Oct 062014
 

Kick The Box

Oct. 16th 2014 Edition

Hey Kick The Boxers! Let’s kick off October with a mad dash to the Dead Drop site in the middle of a storm of Meteors that is raining down on the entrance of the Twisting Catacombs created by a Worldspinner.

Kickstarter News: Clockwork Kingdom has relaunched! It is fully funded already and only available for a few short days, so hurry to get your copy! If you are looking for a noir styled, prohibition period, mafia game with an original interactive campaign involving missions for personalized game cards, than be sure to check out HoochVye: The Card Game has earned over four times the amount of their funding goal! Still not too late to kick a couple bucks to Sandy Games to receive your copy of this area control game!

 Dead Drop

Project By: Crash Games

Crash Games has launched their tenth Kickstarter campaign with a new game called Dead Drop. Dead Drop is a 2-4 player memory and deduction game in the spirit of small games like Love Letter and Lost Legacy.

Setup starts with cards face up equal to the amount of players playing and one card face down on the table. The object of the game is for a player to make an educated guess or deduce what card is face down on the table. During a players turn, they can do one of the following actions; trade one card from their hand with another players hand, trade one card from their hand with one of the face up cards on the table, or sell secrets to another player. Selling secrets is when a player shows two cards to another player. That player than will answer yes or no if one of their own cards equals the sum of those two cards. If so, than the card equaling the sum is traded with one of the two cards.

This continues until someone decides to ‘Grab the Drop’. The player reveals two cards from their hand, and if the sum of those two cards are the same as the ‘Drop’, than they win the round! If not, than they are eliminated and play continues. Whoever wins three rounds first, wins the game!

Shipping within US is included, For international shipping, an easy to read chart is located halfway down their Kickstarter page.

Worldspinner: Fantasy RPG Worldbuilder & Map Maker

Project By: Worldspinner LLC

Political

Before we highlight the miniatures that Zealot Miniatures has for you, you will need a world to use them in, right? A new program called Worldspinner makes this easier than ever before. Worldspinner is an online program that will be available for your use. anywhere and everywhere.

Different maps can be made to represent different social, political, and geographical values. With Worldspinner, you will be able to give your map an age old parchment or an illustrated look; All depending on how you want the world you created, represented.

Points of interests and cities will be automatically named when you create them on the map. This will give you a reference point until you can come up with your own name, if you hadn’t already. Just these little nuances has me excited. You will also be able to keep notes of potential quests or information regarding each and every landmark, city and region you create.

This is just a taste of what Worldspinner will be able to do. This is shaping up to be an amazing piece of software that will only be limited by your own imagination.

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

Meteor! A Real Time, Co-operative Card Game

Project By: Seth Hiatt

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Except for this time it is real! A catastrophic meteor storm threatens to turn all living creatures on this beautiful blue marble into fossil fuels. Of course, only a select few fellow rocket engineers can save the planet. And guess what? You only have five minutes to do so! No pressure!

Meteor is a 1-5 player, real time, cooperative, card game that plays in five minutes are less. Players work together trying to develop technology or launching rockets to destroy meteors. “

“Piece of cake, I played Missile Command by myself for years! At least, you have friends to help you in this game! This board  game will be easy!”

Wrong! Not only do you have only five minutes to beat the game, but you also can’t talk to any of your comrades until you develop the technology! So, strategizing in silence brings a whole new type of chaos to the table!

A simple to read graph for shipping is posted on their campaign page.

Twisting Catacombs . Miniature Dungeon Scenery

 Project By: Zealot Miniatures

Kickstarter Coming Soon

If you are wanting to add some tasty texture to your board game or RPG, than I would advise checking out Zealot Miniatures new Kickstarter campaign, Twisting Catacombs, Miniature Dungeon Scenery.

The Kickstarter campaign has flexible tiers allowing some swapping of items you may want with items you don’t. The terrain is compatible with a whole array of board games and RPG games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Heroquest, Descent, or anything else using 28mm-30mm scale character miniatures.

The detailed items are digitally sculpted and created in house using vacuum casted, pure, hard resin . The types of items range from doors to rats, alchemist’s benches to lighting braziers, and much, much more; Tons of different options to help spice up you and your friends tabletop experiences.

Shipping is free in the UK. Check the easy to read shipping graph for all other countries.

That’s it for this week! Be sure to come back next week as I uncover tomorrow’s board gaming gems today on Kickstarter. Til than, 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.

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