Kick The Box
Oct. 21st Edition
After a long weekend with the family in Vegas for my daughter’s 21st birthday, it’s time for me to hit the week running a day later than usual. This last week, I spent quite a bit of time early in the week searching through Kickstarter to see what looked intriguing. Now to share with you what I had found!
Kickstarter News: Spell Saga is a single player story driven card game that has relaunched on Kickstarter! Hooch, unfortunately, did not meet it’s funding goal, but look for a relaunch in February for this mob themed game. Lanterns is doing extremely well on Kickstarter. Don’t miss this family friendly tile laying game before it’s too late!
Project By: Arcknight
Tired of your drab, solid colored, ‘I’ll get to painting that one day’ miniatures? Apparently, so are nearly 500 backers of Arcknight’s new successful Kickstarter Flat Plastic Miniatures.
Flat Plastic Miniatures are a colorful new way to add some fresh bling to any miniature tabletop game or RPG. These hard plastic pieces may look like just an upgraded version of cardboard chits, but they are more than that. They are nearly indestructible and are dual painted. Yes! One side has the front view of the character painted on it, and the other side is painted using the rear of the character. I really like this concept and you can right now, with the stretch goals that are unlocked, receive five different themed sets of miniatures for the price of three sets. That is over 300 colored Flat Plastic Miniatures for $75 featuring Mankind, Ancient Evils, Underground, Wild Lands, and the Grove! With the potential of more to be unlocked!
Shipping within US is included. Add $20 for shipping outside of the US.
Project By: Jon Adams
Designed by Jon Adams, Cartography takes the classic strategic, abstract game of Go! and mashes it with Carcassone. Cartography pits two players against one another in a map making, tile laying, unit placing, conquering think fest.
Players will take turns placing triangular shaped map pieces and units on the evolving map. When one player’s unit is trapped by the other players units, than they are conquered and taken. This is one of the two ways that a player can score points at the end of the game. Players will also add up the number of pieces they have on the board. The combination of the two are added together and the player with the most points wins!
Shipping within the US is included. Add $15 for shipping everywhere else.
Project By: Cole Medeiros
In Web of Spies, player’s spies will be sent to the different corners of the world, collecting valuable weapons and items, with only one goal in mind: Eliminate all the other spies!
This new secret agent game is a deck builder. Three cards will be in random locations, determined by the fate of the dice. Players will have to send out their spies to gather these items, so they will have the resources needed to deal with their fellow enemies.
Just like most deck builders, a player will start off each of their turns with five cards in their hand. They can either discard the cards from their hand to move or acquire more cards for their deck, or use the card’s special abilities. Players will travel the globe, building their deck of cards until they are ready to try to start eliminating their opponent’s spies. Than all hell starts to break loose. The last player with Agents still on the board wins!
Free shipping for everyone!
Operation By: Robert Burke
O.o! A new bluffing, lying, deception game by Robert Burke! Operation F.A.U.S.T. puts you smack dab in the middle of WWII. But, instead of fighting the Axis or Allies, you are trying to save historical pieces of art that Germany wanted to destroy during their occupation of France.
Players on their turn can use Intel(currency of the game) to acquire a painting, a forged document that allows a forged painting to become valuable, or use one of the special abilities on a plot card that you hold in your hand, OR, you can use a special ability of a card that you DON’T possess and hope you don’t get called on it. You don’t have to reveal your card unless someone does call you out. If they are right and you were bluffing than you have to give them half of your Intel rounded up, BUT, if they were WRONG, then they have to give you half of THEIR Intel rounded up!
The game will seat up to eight players and plays in about thirty minutes. The first player to collect a million dollars worth of paintings is the winner!
Add between $16 and $60 US dollars, depending on your pledge level, for shipping outside of the US.
That’s it for this week! Check back next week as I continue to hunt down your tabletop gaming needs before you knew you needed them! Til than, Keep playin’ to be playin’!