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Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Nicole Jekich

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Fund It Friday: November 25th

Post-Turkey Edition

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you enjoyed the day with family, friends and a few games. Mmmm, I’m still in my turkey day food coma. Thankfully looking through the latest Kickstarter games doesn’t require getting off the couch. Enjoy our favorite campaigns for this week:

Lisboa:

This highly-anticipated game features the gorgeous art by Ian O’Toole (Fool’s Gold, The Gallerist) to bring a very thematic worker placement game to life. Lisboa recounts the 22 years after a horrible series of natural disasters and events that destroyed the Portugal cit of the same name in 1755. In the context of the game, players will be the nobility shaping the rebuilding of the city including its buildings and businesses. Players will collect and sell goods, fight for political power and look to implement royal decrees for influence.

Wizards of Tabletop: A Game Designer Portrait Book:

This is a small print run of coffee table book that highlights some of the most well-known and popular board game designers in the industry. The images capture a quick look at the designers behind your favorite games like Alan Moon, Jamey Stegmaier, etc at conventions, with their games and at some of the places that inspired their games. I was also excited to see the notable women in the book which includes Bebo (@GameWireGirl), Mary Flanagan (Monarch) and more.

Feudum:

Feudum is an intense game of resource management where players are trying to become the most venerated player at 5 epochs. Each players begins as a character with a specialized skill and will travel the countyside tending farms, taxing towns and taking outposts to gain veneration. Feudum has 6 unique character skills and endless strategies that lead to victory. This isn’t your average quest for VPs. Players will also have to avoid Behemoths and other monsters during their travel. Feudum stood out for me with its whimsical art which reminds me of block prints, surreal art and fairy tales.

 

Kingdom Duel:

Two players go head to head in Kingdom Duel: a pixel-themed card duel between two warring kingdoms. Players call on fantasy heroes like mages and paladins to fight across a battlefield, enemy walls and your opponent’s heroes. Kingdom Duel is very open to house rules and modifications. Since the board is composed of cards, players can easily move and create new maps to play on each game.

Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius:

This is a risk management and bluffing game for 2-4 players on the edge of Vesuvius’ eruption. In Pompeii: Wrath of Vesuvius, players will represent wealthy merchants looking to store their products in warehouses all over Pompeii. The second half of the game, Vesuvius erupts and players will act as the volcano and look to divert the flow of lava and damage. The player with the most surviving wares wins!

The Red Dragon Inn: Villains:

This 6th expansion for The Red Dragon Inn brings 4 new character villains to play that are completely compatible with all previous games. Play as a fearsome mummy, mind-controlling squid lady, a suave vampire or a greedy goblin. The stretch goals for this campaign offer new, alternative modes to play Red Dragon Inn, including a team mode with villains vs heroes, and ultimate boss mode where all players take on one villain character and more. A beloved game of drinking, brawling and cheating continues to with more great content to add to your collection.

 

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.



3 Responses to Fund It Friday: November 25th

  1. Nicole,

    It’s great to see you again! Had you guys taken a short break…I feel as though I’ve not seen a post of yours in more than a month? Great post, as always. I’m a Backer for Feudum…looks to be a heavy, clever game.

    Cheers,
    Joe

    • Hey Joe!

      Sorry for my late reply. Luke and I have been trying to keep up with our posts and day jobs. Whew, it’s been a busy couple months! We weren’t on hiatus, but for a while we didn’t notice that a WordPress feature had disconnected and stopped post notifications on email and social media. That is probably the reason for the silence!
      I’m looking forward to hearing about Feudum when you get it. I loved the surreal art.

      Best Wishes,
      Nicole

      • Joe Pilkus says:

        Nicole,

        No worries…it’s great to hear from you! I can relate to keeping on top of of our other passions outside of family and our day jobs.

        Yes, I’m very happy for Mark as it’s a beautifully rendered game, and I mentioned to him that his communication to the Backers has been Stegmaier-esque. Of course, as a professor of Communications, I’m sure he knows a thing or two about the use of media.

        If I don’t have a chance to write to you over the next few weeks, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

        Cheers,
        Joe

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