Previously, On Kickstarter… #198


(or here’s a list of what launched yesterday that might deserve a closer look)


Project:  Age of Dogfights: WW1

Designers:  Predrag Lazovic (Tank Chess), Dragan Lazovic (Tank Chess)

Artists:  Predrag Lazovic (Tank Chess), Dragan Lazovic (Tank Chess)

Publisher:  Forsage Games (Tank Chess)

Genre/Mechanisms:  2 players, bias, critical hits and failures, dice rolling, different dice movement, grid movement, hexagon grid, interrupts, line of sight, movement points, scenario/mission/campaign game, simulation, stat check resolution, three dimensional movement, variable setup

Player Count:  2

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  WWI air combat simulated with five different altitudes and featuring climbing and descending speeds as a part of gameplay.

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $68

All-In (w/shipping):  $101

Campaign Ends:  6/13

Game Ships:  Jan. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 779%, with 23 days to go.



Project:  Bullet Heart

Designer:  Joshua Van Laningham (Millennium Blades: Collusion)

Artists:  Collateral Damage Studios (Aether Captains, Ninja All-Stars, Wrong Chemistry), Sebastian Koziner (Dice Hospital, Heroes of Terrinoth, Skulk Hollow), Usanekorin (Aether Captains), Davy Wagnarok (Before the Earth Explodes, Somnium: Rise of Laputa)

Publisher:  Level 99 Games (Argent: The Consortium, BattleCON: Devastation of Indines, BattleCON: War of Indines, Millennium Blades)

Genre/Mechanisms:  fighting, pattern building, push your luck, puzzle, real-time, variable player powers

Player Count:  1-4

Solo Mode:  yes

Complexity:  light

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “A puzzle-driven, real-time board game fighter inspired by video game shoot-em-ups.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $39

All-In (w/shipping):  $59

Campaign Ends:  6/17

Game Ships:  Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 217%, with 28 days to go.



Project:  Capital Lux 2: Generations

Designers:  Eilif Svensson (Capital Lux, Monrovia, Santa Maria), Kristian Amundsen Ostby (Automania, Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Santa Maria)

Artist:  Kwanchai Moriya (Catacombs Third Edition, Cryptid, Dinosaur Island, Duelosaur Island, The Game, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Pret-a-Porter, Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant)

Publisher:  Aporta Games (Automania, Capital Lux, Santa Maria)

Genre/Mechanisms:  card drafting, card game, hand management, variable setup

Player Count:  1-4

Solo Mode:  yes

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  “A standalone sequel to Capital Lux, featuring a range of exchangeable capital powers that can be mixed and matched.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $37

All-In (w/shipping):  $37, same as above

Campaign Ends:  6/2

Game Ships:  Apr. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 87%, with 12 days to go.



Project:  Dawnshade: The Watcher’s Prophecy

Designers:  Jett Ryker, Ty Vance

Artists:  Dennis Dorrity, Michael Hancock, Milla Hancock

Publisher:  Highborne Games

Genre/Mechanisms:  action/dexterity, adventure, cooperative game, dice rolling, exploration, fighting, storytelling, tile placement, variable placement powers

Player Count:  1-4

Solo Mode:  yes

Complexity:  medium-heavy

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  “An endless, open-world cooperative RPG action-adventure in a box.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $118

All-In (w/shipping):  $173

Campaign Ends:  6/16

Game Ships:  Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 140%, with 27 days to go.



Project:  Okko – Oni Hunters

Designer:  Pascal Bernard (Cadwallon: City of Thieves, Conan, Time of Legends: Joan of Arc)

Artist:  Hub (Okko: Era of the Asagiri, Okko Chronicles: Cycle of Water – Quest Into Darkness, The Queen’s Necklace)

Publisher: The Red Joker (Guardians’ Chronicles, Okko Chronicles: Cycle of Water – Quest Into Darkness, Tara Wolf in Valley of the Kings)

Genre/Mechanisms:  2 players, card game, cooperative game, fighting, hand management, point-to-point movement, variable player powers

Player Count:  2

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “A cooperative card game for 2 players set in a medieval Japanese universe.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $48

All-In (w/shipping):  $59

Campaign Ends:  6/9

Game Ships:  Jan. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 183%, with 19 days to go.



Project:  Prisma Arena

Designers: John Fiore (Untold: Adventures Await), Rory O’Connor (Rory’s Story Cubes, Rory’s Story Cubes: Actions, Rory’s Story Cubes: Voyages)

Artists:  Ciaran Lucas, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway, PJ Holden

Publisher:  Hub Games (Holding On; The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr, MegaCity: Oceania, Untold: Adventures Await)

Genre/Mechanisms:  action queue, adventure, area movement, fighting, grid movement, variable player powers

Player Count:  2-4

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  “A fast-paced game of over-the-top arena combat.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $44

All-In (w/shipping):  $44, same as above

Campaign Ends:  6/2

Game Ships:  Oct. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 8%, with 12 days to go.



Project:  Storm Dragons

Designer: Harvey Cornell

Artists:  Carlie Cornell, Katy Grierson (Animal Kingdoms, Colossal Cave: The Board Game, Incubation)

Publisher:  Dragon Phoenix Games

Genre/Mechanisms:  card game, hand management, trick-taking

Player Count:  2-4

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  A trick-taking game featuring dragons and storms.

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $50

All-In (w/shipping):  $50, same as above

Campaign Ends:  6/18

Game Ships:  Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 92%, with 28 days to go.



Project:  Tanto Cuore’s 10th Anniversary Edition

Designer: Masayuki Kudo (Tanto Cuore, Tanto Cuore: Expanding the House, Tanto Cuore: Romantic Vacation)

Artists:  various

Publisher:  Japanime Games (Heart of Crown, Krosmaster: Arena, Tanto Cuore)

Genre/Mechanisms:  action points, card drafting, card game, deck building, hand management, set collection, take that

Player Count:  2-4

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “A Japanese deck-building game featuring anime maids.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $30

All-In (w/shipping):  $215

Campaign Ends:  6/4

Game Ships:  Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 508%, with 14 days to go.



Project:  Tiny Epic Pirates

Designer:  Scott Almes (Heroes of Land, Air and Sea; Tiny Epic Galaxies; Tiny Epic Quest; Tiny Epic Zombies)

Artists:  Chip Cole (Winner Winner Chicken Dinner), Nikoletta Vaszi (Tiny Epic Dinosaurs, Tiny Epic Tactics), Ian Rosenthaler (Heroes of Land, Air and Sea; House of Borgia; Tiny Epic Defenders), Benjamin Shulman (Herbaceous; Heroes of Land, Air and Sea; Tiny Epic Galaxies; Tiny Epic Quest; Tiny Epic Zombies), Felix Wermke

Publisher:  Gamelyn Games (Heroes of Land, Air and Sea; Tiny Epic Galaxies; Tiny Epic Quest; Tiny Epic Zombies)

Genre/Mechanisms:  dice rolling, exploration, market, movement points, pick-up and deliver, rondel, solo/solitaire game, variable setup

Player Count:  1-4

Solo Mode:  yes

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  low

Summary:  “Tiny Epic returns with yet another entry in the series, this time a pirate-themed pick-up and deliver game featuring a rondel action system.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $32

All-In (w/shipping):  $48

Campaign Ends:  6/19

Game Ships:  Mar. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 2893%, with 20 days to go.



Project:  Tribune

Designer:  Karl-Heinz Schmiel (Die Macher, Saint Petersburg Second Edition, Tribune: Primus Inter Pares)

Artist:  Harald Lieske (Amerigo, Arkwright, Bohnanza, Carcassonne: South Seas, The Castles of Burgundy, The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, Catan, Die Macher, Dominion, Dominion: Intrigue; Fabled Fruit, Friday, Gentes, Glen More, La Granja, In the Year of the Dragon, Kraftwagen, Las Vegas, Macao, Notre Dame, Power Grid, Power Grid Deluxe: Europe/North America, Puerto Rico, San Juan Second Edition, Smash Up: Monster Smash, The Speicherstadt, Vikings, Washington’s War, Witch’s Brew)

Publisher:  Indie Game Studios (Die Macher); Spielworxx (1989: Dawn of Freedom, Arkwright, Die Macher, Gentes, La Granja, Pax Pamir Second Edition, Virgin Queen, Washington’s War)

Genre/Mechanisms:  auction/bidding, card drafting, hand management, set collection, worker placement

Player Count:  2-6

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-heavy

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “This edition of Tribune includes the Tribune: Primus Inter Pares base game and Tribune Expansion while featuring new mechanisms and elements from designer Karl-Heinz Schmiel.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $84

All-In (w/shipping):  $84, same as above

Campaign Ends:  6/5

Game Ships:  Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 385%, with 15 days to go.



Project:  A War of Whispers: Dark Alliance & Collector’s Edition

Designer:  Jeremy Stoltzfus (Villainous Vikings, Villainous Vikings Second Edition, A War of Whispers)

Artists:  Tomasz Jedruszek (Battles of Westeros, Britannia, Citadels, Condottiere, Dominion, Dominion: Intrigue, Dominion Second Edition, Fields of Green, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game Second Edition, A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Imperial Settlers, Magic: The Gathering, Middle-Earth Quest, Neuroshima Hex! 3.0, Pret-a-Porter, Shadows of Brimstone: City of the Ancients, Shadows of Brimstone: Swamps of Death, Stronghold, Stronghold Second Edition), Dann May (Black Orchestra, Everdell, Nothing Personal)

Publisher:  Starling Games (Everdell, King’s Forge, A War of Whispers)

Genre/Mechanisms:  area majority/influence, betting and bluffing, expansion, hidden victory points

Player Count:  2-4

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-heavy

Risk:  medium-low

Summary:  “A game of deep strategy, hidden agendas, and shifting loyalties, where players represent secret societies betting on the results of the War of Whispers while pulling strings to rig the results and ensure their bets pay off. The Dark Alliances expansion pack allows players to plan in the shadows during other players’ turns.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $10 + sales tax

All-In (w/shipping):  $90 + sales tax

Campaign Ends:  6/4

Game Ships:  Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 261%, with 14 days to go.



Project:  Zer0 Inbox

Designer:  Zach Moore (Solar Draft)

Artist:  Luis Romo

Publisher:  Macho Zero Productions

Genre/Mechanisms:  card game, hand management, set collection

Player Count:  3-6

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  “A corporate-parody, party board game for 3-6 players all about screwing over your co-workers to clear out your inbox before they can..”

Base Pledge (w/ free shipping):  $35

All-In (w/ free shipping):  $35, same as above

Campaign Ends:  6/18

Game Ships:  Nov. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 34%, with 28 days to go.

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