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News – Canopy Walk from TF Verlag UG on Kickstarter

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News – Canopy Walk from TF Verlag UG on Kickstarter

Yep, this looks like my kind of Euro Game. Check it out on Kickstarter now!

Storyline
It is the year 1922. Recent rumours have it, that a very rare source of red diamonds has been discovered somewhere deep inside the Yungas tropical rainforest, in Valle Grande, Jujuy, Argentina. Though all coloured diamonds are incredibly rare, none are more so than the red diamond. Less than 20 exist today and most weigh less than half a carat. Based on these rumours the two largest Diamond Jeweller’s Corporations in the world, each send an explorer team on site.

Their route starts in southern Argentina, Buenos Aires, and leads them, first by plane, then by bus, and finally by boat all the way up Rio Paraná, to the north of Argentina and the borders of Valle Grande. It is only when the waters get too shallow and the brush too thick to continue by boat, that the teams realize the jungle crawls with creatures such as crocodiles, snakes, pumas, and jaguars. But the worst of all are the piranhas that infest the swampy jungle rivers. By now the teams cannot go back, so the only means of safely venturing further into the jungle is by building canopy walks to claim square by square of Valle Grande! 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/225471133/canopy-walk

 

 

KICKSTARTER NEWS – 20/7/14 – IF I HAD THE CASH, I’D TAKE A LOOK AT

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KICKSTARTER NEWS – 13/7/14 – IF I HAD THE CASH, I’D TAKE A LOOK AT…

 

This week I lift the lid on Kickstarter Table Top Game projects to see if there is anything that actually attracts my attention. And to my surprise, there are a few games that have avoided the retread tropes and provided what appear to be cool games.

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Heifer Heist from Cow & Duck Studios

A family game with aliens stealing cows from an angry farmer. This looks like a nice-priced, Euro-friendly game. It is a “pick up and deliver” game which appears to play fast, has player interaction and lovely artwork. Check it out.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1855392870/heifer-heist?ref=discovery

 

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27th Passenger: A Hunt on Rails from Purple Games

27th Passenger: A Hunt On Rails is a unique deduction game for 3 to 6 players that plays in 30-45 minutes. This game looks cool with a nice film noir setting.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/purplegames/27th-passenger-a-hunt-on-rails?ref=discovery

 

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Hostage Negotiator from Van Ryder Games

I do like me a Solitaire game and this one looks sweet. You are a hostage negotiator trying to talk down an abductor and save the lives of the hostages. Sounds tense. And fun!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1459655047/hostage-negotiator?ref=discovery

 

 

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition now live on Kickstarter

 

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Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd Edition now live on Kickstarter

Backspindle Games’ high-flying hit of Essen 2013 is back with a hard-hitting second edition! Lay the smackdown on Lucha Libre’s finest!

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice brings the flamboyant and colorful world of Lucha Libre Wrestling to your gaming table.

The first edition was launched last October at Spiel in Essen where it rose quickly into the top 30 on the Boardgamegeek GeekBuzz listings for most popular game, eventually finishing twenty-sixth out of over 600 new releases at the event.

That first edition is now close to selling out and we at Backspindle Games have been listening to the exciting feedback from Luchador! players around the world and working with the designer Mark Rivera to make the game even better.

Luchador 2 components

Go here to check out this AWESOME project – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backspindle/luchador-mexican-wrestling-dice

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Kickstarter news 25/5/14 – If I had the money I would have a look at…

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Kickstarter news 25/5/14 – If I had the money I would have a look at…

 

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LUCHADOR! Mexican Wrestling Dice 2nd edition – Backspindle Games

Shameless self-promotion time…

This project goes live on Tuesday so GET IN THERE!

 

The high-flying hit of Essen 2013 is back to create a hard-hitting second edition! Lay the smackdown on some of Lucha Libre’s finest!

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice brings the flamboyant and colorful world of Lucha Libre Wrestling to your gaming table.

The first edition was launched last October at Spiel in Essen where it rose quickly into the top 30 on the Boardgamegeek GeekBuzz listings for most popular game, eventually finishing twenty-sixth out of over 600 new releases at the event.

That first edition is now close to selling out and we’ve been listening to the exciting feedback from Luchador! players around the world as well as working with the designer Mark Rivera to make the game even better.
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I will put up the Kickstarter link on Tuesday when it goes live

 

 

Alexander

 

Alexander vs. Persia: Battleground Historical Warfare – YourMove Games

Having played and enjoyed previous sets in the Battleground Historical Warfare series, this is a slam dunk winner definitely worth your pledge if you like war games.

Recreate Alexander’s invasions of the Persian Empire using the Battleground Fantasy Warfare system.

Take up the mantle of command of the most famous war in history.  Become Alexander as he conquers the largest empire in the world or lead the mighty Persian army in hurling back that upstart princeling from a backwater kingdom.

Alexander vs Persia is the second historical expansion for the award-winning Battleground system.  This product include two new factions:  Alexander’s army of Macedonian pikemen, cavalry, & Greek allies vs the Persian forces levied from every corner of the empire.  Each faction has its own units, unique faction abilities, and a deck of Command Cards.

Alexander vs Persia is fully compatible with all Battleground historical and fantasy armies.  Hannibal’s infantry can face Alexander’s Companions to see which is history’s greatest general.  Bring the thousand nations of Persia crashing down on Scipio’s legions.  Or have Alexander’s army invade the Dwarven homelands and battle the nightmarish Undead hordes. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/36468537/alexander-vs-persia-battleground-historical-warfar?ref=discovery

 

Update #4: Almost there! – New rewards added

Ace of Spies Update #4: Almost there! – New rewards added

We’re so close to our goal we thought it would be a good idea to offer a few more reward levels to help get us the rest of the way. Only a little more and then we can start offering stretch rewards.

Gencon: Have dinner with Albino Dragon at Gencon. You can ask us about game design, publishing, show us your latest game prototype, whatever you want. You’ll receive a copy of a Ace of Spies and Genegrafter with their respective promos when they become available. You’ll also receive a full interview with The Game Whisperer on the Funding the Dream podcast.

Spiel: Have dinner with Albino Dragon, Michael Fox, and Mark Rivera at Spiel in Essen. You can ask us about game design, publishing, show us your latest game prototype, whatever you want. You’ll receive a copy of Ace of Spies and Genegrafter with their respective promos when they become available. You’ll also receive a full interview with The Game Whisperer on the Funding the Dream podcast.

Shadowrun: Visit Austin, Texas to meet with Albino Dragon and play a very special Shadowrun campaign with us hosted by none other than Shadowrun’s Mike Mulvihill, who led Shadowrun game development at FASA Corp. You’ll receive a signed copy of Ace of Spies and Genegrafter. We’ll even dig up some corporate swag for you to take home with you.

Retailers:
Please note: We’re working on a distribution channel for brick and mortar stores but until we’ve worked that out this is your only chance to order any Albino Dragon games at a discount. We will not be offering these through traditional distribution so if you miss this it may be awhile before you can get your hands on them again.
Combo Pack: 3 copies of Ace of Spies AND 3 copies of Genegrafter complete with Kickstarter promos. Shipping to the United States only. Please note that you must be a brick and mortar retailer to take advantage of this. If we find out that you are not, only 2 copies of each will be sent.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1191798117/ace-of-spies-0/posts/240718

UK Games Expo 2012

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

I had a great time this past weekend at UK Games Expo. It was packed and had lots of interesting new releases and prototypes to have a go at. It was a working weekend with the awesome UKGMN guys but fun nonetheless.

First up, a great big thanks to all those who stopped by to demo Ace of Spies! Our Ace demo-guy Tony did a stellar job running back to back demos on Saturday and Sunday. We are very grateful for the kind and generous comments and support received.

Here is Michael Fox about to do a video demo for Paco Jean of the UKGMN team.

Tony does yet another demo of Ace of Spies!

Ace of Spies on display

I had great fun meeting up with gamers and friends in the industry.

On Friday evening, we played a couple of games of Ace of Spies with one backer and other prospects…

and then we met up with the guys from Quantumm Magic who were at Expo to sell Existenz. They caught us up on their latest plans for Existenz which I consider a great game.

and we played one of my favourite games, Family Business which is a card game where the players control mobs and try to rub out the other gangs. With everybody speaking mobster lingo, it is hilarious!

On Saturday evening we got to play Codinca with David and Leonard of Backspindle Games. I’m convinced that David is a secret disco king as he wore a special BLUE disco shirt as we watched the Eurovision Song contest. Codinca is a fun and interesting abstract puzzle game. Very simple to play, but tricky as you set about trying to be the first player to get all your tile combinations completed. Very enjoyable and I wish the boys of Backspindle Games much success.

After Eurovision, we played a couple of games of the fun and frustrating Geistesblitz, a crazy game of flipping cards with images and grabbing matching pieces. Not as easy as it sounds.

I was very busy looking after the UKGMN team as they did the video demos as well as a number of seminars including the UK premiere of Lorien Green’s excellent Going Cardboard Documentary.

I managed to pick up a number of games as well which I look forward to playing and posting reviews for you all including –

Thanks to distributors Coiled Spring Games

Stefan Feld’s Trajan. Yes, I know, its a Euro Game, but it does look interesting.

I’ve wanted to try out Rory’s Storycubes for ages and the new Adventures version looks good fun

 

I thought I’d compare this version of Space Mission by Schmidt Spiele to Matt Worden’s original production which I reviewed earlier in this blog. It looks gorgeous.

 

Thanks to Gen42 Games

The classic game of Hive by John Yianni in a pocket sized edition is a must!

Thanks to AEG

I’ve played Thunderstone a few times and its easily my favourite deck-builder due to its strong theme and I’m keen to compare Thunderstone Advance

I also picked up copies of –

Yep, got the main game  of Sentinels of the Multiverse and the Rook City expansion for a nice price!

 

Sunrise City, a very nice game by Clever Mojo Games

 

Yep, this war gamer is happy with a very nice deal for Napoleon’s War II, The Gates of Moscow.

Eagle GamesDragon Rampage was available for a nice price too.

 

I had a terrific time gaming and visiting with Michael, Paco, Chris, Karl and Mark from the UKGMN as well as meeting up with Tony Boydell of Surprised Stare Games, John Yianni of Gen42 Games, The Existenz team, Mark from AEG, Roger from Coiled Spring Games, Angus from Fragor Bros., Dave and Leonard from Backspindle Games, Rob from Playtest, the Imagination gaming team… the list goes on and on. Being a board gamer means belonging to a wonderful community (stinking trolls on BGG aside…) and a weekend with my gaming friends at Expo is just loads of fun.

Next year, Expo is moving to a larger venue so that will be great.

Next stop… ESSEN 2012!