Nice to see so new creative ideas coming along on Kickstarter and these are the new projects that I find interesting.

 

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Cops & Robbers the card game

The game of corrupt criminals, devious deals and gripping getaways.

Have you ever wanted to be a criminal mastermind but can never find the time for it in your busy schedule? Have you ever fantasized about making a daring getaway but just find your cheap bicycle is too rusty and broken to reach that top gear? Well your prayers have been answered. Now you can do all this from the safety and comfort of your favourite sitting place. Time to make that seat groove a little more worn while you sit down with your mates for a great game of “Cops and Robbers”; the safe way to rob a bank.

Nice to see something a little different which looks like a fun social game, pretty light for introducing non-gamers and plenty of interaction. All with a nice price.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1173449368/cops-and-robbers-the-card-game-0?ref=discovery

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Paranormal Investigation

I’d only look at this more seriously if I lived in the US as it seems that the international shipping makes this one overpriced for what is little more than a deck of cards. Shame really, had the project owners organised bulk and international distribution it would have been more attractive.

But props for an interesting departure with evocative art compared to the usual KS fodder.

Paranormal Investigation pits your powers of deduction against those of your opponents. Using your initial glances at the face down mystery cards, and your opponents actions, try to deduce which cards meet your objective as an investigator.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1386668679/paranormal-investigation?ref=discovery

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Flick Wars

This one looks like fair value, even internationally and what’s more, it seems like good dexterity based fun. The game mat really makes it worth a look for me.

Flick Wars plays from 2-4 players and takes 10 minutes per player to play. This is a dexterity flicking game, and the board is your table. Setup is fast –  give each player the discs and cards in their colour. All the factions have a unique unit distribution and their own special power. The goal of the game is to eliminate all your opponent’s units by deploying and out manoeuvring your opponent.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/printplaygames/flick-wars?ref=discovery

That’s it for this week folks!

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Kickstarter update – If I had the cash, I’d probably look into…

So I had another browse on Kickstarter today and as usual, the same old game themes are way over represented (Pirates, Cthuluhu, Fantasy Monster thumping, Zombies… yawn) but here is what actually looks interesting…

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Worthington Games‘ game, 1776 looks pretty good to this wargamer’s eyes.

New York 1776 is a Revolutionary War game that allows you to replay the campaign around New York City. Save the revolution or crush it.

We are hoping to fund this project to produce this great game.  The game uses blocks as your military units and leaders.  You get to be George Washington as you maneuver your soldiers around New York during 1776 trying to out maneuver General Howe and his British Regulars, Hessian Mercenaries, and the always powerful British Navy.

The game is designed by Mike Wylie and Grant Wylie who designed the Revolutionary War classic Hold The Line.  Play is within 2 hours.  Comes with game board, blocks,  2 sets of labels, rules, dice, and battle board.

Have a look - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1456271622/new-york-1776?ref=discovery

Seven

Seven Swords by GenX Games

A bit of a cheat, as I have a copy of this awesome game based on the Seven Samurai that I picked up at Essen and did a review here -

http://rivcoach.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/review-seven-swords-from-gen-x-games/

Seven swords. Seven brave samurai. Will you help the villagers fend off the bandits, or will you command the thieves to rob and punish?

Find the project here -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/seven-swords?ref=discovery

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News – Columbia Games video of Victory in Europe gameplay – Fall of France

Having met their initial funding target, the Columbia Games guys have posted a game turn example (Fall of France) for you.

 

Onto the stretch goals!

You can find the Kickstarter project here…
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiagames/victory-in-europe?ref=live

 

 

LOSER

British Games news -LOSER – Who Cares Who Wins? Kickstarter Campaign is live

And yet another British company has a project on Kickstarter.

Pants on Fire Games has announced that they have launched their Kickstarter Campaign for LOSER – Who Cares Wins?  

From the KS page – “Loser is the awesomely competitive race game where the sole objective is to ensure that it’s not YOU that ends up being the LOSER.”

 

You can find the KS page here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1399933906/loser-who-cares-who-wins?ref=discovery

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News – The South Shall Rise Again – VPG PRESS RELEASE

From designer John Welch comes your chance to alter the course of a fractured United States, increasingly menaced by Confederate zombie soldiers (“Zebs”), and the dangerous Revenants and Glorious Dead that await you.
 
Based on the alternate history of author S.M. Cross’ The South Shall Rise, this is a game of tactical combat set during the American Civil War, where those within the Confederacy take a terrible risk to use the dead as reanimated soldiers. With four unique and challenging scenarios to choose from, crawl out of the trenches and rise to glory… or die (again) trying.
 
Good luck… you’re going to need it!
Click here for all the details and to order The South Shall Rise Again.
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News from Sprocket Games – Of Mice And Lemmings live on Kickstarter

Here’s another project from Sprocket Games in the UK that looks like good social fun. Very affordable, delightful art. Definitely worth checking out.

 

 

Go to the project here -

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108292040/of-mice-and-lemmings-from-scott-almes-and-sprocket?ref=live

 

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News from Columbia Games – Victory in Europe now on Kickstarter!

Another awesome game project from Columbia Games is now live on Kickstarter. Victory in Europe looks brilliant and if you are a block war gamer, I would highly recommend that you back this project. Love the video with Tom Dalgleish as Churchill!

Here is the link to the project.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiagames/victory-in-europe/