Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Past-Go Games launches Leviathan, a micro-game inspired by Moby Dick!
Leviathan is a 2-player nautical combat “micro” card game inspired by Moby Dick.
Overview from the Past-Go Games website
Leviathan is an asymmetrical 2-player “micro” game, which offers a dynamic tactical battle at sea with a mere 18-card deck. The cards themselves are the “playing pieces,” and movement is measured out in real space on any flat surface.
Inspired by Herman Melville’s famous literary nemeses, one player controls the fearsome Moby Dick and a pod of whales, using hidden movement to elude the opponent, who controls the whaling fleet of Ahab and his crew. Moby Dick prevails by destroying the whaleship Pequod, while Ahab won’t rest until the white whale of his nightmares is slain.
Leviathan offers players a simple set of rules but a rich wargame flavor in about 15 minutes and is highly portable. This is a great piece of introductory level naval combat for both new and experienced gamers across the age spectrum, and a wonderful homage to two of literature’s most notorious monsters.
Now this is something completely different that attempts to capture the essence of the battle between Captain Ahab and Moby Dick played out as a naval battle that lasts 15 minutes. I’ve got to say that it is very refreshing to see such a unique game.
It’s priced nicely at more or less what you might expect for a micro-game and comes with a higher pledge level if you would like a playmat. The art is striking and captures the theme very well.
Have a look me hearties at this fascinating project HERE which I would suggest is worth your consideration.
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Young Enterprise students attempt to win a YE competition with their Kickstarter card game, I Meme It
Hi all! It’s been a while eh? Well, I was contacted by Abdulla Mansour Co-lead Teacher, Kingsbury High School. Young Enterprise UK who is helping a group of High School students with a card game kickstarter project called I Meme It. If they are successful, they can move to the next round of a Young Enterprise competition. I am all for supporting Young Enterprise students so I wanted to spread the word as they have 11 days left on their project. The more young people we can encourage, the more the hobby grows!
Here is the note that I received. Have a look at the project. Its very basic but you may want to back in any case or spread the word, leave feedback, etc. Over to you.
I’m emailing you as a high school teacher, whose students are taking part in the Young Enterprise competition here in the UK. They’ve made a card game called I Meme It, which is similar to Cards Against Humanity. The basic premise is the central card is replaced with a picture, and players take it in turns to offer what they think the best caption would be from a choice of caption cards in their hands.
Their kickstarter (found at http://bit.ly/imemeit) is going well, with 11 days left in this first round of sales. Every sale will bring them closer to getting to the next round of the competition – where they have set up (and by July will have wound up) a company from scratch, learning all the skills required to set up or work in the future. This has thus far been invaluable as an extra curricular activity when applying for universities next year.
If you’d like a promotional pack of the game to review, please let me know by reply email and I will organise for one of the students to send it to you. I look forward to hearing from you, and I thank you for your time!
Co-lead Teacher, Kingsbury High School
Young Enterprise UK
Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Moveable Type: The Card Game is a bargain on Kickstarter!
Just when you think you’ve seen a lot of the same old on Kickstarter, along comes a nice little surprise. Well here we find Moveable Type: The Card Game which looks like a nice little word game which looks like good social fun. And at 14 Euro for the core pack? A BARGAIN!
Check out the 16-Day project here.
From the project page…
Movable Type a is a pick-and-pass word game for families, friends, and word nuts! Features high interaction and simultaneous play!
Movable Type is a fully card-driven game. Your set will contain the following, packed in a fully illustrated tuckbox.
– 50 letter cards
– 5 round tracking cards
– 10 objective cards with author illustrations
– Full Rules