Japanime Games Running Heart of Crown: Fairy Garden Kickstarter

Japanime Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new expansion for their Heart of Crown deck-building game. This one’s called Fairy Garden. It’s a stand-alone expansion celebrating the summer solstice when the fairy folk come to the kingdom. Will the turmoil in the castle cause issues? that’s up to you to decide.
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Strange Machine Games To Create Robotech Board Game Line

Well, it’s not RPG Tactics, but there’s going to be a trio of new Robotech Board Games coming soon due to a team-up between Japanime Games, Strange Machine Games, Escape Velocity Games, and Harmony Gold. There’s 3 that have been announced to start things off, Ace Pilot, Attack On The SDF-1, and Brace for Impact.
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Review Roundup

The year is coming to an end. 2017 has been full of twists and turns. 2018 is looking like it will certainly be an interesting one. Certainly one of potential change. To all of you, I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.
I also wish you would read all of these review articles.
Actually, you don’t really have to read all of them, but they’re here if you want to check ’em out. 😉

This week we have: Dragon Pets, Too Many Bones, Circle the Wagons, Shipwrights of the North Sea, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal, Pile-Up Rush, and Summit.

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Dragon Pets Now Available From Japanime Games

Who wouldn’t want a dragon for a pet? I mean, really. I’d love a dozen! And that’s just what you can get in Dragon Pets, now available from Japanime Games. In it, you’ll be competing in the 1783rd Dragon Breeding Competition. Go out and catch the most wild dragons and get them… umm… together… (this just turned from G to NC-17 in a hurry) and show that you’re the best dragon breeder around.
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Kamigami Battles Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Occasionally, games need to be redone. They were good, and had a good premise and mechanics. But over time, things need to be updated, rebalanced, and re-thought out. Such was the case with Kanzume Goddess. And Japanime Games has done it. It’s now Kamigami Battles: Battle of the Nine Realms, a PVP deck-building game. The game’s been cleaned up and is now up on Kickstarter.
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Terrifying Girl Disorder Card Game Available For Pre-Order From Japanime Games

Japanime Games has started taking pre-orders for a new card game called Terrifying Girl Disorder. It takes its inspiration from the novel Dogra Magra. In the game, players are highly-psychically-powerful women who have lost their memories. The goal is to regain that which was lost, though each character has their own, unique win conditions for the game as well.
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Japanime Games Announces Tanto Cuore: Winter Romance Kickstarter

Japanime Games has announced that Tanto Cuore, their deck-building game of budding relationships, is getting a new expansion. Winter Romance looks to add whole new dynamics to the game, including butlers. They also have new interactive game mechanics they’re bringing in. And, as you’d expect, the Kickstarter will have all manner of exclusives and extras for backers.
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Japanime Games Running Love Formula Card Game Kickstarter

Love is a many-splendored thing. At least, so I’m told. *is a grump and single, but waddyagonnado?* Couple get together, go on dates, fall in love. All that mushy stuff. But love is also fickle and a battlefield. Dates can and will go wrong. Will the happy couple remain one at the end? That’s what you’ll be trying to find out in Love Formula, a new card drafting game from Japanime Games that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Midweek Snippets

Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-the-scenes for other stuff around here. Just a busy week. I know I could use some extra energy. And I think a bunch of bite-size gaming stories can do that very thing.

Today on the platter we have: Khurasan starts 15mm Late 14th Century Range, Acheson adds 28mm Gorillas, Love Formula Coming To Kickstarter This Month, Game Master Digital GM Tools Up On Kickstarter, New Quickshade Washes Available To Order From The Army Painter, Killbox Games New Releases and Kickstarter News, Khurasan releases new 15mm undead/evil wizard sets, English Version of Master of the Galaxy Coming to Kickstarter, The Component Collector Up On Kickstarter, and New Dvergr Commandos Available From Kromlech.

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Japanime Games Taking Pre-orders For Alicematic Heroes

The folks over at Japanime Games have a new board game coming out later this spring. It’s called Alicematic Heroes. It puts players in charge of their own kingdom. But you’re not cordial neighbors. Each wants to expand their territory outward. But how will you go about building and expanding your kingdom? With five aspects you can work on, there’s no single way to best-win the game.
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Sword Art Online Kickstarter Running Now

You know, one of the things people say they want out of games is to be “immersed” in it. You know, to feel that you really are your characters and that your actions have real consequences. In the Sword Art Online anime, “immersion” takes on a whole new level. Much like the Matrix, if you die in the game, you die in the real world, too. The only way to escape is to defeat the game. And that’s just what you and the other players are trying to do in the Sword Art Online board game, up now on Kickstarter.
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Friday Snippets

Well, it’s finally Friday. Seems like it’s taken forever. Also, who wants to take bets on me clocking out this evening and then suddenly feeling like I’m clocking in on Monday morning? You know weekends never work like the work week. It’s going to just go by in a flash, I’m sure. Well, so I have enough energy to get through the rest of the day and then to zip through the weekend, I should load up on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Paymaster Games launches Aztec Kickstarter, KaYo Miniatures Running Clown Army 28mm Miniatures Kickstarter, Dhovaine RPG on the horizon for Higher Grounds, Wu Wei hits Kickstarter on March 20th, New Quad Lascannon From Kromlech, Final Days for Dragon Empire Army Up On Kickstarter, One Page Rules Releases Battle Sisters and Dark Elves Lists, Sword Art Online the Boardgame: Sword of Fellows Coming To Kickstarter, Brigade Models Release New 6mm PacFed, Imperial Agents Weekend Promo From Kromlech, and Rebel Minis Releases New Sci-Fi Horror Packs.

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Dynamite Nurse Card Game Up On Kickstarter

I used to work in a hospital. I’ve seen things that most people really shouldn’t see. I’ve seen amazing things, though, as doctors and nurses are able to help heal patients back from what seems like certain death. If you want to help others like those medical personnel, you might want to check out Dynamite Nurse, the new deck-building game up on Kickstarter.
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Midweek Snippets

Is this week going by quickly for everyone else, or is it just me? I woke up this morning and sort of shocked myself with the fact that I was putting on my Wednesday shirt already. We’ll be getting to the weekend before we know it. But in the meantime, we should stock up on some bite-size gaming stories.

On the platter today we have: Kev White does Matt Dixon – Female Fantasy Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Bombshell Miniatures Running Bombshell Babes III Kickstarter, Raid & Trade: From Hell to Desert Free Scenario Available, 12 Realms: Black Fortresses Alliance Free Scenario Available, Dark Art Studios Previews Devil’s Dungeon Miniature Series, Upwind RPG Coming to Kickstarter Soon, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm September Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, First Wave of 2D Miniatures Available From Flatminis, Kromlech New Release: Legionary Magma Cannon, Mystic Circle Stones Bases 30mm and 40mm Available From Tabletop-Art, Khurasan releases 15mm 1980s US Army Mech Infantry and M113 APC, New Elven Amazon From Brother Vinni, FossilPunk Foundry Unveils New Miniatures for Sauriana, The Goblin Hoarde’s Hoard Bundle & Our Goblin Army Patreon From Fat Goblin Games, Scroll and Codex: Dice Tower and Rolling Tray Kickstarter Running Now, New Releases from RAFM Miniatures, Dynamite Nurse Coming To Kickstarter Next Month, Purgatory Miniatures Previews Their Kickstarter Page, Kromlech New Release: Orc Iron Mask Heads, and Khurasan releases 15mm Late 16th Century Master Gunners.

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Tanto Cuore International Edition Up On Kickstarter

Japanime Games wants everyone to be able to play their games. Particularly, right now, they’re focusing on making it so a whole new audience can enjoy Tanto Cuore, their deck-building game. As such, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign for Tanto Cuore International Edition.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can.

In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backers, new stretch goal, new add-on, new video, Lairs Coming To Kickstarter Soon, New Orc Bust from NonSenseminiatures, A Few Weeks Left In Dark Art Studios Painting Contest, Frostgrave: Into the Breeding Pit Nickstarter Deals from Sally 4th, Raging Heroes Flesh Eaters Unveiled, Red Panda Miniatures Posts The Design Process For Roland, Warriors of the Apocalypse with great weapons preview, The Far East War 1592 Coming Soon To Kickstarter, Tanto Cuore International Crowdfunding Campaign launching June 14th, HOPE launch on Kickstarter Thursday at 12pm, Hitech Miniatures Releases Soothsayer Sybilla, Dungeon Monsters UPDATE #1 ( adding Zombie and Skeleton singles), and New Sons of Thor Legs From Kromlech.

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Friday Snippets

It’s almost here, everyone! The weekend will be here before you know it! Along with the gaming, I’m certainly ready for pizza for dinner tonight. The Ramen I’ve been having is getting a bit old on the palate. But in the meantime, I can nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Syrinscape and Green Ronin Partner For Mutants and Masterminds Soundscapes, 28mm 1939-41 Soviets Kickstarter is live, Mechanical Dice Towers up on Kickstarter, Knuckle Sammich Reaches Funding Goal on Kickstarter, First Busts from project “Monument of Glory-2” now available From Shieldwolf Miniatures, Tanto Cuore International launching June 7th, New Customization Add-On for Polyversal Kickstarter, and Kromlech Weekend Pigment Promo.

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Mangaka: The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics Coming This August

I can’t draw.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I took a couple drafting classes. But as such, if I want to draw a stick figure, I need a drafting machine, t-square, and a set of French curves. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a Doc Nickel, or Rickard Jonasson, or Lar DeSouza in order to win the game. But you will be writing a comic.
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Midweek Snippets

I’m back in the office today (worked from home yesterday). Doing my best to get back into the swing of things after being in Chicago last week. At least it’s a short week (seeing as it’s already Wednesday) before I get back to another weekend.

But seeing as it’s Wednesday, and we didn’t have one on Sunday, it’s time to chow down on some bite-sized stories in our mid-week Snippets feature.

Today we have: Great Scott! – The Game of Mad Invention Coming To Kickstarter April 13th, Colayth Guard Combat Force Set Now Available, Astagar 15mm Sci-fi Snakemen Kickstarter now live, Gaspez-Arts miniatures: sexy pin-ups Indiegogo Campaign Happening Now, Aether Captains returns on Kickstarter April 18th, Tanto Cuore International coming to Kickstarter in May 2016, Arcanik: New RPG system in development, New Release! Zg’orzel, The Morbid Herald, and DeepWars – Blood Reef – EU friendly.

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Japanime Games To Publish English Version Of Naruto Shippuden The Board Game

Time to once again talk about a “super-group” team-up bringing an old game to a new audience via a new language. This time it’s Japanime Games and Yoka Games (a division of Tsume Art) bringing you an English edition of the Naruto Shippuden Board Game.
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Japanime Games Launches Heart of Crown Kickstarter

The emperor is dead! Oh now! What a terrible tragedy. Thankfully, there’s a whole host of possible successors in the many princesses that roam the land. But which one will be the next ruler? Which has the skills and personality to be able to lead the entire country? That’s up to you and the other players, as each of you chooses to sponsor one to take the emperor’s place. That’s the story behind Heart of Crown, a new deck-building game from Japanime Games, up on Kickstarter now.
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TGN Sunday Snippets

Well… Saturday’s over. At least for me, that means changing the “carefree, do-what-you-want” attitude is replaced by a “determined, get things done around the house” one. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming, and, of course, bringing you some bite-sized stories for you to munch on.

In today’s grouping we have: Plain Bases Now Available From Anvil Industry, Heart of Crown Coming to Kickstarter January 26th, Siren Miniatures Previews Maestro, The Wargaming Company Announces New 1812 Napoleonic Campaign Guide, and Toad King Castings website launched.

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Krosmaster Arena arrives on PC, Mac, and Linux

There’s some big news in video games today. No, not the release of Fallout 4! I’m instead talking about the release of Krosmaster Arena for PC, Mac, and Linux systems. The tabletop game of teams battling one-another in search of the Krosmoz is now available for you to play on your computer. And hey, it’s free.
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Japanime Games Halloween Sale Happening Now

Seems everyone’s getting into the Halloween spirit as we get ever-closer to the date. Japanime Games is the latest to get themselves a sale up and running. So if you want some Krosmaster sets, along with some free special goodies with your order, you’ll want to check out what they have available.
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Japanime Games taking orders for Krosmaster Junior

Japanime Games wants to get everyone in the family involved in Krosmaster. To help out, they’re coming out with Krosmaster Junior. This, simplified, version of the game is great for bringing younger gamers into the mix. All of the characters in this form have the same abilities, and the first several scenarios teach you the basics of the game while playing.

But even if you’re a Grand Zen Master of Krosmaster, you still get new maps and characters if you choose to pick up the set. So there’s something for everyone.

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Krosmaster: Quest Announcement from Ankama

Japanime Games lets us know how things are moving along with Krosmaster: Quest, letting us know about some of the details behind the delays, and how much longer until the game will be available.

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From the announcement:

Hello everyone.

You might know this already, but Krosmaster Quest was delayed several times this year. We are eager to release the game, probably as much as you want to play it! But several factors have conspired to perturb the production.
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Japanime Games Holiday Sale Happening Now

Japanime Games has posted up the details of their holiday sale over on their website.

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From the announcement:

CHRISTMAS SALE!
Now- Dec 5th
Pre-Order Kerub’s Bazaar and Duel Pack #2 and get a Kwismas Present! AND we have some crazy Holiday season mark downs! All Season 1 Window Boxes are now $20, Frigost is now $30 and Multiman is now $30!!!

AND Japanime Games is committed to spreading the Holiday cheer this year so for every $100 generated with the sale (between now and December 5th) Japanime Game will donate a game to Toys for Tots!

New Krosmaster Arena previews

Japanime Games gives us a look at some of the first production run previews for their new Krosmaster Arena releases.

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From the preview:

Hi Krosmasters Friends As promised, the third part in Direct live from the Krosmaster figures factory, the surprise of the day : Windows Box Dark Heroes… See you tomorrow with another news surprise…

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Japanime Games taking pre-orders for Krosmaster Quest

Japanime Games has started taking down names of those of you gamers out there that would like their Krosmaster Quest game as soon as it’s available.

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From the website:

Thank you for joining our Quest-Starter! If you already have a PledgeManager account, just put in your PledgeManager email address below and you will be taken to the ordering system! If you are new to PledgeManager, just enter your email below to receive an invite for a new account. You will get an email from ‘pledgemanager.com’ to activate your account and you will be on your way!

A few notes before you enter this fantastic Quest-Starter Realm. We expect Quest and the 3D board to ship around the same time, December 2014. If there are delays, we will let everyone know right away. If you order Quest before September 4th, you will get the first 3 **NEW** Flunch promos shipped directly to you immediately, at no additional charge! After that deadline, your promos will ship with Quest in December.

Japanime Games posts new Krosmaster Arena preview

Japanime Games gives us another look inside the next krosmaster Arena releases with a look at Traitor Qilby.

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From the post:

More Flunch Teasers!!! Pre-Order Quest next week when the links are posted to get Bad Qilby and all of his Flunch Promo friends!!

*Reminder: Pre-Orders will be taken August 14th for Kickstarter backers and August 18th for the public, both pre-orders will be taken online and at Gen Con. Links will be posted on those dates.

2nd Annual SkyHigh Pre-PAX Tabletop Event Benefiting Food Lifeline

Japanime Games will be holding another Pre-PAX Tabletop gaming event later this month. Gaming for a good cause is always better than just gaming.

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From the announcement:

Japanime Games will be hosting demos at 2nd Annual SkyHigh Pre-PAX Tabletop Event benefiting Food Lifeline!

When: Thursday, August 28th, 5:00 pm – 2:00 am

Where: Columbia Tower Club, 76th floor, downtown Seattle

Who: Hopefully you, along with 249 of your closest friends or soon-to-be friends, ages 21+

What: Back for another year! This is not just another board game party! Featuring thousands of dollars in prizes from the gaming and food industry, life-sized versions of some of your favorite games, food, drinks and the chance to match wits with some of the nation’s best game designers, this is THE party to be at on the night before PAX! Every cent – that’s EVERY. RED. CENT. – that we raise on this evening (beyond the costs of producing the event) will be donated to Food Lifeline. Rated by Charity Navigator as 4-star charity, they provide food for homeless people in Western Washington and across the nation. Oh, and it takes place in a swanky private club atop the tallest building in Seattle.

Final days for Krosmaster Arena Frigost Expansion on Kickstarter

Japanime Games only has a few days left on Kicktarter for their Frigost Expansion for Krosmaster Arena.

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From the campaign:

Today we have something cool for you… a look at the alternate terrain punchboard set that all backers at pledge level $75 or higher will be getting!

Presents instead of ice cubes! Trees with lights! And Snowmen to replace trees! These are going to be super fun to play games with in the frozen world of Frigost!

Japanime Games running Krosmaster Arena expansion Kickstarter

Japanime Games has a Kickstarter campaign running for their first big expansion to Krosmaster Arena. This one’s called Frigost.

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From the campaign:

Winter is coming! Krosmaster: Arena is coming back with an all new expansion! Help Japanime Games get the English edition of Krosmaster: Arena Frigost out early in 2014, along with a great new set of tokens and promotional figures!

Welcome to Frigost. Home of the cold-hearted Count Harebourg and the site of the first Extension for Krosmaster: Arena. The Demons of the Hours and Minutes have selected this desolate region as your next battleground and they are particularly excited for the new dangers awaiting you. Give them a good show, but be sure to keep your head!

Play Unplugged Review – Krosmaster: Arena

Play Unplugged has posted up another of their Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award-winning reviews. This one’s for Krosmaster Arena.

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Who will become the king of the Krosmoz? Play Unplugged’s Damian Mastrangelo battles his way through Japanime Games’ Krosmaster: Arena.