Boardgames in Blighty News – King’s Ransom Deluxe – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE


Boardgames in Blighty News – King’s Ransom Deluxe – Victory Point Games PRESS RELEASE

King’s Ransom Deluxe, from designer Frank Zazanis II, is a two-player strategy card game pitting royal rivals against each other. Using the basic mechanics of Chess, there’s an additional layer of strategy due to each card entering play hidden from the opposing player’s view.

On their turn, each player flips a face-down card so it is face up, and then moves any face-up card. He or she then announces check, if applicable. If no check is announced, then a card is placed face down, and a new card is drawn from the deck. If you can set traps and lure your opponent into making mistakes, you might be able to snatch their King and ransom him for control of the kingdom!

This deluxe version contains all the cards in the original King’s Ransom game, plus an additional 10 new piece types, 110 new cards (for a total of 160), and instructions for a four-player variation.

Click here for all the details on King’s Ransom Deluxe.

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News -Battle Arena Show from Koti Games is live


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 News 3/4/15 – If I had the cash, I’d look at…


Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News 3/4/15 – If I had the cash, I’d look at…

It’s been quite a busy week on Kickstarter and there were a few interesting new projects that you might want to have a look at.



This one has wonderful art. But I think shipping is overpriced for the UK and it’s not EU friendly which is a shame.

Soulfall is a barren land brought back from the edge of destruction by a mysterious group of entities known as the Lords. Preventing the destruction of the land, the Lords gained the devotion of the remaining survivors of Soulfall. Now, various Nomad tribes begin to expand across the land, eking out a new life in the ruins of an old world, establishing outposts and living in the shadow of the powerful – and often unpredictable – Lords of Soulfall.



One for you war gamers but its not EU friendly so be warned.

Washington Crosses the Delaware – Campaign game of the winter of 1776/1777 American Revolution in New Jersey.


Surviving: One Month In

Yeah I know this is yet another Zombies game but it actually looks fun and not so stupidly over the top and yeah it seems a bit like Risk and it is very flexible in scaling up and down and yeah the price is good and… I might just go for the UK based project…

You control a group of survivors, trying to reclaim the city from the infected. But who do you fear most? The infected or the Surviving?


Sector Commander

Yep, this one is tempting although the simultaneous movement is problematic for those of us who play solitaire. A worthy UK based project though…

Back an exciting card driven WWII strategy game that plays like a wargame, card game and a board game all in one! For 2 or more players.