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Kickstarter news 2/8/14 – If I had the cash I’d look at…

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Kickstarter News 2/8/14 – If I had the cash I’d look at…

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Wizard Dodgeball from Mindgap Studios

Wizard Dodgeball is a 2 player, turn-based sports game. Each player drafts a team of wizards and then chooses spells based on their team’s stats. There are no tables to look up or spell lists to consult as all the information is in front of you on the cards. This leaves you all the time to focus on your strategy of when to rush for the balls, cast spells, and throw at your opponent’s team.

Looks fun and unusual. This project has a high goal however and hasn’t started very well. You might want to show it some love.

 

https://kickstarter.com/projects/peternewland/wizard-dodgeball?ref=discovery

fidelitas

Fidelitas from Green Couch Games

In Fidelitas, players take on the role of faithful citizens in a medieval city exerting influence in order to gain the credibility needed to lead the charge against the corrupt crown. Players play character cards to various locations that make up the city in order to meet conditions of hidden objectives. Each type of character card is associated with a unique action that manipulates cards in the game; use the Butcher to bully other characters to new locations, use the Student to gain more cards, use the Soldier to keep the peasants from loitering too long.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2005228768/fidelitas-a-card-game-of-medieval-meddling-for-2-4?ref=discovery

 

 

 

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News – Press Release -New game from designers of The Great Heartland Hauling Co. and Revolution! to launch on Kickstarter August 1st.

Fidelitas

 

New game from designers of The Great Heartland Hauling Co. and Revolution! to launch on Kickstarter August 1st.

 

Designers Jason Kotarski (The Great Heartland Hauling Co.) and Philip duBarry (Revolution!, Courtier, Canalis, Kingdom of Solomon) are working with Kotarski’s newly formed Green Couch Games to release their latest game, Fidelitas, a game of medieval meddling. The game is set for a late-Summer 2014 Kickstarter campaign launching August 1st with a Q1 2015 release. Players who love portable card games with elements of hand management and hidden agendas will get in on the action with pledges starting at $19 (includes free shipping in the U.S.) The campaign will also offer reasonable pledge levels for international backers as well.
About The Game

In Fidelitas, players take on the role of faithful citizens in a medieval city exerting influence in order to gain the credibility needed to lead the charge against the corrupt crown. Players play character cards to various locations that make up the city in order to meet conditions of hidden objectives. Each type of character card is associated with a unique action that manipulates cards in the game; use the Butcher to bully other characters to new locations, use the Student to gain more cards, use the Soldier to keep the peasants from loitering too long. In this game where keen maneuvering is key, attentiveness to the opposition may uncover hidden motives that seek to foil your bid for power. The first player to gain a certain number points depending on the number of players is determined worthy to lead the revolt, and also wins the game.

Fidelitas is a card game with a small footprint and a short playtime that packs a big punch. The game includes 50 Virtus Cards (characters), 20 Mission Cards (hidden goals), and 5 Location Cards with beautiful, fun illustrations by the talented Jacqui Davis (Belle of the Ball, Euphoria, Formula E, Epic Resort).
Number of Players: 2 to 4.

 

Recommended Age: 10 and up.

 

Time Required: 30 minutes.

About the Publisher:Green Couch Games is a new company founded by Jason Kotarski to release great little games that make great big connections. Jason is also a game designer and co-host of 20 Minutes of Filler, a Dice Tower Network podcast.
Contact Jason Kotarski for further inquiries:

 

jasonkotarski@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/greencouchtabletop

 

 

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.

Cow

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

 

27th

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

 

hostage

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