Kickstarter news 22/6/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

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Kickstarter news 22/6/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

 

Let’s see if there is anything really interesting this week.

Captain

The Captain is Dead

Too pricey for my budget but this one does look fun.

The Captain Is Dead is a frantic co-op board game that lets you save your crew from utter annihilation.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegamecrafter/the-captain-is-dead?ref=discovery

 

Beowulf

Beowulf: A Board Game

This one definitely looks more interesting than the vast majority of fantasy themed games that have been on Kickstarter.

A tabletop adaptation of the epic poem. Build your kingdom, raid your neighbors, and secure your legend in the world of Beowulf!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/827765657/beowulf-a-board-game?ref=discovery

 

That’s all folks!

 

 

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Kickstarter News – Fleets The Pleiad Conflict by FryxGames has 17 Days left on Kickstarter

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Kickstarter News – Fleets The Pleiad Conflict by FryxGames has 17 Days left on Kickstarter

There’s an interesting Space game on Kickstarter from the lovely Fryx Bros from Sweden.

Fleets – An intense and exciting boardgame about war and diplomacy in the Pleiades – the future home of humanity.

In 3400 AD, mankind has colonized the Pleiad star cluster where mighty corporations vie for control and influence. Each player equips fleets with escort ships and upgrades, and uses them to control star systems for VPs. Diplomatic leverage, cunning, and brute force will determine the victor.

Check out Fleets 

News – Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition funds on Kickstarter

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News – Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition funds on Kickstarter

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition from Backspindle Games has funded on Kickstarter they more than doubled the original targeted amount.

The Stats –

$34,056 pledged of $16,000 goal

899 Backers of 450 needed

1st Game to ever include a “Refereeple” as part of the rewards

Have a look at the project here –

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backspindle/luchador-mexican-wrestling-dice?ref=discovery

 

News – Casual Game Insider Announces North American Distribution Deal

 

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News – Casual Game Insider Announces North American Distribution Deal

Hopefully this great magazine will come to the UK but for now, its hitting the newstand in the US which is a good step forward.

Here’s the press release –

Casual Game Insider magazine has teamed up with Ingram Periodicals to reach major newsstands across North America. This marks a major milestone in reaching a new demographic of casual tabletop gamers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phoenix, Arizona – June 13, 2014 – Starting with the Fall 2014 issue, Casual Game Insidermagazine will be reaching a whole new demographic of readers. The magazine recently signed a distribution deal with Ingram Periodicals, one of the premier magazine distributors in North America, who serves retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Hastings, Jo-Ann, Lifeway, and REI.

“We are excited to be covering new ground in the tabletop gaming world,” remarked Chris James, Editor-in-Chief. “Our magazine currently reaches 2,100 game stores and nearly 1,000 subscribers, which is very rewarding. But the next piece of the puzzle is to reach beyond the usual gaming channels to appeal to a new audience of casual gamers. Our new distribution deal will give us that opportunity.”

Casual Game Insider debuted as a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in 2012, when it succeeded in gaining grassroots support to begin publication. As a crowdfunded magazine, it continues the tradition of an annual Kickstarter campaign to raise funds via subscriptions and sponsorship. The next Kickstarter campaign will begin on July 9, 2014, to gain support for the third year of publication.

“Our Kickstarter campaign for our third year will be extremely important,” said the magazine’s Associate Director, Melanie James. “Reaching major newsstands is an experiment that is no small undertaking in terms of cost and overall risk. We depend on the support of our sponsors and subscribers more than ever to help us reach this major milestone and dramatically increase our print volume.”

Casual Game Insider is a quarterly boardgaming magazine produced in both print and digital formats. It is published by Casual Game Revolution, a subsidiary of Stratus Games LLC. Casual Game Revolution was founded in 2012 and is based out of Payson, Arizona.

Links:
Casual Game Insider home page: http://CasualGameRevolution.com/magazine
Publisher website: http://CasualGameRevolution.com
Kickstarter campaign page: http://CasualGameRevolution.com/kickstarter

Press Contact:
Chris James
Director/Editor-in-chief
cjames@CasualGameRevolution.com
(520) 344-0095

Kickstarter news 15/6/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

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Kickstarter news 15/6/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

 

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Ed. , Backspindle Games

The world of Lucha Libre, Nacho Libre and WWE in a dice fest. A couple of days left, and a stretch goal for Luchador Meeples tantalisingly close.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backspindle/luchador-mexican-wrestling-dice?ref=discovery

 

Scotland Rising!, Worthington Games

The game, Scotland Rising is a sharp fight that highlights the tactics of medieval battles on a crowded battlefield. Knights are powerful and hard to bring down.  Pikemen are best in massed formation.  Archers have ranged fire but must be protected.  Ax men are vicious in a close fight.  King Robert the Bruce and King Edward II lead their armies.  Victory is old fashion medieval style, inflict damage on your opponent and relieve the castle siege.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1456271622/scotland-rising?ref=discovery

 

The Shadow Over Westminister: A Co-op Horror Deck-Builder – Zenion Games

A co-operative horror adventure set in modern day London. Battle ancient horrors, uncover artifacts, and prevent the Cataclysm!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/otherworldinc/the-shadow-over-westminister-co-op-horror-deckbuil?ref=discovery

 

Musings on Why All Kids Should Play Board Games and Be Forced to Lose

Parents, This is an Important post! Read and share this… (warning, there is some language but it makes really important points)

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Tonight my oldest son moved up in Cub Scouts. He went from being a Webelos 1 to a Webelos 2, which is a step below being a full on Boy Scout. He’s an intellectual, so I’m glad he likes Cub Scouts. It gets him out into the wilderness, something I’m not entirely sure he’d do of his own volition. The Cub Scouts take the Cub Scout Promise. You promise to do your best, to do your duty to God and your country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack. Sounds groovy. Now that we’ve covered that, let me recount some key moments from tonight that led to this post:

The Pack was having a cookout/potluck event for all the scouts to celebrate moving up to the next level of scout. There was food and people and the place was decorated. The tables were set…

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Kickstarter news 8/6/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

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Kickstarter news 8/6/14 – If I had the cash, I’d take a look at…

 

 

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Fleet Commander Nimitz – The WWII Solitaire Game

Command the US ships, Aircraft, and Troops in the epic battle to defeat the Japanese and win the Pacific War!

Again, its refreshing to see something different compared to the same old…

And I have played and reviewed a number of games from DVG and their Commander series is excellent!

 

Have a look at the project here –