Plaid Hat Games Previews Sembali and Harold For Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn

The Phoenixborn are everything in Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (they’re kind of right there in the name), and two new ones will soon be joining the ranks. These new expansions bring a wealth of new options for players when creating their decks, and offer new strategies and tactics for those looking to try something different. Get a look at them in this preview from Plaid Hat.
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WizKids Announces Fungeon Party

What happens when you combine a dungeon-crawling game with a party game and a dexterity game? You get Fungeon Party. It’s a new game coming from WizKids wherein players take on the role of traditional dungeon-crawl classes, like wizard and barbarian, and head into a dungeon where their skills will be put to the test in unconventional ways. How many dice can you stack on your head? Can you bounce dice into a box lid? And how fast can you do it? Because this is a timed adventure. That’s what you’ll have to find out.
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The Ricks Must Be Crazy Card Game Coming May 30th

I’m woefully behind on watching certain shows that I’ve been meaning to look at for quite some time. Rick & Morty is one of them. I’ve seen a shotgun of episodes here and there, but I really mean to buckle in and just go through the series. Then, I’ll have a better handle of what’s going on in The Ricks Must be Crazy, the new card game coming from Cryptozoic. Well, I’ve got until the 30th, as that’s when the game will hit shelves.
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Royal Cup Card Game Coming to Kickstarter

Gamers seem to come in 2 forms, in my experience. There’s the super-outgoing ones that will sit down with anyone and everyone for a game. Then, there’s the more shy-type, who loves to game just as much as anyone else, but isn’t always the best when it comes to first interactions with people. That’s where Royal Cup will come in, it’s a new game headed to Kickstarter that is specifically designed to break the ice.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday! Woo! What cannot be accomplished on such a day as today!?
I know what I’ll be doing. I’ll be here at CMON Expo, hobnobbing with gaming media. Some of them I will now feature here on today’s Review Roundup.

Today we have: Hard City, Destiny Aurora: Renegades, Castle Von Loghan, Meeple Circus, Karuba: The Card Game, Hardback, Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace, Lucidity: Six Sided Nightmares, Rising Sun, Darwin’s Choice, Feudum, and AW Miniatures 28mm Samurai.

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Forgotten Paths Expansion for Dark Souls Card Game Available For Pre-Order

Dark Souls isn’t a very forgiving game. Death awaits you around every corner. The same is true for the card game from Steamforged. But with every monster comes new opportunities. And the Forgotten Path expansion, coming this September, is certainly full of new monsters. It also has two new characters that you can play. Set things on fire as the Pyromancer and pick people’s pockets with the Thief. This set is available to pre-order now.
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Get to Know Me Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you… is tough! Sometimes, you just don’t know what to ask to get to know someone. Or maybe you know, but you’re just too shy. Well, Get to Know Me is a new card game up on Kickstarter that’ll help out. It’s a set of question cards that you can ask your opponent. In the end, find out your compatibility scores and see how well you did!
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Fix the World Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Without going into political territory or getting too detailed: there’s a lot of things in this world that aren’t the greatest. Certainly, there’s various problems that need to be solved. But what’s the solution to these huge, world-arching problems? Probably something like Dinosaur DNA or Dolphins or maybe Duck Tape (along possibly with things that don’t start with the letter D). Those solutions to these huge problems are what you’ll be finding in Fix the World, a new card game up on Kickstarter.
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Indie Boards and Cards Launches Kodama Duo: Kindred Spirits Kickstarter

Not every game out there is great for 2 players. Some say they can be played there, but really can’t. And others are honestly just for 3+ players. So what’re you to do if it’s just you and your buddy? Well, if you want to play Kodama, you can back Kodama Duo: Kindred Spirits from Indie Boards and Cards that’s up on Kickstarter now. It’s a 2-player version of the tree-growing game, that also brings the classic version up to 6 players if you want.
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Forsaken Forest Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Despite being a flatlander at heart, I do still enjoy a good forest. The trees. The animals. The haunting, malicious force that is looking to corrupt those that enter into its domain. The scent of trees. You know, that kind of thing. Forsaken Forest is a new social deduction card game up on Kickstarter where players are a group of travelers going through a forest. Some have been corrupted. Some are still pure. The object is for your side to overtake the other, without being 100% sure who is who.
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Z-Man Games Acquires Love Letter

Well, it would seem as though someone has some mail. Z-Man Games has acquired Love Letter, the quick social deduction card game, from AEG. Along with the original version, this acquisition also includes some of the other versions of the game that also are out there.
That’s quite a piece of mail.
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JabberJot Storytelling Game Up On Kickstarter

Writing can be really hard. Trying to figure out what to write about, what sort of story you want to tell, and what type of tone it should all have isn’t easy. But that’s where JabberJot comes in. It’s a story-creation party card game that’s up on Kickstarter now. Can you use all the elements together and come up with the best story?
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Kitten Casualty Remastered Edition Coming To Kickstarter This Month

There are paw prints on everything I own!
The cat nip is dryin’ on a layer of mice!
Kitten memes to which I never reply!
My eyeballs absorb only fuzzy-colored light!
Kitten Casualty! Kitten Casualty!
Alright!
… So, Kitten Casualty is coming back to Kickstarter later this month with a remastered edition.
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Mashed Battle Card Game Up On Kickstarter

I could attempt to try some potato-related puns for this story, but the campaign-creators have already done all of that heavy lifting, and anything I did would pale in comparison. So, I’ll just let you know what the potatoes are marching to war. Grab your commander and legions of potato soldiers and hit the trenches, looking to come out victorious and avoid getting turned into whipped potatoes. Mashed, the strategic card game, is up on Kickstarter now.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaaaaaay! Woo! Time to go out and… schedule this post, have some breakfast, get groceries, and then do some gaming! Woo! Going to a friend’s place to hang out, have some game time, do some cooking out on the grill, and just having a good day, all before next week’s blitz that is CMON Expo. After that, D&D the week after. Needless to say, my gaming dance card is full for a while. But it all starts with scheduling this post. So let me get to that.

Today we have: Are You Going to Eat That?, Fire Tower, Omen: Reign of War, Treasure Mountain, Sickest Witch, Sparkle Kitty Nights, Dream Home: 156 Sunny Street Expansion, Food Truck Champion, Iquazu, Council of 4, Karuba, North American Railways, Kaiju Crush, and Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker.

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Friday Snippets

Weekeeeeend! Woo!
Ok, so it’s not exactly here yet, but it will be soon enough (That’s not soon enough!). Just gotta get through the rest of today and we’ll be there. I’ve got gaming lined up for tomorrow. I hope you do, too. But, as always, if we’re going to be spending a day gaming, we should be sure to snack on some bite-sized gaming stories so we have our strength with us.

Today on the platter we have: Artis Opus Series S: Brush Set Up On Kickstarter, Reclusive Phoenix Entertainment To Run Kickstarter For Cthulhu-inspired Miniatures Line, Campaign Coins Running Deluxe Metal Meeples Kickstarter, Ultra PRO International to make Munchkin and Munchkin Collectible Card Game accessories, and Brigade Models – New British and German Aeronef Released.

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Sol 3 Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Giant robots alert! We have a giant robots alert! Sol 3, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter now, is chock-a-block full of them. In fact, you’re not just in charge of a single suit, or just a small squad, you’ve got an entire capital starship full of them that you can throw at your opponent. Come up with a winning battle plan, push on through your opponent’s forces, and secure victory.
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Time Vault Soccer Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Soccer (or football, as most people actually know it), is the world’s most popular sport, with a history that stretches back quite a long time, with quite a lot of notable players throughout the years. In Time Vault Soccer, a new card game that’s up on Kickstarter, you’re not only put in charge of your own club, but you’re also given access to a time machine and can go to whenever and wherever in your quest to design and recruit the perfect team.
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April Releases Available From CMON

This is a pretty big release month for CMON. They’ve got two core games and two expansions, split up between some of their more popular games. There’s the latest version of Zombicide in the form of Green Horde. There’s also the Rise of Moloch core box. The expansions are for Lorenzo il Magnifico, as well as Bloodborne: The Card Game.
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Review Roundup

International Tabletop Day. It’s like our true gaming holiday. I’ll be spending it playing D&D with friends (even doing a live stream and then uploading the video later, because that seems like a good idea at the time). I hope you also have something planned out for your day. I know I plan on getting you some game reviews.

This week we have: Pocket Ops, Envyra, Mysthea, Iquazu, Time Barons, Byzanz, Wonderland: Vast: Fearsome Foes Expansion, Pulsar 2849, and Zoo Ball.

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Abducted Cow Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Aliens.
Cows.
Apparently, there’s just something about the bovine critters that aliens just can’t get enough of. And in Abducted Cow, it’s your job as an alien to kidnap, steal, and defend your cows from other aliens. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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2nd Edition of DIG and Expansion Up On Kickstarter

Dig in the dark is a gas. Baby, can you dig it?
Mining has been around since just about the dawn of civilization. There’s many great resources to be found underground, along with many shiny rocks. But the deeper you go, the more dangerous it gets. The ground is home to all sorts of menaces and monsters, and mining is a risky business. But down you must go, if you want to come back up with the prize. That’s what you’ll be doing in DIG, which is running a Kickstarter campaign for the 2nd edition of its game, as well as a new expansion titled DIG: Dragon.
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The Bark Side Card Game Up On Kickstarter

The Bark Side is a new trick-taking game from Korea Boardgames that’s up on Kickstarter now. Players are looking to win tricks, causing their opponents to lose cards, all up until that last trick, which you don’t want to get! It’s a quick and simple game suitable for the whole family.
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CIA: Collect It All Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Gaming can be used to teach a lot of useful skills. You can learn pattern recognition, critical thinking, problem solving, and many other useful things. So it’s no wonder that the CIA had developed a game for training their operatives. For a long time, the game was listed as classified. But it is no longer, and it has been turned into a game for you and me called CIA: Collect It All, and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Battle: Superheroes vs. Villains From Gather Together Games Coming to Kickstarter

The group Gather Together Games is mostly known for their how-to play tutorials on YouTube. But after having given everyone else’s game a try, they’ve decided that they are gonna branch out and make their own game. It’s called Battle: Superheroes vs. Villains, and they’ll be bringing it to Kickstarter soon.
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Four New Factions Announced for Crystal Clans

The ancient crystals bestow great power to the one that can find, capture, and control them. Such a prize has many groups hunting after it. In the case of Crystal Clans, four new factions, the Shadow, Fang, Feather, and Leaf Clans are getting set to hit the field of battle. In this preview from Plaid Hat, get a quick overview of what each will bring to the fight.
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Review Roundup

Saturdaaaaaay! It’s the best day of the week (in my opinion). What cannot be accomplished with a day like today? Well, I know what can, going to do some gaming. I put together some Guild Ball minis for my friend last night. Today I’ll go hang out and play some board games up at the library. But before I can head out there, I need to get you your reviews I know you so desperately desire.

Today we’ve got: I Am the Fourth Wall, Gravity Warfare, Gruff: Stuff of Nightmares, The Faceless, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival iOS, Vengeance, Clans of Caledonia, Harvest, Flamme Rouge: Peloton, Sakura, Fairy Tile, Pocket Mars, Lords of Hellas, Fog of Love, and Sarissa Precision 28mm Japan MDF Terrain.

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Samsara Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Teachers, keep on teachin’. Preachers, keep on preachin’. Worlds, keep on turnin’, ’cause it won’t be too long.
I’m so darn glad he let me try it again. ‘Cause my last time on Earth, I lived a whole world of sin. So glad that I know more better than then. Gonna keep on tryin’, ’till I reach the highest ground.
And that’s what brings us to Samsara, a deck-building game all about reincarnation and your search for Nirvana. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Growl Party Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Awooo! Werewolves of… well, anywhere you happen to be, really.
Werewolf is a game that you can play just about anywhere with just about anyone. But you do kinda need one person to be in charge of things as you play the game. Well, with GROWL, you don’t need that moderator. Everyone gets to join in on the fun! The quick, simple-to-teach, social-deduction card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Sickest Witch Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Sure, we might think of the various parts of a dead animal as potential food, but for a witch, that’s fresh spell components. In Sickest Witch, players are looking to defeat various creatures together, but it’s only the witch that doses out the killing blow that gets the fresh ingredients to create new spells. The semi-cooperative card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Nothing to Play Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Many of us have fairly extensive game collections. But, inevitably, we’ll look at them and go, “man, there’s just nothing to play.” Well, in Nothing to Play, your objective is to collect together consoles and games so that you do, indeed, have something to play. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Drinking Buddies Drinking Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Gamers and booze. They tend to go together like, well… games and dice. Though this game doesn’t use dice. It uses cards. And it uses booze. And it uses gamers. It’s Drinking Buddies, and it’s a new drinking card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Z-Man Games Announces Race to the New Found Land

It is an age of discovery and colonization as the European nations set sail all around the world. New resources are flowing back to the old country as people are making their way to these new settlements. That’s the world you find yourselves in in Z-Man Games’ upcoming game, Race to the New Found Land.
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Deep War WWII Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Deep War puts you in control of one of the nations fighting in WWII. Using your decks, you wild deploy units and command them to fight against your opponents. The fate of the world is in your hands. Will you be on the side of the Allies or the Axis? Grab your commanders and hit that beach. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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