The Escapist takes a look at Yashima, the new fantasy miniatures game from Greenbrier Games.
From the article:
Potent warriors empowered by ancient spirits and gods, each a trained disciple of their respective martial art, contest to see whose abilities are greatest. That’s the pitch for Yashima: Legend of the Kami Masters, the latest from Greenbrier Games and now funding on Kickstarter. It’s a miniatures Skirmish game calibrated for two to four player free-for-alls, incorporating quick and easy to understand card-driven mechanics with tactical positioning. The design goal for the game was to avoid the common pitfalls of unfun player elimination and extended game time, and in the hour-long demo time I had with the game that was completely true. See, in Yashima, defeat is just the beginning of your battle – though the game only continues until one player is undefeated.
The Escapist Magazine wrote a little article about XenoShyft and the game making over $50k in just its first day up on Kickstarter.
From the post:
CoolMiniOrNot launched a Kickstarter campaign June 5 for its latest tabletop game, XenoShyft Onslaught. In just one day, the campaign has raised more than twice its goal, with over $55,000 pledged by 1,178 backers. XenoShyft Onslaught is a cooperative game for one to four players. Players must defend their base against waves of terrifying aliens, using a deck-building mechanic to build their defenses and fight off the attacking horrors. To win, players must survive nine rounds of bombardment by the aliens, who were awoken by the player’s strip mining activities. The Kickstarter campaign runs for just two weeks, ending on June 18.
The Escapist takes a look inside Heavy Steam from Greenbrier Games in this preview article.
From the article:
Two Victorian-era gentlemen meet on the field of battle to settle a dispute between their countries, choosing the obvious armament of the day: Four-stories-tall steam-powered Titans, crewed by thirty men and carrying weapons designed to reduce buildings to ruin. This is the premise of Heavy Steam, a tabletop miniatures tactics and battle game by Jeff Gracia of Greenbrier Games currently funding on Kickstarter. After some time with the game’s rules and an in-depth rundown of a prototype, I can confidently say that the combination of a quirky, fun world and unique game mechanics makes Heavy Steam one of the more interesting miniatures board games I’ve seen in a while.