter Weekly piece, to help you navigate through the countless campaigns competing for your gaming dollar. Let’s dive in!

Featured Campaign!

coverDraco Magi – Robert Burke Games

Well, we just published our review of Draco Magi yesterday, and since then they’ve unlocked their first stretch goal… Coincidence? Probably. Regardless this campaign is already a juggernaut, with lots of stretch goals that everyone will get to enjoy, but if you back the campaign you’ll get to enjoy them for $10 less than folks who wait until it hits retailers.

The campaign ends on Feb. 21 and it’s a mere $15 to get Draco Magi shipped to your door! The full campaign, stretch goals and details can be found right here!

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Last-Chance Kickstarter Project: Buccaneer Bones

21 10 2013

buccaneerbonesHey, we just found out about a neat-looking project, but it ends in just 48 hours! So we’re going to give it its own post. It’s a push-your-luck dice-roller, and it’s only $9 shipped!

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Kickstarter Weekly—Oct. 9, 2013

9 10 2013

Hey gang! We apologize that we haven’t been bringing our usual steady flow of content the past 10 days or so, but life has been a little topsy-turvy for us—but we’re getting our ducks back in their rows. In the meantime here’s a look at some projects over on Kickstarter we think you should take a look at!

Featured Campaign!

Star RealmsStar Realms – Robert Dougherty

Star Realms is a pet project of Rob Dougherty and Darwin Kastle, two highly acclaimed MTG tournament winners. Star Realms is a 2-player deck-builder that is expandable to multi-player just by adding another deck for each 2 players who want to join the game. Unlike most deck-builders this one is a head-to-head combat style of game: less purchasing of Duchies, and more slugging it out.

It’s way easy to get into at $15 for one deck (2-player version) but for an extra $10 you get a bunch of cool promos and freebies thrown at you! You can check out the full campaign, right here, and you have until Nov. 2 to get in on this one!

 

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A Video Double-Take Review of King’s Forge

16 08 2013

kingsforgeWe get a lot of prototypes to review. Some of them are awesome. And some of them are the Nickelback of games. Today we turn our sights to the Kickstarter game King’s Forge by Clever Mojo Games and Game Salute. How’s that game? I’m glad you asked…

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Kickstarter Weekly: Game Salute Special!

26 07 2013

Well, like we said: Game Salute is busy powering a bunch of Kickstarter Campaigns, and bringing a bunch of games to market! So we thought we would dedicate an entire post to campaigns that wear the Game Salute brand, so here we go!

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Qwixx—A Review of the Spiel des Jahres Nominee

19 07 2013

qwixxcoverBy Firestone

There were three games on the nominee list for the German Game of the Year award (or Spiel des Jahres). We reviewed the eventual winner, Hanabi, last week. But what about the others? Well I don’t know anyone who owns Augustus, so we might not get to that one for a while. But I did manage to snag a copy of the third nominee—Qwixx. Was this dice-fest deserving of a nomination? Should it have won? Let’s find out!

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Kickstarter Weekly—May 4, 2013

4 05 2013

It’s another Saturday edition of Kickstarter Weekly! This week we feature white whales, a new iteration of LARPing, and some railway dice rolling fun. All that and much more, so let’s get started!

The RatRace Board Game – Innov8Seven Design

Ratrace

Rat Race – Game board and player pieces

RatRace is an interesting take on a board game. In a sense it’s a type of LARP game. The game board is a calendar, and the events you face in life become allies or foes you defeat. Twenty British pounds will get you a copy delivered to your door. Find out more here.

 

Moby Dick, or, the Card Game – King Post Productions

Moby Dick - Example of the three different decks used for the game.

Moby Dick – Example of the three different decks used for the game.

Great literature translated into a game? Apparently so! Moby Dick is a card game for up to 4 players. Players are embarking on the epic voyage to find the elusive white whale. You can get in on this campaign for $30, which will score you a physical copy of the game and a print-and-play pre-release version. Check out the details here.

Canterbury – Quixotic Games

Canterbury - Tons of game bits included with the game!

Canterbury – Tons of game bits included with the game!

Canterbury, is a civilization building board game. Players take turns building different structures in the medieval town of Canterbury. Each structure supplies different needs to the town, and scores points.  The game looks cool, but it’s a little pricey, with a $60 price point to get a copy of the game. But you will get your name on the box at that pledge level as well! Check out the campaign here.

Railways Express – Gryphon and Eagle Games

Railways Express - Prototype map and tile pieces

Railways Express – Prototype map and tile pieces

An express, dice rolling version of Gryphon and Eagle Games’ Railways of the World board game. The game feature lots of dice-rolling, and tile-laying as up to four players compete to finish their railway routes. The game play looks fun and fast. You can still get in on a few remaining early bird pledges for $38 after that it will cost you $40 for a copy including free shipping. The details lie on the other side of this link.

Funded!

fox and chickenFox & Chicken – Michael Fox
A few weeks ago we told you about Michael Fox’s Werewolf interpretation, Fox & Chicken. The campaign closed this week and it is fully funded and all of the stretch goals were unlocked! Congrats, Michael! Check it all out here!

 

Coming soon!

Buttonshy's upcoming Kickstarter

Buttonshy’s upcoming Kickstarter

Storyteller Cards – Buttonshy

Jason Tagmire of Pixel Lincoln fame is launching his first product under the Button Shy brand. Look for the Storyteller Cards project to launch on Kickstarter May 5th.

Thanks for checking in with us this weekend! Are you backing any of these projects? We’d love to hear which ones, and why!  And don’t forget to look for us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Instagram! Have a great weekend everyone!








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