Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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There’s treasure in them-thar barrows. And you aim to be the one to get it. Collect together your band of legendary heroes and head into the deep, dark, foreboding, and monster-infested halls underneath dark-ages Britain. That’s what you’ll be doing in Darkholds: Ancient Barrows, a ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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There’s a new subscription box that will be available soon. This one is called QST and it’s bringing together some of the greatest minds in gaming to deliver you regular games right to your doorstep. The project is up on Kickstarter now....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
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I used to play a lot of Scrabble. I still have my Deluxe set that’s got ridges on the board to keep the tiles in place and the whole thing’s on a Lazy Susan, so you can spin it around to see the words easier. It’s a great game. But, occasionally, it could get a […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 16th, 2017
0 Comments
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Most of us have known someone who just had too many cats. I had a neighbor when I lived out on Kansas that was a true “reclusive crazy cat lady.” Well, those cats started out as kittens. And maybe the lady was just looking to create a cat army. That’s what you’ll be doing in [...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 16th, 2017
7 Comments
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Well, they did it once. Why not do it again? Steamforged Games found great success with their Dark Souls board game. Now they’re looking to add another dark and loved video game to the tabletop. They’ve announced that this fall they will be running a Kickstarter campaign to create a Resid...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 15th, 2017
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Many of my gaming friends have kids that are just starting to get to the age where they’re wondering about all these cool games that their parents are playing. But many games are a bit more complex than your average 6yr old can really manage. Thankfully, there’s an ever-growing catalog of...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 15th, 2017
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Spartan Games is looking to massively expand their Firestorm Armada range. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to do just that. The project contains a couple different 2-player starts (and we all know how much I love those), a 3.0 set of rules, as well as core faction expansions and ot...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 11th, 2017
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Giant robot alert! Giant robot alert! We giant robots spotted off the port bow! In this case, it’s Iron Wars by Juegorama. The game is a tactical board game with both cooperative and competitive modes, including a campaign system. Hop into your mechs, load your weapons, and get ready to fight i...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 10th, 2017
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The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game Kickstarter campaign continues to roll along, like a river. Rivers are certainly something the Tulley Sworn Shields know about. And they’re going to be bringing that river’s strength to the game. They’ve been included as an option...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 10th, 2017
3 Comments
808 Views
This week, to me, is just rocketing by. Though I’m in my Thursday shirt, it certainly feels like it should only be, like Tuesday or something. But no, it’s Thursday. Which, of course, means that, a week from this posting, many of us will be in downtown Indy, chest-deep into Gen Con’...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 9th, 2017
0 Comments
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Look, just because something is in a scrap yard doesn’t mean it’s useless. You can find all sorts of great stuff there. Just take, for example, parts for CivShips. Those pieces are expensive, but you can find them all over in the scrapyard. In the end, you could have a first-class CivShip...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2017
0 Comments
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Goblins aren’t really known for their long-term planning skills. They’re very much more “in the moment” types. So, when a bunch of gold and jewels were found literally under their feet, they started digging mines. However, those mines aren’t the safest place to be, and t...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 9th, 2017
0 Comments
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Everything Epic Games has launched their Kickstarter campaign for Secrets of the Lost Station. This cooperative board game is a sequel to their popular Secrets of the Lost Tomb game. It takes place far in the future, where the last of the Order of Perseus continue their mission of protecting humanoid...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 9th, 2017
0 Comments
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By this time next week, multitudes of gamers will be converging on Indianapolis, ready for the start of Gen Con the next day. Yeah, we’re a week and a day away from the start of the show. Though, many people know that basically the whole week is Gen Con, these days. So we should probably [&hell...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 9th, 2017
0 Comments
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Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre was one of my first forays into gaming. I remember cutting apart the little chits from the “VHS Box” version of the game. Heck, my screen name for a while was OgreMkV on various media. I know it’s been a big part of many other gamers’ lives. Wel...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 8th, 2017
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I wish I knew, like… every language. Just think of all the cool games that would open up! For example, I don’t know Polish. As such, I can’t currently play Zaklinacze. However, my uni-linqual self will soon be able to give it a shot, as it’s being translated to English as Ench...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2017
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You’ve got the hype, right? This is the last full week before Gen Con. This show is going to be entirely off-the-hook. And there’s going to be plenty to see there, including some awesome-looking gaming tables. If you want your gaming tables to look that good, you’ll want to check ou...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 7th, 2017
0 Comments
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Baueda is getting down to crunch time for their 1-48TACTIC Kickstarter. They’re really close to funding, and they’re hoping that adding in a bunch more characters will get them across that finish line. There’s 6 new add-ons, total (3 each for the 101st American Airborne and the Germ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 4th, 2017
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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 exp...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Aug 4th, 2017
0 Comments
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Friday is here! Gateway to the weekend that it is, I hope you’ve all got some sort of plans for gaming over the next couple days. I’m certainly hoping to get some dice-rolling on tomorrow (as well as possibly check out this new West African restaurant I found out about). But before we get...
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 4th, 2017
0 Comments
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One thing that CMON really does go out of their way for their games is making some great artwork for them. In order to show that off, they have added the Deluxe Rulebook for their A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game to their Kickstarter campaign....
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
0 Comments
568 Views
The aliens are invading. They’ve already raised the dead and brought out the werewolves to help. But that’s apparently not enough. So they’re sending in the giant robots. To counter them, the people of Earth are sending in the Cyborgs. But will it be enough? Will the invasion be rep...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 3rd, 2017
0 Comments
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Indie Boards and Cards is full steam ahead with their games Heroes Wanted and Flash Point. Each one is getting a new expansion, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter to get them funded. Yes, two separate Kickstarters at the same time. Both are doing well, having made it over their funding goals....
By Polar_Bear
In A Song of Ice and Fire
Aug 3rd, 2017
1 Comment
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This week is still rushing by. That’s not a complaint, mind you. This weekend I plan on helping a friend get settled into his new place. Of course, that means unpacking board games. And if a couple of those games just happen to get played before they get sorted onto the shelf, that’s just...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 2nd, 2017
2 Comments
866 Views
“Sometimes you just gotta burn down a warehouse.” That’s a phrase that an old gaming group I was part of used often due to some… occurrences in the game. You know, we don’t think about it, but in a world with fireballs and fire-breathing dragons and buildings with thatch...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
0 Comments
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Even award-winning games can, after a while, feel like they’re not working as well as they could. Sure, the original was great, but what if various aspects got further expansion and clarification? That’s when a new edition is due. Such is the case for Glimpse the Beyond, the sci-fi RPG ab...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
0 Comments
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We’re chugging along, everyone. Wednesday is upon us. The weekend is coming ever-closer. Has the week gone by quickly for everyone else? It’s been a fast start for me. And with several new proofing projects in the pipe, I’m certainly going to be busy the rest of the week. But hey, b...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
11 Comments
1098 Views
I remember, back when I started my tenure on TGN, having a conversation with my then-boss about, “what are we going to do with all these Kickstarter-things?” My, how times have changed. We all can tell that things are getting bigger all the time on the platform, but there’s been rel...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 2nd, 2017
5 Comments
1001 Views
Reaper is at it once again. They’re looking to expand their range of Bones miniatures and have taken to Kickstarter to do it. Like before, they’re offering a bucket of miniatures at a low cost, and they’ve already started making their way through several stretch goals, adding even m...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 1st, 2017
1 Comment
712 Views
The American Football season is starting later this week. So I’m sure a lot of people are going to be starting up fantasy football leagues. That’s both types of fantasy football, mind you. If you’re the type to start a league for the tabletop game variety, you might want to check ou...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Aug 1st, 2017
0 Comments
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The continent is so large. Each clan is looking to have a home of their own and to be able to expand out from it. As the head of your clan, it’s up to you to make sure that your group has the most Influence, negotiating and occasionally going to war with the other clans. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 1st, 2017
0 Comments
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Many games out there rely on a bit of luck to determine the winner. Maybe you need to roll that one die just right, or you hope your next card draw is the one you want. In Rise of the Exiled, it all comes down to skill. Using the special clear plastic weapon cards, you […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Aug 1st, 2017
0 Comments
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The mages of Sorcado may not be in charge anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re weak. They regularly face challenges to their might, with each mage showing that they are true masters of their chosen school. That is the story behind Dawn of the Archmage, a new fantasy miniatures skirmish ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Jul 31st, 2017
1 Comment
689 Views
I’ve been seeing lately where one expansion for a game isn’t just one expansion, but a whole bunch of them in one whole package. That’s the case with the Star Realms Frontiers Kicksterter. It’s a new standalone (but fully compatible) set for Star Realms that’s actually 9...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Jul 31st, 2017
0 Comments
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It’s back to the office for most people, me included. It’ll be alright, though, the weekend will make it back eventually. And, hey, we’re about to finish up another month and make our way into August. So that’s good. What is also good is making your gaming tables look as good ...