Kick The Box
Jan. 14th 2014 Edition
Welcome back to another edition of Kick The Box. This week, while trouncing through Kickstarter’s murky waters, I uncovered several shiny gems. Press on to see what board games and game accessories I have found to be too enticing to pass up.
Update: Mega Man The Board Game’s campaign is entering it’s final week. It has surpassed it’s funding goal by over $340,000. Japanese The Game and Chaosmos are both now fully funded and kicking down their stretch goals left and right.
Project by: Queen Games
Queen Games is releasing Fresco in a big box format with all 10 of it’s expansions. For those that are having a hard time finding Alhambra in their favorite local game store, you can pick up both Fresco Big Box Edition and Alhambra’s Big Box Edition at the $110 pledge level. Not a bad deal at all! This is only available on Kickstarter.
In Fresco, you are a master painter. The first order of business is deciding what time to get out of bed for the day. The earlier you are able to pull yourself from the goose feathered bed, the sooner you get to take your turn. But, continue to rise early from your slumber and your apprentices will start to grumble and not perform to their full potential. During your turns, you’ll need to buy paints, mix paints, and paint portraits so you can afford the paints. All this needs to be done, while you try to balance work and your apprentice’s happiness.
Shipping within US, Germany, NL, and BE is free. Add $15 for shipping and handling charges within European Union, Great Britain, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine, Canada, Switzerland, Norway. No shipping to Brazil, and for all other countries, add $60 for shipping.
Project by: Gamelyn Games
Is it true? A 4X (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, and eXplore) microgame? It looks like it! Tiny Epic Kingdom is a 2-4 player game and plays in 30-60 minutes.
Take control of one of the ten factions with their own unique faction-specific technology tree for upgrading magical abilities. Send out your meeple villagers to collect resources, explore other territories, attack your opponents territories or defend yours, research magic and work to build a great tower to protect your realm.
This depth of strategy wrapped up in a such a small box is amazing.
Shipping within US is included. Add between $12 to $60 for international shipping depending on your pledge level.
Project by: Jason Glover
Four Tribes is designed as a two player game, but can also be played with 4 players as teams.
Two battling empires have drawn a stalemate and need to sway the tribes to their favor in order to gain the advantage. In the two player version, players play provision cards trying to win the elders favor in the villages and nasty special cards to hinder their opponents achievements.
The goal of the game is to gain all of one color(3 elders) of an elder, or one of each color of elder. There are 4 different colors. The first to do so has gained enough of the tribes favor and wins the game!
Shipping within US is included. Add 12-$25 to ship to Canada depending on pledge level. Add between $22 and $40 for International shipping depending on the pledge level.
Project by: Tom Vasel
And of course, one of this week’s choice of interesting board game/board game accessories would have to be Tom Vasel’s Dice Tower Kickstarter campaign.
For those who don’t know who Tom Vasel is, (can’t imagine that being many of you), he is the creator and President of what has become The Dice Tower Broadcasting Group. Vasel and his partners in crime are some of the best game reviewers in the board/card game industry. I know if there is a game I’m interested in, The Dice Tower is one of the first places I look to see if any review has been done in the Dice Tower Community.
Not only do they have their reviews, but they also have some great Top Ten lists, podcast, weekly newscast, convention coverage, and much, much more.There are a few reasons why The Dice Tower Team has turned to Kickstarter. This opportunity will give them the ability to gain better quality computers and transitions, better location and lighting, and to help with expenses for traveling to the different Gaming Conventions. Basically,better equipment for better quality production.
If your interested in helping them, help us, than head over to their Kickstarter page to check out their different rewards and pledge levels.
Shipping price of rewards are included for US shipping. For International shipping, add between $5 and $15 depending on pledge level.
That is it for this week! Come back next week to see what new game and game board accessories I’ve uncovered in the land of Kickstarter.