Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News 9/5/15 – If I had the cash I’d look at…
In my view, Kickstarter has been going through a bland phase for new board game projects but after a few weeks of yawning, I spotted the following…
This looks like an unusual and fun little card based game which you can play with non-gamers. It’s a bargain too. It doesn’t appear to be EU friendly though so customs may bite.
Can you survive a journey into the world’s most feared swamp? A perilously fun card game for 2-4 adventurers.
You’ve been hired to collect a rare herb found deep in the heart of one of the world’s most deadly swamps. Together with your newly acquainted team, you must navigate this dangerous environment in a tiny boat to find the legendary plant before night falls or something more sinister finds you first…
Er… that’s it really. Oh well. Nothing else jumps out. There are a number of unoriginal games that will generate funds because have they mini’s which drive the cost up.
Note to game project owners: You don’t need miniatures. They are window dressing and they make your game far less accessible due to price. Also. If you haven’t taken the trouble to get EU distribution, you will put off a lot of your potential audience due to possible custom charges.
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News -Battle Arena Show from Koti Games is live
Not my type of game personally, but its European and EU friendly and I know some of you may be keen so here is a note that I received from Koti Games that I can share with you.
We are Koti Games, a company founded by an enthusiastic group of professional entrepreneurs. Together, we have over 30 years’ experience working in leading companies in the videogame industry.
We just launched the Kickstarter campaign of our first game, Battle Arena Show:
Battle Arena Show is an innovative board game inspired by the style of MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) videogames. This kind of board game has been demanded by the community of MOBA videogames a long time ago, so we decided to make it a reality, and we believe that will be big news for all MOBA gamers. The game includes high-detailed miniatures inspired by the archetypes of cinema and TV. We will launch a Kickstarter campaign at April 7th.
You can take a quick look at our project by watching the following video:
You can also find more information about us and our project, as well as graphic resources, in our website:
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – If I had the cash I’d look at… 28/3/15
Hey all, hoping that we find something worth shouting about on Kickstarter this week and yes, here you go…
Here we go Ameritrashers, a post apocalyptic game without, dare I say it, Zombies. Well yay alone for that! You are one of the last humans on earth, trying to reach a rumored fortress. Will you survive, or evolve?
The project is full of nonsense pledge levels which will appeal to the irritating fanboy types rather than someone just looking for a good, solid game and it had a stupid early bird thing for the first 48 hours which just pisses me off. I would go just for the base game folks to be honest. AND ITS EU FRIENDLY!
Having said all that, it looks like a cool game although rather long to play.
That’s all folks.
Boardgames in Blighty Press Release – Victory Point Games releases Prussia 20
Prussia 20 features two complete games covering key battles fought in Central Europe during the 1806-1807 War of the Fourth Coalition.
Jena 20 2nd Edition (October, 1806) highlights the stunning French victory which shattered the vaunted Prussian army at the twin battles of Jena and Auerstadt. With the Prussians realizing they have already been out maneuvered, their army is desperately trying to re-position itself while the French attempt to encircle and destroy them. Can the Prussian rear guard under Hohenlohe hold off Napoleon’s Grand Armée long enough at Jean to allow Brunswick’s main body to crush Davout’s lone French corps under which blocks their path to safety, or will the “Iron Marshal’s” veteran 3rd Corps stand firm against three times their numbers and seal the Prussian’s doom? The fate of two great empires is yours to decide.
Fought in some of the most severe weather conditions imaginable, the confused and indecisive battle of Eylau 20! (February, 1806) stands as a testament to the misery and horror of warfare. In the dead of winter, Russian General Levin August von Bennigsen halted his exhausted army at a small deserted crossroads village and prepared to give battle. For two days, in sub-zero temperatures with heavy snow falling almost continuously, Napoleon’s troops battered themselves against the unyielding Russian lines to little avail. Is the historical bloody and inconclusive draw the most likely outcome, or can you do better than the actual commanders and manage to eke out a victory in the terrible “Battle in a Blizzard?”
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Neon Sanctum, an RPG with a difference made designed in the UK
Ok, this isn’t a board game but I wish it was… or if the designers would please make solitaire rules please…
Anyhoo, I thought it that Neon Sanctum was worth a mention, because its British and EU friendly but also because it does away with the admin side of RPG’s which can be off putting to newbies and uses cards instead in a bid to make it very accessible. It looks pretty cool so have a look.
Neon Sanctum is a cinematic, flexible and accessible RPG that uses cards in place of a character sheet. Set in a cyberpunk metropolis, Neon City.
You can find the project here – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1233586901/neon-sanctum?ref=category_newest
BoardGames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Wizards Academy, another UK project which is looking good!
Like buses, from a few, lately, UK based projects are starting to show up on Kickstarter more regularly. Pricewise, great news for UK backers as shipping is free (well, built into the price I assume). At the time of this post, they are already over halfway there with 27 days to go.
This is a cooperative game of magical experimentation with different powers every game. Featuring 40 minis and 30 illustrations by top artists.
Have a look here – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/820113175/wizards-academy?ref=nav_search
Among Nobles attempts to be the first Board Game published on the Danish Kickstarter page!
I received this note from some Danish guys…
Among Nobles the first board game to succeed on the Danish* Kickstarter page and mention us in your blog :-)
* yes, the game is Danish, not British. It do feature loads of British nobles though – more than any other country.
Please help us to make Nobles is a self-published eurogame about establishing and expanding a family dynasty in feudal Europe. Players control some of the most iconic and influential figures in the European history. Using their unique abilities cunningly is crucial in the fierce competition between the leading noble houses. The game is won and lost in the intricate interaction between war, strategic marriages and influence at court. Each player starts with a lord and his lady and will bring generations of their family to life through birth and marriage.
Ok EU friends, time to have a look at an EU Kickstarter project that will be affordable. Although not a Euro player, I actually might be willing to play this one. British history is part of the game so UK friends take note.
Have a look here – http://kck.st/1AXkuIj