Apr 142014
 

Kick The Box

April 14th Edition

Stardate 04-014-2014. I have swam the seas of infinite space searching for new games. Among my discoveries of this last week of adventure, I have crossed the paths of new reprints, and an update to a classic game board. Here is the log of my recent journeys.

 Kickstarter News: Allegiance: A Realm Divided is 70% funded with two weeks still left in their campaign. Creative Clash is over 160% funded with a week left in their campaign. TableTop Season 3 is fully funded and will be coming to a Youtube channel near you!

Among The Stars

Project By: MAGE Company

MAGE Company is at it again! This time the fantastic game they are reprinting is the card drafting game (Like 7 Wonders) is called Among The Stars. Among The Stars is such a great game, some even have heralded it as ” The 7 Wonders Killer”. I’m not so sure about that, but am excited to finally be able to get a copy.

In Among The Stars, each player is placed in the role as an alien race after an extremely devastating war. Peace was declared and a treaty was signed by all the major alien races. One of the first decisions of this new Alliance was to build space stations to better promote trade and harmony among all alien races.

Each player will start with six cards in their hand. You will pick a card and play it, and than pass the hand to your neighbor, while receiving a new hand from your other neighbor. This might sound familiar to those who have played 7 Wonders. What separates Among the Stars from 7 Wonders is that not only is it important what you pick and pass to your neighbor, but also where in the space station you place your new location.

Shipping for US, Europe and Canada are included. Add between $10-$20 depending on your pledge level, for all other countries.

Industrial WAVE: Uniquely Designed Cribbage Board

Project By: Roland Benjamin

Industrial WAVE cribbage board

Looking for a new and unique Cribbage Board for your pegging pleasure? Wave Cribbage Boards is where it’s at than. These industrial themed Cribbage Boards add a 21st Century look to a 17th century game. The Wave Board is made out of laser cut acrylic and steel and will be shipped with custom cribbage pins.

The campaign is already fully funded and the only bummer part is that the personalized engraving  pledge level was only available to two backers. I hope more pledges with personalized graving is opened up! I think it would make a perfect gift either to yourself, a friend, or family member.

Shipping is for US only unfortunately, and  scheduled for May 2014

Monster Chef

Project By: Believe In Games

Monster Chef is a 2-4 player, 15-20 minute quick pick up and play game. Perfect game to throw on the table to entertain the early arrivers at your gaming group while waiting for the late comers to show up , to playe with your kids, or for a quick gamer fix in the evening.

Monster Chef pits you against the other players, all trying to complete recipes with the goal in mind to collect the most stars by the end of the game. Players take turns collecting recipes and ingredients. After you have the set required ingredients for a recipe, you then place it in kitchen (the center of the table). It will sit there til your next turn. While it is sitting in the kitchen, other players could possibly throw in rotten ingredients, ruining your dish. When it is your following turn, you can than serve your dish. Other players also can have their dishes served as well.

For a light game, there is still some decisions to be made and lots of fun to be had.

Shipping is included for worldwide deliveries.

Mythic Dragon Playmats

Project By: Jessica Feinberg

Fire & Ice Mat Design

Mythic Dragon Playmats provide a clean surface for any game. The size of the mats are 24’x14′ and are 1/6th’ thick. There are now five amazing designs to choose from(at the time of this writing) and possibilities of more being unlocked through stretch goals.

You can also order mouse pads and t-shirts featuring the same original dragon art created by Jessica that are also available on the playmats.

You can’t go wrong with any of these items if buying for a dragon, art or both, fanatic.

Add between $1-$32, depending on your pledge level, for shipping outside the US. Shipping within the US is included.

Come back next week to see more of my findings in the universe of Kickstarter. Click Subscribe, comment, send hate mail, or all the above for comments and suggestions. Until next week, Keep playin’ to be playin’.

About Jason Hancock

Ever since my early childhood I've had a love for card and board games.I am now married with two children that have moved out of the house and on to their own lives. This new phase of life has rekindled the old passion of tabletop gaming and lucky enough to have a wife who enjoys it also.

  4 Responses to “Kick The Box April 14th 2014 Edition”

  1. I decided to buy Monster Chef because it looks like a simple and amusing game and I loved the graphic design. I will be picking it up in Essen and I can’t wait!

  2. Love the creativity that went into that Industrial Wave cribbage board! Can’t wait to receive mine!

  3. I agree, It does look phenomenal and I’m happy to report that I was contacted by WAVE this morning and that they will be opening up more personalization pledge levels!

  4. Thanks for taking the time to comment and I totally agree!

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