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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Young Enterprise students attempt to win a YE competition with their Kickstarter card game, I Meme It

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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.

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Hi,

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!

Regards,

Abdulla Mansour
Co-lead Teacher, Kingsbury High School
Young Enterprise UK

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News -Pirate Shipwreck is live!

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News -Pirate Shipwreck is live!

Arrrggghhh ye swabs! Thar’s a new pirate-themed game off the port bow in the Kickstarter Sea.

This one looks like a fun game for the family and gamers alike and its all about securing treasure from a shipwreck and preventing other players from doing the same. In the midst of all of that, you will be dealing with hazards so it sounds like you will have lots to challenges to deal with to win.

From the project –

Brave changing currents, perilous hazards, and the threat of attack from other pirates to salvage treasure from the shipwreck!

Disaster struck a pirate ship laden with treasure. Wrecked on rocks in the middle of an archipelago of islands, the pirates scattered to nearby islands on makeshift rafts. With the pirates on each island rising against the other islands to claim the treasure, you can train further pirates from your island’s indigenous population and build rafts to navigate to and from the shipwreck. When navigating, you will follow currents, anchor, or bribe your pirates to paddle harder and deviate from the direction of the current. You will contend with various hazards including whirlpools, sharks and storms, attack other players, stealing their treasure and try protecting your own treasure. The winner is the player to get the most treasure back to their island. 

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Pirate Shipwreck is a relatively light-hearted or family game for two, three, or four players. Regular gamers told us they enjoy playing the game as an opener to gaming evenings. Families also enjoy the game – adult players can scale the intensity of play to suit the age of children, whilst helping develop their spatial, communication and imagination skills.

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The good news is free shipping to all EU countries, the USA, and Canada. Shipping elsewhere is subsidised to the same extent with additional costs indicated by Kickstarter.

Check out this nice looking project here!

 

Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Anarchy War is live!

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Anarchy War is live!

Minis fans! This one may have slipped under your radar so check it out! I have to say that I love the look of the minis in this 2-player game from .

From the project –

Anarchy War lets you and your friends fight in infinite squirmis battles in a futuristic battleground using your soldiers and tactics for defeat your rival and achieve the objective to get a stronger army. Anarchy is a tabletop game where you will use miniatures, ten face dice, ruler, cards and scorecard. With a set of 22 unique Figures and a endlessly customisable scenario you can play as the captain of the Xydroid or the Mosgul army.

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Choose your faction: destroy the World Union Empire who is trying to delete from the planet your race, genetically created by the Union for fight the II Intergalactic War but get out of control, using the Mosgul army or suppress the rebel creatures and re establish the control and the order for the Union using the Xydroid army.

This one looks pretty groovy folks. Check it out here.

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius erupts on Kickstarter

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius erupts on Kickstarter

See what I did there? Well I tried, eh?

Punch-It Entertainment has launched their project for their game Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius.

Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius is a lightweight area-control game of building, bluffing, and destruction. For 2-5 players, ages 8 and up.

This is a light, area control game which seems like it would be fun for non-gamers. It’s co-designed in part by Jay Little, whose game design credits include: X-Wing Miniatures, Edge of Empire, Blood Bowl Team Manager.

 

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From the project –

Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius has only two phases in the game – the Pompeii Phase and Vesuvius Phase. Which means it’s easy to get into, but offers a variety of game play strategies with its cleverly designed building and bluffing mechanics. 

Powerful families vie for control over key districts throughout the city. Once the districts are complete, however, the mighty volcano known as Vesuvius erupts, sending its destructive lava to burn away what these families worked so hard to build.

Only a few remnants of the once proud city still stand. The family clever and fortunate enough to secure its influence during both the development and destruction of Pompeii shall claim victory!

Nothing like a good volcanic eruption to game over. The art looks very nice as do the components. This one looks like good fun folks so check it out HERE.

Btw my UK and European friends, this one is Euro friendly and for that reason alone, should be checked out.The price seems fair including shipping.

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – The Ragnar Brothers have updated Backpacks & Blisters

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Boardgames in Blighty Kickstarter News – The Ragnar Brothers have updated Backpacks & Blisters

One of the great things about living in the UK is being able to go for walks or go “rambling” in the countryside which is pretty spectacular, especially the further north you go, like for instance in the Lake District.

I had no idea that my buds, the Ragnar Brothers had a game about rambling and as soon as I saw that they had updated it and launched a Kickstarter, I had to back it.

The staggering beauty of the English Lake District has been inspiration to poets, artists, novelists and philosophers. Backpacks and blisters is a strategic movement game with players spending a day rambling amongst mountains, woods, lakes streams and waterfalls, all captured in the delightful artwork of Marco Primo.

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Starting in the morning, each rambler sets off from the market town of Keswick with a pound in their pocket and four walking cards in their hand. Money can be used to buy chocolate or refreshments, bus rides or ferry trips. However the real work of the day is on foot, uphill and down dale. Blisters and the heavy rucksack can hinder and at lunch and then tea-time, the number of cards in hand is reduced.

All ramblers need to be back in Keswick before six pm … if not, call Mountain Rescue!

As the Lake District bids to become a world heritage site, Ragnar Brothers invite your support on Kickstarter in producing this great game and help celebrate this corner of paradise.

Intrigued? Go and check out Backpacks & Blisters

 

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Boardgames in Blighty Essen News -TRIATHLON Series. The Board Game will be available at Essen 2016

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Boardgames in Blighty Essen News -TRIATHLON Series. The Board Game will be available at Essen 2016

This game makes me tired just thinking about it… But seriously, this is different and you may want to check it out at Essen 2016.

From the publisher’s (After Race Games) press release –

Triathlon Series, as the name already says, is the first triathlon game that speaks about strength and mindfulness in sports and life.

The game invites you to become an amateur triathlete struggling to find the time for training and steady your mental and energy state to be as ready as you possible can for the race. Your objective is to be the first at the finish line.

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During the two stages of the game – management/training and race – you have to train the necessary skills (swim, bike, run) and develop the personal expertise (strength and mindfulness) that you need in order to choose the right strategy.

All the choices you make, the way to manage the time, measure your energy and keep your motivation strong, as well as your physical strength have a direct influence on your performance during the game and become a huge influence on the ranking. Train continuously, develop intelligent tactics, become one body and mind and your winning chances will grow exponentially.

For the non-professional athletes, Triathlon Series means staying connected to their interest zone. For everybody else, there are no limitations: no matter if you participate in triathlons or you have never gone to a gym in your entire life, if you are a grown up or a child, if you have a big library of board games or none.

Triathlon Series is also a friendly way of introducing sports to children and to encourage them to practice athletic activities that will lead to a harmonious development.

Hoping I didn’t bore you too much, here is where you cand find more about our game: http://www.afterracegames.com
https://www.facebook.com/AfterRaceGames/
https://www.instagram.com/afterracegames/

 

 

Boardgames in Blighty News – Reiner Knizia’s Planet Rush published by Victory Point Games

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Boardgames in Blighty News – Reiner Knizia’s Planet Rush published by Victory Point Games

From the VPG press release –

In the best tradition of legendary game designer Reiner KniziaPlanet Rush is an engrossing Euro-style game of cunning bidding, building, and profit-taking for three to five clever gamers. Each player leads one of the five included corporate factions vying to contribute the most to the development of a newly-colonized planet through canny and competitive bidding on massive construction projects. The player scoring the cleverest combination of rewards for their efforts wins the game!

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After playing Planet Rush here at Victory Point Games, we know that this fantastic design should find a great home on the tables of game enthusiasts everywhere. This embraceable, multi-player game is perfect for playing with friends, family, and game clubs. Simple to learn and very quick to teach, you will be scoring points with your gaming buddies in no time!

Click here for all the details on Planet Rush.