Many of us grew up playing classic fighting video games. I know I spent more than a few hours with Double Dragon in my NES (and losing, terribly, all the time). Well, if you want to recreate some of that feeling on your tabletops now, you should check out Street Masters: Rise of the Kingdom. It’s a new cooperative board game that pits you and your allied fighters against various gangs. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Street Masters: Rise of the Kingdom is a 1-4 player miniatures, board game that includes over 65 highly detailed miniature figures! The game combines the concept of a tactical combat board game with the flexibility of an intricate card game. Acclaimed designers Adam and Brady Sadler (The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary, Warhammer Quest: The Adventure Card Game) have developed a streamlined system that focuses on modularity and action, with fighters, bosses, rivals, allies, and stages forming a “sandbox” for players to mix-and-match, creating their own epic showdowns.
The game offers both an action-packed “Arcade Mode” where players completely customize their experience with any combination of fighters, bosses, and stages, as well as a narrative campaign “Story Mode,” where the fighters’ victories, defeats, and choices help unravel the lore of the game. In “Story Mode,” victory means helpful perks, while defeat inflicts dangerous penalties. Game plays in approximately 45-120 minutes.
The game’s a bit more than halfway to its goal with still 25 days left to go.