Jun 092014
 

Kick The Box

June 9th Edition

This week’s stroll down Kickstarter Lane finds us peeking into the shop windows and finding the #1 game on Board Game Geek going digital, some counters to keep track the value of your life,  a lot of must have’s for die hard fans of Catan, and a little card game that is set in a turmoiled fantasy world, but you are not there to save it.

Kickstarter News: 12 Realms: Ancestors Legacy is entering it’s final week of ending and quickly closing in on the $100,000 mark. March of the Ants finished it’s funding level at a little over $76,000. AVGhost has relaunched it’s Kickstarter campaign.

Twilight Struggle Digital Edition

Project By: GMT Games

Even though the physical version of Twilight Struggle is #1 on Board Game Geek, it isn’t til this last month that I have played it, loved it,  and immediately ordered my own copy of it. I can not wait to play this in a digital format, instead of begging people to play with me!

The game has been handed to the guys and gals at Playdek to develop a digital version of it. The response to the campaign has been nothing short of amazing. It was completely funded in first two hours of the campaign opening, and was passing stretch goals faster then they could post them for the first 48 hours. The campaign funds have skyrocketed beyond the $175,000 level and with the stretch goals reached so far, we will be seeing the game being released on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Tablet and Phone, PS4, Vita, and Xbox One.

The Official Seafarers of Catan Board

Project By: Bill Trammel

Supports all Seafarers of Catan scenarios

For you Seafarers of Catan fans out there, there is a new modular board that will help keep your game during play more organized and easier to set up. The plastic board pieces are broken into strips that make it easy to adjust the game board size.

Also  through Bill’s Kickstarter campaign, for the die hard OCD Catan players, is the Official Collector’s Edition Box.This box looks absolutely amazing and is packed with items to help with organization, including velvet player part drawstring bags, storage for hexes and game pieces, Bamboo part cups with color-matched felt bottoms, and a dice tower to keep rolling your robbers.

There is also a beautiful official Catan bag to help you haul all your expansions to any gaming place of your choosing.

Add between $75-$100, depending on your pledge level, for shipping outside the US. Shipping within the US is included.

Shadow Throne

Project By: Teale Fristoe

For once, your goal is not to be some goody two-shoes noble hero that is trying to save the kingdom, or some group of noble knights that have everyone’s good interest at heart as you set off on your quest to dispatch evil from the land. No, your goal is much simpler than that; to be on the winning side when the fat lady sings and the fighting is all over.

You are a member of a secret society during an age of turmoil. The King still rules with an iron fist, but the Queen is now leading a rebellion against the King, and the Princess has disavowed both her parents and is leading the Church into battle. You don’t care who wins, you just want to be on the winning side when the dust settles. You will be weaving alliances and help determining victors in critical battles, accruing influence for the different factions along the way.

Shadow Throne is a 3-5 player hand drafting, hand management card game that can be played in 30-45 minutes.

Shipping within US is included. Add $15 for shipping outside the US.

Customized Life and Creature Counters for CGGs/Board Games

Project By: Wesley Erwine

Life Counters

Wesley’s counters are a nice addition to anyone’s tabletop game. The looks of them are fully customizable. You can have them plain jane and use them for any collectible card game, board game, or RPG, or depending on your pledge level, you can choose the font and numerical ratio of the counters or add a vector(single color picture) or word to the face of the counter. All backers will be able to choose from twelve different colors.

You can pledge at a higher level, and add even more customization to the counters, by uploading your own art for the counter face. And, in case you missed Wesley’s  successful Kickstarter campaign, Nutsak,  you can add those to go with your counters also.

Shipping within US included. Add $13 for shipping outside US.

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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.

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