Everdell Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The valley of Everdell is a magical utopia, nestled underneath the branches of huge trees, the creatures living there are in harmony. But the current town is getting a bit cramped and it’s time to expand. In Everdell, players take on the role of leaders in the community looking to found and expand their own areas of the city. But who will attract the greatest amount of citizens and create the best new area to live in? You only have a year to decide. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Planetarium Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Now here’s a board game that Dr. Neal Degrasse-Tyson could get behind. Planetarium is a board game that’s got a bit different a premise than most. You’re not fantasy world adventurers. You’re not sci-fi mercenaries. Nope, you’re clumps of dust and some gas. And that’s not some statement about the hygiene status of gamers. I mean that you play as bits of gas and dust that is forming planets around a new star.
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Fast & Furious: Full Throttle Races To Kickstarter

Game Salute has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Fast & Furious: Full Throttle. Designed by Jeff and Carla Horger (Thunder Alley), this licensed game promises to deliver the high-speed excitement of the successful The Fast and The Furious film franchise to your tabletop. In the game, racers will choose a car, a favorite driver (such as Dom, Brian, Han, and the rest of the crew), and their racing path before pulling up to the starting line. When the flag drops, players race to the finish line using a card-based mechanic that lets you play it safe through smart hand management or risk it all on the reveal of a card. Continue reading

TGN Saturday Edition: Review Roundup

We hope your week has gone by well. It’s been a busy one over here. Lots of news and lots of work on the next issue of Ravage US. However, we have had time to collect our regular group of reviews for you to look over.

This time we have reviews/previews of: D&D Miniatures: Tyranny of Dragons Booster, Keyflower: the Farmers Expansion, Sentinel Tactics, Hitman Holiday, Fleet Commander: Nimitz, The Robotic Age RPG, Mutiny, Grifter: A Game of Cons, and Bruges.

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King’s Forge 2nd Edition and Apprentices Expansion up on Kickstarter

Clever Mojo Games and Game Salute have a Kickstarter campaign up and running for a 2nd edition printing of their King’s Forge card game, along with the Apprentices Expansion.
They’re almost to their goal already with still 23 days on the clock.

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From the campaign:

King Sedgwickson is again looking for a Royal Blacksmith, but this time you’re allowed to hire apprentices to help with your crafting.

Serpent Stones Review posted on Play Board Games

Game Salute gets their Serpent Stones game reviewed by the experts over at Play Board Games.

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From the review:

Serpent Stones is a card game in which you must build a chain of warriors from your side of the board to your opponent’s side. This wins you the round and the first player to win three rounds wins the game.

Polyhedron Collider interviews Michael Fox

Polyhedron Collider sat down and talked with Michael Fox about his work in TV and movies *gets a note on his desk*
Oh… apologies. This is Michael Fox from Game Salute.

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From the interview:

In a bizarre turnaround of events I interviewed Michael Fox from Game Salute and the Little Metal Dog Show at the UK Games Expo 2014. We spoke about Game Salute, mass population control and facing the wrath of internet forums. As you might be able to tell I was a little nervous at interviewing one of the biggest interviewers in the board game industry. A big thank you to Michael for taking the time out of demoing to talk.

Luchador Mexican Wrestling Dice game up on Kickstarter

Game Salute is running a Kickstarter campaign for Luchador, their dice game of high-flying Mexican wrestling fun.

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From the campaign:

Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice brings the flamboyant and colorful world of Lucha Libre Wrestling to your gaming table.

We are now ready to release the second edition of Luchador!, and it will be even bigger and better than before. With some great new additions to the rules like new individual strengths and weaknesses for each wrestler, awesome Killer Combination moves and even a 3D wrestling ring for those special Championship bouts, you can be sure that this will be the best version of Luchador! possible!

Spell your way to victory in Dungeon Scroll

Game Salute is running a Kickstarter campaign for Dungeon Scroll, a game where the size of your vocabulary is as important as the size of your sword.

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From the campaign:

As sorcerers of the mystical art of Word Weaving, you and several other treasure hunters will descend into the Tomb of the Forgotten Consonant and quest for the Syllabus of the Lost Syllable. When the journey is complete, only the most heroic word smith will walk away with the win!

Superhuman Games running Villains and Vigilantes card game Kickstarter

Superhuman Games has a Kickstarter campaign going along with Game Salute for Villains and Vigilantes, a card game of super heroic goodness.
They’ve made more than 5x their goal already, so it’s stretch goals for 16 more days.

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From the campaign:

In the Villains and Vigilantes Card Game, players take on the roles of the villains trying to carry out a variety of sinister schemes or the heroes striving to bring them to justice. Soar through the air, escape from prison, use mind control to dominate your feeble opponents, or send your opponents flying with a super-powered punch.

Secret Games running Kickstarter campaign for Dreaming Spires board game

Secret Games, along with Game Salute, is running a Kickstarter campaign for Dreaming Spires, their new board game.
They’re already more than 4x their funding goal, so it’s stretches for the next 12 days.

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From the campaign:

Lead an Oxford college from the medieval era through to the modern day. Choose which buildings to build, which scholars to admit and how to act in exciting events which pit the colleges against one another.

The eccentric characters and tumultuous events of Oxford’s history are brought to life in cards, featuring original illustrations, famous quotes and amusing written accounts. Discover a world of cobbled streets, misty quads and dreaming spires!

Game Salute running Kickstarter campaign for Keyflower: The Farmers

Game Salute is running a Kickstarter campaign for Keyflower: The Farmers, an expansion to the Keyflower game, wanting to bring the game to the US market. And it looks like they’ll be doing it, since they wanted $500 and are currently over $12k with over a week left to go.

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From the campaign:

Game Salute is bringing Keyflower: The Farmers to the USA and giving you the opportunity to get a copy of the original Keyflower, too.

Keyflower: The Farmers is an expansion for the game Keyflower. In that game, each player develops his own unique village over four seasons by successfully bidding on a variety of village tiles (specialized buildings and boats), skills, resources, and workers (“keyples”).

Studio Cypher and Game Salute running Tattletale card game Kickstarter

Studio Cypher along with Game Salute are running a Kickstarter campaign for Tattletale, a new card game.

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From the campaign:

Tattletale is a fast-paced micro-game about the shifting allegiances of elementary school. Each player secretly represents a different faction and plots or opposes plots to get the most playground glory before the teacher has had enough and shuts everything down.

During the game, successful plotting will increase the amount of Homework or Horseplay in the school. In addition to earning points for plotting or stopping a plot, each player’s secret role gives them bonus points at the end of the game. They might be any of five roles, including the Teacher’s Pet, who earn points for Homework, the Jock, who scores for Horseplay, or someone a little unusual like the BFF, who scores with another player.

Twice a game, the teacher comes in and players literally point fingers at each other to cast blame and reduce glory. The basic turn is structured as an iterative Prisoner’s Dilemma with the extra twist that a third player opposes you and can cancel both actions if they guess cleverly.

Game Salute launches A Duel Betwixt Us card game on Kickstarter

Game Salute has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to fund A Duel Betwixt Us, a dueling card game with an absurdist, yet old-timey feel.

From the campaign:

A Duel Betwixt Us is a 2-player card game designed to test your manly worth through the ancient & sacred art of violence.

Your heroic feats will earn you the love of fair maidens, and sturdy men join your ranks in admiration of your combative prowess.

You will send this fanclub to work in the mines, where they will toil tirelessly in your name. The fine ingots they pull from the earth will provide you with an economic & military edge in the series of spectacular duels which will unfold betwixt you and your nemesis.

Who will be the finer specimen of Man? Will you gain the Gentlemanly Satisfaction you demand? Only time will tell…

Game Salute launches Chaos & Alchemy card and dice game on Kickstarter

Game Salute is looking for funding over on Kickstarter for their new card and dice game called Chaos & Alchemy.

From the campaign:

A quick playing card & dice game for 2-5 alchemists. Build up a laboratory of exotic innovations and be the first to turn lead to gold!

Chaos & Alchemy is a card and dice game designed by first-time creator Michael Iachini. Following a small self-published run in 2012, Game Salute is now working with him to produce an all new version, complete with incredible art from Enggar Adirasa and graphic design by Dann May that will make the game truly stand out.

By performing experiments in order to build your reputation you will work your way up to your greatest challenge – to transmute lead into gold in your very own alchemical laboratory! Only by successfully completing your experiments will you gain the abilities to become the very best… but you’re not the only one trying to achieve the impossible.