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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News -No Honor Among Thieves is LIVE! and it’s EU friendly

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News -No Honor Among Thieves is LIVE! and it’s EU friendly

The folks at Carpe Omnis Games have launched their new game project, No Honor Among Thieves on Kickstarter.

Yes, I admit it, I do love take that games and as the title suggests, players will certainly get their chance to  stick it to other players, all in good fun of course.

From the project…

No Honor Among Thieves is a competitive/cooperative game for three to five players in which each player assembles a crew of thieves and sets out to see who can steal the most wealth from the rich and powerful of a fantasy city. Working alone is difficult, but working together leaves you open to treachery by your so-called allies–or gives you the chance to betray them, and take it all for yourself. An unspoken code of honor exists among the thieves of this city, but that won’t last past the first betrayal, and once that uneasy trust is gone the game becomes more dangerous as players tap into abilities that they couldn’t use while the thieves’ code of honor was still intact.

I suspect that there will be a lot of growns as well as laughs as you move from early alliances and cooperation to making use of your crew’s abilities to take best advantage and stab your mates in the back.

A card-based game with a fantasy setting, here is a pic of the components –

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The price looks competitive for sure as does the EU friendly shipping (British Gamers take note!)

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So, please have a look at this project if you like sneaky, “take that” type games here. They’ve already started well and you may just want to jump on board.

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Boardgames in Blighty Crowdfunding News- Attention German-speaking Gamers, HappyShops have launched their ​Spieleschmiede campaign for Luchador! including a German Kit!

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Boardgames in Blighty Crowdfunding News- Attention German-speaking Gamers, HappyShops have launched their Spieleschmiede campaign for Luchador! including a German Kit!

Luchador! will be coming to the German market. Of course I am just a little bit excited!

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English translation from the project –

Together with the game developer, we want the revised second edition of Luchador! with a German translation kit equip. We will take care of the translation and production of the German materials. The kit will, in addition to the rule of the game, the special and normal Luchadorkarten and the strength-scoring cards of the wrestlers (which of course retain their original names) be included.

Find the project here.

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – War of the Nine Realms is live!

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – War of the Nine Realms is live!

For a while, I thought that Vikings were the new Zombies in board games on kickstarter. It seems to have died down somewhat, which is a good thing for Wotan Games who have come along with a down and dirty skirmish game called War of the 9 Realms.

This game, like others, has the Viking Gods fighting it out.

From the project page –

The Mighty Clash of the Norse Realms, meeting in a final epic fight for total supremacy of all the Nine Realms.

A modular tile based skirmish game steeped in Norse Mythology, where the Realms pit their finest against each other in a bid to claim total victory. Each realm is comprised of unique characters from Norse lore with wondrous abilities, and a choice of Heroic or Epic play styles which allow you to choose between raw power, or tactical advantage, as you immerse yourself into a battle of fabled proportion.

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The different sides of the Realm cards give you two unique sets of Characters to compete with.  The Heroic version is more straight forward in the abilities but harder hitting, the Epic version adds lots of additional abilities and lore based content.  Both are balanced to be able to compete Heroic Realm against Heroic Realm or Heroic versus Epic.
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Ok friends, if you dig Vikings and God Level combat in a skirmish game that looks flexible enough to give you lots of replay value, have a look at this project here as it just may be what you are looking for.

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Havoc Card Game: A revolutionary RPG deck-builder experience is LIVE!

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Havoc Card Game: A revolutionary RPG deck-builder experience is LIVE!

It is interesting to see how far deck-building games have come since Dominion. Here is another step on the evolutionary trail with a game that makes a big claim…

From the project…

Havoc is a new type of RPG card game that introduces many never-before-seen mechanics and play-styles in a fantasy deck-building game!

Havoc Card Game is an RPG card game, developed by Intense Gaming Logic LLC, that revolves around the story between a Hero and a Villain. One player plays as the Hero, and the other plays as the Villain. Each have their own unique mechanics and rule sets. Battle as the Villain with your arsenal of Hexes, Traps, and Minions or as the Hero with your armory of Attacks, Supplies and Equipment. 

Sounds pretty interesting and my hunch is the peeps at Intense Gaming Logic LLC may very well do nicely in raising the needed funds to be published.

Check out the project which ticks all of the boxes you will want to get the full story here

 

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Boardgames in Blighty News -Press Release – Espana 20 now available from Victory Point Games

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Boardgames in Blighty News -Press Release Espana 20 now available from Victory Point Games

It’s been a while so I’m very happy to see victory Point Games getting back into their War Game saddle.

 

Rudi Garcia’s Talavera 20 recreates the major battle which occurred near the city of Talavera de la Reina on 27 to 28 July 1809. One player commands the French army under Napoleon’s brother, Joseph, the self-proclaimed King of Spain, and the other commands the combined allied armies of Great Britain (under Sir Arthur Wellesley) and Spain (under Captain-General Gregorio de la Cuesta). After his attempt to liberate Madrid from the French was repulsed, Cuesta’s army fell back to Talavera, which was covered by the British. Starting with a daring night attack, Joseph repeatedly attempted to push the allies out of their superb defensive positions, to no avail. As the French, can you find and exploit a weak spot in the allied lines? As the allies, can you hold your shaky alliance together and fend off the French (all the while keeping a nervous eye out for a second French army that might unexpectedly show up behind your armies)?

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Bussaco 20: Second Edition, from designer Lance McMillan, features the battle occurring on 26 September 1810, during the early stages of the French invasion of Portugal. One player commands the French army of Marshal André Masséna, while the other controls Sir Arthur Wellesley, Viscount of Wellington’s combined British and reconstituted Portuguese army. Historically, a distracted Masséna launched a series of uncoordinated frontal assaults straight up a steep ridge into the teeth of the British defenses, suffering heavy losses before Wellington elected to disengage and fall back to Lisbon. Can you as Masséna avoid the same mistakes, or as Wellington can you use your superior position to achieve a decisive victory?

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Click here for all the details on España 20: Volume 2.

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Tabletop Games on Kickstarter from 2014 to 2016: A Must-See Infographic for Project Creators

 

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Tabletop Games on Kickstarter from 2014 to 2016: A Must-See Infographic for Project Creators

The awesome folk at Casual Game Insider have done their research about board games on Kickstarter and created a very interesting Infographic. I think that Kickstarter project owners will find this very useful.

Enjoy!

Tabletop Games on Kickstarter 2014-2016 Infographic - Courtesy Casual Game Revolution

This infographic is Copyright © 2016 Casual Game Revolution. Posted here with permission.

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Casual Game Insider – Tabletop Gaming Magazine (5th Year)

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Casual Game Insider – Tabletop Gaming Magazine (5th Year)

American friends! Another year means its time for another Kickstarter for Casual Game Insider Magazine. 

From the project –

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