Previously, On Kickstarter… #284

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

Project: Band Grab

Designer: Jof Croxford

Artist: Jof Croxford

Publisher: Jof Games

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, race, set collection, take that

Player Count: 2-6

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “A fast-paced music-themed strategy card game where players race to collect a winning set of groovy musician cards for their band. Players can steal band members, recruit powerful supporters and play game-changing event cards along their journey to playing their band’s first gig. But to play a gig, a player’s band must first contain musician cards with enough matching genre icons.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $25

All-In (w/shipping): $25, same as above

Campaign Ends: 11/13

Game Ships: Jan. 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 25% with 27 days to go.

Project: For Sale Autorama & For Sale: Advisors Expansion

Designer: Stefan Dorra (For Sale, Medina, Turn the Tide)

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: Eagle Games (Age of Steam, Baseball Highlights: 2045, Brass: Lancashire, Can’t Stop, Carson City, Defenders of the Realm, Diamant, Empires: Age of Discovery, Escape Plan, Fleet, For Sale, Francis Drake, The Gallerist, High Society, Lisboa, On Mars, Railways of the World, Rococo, Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age, Santiago de Cuba, Struggle of Empires, Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization, Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization, Tumblin-Dice, Vinhos Deluxe Edition)

Genre/Mechanisms: auction/bidding, auction: turn order until pass, card game, economic, hand management, selection order bid

Player Count: 3-6

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: low

Summary: “For Sale Autorama is a quick game about buying and selling vehicles: cars, motorcycles, RVs, semi-trucks, etc. During the game’s three distinct phases, players first bid to hire advisors, with those advisors then assisting them in the other two phases of the game, when the players purchase several vehicles, then attempt to sell them for the greatest profit possible. For Sale: Advisors adds a third phase to the classic game For Sale, with players starting the game by bidding to hire advisors who will then assist in the second and third phases of the game when players acquire houses, then sell them.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $13, For Sale: Advisors expansion only

All-In (w/shipping): $499, includes 23 additional games

Campaign Ends: 10/30

Game Ships: Sep. 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 142% with 13 days to go.

Project: Gem Hunt

Designers: Angie Anderson, Peter Diffin

Artists: Nina Didenko, Joe Ruiz

Publisher: Gem Hunt Games

Genre/Mechanisms: adventure, area movement, card drafting, dice rolling, hexagon grid, once-per-game abilities

Player Count: 2-4

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: medium-light

Risk: HIGH

Summary: “An open-world, adventure board game where players set out on a trek as one of 12 unique Gem Hunters. Travel across the board which contains a diverse number of regions and locations that have unique opportunities and dangers as you set out to complete your quests and become the Master Gem Hunter.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $93

All-In (w/shipping): $127

Campaign Ends: 11/19

Game Ships: June 2021

Funding Status: Currently at 8% with 33 days to go.

Project: Poketto Collection

Designers: Jason Greeno (Chain Mail, Starforge), Nathan Meunier (The Blessed Dark), Bryan Staudt (Castle Siege)

Artists:  Jason Greeno (The Ares Project, Exodus Fleet, Starforge, The Walking Dead: The Board Game), Nathan Meuiner (The Blessed Dark), Jordan Bailey (Castle Siege)

Publisher: Poketto

Genre/Mechanisms: card game, dice rolling, hand management, horror, push your luck, take that (The Blessed Dark); action points, dice rolling, variable setup (Starforge); action/dexterity, card game, fighting, hand management (Castle Siege)

Player Count: 2-4 (The Blessed Dark); 2 (Castle Siege, Starforge)

Solo Mode: no

Complexity: light

Risk: HIGH

Summary:  “The Blessed Dark is a cult-themed mint-tin card and dice game.  It features a mix of push your luck and light take that elements.  Players work to build out a Grimoire of spells, gather the blood resources to power them, and conduct rituals (rolling the dice) to see what primordial energies that can harness to summon demons or trigger spells.
           In Starforge, each player starts with an asymmetrical faction of constructible ships made from custom acrylic game pieces.  In the center of the table is a row location cards that can be conquered and mined for resources.  Through their choice of tactics, and how they build their ships, the players can battle and outwit their opponent achieving victory by command points, resource capture or enemy destruction.
          Castle Siege is a 2 player competitive castle combat game where the last structure standing wins.  Build up your fortress to defend against invaders and plot carefully to smite your enemy’s Keep with creatures and weapons.  Trolls, boiling oil, archers, fireballs– nothing is off limits in this stronghold smack-down.  Playable on a table or only in your hands and fingers, there is truly no limit to where the battles can take place.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping): $16, just Castle Siege

All-In (w/shipping): $67, includes 2 additional games plus extras

Campaign Ends: 11/14

Game Ships: May 2021

Funding Status: Funded; currently at 155% with 28 days to go.

Twisted Fables

Designers:  Gang Wang, Xiang Gao

Artists:  Fajareka Setiawan,  Ibrahem Swaid, Denys Tsiperko

Publisher:  Diemension Games (Dawn of Madness, Deep Madness)

Genre/Mechanisms:  2 players, card game, deck building, fighting, hand management, miniatures, team-based game, track movement

Player Count:  2

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity: light

Risk:  medium-high

Summary:  “A fast and furious fairy-tale fighting game that is driven by deck-building and inspired by classic 2D video games.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $51

All-In (w/shipping):  $96

Campaign Ends:  10/29

Game Ships:  May 2021

Funding Status:  Funded; currently at 128% with 12 days to go.

Veiled Fate

Designers:  Samuel Cowdon, Zac Dixon, Austin Harrison (Moonrakers), Max Anderson (Moonrakers)

Artist:  Harry Conway (The Great Dalmuti)

Publisher:  IV Studios (Moonrakers)

Genre/Mechanisms:  action points, bluffing, deduction, hand management, miniatures

Player Count:  2-8

Solo Mode:  no

Complexity:  medium-light

Risk:  HIGH

Summary:  “Play as a divine being who has sired a demigod in the realm of humankind.  The identity of your lineage is known only to you. Use positional play to complete quests—and influence fate to ensure the outcome is in your favor.  Strike the perfect balance of misdirection and mischief to capture the throne.  Part social deduction, part strategy, Veiled Fate pits wit against wit.  Every move is a new clue to discovering the true lineage of your opponents.”

Base Pledge (w/shipping):  $80

All-In (w/shipping):  $160

Campaign Ends:  10/31

Game Ships:  June 2021

Funding Status:  Funded; currently at 395% with 15 days to go.

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