Published on July 8th, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich0
Fund It Friday! July 8th
Hello friends, followers and happy gamers of Across The Board Games! We hope you’ll share and support these Kickstarter games that are getting buzz this month:
Level 99 Games is back for a reprinting of Millennium Blades and to offer even more cards and content for players who are eager for more! This campaign will help fund a second printing, two mini expansions (which include new player characters) and a set rotation of 450 NEW cards for the game. Luke and I LOVE Millennium Blades for its simplified simulation of drafting and CCGs and its comical use of meta-theme and tons of cards to represent CCG players and how they play CCGs.
Survive the 9-5 grind in this cutthroat fantasy office. You represent a temp work who is secretly trying to collect weapons like a sharpened pencil, steal items from the office like stationary and assassinate the full time workers for gold. Temp Work Assassins is a creative worker placement game where players will visit different departments and gather resources and plan their attacks carefully. The player with the most gold at the end of the work week wins! The play area is modular and the many cards offers a new play through experience each time. If you love sticking it to the man and poking fun at office politics, Temp Work Assassins is worth checking out.
The phenomenal success of Star Realms and Epic deck building games as well as the clamoring of fan suggestions brought about the new fantasy-themed version called Hero Realms. This fantasy version is more than just a re-theme. Hero Realms is its own game with different character class abilities, options for versus or co-op play and plenty of shining heroes in armor and casting magic while beating up orcs. The starting decks are just $20 making this an easy buy in to a great new deck building game.
Players fight to build a sustainable and complete food chains for points in this innovative and ecologically responsible card game. Players will have a variety of card types like Workers, Decomposers and Energizer’s to name a few. Players are trying to build complete chains using the guides on the game board while also trying to halt their opponent’s progress and dictate. Go Eco features gorgeous illustrations of plants, animals and the natural world to not only draw gamers into a fun card game but also to bring awareness to its beauty and our responsibility for protecting the environment.
Players participate in an annual race around the galaxy in Moonshot: Lunar Solace. Instead of your usual roll and move game, players are rolling d12s which feature different speeds. The different colors represent different speeds and players can use the gathered speed to move their ships on the outer ring of the board. To win, a player must be the first to have all 4 of their ships complete the race and dock safely on their home planet. If during the race a player ends on the same space as an opponent, that opponent’s ship is bounced back to the starting area to begin the race again. This is a family friendly game and a great introduction to new gamers who have played roll and moves like Monopoly, Sorry, Clue, etc in the past and are looking for something more innovative and competitive.
I guess I need to be grateful that there is an Evil Dead 2 board game now on Kickstarter that will give the fans of this cult classic a game that they’ve always wanted. There’s plenty of nods to the movies and your favorite characters make a comeback in this survival miniatures game where Ash and his friends must fight off demonic versions of themselves, collect the pages from the Ex-Mortis, send the demon influence back to their realm and leave the cabin before they’re killed. Space Goat is the company responsible for reviving the Evil Dead series into a comic book format and much of the action-packed comic panels found their way into the cards in game. As a popular licensed product, Evil Dead 2 will be getting a ton of backing so expect to see another record-breaking campaign this month.
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!