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Published on July 1st, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich

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Fund It Friday! July 1st

Holy crap July is here. Quick, where are the fireworks?! Starting this month off with a blast are a handful of some cool Kickstarter games looking for your support. We have some first-created designers here so make sure to show them some love!

Dozen’s Donuts:

This sweet game of donut collecting is available as a board game and a digital game for iOS, Android and AppleTV. Dozen’s Donuts is a spiced-up family matching game where the grid of donuts is constantly shifting and keeping players on their toes. Players can choose from a unique selection of characters including a punked-out teenager, a corgi in a top hat, or event a yeti to compete in the race for the most donuts. In addition to the basic matching, players can come across golden donuts for power ups and avoiding the day-old donuts. The box design for Dozen’s Donuts is perfect–the cover resembles a clear screen of a donut box letting you get a sneak peak of the tasty donuts that await you inside this game.

Yokohama Deluxe Edition:

TMG is bringing another worker placement favorite to Kickstarter for a deluxe makeover meaning more wood tokens, metal coins and upgraded graphic design! Yokohama is a game about the the Yokohama fishing village as it becomes a major foreign trading and market hub during the Meiji era Japan. Each player represents a merchant looking to profit from the increase in trade and goods. The board and setup may look scary but the actions themselves are simple. Players send out assistants to the different places in the market and their president follows their movements, taking the dictated actions as they move. After a few turns most new players can understand the true depth of strategy in this game.

Martial Art:

This is a tactical card game of warring factions trying to take over feudal Japan. Players will have a hand of cards and will play cards to support their faction’s claim including, collecting supplies, building their forces, influencing the local politics and overcoming obstacles on the land where the battles take place. Gameplay takes place over a series of battles and players are looking to manage their hand of cards effectively to make sure they end up with the most land at the end of the game. As backers continue to unlock stretch goals more cards like ninjas and other forces will be added to the base game.

Overseers:

More beautiful Asian-inspired art comes to this bluffing and drafting card game where 3-6 players represent an overseer: a creature looking to create a balance between virtues and vices of mankind or a creature looking to send the world into chaos. The game is organized into 3 phases where first players draft their starting hand and then organize their 6 card hand into 2 rows, revealing on the top row of 3 cards (the others in the second row remain hidden). Now players deliberate and try to predict who will have the winning hand. There will be a lot of consider in the prediction as each Overseer will have a special power to affect their cards or phases along with the virtue and vice cards which can also affect the gameplay and the cards. Overseers is all about hidden information and bluffing in order to carry out your plans as an Overseer.

Imps Devilish Duels:

Imps Devilish Duels is a 2 player PVP card and dice battle game where players will take place in a series of elemental duels of Earth, Fire, Water and Air in that order. Players will roll and assign dice from their pool that represent the different elements. Players will also have a selected group of imps which they can play over the course of the duels to affect the outcome in their favor. Imps will have special abilities but if a player loses an elemental battle they will have to banish an imp. The duels and gameplay continues until one player successfully banishes all the other player’s imps. This 20-30 minute game is another easy to learn, fantastically colorful set from the company that also brought us Cadaver and Halfling Feast.

2017 Gaming Calendar:

This is the 4th year of the Gaming Calendar which features a couple options for gamers who like a calendar made for them. The basic calendar features 12 up close and personal pictures of a popular board game and lists lots of holidays including the obscure and favorite nerd  holidays like Pi Day, Star Wars Day, Bacon Day and more! Backers can also choose a custom calendar option to add 4 event dates on their calendar, add different game images to each month and even purchase a medium to large print of their favorite game image.

I hope you enjoyed this list of tabletop games and products that we are currently obsessing over on Kickstarter. If you have a Kickstarter you think we should cover, please let us know in the comments or contact us on Facebook and Twitter. Please consider supporting or sharing these campaigns with friends to help these games meet their goal. We’ll be back with another Fund It Friday article next week!


About the Author

Nicole Jekich

came from humble beginnings as a Boise suburbanite with a love of Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. She attended an open board game day three years ago and is now an avid gamer and fantasy artist. Her interests are primarily in Dungeons & Dragons, dice placement and Roman-themed tabletop games. Nicole is also a fan of playing games that let her release her inner barbarian. Her favorite game currently is Far Space Foundry.



2 Responses to Fund It Friday! July 1st

  1. Joe Pilkus says:

    Nicole,

    Always a delight to see your e-mail in my Inbox! While I’m admittedly a discriminating gamer, the 2017 calendar definitely got my attention, and I’m not sure how I missed it in years’ past.

    Have a Happy 4th of July!

    Cheers,
    Joe

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