The Bark Side Card Game Up On Kickstarter

The Bark Side is a new trick-taking game from Korea Boardgames that’s up on Kickstarter now. Players are looking to win tricks, causing their opponents to lose cards, all up until that last trick, which you don’t want to get! It’s a quick and simple game suitable for the whole family.
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CIA: Collect It All Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Gaming can be used to teach a lot of useful skills. You can learn pattern recognition, critical thinking, problem solving, and many other useful things. So it’s no wonder that the CIA had developed a game for training their operatives. For a long time, the game was listed as classified. But it is no longer, and it has been turned into a game for you and me called CIA: Collect It All, and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Saber & Blood Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Central Europe. 1600s. The different states within the Holy Roman Empire are regularly fighting against one-another. There’s plenty of opportunity for those that want to make war their business to ply their trade. That’s where you find yourself in Saber & Blood, a new card-driven board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Samsara Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Teachers, keep on teachin’. Preachers, keep on preachin’. Worlds, keep on turnin’, ’cause it won’t be too long.
I’m so darn glad he let me try it again. ‘Cause my last time on Earth, I lived a whole world of sin. So glad that I know more better than then. Gonna keep on tryin’, ’till I reach the highest ground.
And that’s what brings us to Samsara, a deck-building game all about reincarnation and your search for Nirvana. The game’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Woooooooo!!
Well-known by you readers as one of my most-favorite days of the week, Friday just has so much… potential. You get out of work and it’s like, “Man! I could do anything!” Ok, maybe not anything, but you know what I mean. So, as you get set for your weekend adventures, make sure you binge on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Hirelings of Asura Coming To Kickstarter April 26th, Muddy Pitch Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, and Final Hours for Devil’s Dungeon II Kickstarter.

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Alakazoo Board Game Up On Kickstarter

A grand magic tournament is being held. Wizards and Witches from all over are looking to compete. The top prize will go to the magic-user that summons the greatest creature to their side. That’s where you find yourself in Alakazoo, a new board game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Growl Party Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Awooo! Werewolves of… well, anywhere you happen to be, really.
Werewolf is a game that you can play just about anywhere with just about anyone. But you do kinda need one person to be in charge of things as you play the game. Well, with GROWL, you don’t need that moderator. Everyone gets to join in on the fun! The quick, simple-to-teach, social-deduction card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Dragon Phoenix Games Looking to Add to Their Games for Friends and Lovers Line

Sometimes, you just don’t want to be competitive. Maybe there’s one person who just always wins, or you’ve got simply a non-competitive attitude. But even with all the cooperative games out there, you might have a non-competitive game you really want to play. That’s where Dragon Phoenix Games comes in with their Games for Friends and Lovers line. They take competitive games and turn them into cooperative ones. They’re currently running a Kickstarter campaign to license more games for their series.
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Dual Powers: Revolution 1917 Board Game Up On Kickstarter

There’s a lot of very important things that came about directly due to WWI. Arguably one of the most important was the revolution in Russia. The Czar and his family were out, and the proletariat were in. In Dual Powers: Revolution 1917, players will vie for control of the runaway train that was the Communist uprising. Will they be able to maintain control, or will they get run over? The game is up on Kickstarter now.
And yes, I find it a strange coincidence that halfway through doing this article, I realized that this was playing (note, possibly NSFW language through link).
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Rescue Polar Bears: Data & Temperature Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The climate’s getting f… uh, fouled up. Temperatures worldwide are going up, and that means less sea ice in the Arctic. That’s bad news for the polar bears that live there. Now there’s a rescue mission underway to help them out. That’s where you and your special research vessels come in. That’s what’s going on in Rescue Polar Bears: Data and Temperature, a new cooperative board game up on Kickstarter.
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The Faceless Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Your friend is lost in the woods. All you’ve got to go on is a magic compass and your intuition to go on to find him. That’s what you’ll be doing in The Faceless, a new board game from Alter Ego Games that’s up on Kickstarter. It’s a cooperative affair where you’ll move around a map and alter the direction of the magical compass as you go. That’s because your characters will have special magnets in their bases that will cause the compass to move and spin as you go.
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Sickest Witch Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Sure, we might think of the various parts of a dead animal as potential food, but for a witch, that’s fresh spell components. In Sickest Witch, players are looking to defeat various creatures together, but it’s only the witch that doses out the killing blow that gets the fresh ingredients to create new spells. The semi-cooperative card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Nagual Meso-American Giant Robot RPG Up On Kickstarter

I love when I see a new twist on a theme. We’ve seen giant robots before. We’ve seen alien invasions before. But normally, that sort of stuff is focused on Japan. Well, in the case of Nagual, it’s Meso-America that’s got the giant robots that are fighting off the evil, invading aliens. You can check out this RPG on Kickstarter now.
Oh, and of course, Giant Robot Alert! We have Giant Robot Alert!
I dig giant robots.
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Nothing to Play Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Many of us have fairly extensive game collections. But, inevitably, we’ll look at them and go, “man, there’s just nothing to play.” Well, in Nothing to Play, your objective is to collect together consoles and games so that you do, indeed, have something to play. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Sans Detour Launches Confrontation Classic Kickstarter

Confrontation is one of those games that us “old time gamers” tend to talk about with a wistful sigh. A game from the early days of minis that just didn’t quite have the backing to keep going strong. And then it was gone, seemingly forever. But “seemingly” is the operative word, as Sans Detour has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring it back to your tabletops.
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A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin: 5E Campaign Setting Guide Up On Kickstarter

A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin is more than just a setting book. With those, you get some history, some maps, and some NPCs. This one really looks to help the GM along with building the world as well as just pointing things out. Instead of having to shoehorn your game into the setting, the world is malleable and changeable, able to be what you need it to be for your game. The book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake Expansion Up On Kickstarter

You’ve had your appetizer, soup, and main course. But I hope you’ve left some room for dessert!
That’s where you’re headed with Kitchen Rush: Piece of Cake, the new expansion from Artipia Games. It introduces dessert orders, as well as fruit and creme ingredients, plus the special ice cream scoop token. You can find it up on Kickstarter now.
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Drinking Buddies Drinking Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Gamers and booze. They tend to go together like, well… games and dice. Though this game doesn’t use dice. It uses cards. And it uses booze. And it uses gamers. It’s Drinking Buddies, and it’s a new drinking card game that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Deep War WWII Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Deep War puts you in control of one of the nations fighting in WWII. Using your decks, you wild deploy units and command them to fight against your opponents. The fate of the world is in your hands. Will you be on the side of the Allies or the Axis? Grab your commanders and hit that beach. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Black Void RPG Up On Kickstarter

I’m a sucker for a unique setting for a game. I think I’ve seen just about everything, and then a game where, in ancient times, humanity was flung from the Earth and out into the dark and uncaring galaxy. Yeah, not your average fantasy or sci-fi setting. But that’s where you find yourself in Black Void, a new dark fantasy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Dragon Heresy Fantasy RPG Up On Kickstarter

Dragon Heresy is a fantasy RPG that uses modified 5th Edition rules to bring you into the Norse legends of old. Glory is yours, if you can grasp it. But with any RPG, getting started can be rough. There’s always going to be a learning curve. Thankfully, there’s the Dragon Heresy Introduction Set that can get you swinging your axe in no time. This new set is up on Kickstarter now.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaay! Woo! *runs around with arms over my head* It’s “Weekend Eve” and, as always, I’m excited.
… That is, even though my weekend plans include, “thoroughly clean the apartment” because it’s finally time to do some Spring Cleaning. But if I’m going to be doing all that cleaning (and singing), I need to be full of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Super Chibi Round 4 Up On Kickstarter and Judgment Week Adds Free Miniatures On Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance Kickstarter.

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Pacific Victory Up On Kickstarter

Columbia Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for the second edition of Pacific Victory. WWII had numerous theaters of war, each was like a conflict in and of itself, with different countries using different tactics in vastly different environments. The Pacific Theater was unique in that it was two navies fighting it out while aircraft soared overhead and troops embarked on deadly island-hopping expeditions. Bring that action to your tabletop now.
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Victory Point Games Running Gem Rush: Second Edition Kickstarter

Victory Point Games is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new edition of Gem Rush. This new set includes updated artwork and components, cooperative modes, new gems that can be found in the ever-expanding mine, and new skill cards so no two dwarves are exactly alike.
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On Their Merry Way Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Get out your best set of green tights. There’s wealthy merchants to rob from! On Their Merry Way is a new board game up on Kickstarter where players take on the role of members of Robin Hood’s merry band. Set traps for unsuspecting wealthy merchants. Get the most money and you’ll become Robin’s right-hand man.
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Vote ME! Party Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Pretty much everyone has those friends that are good at persuasion. They could just about sell you on anything. In Vote ME!, you’re given odd policy and theme cards that you must spin into being the greatest thing ever, looking to get the votes of your friends. The card game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Grifters: Nexus Expansion Up On Kickstarter

In a far-off distant dystopian future, the resistance is fight back against an oppressive government. Such a situation is actually a gold mine for criminals. The chaos and confusion is just the sort of place where you can get away with a lot and nobody is the wiser. That’s where you find yourself in Nexus, a new stand-alone expansion for the Grifters card game. Build your hand as you go along and make sure you come out on top. The game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Thursday Terrain Corner

As I was expecting, Wednesday took its dear, sweet time. I remember looking at the clock after having done some proofing of a couple articles and working on some product sheets and going, “wait… it’s only 10:30am? How!?!” Ah well, it did eventually end, and it included going to that Brazilian place I’ve mentioned before (Picanha forever!). So that brings us to Thursday, and with it being Thursday, we need to make your gaming tables look better.

Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Tree Trunks Available From Terrain Factory, Castle of the Holy Sands Available From Heroic Maps, The Lodestone Modular Magnetic Wargaming Tabletop Building Terrain Up On Kickstarter, New Reinforced Walls Available From Tabletop Scenics, and Darkburg Map Available From Pwork Wargame.

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Shattered Tower RPG Up On Kickstarter

Shattered Tower is a new Myth Punk RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now. The system is entirely new, as is the setting. The Kickstarter campaign looks to fund the main rulebook, along with several adventure modules to get you going and adventuring right away.
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Archona Games Launches Small Star Empires 2nd Edition

Archona Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new edition of their Small Star Empires game. In it, players are looking to spread out among the stars, grabbing the best systems for themselves, placing bases and colonies as they go. In the end, the player with the most points wins. The Kickstarter isn’t just for the 2nd edition, but also a pair of expansions to go along with it. You can check it all out now.
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Lasers & Liches Retro Setting For 5th Edition Up On Kickstarter

If you want a lot of 80s nostalgia all thrown into your RPGs all at once, Lasers & Liches is the game for you. Along with the aforementioned lasers and litches, there’s laser swords, pizza monsters, nuclear waste, and all other manner of things. But it’s not just haphazardly thrown in. It’s done with care and attention. The setting book is up on Kickstarter now.
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Midweek Snippets

Wednesday already. Granted, for me, it’s usually the day of the week that takes the longest. Not that there’s anything particular terrible that happens on Wednesdays. It’s just the day that seems to go on the longest. Gotta make it up and over that hill and then we can slide back down toward the weekend. “Step by step, you climb the mountain,” such as it were. But when climbing mountains, you need to bring along provisions. In this case, it’s bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Cross-Shaped Clear Bases Available From Sally 4th, Dog Centaur Minis Available From Punga Miniatures, Wizards and Lizards Paper Minis Available From Okumarts Games, New Space Corsair Mini Available From Brother Vinni, Overrunners Sci-Fi Minis and Vehicles Up On Kickstarter, and Big Fat Panda Running Gaming Protection Components Kickstarter.

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Zombicide: Invader Up On Kickstarter

CMON and Guillotine Games’ latest Kickstarter campaign is up, up and away. Head for the far-off planet of PK-L7 in Zombicide: Invader, the latest in the ongoing series. Though, this time, the regular zombies we’ve come to know have been replaced by Xenos. They’re no less deadly, though. Thankfully, there’s all sorts of futuristic weapons and equipment to help the Survivors, well… survive.
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Yndaros: The Darkest Star Adventure For Symbaroum Up On Kickstarter

Just looking at movie series, you know people are always excited about the next installment of a beloved property. In the case of tabletop RPGs, that’s no different. In this case, it’s the next part of the Throne of Thorns campaign for Symbaroum. It’s called Yndaros: The Darkest Star and it’s up on Kickstarter now.
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River Horse Launches Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance Kickstarter

Dun-dun-dun, dun-dun
Dun-dun-dun, dun-dun
Skynet has taken over the world. The machines are marching through the streets, killing anyone they come across. A resistance movement has formed and the fight for humanity’s survival is on. That’s where you find yourself in Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance, a new cooperative board game by River Horse that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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