Fund It Friday Fund It Friday May 19

Published on May 19th, 2017 | by Nicole Jekich


Fund It Friday! May 19th

Happy Friday! What are you most excited for this weekend? Do you have any game plans? I’m looking forward to some nice weather, the sunshine, and building some new prototypes that have been in my head lately. Whatever you end up doing, I hope you have a great weekend!

Here are my favorite tabletop gaming campaigns on Kickstarter right now:

tiny swords smaaash

Tiny Swords SMAAASH!

This continuation of the Tiny Swords universe brings a tabletop tile-based game that aims to recreate a fiercely competitive and elimination brawler. Players will control a unique team made pawns and a captain. Players will try to push their opponents off the table and use special abilities and movement to position their team in a winning position. Be the last team standing to win at Tiny Swords SMAAASH!

Diceborn Heroes:

This game was born out a combined love for old-school JRPGs and tabletop dice games. You represent one of the Diceborn: a fantasy hero out to slay evil monsters to protect the innocent. Each player will have a class with different abilities and will level up their character during the game. The dice are assigned as different attacks and determine aim and timing as well. The monsters get more difficult as you and your party members continue on your quest. The game will culminate with a final boss fight. The party’s success in the final fight will shape their end story.

Flow of History:

TMG’s latest “deluxified” game is a re-printing of the popular game Flow of History by Jesse Li. This version of Flow of History will have metal coins, oversized cards, a plastic tray and market board with so much more! This game is a civilization simulation builder. Each player represents one civilization that will evolve and change over time. Players will be bidding for certain events that will build the history of their civilization.

Path of Light and Shadow:

The Path of Light and Shadow is a massive empire-building game where 2-4 players compete as different human factions in a highly-thematic, fantastical world. The gameplay features a lot of options and strategy. Players will travel to different areas of The Realms and will enlist and promote supporters. Players can choose whether they want to rule through mercy or cruelty through their actions in-game and their actions will be recorded on a scale to show their dedication to light or shadow.


Tabletop RPG Nope Crit Fail Enamel Pin:

This pin speaks for itself. You can commemorate all your failed dice rolls at the most critical RPG moments with an enamel pin made in the US. This simple and funny pin was designed by my friend and fellow game designer with a shared enjoyment of RPG humor, Matt Gravelyn.

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 Kickstarter 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.

One Response to Fund It Friday! May 19th

  1. Joseph E. Pilkus III says:


    It;’s great to see “The Flow of History” out here. I had seen it maybe a year ago when it was first introduced and thought it was quite clever. However, without a solo play (like Historia and Nations), I figured that I wouldn’t get it to the table. However, there’ve been some clever solo rules developed so I’ve backed this one.

    As for this weekend, I managed to complete several playtests of Tradewars’ AI, at the behest of BGG’s 1-Player community and reviewed Academy Games’ ruleset for 878 Vikings as a favor to Uwe Eickert. I have some chores around the house today, but otherwise, I’ll pen my outline for Morten Pedersen’s blog, as he graciously asked me to provide a guest article discussing my trials and successes at developing an AI. As to playing anything…I’ll finish my game (4th Cycle) of Martians: A Story of Civilization.


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