Previously, On Kickstarter… #283


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



Project: Campaign Trail: Second Edition and Green Party Expansion

Designers: Jeff Cornelius (Campaign Trail), David Cornelius (Campaign Trail), Nathan Cornelius (Campaign Trail)

Artist: Christian Strain (Asking for Trobils, Campaign Trail, Evil Intent)

Publisher: Grey Fox Games (Champions of Midgard, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Mythos Tales)

Genre/Mechanisms: area majority/influence, area movement, campaign/battle card driven, expansion, hand management, political, team-based game, variable player powers

Player Count: 1-8

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Campaign Trail is a strategy board game in which players pit their campaign skills against one another as they vie for the Presidency of the United States. The Green Party Expansion adds more action cards, more candidates, new global events, and end game goals that introduce new strategies and allows more players to compete for the White House.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $35, standard expansion only, for returning backers

All-In (w/shipping): $110

Campaign Ends: 11/1

Game Ships: Aug. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 239% with 16 days to go.



Project: Crescent City Cargo + Captains of the Gulf Reprint

Designer: Jason Dinger (Captains of the Gulf)

Artist: Harald Lieske (Amerigo, Arkwright, Bohnanza, The Castles of Burgundy, The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, Carcassonne: South Seas, Catan, Dominion, Dominion: Intrigue, Fabled Fruit, Friday, Gentes, Glen More, La Granja, In the Year of the Dragon, Kraftwagen, Las Vegas, Macao, Die Macher, 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 (Aftershock: San Francisco and Venice, Egizia: Shifting Sands, Survive: Escape From Atlantis!)

Genre/Mechanisms: area majority/influence, economic, pick-up and deliver, variable player powers

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: meduim-heavy

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “Players take on the roles of competing logistics companies vying to fulfill lucrative contracts with domestic railways, foreign cargo ships, and future speculated trade opportunities through shipping containers waiting to be loaded at the dock. Players receive goods from warehouses and use them to improve the state of their company or earn valuable capital that will serve to establish their dominance in the local trade market.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $74

All-In (w/shipping): $119, also includes Captains of the Gulf

Campaign Ends: 10/30

Game Ships: Apr. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 642% with 14 days to go.



Project: Dirty Money

Designer: Daryl Chow (The Artemis Project, Overbooked, Remember Our Trip)

Artist: Alan Bay (Debtzilla)

Publisher: Capital Gains Studio (Cryptocurrency, Debtzilla, Wongamania: Banana Economy)

Genre/Mechanisms: economic

Player Count: 2-5

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Manage a global money laundering network by funneling dirty money into artworks and businesses while avoiding government blacklists.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $33

All-In (w/shipping): $110, includes 3 additional games

Campaign Ends: 11/5

Game Ships: July 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 107% with 20 days to go.



Project: Help Arrives!

Designer: Nicolás Eskubi (La Bataille de France, 1940; Normandy: The Beginning of the End; Paths to Hell)

Artist: Nicolás Eskubi (Advanced Squad Leader, A Victory Lost; Crisis in Ukraine 1942-1942, Warriors of God: The Wars of England & France, 1135-1453)

Publisher: Draco Ideas (2GM Tactics, Normandy: The Beginning of the End, ONUS! Rome Vs Carthage)

Genre/Mechanisms: civil war, dice rolling, hexagon grid, line of sight, simulation, wargame

Player Count: 1-2

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-heavy

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “Tactical wargame about the Spanish Civil War and international aid. Realistic simulation hex&counter wargame with 800+ counters.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $79

All-In (w/shipping): $174, includes 2 additional games

Campaign Ends: 11/5

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 156% with 20 days to go.



Project: Hot Potato!

Designers: Adrie Drent, Thijs Roem

Artist: Henkjan Hoogendoorn (Chartered: The Golden Age)

Publisher: Jolly Dutch Productions (Chartered: The Golden Age, Herrlof)

Genre/Mechanisms: action/event, card game, hand management, hot potato, matching push your luck, rock-paper-scissors

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “Use one of your six Potatoes to best deal with Encounters. Your Sweet Potato is a good match against a Vicious Virus, and the Rambotato will surely defeat a Furious Fryer. But both would suffer in an Encounter with a Wicked Weed.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $13

All-In (w/shipping): $105, includes 3 additional games

Campaign Ends: 11/3

Game Ships: Mar. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 237% with 18 days to go.



Project: Kabuto Sumo Board Game

Designer: Tony Miller (Fire in the Library)

Artist: Kwanchai Moriya (Catacombs Third Edition, Cryptid, Dinosaur Island, Duelosaur Island, The Game, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Prêt-à-Porter, Sidereal Confluence: Remastered Edition)

Publisher: BoardGameTables.com (Bites, On Tour, Q.E.)

Genre/Mechanisms: action/dexterity, slide/push

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-low

Summary: “Turn into a tough beetle with a bad attitude and force your opponents out of the ring in this disc-pushing board game.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $33

All-In (w/shipping): $203, includes 5 additional games plus extras

Campaign Ends: 11/12

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 860% with 27 days to go.



Project: Lost Ones

Designer: Gordon Alford (Of Dreams & Shadows)

Artists: Matt Forsyth (Magicka Mayhem: The Card Game, Of Dreams & Shadows), Paperhead (Incredible Expeditions: Quest for Atlantis), Steven Preisman (Of Dreams & Shadows)

Publisher: Greenbriar Games (Burger Up, Folklore: The Affliction, Vengeance)

Genre/Mechanisms: adventure, cooperative game, exploration, hand management, horror, storytelling, tile placement

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “A map tile exploration game set in a ‘Choose Your Own Path’ story. The player takes on the role of one of four available youths who have been kidnapped and taken to the Otherworld, home of the Fae. The game begins just as the player escapes captivity during a conflict between warring Fae factions and must now explore this magical realm of dreams to discover a way home. Besides solo play, there is a cooperative mode for up to 4 players.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $44

All-In (w/shipping): $145

Campaign Ends: 11/2

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 182% with 17 days to go.



Project: Merchants of Infinity!

Designers: Sebastián Koziner (Mutant Crops, Oni), Andrew Prowse (Top Hats and Treachery)

Artists: Enggar Adirasa (Riftfall, Shadowrift, Simurgh), Tan Ho Sim (DinoGenics, The Silver River)

Publisher: Rogue Artist Creations (Top Hats and Treachery)

Genre/Mechanisms: auction/bidding, bluffing, card play conflict resolution, contracts, dice rolling, economic, events, income, negotiation, set collection, space exploration, trading, worker placement

Player Count: 1-5

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A space-bound game of resource-management, worker-placement, hand-management, set-collecting, auctioning and making lots and lots of money.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $67

All-In (w/shipping): $100

Campaign Ends: 11/5

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 31% with 17 days to go.



Project: Mr. Cabbagehead’s Garden returns!

Designer: Todd Sanders (The Draugr, IUNU, The Maiden in the Forest)

Artist: Todd Sanders (…and then, we held hands., Small City, Trick of the Rails)

Publisher: LudiCreations (Crisis, Enchanters, On the Underground: London/Berlin)

Genre/Mechanisms: card drafting, card game, pattern recognition, push your luck, puzzle, set collection, solo/solitaire game

Player Count: 1-2

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “A simple, yet sometimes frustratingly challenging game. Designer Todd Sanders was inspired by a day spent in the library looking at books of victorian seed catalogs that featured some very quirky anthropomorphic vegetables. Combining his love of gardening and his passion for unconventional game design, he created a game to match the style of these lovable curmudgeons that beckoned Victorians to garden.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $29

All-In (w/shipping): $39

Campaign Ends: 10/30

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 1807% with 14 days to go.



Project: Radioactive Bees

Designer: Jose L. Navas (Stratum)

Artist: Jose L. Navas

Publisher: Ruben Ocampo

Genre/Mechanisms: abstract strategy, grid coverage, tile placement

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Players use game pieces of different shapes – arranged over several layers – to block their opponents, increase their bees’ radioactive levels and maximize the number of points they earn.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $34

All-In (w/shipping): $85

Campaign Ends: 11/6

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 101% with 21 days to go.



Project: The Ranch – Fences Expansion Pack

Designers: Adam F. Collins, Tim Forbis

Artist: Andrew Sallwasser (Biergarten, Fences)

Publisher: Bearded Board Games (Fences)

Genre/Mechanisms: area majority/influence, enclosure, expansion, set collection, tile placement

Player Count: 2-6

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “Fences is a tile-laying game in which you are a farmer trying to build pens for your animals. On each turn, a player plays one of the two tiles that they have. After placing, the player can decide whether to claim an unclaimed field. If a field has been closed, it is scored accordingly. To end the player’s turn, a new tile is drawn. In The Ranch, players can raise chickens, but watch out for the sly fox. They can ride a horse, drive tractors, and even sell their animals at the market. They have the ability to store animals, allowing them to increase their points at the optimal time. With nine new expansions, there are plenty of ways to have fun with Fences at the Ranch.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $34

All-In (w/shipping): $72

Campaign Ends: 11/5

Game Ships: Mar. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 36% with 20 days to go.



Project: The Scare Factory

Designers: Duane Beckett, Chris Farmer, Alex Vaucrosson

Artists: Sheryl Au, Emily Cote, Judy Gao, Hayley Guignard, Andrew Lu, Alison Tsui, Bowen Zhou

Publisher: SupAR Games

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, cooperative game, dice rolling, miniatures, modular board, tower defense

Player Count: 1-4

Solo Mode: yes

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A cooperative game that combines tower defense and maze building concepts into a 90-to-120 minute romp split into two phases.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $105

All-In (w/shipping): $165

Campaign Ends: 11/12

Game Ships: Oct. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 5% with 27 days to go.



Project: The Science and Séance Society

Designer: Daniel Newman (Ahead in the Clouds, Dead Man’s Cabal, Rolled West)

Artist: Daniel Newman

Publisher: Red Mill Industries

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, card game, dice rolling, hand management, race

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “An asymmetric two player game of hand management, dice manipulation, and genteel rivalry.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $38

All-In (w/shipping): $38, same as above

Campaign Ends: 10/31

Game Ships: Jan. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 119% with 15 days to go.



Project: Shards of the Jaguar

Designer: Nagy Balázs (Christmas Tree)

Artist: Herendi-Hárshegyi Judit (Piñata Party)

Publisher: Clevergreen Board Games (Christmas Tree)

Genre/Mechanisms: action points, adventure, deduction, modular board, racing, variable player powers

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A competitive ‘dungeon-deduction’ game, which both requires strategic and tactical thinking, where you play the heroes and the dungeon as well. Set secret traps and outsmart the others. The game is about an initiation trial where you and your fellow initiates have to prove that you are worthy of your ancestor’s, Kahanur’s, power.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $65

All-In (w/shipping): $77

Campaign Ends: 11/12

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 110% with 27 days to go.



Project: TacTiki

Designer: Gábor Incze

Artist: Nagy Norbert

Publisher: Drawlab Entertainment (Project: ELITE, Sherlock: Last Call, When I Dream)

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, abstract strategy, grid movement, memory

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “An innovative strategy game in which players need to think carefully and remember the enemy’s pieces to outmaneuver them and achieve victory.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $47

All-In (w/shipping): $108, includes vanity rewards

Campaign Ends: 11/5

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 334% with 20 days to go.



Project: Turf War: Unicorn City

Designer: Joshua Mason (Outfoxed!)

Artist: Joshua Mason

Publisher: Joshua Mason

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, fighting, hand management

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: medium-high

Summary: “Role play as the wannabe leader of a gang of adorably cute unicorns, recruit them from the deck into your gang, and then engage in ‘rumbles’ against other players to decide who ultimately wins the turf war.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $26, new expansion only

All-In (w/shipping): $420, includes 18 additional games

Campaign Ends: 10/28

Game Ships: Nov. 2020

Funding Status: Currently at 16% with 12 days to go.



Project: Usurper

Designers: Jesse Meunier, Nathan Meunier (The Blessed Dark)

Artist: Nathan Meunier (The Blessed Dark)

Publisher: Immolation Rite

Genre/Mechanisms: 2 players, card drafting, card game, tile placement

Player Count: 2

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A fast-paced, highly strategic card drafting and grid placement game for 2 players. In this dark fantasy game, you’ll recruit followers from the realm’s four distinct factions, then unite them in a bid to dominate your adversary and seize the throne.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $22

All-In (w/shipping): $22, same as above

Campaign Ends: 11/12

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 60% with 27 days to go.





Project: 
Word Hustle

Designers:  Lori Love, Lea Velocci

Artist:  Lea Velocci

Publisher:  People for Goldfish, LLC

Genre/Mechanisms: dice rolling, drafting, push your luck, real-time, re-rolling and locking, tile placement, word game

Player Count:  1-4

Solo Mode:  yes

Complexity:  light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  “A strategic game of crosswords with sleek opportunities to hustle your opponents.  It combines oversized dice with tactile wooden letter tiles and gameplay where each stage is meaningful.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $28

All-In (w/shipping):  $28, same as above

Campaign Ends:  11/12

Game Ships:  July 2021

Funding Status:  Funded; currently at 211% with 27 days to go.

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