Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Glori Eternia is relaunched and what a bargain!


Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Glori Eternia is relaunched at a nice price!

Glori Eternia is an interesting little number for you Kickstarter fans. UK publisher British Briefs are looking to get their game funded. Do you like cheebie art? check it out. And these are clearly crazed and violent cheebies which to me is hilarious.Reading the preview comments, there seems to be more here than meets the eye. They are already almost at the 50% funded mark after less than 24 hours.

And at £8 (still a few earlybirds left) or £10 and EU friendly? A nice price!


From the project page…

From every land mighty warriors come to Glori Eternia in order to prove their might on the battlefields. This clash of cultures, might and egos will lead to plenty of underhanded tactics in combat, as warriors collide not only with the enemy but with each other as well.

In the sea of battle, the glory seeking champions will find treasures, battle fearsome foes and even suffer blows that would defeat any mere mortal. But these warriors have no time for failure, for they fight for Glori Eternia!


Glori Eternia is a fast paced card game for 2 to 4 players, in which players compete to be the first to defeat one-hundred foes on the field of battle. The game takes 15-30 minutes to play. Around 7-8 minutes per player.

Check the Glori Eternia project here!




Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Greenfeet Games launches The Pirate Republic on Kickstarter


Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Greenfeet Games launches The Pirate Republic on Kickstarter

Ahoy there! A pirate game based on historical pirates? Aye matey, that’s the ticket! 

I have to say that it is nice to see a pirate game based on the real historical deal. And, it is set at a gateway level so should be a good one for families as well. Its EU friendly for my Brit friends and the price seems pretty fair for what you get. So don’t waste any more time ye lubbers, check out The Pirate Republic HERE!

Press release from Greenfeet Games…

Set Sail With Us On The Spanish Main

United States Special Operations Veteran, Tom Butler, was double dog dared by his children to make his own board game. He comes to Kickstarter to seek funding, and just as important, fulfil his kid’s dare in his new game, The Pirate Republic. Game lovers seeking a cartography engineered game board, Pirates from the historical time period, high seas combat, deck building, dice rolling, and wily saboteurs, will feel right at home in The Pirate Republic.

The Pirate Republic will launch on Kickstarter with the full art and design complete for the base game. The Kickstarter campaign will feature the game at $55 shipping not included for gamers in the US, Canada, and the European Union, as well as Asia and Australia. The game comes with a money-back guarantee to all Kickstarter backers.

About the game:

It is 1713. After a decade of war, a rare peace comes to the Spanish Main but peace has its consequences. With thousands of demobilized sailors, piracy explodes in the West Indies. A small group of pirates (Black Sam, Calico Jack, Anne Bonny, & Blackbeard) form themselves into a Flying Gang. They desire fame and fortune and self-governance by building their own republic free from the constraints of kings, queens, and imperialism. Who will prevail? This loose band of outcasts or the European colonial powers?


The Pirate Republic is a semi-cooperative, thematic ad­venture where the sea is your territory, anyone on or near it, your prey. Each player represents an infamous pirate captain working to complete collab­orative and secret mission objectives over four rounds of play to bring an end to European imperialism.

A game of The Pirate Republic has captains working together to explore the New World, engage in sea and land combat, plunder Spanish treasure fleets, and conquer heavily defended colonial territories.

Are you ready to forge the Pirate Republic? Transport yourself to a time of conquest & the lure of riches, indomitable spirit & fat treasure galleons, pirate utopias and watery graves.

Number of players: 2-4 (adding a solo variant, miniature ships, & 5th player are some of the many Kickstarter stretch goals)


Time required: 60 – 115 min

Recommended ages: 14+

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Victory Point Games RE-launches Darkest Night 2nd Ed. on Kickstarter


Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Victory Point Games RE-launches Darkest Night 2nd Ed. on Kickstarter

Great news! Victory Point Games are publishing a 2nd edition of their awesome game, Darkest Night. Its live on Kickstarter here!

A great shadow has fallen over the kingdom as the undead continue to multiply under the control of a dread Necromancer. The king’s army is broken, the lands overrun, and now the Castle has fallen. The last of the kingdom’s heroes have taken refuge in the hallowed ground of the Monastery, where the Necromancer and his dead dare not tread… yet. As he tightens his grip on the land and builds his power for a final assault, a few brave souls seek a way to fight back….Its an EU friendly project, YAY!




Happy International TableTop Day! Why Are Board Games on the Rise? Here are a bunch of mainstream media articles to tell you what you are missing…


Happy International TableTop Day! Why Are Board Games on the Rise? Here are a bunch of mainstream media articles to tell you what you are missing…

Board games are on the rise. Deal with it.

In case you have been asleep over say, the past 10 years, board games have gone mainstream and are very cool again. You may not have noticed that mainstream shops like Waterstones in the UK and Barnes and Noble and Target in the US have been carrying a selection of board games that are not retreads of the tired and not very good at all Monopoly, Cluedo, etc. for some time now. You may not have noticed that board game cafes are starting to pop up in major cities. You may not have noticed that board games have been featured as part of the story line in shows like the Big Bang Theory.


Well, today is International TableTop Day, an annual worldwide celebration of playing board games which was instigated by the good folks Geek and Sundry, led by none other than Will Wheaton and Felicia Day.

To help you understand and hopefully motivate you to join in the festivities, I’ve collected a number of mainstream media articles. These articles tell the story of what has happened in the board game industry and why the number of people getting involved in this awesomely fun activity is continuing to grow year on year.


Quite simply, the quality of games available has risen hugely compared to the same old dross being pushed by traditional publishers and people have realised that the social aspect of playing board games is a wonderful enhancement to the quality of their lives.


So, clear out your old copies of Monopoly, Cluedo, Game of Life, Uno, etc. and open your eyes to the truly wonderful world of the new age of board games!

NBC News – Board game renaissance in full swing

BBC  – Christmas boom in board games



Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news -Aether Captains takes flight on Kickstarter


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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter news – Aether Captains takes flight on Kickstarter


Aether Captains returns on Kickstarter by MAGE Company & Ninja Division! An asymmetric steampunk board game for 1-5 players, of villainous sky pirates and heroic naval zeppelins in epic conflict above the skies of Arkady. A game by Todd Sanders. 
What is Aether Captains?
Here one player commands the mighty naval zeppelins of the Grand Compact: Dauntless and Dominion. As Commander, you have been tasked by the Emperor to defend the Grand Compact and Arkady from the merciless sky pirates. With your staunch crew of steam welders, engineers, navigators and gunners, you fly with honor to confront the pirates threatening Arkady. The remaining players command waves of attacking sky pirates, each with their own unique objectives which may pit them against any player when it results in the greatest profit for themselves. Infamous and feared, you have risen through the cutthroat cadres to become a War Captain. You swear to never rest until you control the skies and the Grand Compact falls!

Aether Captains offers a unique gaming experience and playstyle which begins with the different roles players assume. The Navy Commander protects Arkady from the raiding War Captains, using a “points selection” system. The War Captains who are attacking Arkady play using an “action choice” system. Although War Captains have the same goal of raiding Arkady, they do not play cooperatively except when it will result in the greatest benefit for them based upon each player’s unique objectives. Aether Captains use 6-sided dice to form the different ships which compose the fleet of the Navy Commander and the War Captains. These “dice-ships” play a strategic role in the game, but players do not roll them. The dice-ships represent the power and life of each player’s fleet. All ships begin the game with their starting face up. As the ships take damage, players turn the die face to the next side. Each side of the ship’s dice represent several numbers: attack, strength, and value.

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Each War Captain recruits a fleet of up to three dice-ships with a value equal to or lower than five points. Each War Captain plays the game with their own unique objectives. Each objective card creates different elements and conditions in the game, increasing the replayability. Each objective has an Entry Point, which specifies a city or an area on the game tiles where the War Captain’s fleet begins the game. Aether Captains uses twelve-sided dice (d12) as a randomizer for attacking, damage, value of resources, and other elements of the game which require a randomizer. Aether Captains attributes are mechanically built upon a small set of cardinal numbers: 2, 3, 4, 6. A D12 nicely combines with these cardinal numbers for multiplying and dividing, and provides the game with a smooth and natural feeling.

The ship miniatures are used to mark your fleet’s location and movement on the game board as they make their way over the skies of Arkady. Movement can be affected by not only other players’ ships, but by the wind and weather. Choose the path you take carefully. The enemy is waiting, hidden in the clouds—ready to attack! The dice used in the game act as miniature ships for the players. As a ship takes on damage, the dice are rotated to show different faces and the players can see the damage to their ships mounting. So you get a nice realtime visual effect of the ship in trouble. Cannons on sections of the ship also lose range as damage is taken so it is important for the player to spend time repairing the ship which takes away from attack and defense so there is a strategic balance to contend with. Here you see all the 6 dice of a zeppelin ship from the top to the bottom. From the left to the right you see the different faces of each die while it gets damaged more and more.

Go check out the project now!

Boardgames in Blighty BEST Boardgames List – What are the BEST board games? Ask a gamer which ONE game will they never sell…


Boardgames in Blighty BEST Boardgames List – What are the BEST board games? Ask a gamer which ONE game will they never sell…

So many games, so little time, storage space or money…😦 So if you are going to buy games, you want them to be great, right? Who better to ask than an experienced board gamer?

So I posted the following question on Twitter – What ONE game in your collection would you never sell? I mean if you had to choose one to hang onto, which would it be? I got quite a few responses, some maybe surprising, some not. Are these the best games ever made? I will leave that up to you. But there are reasons the owners will NEVER sell them which suggest that they are worth getting. I daresay that this has got to be just as good a best Board Games list is any.

Please feel free to post your ONE never sell game…


memoir Memoir 44 with expansions ( My choice)

TTAGES Through the Ages

Carc Carcassonne

Hanabi Hanabi

Keyflower Keyflower

fieldsofarle Fields of Arle

Dune Dune

Netrunner Android: Netrunner

WHQ Warhammer Quest

Twilight Twilight Struggle

Reef Reef Encounter

Descent Descent (a fully painted copy)

Evo Evo


A&AAxis & Allies: Spring 1942

tzol Tzolk’in

weather Weatherslam (well… the comment was they love the awful art…)

notredameNotre Dame

N HexNeuroshima Hex

Legendary Legendary

Galaxy Galaxy Trucker

LOW Lords of Waterdeep (with expansion)

Dom.jpg Dominant species


Boardgames in Blighty News – Zephyr: Winds of Change is live on Kickstarter


Boardgames in Blighty News – Zephyr: Winds of Change is live on Kickstarter

Airship conflict is clearly growing in popularity and here is a new Kickstarter project from the good folks at Portal Dragon. This time, we have a cooperative adventure game. If I had the cash, I would definitely be checking this one out myself.

From the project page –

Soar above the clouds in an array of airships. Defend innocent outposts from enemy vessels. Skirmish against droves of vicious attackers. Scavenge resources, complete assignments, and earn rewards, to upgrade your craft. Hire crew and join with your allies to achieve victory against overwhelming odds.

Zephyr: Winds of Change is a cooperative modular tabletop adventure for one to four players. Each player takes on the role of an airship captain. As a recent recruit to the band of vigilantes called Zephyr, each player must outfit their own vessel and work together defend the last remaining shred of civilization from malevolent marauders and unrelenting warlords.  

If the base game wasn’t enough, there is a lot in this project for backers to consider in terms of stretch goals and even an Elite Game Crate option so its project that should excite collectors. The stretch goals offer lots of goodies including minis.
The base game seems fairly priced for what you get and get this British backers, only $3 for postage and its EU friendly. Not sure you could ask much more.
You can find this project here.

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