Previously, On Kickstarter… #237


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



Project: Boss Battle

Designers: Matt Martin, Jessica Pierce, PJ Vilsaint

Artists: Andrew McKinney, Lilia Sitailo

Publisher: Boss Battle Games

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, hand management, solo/solitaire game, variable player powers

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “An asymmetric RPG/strategy style card game with competitive, cooperative and solo play. Choose between the warrior,mage and priestess to protect the realm of Galdor by killing the Dragon, or seek to conquer it by choosing a uniquely designed Dragon boss and annihilating the heroes who dare get in your way.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $61

All-In (w/shipping): $149, includes extras

Campaign Ends: 8/27

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 25%, with 28 days to go.



Project: Lizard Wizard

Designer: Glenn Drover (Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, Empires: The Age of Discovery, Raccoon Tycoon, Railways of the World)

Artists: Jacoby O’Conner (Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, Evolution, Evolution: Climate, Raccoon Tycoon, Say Anything, Wits & Wagers), Annie Stegg (Raccoon Tycoon)

Publisher: Forbidden Games (Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates, Raccoon Tycoon, Railroad Rivals)

Genre/Mechanisms: auction/bidding, commodity speculation, economic, hand management, push your luck, set collection

Player Count: 2-5

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk:

Summary: “Compete to recruit wizards from seven unique schools of magic, build mystical towers, research powerful spells, summon helpful familiars, and search dark dungeons for gold and items of power.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $59

All-In (w/shipping): $99, includes extras

Campaign Ends: 8/26

Game Ships: Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 322%, with 27 days to go.



Project: Petrichor: Collector’s Edition and Cows Expansion

Designers: David Chircop (…and then we held hands., Petrichor, The Pursuit of Happiness), Dávid Turczi (Anachrony, Cerebria: The Inside World, Kitchen Rush)

Artist: Daniela Attard (Petrichor)

Publisher: Mighty Boards (Days of Ire: Budapest 1956, Petrichor, Posthuman)

Genre/Mechanisms: area majority/influence, expansion, hand management, modular board, solo/solitaire game, voting

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “Cloud & raindrop-themed area control game Petrichor adds a Collector’s Edition with deluxe components including custom molded floating clouds, as well as a third and final expansion, Petrichor: Cows.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $34, the new Cows expansion only

All-In (w/shipping): $124, everything Petrichor to-date, including the base game, all 3 expansions, and the Collector’s Edition

Campaign Ends: 8/17

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 358%, with 18 days to go.



Project: Power Slam! Wrestling Card Game

Designers: Ray Cashman, Seizure Kaiser

Artist: Peter Gleeson

Publisher: Ray Cashman

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, fighting, hand management, interrupts, moving through deck, player elimination

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A social, set-building card game where you Grapple, Throw and Strike your opponents for the win. When the time is right, count out your Opponent with a 1, 2, 3 cos ‘Ya Gotta Pin To Win.'”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $36

All-In (w/shipping): $100, includes 2 copies of the game plus vanity rewards

Campaign Ends: 8/27

Game Ships: Nov. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 42%, with 28 days to go.



Project: Shaka Shredders

Designer: Gregory Paul

Artists: not credited

Publisher: Gregory Paul

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, deck construction, trading

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Swap magnetized card components to power-up your cards, build the sickest hand, and lead your tribe to victory.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $59

All-In (w/shipping): $75

Campaign Ends: 8/27

Game Ships: Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 6%, with 28 days to go.



Project: Tutankhamun

Designer: Reiner Knizia (Amun-Re, Battle Line, Blue Lagoon, Blue Moon City, Carcassonne: The Castle, Colossal Arean, Dream Factory, High Society, Ingenious, The Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation, Lost Cities, Medici, Modern Art, The Quest for El Dorado, Samurai, Ra, Schotten Totten, Taj Mahal, Through the Desert, Tigris & Euphrates, Winner’s Circle)

Artists: Jacqui Davis (Colosseum, Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia, Ex Libris, Stockpile, Viticulture, Viticulture Essential Edition, Wingspan), Matt Paquette (Call to Adventure, Mystic Vale, Thunderstone Quest, Tiny Towns)

Publisher: 25th Century Games (Christmas Lights: A Card Game, Ra, Space Explorers)

Genre/Mechanisms: abstract strategy, card drafting, modular board, set collection

Player Count: 2-6

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “Collect artifacts, invoke the power of the gods, & chart your course down the Nile in this family friendly tile game.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $37

All-In (w/shipping): $76, includes extras & playmat

Campaign Ends: 8/13

Game Ships: Jan. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 86%, with 15 days to go.



Project: The Umbrella Academy Game

Designer: Scott Dean

Artists: Gabriel Ba, Scott Noonan

Publisher: Studio71 (The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls, Escape the Night: The Board Game, Half Truth)

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, cooperative game, fighting, hand management, solo/solitaire game

Player Count: 1-6

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: A cooperative card-fighter based on the comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá and subsequent Netflix show.

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $33

All-In (w/shipping): $90, includes extras

Campaign Ends: 8/28

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 445%, with 31 days to go.



Project: Vinyl: Big Band Edition and Vinyl: Jukebox

Designers: Eric Alvarado (Vinyl), Carla Kopp (Stellar Leap, Super Hack Override)

Artist: James Churchill

Publisher: Talon Strikes Studios (House of Borgia, Vinyl, Winterborne)

Genre/Mechanisms: expansion, hand management, set collection, solo/solitaire game

Player Count: 1-5

Solo Mode: yes (newly designed by Carla Kopp)

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “The Big Band expansion continues to build on the base game Vinyl, introducing the Window Display, Hits Chart, and a new way to form collections. Jukebox adds a standalone, 2-player, head-to-head game to the series.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $23, just the Upgrade Pack

All-In (w/shipping): $154, includes the base game, Jukebox, and all 4 editions (expansions)

Campaign Ends: 8/21

Game Ships: Aug. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 61%, with 22 days to go.



Project: WizBang!

Designer: Danny DeCillis

Artist: Danny DeCillis

Publisher: Big Bad Ideas

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, card game, drafting, hand management

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A fast-paced card game where two players take part in a wizards’ duel.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $27

All-In (w/shipping): $158, includes extras & vanity rewards

Campaign Ends: 8/27

Game Ships: Dec. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 17%, with 28 days to go.



Project: Word Swap

Designer: Peter Guth

Artist: Peter Guth

Publisher: 4Fi Games

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, hand management, set collection, trading, variable setup, word game

Player Count: 2-7

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Your objective is to earn the most points by spelling words. To do this, players will take turns adding letter cards to their player area by playing cards out of their hands and trading with their opponents. To earn points for each word you spell, at least 3 cards in the word must share color; the more cards that share a color, the more points you earn.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $33

All-In (w/shipping): $45, includes extras & vanity rewards

Campaign Ends: 8/30

Game Ships: Feb. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 84%, with 31 days to go.

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