Published on March 11th, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich0
Fund It Friday! March 11th
We hope you’re ready for more Kickstarters! We’re back this week for our second Fund It Friday article. We are so happy to see that many followers found this article series helpful and good at covering good Kickstarter games to support. If there is ever a campaign that you feel we missed and should include in our next Fund It Friday, please let us know!
Drinking Quest is back with a new edition, new bosses and same, slapstick humor in this light fantasy RPG. These creators are into both drinking hearty beers and playing fantasy roleplaying with friends. This RPG comes with a pad of character sheets, 3 dice and 80 unique cards filled with humorous, cartoon fantasy art which kind of reminds be of Conan the Barbarian meets the Myth Series by Robert Asprin. Players will build their characters and go on quests in the unique realms of the Drinking Quest world, Meadheim and Whiskeydeep. Players will tackle a series of pre-constructed quest decks and attempt to survive the different monsters, bosses, traps and crappy loot drops. Where’s the drinking come int? Well, at any time a character would die, a player must chug their drink to stay in the game and continue on. Journey into Draught is a higher quality and refined game and this fourth printing will continue to grow this game’s loyal following.
This cute card game is all about killing off the weasels and rats of the kingdom by secretly poisoning the king or other opponents to win points. There is a rock-paper-scissors hierarchy that players will need to look out for when deciding whom to poison. Players participate in a series of poisoning rounds where each player has the opportunity to play their hidden poison cards on the players and king of that round. Players gain points for successfully killing other targets, but receive no points for killing creatures of their same rodent race (either weasel or rat) and receive additional points to taking out the king. It is a light, competitive card game to play among friends and hardly takes any set up time.
Childhood friends are all grown up but are getting together to play capture the flag in their neighborhood. Flag Dash is a competitive, team game where 2-4 players work to capture and return the flag to their side of the field. Each character a player controls comes with a unique ability that will give them an advantage in a certain area of the tactical gameplay. The strategy in Flag Dash comes from secretly planning your movements and anticipating where your opponents will move. The game takes just 30 minutes and players can enjoy some beautiful art, relatable characters and theme and meeples that actually hold the captured flags. Another big feat of Flag Dash–the game comes with free worldwide shipping!
The look and feel of Grifters is a great, gritty representation of a dystopian society filled with desperate and opportunistic people. Players control criminal organizations looking to steal the most money from the corrupt governments, evil corporations and their fellow players. Grifters is specifically a hand-building game. Players collect unique specialists in their group and assign them to perform tasks and successfully pull off profitable heists. The Specialist cards are played to a player tableau and along the tracker for 3 nights before returning the the hideout, hopefully with the spoils. Grifters has a lot of unique and diverse characters in this game and are looking to add more if certain stretch goals are met. This is also a great campaign to get in on if you want to add on previously produced games by Indie Board and Cards like The Resistance series, Coup, Flashpoint and many more of their well-known titles.
Monster Melee is a simple card game that combines basic betting and deception of poker with monsters. Players begin the game with 6 cards and the starting player challenging another player. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a how-to-play video as much as Monster Melee’s tutorial as read by Compu-Terror. If there is one thing I would change about this campaign it would be to offer more of the expansion content, or event a teaser card, available to backers. T-shirts, pins and kitsch of that nature doesn’t interest me or many gamers–we just want more game! And from their titles on Kickstarter these future expansions Creepy Cryptids, Silver Screen Spooks,Yokai Explosion, Lovecraft Eternal and Robot Roll Call-there are a lot of thematic monsters that would be great additions.
As quoted in the Kickstarter video, this game is “steampunking good!”. Steam Court is a 1-12 player trick-taking game set in Victorian era London. Players are engineers looking to collect and build machines (by taking tricks) to impress the queen. Each engineer has a unique ability that helps that player during the game to win tricks or to mess with other players. If you’re a fan of steampunk, Steam Court is a great looking game and is hitting a lot of goals in their campaign which means more characters, upgraded components.
What would a fantasy fraternity look like? Beer Hero looks to answer that question in their latest drinking card game. Players choose a character with a set of powers that change depending on how many drink tokens are on your character- some characters work better sober and others better when drunk. Players will managed their pool of resources and look to be the last character standing. Even if you don’t drink, Beer Hero has alternative “dry” rules too.
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