Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news 20/06/15 – If I had the cash I would look at…

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news 20/06/15 – If I had the cash I would look at…

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Dawn of the Zeds 3rd Edition

I’m not a huge fan of zombies games but there are exceptions. Victory Point Games have ramped up this game (I have the 2nd Edition) and this is going to be a beaut. The States of Siege game system is solid and the components and art are nice.

Defend the city of Farmingdale and its citizens against hordes of Zeds in an effort to survive until the very end in Dawn of the Zeds!

Jump on the Zeds train here –

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/567823005/dawn-of-the-zeds-third-edition?ref=category_newest

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news 17/06/15 – If I had the cash I’d look at… Monster Trucks???

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news 17/06/15 – If I had the cash I’d look at… Monster Trucks???

Okay so the run up to Gencon is underway and its nice to see some unusual games coming along on Kickstarter.

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Monster Truck Mayhem

This looks like a real hoot! Silly monster trucks for you good ol boys and girls to race. I humbly suggest that this may be a big success for Dice Hate Me Games! Its too pricey for me in the UK but at least its UK friendly. So check it out y’all.

A real-time, dice-rolling, monster truck racing game for 2-5 players. Enter the SuperMegaDome and be first to cross the finish line!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/monster-truck-mayhem-real-time-monster-truck-racin?ref=category_newest

Boardgames in Blighty Indiegogo News – PapeCarz: The Papercraft Racing Board Game is live

Boardgames in Blighty Indiegogo News – PapeCarz: The Papercraft Racing Board Game is live

Well, its certainly nice to see something different. you build this game and then you play it. My only concern is storage I suppose, as it might be a pain to take it all down and build it every time but its no different than setting up a game. Nice to see a clever approach. The art looks great.

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Have a look at this project here –

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/papecarz-the-papercraft-racing-board-game#/story

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – If I had the cash, I would back Rally Round the Flag from Lost Battalion Games

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – If I had the cash, I would back Rally Round the Flag from Lost Battalion Games

Yes, I surely would… This is the most exciting war game project I’ve seen in a while to be sure. So check it out my war gamer friends!

Gettysburg reforged a divided nation. Rally Round the Flag recreates this epic battle in the final game design of S. Craig Taylor Jr.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1649576328/rally-round-the-flag?ref=category_newest

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – 12 Realms fans take a look at Bedtime Story

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – 12 Realms fans take a look at Bedtime Story

The legacy continues, bringing new scenarios in this co-op multi-genre fantasy game for 1-7 players with 60+8 legendary minis!

From our earliest years onward, fairy tales have an enormous impact on our lives. They entertain us with the daring deeds of colorful heroes and villains. They inspire us to go on adventures of our own and see the world in whole new ways. And they remind us that no matter how dark life gets, there’s always hope, always a reason to fight for our dreams. Inspired by the fairy tale lore we have come to love, 12 Realms is a co-op adventure game, letting whole families determine the fate of imaginative worlds where anything is possible. 12 Realms offers players the chance to act as fairy tale heroes—everyone from Sinbad and King Arthur to Red Riding Hood, Nutcracker, Robin Hood and beyond.

12 Realms Bedtime story

Have a look at the Bedtime Stories project here…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/magecompany/12-realms-bedtime-story

Boardgames in Blighty News – Bountytown – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE

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Boardgames in Blighty News – Bountytown – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE

The ol’ railroad needs to lay track through this town yesterday, but with the jailhouse empty since the death of the last sheriff, all manner of outlaws have made this little dust bucket their playground. The fix? Scare off the outlaws. The railroad’s put out bounties on the worst of the worst, with cash rewards higher than anything this side of St. Louis. That’s drawn everyone from veteran peacekeepers to folks who’ve never once picked up a pistol. Folks out West don’t call this town by its proper name no more. They call it… Bountytown

In Bountytown, from Kyle Van Winkle and Michael Huven-Moore, three to six players take on the roles of unique characters in the Wild West, dueling bounties and each other in a race to build up the most Renown in Bountytown. Players move around the town, activating unique locations to gain advantages and to shore up weaknesses. The bounty hunter who has earned the most Renown when the dust settles wins the game!

Click here for all the details on Bountytown.

Click here for all the details on Bountytown.

So why should you go to UK Games Expo next year?

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So why should you go to UK Games Expo next year?

I had a great time at UK Games Expo 2015. It has been quite fantastic how the UK’s Premier Gaming Convention has grown and evolved from a small, rather claustrophobic affair, to a huge, game filled extravaganza which if this continues, will certainly be able to punch its weight against any of the major Conventions.

This year, the growth was obvious as a new dealer room was added to accommodate the demand of ever more publishers and retailers.

On the surface, UK Games Expo is an annual event celebrating Board Games. It is definitely a familiy affair with loads of opportunities for families to play new games together. Its also an opportunity for the board game playing community in the UK and beyond to meet up and play and socialise.

For me, it was an opportunity to get some game therapy and meet up with a lot of awesome people who I have made friends with and mostly only communicate with via Twitter.

Here are some reasons for you to go to UK Games Expo.

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There are lots of open gaming tables although more space is really needed.
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Star Wars Games!
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In fact, there are tons of games for all tastes
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Luchador! I had great fun running some demos and Andy here is an amazing demo guy
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You can meet awesome publishers who are very friendly and fun! Like Ignacy from Portal Games
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Awesome Steve from the Ragnar Brothers
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The Looney’s from Looney Labs
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Madcap Tony Boydell from Surprised Stare Games
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Finding a gem of a game is always great. For me it was Colt Express.
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And yes, you will find me there if you didn’t need any other reason :)

So why not come along next year? UK Games Expo will be expanding into the NEC in Birmingham next year so it will be even bigger!

Here is a link to the uK Games Expo website so you can get on their mailing list.

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

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