The purpose of Kickstart This! is to alert our readers to Kickstarter campaigns entering their final week. These are the pick of the Kickstarter litter in our opinion, and if we could, we’d be personally backing every last one of these.

So take a look at these campaigns if they haven’t yet crossed your radar!

Kickstart This! #213: Shogun & Wallenstein Deluxe Upgrade Kits

“Shogun is based on the Wallenstein game system. The game is set in the Sengoku period (approx 1467-1573) which ends with the inception of the well-known Tokugawa Shogunate.  Wallenstein is set during the Thirty Years’ War, when military leaders roamed the country, fighting for dominance while building palaces and churches. Collect victory points by controlling countries and developing them, but don’t forget the peasants. Battles are fought using the dice tower, but rather than randomizing the faces, this tower keeps some of the cubes. The winner of the battle is determined by the number of the attacker’s and defender’s armies that emerge from the tower.”

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Kickstart This! #212: Ankh: Gods of Egypt

“A competitive game in which players assume the roles of ancient Egyptian gods, fighting against inexorable oblivion as history advances towards monotheism. Using unique powers and mythical guardians, each god must gain followers, have monuments built in their honor, and inspire warriors to fight for their beliefs. Only devotion can sustain you for eternity. Only one god can remain.”

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