Kick The Box Nov. 18th 2013 Edition

Kick The Box

Nov. 18th Edition

This week, I manged to dig up some great thematic games on Kickstarter. Everything ranging from Oxford to big and small monsters, with some rolling through the ages for good measure. We also have two new tabletop campaign reboots started and several tabletop Kickstarter campaigns  I’ve featured over the last few weeks ending.

Update: Both Privateer and Offensive Band Name Generator both have been relaunched! Brew Crafters, Shadows of Brimstone, Spell Saga, Location Cards, Tavern Keeper, and Journey: Wrath of Demons all end this week.

Dreaming Spires

Project by: Secret Games

Oxford. One of the most renown colleges, steeped in history and tradition. Some of the most infamous scholars, such as, Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien in the world had attended. With the game Dreaming Spires, you and your opponents build your dream Oxford College from the medieval era through the modern day. The buildings you choose and how you place them gives your college benefits that can attract scholars to your college, and in return, heightening your college reputation. After advancing through the four time periods, whose ever college has the greatest reputation, wins the game.

This looks to be a great game, bathed in theme with solid mechanics.

Shipping to the US and UK is included. Canadians add $8.75 to your pledge, and the rest of the world should add $25.26 for shipping.

Big Angry Monsters

Project by: Anthony Carillo

Colossal monsters fighting one another and demolishing randomly generated cities. What is there not to like? Big Angry Monsters is a 2-8+ player game that can take 30-60 minutes to play. Your goal is to use your monsters special abilities to destroy your opponent’s monster, all the while, destroying the surrounding city on the isle of Nacob. Your monsters have the ability to level up as you play, gaining them new special abilities and attacks.

A must have for any kaiju fan. Do you have what it takes to stand up against your arch enemies and be the last monster standing?

Shipping within the US is included. Add $30 shipping for outside the US.

Escape From Monster Mansion

Project by: Payton

KS box with monsters (1)

You and your friends have adventured into a mansion. Escape From Monster Mansion has two floors with 15 room tiles for each level. With over 60+ Item Cards and 60+ Monster Cards, the game will never be the exactly same. Choose of the eight avatars and dare to set foot into Monster Mansion. Not only are you armed with your wits, Items, and special abilities, but each player also has a Secret Player Agenda card that adds a possible traitor element to the game. Each Secret Player Agenda card has different win conditions that vary from ‘Escape to win’ called “Survivor”, to ‘Escape with at least one other player to win, and Escape to Win. You have the option of ‘locking the door’ behind you, preventing players left behind from escaping . . .’ called villain.

So, are the people you entered and are trying to Escape From Monster Mansion really your friends?

Shipping within the US is included. Add $5 to $10 for shipping outside the US, depending on the pledge level.

Roll Through The Ages – The Iron Age

Project by: Gryphon And Eagle Games

If your a fan of Roll Through The Ages:The Bronze Age, than the sequel Roll Through The Ages: The Iron Age is the sequel you’ve been waiting for. Do you build Providences and raise an army to conquer barbarians or do you build ports and ships to trade goods?

There is also an expansion for RTTA:TIA. It is a double sized wooden pegboard map of the Mediterranean Seas as the board. This addition adds overseas settlements that players will fight and race to reap it’s strategic benefits.

There are several different strategies to strive to build the greatest empire. Is it going to be yours?

Shipping within the US is included.  A list of shipping for different countries listed at the bottom of the Kickstarter page ranging from $18 to $35.

Look for these great games only available on Kickstarter for a limited time. Stop back by later this week as I pick Dreaming Spires Designer, Jeremy Hogan’s brain.

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