Kick The Box
April 27th Edition
We have four outstanding projects for you this week. A rebooted and renamed asteroid mining themed board game, some new fantasy themed coins, some worker placement, abbey building action, and a gorgeous dice display and rolling tray. Check them out after the news!
Kickstarter News: OrcaCon 2016 Game Convention in Everett, Washington is officially a GO! They successfully raised over $21,000 in their campaign with 278 backers. The Apocrypha Adventure Card Game has hit it’s stride, unlocking all the chapters through stretch goals, and encroaching on the bonus chapter stretch goal. The Siblings Trouble is stomping along. Edo has almost reached his funding goal needed to publish his latest creation. You can hear him talk about it and his previous successful Kickstarter Lift Off! on my latest episode of DB94 Podcast!
Project By: Gareth Newton-Williams
After an IP dispute during their original campaign this last summer, Gareth Newton-Williams have relaunched their game. It has been renamed from Asteroid Miner to Periorbis (For the better in my opinion.)
In Periorbis, the start up mining companies of the players will be competing for the resources on the different asteroids. The goal of the game is to have the most victory points at the end of the game. Players will do this by managing their costs, employees, and mining operations, while racing their opponents to the asteroids and extracting and trading it before they can. The randomness of player’s starting characters and the order the Workers for Hire will appear from the deck offer some replayability.
This worker placement, economic game is already funded and well on it’s way to unlocking some of it’s stretch goals. Check it out!
Project By: Ulfsark Games
If you need fantasy coins of many kinds, than, as of late, Kickstarter has been the place to find them. Now, another company, Ulfsark Games has brought their vision of what fantasy currency should look and feel like to life in their latest Kickstarter campaign.
Ulfsark Games has had previous success with their campaigns featuring polyhedral and six sided dice. They now look to expand upon these successful campaigns introducing Dwarven and Elven themed fantasy coins. There will be two different size of coins, 25 and 30 mm.
The coins are ready for production and just need the funding to make it happen.
Project By: Andy “Cosmo-Joe” Watkins
Need a place to not only store but roll your dice? Than these hand made Dice Display Boxes and Rolling Trays would be for you.
Both sections are cut and built out of Solid Red Oak and joined by brass clips. With all the removable dividers in place, the Dice box will hold 100 16mm dice.
With the stretch goals unlocked so far, the felt color choices for the rolling trays are black, green, red, blue, orange, purple, and pink, burgundy, white, and teal. All the stain colors that are now available through stretch goals are Natural, Red Oak, English Chestnut, Jacobean, Red Mahogany, and Ebony.
My only complaint is that there wasn’t a dollar pledge level to follow updates as the campaign progressed, or an option to possibly buy one of these beautiful boxes at a later date.
Other than this minor quibble, there are a lot of beautiful options to ponder for your perfectly customized Dice Display Box and Rolling Tray. Just don’t ponder too long, there is only a couple days left in the campaign at the time of this writing.
Project By: Randy Rathert
King’s Abbey campaign has been rebooted with revamped art and graphic design and a lower pledge level plus other changes to help it stand out among todays crowded hobby.
During King’s Abbey, players will be using dice that represent an order of monks to help build the King’s Abbey. Players will compete for prestige points as they train clergy, build towers and buildings, complete crusades, and defend their homestead against Viking attacks. As if that wasn’t enough, players will have to deal with the menacing darkness threatening to destroy everything the players have worked hard to accomplish.
Not only will players be competing to be the most honored monks in the abbey, they are going to have to work together to defend against these Viking attacks and threatening darkness.
The semi-cooperative game will sit 1-5 players and has an estimated game time of 30 minutes per player.
That’s it for this week! Be sure to check out my bi weekly podcast with my co- host, owner of Talon Strikes, Jason Washburn, hit the subscribe button down below, and until next week, Keep playin’ to be playin’.